Tufts Podcast Network



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  • Making Room: Tufts addresses dorm shortage by expanding into Medford properties

    Making Room: Tufts addresses dorm shortage by expanding into Medford properties

    27/03/2018 Duration: 29min

    In this episode of the Tufts Daily Podcast, we focus on the university’s attempts to solve the lack of available on-campus housing by converting campus-owned properties into dorms. We first speak with TCU President Benya Kraus and Policy Chair Jamie Neikrie about the most recent of these projects, the Junior Senior Wood-Framed Residences in Medford. After, we talk to Shane Woolley, co-founder of the Tufts Housing League, about the group’s concerns about the project, as well as alternative approaches to making on-campus housing more available to students. Robert Katz and Arman Smigielski as Co-Hosts

  • TUPD Trip to Israel: worries some, comforts others

    TUPD Trip to Israel: worries some, comforts others

    23/02/2018 Duration: 42min

    The first issue of the Tufts Daily's podcast highlights student responses to the recent Tufts Daily article "Tufts Police Chief Travels To Israel For Counter-terrorism Seminar." This bi-weekly podcast will feature in-depth conversations with students, faculty, and administrators on important campus issues. Robert Katz and Arman Smigielski as Co-Hosts

  • Erase


    23/02/2018 Duration: 18min

    The history of the land in the United States is one of ERASURE; of the genocide of indigenous people, and of the legacies of people of color using, nourishing and shaping the environment. I’ll trace how that forced absence leads to a lack of “diversity” in parks today. Why are only white people (check out the Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, Environmental Defense fund) the most visible experts and stewards of nature? What stories are we telling about people of color in our parks? The experience of nature is far from neutral. Produced by Shirley Wang

  • Recreate


    23/02/2018 Duration: 16min

    Remember when Cheryl Strayed in Wild went on a solo trip and didn’t acknowledge how Whiteness had a lot to do with her success? Remember that? Well, going outdoors alone for 3 months isn’t the only way to earn your nature-lovers badge... This episode is about paradigm shifts — how can we change the conversation about outdoor recreation, in a way that recognizes how people from a multitude of backgrounds engage with the outdoors? In this episode, we talk to environmentalists who don’t like hummus, environmentalists who fight for justice, and families who love camping. None of these people fit the typical 'environmentalist' description. Produced by Shirley Wang

  • Replace


    23/02/2018 Duration: 14min

    More than half of outdoor enthusiasts today make over 75k per year. Episode two is about how storytelling is nice, but we need the monies to get to the park itself. I talk to Kay Wang, of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Outreach team, and take a trip to the John Muir Woods myself. Produced by Shirley Wang

  • Overlooked and Underreported Ep.1

    Overlooked and Underreported Ep.1

    07/11/2017 Duration: 13min

    Overlooked and Underreported is a podcast that seeks to shed light on topics that are at the peripherals of the political scene, and explain them in easily understandable, hopefully short segments. In this episode, we uncover the complexities of the Somerville mayoral election happening Tuesday, Nov 7th. Also on this track, an analysis of occupational licensing in America, and the ways in which it can be reformed. Hosted by Alex Muresianu and Shershah Khan.

  • In Praise of Latin Night at the Queer Club by Justin Torres

    "In Praise of Latin Night at the Queer Club" by Justin Torres

    06/11/2017 Duration: 05min

    Read by Kareem Khubchandani. Listen to our interview with Prof Khubchandani about this piece: https://soundcloud.com/tuftspodcasters/its-lit-ep-7-kareem-khubchandani-reads-justin-torres

  • Its Lit Ep. 7 - Kareem Khubchandani reads Justin Torres

    It's Lit Ep. 7 - Kareem Khubchandani reads Justin Torres

    06/11/2017 Duration: 24min

    **CW: Gun violence, discussion of Islamophobia** Dance and Drama Professor Kareem Khubchandani reads “In Praise of Latin Night at the Queer Club” by Justin Torres. The Orlando nightclub massacre on June 12th, 2016 was an assault on brown and black bodies in an LGBTQ scene. It disrupted what had been a sacred space, somewhere people could go to feel far away from “white, straight America.” Every year, Kareem reads this piece to his Intro to Queer Studies class -- because for him, being in the swirling and bumping club atmosphere is about “really living up to a kind of beauty that you believe you deserve.” When you hear the cadence and rhythm of Torres’ piece, you can almost feel that irresistible energy. In the final episode of season 2, we talk to Kareem about Orlando, drag queens, and care packages from his mom. Produced by Shirley Wang, Jenna Fleischer, and Bobby Familiar

  • Ask Jumbo: Ep. 2 - Tufts Archives

    Ask Jumbo: Ep. 2 - Tufts Archives

    04/11/2017 Duration: 10min

    From the Tufts Podcast Network, you're listening to Ask Jumbo. We're answering random questions you never knew you had about life at Tufts. On this episode, Jenna investigates Tufts' digital collections and archives, located in the basement of Tisch Library. Have a question? Ask it here: goo.gl/yOdL39 Recorded and produced by Jenna Fleischer