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Podcast: “Listen in, Michigan”

  1. Episode 32: The band plays on, feat. John Pasquale

    The world may be rife with chaos, but one thing never changes: When football fans enter the Big House, the Michigan Marching Band will deliver a performance unrivaled by any competition.

  2. Episode 31: There were bells

    Come climb the stairs of Burton Memorial Tower as U-M’s carillonist Tiffany Ng fills the air with music. From her perch high above campus, Ng likes to introduce new composers and defy expectations: Aretha Franklin, anyone?

  3. Episode 30: Woodstock — An acoustic synthesis of the ’60s

    Musicologist Mark Clague revisits the iconic music festival of 1969 that likely would have faded into fuzzy lore if not for the documentary that followed. But ‘Woodstock’ is not your typical concert film, Clague says. It’s a riveting drama about a potential disaster that ends in a glorious triumph. And oh yeah: Hendrix.

  4. Episode 29: Talk about ‘music to your ears’

    The University Musical Society now offers playlists on Apple Music and Spotify. UMS’ Eric Woodhams says we’re in for some adventurous listening, amazing guest-curated tracks, and endless surprises from the UMS Rewind archives

  5. Episode 28: Getting snazzy and jazzy on Main Street

    Bassist Dave Sharp has found a new groove on Main Street as musical director of the elegant Blue LLama Jazz Club on Main Street.

  6. Episode 27: Being not-rich at U-M

    The ‘real’ college admissions scandal is not about cheating and bribery, says public policy senior Lauren Schandevel. It’s about how low-income students get lost amid the unwritten norms, values, and expectations on a wealthy college campus.

  7. Episode 26: Locked in at the Bentley

    History nuts and people who like old stuff, quite literally, should enjoy this episode of “Listen in, Michigan,” as we enter the inner sanctum of the University’s Bentley Historical Library.

  8. Episode 25: And now for the highlights

    At Listen in, Michigan, you may hear scholar Ralph Williams quoting Shakespeare, composer Albert Ahronheim deconstructing ‘Let’s Go Blue,’ or raconteur John U. Bacon talking sports. Enjoy these segments from some of our best episodes to date!

  9. Episode 24: We can be heroes

    He was brilliant, brave, and curious — and his tale unspools like a thrilling mystery. Architect Raoul Wallenberg, ’35, protected thousands of Jews from the Nazis in World War II. And then he disappeared off the face of the earth.