Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Podcast

  1. Episode 23: Football’s Valhalla: The Bob Ufer Story

    Filmmaker Dan Chace, BA ’83, will screen his film about the beloved Wolverines football announcer Oct. 5 at the Michigan Theater.

  2. Episode 22: Keith Taylor’s Ecstatic Destinations

    Poet and retired lecturer Keith Taylor delivers a new book that celebrates Ann Arbor and all its charms. In Taylor’s world, the skateboarder is angel, the hickory is holy woman, and the park bench? Nirvana.

  3. Episode 21: I witness

    Good news! Your 1968 photo of RFK is on the cover of a 2017 bestseller. Bad news: It’s credited to someone else. Listen in, Michigan, as Daily alumni Andy Sacks and Jay Cassidy take you back in time to when RFK campaigned in Detroit. The candidate was killed three weeks later.

  4. Episode 20: The best of Bacon

    Raconteur John U. Bacon, BA ’86/MA ’94, regales the listener with tales – heartfelt and hilarious – culled from a 25-year career covering sports. His new book features “select cuts,” showcasing Michigan heroes Bo Schembechler and Jim Abbott, as well as Detroit legends Ernie Harwell, Joe Louis, and more. Plus: An excerpt from The Best of Bacon.

  5. Episode 19: Re:Union

    In this episode, we chat with Susan Pile, U-M’s senior director of university unions and auxiliary services. She is managing the 20-month renovation of the beloved Michigan Union, but fear not: She is fiercely protective of its legacy.

  6. Flour power at Zingerman’s

    Bakehouse co-owner Frank Carollo, BS ’76, celebrates 25 years in business with a gorgeous cookbook rich in history, humor, and of course, those precious how-tos. Magic brownies, anyone?

  7. Object lessons

    From dinosaurs to dioramas, U-M holds some 25 million specimens and cultural objects in more than 20 distinct museums, libraries, and collections. Listen in, as we ‘meet’ some of the explorers who amassed this expansive archive.

  8. Kids today

    Student organizations at U-M may be sublime (Solar Car) or ridiculous (Squirrel Club). Either way, the students who manage them are extraordinarily bright, motivated, and accomplished. Meet them on the Diag.

  9. Strike up the band

    Composer/arranger Jerry Bilik, BMus ’55/MMus ’61, takes you inside the Michigan Marching Band. He’s the artist behind some of their most beloved classics.