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Podcast: “Listen in, Michigan”

  1. Episode 36: The editor and the giants, featuring Jim Tobin

    Inside the Bentley archives, ‘Michigan Today’ historian Jim Tobin reads letters, telegrams, and handwritten notes between ‘Esquire’ magazine founder Arnold Gingrich, BA ’25, and two of his quirkiest contributors: Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. If you love language, you must listen. Utterly exquisite.

  2. Episode 35: It’s a woman’s world, featuring Coach Kim Barnes Arico

    Women’s basketball recently lost two of its most passionate boosters in Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. U-M’s head coach ‘KBA’ reveals how she motivates her players not to be ‘the best girl,’ but the best, period.

  3. Episode 34: This is how you ‘capture space’

    The Michigan Union reopened Jan. 13 after 18 months of renovation and restoration. Upgrades speak to the 21st-century student while honoring the building’s architectural and historic integrity.

  4. Episode 33: Squirrels on film, featuring Corey Seeman

    The U-M campus squirrel is a one-of-a-kind critter, especially when compared to its cousins ‘in the wild.’ Find out why Ross’ director of library services has taken nearly 70,000 photos of these furry creatures, including the one-armed Lefty.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.