Podcast: “Listen in, Michigan”

  1. Episode 31: There were bells, featuring Tiffany Ng

    Listen in as we climb the stairs of Burton Memorial Tower. Do you hear it? University of Michigan carillonist Tiffany Ng is filling the air with music. From her perch high above campus, Ng likes to introduce new composers and defy expectations: Aretha Franklin, anyone?

  2. Episode 30: Woodstock — An acoustic synthesis of the ’60s, featuring Mark Clague

    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. Listen in and you will learn it’s a riveting drama about a potential disaster that ends in a glorious triumph. And oh yeah: Hendrix.

  3. Episode 29: Talk about ‘music to your ears,’ featuring Eric Woodhams

    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, so listen in!

  4. Episode 28: Getting snazzy and jazzy on Main Street, featuring Dave Sharp

    Bassist Dave Sharp has found a new groove on Main Street as musical director of the elegant Blue LLama Jazz Club on Main Street. Listen in, as we visit the club, catch a groovy soundcheck, and hear Sharp’s plans for the venue.

  5. Episode 27: Being not-rich at U-M, featuring Lauren Schandevel

    The ‘real’ college admissions scandal is not about cheating and bribery, says University of Michigan 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. Listen in, as Schandevel explains.

  6. Episode 26: Locked in at the Bentley, featuring Brian Williams

    History nuts and people who like old stuff — really, really old stuff, like Civil War diaries with bullet holes in them — should enjoy this episode of Listen in, Michigan, as we enter the inner sanctum of the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library.

  7. 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!

  8. 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. Listen in, as we meet the 2018 Wallenberg scholars at the University of Michigan.

  9. Episode 23: Football’s Valhalla: The Bob Ufer Story, featuring Dan Chace

    Filmmaker Dan Chace, BA ’83, screened his film about the beloved Wolverines football announcer Oct. 5, 2018, at the Michigan Theater. Listen in, as he describes the labor of love in creating this movie about one of the University of Michigan’s most colorful characters.