Podcast: “Listen in, Michigan”

  1. When will cars drive themselves?

    As you think about your next vehicle purchase, you may be considering GM’s Super Cruise or Ford’s BlueCruise. Perhaps you’ve got your eye on a Tesla. Before you head to the dealer, listen as Henry Liu, director of Mcity and the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation, explains your autonomous options.

  2. ‘The Michigan’s’ mighty comeback

    A new ESPN documentary from Jon Fish, BA ’95, documents the trajectory of Mike Legg’s heart-stopping play that secured the 1996 NCAA title for Red Berenson’s Wolverines. After fading into obscurity for nearly three decades, Legg’s move ‘the Michigan’ is back with a vengeance, changing the game at every level.

  3. Episode 59: Quit your life temporarily, featuring Colleen Newvine, MBA ‘05

    Adventure awaits in this Michigan Ross grad’s inspiring new guide to “Your Mini Sabbatical.” Newvine, a journalist, marketing consultant, and life coach, has perfected the art of working remotely, from surf towns in Central America to the Haight in San Francisco. The creative benefits are unlimited and the mini sabbatical can be whatever you choose, she says.

  4. Episode 58: ‘We need to make truth our national purpose,’ featuring Barb McQuade, BA ’87/JD ’91

    A self-governing democracy can’t survive in an ecosystem of disinformation, especially when the lies and propaganda are homegrown, says law professor Barbara McQuade, BA ’87/JD ’91. In her new book, ‘Attack from Within,’ she explains why we are so vulnerable to domestic chaos — and what we can do about it.

  5. Episode 57: The archivist and the Unabomber, featuring Julie Herrada

    Ted Kaczynski, known to history as ‘the Unabomber,’ was a violent genius who terrorized the U.S. for nearly 20 years. When U-M archivist Julie Herrada learned of his 1996 arrest, she put aside her personal feelings and initiated a prison correspondence that would land one of the Labadie Collection’s most popular, albeit disturbing, acquisitions.

  6. Episode 56: Cinema Ann Arbor, featuring Frank Uhle, BFA ’83/MILS ’92

    Historian/author Frank Uhle pulls back the curtain on Ann Arbor’s love affair with film in his gorgeous coffee table book  ‘Cinema Ann Arbor.’ Go back a hundred years and revisit the emergence of A2’s wildly creative cinema guilds, film festivals, and events with Frank Capra, Robert Altman, Andy Warhol, and more. 

  7. Episode 55: Truth is stranger than historical fiction, featuring A. Arbour

    They say truth is stranger than fiction. But what about historical fiction? In researching her book Ward, Wife, Widow at the Bentley Historical Library, author Mary Crum Scholtens, BM ‘84/MM ’86 (aka A. Arbour), discovered the truth behind the bizarre relationship between former Michigan Governor Chase Osborn and his daughter/second wife, Stellanova Lee “Stella” Brunt Osborn. It’s a doozy.

  8. Episode 54: COVID’s silver lining, featuring CHO Robert Ernst, MD

    He’s a medical school graduate, a Michigan dad, a faculty member, a physician, and an administrator who helped U-M navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. As the University’s chief health officer, Rob Ernst also is a champion of the Okanagan Charter, pledging to embed health and wellness into all aspects of the community.

  9. Episode 53: The Greatest Comeback, featuring John U. Bacon, BA ’86/MA ’94

    In 1972, the Cold War spilled onto the ice when hockey teams from Canada and Russia faced off in ‘The Summit Series.’ For his new book about the legendary matchup, John U. Bacon, BA ‘86/MA ’94, talked to most of the living players, including former U-M coach Red Berenson, BBA ’62/MBA ’66.