Podcast: “Listen in, Michigan”

  1. 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.

  2. The rise of AI

    Artificial intelligence is dominating headlines — enabling new innovations that drive business performance — yet the negative implications for society remain an afterthought. Hear from experts at the Ross School of Business about this “fourth industrial revolution.” And fasten your seat belts, Wolverines. As Bette Davis once advised: “It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Episode 52: Harvest at the Campus Farm, featuring Jeremy Moghtader & Talya Soytas

    As the world’s climate changes, the world’s food producers need to adapt accordingly, says Jeremy Moghtader, program manager at U-M’s Campus Farm. The farm taps into student/faculty expertise from engineering and sustainability to public policy and business development. Beyond growing food, the team seeks to impact social justice, support small-scale, diverse farming, and produce energy.

  8. Episode 51: Art Fair: A jewel in Ann Arbor’s crown, featuring Angela Kline

    Blazing temps, a torrential storm, and thousands of passionate art aficionados reunited in Ann Arbor in July for Art Fair 2022. Love it or leave it, this annual event is one of the town’s longest-running and most-cherished traditions.

  9. Episode 50: Making ‘the Joy Choice,’ featuring Michelle Segar, PhD/MPH/MS

    The simplistic concept of self-control is highly overrated when it comes to changing our eating and exercise habits, says award-winning researcher and health coach Michelle Segar. Listen in, as she turns that old behavior-change paradigm on its head.