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Podcast: “Listen in, Michigan”

  1. Episode 27: Being not-rich at U-M

    The ‘real’ college admissions scandal is not about cheating and bribery, says 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.

  2. Episode 26: Locked in at the Bentley

    The Vault History nuts and people who like old stuff, quite literally, should enjoy this episode of “Listen in, Michigan,” as we enter the inner sanctum of the University’s Bentley Historical Library. Brian Williams, assistant director and archivist at the Bentley, takes us behind the scenes and into the Vault, a restricted and locked area Read more

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.