The first episodes from our 2024 Podcast Fellows ✨

Jessie Nguyen
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June 10, 2024
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As we shared last week, we are extremely thrilled and proud to announce the release of the fellows' podcasts and their inaugural episodes. Each podcast strongly represents the fellows' interests in social topics and political issues, their efforts and determination to further explore these topics in a different media format and their first attempts behind the mics. Click here to view the commencement recording on May 23 (with an extensive introduction on each fellow's podcast) or click here to learn about this year's cohort.

Give them a listen and stay tuned for more fellowship announcements!

Democracy Beyond Borders by Aprile Kim

Drawing from Aprile's experience of growing up and living in Guam, Democracy Beyond Borders seeks to explore the complexities of democracy in the modern world and examine the impact of American policies beyond the country's borders. The podcast will take listeners through America's current affairs and political ideas to examine democracy starting with episode 1 where we hear about the contradictory behaviors in American politics and the intricacies of American democracy.

Listen to Democracy Beyond Borders | Ep. 1

Jonesin' Around by Virginia Jones

Through Jonesin' Around, host Virginia Jones will explore political topics and engage in meaningful discussions that bring people together from all walks of life and across the political spectrum. Using a light and accessible tone, Jonesin' Around wants to find the common ground between opposing political ideas and change conversation manners one at a time. Each episode tackles a national issue and the first two weeks will feature discussions with leading academics who examine all sides of the political topic.

Listen to Jonesin' Around | Ep. 1

Make America Great For Everyone by Kayla Anderson

Make America Great For Everyone will take a deep dive into the American justice system through conversations with policemen, ex-prisoners and people who experienced the injustice firsthand. Host Kayla Anderson will talk about all of the different issues currently plaguing the American system that is supposed to be just, starting with a heartfelt conversation with her brother in the first episode.

Listen to Make America Great For Everyone | Ep. 1

Laws Across Borders by Simran Gupta

With Simran's network of friends from all over the world, Laws Across Borders will explore educational topics like the school systems, technology or academic pressure and how they vary from country to country. The first episode will talk about school environments, touching on both the technological and academic sides.

Listen to Laws Across Borders | Ep. 1

Uneven Grounds: Navigating Inequalities in Geography by Maggie LeBeau

Using a solutions-based approach, Uneven Grounds will discuss inequalities in geography and navigate geographic social issues in each episode. Host Maggie LeBeau wants to bring attention to the many problems people across America encounter daily because of where they live with a solution to each of the issues. The first episode explores election inequality and how they are related to geography, such as through gerrymandering.

Listen to Uneven Grounds | Ep. 1

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