Podcast Descriptions

 

In Passing features deep and honest tea-length conversations with a new Andrews University student each week (Buzzsprout, Spotify, Apple Podcasts). Produced by the Center for Faith Engagement.


 

 

 

Go: The Mission seeks to tell the stories of those who have made an impact and been impacted through service and mission – to encourage you in your own experience (Spotify, Apple, Anchor). Produced by Dean Corey Johnson.

 

 

 

Andrews Speaks digs deep, highlighting cutting-edge research, thoughtful spiritual presentations and real stories of real people at Andrews University. Episodes explore ways that faculty, staff, students and alumni of Andrews University seek knowledge, affirm faith and change the world. We invite you to explore this library and to subscribe through iTunes, Stitcher, or by adding this URL to your feed reader – http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:335699802/sounds.rss. Produced by University Communication.

 

 

Thr!veCast explores how we can thrive despite our busy schedules and competing demands on our attention. Dr. Dominique Gummelt, director of University Wellness, hosts this weekly series on Instagram. Episodes are archived on IGTV, YouTube, and below. Presented by University Wellness. (Ended March 2021)
 


 

 

Meier Hall Dean's List features conversations with students and conversations for students hosted by the Meier Hall dean team (Podbean). Topics vary by week. (Ended April 2021)

 

 

 

The Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Podcast was a short series addressing key topics covered by the TRHT Campus Center in a dialogue format with experts. Michael Nixon, Esq., who hosted the series, is vice president for Diversity & Inclusion (YouTube). Presented by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. (Ended Oct. 2020)

 

 

 

 

Podcast Episodes

 

"In Passing" Podcast Continues to Grow

Posted on April 21, 2022

Student hosts Kendra Miranda, Isaac Peterson and Raabe Garcia have started a new podcast that features "deep and honest tea-length conversations with a new guest each week." Guests are "the student who you share that lab with or the co-worker whose desk you always pass by or that random person you always ride the bus/train with everyday."

The current episodes are:

  • Episode 1: Our First Pod
  • Episode 2Chris Mindanao "Kendra and Raabe interview Chris Mindanao about seasons of discovering our identities. Who am I? And who even is Chris though?"
  • Episode 3Timmy Duado "Timmy shares his method! I.C.E. (check it out) Hosted by Kendra and Isaac. Belonging starts with ... "
  • Episode 4Brandon Williams "Finding purpose can be difficult. Not just in future job hunting or finding reasons to pick a degree, but sometimes in just our day-to-day. In this episode Brandon Williams deconstructs some of the social stigma behind finding our purpose. Join Kendra and Isaac as they become more inspired in finding their purpose and success. Find out how you also can obtain success as a byproduct of the 'thing' that you dedicate yourself to. What's your 'thing'?"
  • Episode 5Ashok Willmott "In this episode, hosts Isaac and Kendra explore wandering in the wilderness with guest Ashok Willmott. Ashok touches on his personal time in his metaphorical wilderness; wandering through questions of who to be, what to pursue, and how to find the motivation to press on through the uncertainty that life brings. Ashok is a fashionable, runner, Seminary student here at Andrews University and has lived a significant amount of 'life' for a young lad. He shares some incredible wisdom in regard to the natural human experience. Life isn't always mountain tops and great views. What do we do in the valleys? Are mountain top experiences the REAL ultimate goal?"
  • Episode 6Gianna Bacchiocchi "Inside of this episode Kendra and Isaac feature Gianna Bacchiocchi. She is a sophomore University student studying biology and pre-PA (studies) here at Andrews University. We all discuss the power of confidence and where we should lean on to find it in its truest form. Gianna speaks on the struggles in keeping a confident composure and the natural human responses to the setbacks we face when criticized. This episode is honest and elaborative and shines a good light on the natural progression of growing up in a social media heavy society. It is a longer one than usual but an important one ... strap in and relate."
  • Episode 7Gabi Francisco "In this episode Kendra and Raabe are joined by Gabi Francisco as she leads us through the stories of her journey at Andrews University from growing up in Berrien Springs, accepting the call to be a student missionary, and having to make some major pivots in the form of major life decisions. She shares what it is like to be on the other side of transition, handling expectations and, more than anything, what it means to let your heart be set on fire for the things that make you ... well, you!"
  • Episode 8: Evin Nazya Musgrove "Unfortunately it's true, even good things don't last forever. In this episode three girls dive in and table talk quickly turns deep as Evin takes us into her own journey with letting go and moving forward. Find yourself in the story as Evin shares the hard-hitting truth that sometimes it takes a 'no' to find a better 'yes.' Sometimes that looks like letting go of a job, opportunities, goals or even relationships. This might seem like girl talk but we promise it’s guy friendly, too."

Episodes are available via BuzzsproutSpotify and Apple Podcasts

And check out the Andrews University podcast page.

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   

Go: The Mission: Change Day Aftermath

Posted on October 28, 2021

Change Day Aftermath

From the episode webpage: This is the follow-up to the Change Day episode. Do people realize what is awakened in them when they decide to serve and why they enjoy doing something like service more than just sitting in classes all day? Is that spark something that can be activated into something more long-term? How do we move the needle to help people realize what it is that they like about a day to serve—and that it's more than just missing a class or two?

Sept. 16, 2021, was the fifth anniversary of Change Day at Andrews University. It's an event where classes are canceled and students have the opportunity to help with a number of different projects in the community. It's always a great time for the students who show up and show out in service, but what makes it such an enjoyable experience? What changes in our minds when we engage in even just a day of service?

LISTEN HERE (episode released Oct. 13, 2021)

What changed on Change Day?

From the episode webpage: Sept. 16, 2021, was the fifth anniversary of Change Day at Andrews University. It's an event where classes are canceled and students have the opportunity to help with a number of different projects in the community. It's always a great time for the students who show up and show out in service, but what makes it such an enjoyable experience? What changes in our minds when we engage in even just a day of service?

LISTEN HERE (episode released Sept. 16, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Habits

Posted on May 6, 2021

Habits

Dean Lyder, Dean Lizardi, Dean Johnson and Dean Keele discuss an array of topics before Dean Lizardi focuses in on the importance and process of building better habits. 

LISTEN HERE

(episode released April 26, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Denard Fenaud (S2, Ep10)

Posted on May 6, 2021

CO-HOSTS: Dominique Gummelt and Denard Fenaud

THEME: Reflecting on seasons 1 and 2, plus looking ahead to the future

WATCH ONLINE: Instagram TV

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

5+5+5+5 To Thrive

  1. Be proactive.
  2. Be tenacious.
  3. Be flexible.
  4. Be humble.
  5. Be grateful.
  6. Be generous.
  7. Be mindful.
  8. Be curious.
  9. Be empathetic.
  10. Be balanced.
  11. Be compassionate.
  12. Be just.
  13. Be patient.
  14. Be forgiving.
  15. Be loving.
  16. Be brave.
  17. Be friendly.
  18. Be creative.
  19. Be kind.
  20. Be yourself. [Oprah: Be your best self.]

PRODUCER: Jeff Boyd

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Stay Grounded

Posted on April 22, 2021

Stay Grounded, My Friends

Tony Stark has an anxiety attack in public (Iron Man 3) before Dean Keele, Dean Bartram and Dean Lizardi talk about their experience with stress and anxiety as well as explore a grounding technique that can help reduce the physiological effects of anxiety. DK closes out the episode with a few thoughts of his own. Music by Epidemic Sound. 

LISTEN HERE

(episode released April 12, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Instant Replay

Posted on April 22, 2021

Instant Replay

We listen behind the scenes to the MLB instant replay center (via THIS Sports Illustrated video) before another Around the Lab discussion of various topics. Dean Keele is joined by Dean Johnson for hosting duties, and they are joined by Rachel Keele, incoming director of University Wellness and director of the Andreasen Center for Wellness, and Michael Nixon, vice president for Diversity & Inclusion. Dean Johnson issues a closing thought at the end. 

LISTEN HERE

(episode released April 19, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Around the LAB!

Posted on April 8, 2021

Around the LAB!

The Meier Hall deans discuss a plethora of topics. Dean Bartram wraps it up with a lesson and a nod to Switchfoot.

LISTEN HERE

(episode released April 5, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Free Money!

Posted on April 1, 2021

FREE MONEY! (It's Hard to See)

Fictional character Peter Brand has a conversation about money with a player before Deans Bartram, Johnson and Keele have a conversation with Orlando Lizardi about college finances and FREE MONEY in the form of scholarships. 

Want to learn more? Book a session with Orlando by scanning one of the signs throughout Meier Hall. Have a topic you want us to discuss? Email Dean Bartram by writing to bartram@andrews.edu.

LISTEN HERE

(episode released March 22, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Around the Horn

Posted on April 1, 2021

Around the Horn

Deans Johnson, Bartram and Keele host a live virtual podcast event with rapid fire questions and possibly rushed hot takes. Dean Johnson drops an insight bomb at the end! 

LISTEN HERE

(episode released March 29, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Jose Bourget (S2, Ep9)

Posted on March 25, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: Chaplain José Bourget

THEME: Made to Belong; Generosity

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

PRODUCERS: Denard Fenaud & Jeff Boyd

 

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Jeff Boyd (S2, Ep8)

Posted on March 18, 2021

HOST: Denard Fenaud (co-producer)

GUEST: Jeff Boyd (co-producer)

THEME: Creative peacemaking

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

 

 

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Your Mission ...

Posted on March 18, 2021

Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It

Deans Bartram, Johnson and Keele chat through their experiences as student missionaries when they were in college and end with a recommendation to the listener. Spoiler: you should be an SM ...

LISTEN HERE

(episode released March 15, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Ty Gibson (S2, Ep7)

Posted on March 18, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: Ty Gibson

TOPIC: Made to Explore

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

 

 

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Denard Fenaud (S2, Ep6)

Posted on March 11, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: Denard Fenaud, Thr!veCast Co-producer

TOPIC: Thriver Feature

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

 

 

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Karsten Stank (S2, Ep5)

Posted on February 18, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: Karsten Stank

TOPIC: Made to Unwind

CO-CURRICULAR CREDITGoogle Form open until Feb. 23 at 11:30 a.m.

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

 

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Your Thoughts, Pt2

Posted on February 17, 2021

A Penny for Your Thoughts (Pt 2)

A young member of the German Coast Guard wonders what the people on the other end of the radio are thinking about before Deans Bartram, Johnson and Keele chat with students about their feelings and expectations for this semester, their views on getting vaccinated and their thoughts on the state of AU student-run social media accounts. 

LISTEN HERE

(episode released Feb. 8, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Judith Fisher (S2, Ep4)

Posted on February 17, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: Judith Fisher, director, Andrews University Counseling & Testing Center

TOPIC: Made to Explore

CO-CURRICULAR CREDITGoogle Form open until Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m.

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Your Thoughts, Pt1

Posted on February 3, 2021

A Penny for Your Thoughts (Pt 1)

A Bad Lip Reading's Luke Skywalker shares a penny's worth of thoughts with Yoda before Dean Bartram and Dean Keele host a live discussion to hear what AU Students are thinking about topics ranging from the COVID-19 Pandemic to the 2020 Electoral Cycle. Dean Keele closes the episode with a few thoughts of his own. Music by Epidemic Sound. 

LISTEN HERE

(episode released Feb. 1, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Kim Knowlton (S2, Ep3)

Posted on February 3, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: Kim Knowlton, La Sierra University

TOPIC: Made to Move

CO-CURRICULAR CREDITGoogle Form open until Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m.

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

 

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Meier Hall Dean's List Podcast: Secure The Bag!

Posted on January 28, 2021

Andrew Yang reminds us to "secure the bag" before Dean Bartram, Dean Johnson and Dean Keele lead a live discussion about identifying your bag and how to secure it. Featuring Meier Hall residents who hopped in live to share their views! 

Listen Here

(episode released Jan. 17, 2021)

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: President Andrea Luxton (S2Ep2)

Posted on January 28, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: President Andrea Luxton

TOPIC: Made to Matter—Integrity

CO-CURRICULAR CREDITGoogle Form open until Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m.

THRIVECAST ARCHIVEYouTube Playlist

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Thr!veCast: Sebastian Leveringhaus (S2Ep1)

Posted on January 26, 2021

HOST: Dominique Gummelt

GUEST: Sebastian Leveringhaus

TOPIC: Made to Thrive

CO-CURRICULAR CREDIT: Google Form open until Jan. 26 at 11:30 a.m.

THRIVECAST ARCHIVE: YouTube Playlist

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Podcast

Posted on November 19, 2020

Michael Nixon, vice president for Diversity & Inclusion, hosted four conversations on racial justice and equality during the fall 2020 school year. Each episode is archived on YouTube and can be accessed below:

Episode 1. "The Brown Church," Pastor Daniel Duffis 

Episode 2. "Building Bridges Across the Racial Divide," Larry & Sandy Feldman

Episode 3. "The Brown Adventist Church & More..." Pastor Manny Arteaga

Episode 4. Professor Douglas Morgan

You may also access the YouTube playlist.

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   

ThriveCast, Season 1

Posted on November 19, 2020

Dominique Gummelt, director of University Wellness, launched the ThriveCast on Instagram during the fall 2020 semester. She led conversations with ten guests as they explored various facets of thriving. Each episode is archived on Instagram TV and YouTube and can be accessed below:

Episode 1: Made to Thrive, Featuring Denard Fenaud (YouTube | IGTV | 8 Sept 2020). 

Episode 2: Made to Matter, Featuring Chaplain José Bourget (YouTube | IGTV | 15 Sept 2020). 

Episode 3: Made to Move, Featuring Ernie Medina (YouTube | IGTV | 22 Sept 2020). 

Episode 4: Thriver Feature Edition: Rachel Keele, with guest host Denard Fenaud (YouTube | IGTV | 29 Sept 2020). 

Episode 5: Made to Explore, Featuring Tony Yang (YouTube | IGTV | 6 Oct 2020). 

Episode 6: Made to Unwind, Featuring Karsten Stank (YouTube | IGTV | 13 Oct 2020). 

Episode 7: Made to Dream, Featuring Ty Gibson (YouTube | IGTV | 20 Oct 2020). 

Episode 8: Made to Belong, Featuring Michael Nixon (YouTube | IGTV | 27 Oct 2020). 

Episode 9: Made to Speak, Featuring Chris Silber (YouTube | IGTV | 10 Nov 2020).

Episode 10: Made to Serve, Featuring Sarah McDugal (YouTube | IGTV | 17 Nov 2020). 

Additionally, you can access the YouTube Playlist.

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   

Andrews Speaks Podcast: Peace March (June 2020)

Posted on August 27, 2020

Meylin Allen and Jordanne Howell-Walton, both graduates of Andrews University, discuss the peace march they organized with students from the Berrien Springs public high school. The event's purpose was to raise awareness about racial injustice and to call for change.

This episode is Part 1 of the conversation. Part 2 can be found on YouTube (including peace march footage).

Media Coverage:

To access more podcast episodes, please visit the Andrews Speaks webpage

 

CREDITS
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THEME MUSIC: “Onward” by Podington Bear (Free Music Archive)
PRODUCER: Jeff Boyd, University Communication
COPYRIGHT: ©2020 Andrews University

Contact:
   Jeff Boyd
   
   269-471-3345