MBSing: Episode Archive

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Regular listeners may remember Bill's first MBSing appearance right after Election Day 2014. At the time he worked with United Way and Get Covered Illinois. He returns to unpack Election Day 2016 as a first year law student driven by the desire to affect policy. This conversation was recorded about six hours after the presidential race was called. It is raw, biased, and comes from a place of privilege.

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Volunteering has been so integral for Emily's life that she didn't realize it was the perfect topic for her to chat about. From the Appalachia Service Project to The Ronald McDonald House, Emily has found causes she can contribute her time and energy to that make people's lives tangibly better. The real story here is about her time with REALITY Theatre, a local group that used the actual experiences of young people to reach school audiences on topic like substance use and bullying.

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

WOW what an exciting episode! Past guest of the show Timothy Dunn recently took a trip to Springfield, IL, and Abraham Lincoln appeared before him and said he’s returned to earth to guide the American people through this election. Tim convinced him to do a podcast for 15 minutes every week to discuss current events. After a few months of episodes, President Lincoln reached out to MBS personally (!!!) to take a break from discussing the 2016 election to talk about his new favorite band, Weezer, on MBSing. But don't worry, for some reason he thinks they only have two albums.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Jack Felker has been a fan of Kanye before Kanye was Kanye thanks to her brother playing Through the Wire for her before College Dropout dropped and became a became a musical phenomenon. Through thick and thin (except maybe his defending Cosby), Jack has stood by his musical brilliance, his resulting ego, and his marriage ("I felt an overwhelming sense of calm when I found out they were together"). 

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

While we focus mainly on the politics of the time (and of ours), this conversation with Cody certainly reveals in him a broad, deep-seeded love of this time in our nation's history and a ton of insight on how it got us where we are as a nation. Cody just got back from some touring through the colonial states, so be prepared for more delightful Marquis de Lafayette stories than you can shake a musket at. There's also plenty of chatting about how we would fix the current political landscape (because clearly we are experts) and how the Internet Age has become its own Enlightenment of sorts.

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Mike Jimerson is set on how much he loves the drums. From the driving forces of bands like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and The Jimmy Hendrix Experience to Jazz drummers like Jack DeJohnette, Tony Williams, and Buddy Rich, Mike loves what different drum sounds and skills bring to the music as a whole. He plays a bit and can even elaborate on the five-way independence training it takes to be really good, but mostly he fixates on watching and appreciating the best of the best.

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

From Toy Story to Finding Dory and everything in between, Nick Mestad has been a die hard Pixar fun since he was eight. He can rattle off the films, their directors, and other fun facts no problem, but the real joy of this conversation is how invested Nick has been as a fan and an aspiring creator all along. Pixar's fascination with effective storytelling has been a huge driving force in Nick's personal life and creative endeavors.

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Grab a hose and take some sweet sips of the shisha my friends because Chrissi is here to school us all on what goes into a good hookah session. From coals to bowls to holes in the aluminum foil, there's a TON of ways to affect the taste and quality of smoking a hookah that Chrissi navigates every day as a server at a hookah bar. We also get some insight into the culture surrounding hookah (www.reddit.com/r/hookah), the art of mixing tobacco flavors, and a general commentary on how the average customer treats someone in the service industry. Tip your servers, people. Christ.

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Ever since he realized how small cars made the world, Bill Stern has been obsessed with these sweet methods of transpo. Whether it was cautiously attending street races back in Texas or working on a project car that met a tragic end, Bill explores the world of automobiles with an interest that isn't always met by his peers.

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Casey has always been a strong woman and a passionate performer, but a series of unfortunate events last year including one night of multiple break-ins and a long legal journey that resulted have made her rethink her own feminism. Hence: Feminism: REBORN. She's now turbo-charged and "feminist as fuck," and she has been writing, directing, and performing pieces and projects with women's issues at the forefront ever since.

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