a podcast about cool people  doing awesome things in and around the great state of Montana


Most Recent Episodes

Jim Sciutto and The Shadow War

Jim Sciutto is Chief National Security Correspondent and Anchor at CNN. His new book, The Shadow War, is a fascinating and terrifying account the new ways China and Russia are waging war – from systematic election interference campaigns to kidnapper satellites straight out of a James Bond film. Jim visited UM last month and shared his thoughts on how to separate signal from noise in today’s crazy news environment.

The Innovation Factory – can we teach creativity?

The Innovation Factory opens on November 8, 2019. It’s a place where ideas collide and come to life. It’s a place where you can do things and make things. University of Montana art professors Elizabeth Dove and Brad Allen spent the last 18 months building “IF” and in this episode, we investigate their vision to create an experiential learning hub for our entire community.

S.E.A. Change #7: Micah Larsen returns!

Entrepreneur, teacher and persuasion expert Micah Larsen returns to the pod for #7 in the S.E.A. Change series. Learn all about Micah’s non-linear journey to motherhood and how having a child motivated a huge shift in her business – a specific and empathetic focus on helping women entrepreneurs succeed.

To learn more about Micah, check out: www.micahlarsen.com

Matt Gangloff’s inspiring wisdom on living with anxiety & depression

This week’s episode brings you a deeply personal conversation with University of Montana alum Matt Gangloff, founder of Enlyten Lab. We discuss Matt’s military experience and his post-deployment battles with anxiety, depression and addiction. Many of us live with anxiety and depression every day, and this conversation shines a much needed light on that reality.

Featured Episodes

Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins is a reason to believe

In 1994, Wilmot Collins fled civil war in Liberia and somehow landed in Montana. Learn more about his amazing journey, his dedication to public service, and his inspiring rise to Mayor of his adopted home of Helena. Mayor Collins gives us hope that it is indeed possible to bring people together in this fraught political time.

Mark Synnott on Alex Honnold, writing, and the climbing life

Mark Synnott is a world class big wall climber whose writing has appeared in Outside, Men’s Journal and National Geographic. Mark’s new book “The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the climbing life,” covers his dangerously precocious introduction to climbing and the journey that led him to climb alongside Alex Honnold and document his amazing free solo of El Capitan. The book is available beginning today, wherever you buy your books.

Flipping the Mike(Foote)on Justin Angle

A New Angle celebrates its 1-year Anniversary this week with a flipped format. Friend of the Pod and professional mountain athlete Mike Foote turns the mic on Justin Angle. Tune in to hear the wacky, winding path that brought Justin to Missoula and the University of Montana, what’s on tap for year 2 of the pod, and new music from Jeff Ament and John Wicks.


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About Our Host

Justin Angle is Associate Professor of Marketing and the Warren and Betsy Wilcox Faculty Fellow at the University of Montana College of Business. His academic research, which focuses on branding, identity, and decision making, has been covered by media outlets such as Sports IllustratedESPNThe Washington Post, and Business Insider. Outside the classroom, Justin works as a field tester and product development consultant for Patagonia. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a bond trader and collegiate rowing coach.

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