As Executive Director of the Zootown Arts Community Center, Kia Liszak is a critical driving force in the Missoula arts community. The ZACC fills a growing void in our education system by encouraging creativity, self-identification, and personal connection through art. Kia appropriately asks: “What else is there besides finding ways to deeply relate to one another and ourselves?”
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.
Dr. Rich Willy is one of the world’s leading experts in running injuries. Learn why this professor of physical therapy chose to build his career at the University of Montana and how his research can help both clinicians and every day athletes develop strength, stay healthy and keep moving. Rich has some common sense advice that runs counter to many popular narratives about running shoes, injuries, and stretching.
The speed of technological innovation has seemingly compressed time. Peter Coffee, VP of Strategic Research at Salesforce.com, has the job of predicting what’s next in technology, what forces we should be afraid of, what issues we are wasting our time on, and how we should prepare for all of it. This conversation has broad implications for education, business, public health and every-day life.
Our digital footprints now influence nearly all of the information we see, making the question of ethics in business and marketing much more salient. To wrestle with this fraught topic, Justin enlists the help of two UM colleagues – Dr. John Chandler, marketing professor and data science practitioner, and Dr. Christopher Preston, philosophy professor and ethicist. Together they open up about thirty doors in a wide-ranging conversation.
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.