University of Montana biologist John McCutcheon studies microbial genomics and symbiosis. In this week’s episode, John explains these fancy science terms and tells us why the work he and his colleagues are doing informs our basic understanding of life and evolution. Plus, he’s got some compelling things to say about being a professor.
Cheryl Strayed is a literary force. Her memoir, “Wild,” was a #1 New York Times bestseller and the first selection in Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. She also wrote “Tiny Beautiful Things,” “Brave Enough” and “Torch.” Cheryl recently visited the University of Montana and we were fortunate enough to speak with her about writing, grief, and finding your deepest, darkest truth.
This week we visit with iconoclastic musician, sound engineer, and Missoula-native Steve Albini. Albini has worked with the likes of Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Cheap Trick, and countless others at his legendary recording studio, Electrical Audio. He is a passionate critic of the music business and our conversation explores why he thinks music and art are often corrupted by capitalism.
This week’s pod features one of Montana’s finest – Amy Martin, creator and host of the award-winning Threshold podcast. Threshold is deeply reported and beautifully produced by Amy and her team. Learn about Amy’s approach to story-telling and the many adventures she endured to produce Season Two’s fascinating investigation of the Arctic and climate change.
We’ve been trying to pin down Mario Schulzke for some time. Since leaving his role as UM’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mario has become a self-described “digital nomad with a house.” He’s working remotely as CMO for the Seattle-based start up, GeniusLink, and enjoying a wide variety of adventures. Mario remains bullish on UM and lays out the reasons why in this wide-ranging conversation.
This week on #ANewAngle we speak with Geoff Peddicord (@geoffpedd), Vice President and Marketing Director at First Security Bank. Learn all about the long, strange trip he took to running marketing for this important local institution. Geoff is deeply engaged with the College of Business at the University of Montana, serving on our advisory board and frequently speaking in our classes. He’s also a bit of a marketing super-hero through his philanthropic agency, Brand Camp. Oh, and that’s him ripping guitar in our intro.