Hank Donovan is the doer of all things at Rattlesnake Cables, Effectsbay.com and several other music-focused entrepreneurial ventures. Hank explains why good cables are a critical and often over looked investment and how he helps musicians find the sound they’re looking for. Hank is also an accomplished musician himself, playing guitar for the Magpies and touring throughout the West.
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.
Melissa Stephenson’s debut book is her powerful memoir Driven: A White-Knuckled Ride To Heartbreak And Beyond. Our conversation explores how this UM graduate and Missoula resident gained the confidence to share her deepest truths and the process she went through to craft this poignant and powerful piece of writing.
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 bring you a difficult but important conversation. Vanessa Grigoriadis is an investigative journalist and author of the powerful book “Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus.” Vanessa shares her thoughts on the changing rules and norms for sex and consent, and we discuss where universities are succeeding and failing on the issue.
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.