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Launch of “Speaking of… College of Charleston” on major podcast platforms


The College of Charleston is pleased to announce a new podcast highlighting the people, places and programs that make it a nationally-ranked public liberal arts and science university.

Speaking of … Charleston College

The College of Charleston podcast shines a light on the people, places and programs that make it a nationally-ranked public liberal arts and science university.

The College of Charleston podcast shines a light on the people, places and programs that make it a nationally-ranked public liberal arts and science university.

Charleston, South Carolina, December 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The College of Charleston is pleased to announce a new podcast highlighting the people, places and programs that are helping make it a public university of the arts Liberals and Sciences nationally ranked.

Produced by the Office of University Communications and the Division of Information Technology, Speaking of… The College of Charleston offers conversations with faculty, students, staff, alumni and supporters who bring prestige and positive recognition to the College through a wide range of academic activities, professional interests and creative passions.

“The College’s creative professionals have long shared the stories of the people who make our university special through print and online publications such as the award-winning College of Charleston magazine and our popular online news website, The College Today. Says Ron Menchaca ’98, vice president of communications. “Our new podcast provides another platform for great storytelling and further extends our reach to national and international audiences.”

Some episodes will delve into topics that showcase the expertise and scholarship of the College’s faculty while other conversations will touch on hot topics in the news or the latest happenings around campus and Charleston. Each episode will be accompanied by an article published on The College Today that includes additional information, images and broadcast notes related to the topic.

Among the episodes released so far, listeners will find:

  • An interview and walking tour around Charleston with Bernard Powers, professor emeritus of history and director of the College’s Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston. Powers discusses the life and legacy of Denmark Vesey, a self-taught black, once enslaved, who planned what would have been one of the largest slave rebellions in U.S. history before the plot was foiled in 1822.

  • An interview and walking tour with journalist and author Brian Hicks of The Post & Courier newspaper. Hicks discusses his latest book on CofC alumnus Judge Waites Waring (Class of 1900), In Darkest South Carolina: J. Waties Waring and the Secret Plan that sparked a civil rights movement.

  • New college men’s basketball coach Pat Kelsey talks about the whirlwind start to his first season. After being named head coach in March 2021 and inheriting an exhausted roster, Kelsey and his team have had 10 weeks to recruit and sign 10 new players. Kelsey also discusses the roots of her passion for basketball and coaching.

  • In a special Halloween-inspired episode, Ed Macy ’91 (MA ’98), former CofC student and fan of ghost stories, shares some of his favorite spooky stories related to campus buildings.

  • Supply Chain Professor Purushottam Meena, who specializes in Supply Chain Disruption Risk Management, analyzes the current supply chain crisis and sheds light on the factors that create bottlenecks to route goods where they need to go.

New episodes are available now and future episodes will be released periodically throughout each academic semester on all major podcast platforms including Apple, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Spotify and more.

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