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Podcast: ISU Family Weekend makes for a busy stretch of Redbird sports

In this week's episode of the Redbird Report, we look ahead at ISU football's matchup with Southern Illinois and what to expect. We recap Redbird soccer and women's tennis before introducing special guest Sarah Kushner to talk about her 1,000-1,000 club entry and the season so far.

Podcast: The glamorization of serial killers, true crime series is not OK

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Hosts Elizabeth Urban and Erin Gessert could go on and on about any topic, from politics to the latest movies. On their podcast "Tea Time," they cover weekly topics that change depending on school, the season or even their moods. In this episode, our hosts discuss the newest Netflix docuseries "Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story" that was released Wednesday. After the series prompted a lot of backlash on social media, Elizabeth and Erin talk about how the media tends to romanticize high-profile serial killers and neglects the victims and their families. While our hosts recognize the difference between educational documentaries and shock-value movies, they believe it is still important to portray the victims and the assailant in a realistic light.

Podcast: Big time wins highlight strong week in ISU sports

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In this week's episode of Redbird Report, we start by discussing ISU football's 35-7 blowout win over Eastern Illinois in the 110th Mid-America Classic. After discussing ISU volleyball's big time upset over ranked Big Ten opponent Illinois, we look ahead at what to expect from Redbird soccer in conference play and highlight men's golf's strong start to the season.

Podcast: Discussing mental health remains vital all year, not just for Suicide Prevention Month

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Hosts Elizabeth Urban and Erin Gessert could go on and on about any topic, from politics to the latest movies. On their podcast "Tea Time," they cover weekly topics that change depending on school, the season or even their moods. In this episode, our hosts highlight the importance of celebrating September as Suicide Prevention Month. Along with taking a look at statistics about suicide in the United States, Erin and Elizabeth stress the importance of seeking help regarding your mental health, no matter your age, gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Podcast: ISU football finds its first win as Redbird sports hit full stride

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In this week's episode of Redbird Report, we discuss Illinois State football's win over Valparaiso and what to expect heading into its matchup with Eastern Illinois. We move on to volleyball's continued success before touching on soccer's hot stretch and men's and women's golf's strong weekend.

Podcast: Addressing the misinformation surrounding the SAFE-T Act, 'Illinois Purge' bill

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Hosts Elizabeth Urban and Erin Gessert could go on and on about any topic, from politics to the latest movies. On their podcast "Tea Time," they cover weekly topics that change depending on school, the season or even their moods. In this episode, our hosts discuss the details of the SAFE-T Act and address how quickly misinformation can spread on social media. After social media users began calling the act the "Illinois Purge," Erin and Elizabeth took the time to review the act and separate the rumors from the truth.

Podcast: Early review of ISU fall sports

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In this week's episode of the Redbird Report, we discuss ISU football's season-opening loss to Wisconsin and what to expect from the team going forward. We move on to ISU volleyball's 3-0 weekend at the Redbird Classic before touching on Redbird soccer's continued struggles and Valentin Puegnet's strong weekend on the course.

Podcast: The first Redbird Report of Fall 2022

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In this week's episode of Redbird Report, we preview the ISU football season and what to expect in a new look offense. We then discuss Redbird volleyball's start to the season and what to look forward to before touching on ISU soccer's rough start.

Podcast: Tea Time reflects on the new-age college experience: loans, pandemics and more

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Hosts Elizabeth Urban and Erin Gessert could go on and on about any topic, from politics to the latest movies. On their podcast "Tea Time," they cover weekly topics that change depending on school, the season or even their moods. In this episode, our hosts reflect on a new school year with some new changes, for better and for worse. Elizabeth and Erin speak on the hot topic of student loan forgiveness, along with what appears to be never-ending pandemics, recessions and "once in a lifetime" experiences.

Podcast: Vidette senior editors (and senior citizen) sign off

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Outgoing senior editors at The Vidette share thoughts about their time at The Vidette and Illinois State and their futures beyond the newspaper and college. Sports Editor Jake Sermersheim, Night Editor Flora Seidler and Photo Editor Alex Gant are joined by John Plevka, the editorial adviser at The Vidette. Plevka is retiring at the end of May.

Podcast: Despite extravagance, several celebrities fell short of 'gilded glamour' at Met Gala

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Hosts Elizabeth Urban and Sandra Esparza could go on and on about any topic, from politics to the latest movies. On their podcast 'Tea Time,' they cover weekly topics that change depending on school, the season or even their moods. In this episode, the hosts talk about the best and worst dressed celebrities at the Met Gala. After it looks like many people struggled to stay on theme this year, Elizabeth and Sandra talk about what "gilded glamour" really means and what improvements people could have made. In the final episode of the 2021-2022 school year, our hosts conclude by ending on a sentimental note with their plans for next year.

Podcast: Threat to overturn Roe v. Wade has potential to endanger American women

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Hosts Elizabeth Urban and Sandra Esparza could go on and on about any topic, from politics to the latest movies. On their podcast 'Tea Time,' they cover weekly topics that change depending on school, the season or even their moods. In this episode, the hosts talk about the leaked document from the U.S. Supreme Court that details the justice's opinion about overturning key court rulings in regards to abortion rights. Sandra and Elizabeth discuss the implications this has for American women and offer their thoughts on what politicians should be doing to support mothers, women and children around the country.

Podcast: MVC baseball heats up as the regular season end is in sight

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In this week's episode of MVC Weekly, we discuss the MVC conference as it stands for baseball and what to expect as the regular season comes to an end.

Podcast: A final Redbird Report and a look back on our seniors' careers

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In this week's episode of the Redbird Report, we discuss ISU baseball's season as whole and predict what will follow. We then look into all other ISU sports going on before looking back at sports editor Jake Sermersheim and photo editor Alex Gant's favorite ISU sports memories.

Podcast: Final chapter features ISU creative writing prof Gudding

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Hosts Kylie Hagmann, Kathryn Evenson, and Marisa Medine are back again. The three, who are also copy editors for Videtteonline.com, call their podcast series the BookBirds. They admit they could talk for hours about books, writing, life and everything in between. This week, they had another special guest. Professor Gabe Gudding, their current Studies in Creative Writing professor joined them to discuss his experience with creative writing, along with his love of poetry and literature. They talked about Professor Gudding’s work with translating and the writing of his own poetry. As this is their last episode, they would also like to thank all of the listeners of the podcast for tuning in every week and supporting their love of literature!

Podcast: Elon Musk buying Twitter in the name of 'free speech' is dangerous

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Hosts Elizabeth Urban and Sandra Esparza could go on and on about any topic, from politics to the latest movies. On their podcast 'Tea Time,' they cover weekly topics that change depending on school, the season or even their moods. In this episode, the hosts talk about Elon Musk's recent announcement that he bought Twitter for $44 billion. After Musk said that Twitter has a problem with censorship, Sandra and Elizabeth discuss the difference between free speech and misinformation. With all of the misinformation spread around the 2020 election, the hosts talk about the dangers that Musk's new policies may present.

Podcast: Connecting with children starts with learning about their experiences and development

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Viewing children as active members of society and valuing their experiences is a key component of the Children’s Studies minor at Illinois State University. On this week’s episode of Mead meetings, College of Arts and Sciences professor Gregory Braswell speaks with host Jordan Mead about his involvement in overseeing the minor and why learning about children’s’ perspectives and development is important for everyone.

Podcast: MVC Baseball hitting full stride and ISU women's basketball adds a big piece

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In this week's episode of MVC Weekly, we discuss the past week of MVC baseball and look at some teams who might make some noise as conference play begins to come to an end. At the end, we discuss the addition of two-time Division II All-American Paige Robinson for ISU women's basketball.

Podcast: Johnny Depp's evidence against Amber Heard shows need to believe male survivors

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Hosts Elizabeth Urban and Sandra Esparza could go on and on about any topic, from politics to the latest movies. On their podcast 'Tea Time,' they cover weekly topics that change depending on school, the season or even their moods. In this episode, the hosts talk about the still-current Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard court case. After being accused of domestic violence in their past divorce case, Depp is now speaking up saying he is the real survivor of abuse, pointing to Heard as his abuser. Sandra and Elizabeth discuss not only the case itself, but also the importance of believing survivors and recognizing that anyone can be a survivor, not just women.

Podcast: Women' Golf wins the MVC Championship and a look at baseball and softball

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In this week's episode of Redbird Report, we discuss the women's golf team's Missouri Valley Conference Championship performance. We then take a dive into the ISU baseball and softball teams before closing out with a discussion about the men's basketball transfer portal.