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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.

Podcast: Viewing college as more than an education, why seizing every possible learning opportunity is important

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College can be a four-to-five-year experience focused on only completing a major. Or it could be more, and students could better advocate for their broad range of knowledge post-graduation.Illinois State University College of Arts and Sciences interim dean Dr. Diane Zosky speaks with host Jordan Mead about why students should take on more learning opportunities such as a second major, an interdisciplinary minor or a university certification.

Podcast: A look at MVC baseball as conference play hits full stride and a look at ISU basketball

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In this week's episode of MVC Weekly, we discuss many of the intriguing teams in the Missouri Valley Conference early in conference play. We talk about some teams we think will compete for the conference championship as the regular season progresses. We close out by talking about the turnover with ISU basketball.

Podcast: A hyper(bole)-active conversation

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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 (Episode 22) The BookBirds discuss what they are currently reading before they dive into the discussion of books that are either worth the hype or not worth it. They discuss different books such as “Twilight,” “To All the Boys I’ve Love Before,” “Daisy Jones and the Six, Miles from Nowhere” and more. They also discuss books they deem need more hype from people and why these books deserve it.

Podcast: The power, influence of toxic masculinity with the rise of podcasts

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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 rise of the 'alpha male' podcasting and social media world. After a clip of a podcast went viral containing misogynistic content, Sandra and Elizabeth evaluate the effects that clips and episodes like that could have on future generations. The hosts take a look at how the patriarchy affects all genders, both on and off social media.

Podcast: Hosts strike gold with special author guest

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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, a special guest was featured on the show! The Book Birds talk with Jenna Goldsmith, the assistant director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at ISU. They discuss her new book, “There Is No College In COVID: Selections from the Oregon State University-Cascades Journaling Project.” They also delve into Goldsmith’s favorite literature, experience with poetry, and how she incorporates feminism into her work.

Podcast: Looking at the world and spread of information through a sociological lens

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Consumption of news and information has changed dramatically as social media outlets have given a platform for misinformation to spread, and a new “attitude” towards being diligent, critical thinkers about the world around us has resulted. The spread of this misinformation does a lot more harm than most citizens are willing to admit and challenge themselves. Sociology professor Richard Sullivan speaks with host Jordan Mead about how he breaks down these topics through a sociological lens and how he advocates for others to do the same, which he discusses weekly in his podcast, “After class.”

Podcast: Talking through the nominations, winners and awards at the Grammys

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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 64th annual Grammys. Sandra and Elizabeth discuss the winners, the performances and all things award show related. From Best New Artist to Album of the Year, the hosts talk about this year's nominations and decide who really deserved to win.

Podcast: Redbird Report: Redbirds earn big win over Fighting Illini

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Hosts Jake Sermersheim and Scott Prerost break down ISU baseball and softball's recent play, along with news of basketball's transfer portal.

Podcast: Value of investing in a Latin American studies minor and connecting with the culture

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Adding an interdisciplinary minor can transform a college students’ worldview and benefit their professional and academic opportunities in the long run. With the United States and Illinois Latino populations on the rise, sociology and Latin American studies professor Maura Toro-Morn speaks with host Jordan Mead about the impact a Latin American studies minor, or any interdisciplinary minor, will have on college students.

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