Passion and Practicality: A Liberal Arts Podcast

Passion and Practicality is a podcast series produced by Southern New Hampshire University‘s Liberal Arts department, which includes academic programs in Communication, Composition, Creative Writing, English, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, History, Literature, and Philosophy. In this podcast series, faculty, staff, and guests discuss the career paths open to graduates of those programs, the research and creative work of practitioners in the field, and other interesting stuff.

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14 hours ago

Tim Garrity has served as a hospital administrator and the director of the Mount Desert Island Historical Society, from which he recently retired. We have talked to Tim before about his organization, but this time we discuss his view of the liberal arts in general, what liberal arts degree holders bring to various industries, and what liberal arts students should learn to market themselves better for different career paths. For more information on Tim and the Mount Desert Island Historical Society, listen to our earlier conversation here: Learn more about the Mount Desert Island Historical Society here:

Friday Sep 16, 2022

In which hosts Paul Witcover and Melissa Hart are joined by guest Jessica Barksdale in a discussion of time travel, Shakespeare, genre mash-ups, and more. This episode was recorded August 8, 2022 and the video recording is available here. 

Friday Sep 02, 2022

Bestselling author and literary agent extraordinaire Marisa Cleveland joins hosts Paul Witcover and Melissa Hart in a fun and frank discussion of the relationship between writers and their agents. This episode was recorded July 11, 2022, and the video recording of this conversation is available here.

Friday Aug 19, 2022

Hosts Anne-Marie Yerks and Paul Witcover are joined by instructor Gregory Kompes for a special Pride Month edition of Wireside Chat, in which we talk about the state of LGBTQ+ representation in publishing and Gregory's new scifi series, Queer Planet. This conversation was recorded on June 13 and the video recording is available here.

Friday Jul 08, 2022

In this episode, Associate Dean Christopher Lee discusses the career path that led to Southern New Hampshire University. 

Friday Jul 01, 2022

In this episode, Associate Dean Sloan Kelly discusses the career path that led to Southern New Hampshire University. 

Sunday Jun 19, 2022

In this episode, Rob presents his research into quick questions from his employer's communications office regarding the history of the Juneteenth Holiday. He does not provide quick answers.

Friday Jun 17, 2022

On the fiftieth anniversary of the Watergate break-in, Associate Dean Rob Denning and five fellow historians discuss the international and domestic political contexts leading up to the event, the break-in and subsequent investigations, and the short- and long-term consequences of Watergate on American political and constitutional history.

Friday Jun 10, 2022

Our featured guest, Javier Hernandez, Art Director at the Greeneville, NC Studio of Grover Gaming discusses informational interviewing, company research, the gaming industry and different career paths one can explore with this type of degree. 

Friday Jun 03, 2022

Jennifer Moxley is a media consultant, producer, videographer, and the owner of Sunshine Media Network, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this episode we discuss the importance of a Liberal Arts education in her professional career as a journalist and communicator. Learn more about Jennifer and Sunshine Media at   Transcript


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