In episode 56, we talk to Paul Mahern—rock and pop record producer, mixing and mastering engineer, singer, songwriter, and IU Media School instructor. Mahern has worked with acts such as John Mellencamp, Lily & Madeleine, The Fray, and Neil Young.
In May 2016, the Indiana University Bloomington Office of Student Life and Learning announced a substantial gift from alumnus Scott D. MacDonald to establish the MacDonald Scholars Program within the Division of Student Affairs. IU's MacDonald Scholars work to help others through innovative and impactful community service projects.
Episode 54 features a discussion with Adam Maltese and grad student Joey Huang about "the MILL," a creative space at IU Bloomington for tinkering, crafting, prototyping, and exploring creative solutions to pedagogical problems.
Author and The New Yorker staff writer Peter Hessler joins Through the Gates to discuss the cultural differences between Egyptians and the Chinese entrepreneurs who have set up shop in towns along the Nile.
Author and Boston University Professor William McKeen joins Through the Gates to discuss his new book "Everybody Had an Ocean," as well as The Beach Boys, Charles Manson, and the music and mayhem of the 1960s.
In episode 51, producer Julie Snyder joins Through the Gates to talk about binge-worthy journalism and her experiences with S-Town and Serial, two of the most successful podcast programs in recent history.