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    In this series, faculty members and students share how they developed engaged learning opportunities with the support of the Hendrix Odyssey Program and the Odyssey Professorship program.

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  • Ep. 09: “Crossing my fingers and going out into the middle of the desert and hoping it worked out”

    Rachel Elmakiss '20 originally planned to research the importance of coffee to hospitality in Bedouin society and culture in Israel, but her project became more broad than that-and more personally challenging.

    Release Date: December 9, 2020

    Ep. 08: “In this environment everyone was freely sharing resources, freely sharing networks. And that’s really rare.”

    A chance encounter with the writings of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus sparked an extensive research project for Tristan Norman '20, a Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation major. It ended up taking him all the way to Thailand for an international social enterprise summit.


    Release Date: December 2, 2020

    Ep. 07: “There are so many things that are happening at once in this topic, in London, in the world...”

    The social consequences of our economic systems are visible in every facet of life. Mackenzie Gearin '20 examined the unique and circular interactions between culture and business in London's diasporic fashion scene.


    Release Date: November 18, 2020

    Ep. 06: “A lot of these people just wanted to share their story, and be seen, and know someone cared.”

    Religious Studies Senior Grace Rogers spent a weekend in Little Rock homeless shelters and left with a new set of convictions

    Release Date: November 11, 2020

    Ep. 05: “They use them to advertise: Anything with water would have Poseidon in it.”

    Andrea Stitt '21 took an immersive trip to Greece that synthesized modern culture and old history-with a few language barriers and bumps along the way.


    Release Date November 4, 2020

    Ep. 04: “It’s not the most pleasant sensation to get hit with a flipper”

    During his six-week Odyssey trip to South Africa, Keane Sammons '22 helped care for penguins at a SANCCOB facility. In the process, he learned a lot about working with wild animals as a potential career and found community with researchers and volunteers from around the world.


    Release Date: October 28, 2020

    Ep. 03: “I just remember being like, ‘This is so crazy.’ I never would have ever considered doing this or being here.”

    Mathematics major Hayley Haden '21 went outside her comfort zone for a complete immersion experience in France-and had her whole worldview changed in the process. 

    Release Date: October 21, 2020

    Ep. 02: “It was kind of like a crash course of how to be accepting and observant of others.”

    Whitney Greenlee '20 learned new ways of living, teaching, and caring when interning for the Blueberry Harvest School, a community-oriented summer education program for the children of migrant farm workers.


    Release Date: October 14, 2020 

    Ep. 01: “Whenever you’re in an environment of people that are so talented and motivated—you just have no choice but to rise to their level"

    Studio Art senior Greta Kresse '21 shares how immersion and concentrated focus in landscape painting had an impact on her work ethic, artistic vision, and confidence. 

    Release Date: October 7, 2020

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  • Special Thanks

    Em Depre '13 and Meagan Stephenson '07, Season 3 hosts  
    Rob O'Connor '95 Season 1 and 2 host
    Odcast is recorded and edited by Meagan Stephenson '07

    Odcast is a collaboration between the Odyssey Office, Communications, Admission, and Technology Services. 


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