Michael HendricksMichael Hendricks: A Pleasant Chat with Your Friend Charles

Michael Hendricks, a former Digital Media major and current graduate student in the Diederich College of Communication, won a first place award for "Audio Creative" in the College Media Awards (CMA) for his podcast A Pleasant Chat with Your Friend Charles. He had created this podcast in Professor Volbrecht's Advanced Audio Storytelling class in the Digital Media curriculum. The CMA award is a national competition, with students competing for this award across the country.

Lucie SullivanLucie Sullivan: Capable

This 5-part podcast from Journalism major Lucie Sullivan seeks to understand and promote the strength, ambition and greatness of young women in the city of Milwaukee. Her first episode focuses on the lack of women in politics. Lucie interviews Dr. Amber Wichowsky, Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University, who shares insights from her research and suggestions of how to get women more involved in the political process.


David GoldmanDavid Goldman: Native American Naming Rights

Recent journalism graduate David Goldman's podcast, What's up in Sports," examined several topical issues in sports last semester, from Native American naming rights to paying college athletes. In this episode of his podcast, the subject is the gender wage gap in sports. Dr. James Pokrywczynski, Associate Professor in Strategic Communication, was one of his guests.

Goldman also spoke to the Director of Student Success and Recruitment in the Diederich College of Communication, Dave Denomie, about Native American mascot names.

Maddie MarxMaddie Marx: Office Hours

Journalism major Madison (Maddie) Marx was curious about the research professors on Marquette’s campus are engaging in and how it relates to what is happening in our world. In the spring of 2018, she put those interviews in her podcast Office Hours. Here are a couple of her stories:

In May, Starbucks closed 8,000 stores across the country so employees could go through a day of racial-bias training. Marx interviewed Dr. Katie Tusinski Berg, Associate Professor of Strategic Communication, after two African-American men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for sitting inside and not ordering anything.

Another podcast guest on Marx’s Office Hours was Dr. Bonnie Brennan, Nieman Professor of Journalism, who discussed about the culture of ‘fake news’ and its impact on the profession of journalism.