Common Ground Podcasts

Produced by Emerson College staff and students, the Common Ground Podcast series features community members responding to and discussing topics related to Inclusive Excellence on campus and around the world. Listen, download, and subscribe to the Common Ground Podcast series for free via iTunes.

Common Ground Podcast – Episode 1 (MLK Readings)

MLK Week 2015 – Walker 10 Salon: In His Own Words
Emerson faculty, staff, and students read and perform Martin Luther King Jr.’s writings.

Episode 1 – MLK Readings

Common Ground Podcast – Episode 2 (Athletics & Inclusion)

What is it like to be an athlete at a non-athletic-centered school? Emerson students and staff discuss the culture of athletics at Emerson College.

Episode 2 – Athletics & Inclusion

Common Ground Podcast – Episode 3 (Student Walkout Part 1)

A multi-part series of reflections from students, faculty, and staff on the student walkout at Faculty Assembly in April 2015.

Episode 3 (Student Walkout – Part 1 – Alex and Nathaniel)

Common Ground Podcast – Episode 3 (Student Walkout Part 2)

A multi-part series of reflections from students, faculty, and staff on the student walkout at Faculty Assembly in April 2015.

Episode 3 (Student Walkout – Part 2 – Sheba)

 

Common Ground Podcast – Episode 6 (Political Diversity – Part 2)

Part two of our series on Political Diversity: Listen to Emerson College students Danny Johnson, John General, and Breanna Gosse talk about their experiences at Emerson as students with political beliefs that differ from the majority political viewpoint.

Episode 6 (Political Diversity – Part 2 – Danny, John, Breanna)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 3 (Student Walkout Part 3)

A multi-part series of reflections from students, faculty, and staff on the student walkout at Faculty Assembly in April 2015.

Episode 3 (Student Walkout – Part 3 – Anna)

Common Ground Podcast – Episode 3 (Student Walkout Part 5)

A multi-part series of reflections from students, faculty, and staff on the student walkout at Faculty Assembly in April 2015.

Episode 3 (Student Walkout – Part 5 – Melia)

 

Common Ground Podcast – Episode 3 (Student Walkout Part 6)

A multi-part series of reflections from students, faculty, and staff on the student walkout at Faculty Assembly in April 2015.

Episode 3 (Student Walkout – Part 6 – Tikesha)

Common Ground Podcast – Episode 3 (Student Walkout Part 7)

The final installment of the multi-part series of reflections from students, faculty, and staff on the student walkout at Faculty Assembly in April 2015.

Episode 3 (Student Walkout – Part 7 – Sylvia)

Common Ground Podcast – Episode 4 (Microaggressions)

Faculty and staff talk about small interactions known as microaggressions that impact their relationships and sense of who they are in the world, as well as how they deal with them. Featuring Priscilla Andrade, Part-time Faculty in Writing, Literature and Publishing; Chris Daly, Director of Retention & Student Success; and MJ Halberstadt, Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

Episode 4 (Microaggressions)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 5 (Autism Awareness – Part 1)

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we begin a 3 part series on autism with Ruth Grossman, Associate Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders; and Matt Fisher, Assistant Director of Disability Services at Emerson College.

Episode 5 (Autism Awareness – Part 1)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 5 (Autism Awareness – Part 2)

Our 3 part series in honor of Autism Awareness Month continues with Kevin Pasternak and Ali Forman, graduate students in Communication Sciences & Disorders, talking about their work with adolescents and adults with autism at Northeast ARC in Danvers; and Ann and John, parents with two young children on the autism spectrum, who discuss their daughters’ diagnoses, services provided to them, and life as parents of children with autism.

Episode 5 (Autism Awareness – Part 2)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 5 (Autism Awareness – Part 3)

In the conclusion of our three-part series on autism, Emerson student Sean Mullaly (BFA – Acting) talks about his experience with autism from pre-diagnosis to his days as a college student.

Episode 5 (Autism Awareness – Part 3 – Sean)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 6 (Political Diversity – Part 1)

Part one of our two-part series on Political Diversity: Spencer Kimball, Senior Scholar-in-Residence with Communication Studies and faculty advisor to the Emerson College Polling Society, speaks on the value of political difference and debate, and what it’s like to be in a political minority at Emerson.

Episode 6 (Political Diversity – Part 1 – Spencer)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 3 (Student Walkout Part 4)

A multi-part series of reflections from students, faculty, and staff on the student walkout at Faculty Assembly in April 2015.

Episode 3 (Student Walkout – Part 4 – Brenda)

Common Ground Podcast – Episode 8 (Inclusive Excellence in the Classroom)

Conversations with Emerson faculty Brenda Wrigley, Kim McLarin, Miranda Banks, and Paul Mihailidis about creating an inclusive environment for learning while engaging students in difficult discussions in the classroom.

Episode 8 (Inclusive Excellence in the Classroom)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 8 (Inclusive Excellence in the Classroom)

Conversations with Emerson faculty Brenda Wrigley, Kim McLarin, Miranda Banks, and Paul Mihailidis about creating an inclusive environment for learning while engaging students in difficult discussions in the classroom.

Episode 8 (Inclusive Excellence in the Classroom)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 7 (Being Transgender at Emerson)

Emerson College is considered to be a welcoming place for GLBTQ students, having received accolades from the Princeton Review several years in a row. In this episode of Common Ground, two transgender students talk about their experiences here, and we also talk with Tikesha Morgan from Student Life on what the College is doing to support students who are trans.

Episode 7 (Being Transgender at Emerson)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 11 (A Conversation with Jabari Asim)

In this episode of Common Ground we speak with Jabari Asim, Associate Professor in Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. The conversation includes Jabari’s thoughts on the presidential election, using the “n” word, and other key issues of the day.

Episode 11 (A Conversation with Jabari Asim)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 14 (2017 Teach-In on Race)

At the October 13, 2017, Emerson College Teach-In on Race, Professor Chad Williams of Brandeis University speaks about race, whiteness, and history.

Episode 14 (2017 Teach-In on Race)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 12 (Power-based Interpersonal Violence – Part 1)

A conversation with Melanie Matson and Greta Spoering from Violence Prevention & Response about how power-based interpersonal violence impacts people, and what is being done about it here at Emerson.

Episode 12 (Power-based Interpersonal Violence – Part 1)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 12 (Power-based Interpersonal Violence – Part 2)

Conversations with Emerson College students Nina Rodriguez and Sara Barber on what they are doing to combat all forms of violence on campus and in their lives.

Episode 12 (Power-based Interpersonal Violence – Part 2)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 13 (Hearing – Part 1)

A three-part Common Ground Podcast series on hearing and hearing loss, current considerations in working with people with hearing loss, and conversations with those impacted by it. Part One: A conversation with Lynn Conners, Clinical Instructor, Emerson College, Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Episode 13 (Hearing – Part 1)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 13 (Hearing – Part 2)

A three-part Common Ground Podcast series on hearing and hearing loss, current considerations in working with people with hearing loss, and conversations with those impacted by it. Part Two: A conversation with Anna, a mother of a three-year old child with hearing loss.

Episode 13 (Hearing – Part 2)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 13 (Hearing – Part 3)

A three-part Common Ground Podcast series on hearing and hearing loss, current considerations in working with people with hearing loss, and conversations with those impacted by it. Part Three: A conversation with Juliet McCarthy, an Emerson College Bachelor of Fine Arts acting major, on her life as someone with hearing loss.

Episode 13 (Hearing – Part 3)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 9 (Dr. Eddie Glaude: The Value Gap and Race in America)

Princeton University professor and author of “Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul” joins us for a conversation on Common Ground on race in America today, and his concept of the value gap.

Episode 9 (Dr. Eddie Glaude: The Value Gap and Race in America)

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Common Ground Podcast – Episode 10 (Coming Out)

Coming Out:  Stories from Emerson College students and staff on how and when they came out as LGBTQ, both a long time ago and as recently as a year ago. 

Episode 10- Part 1 (Coming Out)

Episode 10- Part 2 (Coming Out)

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