PoynterHSJP18 Podcast

This interview is about Thomson Draper, an aspiring journalist, and his life.

Investigate: Dad and the world of Private Investigation and Journalism

Lydia Anderson interviews her father Kelvyn Anderson about his experience in Private Investigation and Journalism.

Tim Curran and Noel Parks

Tim Curran (52) talks with his partner, Noel Parks (51), about being expelled from the Boys Scouts of America for being gay. He talks about suing the organization, and eventually losing after 18 years of litigation.

Interview with Marianne and River Morgan

River Morgan asks his mom about her life as a journalist and a few other profound questions.

Alisa Wilson and Mike Wilson

Spouses Alisa Jenkins Wilson (55) and Mike Wilson (58) remember first meeting each other in New York City, the evolution of their relationships, their careers, and what they appreciate about their children.

“And at that moment I thought, it was real.”

A conversation between Emma Gonzalez & Pedro Damasceno recorded during a rally in favor of gun control laws— held in response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Highschool. Emma had just delivered a speech addressing her experience during the...

Rachel and Lisa talk about what it means to lean liberal and conservative in Missoula, Mont.

Missoula is a liberal bubble in an otherwise conservative state. For Lisa Velk-Buseman, a fiscally-conservative, fourth-generation Montana, Missoula has changed dramatically over the years, and not necessarily for the better. Rachel Gooen, a Montana transplant with a social justice background,...

Lexi not answering my questions for 15 minutes straight

We started talking about who influences Lexi to her most embarrassing moments in high school with some journalism talk in the middle.

Cristina Amador and Olivia Paschal

[Recorded on October 26, 2021] Cristina Amador ('24) and Olivia Paschal (PhD '26) share their experiences growing up in open-minded Christian households, the decisions that led them both to the University of Virginia, and their disapproval of partisan labels.

Sheila Elliott and Larry "Bud" Meyer

[Recorded: October 21, 2022] Sheila (64) and Larry (68) have a One Small Step conversation. Sheila, an alumna of VCU's School of Pharmacy, describes herself as having a lifelong passion for issues surrounding racial justice and engaging in other forms...

Johnny Hincapie shares his story with Caits Meissner about the media’s role in convicting him, and helping to free him 25 years later.

Johnny Hincapie, a formerly incarcerated and wrongfully convicted advocate, discusses the media's role in both convicting him, and 25 years later helping to free him— and the urgent need for journalistic integrity in conversation with PEN America's Prison and Justice...

Shirley Lefever and Gordon Bassham

One Small Step partners Shirley Lefever (61) and Gordon Bassham (75) share a conversation about the most influential people in their lives, their values, their work, and their concerns and hopes for the future.

Sally Mauk and Shaylee Ragar

Sally Mauk (73) speaks with colleague Shaylee Ragar (25) about her life and career in Montana Public Radio.

Beverly Keever and Ann Auman

Beverly Keever (87) speaks to her friend Ann Auman (67) about her experience as a journalist on the the ground during the Vietnam War. She describes her experience of Operation Starlite, the Battle of Khe Sanh, and other pivotal moments...