Catalyze

By Morehead-Cain

This is Catalyze, a podcast produced by the Morehead-Cain Foundation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a wink and a nod to the Foundation's two chemist benefactors—John Motley Morehead III and Gordon Cain—“Catalyze” is meant to represent action, movement, and bringing about change. Our conversations with action-oriented alumni and scholars cover Carolina experiences, career evolutions, individual leadership approaches, personal values, and all kinds of stories of transformation, resilience, and achievement.

  1. 1.
    Ads, algorithms, and reversing capitalism in art, with producer and musician Nicholas Byrne ’19
    28:25
  2. 2.
    Gap Year Dispatch: Emile Charles ’24 (and ft. Taylor Shinal ’25, Mark Finamore ’25, Asher Wexler ’25, and Noah Gottlieb ’25)
    10:27
  3. 3.
    Chris Bradford, incoming president of Morehead-Cain, on building transformational educational opportunities in Africa; reimagining ‘lifelong impact’ at Morehead-Cain
    30:27
  4. 4.
    Amber Koonce ’12, civil rights attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, on juvenile justice advocacy; redefining beauty standards for women of color
    25:37
  5. 5.
    Karen Stevenson ’79 on her nontraditional path to federal court judge: “No one else can tell you what your path should be”
    18:45
  6. 6.
    Andrew Patterson ’06 of Greenfly, Inc., on growing online communities through brand ambassadors in sports, politics, and business
    20:44
  7. 7.
    Alan Murray ’77 of Fortune on political polarization, growing revenue streams in media, & the future of work
    23:28
  8. 8.
    UNC-Chapel Hill’s 51st Rhodes Scholar: Sarah Mackenzie ’20 on the connections between poverty and participation in the criminal justice system
    14:53
  1. 9.
    Morehead-Cain Mentoring Pair: Tom Thriveni ’10, comedy writer for The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS, and guest co-host Lauren Gornto ’21
    24:55
  2. 10.
    Morehead-Cain election roundup: Ricky Hurtado ’11 elected to NC House of Representatives as only Latino to serve in state legislature, other victories across the state
    3:10
  3. 11.
    Mindfulness miniseries Pt. 1: Walking meditation (10 mins), with Reiki practitioner Jenny Cimaglia ’07
    9:52
  4. 12.
    Mindfulness miniseries Pt. 2: Breathing exercise (5 mins), with Reiki practitioner Jenny Cimaglia ’07
    6:37
  5. 13.
    Eric Lee ’18, Nicholas Byrne ’19, and Sam Lowe ’20 on making music, art on the road with U-Haul
    25:08
  6. 14.
    Sanya Shah ’22 on the life and legacy of composer Florence Price
    7:09
  7. 15.
    Learn to Win and the rise of e-coaching, with Andrew Powell ’15 and Sasha Seymore ’15
    18:09
  8. 16.
    Civic Engagement Pt. 1: Voting this November, with political scientist John Sides ’96
    24:11
  9. 17.
    Civic Engagement Pt. 2: Community organizing and activism, with Greear Webb ’23
    14:47
  10. 18.
    When the coronavirus takes over your beat: Laurel Wamsley ’06, reporter for NPR, on covering the pandemic
    20:51
  11. 19.
    Online events, kudos, other news from Morehead-Cain. Also: an update from Corrie White Conrad ’02 of Sephora
    13:31
  12. 20.
    Bruce Gellin ’77 on the race for a coronavirus vaccine and the defense against COVID-19’s return
    17:50
  13. 21.
    Niki Shamdasani ’15 on launching Sani, bringing South Asian-inspired formalwear to Rent the Runway
    20:11
  14. 22.
    Episode 22: Michelle Jana Chan ’96
    24:11
  15. 23.
    Episode 21: David Royle ’78
    24:31
  16. 24.
    Episode 20: Audience Q&A with Taylor Branch ’68
    27:15
  17. 25.
    Episode 19: Taylor Branch ’68
    28:05
  18. 26.
    Episode 18: Jim Exum ’57
    23:48
  19. 27.
    Episode 17: Danae Ringelmann ’00
    25:07
  20. 28.
    Episode 16: Jim Cooper ’75
    20:31
  21. 29.
    Episode 15: Jenny Youngblood Campbell ’95
    20:47
  22. 30.
    Episode 14: Peter Henry ’91
    25:53
  23. 31.
    Episode 13: Jim Reston ’63
    24:55
  24. 32.
    Episode 12: Jonathan Reckford ’84
    28:53
  25. 33.
    Episode 11: Cathy Alston-Kearney ’81
    29:54
  26. 34.
    Episode 10: Jason Kemp ’03
    29:04
  27. 35.
    Episode 9: Jed Lau ’98 and Kerry Anne Harris ’11
    33:24
  28. 36.
    Episode 8: Meg VanDeusen ’14
    29:59
  29. 37.
    Episode 7: Amir Barzin ’06
    25:52
  30. 38.
    Episode 6: David Gardner ’88
    27:09
  31. 39.
    Episode 5: Barbara Hyde ’83
    26:02
  32. 40.
    Episode 4: Wade Smith ’60
    26:49
  33. 41.
    Episode 3: Becca Frucht ’05
    29:26
  34. 42.
    Episode 2: Noam Argov ’15
    27:01
  35. 43.
    Episode 1: Brad Ives ’86
    25:26

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