New Podcast Initiative Spotlights “Grinnell College Authors and Artists”

December 07, 2021
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The Office of Communications has partnered with the New Books Network to create a new podcast initiative showcasing the creative processes and latest work of Grinnell alumni, faculty, and staff. You can find Grinnell College Artists and Authors on your favorite podcast site, the New Books Network Grinnell College site, or visit the Grinnell College Authors and Artists webpage.

The inaugural Artists and Authors episode featured President Anne F. Harris talking about her new book Medieval Art 250-1450: Matter, Making, and Meaning (Oxford University Press, 2021), which she co-authored with St. Olaf College Professor of Art and Art History Nancy M. Thompson. President Harris also discussed the significance and relevance of Medieval art today, the transition from teaching to administration, what it's like to head a premiere liberal arts college in the age of Covid (and all else), and her vision for Grinnell.

The New Books Network (NBN) is a consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing scholars and other serious writers to a wide public via new media. Covering 90+ subjects, disciplines, and genres, NBN publishes 50+ episodes every week and serves a large, worldwide audience. The founder and editor-in-chief of NBN is Grinnell alum Marshall Poe ’84, who also serves as the host of Grinnell College Artists and Authors.

The goal of the Artists and Authors podcast is to highlight Grinnellians writing across multiple disciplines and creating art in various genres. New episodes will be available on the 1st and 15th of every month.

The second Artists and Authors episode available Dec. 15 will be a conversation with former president and alum George Drake ’56.

For more information about the Grinnell College Artists and Authors podcast contact Interim Vice President for Communications Jim Powers, 641-269-3400.

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