Sh*t Happens

On Wednesday, December 5th, five Duke students performed true stories about this semester's event theme "Sh*t Happens". These stories are podcasts that were produced on stage in front of a live audience for Hear at Duke's 3rd ever live storytelling event.

01:28- Ishaan Kumar, "Cookie Kiss on My Lips"
08:26- Omolola Sanusi, "Thanks, Chipotle"
17:00- Veronica Niamba, "On a Highway to 🔥🔥"
26:25- Rachel Rubin, "Your Happy Self"
40:42- Jennifer Young, "Two Wheels, One Skull"

Episode 1.13 — Kushal Kadakia '19

"When you build a sense of urgency combined with a level of depth needed to make good, smart policy decisions, you get a really good sweet spot for making change."—Kushal Kadakia '19

With majors in public policy and biology, Kushal has been deeply involved on and off campus: he served as the executive vice president of Duke Student Government last year, was a chairman of the Duke Honor Council, and interned at the North Carolina governor's office working on health policy. Kushal is a 2018 Truman Scholar and a 2019 Rhodes Scholar.

Sponsored by POLIS: Duke's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service.

Episode 1.12 — Angeli Sharma '20

In episode 12 of The Political Student, Duke junior Angeli Sharma, a double major in Public Policy and Neuroscience, shares her unique perspective on political engagement.

"I don't think my political identity has been entirely forged yet. There's still a lot of growth for me to do." -Angeli Sharma

Sponsored by POLIS: Duke's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service.

Episode 1.11 — Michelle Li '19

Duke senior Michelle Li shares why and how she engages politically in this week's episode of The Political Student.

"There are a lot of really amazing activists on campus who were involved with leading some of the protests, a lot of the pushes for changes on the campus." -Michelle Li

Sponsored by POLIS: Duke's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service.

Episode 1.10 — Andrew Carlins '21

Duke sophomore Andrew Carlins shares his political origin story and how he engages politically.

"I think there are absolute truths. To say that society has issues that have to be fixed are ultimate truths. Those are ultimate truths to the people suffering from them, and those are ultimate truths to the people benefiting from them, and everyone who falls in between." -Andrew Carlins

Sponsored by POLIS, Duke University's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service.

Episode 1.9 — Nicole Kiprilov '19

Duke senior Nicole Kiprilov shares her political origin story and how she engages politically.

"There's a misconception that open-mindedness means willing to change your beliefs or willing to budge on an issue you feel very strongly about." -Nicole Kiprilov

Sponsored by POLIS, Duke University's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service.

S2E4: KathyTran

Kathy Tran, Trinity '00 and Delegate for Virginia's 42nd House District, sits down to discuss representation, monuments, history majors, and how to instigate change.

Host: Nicole Lindbergh

Producer: Mary Helen Wood

S2E2: Elitism

Columnist Reiss Becker discusses his perspective on the purpose of today's higher education system, its inherernt elitism, and the consequent way he believes we should regard its influence on society.

Host and Producer: Mary Helen Wood

For the carnival music: Merry Go - Silent Film Light by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Episode 1.1 -- Kristina Smith

Kristina Smith, president of Duke Student Government, shares her political background in an interview with POLIS: Duke's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service. This is the first episode in a new podcast series that explores what drives students' political engagement.

S2E1: The N-Word

What role does a racial slur that's still actively used to degrade a group of people play in today's popular music? Editorial Page Managing Editor Victoria Priester discusses her recent column on the use of the n-word in popular culture and music.

Duke's Dirty Little Secret

Want to know about those guys in the graduation gowns on LDOC? Who are they and why do they chirp like birds?

Hear At Duke launched an investigation, culminating in a faceoff for the ages in our last episode of the season.