Artwork by Hannah Lilly Goldstein, Music by Gabriel Bango
Episode 5: Carmen Bango, Class of Covid-20 (Storytime Board Member)
Carmen is one of the amazing board members of Storytime. Her podcast episode is of a story she shared on Zoom on 3/26/20. Her story explores uncertainty and sense-making in medicine through her own experience with emergency surgery.
Episode 4: Kene Odenigbo, Class of 2019
Kene, who graduated in 2019, talks about her definition of home and how that affected her personal identity. Before the story begins, we have a clip from the present Kene talking about her current life and her Storytime.
Episode 3: Bernie Rhie, Associate Professor of English, Williams College (Story from 2017)
Below is the description from Bernie's original storytime: "In the spring of my junior year of high school, I suddenly decided to drop out. About two years later, soon after I turned 18, I made my way to the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center in Santa Rosa, CA, where I lived and worked for the next three years, practicing Zen. During my Storytime, I plan to detail some of the reasons I felt unable to make it through high school, what I did during the two years between high school and my move to the Zen Center, and what it was like living at the Zen Center. If there's time, I may also talk a bit about my return to school (at Santa Rosa Junior College) after my time at the Zen Center." More Information about the Williamstown Zen Group and the Intro to Zen Podcast can be found here: https://williamstownzengroup.org/intro-to-zen-online/
Episode 1: Landon Marchant, Class of 2020 (Story from 2016)
Originally told in 2016, Landon's story touches on the idea of coming home and being unrecognizable, unlikely mentors and friends, and life as a non-traditional student at Williams.
Episode 2: Hear from Landon Marchant now! (Story from 2020)
Three years later, Landon re-addresses questions from their original Storytime and brings listeners up-to-date on life in the spring of 2020. The second half of this podcast is an exploration of mentorship and hard conversations, as they wrestle with their goal of being the kind of role model their younger self needed.