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May 18, 2022

4.36 A Conversation with Dr. Adam Carter

This week Jimmy talks with his husband Dr. Adam Carter, Clinical Director for the National Alliance for Children’s Grief. He talk…

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May 11, 2022

4.35 A Conversation with Michael Avila

This week Jimmy talks with Texas theatre education professor Michael Avila. He talks about his time as an arts administrator, his…

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May 4, 2022

4.34 A Conversation with Maria Beilke and Jake Noble

This week Jimmy talks with two Season 3 alumni checking in on their student teaching experience this spring. Maria Beilke from th…

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April 27, 2022

4.33 A Conversation with Emily Hageman

This week Jimmy talks with Iowa theatre teacher and playwright Emily Hageman. She talks about creating new work with and for her …

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April 20, 2022

4.32 A Conversation with Jackie Vetter

This week Jimmy talks with Montana teaching artist Jackie Vetter. She talks about her work in psychology and its influence on her…

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April 13, 2022

4.31 A Conversation with Kyle Holmes

This week Jimmy talks with Ranked: The Musical creator Kyle Holmes. He talks about the creation of the hit musical, starting a pu…

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April 6, 2022

4.30 A Conversation with Joey Yow

This week Jimmy talks with New Jersey theatre and film teacher Joey Yow. He talks about building a thriving middle school program…

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March 30, 2022

4.29 A Conversation with Catherine Del Castillo

This week Jimmy talks with New York teaching artist Catherine Del Castillo. She talks about how she was empowered as a young arti…

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March 23, 2022

4.28 A Conversation with Ben Patton and Chris Turner

This week Jimmy talks with two of his senior theatre education majors at ISU, Ben Patton and Chris Turner. They talk about the po…

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March 16, 2022

4.27 A Conversation with Erik Whitehill

This week Jimmy talks with Arizona elementary music educator and musical composer Erik Whitehill. He talks about his passion for …

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March 9, 2022

4.26 A Conversation with Lorina Watts

This week Jimmy talks with Texas elementary teacher Lorina Watts. She talks about her passion for teaching little ones, building …

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March 2, 2022

4.25 A Conversation with Jeremy Jenkins

This week Jimmy talks with Ohio theatre teacher Jeremy Jenkins. He talks about creating a culture of community, revitalizing a pr…

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Feb. 23, 2022

4.24 A Conversation with J.R. Willard-Rose

This week Jimmy talks with Illinois theatre teacher J.R. Willard-Rose. He talks about his influential theatre teachers, his expan…

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Feb. 16, 2022

4.23 A Conversation with Robyn Needham

This week Jimmy talks with Texas elementary teacher Robyn Needham. She talks about writing original music and musicals, dramatic …

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Feb. 9, 2022

4.22 A Conversation with Emily Lewis

This week Jimmy talks with Alabama theatre teacher Emily Lewis. She talks about giving middle school students a chance to have a …

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Feb. 2, 2022

4.20 A Conversation with Rodrick Freitas

This week Jimmy talks with International School teacher Rodrick Freitas.  He talks about his experiences around the world, lesson…

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Feb. 2, 2022

4.21 A Conversation with Dustin Loehr

This week Jimmy talks with Dustin Loehr of the Arizona Department of Education. He talks about his work as a teaching artist and …

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Jan. 19, 2022

4.19 A Conversation with Deena Cassady

This week Jimmy talks with Illinois theatre teacher Deena Cassady. She talks about her musical theatre roots, in class production…

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Dec. 15, 2021

4.18 A Conversation with Christine DeFrancesco

This week Jimmy talks with Illinois theatre teacher Christine DeFrancesco.  She talks about building a program into an academy of…

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Dec. 8, 2021

4.17 A Conversation with Bryan Stanton

This week Jimmy talks with Texas theatre teacher Bryan Stanton. He talks about philanthropic theatre, empowering actors and techn…

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Dec. 6, 2021

4.16 A Conversation with Melissa Wilde

This week Jimmy talks with Milan, Italy elementary theatre teacher Melissa Wilde. She talks about living life internationally, he…

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Nov. 24, 2021

4.15 A Conversation with Matt Ludlam

This week Jimmy talks with Texas theatre teacher Matt Ludlam.  He talks about his work with Pre-K through elementary students, hi…

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Nov. 17, 2021

4.14 A Conversation with Collin Andrulonis

This week Jimmy talks with University of Central Oklahoma professor of theatre education Collin Andrulonis. He talks about the im…

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Nov. 10, 2021

4.13 A Conversation with Teri Ang

This week Jimmy talks with middle school teacher Teri Ang.  She talks about having a successful long career as a theatre teacher,…

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