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Ep. 89: Getting to know Chicano Batman

In episode 89, Through the Gates producer Emily Miles speaks to the SoCal genre-blurring act Chicano Batman. The group visited Bloomington to headline the annual Culture Shock festival, which took place at Rhino's Youth Center on April 14, 2018.

Ep. 88: Amy Wax

In episode 88, Dean James Shanahan interviews Amy Wax, who recently visited IU Bloomington as a guest of the Tocqueville Lecture Series.

Ep. 87: Anthony DeCurtis, author, journalist, music critic & IU alum

In episode 87, we feature an early-release episode of a mini-series from the College of Arts and Sciences featuring three alumni who received awards from the College this year. This episode is about award-winning author, journalist, and music critic Anthony DeCurtis.

Ep. 86: A life of adventure: A profile of Barbara Restle

In episode 86, Emily Miles speaks with Barbara Restle, environmental activist and press freedom advocate. A childhood in 1930s Austria, where Nazi occupation came to suppress independent reporting, led Restle to eventually study journalism at Indiana University. In 2017, Restle contributed funding to the Media School for the study of the Freedom of Information Act and confidential source protections. The music in this episode comes from Greta Keller, Bela Bartok, Jahzzar and Doctor Turtle.

Ep. 85: Noah Bendix-Balgley, First Concertmaster with the Berliner Philharmoniker

In episode 85, Janae Cummings speaks to Noah Bendix-Balgley, first concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and a graduate of IU's Jacobs School of Music. As the Wells Scholars Program professor, Bendix-Balgley recently visited Bloomington to lead an honors interdisciplinary colloquium for undergraduate students on "Art Music in the Contemporary World: An Exploration of Emerging Models."

Ep. 84: Jamie Kalven, the first amendment, and the Laquan McDonald case

In episode 84, journalist Jamie Kalven spoke to Media School Dean James Shanahan about using first amendment freedoms to fight censorship. Kalven successfully fought a subpoena to name sources for his story about the police-involved shooting death of Chicago teenager Laquan McDonald.

Ep. 83: Twyla Tharp on movement, creativity, and The One Hundreds at Indiana University

In episode 83, Janae Cummings interviews legendary dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp. The two talk about her career, method, and course collaboration with Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance.

Ep. 82: Hindustan Times' Aman Sethi on the demonetization in India

In episode 82, Dean Shanahan speaks to Aman Sethi about demonetization, digitization, and control as part of IU's India Remixed arts and humanities festival. Sethi is associate editor at the Hindustan Times.

Ep. 81: Educating on climate change with PBS' Nova producers

In episode 81, Dean Shanahan speaks to Paula Apsell and Doug Hamilton—producers of PBS’s critically acclaimed science series Nova—about the show's climate change programming and learning how to educate their audiences on the facts.

Ep. 80: Gina McCarthy on the future of the EPA and our planet

In ep. 80, Dean Shanahan speaks to Gina McCarthy, who served as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2013 to 2017.

Ep. 79: Wounded Galaxies 1968: Paris, Prague, Chicago

In episode 79, Dean Shanahan speaks to Joan Hawkins, associate professor at the IU Media School, about the Wounded Galaxies festival and symposium. Wounded Galaxies: 1968 – Beneath the Paving Stones, the Beach is a festival and symposium produced by The Burroughs Century Ltd., welcoming scholars, writers, artists, archivists, filmmakers, performers, and others interested in exploring the intellectual and aesthetic legacy of 1968, during its 50th Anniversary year. The festival subtitle is a translation of the French slogan “Sous les pavés, la plage!,” a popular resistance graffiti in France Mai ’68 that refers to both the sand beneath cobblestones lifted by students to hurl at police as well as the ‘Situationist’ conviction that the streets–the expression of capital and consumption–could be rediscovered by abandoning a regimented life.

Ep. 78: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

In episode 78, Dean James Shanahan speaks to Professor of Law Steve Sanders about Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission—a case in which the Supreme Court will determine whether the application of Colorado's public accommodations law to compel a cake maker to design and make a cake that violates his sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage violates the Free Speech or Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment.

Ep. 77: Cybersecurity and the challenges of staying safe online in 2018

In episode 77, Janae Cummings speaks to Dan Calarco, chief of staff for IU's vice president for information technology, and Von Welch, director of IU's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. The trio discuss cybersecurity, two-factor login, and the challenges of staying safe online.

Ep. 76: Discussing race, change, and awkward conversations with W. Kamau Bell

Through the Gates host Janae Cummings opens season 3 with W. Kamau Bell—sociopolitical comedian, podcaster, author, and Emmy Award-winning host of the CNN docu-series United Shades of America. Bell visited the Indiana University Bloomington campus to speak at the university's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Leadership Breakfast.

Ep. 75: The Through the Gates Holiday Spectacular

In episode 75, the Through the Gates family gets together for a fun episode of holiday trivia and conversation.

Ep. 74: Talking Journalism, Politics, and Polls with Washington Post's Margaret Sullivan

In episode 74, Dean James Shanahan talks to Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for the Washington Post, about the relationship between the press and the American public. The conversation also touches on politics, the future of polling, and the possible impact of the "Weinstein effect."

Ep. 73: Indie filmmaker and IU alumna Eliza Hittman

In episode 73, Janae Cummings speaks with Eliza Hittman, IU alumna and award-winning indie filmmaker. Hittman recently visited the IU Cinema as part of its Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker program. Her most recent feature BEACH RATS won the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award for U.S. Dramatic Feature.

Ep. 72: IU Ballet & The Nutcracker: A Holiday Tradition

In episode 72, Janae Cummings speaks to Sarah Wroth, associate chair of the ballet department at the Jacobs School of Music, and Georgia Dalton, graduating junior and the Sugar Plum Fairy in IU’s upcoming production of The Nutcracker. Tickets are still available for the performance, which runs from November 30 to December 3 at the Musical Arts Center on the IU Bloomington campus.

Ep. 71: Getting to know Ellen Ketterson & IU's Grand Challenge on environmental change

In episode 71, Dean Shanahan speaks to Distinguished Professor of Biology Ellen Ketterson about her research and her leadership of the Prepared for Environmental Change Team—one of Indiana University's Grand Challenges.

Ep. 70: Alvin Felzenberg on the life and times of William F. Buckley Jr.

In episode 70, James Shanahan speaks to Alvin Felzenberg, author of "A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr." The book examines how Buckley brought together anti-Communists, small-government advocates, free-market supporters, libertarians, and others to create a conservative movement. It also explores Buckley's relationship with US presidents, especially Ronald Reagan. Felzenberg recently visited the IU Bloomington campus as part of the Tocqueville Lecture Series.

Ep. 69: The works and impact of Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki

In episode 69, we speak to Halina Goldberg, professor of musicology, and Dominick DiOrio, associate professor of choral conducting at the IU Jacobs School of Music about the works and career of multi-award winning Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki. The maestro will visit the IU Bloomington campus for Penderecki Conducts Penderecki: "ST. LUKE PASSION," which takes place Wednesday, November 15 at 8pm in the Musical Arts Center.

Ep. 68: The Orson Welles materials at Indiana University

In episode 68, we speak to Patrick Feaster, media preservation specialist and scholar of sound recording at Indiana University, and Erika Dowell, associate director of IU's Lilly Library about the collection of Orson Welles' materials being preserved and archived at the university. The duo also talk about the university's Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative.

Ep. 67: Breaking down Indiana University's campus ghost stories

In episode 67, Through the Gates producers Abbie Gipson and Emily Miles look into Indiana University campus ghost stories and discuss their findings. Be sure to listen to this in conjunction with episode 65, where we talk to IU alum Kat Klockow about her book Haunted Hoosier Halls and other paranormal phenomena (https://soundcloud.com/through-the-gates-at-iu/ep-65-the-haunted-history-of-indiana-university-with-kat-klockow)

Ep. 66: Discussing foreign relations, the Iran nuclear deal, and academia with Lee Feinstein

In episode 66, we talk to Lee A. Feinstein, dean of IU's School of Global & International Studies and former US ambassador to Poland. Topics include Feinstein's career in foreign policy, hot spots such as North Korea and Iran, and his work in academia.

Ep. 65: The haunted history of Indiana University with Kat Klockow

In episode 65, we chat with IU alum, writer, and paranormal enthusiast Kat Klockow about Indiana University's spooky stories and urban legends. Klockow is author of "Haunted Hoosier Halls: Indiana University" and "Ohio's Haunted Crime." Be sure to listen to this in conjunction with episode 67, where our producers examine more ghost stories related to the IU Bloomington campus (https://soundcloud.com/through-the-gates-at-iu/ep-67-breaking-down-indiana-university-campus-ghost-stories).

Ep. 64: A discussion with Academy Award winner and IU alum Bruce Joel Rubin

In episode 64, we talk to Bruce Joel Rubin, IU alum and Academy Award-winning screenwriter for the supernatural romance Ghost. Rubin also wrote the screenplays for the 1990 psychological horror film Jacob's Ladder and the science-fiction films Deep Impact and The Last Mimzy.

Ep. 63: Understanding the history of North Korea and its relationship with the United States

In episode 63, we talk to Mark Minton, professor of practice in IU's School of Global and International Studies, about the history of North Korea and the escalation of tensions with the United States.

Ep. 62: Discussing DACA, its history, and the implications of the rollback

In episode 62, we speak to Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Professor of Law and Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow at the IU Maurer School of Law, about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, its history and impact on higher education, and the current status of immigration law.

Ep. 61: Leonard Bernstein at 100: The IU Jacobs School connection

In episode 61, we speak with IU Jacob School of Music Dean Emeritus Charles Webb and Philip Ponella, the Wennerstrom Philips Music Library Director and director of Music Information Technology Services, about the great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. In 2009, the Bernstein family awarded the Jacobs School of Music with the contents of one of his composing studios. That studio is now on tour as part of the global celebration "Leonard Bernstein at 100."

Ep. 60: Discussing the current cycle of political and social polarization with Aurelian Craiutu

In episode 60, we discuss the current cycle of political and social polarization on university campuses and throughout the United States with Aurelian Craiutu, professor, IU Department of Political Science.

Ep. 59: A discussion on Confederate monuments and awakening Americans to history

In episode 59, we talk to James H. Madison, the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History Emeritus at Indiana University Bloomington, about recent controversies surrounding Confederate monuments and the Civil War.

Ep. 58: A discussion with journalist and professor Elaine Monaghan

In episode 58, we discuss journalism, languages, foreign correspondence, and more with Elaine Monaghan, career journalist and professor of practice in the IU Media School.

Ep. 57: Discussing the 2017 Solar Eclipse with Dr Caty Pilachowski

In episode 57, we chat with Dr. Caty Pilachowski, Professor and the Kirkwood Chair in Astronomy at Indiana University Bloomington, about the 2017 solar eclipse and IU's CelestFest event

Ep. 56: Talking record engineering, production, and podcasting with Paul Mahern

In episode 56, we talk to Paul Mahern—rock and pop record producer, mixing and mastering engineer, singer, songwriter, and IU Media School instructor. Mahern has worked with acts such as John Mellencamp, Lily & Madeleine, The Fray, and Neil Young.

Ep. 55: Meat the future with David Kay

In episode 55, we talk to David Kay of Memphis Meats, a California-based company working to change the way meat gets to your plate by producing real meat from lab-grown animal cells.

Ep. 54: Making, Innovating, and Learning in IU's Makerspace

Episode 54 features a discussion with Adam Maltese and grad student Joey Huang about "the MILL," a creative space at IU Bloomington for tinkering, crafting, prototyping, and exploring creative solutions to pedagogical problems.

Ep. 53: Peter Hessler on Chinese lingerie merchants and the inroads of globalization

Author and The New Yorker staff writer Peter Hessler joins Through the Gates to discuss the cultural differences between Egyptians and the Chinese entrepreneurs who have set up shop in towns along the Nile.

Ep. 52: Author William McKeen discusses the Beach Boys and Everybody Had an Ocean

Author and Boston University Professor William McKeen joins Through the Gates to discuss his new book "Everybody Had an Ocean," as well as The Beach Boys, Charles Manson, and the music and mayhem of the 1960s.

Ep. 51: Discussing S-Town, Serial, and binge-worthy journalism with Julie Snyder

In episode 51, producer Julie Snyder joins Through the Gates to talk about binge-worthy journalism and her experiences with S-Town and Serial, two of the most successful podcast programs in recent history.

Ep. 50: The polarization of politics with The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne

E.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post, helps us ring in the 50th episode with a discussion on the polarization of politics and the importance of empathy.

Ep. 49: Discussing politics and investigative journalism with Roger Cohen

In episode 49, New York Times columnist and IU Poynter Center Chair Roger Cohen joins us to discuss post-election politics and the importance of investigative journalism.

Ep. 48: Getting to know the University Archives & the Primary Source Immersion Program

Dina Kellams, Director of University Archives, and Meg Meiman, head of teaching and learning at IU Libraries, join us to discuss the Indiana University Archives and the Primary Source Immersion Program. The new program will help IU faculty members integrate primary sources into an existing or new course and show ways to foster students’ information literacy skills in relation to primary sources.

Ep. 47: Discussing the state of contemporary politics with William Kristol

In episode 47, we're joined by neoconservative political analyst and commentator William Kristol, founder and editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard. Kristol is visited the IU Bloomington campus as part of The Toqueville Program to speak about the state of contemporary politics and the chances of a new political center at the university.

Ep. 46: The 89th Academy Awards with Brittany Friesner & Jesse Pasternack

In episode 46, we're joined by Brittany Friesner, associate director of the IU Cinema, and Jesse Pasternak, a junior at IU and the co-president of the Indiana Student Cinema Guild, to discuss the Oscars, why they're important, and their impact on our culture.

Ep. 45: Modern love, dating & Singles in America with Justin Garcia

In episode 45, we speak to Dr. Justin Garcia, associate director for research & education at the Kinsey Institute and Ruth N. Halls Assistant Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University. Dr. Garcia talks about a new era of modern love and dating and technology's role in it, as well as Match.com's Singles in America survey.

Ep. 44: Aurelian Craiutu and the Faces of Moderation

Aurelian Craiutu is a champion of moderation in an era of extreme politics. The political scientist argues that moderation is a virtue for all seasons, but that it's urgently needed in times of polarization. In episode 44, Craiutu discusses his new book, "Faces of Moderation: The Art of Balance in an Age of Extremes," which pushes back against the idea that moderation is a weak virtue or a philosophy for people who lack conviction.

Ep. 43: On the road to the Rhodes with scholar Morgan Mohr

We talk to Morgan Mohr, a senior at Indiana University Bloomington studying political science, history and feminist policy. Morgan was recently named a 2017 Rhodes Scholar.

Ep. 42: Linda Smith and the study of learning in human children and machines

Jim Shanahan speaks to Linda Smith, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor’s Professor of psychological and brain sciences in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Smith is leading "Learning: Brains, Machines, and Children," which is Indiana University's first Emerging Areas Research Initiative.

Ep. 41: Elizabeth Cullen Dunn on displacement and humanitarianism in the Republic of Georgia

Through the Gates opens season 2 with guest Elizabeth Cullen Dunn, an associate professor in IU's School of Global and International Studies. Professor Dunn discusses the experiences and lessons learned during the development of her upcoming book, "Permanently Temporary: Humanitarianism and displacement in the Republic of Georgia." She also discusses the plight of refugees in other parts of the world, as well as the current state of efforts to resettle refugees in Bloomington, Indiana.

Ep. 40 – Through the Gates Year-End Review

A look back at some of the interesting personalities who appeared on Through the Gates, including Tom French, Jonathan Banks, Robbie Benson, Kate Lilley, Lilly King, Lee Hamilton and Monika Herzig.

Ep. 39: The Holiday Spectacular

IU Libraries Dina Kellams and Michelle Crowe join Jim and Janae to talk about Indiana University holiday facts, traditions, and more. This episode marks the end of season 1 of Through the Gates.

Ep. 38: A post-election discussion on the rise of Twitter bots

IU Professor Filippo Menczer joins Jim and Janae in the studio to discuss one of the election season's hottest topics—the rise of Twitter bots.

Ep. 37: Glenn Gass on Elvis Presley and the history of rock and roll

Glenn Gass, Provost Professor of Music in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, talks to us about Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and the history of rock music and the rock era.

Ep. 36: IU's Paul Helmke & Brian DeLong on the 2016 political season

This week, Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan discusses the upcoming election and recent electoral debates with IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs professors Paul Helmke, Professor of Practice and director of the Civic Leaders Center, and Brian DeLong, senior lecturer and university debate coach. This far-reaching conversation explores a variety of issues related to both Donald J. Trump and Secretary Hillary Clinton's recent campaigns during this unusual and trend-setting election season.

Ep. 35: The challenge of increasing campus diversity among faculty and students

This week, Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan speaks with John Nieto Phillips, IU associate vice provost for faculty development and diversity, on the challenge of increasing campus diversity among faculty and students. The conversation addresses a variety of nuances of student and faculty recruitment and touches on questions of competitive hiring, extra burdens on minority faculty, and implicit bias.

Ep. 34: Tom & Kelley French on “Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon”

Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan speaks with Thomas and Kelley French, both acclaimed journalists and Professors of Practice at the Media School. Their recently published memoir, "Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon," has fast become an important work for parents navigating similar circumstances and for medical professionals seeking to understand the experience of parents of premature children.

Ep. 33: Nicole Martins on the effects of mass media on children

Through the Gates host and Dean of the Media School Jim Shanahan speaks with Associate Professor Nicole Martins about her work on the effects of media on children. The conversation reveals some of the ways gender, body image, and interpersonal violence are impacted by media use.

Ep. 32: Bernard Fraga and Sandy Shapshay on young voters & the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

Janae Cummings talks with Prof. Bernard Fraga and Prof. Sandra Shapshay about their work on the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national voting initiative focused on improving democratic engagement on college campuses, increasing student voter participation rates, and graduating students with a lifelong commitment to being informed and active citizens. In our Hoosier Five segment, Cummings speaks with Professor Amjad Ali Khan, a virtuoso and master teacher of the Indian sarod, a fretless cousin of the sitar.

Hoosier Five: Indiana University Sleep Walk

Hoosier Five host Janae Cummings talks about the Indiana University Sleep Walk and the Sleep Great IU! Challenge with Carrie Docherty from the IU School of Public Health and Steven Lalevich from Healthy IU.

Ep. 31: Jess Tompkins on women in gaming

Through the Gates host Janae Cummings talks to Jess Tompkins, IU Media School PhD student, about women in gaming and the sexualization of female characters in video games. She later chats with IU School of Public Health's Carrie Docherty and Healthy IU's Steven Lalevich about IU's Sleep Walk awareness event.

Ep. 30: Monika Herzig on jazz legend David Baker and women in jazz

Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan talks with Monika Herzig, jazz recording artist and lecturer in SPEA’s Arts Management program about jazz legend David Baker, jazz education, and women in jazz. Additional segments include the Hoosier 5 with IU Theatre professor Dale McFadden and a monologue by Chris J. Handley from the memory play "Dancing at Lughnasa."

Ep. 29: Media portrayal of Muslims, the political climate & student activism

IU Media School dean Jim Shanahan interviews Prof. Abdulkader Sinno on topics ranging from the portrayal of Muslims in popular culture to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim citizens in the U.S. to comedians who help bridge the gap between negative perceptions and reality. In a later interview, Janae Cummings interviews IU senior Dana Khabbaz about student activism.

Hoosier Five: Conversation with Adrian Matejka

We asked five questions (and a little more) to Indiana University professor and poet-in-residence Adrian Matejka. The award-winning poet is author of The Devil’s Garden, Mixology, and The Big Smoke—a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. His upcoming collection of poems, Map to the Stars, will be released in March 2017.

Ep. 28: Keith Caton - IU Football Strength and Conditioning Coach

With the IU football season well underway, someone has to help the Hoosiers stay in top shape. That person is Keith Caton, the strength and conditioning coach for the IU football team. Caton's coaching career includes stops at the University of Southern Mississippi, Auburn University, the University of Missouri, Western Kentucky University and Baylor University. This week on Through the Gates, host Jim Shanahan will discuss IU's training methods with Caton, as well as his role in helping athletes sustain their athletic performance. We'll also hear from Caryn Hojnicki, sustainability coordinator with Greening Cream & Crimson, an initiative designed to bring more sustainable practices to IU athletics. She'll share her work on the Zero Waste Football project with Janae Cummings in this week's Five Questions segment.

Ep. 27: Ed Comentale - First Thursdays

This week, Through the Gates hosts Jim Shanahan and Janae Cummings talk with Ed Comentale, associate vice provost for arts and humanities in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, and Arts and Humanities Council intern Lucy Battersby, an undergraduate studying history and creative writing in the College of Arts and Sciences. Ed and Lucy share updates from the council and talk about First Thursdays, a celebration of contemporary arts & humanities on the IU Bloomington campus debuting Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. The festival is free and open to all members of the public, with performances and activities around the Showalter Arts Plaza from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by featured evening events at venues across campus. Janae Cummings also talks with IU award-winning poet Adrian Matejka, who has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, and who is kicking off the inaugural First Thursdays event Sept. 1, and documentarian Rick Prelinger, whose film “No More Road Trips?” will be shown during the event at 6:30 p.m. in the IU Cinema

Ep. 26: Melanie Payne - Welcome Week

When students at IU Bloomington head back to campus, Melanie Payne and her team are there to help them. Payne is the senior associate director of First Year Experience and the director of New Student Orientation, and she joins Through the Gates this week to share exactly how she makes the move-in experience a good one for all of the new Hoosiers heading to school for the first time.

Ep. 25: Michael Adams - Author

This week, we’ll hear from Michael Adams, Provost Professor of English at Indiana University, and author of “In Praise of Profanity” (Oxford University Press, 2016). Adams sees “In Praise of Profanity” as a continuation of 2009’s “Slang: The People’s Poetry.” In it, he argues that profanity is not only oversimplified as being taboo, it is also valuable and essential as a vehicle of communication and an element of style. Adams is an English language historian and a frequent contributor to various dictionaries and academic journals. Though his published articles often explore arcane aspects of language, he also writes books aimed at broader audiences. They include “Slayer Slang: A ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Lexicon” and “From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages.”

Ep. 24: Nancy Wexler, Geneticist

This week, we’ll hear from Nancy Wexler, a leading geneticist and neuropsychologist whose research led to the identification of the Huntington’s disease gene. Her research has also led to the discovery of the genes responsible for familial Alzheimer’s disease, kidney cancer, two types of neurofibromatosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and dwarfism. In spring 2016, Wexler received the inaugural Hermann J. Muller Award, which is named for a renowned geneticist, a Nobel Laureate, a social activist and an esteemed IU Bloomington faculty member (1945-67). The Muller award and lecture series recognizes luminary international geneticists whose discoveries, like Muller’s, have or are making a significant impact on the field of genetics and society.

Ep. 23 - T. Kelly Wilson, IU Center for Art and Design

“I have yet to meet the person I can’t teach to draw,” T. Kelly Wilson tells Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan in this week’s episode. Wilson is an architect and director of the Indiana University Center for Art and Design in Columbus. Wilson talks about the importance of drawing on creativity and invention. “When you go to draw and you look to perceive … the world becomes suddenly very strange and complex,” he said, adding that common notions of what you’re seeing change and modify when translating them to pictures. This episode also introduces Janae Cummings, a new Through the Gates podcast host, who will also be featured in upcoming “Five Questions” segments featuring campus visitors and faculty, staff, students, friends and alums of IU.

Ep. 22: Matt Bochman, molecular biologist

Water. Hops. Malted barley. Yeast. Put them together and you have a delicious beer — usually. But as IU molecular biologist Matthew Bochman shares on this week’s podcast, conditions common to the production of certain craft beers can sometimes inhibit their production, risking a growing segment of a nearly $55 billion industry. On this week's episode of Through the Gates, Bochman explains how yeast is used to produce beer and how his research has helped one local brewery improve their product.

Ep. 21: Eileen Julien and the "Arts of Survival"

This week, we’ll hear from Eileen Julien, IU professor of comparative literature and director of IU’s Institute for Advanced Study. Julien is also co-director of “Arts of Survival: Recasting Lives in African Cities,” a three-week summer institute that has brought together 22 faculty and three graduate students from universities and colleges across the U.S. The institute is hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study on the IU Bloomington campus and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Julien, who is author of “Travels with Mae: Scenes from a New Orleans Girlhood,” is bringing a personal touch to “Arts of Survival” by loaning part of a collection of Mardi Gras regalia to the Mathers Museum of World Cultures for an exhibit beginning July 12. Public readings and films will also be offered during the institute, and the group will travel to New Orleans to examine the intersection of contemporary urban culture art with the political and social structures embedded in the city.

Ep. 20: IU Center for Constitutional Democracy with David C. Williams and Samantha von Ende

This week on Through the Gates, host Jim Shanahan is joined by David C. Williams, the executive director of the Center for Constitutional Democracy and the John S. Hastings Professor of Law in the Maurer School of Law. Williams has written widely on constitutional law and consults with constitutional reform movements around the world. Presently, he advises elements of the Burma democracy movement on the constitutional future of the country. In today's interview, he will share some of how that process works. Later in the episode, student Samantha von Ende will share some of her own work with the Center for Constitutional Democracy. As a Ph.D. student, von Ende has worked extensively on gender-related issues of democracy in the United States and around the world.

Ep. 19: A look at IU Swimming with Coach Ray Looze and Olympic hopefuls Lilly King & Blake Pieroni

This week, we hear from IU swim coach Ray Looze, the 2016 Big Ten Coach of the Year for both men’s and women’s swimming, along with swimmers Lilly King, a rising sophomore from Evansville studying physical education in the School of Public Health, and Blake Pieroni, a rising junior from Chesterton, Ind., studying biology in the College of Arts and Sciences. King was named the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer of the Year. Both King and Pieroni hope to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Aug. 5 to 21) at the Olympic Trials for swimming June 26 to July 3 in Omaha, Neb. In this podcast, King and Blake talk about the discipline required for day-to-day life as student swimmers — and the numerous calories needed to fuel their training.

Ep. 18: Trevor Douglas, IU chemistry professor; Dana Johnson, author

This week, Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan is joined by Trevor Douglas, the Earl Blough Professor of Chemistry in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry. Douglas is part of a research team working toward a material that may eventually fuel cheap, efficient cars that run on water — work being funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The team has created an efficient biomaterial that catalyzes the formation of hydrogen — one half of the “holy grail” of splitting H2O. Also on this episode, we’ll hear from California-based author Dana Johnson, an associate professor of English at the University of Southern California, who talks about her writing process and reads an excerpt from one of her novels. Johnson will be in town next week as a faculty member at the annual IU Writers’ Conference (June 4-8).

Ep. 17: Sue Carter, Director, Kinsey Institute

This week, host Jim Shanahan is joined by Sue Carter, the director of The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. Carter was appointed to her position at The Kinsey Institute in October, 2014, after a long career in the field of neuroendocrinology. Carter has spent much of her recent career studying the consequences of birth intervention, particularly how the hormone oxytocin affects the health of both mothers and their newborn children. In this interview, Carter will discuss her career, including research on the mating habits of the prairie vole, the present and historical challenges of sex research and the immediate future of The Kinsey Institute. Also on this episode, Colin Allen, a faculty member in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine in the College of Arts and Sciences, talks about National Bike to Work Week, from May 16 to 20. May is National Bike Month.

Ep. 16: Fmr. Rep. Lee Hamilton

Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton joins host Jim Shanahan on this week's episode of Through the Gates. Hamilton represented Indiana's 9th Congressional District from 1965 to 1999 and served on several high profile committees both during and after his career in Congress. Hamilton went on to establish the Center on Congress at IU and still serves as a faculty member today. In this interview, Hamilton discusses his new book, his career in Washington and the state of American politics today.

Ep. 15: Murray McGibbon, IU theatre professor

This week on Through the Gates, IU associate professor Murray McGibbon joins host Jim Shanahan to discuss his upcoming "original pronunciation" production of Shakespeare's "King Lear". McGibbon utilized a grant from IU's New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Program to develop the new version of the play. The New Frontiers program encourages scholars to produce innovative works of scholarship and creative activities. McGibbon took that directive and used it to create a version of the play that utilizes a version of English pronunciation that most closely resembles what Shakespeare's actors would have used in the first run of the production in 1606. In this interview, Shanahan will ask McGibbon about the development of the play, how original pronunciation works and the challenges for both the actors involved and McGibbon as a director

Ep. 14: Robby Benson, actor and IU professor

Accomplished actor, writer, singer and director Robby Benson joins host Jim Shanahan for this week's episode of Through the Gates. A professor of practice at Indiana University, Benson brings experience gained through a career that stretches to nearly five decades, including his most famous role in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." Now, Benson guides film students at IU, including some who will showcase their work at two screenings this week. In this episode, Benson will discuss his long career, how television and film are changing, and what challenges his student filmmakers have had to overcome in their creative process. Also, in recognition of National Poetry Month, poets Adrian Matejka and Lisa Kwong will join the podcast to read some of their works.

Ep. 13: Jonathan Banks, actor

Film and television star Jonathan Banks joins Jim Shanahan on this week's episode of Through the Gates. In his nearly fifty years as an actor, Banks has been cast in a wide range of roles, but is most notable for his performances on "Breaking Bad," "Better Call Saul" and "Wiseguy." He's also appeared in several films, including "Airplane!" and "Beverly Hills Cop." In today's conversation, Banks will share his journey from the streets of Washington D.C. to the silver screen in Hollywood by way of Indiana University.

Ep. 12: Chris Lemonis, IU baseball coach

Though spring has been slow to arrive, baseball is already here! To bring us up to speed on this year's IU baseball team, Through the Gates welcomes head coach Chris Lemonis. Lemonis is now in his second season as head coach of the Hoosiers, and today he'll tell host Jim Shanahan about the joys and challenges of coaching baseball in the Big Ten.

Ep. 11: David Brenneman, Director, Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art

This week on Through the Gates, we welcome David Brenneman, the new director of the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art. Brenneman comes to IU after two decades in Atlanta at the High Museum of Art. In today's conversation, Brenneman tells host Jim Shanahan about his plans for the IU Art Museum, how the art world is changing in the 21st century, and why IU's collection is truly world class.

Ep. 10: James C. Scott, Patten Lecturer

Ever since humans appeared on earth, we've been domesticating everything from plants and animals to fire. This week on Through the Gates, anthropologist and political scientist James C. Scott explains how the domestication process has worked in reverse, and how it's led to interesting relationships between humans and governments around the world.

Ep. 8: Spring Break review

Through the Gates is off for Spring Break this week, but join us on a look back through the first seven episodes. There's much more to come through the rest of this semester!

Ep. 7: Latin Jazz with Wayne Wallace & Michael Spiro

Dean Jim Shanahan talks with Latin jazz musicians and IU instructors Wayne Wallace and Michael Spiro.

Ep. 6: Jeffrey Buchman, Jacobs School of Music

Media School Dean Jim Shanahan interviews Jeffrey Buchman, stage director for the IU Jacobs School of Music’s upcoming production of “Carmen,” and Jacobs graduate student Patricia Illera, who will perform the opera’s title role.

Ep. 5: Women in IT at IU

Media School Dean James Shanahan talks with Maureen Biggers (pictured), director of the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology at IU, and Laurie Burns McRobbie, IU's first lady who helped establish CEWiT.

Ep. 4: IU Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel

IU Provost Lauren Robel chats with IU Media School Dean James Shanahan in this week's podcast.

Ep. 3: Tom French, professor and journalist

This week's Through the Gates podcast looks at long-form narrative journalism with IU Media School professor of practice Tom French, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and IU alumnus.