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Live from AC2nd is a network of podcasts feature professors from a variety of fields who teach at a Christian Liberal Arts College in Minnesota. Shows range from the sublime to the ridiculous and cover topics that are cultural, scholarly, spiritual, and personal. E-mail the show at livefromac2nd@gmail.com.

In this episode (recorded December, 2016), Sam sits down with Christian Collins Winn. The original show notes read: "In this episode, I sit down with Christian Collins Winn, a Theologian from Bethe University’s Biblical and Theological Studies department.  We discuss his intellectual journey, being southern, his new book, and much, much more."

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In this episode (recorded December 15, 2014), Sam sits down with Stacey Hunter Hecht.  Stacey was a dear colleague in Bethel's Political Science Department who tragically passed away in December of 2015.  This pocast recorded a year earlier gives insight into the wonderful person that Stacey was.  She is deeply missed. The original show notes read: "In this episode, I sit down with my good friend and colleague Stacey Hunter Hecht.  Stacey is the chair of the Political Science Department at Bethel University.  She is also a former (and perhaps future?) CWC Professor.  As we talk we explore Stacey’s childhood in western Pennsylvania, her days at Penn State and the University of Minnesota, her teaching career at Bethel, and much, much more."

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Chris and Sam are back to look back and evaluate their summer movie predictions from back in April.

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In this episode (recorded May 22, 2014), Sam sits down with Dick Peterson. The original show notes read: "In this episode, I sit down with Bethel Physics professor Dick Peterson. We walk through Dick’s beginnings in a one room schoolhouse is rural Wisconsin, to his graduate work at Michigan State and his post-doc work at Los Alamos, and end up with his 30 plus years in the Bethel Physics Department. Along the way we talk about Faith, Science, Liberal Arts, Humanity, the Atomic Bomb and much, much more."

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In this episode (recorded May 9, 2014), Sam sits down with Kathy Nevins. The original show notes read: In this episode, I have a long conversation with Bethel Psychology professor Kathy Nevins. Kathy was one of the most important influential teachers that I had as a student at Bethel. She shares her thoughts about reading widely, creative tension, teaching empathy, and much, much, more."

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In this episode (recorded April 11, 2014), Sam sits down with Sara Sahdy. The original show notes read: "In this episode, I sit down with Bethel Philosophy professor Sara Shady. Sara is the 2013 winner of Bethel Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching. She is a brilliant philosopher and teacher. We discuss growing up in Indiana, teaching philosophy, facilitating discussions, and much, much more."

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In this episode (recorded March 5, 2014), Sam sits down with Amy Poppinga. The original show notes read: "In this episode, Historian Amy Poppinga (Bethel History class of ’99) joins the show to share her intellectual autobiography. Amy talks about moving from New Mexico to Minnesota at age 14, almost becoming an actress, transferring to Bethel, becoming a scholar of Islam, and much, much more."

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In this episode (recorded March 3, 2014), Sam sits down with Chris Moore. The original show notes read: "In this episode, Political Scientist Chris Moore joins the show to share his intellectual autobiography. With Chris you never know where things will go.  This conversation ranges from Star Wars and Laser Tag in small town Ohio to life changing educational experiences in and out of the classroom."

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In this episode (recorded February 12, 2014), Sam sits down with Chris Gehrz.  The original show notes read: "In this episode, one of my best friends and collaborators – Bethel University History professor Chris Gehrz (pietistschoolman.com) – joins the show to share his intellectual autobiography. Along the way he discusses Pietism, blogging, the vocation and calling of teaching, and much, much more."

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It is as part of our retro podcast summer of 2017, we are re-intorducing (and rebooting?) the Autobiography podcast.  All summer we will be dropping interviews from the Autobiography podcast (2014-15) into the Live from AC2nd feed.  Our hope is to bring new Episodes to this series as well in the weeks, months, and years to come. 

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