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Craving some human perspective? As a couple within the queer community, business owner's Bryn and Laura discuss all facets of life as they navigate just what it means to be a human on this awkward planet. Originally launching as a retail company at Pride back in 2017, I AM HUMAN has now blossomed into a movement of its own. With their focus on forming true and meaningful connections through the use of art and conversation, no topic is off limits for these ladies or their occasional special g ...
 
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The Institute Podcast

Institute for the Arts and Humanities (UNC-CH)

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The Institute for the Arts and Humanities serves as UNC-Chapel Hill’s faculty home for interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration. The IAH supports its mission through its commitment to three interrelated areas of faculty life: scholarship, leadership, and fellowship. The IAH podcast features in-depth conversations with Fellows. The owl tops Hyde Hall, our Franklin Street home.
 
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Dillon is back and joins Brad on a basketball-heavy episode. Dillon recaps Pontotoc’s win over rival South Pontotoc in boys hoops (3:50), as Tyler Shephard and Zane Tipler both had big games. In another rivalry showdown, Oxford’s boys rallied past Lafayette (6:38). And Mantachie’s girls won a tight one over division foe Kossuth (9:04). Looking ahea…
 
After sitting through a 90 minute timeshare presentation, Bryn and Laura gained far more than just their discounted tickets to Universal and bowl of generic brand fruit loops. On this week's episode these ladies are talking about their recent experience of touring a resort in Orlando Florida while weighing the pros and cons of actually buying into …
 
Dillon is out, which means Brad is flying solo this week. On this episode, he recaps Baldwyn’s boys basketball win over Pine Grove on Tuesday (1:16), as well as Booneville’s girls winning the Prentiss County Tournament (4:08). Looking ahead, the Union County Tournament tips off Thursday (5:52), with Ingomar’s girls and New Albany’s boys as the favo…
 
In celebration of Bryn turning the big 3-0, this group of muggles took a quick road trip down to Orlando Florida to be fully immersed in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal. While taking the Hogwarts Express train between Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, mischief was always managed as they spent 2 whole days swishing and flicking their wand…
 
After a brief hiatus, Brad and Dillon are back, and they’ve got quite a bit to talk about. Brad recaps a big win for Tremont’s boys (2:48), who remain in control of Division 2-1A. Saltillo’s boys, meanwhile, suffered a tough loss to Columbus (5:28). More big games await this weekend, including a boys tilt between No. 2 Tupelo and No. 1 Starkville (…
 
With a year ending and a promise for growth at our horizons we raise a glass in a toast to a happy new year! On this week's episode Bryn and Laura reflect on the year past while talking new years resolutions for 2022. Why is it so hard to create a new habit and what's the secret to keeping it up throughout past the first few months? With the weddin…
 
With Christmas around the corner, many excitedly wait for that magical time on Christmas morning when they realize that Santa made a special visit into their home. They set out cookies, milk and some even make homemade reindeer food as children all across the world make their preparations for the big guy's arrival. But you don't have to be a small …
 
Family dinners are always kinda awkward. Whether it be the sweat inducing conversations or the tight quarters of a large family packed into a small home, we've all experienced these dinners in some form or another. But how do you navigate a dinner you already anticipate being awkward and what are some of ways to fight that anxiety of anticipation? …
 
In February of 2018, Former IAH Director Mark Katz interviews astrophysicist and College of Arts and Sciences Dean Chris Clemens about his research of the stars, as well as his self-identified conservatism on a college campus, where liberalism is the dominant language. He discusses why different views on campus are fundamental to a higher education…
 
Brad and Dillon are back to talk football and hoops. Brad recaps the football state championships, which featured two area teams. Amory battled Jefferson Davis County in the Class 3A game and just couldn’t match the Jaguars’ offensive attack (1:40). In 5A, West Point couldn’t stop Picayune’s running game and suffered a second-straight title game lo…
 
Back in 2018 Bryn and Laura hosted their very first "Hot Ones" styled competition titled Boss of the Sauce. One by one, contestants would eat 10 chicken wings smothered in a carefully selected and hand picked hot sauce that would challenge even the greatest of spice lords while attempting to answer questions against the fire. On this week's episode…
 
The MHSAA football championships are this weekend at Hattiesburg, and two area teams will be there. On this episode, Brad and Dillon first look back at last week’s North half finals. Tupelo Christian was no match for Simmons (1:46), which has dominated Class 1A all season. In 3A, Amory again won on the road, taking down North Panola (4:34). And in …
 
After a week of gratitude comes a week of embracing the practice of rolling with the punches. Sometimes in life a storm appears in the midst of your sunny days but it's all learning how you adjust your sails to face the inevitable winds against you. Bryn and Laura share just what the universe has had in store for them this week as they record in a …
 
With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, there is a festive joy in the air as we gather with loved ones and reflect on some of the things that make us most grateful in life. But is gratitude something we should be practicing more than just one day out of the year? On this week's episode, Bryn and Laura share some of the things that they are most grateful …
 
The MHSAA football playoffs continued for Classes 2A/3A/4A last week and got started for 1A/5A/6A. In a 4A game, Itawamba AHS pulled away in the second half for a 30-9 win over Ripley (1:10). In 1A, Drew and Dylan Rowsey rallied Biggersville past South Delta (3:40). East Webster won another close one over East Union in the 2A playoffs (6:56). Looki…
 
The MHSAA football playoffs are in full swing, with teams in Classes 2A, 3A and 4A starting last week and teams in 1A, 5A and 6A starting this Friday. Pontotoc won its 4A first-round game against Gentry – barely (1:10). It took double overtime for the Warriors to pull it out, 35-34. In 3A, Ethan Tucker blocked and then recovered two punts for touch…
 
Radiating confidence as humans can truly be a struggle in this world. Even finding it within ourselves presents a battle we all face in our day to day lives. On this week's episode, Bryn and Laura share some of their most personal experiences around going in and out of feeling confident. Once she stepped out of the closet, Laura discovered a new fo…
 
It’s crunch time on the gridiron this week. On this episode, Brad and Dillon examine the football landscape as the playoffs draw near. Tupelo cost itself a chance at making the postseason when it fell short at Clinton last week (2:07). Tupelo Christian, however, blew past Smithville to earn the program’s first division title (4:16). The Division 2-…
 
Halloween is a magical time of the year for both children and adults alike. Whether you prefer to play tricks or seek treats, it's a holiday that truly embraces the spirit of imagination requiring only one thing to participate; a costume. It can be store bought or a fully committed DIY job, but either way it doesn't have to break the bank. Bryn fab…
 
Six area volleyball teams played for a state championship on Saturday, and four returned home with titles. On this episode, Brad and Dillon recap the wins by Hickory Flat, Belmont, Alcorn Central and Pontotoc (1:50). On the gridiron, Tupelo snapped a three-game skid last week by beating Murrah (4:32). Immanuel Griffin had a record-setting night as …
 
Camping isn't for everybody, but for these ladies it's everything! Outdoor lovers Bryn and Laura take their nephew Kameron camping for his very first time in celebration of his sweet 16 at "Fitz Farm". Having grown up camping, Bryn shares some of the interesting experiences she and her family have had while enjoying the great outdoors like the time…
 
The stakes keep getting higher each week for area football and volleyball teams. On this episode, Brad and Dillon recap a couple of last week’s football games. Tupelo suffered a bad loss at Madison Central (2:08), and the Golden Wave need to figure it out if they hope to make the playoffs. Baldwyn, meanwhile, stayed hot with a blowout win over divi…
 
When it comes to dating, everyone has baggage in one way or another. Some of those bags tend to feel a bit heavier when carried into your next relationship and can really effect the way you handle yourself in positive and negative ways. On this week's episode, Bryn and Laura unpack some of their own baggage from previous relationships talking about…
 
Buying and selling a car can easily become an overwhelming and expensive experience for the unprepared. But even if you have absolutely no knowledge behind cars, there are ways of properly educating yourself enough in order to land a great car and an even better deal with confidence! Bryn and Laura are revving up their engines this week to talk abo…
 
Following up on last week's episode, Bryn, Laura, alongside special guest Kelly Z dive deeper into their conversation about navigating their bodacious womanly bodies. Focusing on topics like, boobs, masturbation, body odor, and underwear, there is no topic too taboo for these ladies. Having open conversations about our bodies is incredibly importan…
 
Every human on Earth goes through the process of discovering the body they were born into. In time, puberty comes along bringing a wave of weird while the body changes physically as well as functionally from that point on. (TMI ALERT!) On this episode, Bryn and Laura focus on the taboo topics around the Woman's Body while talking about some of the …
 
Natural Disasters have this overwhelming ability to cause absolute destruction with little to no warning for those most susceptible. Hurricane Ida was no exception to this hitting land at a category 4 initially throat punching the great state of Louisiana on August 26th 2021. With extensive flooding and mass power outages, many families found their…
 
As a dedicated pet parent, it's never easy to process the passing of a beloved pup. On this week's episode Bryn and Laura share the story of their oldest dog August as they make the incredibly hard decision to have her cross the rainbow bridge. From a young pup, this sassy husky of a girl suffered from intense hip dysplasia and mild incontinence. B…
 
For this week's episode, these ladies are taking a breather from hosting in order to recharge their batteries. After a whirlwind of a week, Bryn and Laura attempt to sit down and process some of the things they've been facing but find themselves short of success in recording. We instead bring you this short clip to encourage you to spend the time y…
 
After their recent trip to Oregon to plan a wedding and visit friends, Bryn and Laura can't help but wonder what it's like to live life as an Oregonian. Having made the move just a few years back, Sarah Donato and her husband along with their two children knew it was the right move for their Nature-Loving family. Sarah and daughter Willow join the …
 
When planning for a wedding, there are a variety of obstacles and an exceptional amount of details to take on throughout the process. Especially when you start to plan an intimate wedding over halfway across the country. No one would know better than wedding designer, loving mother and special guest Kim Fitzpatrick as Bryn and Laura discuss with he…
 
Learning to care for a plant can be such a rewarding experience, but how do you go about managing 120+ of them under one roof?!? Plant lover Sarah Penny joins the podcast giving us some insight as to how she cares for the literal jungle she has here in the city of Cincinnati. When Sarah isn't caring for her plants or her squad of senior Chihuahuas,…
 
Most of us have heard about empathy but what's the difference between feeling empathy towards another human versus having empathic abilities? On this week's episode we're getting in touch with our emotions to talk about the topic of spiritual gifts and reading energies. Going through what some would call "an awakening", Bryn shares her experience o…
 
With a wedding on the way and the couple celebrating their 4 year anniversary, Bryn and Laura put each other in the Q&A hot seat on this week's episode. Questions focus around love and marriage as these ladies share some of the most vulnerable moments from their relationships past and current. Laura shares some of the experiences she had throughout…
 
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live life on the road? Heather Shaw joins the podcast as she makes a quick pit stop in Ohio to talk about Nomadic living! 4 years ago she sold her house, almost all of her possessions and bought a van in order to hit the road all across America. But what makes someone decide to live as a Nomad and is …
 
On this week's episode, Bryn and Laura are talking about Pit Bulls and the negative stigma that surrounds these lovable creatures. Why are people so quick to consider this breed to be aggressive and is there any truth behind this stereotype? Special Guest Tiffany Latham joins the podcast to talk about her experience of raising a pit bull along with…
 
On this week's episode, Bryn and Laura aim their sights on the controversial topic of guns. With the intention of purchasing a gun, they turn to expert and brother-in-law Brian Floss to educate them on the matter while getting some hands on experience along the way. Once a soldier in the US Army, Brian spent his time in the infantry working hands o…
 
In honor of Pride month, this week's episode is all about drag! Bryn and Laura may be gagged over drag but you don't have to be an avid fan of Drag Race to enjoy this episode. What exactly is drag and how has it evolved throughout the queer culture over the years? Can these performers really be positive role models for the queer youth of today? Que…
 
Leaving behind the thousands of mating Brood X cicadas in Ohio, Bryn and Laura make their way into Austin and boy did it get weird. In a town full of food and a state full of fleas, these foodies enjoyed their time in Texas sharing some of their stories along the way. On this episode Laura embraces the rum runner family tradition while Bryn attempt…
 
Buckle up because these ladies are headed on a road trip! On this week's episode Bryn and Laura share their favorite road trip stories as they head towards Austin Texas. Growing up in the 90's you'd find yourself having quite the challenge keeping yourself entertained on those long car rides across country. But now we have everything from podcasts …
 
Black Lives Matter. On May 25th 2020 a Human Being by the name of George Floyd lost his life at the hands of a police officer. The world watched as this despicable act of racism unfolded and yet there are still so many surrounding us day to day who still feel that racism is not a deeply imbedded issue in this country. In what feels like a world ful…
 
One of the most magical parts about being human is the connection we find in others. We all want this sense of reliability and acceptance but not one human is made alike. We reflect the those beautiful differences in the way we act, feel or think and it is what makes us the individuals we are. But in today's day and age, so many of us tend to natur…
 
On this episode, we are taking a cold hard look at bullying and just how it can effect a human. Why do people initially become bullies and how do they choose their victims? How can you overcome a Bully and can being bullied really have long term effects? Bringing in a young and fresh perspective on the issue, Laura's nephew Kameron joins the podcas…
 
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