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Allan Hancock College releases new podcast

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Posted at 7:57 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 03:30:13-05

Allan Hancock College launched the new 'Hancock Conversations' podcast Tuesday. The podcast offers listeners a new opportunity to learn more about the college and their community.

Hancock Conversations is the college’s very first podcast. It is produced in-house by the college itself. Each episode is hosted by Hancock Superintendent/President Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D. Guests include current and former students, staff, faculty, administrators, local community members and more.

“This podcast celebrates the stories of the very inspiring people who have helped make Hancock the unique and vibrant hub for learning that it is today,” said Walthers. “They come from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences, but they all share a passion for making their community a better place. It’s been a privilege to speak with them, and I’m happy that we can share their stories through this podcast.”

The college began recording the podcast in early 2020, with guests joining Walthers live in an on-campus studio. After the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the college says guests called into the recording sessions remotely to ensure their health and safety.

The first episode released Tuesday features Hancock grad and college Trustee Hilda Zacarías discussing her work as a board member and her passion for social justice. Future guests include longtime Hancock welding instructor Ray Snowden, 1950s Hancock alum Marylin Cronk, former college presidents Ann Foxworthy Lewellen and José Ortiz, and more. New episodes will air on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Episodes and transcripts of Hancock Conversations are available on the college’s website as well as on the Spotify and Apple Podcast apps.