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Macalester Big Questions

Macalester College

The “Big Questions” series is our attempt to try something different. These are glimpses into the minds and hearts of the people who comprise Macalester: a collection of their thoughts about the things that matter to them and, we hope, to you. You might think of these short videos as a stripped down, “acoustic” version of Macalester communications and as a way to see what truly animates the college.

Recent Episodes

John Kim and Quito Ziegler on Art Inspiring Action - Episode 10 - Macalester Big QuestionsJune 24, 2021 Episode artwork Wendy Weber on the Relevance of Human Rights - Episode 9 - Macalester Big QuestionsJune 17, 2021 Episode artwork William Hart and Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman on Religion and Politics - Episode 8 - Macalester Big QuestionsJune 10, 2021 Episode artwork Tia-Simone Gardner on the role of Art in Making the World a Better Place - Episode 7 - Macalester Big Questions June 03, 2021 Episode artwork Lesley Lavery and Brian Lozenski on if the COVID-19 pandemic will make K-12 education more equitable - Episode 6 - Macalester Big QuestionsMay 27, 2021 Episode artwork Rev. Kelly Stone on the Importance of Rituals - Episode 5 - Macalester Big QuestionsMay 20, 2021 Episode artwork Eric Carter and James Ochi on Life After COVID-19 - Episode 4 - Macalester Big QuestionsDecember 29, 2020 Episode artwork Adrienne Christiansen and Jane Zimmerman on What the World Will Look Like on November 4 - Episode 3 - Macalester Big QuestionsDecember 01, 2020 Episode artwork Sam Asarnow on Making Ethical Choices During COVID - Episode 2 - Macalester Big QuestionsNovember 25, 2020 Episode artwork Andrew Latham on the future of U.S.-China trade relations - Episode 1 - Macalester Big QuestionsOctober 22, 2020 Episode artwork Roopali Phadke and Katie Clifford on the Rivers Running Dry - Episode 34 - Macalester Big QuestionsMarch 18, 2020 Episode artwork Michael McGaghie and Patricia Brown on the Arts and Our Common Humanity - Episode 33 - Macalester Big QuestionsMarch 11, 2020 Episode artwork Andrew Beveridge and Kofi Amoo-Gottfried on Social Media - Episode 32 - Macalester Big QuestionsMarch 04, 2020 Episode artwork Marjorie Trueblood and Donna Maeda on Inclusion - Episode 31 - Macalester Big QuestionsFebruary 26, 2020 Episode artwork Jeffrey Toobin on the Supreme Court - Episode 30 - Macalester Big QuestionsFebruary 19, 2020 Episode artwork Barbara Phillips and Melvin Collins on Macalester's EEO Program - Episode 29 - Macalester Big QuestionsFebruary 13, 2020 Episode artwork Donnie Brooks and B. Todd Jones on Athlete Activism - Episode 28 - Macalester Big QuestionsFebruary 05, 2020 Episode artwork Andrea Kaston Tange on If the Humanities Matter - Episode 27 - Macalester Big QuestionsJanuary 29, 2020 Episode artwork Adrienne Christiansen and Minh Ta on Democracy - Episode 26 - Macalester Big QuestionsJanuary 22, 2020 Episode artwork Kate Ryan Reiling and Mindy Deardurff on Entrepreneurship and the Liberal Arts - Episode 25 - Macalester Big QuestionsJanuary 15, 2020 Episode artwork Duchess Harris and Who Owns the #MeToo Narrative - Episode 24 - Macalester Big QuestionsJanuary 08, 2020 Episode artwork Marlon James and the Politics of Writing - Episode 23 - Macalester Big QuestionsJanuary 02, 2020 Episode artwork Karine Moe, Felix Friedt, and Altay Israfil on Economic Nationalism - Episode 22 - Macalester Big QuestionsDecember 18, 2019 Episode artwork Julie Dolan and Paru Shah Talk About Election Results - Episode 21 - Macalester Big QuestionsDecember 18, 2019 Episode artwork Bill Moseley and Julia Morgan on the Complexity of Feeding the Planet - Episode 20 - Macalester Big QuestionsDecember 13, 2019 Episode artwork