Dave reviews Texas A&M's 17-14 loss to App State. It is time for Jimbo Fisher to look himself in the mirror and ask himself some hard questions about his offense. 00:20: Texas A&M vs. Appalachian State 3:45: Lane Kiffin changes Alabama offensive system 4:13: Jimbo Fisher admitting the system is too complicated 7:45: Nick Saban & Kirby Smart on running an organization
In the inaugural episode of The Pod of Aggieland, Chase breaks down the Aggies' week one win over Sam Houston State. Chase talks how it felt being back at Kyle Field to kickoff the 2022 season. He gives his take on Haynes King's outing as QB1, the explosiveness of Ainias Smith, an impressive first performance from D.J. Durkin and the defense, and more.
Louie is joined live inside the Charles Schwab Studio by Rusty Burson, to discuss his latest books: The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Aggieland: Tales of Success from Former Texas A&M Students and Bearkat Business Leaders: Tales of Success from Sam Houston State University Alumni !They talk about his motivation for writing books, share inspirational stories from all across Aggieland, and discuss the importance of hard work. All of that and more on the Louie Belina Show presented by King Ranch Saddle Shop!
Summary Jim Olson (Website) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss Putin and Russia. He had a 31-year career with the CIA including a tour in Moscow. What You'll Learn Intelligence His views on Russia and its trajectory since the Cold War's end His frank assessment of Putin and admiration for the Russian people His time in Moscow with 3 rotating KGB teams surveilling him His time as Chief of Station in the city of spies Vienna Reflections A “beautiful marriage” with American technology Passing the generational baton And much, much more… Episode Notes “James Olson is a legend in the clandestine service,” not my description of this week's guest, but that of former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Jim spent 31 years in the CIA, including tours in Moscow, Vienna & Mexico City, and rose to become Chief of CIA Counterintelligence. He is the author of Fair Play and To Catch a Spy. He joined Andrew to speak about Russia. He speaks the language, spent time living and working in the country, where he was involved in one particularly daring operation that he shares with us in the episode, and he faced off against the organization that would go on to become the current SVR and FSB – the KGB. Jim has had Vladimir Putin on his radar for many a year, and he doesn't pull any punches reflecting on his trajectory in this episode. And… Jim grew up in a small town in Iowa where, “we didn't really follow international affairs, we joked among ourselves…if it didn't affect the price of corn, we weren't really interested.” My, how things changed for Jim. Quote of the Week "I have tremendous respect for the Russian people. They are long suffering. I've gotten to know many Russians. I've worked with a lot of Russians. I found them to be people who had a real soul. They had a human qualities that I could admire, but they were locked into a repressive regime that did not allow them to express any of those human sentiments that that they felt." – Jim Olson Resources Headline Resource To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence, J. Olson (GUP, 2019) Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying, J. Olson (Potomac, 2008) *SpyCasts* “The Spymaster's Prism” – with Jack Devine (2021) “Russians Among Us: The Hunt for Putin's Spies” – with Gordon Corera (2020) “The Corrupted State” – with Ilya Zaslavskiy (2016) “Putin's End Game in Ukraine” – with KGB General (Retd.) Oleg Kalugin (2014) Beginner Resources To Catch A Spy with J. Olson, C-SPAN (2020) [9:44 minutes] The Best Books on Counterintelligence, J. Olson, Shepherd (n.d.) Putin's Revisionist History of Russia and Ukraine, I. Chotiner, New Yorker (2022) Books Putin's People, C. Belton (Picador, 2022) Operative in the Kremlin, F. Hill & C. Gaddy (Brookings, 2015) One Soldier's War in Chechnya, A. Babchenko (Portobello, 2008) Articles Former CIA Leader Said LinkedIn is Like a Candy Store to China, C. Burgess, ClearanceJobs (2022) New Documentary Series Explores Pollard Affair, H. Brown, Jerusalem Post (2022) J. Olson First Recipient of “The Spirit of Aggieland – 41 Award,” J. Adams, KAGS (2022) Ex-CIA Chief on Accused Chinese Spymaster, P. Christian, WCPO (2021) Videos To Catch A Spy with J. Olson, Houston World Affairs Council (2020) Primary Sources James Collins Oral History, US Ambassador to Soviet Union, 1997-2001 (n.d.) Jack Matlock Oral History, US Ambassador to Soviet Union, 1987-1991, (n.d.) Ukraine: Memo. On Security Assurances (1994) Belovezha Accords, Eyewitness Account of Former Belarus Soviet Leader (1991) *Wildcard Resource* What Classic Russian Literature Can Teach us about Putin's War on Ukraine Putin is a big fan of Dostoevsky – who underwent a mock execution & four years of hard labor in Siberia for belonging to a literary discussion group feared by the Tsarist autocracy.
Gary Blair joins the show to talk with David about what he's been up to since retiring, talking about playing ping pong with Dennis Rodman, mentioning what he misses the most, and much more! Then, David begins going over the fact that some of the biggest rivalries will come to an end with all the moves coming up between conferences, Richard Zane takes us around Aggieland, and more!
Ryan Brauninger joins the show to take us around recruiting country! Such as, University of Texas's big recruiting run, what it means and how to respond when you miss out on a kid, the versatility of certain recruits, and more! Then, Donnie Baggs joins the show to discuss his experience at Texas A&M and what drove him here to Aggieland, how he approaches the recruiting process, and much more!
Ben sits down with Keith Wilcox, the Macy's Foundation Professor at Mays, to discuss his journey to Texas A&M. Keith left his beloved New York to join Aggieland and its inviting culture and excellent teaching opportunities, all which he defines as an “academic unicorn.” Keith explains the differences in New York and College Station; their people, environments, and restaurants. All in all, Keith was able to adapt and build a relationship with the culture of College Station. Ben asks Keith to dive into his personal research on consumer behavior; what his motivators are, the challenges he has faced, and what influences his goals. Kicking off his interest at a young age at ‘baseball camp', Keith focuses on the unexpected tendencies and self control of a typical consumer. With his current research and teaching at Texas A&M, Keith touches on his goals for his students and himself to better shape the future of business marketing. Bio: Keith Wilcox is the Macy's Foundation Professor in the marketing department at the Mays Business School. His research examines consumer behavior and decision-making, with a specific focus on self-control and how feelings influence judgment. Keith's industry experience includes several years working as an advertising account executive and as a marketing consultant. The vision of the Mays MasterCast is to connect prospective members to our Mays community by painting the picture of Aggieland through different voices and perspectives.
David and Olin open up the show by talking about the comments made by Paul Finebaum about Jimbo Fisher, How NIL has been capitalized on, a little bit about Aggie baseball, and more! Then, Texas A&M AD Ross Bjork comes onto the show to discuss the state of Aggie athletics, such as Women's Golf having a fantastic year, the hiring process for new coaches in Aggieland this past year, what goes into getting in contact with potential coaching hires, and much more!
On the final hour of the Louie Belina Show, Louie is joined by Billy Liucci on the Smoothie King Hotline. They talk about the College Station Super Regional, NIL both in and out of Aggieland, and just what exactly it is Billy's job title is. All of that and more on the Louie Belina Show!
There's more to the College Station - Bryan area than campus! Katy, Bren, Brian, and Cameron talk about things to do and food to eat around town. They also introduce Deep Dives: supplemental material for topics discussed on the Pod. Disclaimer: In this episode, there is mention of bars, drinking, and drunkenness. Be aware of the Laws Relating to Alcohol (https://student-rules.tamu.edu/append13/) and healthy, safe, and smart choices when consuming alcohol (https://studentlife.tamu.edu/hp/topics/alcohol/).
William R. Hayes, an adopted Aggie, certified financial planner, and founder of 1 Million Cups, sits down with Ben to talk about his journey to Texas A&M and his life since first stepping foot in Aggieland. From falling in love, to the wonders of the TAMU Mays career fair, Will's faith in opportunity led him to become a part of the Aggie family. Will's access to the Aggie culture included the Aggie's understanding of the importance of relationships and their willingness to go out of their way, and it is what led him to his ventures with Northwestern Mutual. Will discusses his opportunity to help others, both in the financial realm and connection, to become a “buffalo” in the world of business. Already four years running strong, just like the coffee, 1 Million Cups serves to connect individuals over one million cups of coffee. Ben, an avid 1MC-goer, shares his biggest takeaways from the program, what it's like and what you gain from the business world's front porch.
Bruce and Stew discuss this week's big news that NCAA President Mark Emmert has stepped down. Why did he do it and what does it mean for the future of CFB? The Athletic's "Texpert" Sam Khan Jr. joins the show after reporting on Texas' spring game. Is Quinn Ewers the future of the program at QB? Up the road in Aggieland, Texas A&M is getting a ton of buzz this offseason. Is the hype real? Baylor HC Dave Aranda names Blake Shapen QB coming out of spring, giving Gerry Bohanon a chance to transfer out and find a new home. Plus, mailbag questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Billy Liucci joins the show to talk about Texas A&M Football, NIL and recruiting Aggie Baseball, and much more! Also, Billy sticks around to discuss Jimbo's loyalty to Aggieland, a detailed thought on Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma's expected the first couple of years in the SEC based on where they're at right now, evaluating Texas and their potential starting QB Quin Ewers after their spring game, and more!
On this week's episode, the Batt staff discusses the history of the Aggie Ring as well as the different forms it comes in and how students celebrate. This episode also features discussion over the recent Oscar winners.
MJ and Joaquin sit down with Ben to discuss their individual challenges and motivations, and how they have impacted who they are today. Above all else, their family background, environment and their friendship has proven to shape each of their mindsets. As both freshman undergraduate students, MJ and Joaquin elaborate on their personal and professional hopes and desires, and how the natural environment of Aggieland has encouraged their growth in both business and academia. MJ and Joaquin are no strangers to sacrifice and transition, yet their faith in Mays continues to grow as they define success for themselves yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Louie finishes the day by discussing why he thinks A&M baseball will have a massive takeover in the college baseball world with Coach Schlossnagle, and he talks about some soccer and Jimbo's contract!LB also meets with new Aggie women's basketball head coach, Joni Taylor, on the Smoothie King Hotline to talk about her decision on coming to Aggieland, her love of basketball life, and so much more!
What annoys you about your coworkers? Joni Taylor, welcome to Aggieland! Annoying coworker habits. Peak Ages. Answer to our question about parking under the overpass. Melba toast day. This day in history. Washington is voting to make pickleball the official state sport. Baby name regret. Arctic seed vault.
Recruiting Country with Jason Howell and Ryan Brauninger begins where they take us around the recruiting world in Aggieland! Also, Kendall Rogers joins us and talks about Texas A&M Baseball and says some of the guys need to step up!
On this weeks episode, we hear from nine student body president candidates and 10 Yell Leaders candidates on why they believe they're right for the positions ahead of the 2022 Texas A&M student body elections.
My next guest changed his plans for a business career to pursue a career in coaching. He's currently a member of the USC Trojans football staff and previously a member of the Texas A&M football team from 2012-2016. He's got strong ties to the beloved place that we call Aggieland, and as he continues his transition to the west coast - he sits down to tell us all about his love for the game, his family legacy, and everything else you'd want to know about his incredible story. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Brian and Bill chat with Lorien Foote, one of the most important historians of the American Civil War experience. Lorien is the Patricia & Bookman Peters Professor in History at Texas A&M University, moving to College Station in 2013 after several years in the History Department at the University of Central Arkansas. She is the author of several books, including The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners of War (University of North Carolina Press, 2016), which was a Choice Outstanding Academic Title; The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Manhood, Honor, and Violence in the Union Army (New York University Press, 2010), which was a finalist and honorable mention for the 2011 Lincoln Prize; and most recently Rites of Retaliation: Civilization, Soldiers, and Campaigns in the American Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2021). With Daniel Krebs of the University of Louisville, she has also recently published a collection of essays on the American POW experience, titled Useful Captives: The Role of POWs in American Military Conflicts (University Press of Kansas, 2021), which includes a mighty fine essay “Down, but Not Out: Manhood and the American Prisoner-of-War Experience in World War,” by one Brian Feltman. She is the creator and principal investigator of a groundbreaking Digital Humanities Project, “Fugitive Federals,” which traces the escape and movement of over 3000 Union POWs during the American Civil War. Brian and Bill chat with Lorien about how she came to be a Civil War historian, what drew her to issues of masculinity and POW experience in history, and what it's like to be a woman in a field still dominated by male academics. We'll also discuss what's going on in Aggieland and find out the best BBQ in College Station. So, join us for our conversation with Lorien Foote! rec. 11/09/2021
On episode 7of “Where Are They Now?," we catch up with Korrigan Roman. Korrigan was an event intern at the APCC in the fall of 2016. She, alongside her fellow interns, assisted in planning and executing a variety of events hosted at the facility. Korrigan graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2016. Korrigan works at SANS Institute, a cybersecurity training company, as a Content Development Manager. She is responsible for the twelve SANS conferences held annually. She recruited cybersecurity leaders to discuss relevant cyber topics and coordinates logistical details to ensure a smooth operation. Korrigan now resides in New York City with her orange tabby, Reese. TJ & SARAH ASK KORRIGAN... What was your position when you worked at the APCC? Where are you working now? What's a memory or event you think of when you remember the APCC? How did you feel when you first started working at the APCC? Have you visited A&M since you left? What's one thing you miss about being in Aggieland? CONNECT WITH US Website Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Spotify Apple Podcast Youtube
On today's episode 6 of “Where Are They Now?” We are catching up with Josh Harms. Josh Harms worked in the PCC from 2012-13 as an AV Technician, during the dark times of Sarah's departure. He went on to work in the Department of Performance Studies, and now works in the College of Liberal Arts Deans Office supporting 2 Associate Deans. TJ & Sarah ask Victor... What was your position when you worked at the APCC? Where are you working now? What's a memory or event you think of when you remember the APCC? How did you feel when you first started working at the APCC What's your favorite thing about being in Aggieland? CONNECT WITH US Website Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Spotify Apple Podcast Youtube
One of the key aspects of a healthy wildlife population is the research done by scientists. This episode has 2 researchers from Texas A&M University who specialize in the Saltwater or Marine species. Topics: 1) What is a Wildlife and Fisheries degree and career options 2) What are the studies telling us about Flounder? 3) What are the studies telling us about Cobia? 4) Where do ya'll keep those live saltwater species in Aggieland? 5) How to enter into a great promo before it's too late. sponsorship: Weichert Realtors, BCS - www.weichertrealtorsbcs.com music: Cole Degges - www.coledegges.com Recorded at Matagorda Sunrise Lodge - www.matagordasunriselodge.com