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The Academy Talk Show

11 EpisodesProduced by Blair Academy StudentsWebsite

The Academy Talk Show is a student-run podcast which features interviews with Blair's Society of Skeptics Program speakers on a variety of topics. Our mission is to help students learn more about the world and raise awareness for global issues that affect us as Blair students and thinkers of tomorro… read more

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The Academy Talk Show EP11: Congressman Malinowski Visits Blair

May 10th, 2022


In this installment of the Academy Talk Show we discuss Congressman Malinowski's "Protecting Americans from Dangerous Algorithms Act" and the …

The Academy Talk Show EP10: Cato Senior Fellow Doug Bandow on U.S.-China Relations

April 10th, 2021


In this installment of The Academy Talk Show we welcome Doug Bandow - senior fellow at the Cato Institute specializing in foreign policy and civil …

The Academy Talk Show EP9: Anthony D’Amato on a Musician's Hardships and Triumphs During the Pandemic

February 25th, 2021


The Academy Talk Show interviews Anthony D’Amato, American songwriter and singer signed to New West Records. Check out Mr. D'Amato's website

The Academy Talk Show EP8: Emmanuel Bello on Owl Rock Capital and the Financial World

February 22nd, 2021


In this episode we are joined by Emmanuel Bello '04. Mr. Bello is the Vice President of Owl Rock Capital, a specialty finance company focused on …

The Academy Talk Show EP7: Nishta J. Mehra Discusses Intersectionality

December 20th, 2020


In today's show we have the pleasure of speaking with Nishta J. Mehra, author of Brown White Black: An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion. Ms. Mehra is the first-generation …

The Academy Talk Show EP6: The Afghan Peace Process with Jason Howk

September 16th, 2020


Mr. Howk has in the past, shared his expertise on foreign policy, Islam, the Qur’an, and Afghanistan with the Blair community. Today he is here to …

The Academy Talk Show EP5: An Immigrant’s Son with Sergio Troncoso

April 6th, 2020


Today we speak with Sergio Troncoso about his upbringing and life story.

The Academy Talk Show EP4: Raymond Seitz on U.S. Alliances

February 27th, 2020


Mr. Seitz, a retired career diplomat who served as the U.S. Ambassador to the U.K., discusses U.S. alliances and the recent controversy over Brexit.

The Academy Talk Show EP3: Mike Vaccaro on Sports Journalism

February 10th, 2020


Mr. Vaccaro is a journalist graduate of St. Bonaventure University who is going to talk about his career in sports journalism and the importance of sports in society

The Academy Talk Show EP2: Michael Stival on the Sports Industry

October 20th, 2019


Mr. Stival, a graduate of Harvard College, talks about working with professional athletes, the sports industry, and his life as a student at a Blair.

The Academy Talk Show EP1: Jason Piccolo on Immigration

October 6th, 2019


In this episode we talk to Jason Piccolo who is a former boarder patrol agent. He will share his experience and knowledge on immigration and the …

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