B.R. Cohen and Simon Tonev talk with guests about the wonders of miscellany on Lafayette College's WJRH. Set in academic culture, usually not about it, Michelle Polton-Simon is our producer, Thomas Williams is the co-producer, Ian Morse is the Fact Checker, and Will Gordon is the Playlist Intern. Follow us @somelaterdate and find us on Facebook.
Released on Feb 13, 2017
Producer Emeritus, computer scientist, and Lafayette alum Renan Sequitur Dincer makes it to the interview room. Finally. He’s never been a guest, how about that. We talk about leaving Europe to go to Asia for school, what Christian missionaries were doing in Turkey in the 1800s, what music he’s been up to for 20-odd years, and where Boston is. Then the usual: we’ve got twitter, @somelaterdate, there’s Fb, and Spotify, and iTunes. Plus the guy gets double credit in this ep—because our thanks to Renan as well for producing. Credit to Beck and Beirut.
Released on Jan 30, 2017
[recorded in December] From the XPrize to Lafayette College to West Africa to Philadelphia to a life devoted to human rights, global women’s issues, African history, and music and infectious joy, we talk to Dr. Emily Musil Church. There’s a quiz, there’s a Friday-Sunday question, there’s more good cheer and positivity than we usual have. And we need it. A note to listeners: this episode was recorded in December but thankfully available now for the respite of an optimism grounded in reality and good work.
The routine: follow us on twitter @somelaterdate, like us on Fb, listen to Spotify, rate us on iTunes, and subscribe. Thanks to Michelle for Producing, Ian for Fact Checking, and Will for Playlisting. Credit to G. Love and Nomadic Wax.
Released on Jan 16, 2017
Engineering, environmentalism, green chemistry, algae burgers, biodiesel, Frisbee golf, music (Lion King, Boyz II Men, jazz), a quiz, Fridays, Sundays...all with the excellent Prof. Lindsay Soh. It’s good. After that, the routine: follow us on twitter @somelaterdate, like us on Fb, listen to Spotify, rate us on iTunes, and subscribe. It’s exhausting, we already admitted it. Thanks to Michelle for Producing, Thomas for co-producing, Ian for Fact Checking, and Will for Playlisting. Credit to My Morning Jacket and Charles Mingus.
Released on Jan 2, 2017
How does college work? Dean of Students Paul McLoughlin explains it, more or less. Organizing student life, meal plans, student conduct, Galaga in the student union, from Ohio to Vermont to Florida to Massachusetts to Pennsylvania. Then it’s the usual—10-20-30 music; a quiz; Friday/Sunday. Do be a peach and follow us on twitter @somelaterdate, like us on Fb, check out our Spotify channel, rate us on iTunes, and subscribe. It’s exhausting, there’s so much to do. So thanks to Michelle for Producing, Ian for Fact Checking, and Will for Playlisting. Credit to Deer Tick and Dave Matthews Band.
Released on Dec 19, 2016
Finance, money, cash, scholarships, lucre, dough, moola, large, bones, bread. We talk to Ashley Bianchi, Director of Financial Aid and native Mississippian about it all, or some of it, it’s more like some of it. It comes up, let’s just say that. Plus mayonnaise (the Sandwich Corollary), the South, the costs of college, discount rates, and all the regulars—10-20-30 music; a quiz; Friday/Sunday. Learn it all and then follow us on twitter @somelaterdate, like us on Fb, check out our Spotify channel, rate us on iTunes, and subscribe. Thanks to Michelle for Producing, Ian for Fact Checking, and Will for Playlisting. Credit to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sara Bareilles covering Beyonce.
Released on Dec 5, 2016
We finally have a mathematician on the show, Rob Root. He and his daughter, Gina, join us to talk social justice, numbers, math, maths, equations, sharks, obscure Vassar references, some math jokes, conjectures, math stuff, and math. We have a double round of 10-20-30 music (one of them 10-15-20); we have a quiz; we have Fridays and Sundays. The usual. After you listen—or before, we don’t actually check, you know that, right?—follow us on twitter @somelaterdate, like us on Fb, check out our Spotify channel, rate us on iTunes, and subscribe. Thanks to Michelle for Producing, Ian for Fact Checking, and Will for Playlisting. Credit to the Beastie Boys and Boz Scaggs.
Released on Nov 21, 2016
Lots of Broadway, musicals, acting, and theater talk with the inestimable Mary Jo Lodge, professor in the Theater Department at Lafayette. This one makes us look cultured. This one has loads of Broadway references. I guess we already said that. This one is right in Producer Michelle’s wheelhouse, too. We also get into the 10-20-30 music question; we’ve got a quiz; there’s Friday-Sunday. If you would, follow us on twitter @somelaterdate, like us on Fb, rate us on iTunes, and subscribe. Thanks to Michelle for Producing, Ian for Fact Checking, and Will for Playlisting. Credit to George Harrison—because we have to believe that “All Things Must Pass”—and Springsteen.
Released on Nov 7, 2016
John Hodgman is the guest. You probably got that from the title. The Daily Show, The Areas of My Expertise, The New York Times Magazine, HBO's Bored to Death, Amazon's Red Oaks, commercials about PCs and Macs--he's got a long credit list. We practice greetings, ask about our close competitor podcast Judge John Hodgman, invite John to help us judge more things—Peanut Butter v. Mint; student behaviors—get into the Friday-Sunday issue, deal with the 10-20-30 music question, and celebrate “Vacationland” in Bethlehem. Plus we make our first audio unboxing recording to find Dutch licorice. After that, follow us on twitter @somelaterdate, like us on Fb, rate us on iTunes, and subscribe. Thanks to Thomas and Michelle for Producing and Eric "Wingsy" Weber for his dual role as Talent Acquisition and Outreach Coordinator Intern. Credit to Billy Bragg and New Edition.
Released on Oct 24, 2016
Chapter 1: Kix, because; chapter 2: our guest is here, Reference and Instruction Librarian Sarah Morris; chapter 3: her journey, from NC to PA; chapter 4: 10-20-30 music; chapter 5: quiz; chapter 6: Friday/Sunday; chapter 7: party mix. After that, follow us on twitter @somelaterdate, like us on Fb, rate us on iTunes, and subscribe. Thanks to Michelle for Producing, Ian for Fact Checking, and Will for Playlisting. Credit to Nellie McKay and Alison Kraus and Robert Plant.
Released on Oct 10, 2016
The topics: chapter 1: Olympian quantum leap; chapter 2: modern dance and the Charleston; chapter 3: Dolly Parton; chapter 4: animal studies; chapter 5: numerology; chapter 6: 10-20-30 music; chapter 7: quiz; chapter 8: Friday/Sunday; chapter 9: pausing and holograms; chapter 10: we don’t have chapters on this show, you know that. But all of it with Prof. Carrie Rohman of the English Department. Thanks to Thomas for Producing, Ian for Fact Checking, and Will for Checking Ian’s Facts. Credit to Death Cab for Cutie and Dolly Parton.
Released on Sep 26, 2016
This one has a lot of computer talk and communications talk and baseball talk, because John O’Keefe is the guest and he is Lafayette College’s Chief Information Officer and, currently, the Interim Vice President of Communications and also a baseball fan. After that, follow us on twitter @somelaterdate, like us on Fb, rate us on iTunes, and subscribe. Thanks to Producer Emeritus Renan for the heroic conclusion to his tenure (maybe?); credit to Miles Davis and Always Sunny.
Released on Sep 12, 2016
Senior Editor/Writer for The Onion, recent digital director for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and the author of two books is on the show. He’s Jason Roeder and we have to guess he thought this was a much more popular show when he agreed to the interview. Prove him right, follow us on twitter @somelaterdate, like us on Fb, rate us on iTunes, and subscribe. Thanks to Producer Emeritus Renan for his continued service; credit to The Beatles and Wings.
Released on Aug 30, 2016
This one’s an environmental episode. We have Andrea Armstrong from Environmental Studies. We talk about water (big part of the environment) and correctly eating fruit (more environment), swans and ducks (they live in nature) and watersheds (guess where), plus sand, lumber, cats, and Sundays. If you get that far, follow us on twitter @somelaterdate, like us on Fb, rate us on iTunes, and subscribe. Thanks to Renan for yet another return stint in producing; credit to the Tragically Hip and the Angel City Chorale (and Toto).
Released on Aug 3, 2016
On the docket: Empty coffee cups (#emptycupawards), advising the undergraduate and the modern parent, hypnotized orientations, the amenities race, famous locals, Fridays, Sundays, and right turns, all with Dean Erica D’Agostino, after some chatter with Prof. Myles McNutt of Old Dominion U. Then, if you would, do follow us on twitter @somelaterdate, like us on Fb, rate us on iTunes, and subscribe. Thanks to Renan for another return stint in producing; credit to Nomo, Patrick Carney, and L’Orchestra Cinematique.
Released on Jul 25, 2016
Producer Emeritus Renan finished his bucket list in ostensibly dramatic fashion, on the very last day of his college career, with the help of a past guest. Let's hear the story, with Ep70 guest Jonathan Lafky (a different past guest) on board for the retelling.
Released on Jul 18, 2016
We finally have an economist on the show, Jonathan Lafky of Carleton College (née Lafayette College). He’s a behavioral economist, studying on-line rating systems, pondering celebrity guest lecturers, selling us a dollar, showing off lake-naming and board game prowess, and generally laughing and riding and cornballing. Typical, for a home-schooled hippie from Oregon. After you listen, or before, or if you don’t, who are we to judge, follow us on twitter @somelaterdate, like us on FB, rate us on iTunes, and subscribe. Thanks to our old friend Renan for producing; credit to Deer Tick and Pink Floyd.
Released on Jul 5, 2016
There’s a lot of pizza talk here, we won’t lie, with a stab at the Chuck E. Cheese origin story plus video games. We debut a new segment, in fact: How to play Galaga. Then our guest, Amir Sadovnik, of the Computer Science department, helps out. That only leads to more tech talk, like computer vision—teaching computers how to see—and, eventually, another new segment: Tech Talk with Simon. By that point, who’s even listening? No clue, that’s who. But anyone else should follow us on twitter @somelaterdate, like us on Fb, rate us on iTunes, and subscribe. Thanks to Michelle for producing and Tom for interning; credit to Joanna Newsom and Phish.
Released on Jun 20, 2016
Dean of Admissions Matt Hyde is here to talk about Deaning, Admitting, and being Matt Hyde. Good guy. He’s from Massachusetts. He’s a key gateway for Bert Lafayette’s school. Find: blurred plates, appropriate airplane foods, Matt’s favorite SNL skit, monkey screams, and the apparent reality of Chris Traeger. Hey Mark, can you give me a quick call when you get this? Follow us on twitter @somelaterdate, like us on Fb, and make an IG account for us. Thanks to Michelle for producing and Eric and Tom for interning; credit to Miriam Makeba and Lesley Grove.
Released on Jun 6, 2016
The guys from Poorly Summarized are here for Round 2 of The Flintstones Meet The Jetsons. We address New Yorkers self-applauding their cultural features; they answer the show’s longest running question: how do other people know we exist?; we all get meta by talking about podcasts on podcasts; and then there are some quizzes. There’s a special bonus too. If you read this far in this summary you’re entitled to a free download of all past episodes. Follow us on twitter @somelaterdate to get the prize code. Thanks to Michelle for producing; credit to The Meters and Lin-Manuel Miranda and friends.
Released on May 26, 2016
Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, Men's Journal, New York, The New Yorker, GQ, The New Republic, and ESPN: The Magazine. Stephen Rodrick’s written for more magazines than we have listeners. He’s interviewed everyone from Ringo Starr to Serena Williams to Leonardo DiCaprio. He’s also author of the critically acclaimed The Magical Stranger. So we interviewed him. Thanks to Michelle for producing and Thomas and Eric for interning; credit to Gillian Welch and The Jayhawks.
Released on May 9, 2016
The inimitable Dean John McKnight joins us. It’s Florida, gators, educational theory, student development, various universities of Pennsylvania, gospel, Coltrane, Kendrick Lamar, Ella Vader, Renaissance, medieval knighthood, and an international hamburger museum. Thanks to Michelle for producing and Thomas for interning; congrats to Renan for his new Producer Emeritus status; credit to Miles Davis and Arcade Fire.
Released on Apr 25, 2016
Pet names, band names, newspapers, websites, student government, students, governments. We charge on with student guesthood by talking to the (plausible) future president of the United States and the (possible) future editor of the New York Times. That’s L’Eunice Faust and Will Gordon and that’s something to brag about. Thanks to soon-to-be graduating Renan and soon-to-be-sophomore Michelle for producing; credit to A Tribe Called Quest and Fun/Jepsen.
Released on Apr 11, 2016
The topics: on-line eyeglasses; Russian history in Maine; the lobster equivalence; golf; baseball; baseball; pens; etc., with the superb Prof. Josh Sanborn. “When I was a child, there were times when we had to entertain ourselves. And usually the best way to do that was to turn on the TV.” Thanks to Renan and Michelle for producing and interning; credit to Langhorne Slim and Matt Monro and, obv. J. Handey just there.
Released on Mar 28, 2016
She writes books, she teaches fiction, she’s got screenwriting all about, she’s Canadian, she understands slap bets. She’s Prof. Alix Ohlin and your day just got better. Listen to the end for a secret code to win a prize. Thanks to Renan and Michelle for producing and interning; credit to Francoise Hardy and Men Without Hats.
Released on Mar 14, 2016
If you like edible food, this is not the episode for you. If you like hot dogs, then yes, come on in. Prof. Alan Childs joins us. He’s a psychologist. Social psychology, healthcare psychology, that kind of stuff. Then there’s that whole thing about basketball. Then one time Simon was in line for a drink somewhere, probably Canada, and a guy behind him dropped a cup of ice down his back. Maybe not, but we’re still testing the fact-checking fidelity of podcast metadata. Thanks to Renan and Michelle for producing and interning; credit to Langhorne Slim and Zeppelin.
Released on Feb 29, 2016
There’s a lot of McSweeney’s talk here, with their long-time web editor John Warner on the line. We talk about other stuff too, garbage disposals included, hot dogs and ice cream stores, naturally. Thanks to Renan and Michelle for producing and interning; credit to Zappa and Simple Minds.
Released on Feb 15, 2016
When you get to the end, there’s an organic recipe for kombucha free of charge. Before that, political scientist Joel Shelton sheds light on things that were less lighted before the light shedding began. Ziplines, velcro hair, Monopoly, the EU, Swarthmore’s mascot, some other stuff. Thanks to Renan and Michelle for producing and interning; credit to Bowie and there are so many covers of Come On Eileen out there.
Released on Feb 1, 2016
The show gets religion. Rev. Alex Hendrickson is here for a roundtable on backing up benediction files, avoiding Prezi for sermons, preferring Sonoran Mexican food, ministering Jedis, donut-based communions, fact-checking religious studies husbands, the myth of snowday glory, double parking, and typical Friday-Sunday tomfoolery. Thanks to Renan and Michelle for producing and for the sock disquisition; credit to Beach House and Phish for music.
Released on Jan 11, 2016
The student brain, we try to figure it out. Or take a first crack at it, at least. With Student Jake Garber this episode works through chapters to:
Thanks to Renan and Michelle for producing; credit to the BBs and PF for the music.
Released on Dec 23, 2015
Lafayette’s President Alison Byerly is our guest. She debriefs on it all: Crooners come under fire. Canadians also have bands. College Presidents binge shows too, but not so much. Victorian lit and sit-coms and Harry Potter, maybe not so different. The President’s house has nice wi-fi. And Ben & Jerry’s flavors are apparently well known. Thanks to Renan and Michelle for producing; credit to Sinatra and a Cass Lowe cover of The Shins.
Released on Dec 11, 2015
Cars should not hit buildings. Airlines should fly east only. High school jobs don’t pay well, or at all. Maine is uniquely mono-syllabic. Curanderismo is fascinating. Anyone can play two bars of Beethoven. Just wait, you’ll see, with our guest Prof. Brett Hendrickson. Thanks to Renan and Michelle for producing; credit to Wilco and Lucinda Williams for the music.
Released on Nov 17, 2015
Grocery etiquette, candy status, the bands of Detroit, seemingly never-ending Friday-Sunday chatter, this stuff about computer science...our guest Prof. Jeff Pfaffman works through it all. Thanks as ever to Renan for producing and our intern Michelle Polton-Simon for co-producing. And interning. Credit to G. Clinton for the intro and some guys doing a KISS cover for the outro.
Released on Nov 9, 2015
This is our third Bonusode. We can’t even begin to explain it except there's cross-Atlantic remote controlling and juice content.
Released on Oct 26, 2015
What do you know about monasteries? Read that like a sneer, like, what do youknow about them? Our guest Prof. Rachel Goshgarian can tell you how to do research there, read up on 13th c. Armenian black magic, and stay in Venice for $30 a night. Not to mention goobers at conferences, Renan’s weird thing about grocery stores, and other stuff we’re forgetting. Thanks to Renan for producing and our entirely new intern Michelle Polton-Simon for co-producing. Credit to the Cocek Brass Band for the music.
Released on Oct 14, 2015
It’s our second Bonusode because German documentarians are waxing poetic about limited fowl intelligence and Renan wants in so why not.
Released on Oct 5, 2015
Right off, this one has no discussion of blood flow. It’s debunked conspiracy theories instead, Ferrante and Franzen, post-apocalyptic discomfort, literary references real and imagined, famous locals (not including Iron Man), Renan’s favorite podcast, hype cycles and personality tests. In other words, Prof. Jenn Rossmann joins us for our first Supersode. Thanks to Renan for producing. Credit to Jerry’s old band for the music.
Released on Sep 21, 2015
We have everything: spider webs, Jenga, villas; proper addresses, King’s College, Buddhism; pottery, poetry, rugs. And a modicum of Fri/Sun deliberation. It’s the 5-Day Forecast with Prof. Owen McLeod. Thanks to Renan for producing. Credit to Mr. Wonder and Mr. Denver for the intro and outro, respectively.
Released on Sep 7, 2015
F-shaped reading, pupil tracking, 7th grade math in Brooklyn, how many degrees one person can have, way too much about the nation’s liberal arts colleges, audience favorite Friday/Sunday, and then something about bikes, who can keep track. In other words, it’s our golden episode with Prof. Julia Nicodemus of Engineering Studies. Thanks to Renan for producing. Credit to Utah Philips and Ani DiFranco for the intro and Atmosphere for the outro.
Released on Aug 31, 2015
This is a special bonus episode of the show—our first bonusode—in the “One Question” style. We talk to ethics professor (and future full-ep guest) Owen McLeod about Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, morality, and art. We couldn’t actually stick to our “one question” decree, unfolding instead into many an uncanned worm.
Released on Aug 24, 2015
It’s the last days of Vietnam, orthodontia, a philosophy of technology, the very laughable two factor authentication, weird mascots, another vote for Friday, and substantial minor league baseball coverage with, of course, our guest Jason Alley, Director of Instructional Technology at Lafayette. Thanks to Renan for producing and credit to Valerie June for the intro. PS: #TeamTwoFactor or #TeamChopper, you decide.
Released on Aug 10, 2015
It’s finally shark week on the show so we welcome Kathleen Parrish, Journalism Professor and Director of Content Strategy at Lafayette College, to help us navigate it. Not just sharks, but a question-off, coffee, opera, Bryan Cranston, cigar bar stand-up comedy, another vote for #TeamFriday, and close to nothing about Sandra Bullock. Thanks to Renan for producing and credit to Alabama Shakes for the intro.
Released on Jun 28, 2015
With thanks to our guest Prof. Jennifer Talarico and of course producer of the year Renan Dincer. We tackle the flavor of the season, laminated menus, the friday v. sunday competition, class evaluations, overly agreeable students, torrenting, cognitive memory issues, flashbulb memories, and Inside Out.
Released on Jun 21, 2015
With thanks to our guest Annette Diorio, VP of Campus Life at Lafayette College, and of course our intrepid producer Renan Dincer. We'd also like to commend Saxelby Arusha and DiPalo Durban for their fine field work.
Released on Jun 14, 2015
With thanks to our guest Prof. Nestor Gil and, as always, producer Renan Dincer.
Released on Jun 7, 2015
Kris Riddle, Esq. is here for his return guest appearance and, as always, Renan Dincer is on board with his production skills.