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Top 10 Instead Episodes
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In this episode of Instead, Wyatt preps for an upcoming Blue Plate Research event with Equine Assisted Therapist Judy Smith. The two discuss the history behind this unique form of therapy. Judy explains how a horse's movements can help people regain balance. After that you'll learn how horses can feel anxiety in a person, leading them to psychological improvement.
32– Cow to Cone, how Aggie Ice-cream is made, with Dave Irish
08/28/20 • 20 min
When you need help managing the recreation experiences in your community, Jordan Smith is the researcher you need. Using Instagram posts, big data, and other tools, he figures out what all those recreationists are up to.
Dr. Smith is a featured speaker for a virtual USU Research Landscapes event: “National Parks, Forgotten Resources, and Growing Wisely.” You can find more about the event at rl.usu.edu, including the recording, other podcast episodes from featured speakers, and links to useful resources.
28– Leftovers, from a few of your favorite researchers
07/27/20 • 13 min
Wyatt plays some of the best clips that didn't make the cut from past episodes. This episode features a little bit of everything.
Dr. Tammy Proctor tells us about the birth of the Girl Scouts, and their role in WWI. Listen to her full episode here
Dr. Patrick Singleton explains how we can all hate bikes a little less. Listen to his full episode surrounding commuting during COVID-19 here
Dr. Breanne Litts gives her opinion on the best practices for the online classroom. Listen to her full episode about the future of virtual learning here
Dr. Todd Johnson illustrates his vision for the future of the Intermountain West. Listen to his full episode where he lays out his plan to redefine Pocatello here
Dr. Courtney Flint explains why the Intermountain West is so special. Listen to the episode that started it all here
The conversation surrounding mental health across the globe is only beginning as more and more leaders are addressing this topic. In this episode of Instead, Wyatt sits down with USU psychologist Melanie Domenech Rodriguez. The two discuss the mental health conversation going on in minority communities, navigating assimilation, and different ways to bring people together.
36– Electrified roadways, with Dr. Regan Zane
09/22/20 • 27 min
The same principals that allow you to wirelessly charge devices, can be used to juice up an electric car on the highway. having trouble wrapping your mind around how that would work or why people are making it happen?
In this episode of Instead, Wyatt sits down with USU researcher and Director of ASPIRE program, Dr. Regan Zane. Dr. Zane ushers us into the future of electric vehicles, and paints us a picture of what roadways could look like if you never had to visit a gas station.