In this edition of Think Tank 309, Becky appears with host Kevin Smith and panelists Demetrius Jordan (Adjunct Professor, DePaul University), Adia Benton (Anthropology Professor, Northwestern University), Tiffany Goforth (Keller Williams), Meche Carlos Ragland (R&D Executive).
Becky’s conversation with Frank and Jack Konrath, the founders of Clovispoint covers a wide range of topics, notably about the need for changes in higher education – less theory and more practical – the functions of capitalism, and the joy of baseball’s return.
With Cubsessions: Famous Fans of Chicago’s North Side Baseball Team, die-hard Cub fans Becky Sarwate and Randy Richardson interviewed a diverse collection of some of the team’s most famous fans: actors, comedians, broadcasters, musicians, restauranteurs, athletes, journalists. Even those who are ubiquitous precisely because of their fandom. Cubsessions tells the story of divergent life paths – the roads taken, the failures experienced, and the successes reached – and how those paths all come together for a collective passion.
Becky and Randy were interviewed by the Club 400 Radio hosts. The podcast is an extension of Club 400, a place where Cubs fans gather and the motto is “Cubs Fans Helping Cubs Fans.”
“Professional Geek is a podcast where hosts Blaire Knight-Graves and Mark Beers interview professionals with geeky tendencies from various industries. Featured you will hear stand up comedians, video game writers, music composers, accountants, copywriters, Foley artists, journalists, sales people, actors, directors, publicists, authors and much, much more. Our guests will offer listeners sage advice for how to break into your chosen industry, and tell some funny stories of how they got into the jobs they’re in now. Each episode includes a discussion on the different ways that being a geek can help you become a better professional, and advice on everything from copyright law to networking, and turning your favorite thing into your career.”
On May 11, 2016, Becky Sarwate was interviewed by the hosts about her passions for writing, literary history, the late and great Prince, the Chicago Cubs and her experiences teaching her course, Making Your Liberal Arts Degree Work: Writing for the Professional World and Internships, a class that focuses on helping budding creative professionals learn to ply their skills in a variety of employable settings. Becky is well-suited to teach this subject, following a creative career working in the corporate sector, while publishing her own creative non-fiction works.
You can listen to this and other Professional Geek interviews here.