My Rhetorical Life is a podcast I am producing in collaboration with Penn State's Public Writing Initiative. In each episode, I interview a professional about the role of writing, persuasion, and communication in their life and work. Our purpose is to help students and teachers in college writing classes imagine how writing will affect students' careers. Writing does not stop with school or apply to only a small subset of jobs. It is essential to our professional and personal lives.
Ep. 1: Ali RothRock, FireFighter and Entrepreneur
“My transition between being a victim and being a survivor was through the active process of reclaiming and then using my voice.”​​​​​​​
Ep. 2: Will Hughes, Analyst in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
"Make your voice heard; leaders are listening."​​​​​​​
Ep. 3: Chet McQuaide, Engineer
"I'm an engineer... the perspective I gained in my freshman English course was priceless."​​​​​​​
Ep. 4: Molly Kunkel, Philanthropist
"It has surprised me how important writing is in the non-profit world."​​​​​​​
Ep. 5: Heather Holleman, Author
"Your most valuable professional skill in nearly any setting is your ability to tell a good and strategic story."​​​​​​​
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