Stony Brook has launched its first-ever official podcast, “Beyond the Expected,” highlighting the expertise, discoveries and service of outstanding members of the Stony Brook University community. Brought to you by the University’s Office of Marketing and Communications, the podcast offers compelling interviews and insightful perspectives from members of the Stony Brook community and beyond.
The show features rotating podcast hosts, beginning with inaugural host Interim President Michael A. Bernstein.
“Stony Brook University faculty, staff and students put their heart and soul into their work, which elevates our regional economy and contributes more broadly to areas such as environmental sustainability, healthcare, and social and cultural identity,” Interim President Michael A. Bernstein said. “This podcast will showcase their drive and diversity as we learn about what inspired them when young, and what they’re doing now that helps make Stony Brook the great community partner that it is today.”
Some of the featured guests and topics of discussion:
- Interim President Michael Bernstein gathers the diverse expertise of Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine personnel in “The Coronavirus Effect” podcasts, addressing the various impacts of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, from the campus and medical responses, to distance learning and telehealth issues, to the people on the front lines.
- Actor, director, screenwriter and author Alan Alda interviewed by Alan Inkles, Director of the Staller Center for the Arts.
- Professor Abhay Deshpande on the evolution of nuclear science and his involvement in planning for the Brookhaven National Lab-awarded development of the Electron Ion Collider.
- David Fiorella on cutting-edge approaches to interventional brain surgery and new services he has brought to Long Island to help save the lives of stroke victims.
- Sharon Nachman on the safety of immunizations and vaccines and insights on the 2019-Novel Coronavirus.
- Carolyn Peabody and second-year MSW student, Meesha Johnson, on the 2020 Census and getting the Native American population in Suffolk County counted.
The inaugural episode featured Jazz Artist-In-Residence Thomas Manuel, founding president of The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook Village, who discussed his work with young jazz musicians and his contributions to the popular community hot spot.