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Celebrating International Podcast Day with ‘This Is Purdue’

Kate Young

Sept. 30 marks International Podcast Day

“This Is Purdue” highlights stories about Boilermakers from across all disciplines, who, through research, innovation and determination, have persistently pursued their next giant leaps.

Join us every other Thursday as we interview students, faculty and alumni taking small steps toward their goals and inspiring others to do the same.

Kate Young

Who are the next game-changers, difference-makers, ceiling-breakers, innovators? Who are these Boilermakers?

Kate Young ‘This Is Purdue’ Host, Writer and Executive Producer

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Podcast Ep. 84 – Deputy Athletics Director Tiffini Grimes Discusses the Spirit of Purdue Athletics and Proud Return to Her Alma Mater

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Tiffini Grimes (BA political science ’05), Purdue University’s deputy athletics director and senior woman administrator.  This Boilermaker alumna highlights her journey in collegiate athletics as she made her way from …


Podcast Ep. 83: IndyCar Engineers, Purdue Alums Talk Team Penske Legacy and Indy 500

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Matt Kuebel and Mike Koenigs, Team Penske IndyCar engineers and Purdue University alums. Listen as Matt (BS mechanical engineering ’22) and Mike (MS aeronautical and astronautical engineering ’03) discuss their …


Podcast Ep. 82: Purdue Institute for Cancer Research Raises $100,000 in Annual Challenge 5K

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” the podcast team is taking our listeners behind the scenes during the Purdue Institute for Cancer Research’s 15th annual Challenge 5K run/walk. More than 900 runners and walkers participated in this year’s Challenge, …


Podcast Ep. 81: Spring Into Purdue Football With Legends Kevin Sumlin, Mark Herrmann and Pete Quinn, Plus Coach Ryan Walters

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re springing into football season with esteemed former Purdue football players Kevin Sumlin, Mark Herrmann and Pete Quinn, plus our new Purdue University head football coach, Ryan Walters. We caught up with these …

Sugar And Spice

Podcast Ep. 80: Twin Sisters, Chemical Engineering Alums ‘Sugar and Spice’ Discuss the Power of the Purdue Community

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to twin sisters Almira “Sugar” Yllana (ChE ’99) and Giovanna “Spice” Krozel (ChE ’99). Nicknamed by their maternal grandfather at birth, these two Purdue chemical engineering alums have taken the Boilermaker …

David Graves

Podcast Ep. 79: From Purdue to President of Pizza Hut: In-Depth With David Graves

In this special episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to the president of Pizza Hut U.S., David Graves.  That’s right, the president of one of America’s largest pizza chains is a Boilermaker who graduated from Purdue University’s business school, …


Podcast Ep. 78: Purdue Men’s Basketball Parents on Supporting Their Sons During This Historic Season

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re celebrating this historic Purdue men’s basketball season with Ginny Smith, freshman starting guard Braden Smith’s mom, and Gary and Lotus Furst, sophomore starting forward Caleb Furst’s parents. Join us for this special …


Podcast Ep. 77: Fighter Pilot Heather Penney Reflects on Purdue Journey and 9/11 Mission

In this special episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Boilermaker and former D.C. Air National Guard fighter pilot Heather Penney. Listen as Heather (BA English ’95, MA American studies ’97) shares her incredible story from 9/11, when she …


Podcast Ep. 76: FDA Authorizes Lung Cancer Imaging Agent Based on Research From Purdue

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re sharing a new update from our conversation with Boilermaker innovator Philip Low. Professor Low, Purdue University’s Presidential Scholar for Drug Discovery and the Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, helped develop …

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