On the Banks Podcast

On the Banks is a podcast series, where we meet brothers through interview and storytelling. On the Banks pays homage to the chance meeting of John Templeton McCarty (Jefferson 1848) and Bolivar G. Krepps (Jefferson 1849) on the banks of the Sweetwater River on July 7, 1849. Two brothers who never met, connected 1,500 miles west of Canonsburg when heading to the California Gold Rush. No GPS and no cell phone…they found each other. On the Banks focuses on the power of that connection, meeting new brothers for the first time and embracing our shared values.

We invite you to listen and subscribe to the podcast on Simplecast. Subscriptions are available for Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. You can also watch the video version of the podcast on YouTube.

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Upcoming Episode Schedule:

S2, E2: An Immortal Gift - 6/22/2021

• Featuring: Ed Gulewitz (Texas Christian 1990), double-lung transplant recipient and organ donation advocate
• Host: Bill Martin (Mississippi State 1975)

 
S2, E5: On the Ground in Vietnam - 8/3/2021

• Featuring: Bill Lindsay (Gettysburg 1969), former Archon and author of Pop Smoke: The Story of One Marine Rifle Platoon in Vietnam: Who They Were, What The Did, What They Learned
• Host: Bill Martin (Mississippi State 1975)

S2, E3: "The President's Book of Secrets" - 7/6/2021

• Featuring: David Priess (Illinois Wesleyan 1993), former CIA intelligence officer and author of The President's Book of Secrets and How to Get Rid of a President
• Host: Bill Martin (Mississippi State 1975)

 
S2, E6: A Modern Day Renaissance Man - 8/17/2021

• Featuring: Sonnie Wooden (Iowa 2018), mental health advocate, who recently received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania
• Host: Doug Draper (Kansas 1992)

S2, E4: These Solar Lights Provide Joy - 7/20/2021

• Featuring: Kevin Kuster (Kansas 1991), founder of the nonprofit organization Watts of Love
• Host: Doug Draper (Kansas 1992)

   


Episode Recordings

Season 2 (6/8/2021 - 8/17/2021)

S2, E1: Miracle in Manhattan - 6/8/2021

Bill Snyder (William Jewell 1992), retired Kansas State head football coach, talks about his coaching career, becoming a Phi Gam and more! Hosted by Doug Draper (Kansas 1992).




S2, E2: An Immortal Gift - Jun. 22, 2021

Ed Gulewitz (Texas Christian 1990), double-lung transplant recipient, talks about his life saving gift and the importance of organ donation. Hosted by Bill Martin (Mississippi State 1975).




Season 1 (12/22/2020 - 3/2/2021)

S1, E1: Back to the Banks of the Sweetwater

Featuring: Iowa State brothers Dean Plager (1964) and Rob Wilkes (1964)
Hosted by: Doug Draper (Kansas 1992)




S1, E2: When Truth Is All You Have

Featuring: Jim McCloskey (Bucknell 1964)
Hosted by: Bill Martin (Mississippi State 1975)




S1, E3: Leading with Yes

Featuring: Memme Onwudiwe (Ohio Wesleyan 2015)
Hosted by: Bill Martin (Mississippi State 1975)




S1, E4: From Idea to Impact - Bike4Alz

Featuring: Western Kentucky brothers Tyler Jury (2012) and Chaz Vittitow (2011)
Hosted by: Doug Draper (Kansas 1992)




S1, E5: Homecoming Hijinx

Featuring: Alex Stearns (Florida 1965)
Hosted by: Bill Martin (Mississippi State 1975)




S1, E6: Unreasonable in the Company of Greatness

Featuring: Victor Cui (Alberta 1994)
Hosted by: Doug Draper (Kansas 1992)