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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Season 1 Episode Recordings

#1: Back to the Banks of the Sweetwater (12/22/2020)

• Featuring: Dean Plager (Iowa State 1964) & Rob Wilkes (Iowa State 1964)
• Host: Doug Draper (Kansas 1992)




#2: When Truth Is All You Have (1/5/2021)

• Featuring: Jim McCloskey (Bucknell 1964)
• Host: Bill Martin (Mississippi State 1975)




#3: Leading with Yes (1/19/2021)

• Featuring: Memme Onwudiwe (Ohio Wesleyan 2015)
• Host: Bill Martin (Mississippi State 1975)




#4: From Idea to Impact - Bike4Alz (2/2/2021)

• Featuring: Tyler Jury (Western Kentucky 2012) & Chaz Vittitow (Western Kentucky 2011)
• Host: Doug Draper (Kansas 1992)




#5: Homecoming Hijinx (2/16/2021)

• Featuring: Alex Stearns (Florida 1965)
• Host: Bill Martin (Mississippi State 1975)




Episode # 6: Unreasonable in the Company of Greatness (3/2/2021)

• Featuring: Victor Cui (Alberta 1994)
• Host: Doug Draper (Kansas 1992)





Upcoming Episode Schedule

Season 2 Coming June 2021

The full episode schedule is TBD.