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65 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Episode 7 - Lauren Adams Spits Straight Heat
Ishaan and Lauren talk shop, about how Lauren's cornavirus break is going, what shes doing, and how she has been handling it. We then shift over to a discussion of Lauren's passions, of forensics and politics. We top it all off with a discussion of poetry, as Lauren shares why she likes it, what its taught her, what the fight club of poetry is, and why we should care about it. She gives us some tips on how to get into the concept of reading poetry, and finally, shares her orignal poem, which is soon to be published! It's a really intersting episode, and honestly, by far one of the most knowledgeable epsidoes ever.
62 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Episode 6 - Griffin Hurst Destroys the Haters
Ishaan and Griffin chat about what Griffin likes to do, from forensics, dance and tutoring. Then, Griffin discusses how the COVID 19 break has affected him, which provides the perfect segway into the major point of discussion: Mental Health. Ishaan and Griffin discuss topics such as the importance of having good mental health, how mental health can be affected during the break, the major causes of mental health, and finally resources to access at home for those in need. Ishaan and Griffin talk about Mental Health and LGBTQ+ members, where Griffin gives one of the most impressive rubukes to homophobic individuals Ishaan has ever seen. They finally end the discussion with the topic of solutions, and how to create a system of prevention and destigmitization for those in need.
77 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Episode 5 - Rik Bose and the Kern County Education Bubble
After talking to Rik about his journey through science and science competition, Ishaan shifts the discussion to opportunity in Kern County. Ishaan and Rik discussion how Kern County is in a bubble when it comes to competition - we don't really get a chance to compete and learn how other. They focus their discussion on systemic inequality when it comes to science, and how this inequality hurts Kern County students when they leave Bakersfield. While they focus on Kern County Science, this lack of opportunity exists in all fields. After discussing the impact, Rik and Ishaan end it with a discussion of possible solutions to the inequality that exists. It’s a great episode, one that they hopes brings attention to a major issue. Ishaan and Rik discuss science competitions that Rik has competed in, placing specicial attention to Rik's past research experiences and pretigious awards. After this, Ishaan and Rik talk about the lack of oppurtunity in Kern County, and how many Kern County students remain isolated from competitors from out of the region. This isolation, caused due to a overall lack of competition and support of science in the County, hurts students later on in life, in both college and careers. After discussing the negative effects on both students, and Kern County on a whole, Rik and Ishaan end it with a discussion of possible solutions to to this problem, and reflect on current, positive intiaives the County is undertaking to increase the oppurtunities available for Kern students. While they focus on Kern County Science, this lack of opportunity exists in all fields. It’s a great episode, one that they hopes brings attention to a major issue that young people face all over our region.
64 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
Episode 4 - Dr. Brar on Fighting the Coronavirus
In today's episode, Ishaan and Dr. Harjeet Brar takes a deep dive into ongoing Cornavirus pandemic. Ishaan asks Dr. Brar about his own experiences with the virus, precautions he's taking, and the more personal impacts of the virus on health care professionals. Then they shift to a discussion of the local and state reponse, common myths, the importance of social distancing, and how Bakersfield is failing with that now. Finally, they talk more about what drives Dr. Brar, his advice to others, and what the long term outlook of the Virus's impact on the future of the medical field, public faith in science, and in the hospital setting.
43 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Episode 3 - Jeff Wood Monologues Self Love
Ishaan talks to Jeff about what he loves to do - mainly choir, theater, and Virtual Enterprise. We learn some interesting things, such as that choir people have rights, theater can be depressing even if it looks happy, and virtual enterprise is... actually interesting?!?!?!After all that talk, Jeff talks about self love, and why he keeps posting the exact same picture of himself everyday. He tells us to "LOVE OURSELVES" and actually, for the first time in human existence, kinda tells us how to do it?! Wow! Take that subjectivity and vagueness!Join us for a ton of fun, and lots of great insights on this episode of Brarcast!
40 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
Episode 2 - Miller's Wonderful World/ "EpIsOdE 1"
Miller, guest host Nora Scully, and I have a great discussion about him, and his journey through high school. We talk about debate, MUN, and mock trial, and how its shaped his life and views. In addition, we talk to Miller about his future plans, and all about his likes and dislikes.-Ishaan Brar
35 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Episode 1 - Perspective Changes Everything
Mason and I have an absolute blast discussing his life. We discuss his busy schedule and his activities to start out, then dive deeper into his personal experiences as a person of mixed heritage. We discuss how that has affected growing up, his parents, and even how other perceive him. Later on we discuss perspective, and Mason tells of his upbringing, and how race and socioeconomic status has affected him throughout his life. We end it all off with a discussion of Stockdale, and how Mason feels about race discussions in school.
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