The Ides of Byram
By Duane Smith
This podcast is a production of the BHHS English Department: “A great place to podcast.” Moderated by Bryan Horn, each episode will feature a different perspective on education at Byram Hills. A special thanks to the Byram Hills Education Foundation, who supported this endeavor by purchasing mobile podcasting equipment.
Episode 9: Design Thinking
In this Ides of Byram summer episode, Duane Smith and Jen Laden introduce the role that design thinking played in year two of the Global Scholars program. Throughout the episode, you'll hear from students in the program as they reflect on the design thinking process and the mindsets they relied on while taking action during a pandemic. Please check out the district website for more information about all three years of the program. Also, don't forget to follow Global Scholars on Instagram! As always, thanks for listening!
July 13, 2021
Episode 8: Athletic Department
In this month's episode of the Ides of Byram, Bryan Horn interviews three coaches from the Byram Hills Athletic department: Scott Saunders, Douglas Carpenter, and Stephen Skonieczny. Featured in this episode was the song "Blue Highway" by Podington Bear (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Soul/Blue_Highway). Copyright: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
May 21, 2021
Episode 7: National Poetry Month
This month’s Ides of Byram episode celebrates the 25th anniversary of April as National Poetry Month. A special thank you to the teachers who volunteered to read a favorite poem. Enjoy! Featured Poems: “The Red Wheelbarrow,” by William Carlos Williams (read by Bryan Horn) “An Old Woman of the Roads,” by Padraic Colum (read by Maria Montalbano) “Today,” by Billy Collins (read by Lisa Squadron) “El Salvador,” by Javier Zamora (read by Eric Odynocki) “What Was Told, That” by Jalal al-Din Rumi (read by Gary McCarthy) “Spring,” by Edna St. Vincent Millay (read by Letty Nardone) “A House Called Tomorrow,” by Alberto Ríos (read by Jessica Shaw) “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening,” by Robert Frost (read by Brian Melso) “The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves,” by Gwendolyn Brooks (read by Jacqueline Salvato) “They Ask Me Why I Teach,” by Glennice Harmon (read by Dennis Covert) “Put Something In,” by Shel Silverstein (read by Michael Chuney) “Ulysses,” by Alfred Lord Tennyson (read by Amy Menasche) “The Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver (read by Duane Smith) For more information on how to celebrate National Poetry Month, visit the following link: https://poets.org/national-poetry-month/30-ways-celebrate-national-poetry-month
April 15, 2021
Episode 6: Science Department
In this "Ides of March" edition of our Ides of Byram podcast, Bryan Horn and Duane Smith interview members of the BHHS science department. A special thank you to Jim Gulick, Steve Borneman, Stephanie Greenwald, and Dr. Caroline Matthew. For information about the Authentic Science Research Program at Byram Hills, please visit the following link.
March 15, 2021
Episode 5: Thomas Andriello
This episode features an interview with Thomas Andriello, the head of the Byram Hills Senior Mentor Program. Throughout the episode, you will hear from several senior mentors about their experiences. A special thanks to the seniors who contributed to this episode: David Gold, Alexa Tusiani, Drew Siskin, Bailey Goldstein, Hayden Fruhling, and Skylar Silverstein. For more information about the senior mentor program, please check out this Bobcat TV video.
February 10, 2021
Episode 4: John Lopez and Kyle Banks
In this episode, Bryan Horn speaks with John Lopez and Kyle Banks--two members of the fine arts department--about the challenges faced by the theatre and music programs in the midst of the COVID pandemic. Please visit the Varley Players homepage for information about the theatre program, and check out Bobcat TV for digital broadcasts of fine arts performances.
January 15, 2021
Episode 3: Holiday Memories
In this holiday edition of the Ides of Byram, we interview a number of faculty and staff to find out about their favorite holiday/winter memories. Enjoy!
December 16, 2020
Episode 2: Jessica Shaw and Ruben Torres
In this episode, we explore a new course offered to seniors at Byram Hills High School, a Humanities Seminar on Race, Class, and Culture. We discuss the origins of the course and the benefit of team teaching with co-creators Jessica Shaw and Ruben Torres.
November 22, 2020
Episode 1: Principal Chris Walsh
In this inaugural "Ides of Byram" podcast episode, we have a discussion with Principal Chris Walsh about the reopening of schools, leading during a pandemic, and the things he misses most about the Byram experience. “Solo Guitar” by Matt LeGroulx is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.
October 26, 2020