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The Excel College Podcast

The Excel College Podcast

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What's a college doing with a podcast anyway? At Excel College, we're disrupting higher education by pioneering a new educational pathway for students to pursue wisdom, maturity and productivity while learning how to build a life - not just a living. And we're inviting you on the journey.
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032. Student Podcast Winners: 'The Comical Critics' | The Excel College Podcast
032. Student Podcast Winners: 'The Comical Critics' | The Excel College Podcast
Our C7 students put their communication skills to the test through the medium of podcasting! To add some spice to it, we decided to make it a competition. In this special episode of The Excel College Podcast, hear the reviews of some local places and spaces from C7's 'The Comical Critics'.
48:40
January 31, 2023
031. The Excel College Journey with Davis Norment | The Excel College Podcast
031. The Excel College Journey with Davis Norment | The Excel College Podcast
Curious as to what the Phase 1: Core Curriculum is like? Take a listen as our lead facilitator takes us on the student journey through the Core - one module at a time! From Theology to Biology to Art, learn why our curriculum flows the way it does to show the unity, diversity, and relationality of the Creator himself. 
01:02:39
January 19, 2023
030. Fine Arts Module with Andrew Haak | The Excel College Podcast
030. Fine Arts Module with Andrew Haak | The Excel College Podcast
Why is art important in today's day and age? In this episode, we chat with Andrew Haak about the significance of art in its various mediums, and how to go about appreciating all the beauty that it adds to the world. Fun fact: did you know that our students actually go to Italy to study the greatest pieces of art in person?
51:56
January 02, 2023
029. Literature Module with Cassadie Solis | The Excel College Podcast
029. Literature Module with Cassadie Solis | The Excel College Podcast
We study literature as a way to experience other worlds. In this episode with Cassadie Solis, we discuss how good literature offers examples of how to engage the world. Sometimes the examples are negative ones, antitheses that serve to warn us of wrong choices and evil. Sometimes the examples are heroic and highlight morality. Listen in to step into new perspectives.
47:58
December 16, 2022
028. Economics Module with Matthew Conlin | The Excel College Podcast
028. Economics Module with Matthew Conlin | The Excel College Podcast
Economics can be considered the capstone of our CORE curriculum because a society's economics is a reflection of its theology, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, government, and so on. So what even is economics - because it's so much more than money. In this episode of the Excel College podcast, we dive in with Matt Conlin to discover how a society's economics is a reflection of it's justice and health as a whole.
46:34
December 01, 2022
026. Sociology Module with Cassadie Solis | The Excel College Podcast
026. Sociology Module with Cassadie Solis | The Excel College Podcast
As creatures created in the Image of God, we (mankind) seem to have a bent to operate in the same way as He does. Whenever a group of us is together, we seek order, authority, productivity, and unity. In this episode, we speak with Cassadie Solis to find out why this and how this tendency plays out in our modern context.
39:53
November 15, 2022
027. Government Module with Andrew Haak | The Excel College Podcast
027. Government Module with Andrew Haak | The Excel College Podcast
A lot of people cringe when they hear the word "government". Politics, especially in a cultural environment more polarized than ever, can inspire some pretty strong feelings. But what if government was actually a good thing and intended to help humanity flourish? In this episode of the Excel College Podcast, we explore the role of government in society and how much (or how little) it should be involved in regulating daily activities. Buckle up, this is a fun one. 
51:28
November 01, 2022
025. Anthropology Module with Andrew Haak | The Excel College Podcast
025. Anthropology Module with Andrew Haak | The Excel College Podcast
Is man dignified or deformed? Or both? Most Christians (and even non-Christians)  have wrestled with this question at some point. In this episode, Andrew Haak, our Critical Thinking faculty leads us on a journey through this question and, the answer might surprise you. We'll just say this for now: God is not embarrassed by your humanity. 
44:32
October 14, 2022
024. Biology Module with Cassadie Solis | The Excel College Podcast
024. Biology Module with Cassadie Solis | The Excel College Podcast
Are science and faith destined to be at odds, or do each have something to say when it comes to issues of life and creation? In this episode of the Excel College Podcast, we speak with Cassadie Solis about the authority both science AND faith have to contribute to the conversation around some of life's greatest issues - but only when they stay in their own lanes.
47:42
October 01, 2022
023. Demanding Followership with Jim McNeal | The Excel College Podcast
023. Demanding Followership with Jim McNeal | The Excel College Podcast
A lot of people talk about leadership, but few people talk about FOLLOWER-ship. But did you know that to succeed in almost area of life, you need to learn how to be a follower before you can lead? In this episode, Navy Retired- Rear Admiral Jim McNeal, a mentor with the Severn Leadership Group, joins Andrew and Isaiah to talk about the leadership (follower-ship) lessons he learned while in the service and the marketplace.
55:31
September 02, 2022
022. Physics with Cassadie Solis | The Excel College Podcast
022. Physics with Cassadie Solis | The Excel College Podcast
Physics is defined as the "science that deals with matter and energy and their interactions". In other words, Matter matters! And Physics teaches us how to study the material world by acquainting us with the origins, operations and occasional oddities of this cosmos that is exquisitely ordered to reveal the mind of its Maker. In this episode, listen to C6 student Cassadie Solis as she describes what it's like to study Physics through the lens of the Biblical narrative.
36:39
July 21, 2022
021. Missions with Nicole Murray | The Excel College Podcast
021. Missions with Nicole Murray | The Excel College Podcast
Medellin, Colombia was once the murder capital of the world, a place with more darkness than light. Now it's a city known for renewal, and one of the organizations shining light in the dark is Ciudad Refugio (City of Refuge). In this episode, listen to Nicole Murray talk about leading a team from Excel College on a spring break trip to serve alongside this incredible ministry.
47:25
June 14, 2022
020. Mathematics Module with Andrew Haak | The Excel College Podcast
020. Mathematics Module with Andrew Haak | The Excel College Podcast
2 + 2 = 4. Everyone knows that, right? Ah, but it's not that simple. Did you know that your belief about the nature of the universe influences how you approach mathematics? In this episode, Andrew Haak joins Andrew and Isaiah to explore how one's approach to mathematics is actually influenced by their answers to some of life's greatest questions.
43:19
May 02, 2022
019. Just Some Deep Stuff with Deon Vanstaden | The Excel College Podcast
019. Just Some Deep Stuff with Deon Vanstaden | The Excel College Podcast
In this episode of the Excel College Podcast, we have one of our favorite guests back on the show, Deon Vanstaden! Sit with us as we explore just some deep stuff about faith.
39:41
April 06, 2022
017. Going back to College with Jeremy Reddinger | The Excel College Podcast
017. Going back to College with Jeremy Reddinger | The Excel College Podcast
At 27 years old, Jeremy Reddinger chose to go back to college. In this episode of the Excel College Podcast, find out why he decided to enter back into the classroom and experience the story of lost dreams and redemption that God is working in his life.
38:16
April 06, 2022
018. A Better Narrative with Davis Norment | The Excel College Podcast
018. A Better Narrative with Davis Norment | The Excel College Podcast
In this episode, Davis Norment, one of the founders of Excel College, walks us through the framework of our unique Core Curriculum (Phase 1), emphasizing the beauty in God's Narrative within the Liberal Arts.
01:07:28
April 04, 2022
016. A Good Philosopher with Cassie Solis | The Excel College Podcast
016. A Good Philosopher with Cassie Solis | The Excel College Podcast
On this episode of The Excel College Podcast, C6 student, Cassie Solis, talks all things philosophy with your hosts, Andrew and Isaiah! “Human reason can only take us so far. The rest of it is an act of faith - an act of the will - to get to the beginning of wisdom, which is the fear of the Lord. They have to go together." - Cassadie Solis, C6
01:03:39
March 12, 2022
015. Working Well with Jed Groothuis | The Excel College Podcast
015. Working Well with Jed Groothuis | The Excel College Podcast
In the latest episode of The Excel College Podcast, we’re featuring one of our C6 students - Jed Groothuis! Jed has an incredible work ethic that has benefited him in his work history and his ability to land a variety of jobs - including his most current workplace at Black Mountain Home for Children. Hear more about what type of qualities make employees stand out in this episode!
58:33
February 19, 2022
014. Waking Up to the Journey with Davis Norment | The Excel College Podcast
014. Waking Up to the Journey with Davis Norment | The Excel College Podcast
Before you can embark on a journey, you have to wake up to the fact that there IS one. In this episode, Davis Norment, one of the founders of our college, joins us to introduce the journey that the Core Curriculum invites students into -- a journey that will shape the way they view reality.
45:53
January 22, 2022
013. Seeking the Kingdom with Karen Dilbeck | The Excel College Podcast
013. Seeking the Kingdom with Karen Dilbeck | The Excel College Podcast
In this episode, we're joined by Karen Dilbeck and a special guest host (Tammy Moye) to talk about what it looks like to seek the Kingdom each and every day.
38:08
January 05, 2022
012. What Is The Gospel? | Ethan Wendle | The Excel College Podcast
012. What Is The Gospel? | Ethan Wendle | The Excel College Podcast
In this episode, we're joined by Ethan Wendle, founding owner of Diamondback Truck Covers and former director of G42 Leadership Academy, to talk about the Gospel and what Jesus actually meant when He said to go and preach it. The answer might surprise you. Join in on the conversation.
39:45
December 28, 2021
011. 24/7 Prayer | Rob Ames | The Excel College Podcast
011. 24/7 Prayer | Rob Ames | The Excel College Podcast
A passionate pursuit of the presence of God often proceeds any move of God. In this episode, we speak with Rob Ames, a student and coach who has helped us launch a 24/7 prayer initiative dedicated to chasing after the Presence of God.
43:11
December 22, 2021
010. What Is Truth? | Deon Vanstaden | The Excel College Podcast
010. What Is Truth? | Deon Vanstaden | The Excel College Podcast
In each episode of the Excel College Podcast, we're here to bring you along on our journey of pursuing wisdom, maturity, and productivity. During C6's Critical Thinking Module, Deon Vanstaden joined us for a session on truth. Before you can identify if something is "the truth", you first need to define what "truth" even is. the answer might surprise you. Join in the conversation as Andrew and Isaiah ask Deon the question, "What Is Truth?"
38:50
December 18, 2021
009. Gender Roles | The Perspective Collective | The Excel College Podcast
009. Gender Roles | The Perspective Collective | The Excel College Podcast
During our communications module, C6 had broken up into 10 teams to produce group podcasts. We told them that if we chose a winner, they'd be published on The Excel College Podcast. All the podcasts have been published, and a winner has been chosen for this episode. Please welcome: The Perspective Collective!
26:46
December 08, 2021
008. The Power of the Spoken Word | Keturah Manwaring | The Excel College Podcast
008. The Power of the Spoken Word | Keturah Manwaring | The Excel College Podcast
In this latest episode of the Excel Podcast, we get to hear C6 student, Keturah Manwaring, share her experiences from speech week. She brought down the house for her persuasive speech with an inspiring spoken word.
28:21
November 22, 2021
007. Why Emotional Health Matters In College | Nicole Murray | The Excel College Podcast
007. Why Emotional Health Matters In College | Nicole Murray | The Excel College Podcast
In each episode of the Excel College Podcast, we ask students to take us along on their journey of pursuing wisdom, maturity, and productivity. In this episode, we're joined by one of our favorite community members, Nicole Murray. Nicole is a house captain AND student this year, and she joins us to talk about emotional health - and just how important pursuing it is to the journey of becoming a healthy and whole human.
27:09
November 05, 2021
006. Working and Dreaming | Stephen Barton | The Excel College Podcast
006. Working and Dreaming | Stephen Barton | The Excel College Podcast
In each episode of the Excel College Podcast, we ask students to take us along on their journey of pursuing wisdom, maturity, and productivity. Part of that journey of maturation involves securing meaningful employment in the marketplace. In this episode, Stephen Barton joins us to talk about working and dreaming and shares his journey of working in the marketplace while starting a business on his own. Listen now. 
46:45
October 22, 2021
005. This Generation Has What It Takes | Deon Vanstaden | The Excel College Podcast
005. This Generation Has What It Takes | Deon Vanstaden | The Excel College Podcast
In this episode, Deon shares incredible stories about his walk with God, along with reasons why he believes this generation has what it takes to sustain a move of God.
32:05
October 14, 2021
004. Do Hard Things | Adventure Challenge Pt. 2 | Tammy Moye | The Excel College Podcast
004. Do Hard Things | Adventure Challenge Pt. 2 | Tammy Moye | The Excel College Podcast
In each episode of the Excel College Podcast, we ask students to take us along on their journey of pursuing wisdom, maturity, and productivity. In the last episode, Emma Magaard gave a student's perspective on our WILD time on the trail for the Adventure Challenge. In this episode, Tammy Moye, our Practicum Coordinator and one of the leaders of the Adventure Challenge, talks about how her challenge to "steward hard things" became a real life scenario and shares how C6 students rose to the challenge. Enjoy.
29:01
October 09, 2021
003. Launch Semester | Adventure Challenge Pt. 1 | Emma Magaard | The Excel College Podcast
003. Launch Semester | Adventure Challenge Pt. 1 | Emma Magaard | The Excel College Podcast
In each episode of the Excel College Podcast, we ask students to take us along on their journey of pursuing wisdom, maturity, and productivity. In this episode, Emma Magaard from the C6 cohort joins Andrew and Isaiah to discuss what she learned from a WILD couple of days on the Adventure Challenge.
46:25
October 05, 2021
002. Keep Your House In Order | Thomas Pond | The Excel College Podcast
002. Keep Your House In Order | Thomas Pond | The Excel College Podcast
In each episode of the Excel College Podcast, we ask students to take us along on their journey of pursuing wisdom, maturity, and productivity. In this episode Andrew and Isaiah discuss the responsibilities of House Captain with Thomas Pond (C6 Student) and explore what he has learned along the way.
28:11
September 15, 2021
001. Disrupting Higher Education | Introduction | The Excel College Podcast
001. Disrupting Higher Education | Introduction | The Excel College Podcast
In each episode of the Excel College Podcast, we ask students to take us along on their journey of pursuing wisdom, maturity, and productivity. In this first episode Andrew and Isaiah provide more context for Excel College and our mission to provide students the context to journey into a life of flourishing.
21:03
September 08, 2021