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UCM-The Beat is the online radio station at the University of Central Missouri. Students and faculty produce a variety of talk shows that are shared and archived through the UCM-The Beat podcast umbrella.
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Voices of UCM - Chris Holmberg

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Chattin' It Up - UCM Game Jam
It's the end of another semester at UCM, so Greg got the UCM Game Jam team to come on and talk about their recent event in Texas. Listen as they discuss what a Game Jam is, some of their struggles, their favorite moments, and how well they did.
May 28, 2022
Chattin' It Up - Noah Lampson
In this, the next-to-last episode of season 2, Greg sits down with fell podcaster and digital media production major Noah Lampson to discuss their experiences on air and to share some fond UCM memories.
May 10, 2022
Voices of UCM - Chris Holmberg
In this final episode of season 1 of "Voices of UCM", Olivia interviews Chris Holmberg.  Chris is an alum of the University of Central Missouri digital media production program.  Since graduating, he has come back for a master's degree, worked in welding, served as a para in the Warrensburg School District, and now is putting his degree to use in marketing and communication at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg.  Hear his story!
May 04, 2022
Sports Page - Episode 11
Nick gets a chance to interview a UCM icon, the first bowling coach in school history, Ron Holmes.  In segment two he interviews new head football coach Josh Lamberson.  And then Nick caps the show with a rundown of the week ahead in UCM athletics.
April 27, 2022
Voices of UCM - Noah and Sammi
On her next-to-last episode, Olivia decided to bring in a couple of her best friends to relive some of their fondest memories, discuss why they chose UCM, and look ahead to their respective futures.
April 27, 2022
Sports Page - Episode 10
Ten weeks in the books on Sports Page.  This week track & field and women's bowling take the spotlight.  Nick visits with Mules pole vaulter Vincent Hobbie and Jennies multi-event athlete Hannah VanBuskirk.  Jennies bowler Jacqueline Garia-Ulloa joins the show in segment two, and in segment three, Nick previews the coming week in UCM athletics.
April 21, 2022
Voices of UCM - Olivia Gibbs
Olivia switches it up a little this week.  Rather than sharing the stories of others in the UCM community, Olivia shares her own story--how she came to UCM, what her experience has been like at the university, and her plans for the future.
April 20, 2022
Sports Page - Episode 9
Jennies softball is on tap this week.  Nick visits with sophomore outfielder Makenzie Cooper and head coach Susan Anderson in this week's episode.  And of course, sports news and a preview of of the coming week in UCM Athletics.
April 14, 2022
Voices of UCM - Mark von Schlemmer
Olivia scored some brownie points this week by interviewing one of her professors, Dr. Mark von Schlemmer.  Not that he isn't worthy of an interview; he is an Emmy Award winning film editor with numerous credits to his name and also an accomplished professor of film studies, digital video editing, and narrative production.
April 13, 2022
Sports Page - Episode 8
It's another club week, as Nick visits with UCM Men's Rugby Club captain Noah Bryan.  Plus Jennies golf gets featured with head coach Chris Port and junior Rosie Klausner.
April 07, 2022
Voices of UCM - Tad Miller
The #MeToo movement has gained a lot of attention recently.  The Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at the University of Central Missouri is hosting a MeToo Speak Out to raise awareness.  Olivia visits with Tad Miller in this weeks episode.  Content Warning:  Some material the may be sensitive and difficult to hear for victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse.  If you have been the victim, consider calling the national sexual assault hotline at 800-656-4673.
April 06, 2022
Chattin' it Up with Jacob Marqua
Summer is coming soon and with that will be lots of traveling. Joining Greg Burns is Jacob Marqua, listen as they discuss some of their fun road trip memories.
March 31, 2022
Chattin' it Up with Miles Lefman
Local UCM artist, Miles Lefman, and Greg Burns dive into the life of art commissions. Join them as they talk about some of their favorite works and how their styles have changed over time.
March 31, 2022
Chattin' it Up with Charlene Hills
Charlene Hills, a DMP cinema major, joins Greg Burns today as they discuss some of their favorite classic movies. Listen to some fun trivia and overall thoughts on some great films.
March 31, 2022
Sports Page - Episode 7
Mules head golf coach Tim Poe, senior golfer Matt Hoemann, plus (as usual) a preview of the next week in UCM Athletics.  All on this seventh episode of "Sports Page".
March 31, 2022
Voices of UCM - Kellie Nolan
Kellie Nolan is a UCM alum and the lease contracting officer for the General Services Administration.  The GSA is an independent agency of the United States government established to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies.  Kellie is this week's guest on "Voices of UCM."
March 30, 2022
Sports Page - Episode 6
This week, Mules baseball takes center stage as Nick visits with head coach Kyle Crookes and senior pitcher Colin Jones.  Club sports also get some love, as fencing team captain Alana Golden.  Plus the upcoming UCM athletics action.
March 24, 2022
Voices of UCM - Don Kennedy
This week Olivia visits with Don Kennedy, UCM senior admissions counselor Don Kennedy.  Don graduated with a degree in physical education and a master's in physical education with an emphasis in pedagogy.  He's a former softball coach and player, and is a wealth of knowledge about the University of Central Missouri.
March 23, 2022
Sports Page - Episode 5
Our host, Nick Distefano, sits down with interim Mules wrestling coach John Feeney (who produced a pair of All-Americans and one of the best UCM wrestling seasons in a decade), and UCM co-head track & field coaches Kip Janvrin and Kirk Pedersen.  Nick also previews the coming week's Mules and Jennies athletic schedules.
March 17, 2022
Voices of UCM - Michael Giovannini
Michael Giovannini came to UCM to fly helicopters.  Even though he didn't get to fly helicopters, he stuck with the aviation degree.  He also became a drum major for the Marching Mules, spent time in the military, served as a college admissions professional and today is director of safety for the Denver Air Connection. He is the special guest this week with Olivia on "Voices of UCM".
March 16, 2022
Chattin' It Up with Thomas Delzit
Thomas Delzit, a DMP major of UCM, joins Greg in Episode 5. Listen as they discuss some of their previous projects and a few fun stories as well.
March 14, 2022
Sports Page - Episode 4
On this episode of Sports Page, Nick visits with Jennies head basketball coach Dave Slifer as his team readies for the MIAA Tournament.  Nick then sits down with new UCM volleyball head coach Caitlin Peterson before providing a preview of the upcoming UCM sports schedule.
March 02, 2022
Voices of UCM - Danielle Sachse
Danielle Sachse graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a double major in musical theatre and digital media production and a minor in sports broadcasting.  She is currently a news reporter for KQTV in St. Joseph, Mo. and color commentator for Missouri Western basketball. Olivia Gibbs got a chance to catch up with her former classmate and chat in this week's episode of "Voices of UCM".
March 02, 2022
Chattin' it Up with Cody Bruckerhoff
Just a pair of nerds swapping gaming stories!! Welcome to the show Cody Bruckerhoff, a Computer Science major and DMP minor. Join him and Greg as they talk about game design and their fun memories in the world of gaming.
February 28, 2022
Chattin' it Up - Spooky Stories of UCM
Enjoy spooky ghost stories? Think UCM might be haunted? Well, join Greg as he goes around campus to ask the students of UCM about their stories of paranormal activity.
February 28, 2022
Mules with a Mission: Open Options at UCM
Austin and Carson discuss the open options program at UCM with guest Chris Howard. The open options program helps students who have not decided upon a major and offers them insights into their many options and how students may best achieve their career goals.
February 27, 2022
Sports Page - Episode 3
UCM Mules Basketball is the focus this week on "Sports Page".  Nick Distefano visits with head coach Doug Karleskint and senior Gavin Pinkley to learn their stories and get their thoughts on the 2021-2022 season.
February 23, 2022
Voices of UCM - Episode 3
Gina Goff is a University of Central Missouri alum who graduated with a degree in criminal justice.  After a turn as a paralegal in Kansas City, Gina caught the movie bug and decided to move to LA to pursue a career in the film industry.  She now owns her own film production company.  She sat down with Olivia Gibbs in this episode of "Voices of UCM".
February 23, 2022
Mules with a Mission: Season 2 Preview
Austin and Carson lay out their plan for season 2 of “Mules With a Mission”. They talk top majors and getting into different industries before bringing in their special guest.
February 20, 2022
Sports Page - Episode 2
It's media day on Sports Page.  Nick Distefano chats with Ryan Anderson, athletic media relations manager at the University of Central Missouri and then visits with Charlie Martin, manager and social media supervisor for the Jennies soccer team.  Nick also provides a preview on UCM Mules and Jennies athletics. 
February 16, 2022
Voices of UCM-Episode 2
In episode 2 of "Voices of UCM", Olivia Gibbs visits with Beth Rutt.  Rutt is the director of student activities at the University of Central Missouri.  She has also served on the Warrensburg School Board and Warrensburg City Council.  Hear her story on this episode of "Voices of UCM".
February 16, 2022
Chattin' It Up - Episode 2
Welcome Sam Federoff as she and Greg discuss the game series of "Five Nights at Freddy's". These horror games will have them talking about some of the lore and their opinions on the newest game in the series, along with some of their time with the older games.
February 13, 2022
Sports Page - Episode 1
Host Nick Distefano visits with Crystal Meeks, associate head athletic trainer at UCM, and with Darin Plummer, broadcast systems engineer and instructor for UCM's sports broadcasting courses.  He also provides a preview of the week ahead in UCM Athletics, Feb. 10-17, 2022.
February 09, 2022
Voices of UCM - Morgan Starbuck
In this inaugural episode of "Voices of UCM", host Olivia Gibbs sits down with Morgan Starbuck.  Morgan was instrumental in the University of Central Missouri's push to set a world record with the most live mules in a single parade.  Hear her story!
February 09, 2022
Chattin' It Up - with Sasha Fuller
We start season 2 of "Chattin' It Up" with a returning guest, Sasha Fuller. Come and listen to Greg and Sasha as they talk about a creative writing project about the supernatural known as the SCP Foundation.
February 03, 2022
Mules With a Mission - Episode 14
In their final episode of season one, Carson and Austin are talking about being an alum.  Today the guys are joined by Chris Begg, executive director of academic support services at the University of Central Missouri.
January 31, 2022
Mules With a Mission - Episode 13
In this week’s episode, Austin and Carson are joined by Amber Gazverde, director of career services. They address a topic critical to the success of future graduates: The Graduate Follow Up Survey.
January 18, 2022
Mules With a Mission - Episode 12
Salary negotiation. One of the most terrifying, frustrating and difficult discussions to have in the workplace. Austin and Carson visit with UCM career advisor Joy Grynko to learn how it is done.
January 10, 2022
Mules With a Mission - Episode 11
Austin and Carson are joined by Chelsea Peters from UCM Career Services to visit about soft skills and their value in the work place.
January 10, 2022
Chattin' it Up - Episode 23
The Burg Box Team is back and ready to play the game. Join Greg, Tristan, Michelle, and Jake in this fall semester season finale as they play a few rounds of the Warrensburg themed card game, The Burg Box.
December 07, 2021
Chattin' it Up - Episode 22
Danny Gage, a theater major-turned-Digital Media Production major, directs and acts in many plays on campus. Join Greg and Danny as they talk about their experiences in the theatrical world.
December 07, 2021
Chattin' It Up - Episode 21
Meah Copeland, a DMP major with an emphasis sports reporting and broadcasting here at UCM, brings us up to speed on the current seasons of UCM sports. Listen in as topics on soccer, volleyball, and football are all discussed and learn a little more about Meah and her college experience.
November 15, 2021
Chattin' It Up - Episode 20
Today we get the chance to hear from the creators of the Burg Box, a small business from students at UCM. Listen to learn about the product, how it was made, and the humorous qualities of this amazing game.
November 09, 2021
Chattin' It Up - Episode 19
Abby Fowler, a Wilderness Conservation major here at UCM comes on to talk a bit about animals. Tune in to hear about some weird animal facts, boating adventures, and some Halloween fun.
October 27, 2021
Chattin' It Up - Episode 18
Returning to the studio due to technical issues shortening his last visit, Greg talks with Bruns once more. The topics discussed this time include video game boss fights, lore, and tabletop role playing games.
October 26, 2021
Chattin' It Up - Episode 17
On the latest episode of Chattin' It Up, Greg is joined by fellow UCM student Nathan. Listen as they discuss their lives as college students and share some of their favorite things on and off campus.
October 26, 2021
Chattin' it Up - Episode 16
Joining us today is Josh Williams, a Digital Media Productions major who co-hosts the Youtube show 'Reeltime News'. Listen in as we chat about our experiences in Digital Media and some of our favorite movies.
October 06, 2021
Chattin' it Up - Episode 15
Today we chat with Michael Lewis about how the video gaming industry is losing its touch with its consumers. Tune in as we discuss some of the problems we see and what their solutions might be.
October 06, 2021
Chattin' it Up - Episode 14
Say hello to Bruns, an ESport gamer and game designer from UCM. Listen as we have casual conversations about some fun video games and a little about the human psyche.
September 27, 2021
Chattin' it Up - Episode 13
Today we get to speak with Isaac Roberson about a movie he is currently working on here at UCM. Listen to learn about the plot, characters, and twists that this thriller will have.
September 27, 2021
Chattin' it Up - Episode 12
On this final episode of Spring 2021, Greg hosts a listener Q&A. Nolan Crain from episode 1 joins Greg to respond to questions submitted by listeners to the show.
August 18, 2021
Mules With a Mission-Episode 9
Carson and Austin are joined by UCM alum Dillon Green, a former career services advisor at UCM.  Dillon shares some tips about graduate school
August 12, 2021
Mules With a Mission-Episode 10
Episode 10 of “Mules With a Mission” is titled “Are you Career Ready”, as Austin and Carson sit down with UCM Career Services assistant director Jessica Johnson. Jessica teaches the career readiness course and shares how the course can help students prepare for life after college.
August 09, 2021
Chattin' it Up - Episode 11
It’s crossover week as Greg and Garrason Leighton, host of “Smoke Signals”, talk about their experiences on the radio. They share some of their favorite moments and worst struggles from their first times behind the mic.
August 05, 2021
Mules With a Mission-Episode 8
Steve Osenheimer from PSAV joins Austin and Carson to discuss “Hire character and train skills”.
August 02, 2021
Veterans Voice - Episode 9
In this, the final episode of “UCM Veteran’s Voice”, Garrett and his co-hosts reflect on one year of producing the show and share their favorite visits.
July 30, 2021
Chattin' it Up-Episode 10
Brianna Cargile joins Greg on this episode of “Chattin’ It Up”. The topic this week: food, as Brianna, a sophomore events management and marketing major, shares her love of cooking and some of her favorite dishes and techniques.
July 28, 2021
Veterans Voice - Episode 8
Garrett and his co-hosts visit with Kelly (Murph) Murphy, Marine Corps veteran and winner of “Tough as Nails”.
July 16, 2021
Chattin' it Up - Episode 9
This week on “Chattin’ it Up”, Greg visits with his friend, psychology major Sasha Fuller, about their mutual enjoyment of tabletop role playing games, like Dungeons and Dragons. They talk characters, games, settings and more.
July 14, 2021
Mules With a Mission-Episode 7
Austin and Carson discuss interviewing, touching on phone vs. virtual vs. in-person in episode 7 of “Mules With a Mission”.
July 12, 2021
Veterans Voice - Episode 7
On episode 7 of “Veteran’s Voice” (from October 2020) Garrett and friends from the Military and Veteran’s Center at UCM, share their experiences with Halloween.
July 09, 2021
Chattin' it Up - Episode 8
Episode 8 of Chattin' it Up is with UCM alum Eric Scobey.  After a brief interview, Greg and Eric discuss some of their favorite video games and some of the interesting mechanics used in them.
July 07, 2021
Mules With a Mission-Episode 6
Austin and Carson are joined by Joy Grynko, UCM career advisor, in this episode of Mules With a Mission.  Joy and the guys discuss networking, the No. 1 unwritten rule for success.
July 05, 2021
Mules With a Mission-Episode 5
Amber Goreham, director of Career Services, visits with Austin and Carson on this episode of "Mules With a Mission".  The topic:  job searching ethics.
June 28, 2021
Veterans Voice - Episode 6
Ken Schueller, director of academic success advising at the UCM Student Success Center and an Air Force veteran. Ken shares his story and also shares some advice for those who are looking for their passion.
June 25, 2021
Chattin' it Up - Episode 7
Greg sits down to chat with a couple of his old speech and debate friends, Gavin and Evan Rupp.  The twins share their love of acting and speech and debate and share some of their favorite stories.
June 24, 2021
Mules With a Mission-Episode 4
Cover letters.  One of the most stressful parts of applying for a job.  How much is too much when promoting oneself?  Terry Agee with the Missouri Department of Agriculture talks cover letters and how to write them appropriately.
June 21, 2021
Veterans Voice - Episode 5
In an episode recorded last year, right after the country shut down over the COVID-19 pandemic, Garrett and his co-hosts sit down and discuss how they have been affected and share their respective thoughts to the nation's response.
June 18, 2021
Chattin' it Up - Episode 7
Greg visits with his old speech and debate buddies, Gavin and Evan Rupp.  Local twins and actors, they have a long-time affinity for speech and debate.  Greg invites his listeners to learn more about the world of speech and debate with two of his favorite competitors.
June 16, 2021
Mules With a Mission-Episode 3
It may sound cliche:  It's not what you know, it's who you know.  But Joni Porter, employee relations director in the UCM Office of Career Services says it's also true in this week's episode of "Mules with a Mission."
June 14, 2021
Veterans Voice - Episode 4
Guest host Gus Lancaster joins Garrett and the gang in this episode of Veteran's Voice.  Gus is a veteran who, like so many others, has been all over the U.S. and the world.  He shares his experiences this week.
June 11, 2021
Chattin' it Up - Episode 6
Academic success adviser Kris Howard sits down with Greg  to share what he does for his job, what he thinks of campus life, and some personal life experiences.  He's also a natural comedian in the classroom.
June 09, 2021
Mules With a Mission-Episode 2
College is a training ground to prepare students for the workforce.  After four years (and thousands of dollars) of classes, why wouldn't you do everything you could to enhance your chances of employment? On this episode of Mules With a Mission, Austin and Carson talk resumes and getting your foot in the door.  Chelsea Peters, one of the professionals in career services, joins the guys to discuss resume prep and getting ready  for career expos.
June 07, 2021
Veterans Voice - Episode 3
Vicki Orcutt is the director of academic outreach for the University of Central Missouri Office of Extended Studies.  She and her staff work closely with adult learners who are trying to complete their degrees or who have come back to college.  Garrett and the gang visit with Vicki about the services provided by the Office of Extended Studies in this episode of Veterans Voice.
June 04, 2021
Chattin' it Up - Episode 5
This week Greg sits down with UCM junior Grace Kennedy, junior biology/pre-med major to discuss her thoughts on campus life and some of her favorite memories at UCM.
June 02, 2021
Mules With a Mission-Episode 1
Welcome to the Mules with a Mission Podcast! This podcast, hosted by Austin McClary and Carson Hertzler from the Career Services Center at the University of Central Missouri, is designed to aid in professional development and educate listeners on many career-related topics with guest speakers from our office, university, alumni and real world employers! In this first episode, Austin and Carson introduce themselves and discuss “Mules With a Mission”, why they created the podcast, and how the Office of Career Services can serve students.  Assistant director Jessica Johnson also joins the show.
May 31, 2021
UCM Veteran's Voice - Episode 2
In this week’s episode of UCM Veteran’s Voice, Garrett and his co-hosts visit with Dr. Chris Stockdale, associate dean for the College of Education at UCM. Dr. Stockdale spent four years in active duty and another couple years in the Army Reserves.
May 28, 2021
Chattin' it Up - Episode 4
Our fourth episode has us chatting with Tim Richner, a student here at UCM. Enjoy listening about all things planes in this episode. Not only do we talk about flight, but also simulations, drones, perspective, and video games. Even if you don't think planes are interesting, there's so much you can learn and laugh about in this segment.
May 25, 2021
Smoke Signals - Episode 6
Julien Goolsby is a freshman computer science major at the University of Central Missouri.  He is into making apps and games on his computer, and recently got into creating his own music.  Garrason talked to Julien about his experience at UCM on this, the sixth episode of "Smoke Signals".
April 30, 2021
Chattin' It Up - Episode 3
Sorry, we've been away for a couple weeks! But we're back with the third episode of "Chattin' it Up".  Greg sat down with Dr. Aqualus Gordon, associate professor of psychological sciences, to chat about the Myers Briggs Personality Test, Batman vs. Superman, video games and more.
April 30, 2021
Smoke Signals - Episode 5
This week on “Smoke Signals” Garrason hangs out with Dr. Melissa Fuller from the UCM Counseling Center to discuss the services the Counseling Center provides.
April 12, 2021
Chattin' It Up - Episode 2
In this episode of “Chattin’ it Up”, Greg visits with UCM digital media production associate professor Steve Price. Dr. Price shares his experience in the field and in the classroom.
April 12, 2021
Smoke Signals-Episode 4
Issues related to the police have made headlines of late.  In this week's episode of "Smoke Signals", Garrason Leighton visits with Warrensburg Police Officer Stephanie Pringle to gain a better understanding of how Warrensburg's finest protect and serve.
March 23, 2021
Chattin' It Up - Episode 1
"Chattin' It Up" is hosted by UCM freshman digital media production major Greg Burns.  Each week Greg sits down with UCM students and faculty to hear their stories and share their experiences. .In this inaugural episode of "Chattin' It Up", Greg sits down with Nolan Crane, a junior social studies education major at UCM to learn more about Nolan's interest and experience in music.  
March 22, 2021
Smoke Signals-Episode 3
Ever wonder what it is like to belong to a college fraternity?  Find out on this week's episode of "Smoke Signals" as Garrason Leighton visits with Zach Newkirk, president of Theta Chi.  Zach is a small-town kid from Raymore, Mo. and is now a senior political science major at the University of Central Missouri.
March 16, 2021
UCM Veteran's Voice-Episode 1
Garrett, Dewey, Andy and Kenny, and their guest use this first episode to introduce themselves and talk about their experience in the military. Veteran's Voice is sponsored by the Military and Veteran's Center at the University of Central Missouri.
March 11, 2021
Smoke Signals-Episode 2
On this week's episode, Garrason Leighton interviews Evin Kettner.  Evin is studying for a bachelor of science degree in statistics and is an avid sports fan.  How avid? He is the "head behind the head" and the student who dresses as Mo the Mule for UCM sporting events.  He shares his story this week on "Smoke Signals".
March 08, 2021
Smoke Signals-Episode 1
Garrason Leighton sits down each week to visit with members of the UCM community on “Smoke Signals”. Garrason asks his guests to share their stories and invite listeners into their lives. “Smoke Signals” airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Only on UCM Radio-The Beat. This week's guest:  Caleb Romazon of the University of Central Missouri bass fishing team as he discusses the Mules journey to the national championships.
February 19, 2021