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Episode 13: Dr. Pankaj Jain

Description: Interview with Dr. Pankaj Jain for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan speaks with Dr. Pankaj Jain, Associate Professor in UNT's Department of Philosophy & Religion. They discuss Dr. Jain's interest in connecting ancient practices with contemporary issues, and how he is exploring the connections between religious traditions and sustainability in the US and in India. They also discuss his recent trip to Nepal, where he recorded an episode of National Geographic Channel's "The Story of God" with Morgan Freeman. The episode will air on April 9, 2019.
Date: March 7, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan & Jain, Pankaj
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Episode 9: Jonathan Hall

Description: Interview with Jonathan Hall for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan speaks with OLLI at UNT member Jonathan Hall about his journey to Denton and how he discovered the program. Jonathan explains why he chose to volunteer in the program, tracing his path from becoming an Ambassador to his current work as our volunteer-in-residence, chair of our Communications/Marketing Committee, as well as Financial Liaison on our Advisory Council. As he details his duties in all of these roles, Jonathan reveals some behind-the-scenes insights into how all of our incredible volunteers contribute to the continued success of OLLI at UNT.
Date: February 7, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan & Hall, Jonathan
Partner: University of North Texas

Episode 28: Dr. Joshua Hook

Description: Interview with Dr. Joshua Hook for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan interviews Dr. Joshua Hook, Associate Professor in UNT’s Psychology Department and Associate Director of the Counseling Psychology Program. They discuss Dr. Hook’s work at UNT as well as his recent Lunch & Learn lecture for OLLI at UNT, which was titled “How to Live with Gratitude and Appreciation.” Dr. Hook shares some strategies to avoid living our lives on auto-pilot and discover our true purpose. Listeners are also invited to subscribe to Dr. Hook’s newsletter, which is available from his website: www.joshuanhook.com/.
Date: November 7, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan & Hook, Joshua N.
Partner: University of North Texas