ChopTalk Podcast

ChopTalk Podcast

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February 28, 2020 48 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk podcast, we are joined by representatives from Feeding America and our local Feeding America affiliated food bank, Gleaners. We talk about our Feeding America partnership and everything that our men need to know about the fight to end hunger across the world. Tune in to hear about the impact you can whether you're in the United States or Canada!

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February 14, 2020 44 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk podcast, we are joined by Annie Forrest, Engagement Manager for the One Love Foundation. Annie joins us to talk about our brand new partnership with the One Love Foundation. This is an exciting partnership for all involved and we are excited for the opportunities ahead.

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December 12, 2019 54 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk podcast, we are joined by Blaine Ayers, Vice President of James R. Favor & Company, and Alyssa Gilles, Director of Learning Outcomes for Lambda Chi Alpha. Blaine joins us to discuss recent development regarding hazing laws in Texas, Florida, and Louisiana. Alyssa joins us to share valuable insight from the Lambda Chi perspective. We discuss some of the new changes within these states and what tho... Read more

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November 22, 2019 34 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk podcast, Mike does a solo show to discuss his journey with Mental Health and share about some of the stigmas he has faced. He gives his experiences and implores members to be there for their loved ones in times of need. Please take caution when listening as some of the issues discussed could be triggering or difficult for those with lived experience.

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November 15, 2019 45 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk podcast, we are joined by our CEO, Troy Medley. Troy joins us to make a special announcement about our new partnership with OmegaFi. As part of this partnership we are adopting a full suite of tools that will benefit each of our undergraduate members and officers. Join us as we discuss the platform and acknowledge a number of questions that you may have about this partnership.

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October 25, 2019 39 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by former Associate Director of Expansion, Chris Buck. Chris spent 5 years working at IHQ in a variety of roles, and currently working for TechniPhi. He joins us to talk about some of the experiences that he has had and shares insight on what it means to show personal courage.

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October 2, 2019 60 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we have a special guest, our new CEO, Troy Medley! Troy is still in his first 3 months as CEO and we take this time let him introduce himself to our listeners and get to know him a little more. In addition to getting to know Troy, we discuss his views on Service & Stewardship and even the importance of being a Servant Leader.

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September 27, 2019 48 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Kevin Carey. Kevin is the Director of Student Involvement at Illinois Wesleyan University and has been working in Higher Education for nearly 8 years. Because of his experience with college students, Kevin joins us to talk about respect. Respect can take many forms and we are taking time to talk about the importance of recognizing them. Additionally, Kevin shares his thought... Read more

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September 11, 2019 48 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by the Immediate Past Chair of the Educational Foundation, Chris Meyer. Chris joins us to talk about his undergraduate experience and what drove him to continue to be loyal to Lambda Chi as an alumnus. We also discuss different ways to remain loyal and the impact of even minor involvement through time, talent, and/or treasure.

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August 30, 2019 51 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we turned 1 year old! To celebrate this we have a laid back episode that covers a variety of topics. We talk about Crossbows, Tiramisu, Will Ferrell, and Rocky Road Ice Cream. Join us in celebrating our first year and many more to come!

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August 27, 2019 48 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Amy Cirbus to talk about Anxiety. Amy has worked as a Counseling Psychologist for over 15 years across three states and numerous demographics in both public agencies and private practice. Amy joins us to talk about anxiety, what it is, and the role that it can play in the life of a college student. In addition, we talk about the role that Greek Life can play both positiv... Read more

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August 21, 2019 48 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Ross Szabo, CEO of the Human Power Project and author of Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health. As a mental health activist, Szabo has spent over half of his life finding ways to make mental health approachable for everyone, using his own personal story. Ross shares his story with us and explains how to make challenging mental health messages relevant withi... Read more

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July 26, 2019 45 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Brett Gauger, a Social Media Strategist at the Asher Agency in Fort Wayne, IND. Brett joins us to discuss networking best practices and tools to build your resume. During this conversation we talk about how to leverage our connections in ways that help us build a professional database. Additionally, he shares his experience with networking in a social media generation.

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July 19, 2019 42 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Alain Peralt of the Sigma-Beta Zeta at St. Mary's University in Texas. Alain is the current High Sigma, a Resident Assistant, and a member of the St. Mary's Men's Soccer Team. This summer he is also playing for the Corpus Christi FC, part of the USL. He joins us to talk about time management and about various tips for effectively balancing the different responsib... Read more

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On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Cindy Pierce, a social sexuality educator, and author. She uses comic storytelling and years of research to engage audiences with her message about making healthy choices and navigating cultural pressures. Cindy joins us to talk about sexual relationships while in college and some of the stereotypes and misconceptions that college-aged men have in relation to being intimate. Read more

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June 28, 2019 54 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Brother Peter Yobo (USC '12) to talk about the stigma of toxic masculinity. We talk about everything from what our notions of masculinity were to what they are now. We also dive into the role that Lambda Chi (and Greek Life in general) can play in breaking down those stereotypes and misconceptions about what it means to be a "man".

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On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by Associate Director of Chapter Services, Nathan Schultz, as well as Director of Communications, Tad Lichtenauer. Nathan and Tad join us as we continue the "Motivating the Middle" conversation and apply it to being a supervisor, manager, and chapter leader. We talk about everything ranging from micromanagement to enabling others to explore their roles in ways that have... Read more

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June 14, 2019 60 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by renowned speaker and author, T.J. Sullivan. Sullivan, a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, has spoken to more than three million college students. Join us as we talk with T.J. about his award-winning book, Motivating the Middle. We talked about his concept of the three levels of membership and the importance of how to utilize each member to their maximum potential. Listen fo... Read more

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June 5, 2019 53 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by recurring guest, Brandan Bonds. Brandan joins us as we talk all things food. We talk regional staples, dessert, late-night meals, and everything in between.

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April 18, 2019 57 min

On this episode of the ChopTalk Podcast, we are joined by the Executive Director as well as the Chief Medical Officer of The Jed Foundation. Along with these two, we have Brett Epstein, a Jed storytelling. Join us as we talk about what the Jed Foundation is, the resources available, and the impact that mental health awareness has on college students. This is an important conversation as we further our organizational partnership wit... Read more

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