The Austin Peay Experience

The Austin Peay Experience

The Austin Peay Experience highlights what APSU is doing to become the region’s university of choice by its centennial in 2027.

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January 31, 2023 19 min

It's Season Two, In Session, of The Austin Peay Experience Podcast, and this spring we're looking at some of the exciting classes the University offers. This episode, we're talking to Dr. Stanley Yates, professor of music, about his class, The Beatles: Music, Society and Culture. Sixty years have passed since The Beatles first hit the scene. Why do we still love them? Dr. Yates tells us why.

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Dr. Dwayne Estes, executive director of the Southeastern Grasslands Institute, talks about the forgotten Walker-Smith Expedition of 1779, which was a survey of the state boundary line between what was at the time still considered North Carolina and Virginia, giving us a look at what Tennessee looked like almost 200 years ago.

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For this episode of Season One: Forgotten Tennessee, Dr. Antonio Thompson, APSU professor of history, discusses his research into German POWs housed in Tennessee and Kentucky during World War II. Thompson has two new books coming out, and the first - "Axis Prisoners of War in Tennessee: Coerced Labor and the Captive Enemy on the Home Front, 1941-1946" - will be published this November 2022.

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In this inaugural episode of The Experience Austin Peay Podcast, Charles Booth, APSU director of communication, talks with Dr. Meagan Mann, APSU associate professor of chemistry, about her research involving chemistry, the Bell Witch and murder. 

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