Stemming from a text in early 2020, The Finch has adapted from a podcast meant to quell quarantine boredom to a movement for accountable reporting. Highlighting weekly articles and inviting global experts, the podcast keeps on.
Alex is a Franco-American high school senior full-time dual-enrolled at UGA studying microbiology and mathematics. He plans on studying Organismic Evolutionary Biology and Public Policy at Harvard University next year. His research interests rest in infectious diseases, market regulation, and metaphysics.
Will is a Chinese-American high school senior at Cedar Shoals High School also dual-enrolled at UGA. He plans on studying Computer Science with a focus on Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University next year. He is also passionate about ethical computing and equity in education.
Starting local, The Finch Podcast began by interviewing the premier researchers at the University of Georgia. Today, the podcast has featured Nobel laureates, a NASA astronaut, Representatives, Ambassadors, and professors from around the world. And we're just getting started.
American University of Beirut
Rami Khouri Professor of Journalism and Director of Global Engagement & Harvard Nonresident Fellow
Dawn King Director of Undergraduate Studies & Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Environmental and Society
Mike Hulme Professor of Human Geography and Fellow & Geography Director of Studies
Sander van der Linden Professor in Social Psychology of Society & Director of the Social Decision-Making Lab
City of Athens
Deborah Gonzalez Georgia Western Circuit District Attorney & Former State Representative for GA District 117
Hugh Acheson Chef and Owner of 5&10, Empire State South, by George & Iron Chef Judge
Sgt. John Q. Williams Athens-Clarke County Sheriff
Jonathan Wallace Former State Representative for GA District 119
Kelly Girtz Mayor of Athens, Georgia
Michael Ripps Co-owner and President of Jittery Joe's Coffee
Neal Priest Chief of Emergency Medicine at St. Mary's Regional Hospital
Peter Dale Chef and Owner of The National, Seabear, Condor Chocolates, Maepole
Graciela Chichilnisky Professor of Developmental Economics & Founder and CEO of Global Thermostat
Justin Mankin Assistant Professor of Geography & Director of the Climate Modeling and Impacts Group
Laura Phillips Sawyer Assistant Professor of Business, Government, and International Economy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Charles Stewart III Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science & Director of Election Lab
Middle East Institute
Amb. Gerald Feierstein Institute Senior Vice President & Former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen (ret.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Jessica Meir Astronaut on ISS Expedition 61, 62 & Participant in First All-Woman Spacewalk
John Mather Nobel Prize in Physics Laureate & Senior Astrophysicist & Goddard Fellow & JWST Project Scientist
Scott Paul Humanitarian Policy Lead & Foreign Policy Commentator
Max Weiss Associate Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies
University of Chicago
John Rappaport Professor of Law & Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar
University of Florida
Juan Gilbert Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor of Computer Science & Department Chair
University of Georgia
Biao He Fred C. Davidson Distinguished University Chair & GRA Distinguished Scholar in Veterinary Medicine
David Bradford Busbee Chair and Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs
Eric Zeemering Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy
John Drake Distinguished Research Professor & Director of the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases
Justin Ingels Assistant Research Scientist of Health Policy and Management & Director of Economic Evaluation
Kim Fowler Director of the Human Research Protection Program
Melissa Fahmy Associate Professor in Kantian and Biomedical Ethics
Michelle vanDellen Associate Professor of Social Psychology in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program
Richard Slatcher Gail M. Williamson Distinguished Professor in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program
Scott Atkinson Jasper Dorsey Chair of Utility & Professor of Economics
Scott Pegan Professor of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences & Director of the Center for Drug Discovery
Timothy Yang Assistant Professor of East Asian and Biomedical History
University of Pennsylvania
Sandra Mayson Assistant Visiting Professor of Law & Former Public Defender Trial Attorney
University of South Florida
Eric Winsberg Professor of Philosophy of Science
University of Virginia
Brian Williams Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Batten School of Leadership
William Ruddiman Lyell Medal Laureate & Professor Emeritus of Paleoclimatology
Robert Mendelsohn Edwin Weyerhauser Davis Professor of Forest Policy & Professor of Economics
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To dissect complex issues with a multidisciplinary approach.
All of our episodes are carefully crafted to include equal air-time for opposing views, experts are best in class, and research is sourced from non-partisan academic circles. The goal is to leave the interpretation to the listener alone.
Depth was our clarion call. The airwaves are saturated with false dichotomies on a daily basis. Bringing everyone to the table is not only fair, it's intuitive. Seemingly simple issues are often incredibly complex, and tackling them requires a symphony of expertise. It's why we are The Finch.
We pride ourselves in covering news that matters. We've covered the rise and demise of democracy around the world, asking those on the ground as situations emerge. Around are just some of the topics we've investigated.