Podward State

S4E6 - Professor of "Booze & Culture", Dr. Kirk French

February 26, 2021 Podward State Season 4 Episode 6
Podward State
S4E6 - Professor of "Booze & Culture", Dr. Kirk French
Show Notes

On this episode of Podward State, host Samuel Brungo is joined once again by Grace Cunningham to interview Penn States own alcohol expert, Anthropology Professor Kirk French.

To start off the episode, Kirk talks about his own journey, taking him from Texas, to Cincinnati, all the way to Happy Valley. He recalls how he came to find a passion for anthropology... and for alcohol. 

With part of his job is traveling the world, French reminisce some of his favorite places that he has been. French then tells the story of how him and his wife met, a true Penn State love story. 

Finally, the conversation shifts to the relationship with alcohol, focused on the upcoming State Patty's Day. He gives his advice and warnings to the Penn State students considering partaking in State Patty's festivities.

Podward State is an Onward State-produced podcast. Onward State is an independent, student-run Penn State news site that works to generate honest conversation in the hopes of enriching the Penn State community.

The show was founded by Matthew Ogden, Matthew Paolizzi, and Mitchell Stewart  in 2019. They have covered a plethora of topics and hosted numerous guests including Super Bowl Champion Jordan Hill, Penn State Football Legend Journey Brown, UPUA President Zach McKay, and 2018 PA Senate Candidate Ezra Nanes. 

Podward State releases episodes weekly and features discussions about all things Penn State, including sports, news, student life, and entertainment which will be available on Spotify and YouTube.