The Off-Campus Podcast

Social distancing is good for public health but was hard for those of us used to the small residential college experience.  Our educational model is built around the idea that these close connections are necessary for dialogue and learning. During the COVID pandemic, our student-run newspaper, the Middlebury Campus, did an amazing job with their “Off-Campus Project.” 

We collaborated with the Campus newspaper to extend that project into the podcast realm, giving a platform to the voices of Middlebury. The Campus reporters are posted new episodes in spring and summer 2020. You can access the “Opening Up” podcast feed on any of your favorite podcast apps like iTunes or Sticher. Our Libsyn page is here.

Many thanks to Jeremy Navarro, Caroline King, Sadie Housberg, Amelia Pollard, Cali Kapp, and Hattie LeFavour. Thanks also to Bochu Ding, Sabine Poux, and Emmanuel Tamrat for supporting this effort and campus dialogue more broadly. Brett Simison, producer.  Music by Kevin MacLeod at

Our first episode: Introducing the Off-Campus Podcast (April 2020)