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The Second Mess Podcast will officially launch in late November/December with a whole bunch of bingeworthy episodes.

Until then, here are some timely conversations that address—among other topics— the search for President Schneider’s replacement.

I’m tossing in a bonus episode on temperance with Pete Hynd ’94 because my test audience loved it.

After launch, new episodes will drop every Friday at noon.

—Essayons! – Randall H. Miller’93, MDY ’07

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Show Notes: Reverend Wick talks about his 30 years on the Hill as Norwich Chaplain. Topics include: counseling Rookies, weddings, funerals, university presidents and even a bit about voodoo and the demonic realm.


Show Notes: Pat Cox ’92 talks about his experience as the cadet representative on the search committee that found President Schneider, being in a firefight in Iraq when General Mattis showed up, and how he switched from USMC to USAF mid-career.


Show Notes: Eric Curtis ’98 is President of Curtis Strategy. He talks about running from a ghost in Alumni Hall, the benefits of being a senior buck private, his entrepreneurial success, and Norwich’s search for a new president.


Show Notes: The one about temperance. Pete Hynd ‘94 talks about Rookdom, losing Kilo Company, and how heavy metal and running have kept him sober for 11 years.