1801 Live


The University of South Carolina’s Student Government presents 1801 Live, an event and podcast series highlighting UofSC alumni and student organizations, hosted by Student Body Vice President Emily Dengler. 1801 Live takes its name from the founding year of the university and aims to spark a collaborative conversation between alumni and current student leaders, as we discuss relevant and controversial topics surrounding our campus. This podcast is produced in partnership with Garnet Media Group.

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Season 2, Episode 5: The Final Farewell

Join Emily as she talks to President Harris Pastides and Patricia Moore-Pastides about their time at Carolina.

Season 2, Episode 4: Career Readiness

Join Emily as she talks with Career Studio Peer Educators from the Career Center about professional development and how to utilize the resources on campus. She will also talk about Student Government’s upcoming program, “KEY Week,” which is all about pre-professional development, and how you can participate.

Season 2, Episode 3: Mental Health Awareness

Join Emily as she talks to Heddy McGrey, the president of UofSC’s If You’re Reading This chapter, about mental health awareness. This episode was streamed live Sept. 30, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Season 2, Episode 2: Freshman Council Experience

The University of South Carolina's Student Government hosts a program for first-year students called Freshman Council. Join Emily as she talks about the Freshman Council experience and application process with former members Aidan Baker, Faith Gravley, and Ilona Donovan.

Please note: The first ~15 minutes of this episode were not streamed due to technical difficulties, but the full video and audio episodes will be available on this page and on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts on Friday, Aug. 13.

Season 2, Episode 1: Meeting the New Team

Get to know the new host of 1801 Live, recently inaugurated Student Body Vice President Emily Dengler, and the team she'll be working with this year. They'll discuss the new focus of 1801 Live — helping students find and learn about campus resources and opportunities — and share some goals and ideas they have for that new focus.

Episode 15: Dream Team

Join our host Hannah one last time as she wraps up her term as VP and 1801 Live's first season by talking with her dream team, the staff that supported her work as vice president of the student body.

Episode 14: What's #OnTheLine With Digital Civility

Tune in as 1801 Live partners with a team of students from the Public Relations Student Society of America’s Bateman Case Study Competition to discuss digital civility and what is #OnTheLine when civility isn't prioritized in-person or online interactions. We’ll talk about the perspective of Generation Z and the transition from being in college to the workforce and what student leaders gain from taking a civility pledge.

Episode 13: UofSC's NAACP Chapter

Tune in as 1801 Live partners with the UofSC NAACP Collegiate Chapter to discuss and reflect on the strong history and efforts of this organization on campus and what goals the executive leadership have for the future.

Guests: Caley Bright, Krishna Alexander, Robert Morris, Raelin Lanham, Reylan Cook

Episode 12: The Transfer Student Experience

The University of South Carolina has students that come from various backgrounds. Tune in to hear host and Student Body VP Hannah White talk with members of the Association of Transfer Students about their experiences and various perspectives on the university. Guests: Yaunna Hunter, Alyssia Ross, Bradley Barker

Episode 11: Post-Election Action with CLEAT

In this episode, Hannah partnered with the Civic Leadership Education Action Team (CLEAT) to discuss post-election civic engagement. We focus on ways to grow in active citizenship, opportunities for involvement after the election, and how to remain resilient as we finish out the semester.

Episode 10: Environmental Justice & Sustainability

Often, when we talk about sustainability, we may only think of preserved natural landscapes or the metal straw we use to save the turtles. A more inclusive perspective shows that sustainability is an interconnected concept that promotes environmental protection while ensuring social justice and economic prosperity. Join Hannah for a conversation with fellow students Claire Windsor and Mackenzie Coon, as well as many knowledgeable speakers about research related to environmental justice.

Guests: Dr. Monica Barra, Mackenzie Coon, Dr. Conor Harrison, Dr. Andrew Gutkowski, Teresa Norman, Claire Windsor

This episode was streamed live on Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.! Listen to or watch the recording below!

Episode 9: Hispanic Heritage — Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Hannah had a conversation on Sept. 17 with representatives from the Latin American Student Organization, Kappa Delta Chi, and Phi Iota Alpha to learn more about Hispanic Heritage and specifically what it is like being a Latin American student at UofSC.

Listen to the audio here:

Give Black Podcast-a-Thon

On Aug. 28, Hannah hosted a 12-hour podcast-a-thon raising money for the "One Creed, One Carolina" fundraising campaign, which benefits programs that uplift and support Black members of the UofSC community. She was joined by four co-hosts and more than 20 guests to discuss their Black excellence and the importance of the “One Creed, One Carolina” campaign. For audio episodes of each interview and more detailed information, including bios of all hosts and guests, as well as the full schedule, visit www.garnetmedia.org/giveblack.

Episode 8: Let's Relate

On this episode, Hannah has invited guests from each Greek Council at UofSC to have an open and honest conversation about race and race relations on campus. Representatives from the College Panhellenic Association (CPA), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Interfraternity Council (IFC), and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) will discuss how their personal experiences and recent tragedies have helped them form understandings about race and how they can relate to others. This episode is intended to motivate our listeners to spark conversations like these in their homes, communities and networks.

This episode was streamed live on YouTube on June 17 at 6 p.m. Watch the video:

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Episode 7: Podcast-a-Thon, Part 5

Part 5 includes SC politicos and Gamecock alumni Cory Alpert, Lauren Harper, and Taylor Wright (2:44-1:09:41), The Hilinski Family (Kym, Mark, & Ryan) (1:09:44-2:05:10), and SASSGO representatives Shannon Henry, Jordan Dinsmore, & Olivia Hassler (2:05:14-3:00:45).

Episode 6: Podcast-a-Thon, Part 4

Part 4 includes Speaker of the Student Senate JD Jacobus & Student Body Treasurer Caden Askew (2:40-51:35), UofSC President Bob Caslen (51:38-1:56:43), and Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Dennis Pruitt (1:56:46-2:52:49).

Episode 5: Podcast-a-Thon, Part 3

Part 3 includes Student Body President Issy Rushton (2:31-1:01:50), UofSC University Ambassadors (1:01:55-1:47:53), and Associate Vice President of Student Life Dr. Anna Edwards (1:48:01-2:37:40).

Episode 4: Podcast-a-Thon, Part 2

Part 2 includes Gamecock Women's Basketball Head Coach Dawn Staley (2:31-41:40), former Student Body President Jotaka Eaddy (41:46-1:44:33), and incoming UofSC Provost Dr. William Tate (1:45:21-2:41:49).

Episode 3: Podcast-a-Thon, Part 1

Hannah and Lyric Swinton, host of The Patchwork Feminist podcast, co-hosted a 24-hour Podcast-a-Thon to raise money for UofSC COVID-19 Relief with some very special Gamecock guests. Part 1 includes WLTX News Anchor Darci Strickland (2:40-30:48), Mayor of Columbia Steve Benjamin (30:50-57:25), and former Gamecock Football quarterback Perry Orth (1:02:57-1:14:09).

Episode 2: Transitions Then vs. Now

This week, 1801 Live partnered with the Theta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, to bring back alumna Yvonne Miller to discuss the many transitions of the university and her path from undergrad to a professional career. Yvonne was the first African-American woman to become student body vice president at UofSC. Taryn Moyer joined us to have this conversation as she enjoys her final days as the chapter president and transitions into life post-grad.

Episode 1: The Pilot Episode

Host Hannah White discusses the creation of 1801 Live, future plans and other random hijinks with her fellow University of South Carolina Student Government executive officers.