Doug and Alek are joined by Justine Galbraith, an English teacher who recently penned an op-ed titled ‘I’m a teacher. Why am I considered expendable?’ for Michigan Advance. Galbraith shares the fear, frustration, and anxiety she has experienced as an educator amid a global pandemic, while Alek and Doug serve as a two-man hype team for teachers, listing their favorite fictional educators, and lamenting over the lack of Capri Sun, trail mix, and pizza parties they’ve experienced since reaching adulthood.
Doug and Alek are joined by Watershed Voice Columnist Haley Hogoboom (Haley Homemaker) to discuss Lady Gaga‘s recent harrowing experience, how to gain confidence in the kitchen, do it yourself remodeling, their favorite cooking and baking shows, and the art of being your spouse’s brand manager.
Doug and Alek are joined by local author and Park Township Trustee Tom Springer to discuss his book “The Star in the Sycamore,” the ongoing negotiations between Park Township and the Three Rivers Public Library, and why getting involved in local government is so important.
Doug and Alek are joined by Watershed Voice columnist, local author & psychotherapist Charles Thomas to discuss Taylor Swift pulling a Prince, Mark Cuban’s decision to temporarily stop playing the National Anthem before Dallas Mavericks games, and coping with mental health issues in the midst of a global pandemic.
General Motors Company, which has been at the forefront of advanced powertrain research, offers just one fully electric vehicle — the Chevy Bolt. No hydrogen-powered vehicles are on the near horizon. Nevertheless, GM pushed the bar higher last month, surprising the auto industry by saying it plans to sell only “zero-emission” light-duty vehicles by 2035. That’s just 14 years, or little more than two new product cycles away.
Doug and Alek are joined by Layne Deuel (Spartans, Wolverines, and Beards Podcast) to discuss Smartmatic’s $2.7 billion lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch and Fox News, their favorite Matthew Stafford memories, the triumphant return of the NCAA Football video game franchise, and MLB The Show’s upcoming debut on Xbox.
Doug and Alek are joined by Malachi “A+scribe” Carter(The Unapologetics Podcast) who shares his thoughts on Lady Gaga’s Hunger Games-esque Inauguration outfit, President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party’s lengthy track record of exploiting Black people for political gain, and why Hamilton is problematic. The trio also gush over the powerful performance and presence of National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, and share the biggest holes in their respective cinematic repertoires.
Doug and Alek are joined by I Can Marvel All Day co-host & Watershed Voice’s self-appointed director of marketing Michael “Hogey” Hogoboom. The trio talks about the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898, Green Day’s 2020 album that Hogey calls “American Idiot Part 2” but “too spicy for radio,” as well as how they plan to observe MLK Day. (Recorded on Saturday, January 16)
WARNING: This episode contains strong language, and what some may consider emotionally difficult material.
Doug and Alek return for Season 2 of Keep Your Voice Down after a lengthy hiatus to talk about last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol building, and to gush about the wide variety of talent present on the Watershed Voice Podcast Network. The duo also discusses the media that impacted them the most in 2020.
In this short episode, Hogey from the I Can Marvel All Day podcast takes over Keep Your Voice Down to feature an interview between Hogey and Alek about Watershed Voice.
In Episode 8 of Keep Your Voice Down, Doug and Alek interview Larry Walton, a Republican candidate for the Michigan State House of Representatives and the 59th District. Walton is one of five candidates vying for the seat in the Republican primary on Tuesday, Aug. 4, while Democratic candidate Amy East is running unopposed.
In Episode 7 of Keep Your Voice Down, Doug and Alek interview Kathy Greaves, a Democratic candidate for District 2 St. Joseph County Commissioner. Greaves is running unopposed in the primary but will challenge incumbent County Commissioner Kathy Pangle in November.
Doug and Alek return for Episode 6 of Keep Your Voice Down where they discuss the upcoming Juneteenth Celebration in Three Rivers, much needed haircuts, Glen Oaks Community College and St. Joseph County’s respective plans for reopening, as well as the current momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement across the United States.
Doug and Alek return for Episode 5 of Keep Your Voice Down where they take a real-life Buzzfeed quiz to find out which member of the 1998 Chicago Bulls they are, address concerns from readers about certain content published on Watershed Voice, and how we can raise the level of public discourse together as a community.
Doug and Alek return from an extended hiatus (they couldn’t record last Tuesday because BREAKING NEWS) to discuss the top stories from around St. Joseph County, as well as Nic Cage’s latest role and the ever-growing presence of murder hornets (they’re real and they’re coming, probably). The duo also takes time to praise essential workers and discuss what they’ve learned about themselves in quarantine.
In episode three of Keep Your Voice Down, Watershed Voice Executive Editor Alek Haak-Frost and co-host Doug Sears, Jr. discuss COVID-19 protests, the details of a three-step plan unveiled by Michigan House Republicans this week to “get Michiganders back to work,” top stories from St. Joseph County and the handshake’s possible fall from grace in a post COVID-19 world.
In Episode 2 of Keep Your Voice Down Alek Haak-Frost and co-host Doug Sears, Jr. discuss journalistic ethics when reporting a death, review top stories from last week, and bring some levity to the pod with an analysis of Alek’s upcoming birthday plans and a discussion on their favorite fictional journalists from cinema and television.
Keep Your Voice Down is a podcast featuring fellow Central Michigan University journalism grads and best friends Alek Haak-Frost and Doug Sears, Jr.
Alek, the executive editor of Watershed Voice, and Doug, a Watershed Voice writer and columnist, will discuss a variety of topics including the week’s top stories in St. Joseph County and beyond, as well as pop culture and other general nonsense.