The Sound Bearier

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Latest Episodes

The Looking Glass to Live Theatre

Episode 35

March 15, 2022

The Looking Glass to Live Theatre

Live theatre is back on stage where it belongs! The Sound Bearier welcomes Jillian Cox and SarahGrace Triplett to the podcast to talk about the Northeast State Theatre Department's upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland.   Jillian and SarahGrace talk about the camaraderie of theatre students, the hard work of creating a production, and why you should run toward fear. Alice in Wonderland opens April 14 and continues through April 16 with three evening performances and one matinee. Bring your kids and get your tickets now at https://www.northeaststate.edu/boxoffice  ...

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Tech Talk of Tomorrow with Dr. Donna Farrell

Episode 34

February 28, 2022

Tech Talk of Tomorrow with Dr. Donna Farrell

Technology needs you. A wealth of opportunities awaits students-to-tech-professionals training to keep our civilization running on all microchips. The Sound Bearier welcomes our friend Dr. Donna Farrell, dean of Technologies division at Northeast State. Farrell talks about how a new generation of savvy thinkers can shape our technological future, how to understand the “Internet of Things” field, and how problem-solving skills help when a moose visits your workplace. Check out the certificate and degree opportunities available in our Technologies Division. To register for the Women in Manufacturing Symposium happening March 11 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, click this link. ...

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We only ever live one day...

Episode 33

February 14, 2022

We only ever live one day...

The Sound Bearier is delighted to welcome peer recovery coach Kenneth Knight to share his story of addiction and recovery. He works in Northeast State’s Counseling Services to help those battling addictions. Kenneth talks about personal responsibility, the complexity of addiction, and our culture’s waning fear of dangerous things. If you need help, please contact Counseling Services via their website: https://www.northeaststate.edu/Campus-Resources/Counseling-Services/. https://www.northeaststate.edu   ...

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The Year End Episode

Episode 32

January 03, 2022

The Year End Episode

Ducks and Pomeranians the size of elephants? Elon Musk and Joan of Arc breaking bread in the Courtyard? In a light-hearted episode depending on your point of view, The Sound Bearier’s Tom Wilson and Matt Poole riff on giant animals (not tarantulas), overrated super heroes, and the random questions we put to our guests in our seasonal wrap-up episode. The Sound Bearier team says thank you to all our guests and the Northeast State Department of Entertainment Technology for their excellent work to make TSB roar to life.   ...

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There and Back Again - Jesse Carter & Joni Hughes

Episode 31

November 11, 2021

There and Back Again - Jesse Carter & Joni Hughes

The Sound Bearier is honored to welcome United States Air Force veteran Jesse Carter and United States Army veteran Joni Hughes to our Veterans Day week podcast.  These two Northeast State alumni who stepped forward to serve their country talk about creativity, coming full circle in career paths, and navigating the civilian world. Thank you to all veterans who served from The Sound Bearier team. Listen, subscribe and visit Northeast State at www.northeaststate.edu. We're enrolling now for Spring 2022 classes.  ...

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Haunts & Halloween with The Sound Bearier

Episode 30

October 29, 2021

Haunts & Halloween with The Sound Bearier

A two-headed hitchhiker in Carter County. A vengeful Pig Man lurking near an abandoned ordnance site. Unexplained lights and a creepy farmhouse. Tis’ the spooky season. The Sound Bearier offers up a few scary stories and legend for our Halloween episode. Enjoy the tales and stay out of the woods! www.northeaststate.edu ...

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