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Raysean Ricks, host of In the Wild, records the podcast at the Georgia Cyber Center. [Michael Holahan / Augusta University]

Look Back At: ‘In the Wild’ podcast’s most memorable moments

“So far, it’s been a wild ride,” said Raysean Ricks, host of In the Wild, Augusta University’s official podcast.

The podcast marks its second year of sharing entertaining conversations from the university’s most trusted voices. 

Take a listen to the most memorable episodes.

Welcome to Dating 101

The first special episode of the podcast got into the nitty-gritty of dating, featuring former Title IX coordinator Michele Reed. Ricks also shares his infamous “catfishing” story.

Standing up for anti-racism

In response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and the nationwide protests following their deaths, Dr. Tiffany Townsend, chief diversity officer for AU, and Dr. Lindsey West, assistant professor in the Medical College of Georgia‘s Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, discuss how the institution works to become more inclusive and better allies to the diverse communities that make up JagNation.

What the heck is the Zoom Boom?

Dr. Maria Helena Lima, an assistant professor of surgery for the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, joins Ricks to discuss the “Zoom Boom,” an uptick in plastic surgery since the pandemic began, largely due to people not liking what they see in all the virtual meetings.

Gabby Petito: An American obsession with crime

True crime is one of the wildest topics to discuss. Lt. Curtis Dyal, community services lieutenant, joined to walk through the mystery of the Gabby Petito investigation. Also, Dr. Kim Davies, dean of the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, shares her thoughts on why people kill, the sociology of murder and her new textbook The Murder Book: Understanding Homicide Today.

Meeting our MCG Trailblazers
Drs. Joseph Hobbs and Ronald Spearman were some of the first Black students to attend the Medical College of Georgia. They share their experiences of overcoming racism on campus and discrimination as some of our first Black chairs for their medical departments. Their commitment to excellence paved the way for future students. Now, MCG is ranked as one of the top 10 most diverse medical schools in the country.

Learn more about your host Raysean Ricks.

Listen to the latest episode to In the Wild on your favorite podcast app.

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