What's Your Why?

What’s Your Why? is a powerful way to learn about Wyoming people, Wyoming issues and just great stories we have the opportunity to capture – people’s stories who live in Wyoming and people who visit. We bring these stories to you. And we hope it inspires and ignites the question in all of us. What’s your why? ThinkWY | Wyoming Humanities podcasts are created to capture the stories in and outside of Wyoming to share ideas, perspectives, and insights about the human experience.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 19m. Bisher sind 105 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 13 hours 55 minutes


Tom Rea: Discovering Poetry, Printing, and History

Tom Rea lives in Casper, Wyo., where he is editor and co-founder, with the Wyoming State Historical Society, of , a state-history website that is a project of the Wyoming State Historical Society. He worked for many years in the newspaper...



Anne MacKinnon: Water & Water Law is Ultimately About People

Water-law scholar Anne MacKinnon has paid Whats Your Why a little visit in-between a series of discussions about public waters. Living in Casper, She is a former editor-in-chief of the Casper Star-Tribune and served from 2003 through 2010 on the...



Ashleigh Snoozy & Kristen Czaban: Furthering The Power Of Community

Ashleigh and Kristen recently joined us to outline their stories and research with the Sheridan Press and their most recent project spotlighting humanity in our own communities. Their natural repartee is perfect for a podcast environment highlighting...


 2021-06-03  23m

Kathryn Palmer & Margaret Austin: Discovering The Election Process

"Some Cheyenne residents of color say they don't feel heard by largely white leadership in local government and schools. This lack of representation makes it easier for leaders to, even unintentionally, overlook the issues that affect them, they say....


 2021-05-20  27m

Dustin Bleizeffer: Choices and Challenges of Wyoming Youth

Dustin Bleizeffer has worked as a coal miner, an oilfield mechanic, and for 20 years as a statewide reporter and editor primarily covering the energy industry in Wyoming. Most recently he was Communications Director at the Wyoming Outdoor Council, a...


 2021-05-18  38m

Hannah Black & Niki Kottmann: Equity for the People of Color Who Call Cheyenne Home

Podcasters! and , both journalists with the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, joined us for an in depth discussion about their recent research on how government participation, voting, and elected leadership positions represent the minority voice. And if...


 2021-05-06  26m

Baktash Ahadi: Cultural Identity and the Immigrant Experience

The tragic events of 9/11 set Baktash on a path of examining why people do what they do. Upon graduation from college, he decided to serve in the Peace Corps as an educator in a rural village in Mozambique. His father learned English from a Peace...


 2021-04-22  40m

Matthew Spangler: American Playwright Exploring the Immigrant Experience

Matthew Spangler is a playwright, director, and professor of performance studies at San José State University in the San Francisco Bay Area.   His adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner received five San Francisco Bay...


 2021-04-08  30m

Interfaith Amigos: Respect from Faith to Faith

Also known as the Interfaith Amigos – The interfaith Amigos do an inspiring presentation that offers a message of inclusion, empathy and hope. In their life work and in their interfaith presentations their message creates a bridge and opens the door...


 2021-03-24  45m

Fred Schmechel: Driving the Culture of Innovation and Creativity in Wyoming

Welcome the Assistant Director of , Fred Schmechel! Trained as a sculptor and graphic designer, Fred joined IMPACT 307 in the fall of 2010. He directly counsels client companies on all aspects of their business needs. His work also includes oversight...


 2021-03-17  29m