"I was simply blown away by...the eloquent writing, simple reading that was so true to life, production, music, you name it. I hope you will be able to produce more."

 
 
 

In August 2015, Spencer wrote, recorded, edited, and released the first episode of Run With That, an original podcast to share stories by and about young adults. As he collaborated with others on subsequent episodes, Run With That evolved into a show about more than just storytelling: each episode became a snapshot of a young person navigating unique and ever-changing social, political, and personal worlds. Since its debut in 2015, it has featured exclusively young adults from around the world, including New York, Wisconsin, Mississippi, and Belgium. All elements of the episodes are created by young adults: from writers to musicians to visual artists and performers, as well as photographers and filmmakers documenting the production process.

Due to the show's complex demands, new episodes come out only every so often. However, Run With That is still alive and well, and new episodes will be posted here, as well as on Facebook and YouTube.


 
 

Production History

 
 

Trumped – Part 2 [Episode 6]

1/18/17

Theatre artist Yoni Weiss reads an original piece on the 2016 presidential election

Episode features original music by composer Mark Weissglass

Listen to full episode here

 
 
 
 

Trumped - Part 1 [Episode 5]

1/17/17

First-generation Mexican immigrant and sophomore Psychology major Isaac Gomez shares stories about how his family has been affected by Donald Trump's campaign and election

Episode features original music by percussionist/composer Nick Weber

Listen to full episode here

 
 
 
 

Revealing Monsters [Episode 4]

9/22/16

Visual/practical effects artist Nicholas Winstead shares stories about the monsters he creates and the monsters his work reveals in himself and in others

Episode features original music by composer Elise Arancio

Listen to full episode here

 
 
 

C’est une horreur (It’s a horror) [Episode 3]

1/1/16

Belgian rock drummer Matthieu Sirot shares personal stories about terrorism in Belgium and France

Episode features original music by composer Nate Heyder

Listen to full episode here

 
 
 

Useless Facts [Episode 2]

11/7/15

Writer Grace Montgomery performs original essay "The Useless Facts No One Told You What To Do With"

Episode features original music by singer/songwriter Chloe Geller

Listen to full episode here

 
 
 

Standing [Episode 1]

8/26/15

Run With That creator and host Spencer Channell performs original essay "HOBY Hears a Who!"

Episode features original music by Spencer Channell and others

Listen to full episode here