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McCallie seeks out and accepts boys from all ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds and places a high value on a diverse student body.

Stories from the Ridge Podcast

Welcome to the latest way to connect with McCallie!

Stories from the Ridge brings you insights from faculty, alumni and friends of McCallie. We'll cover a variety of topics, all with a link back to the community and brotherhood that makes our school so special!

You can find Stories from the Ridge on iTunes, Spotify and other podcast platforms.


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Episode 1: "An Intellectual Foundation"

We kick off the podcast with a conversation between McCallie Headmaster Lee Burns '87 and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Jon Meacham '87.

Episode 2: Character Is Destiny - Men of Honor

In this episode, McCallie's Dean of Faculty and Curriculum Sumner McCallie speaks with the Sen. Howard H. Baker Chair of American History, Dr. Duke Richey '86. They discuss teaching history through examining character, using 1917 McCallie alumnus Ralph McGill as an example. Hear from Dr. Richey about teaching AP US History at McCallie. Many thanks to the Landon Lecture Series at Kansas State University for the use of the recording of Ralph McGill from the 1967 lecture he gave as part of the series. For more information about the Landon Lecture Series, please visit https://www.k-state.edu/landon/

Episode 3: The Way to Wellness

In a pressure-packed world, the work of helping boys find wellness is more complicated than ever. In this episode, McCallie Upper School Chaplain Josh Dietrick talks with Director of Counseling Joel Coffman about the ways that McCallie's counseling team works to help boys find wellness in the midst of their hectic lives.

Episode 4: The Battle of Missionary Ridge

There may be no school in America with a location like McCallie's - directly on the site of one of the Civil War's most famous battles. McCallie Assistant Headmaster Kenny Sholl and Research Coordinator Patrice Glass explore the Battle of Missionary Ridge and how it still speaks to McCallie men today.

Episode 5: Empathy and Teenage Boys

In this episode, Tory Kemp, the executive director of the National Center for the Development of Boys, talks with NCDB board member Alison Lebovitz about the role of empathy in the lives of teenage boys.

Learn about about the NCDB at understandingboys.org.