Fraternity Foodie

Check out our latest podcast interviews (and food suggestions) from all over North America!

Todd Brison: How can college students make their papers and written assignments more memorable? Featured

When Todd Brison began writing, he had a big goals, but ultimately he wound up following a two-step process: – Write a post – Pray for attention Later, when the internet matured and creators started getting paid to post, the process changed slightly. At that time, it looked like this: – Write a post – Pray for money The first half of that story led him to a world of scraping together a lot of tone-deaf half-truths for thirsty self-improvement seekers. The second half led him to take a few stabs at political writing, for no other reason than because it was popular at the time. He could not have cared less about politics, but he still chased down that cash cow. Somewhere in between drawn-out doses of dopamine from a string of fake attention metrics, he forgot a simple truth. You write because you have something to say. Now he’s on a mission to publish words that matter again. On episode 361 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Todd decided to attend East Tennessee State University, what should aspiring writers really be concerned about, how long the strike will last with The Writers Guild of America,....

Molly Welch: How can college students stop distracted driving themselves? Featured

Our next guest is Molly Welch. Thirteen years ago, she was in a head-on collision with a pick-up truck that caused a traumatic brain injury due to her distracted driving. Molly was in a coma for three weeks and had a 50-50 chance of living. Later, she was only minimally conscious for months. Next she had to re-learn everything from walking to talking. The doctors thought she’d be in an immobile state the rest of her life. In fact, one doctor told her parents that she may not wake up, but if she did, “the sky would be the limit.” It sure is. On episode 360 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Molly chose Auburn University, what drew her into journalism and writing for the school newspaper, what happened that day when she looked down to hit record on her hand-held recorder while driving her car, what was her recovery like in terms of physical, occupational and speech therapy at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, what was the impact on completing her degree at Auburn, how the students listening can stop distracted driving themselves, what kind of reaction she gets from students and participants who hear this program....

Eddie Francis: What is the Gumbo Theory of improving your fraternity or sorority chapter chemistry? Featured

Eddie Francis is a marketing and communications professional, speaker, and award-winning mass media veteran who dedicates his time to helping people and organizations express the value of their identities so that their brands stand out. Eddie produces and hosts the “For Our Edification” podcast as well as the Enrollify Podcast Network’s “I Wanna Work There!” He also presents “The Black Greek Success Program” to show members of African American fraternities and sororities how to enhance their leadership skills and “Lectures to Livelihood” to help college students prepare for their careers. The New Orleans native earned his master’s degree in strategic leadership from Tennessee State University and his bachelor’s in mass communication from Loyola University New Orleans. He is a member of the American Marketing Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Eddie is the proud husband of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. member, Dr. Halima Leak Francis, and the proud father of Stevie. In episode 359 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Eddie chose Loyola University of New Orleans for his undergraduate experience, why he decided to join Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., what career lessons can we learn from stepping in Divine Nine organizations, what is....

Chris Jankulovski: How do you shift your focus from a victim mentality? Featured

Chris Jankulovski, author of “Near Death Lessons”, is the Founder and CEO of Remote Staff, a recruiting company specializing in remote working placements. Remarkably, he was able to build and grow this thriving business while battling cancer, failing kidneys and several brain operations. Throughout these challenges and more, Chris was able to find a way to transform his life from one of fear, struggle and self-doubt, to one of empowerment, success, health and happiness. In episode 358 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what the doctors told him about the angiomas in his eyes at age 19, what it was like when he flatlined during an operation, how he shifted his focus from a victim mentality, why he fell in love with the Philippines and the people there, why college students should go after their dreams right now, and what is the importance of setting an example for others to follow. Enjoy! Link: