Fraternity Foodie

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

Michaela K. Canterbury: How can we spot a high functioning addict in our life? Featured

Our next guest is Michaela Kelley Canterbury, who is a lawyer and writer. Michaela obtained her J.D. at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington, and graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a BA in political science and a minor in philosophy. Michaela is licensed to practice law in Alaska and is owner, operator and lead trial lawyer at Kelley & Canterbury LLC, where she works with her husband, Christopher; partner in all things, Michaela resides in Eagle River, Alaska with Christopher, where they raised their son, daughter and dogs in the same valley and woods where she was raised. Her debut memoir is called “Sister Siren” available on Amazon. In episode 314 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what it was like to grow up in Eagle River, Alaska, why Michaela chose Duquesne University for her undergraduate experience, the ups and downs of being the sister to an addict, ways to spot a high functioning addict, how to support an addict during the holidays, self-care when you love an addict, 5 things we should never do with an addict, and additional resources for addicts and those who love an addict. Link:

Dr. Jana Mathews: How are fraternities and sororities restructuring the campus social scene? Featured

Dr. Jana Mathews is a professor of Medieval Literature and Culture at Rollins College (Winter Park, Florida) who also had the privilege of serving 8 years as a campus fraternity and sorority advisor. In her new book, The Benefits of Friends: Inside the Complicated World of Today’s Sororities and Fraternities, Mathews combines ethnographic and archival research with economic, social, and cognitive theory to open up new ways of seeing and understanding the role of these single-sex social groups on campus. In episode 313 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Dr. Mathews chose Brigham Young University, what makes Rollins College a special place, how she was initiated into an NPC sorority as an alumnus, some of the problems she saw over a seven year period in working with the fraternities and sororities on campus, how we can change the hookup culture to one of consent and healthy relationships instead, how she believes fraternity and sorority can reinforce insularity and entrench privilege, how she sees hazing as a form of live action video game warfare, how predominantly white fraternities and sororities act as pipelines to Wall Street and Washington, how fraternity and sorority members are restructuring the campus social....

Dr. Vicki Matthews: How can you get along with anyone, anytime, anyplace? Featured

Dr. Vicki Matthews has pioneered using the Five Elements Model from Traditional Chinese medicine to help people live in greater harmony with themselves and others for over a decade. As a well-known Naturopathic Physician and Relationship Coach, she uses the Five Elements model to identify five specific personality styles and the automatic tendencies they have to interact in positive – and not-so-positive – ways with each other. This understanding, along with the unique, simple tools she shares help families and empowers professionals to easily, rapidly, and effectively improve their relationships so they can live their best lives. All of this information is in her new book, The Five Elements of Relationships: How to Get Along with Anyone, Anytime, Anyplace. She also helps support these transformations to better relationships with personalized (and group) coaching and event presentations. In episode 312 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why she chose Augustana College, why she decided to become a relationship coach, what are the five elements of relationships, how we keep everyone happy over the holidays when the family comes to town, what food we should serve to keep everyone harmonious, how we can better understand our family, what students should....

Elizabeth Katkin: What is the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade on college students and applicants? Featured

Elizabeth (Liz) Katkin, is an accidental fertility expert. A lawyer and mother of two, Liz was in private practice for over 15 years, until her struggles to have children led her down an entirely new path. Her unexpected difficulties plunged her into the then-unknown world of reproductive medicine, leading her to explore every conceivable (and inconceivable) route to having a baby. Having successfully navigated her way to having her own two children, Liz has a passion for sharing what she has learned with others. When she is not talking about fertility with hopeful parents, she is often working with nonprofits, currently serving as Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Colorado Ballet. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia’s Law School and School of International and Public Affairs, she lives with her husband, Richard, and their children in Denver, Colorado. Conceivability is her first book. In episode 311 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Liz chose Yale for her undergraduate experience, why she decided to go to Columbia Law School and become a lawyer, how she become the accidental fertility expert, what is the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade on our college students and college applicants,....