Alumni bookshelf & podcasts

New media from Mizzou alumni

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New books from alumni authors

Published on Show Me Mizzou Jan. 10, 2024

The written word

Captivating narratives, insightful memoirs and groundbreaking works penned by Tigers: This season’s offerings illuminate the versatility of our alumni. Are you an alum with a forthcoming or recently published book? To be considered for coverage, please send a digital copy to or mail the book to Randall Roberts, MIZZOU magazine, 302 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, Missouri, 65211.

Missouri Weird and Wonderful by Amanda Doyle, BJ ’94, and Dan Zettwoch (Reedy, 2023).

Pandora’s Gamble: Lab Leaks, Pandemics, and a World at Risk by Alison Young, the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting at the School of Journalism (Center Street, 2023).

The Sea Captain Way for Financial Advisors by Phil Bender, BA ’86 (Independently published, 2023).

The Promise of Public Service: Ideas and Examples for Effective Service by Michael M. Stahl, MPA ’80 (Routledge, 2023).

A Season in Delhi by Scott Alexander Hess, BJ ’84 (Rebel Satori, 2023).

Impossible Journey: Danger, Death, and Deceit on the Lewis & Clark Expedition by Paul Martin, MA ’73, (Gemini Originals, 2023).

Coyotes Among Us: Secrets of the City’s Top Predator by Stanley D. Gehrt, PhD ’94 (Flashpoint, Feb. 2024).

Check out these podcasts produced by the Mizzou family and alumni.
The spoken word

The written word isn’t the only way Tigers communicate their skills, wit and insight. For listeners interested in putting their AirPods to good use, the following podcasts were produced by, or feature, Mizzou alumni and faculty. They’re available on most major podcasting platforms. Have you published a book or produced a podcast? Let us know by emailing us at

Hope on Top: A Mitch Hedberg Oral History, hosted and produced by Julie Seabaugh, BA ’02. The LA-based comedy journalist produced this Comedy Central podcast on the late comedy legend Hedberg, which “features commentary from some of Hedberg’s closest friends and fellow comics, including Doug Stanhope, Dave Attell and Todd Barry.”

TED Talks Daily with Elise Hu,
BJ ’03. The MU alum hosts a show dedicated to “thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from artificial
intelligence to zoology and everything in between — given by the world’s leading thinkers and creators.” 

Supporting the Spectrum, produced by the MU Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment, explores the latest news, research and resources for individuals with autism.

Voice In, a project of the Digital Media and Innovation Lab in Ellis Library, was created to learn about students’ lives and their relationship to libraries.

The Agroforestry Podcast, produced by the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, “explores topics ranging from forest farming medicinal plants and mushrooms to soil and water conservation with hedgerows and buffers and everything in between.”

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