Rock Valley College

Everything RVC Podcast

Co-hosts Professor Amanda Kieper and David Costello discuss all things Rock Valley College in this guest-driven podcast that will explore and uncover the passions and successes of RVC faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners. It promises to be both educational and fun as we explore the professionals and personalities that make RVC a special place.


The two most recent episodes will always be playable directly from this page. To find all episodes, go to your favorite podcasting platform, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or

Episode 15: Surfing with the Alien (Dr. Michael Youngblood)

Professor of Economics Dr. Michael Youngblood gives us an important lesson on cost-benefit analysis as we go on his journey from first-generation student at a community college to now 30-year career teaching at RVC. We also dig into his passions for music and cooking, and he shares his thoughts on the secrets to a long and healthy marriage.

Episode 14: Thirty-five (Professor Jim Conley)

Professor of Computer Information Systems Jim Conley tells us how his life-changing moment happened and how his RVC journey began. He gives us a lesson on networking and programming and how they have changed dramatically since he started teaching, and we also hear some tales about his youthful dreams of becoming a rock star drummer.


Be Our Guest!

If you want to be a guest (or want to recommend someone who you think would be a good guest) on "Everything RVC," just fill out this interest form and we will be in touch to schedule an interview date!

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