Y Magazine Podcast

Welcome to the Y Magazine podcast, bringing you ideas, stories, and voices from Brigham Young University. Join host Whitney Singley Archibald (BA '01) in episodes releasing twice a month on all major podcast platforms.


How to Be a Good Citizen with the American Moms

Article: American Moms

One truth was clear to sisters Brittany Candrian Richman (BA ’04) and Andrea Candrian Reeve (BA ’04): “People don’t understand what it takes to make a difference in our country.” Andrea and Brittany, twin BYU journalism grads with respective careers in politics, resolved to change that. They started the American Moms, a blog and Instagram account devoted to offering tips on civil engagement and involvement in public life.

Writing and Teaching with ChatGPT

Article: I, Chatbot

Tune in for a chat with BYU writing instructor Meridith Reed to learn about how artificial intelligence is changing writing and classroom learning.

A Chat with President C. Shane Reese

President C. Shane Reese is enthusiastic about a lot of things: sports from football to pickleball, reading, gardening, peanut butter, and his chosen field of study—statistics. He brings his trademark passion to his new position as president of BYU.

BYU Pioneers in Chaplaincy

Article: Called to Service

When Dawn Dimick (’23) decided to join the army, she had several career choices ahead of her. Through it all she felt prompted in one direction: to become a military chaplain. Dimick is now the first female military chaplaincy student at BYU, and she will be among the first endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Hear about Dimick’s journey and meet two others helping pioneer the field of chaplaincy for Latter-day Saint women at BYU: Delacie Barney (BA ’94, MA ’19), BYU’s first-ever healthcare chaplain grad, and Tamara Fitzgerald Harris (’79), chaplain services manager for the Church.

Cake By Courtney: Baking, Business, and Faith

Article: Rich Recipes

Chocolate cheesecake cake with an Oreo crust and cream cheese filling? Biscoff strawberry cake with a strawberry jelly buttercream? If those descriptions make your mouth water—or make you want to google a recipe—join us to hear from Courtney Carlston Rich (BA ’05), creator of the <em>Cake by Courtney</em> blog, culinary teacher, entrepreneur, mom, and BYU grad.

Happiness 101

Article: Let Joy Find You

How do we find happiness? The question is just about the oldest one out there, and we haven’t stopped asking it. In this inaugural episode, hear from four BYU professors across campus who tackle the question of happiness.