Podcasts and Studio 47

Augustana's world-class recording studio, Studio 47.

Augustana's world-class recording studio, Studio 47,  produces a number of podcasts and recordings.


On Monday, Sept. 30, SDPB's In the Moment invited Augustana to discuss Studio 47 and Augustana's unique approach to podcasting on #InternationalPodcastDay. Listen here.

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More great projects are underway including recordings of the South Dakota Symphony, our own music faculty — and innovative podcasts from all around campus.

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Other Augustana Podcasts

  • Mikk @ Nite library podcast
    AU's Mikkelsen Library hosts the Mikk @ Nite podcast to keep you updated on all things happening at the library and to share some fun tips, resources and useful information with you.

  • Viking Voices athletics podcast
    Augustana Athletics hosts Viking Voices, a podcast featuring Augustana University coaches, student-athletes and athletic staff members and other guests telling the stories that surround athletics at Augustana.

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Calling All Years Good (vocation podcast)

In popular culture, vocation is often reduced to adult work or church ministry. Rarely do we consider childhood or old age as crucial times for commencing or culminating a life of faith in response to God's calling.

In 2018, Augustana offered a reading series, “Calling All Years Good: Christian Vocation Throughout Life’s Seasons,” edited by Kathleen A. Cahalan and Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore. This book addresses that gap by showing how vocation emerges and evolves over the course of an entire lifetime.

In September 2019, Studio 47 launched its own podcast based on the popular book and enlisted campus speakers to address each life stage. The podcast covers six of life's distinct seasons (childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, later adulthood and older adulthood).

  • Calling All Years GoodIntroduction
    Conversations with Campus Pastor Paul Rohde and Director of the Student Success Center Billie Streufert introduce the concept of vocation and what it means through the span of life.
  • Childhood
    Learn how the youngest among us receive a call through Christian baptism. Re-imagine vocation during a visit with the preschoolers of Augustana’s Campus Learning Center. Assistant Professor of Education Julie Ashworth shares the lessons a 25-year-long career in teaching have taught her about the callings of the most vulnerable among us.
  • Adolescence
    Explore the upheaval, humor, and hardships of growing into changing roles as 16-year-old Rose and 13-year-old Nathan share candidly about puberty, teenage social systems, and other pressures of adolescence.
  • Young Adulthood
    See life through the eyes of two sophomores students, Maggie and Sierra, as they glean vocational insight at Augustana’s Sophomore Retreat. Then, meet two Augustana seniors, Jonah and Katie, as they begin to contemplate “what’s next” after graduation.
  • Middle Adulthood
    Hear from Augustana alumna Kari Lenander ‘08, executive director of Border Servant Corps, who discovers how our callings may work to challenge our limits. Augustana President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin shares how her path to meaningful vocation includes the call to being a mother. Dive deep into the frantic juggling of middle adulthood with Sarah Andera ‘97 and her husband Janson as they balance working and parenting three children.
  • Later Adulthood
    Augustana’s 23rd President, Rob Oliver, and his wife, Angie, discuss their transition to retirement and the ways that vocation often surprises us. Explore the call to care for aging loved ones, opportunities for new adventures, and coming to terms with one’s own mortality with Linda Johnson ‘68, a member of Augustana’s 50th reunion class.
  • Older Adulthood
    Trace vocation at the end of one’s life. Professor Emeritus Dr. Arlen Viste shares his call to care for his wife during a difficult cancer diagnosis. Augustana Board of Trustees member Greg Wilcox ‘78 unpacks the holy work of the Good Samaritan Society and offers insight into the callings we have even in our death.

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Podcast album for Augustana String Symphony: Happy TogetherThe Augustana String Quartet: Happy Together
Released on Monday, Sept. 9. Read more about the album's collaboration.

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The Augustana Band: I Saw The Figure 5 In Gold
Released on Friday, Mar. 20.

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