• How to Resonate

    How to Resonate
    samccoll on Cathartic Creations
    Invisibilia’s “True You” explores what happens when people discover a part of themselves that is fundamentally different from who they think they are. What makes this concept fully realized is the sounds and mus […]
    Posted April 07, 2018.
  • Podcast Brainstorm

    Podcast Brainstorm
    samccoll on Cathartic Creations
    For the past few months, there has been something nagging at me. It’s everywhere: on the bus, in class, on the streets, even in my own room. It’s so normal that nobody really notices. But once you see it, you can […]
    Posted March 24, 2018.
  • Does This Make Sense?

    Does This Make Sense?
    samccoll on Cathartic Creations
    We’ve all been told growing up, “it’ll make sense to you when you’re older.” But will it? This week, I listened to a podcast from This American Life asking the same question. It was very captivating, and d […]
    Posted March 21, 2018.
  • Podcasts: What Works, What Doesn't

    Podcasts: What Works, What Doesn't
    samccoll on Cathartic Creations
    This week, I listened to three podcasts from three separate creators: More Perfect, Radiolab, and This American Life. Two I thoroughly enjoyed, and one I thoroughly disliked. Let’s discuss in terms of the p […]
    Posted March 17, 2018.
  • Inquiry-Based Podcasts: A Reference Guide

    Inquiry-Based Podcasts: A Reference Guide
    samccoll on Cathartic Creations
    NARRATIVE STRUCTURE Anecdote/sequence of actions → reflection/theme (what does it mean?) → repeat WHAT MAKES A GOOD STORY? New and surprising Character → to identify with and to inter […]
    Posted March 08, 2018.
  • Conscious Conservatives

    Conscious Conservatives
    samccoll on Cathartic Creations
    For my political remix video, I want to tackle this argument: Republicans believe in climate change and are pushing for society to be more environmentally conscious. I am passionate about the environment and I […]
    Posted February 25, 2018.
  • Pause—Rewind—Play

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    Let’s talk about remixes. In the age of YouTube and social media, remixes and mash-ups are everywhere. Ballerinas dance to heavy metal. Screaming sheep replace a song lyric. Two TV characters are secretly in […]
    Posted February 20, 2018.
  • Cows, Beetles, and Us. Oh My!

    Cows, Beetles, and Us. Oh My!
    samccoll on Cathartic Creations
    I am starting to realize that I truly enjoy National Geographic features no matter what the topic is. The New York Times, on the other hand, is more of a mixed bag for me. Let’s compare Carnivore’s Dilemma by R […]
    Posted January 31, 2018.
  • Can Anybody Turn Into a Psychopath?

    Can Anybody Turn Into a Psychopath?
    samccoll on Cathartic Creations
    I just finished reading The Science Behind Psychopaths and Extreme Altruists by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, and boy was it interesting. It was immediately clear what the thesis was, because he put it as his second h […]
    Posted January 24, 2018.
  • My Portfolio Inspiration

    My Portfolio Inspiration
    samccoll on Cathartic Creations
    Looking for a portfolio website that caught my eye, I noticed myself drawn toward more minimal, sleek designs with no frills. The website I chose is  When you first enter the […]
    Posted January 23, 2018.
  • Hello!

    samccoll on Cathartic Creations
    Welcome to my humble abode! There’s some complimentary tea and cookies in the kitchen. Don’t be afraid of the dog, he doesn’t bite. Enjoy your stay, and come again!
    Posted January 21, 2018.