So, as it turns out Kenyon students are pretty weird. The Thrill has decided to showcase the endearing oddities of our student body with a new features entitled “Kenyon Side Projects.” In this new feature, we will spotlight a Kenyon student with a side project that we find particularly intriguing. This time we’re pleased to feature Kip Clark ‘16 and Hector Marrero ‘15. Kip and Hector host a podcast called “Stride and Saunter” and are changing the way we converse at Kenyon College.
How did the concept for Stride and Saunter come about?
Hector: We met last year and didn’t really talk that much. But, we were interested in one another for our common energies and personalities. And then, the real way this started was I called Kip up in the middle of the summer, and we spoke for a while. We ended up calling each other a few times, just talking about life and whatever was happening with each other. Then I brought up the idea of doing a radio show, because I’ve really wanted to do a radio show. But honestly I didn’t really have time to go through the WKCO intern process. We both wanted to have some ideas or content out there.
Kip: Yeah, he approached me with the idea, and it was very interesting to me. I’ve said before in other circumstances that it was definitely not like a dream of time, but something that was brought up. After I thought about it more and more, it seemed to resonate very strongly with me, who I am, and sort of how I enjoy communicating.
Hector: Overall, it’s been very much a “Do It Yourself” type deal–which has been the most exciting part of it. Basically making a radio show from scratch, and putting it up there.