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Podcast: The River Rundown

The River Rundown is a podcast about Harvard Athletics amidst the pandemic — focusing on alumni and undergraduates alike, and how the pandemic has impacted their careers. Hosted by Amir Mamdani, this six-part series incorporates a variety of perspectives and athletic experiences, tying together some complementary views on life across the Charles River.


Podcast: The River Rundown Ep. 5 with Tennessee Titans TE Anthony Firkser '17

In Episode 5 of The River Rundown, we talk with Tennessee Titans tight end Anthony Firkser '17 about his career in Cambridge, his difficult journey to make an NFL roster, and his success with the Titans so far these last three years. We touch on Firk's memorable individual performance against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the playoffs, and the Harvard football fraternity in the NFL.


The River Rundown Ep. 4 Teaser with Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Brent Suter '12

On Episode 4, host Amir Mandani '21 sit down with Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brent Suter ’12 to talk about his path from college, through the minors, to the major leagues, and his passion for environmental sustainability and Earth Day. After spending several seasons in a hybrid role as a starter and a reliever, Suter has thrived out of the bullpen this season, already registering two wins and pitching to a 2.87 ERA for Milwaukee—who are first in the division. Listen to the full 26-minute podcast episode on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts


Podcast: The River Rundown Ep. 4 with Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Brent Suter '12

In Episode 4, we sit down with Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brent Suter ’12 to talk about his path from college, through the minors, to the major leagues, and his passion for environmental sustainability and Earth Day. After spending several seasons in a hybrid role as a starter and a reliever, Suter has thrived out of the bullpen this season, already registering two wins and pitching to a 2.87 ERA for Milwaukee—who are first in the division.


Podcast: The River Rundown Ep. 3

In Episode 3, we talk with women's squash captains Maddie Chai '20 and Hannah Craig '20 about winning the program's sixth-straight national championship last season, leading a team during a pandemic, and professional squash aspirations.


Podcast: The River Rundown Ep. 2

On Episode 2 of The River Rundown, guests Christian Juzang ’20 and Robert Baker ’20 of Harvard hoops talk about playing professionally in Vietnam and Slovakia, the abrupt end to their senior season last March, and the miraculous March Madness run to the Final Four by Christian's brother, Johnny.