15 Jun 2022
Can movies help bridge the generational divide? Absolutely! In this Father's Day special episode of Hold Me Back, the guys debate which movies bridge the generational divide.
19 May 2022
In the first of this two-part series on Hold Me Back, Aidan and Ash navigate the most controversial topic in America: Political Correctness.
24 Apr 2022
The idea to have a podcast discussing how our generations are growing apart was the result of an unexpected clash of two family traditions that were meant to bring my family closer together. One of the traditions was the brainchild of my parents, while the other was thrust upon us during the pandemic. Through it all, I had the fortune of learning two key life lessons that I’ll carry with me always.
2 Apr 2022
My father recently had a tragic loss in his life. His older brother suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. As his son, I wanted to find a way to bring him some comfort in his greatest time of sorrow. This episode of Hold Me Back is my gift to him with the hope it brings him even the smallest amount of peace, solace, and love.
Hold Me Back Podcast #19: The CAS: Interview with Heath Einstein, Dean of Admission at Texas Christian University
17 Mar 2022
Aidan and Ash wrap up the first installment of the College Admission Series (CAS) of Hold Me Back on a high note as they welcome on Heath Einstein, Dean of Admission at Texas Christian University (TCU).
5 Mar 2022
How is it possible for a student to “stand out” in the morass of thousands of seemingly “perfect” college applicants today? The answer might not be what you think.
Hold Me Back Podcast #18: The CAS: Interview with Jonathan Burdick, Vice Provost for Enrollment at Cornell University
28 Feb 2022
In this episode of Hold Me Back, Aidan and Ash discuss "everything admissions" with Jonathan Burdick, a 35-year veteran in the field, and one of the most innovative and knowledgeable enrollment leaders in the country. Mr. Burdick leads Cornell's 15 colleges and school offices of admissions, financial aid, and registrar.
Hold Me Back Podcast #17: The CAS: Interview with Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admission, Georgia Tech
12 Feb 2022
Join Aidan and Ash in a lively and information-packed interview with Rick Clark, Georgia Tech's Director of Admission. Under his leadership, the Institute has exceeded every goal including advancing the academic class profile while driving geographic, gender, and ethnic diversity.
Hold Me Back Podcast #16: The CAS: Interview with Christoph Guttentag, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Duke University
31 Jan 2022
In this extensive and candid interview, Aidan and Ash spend time with the brilliant and dynamic leader of Duke's undergraduate admissions, Christoph Guttentag. Mr. Guttentag has been with Duke for 29 years, and served as the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions since 2006.