Aidan and Ash talk all things college essays in this episode of Hold Me Back with one of the most enigmatic thought leaders in Silicon Valley, Umair Khan.
Episode 24 4 Aug 2022 1 hour 26 min
Aidan and Ash take on the charged topic of drinking in this episode of Hold Me Back and propose a new model for how adults and teens should navigate discussions on alcohol consumption.
Episode 23 1 Jul 2022 1 hour 17 min
In the final part of the series on Hold Me Back, Aidan and Ash break down the 5 problems that plague political correctness in America.
Episode 22 15 Jun 2022 58 min
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.
Episode 21 19 May 2022 53 min
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.
Episode 20 2 Apr 2022 19 min
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.
Episode 19 17 Mar 2022 1 hour 8 min
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.
Episode 18 28 Feb 2022 1 hour 15 min
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.