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.
Episode 17 12 Feb 2022 1 hour 3 min
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.
Episode 16 31 Jan 2022 2 hours 12 min
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.
Episode 15 19 Jan 2022 56 min
Aidan and Ash interview Lauren Lieberman, currently the Director of College Counseling at Shady Side Academy and former Assistant Director of Admissions at The University of Chicago. Lauren has spent two decades deep in the trenches, helping thousands of families navigate the college admissions process.
Episode 14 19 Jan 2022 35 min
The college admissions process has become increasingly filled with uncertainty and stress for millions of families. In this multi-part series, Aidan and Ash interview the admission leaders of several renowned universities in an effort to demystify the admissions process so families can navigate through it in a healthy and rewarding manner.
Episode 13 15 Dec 2021 1 hour 1 min
Social Media is no longer just a "thing teens are into" - it's become the primary portal into Gen Z's lives, and the metaverse in which they experience every aspect of their world. In this episode of Hold Me Back,Aidan and Ash explore the dangers and wonders of these social networks, including how parents and teens should approach them differently, in a candid interview with Carrie Kerpen, a bestselling author and CEO of the most prominent social media consultancy in the country.
Episode 12 17 Nov 2021 1 hour 48 min
In this immensely emotional and raw episode of Hold Me Back, Ash and Aidan openly and honestly tackle a topic that's caused turmoil in their own household, and is a daily dinner table topic for millions of families - Grades.
Episode 11 22 Sep 2021 54 min
Join Aidan and Ash as they take a break from debating the heady issues facing our generations, and tackle an even more important question - is Tom Brady the undisputed GOAT? During this extensive interview on Hold Me Back with his father, who's been studying Brady and the Patriots for decades, Aidan discovers that perhaps we’ve been looking at the Brady debate all wrong.