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).
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.
19 Jan 2022
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.
19 Jan 2022
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.
15 Dec 2021
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.
17 Nov 2021
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.