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Welcome to Stories from the Ridge, where we share stories from our alumni, faculty, and friends. We'll hear about a variety of topics all anchored in honor, truth, and duty and the special bond of brotherhood shared amongst the McCallie family.

Latest Episodes

Protecting the Scenic City: Senior Matthew Merritt talks with Allen McCallie '73 and Rick Montague '64 about Chattanooga's environmental history

Matthew Merritt is a senior boarding student and a member of the Class of 2020, and he is passionate about history and environmental issues. Listen in as Matthew hosts a conversation about Chattanooga's industrial history and efforts to clean up in recent years with alumni Allen McCallie '73 and Rick Montague '64, board members with the Southern Environmental Law Center.

45 MIN3 w ago
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Protecting the Scenic City: Senior Matthew Merritt talks with Allen McCallie '73 and Rick Montague '64 about Chattanooga's environmental history

Rethinking education: Hardy Farrow '09 and Ricky Thomas and success through learning

After earning his degree from George Washington University and working as a teacher for Teach for America, Hardy Farrow, a member of the class of 2009, founded the Let’s Innovate through Education program in Memphis. LITE helps Memphis-area minority and low-income students identify their skills and improve their city through entrepreneurial opportunities. Hardy’s work with LITE resulted in his being named to the Forbes magazine 30 Under 30 list in 2017. In this episode, Hardy speaks with Ricky Thomas, McCallie’s Dean of Community and Brotherhood, as they discuss what it takes to help students from all backgrounds learn and succeed.

25 MIN3 w ago
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Rethinking education: Hardy Farrow '09 and Ricky Thomas and success through learning

Making Music: Sam Sims '80 and his career in the music industry

Sam Sims was a day student at McCallie and a member of the Class of 1980. He began performing music at McCallie and as a student at Morehouse College before making the move to build a career in music. Sam has performed for over 20 years with major artists such as Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, the Backstreet Boys, Janet Jackson, Boney James, George Duke and many more. In this episode, Sam and McCallie Director or Instrumental Music Brent Alverson discuss what it takes to build a career in music as well as Sam’s memories of making music at McCallie and throughout his career.

29 MINOCT 10
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Making Music: Sam Sims '80 and his career in the music industry

Rivalry Week — Patrick Sholl '04 and John Brock '09 on McCallie football's 11-year run of dominance in the McCallie-Baylor game

Patrick Sholl, member of the Class of 2004, and John Brock, member of the class of 2009 were both part of the Blue Tornado’s epic 11-game winning streak over Baylor, and they will share their memories of that amazing run of success playing for coach Ralph Potter in a conversation with Mark Wiedmer, member of the Class of 1976 and a sports columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

28 MINSEP 24
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Rivalry Week — Patrick Sholl '04 and John Brock '09 on McCallie football's 11-year run of dominance in the McCallie-Baylor game

Rivalry Week — John Green '84, Peter Hunt '84 and Greg McGuire '84 recall the legendary 1983 football season

Three members of the Class of 1984, John Green, Peter Hunt and Greg McGuire recall one of best Blue Tornado teams ever to take the field for legendary coach Pete Potter, in a fun conversation with Mark Wiedmer, member of the Class of 1976 and a sports columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

32 MINSEP 24
Comments
Rivalry Week — John Green '84, Peter Hunt '84 and Greg McGuire '84 recall the legendary 1983 football season

Rivalry Week—Mark Brock '79, Ellis Gardner '79 and George Robinson '79 share memories of Blue Tornado football

The McCallie-Baylor football game is a rivalry with more than a century of history and the highlight of Reunion weekend each fall. In this episode we feature alumni Mark Brock, Ellis Gardner and George Robinson, three former football players from the Class of 1979 as they share their memories of Blue Tornado football and stories from this big rivalry. Mark Wiedmer, member of the Class of 1976 and a sports columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, leads this conversation as these men recall the fun, tradition and lessons learned playing football on the Ridge.

26 MINSEP 24
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Rivalry Week—Mark Brock '79, Ellis Gardner '79 and George Robinson '79 share memories of Blue Tornado football

"I Am Amazed" - A Conversation with Spencer McCallie III

McCallie School Dean of Faculty and Curriculum Sumner McCallie talks with his uncle, former Headmaster Spencer McCallie III '55, about his time leading McCallie and his memories of life on the Ridge.

30 MINJUN 18
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"I Am Amazed" - A Conversation with Spencer McCallie III

"Here's to Good Reading" — Sumner McCallie and Margaret Wadley on McCallie Summer Reading 2019

Dean of Faculty and Curriculum Sumner McCallie and Librarian Margaret Wadley discuss the 2019 Summer Reading program for McCallie students. Sumner and Margaret put particular emphasis on the all-Middle School book, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" by William Kamkwamba, and the Upper-School book, "Educated: A Memoir" by Tara Westover.

34 MINJUN 18
Comments
"Here's to Good Reading" — Sumner McCallie and Margaret Wadley on McCallie Summer Reading 2019

Music Brings People Together — Middle School Principal Scotty Jones and 2019 graduate Jesse Felker on the power of songs

2019 Graduate Jesse Felker is joined by Middle School Principal Scotty Jones as they talk music education, performance, and even play a little music for us.

19 MINJUN 18
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Music Brings People Together — Middle School Principal Scotty Jones and 2019 graduate Jesse Felker on the power of songs

"Atticus Finch: The Biography" — a conversation with author and historian Joseph Crespino '90

Join Emory University history professor and author Joseph Crespino '90 and McCallie English teacher Bill Jamieson as they discuss Atticus FInch, the topic of Crespino's book "Atticus Finch: The Biography" about Harper Lee's famous character from "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman."

22 MINJUN 18
Comments
"Atticus Finch: The Biography" — a conversation with author and historian Joseph Crespino '90

Latest Episodes

Protecting the Scenic City: Senior Matthew Merritt talks with Allen McCallie '73 and Rick Montague '64 about Chattanooga's environmental history

Matthew Merritt is a senior boarding student and a member of the Class of 2020, and he is passionate about history and environmental issues. Listen in as Matthew hosts a conversation about Chattanooga's industrial history and efforts to clean up in recent years with alumni Allen McCallie '73 and Rick Montague '64, board members with the Southern Environmental Law Center.

45 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Protecting the Scenic City: Senior Matthew Merritt talks with Allen McCallie '73 and Rick Montague '64 about Chattanooga's environmental history

Rethinking education: Hardy Farrow '09 and Ricky Thomas and success through learning

After earning his degree from George Washington University and working as a teacher for Teach for America, Hardy Farrow, a member of the class of 2009, founded the Let’s Innovate through Education program in Memphis. LITE helps Memphis-area minority and low-income students identify their skills and improve their city through entrepreneurial opportunities. Hardy’s work with LITE resulted in his being named to the Forbes magazine 30 Under 30 list in 2017. In this episode, Hardy speaks with Ricky Thomas, McCallie’s Dean of Community and Brotherhood, as they discuss what it takes to help students from all backgrounds learn and succeed.

25 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Rethinking education: Hardy Farrow '09 and Ricky Thomas and success through learning

Making Music: Sam Sims '80 and his career in the music industry

Sam Sims was a day student at McCallie and a member of the Class of 1980. He began performing music at McCallie and as a student at Morehouse College before making the move to build a career in music. Sam has performed for over 20 years with major artists such as Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, the Backstreet Boys, Janet Jackson, Boney James, George Duke and many more. In this episode, Sam and McCallie Director or Instrumental Music Brent Alverson discuss what it takes to build a career in music as well as Sam’s memories of making music at McCallie and throughout his career.

29 MINOCT 10
Comments
Making Music: Sam Sims '80 and his career in the music industry

Rivalry Week — Patrick Sholl '04 and John Brock '09 on McCallie football's 11-year run of dominance in the McCallie-Baylor game

Patrick Sholl, member of the Class of 2004, and John Brock, member of the class of 2009 were both part of the Blue Tornado’s epic 11-game winning streak over Baylor, and they will share their memories of that amazing run of success playing for coach Ralph Potter in a conversation with Mark Wiedmer, member of the Class of 1976 and a sports columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

28 MINSEP 24
Comments
Rivalry Week — Patrick Sholl '04 and John Brock '09 on McCallie football's 11-year run of dominance in the McCallie-Baylor game

Rivalry Week — John Green '84, Peter Hunt '84 and Greg McGuire '84 recall the legendary 1983 football season

Three members of the Class of 1984, John Green, Peter Hunt and Greg McGuire recall one of best Blue Tornado teams ever to take the field for legendary coach Pete Potter, in a fun conversation with Mark Wiedmer, member of the Class of 1976 and a sports columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

32 MINSEP 24
Comments
Rivalry Week — John Green '84, Peter Hunt '84 and Greg McGuire '84 recall the legendary 1983 football season

Rivalry Week—Mark Brock '79, Ellis Gardner '79 and George Robinson '79 share memories of Blue Tornado football

The McCallie-Baylor football game is a rivalry with more than a century of history and the highlight of Reunion weekend each fall. In this episode we feature alumni Mark Brock, Ellis Gardner and George Robinson, three former football players from the Class of 1979 as they share their memories of Blue Tornado football and stories from this big rivalry. Mark Wiedmer, member of the Class of 1976 and a sports columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, leads this conversation as these men recall the fun, tradition and lessons learned playing football on the Ridge.

26 MINSEP 24
Comments
Rivalry Week—Mark Brock '79, Ellis Gardner '79 and George Robinson '79 share memories of Blue Tornado football

"I Am Amazed" - A Conversation with Spencer McCallie III

McCallie School Dean of Faculty and Curriculum Sumner McCallie talks with his uncle, former Headmaster Spencer McCallie III '55, about his time leading McCallie and his memories of life on the Ridge.

30 MINJUN 18
Comments
"I Am Amazed" - A Conversation with Spencer McCallie III

"Here's to Good Reading" — Sumner McCallie and Margaret Wadley on McCallie Summer Reading 2019

Dean of Faculty and Curriculum Sumner McCallie and Librarian Margaret Wadley discuss the 2019 Summer Reading program for McCallie students. Sumner and Margaret put particular emphasis on the all-Middle School book, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" by William Kamkwamba, and the Upper-School book, "Educated: A Memoir" by Tara Westover.

34 MINJUN 18
Comments
"Here's to Good Reading" — Sumner McCallie and Margaret Wadley on McCallie Summer Reading 2019

Music Brings People Together — Middle School Principal Scotty Jones and 2019 graduate Jesse Felker on the power of songs

2019 Graduate Jesse Felker is joined by Middle School Principal Scotty Jones as they talk music education, performance, and even play a little music for us.

19 MINJUN 18
Comments
Music Brings People Together — Middle School Principal Scotty Jones and 2019 graduate Jesse Felker on the power of songs

"Atticus Finch: The Biography" — a conversation with author and historian Joseph Crespino '90

Join Emory University history professor and author Joseph Crespino '90 and McCallie English teacher Bill Jamieson as they discuss Atticus FInch, the topic of Crespino's book "Atticus Finch: The Biography" about Harper Lee's famous character from "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman."

22 MINJUN 18
Comments
"Atticus Finch: The Biography" — a conversation with author and historian Joseph Crespino '90
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