Welcome to Broxit! Founded in January, 2019, Broxit is the Oxide online radio show where two Americans interview our guests about their exits from Oxford, while exploring Britain, Oxford, and everything in between.   Co-hosts:  Andrew Tabas and Jeremy Sigmon   Twitter:   @BroxitRadio    Tune in for:  #Water, #Energy, #Environment, #Entrepreneurship, #Social-Impact, #Music, #DadJokes

Welcome to Broxit! Founded in January, 2019, Broxit is the Oxide online radio show where two Americans interview our guests about their exits from Oxford, while exploring Britain, Oxford, and everything in between.

Co-hosts: Andrew Tabas and Jeremy Sigmon

Twitter: @BroxitRadio

Tune in for: #Water, #Energy, #Environment, #Entrepreneurship, #Social-Impact, #Music, #DadJokes


Thursdays 17:30-18:00

The United Kingdom is going mad as Brits and their government try to chart a course for their future.  Two Americans, Andrew Tabas and Jeremy Sigmon, are in Oxford and on the edge of their seats. Andrew and Jeremy are studying water with the School of Geography and are trying to figure out their own next steps.  Join us for investigative humor, music, and discussion with our guests about life in Oxford, student projects, professional perspectives, and what's next as Andrew, Jeremy and their guests plan their exits from Oxford and the UK.

Episode 16: "Paysages and Potes in a Winnebago" ft. Marc Rougé

This week on Broxit, funny man Marc Rougé drops in from Paris to talk about launching into the unknown with a new career away from the office hamster wheel and into comedy and the arts as a humorist. He jumps right in by transforming into a fraudulent tour guide of Rome. Meanwhile, Andrew and Jeremy try, painfully, to tell jokes* and to speak French... and Marc helps save the day.

Track List:

-Les Hautes Lumières, Fauve

-Wagon Wheel, Old Crow Medicine Show

-Nous Deux Contre le Reste du Monde, Ben Mazué

*A dad joke, in French: “Pourquoi dit-on que Jésus a été tué par un chat? Car il est descendu parMI NOUs!” Hahaha…

Episode 15: “Military Waters and the Volta Dam Blues” ft. Michelle Tran and Sam Rob

This week on Broxit, fellow geography students Michelle Tran and Sam Rob team up for a discussion of their careers in the military and their recent completion of dissertation research on water management in two parts of Asia. Tune in for four “water jamz,” including Broxit's first live music performance about problems at Ghana’s Volta Dam (Gyau-Boake, 2001).

Track List:

-24/7, EXO

-I Follow Rivers, Lykke Li

-The Volta Dam Song, Michelle Tran (ft.Andrew Tabas on guitar)

-River, Leon Bridges

Episode 14: “Frisbee Throws and the XR” ft. Hannah Scott

Hannah Scott of Bioregional joins Andrew and Jeremy this week to talk about her music expertise, her extracurricular exploits in Oxford Ultimate (she is the runner-up for Best Bants), and shares insights into ways to lead a greener lifestyle.

Track List:

-Rêverie, Debussy

-Love It If We Made It, The 1975

-Shift, Henry Green

Episode 13: “All about the Risk” ft. Sergio guzmán

This week on Broxit, Sergio Guzmán of Colombia Risk Analysis joins Andrew and Jeremy in the studio to share insights on business, politics and risk in the Americas and also on executive education at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government.

Track List:

-Straight Up, Me First and the Gimme Gimmies

-Mi Saco, Los Rumberos

-Me Fui, Reymar Perdomo (see inspiring video!)

Episode 12: “Nubian Sandstone Aquifer Tourism” ft. Asma Bachick

In this episode, Andrew and Jeremy interview fellow geography student and World Bank water specialist Asma Bachikh to learn more about her experiences in Oxford, China, and around the world, including hearing about her research in North Africa on the politics of sharing and managing world’s largest aquifer.

Track List:

-Whatever It Takes, Imagine Dragons

-You’ve Got a Friend, Carole King

-SOS, Avicii

Episode 11: "Bus Me to the Proms" ft. Callum Rookes and Kasey Stone

This week, special guests Callum Rookes and Kasey Stone of the Thame Concert Band join Andrew and Jeremy in the studio to talk about tubas, military bands, and the Oxfordshire community of Thame’s concert band and its September concert.

>>21 September 2019 Update: Jeremy and friends attended the concert in Thame. They loved the music and the pomp, and can't wait for the Christmas concert!

Track List:

-The Liberty Bell, The Coldstream Guards

-Crown Imperial, The Coldstream Guards

-The Magnificent Seven, The Coldstream Guards

Episode 10: "Beetle Technology, The Beatles, and The Beach Boys" ft. Bob Boulware

In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew interview world rainwater expert and alternative water systems guru Bob Boulware about his water-focused career, his sailing and farm-keeping, and close encounters of the Beach Boy kind.

Track List:

-I Get Around, The Beach Boys

-A Pirate Looks at Forty, Jimmy Buffett

-Rain King, The Counting Crows

Episode 9: "Cycling along Rivers and through Water Markets" ft. Charles Wight

In this retake of our first interview with Charles (with studio sound quality) we explore the wild and wonderful world of rivers, water markets, and American politics.

Track List:

-Torn Apart, Enter Shikari

-Te Conecta, Pitty

-Chan Chan, Buena Vista Social Club

Episode 8: “Books, Beirut, and Billie” ft. Nadine Jawad

This week’s conversation with Rhodes Scholar Nadine Jawad explores Lebanon, fantastic food, and charitable organizations in Michigan that provide “Books for a Benefit.” See also: http://booksforabenefit.org/

Track List:

-Ocean Eyes, Billie Eilish

-All Night Long, Lionel Richie

-The Matrimony, Wale ft. Usher

-Establishment Blues, Sixto Rodriguez

Episode 7: “Sustainable Finance and the Wall of Sound“ ft. Marcel Metzner

In this week’s episode, join Andrew and Jeremy for a conversation with green finance wizard Marcel Metzner as we discuss environmental progress in business and in the EU, and also both German bread and good music.

Track List:

-Her, Her

-Harbour, SOHN

-Amerimacka, Thievery Corporation

Episode 6: “Sanitation and Sundaes (on a Wednesday)” ft. Kapil Yadav

This week on Broxit, Andrew and Jeremy talk to a fellow Geography student about biodiversity, water and sanitation in India, and ice cream.

Track List:

-Taki Taki, DJ Snake ft. Selina Gomez, Ozuna, and Cardi B

-Country Roads, John Denver

-Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon & Garfunkel

Episode 5: “Blue Book, Yellow Book, Red Wine” ft. Edmund Penning-Rowsell

Flood risk management professor Edmund Penning-Rowsell shares the story of how he came to Oxford, his research interests, and his views on wine. This episode features a live wine tasting. See his new book with student essays on flood risk management:

Track List:

-Entre Dos Aguas, Paco de Lucia

-Hello Mr. Rain, The Velvet Underground

-Rolling on the River/Proud Mary, Tina Turner

Episode 4: “Green Entrepreneurship and Jammie Dodgers” ft. Arjun Bolangdy

This week on Broxit, MBA student Arjun Bolangdy talks about his belief in business as an engine for solving global problems, including energy poverty. Arjun, who is also writing a play this year, also talks about the Oxford Strategy Group, tap water in India and the UK, and his love of Wes Anderson films.

Track List:

-Guiding Light, Mumford & Sons

-Bruises, Chairlift

-Baba O’Riley, The Who

Episode 3: “The Hyacinth Hamsters” ft. June Samo

Andrew and Jeremy interview fellow water MSc student June Samo to learn about her first few months at Oxford, water management in Kenya, and some of her favorite dance moves.

Track List:

-Nowo, DJ Spinball and WizKid

-Disappear, Hoobastank

-Dreams, Fleetwood Mac

Episode 2: “Water Markets of the Americas” ft. Charles Wight (Part 2)

Episode 2 continues the conversation with Charles Wight, turning to his academic and research interests in water markets.

Track List:

-Te Conecta, Pitty

Episode 1: “Close Encounters of the Monkey Kind” ft. Charles Wight (Part 1)

In the first-ever episode of Broxit, Andrew and Jeremy sit down with Geography DPhil student Charles Wight to learn about his adventures across three continents and his interests in water.

Track List:

-Torn Apart, Enter Shikari

-Chan Chan, Buena Vista Social Club