Welcome back to “I Call Shotgun!” the podcast where the passenger gets to pick the topic and the destination.
In this episode, Kristen changes up who she rides with as it isn’t a close friend of hers, but rather someone closer: her parent.
Being away from home, it comes as no surprise what a college student might be feeling. There are many ups and downs that come with being in college hundreds of miles away. These experiences are unique but similar among people in multiple ways. Joining Kristen for this ride is her father, who is a former student of Texas A&M University and knows all too well the struggle of leaving home to the highlight that is becoming an Aggie. Kristen interviews her father with the topic of conversation being that of sending your kid away not only to college but to one that is six hours away from home.
Together, they share their unique perspectives on the experience of going to college far from home on “I Call Shotgun!”. The parent gets to speak about their worries about being far from their child and how they stay connected while Kristen adds a little bit of that student perspective. As the car cruises down the roads of College Station, the conversation shifts from advice to jokes, making this a lighthearted episode of the “I Call Shotgun!” podcast. Through both of their stories, we get a glimpse into the complex world that is college life. College life is where students and parents alike navigate new challenges and forge deeper connections.
Grab a seat and join us on this ride as we explore the ups and downs of college far from home. Whether you’re a student, a parent, or curious about the college experience, “I Call Shotgun!” is the perfect podcast!