Date of Submission

Spring 2021

Academic Program


Project Advisor 1

Matthew Sargent

Project Advisor 2

Jean Churchill

Abstract/Artist's Statement

Anticipated Futures is a podcast that examines Bard College students’ pandemic hardships.

Some students who were included in this series are recent graduates of Spring 2020. The podcast can be found on Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Bandcamp, and more. It is also made available on Tomecek’s personal website:"" In this intimate podcasting series, Tomecek provides a space for healing for individuals’ to speak on their difficulties over the initial peak of the pandemic. Students discussed a wide array of topics, including but not limited to: mental health, the Black Lives Matter Movement and rise of protests in Summer 2020, interpersonal violence, body dysphoria, and more. Listen to the trailer of the podcast here: as well as here

Trailer for podcast transcribed: Immerse yourself in tales of Bard College students as they juggle to find themselves in an ambiguous world. Anticipated Futures serves as a space for healing to promote anonymous stories of 20 somethings as they dissect their pandemic hardships. Ground yourself for 10 minutes or less and listen on Spotify, Soundcloud, or wherever you listen. You can find extended versions of individual podcasts for order exclusively on BandCamp as well as a list of questions to record your own response.

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