Join the Herald and Seneca Scene as they trace one of the most altering times in America and its effect on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in 1968 and continuing until 1972, Tommy Tongyai went to campuses all across upstate New York, riling up students and inciting violence. It wasn’t until he arrived on the HWS campus that the violence really started. Tongyai, better known as Tommy the Traveler, came during a time of Vietnam War protests and the counter-culture movement. It was a critical culture moment, one that would forever change Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Episode 2: A Rodeo Clown’s Tale introduces listeners to Tommy Tongyai and his life before he arrived at HWS. Learn about his early career paths and the lineage he told college students as we begin to unpack who this man was.
The Seneca Scene is the podcast for the Herald and is recorded each week on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.