Tommy the Traveler 3: The New Kid

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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 3: The New Kid begins when Tommy the Traveler arrived on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Listen to what students, an alum, and faculty thought of this man and how he began to announce his radical intentions. Along the way, he begins to radicalize younger students with the promise of actions that is soon to come…

Listen to the first episode below and be sure to subscribe to The Seneca Scene on iTunes and on Spotify to stay updated on the Tommy the Traveler miniseries.

The Seneca Scene is the podcast for the Herald and is recorded each week on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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