The VOMB Squad: Episode 8 Ji Jacob Jun


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The VOMB Squad host Joe Livernois had no idea what to expect when he invited Ji Jacob Jun to join him for a podcast conversation. All he really knew about Jun was that he was a tech engineer teacher at Gonzales High School and had recently won a $50,000 prize as a recipient of Amazon’s Future Engineer Teacher of the Year. It sounded impressive.

But techies don’t often make for great conversations. They speak a different language, difficult to translate.

Jun is the opposite of all that. He’s articulate and he knows how to spin a yarn. He was a journalism student, after all, and he has a talent for storytelling. Jun is a proud and committed geek, but he’s a techie with a deep understanding of the world around him. His geek credentials include a pop-culture blog he produces called HyperGeeky and as a Podbean broadcaster with friends called Oh My Geek. He’s also a published fiction writer and he’s been working with industry partners to create an impressive curriculum at Gonzales High.


Ji Jacob Jun

The VOMB Squad Podcast is produced in conjunction with Access Media Productions with the steady assistance of Noa Daniels, programs services manager at AMP. Many of the podcasts will tackle some of the issues we are following at Voices of Monterey Bay. Some of them will be conversations with local people who we think are interesting or cool. And some might take us far afield.

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