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Commencement Mashup: The Speech In 8 Easy Steps

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Published on May 20, 2014

We skipped and slogged through 50 of the most popular commencement speeches on YouTube - looking for inspiration, wisdom, amusement, corny jokes and clichés - to bring you this mashup of highlights and lowlights.

If this mashup inspires you to see and read more of some of these speeches, NPR's new commencement speech database at http://apps.npr.org/commencement holds over 350 outstanding speeches going back to 1774.

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