Photo Editor Emily Smith and Video Editor Jonathon Xue join Karan this week to explain the creative work behind the multimedia section of the Daily Trojan. How do they create the photos and videos that readers see every day, and why are they important for the Daily Trojan? Music by Joakim Karud.
USC football takes on Utah this weekend, a game that can serve as a turning point for USC if it pulls off a win. This week, football beat writer Tajwar Khandaker debuts on the podcast to discuss how the loss of Porter Gustin will affect the team, how USC should approach Utah and the team’s Pac-12 chances moving forward. Music by Joakim Karud.
Mental health is a prevalent issue for students at USC. Many have found the Engemann Student Health Center’s services inadequate for their long-term needs. Online editor Eileen Toh explores how the executive director of mental health services for Engemman, Robert Mendola, is working to make changes to better serve students. Music by Joakim Karud.
Sports editor Rebecca Tapanes debuts on the show, along with Talkin’ Troy regular Trevor Denton, to discuss USC football’s upcoming game against Colorado, and their predictions for the Pac-12 conference. They also discuss women’s soccer and men’s water polo, who both saw their undefeated streaks end in games against Stanford. Music by Joakim Karud.
Kenan, Kanak and Matt are in the studio to discuss their favorite new music from Anderson .Paak, BROCKHAMPTON, and Alvvays. The also discuss Lil Wayne’s long-awaited 12th album and tell us why Kanye West, Louis C.K. and Lupe Fiasco aren’t in their Ubers. Music by Joakim Karud.
Karan is joined this week by Chief Copy Editor Breanna De Vera and Associate Managing Editor Tomás Mier to take you behind what you see on our front page. We discuss every step in the Daily Trojan editing process, from how editors ensure the information reported is accurate to how editors approach the design elements on our front page. Music by Joakim Karud.
Sam is joined by columnist Keith Demolder as USC football goes into its bye week. They discuss last week’s Arizona game, women’s soccer and men’s water polo. Music by Joakim Karud.
The incendiary conservative speaker Ben Shapiro is coming to USC on Thursday. On this episode of General Education, Natalie Bettendorf sits down with Abel Aguilar, the recruitment chair for the Young Americans for Freedom, who sponsored the event. They explore why YAF is bringing Shapiro to campus, and the controversy surrounding it. Music by Joakim Karud.
Ahead of the Arizona game, Sam brings in columnist and former sports editor Trevor Denton to discuss what USC football needs to do to make it more than just an average team. They also talk about women’s soccer and volleyball, two teams who could be playoff contenders this year. Music by Joakim Karud.
This week, Matthew is in the studio for an exclusive interview with Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, whose new album, “Quiet River of Dust, Vol. 1,” came out on Sept. 21. The artist delves deep into his inspiration for the album and other projects he’s working on. Special thanks to KXSC’s Hannah Kovensky. Music by Joakim Karud.