General Education S2E7: Ben Shapiro’s USC Debut (ft. Young Americans for Freedom)


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.

Talkin’ Troy S1E5: What Separates A Good Team From A Great Team?


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.

Rhythm and News S2E2: Mac Miller’s Impact


Kenan, Kanak and Matthew are back in the studio with their top new music picks, featuring Masego, $uicideboy$ and Jenny Lewis. They also discuss how they felt upon learning of rapper Mac Miller’s death earlier this month. Music by Joakim Karud.

General Education S2E5: How the L.A. Times Investigated USC (ft. Matt Hamilton and Harriet Ryan)


We sit down with Los Angeles Times reporters Harriet Ryan and Matt Hamilton to discuss how they and other Times reporters worked to break multiple stories about USC. The Times has broken stories about several top University employees, including former Keck dean Carmen Puliafito and former gynecologist George Tyndall. Their reporting sheds light into the inner workings of USC, and what allowed those incidents of misconduct to occur. Music by Joakim Karud.

Talkin’ Troy S1E3: Troy Takes on Texas (ft. The Daily Texan)


In this special episode of Talkin’ Troy, host Sam Arslanian is joined by the Daily Texan’s Alex Briseño, Ross Burkhart and Steve Helwick as USC and Texas go head-to-head this weekend. Make your way over to the Daily Texan’s podcast Texan Overtime for more analysis before the game. Music by Joakim Karud.

General Education S2E4: Engemann’s Attempts to Rebuild Trust


This week, a special episode. We’re giving listeners an in-depth look at Online Editor Eileen Toh’s story on how the Engemann Student Health Center is trying to rebuild trust in the aftermath of revelations that former campus gynecologist George Tyndall abused his relationship with patients for nearly 30 years. Music by Joakim Karud.

Talkin’ Troy S1E2: JT Daniels’ First Real Test


As USC football heads into the Weekender game against Stanford, sports editor Sam Arslanian is joined by columnists Julia Poe and Keith Demolder to discuss what the Trojans need to do to win. After that, they discuss women’s soccer, men’s water polo and an emerging market — esports.