Where the opioid crisis meets USC


On the first “Soapbox” of the year, host Fabián Gutiérrez hears from staff writer Sherie Agcaoili and Team Awareness Combating Overdose’s USC chapter president Aisling Covell about the opioid epidemic, its impact on the University community, and what its members can do to keep themselves and others safe.

USC basketball mid-season check-in


Thomas Johnson, Joshua Sacher and Jack Hallinan gather to have a midseason check-in on the state of USC basketball as the women's team flies high and the men's squad flounders amid high expectations.

The Season Finale


Hosts Thomas Johnson, Stefano Fendrich, Darren Parry and Jack Hallinan start off the podcast with a deep dive into what the USC football needs to do to improve on a 7-5 season with transfer portal, quarterback and defensive coordinator debates. Afterwards, hosts Rylan Bohnett and Kasey Kazliner talk some women's volleyball, then are joined by Marcus Partida to discuss the Talkin' Troy fantasy football league. And to conclude the longest episode in Talkin' Troy history, Thomas is joined by Leila MacKenzie and former-editor Grace Ingram to discuss which USC head coaches Grace would want to hang out with the most.

Holiday madness and a snapshot of 2023 released music

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This week on “Rhythm and News,” our hosts welcome you back to the last segment of "Snap Crackle Pop" for the Fall 2023 semester! This week’s episode features guest Eliza Poster to discuss a recap of music released in 2023. Also in this episode, our hosts close out the semester with all things holidays: movies, music and traditions. Thank you so much for listening to “Rhythm and News” this semester, and we hope you all have a wonderful break. This episode was written and hosted by Caitlin Roehmholdt, Amrita Sundaresan, Alison Mitchell, Chris Turino, Fitz Cain and guest, Eliza Poster; Edited by Abigail Park; produced by Auburn D’Artell and Jonathan Park. “Rhythm and News” is one of four shows on the Daily Trojan podcast network. You can find more episodes anywhere you listen to podcasts, as well as our website, dailytrojan.com.

Rivalry Week Special!


Hosts Kasey Kazliner and Marcus Partida discuss this year's edition of the Crosstown Showdown between USC and UCLA, then dive into their favorite CFB rivalries. Lastly, they're joined by Anjali Patel, the coach of the Daily Trojan as the paper prepares to take on its rival, the Daily Bruin, in a friendly flag football game known as the Blood Bowl.

The Grinch is gone


Hosts Thomas Johnson, Kasey Kazliner and Leila MacKenzie discuss the firing of USC football's defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, with their dream picks of who should replace him. Later, they debate on which freshman, JuJu Watkins or Isaiah Collier, and which team, USC men's or women's basketball, will have the better season.

Sketch comedy, improv and concert etiquette oh my!

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 This week on “Rhythm and News,” our hosts welcome you back to another segment of Snap Crackle Pop! This week they talk about concert etiquette and what not to do at a concert. Also in this episode our host welcomes Fitz Cain from The Merry Men, Alabama Wilson from 4th Quarter All-Stars, and Kamryn Tate from Commedus Interruptus to talk about all things sketch comedy and improv at USC.  This episode was written and hosted by Alison Mitchell, Chris Turino and Fitz Cain; It was written by Amrita Sundaresan and Alison Mitchell; our guests on this episode are Fitz Cain, Alabama Wilson, and Kamryn Tate; produced by Auburn D’Artell and Jonathan Park. “Rhythm and News is one of four shows on the Daily Trojan podcast network. You can find more episodes anywhere you listen to podcasts, as well as our website, dailytrojan.com.

The Battle for Relevancy


Hosts Stefano Fendrich, Jack Hallinan and Marcus Partida discuss whether No. 20 USC can repeat history and beat No. 5 Washington. Then, Jack is joined by special guest Dylan Luden for instant reactions after USC Women's Soccer dropped a rivalry matchup to UCLA 4-2.