Rhythm and NewsMay 01, 2023
A "Guts" deep dive, unreleased music and the Jungle concert
This week on Rhythm and News, we are discussing all things music. Our hosts dive into unreleased music, Olivia Rodrigo's new album and the recent Jungle concert.
This episode was hosted by Amrita Sandareson, Chris Turino, Fitz Cain, Reagan Mading, Fabian Gutierrez, and Caitlin Roehmholdt. Written by Auburn D'Artell, Amrita Sundaresan, Fabiahn Gutierezz, Caitlin Roehmholdt. Edited by Alison Mitchell and Abby Park. Produced by Grace Ingram, Aubrie Cole, Alia Yee Noll 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. Visit the episode description for our links and more information.
Unleash the Gleeks: a 'Glee' deep dive
This week on "Rhythm and News," Daily Trojan associate managing editor Kimberly Aguirre and podcast editor Grace Ingram discuss all things "Glee." From most feral Mr. Schuester moments to a game of "ChatGPT or 'Glee,'" this episode has it all.
Hosted by Kimberly Aguirre and Grace Ingram. Produced by Kimberly Aguirre, Grace Ingram and Jonathan Park. Edited by Auburn D'Artell and Alison Mitchell. "Rhythm and News" is one of four podcasts on the Daily Trojan podcast network. You can find more episodes anywhere you listen to podcasts or on our website, dailytrojan.com.
Summer Movie Preview
This week on Rhythm and News, our hosts Kirsten, Kamry and Grace discuss which summer movies they are most looking forward to. From "Barbie" to "Oppenheimer" we cover it all!
Hosted and written by Kirsten Hawkins, Kamryn Tate and Grace Ingram. Edited by Grace Ingram. Produced by Grace Ingram.
Day of Silence: Allyship, Queer Identities and the Digital Age
This week on “Rhythm and News,” our hosts Kamryn Tate and Claudia Regalado chat about queer identity while living in the social media sphere with a special guest from USC’s newest student-run organization, the Radical Theory Club. In this episode, we talk about allyship, queer identity and its facilitation on the internet, representation, and infiltrating queer spaces.
Hosted and Written by Kamryn Tate and Claudia Regalado. Edited by Abby Park and Ryan Skidmore. Produced by Grace Ingram. Rhythm and News is one of three shows on the Daily Trojan podcast network. You can find more episodes anywhere you listen to podcasts, as well as our website, dailytrojan.com.
Ticketmaster and the new normal for live music
This week on “Rhythm and News,” our hosts Kamryn Tate, Kirsten Hawkins, and Ryan Skidmore discuss the new beginnings of live music performance in the post-lockdown era. Has the quality of performance changed? Has there been a shift in music culture? Is it safe to attend concerts? Can we even afford it any more? These questions are discussed, topics are addressed and the ultimate question is, “are we gonna be outside this summer?”
Hosted and Written by Kamryn Tate, Kirsten Hawkins and Ryan Skidmore. Edited by Abbey Park and Ryan Skidmore. Produced by Grace Ingram. Rhythm and News is one of three shows on the Daily Trojan podcast network. You can find more episodes anywhere you listen to podcasts, as well as our website, dailytrojan.com
Can Grey's Anatomy responsibly educate us about abortion?
This week on “Rhythm and News,” our hosts Claudia and Kamryn discuss how "Grey’s Anatomy" (Season 19, ep 5) focuses on a woman being walked through an abortion. Our hosts discuss the importance of portraying difficult topics on television, nuanced discussions of abortion that have been happening on the USC campus and what they would like to see the show cover in the future.
Hosted and Written by Kamryn Tate and Claudia Regalado, with the help of Aneri Narayan. Edited by Abbey Park and Ryan Skidmore. Produced by Grace Ingram and Au Chung. Rhythm and News is one of three shows of the Daily Trojan podcast network. You can find more episodes anywhere you listen to podcasts, as well as our website, dailytrojan.com.
4th Floor: an interview with student musician, Hailey Wild
For the first episode of 4th Floor, Daily Trojan’s new music performance and podcast series, Andrew Kerner and Gunner Lee sit down with singer-songwriter, Hailey Wild. Hailey talks about her musical journey, her voice, and the value of live performance.
Music by: Hailey Wild and 4th Floor
The Festival of Books: back and better than ever
Podcast Staffer Ally McCoy gives an overview of the first LA Times Festival of Books since the pandemic. Listen to learn more about the history of the event, the programming of the festival and hear interviews with participants.
2022 Oscars Special
A&E staffers Jack O’Neill, Fitz Cain, Chris Turino, Jina Umakanthan and Ally McCoy break down the 94th Academy Awards. From the major categories to the snubs, listen to gear up for Sunday’s ceremony.
Trojan Horse: Secrets From A Super Bowl Insider
On the inaugural episode of The Trojan Horse, podcast host Au invites Abitha Nunis from the Break On Two dance team to speak about their experience performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, the cultural impact of this year's performance, and the secrets behind what REALLY went down at SoFi Stadium this Super Bowl Sunday.
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Music by Au Chung
Art by Shriya Jayanthi and Lauren Schatzman
Love Actually Live: A multimedia film and musical experience
Podcast Staff Member Andrew Kerner shares his experience seeing Love Actually Live, an interactive musical that combines a live orchestra with film reenactments, bringing a beloved Christmas movie to life. Tune into hear about the show and the magic of returning to live theater!
Trojan Eats episode two: Chicken sandwiches
In the second installment of Trojan Eats, podcast staff members explore food and beverage places around the USC area. In this episode, Andrew Kerner, Brooke Soriano and Nikhita Datar visited three popular sandwich places near campus: Honeybird, Greenleaf and Rock and Reilly's. Take a listen for recommendations and reflections!
Trojan Eats: Boba edition
Welcome to the first installment of Trojan Eats, where podcast staff members explore food and beverage places around the USC area. In this episode, staff members Andrew Kerner, Brooke Soriano and Nikhita Datar visited three popular boba places near campus– Pot of Cha, Cup O' Joy and Factory Tea Bar. Take a listen for recommendations and reflections!
Student-run arts and fashion magazine explores punk subculture, 90s zine storytelling in upcoming issue
Podcast staff member Sarah Goldman chats with Haute Magazine about the evolution of the publication and their Fall 2021 upcoming release. Music by Yung Logos.
The evolution and future of the Native American Student Assembly
Podcast staffer Veronique Louis-Jacques speaks with executive director and co-founder of the Native American Student Association Maracea Chase about how the NASA has grown over the past four years, the path to becoming recognized by the University and what the future holds for the organization. Music by IMPERSS MUSIC.
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day in our special issue
Podcast Editor Abbey Martichenko sits down with features editor Sophia Ungaro to discuss the Daily Trojan’s newest supplement on Native students and how the edition is important for the USC community on Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Music by ThunderHoodie Beats.
Influencer culture with Live2 Create founder McClain Portis
Live2 Create is a content creating platform that aims to create fanbases for unknown talent through social media. Hosts Anmol Bajpai and Srika Ramani talk to McClain Portis, CEO and founder of Live2 Create, about his company and how he plans to use online platforms to grow his base. They then talk about influencer culture after the bullying and sexual assault allegations facing David Dobrik and members of The Vlog Squad. “Tequila,” the latest song from USC sophomore Sumit, is featured in this podcast. Music by Joakim Karud.
The Fall of Cyberpunk 2077 with Open Alpha founders Charlie Feuerborn and Colin Spiridonov
Charlie Feuerborn and Colin Spiridonov are the founders USC’s Open Alpha - a group of students who look to develop a playable game each semester. Hosts Anmol Bajpai and Srika Ramani talk with Feuerborn and Spiridonov about their desire to start the club and the process of developing games. They then talk about one of the most highly-anticipated games of all time, Cyberpunk 2077, and the reasons why it has failed to live up to the hype. “No man is ever going to change you,” a single by USC junior January Billingnton, is featured in this week’s podcast. Music by Joakim Karud.
Pandemic filmmaking and Oscars discussion with Lana Nguyen
Lana Nguyen was one of three students in her senior class to direct a senior thesis last semester. “Monsters of Mine,” is a stop-motion animation that Nguyen and her crew had to shoot virtually. Hosts Anmol Bajpai and Srika Ramani talk with Nguyen about her experience directing as well as their takeaways from this year’s batch of Oscar nominations. “Blue,” the newest single from USC senior Tyler Smith, is featured in the podcast as well. Music by Joakim Karud.
The biggest snubs, surprises and shocks of the 2021 Oscar nominations
On this special episode of Rhythm and News, Digital Managing editor Lauren Mattice, Arts and Entertainment editors Angie Orellana Hernandez and Emily Sagen along with Features editor and film critic Sophia Ungaro talk about this year’s slate of Oscar nominations. They discuss the biggest snubs such as Delroy Lindo for Best Actor in "Da 5 Bloods" and Anya Taylor-Joy for Best Actress in "Emma." and who they think will come out on top on Oscars night. Music by Joakim Karud.
“Minari” and diversity in Hollywood with USC alum Tiffany Lin
Hosts Anmol Bajpai and Srika Ramani speak with USC alum Tiffany Lin — production coordinator at Deluxe Animation — about her experience at USC in relation to diversity on and off screen and topics such as grief that she looks to center her future films around. After, Bajpai, Ramani and Lin discuss Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari," the immigrant experience in the United States and how films like “Minari” can help drive the industry to invest in diverse storytelling. “Rn” is the newest song from USC student Tuan Le featured in the podcast. Music by Joakim Karud.
Talking to The Madness Studios founder Bryan Vaca + Is Wandavision peak television?
Hosts Anmol Bajpai and Srika Ramani speak with USC student Bryan Vaca — founder of creative content company The Madness Studios — about his inspiration to start the production company and his future developing projects. After, Bajpai, Ramani and Vaca discuss Marvel Studios’ Wandavision and its impact on streaming as people turn away from the movie theatre to their living room. Bajpai and Ramani also break down the latest news and give their entertainment suggestions. Music by Joakim Karud.
How South Central LA molded Art-ivista Jose Richard Aviles
News editor Ana Mata speaks with art-ivista and alumnus Jose Richard Aviles about their upbringing in South Central Los Angeles and how it has shaped their work in dance and poetry. They also talk about their recently published book “Semilla - a Collection of Poems” and its connection to social justice and art.
Reflecting with Jairus
Arts & entertainment editor Ellice Ellis is joined by artist Jairus Edwards as he reflects on his career and musical influences. He is a junior in the Thornton School of Music majoring in jazz vocal performance and will be performing at GearFest Saturday. Music by Joakim Karud.
Former A&E editor Matthew Philips reunites with Isa Uggetti to give a rundown of his favorite music and movies of the year. The two talk Young Thug, Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood, and Parasite —along with a little conjecture about the biggest trends of the year. Music by Joakim Karud.
"You Should Stan": Jake Miller
Daily Trojan's editor-in-chief Tomas Mier writes a biweekly column "You Should Stan" where he interviews and recommends up-and-coming artists. Here's his recent interview of rapper and singer Jake Miller about his newest music and acting endeavors.
A Foot in Two Worlds
Eliot Ohlemeyer wakes up at 4am to commute from Pasadena to USC for ROTC training — and stays until after dark for theatre rehearsal. The Theatre Design student is slated to serve in the army after graduation, but right now he's the production designer on the School of Dramatic Arts' upcoming production of Men on Boats