The LMU community is a curious, creative, and diverse group, and this round-up of podcasts, though non-exhaustive, is the latest evidence. Whether you love politics, technology, or ghost stories, there’s a podcast on this list for you. Each one is hosted by an LMU student, alumna, faculty or staff — the perfect company on your next workout or study break. So, listen, subscribe and leave a nice review for your fellow Lions!
Off Press Podcast
Featuring a wide-ranging field of topics, “Off Press” is a series of conversations with members of the LMU community about their impact on the world through their lives, their work and their Jesuit education. See which of your professors, peers, or fellow alums has chatted on the podcast!
LMU Athletics Podcast
We may be away from campus and athletics, but LMU Athletics has a solution. In this podcast, Craig Pintens and others break down the state affairs of each LMU sport with athletes and coaches.
I Hate Your Generation
“I Hate Your Generation” examines why we malign one another because of generational differences through conversation between people of different generations. From cancel-culture to socialism to Black Lives Matter, veteran journalist and LMU journalism instructor Carol Costello bridges the gap between topics that create generational friction.
Committed to accountability and transparency, Agency LMU was established in 2019 as an independent campus news source. With their podcast, they cover campus topics and subjects that interest the student body like ASLMU’s introduction of menstrual products to the feasibility of returning to campus.
Ash and Feather: A Bird-Girl and Her Father’s Cancer
Daphnie Sicre and LMU theatre arts students
This six-part series was directed by Daphnie Sicre, assistant professor of theatre arts at LMU, and featuring theatre arts students in the podcast! Two chronicling a journey through brain cancer with two dads and their daughter, the podcast touches on Black mental health, anti-racism, and LGBTQ family life. Learn more about the production and process of the podcast, here.
Bleav in LMU Basketball with Jesse Kass
Jesse Kass has called every LMU Men’s Basketball game since the 2012-13 season. His knowledge and insight is incomparable. To get your fix on LMU basketball, listen in!
Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best
After the cancellation of her late night show (where she revisited LMU with fellow LMU former student Colin Hanks), Philipps still wanted to give something to her dedicated audience. The result is this podcast where she and her former writer, Shantira Jackson, discuss their setbacks and how those allowed them to grow along with big-name guests like Michelle Kwan and upcoming comic Amber Ruffin.
Kirsten Osei-Bonsu ‘23
This podcast is perfect for fall weather and swaddling yourself in a blanket. Kirsten Osei-Bonsu ‘23 takes you with her to the depths of her mind with things like ASMR or chatting about things that spark joy.
Chop Life Interlude
Obi Ugorji ‘23, Michael Okoye ‘23, and C.J. Allen ‘23
An open-forum structured podcast, these three current LMU students offer a space for discussion about the Black community, college life, and relevant generational topics. Full of humor and advice, join the conversation!
Jack Dodge ‘20
Jack, an optimist when it comes to relationships, and Amy, a pessimist when it comes to love, together host this LGBTQ+ focused, where podcast, laughter and reassurance are not uncommon. Plus, stars like “Glee’s” Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz, and Rebecca Black have joined the hosts in the past.
Brendan Johnson ‘09
M.F.A. graduate, Brendan Johnson, along with co-host Marissa, gives you LGBTQ+ relationship advice every other Monday. You can listen in and ask a filmmaker and therapist questions about your relationships!
For the Love of Podcast
Billy Samoa Saleebey ‘00
After leaving corporate work and a job at Tesla, Saleebey set out to create his own media company and podcast. The topic is very meta: podcasting. Saleebey’s podcast “For the Love of Podcast” helps podcasters create world-class podcasts by chatting with industry leaders and podcasters alike.
It’s Just a Podcast
Marley Ralph ‘20
Recent communication studies graduate Marley Ralph ‘20 dispels “one stigma at a time” with this podcast. With guests such as Stefan Bradley, LMU professor of African American Studies, and Ralph’s enthusiastic personality — the podcast has the perfect balance of wit and information that changes perspectives.
My Tech Toolbelt
Shannon Tabaldo, Director of Innovation in Digital Education and Leadership Institute at LMU
After earning her doctorate and master’s degree from LMU, Tabaldo is the founding director of iDEAL Institute at LMU with the goal of integrating technology for the benefit of students. Tabaldo’s EdTech podcast has the same goal, where they “highlight teachers using education technology in innovating, engaging and inspiring ways!” As students head online for learning due to the pandemic, this podcast is more relevant than ever.
Jessica Levinson, LMU Loyola Law School Professor
“This podcast is for people who are curious about politics and the law and how the biggest political and legal issues of the moment affect you.” Relevant, informative, and eye-opening — this podcast from LMU Loyola Law School’s Jessica Levinson is extremely topical as we head into a presidential election that has huge implications for the future of the U.S.
The 420 Podcast: A College Pod
Lions for Recovery
Created by LMU support group Lions for Recovery, “The 420 Podcast: A College Pod” is a podcast for people in recovery to get higher. Listen and raise your vibration!
The Rory and Carson Podcast
Everyone’s favorite “The Voice” host or “TRL” host for those that remember, Carson Daly, who attended LMU, mashes genres in this podcast with co-host and four-time golf major champion Rory McIlroy. They take on topics from golf to Rugby, TV to tunes, to tee shots and everything in between. With guests like Stephen Curry, there’s bound to be interesting conversations.
Two Girls, One Ghost
Corinne Vien ‘15 and Sabrina Deana-Roga ‘15
In 2011 at LMU, Corinne Vien and Sabrina Deana-Roga bonded over their shared interest in ghost stories. Today, they host “Two Girls, One Ghost,” where they recount their contact with the paranormal side of things, tell each other ghost stories, all while their humor and charm compels you to listen to the next episode. Check out this profile from The Loyolan about how intertwined the podcast is to LMU.
Your Passion Podcast
Ryan Kotob ‘22
Ryan Kotob ‘22 hosts this interview-based podcast around those with creative passions. So far, they’ve connected with a producer for Kanye West, a nutrition expert, and a couple others. Listen to how they overcame obstacles and to others stories!
COMING SOON: 2 Dope Professors
Mitchell L. Hamilton and Julian St. Clair, Associate Professors of Marketing
It’s like kicking it in a Black barbershop where the barbers are also business school professors. Raw. Uncut. Dope.