“Off Press” — The Podcast of LMU Magazine

“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.

 

 

Episode 21: Thomas V. Cunningham
March 30, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis is already straining health services in several U.S. regions. In the second of our series on the pandemic, Thomas V. Cunningham, a bioethics director with Kaiser Permanente and lecturer with the LMU Bioethics Institute, describes the impact of trauma and stress from the virus on medical professionals and staff people.

 

Episode 20: Kate Pickert
March 25, 2020
COVID-19 has created a global medical crisis and a U.S. health policy crisis. In the first of our series on the pandemic, Prof. Kate Pickert, who covered the U.S. healthcare system for Time magazine and other publications, talks about the impact of a lagging governmental response on patients, doctors and nurses, and federal and state health agencies.

 

Episode 19: Paul Westhead
February 17, 2020
Paul Westhead’s innovative basketball philosophy, known as “The System,” produced one of the most high octane teams seen in college basketball and an unforgettable run to the NCAA tournament Elite Eight. Westhead talks about his strategy and his players — including Gathers, Kimble, Fryer and Gaines — who deployed his system to perfection.

 

Episode 18: Judy Woodruff
December 19, 2019
Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour anchor, discusses the debate moderator’s role in one of the most visible stages in a presidential election process. It’s part of our special Off Press podcast series focused on the Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate at LMU.

 

Episode 17: Tony Coelho ’64
December 17, 2019
Tony Coelho, who ran the 2000 Gore Democratic presidential campaign, says don’t underestimate approachability when it comes to the voters’ choice for president. It’s part of our special Off Press podcast series on the Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate at LMU on Dec. 19, 2019.

 

Episode 16: Tom Perez
December 16, 2019
Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee, says the 2020 election will be a moral fork in the road for the United States. His interview is the fourth in our six-part Off Press podcast series on the Democratic Presidential Candidates debate at LMU on Dec. 19.

 

Episode 15: Tia Carr ’21 and Olin Osborne ’23
December 13, 2019
Young voters may determine the 2020 presidential election. Tia Carr and Olin Osborne, LMU international relations majors, describe what they expect from presidential candidates and what they believe candidates offer. It’s the third in our six-part Off Press podcast series on the Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate at LMU on Dec. 19, 2019.

 

Episode 14: Michael Genovese
December 12, 2019
Prof. Michael Genovese, a leading expert on the presidency, looks at the Democratic presidential candidates and talks about the party’s need to offer a compelling alternative to President Trump if it hopes to win the 2020 presidential election. It’s the second in our six-part Off Press podcast series on the Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate at LMU on Dec. 19, 2019.

 

Episode 13: Richard Fox
December 11, 2019
Prof. Richard Fox, an expert on U.S. elections, discusses the Democratic primary race and which contenders have the best chance to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020. It’s the first in our six-part Off Press podcast series on the Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate at LMU on Dec. 19, 2019.

 

Episode 12: Elizabeth Drummond
September 17, 2019
In recent western history, hate has seemed to fuel political movements and conflicts around the world from the Nazi Holocaust to the Rwandan genocide of Tutsi people. Elizabeth Drummond, professor of modern European history at LMU, talks about the ways hate plays a role in wars, ethnic conflict and even the processes within democratic societies.

 

Episode 11: Lynell George ’84
August 1, 2019
Los Angeles is a rare city with a significance in America that is equally powerful as both myth and reality. Writer Lynell George ’84, who is native to this place, has spent years exploring L.A. and its meaning. Here she talks about the inspiration and unease she finds by sinking roots in L.A.’s ever-changing landscape.

 

Episode 10: Richard Fox
June 17, 2019
With 23 candidates, the Democrats’ presidential primary process looks like a dinner party with too many guests. Richard Fox, LMU professor of political science who specializes in U.S. elections, discusses the fight for money, contenders’ motivations and how President Trump may try to intervene in the dynamics of the race.

 

Episode 9: Evelyn McDonnell
November 13, 2018
Without women, the sound and substance of today’s rock and pop music would be unimaginable. Evelyn McDonnell, director of the LMU journalism program and editor of “Women Who Rock,” discusses female artists who have confronted and overcome glass ceilings, limited air play and musical prejudice while shaping America’s musical heritage.

 

Episode 8: Justin Levitt
November 1, 2018
Gerrymandering, it has been said, creates elections in which politicians choose their voters instead of voters choosing their representatives. Justin Levitt, a constitutional law expert at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, tracks gerrymandering around the country. He explains a tried-and-true method of influencing elections and the possibilities for limiting it.

 

Episode 7: Carlos Soto ’16
September 24, 2018
Carlos Soto ’16 started his tequila company, Nosotros, as an undergraduate. Since then, he’s mastered everything from recipe to production, bottling, international sales and delivery. He’s even faced rocky U.S.-Mexico trade relations. Listen to our podcast to hear Soto talk about all he’s learned about the risks of being an entrepreneur.

 

Episode 6: Garrett Snyder ’09
March 12, 2018
Los Angeles is considered one of the most ethnically diverse U.S. cities, and its culinary culture is just as wide-ranging. As food editor of Los Angeles Magazine, Garrett Snyder ’09 probably has tasted as many dishes as a United Nations chef. Snyder talks about L.A.’s unique food culture, the oddest thing he’s ever eaten and the city’s next hot food trends.

 

Episode 5: Demian Willette
Feb. 26, 2018
The fish you order at your favorite seafood restaurant may not be the fish you get. Demian Willette, LMU biology professor, studies species substitution — the substitution of one fish for another. Using Environmental DNA testing, he hopes to improve on a problem in the food chain that begins on fishing vessels and ends on restaurant tables.

 

Episode 4: Helen and Robert Singleton
Feb. 2, 2018
In July 1961, Robert Singleton, retired LMU professor of economics, and Helen Singleton M.A. ’85 joined the Freedom Rides and boarded a train from New Orleans to Jackson, Mississippi, in defiance of state segregation laws in the South. The Singletons talk about their role in the struggle and jail time in Mississippi’s Parchman State Penitentiary.

 

Episode 3: Elias Wondimu
Nov. 13, 2017
After being exiled from Ethiopia, his homeland, Elias Wondimu turned to producing books about his country’s history. Today, Wondimu is publisher of LMU’s Marymount Institute Press and Tsehai Publishers. He talks about his life in Ethiopia and in exile, as well as the work of documenting Ethiopia’s history.

 

Episode 2: Chris Dufresne
Sept. 29, 2017
Don Klosterman ’52 set NCAA records as a Loyola quarterback and found greater success as general manager of the Los Angeles Rams and Express (USFL). Former L.A. Times sportswriter Chris Dufresne, who covered and knew Klosterman, talks about a man who helped shape L.A. football history on the field and in the front office.

 

Episode 1: Lisa See ’79
June 28, 2017
Lisa See is the author of 10 novels and a nonfiction book that explore Chinese and Chinese-American experiences in the United States. See talks about her new novel, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” her family’s roots in L.A.’s Chinatown, and her days as an LMU student, when she was certain she’d never be a writer.