“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 3: Elias Wondimu
After being exiled from Ethiopia, his homeland, Elias Wondimu turned to producing books about his country’s history. Wondimu is publisher of LMU’s Marymount Institute Press and Tsehai Publishers, which together have created the Harriett Tubman Press, an imprint devoted to African-American fiction and nonfiction. He talks about his life in Ethiopia and the work of documenting Ethiopia’s history.


Episode 2: Chris Dufresne
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 was “larger than life” and helped shape L.A. football history on the field and in the front office.


Episode 1: Lisa See ’79
Lisa See is the author of 10 novels and a nonfiction book that explore Chinese and Chinese-American experiences in the United States. Editor Joseph Wakelee-Lynch talks with See about her new novel, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” and her days as an LMU undergraduate, when she was certain she’d never be a writer.