“Off Press” — The Podcast of LMU Magazine
“Off Press” is a series of conversations with members of the Loyola Marymount University community about their impact on the world through their lives, their work and their Jesuit education.
info_outline Episode 39: Jason Bentley ’92 11/24/2020
Episode 39: Jason Bentley ’92 Jason Bentley ’92 says his stint as general manager of KXLU, LMU’s independent radio station, occurred during “the golden age of college rock.” Bentley went on to greater fame as a KCRW DJ and music director. Here he talks about his days in the KXLU studios and his new podcast, The Backstory, featuring interviews with artists.
info_outline Episode 37: Justin Levitt and Michael Genovese 11/04/2020
Episode 37: Justin Levitt and Michael Genovese The voting is over, and now the election is about counting, counting and counting. Justin Levitt, election law expert at LMU Loyola Law School, and Michael Genovese, LMU expert on the presidency, discuss the state of the 2020 election and what’s ahead in the next presidential term.
info_outline Episode 36: Sean Dempsey, S.J. 10/28/2020
Episode 36: Sean Dempsey, S.J. Catholic voters, whose ballots were crucial in 2016, may sway the 2020 presidential election. But, says Prof. Sean Dempsey, S.J., the days when Catholics voted as a bloc are long gone. Today, they span the political spectrum, and, Dempsey says, candidates should find out what they care about.
info_outline Episode 35: Chaya Crowder 10/23/2020
Episode 35: Chaya Crowder “The Republican Party has made little to no attempt to historically appeal to Black voters since the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act,” says Prof. Chaya Crowder in describing why Black voters, especially Black women, are the backbone of the Democratic Party.
info_outline Episode 33: Carol Costello 10/07/2020
Episode 33: Carol Costello As Election Day approaches, the White House turns into a virus hot zone and political incivility deepens. Carol Costello, former CNN anchor, discusses America’s diseases of body and spirit — and what she’s doing about them.
info_outline Episode 32: Allan Ides and the SCOTUS Nominee 10/01/2020
Episode 32: Allan Ides and the SCOTUS Nominee If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, her impact may be shaped by her relationship with Chief Justice John Roberts, says Allan Ides, LMU Loyola Law School professor. Ides, who clerked for Justice Byron White, shares an inside view of the Barrett nomination.
info_outline Episode 31: Justin Levitt and Election 2020 09/24/2020
Episode 31: Justin Levitt and Election 2020 Justin Levitt, constitutional law professor at the LMU Loyola Law School, may be one of the few election law and voting rights experts who does not expect an electoral apocalypse to overwhelm Election Day on Nov. 3.
info_outline Episode 29: Sean Kennedy '86, LLS '89 06/16/2020
Episode 29: Sean Kennedy '86, LLS '89 In May, an LMU Loyola Law School suit was rejected that would have forced the release of more juveniles in detention who are at risk for the coronavirus. Sean Kennedy, director of the LLS Center for Juvenile Law and Policy, explains why the decision is a failure of juvenile justice.
info_outline Episode 27: Tom Plate 05/29/2020
Episode 27: Tom Plate U.S. relations with China — from the COVID-19 crisis to democracy protests in Hong Kong — may shape the November 2020 presidential election. Tom Plate, LMU professor and Asia expert, talks about foreign policy disputes and pragmatism in dealing with a superpower.
info_outline Episode 26: Fernando Guerra and Brianne Gilbert 05/28/2020
Episode 26: Fernando Guerra and Brianne Gilbert When the Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles surveyed L.A. residents this spring about Mayor Eric Garcetti's leadership in the COVID-19 crisis, they documented overwhelming support across the board.
info_outline Episode 25: Shira Shafir '99 05/14/2020
Episode 25: Shira Shafir '99 The coronavirus has caused more than 80,000 deaths in the United States in just four months. Shira Shafir ’99, professor of epidemiology, warns that as in the 1918–19 influenza epidemic a second wave of infections in the COVID-19 crisis could cause more deaths than the first.
info_outline Episode 24: David Offenberg 05/01/2020
Episode 24: David Offenberg The COVID-19 shutdown has slammed the film industry, causing delayed movie releases, closed theaters and widespread unemployment for workers. David Offenberg, an expert in entertainment finance, describes the devastating impact on financing, creation, production and employment in a crucial L.A. industry.
info_outline Episode 23: Chilembwe Mason '98, M.D. 04/07/2020
Episode 23: Chilembwe Mason '98, M.D. The COVID-19 crisis is now straining health services in several U.S. regions. In the third of our series on the pandemic, Chilembwe Mason, M.D., who is an emergency medicine physician in Bronx, New York, describes the overwhelming needs he is facing on the front lines and the pressures on the medical staff who are responding as best they can.
info_outline Episode 22: Stan Johnson 04/02/2020
Episode 22: Stan Johnson "I don't want to be anywhere where there's no pressure," says Stan Johnson, new head coach of the LMU men's basketball team. "That's not fun; pressure is a privilege." Johnson talks about the recruiting challenge during the COVID-19 crisis, when face-to-face contact with student athletes and their parents is out of the question.
info_outline Episode 21: Thomas V. Cunningham 03/30/2020
Episode 21: Thomas V. Cunningham 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 at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center and lecturer with the LMU Bioethics Institute, describes the impact of trauma and stress from the virus on medical professionals and staff people.
info_outline Episode 20: Kate Pickert 03/26/2020
Episode 20: Kate Pickert 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.
info_outline Episode 19: Paul Westhead 02/18/2020
Episode 19: Paul Westhead 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.
info_outline Episode 18: Judy Woodruff 12/17/2019
Episode 18: Judy Woodruff 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.
info_outline Episode 17: Tony Coelho ’64 12/17/2019
Episode 17: Tony Coelho ’64 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.
info_outline Episode 16: Tom Perez 12/17/2019
Episode 16: Tom Perez 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.
info_outline Episode 15: Tia Carr '21 and Olin Osborne '23 12/13/2019
Episode 15: Tia Carr '21 and Olin Osborne '23 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.
info_outline Episode 14: Michael Genovese 12/12/2019
Episode 14: Michael Genovese 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.
info_outline Episode 13: Richard Fox 12/11/2019
Episode 13: Richard Fox 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.
info_outline Episode 12: Elizabeth Drummond 09/17/2019
Episode 12: Elizabeth Drummond In recent western history, hate has seemed to fuel political movements and national 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.
info_outline Episode 11: Lynell George '84 08/01/2019
Episode 11: Lynell George '84 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.
info_outline Episode 10: Richard Fox 06/14/2019
Episode 10: Richard Fox 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.