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The realest USC Trojans football podcast, hosted by the most qualified alums: a pop culture writer, business analyst, and screenwriter. Email us: travelerhatesthursdays@gmail.com

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    • Aug 30, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • infrequent NEW EPISODES
    • 58m AVG DURATION
    • 216 EPISODES

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    All Good Things...

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 80:00

    It's the final episode. Fight On.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 219 - UCLA Postmortem, PAC-12 Championship Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 74:36

    Saman and Kenneth are joined by Duck expert Rusty Ryan to talk about the thrilling win over UCLA and preview the conference championship game.

    Episode 218 - Washington State Postmortem, UCLA Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 71:55

    Saman and Kenneth celebrate the most fun win in a while before getting hyped for rivalry week. FUCLA.

    Episode 217 - Utah Postmortem, Washington State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2020 60:48

    Saman and Kenneth are back to talk about the start of the hoops season and preview the Wazzu game.

    Episode 216 - UArizona Postmortem, Utah Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 68:06

    Saman and Kenny preview the next game, which will be like the last game and the game before. Kenny's audio improves vastly at 6 minutes.

    Episode 215 - ASU Postmortem, UArizona Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2020 48:25

    Saman and Kenny use their NPR voices to lull you into excitement about USC's trip to Tucson.

    Episode 214 - Arizona State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 65:44

    The whole group is here to preview the ASU game!

    Episode 213 - The THT Awakens

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 61:29

    Episode 212 - 2020 Season Preview (Lol)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2020 52:20

    Episode 211 - Black Lives Matter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 101:35

    We talk with former USC cornerback Tony Burnett about both the latest USC news and the issues brought to the forefront in our country after the murder of George Floyd.

    Episode 210: Harem vs Haram

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2020 48:55

    Kenny, Will, and Saman discuss the NFL Draft, the overall sports landscape and more!

    Episode 209 - Frozen 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2020 71:58

    The gang is all here and in there respective quarantines. They debate the merits of the Frozen franchise, take listener questions, and discuss when sports may come back.

    Episode 208 — Zombie Hoops

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2020 46:32

    Recorded before USC's dramatic win over UCLA, Saman and Kenny talk about the season of weirdness for Pac-12 hoops, as well as taking a quick look before the Trojan football team begins winter (or spring) practice.

    Episode 207 — The So'oto Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2020 43:51

    Saman is joined by friend of the pod Joe Kiley to talk about USC hiring defensive line coach Vic So'oto, the latest in the Trojans' basketball season, and more.

    Episode 206 — Hoop Dreams Die in the Desert

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2020 39:08

    Kenny and Saman talk about the new coaching hires for the football team, the disappointment that is USC Hoops and much more!

    Episode 205 — Signing Day Happened, I Guess?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2020 50:15

    In a belatedly posted episode because of life, Saman and Kenny looked toward USC's likely (and realized) terrible National Signing Day performance. Cool!

    Episode 204 — Cody Kessler: Better in the NFL Than Matt Leinart

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2020 94:07


    Kenneth and Saman welcome Chris Reimann and Dylan Visvikis to talk about the athletic department changes, national championship game, USC Hoops and more!


    Episode 203 — Off the Cuff

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2020 42:52

    With limited news this week, Kenny and Saman do there best to improvise and discuss topics ranging from the extremely limited recruiting class, USC Hoops, the upcoming National Championship game and more!

    Episode 202 — The D Took a Dump in the Holiday Bowl

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2020 33:40

    Saman goes full SOLO pod in honor of the one defensive player that cared during the USC Trojans' embarrassing Holiday Bowl loss against the Iowa Hawkeyes.

    Episode 201 — 78th

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2019 50:51

    Will and Saman cover the USC Trojans' abysmal performance for National Signing Day's early period. It's not good!

    Episode 200 — Black Mirror: USC

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2019 54:23

    You asked, we listened! Well, Saman and Kenny did, because they’re caring hosts who love you

    Episode 199 — Stages of Grief

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2019 85:18

    Kenny and Saman are joined by Jacquie Teobaldi, USC alum and Stanford law student, detail the Trojans retaining head coach Clay Helton and mostly ask: "Why?"

    Episode 198 — UCLA Postmortem... And Now What?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2019 92:40

    Kenny, Saman, and Will (finally!) get together to celebrate USC's win over the UCLA Bruins, prepare for the continuation of the Clay Helton era, and... yeah that's pretty much it.

    Episode 197 — Cal Postmortem, UCLA Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2019 60:43

    Kenny and Will rehash USC's most dominant, complete win of the year against the Cal Golden Bears before previewing Rivalry Week against the UCLA Bruins (who still suck).

    Episode 196 — Arizona State Preview, Cal Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2019 45:35

    Kenny and Saman recap their weekend in Tempe to watch USC outlast the Arizona State Sun Devils. Plus, they discuss the Trojans' weekender trip to play the Cal Golden Bears.

    Episode 195 — Oregon Postmortem, Arizona State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2019 49:13

    Against all odds, Saman and Kenny talk about Oregon's blowout of USC, the Trojans' athletic director search, and preview the team's bout against Kenny's alma mater: the ASU Sun Devils.

    Episode 194 — Arizona Postmortem, Colorado Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2019 50:26

    Saman and Will discuss USC's odd but decisive victory over the Arizona Wildcats, relish the Kenon Christon experience, and look ahead to the Friday night game against the Colorado Buffaloes.

    Episode 193 — Notre Dame Postmortem, Arizona Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2019 55:35

    Saman and Will (and Kenny for about 3 seconds) talk about USC's "moral victory" road loss against Notre Dame last weekend and look ahead to the Trojans' homecoming bout against the Arizona Wildcats.

    Episode 192 - Notre Dame Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2019 63:26

    We're in danger!

    Episode 191 — A Conversation of Asides (With Reign of Troy)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2019 69:33

    Kenny and Will are joined by Reign of Troy's Alicia de Artola (@PenguinOfTroy) and Michael Castillo (@MichaelCastFS) for a free-ranging conversation during USC's bye week. There's a lot of complaining about Clay Helton.

    Episode 190 - Utah Postmortem, Washington Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2019 57:40

    USC pulled off one upset and Saman and Kenny talk about how they'll do it again.

    Episode 189 - BYU Postmortem, Utah Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2019 75:18

    Saman and Kenneth lament losing to one Utah team and prepare to do it again this week!

    Episode 188 - Swann Song (Stanford Postmortem & BYU Preview)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2019 69:06

    William and Kenneth gush about the "Hometown Boy Done Good", Kedon Slovis. They also talk about Swann's departure and how easy the BYU game will be.

    Episode 187 - Stanford Preview with Hank Waddles of Go Mighty Card

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2019 62:09

    Kenny and Saman talk to Hank Waddles of Go Mighty Card about the week 2 Stanford vs USC matchup. The three discuss the newly promoted QBs for each team, the playmakers to watch for on each side of the ball, and much more!

    Episode 186 — Fresno State Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2019 69:19

    The gang returns to discuss USC's less-than-thrilling 31-23 win over the Fresno State Bulldogs. Plus, they discuss J.T. Daniels' injury and the Kedon Slovis era for the Trojans.

    Episode 185 — Fresno State Preview with Matt Kenerly of Mountain West Wire

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2019 52:56

    Saman chats with Matt Kenerly of Mountain West wire (@MattK_FS) about USC's Week 1 opponent, the Fresno State Bulldogs. They discuss last year's great Fresno State team, what USC fans can expect on Saturday and some key matchups to watch.

    Episode 184 — Midsummer Musings with Michael Castillo of Reign of Troy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2019 76:08

    Saman is joined by Michael Castillo to discuss Su'a Cravens' tweets, the Coliseum renovation, mid-way point of camp happenings, Bill Connelly's tweets and lastly take some listener questions.

    Episode 183 - The Last Offseason Episode Of 2019

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2019 44:24

    Saman and Kenny finish up talking about the offseason in their typical fashion.

    Episode 182 - Media Daze

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2019 56:13

    Saman and Kenneth discuss the PAC-12 Media Day announcements and the first full preseason ranking released.

    Episode 181 - The 2019 Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2019 55:46

    The whole gang is here to preview the 2019 season! (The audio quality gets better if you keep listening, I promise).

    Episode 180 - Bill C The Stats Guy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2019 57:39

    Bill C is recently single from his last working relationship, and the first podcast he hooked up with was us! Saman and Kenneth dive even deeper into his deep dive preview of the 2019 season.

    Episode 179 - Brew McCafe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2019 38:53

    USC pulled a Dr. Strange and brought a bunch of heroes back through a portal to help the team win. Saman and Kenneth talk about this good offseason news plus some predictions coming out.

    Episode 178 - So It's Come To This: An FCS Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2019 72:59

    After a month-long hiatus, Alicia de Artola of Reign of Troy joins Kenneth to discuss the reasonable fear that USC is going to very soon end another streak: that of never playing an FCS school.

    Episode 177 — That's Stats, Baby

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2019 57:33

    The USC Trojans wrapped up their 2019 spring camp with positive reviews regarding coach Clay Helton's changes — how much optimism should there be around the program? The full THT crew discusses.

    Episode 176 — What a Strength & Conditioning Coach Does

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2019 48:59

    Saman talks to Shawn Rose (https://twitter.com/ShawnFace), who has coached on the 7-on-7 circuit and helps operate an athlete performance gym, about what a strength and conditioning coach brings to a college football program and how 7-on-7 has impacted college football.

    Episode 175 — Hotness Ranking & Hotshots Ending

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2019 56:55

    Saman and Kenneth talk about Lynn Swann's latest misadventures, spring football, basketball hype, USC's other sports, problems with the bookstore, and finally the demise of the AAF.

    Episode 174 — A New Era?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2019 49:42

    What is that? Is that the sound of... hope? Promise? A hire outside of the Trojan Family? Saman and Will discuss future USC president, Dr. Carol Folt. They also touch on the little bits of spring practice notes from the Trojans and a merciful end to the basketball season.

    Episode 173 - U$C

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2019 48:59

    Nothing of importance happened this week

    Episode 172 — (Winter) Camp Arrives

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2019 54:32

    Saman and Will detail the first day of USC's 2019 spring camp, from how new players played, how new coaches coached, and reading way too much into Trojans coach Clay Helton's first media scrum.

    Episode 171 — *Winter* Camp Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2019 57:21

    Saman and Kenneth talk Trojans hoops, WINTER (spring) camp, and a strange message from fellow USC podcaster Michael Castillo.

    Episode 170 — Helton's ***Heroes

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2019 55:09

    Will and Saman are once again joined by Mike Piellucci (@mikelikessports) to talk about Clay Helton's 2019 recruiting class for the Trojans. Hint: USC fans are probably not thrilled.

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