On this episode of Podward State, hosts Samuel Brungo and Matthew Paolizzi are joined by guest host Jordan Mansberger for his debut on the show.
The conversation begins recapping THON with Onward State's Managing Editor Matt DiSanto, and Social Media Manage Ryan Parsons. The two dive into what got them interested in THON, giving an overview of this years virtual version of the event, and some of the highlights including a guest appearance from Sue Paterno.
Matt, who also covers our women's volleyball team, sticks around for a quick break from a THON heavy episode to talk about how the team is doing now, who is standing out as players, and how the rest of the season looks.
Then the boys are joined by Onward State writer and 46Live Host Producer Dana Nunemacher to chat about her role in this years Dance Marathon. She chats about how she grew up dreaming of participating in THON and how she aspires to dance next year.
Finally, we are joined by Juliet Garrigan, who worked with Dancer Wellness in 2020, leading arguably the best Line Dance to date. She served as the DJ Coordinator on the Entertainment committee for THON 2021. We chat about her past experiences with THON and what it was like this year.
Podward State is an Onward State-produced podcast. Onward State is an independent, student-run Penn State news site that works to generate honest conversation in the hopes of enriching the Penn State community.
The show was founded by Matthew Ogden, Matthew Paolizzi, and Mitchell Stewart in 2019. They have covered a plethora of topics and hosted numerous guests including Super Bowl Champion Jordan Hill, Penn State Football Legend Journey Brown, UPUA President Zach McKay, and 2018 PA Senate Candidate Ezra Nanes.
Podward State releases episodes weekly and features discussions about all things Penn State, including sports, news, student life, and entertainment which will be available on Spotify and YouTube.