The Obligatory PSU Podcast features wide-ranging discussions of Penn State sports, Nittany Lions football in particular, and all things Penn State and Happy Valley from the cast of The Obligatory PSU Pregame Show: Former Penn State and NFL defensive lineman Brandon Noble (’92-97), campus icon Mike “the Mailman” Herr, Onward State managing editor emeritus Kevin Horne, and Nittany Valley Society president Chris Buchignani. Along with a rotating cast of characters from around State College and across Nittany Nation, the guys focus on the stories, issues, and personalities surrounding the Blue and White fan experience.
The Obligatory PSU Podcast delivers fun and insightful commentary on the teams, University, and place that are beloved by many thousands of students, alumni, and fans. There’s no pretense of objectivity or “journalistic” distance here; these guys are here because they care, and their Penn State knowledge and love shine through in every installment. The goal is to touch on a broad variety of topics relating to the Nittany Lions in conversations that are frequently funny and occasionally profound, all while enjoying a few (or more) adult beverages. If you’ve got Penn State in your blood, you’ll enjoy sharing the journey with us.
SUMMER '21 Episode 1: College Football Playoff Expansion Pt. 1
Looking at college football playoff expansion from all the angles.
SPRING '21 Episode 24: Two White Outs Twice As Nice?
An announced prime time kickoff for Penn State-Auburn sparks a discussion of the Beaver Stadium White Out.
SPRING '21 Episode 23: Penn State Letterman Lydell Sargeant
An interview with former Penn State defensive back Lydell Sargeant (2005-08).
SPRING '21 Episode 22: The Award Winner & The Hiking Viking
Interviewing two podcasters: An award-winning Penn State freshman and an adventuring lifelong Nittany Lions fan.
SPRING '21 Episode 21: Penn State NFL Draft Wrap-up w/ Sheil Kapadia
Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic on all six Penn State Nittany Lions selected in the 2021 NFL Draft.
SPRING '21 Episode 20: Penn State in the NFL Draft w/ ESPN's Matt Bowen
Matt Bowen of ESPN on Penn State's 2021 NFL Draft prospects.
Mike the Mailman is the best
I ran into Mike at bar while at penn state and he made my college experience all the best. 14yrs later he’s still the best and told me about this podcast - listen to it while traveling!!!
Always fantastic! Sometimes even better!
Really, really enjoyed this technical episode. So much great information delivered with clarity and enthusiasm. Love everything you do. Thank you.
P.S. — Still can’t shake that nightmarish Temple game. Sat at the Linc in shock and finally embarrassment. So, happy to hear poor Hackenberg getting a little sympathy.
Love the podcast especially when Kevin Horne is unavailable, not a fan of his sarcastic droning about Franklin or days gone by. He seems to hate the current staff and players, not a great fit for a Penn State podcast.