25 episodes

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.

The Obligatory PSU Podcast The Obligatory PSU Podcast

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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.

    SPRING '20 Episode 2: Penn State Hoops & Hockey w/ David Eckert of BWI

    SPRING '20 Episode 2: Penn State Hoops & Hockey w/ David Eckert of BWI

    Chris and Mike Levine catch up on Penn State's competitive teams on the ice and hardwood with Blue White Illustrated reporter David Eckert.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    SPRING '20 Episode 1: 2019 Nittany Lions in Review

    SPRING '20 Episode 1: 2019 Nittany Lions in Review

    Chris and guest panelist Mike Levine take stock of Penn State's 2019 football season.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    FALL '19 Episode 13: Bowling for Roses (or Orange Cotton)

    FALL '19 Episode 13: Bowling for Roses (or Orange Cotton)

    The Rose Bowl picture continues to come into focus for Penn State as Championship Weekend approaches, but numerous postseason scenarios remain in play. Jen Krippel of Collegiate Athletic Travel helps make sense of it all.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    FALL '19 Episode 12: Moral Victory Formation

    FALL '19 Episode 12: Moral Victory Formation

    With an expected loss to Ohio State by a closer-than-expected margin, Nittany Nation seems content, if not fully satisfied, and now thoughts turn to the postseason bowl scenarios.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    FALL '19 Episode 11: Social Media is Worse than Ohio State

    FALL '19 Episode 11: Social Media is Worse than Ohio State

    Penn State travels to Ohio State as a heavy underdog in a 2 vs 8 B1G East title match, but the latest news cycles have been dominated by discussion of online death threats against QB Sean Clifford.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    FALL '19 Episode 10: Gopher Broke

    FALL '19 Episode 10: Gopher Broke

    Penn State doused hope across Nittany Nation while handing PJ Fleck and the Minnesota Golden Gophers a signature win for the ages. Kevin, Chris, and Mailman complain and then think ahead.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

VolleyballStar21 ,

Can’t get enough!

This is my absolute favorite Penn State podcast. Notice I did not say, Penn State *Football* podcast. Don’t get me wrong, these guys cover plenty of Penn State football, but what separates them from the pack and what they do better than anyone else is capture the essence of the overall Penn State experience. When I listen, I feel like I’m transported back to State College, hanging out with fellow alumni and Mike the Mailman reminiscing about the good old days in Happy Valley. I mean, who doesn’t love Mike the Mailman? The stories they all share are wonderful and each of them bring their own unique perspective to all things PSU past and present, although the curmudgeon Kevin Horne could probably use a hug or two. It’s a pleasure to listen to these guys, I wish they did more. So grab your pen and your pencil.. this podcast is a must for all true blue Penn Staters out there. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Mark_AV ,

These geezers are good

I love the sassy back and forth rhetoric these four display on television. I’d guess they are friends when the cameras turn off as well. You can just tell from their witty football-laced banter. If you’re jonesing for some good Penn State talk especially if you don’t live in the area, nothing is better than cracking open your favorite brew and listening to these guys and drinking along with them. I feel like I’m back with my college buddies BSing along with them.

Jaren5d ,

Love it

I could listen to Brandon give his insight all day. Great show and the guys have a great chemistry. The passion they have for the school comes through the speakers. WeAre

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