156 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.

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    • 4.9 • 112 Ratings

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.

    FALL '22 Episode 1: We're Back. Is Penn State?

    FALL '22 Episode 1: We're Back. Is Penn State?

    Kevin Horne and Brandon Noble on 2-0 Penn State's trip to Auburn.

    • 37 min
    Wrapping Up Blue-White: Obligatory Keystone Crossover

    Wrapping Up Blue-White: Obligatory Keystone Crossover

    Wrapping up a successful Blue-White Weekend at Penn State.

    • 35 min
    Blue-White Weekend: Obligatory Keystone Crossover

    Blue-White Weekend: Obligatory Keystone Crossover

    Gearing up for Blue-White Weekend at Penn State.

    • 23 min
    Favorite Penn State Players: Obligatory Keystone Crossover

    Favorite Penn State Players: Obligatory Keystone Crossover

    Listing some favorite Penn State Nittany Lions football players from 1997 to present.

    • 41 min
    Best Beaver Stadium Moments: Obligatory Keystone Crossover

    Best Beaver Stadium Moments: Obligatory Keystone Crossover

    Fond memories from some of the great moments in Penn State football.

    • 38 min
    Is Penn State Losing at NIL?: Obligatory Keystone Crossover

    Is Penn State Losing at NIL?: Obligatory Keystone Crossover

    Is the Penn State football program hopelessly behind in the NIL arms race?

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

VanHornS57 ,

Always fantastic! Sometimes even better!

Thanks for producing The Obligatory! Sorely needed and always appreciated. Now looking forward to both TV AND Podcast with the entire crew.
Also… IMO, characterizing the former AD as a “necessary evil” was kinder than that era deserves.

NateW4055 ,

Great Penn State Podcast

Can’t wait for these guys to come back!

libertarian 44 ,

Awesome and fun podcast

Kevin needs counseling.

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