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The Squawk

From The Daily Gamecock lifestyle staff, The Squawk is a podcast about all things Gamecock life and pop culture. 

Join Arts and Culture Editor Stephen Pastis and Co-Engagement Director Noah Trainor as they interview noteworthy guests, bring takes on the latest entertainment, and provide updates on what's happening in student life at the University of South Carolina.

The Squawk was created by Managing Editor Michael Sauls, and the artwork and music were created by Stephen Pastis. 

Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter @thesquawk_ for updates!


The Insanity of "Elvis" and Floorgate w/ Caleb Bozard and Max White

The craziest movie of the year, Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis," hit theaters last weekend. Join Noah and guests Caleb Bozard & Max White as they break down the performances from Tom Hanks and Austin Butler, Elvis' influences and legacy, who the ugliest Beatle is, and whether or not Max needs to clean his kitchen floor.

"Top Gun: Maverick" arrives w/ Max White 

To kick off our summer semester at the Squawk, Noah and guest Max White discuss what entertainment they've been catching up on and preview what summer content will look like for The Daily Gamecock. Then, they review two recent films released in theaters, Alex Garland's horror film "Men" and "Top Gun: Maverick," starring of course, the immortal Tom Cruise.

Semester Finale: Gamecock Exclusive with Darius Rucker and the Great Scorsese Debate with Michael Sauls

For our special semester finale, listen through for a Gamecock exclusive with Darius Rucker from Stephen about his upcoming concert and more. Noah and Stephen also bring on creator and coordinator, Michael Sauls, a managing editor for The Gamecock to talk — and maybe poke fun — at Marvel movies, Goodfellas, and our newest print edition.

Tokyo Vice and hot takes w/ Audrey Elsberry and Ian Grenier

On this week’s episode, Stephen and Noah are joined by the Gamecock’s opinion editors. They talk all the important local news like changes to the board of trustees, Darius Rucker’s surprise, the WBB parade and Birdcage. Most importantly, we have the Michael Segment where they talk Michael Mann to Michael Bay. It’s everything, everywhere all at once, including the recent movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”

Morbius Mania and Gamecock WBB Sweep the Nation w/ Lawson Murrell

In today's episode, Stephen and Noah discuss the recent superhero film misstep that is Jared Leto's Morbius, play a real or fake quote game, and hash out their feelings on the superhero genre at large. Then, Daily Gamecock sports editor Lawson Murrell joins to recap his eventful weekend covering the Gamecock Women's Basketball National Championship in Minneapolis.

Recap the Slap 2022 & Bob Dylan Comes to Columbia

For the inaugural episode of The Squawk, Stephen and Noah discuss all the drama of the latest Oscars, including Will Smith slapping Chris Rock, Licorice Pizza getting shut out, and the night’s biggest snubs. All that, plus a discussion on some local arts coverage, where we talk about Bob Dylan’s visit to Columbia and the local trend of birria tacos.


The Squawk is here! A lifestyle and culture podcast from the Daily Gamecock, hosted by Stephen Pastis and Noah Trainor. New episodes every Friday morning!