The FogPod is the official podcast of the San Francisco Foghorn, the University of San Francisco’s student newspaper. We offer a deep dive into our stories through interviews with the Foghorn staff, USF students, faculty, and administration officials.

Lone Mountain’s Haunted History

Ever felt a paranormal presence while trying to study in Lone Mountain? There may be a reason. To kick off the spooky season, listen to General Assignment Reporter Inés Ventura explore the Hilltop’s sinister beginnings with Janelle Frazier from the Archives Department of Gleeson Library. Produced by USFtv correspondent Preston Hayden. 

Disability Awareness special with D’Vine Riley

In time for Disability Awareness Week, Opinion Editor Oliver River Satalich and general assignment reporter Jordan DelFiugo sit down with SDS Students of Color Representative, D’Vine Riley. D’Vine reflects on her experiences with student disability services at USF as someone with intersecting identities and explores the absence of intersectionality in disability awareness. Produced by USFtv corresponded Trista Ngo.


WHM: Astronomer Aparna Venkatesan and her relationship with the stars

How can space serve as an environmental and cultural resource for humanity? USF Professor Aparna Venkatesan, a cosmologist who has forged an incredible career among the stars, provides a new perspective on space in the Women’s History Month edition of the Fogpod. In honor of this special month, Managing Editor Nora Ward and reporter Jordan DelFiugo highlight Venkatesan’s career and accomplishments, gaining her insight on what it’s like to be a woman of color in STEM and how she stays grounded while researching huge concepts about our ever-expanding universe. Produced by USFtv correspondent Trista Ngo.

FogPod BHM Special: What it’s Like Working at USF

What’s it like working at USF as a Black professional? How does staff build and engage with the community? This month, we explore these questions and more with two USF staff members. In this special episode, in celebration of Black History Month, join Foghorn News Editor Nia Ratliff and reporter Taleah Johnson as they sit down with CASA Advisor Amir Woods and Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement Lester Deanes to discuss their respective developments, career paths, insights from their time at USF, and where they find joy on-campus. Produced by USFtv correspondent Trista Ngo.


FogPod 2022 Episode 3: The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Father Fitz

Father Paul F. Fitzgerald is a figure larger than life on USF’s campus. But what is this elusive man really like behind the scenes? In this episode of the FogPod, Foghorn Chief of Copy Savannah Dewberry and Foghorn Scene Editor Jordan Premmer sit down with President Paul Fitzgerald and attempt to look into his past. What was he like in college? How did he become a priest? And does he really drive a Ferrari? Learn all this and more, on the FogPod.

FogPod 2022 Episode 2: The Foghorn’s Guide to Midterms

Less than a week away from the 2022 midterms, email inboxes are flooding with political promises, supporters of propositions have taken over television commercials, and candidate signs are lining the streets. In this episode of the FogPod, Foghorn News Editor Megan Robertson sat down with USFVotes communications leads Emma Crameri and Kambria Williams to get a better understanding of what this all means. They discuss how to vote, what you will see on the ballot, and why voting matters now more than ever before. Produced by USFtv correspondent Hersh Singh.

FogPod 2022 Episode 1: Don Voyage

Is it time to change USF’s mascot? The Foghorn staff managed to do it in 1931 when they changed it from “Grey Fog” to Don Francisco. Ninety-one years later we’re wondering, does the Don still represent us? Should a university that prides itself on its mission of social justice have a colonialist figure representing it? In the first 2022 episode of the Fogpod, Zoe and Nora, editor in chief and managing editor, chat with President of the Culturally Focused Clubs Council Jada Commodore, and ASUSF Senate VP of Internal Affairs Ariana Anayat, to answer these questions and more. Produced by USFtv correspondent Hersh Singh.


FogPod Relaunch Episode 4: Studying From Abroad

Online school is hard, but you can do it from anywhere. For some of USF’s students, the pandemic has consisted of doing school from another country, in another time zone. We spoke to four USF students in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, China, Indonesia, and Singapore about their experiences being a USF student so far from USF.

FogPod Relaunch Episode 3: Life in the Village

Since the pandemic shut down the campus in March of last year, the Hilltop has been relatively empty. However, there are still traces of life to be found in the resident halls thanks to essential housing, a scaled-back version of on-campus living provided by SHaRE. In this episode, we hear from Toni Fernando, a Loyola Village resident, and Torry Bruce, SHaRE’s Senior Director of Housing, to get a glimpse into how COVID-19 has changed college living.

FogPod Relaunch Episode 2: Pandemic love stories

In honor of Valentine’s Day 2021, and the unique conditions we celebrated it under this year, we’re bringing you four pandemic love stories told by some of our audience members. We’ve got long-distance, we’ve got reconnections, we’ve even got some Hinge hijinks! We hope everyone listening had a love-filled Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

FogPod Relaunch Episode 1: All the news you missed over Winter Break

The Fogpod has relaunched! Managing Editor Haley Keizur and News Editor Ethan Tan take us through the biggest USF-related news you may have missed over Winter Break.

Episode 12: Most Memorable Muni Memory

We asked the USF community what their most memorable Muni story was. We got some good tales.

Episode 11: Tuition is Going Up. Here’s Why.

The cost of USF is going up next year. Some are confused why. We spoke with Jeff Hamrick, Vice Provost, for Institutional Budget and Analytics, about the reasons why costs…

Episode 10: Gimme the stats! Stat!

Baseball season is just around the corner. Our sports editor Kalan K. Birnie dissects some baseball jargon with Chris Francis.

Episode Nine: The Story Behind the National Scam that Hit the Foghorn

In January 2019, an individual placed an advertisement in the Foghorn, the San Francisco Chronicle and a Chicago-based publication. The ad turned out to be part of a national scam…

Episode Eight: Wacky Rides In Uber or Lyft

We asked the USF community what their craziest or funniest experiences were in an Uber or Lyft. They delivered.

Episode Seven: A Chat with Choi

We discuss sophomore Charles Choi’s inspiration behind his latest film and his involvement in upcoming campus activities board events.

Episode Six: Editing the Opinion Section

We brought Opinion Editor Sarah Hinton on the show to speak about how she edits her section anDescription: We brought Opinion Editor Sarah Hinton on the show to speak about…

Episode Five: The Underground Condom Service at USF

Guest host Gabriel Greschler sits down with staff writer Haley Keizur, who wrote about a secret condom delivery service that just started at USF.

Episode Four: Laying Down the Law with Lara Bazelon

Law professor Lara Bazelon has had a colorful career as a public defendant, writer, and now author of her recently published work “Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful…

Episode Three: Rocky Horror at USF

Senior Pippa Walton, director of this year’s Rocky Horror Show, sits down with co-host Katie Na to discuss how the USF theater team, the College Players, put on the cult-classic.…