Spring quarter is almost over, and Gabe Schmittlein and Rahul Parikh look back on some of their favorite memories from this year in this week’s Anything but Politics. Transcript below.

Gabe Schmittlein: Hello, I'm Gabe Schmittlein.

Rahul Parikh: And I'm Rahul Parikh.

Gabe: And for NBN Audio.

Rahul: This is Anything but Politics.

Gabe: Where we talk about anything, but politics.

Gabe and Rahul: Let's get political, political, not.

Gabe: Alright, so this week since it's going to be our last episode of the year.

Rahul: Of the quarter.

Gabe: Of the quarter, well also the year. I know there's not a single dry eye in our listener's audience right now. It's extremely sad.

Rahul: We're crying ourselves.

Gabe: We're in tears in the studio. We thought what we'd do is take a little trip down memory lane and go through all our favorite memories throughout the year.

Rahul ...

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In this week’s Fresh Films, Marco Cartolano, David Gordon and Elliot Kronsberg share their thoughts (and displeasure) with Amy Schumer's latest film "Snatched." Transcript below.

David Gordon: This is Fresh Films, and we’re a podcast dedicated to discussing movies that are in theaters right now. My name is David Gordon.   

Marco Cartolano: I’m Marco Cartolano.

Elliot Kronsberg: And I am Elliot Kronsberg.

David: So today we’re going to be talking about this film called "Snatched." So, why did we see this movie?

Marco: Well David, "Snatched" was a movie that I think fit in a lot of our schedules. You had also never seen an Amy Schumer movie before, and you wanted to have that experience.

David: Yeah Marco, I thought it would be an enlightening experience to see an Amy Schumer film, But then I realized my thoughts of her being a terrible comedian were correct.

Elliot: I don’t think you can decide ...

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Marco Cartolano, May 22, 2017

In this week’s Monday Mixtape, Marco Cartolano celebrates the end of Spring quarter with some powerful songs. Find this week’s mixtape on Spotify here! Transcript below.

[“With A Little Help from My Friends”-Joe Cocker]

Hello everybody, and welcome to Monday Mixtape. This is going to be the last Monday Mixtape of the quarter and the last one before summer. I feel it’s necessary to celebrate the end of the year with some inspirational songs to help us get through finals. You just heard Joe Cocker’s cover of the Beatles “With A Little Help from My Friends.” Cocker’s bluesy vocals finds gravity in a song about the importance of friendship.The gospel vocals that back Cocker up on the chorus make for a powerful declaration of getting by. I suggest this tune for a final study session with your best friends.

[“You Can Make It if You Try”-Sly and the Family Stone]

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In this week’s Whine Time, Carrie Twersky and Danielle Cohen share their thoughts on Selena Gomez and answer their first-ever advice email. Transcript below.

Carrie Twersky: Hi, I’m Carrie.

Dani Cohen: I’m Dani. We broke up for three hours on Saturday.

Carrie: And this is Whine Time.

Dani: This week, our word of the week is ugh, because it’s week eight and Dillo Day is this weekend and it’s finally nice out, so why the fuck are we still in classes?

Carrie: Seriously! Like everyone I know is home and like embarking on summer trips and we still have so long left.

Dani: Honestly, we would kind of be fucked if classes were over based on the fact that we were just talking about – we both literally just got internships. Thank you to our employers.

Carrie: Love you. Please, I hope you’re not listening to this. Ok, so, first up this week is Whine ...

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Dillo Day, Northwestern’s big music festival, is almost here! Gabe Schmittlein and Rahul Parikh present their “guide to Dillo from two people who’ve never been to Dillo” in this week’s Anything but Politics. Transcript below.

Gabe Schmittlein: Hi, I'm Gabe Schmittlein.

Rahul Parikh: And I'm Rahul Parikh.

Gabe: And for NBN Audio, this is Anything but Politics.

Rahul: Where we talk about anything, but politics.

Gabe and Rahul: Let's get political, political, not.

Gabe: Alright, so the big topic on the docket for this week, yeah, is Dillo Day. Dillo Day is coming up this Saturday, for those of you who don't go to Northwestern, Dillo Day is our big music fest, so we’re gonna kind of give – this is your little informal guide to Dillo from two people who've never been to Dillo.

Rahul: I mean, it's gonna be very informal, but we should probably jump right in, so ...

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Marco Cartolano, May 15, 2017

In this week’s Monday Mixtape, Marco Cartolano helps you get into the zone during your workout. Find this week’s mixtape on Spotify here! Transcript below.

[“The Champ” – Ghostface Killah]

Welcome to Monday Mixtape. I’m Marco Cartolano, and I love listening to music when I hit the gym. For me, workout music should have either high intensity performances or a good groove to keep you moving, and “The Champ” by Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah has both. Cheered on by infectious guitar licks and righteous horns, Ghostface spits brutal verses using his energetic flow to silence his haters. As is appropriate for a song called “The Champ,” Ghostface fills his verses with boxing references and even uses a bell to introduce each new section of the song. It’s great motivation for the beginning of a tough workout.

[“Caught in a Mosh” – Anthrax]

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In this week’s Anything but Politics, Gabe Schmittlein and Rahul Parikh discuss their first movie date (it was Guardians of the Galaxy 2) and pitch some script ideas to Hollywood. Transcript below. 

Gabe Schmittlein: Hello! I'm Gabe Schmittlein.

Rahul Parikh: And this is Rahul Parikh.

Gabe: And for NBN Audio, this is Anything but Politics.

Rahul: Where we talk about anything but politics.

Gabe and Rahul: Let’s get political, political, not.

Gabe: So now, as of a week ago, we're on iTunes, which is awesome, so go hit us up on iTunes, you can search Anything but Politics, we should show up.

Rahul: There's two actually, but look for the one with the new logo.

Gabe: The new logo, the new dope logo.

Rahul: Pretty dope.

Gabe: So this week, we promised a special guest, special guest not happening this week, it's probably gonna be happening next week hopefully. This week, we're just ...

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Everyone at Northwestern has an email, formatted with that standard first name, last name, graduation year @ u.northwestern.edu. However, Maggie Harden’s email is… different. Specifically, there’s a .3 on the end. In this episode of AskNBN, Jakob Lazzaro and Maggie Harden investigate how she ended up with such a strange email, and if it could happen to you. Transcript below.

[Funky Chunk- Kevin MacLeod]

Jakob Lazzaro: Hey everyone, welcome to Ask NBN. I’m Jakob Lazzaro, and like everyone on this campus, I’ve got a NetID and a student email – that standard first name last name graduation year@u.northwestern.edu. Simple, right? Not for NBN news section editor Maggie Harden. Maggie, can you talk a bit about your email?

Maggie Harden: Sure, so my full name is Margaret Harden, so you’d expect my email to be MargaretHarden2020@u.northwestern.edu. However, there’s actually a random .3 at the end of my email. So ...

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Paola de Varona, May 9, 2017

Paola de Varona creates a place for Latinx students at Northwestern to speak candidly in this new NBN podcast, everywhere from our tradiciones favoritas to what it’s like for us to be Latinx at Northwestern. Today, she’s asking, “que pasa con la comida?, or What's up with the food? You can also now hear this, and any NBN Audio podcast, on iTunes! Simply search for North by Northwestern in your Apple Podcasts app and hit subscribe to get a notification whenever a new episode is posted. Transcript below.

 

Priscilla de Varona: Mami que hay de comer?

Marlen de Varona: Comida, que va ver.

Paola de Varona: The infamous “what’s for dinner” response. Something many of us never thought we’d miss. You see, antes de venir a Northwestern, yo creía que estaba cansada de la comida cubana y hispana. Todo era lo mismo: Arroz y frijoles, ropa vieja de pollo, bistec y platanitos. But you ...

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Moved by movies? In this new podcast from North by Northwestern, Marco Cartolano, David Gordon and Elliot Kronsberg discuss all sorts of films – good and bad. This week, it's "Colossal." Transcript below.

Elliot Kronsberg: No, they explicitly marketed "Space Jam" to furries.

David Gordon: I never saw "Space Jam."

Elliot: You should see "Space Jam," it doesn’t hold up.

Marco Cartolano: Read my review of "Space Jam."

David: I don’t know I think I get my full dose of furries from Disney nowadays.

Elliot: No, Warner Bros. all the way.

David: Anyway speaking of furries, this is “Fresh Films,” and we’re a podcast devoted to discussing movies that are currently in theaters. My name is David Gordon.

Marco: I’m Marco Cartolano.

Elliot: And I’m Elliot Kronsberg.

David: So, today we’re going to be talking about this new film called "Colossal."

Marco: So, "Colossal" is this movie about a woman played by Anne Hathaway ...

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Marco Cartolano, May 8, 2017

In this week’s Monday Mixtape, Marco Cartolano gives you some songs to relax to. Find this week’s mixtape on Spotify here! Transcript below.

Hey guys, Audio Section Editor Jakob Lazzaro here with a quick announcement. Did you know that all of your favorite NBN podcasts are now available on iTunes? Just do a quick search for North by Northwestern in the Apple Podcasts app, then tap on your favorite show and hit subscribe so you’ll get a notification whenever we post a new episode. Alright, here’s the show!

[“Unfinished Sympathy”-Massive Attack]

How’s everybody holding up this week? I know midterms can be stressful. So I made a mixtape of soothing music to help us cooldown from all the exams, and to get in the right headspace to look over our notes one last time before we go to bed. You just heard “Unfinished Sympathy” by Massive Attack. Influenced by hip hop beats and soul ...

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In this week’s Whine Time, Carrie Twersky and Danielle Cohen interview new ASG president Nehaarika Mulukutla and vice president Rosalie Gambrah. They also talk about brunch.

Carrie Twersky: Hi, I’m Carrie.

Dani Cohen: I’m Dani. And we’re reclaiming the word jappy.

Carrie: And this is Whine Time. So…

Dani: Welcome back! We kind of blew up. We’re campus celebrities, guys. What the fuck?

Carrie: OK, so the word of the week is “insane.” My mom says that I’ve been using it too much and that I’m a smart girl who should be able to think of other words to say when I’m flabbergasted by something, but I just always say insane.

Dani: That’s insane.

Carrie: It is! So if you hear us say it, everyone please take a drink.

Dani: This week’s show is brought to you by wine juice boxes!

First up, whine about it, where we complain about ...

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Money (n): something many college students don’t have enough of, including Gabe Schmittlein and Rahul Parikh. In this week’s Anything but Politics, they offer you some advice on coping with being broke. Transcript below.

Jakob Lazzaro: Hey guys, Audio Section Editor Jakob Lazzaro here with a quick announcement. Did you know that all of your favorite NBN podcasts are now available on iTunes? Just do a quick search for North by Northwestern in the Apple Podcasts app, tap on your favorite show, and hit subscribe so you’ll get a notification whenever we post a new episode. Here’s the show!

Gabe Schmittlein: Hello, I’m Gabe Schmittlein.

Rahul Parikh: And I'm Rahul Parikh.

Gabe: And for NBN Audio,

Rahul: This is Anything but Politics.

Gabe: Where we talk about anything, but politics.

Gabe and Rahul: Let’s get political, political, not.

Gabe: Alright so this week, we're gonna be talking a lil money, a lil ...

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Marco Cartolano, May 1, 2017

In this week’s Monday Mixtape, Marco Cartolano defends the often maligned genre of country music. Listen to this week’s mixtape on Spotify here! Transcript below.

[“I Fall to Pieces”-Patsy Cline]

Howdy y’all, and welcome to Monday Mixtape. Country music has gotten a bad rap in recent times because of the popularity of the stale frat boy hijinks of acts like Florida-Georgia Line. However, it is wrong to dismiss a genre with as rich a history just because a few morons got popular. Bare with me as I defend this oft-derided genre of music. My first piece of evidence is “I Fall to Pieces” by Patsy Cline, who simply can’t hold it together whenever she sees her ex around town. Supported by traditional country instruments, Cline’s emotional longing can still be felt over 50 years later. Her life cut way too short in a 1963 plane crash, she remains one of country music’s tragic ...

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Gabe Schmittlein, Rahul Parikh, April 28, 2017

Sad after March Madness? Don’t be, because it’s time for the NBA playoffs. Join Gabe Schmittlein and Rahul Parikh as they discuss basketball in this week’s Anything but Politics. Transcript below.

Gabe Schmittlein: Hello, I'm Gabe Schmittlein.

Rahul Parikh: And I’m Rahul Parikh.

Gabe: And for NBN Audio, this is Anything But Politics.

Rahul: Where we will talk about anything but politics.

Gabe and Rahul: Let's get political, political, not.

Gabe: This week we're talking NBA playoffs, because they're going on right now.

Rahul: They are happening.

Gabe: So we're going to be talking hometown heros,

Rahul: getups,

Gabe: music,

Rahul: Space Jam, which I have not seen,

Gabe: and of course, the hottest players.

Rahul: Players.

Gabe: If you know what I mean, the hottest players.

Rahul: Like sports players. Athletes.

Gabe: We don't really have a ton of interesting series going on right now, but one of the ...

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