The steam tunnels. It seems like everyone on campus has heard of them, but what’s it really like down there? Could you get in trouble for exploring beneath Northwestern? In this AskNBN, Gabe Schmittlein and Rahul Parikh investigate. Editor’s note: names have been changed to provide student anonymity. Transcript below.

[Music: 2.12.05 Elevator by BOPD]

Rahul Parikh: Welcome to AskNBN. I'm Rahul Parikh.

Gabe Schmittlein: And I'm Gabe Schmittlein. A lot of Northwestern students have heard rumors about the steam tunnels that run under the campus.

Rahul: So we decided to hop on the gossip train and check it out. Alright, so we have Jane and John here with us today, and we are going to talk them about the steam tunnels at Northwestern today. So, can you guys just start by telling us what it's like down there?

John: Hot. It's down there.

Jane: It's pretty cramped, there's some ...

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Jakob Lazzaro and Rachel Hawley Can't Let Go of Roy Moore, Alaskan public radio and a really wild pet shop. Lila Reynolds is stuck on childhood sexisim and falling on her butt. Stories featured in this episode hail from The New York Times and Slate.

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Jakob Lazzaro: Hey, welcome back to Can't Let Go, the NBN podcast where we discuss news and personal stories from the past week that we can just not get out of our heads. I'm your host, Jakob Lazzaro, and I'm here with two new guests. I have Lila Reynolds and Rachel Hawley. Guys, you want to say a bit more about yourselves?

Lila Reynolds: Sure, I'm Lila, I’m the executive editor of NBN and I'm actually Jakob’s managing contact for audio.

Jakob: Yes, so this is my boss so you know, I gotta be on my best behaviour.

Rachel Hawley: I'm Rachel ...

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Lila Reynolds, Nov. 12, 2017

As Northwestern secures funding for the new Norris – University Commons – the days are numbered for the student center’s well-known tagline. In this episode of AskNBN, Lila Reynolds takes a look at the past and future of Northwestern’s main meeting place. Transcript below.

Lila Reynolds: Welcome to AskNBN. I’m Lila Reynolds, and I’m a junior, which means I’ll probably never get to see Norris knocked to the ground. But even if you’re a freshman, it turns out you probably won’t, either. Do you remember last fall when there was all that excitement about Northwestern announcing plans for a new University Commons to replace Norris? Maybe you’ve seen the approved model sitting downstairs in Norris that arrived with that announcement. Senior or sophomore, you’ve probably heard something about the plans, because last year people couldn’t stop talking about it. This year, I’ve noticed that conversation has fallen away to the point ...

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In this episode of NBNtertainment Weekly's Fresh Films, David Gordon, Marcus Galeano, and Elliot Kronsberg feel out of place with The Foreigner. Recommendation: check it out if you see it while channel surfing. Transcript below.

[Little Glass Men: “Modulation and Spirit”]

David Gordon: This is Fresh Films, and we are a podcast dedicated to reviewing movies that are currently in theatres. And my name is David Gordon. And with me today, we have…

Marcus Galeano: Marcus Galeano.

Elliot Kronsberg: Elliot Kronsberg.

David: Great. Okay. So this week we saw The Foreigner. So who wants to tell us a little bit about what The Foreigner is about?

Elliot: Okay, so The Foreigner: It’s the newest Martin Campbell pic about a Chinese immigrant who wants to take revenge on the people who killed his daughter. It seems like a Taken rip-off, but you soon learn that they don’t trust Jackie Chan to carry a whole movie. So they’ve ...

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Jakob Lazzaro Can't Let Go of Facebook spying and tattoos. Justin Curto clings to the death of journalism and his election, and Maggie Harden focuses on Trump’s mom and heart attacks. Stories featured in this episode hail from Reply All, WWD, the New York Times, and Politico.

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Jakob Lazzaro: Hey, welcome back to Can't Let Go, the NBN podcast where we talk about those news and personal stories from this week that we can’t get out of our heads. I'm your host, Jakob Lazzaro, and I'm back with two returning guests – Justin Curto and Maggie Harden. Guys, you want to say hello?

Justin Curto: Hi.

Maggie Harden: Hi.

Jakob: So my story this week comes from a podcast, Reply All, I've talked about it on the show before. And this episode was all about Facebook spying on people, because there’s this theory floating around the internet and in ...

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Jakob Lazzaro Can't Let Go of RussiaLargo and tapas. Elizabeth Guthrie is stuck on white nationalists and pizza reunions, and David Guirgis clings to speakers and Halloween mistakes. Stories featured in this episode hail from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Daily Northwestern. Transcript below.

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Jakob Lazzaro: Hey everyone, welcome back to Can't Let Go, the NBN podcast where we discuss news and personal stories from every week that we can’t get out of our heads. I'm your host, Jakob Lazzaro, and I'm here with two new guests to the show – I've got David Guirgis and Elizabeth Guthrie. Guys, you want to introduce yourselves?

David Guirgis: Hi, my name’s David Guirgis. I'm the Opinions Section Editor for NBN, and I'm a sophomore.

Elizabeth Guthrie: Hi, I'm Elizabeth Guthrie. I'm one of the Life and Style editors for NBN, and I'm also ...

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Jakob Lazzaro, Oct. 31, 2017

It’s happened to all of us – you’re walking around campus, not a care in the world, and a random, strong gust of wind tousles your hair. Annoying, right? In this episode of AskNBN, Jakob Lazzaro investigates why.

Jakob Lazzaro: I’m standing in front of the Chase Bank building by the intersection of Davis, Orrington and Sherman. As you can hear, it’s pretty windy. There are a lot of places in urban environments like this – where you’ll be walking down the street and suddenly get hit in the face by a huge blast of wind. It can be pretty unpleasant.

[Aces High – Kevin MacLeod]

Jakob: I’m Jakob Lazzaro, and welcome to AskNBN. There are many places like this around Northwestern – the plaza in front of Pick-Stagier Concert Hall, Church Street in front of the Evanston public library, and the intersection of Davis, Orrington and Sherman by the Chase Bank building, to name a few. That ...

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This week, Gabe, Rahul and other Northwestern students get prepped for a scary halloween. In the words of Rahul, "I'm going to eat a boo-rito." Transcript below.

Gabe Schmittlein: Hi, I'm Gabe Schmittlein.

Rahul Parikh: 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.

Rahul: So this week we're going to be talking about Halloween because it's Halloweekend.

Gabe: It's Halloweekend.

Rahul: That's right.

Gabe: Get ready for a crazy old weekend, Rahul, you spooky son of a.

Rahul: I'm going to eat a boo-rito... Yikes.

Gabe: I liked it though, I liked it though.

Rahul: Thanks.

Gabe: So, yeah, we got some great interviews out in the streets with some spooky people.

Rahul: Yeah, some spooky spirits.

Gabe: Spooky is the theme today, so let's get right to ...

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Jakob Lazzaro Can't Let Go of bounty hunters and corn mazes. Libby Berry attached to past presidents and a near death experience, and Priyanka Godbole fixated on sexual assault on college campuses. Stories featured in this episode hail from Reply All (Part one and two), CNN, and the New York Times. Transcript below.

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Jakob Lazzaro: Hey everyone, welcome back to Can't Let Go, NBN podcast where we discuss news and personal stories from the week that we can not let go of. I'm your host, Jakob Lazzaro, and I'm here with two new guests to the show – we have Libby and Priyanka. Guys, you want to introduce yourselves?

Libby Berry: Yeah, hi. I'm Libby Berry. I'm the Editor in Chief of North by Northwestern, and I'm really excited to be on the show today.

Priyanka Godbole: And I'm Priyanka Godbole, and I'm the politics editor of North ...

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Jakob Lazzaro Can't Let Go of North Korea and astrology. Justin Curto has a grasp on Justin Bieber’s summer plans and Will Butler, and Paola De Varona is stuck on true friendships and her bullshit (currently accidental deletion). Stories featured in this episode hail from Planet Money, New York Magazine, and The New York Times. Transcript below.

Jakob Lazzaro: Hey everyone, welcome back to Can't Let Go, the new podcast from NBN where we talk about news and personal stories from the week that we can’t get out of our heads. I'm your host, Jakob Lazzaro, and I'm here with two returning guests from the very first episode of Can’t Let Go: Justin Curto and Paola De Varona.

Justin Curto: Hi.

Paola De Varona: Hey!

Jakob: So, to get started guys, what news stories could you not let go of this week?

Justin: I guess I want to start. So this story is ...

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In the first Fresh Films of the quarter, David Gordon, Marcus Galeano, and Elliot Kronsberg flatline over Flatliners. Recommendation: don’t bother checking this flick out. Transcript below.

David Gordon: Welcome to Fresh Films. This is a podcast dedicated to turning people on to new movies that are “fresh” in theatres right now. My name is David Gordon, and with me we have…

Marcus Galeano: Marcus Galeano.

Elliot Kronsberg: Elliot Kronsberg.

David: And this is a podcast hosted by North by Northwestern. Okay guys, so what did we see this week?

Marcus: We saw Flatliners, directed by the guy who made the Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and written by the guy who wrote Source Code.

David: I heard those were good. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for Flatliners, am I right?

Marcus: Ooh boy.

David: So, who wants to give a synopsis of Flatliners?

Elliot: Why don’t you give a synopsis, David?

David: Sure, I ...

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Jakob Lazzaro Can't Let Go of Rex Tillerson’s insults and husking corn. Paola De Varona is stuck on an abortion scandal and her bullshit (currently laptop loss), and Emma Kumer talks about Las Vegas and a Wisconsin ghost train. Stories featured in this episode hail from Buzzfeed News, The New York Times, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Transcript below.

Jakob Lazzaro: Hey everyone, welcome back to Can't Let Go, the new podcast from NBN where we talk about news and personal stories from the week we just Can't Let Go of. I'm your host, Jakob Lazzaro, and I'm here with one returning guest – Paola De Varona – and one new guest. Guys, do you want to introduce yourselves?

Paola De Varona: I'm Paola De Varona

Emma Kumer: I'm Emma Kumer, and I'm the Creative Director of North by Northwestern magazine.

Jakob: Alright, so we’ve got stories for you that we can’t ...

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It’s season two, and Gabe and Rahul are back with a new format blending on the street interviews and studio banter. This week’s dose of anti-political commentary? Homecoming. Go cats! Transcript below.

Gabe Schmittlein: Hello, I'm Gabe Schmittlein.

Rahul Parikh: And I am Rahul Parikh.

Gabe: And for NBN Audio.

Rahul: This is Anything but Politics.

Gabe: Where we talk about.

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

Gabe: So in our first episode in season 2.

Rahul: Our Homecoming episode if you will.

Gabe: We're gonna be talking about Northwestern’s Homecoming.

Rahul: Eyy see what we did there?

Gabe: We're playing Penn State this weekend, but we have a little bit of a new format, little bit of a new vibe, for what we're gonna do this year on the show.

Rahul: Yeah, so new year new us, we're gonna be doing some on-the-street-interviews this year ...

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Jakob Lazzaro Can't Let Go of the time when Harvey Milk crossed a line and how terrifying pigeons are. Maggie Harden fixates on romantic expectations and roommate drama, and Tony Kula talks about Venezuela and a very dedicated professor. Stories featured in this episode hail from Radiolab, The Atlantic and Newsweek. Transcript below.

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Jakob Lazzaro: Hey everyone, welcome back to Can't Let Go, the new podcast from NBN where we talk about news and personal stories from the week we just Can't Let Go of. I'm your host, Jakob Lazzaro.

Maggie Harden: I'm Maggie Harden.

Jakob: And Maggie, what do you do?

Maggie: I'm a managing editor for NBN.

Tony Kula: I'm Tony Kula, I'm a pre-med student at Northwestern majoring in biology.

Jakob: Alright guys, so we’re going to start off this week with some news stories. Maggie, do you want to go first?

Maggie: Sure ...

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In the very first episode of Can't Let Go, host Jakob Lazzaro Can't Let Go of hurricane Maria and drunk freshmen. Paola De Varona latches onto the Floridian power situation after hurricane Irma and bike troubles, and Justin Curto shares tales of adultery and air conditioning. Stories featured in this episode hail from the Washington Post, New York Mag, and the Miami New Times. Transcript below.

Jakob Lazzaro: Hey everyone! Welcome to the very first episode of Can't Let Go, the new podcast from North by Northwestern where we talk about news and personal stories from the week we just Can't Let Go of. I'm your host, Jakob Lazzaro, and I'm here with two of my closest friends – guys, you want to introduce yourselves? Justin Curto: My name’s Justin Curto, I'm a managing editor for the website. I really, really like music, and I live in a terrible dorm so I'm ...

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