About the Show


About the Show

Now What? podcast is a product of True Stories in Sound, a senior-level journalism course at Miami University. These audio pieces are the culmination of a semester's worth of reporting and production. The 15 student journalists in this course identified compelling stories and sought to utilize the power of audio to bring those stories to life. The project was funded by Miami's Department of Media, Journalism & Film.


Meet the Hosts

Meet the Hosts


Britton is a born and raised Ohioan, double majoring in Journalism and Media and Culture. She takes pride in her passport stamps and overflowing bookshelf, and is a huge fan of the Oxford Comma. When not buried in a book, or failing spectacularly at making herself something to eat, she's probably talking someone's ear off about the latest movie she saw. She loves vintage typewriters, the Cincinnati Reds, and her dog, Indy.


Justin has had a love for sports his whole life and a love for writing ever since he discovered he wasn't athletic enough to make money from his first love. He has thrown the two loves together and is a senior majoring in Journalism and Sports Leadership and Management. Born in Buffalo, New York, he has suffered as a sports fan his whole life.


Connor is a senior Journalism, Photography and Comparative Media Studies student and wants to one day own his own successful photography studio. Originally from Ohio, Connor wants to get out of the midwest and travel. You can always find him with his camera in hand, and his favorite hobbies include cooking and athletics.


Kelsey is a senior Journalism major with a double minor in Italian language as well as Management & Leadership. She first became exposed to podcasts through her guilty pleasure The Real Housewives reality show series when one of the women created a spin off podcast. Kelsey's favorite part of listening to podcasts is that they allow for your mind to create vivid imagery. 


Shannon is a senior with double majors in Strategic Communications and Journalism and double minors in Marketing and Management & Leadership. She enjoys traveling, exercise, and film. When it comes to podcasts, her favorite is Sarah Koenig's Serial

Emily tate

Emily considers herself to be an explorer of places, people and untold stories. She is a senior Journalism and International Studies double major who's been riding the "change the world" bandwagon for quite some time now. She came from the other side of the Mason-Dixon line — Nashville, Tennessee — to attend Miami University and work for The Miami Student newspaper.

Reis Thebault

Reis is a storyteller and adventurer who's always looking for a good excuse to combine the two. He hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan and is plugging away at a Journalism and Individualized Studies double major. He is a firm believer in the healing power of John Hughes movies, the Oxford comma and irony.

Lauren Kammerling

Lauren is a senior Journalism major with minors in Theatre and Music Theatre. Upon completion of this capstone, she's looking forward to graduating from Miami and moving to New York City. 

Greta Hallberg

Greta can usually be found doing a crossword puzzle or riding her bicycle. Her favorite podcast, Planet Money, perfectly combines her two majors, Journalism and Economics. She finds politicians more interesting than celebrities, which is why she plans to leave her hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota for Washington, DC.  

Darice Chapel

Darice is a Journalism and Creative Writing major from Cincinnati, Ohio. Outside of the classroom she spends most of her time reading and blogging. She blogs about body positivity and plus-size fashion, which is something that she'd like to do full-time after graduation.

Lauren Ugol

On any given day, Lauren prefers animals to people. She will be attending veterinary school after graduation in her home state of Illinois, but not before earning degrees in Journalism and Zoology and getting her own Australian Shepherd puppy. When she's not studying, you can find Lauren exploring piers in her favorite southwest Michigan beach towns or watching Fixer Upper on HGTV.

Abby Bates

Abby is a senior journalism and French double major. After graduation she hopes to pursue a career in magazine journalism, preferably at a lifestyle, fashion, or travel based publication. Outside of the classroom she enjoys exercising with friends, walking her dog, blogging, and all things French.

Julia Valencia

Julia Valencia is always laughing. She is a senior, double majoring in Strategic Communications and Journalism. Julia loves pizza, running, traveling and is excited about the future. 

Samantha Szorentini

Sam is a graduating Mass Communications and Journalism double major. She was born and raised in the New York-area, and after graduation she hopes to return to the East Coast to pursue a job in radio or television.

Anna Hoffman

Anna is a Journalism and Strategic Communications major with a minor in Chinese. Her previous experience includes working as a marketing intern at Hong Kong Tatler magazine and an editorial intern at Hong Kong Prestige magazine. After graduation, Anna hopes to return home to Hong Kong to work for the South China Morning Post.