Podward State: Season 7 Finale Ft. Michael McDermott…Aka The Nittany Lion

On the season seven finale of Podward State, hosts Grace Cunningham, Connor Krause, and Shannon Smith are joined by Penn State senior Michael McDermott…also known as the Nittany Lion.

After recently revealing his identity at Penn State football’s home game against Michigan State, the crew was eager to sit down with the man behind the Symbol of Our Best in one of his first interviews as the Nittany Lion.

Before getting into the interview, Hailey Stutzman, Mikey DeAngelis, and Tobey Prime discuss some headlines from the last few weeks.

Throughout the episode, McDermott chats about the Nittany Lion tryout process, how he comes up with his creative costumes and skits, and his excitement for the Rose Bowl. He even power ranks his favorite Nittany Lion ‘fits.

To wrap up the show, Keeley Lamm joins DeAngelis and Prime to chat about all things Penn State sports, including Penn State football’s upcoming trip to Pasadena.

Podward State is an Onward State-produced podcast that releases weekly episodes on Spotify and YouTube during Penn State’s fall and spring semesters. Each episode features discussions with guests about all things Penn State, including sports, news, student life, entertainment, and more.

You can catch this week’s episode using the YouTube and Spotify links below.

Podward State is dutifully produced by Onward State’s all-student staff, including…

Grace Cunningham
Shannon Smith
Connor Krause
Hailey Stutzman
Charlie Pegler
Teagan Staudenmeier
Mara McKeon
Keeley Lamm
Tobey Prime
Mikey DeAngelis

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About the Author

Grace Cunningham

Grace was Onward State’s social media manager once upon a time. She was also the host of Onward State's podcast. You should google "Podward State Wienermobile" for a good laugh. Nowadays, Grace is a copywriter or something. You can reach her at [email protected], although she doesn't know why you would want to.

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