Host Berk Pearlstein sits down to interview Arie Kapteyn, director of Dornsife’s Center for Economic and Social Research and the mind behind one of the only prominent polls that predicted Trump’s presidential victory.
Host Dylan DeLuca sits down with special guests, filmmakers Marcus Hu, Kim Yutani, and Roddy Bogawa, to discuss making movies about diverse and expansive subjects.
Hell or High Water producer and President of Production at OddLot Entertainment, Rachel Shane joins substitute host Sophie Benson and students Zoe Cheng and Vern Hass in a conversation about the modern western, female-driven production companies, and more.
Acclaimed comedian/actress Margaret Cho joins Platforum for a special episode to discuss her career and the importance of diverse representation onscreen.
LA Times celebrity reporter Christie D’Zurilla joins students Roma Murphy and Nikki Lao in a conversation about the Bachelor, the Oscars, and more.
Host Dylan DeLuca and the student panel sit down for a conversation with LA Times film critic Katie Walsh.
An Executive Vice President at Sony Pictures Animation, Jeffrey Korchek converses with students Margaret Spencer, Tiff So, and Saba Saghafi (all creators on the web series “Limited Space”).
Assistant Managing Editor of Politics for the LA Times Christina Bellantoni discusses journalism and its role in the election with students Berk Pearlstein and Sam Newman.
Special guest Janicza Bravo (Atlanta, Juneteenth) joins the panel in a conversation about her work, independent film, diversity, and more.
Host Jennifer Korn discusses with students Yusuf Irshad, Pankaew Boonbaichaiyapruck, and Imani Lukunku about Iran’s response to the travel ban, British dissent against Trump, and more.
Host Berk Pearlstein engages VP of USC’s Muslim Student Union Noha Ayoub, VP of the College Democrats Lily Vaughan, and Trojan Debate Squad member Aubtin Heydari in a discussion of the travel ban, Betsy DeVos, campus freedom of speech, and more.
Host Jennifer Korn sits down with UCLA professor Dr. Yvette Bearce and students Alec Vandenberg and Talha Muhammad for a discussion about US-Iranian relations.