Zag to Zag Podcast

Zag To Zag is your best way to listen in to what's happening on campus at Gonzaga University. Zag To Zag aims to find stories of students, staff, and more to showcase why Gonzaga University is such a unique and positive experience. Hosted, by Jack Talbott, student and podcast producer for Gonzaga Marketing and Communications. 

Check out the podcast on Spotify.


Season 1

Students gather to record episode one of Zag to Zag podcast
College Students talking about their experience with the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Gonzaga University. Pretty rad stories, shoutouts, and more. Go Zags! You can listen here or on Spotify.


Landon Kissinger, Brian Bowers, Sam Atkinson, Hunter Hauser
West Monroe is a consulting firm working in several different industries, looking to bring solutions to clients through multidisciplinary teams. On this episode, Landon Kissinger (’16), Sam Atkinson (’19) and Brian Bowers (’20) from West Monroe discuss thinking across industries, changing majors, college and career comparison, how a Jesuit education impacted them, finding passions, Computer Science (cs) topics, work life, and more. Tune in to find out what a career for a Gonzaga graduate can look like and why West Monroe keeps looking for Gonzaga grads.


Elsie Rogers (’26) and Gia DePratti (’24) join host Hunter Hauser (’23) to talk about the Gonzaga traditions that create long-lasting memories as a Gonzaga student. We talk about tent city, Spike Nights, intermurals, life-long friends from orientation, and the iconic 10-second door-hold for your fellow Zag. Listen to the whole episode to find out the unique experiences Gonzaga provides. 
Elly Reid (’23), Gage Bockenstedt (’23), and Iain Smith (’23) join host Hunter Hauser (’23) to talk about study solutions for the typical Gonzaga student. We take a look at best places to study, how to decompress during finals, and more ways to get through a 16-week semester successfully. (Plus, great reasons not to sleep in class!) Listen to the episode now to take a deep dive into study solutions.
Ben Nellmapius ('23), Emily Inkrott ('23), McKenna Krey ('23) and Candace Williams join Hunter Hauser ('23) for one last podcast of the academic year. In this episode, Spirituality at Gonzaga, we discuss how students identify spirituality through their journey at Gonzaga, what resources Gonzaga has for spirituality and a little advice for the listener on their spiritual Journey. Tune in now for these topics and many more!

Season 2

Season 2 starts with Jack talking to Justin Cassingham ('26) about traditions, events and general vibe on campus at Gonzaga University. They tackle how campus has changed post-pandemic, Justin's favorite day of the week and how Zags help (and forgive) Zags.


Jack talks about what it's like to live on campus with Gillian O'Brien ('26), Emmy Duong ('26), Sonam Ngoche ('26) and Sam Reynoso ('26) the tips and tricks and how to be a wonderful roommate!


On this special Zag to Zag, Jack talks with his brother Kevin Talbott ('26) and twins Sophia ('24) and Gabby Riva ('24) all about navigating Gonzaga with a sibling. Do you have enough space? Who picked GU first? All is revealed in this family edition of ZTZ. 


In this solo pod, Jack Talbott ('24) details his entire college experience from the beginning of the pandemic to transferring, to finding success at GU. It's been a journey, but I'm happy to share and excited to see what's next. 


Grace, Graham, Mateo and your host, Jack are all seniors weeks away from graduation. They share what their Gonzaga experience has been like, and what advice they would give to the newest Zags.