Garnet & Black: Unwritten

Welcome to Garnet & Black: Unwritten, where we talk everything about USC’s student run magazine, pop culture, and college life. It’s not scripted – it’s unwritten.

G&B: Unwritten is hosted by Faith Fulmer and Zane Heinlein and edited and produced by Ella Lukowiak. Find out what’s trending by following us on Instagram @garnetandblack and checking out our website,

Season 1, Episode 23: Did We Learn Anything In College? (ft. Ella Lukowiak)

On the final episode of the semester and season, join Faith, Zane, and special co-host, Producer Ella, in a fun game of "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?" Listen as they answer questions about space, geometry, history, and pop-culture, as well as break-down Taylor Swift's newest album: The Tortured Poets Department. Thank you for listening along throughout this season, and tune back in next semester for a brand new season of Garnet & Black: Unwritten!

Season 1, Episode 22: Leveling Up (ft. Kaylen Pritchard)

Join Faith and Zane this week in conversation with Garnet & Black's lovely Editor-In-Chief: Kaylen Pritchard! They discuss Kaylen's rise to the position, what the unexpected surprise of becoming EIC taught her, and the joys of Medieval Manuscripts.

Season 1, Episode 21: Winding Back The Years (ft. Sydney Wilcox)

This week on Garnet & Black: Unwritten, join Faith and Guest Co-Host Ella Lukowiak in conversation with Garnet & Black Writer Sydney Wilcox. They discuss Sydney's new article in the print magazine, "Looking at 'Looking Good For Your Age'", the debate over anti-aging products, and the influence of social media on beauty standards for younger generations.

Season 1, Episode 20: Honing Your Style (ft Kylee Strickfaden)

Join Zane, Faith, and special guest, G&B's Style Director Kylee Strickfaden, on this week's episode to discuss all things fashion! They talk about what goes into planning a style shoot, the theater kid to journalism pipeline, and their hot takes on Ariana Grande's new album "eternal sunshine".

Season 1, Episode 19: Child Stardom: A Dream or A Nightmare?

On this week’s episode of Garnet & Black: Unwritten, Faith and Zane give an exciting update on Garnet & Black’s new print edition, debate on what the best decade of music was, and discuss the new “Quiet on Set” documentary which exposes the dark secrets that occurred behind the scenes of Nickelodeon sets of the 2000s.

Season 1, Episode 18: All the World's A Stage (ft. Ella Lukowiak)

On this week's episode, Zane and Faith are joined by producer Ella Lukowiak to discuss her experience directing and writing her one-act play, "to (have) love(d)", for the first time. They also recap the Oscars and give their takes on the various nominees and winners.

Season 1, Episode 17: (Un)written in the Stars

On this week's episode, join Zane, Faith, and special guest Awani Bildikar on an astrological adventure through their big three signs. They discuss all things astrology, dive deep into their personality quirks, and even embark on a tarot card reading with each other.

Season 1, Episode 16: Zane & Faith: Unraveled

On this week's episode of G&B: Unwritten, Zane and Faith dive deep into each other's psyches through host -on-host interviews. They talk about their life goals, the weird My Little Pony trend on TikTok, and even unravel Zane's strange dreams. Plus, tune in to hear a fun fact about Scotland and Unicorns.

Season 1, Episode 15: Grammys & Good Reads (ft. Gracie Belk)

On today's episode of G&B: Unwritten, Faith and special guest, Garnet and Black writer Gracie Belk, talk about the Grammys, favorite reads, and creative inspirations.

Season 1, Episode 14: Ins&Outs with G&B

This week, Zane and Ella break down their ins and outs for 2024, discuss the Spring Magazine theme, and dive deep into their media of winter break. Tune in to hear all about exciting pieces that will be featured in this Spring's magazine, how to break a story up into post-it notes, and our shared dislike of oat milk.

Season 1, Episode 13: And the Award for the Best Comeback Goes To...

On the first episode back from winter break, Zane and Faith reflect on Garnet & Black magazine's theme for this semester, dish our opinions on the popular movie Saltburn, and gab about the upcoming Oscars and Grammy ceremonies.

Season 1, Episode 12: Fall 2023 Wrapped

On this year's final episode of G&B: Unwritten, Faith, Zane, and Ella give their reviews and chat about the new Hunger Games prequel movie, their Spotify Wrapped, and their goals for the next year and semester!

Season 1, Episode 11: Intertwined Identities (ft. Ridha Fatima) 

On this week's episode of G&B: Unwritten, Faith sits down with Garnet & Black Features Editor, Ridha Fatima! Listen as they talk about Ridha and other women's experiences wearing hijabs in Columbia and on the USC campus, the importance of intersectionality, as well as the power of religious and personal expression.

Season 1, Episode 10: Serving Thanks - Our Thanksgiving Special

On this special Thanksgiving edition of G&B: Unwritten, Zane and Faith dish on their favorite eats on and around the USC campus, talk about Britney Spears' new memoir, and in the Thanksgiving spirit, reveal what they are thankful for this year.

Season 1, Episode 9: Ctrl+Alt+Nostalgia (ft. Chris LeBaron)

On today's episode of G&B: Unwritten, Zane and Faith take a trip down memory lane and discuss some of their favorite online games growing up, Star Wars, and the magical world of Strew Valley. They also invite a special guest from Garnet & Black: Copy Desk Chief, Chris LeBaron.

Season 1, Episode 8: Five Night’s at G&B’s

On this week's episode of G&B: Unwritten, Zane and Faith give their reviews and nerd-out about the Five Nights at Freddy's movie, as well as chat about the highly anticipated 1989 (Taylor's Version).

Season 1, Episode 7: Alone Together (ft. Hui Penaflor) 

On this week's episode of G&B: Unwritten, Faith and Ella sit down with the Garnet and Black Editor-In-Chief, Hui Penaflor, and chat about her role in the magazine, proudest moments in the new Fall Print Edition, and the wonders of fashion and media genres.

Season 1, Episode 6: Fallin’ for Fall Break 

On this week's episode of Garnet & Black: Unwritten, Faith and Zane talk about fall break plans and give a sneak peak into the Fall 2023 print magazine’s release.

Season 1, Episode 5: Healing Our Inner Theater Kid

On this week's episode of G&B: Unwritten, Zane and Faith sit down with producer and G&B's Assistant Lifestyle Editor Ella Lukowiak to talk about her triathlon, reminisce on our years as theatre kids, and discuss some of our favorite lyrics of all time.

Season 1, Episode 4: Falling into Print and Talking Book Bans

On this episode of G&B: Unwritten, Zane and Faith provide an update on the production of the Fall '23 print issue of the magazine, discuss banned book week, and ring in the spooky season by revealing some of their best and worst halloween costumes over the years.

Season 1, Episode 3: We're All NPCs

On this week's episode, Faith and Zane talk about the weird reality of TikTok lives, Taylor Swift's latest relationship rumors, and the media we are most excited about coming this October.

Season 1, Episode 2: Striking the Conversation and the Art of Graffiti

On this week's episode of Garnet & Black: Unwritten, we will be diving into the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike, what's going on with Drew Barrymore, the art of graffiti, and much more with our first special guest: Kaylen Pritchard.

Season 1, Episode 1: New Name, Same Mag, Same Us

This week on Garnet & Black: Unwritten, Faith and Zane talk about the rebranding of the podcast, ponder on Garnet & Black’s theme this semester, and discuss our favorite media of the week.