The Penguin Insiders Podcast enters its second season in 2018-19 and focuses solely on Youngstown State athletics. The show is available on YSUsports.com, SoundCloud and iTunes with new episodes released weekly.
Youngstown State student broadcasters Drae Smith and Mike Yourstowsky provide inside access to Penguin athletics by conducting interviews with student-athletes, coaches, staff members and supporters. The show recaps recent results and previews upcoming events while providing analysis and insight into various YSU sports teams. The Penguin Insiders Podcast will also help to provide fans with updates and reminders regarding ticket information, game times, schedule updates/changes and any other special announcements.
Smith, a Youngstown State graduate, is currently working as a graduate assistant with the YSU Athletics Communications Department while he pursues his master's degree. He is both a television and radio broadcaster for YSU Football, serving as color analyst for home games on ESPN+ and sideline reporter for road games on 570 WKBN/iHeartRadio. Smith is also a television and radio play-by-play announcer for YSU Women's Basketball.
Yourstowsky, a sports broadcasting major at YSU, is a student-intern with Athletics Communications who handles video and talent duties for football, women's basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball on ESPN+ and YouTube. He serves as the sideline reporter for radio broadcasts of YSU Football home games on 570 WKBN/iHeartRadio. He is also an executive producer and host on "The Penguin Rundown" which is posted weekly on the YSUsports YouTube page.Both Smith and Yourstowsky help to host the first hour of the Penguin Playbook radio show, which airs Mondays at 6 p.m. on 1390 WNIO.