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Category: News & Politics

WZLY’s student produced news show and podcast channel

June 4, 2018

Ruins of Wellesley

Hanan ('21) and Tara ('21) interview students in the campus center asking them what "ruins of Wellesley" means to them, Maia ('20) and Julia ('19) recount the history of the great college hall fire and the ruins it left behind, Rachel ('21) hosts a discussion with residents of Caz about the state of their dorm, Floranne ('21) interviews the Bates House President about behavior in the dorms, and Becca ('21) interviews a senior about their experience at Wellesley.

December 13, 2017

Secrets of Wellesley

Rachel Beaton ('21) interviews her American Hauntings professor about ghost stories at Wellesley, Sarah Kasha ('20) interviews two anonymous sources about hook up spots on campus, Ella Apostoale ('21), Hanan Traiba ('21), and Tara Wattal ('21) interview two students working on an independent study about the history of student activism at Wellesley, and Katherine Hobart ('20) interviews her friend about the Sacred and Profance, a mysterious quad in Claflin.

May 27, 2016


Georgie Du '18 explores the act of ghosting, Clea Newman '17 investigates ghosts at Wellesley, Emma Stelter '16 discusses horror films, and Abbie Burrus '19 interviews Professor Armstrong about ghost towns.

April 24, 2016

By the Numbers

Sabina Unni '19 and Lily Mohr '19 discuss personal data and FitBits, while Emma Gyorgy '18 interviews a friend about the infamous 36 Questions That Lead to Love in The New York Times.

December 22, 2015

Everyday Heroes

Abbie Burrus '19 interviews Elizabeth Engel '18, one of her personal heroes.

Emma Gyorgy '18 interviews Anna Thompson '18 about service in the Wellesley community.

Clea Newman '17 interviews fellow housemates at Instead, the feminist co-op.

Music from this episode comes from audio blocks.com and freesound.org.

November 16, 2015

Cause and Effect

The Show

(0:40) Emma Stelter discusses cause and effect with her math professor.

(13:16): Jesslyn Tannady reflects on an injury and its consequences. 


“Every Direction is North” by El Ten Eleven

“Gnossienne No. 2," "Gnossienne No. 1" and "Gymnopedie No. 1," all by Erik Satie

“Cause and Effect” by Amanda Ellis

May 3, 2015

This is Your Brain On…

1:00 Rachel Dodell interviews Lydia Han about her experience running the Boston Marathon

16:00 Clea Newman talks with her professor about Wellesley's course on drugs
27:00 Eva Freedman discusses the effects of sex on the mind
38:00 Jessica Yung explores the topic of tattoos **This segment contains curse words
The following songs were featured in this podcast:
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by The Beatles
"I Want Your Sex" by George Michael
"Dog" by Nouns
"Blues" by Miles Davis 
"Running" by Youngblood Hawke
**Due to the use of curse words, this episode was not and cannot be played on air.  
April 17, 2015


Spring is here and WZLY News explores changes on campus, in the lives of students, and in science.  

:50 Anna Diamond sits down with several Wellesley students to discuss the new admissions policy. 
17:00 Tory Roth talks with Professor Barbara Beltz about her research on neurons. 
26:30 Maya Brownstein interviews two students about their first generation experience and the Wellesley College First Generation Network 
49:00 Rachel Dodell talks with current College Government President Hanna Glasser and future Chair of Communications and Finance, Jessica Shin about this past year and the recent election.  
The following songs are featured in this podcast:
"I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash
"Brand New Day" by Van Morrison 

March 13, 2015

Mind Blown

Stories on the confounding, confusing, and crazy.  

1:00 Maya Brownstein and Anna Diamond talk with Wellesley seniors.  
11:40 Tory Roth takes a look at how much time we spend online.  
15:00 Clea Newman talks with a friend about her insane tinder adventure. 
31:20 Eva Freedman discusses the astounding abilities of Tibetan monks.  
37:50 Maya Brownstein and Anna Diamond talk with Professor Jessica Polito about the crazy world of mathematics.  
54:10 Olivia Mueller explores the vast array of interests here at Wellesley.  
The following songs are featured in this podcast:
"Let Me Blow Your Mind" by Eve ft. Gwen Stefani
"Blue Skies" and "Introduction" by Noah and the Whale 
XO Beyoncé
February 21, 2015

Comfort Zones

Stories and interviews about comfort zones and what happens when people leave them.

1:30 Anna Diamond talks with a friend about his experience traveling throughout the West Bank.
14:45 Jesslyn Tannady discusses comfort zones with regard to social anxiety and awkwardness.
31:39 Eva Freedman interviews Rebecca Selch about traveling abroad... alone. 
39:30 Maya Brownstein talks with Elizabeth Yows-Johnson about living abroad.
48:00 Rachel Dodell sits down with Lyubov Kapko to discuss the relationship between language and comfort zones.  
The following songs are featured in this podcast:
"Road to Nowhere" and "Once in a Lifetime" by The Talking Heads
"N****s in Paris" by Jay-Z and Kanye West
"Smile" by Lily Allen
Shirat Hastiker by Hadag Nahash