Matthew Viriyapah

Production Intern

Matthew Viriyapah is KOSU's production intern and host of the podcast, No Cover. He graduated with degrees in Professional Writing and Economics with a minor in Japanese from the University of Oklahoma in the spring of 2019. While there, he also interned at KGOU for a semester, was a member of the World Literature Today Student Advisory Board, and hosted a show called Varied Very on the student radio station.

He likes reading, writing, and supporting local music. Besides just playing video games, he also writes about them at Sooner Esports.

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It's the week of June 2, 2020 and here's the new music being played on The Spy. This week includes Ray LaMontagne's latest single, Salt Lake City band Choir Boy's new album, the first single of 2020 by Cigarettes After Sex, and so much more.

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RJ Young no longer considers COVID-19 as the biggest threat to his health. As a millennial black man living in Tulsa, he says racism has – yet again – become the greatest threat to his well-being. In his audio diary, Young talks about the latest Black Lives Matter protests and how he is terrified to be a black man living in the city that, nearly a century ago, was the site of one of the worst acts of racial violence. 

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Normally, the Oklahoma Music Minute gives a rundown of where you can see live music in the state, but the coronavirus pandemic has halted live music in Oklahoma for the time being. And just because you're practicing social distancing doesn't mean you can't find your new favorite band.

This is No Cover, a production of KOSU and Oklahoma State University and hosted by Matthew Viriyapah. On this episode is Oklahoma City noise-rock band Chat Pile.

It's the week of May 26, 2020 and here's the new music being played on The Spy. This week includes British punk band IDLES' latest single, a quarantine anthem from OK Go whose singer had contracted coronavirus, a new album from Tim Burgess, and so much more.

Normally, the Oklahoma Music Minute gives a rundown of where you can see live music in the state, but the coronavirus pandemic has halted live music in Oklahoma for the time being. And just because you're practicing social distancing doesn't mean you can't find your new favorite band.

It's the week of May 19, 2020 and here's the new music being played on The Spy. This week includes Weezer's ode to heroes, a new short album by Magnetic Fields, most recent release from The Growlers, and so much more.

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Like many of us, Robert LaBorde's daily routines have been impacted by COVID-19 - but that hasn't stopped him from living a full life. In his audio diary, he talks about being a caregiver for his mother-in-law, experiencing loss during a pandemic and how joy can still be found when plans fall by the wayside.


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Normally, the Oklahoma Music Minute gives a rundown of where you can see live music in the state, but the coronavirus pandemic has halted live music in Oklahoma for the time being. And just because you're practicing social distancing doesn't mean you can't find your new favorite band.

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Phoebe Butts has big dreams of being on a Broadway stage. The Oklahoma City-native moved to New York City in February, right before the city became an epicenter for COVID-19. In her audio diary, she talks about being diagnosed with COVID-19 and shares a moment of togetherness in the city that never sleeps. 


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