After School Program Podcast

After School Program Podcast

Ever want to know how somebody becomes a sports journalist? A skydiving instructor? Leads backpacking trips in national parks for a living?

Zach McHale, a former production associate at NBC News' "Stay Tuned" and Connor Heine, a Philadelphia sound engineer working with bands including “Muscle Tough,” hold conversations with young professionals across various fields, including some that are quite literally off the beaten path.

The purpose? To blend light-hearted banter with captivating stories and insight into how people approach life after school.

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About the Hosts

Zach McHale


Graduating with a B.S. in Finance from Pennsylvania State University in 2017, he has held positions at Comedy Central Records, Comedy Central and NBCUniversal. Most recently, he was a production associate at NBC News' "Stay Tuned," a Gen-Z-focused digital news program.

His experience shifting from a business-oriented career to one in digital media and entertainment production sparked his curiosity in understanding how his peers go about making career and life choices.

In his spare time, he enjoys working on the podcast, developing his beach apparel company Dunebird, hiking, road-biking and performing stand-up comedy, among other things.

Connor Heine


A Philadelphia sound engineer having worked with members of "Lotus" and "Dopapod" as well as the band "Muscle Tough," he enjoys bringing the best audio experience he can to live events or studios. He graduated from University of the Arts in 2017.