Matt Collette is a producer for The Season. He's reported for organizations including WNYC and Slate and is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School.
Matt Collette appears in the following:
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
With all ten games of the 2015 season behind them, there's just one question left for the Columbia Lions: Was this year a turnaround?
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Columbia University Marching Band is loud, irreverent, and not all that great at music. They're also the only students in the stands for every single football game the Lions play.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
The Lions are quick to tell you that they don't believe in "moral victories." In football you either win or lose, with no gray area in between. But it's not so simple in real life.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Everybody knows football is a tough, violent sport. The game has gotten safer, but it still poses big, long-term risks for the young men who play it.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
The Columbia Lions need "mental toughness" if they're going to turn their record around. But what does that even mean?
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Everything's been building to this: Al Bagnoli's new team, the Columbia Lions, face Al Bagnoli's old team, the University of Pennsylvania Quakers.
Monday, October 19, 2015
In the new WNYC podcast The Season, host Ilya Marritz and producer Matt Collette have tracked the Columbia football team as it started the season on a 21-game losing streak.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Ilya Marritz and Matt Collette discuss their new WNYC podcast, "The Season," chronicling one season of Columbia University's football team, which has not won a game in 2 years.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
We won’t be coy about this — Columbia football won last Saturday, snapping a 24-game losing streak. It’s not surprising some champagne was sprayed afterwards.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Pretty much everyone at Columbia knows their football team's dismal record, but few are actually rooting for a win. The Lions need some fans.
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Columbia football has an unwritten rule: no bragging about past glory. For former coach Bill Campbell, any past glory has been in his business career. Can he help the team win now?
Thursday, September 24, 2015
The Columbia Lions played hard, but fell to Fordham in their season opener. And that brought them to a milestone in Columbia history: with 22 losses, they're halfway to "The Streak."
Thursday, September 17, 2015
In the first episode of The Season, meet the new head coach for the Columbia Lions football team. His mission? Turn around a team that hasn't won a game in two years.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
It's been two years since the Columbia University Lions football team won a game. ‘The Season,' a new podcast from WNYC, will follow the team in its quest to make a comeback.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
A look at grassroots efforts to counter segregation in the New York City schools.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Sure, teacher turnover is higher in New York City middle schools than at elementary or high schools. But for those who stick around there's the potential for a very big payoff.
Friday, December 26, 2014
It was a good week to get restless students outside, to help and give back a little. Better than trying to make them stay in class as they counted the minutes to winter break.
Monday, December 08, 2014
The city cites this school as a model to follow but visiting educators wonder whether their teachers really would learn the data systems and log the hours that these teachers do.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
All the teachers at a Lower East Side school know how to help students apply to high schools. Last year, 90 percent of them got into one of their top three choices last year.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
At several NYC schools, teachers decide on everything from field trips to who gets hired but making these decisions democratic doesn't make them easy.