The Pod Squad

The Pod Squad

"The Pod Squad" is a play on the 1968 TV series, The Mod Squad. Listen as Chicago radio personalities Joe Soto (V103 102.7 FM), Marris (ROCK 95.5) and Jaz (103.5 KISS FM) discuss various lifestyle topics with a dash of entertainment. From three different walks of life, The Pod Squad is sure to take you on a ride.


November 15, 2023 33 mins
Lucky number 13 with Joe and Jaz! This time they're talking superstitions gone too far, the depths of the Midwestern persona and their favoriite things about Thanksgiving. Happy holidays, and in Jaz's best Marris voice -- Pod Squad forever!
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Joe and Jaz return for episode 12! They debate things that "should" be illegal but aren't, Joe freestyles a new song, they talk about their favorite (strange) food combinations, and why we should all know less about each other.
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September 13, 2023 19 mins
The Pod Squad is back for episode 11! Joe, Marris and Jaz reflect on the 2023 VMAs vs. how award shows used to be, reveal the "unwritten rules" when dating them (note: do NOT ask Jaz what she's doing every 5 minutes) and share their thoughts on dating with age gaps.
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August 16, 2023 44 mins
The Pod Squad returns for their first milestone...episode 10! Double digits! And guess who's back?! MARRIS! Listen as he struggles with a very big purchase decision, Jaz and Marris bond over their love of video games and Joe gets real with something that really grinds his gears.
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July 27, 2023 29 mins
Joe and Jaz are back for episode 9 (don't worry, Marris will be back soon)! We're talking the massive heat wave in Chicago, Doja Cat's interesting response to her loving fans, Twitter's rebrand to "X", and we find out how Joe got his middle name.
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July 12, 2023 45 mins
Joe and Jaz (hi, Marris! Miss you dude.) talk Jamie Foxx sightings in Chicago, a special "people skill" that some people unfortunately possess, their most embarrassing moments in radio and more! Episode 8 is in the books!
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June 21, 2023 48 mins
Lucky number seven! On the first official day of summer, Joe, Marris and Jaz talk about their favorite Chicago staples, their childhood celebrity crushes from middle school (hi, Pam Grier!) and more with a special cameo from iHeart's own Echo Robinson.
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May 24, 2023 39 mins
In episode 6 of The Pod Squad, Joe and Jaz (missing Marris, don't worry...he'll be back next episode!) talk about the upcoming premiere of The Little Mermaid, Joe's astonishing unawareness of 1998's Mulan, dating apps, and high school contest wins, featuring a rapid fire interview with Jaz.
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May 9, 2023 38 mins
This! Is episode 5 of The Pod Squad. Happy Cinco! This time, Joe, Marris and Jaz share their thoughts on the WGA writers' strike, the '23 NBA playoffs and more.
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April 19, 2023 29 mins
Thiiiiiis is episode 4! We're talking generational work ethic, celebrity and musical impact through the decades. Any questions? Just hit Joe up on AOL 😂
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April 5, 2023 26 mins
On episode 3 (or is it 4?)...let's go with three -- Marris, Joe and Jaz share thoughts on the great Caitlin Clark v. Angel Reese debate, which summertime Chi events they're looking forward to, and what not to do when it comes to "sharing" food.
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March 30, 2023 15 mins
On episode 2, The Pod Squad discusses the controversies of the 2023 Oscars, the craziness that is "daylight savings" and what it means to be a modern-day "movie star" after the graaaand entrance of Marris!
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March 30, 2023 41 mins
During the pilot episode of The Pod Squad, Joe, Marris and Jaz discuss the do's and dont's of keeping your phone on DND, baseball, and dating more than one person at a time...with a dash of some hilarious office construction in the background.
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