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Jungle Java

Two best friends, one podcast. Senior high school students Benjamin Nopper and Matt Piccirillo cover the hottest topics at Lovejoy High School for their school newspaper, The Red Ledger. The duo covers topics including, but not limited to, high school sports, on-campus issues, and comedy. Follow the Jungle Java podcast on Twitter and Instagram @lojojunglejava

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Jungle Java Ep. 9: Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death

The guys recap the week for the football, volleyball, and cross country teams. They open up the mailbag and discuss potential improvements to the school, such as painted parking spots.

13mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Jungle Java Ep. 12: See You in 2020

Benj and Matt take the microphone one last time in 2019, covering the hottest topics and questions from the student body.

19mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Jungle Java Ep. 10: Rep the Set

The guys proudly announce the delivery of their official Jungle Java shirts and discuss the excitement of Thanksgiving week. They recap recent athletic news and preview Friday's volleyball game that warrants an excused absence. They answer some of the most random and ridiculous questions in this week's mailbag.

22mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Jungle Java Ep. 14: The Goddcast

Jungle Java welcomes a very special guest, superintendent Dr. Goddard, to discuss his vision for the future of Lovejoy and how the district has changed since he served as the high school's first principal. Dr. Goddard and the guys also recap an eventful weekend for Lovejoy Athletics and Fine Arts.

22mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Jungle Java Ep. 18: The Mom-cast

Benj and Matt welcome their mothers on to the podcast to celebrate Valentine's Day.

16mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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Jungle Java Ep. 11: Fire Up the Grill

In their first episode back from Thanksgiving break, Benjamin and Matt recap all the action, including the volleyball team's seventh state championship in program history. The guys interview their fellow Red Ledger staff members about the quality of their grilling skills.

4 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Jungle Java Ep. 13: 2020 Vision

In their first episode of 2020, Benj and Matt pick up right where they left off in 2019 with the hottest topics at Lovejoy. The guys recap the season premier of The Bachelor and tease each other about their most embarrassing moments of 2019.

18mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Jungle Java Ep. 15: The Trevino Show

For the second week in a row, Jungle Java welcomes a very special guest. Former LHS college and career counselor Randy Trevino joins the show to offer some college tips for juniors and seniors and closes the show with his signature impersonations.

16mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Jungle Java Ep. 17: Monday Morning Quarterbacks

Benj and Matt break down Super Bowl Sunday, Jared Langs' historic performance, and the new UIL district realignment.

17mins

4 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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Jungle Java Ep. 16: Rain, Rain Go Away

In an all-new episode of Jungle Java, Benj and Matt discuss the latest news in the Lovejoy community and the tragic news of the passing of Kobe Bryant. The guys answer some oddly specific questions in the mailbag ranging from cacti to hygiene.

19mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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Jungle Java Ep. 29: The Beginning of the End

On this weeks episode, the boys discuss the new graduation forma and the future of Jungle Java. Follow next years account @junglejava_LHS on Twitter and Instagram.

15mins

15 May 2020

Rank #11

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Jungle Java Ep. 28: Adopted Seniors

In this episode, Benj and Matt speak with junior Elle Brumley, who recently created a Facebook group that honors the accomplishments of the class of 2020.

30mins

5 May 2020

Rank #12

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Jungle Java Ep. 27: Open Mic Night

In a special episode, the guys welcome their friends, family members, and teammates via Zoom for an open mic format. This episode is also featured in video format in two parts on Instagram TV @lojojunglejava

1hr 15mins

29 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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Jungle Java Ep. 26: Godd-cast Part 2

On this edition of Jungle Java, the guys have Lovejoy ISD Superintendent Dr. Michael Goddard on the show via Zoom to discuss how the pandemic affects future education plans for the district, how the Goddard household is holding up by social distancing, and how Covid-19 will change education forever.

24mins

14 Apr 2020

Rank #14

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Jungle Java Ep. 25: Senior Perspective

In this episode, the guys catch up with TRL colleague and senior class VP Lulu Butler and discuss the implications of Covid-19 on senior festivities.

18mins

8 Apr 2020

Rank #15

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Jungle Java Ep. 24: Yearning for Learning

In this episode of Jungle Java, the guys debate about who would be a better person to quarantine with. They also evaluate the effectiveness of online learning.

20mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #16

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Jungle Java Ep. 23: Now Trending

On this episode of Jungle Java, the guys discuss trending on Apple Podcasts, what they have been doing to keep busy, and the new adjustment to online school.

21mins

24 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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Jungle Java Ep. 22: Social Distancing

On this episode of Jungle Java, the guys discuss what is taking place in their lives during these times of no school, no baseball, and no social interaction.

25mins

17 Mar 2020

Rank #18

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Jungle Java Ep. 21: Ross is Boss

On a special episode of Jungle Java, new head football coach Chris Ross joins the podcast to discuss his vision for Lovejoy Athletics and Lovejoy Football.

14mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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Jungle Java Ep. 20: The Future of Lovejoy

Benj and Matt provide insight on their involvement on the Lovejoy ISD student panel.

17mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #20