Parker Houston

Parker is the former podcast editor for the Voice. He also wonders how we can trust self-driving cars if Google captcha can't determine what a street sign is.


The Best of SpongeBob: Remembering Stephen Hillenburg

Animator and marine biology teacher Stephen Hillenburg passed away on Nov. 26. Hillenburg’s most famous creation was the Nickelodeon show SpongeBob SquarePants, where he served as director, producer, and writer. He... Read more

Halftime Leisure

The Meme Files: Spongebob Edition

Welcome back to The Meme Files! In this series, Halftime staffers pick memes to cover, exploring their background and appeal. In this edition, we look to honor the incredible legacy... Read more

The Sports Sermon

RIP to the Sports Sermon: 2018 NBA Trade Deadline Talk

Dear loyal podcast fans, we have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that the Sports Sermon is dead. There will be no more episodes in... Read more

Halftime Sports

The Sports Sermon Archives: NBA All-Star Game Preview

Found nestled deep in Parker Houston’s computer, this ancient artifact holds him, Cam Smith, and Umar Asif accountable for their horrible takes on the NBA All-Star Game. They redraft the... Read more

Halftime Sports

The Sports Sermon: Alabama vs UCF, The Podcast

On this episode of The Sports Sermon, Chris Dunn and Will Shanahan join new host Parker Houston to talk about UCF’s undefeated season, the college football national championship game, and... Read more


Best of Los Angeles

Best Eats Mariscos Guillen La Playita (Santa Monica): The best tacos anywhere, ever. I promise. Nick’s Deli (Seal Beach): A hole in a hole in the wall, Nick’s claims to... Read more

Halftime Sports

NBA Draft-Day Trades: Winners and Losers

For NBA fans, draft day is a lot like Christmas. But on NBA Christmas, only the bad teams get gifts, while the good teams get the basketball player equivalents of... Read more

Halftime Sports

Halftime’s NBA Mock Draft

    Philadelphia 76ers – Markelle Fultz, PG, Washington (Freshman) Fultz has been the clear No. 1 pick this entire year, and for good reason. He has no major weaknesses... Read more

Halftime Sports

The Sports Sermon: NBA Playoffs Preview

Nick Gavio is joined by Tyler Pearre and Parker Houston to discuss the NBA Playoffs and make bold predictions on how the postseason will end.

Halftime Sports

The Sports Sermon: Pay the Players?

In this episode of the Sports Sermon, Nick Gavio moderates a discussion between Graham Piro, Alex Lewontin, and Parker Houston on whether college athletes should be paid.