Matt Bynum

Apprentice News Clerk, AirTalk

Contact Matt Bynum

Matthew Bynum is an Apprentice News Clerk for AirTalk and FilmWeek with Larry Mantle. Before joining AirTalk and FilmWeek, Matthew was a content intern at KPCC who worked with the politics team on the Human Voter Guide.

Matthew graduated from The University of Redlands in 2018 with a B.S. in Business Administration. He is an avid movie watcher and a fan of all things movie, television and music.

Matthew is a Los Angeles native and is thrilled to be a part of the AirTalk and FilmWeek team.

Stories by Matt Bynum

Taylor Swift’s ‘You Need to Calm Down’: LGBTQ Anthem or Misguided Allyship?

Taylor Swift’s new music video for her song ‘You Need to Calm Down’ features several famous faces from the LGBTQ community including Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, RuPaul and the cast of “Queer Eye.”

A Clock That’s Out Of This World: How NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock Will Help Humanity Travel The Stars

The Deep Space Atomic Clock by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a technology demo aimed at self-flying spacecraft.

With A Budget For The Next Three Years In Place, A Look At The Future Of LAUSD

The nation’s second-largest school district is at a crossroads.

Down The Rabbit Hole: The Dark Side Of YouTube’s Automated Recommendation System

Earlier this week, an article from the New York Times outlined the “rabbit hole effect” of YouTube’s algorithms and pointed out how the platform may recommend videos of young children to viewers who had previously viewed sexually themed content.

From bankruptcy to billions: How Marvel Studios came to dominate Hollywood in only a decade

When Marvel Studios first released “Iron Man” back in 2008, they could have never guessed that a little over 10 years later, their interconnected series of films would come to dominate the global box office.

The beauty behind the beast: uncovering the lost history of movie monster maker Milicent Patrick

The titular creature from “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” is one the most memorable movie monsters in Hollywood history, but what about the woman who created the creature?

From the Golden State to the Lone Star State: California’s affordable housing crisis and its effect on the job market

California’s economy may be booming, but if it doesn’t solve its affordable housing crisis soon, some employers could leave the state altogether.

Can all the King's horses and the King's men put the Lakers back together again?

With another loss to the Denver Nuggets last night and only 17 regular season games left, the latest projections put the Lakers having less than a 1% chance of making it to the playoffs.

American remakes of foreign films: the good, the bad and the ugly

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But when it comes Hollywood remakes of foreign films, this isn't always the case.

Virtue versus violence in human evolution: Is humanity inherently good or instinctively evil?

It’s a question as old as time. Are we as a species naturally aggressive, violent and corruptible, or are we innately selfless, civilized and peaceful?

Super Bowl rematch: Los Angeles Rams battle against the Patriots for the NFL Championship

The Rams are back in the Super Bowl for the first time in 19 years and this time, they’ll be representing the city of Los Angeles.

LA guns for the Super Bowl: Checking in on the Rams and Chargers playoff push

This weekend, for the first time in over 30 years, both of Los Angeles’ football teams will compete in the NFL playoffs.