About Our Staff

Dusty O'Connell is a sports fan and big nerd from Grand Forks, ND. His hobbies include cooking, coffee, disc golf, and riding his sweet single-speed bike through downtown traffic. Formerly a technical and outreach volunteer for KGNU Radio in Boulder CO, he brings almost a decade of podcast and radio experience to Norse Code. In his other life, Dusty is a food & beverage professional who lives in Denver, CO.

Arif Hasan is a sports journalist and Star Wars enthusiast who writes mostly but not only about the Minnesota Vikings. His work has been published in Business Insider, Fox Sports, Forbes, Bleacher Report, Vikings Territory, the Daily Norseman, Optimum Scouting, and many other fine publications; currently his work is most often featured at Zone Coverage and Cover32. Arif has a degree in footballology from the University of Journalism and currently resides in Minneapolis, MN.

James Pogatshnik is a recording professional and towering giant of a producer (literally), being 6'5" tall and having worked on dozens of musical and spoken-word audio productions. Aside from applying a special shine to Norse Code and stepping in as needed to host the show and run the official Norse Code Twitter account, James is a member of the Media Services department at the University of Minnesota-Crookston. He currently resides in Grand Forks, ND.