Podcasts

Is There Life After Politics?

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New York Times city hall reporter Jeff Mays talks with Chrissy and Katie about what life after city hall could look like for Mayor Bill de Blasio, Documented engagement reporter Rommel H Ojeda talks with Harry about New York’s tapped-out $2.1 excluded worker fund, and Low Life author Lucy Sante reads an epitaph for the cities that were.

From FAQ NYC
On October 13, 2021

New!! Podcast: On and Off the Record With Gabriel Snyder

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"If it were deliberate, it could not have been done more efficiently... you couldn't design a more efficient system to choke press freedom."

From The Brick House Cooperative
On October 13, 2021

Eulogies for New York City

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New York Is Dead. Long live New York City.

From FAQ NYC
On October 6, 2021

Rats, Us, and A Murder Most Owl

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We talked with Robert Sullivan, the author of Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants, for a wide-ranging conversation that began with the news that Central Park’s beloved owl Barry had consumed rat poison that may have made impaired her ability to fly before she was hit and killed by a Conservancy truck inside the park.

From FAQ NYC
On September 22, 2021

Rules and Drool, School is in Session

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From unvaccinated teachers to the challenges for a new Chancellor, a conversation with Chalkbeat New York reporter Christina Veiga on the city’s chaotic first week of school.

From FAQ NYC
On September 16, 2021

Who by Water and Who by Fire

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Katie Honan and Harry Siegel talk with George Joseph of WNYC about the spate of deaths at Rikers, and with Maurizio Guerrero about his reporting for Documented NY on the secret price of a construction worker’s life.

From FAQ NYC
On September 8, 2021

A New Day and the Same Old Problems

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A huge holiday weekend show with Reuven Blau of the City talking about Rikers, Assemblyman Ron Kim talking about Albany’s extraordinary session, rent relief and why he’s not done with Andrew Cuomo yet, and David Brand of City Limits talking about the new eviction moratorium.

From FAQ NYC
On September 1, 2021

‘So Soon After 9/11’

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Documentarians Steven Rosenbaum and Pamela Yoder discuss their new film, The Outsider, about the construction of the 9/11 Museum and Memorial and why it feels so cut off from New York City and from the last 20 years.

From FAQ NYC
On August 25, 2021

Rematch?

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New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, who ran a tough race for lieutenant governor against Kathy Hochul in 2018 and now says he might run against her for governor in 2022, rejoins the pod.

From FAQ NYC
On August 18, 2021

NY to Cuomo: It’s Not Us, It’s You

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From FAQ NYC
On August 11, 2021

The Emperor Has No Clothes

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PODCAST! Long-ago Cuomo employee and long-time Cuomo critic Alexis Grenell joins FAQ for a look at how things fell apart for our Emmy-award winning governor.

From FAQ NYC
On August 4, 2021

The View from Room 9

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PODCAST! With Politico New York City Hall Bureau Chief Sally Goldenberg

From FAQ NYC
On July 29, 2021

Shooting Streets and Selling Dust

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Podcast! Photographer David Godlis and writer Luc Sante talk with Alex and Harry about Godlis Streets, his new book of 1970s street photography, and what was alluring about capturing glimpses of that city and the sometimes alluring “generalized small-time crumminess of so much of that decade.”

From FAQ NYC
On July 25, 2021

Book Club: (Low)Life

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Book Club! Podcast! Chrissy is feeling oddly optimistic about the Eric Adams-Andrew Cuomo alliance, and jazz great turned boxing manager Charles Farrell visits the pod to talk with Harry and Vice’s Tim Marchman about his memoir that covers, among other things, playing with Sonny Rollins and Ornette Coleman, fixing fights for the mob, “the Moby Dick of boxing” and lots more. Stick around to the end to hear him play a little piano, too.

From FAQ NYC
On July 14, 2021

Alvin Bragg’s Bragging Rights

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Podcast! The Democratic nominee who’s all but sure to be the next Manhattan District Attorney visits FAQ for a lively conversation.

From FAQ NYC
On July 9, 2021