Podcasts

Dead Souls, Brooklyn Edition

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A jam-packed episode for another jam-packed week of New York news, with Yoav Gonen of The City and Chris Sommerfeldt of the Daily News talking about all the candidates in Brooklyn who didn’t even know they were on the ballot (including one candidate who isn’t even alive), a dispatch from Alex Brook Lynn in Paris about sending formula across the Atlantic to frantic N.Y. moms, and Caroline Lewis of WNYC and Gothamist explaining what’s happening with the state’s rollout of legal weed and with the people who did (and still are) illegally selling it here.

From FAQ NYC
On May 18, 2022
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Albany Strangeness in the Multiverse of Map Madness

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Map master Steven Romalewski and penetrating politics reporter Brigid Bergin do their best to explain what the hell is happening with our upcoming election, where the maps are still being drawn and even the dates, plural, for various contests aren’t entirely certain. Plus, Nick Pinto of the brand-new NYC journalism venture Hell Gate breaks down his story there about the NYPD’s Stonewalling Attorney Called Out for Lying and Forging Emails.

From FAQ NYC
On May 5, 2022
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Flipping the Albany Script With Eddie Gibbs

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An awful lot of New York politicians end up going to prison but Assemblyman Eddie Gibbs, who spent 17 months in Rikers as a teen followed by four and a half years in state prisons, is the first to do it the other way around. He joins the pod for a conversation about that, “the bad old days” and the state of the city now, and rapping and performing comedy with legends including the late, great Big L and Biggie Smalls.

From FAQ NYC
On April 20, 2022
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Everything At Once

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A conversation from early Wednesday afternoon, before Frank James’ arrest, about the train shooting and also Brian Benjamin’ resignation.

From FAQ NYC
On April 13, 2022
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The Big, Slow Ugly

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Josefa Velasquez joins from Albany to break down the stop-and-start, hurry-up-and-wait path toward New York’s forthcoming and already late $216 billion or so budget (and everything else) deal.

From FAQ NYC
On April 6, 2022
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The Coming Home Health Care Conundrum

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Chinese American Planning Council President and CEO Wayne Ho joins the pod to talk about what Albany can do to make the economics of this work for New York’s aging population, respond to Assemblymember Ron Kim’s charge that CPC is waging a “war on workers,” and much more.

From The Brick House Cooperative
On March 23, 2022
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Chief Shenanigan Enthusiast

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Prof. Christina Greer explains what makes Eric Adams like “a really good point guard” — and the Nets could use one for home games, by the way — and Amir Khafagy breaks down his reporting for Documented on how the city has let down the Twin Parks fire survivors now that they’re no longer front-page news.

From FAQ NYC
On March 9, 2022
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‘Ain’t Gonna Change Nothing’

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Super-reporter Greg B. Smith breaks down why Eric Adams’ promise to remove the homeless from the trains “right away” has been going nowhere fast.

From FAQ NYC
On March 2, 2022
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Paid in Full

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The great Ben Max rejoins Chrissy, Katie and Harry to talk about Eric A’s first trip to Albany, “fish-gate,” and much more.

From FAQ NYC
On February 9, 2022
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An Island Apart

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Graham Rayman of the Daily News runs down the slow-motion disaster at the city’s jails, and map maestro Steve Romalewski breaks down the new maps Albany’s Democratic majority just drew up.

From FAQ NYC
On February 2, 2022
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Every New Yorker’s Nightmare

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From FAQ NYC
On January 19, 2022
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Introducing the Olongo Talk Series

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Our interest at Olongo Africa is to promote the interest of African creative works, artists, writers, curators, and producers of culture, and to collaborate in ways to enhance their vision as it intersects with issues of the moment across African countries today.

From The Brick House Cooperative
On January 8, 2022
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The Men Who Put the “P” into “Politics”

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Karen Hinton, who worked for both Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, joins the pod to discuss her new memoir, Penis Politics: A Memoir of Women, Men and Power.

From FAQ NYC
On January 5, 2022
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