podcasts

The New Yorkest

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When the New Yorker just isn’t New York enough, you’ve come to the right pod…

From FAQ NYC
On June 1, 2022
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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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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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‘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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Election Reform After Dark

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State Sen. Zellnor Myrie rejoins the pod to talk about his plans to make New York election reform sexy. And seven minutes in heaven is kid’s stuff, so listen to Katie Honan explain six minutes of grace and how she finally beat a ticket.

From FAQ NYC
On December 8, 2021
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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
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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
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‘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
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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
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Fun City Follies

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PODCAST! Laura Nahmias joins Chrissy and Harry to discuss the BoE’s RCV SNAFU, the state of the election now that it’s all over but the counting, and her essay at Fun City about Eric Adams, the man who would be mayor.

From FAQ NYC
On July 1, 2021
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Book Club: Life on the Line

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Chrissy has a message for the pundits “explaining” what just happened in New York, and Times reporter and researcher Emma Goldberg discusses her new book on the medical students who became doctors in the city in the midst of the pandemic and reads one incredible passage from it.

From FAQ NYC
On June 26, 2021
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Homestretch

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PODCAST! Christina and Harry take one last look at the mayor’s race, and Alex Lynn breaks down what’s really been happening at Washington Square Park.

From FAQ NYC
On June 18, 2021
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