Drug Lobby Revenues Skyrocket During Covid Pandemic
Lobbying giant PhRMA reported revenues of more than $600 million in 2021, a new record for the group.
Aesthetics and Politics in 2022 Campaigning
This year's election continued much of the same aesthetic tropes as previous elections. As with past years, it was the DPP that focused on aesthetics that could outreach to young people, and maintained the modernist aesthetic that has characterized pan-Green campaign advertising since the Tsai administration took power. While the KMT has significantly modernized its aesthetic in recent years, it is still the DPP that proved the more experimental in election advertising
LISTEN: ‘Democrats Are a Huge Part of the Problem’
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams rejoins the podcast to talk about his primary run against Kathy Hochul, the party’s poor performance in November from candidates running as “Republicans light” and much more.
Who Are This Year’s Fringe Candidates in the Taipei Mayoral Race?
The Taipei mayoral race saw twelve candidates this year. The three serious candidates are, of course, Chen Shih-chung of the DPP, Chiang Wan-an of the KMT, and Vivian Huang of the TPP. It remains unclear as to which of them may win, with a tight three-way race anticipated. At the same time, as the nation’s capital, Taipei often attracts a number of fringe mayoral candidates. This was no different this year, with the views of these candidates on display at the four-hour policy platform held by the Central Election Commission, in which all of the candidates were given thirty minutes to express their views
From Emperor of the City to ‘Total Humiliation’
Biographer Andrew Kirtzman joins FAQ NYC’s Weekend Edition to talk about his quarter century covering “America’s mayor” and the inevitable question: What happened to Rudy Giuliani?
Meet the New Wolf, Giorgia Meloni
the center-left who cried wolf
Brooklyn’s Bad Machine
Reporter George Joseph joins Katie and Harry to discuss his reporting on the Brooklyn Democratic machine and a tough election for its boss, Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn.
Albany Strangeness in the Multiverse of Map Madness
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.
Flipping the Albany Script With Eddie Gibbs
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.
Nigeria’s Holy Romance with Ignorance
Our dealings are dominated by a disregard for scientific reasoning, and a preference for ostentatious, and often venal religiosity.
The Men Who Put the “P” into “Politics”
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.
We talk politics, and Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio of Documented discusses her reporting on immigration enforcement.
The Paranoid Style in American Posting
On the neighborhood watchers of Nextdoor