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The New Yorkest Podcast
20: New York’s Californication
Jan 17 • 45 min
The state of the state is changing fast, for a change. Chris Smith joins Chrissy and Harry to discuss.
19: L-pocalypse Nah
Jan 10 • 47 min
The governor controls the train authority that planned and warned for years that the L train tunnel would need to be shut down for repairs after Hurricane Sandy ravaged it back in 2012. Then Governor Cuomo walked through the tunnel in 2019, and emerged…
18: Our 2018 Kicker
Dec 20, 2018 • 41 min
We talk De Blasio, Cuomo, NYCHA, and more. Plus Alex Brook Lynn on the death of the Cornelia Street Cafe, and Victoria Bekiempis takes you in the courts.
17: Nazis and Street Fights in Victory City
Dec 13, 2018 • 47 min
White supremacists holding rallies with fascists and anti-fascists brawling outside, and war looming. Maybe that sounds like NYC in 2018, but we're talking NYC in WWII and the years around it along with special guests John Strausbaugh, author of "Victory…
16: Albany’s Sex Crimes Horror Show
Dec 6, 2018 • 63 min
“I’m a single woman. I don't come from wealth. How do I survive this experience so I can get a job again? In politics, your loyalty and your network is your value and taking on a member as powerful as Vito, you’re not just taking on that member—you’re…
15: NYCHA’s SOS
Nov 29, 2018 • 46 min
Councilman Ritchie Torres and Daily News investigative reporter Greg B. Smith discuss lead, neglect, private money and public housing. Plus Gwynne Hogan goes to the Andrew Jackson houses in the Bronx to talk with Daniel Barber, the leader of the group of…
14: Ugly Optical Illusion
Nov 15, 2018 • 40 min
Voting in New York is a certified disaster. Michael Benjamin joins the FAQ crew to discuss why that is, and how to fix it. Plus Chirissy Greer, on her way to Georgia, breaks down the unsettled governor's race there, and much more…a including ChapAzon.
13: Fresh From the Election Day Coup
Nov 7, 2018 • 45 min
Ben Max of Gotham Gazette sat down with us in the wee hours of Wednesday morning for a first look at the polls, and a new day in New York where fat cats just might get slapped back. Plus Alex Brook Lynn hits Staten Island and South Brooklyn Tuesday to…
12: The ‘Authentically Effervescent’ Mr. Johnson
Nov 1, 2018 • 34 min
🎶 Corey Johnson may be the City Council speaker, but we've got him singing in our first ever musical episode.
11: Molinaro, the Mooch & the State of the N.Y. GOP
Oct 25, 2018 • 42 min
We talked in person about the sad state of the Republican party here, and on the phone with the Republican who would be governor who evokes some of what the party once was and, he hopes, could be. Alex Lynn reports from her night out partying with Anthony…
10: November Stakes
Oct 11, 2018 • 40 min
With Democrats poised to keep holding every statewide office, FAQ talked with City and State's Rebecca C. Lewis about the high stakes fights for control of the state Senate in Albany and the House in Washington, and the races here that could decide which…
9: Jumaane’s ‘No Inside Dude’
Oct 4, 2018 • 36 min
Councilman Jumaane Williams was thisclose to becoming the Lieutenant Governor Andrew Cuomo dreaded. He fell short, but his political stock has never been higher. He talked with the FAQ crew about the change coming to Albany, the state of New York City and…
8-2-short: 8.2 Short: Jumaane Williams
Oct 3, 2018 • 4 min
Here's a taste of Jumaane Williams, on clearing the lieutenant governor's for the Working Families Party with a new "campaign" against state Senator Simcha Felder; full interview up soon.
8-1-short: 8.1 Short: Howie Hawkins
Oct 2, 2018 • 3 min
Azi talks with the Green Party gubernatorial hopeful Howie Hawkins, who makes his case and talks some stuff about the Working Families Party.
8: STRINGER
Sep 27, 2018 • 37 min
Scott STRINGER or STRINGER Bell? ——You have any idea what I had to do to get where I am today? When I say I’m ready, you best believe it. (The youngsters?) Look, I’m going to empower this generation.… learning how to work the system. I had to learn it…
7: IDC Heads Roll, and so Does the Cuomo Machine
Sep 14, 2018 • 26 min
New York's Democrats came out in force, to punish local incumbents even as they stood behind Cuomo and helped Tish James, his pick for attorney general, make some history.
6: How Thou Ought to Vote
Sep 6, 2018 • 35 min
A week before primary day — the moment of truth in most New York elections — we pull back the curtain on the voice of the papers in a conversation with editorial board members Mara Gay of the New York Times and Alyssa Katz of the Daily News about how they…
5: AG Hopefuls Talk RE & DJT
Aug 30, 2018 • 51 min
In a supersized episode 5, we ask aspiring Attorneys General Zephyr Teachout, Tish James, Sean Patrick Maloney and Leecia Eve to say whether or not Donald Trump and his crew are emblematic of the New York real estate world, and what would change if each…
4: The Curse of Tom Suozzi
Aug 23, 2018 • 37 min
Are you listening, Cynthia Nixon? The original Democratic underdog has some thoughts on what it’s like to run against the party powers that be for governor of New York.
3: FAQ Meets BdB
Aug 17, 2018 • 47 min
Mayor Bill de Blasio sat down with us at Gracie Mansion to talk about his Murdoch-oriented media critique, how his progressive Democrats have already won the fight for the soul of the party, and why — hey, Cynthia Nixon! — he still he isn't ready to…
2: De Blasio’s Moon Shot Mission to Albany
Aug 8, 2018 • 47 min
New York City is the center of the universe, at least we think so. But what if it turned out that the universe didn’t revolve around us but in fact we revolved around… Albany? If the Democrats finally retake the state Senate and the Empire State turns…
1: The Return of John Liu
Aug 1, 2018 • 28 min
John Liu thought he was on track to be New York City's next mayor in 2013 before a federal investigation overshadowed his run. Now, he says, things have changed and he's trying to get back in the game as one of a group of Democrats running primaries…