Nights & Weekends

Nights & Weekends

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Interviews with the brightest minds in Media, Culture and the Arts. Hosted by Lee Pacchia. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/niteswknds/support


#11 - Eric Holthaus, Bryn Stole - Hurricane Laura Postscript, Climate Change
Sep 11 • 50 min
Eric Holthaus, meteorologist and writer for The Correspondent, talks with Lee Pacchia about how unusual weather activity in 2020 demonstrates worsening effects from climate change and some of the ways the United States can start to respond to the growing…
#10 - Lyz Lenz, Sam Thielman - Hurricane in Iowa, The Church of QAnon
Aug 18 • 54 min
Lyz Lenz, author and columnist at The Cedar Rapids Gazette, talks with Lee Pacchia about the severe thunderstorms that brought 120 mph winds through much of Iowa last week. The storms inflicted severe damage, leaving many homeless and in need of basic…
#9 - David Roth, Eric Feigl-Ding - Quitting Deadspin, Launching Defector, New Study on Covid19
Aug 5 • 58 min
David Roth, writer and podcast host, talks with Lee Pacchia about resigning with his colleagues from Deadspin and plans to start a new website and podcast under the name Defector. They also talk about the challenges facing professional sports in America…
#8 - Susan Zakin, Nandini Jammi - Failed States, Sleeping Giants
Jul 28 • 68 min
Susan Zakin talks with Lee Pacchia about her recent article in The Baffler discussing the concept of failed states and how the United States is starting to show early warning signs of joining such an ignominious club. Later, Lee speaks with Nandini Jammi…
#7 - Ken Klippenstein, Miles Klee, Aleks Chan - Stormtroopers in PDX, Cancel Culture Grifting, The Discourse Blog
Jul 20 • 68 min
Ken Klippenstein, DC Correspondent at The Nation, talks about his recent scoop detailing how members of the US Customs and Border Protection Agency are behind a recent spate of previously unidentified agents detaining protestors. Later, Miles Klee, writer…
#6 - Eric Feigl-Ding, George Shea - Covid-19 & The Media, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Jul 13 • 64 min
Eric Feigl-Ding, the epidemiologist and health economist who first sounded the alarm on the pandemic in January of 2020, talks with Lee Pacchia about recent indications that the Covid-19 virus might be airborne and the challenges facing the US government…
#5 - Niko Georgiades, Jay Rosen - Unicorn Riot, Black Lives Matter, Citizen Journalism
Jul 6 • 54 min
Unicorn Riot is a non-profit, alternative news organization that specializes in covering protests from community members’ perspective. Niko Georgiades talks with Lee Pacchia about Unicorn Riot’s growth over the last five years, his work covering the…
#4 - Ken Layne - Desert Oracle, Gawker’s Demise, American Digital Media
Jun 29 • 58 min
Ken Layne, founder of Desert Oracle, talks with Lee Pacchia about building a multimedia company in the middle of the Mohave Desert, his past stints with Gawker and Wonkette and the future of digital media in America. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
#3 - Elie Mystal, Rich Boatti - Black Lives Matter, Police Reform & Canceling Columbus
Jun 24 • 54 min
Elie Mystal, Justice Correspondent at The Nation, talks with Lee Pacchia about the actual legislation and policy reforms likely to emerge from the recent spate of Black Lives Matter protests sweeping across the United States. Rich Boatti, attorney and…
#2 David Karpf - Newsrooms in Revolt, Trouble at the New York Times
Jun 18 • 52 min
David Karpf, associate professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, talks with Lee Pacchia about recent turmoil between labor and management in newsrooms and media organizations around the country. —- This…
#1 Ben Adler - Cop Unions, Bill De Blasio & the future of New York City
Jun 13 • 61 min
Ben Adler, senior editor at City & State, talks about how police unions in New York City have stood in the way of reforming law enforcement and how that could be changing in light of recent protests. Ben also drills down on how NYC’s handling of the…