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Carmen Gentile is the creator and host of the Postindustrial Podcast, featuring weekly conversations with newsmakers throughout the Rust Belt and Appalachia. His book, "Blindsided by the Taliban," documents his life as a war reporter and the aftermath of his brush with death after being shot with a rocket-propelled grenade while embedded with U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan. He is a founder and editor-at-large of Postindustrial Media.

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Season 3, Episode 6: Lt. Col. David Eastburn

What’s it like serving in federal government at a time of great change in the U.S.? In this episode, hear from Lt. Col. David Eastburn, director of marketing and outreach for the U.S. Army, located in New York City. He helps to develop public support for the ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 3, Episode 5: Kim Palmiero, journalist

Why is media literacy so important? With more information at our disposal, shouldn’t we be a more informed society? (that’s a trick question). Kim Palmiero, CEO & editor-in-chief of Postindustrial, talks to host Carmen Gentile, founder of the company about media literacy. They both spent time at media ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 3, Episode 4: Ben Lando, news sites publisher

Why is local news so vital? Hear from Ben Lando, who covered stories abroad but returned to his native Kalamazoo, Mich. and launched an online news startup, NowKalamazoo.com, covering vital community issues. He’s also the founder of the Iraq Oil Report, which specializes in covering developments in the ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 3, Episode 3: sarah huny young

sarah huny young is an award-winning visual artist primarily documenting and exalting Black womanhood and queer communities through portraiture and video, often shooting in locations across the country. She’s the artist behind Postindustrial’s Fall magazine cover.

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 3, Episode 2: Timothy Snyder, author of “On Tyranny”

Access to health care is essential to our freedom, but it’s freedom that eludes many, writes bestselling author Timothy Snyder in his newest book, “Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary.” Snyder fell gravely ill late last year, and as he clung to life he began to ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 3, Episode 1: Seth G. Jones, counterterrorism expert

In Season 3, Episode 1 of the Postindustrial Podcast, author and expert Seth G. Jones says that the U.S. faces an escalating threat of violence in the next year — from within. Extremist groups fueled by the disinformation, political rhetoric, and a populace suffering added stresses of surging unemployment and the pandemic ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Bonus Episode 7

Is it sunny today or is it cloudy? Don’t just ask someone— look out the window! At Postindustrial we work to find out the truth, not just ask others. Listen to this in-between season short.

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Bonus Episode 6

We’re in between seasons! But we still have an important message for you, our valued listeners. Tune in for a short! We’ll start Season 3 soon and we have a tremendous line-up of guests already.

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Bonus Episode 5

Thanks to you, the listeners, we’ve produced two season with 16 episodes the the Postindustrial Podcast. We have big plans at Postindustrial in the coming months and soon we’ll launch Season 3 — listen in!

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 8: Eros Hoagland, conflict journalist

In the final episode of Season 2, Eros Hoagland discusses his experience as a photojournalist and visual documentarian working around the world, concentrating on areas immersed in cycles of violence. What can those conflicts teach us about the current state of affairs in the U.S.? Listen in. Assignments and personal ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 7: Tory Parrish, New York-based journalist

In this week’s podcast, host Carmen Gentile speaks with Tory Parrish, president of Region I of the National Association of Black Journalists, and a business reporter for Newsday on Long Island, N.Y. Tory is writing a story for Postindustrial magazine highlighting some women in positions of power across ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 6: Stephanie Strasburg, award-winning photojournalist

Stephanie Strasburg documents the human condition in Postindustrial America from behind the lens. She is a staff photographer and filmmaker with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in Pennsylvania. Her recent work includes an investigation on child sexual abuse in the Amish and Mennonite communities, for which she and her fellow reporters were ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 5: Emmai Alaquiva, award-winning producer

Emmai Alaquiva uses the power of art to raise awareness. He recently created a public service announcement, “Unspeakable,” focused on American Sign Language and the Black deaf community. Alaquiva is an Emmy Award-winning producer, and composer. He also is CEO of Ya Momz House, a multimedia agency in Pittsburgh.

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 4: John Rudoff, Oregon-based photojournalist

John Rudoff is a full-time freelance photojournalist who has been documenting the protests and federal response in Portland, Ore., where he lives. His principal current outlet is Sipa USA and AP Images, with whom he has worked for about three years. Recently he’s also covered political events in Charlottesville, ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 3: Letrell Deshan Crittenden, journalism scholar

Letrell Deshan Crittenden is assistant professor of communication and program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.  A former police and government reporter, he is an emerging scholar who specializes issues related to diversity and inclusion in news, and community journalism. How can the media do better at a time when ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 2: Eric Eyre, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

West Virginia is known for its natural beauty, natural resources, and also, struggles. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Eric Eyre uncovered the story of companies flooding small towns in his state with prescription pain pills. He’s concerned about those struggling with addiction amid COVID-19, what the government is doing, ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2, Episode 1: Dr. Arvind Venkat, professor of emergency medicine

We don’t know everything about how COVID-19 will change our world, but we do know that medicine and science can guide us. Listen in as Dr. Arvind Venkat discusses the novel coronavirus pandemic that’s transformed our lives. He is vice chair for research and faculty academic affairs in ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Bonus Episode 4

Listen in for in-between season updates….what happened after last week’s editorial published in the New York Daily News, what’s new at Postindustrial, and Season 2!

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Bonus Episode 3: Maskless Sneers

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public when around people outside of their household. Yet some Americans resist this simple measure. In this bonus episode, a trip to an Italian market in Ohio becomes uncomfortable, ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Bonus Episode 2

Coronavirus cases are spiking again in some areas. Wearing a mask might not be fun, or popular, but we implore you: Wear a mask, social distance, and take other precautions to protect yourself and others. And don’t forget to come back for Season 2 – coming soon.

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Bonus Episode 1

We are living through a global pandemic and a social justice movement: How are our communities faring across the region? In Issue 4 of the Postindustrial magazine, out soon, we’ll take a look at how people are working toward re-imagining their communities, with hope and resilience, amid sorrow. And keep ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 2 Preview

We hope you enjoyed Season 1 of the Postindustrial Podcast, which was made possible through the generous support of our Kickstarter community. We’ll bring you headlines as we prepare for Season 2, coming soon — so keep listening! And if you’d like suggest someone as a guest, reach us at podcast@...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Episode 8: Roger Hill, filmmaker

Roger Hill is a filmmaker whose documentaries include “Struggle,” about voter suppression and election fraud in the 2004 presidential election and “Flying Paper,” a story of youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. Last year he released a ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Episode 7: Rana Khoury, author and scholar

In this week’s episode of the Postindustrial Podcast, host Carmen Gentile talks with scholar Rana Khoury, who wrote “As Ohio Goes: Life in the Post-Recession Nation, about her home state. Khoury’s insights into the effect of the Great Recession on some of her fellow Ohians are particularly valuable ...

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Carmen Gentile

Carmen Gentile has worked for The New York Times and CBS News, among others. His book, “Blindsided by the Taliban,” documents his life as a war reporter and the aftermath of his brush with death after being shot with a rocket-propelled grenade while embedded with U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan. He is a founder and editor-at-large of Postindustrial Media.

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