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The Postindustrial Podcast

Carmen Gentile is the creator and host of the Postindustrial Podcast, featuring 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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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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The Postindustrial Podcast, Episode 6: Derrick McDowell, public speaker and entrepreneur

Derrick McDowell is a public speaker, activist & entrepreneur. His motto? “Action over everything.” McDowell says he prefers to focus on change through action and the measurable outcomes through which he believes dreams and goals are achieved. In this episode, he talks about lifting up postindustrial communities — specifically his hometown ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Episode 5: Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, author and scholar, Pitt

Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili is an author and scholar who is studying what types of programs help cities struggling after economic decline. She is the author of “Informal Order and the State in Afghanistan.” Two other books are forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. Murtazashvili also has advised the World Bank, the ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Episode 4: Jeff Newton, award-winning journalist

Jeff Newton has had a long career as an award-winning journalist, producing work for The Associated Press, “60 Minutes,” Vice, and National Geographic. among others. He’s worked throughout the globe in conflict zones including Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Uganda, Egypt, Niger, and Haiti. Jeff’s most recent work can be ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Episode 3: Julia Rendleman, photojournalist

Julia Rendleman is an award-winning photographer based in Richmond, Va. who explores issues of health, access, and community. In this episode, host Carmen Gentile talks to Julia about people who were already struggling before the lockdowns might be affected now.

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Episode 2: Heath Druzin

In this episode of the Postindustrial Podcast, founder Carmen Gentile talks to Heath Druzin, Boise State Public Radio’s Guns & America reporter, part of a national collaboration between 10 public radio stations examining all aspects of firearms in America. Carmen talks to Heath about groups protesting shutdown orders nationwide, and ...

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The Postindustrial Podcast, Episode 1: Dr. Marc Eubanks, chief of emergency medicine

In the first episode of The Postindustrial Podcast, we talk to the chief of emergency medicine about how his suburban hospital is preparing for an anticipated onslaught of COVID-19 cases. The Postindustrial Podcast will featuring conversations about how the novel coronavirus is transforming life across the Rust Belt and Appalachia.

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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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