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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, Season 6, Episode 1: The Rick Wilson

We kick off Season 6 with  longtime political strategist and author Rick Wilson. Wilson is a co-founder of The Lincoln Project, a PAC dedicated to “defeating Trumpism.” Wilson WAS a Republican until Donald Trump ascended to the presidency — he became an independent in 2017.

Hear Rick’s take on the populist movement throughout the country, especially in the Rust Belt and Appalachia.

Wilson is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Everything Trump Touches Dies.”

 

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.

The Postindustrial Podcast, Season 6, Episode 2: John Austin

John Austin wears a lot of hats. He’s the director of the Michigan Economic Center, a nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. However in all of these roles Austin’s working toward one goal: reimagining once highly industrialized communities into something ...

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Season 4, Episode 5: Nan Whaley

Nan Whaley discovered her love of politics years ago while studying chemistry at the University of Dayton. The former mayor of Ohio’s sixth-largest city clinched the Democratic gubernatorial nomination for Ohio. She proved so popular during her first term as Dayton mayor that she was unopposed in her second ...

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Season 5, Episode 3: Gary Abernathy

Can’t we all just be civil to each other? That’s one question longtime newspaperman and contributing Washington Post columnist Gary Abernathy asks in the latest episode of the Postindustrial Podcast. After spending 13 years as an editor at three Ohio newspapers, Abernathy worked in Republican Party politics then returned ...

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