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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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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 else in a Postindustrial economy. You won’t want to miss this one — listen in, then subscribe!

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.

Season 6, Episode 4: Cammie Wolf Rice

Cammie Rice is an advocate, philanthropist, and author. Her son Christopher Wolf, died in 2016 at the age of 32 from an opioid overdose after struggling for years suffering from addiction. Since then, Cammie has made it her mission to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic and alternative ways to manage pain. ...

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Season 6, Episode 3: Nan Whaley

Dayton’s Democratic Mayor, Nan Whaley wants to be Ohio’s next governor. But Whaley faces an uphill battle in her race against opponent, GOP Gov. Mike DeWine. In our conversation, the Dayton leader talks about her concerns for the future of Ohio, extremism among its citizenry, and more.

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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 ...

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