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The Postindustrial Podcast

Thank you for listening to the Postindustrial Podcast, featuring conversations with newsmakers about important issues in Postindustrial America.

Sep 11, 2021

On this episode, hear from Gary Abernathy, a contributing columnist for The Washington Post. Gary is also a freelance writer, based in southwestern Ohio with a long newspaper career in Postindustrial America.

After spending 13 years as an editor at three Ohio newspapers, Abernathy worked in Republican Party politics in...


Aug 15, 2021

Damon Young is a writer, humorist and satirist. His debut memoir, "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker," won a Thurber Prize, among other awards. The book explores the angsts and anxieties "of existing while Black in America."

Damon is also cofounder of VerySmartBrothas, which was sold to Univision. His writing has...


Aug 9, 2021

Gisele Fetterman believes in “blooming where you live.”

In this episode to kick off Season 5, Pennsylvania’s Second Lady talks about improving her community, what she learned growing up as an undocumented immigrant, and more. Fetterman is a native of Brazil. She became a U.S. citizen in 2009.

She’s the founder...


Mar 4, 2021

What can we learn from the way West Virginia is handling its COVID-19 vaccination program? Plenty. Listen to the state's "coronavirus czar," Dr. Clay Marsh, discuss how a state known for its poor health outcomes, has become a leader in vaccinating its citizens.


Feb 20, 2021

Nan Whaley discovered her love of politics years ago while studying chemistry at the University of Dayton. Now, the mayor of Ohio's sixth-largest city is in play to run for governor or U.S. Senate.

She proved so popular during her first term as Dayton mayor that she was unopposed in her second term.  How has she met...