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

Nov 27, 2022

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. She is...


Oct 24, 2022

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. 


Oct 2, 2022

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...


Sep 15, 2022

In this episode, we hear from longtime political strategist and author Rick Wilson. He's 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...


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...