Podcast: Barnstorming PA

Darth Pollinator with Sam (s5e2)

Jordi and Taylor record an outdoor pod with returning champion, Sam Pearson! This wide-ranging conversation covers local election news stories from the recent 2023 primaries, RGGI, and a wild letter to the editor from the Daily Item. In addition, find out our ‘Darth’ name and favorite springtime plants! Bank Robberies in Denmark

Read More

Previewing Shapiro’s Budget Preview, Heterodoxies, and Season 5

DISCLAIMER: We are only speaking for ourselves and none of the opinions here reflect the positions of any other organization or entity. Taylor and Jordi launch the long-awaited and seldom-solicited Season 5! Governor Shapiro’s first budget address was just the prompt we needed to record some thoughts and do some real damage to economic policy…

Read More

Denise Maris (s4e29)

Denise Maris comes on the pod to talk about her candidacy for State Rep.

Read More

Susquehanna Valley Community Education Project (s4e25)

Taylor and Jordi are joined by Meghan Beck and Le Paliulis to talk about the Susquehanna Valley Community Education Project. This project is seeking to establish a new community college to Union, Snyder, Northumberland, and Montour Counties. Together, they envision a future where there are cost-effective, local opportunities for training/up-skilling, associate degrees, and workforce development….

Read More

PA Senate Democratic Debate Reactions Part Two (s4e23)

Dwayne Heisler, Jordi Comas, and Taylor Lightman share thoughts on one of the more recent PA Democratic Senate Debates. After some headlines, they listen and respond to clips from the debate. The first clip is about whether or not the candidates would support ending the gas tax in response to inflation and high gas taxes….

Read More

Breyer Retirement, Dr. Oz, Chambersburg and More! (s4e14)

Intrepid hosts Taylor, Jordi, and Jess try to record a quick podcast and fail — there was too much to talk about! They begin with some quick headlines. Jordi talks about how Chambersburg, PA became the first municipality in PA to repeal their Non-Discrimination Ordinance. Taylor talks about Dr. Oz’s campaign to become the next…

Read More

Labor Matters Every Day- Hillary Rothrock, Dave Kamper, Jeff Kennedy and Labor Today

Huge thank you to Dave Kamper (labor organizer and historian), Hillary Rothrock (SEIU PA member and leader), and Jeff Kennedy (political consultant and broadcaster) for joining Jordi on this deep dive into labor today. Aaron Troisi makes a special “guest” appearance via a prior recording. We also discuss Jane McAlevey’s critique of the Bezmer strike…

Read More

LIVE episode #1- Terrayne and Jontel Guest-Star; Afghanistan, Ricardo Muñoz and the Google Game

This is a recording of our first LIVE episode. Huge thank you to Terryane Myricks of Alcoholitics and Jontel Toland of the Leon Block for sharing their words, laughs, patience and wisdom with us. Topics include ruminations and reflections on Afghanistan, the aftermath of the killing of Ricardo Muñoz in Lancaster (link to candlelight vigil…

Read More

Discourage The Discourageables: Debate Recap (s3e6)

Sam Pearson, Dwayne Heisler, Jordi Comas, and Taylor Lightman do a bit of debate recap, articulate why they support Joe Biden, and briefly touch upon the Supreme Court fight!

Read More