The Pittsburgh Current Podcast

Giving Pittsburgh a better alternative

About the show

Pittsburgh Current is a reader-first, multimedia company that provides coverage of news, arts, music, sports, and events through an updated daily website and a twice-monthly printed newspaper. It was founded by Charlie Deitch and Bethany Ruhe. Pittsburgh Current’s bimonthly print issue is available at just over 200 locations around the city and is now ready to scale up their number of physical locations!

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  • Let's Talk Turkey | Pittsburgh Current Podcast: Let's Talk Turkey

    November 21st, 2019  |  38 mins 27 secs
    cooking, home chef, pittsburgh, pumpkin pie, thanksgiving, turkey

    We are TALKING TURKEY! This week we are joined by celebrated home chef Anne Nendza.

    She joins Bethany Ruhe to share some of her favorite Thanksgiving tips and hacks. Bring your questions and your breakfast wine.

  • James Porco of Bar-Jutsu | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    November 14th, 2019  |  35 mins 49 secs
    bar-jutsu, beer pong, pittsburgh, television show, video game

    Found of Bar-jutsu James Porco joins us to discuss the start of his company as a bar martial arts, his new video game, televised beer poing, and little bit about his pro wrestling career.

  • Brian Crawford of | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    November 7th, 2019  |  35 mins 49 secs
    brian crawford, museums, pittsburgh

    We talk with Brian Crawford of PGH Museums about the web site that helps catalog museums around southwestern Pennsylvania and the upcoming launch party.

  • Kieran Young | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    October 31st, 2019  |  41 mins 23 secs
    beaver county, bill peduto, lisa middleman, pittsburgh, politics

    We talk with Pittsburgh Current political Analyst Kieran Young to discuss the November 5th general election.

  • Jayne Miller of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    October 17th, 2019  |  37 mins 15 secs
    city parks, pittsburgh, pittsburgh parks conservancy, politics, tax levy

    We talk with Jayne Miller of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy about the needs of the organization for the city parks.

  • Scarehouse Scream District | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    October 10th, 2019  |  41 mins 32 secs
    haunted attraction, haunted house, pittsburgh, pittsburgh permits, scream district, stalked by a killer, the basement, the scarehouse, zombies

    Scott Simmons and Katie Dudas from The ScareHouse Scream District are taking about the new The Basement and Stalked by a Killer attractions in the Strip District, moving away from Etna and their recent ordeal with permits in the city that have kept them from opening.

  • Lisa Middleman | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    October 3rd, 2019  |  42 mins 28 secs
    allegheny county, district attorney, lisa middleman, politics

    Independent candidate for Allegheny County District Attorny, Lisa Middleman discusses her upcoming race.

  • Jessica Benham | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    September 26th, 2019  |  42 mins 28 secs
    accessibility, autistism, lgbt, pittsburgh, politics

    This week we chat with Jessica Benham community organizer & cofounder of the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy has announced her candidacy to take on 25-year incumbent Harry Readshaw next spring.

  • Patrick Moore: Director of Andy Warhol Museum | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    September 19th, 2019  |  32 mins 59 secs
    andy warhol, art, museum, pittsburgh

    Director of Andy Warhol Museum Patrick Moore joins us to discuss the 25th anniversary celebration and upcoming exhibition: Andy Warhol: Revelation

  • Year 1 in Review | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    September 12th, 2019  |  36 mins 31 secs
    bethany ruhe, charlie deitch, newspaper, pittsburgh

    Bethany Ruhe and Charlie Deitch sit down to look at their first year in existance with the highs and lows of the year.

  • Bob Pompeani | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    September 5th, 2019  |  34 mins 53 secs
    antonio brown, ben roethlisberger, bob pompeani, pittsburgh steelers

    We talk with Bob Pompeani to preview the Pittsburgh Steelers season, Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger and more sports talk!

  • Pittsburgh Recovery Walk | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    August 29th, 2019  |  33 mins 58 secs
    addiction, pittsburgh recovery walk, recovery

    We talk with Kyle Harder, Director of Business Development at Gateway Rehab and Jessica Williams, Director of Communication at the Institue for Research, Education and Training in Addictions to discuss the Pittsburgh Recovery Walk.

  • Casa San Jose | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    August 22nd, 2019  |  42 mins 20 secs
    casa san jose, immigration, latino, mexicans, trump

    Laura Perkins joins us from Casa San Jose, a Latino Community Resource group, talking about immigration raids and the impact on our community.

  • Mairin Petrone of Pittsburgh Irish Festival | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    August 15th, 2019  |  25 mins 20 secs
    pittsburgh irish festival

    Mairin Petrone of Pittsburgh Irish Festival joins us to talk about the history and the new location for the festival.

  • Gab Bonesso | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    August 8th, 2019  |  40 mins 6 secs
    bullying, comedy, corporate comedy, gun violence, mental health, pittsburgh, shark week, sharks

    Gab Bonesso joins us to talk about her article about mental health and gun violence, her entrance into comedy, corporate comedy, love of sharks, and more!

  • Rob Rogers Returns | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    August 1st, 2019  |  43 mins 8 secs
    donald trump, editorial cartoons, kickstarter, pittsburgh, trump

    Editorial Cartoonist Rob Rogers returns to talk about the return of Brewed on Grant to the Pittsburgh Current, decisions in depicting certain characters and political figures, the current state of editorial cartoons at major newspapers, and his new Kickstarter campaign!