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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  • Thomas Ian Nicholas | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    July 25th, 2019  |  37 mins 7 secs
    american pie, pittsburgh, rookie of the year, wizard world

    We chat with Thomas Ian Nicholas about his upcoming appearance at Wizard World Pittsburgh, Rookie of the Year, American Pie, his band, Pittsburgh and much more!

  • Michael Silverstein from Masterchef | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    July 18th, 2019  |  40 mins 59 secs
    chef, cooking, keto diet, masterchef

    Michael Silverstein is a Pittsburgh based Keto chef who is joining us to talk about his experience on Fox tv’s MasterChef tv show.

  • Jim Krenn | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    July 11th, 2019  |  45 mins 31 secs
    comedy, impressions, jim krenn, podcasting, radio, stand up comedy, wave

    Jim Krenn talks about growing up, working for 25 years in radio with WDVE, impressions, and strip joint pizza.

  • Jerry Dickinson | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    July 3rd, 2019  |  47 mins 47 secs
    2020 congressional race, affordable housing, campaign fundraising, congressional campaign, donald trump, immigration, pennsylvania

    Jerry Dickinson joins us to talk about his 2020 Congressional race and his $100,000 in campaign fundraising.

  • Presidential Candidate Joe Sestak | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    June 27th, 2019  |  47 mins 58 secs
    congress, demecratic candidate, donald trump, joe sestak, pittsburgh, presidential candidate

    We talk with Joe Sestak, the recently announced 2020 Presidential Candidate on why he's entering the race for the White House.

  • State of the Uterus | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    June 6th, 2019  |  36 mins 40 secs
    abortion, pennsylvania, reproductive rights, rowe vs wade, women's health

    This week Sara Innamorato, Jessica Semler, and Satvika Neti join us to discuss the stat of reproductive rights in Pennsylvania and nation wide.

  • Bobby Wilson | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    May 30th, 2019  |  32 mins 21 secs
    bobby wilson, darlene harris, pittsburgh, politics, primary

    Bobby Wilson discusses his upset over Darlene Harris and his plans for the District.

  • Stewart Urist & Scot Fleming | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    May 23rd, 2019  |  31 mins 35 secs
    boom creative, carrie furnace, king lear, pittsburgh theater, quantum theatre

    This week Stewart Urist of Quantum Theatre Scot Fleming of BOOM Creative join us to talk about King Lear at the Carrie Furnace!

  • Mike Wysocki | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    May 16th, 2019  |  36 mins 12 secs

    Mike Wysocki discusses Pirates baseball and other sports news in Pittsburgh.

  • Nicolette Pawlowski | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    May 10th, 2019  |  33 mins 28 secs
    dancing, feria, latin dance, pittsburgh, sex education

    Nicolette Pawlowski joins us to talk about our upcoming Feria event with Enix Brewing and to show us some Latin dance moves Los Sabrosos Dance Co.

  • Steph Flati of Lopez | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    May 2nd, 2019  |  33 mins 53 secs
    heart punch, independent music, lopez, ox baker, pittsburgh, pro wrestling

    Steph Flati of Lopez joins us to discuss the new album "Heart Punch", the passing of Jesse Flati, pro wrestling influences, and more.

  • 3 Rivers Comicon | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    April 24th, 2019  |  41 mins 10 secs

    Jon Engel of New Dimension Comics joins us to talk about what's coming up at 3 Rivers Comicon, back issues, and Avengers: Endgame!

  • Representatives Jake Wheatley & Ed Gainey | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    April 18th, 2019  |  45 mins 21 secs
    legalize marijuana, pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania House of Representatives Jake Wheatley & Ed Gainey join us to talk about marijuana legalization in the state, reactions to the Michael Rosfeld verdict.

  • Aryanna Berringer | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    April 11th, 2019  |  43 mins 29 secs
    antwon rose, democratic party, michael rosfeld, pittsburgh

    Aryanna Berringer returns to the show to discuss diversity in the Democratic Party and her recent article about rules of engagement in relation to the Antwon Rose shooting.

  • Olivia Benson | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    March 28th, 2019  |  43 mins 29 secs
    olivia benson, pittsburgh, politics, sewickly

    We talk with Olivia Benson about her experience and thought process, obstacles and issues when considering running for higher office.

  • Day Bracey & Mike Potter | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    March 21st, 2019  |  47 mins 4 secs
    craft beer, diversity, drinking partners, fresh fest beer fest

    Day Bracey and Mike Potter join us to talk about the Fresh Fest Beer Fest, lessons from year 1, what's coming for year 2, diversity in craft brewing and we discuss the Antwon Rose trial.