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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  • Derek Minto | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    March 14th, 2019  |  42 mins 16 secs
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    Derek Minto joins us talking about the Burning Bridges Festival, self image, turning to comedy, Chris Farley and more.

  • Marc Masterson of City Theatre | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    March 7th, 2019  |  28 mins 12 secs
    city theatre, pittsburgh, the burdens, the roomate, theater

    Marc Masterson of the City Theatre joins us to talk about “The Roomate” and upcoming “The Burdens”, his time away from Pittsburgh working for a theater company in California, spending time in an AirStream Trailer fly fishing, Texas, Louisville, and ending his career here in Pittsburgh.

  • Patrick Jordan of Barebones Productions | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    February 28th, 2019  |  45 mins 19 secs
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    Patrick Jordan of Barebones Productions discusses his newest show, The Legend of Georgia McBride, the evolution of their production company, their space in Braddock and more!

  • Bethany Hallam | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    February 21st, 2019  |  43 mins 26 secs
    addiction, bethany hallam, opioids, pittsburgh, politics

    Bethany Hallam is the a Demacratic Candidate for Allegheny County Council, At Large, and sits down with us this week to discuss her history with opioid addiction, jail reform, the state of city council, fracking and the environment.

  • Black Bottom Music Festival | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    February 14th, 2019  |  36 mins
    black bottom film festival, black film, pittsburgh, row house cinema

    Cydney Nunn and Joseph Lewis of the August Wilson Cultural Center discuss Black Bottom Music Festival in associate with Row House Cinema.

  • Adult Film Star Michele James | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    February 7th, 2019  |  44 mins 59 secs
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    Adult Film Star Michele James joins Pittsburgh Current Podcast to talk about getting started with ManyVids, what her career does for her sex life, meeting fans, and leaving the porn industry a better place.

  • Pittsburgh Musical Theater's "In the Heights" | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    January 31st, 2019  |  32 mins 37 secs
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    Colleen Doyno, Executive Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Musical Theater and Brady Patsy, currently appearing in PMT's production of "In the Heights".

  • Chelsa Wagner - Allegheny County Controller | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    January 24th, 2019  |  32 mins 52 secs
    healthcare, highmark, pittsburgh, upmc

    Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner discusses the UPMC and Highmark “divorce” and what can still be done, her candidacy for a third term, and more.

  • U.S. Representative Mike Doyle | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    January 10th, 2019  |  28 mins 59 secs
    boarder security, donald trump, mike doyle, net neutrality, online privacy, politics, terms of service, the wall

    US Representative Mike Doyle joins us for a discussion about the 2019 Government Shutdown, the facts behind the wall and border security, and his work with net neutrality and online privacy in the coming session.

  • Year in Review | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    December 20th, 2018  |  41 mins 27 secs
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    Charlie Deitch and Bethany Ruhe are ending the year with a year in review and a look at the first few months of Pittsburgh Current.

  • F. Dok Harris | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    December 13th, 2018  |  20 mins 6 secs
    christmas, lawyer, lgbtq, pittsburgh, pittsburgh steelers, super donut

    We talk with F. Dok Harris about Christmas on Mexican War Streets and the LGBTQ Giving Guide.

  • Sue Kerr | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    December 6th, 2018  |  44 mins 14 secs
    la chargers, lgbtq, pittsburgh, pittsburgh current, pittsburgh steelers, sue kerr

    Pittsburgh Current Podcast welcomes LGBTQ columnist Sue Kerr to the show to discuss her LGBTQ Gift Guide, as well as follow up with the latest breaking story from the Pittsburgh Steelers game where a Chargers fan was photographed being choked by another fan.

  • KSWA Owner Bobby O | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    November 29th, 2018  |  49 mins 12 secs
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    Bobby O from the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance joins us to talk about KSWA Fan Fest and Toy Drive December 1 at Spirit Lounge featuring NWA Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis.

  • Brian Metzer and the State of Pittsburgh Pengiuns | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    November 21st, 2018  |  55 mins 42 secs
    lemieux foundation, mario lemieux, pittsburgh penguins, pittsburgh steelers

    Brian’s recent article about the Lemieux Foundation and Mario Lemieux’s impact on Pittsburgh, what happened to the gold tournament, the current state of the floundering Pittsburgh Penguins, and the state of the NFL from the Browns, the Kansas City Chiefs, and can we forgive Ben Roethlisberger?

  • Reginald Douglas | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    November 15th, 2018  |  37 mins 9 secs
    city theatre, pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh Current Podcast welcomes Reginald Douglas, the current directer of Pipeline at City Theatre.

  • Day Bracey | Pittsburgh Current Podcast

    November 8th, 2018  |  56 mins 15 secs

    Contributing writer Day Bracey of Drinking Partners Podcast talks with us about politics, being pulled over by the cops, immigration and opportunity, changing the face of craft beer, Fresh Fest, and more!