Valley Advocate Podcast

Valley Advocate Podcast

By Valley Advocate
News, politics, arts, and more in Western Massachusetts, produced by the Valley Advocate.
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Valley Advocate Podcast - Chris Goudreau on Valley residents traveling to the border
 Chris Goudreau, associate editor of the Valley Advocate, speaks with editor Dave Eisenstadter about his recent cover story, "From the Valley to the Border: Sickening news on the treatment of migrants inspiring locals to travel down to help." Hear how he developed the story, speaking to members of Serving Asylum Seekers, Team Brownsville, and Grannies Respond, and what local residents will be doing at the Mexican border. 
18:54
July 15, 2019
Bizarro Briefs: A popular Japanese poop museum, a late-night pizza walker, and waking up at your own funeral (July 9)
Valley Advocate editor Dave Eisenstadter and Hits 94.3 DJ Trumpy talk about the weird news of the week. Bizarro Briefs this week can be read at  https://valleyadvocate.com/2019/07/10/bizarro-briefs-do-starfish-have-butts/.
14:30
July 11, 2019
Q&A - Springfield rapper Championxiii
Advocate intern Jonathan Kermah sits down with Springfield rapper Championxiii to discuss his overnight internet fame, the app Tick Tock, and his hit single "Becky." Stream Championxiii's most recent project Champion Status on all music streaming platforms, and follow him on Instagram and Tick Tock. Follow us on Twitter @ValleyAdvocate @Jkermah98
21:31
July 11, 2019
Valley Advocate Podcast - Jennifer Levesque on abortion and guns
Jennifer Levesque, the Valley Advocate's art director, also writes columns for us. Recently, she wrote two hard-hitting pieces: one about her personal experience with abortion, and the other about gun violence response programs at her son's school. Advocate editor Dave Eisenstadter speaks with her about the experiences behind those two columns.
17:28
July 1, 2019
Bizarro Briefs: Weird news from 06/25/19
Dave and Trumpy go over weird news stories about Bill Cosby prison lectures, a tornado of poop, and 'take your daughter to your crime spree day.'
15:39
June 26, 2019
Valley Advocate Podcast - Lauren Simonds
Lauren Simonds recently wrote a cover story for the Advocate, "An Old Stoner's Guide to Modern Cannabis." Here she sits down with editor Dave Eisenstadter on what research for the story was like, and also lamenting the time when stoners knew how to build their own bongs and rather than plugging their vape pens into their USB ports. 
18:55
June 24, 2019
Valley Advocate Podcast - David Daley
Author of the book  "Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy," David Daley has also served as the editor of Salon.com. He now calls the Valley home and has written several pieces looking closely at the campaign finances of Congressman Richard Neal of Springfield.
20:12
June 17, 2019
Bizarro Briefs - Avocado grenades, salad frosting, and a styrofoam cake (June 11)
Editor Dave Eisenstadter and Trumpy from Hits 94.3 talk about the week's most bizarre news stories. This week's stories include a failed theft with a blow torch, Kraft's salad frosting for kids, and much more. Email your bizzaro news stories to deisen@valleyadvocate.com Follow us on Twitter @ValleyAdvocate @DaveEisen @TrumpyOnAir
14:57
June 14, 2019
Bizarro Briefs - Dirty sky writing, a naughty principal, and a 911 fail (June 4)
Editor Dave Eisenstadter and Trumpy from Hits 94.3 talk about the week's most bizarre news stories. This week's stories include genitalia in the sky, pigs in the car, and much more. Email your bizzaro news stories to deisen@valleyadvocate.com Follow us on Twitter @ValleyAdvocate @DaveEisen @TrumpyOnAir
12:31
June 14, 2019
Valley Advocate Podcast: Cannabis dosing and gardening
Cannabis expert Karima Rizk talks with editor Dave Eisenstadter about two of her most recent stories with the Valley Advocate, one about her own cannabis growing experience and the other about finding your perfect dose of marijuana. Follow us on Twitter @Valleyadvocate @DaveEisen 
21:07
June 14, 2019
Q&A - Amherst rapper Big Sav
Advocate Intern Jonathan Kermah sits down with Amherst rapper Big Sav to discuss how he turned his pain and probation into music.  For more of Big Sav's music, follow him on Soundcloud, or watch his music videos on YouTube. Follow us on Twitter @ValleyAdvocate @jkermah98
14:43
June 13, 2019
Valley Advocate Podcast: Holyoke's Care Center and trash buster John Coughlin
Writer Maureen O'Reilly talks with editor Dave Eisenstadter about her Advocate cover stories on the Care Center's college programs for non-traditional students and her interview with litter foe John Coughlin.  Follow us on Twitter @Valleyadvocate @DaveEisen 
15:05
June 3, 2019
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