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Firewall

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Politics, technology and the pursuit of happiness. Twice a week, Bradley Tusk, New York-based political strategist and venture investor, covers the collision between new ideas and the real world. His operating thesis is that you can't understand tech today without understanding politics, too. Recorded at P&T Knitwear, his bookstore / podcast studio, 180 Orchard Street, New York City.

Recent Episodes

Three Ways to be a Better Mayor
APR 11, 2024
Three Ways to be a Better Mayor

Is there hope for Eric Adams' embattled administration? Bradley is joined by Nicole Gelinas, columnist for the New York Post and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, to talk about what a comeback could look like. Plus, she previews her forthcoming book about New York City's struggle to tame the automobile.

Discussed on today's episode:

The Disappearance of Mayor Adams, by Nicole Gelinas, The New York Times (March 7, 2024)

Pre-order Nicole's upcoming book, Movement: New York's Long War to Take Back Its Streets from the Car.

This episode was taped at P&T Knitwear at 180 Orchard Street — New York City’s only free podcast recording studio.

Send us an email with your thoughts on today’s episode: [email protected].

Subscribe to Bradley's weekly newsletter, follow Bradley on Linkedin + Substack, and be sure to order his debut novel, OBVIOUS IN HINDSIGHT.

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46 MIN
All the News That Was Unfit to Print
APR 4, 2024
All the News That Was Unfit to Print

The lefty weekly newspaper was once such a great business that Rupert Murdoch happily owned it and left it alone to thrive. Bradley talks to Tricia Romano, the author of "The Freaks Came Out to Write", a riveting oral history of the Voice, about the fruitful but highly fraught alliance of visionaries, provocateurs, aesthetes, outliers and cranks.

This episode was taped at P&T Knitwear at 180 Orchard Street — New York City’s only free podcast recording studio.

Send us an email with your thoughts on today’s episode: [email protected].

Subscribe to Bradley's weekly newsletter, follow Bradley on Linkedin + Substack, and be sure to order his debut novel, OBVIOUS IN HINDSIGHT

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38 MIN
The Danger of Playing It Safe
MAR 28, 2024
The Danger of Playing It Safe

Would our big cities be better off today if mayors had the guts to beg for forgiveness rather than always asking for permission? Bradley talks to New York City Council Member Justin Brannan of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn about how assertiveness fueled his unlikely rise from hard-core bands to Wall Street to politics.

This episode was taped at P&T Knitwear at 180 Orchard Street — New York City’s only free podcast recording studio.

Send us an email with your thoughts on today’s episode: [email protected].

Subscribe to Bradley's weekly newsletter, follow Bradley on Linkedin + Substack, and be sure to order his debut novel, OBVIOUS IN HINDSIGHT

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34 MIN