Dan Rodricks

Columnist

Dan Rodricks is an award-winning columnist for The Baltimore Sun, writing commentary on local, regional and national news three days a week since January 1979. He is also the host of a podcast, called Roughly Speaking, on baltimoresun.com. He is the former host of Midday, a daily talk show on WYPR, the NPR affiliate in Baltimore. Earlier, he was host of a talk show on WBAL Radio, contributed feature stories and commentary to WBAL-TV News, the NBC affiliate in Baltimore, and he produced and served as host of a live television show, "Rodricks For Breakfast," on WMAR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Baltimore. He is the winner of several national and regional journalism awards, and the author of two books.

Recent Articles

  • The official meal of Labor Day: The peppers-and-eggs sandwich

    The official meal of Labor Day: The peppers-and-eggs sandwich

    Nobody asked me, I just did it: In 2014, I declared the peppers-and-eggs sandwich the official meal of Labor Day. Why? Because where I come from, it’s a modest but delicious shift-worker’s lunch. So it’s a tribute to workers. And it’s made with a fresh ingredient from the late-summer garden. So...

  • Recalling an Oriole named Blas Monaco and his best line

    Recalling an Oriole named Blas Monaco and his best line

    When Gilbert Sandler, irrepressible teller of Baltimore tales, returned to the Sun building a couple of weeks ago to sit for a Roughly Speaking interview, there was no way to predict how the conversation would go. Sandler is 94, and it seems like he’s been writing and talking about bygone Baltimore...