Podcast archive

  • Roughly Speaking podcast: Leon Day’s long road to the Hall of Fame (episode 169)

    In this podcast:    5:32: Should Howard County establish a special fund to provide public financing of local political campaigns? It’s Question A on the general election ballot. Two proponents talk about the issue — Howard County Councilman Jon Weinstein and Maryland PIRG director Emily Scarr —...

  • Roughly Speaking podcast: Halloween special: Best of horror movie music (episode 168)

    In this podcast:    From “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” to “Stranger Things,” an appreciation of music from horror movies, television and the web with Terence Hannum, an assistant professor of art at Stevenson University, visual artist and musician who loves horror films and the music that gives...

  • Roughly Speaking podcast: To frack or not to frack? (episode 167)

    In this podcast:    Maryland’s moratorium on fracking for natural gas ends in October 2017, and, putting forth rules last month, the Hogan administration said its regulation of the industry will be the most stringent in the nation. But environmentalists and some residents of Western Maryland, where...

  • Roughly Speaking podcast: In praise of the Greek-American gyro (episode 166)

    In this podcast:    3:29: Beer aficionado Barry Hansen, Mid-Atlantic regional manager for City Brew Tours, talks about his tours of the craft breweries that have taken root in Baltimore. 7:53: Coming attractions: Film critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed have some notes to share...

  • Roughly Speaking podcast: The final awful debate (episode 165)

    Sun columnist Dan Rodricks and American culture commentator Sheri Parks talk about Wednesday night's third and final (and nasty) debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Sheri Parks is an associate dean at the University of Maryland, College Park and a regular contributor to Roughly Speaking....

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