CRB Podcast Episode 2 | Good Kids, Alt-Weeklies: An Interview with Kyle Swenson feat. Sam Allard and Eric Sandy
While Washington Post reporter Kyle Swenson (who formerly worked for Cleveland Scene) was in town promoting his new book ("Good Kids. Bad City"), we were joined by current and former Scene writers Sam Allard and Eric Sandy to discuss the importance of journalism in holding power accountable and uncovering and telling the truth in the pursuit of justice.
We also discuss their respective times working at Cleveland Scene, their involvement in starting a new wave of journalism for the publication, and the importance of alt-weeklies both in small cities and as a wake-up call to journalists who stick to the coasts, rather than taking up crucial positions in local journalism in flyover country.
The intro song for this episode is "Going to Canada" by Racket Man. You can find their music on Spotify or purchase their music on bandcamp (racketman.bandcamp.com/).
The outro for this episode is a beat graciously shared by aLive of Muamin Collective. Find their music on their website (muamincollective.com/) and listen to them on Spotify.
Show notes and relevant articles:
1. "What the Boy Saw." Kyle's article in Scene that was the precursor to the book, and played a huge role in getting Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman freed. (www.clevescene.com/cleveland/what-…ent?oid=2598138)
2. Find Sam's reporting here: www.clevescene.com/cleveland/Artic…?author=3130652. He tirelessly holds power in Cleveland accountable, and points out the absurdities that further demonstrate how poorly our city is run.
3. Eric Sandy reviewed the book for our publication. Find the review here: www.clereviewofbooks.com/home/2019/2/…ids-bad-city.
4. Purchase the book at your local bookstore or on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250120236