Dobkin in the studio.

Gothamist is considering launching a podcast, so we put together a pilot episode! It's here, and we're excited to share it with you—you can listen to it right now, just press play below or subscribe on iTunes, or... however all of this works. Here's an RSS link, if that's more your style.

Here's a little bit of what you'll be hearing in this inaugural episode:

  • The first voice welcoming you in each episode (and one you'll hear throughout) is Jessica Ettinger, who you know from the Lexington Avenue line—she's the voice of the 4, 5 and 6 train!
  • Jake Dobkin brings his Ask A Native New Yorker column to the studio to discuss alternate side parking.
  • Host-at-large Amber Scorah visits with Dr. Isaac Gewirtz, Curator of The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection at the NYPL, where he discusses Jack Kerouac's obsession with fantasy baseball (a topic that Gewirtz has written about).
  • We'll be discussing New Yorkers' fantasies & fears, and in this episode Ben Yakas is in the studio discussing both of those things in regards to leaning against the subway doors.

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From Kerouac's fantasy baseball drawings that you'll be hearing about.

We welcome your feedback in the comments—what do you want to hear about in future episodes?

This Week's Host: Ben Yakas
Host-at-Large, Editor, Producer: Amber Scorah
Producer, Contributor: Jen Carlson
Sound Engineer, Theme Music: Alex Tween