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All about the cool stuff going on in Pittsburgh! There are a lot of podcasts, or PAWDcasts as you might say in Pittsburghese, but none this focused on what’s happening in Pittsburgh. Co-hosts John Chamberlin and Rachael Rennebeck talk with guests about food, entertainment, current events and, of course, Jagoffs! This weekly podcast is based on the Pittsburgh humor blog, YaJagoff.com.
 
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For generations of Pittsburghers, nothing quite quenches their thirst like Turner’s Premium Iced Tea from those iconic, bright-orange cartons. And this weekend, Turner‘s is celebrating 50 years of the “champagne of Pittsburgh” with a ParTEA at the Carrie Furnaces. City Cast Pittsburgh’s Mallory Falk and Francesca Dabecco got the tea on how Pittsbur…
 
Josh from Thrifty Whiskey joins Jon and Zack at the Whiskey Rebellion Festival (part 1). While the past couple years have been a lot of the same voices joining us, this year Jon and Zack have a whole new group of guests! Be sure to check out Thrifty Whiskey’s YouTube page for a video component to this podcast. Guest 3:24 Amy Wadas - KDKA 8:06 Shana…
 
Christopher Lasch, the late historian and social critic, can be difficult to pin down. Despite writing with startling clarity and verve, Lasch frustrates his readers' longing for clean partisan taxonomies and explicit programmatic statements. Taken up in recent years by Steve Bannon and post-liberal populists, he was, in life, a man of the left who…
 
PFT Commenter and Big Cat interviewed followed up their Aaron Rodgers interview with another QB great - Jake Plummer - and spent four hours with him on his mushroom farm. Stan Savran proposes his ideal trade to Chicago for Roquan Smith, and Billy Joel returns to the burgh!By Randy Baumann
 
Becoming a billionaire doesn’t come down to odds like the lottery—but it might be in the stars. In honor of the 103rd anniversary of Pittsburgher Andrew Carnegie's death, we take the steel tycoon's ruling planets to astrologist Maggie Negrete, aka lamamamagia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Detroit Lions Head Coach Dan Campbell is a folk hero in the making and stole the show in last night's debut episode of Hard Knocks. Mr. Wednesday Jeff Konkle has a list of mid life crises he'd like to indulge in, and Mark Madden does not see the point in keeping track of quarterbacks stats during Training Camp.…
 
For the first year since the start of the pandemic, the Pittsburgh Steelers are back at their rightful summer home in Latrobe for training camp. City Cast’s Morgan Moody and Megan Harris make the pilgrimage to talk to players and fans about the half-century long tradition at Chuck Noll Field. Fans are welcome every day at 1:55 p.m. Register for you…
 
Steve Blass gets emotional in remembering his journey as a Pirate, teenager Colin Witte's photo with Bob Nutting went viral thanks to a Pat McAfee t-shirt, Billy Gardell is all about the Steelers Defense in 2022, and moreBy Randy Baumann
 
Last year, something shady happened at the nation’s first Black brew festival, but that won’t put a damper on the bigger, better version returning this year — now in a new home at 3 Crossings in the Strip District. Barrel and Flow communications and ops director Cat Bruno shares what’s on tap all this week, plus how to get the full festival experie…
 
Summary: The Jags had to relocate at the last minute, but it's not the Jagoffs if they don't have a few hiccups thanks to Pittsburgh weather. The third stop on our People’s Gas Porch Tour inside the Q92.9 corporate offices means time to get down to business with nutrition expert Leslie Bonci, PTL meteorologist Ron Smiley, Chief Executive Officer of…
 
Some foods are just quintessentially Pittsburgh, and today the City Cast team is celebrating a summertime staple: the strawberry pretzel salad. Show contributor Rossilynne Culgan recently wrote about the classic dish for Saveur Magazine and brought along a cooler full of treats created in homage of its OG flavors, including Millie’s ice cream, Mary…
 
Mike Tomlin feels the Kenny Pickett-mania in Steelers Nation, Alex Highsmith has a double-digit sack total in mind, Larry Ogunjobi reveals which AFC North rival hates the Steelers the most, Christian Kuntz was a tailgate legend before joining the NFL, and Kenny Pickett is adjusting to the NFL practice life just fine he says. Plus, Ahkello Witherspo…
 
It’s the Friday news roundup! The show team talks about a lawsuit that could dramatically change how Pennsylvania funds its public schools; the latest on monkeypox in Allegheny County; and some new locally-filmed movies and shows worth checking out, including a reboot of the beloved baseball classic “A League of Their Own.” As always, our Friday sh…
 
Today, we're bringing back a conversation where host Morgan Moody talks candidly about her sobriety experiences with Pittsburgh author Brian Broome. Broome wrote an award-winning memoir, “Punch Me Up To The Gods,” and you can hear him talk about his writing process at the free virtual event, A Conversation About Writing, with The Cream Literary All…
 
Day Bracey and Ed Bailey preview next week's Barrel and Flow beer festival happening all over Pittsburgh, Mark Kaboly makes a case for Robert Spillane, and Billy Gardell joins us LIVE from Los Angeles.By Randy Baumann
 
Knotweed, nettle, tree of heaven, and garlic mustard — if you live in Pittsburgh, odds are you’ve been exposed to these pesky plants. But what can we do to get rid of them? And what are the ecological impacts if we succeed? Mason Heberling is the assistant curator of botany at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. He says the best solution is prevent…
 
If you missed yesterday's Yacht Rock Cruise on the Gateway Clipper, it was a blast!! Val and Mike recap a great time cruising the high seas of Pittsburgh. Plus, Gerry Dulac previews Monday's first padded practice and how that notches us one step closer to the real action.By Randy Baumann
 
Summary: Creativity is taking up space at Assemble, a community for arts and technology. The space was not short of writers, artists, singers or small business owners with big ideas including owner Nina Barbuto, M@C co-owners Kellen Campell and Shawn Allen, author Elizabeth Pagel Hogan, along with the Royce band accompanied by Ja’Sonta Roberts QUES…
 
Pittsburgh is on the forefront of a growing national trend — trying to understand and treat what doctors are calling “long covid.” If coughing and chronic fatigue still has you down more than 12 weeks after infection, UPMC’s Dr. Michael Risbano tells people to hang in there. “The vast majority of people will get better… but it’s going to mean some …
 
Matt is joined by John Huntington, author of Far-Right Vanguard, which chronicles the history of what he calls the "ultraconservative" movement, its national network, its influence on Republican Party politics, and its centrality to America's rightward turn during the second half of the twentieth century. John is a history professor at Houston Comm…
 
Dusty Slay grew up in an Alabama trailer park and has since joked his way to Nashville in front of the Grand Ole Opry audience for over twenty shows. Plus, Matt Light is back in South Side for another edition of The Dirt. Sean Collier's movie reviews, and moreBy Randy Baumann
 
It’s the Friday news roundup! Today the gang is talking about the U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania who voted against legislation for same-sex marriage, just days before celebrating his gay son’s wedding; all those new “Protect Trans Kids” signs popping up in Pittsburgh neighborhoods; and the real story behind PA’s Klondike claims. Check out lo…
 
Retired Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger clarifies his comments about a "me-first" mentality among former teammates, and why his game winning pass to Santonio Holmes in Super Bowl XLIII doesn't get enough credit. Plus, PFT Commenter is trying to give audience members millions of dollars, comedian Collin Chamberlin doesn't sees more similarities betwe…
 
Retired Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger clarified his comments about a distracting, "Me-First" attitude that has consumed NFL locker rooms and society in general. Plus, a look at his life after football, and practicing his first pitch performance at the Pirates game tomorrow night.By Randy Baumann
 
Pittsburgh might not have the most bridges in the U.S. (we debunked that claim back in a February episode), but we do have the most public staircases. One intrepid yinzer has climbed them all. Laura Zurowski, also known as Mis.Steps, takes City Cast on a field trip to one of her favorite set of steps and explains how Pittsburgh became the staircase…
 
It's the first day of football season as far as we're concerned. The Steelers will hold their first practice at St. Vincent's in front of what will probably amass to be a few thousand or so representatives of Steelers Nation. Mark Madden will not be one of them. Mr. Wednesday feels as though summer is slowly speeding by, and Steve Blass recalls his…
 
Pittsburgh’s City Council is on their version of a summer vacation. The 9-member board is on recess until August 19th and City Cast’s Megan Harris and Morgan Moody are running down what they’ve accomplished this year, plus what legislation is waiting for them when council resumes next month. The Post-Gazette has an excellent roundup of some of thes…
 
Black women in Allegheny County earn significantly less than their colleagues — the wage gap between Black women and white men here is even worse than the national average. But a new campaign is trying to change that by encouraging employers to look at existing gaps in their own companies and commit to raising wages for women of color. Rochelle Jac…
 
Summary: The Jags are in Cheswick, for the second Porch Tour, hosted by Amy Orcutt, who won a Porch Tour in 2017. Ray Petelin, Two Blondes and a Board, and The Koz Band join forces with Zachary's Mission's Patricia Vince to raise donations for the organization. Amy Orcutt: Amy Orcutt is a repeat porch winner, having hosted in 2017. Her and her frie…
 
Last year, an officer with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police alleged another officer sexually assaulted her at home after a social gathering on city property. The public safety director chose not to fire him, and the county declined to prosecute. So on her own, she found a little-used Pennsylvania law called the Protection of Victims of Sexual Violen…
 
It’s the Friday news roundup! City Cast’s Morgan Moody and Francesca Dabecco chat with roving producer Meg Dalton about how worried we should be about the BA.5 subvariant; climate advocates’ plans to shut down next week’s Congressional Baseball Game if climate change legislation doesn't pass (local Rep. Mike Doyle is coaching!); and a new way to sh…
 
Pittsburgh’s first-ever Paddlesport Weekend kicks off this Friday, so to celebrate, City Cast’s Morgan Moody and Mallory Falk are testing the waters with a first-timers kayaking lesson. They’re with Christine Iksic, owner of 3 Rivers Outdoor Company (3ROC), to learn more about how she makes the outdoors more accessible through her retail store in R…
 
It's kitten season in Pittsburgh, but cats can get pregnant any time — and at just four months old with up to five litters every year. That creates a lot of mouths to feed, and if they aren’t brought into a shelter as babies, they often end up in overpopulated, outdoor cat colonies. That’s where local rescues like Conquer the Colony step up to help…
 
Chris Owens is an Alabama standout turned Pittsburgh Steeler who comes with quite the pedigree. He was an Academic All American, a National Champion, and can play all three offensive line positions. He also knows that Najee Harris guy pretty well. LISTEN to Chris talk Mike Tomlin, battling for a roster spot, and more - right here and on YinzerCrazy…
 
Climate change is a global issue, but Pittsburgh is already feeling its effects: rising temperatures, poor air quality, extreme precipitation, flooding and drought, and even landslides. So how do we make changes on the local level? The state Department of Environmental Protection is offering local governments trainings through its Local Climate Act…
 
Summary: Picklesburgh and the pickle juice drinking contest has been a big daily dill with 10 chugging victories, and one mayor of Picklesburgh thanks to the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. What was on the blog? Heinz Field Changing Name To Acrisure Stadium NEW VIDEO: Jaggin Around With .. Squonk Opera A Picture Perfect #PeterParkers Pic As We Pre…
 
Paul Steigerwald doesn't think the Penguins got anymore physical on defense as a result of Saturday's trades and now wonders what the left side of each pairing will look like moving forward. Gerry Dulac ties in a special connection to British Open champ Cameron Smith. Bill goes back to Kennywood, and more…
 
Homestead Grays catcher Josh Gibson hit something like 800 home runs during his career, but Major League Baseball has never counted Negro League stats alongside white players of the same era. Two years ago, MLB officials promised to change that, but so far – no dice. Fifty years since Gibson’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, his great-gra…
 
Here's something fun and a little different: your beloved cohost Matt Sitman was recently interviewed by Victor Bruzzone and Matt McManus on their podcast, Plastic Pills, and the ensuing conversation — about Matt's own history, the right-wing intellectual pipeline, and the enduring and contested influence of Leo Strauss on the conservative movement…
 
The Mayor Sean Casey had breakfast with Yankees manager Aaron Boone after the Bucs 5-2 victory last week. Sean Collier reviews Jenny Slate's new live-action comedy Marcel the Shell, plus - the best songs to fall asleep to and some rock urban legends debunked.By Randy Baumann
 
It’s the Friday news roundup! By the time their new contracts expire, Penguins legends Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang will have played around 20 years together — and with the same team. It’s unprecedented in this era of professional sports. Meanwhile, inflation continues to rise, and we’re all feeling it. But there’s good news: the B…
 
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