51 min

15. Bob Gatty - A life in journalism and thoughts on the state of our current media‪.‬ Epics Podcast

    • Society & Culture

Welcome back to the Epics Podcast. I started this podcast because I believe that the foundation of hate and discrimination in our world comes from a lack of understanding of those who are different from ourselves. We plan to combat that by hearing everyone's stories, that we can better understand them, be a part of creating real positive change.

This week on the 15th episode of the Epics Podcast I am joined by a fellow podcaster Bob Gatty.

Bob has a podcast called “Lean to the Left”. Bob spent a career in journalism and politics working on both sides of the isle and now works on the Lean to the Left Network is now his way of refusing retirement. The network consists of two podcasts, a blog and more that features commentary on timely topics from the perspective someone who used to be a political insider, but is now on the outside looking in. They are fact-based, they also reflect thier own perspective -- which usually means "A Little Lean to the Left."

As you might guess this episode dives a little deeper into politics than we usually do on this show, but by no means is the focus.

Bob and I spent our time reliving some of Bob’s favorite stories from his reporting career and discussing the political ties of the media as well as how the shift to opinion based media has contributed to the political division in our country.

While obviously some political views are expressed in this episode, I want to reiterate that Epics does not want to declare any sort of political alignment. We are interested in people’s stories and how they effect social issues in our world. Politics plays a part in Bob’s story and therefore it wouldn’t be appropriate to avoid it in conversation or edit it all out afterwards. I want to remain respectful of everyone and their views, as always, while acknowledging the role that they all play in their stories regardless of if we agree with them or not.

I really enjoyed my conversation with Bob, and he actually interviewed me on his show not long before this interview took place! So be sure to check that out as well.

There is so much that we can learn from Bob’s story and insight after working in the press for so long, I think he brings valuable insight into our current relationship with our media and news sources in addition to having some great stories to share!



Show Notes: EpicsPodcast.com/episodes/bobgatty



https://www.leantotheleft.net/

🎙 Lean to the Left Podcast: https://podcast.leantotheleft.net/

🎙 Alex's interview on Lean to the Left: https://podcast.leantotheleft.net/episodes/alex-wait-called-to-serve-others-179



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Welcome back to the Epics Podcast. I started this podcast because I believe that the foundation of hate and discrimination in our world comes from a lack of understanding of those who are different from ourselves. We plan to combat that by hearing everyone's stories, that we can better understand them, be a part of creating real positive change.

This week on the 15th episode of the Epics Podcast I am joined by a fellow podcaster Bob Gatty.

Bob has a podcast called “Lean to the Left”. Bob spent a career in journalism and politics working on both sides of the isle and now works on the Lean to the Left Network is now his way of refusing retirement. The network consists of two podcasts, a blog and more that features commentary on timely topics from the perspective someone who used to be a political insider, but is now on the outside looking in. They are fact-based, they also reflect thier own perspective -- which usually means "A Little Lean to the Left."

As you might guess this episode dives a little deeper into politics than we usually do on this show, but by no means is the focus.

Bob and I spent our time reliving some of Bob’s favorite stories from his reporting career and discussing the political ties of the media as well as how the shift to opinion based media has contributed to the political division in our country.

While obviously some political views are expressed in this episode, I want to reiterate that Epics does not want to declare any sort of political alignment. We are interested in people’s stories and how they effect social issues in our world. Politics plays a part in Bob’s story and therefore it wouldn’t be appropriate to avoid it in conversation or edit it all out afterwards. I want to remain respectful of everyone and their views, as always, while acknowledging the role that they all play in their stories regardless of if we agree with them or not.

I really enjoyed my conversation with Bob, and he actually interviewed me on his show not long before this interview took place! So be sure to check that out as well.

There is so much that we can learn from Bob’s story and insight after working in the press for so long, I think he brings valuable insight into our current relationship with our media and news sources in addition to having some great stories to share!



Show Notes: EpicsPodcast.com/episodes/bobgatty



https://www.leantotheleft.net/

🎙 Lean to the Left Podcast: https://podcast.leantotheleft.net/

🎙 Alex's interview on Lean to the Left: https://podcast.leantotheleft.net/episodes/alex-wait-called-to-serve-others-179



🎙 EpicsPodcast.com

🎙 EpicsProductions.com

🎙 SHPE Out Loud Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shpe-out-loud-leading-hispanics-in-stem/id1640180728

Patreon: Patreon.com/EpicsPod

 Join Podcasts with Purpose Newsletter: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/60d0ce05a462d91c1971b4dc

IG @EpicsPod : Instagram.com/EpicsPod

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YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ4cBEb5rBzcDisJybOO-oA

Twitter @EpicsPod : https://twitter.com/EpicsPod

TikTok @EpicsPod: https://www.tiktok.com/@epicspod?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc


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51 min

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