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The Capitol Confidential podcast is a weekly show from Times Union reporter David Lombardo that focuses on the policy, personalities and politics of New York's state government.

Capitol Confidential David Lombardo

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    • 4.9, 60 Ratings

The Capitol Confidential podcast is a weekly show from Times Union reporter David Lombardo that focuses on the policy, personalities and politics of New York's state government.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

clubberlang4 ,

Good podcast

This is a very thoughtful and thorough podcast. David Lombardo does a great job. Recently they have started doing dramatic readings of transcripts. I encourage this podcast to continue these readings. They are informative and entertaining.

Jesse Sommer ,

Exceptional Treatment of Albany Intrigue

It wasn’t my intention to devour all 7 episodes of “Tales from the Coup” in a single sitting, but that’s what happened. The genius is in Lombardo’s editing, and in his seamless narration of a complex saga that he manages to present linearly and grippingly. Bravo. Wow.

EthanH71 ,

Authoritative, informative, entertaining

David Lombardo and the Times Union team have done a marvelous job bringing this podcast alive, especially with David's 6-part special on the coup of 2009. I don't think I could have gotten a better sense of how it happened, and how it stopped, had I been standing in a hallway near the Senate chambers, or eavesdropping in the LCA newsroom. What a wonderful job David did getting everyone from Gov. Paterson on down to Diane Savino, to share the behind-the-scenes scoop. The frankness (and profanity) among some of those in the center of the storm is to die for. A true introduction to Albany politics for the outsider, and a refresher for those who were there back then. A delightfully weaved-together tale with sound bites, stories, and a clear production layout, bringing characters together. Who says state legislatures are boring? You won't, after hearing this excellent podcast! Oh and don't miss the musical stylings of Casey Seiler!

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