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A conversational take on Maryland news and culture from The Baltimore Sun newsroom.

Roughly Speaking Baltimore Sun

    • News
    • 4.8, 69 Ratings

A conversational take on Maryland news and culture from The Baltimore Sun newsroom.

    Closing out 2019 at the movies

    Closing out 2019 at the movies

    Local film critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed join columnist Dan Rodricks to review the year's best movies. (PHOTO CREDIT: Lacey Terrell/TriStar Pictures).

    • 1 hr 3 min
    A new take on the crab cake?

    A new take on the crab cake?

    Thirty years is a long, good run for any restaurant, and so attention must be paid: Saturday, Oct. 12 marks three full decades for Nancy Longo’s Pierpoint in Fells Point. It was early 1989 when Longo bought the Emma Giles Tavern, a rowhouse-barroom at 1822 Aliceanna Street, with an ambition to turn it into a restaurant serving “Maryland cuisine with a contemporary style.” As her 30th anniversary approached, Sun columnist Dan Rodricks paid a visit for the Roughly Speaking podcast and recorded a conversation with Longo in the Pierpoint kitchen.In this episode: Secrets of a great crab cake. Plus, something new: The Crab Corn Coddie, a mashup of a classic crab cake and the Baltimore coddie, with some sweet corn added for crunch. It was Dan’s idea, developed at home, and he asked Longo to bring her expertise to the evolving recipe. The chef was game to give it a try. In fact, Longo liked the concept so much she plans to put the Crab Corn Coddie on Pierpoint’s menu as a special on Wednesday evening, Oct. 23.

    • 28 min
    The Orioles' rebuild and the long road ahead

    The Orioles' rebuild and the long road ahead

    The Orioles have encouraged fans to have patience through he next few years of Baltimore baseball until the rebuild process shows results.

    • 26 min
    The Kirwan Commission and the fight over public school reform

    The Kirwan Commission and the fight over public school reform

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has voiced opposition to the ambitious Kirwan Commission proposals calling them “half baked” and “fiscally irresponsible.” With recommendations for how to pay for the plans slated to go public this month, lawmakers expect a clash between Hogan and his allies and supporters of education reform.

    • 21 min
    In Carroll County, an emotional church-state issue divides residents

    In Carroll County, an emotional church-state issue divides residents

    In Carroll County, Maryland, a years-old lawsuit that sought to bar the county’s commissioners from leading prayers at their meetings came to a dramatic close this month. But residents might not be content to let the fight end.

    • 21 min
    Saving the symphonies: The BSO's familiar plight

    Saving the symphonies: The BSO's familiar plight

    After a summer-long work stoppage and public back-and-forths with management, the BSO’s future appears more uncertain than ever.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

NRS2019 ,

Excellent

This is an interesting and lively discussion about important topics in the area. Excellent and informative-it’s def worth a listen!

Deirdre Tanton ,

Thanks, Dan Rodricks

Thanks to Dan Rodricks for Roughly Speaking.
I’ll look forward to any podcast he does and to hearing Luke Broadwater.
Thanks again,
Deirdre Tanton
(I live in Baltimore and Annapolis)

earhustling ,

Not the same

I love the Roughly Speaking podcast! At least I did until DR stepped back. I am reluctant to un-subscribe because I want to hear the episodes that he does (sporadically) but the “new” version is just not the same. The hosts are obviously very smart but it is hard to get past the “ums and ahs” that seem to make up at least a quarter of the show now. It’s choppy and the music is annoying. Sorry! I feel like maybe it would have been better to just start a new podcast with them and let the original Roughly Speaking stand...with less frequent episodes if necessary.

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