358 episodes

"Rhode Island's Podcast of Record!" Bill Bartholomew goes in-depth with governors, senators, presidential candidates, local elected officials, media members, academics, innovators, scientists, activists and other thought leaders in his popular podcast. With a focus on Rhode Island, the podcast also presents issues and personalities that impact a national audience.Bill Bartholomew is a musician, broadcaster and journalist. He appears as a correspondent and political analyst for Rhode Island PBS, a recurring guest host on WPRO radio, provides daily digital reporting via social media and has performed and recorded his original music in New York and globally. He has appeared on NPR, MTV, Showtime Networks, Vice and many other platforms.

The Bartholomewtown Podcast (RIpodcast.com‪)‬ Bill Bartholomew

    • News
    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

"Rhode Island's Podcast of Record!" Bill Bartholomew goes in-depth with governors, senators, presidential candidates, local elected officials, media members, academics, innovators, scientists, activists and other thought leaders in his popular podcast. With a focus on Rhode Island, the podcast also presents issues and personalities that impact a national audience.Bill Bartholomew is a musician, broadcaster and journalist. He appears as a correspondent and political analyst for Rhode Island PBS, a recurring guest host on WPRO radio, provides daily digital reporting via social media and has performed and recorded his original music in New York and globally. He has appeared on NPR, MTV, Showtime Networks, Vice and many other platforms.

    WPRO: Bill Shuts Down Anti-Mask Dr. Andrew Bostom on Radio

    WPRO: Bill Shuts Down Anti-Mask Dr. Andrew Bostom on Radio

    Bill Bartholomew received a call from Dr. Andrew Bostom while hosting on WPRO on 12.16.21.  Bostom has been calling talk shows and using Twitter to perpetuate his assertion that masks are not a valid tool in the package of instruments and concepts that have been engaged to combat Covid19 spread.
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    • 7 min
    Year in Review with Alexa Gagosz (Boston Globe), Jim Hummel (The Hummel Report) and Steve Klamkin (WPRO)

    Year in Review with Alexa Gagosz (Boston Globe), Jim Hummel (The Hummel Report) and Steve Klamkin (WPRO)

    Bill Bartholomew welcomes a reporter roundtable featuring Alexa Gagosz (Boston Globe), Jim Hummel (The Hummel Report) and Steve Klamkin (WPRO) to discuss the biggest stories of 2021
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    • 50 min
    The Year in Rhode Island Music with Dave Podsnap (Galactic Theater) and Music Journalist Rob Duguay

    The Year in Rhode Island Music with Dave Podsnap (Galactic Theater) and Music Journalist Rob Duguay

    Dave Podsnap (Galactic Theater) and music journalist Rob Duguay join Bill Bartholomew for a discussion on the year in Rhode Island music.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)

    • 33 min
    WPRO: Antonia Farzan (Providence Journal) on the Potential Closure of Rose Nulman Park

    WPRO: Antonia Farzan (Providence Journal) on the Potential Closure of Rose Nulman Park

    Antonia Farzan (Providence Journal) joined Bill Bartholomew on WPRO radio to discuss the potential closure of private oceanfront park, Rose Nulman Park, due to erosion.
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    • 15 min
    Reducing the Spread of Germs, with Envior-Master's Todd Rywalt

    Reducing the Spread of Germs, with Envior-Master's Todd Rywalt

    Bill Bartholomew welcomes Envior-Master of Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts owner Todd Rywalt for a discussion on cleaning protocol in an effort to reduce the spread of germs in homes and businesses. 
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    • 19 min
    Lylah Alphonse (Editor, Boston Globe RI)

    Lylah Alphonse (Editor, Boston Globe RI)

    Bill Bartholomew welcomes Lylah Alphonse, Editor of Boston Globe RI, for a discussion on new ideas in media, Rhode Island headlines and her backstory in journalism.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bartholomewtown?fan_landing=true)

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

T_Ravager ,

Best RI News Podcast

This is a great way to stay in tune with RI news. Episodes are short but focused; the questions to guests are great. A must-subscribe-to got informed Rhode Islanders.

Adam_adjunct ,

Best Local Analysis of News

This is a great podcast that takes the necessary deep dive into local news and politics. Bill gets the right people into the studio and he asks the right questions, but most importantly, he has a conversation. Bartholomewtown has an earnest desire to learn more about the issues, understand the sides, represent the stakeholders and have honest, open discourse with voices not often heard at length.

I feel informed. Thanks Bill.

MattyJerz ,

5 stars

Bill provides tremendous local context on every story he covers and fills an important gap in the RI media landscape.

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