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The former newspaper reporters of WDRB.com in Louisville, Ky. take listeners inside their stories about business, criminal justice, education, government, infrastructure and more. Episodes are released every Tuesday morning.

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The former newspaper reporters of WDRB.com in Louisville, Ky. take listeners inside their stories about business, criminal justice, education, government, infrastructure and more. Episodes are released every Tuesday morning.

    A note about the future

    A note about the future

    WDRB's Chris Otts is headed to Columbia for a fellowship. What does it means for the future of this podcast? He leaves a quick note for subscribers. 

    • 2 min
    Revisiting the 'Pappygate' bourbon heist

    Revisiting the 'Pappygate' bourbon heist

    In 2013, the theft of large quantities of coveted Pappy Van Winkle and other bourbon from the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky. captured the world's attention. WDRB's Dalton Godbey discusses his recent interview with Toby Curtsinger, the alleged "ringleader" of the bourbon thefts, who pleaded guilty to charges and served a brief prison stint but still insists the story is not as cut-and-dry as it seems. Curtsinger embraces the moniker, "The Bourbon King," in Netflix's new documentary series, "Heist." 

    • 20 min
    Author Alec MacGillis on Amazon and 'winner take all' places

    Author Alec MacGillis on Amazon and 'winner take all' places

    Journalist Alec MacGillis joins the podcast to discuss his recent book, "FULFILLMENT: Winning and Losing in One-Click America," which uses Amazon as a frame to explore regional inequality in the U.S. MacGillis writes that Amazon that has three types of towns: its software development-engineering towns, its data center towns and its warehouse towns. What is the impact of these broad economic forces on 'warehouse towns' like Louisville? How is blue-collar work different now than decades ago? What are the political ramifications of growing disparities between 'hyper-prosperous' places like Washington D.C. and 'left behind' places like Baltimore?  

    • 59 min
    A year later, Kentucky still not 'caught up' on unemployment claims

    A year later, Kentucky still not 'caught up' on unemployment claims

    One year ago, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said the state would get 'caught up' on a backlog of unemployment claims. It didn't happen. Thousands of Kentuckians still struggle with this frayed social safety net. Have elected officials stop trying to improve the system? WDRB.com business reporter Chris Otts explains. 

    • 27 min
    Bozich & Crawford on the shifting landscape of college sports

    Bozich & Crawford on the shifting landscape of college sports

    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is allowing college athletes to profit on endorsement deals, autographs and other "name, image and likeness" opportunities. The Supreme Court undercuts the NCAA's business model. What does it all mean in a state where college sports is king? WDRB sports columnists Rick Bozich and Eric Crawford break it down.

    • 31 min
    What's up with that Topgolf?

    What's up with that Topgolf?

    WDRB.com's Marcus Green takes back to a simpler time, when one of the biggest controversies in Louisville centered on the plan to build a Topgolf. Three years later, Topgolf still isn't here, but it looks to be coming soon. Green explains what's going on with the much-anticipated project. 

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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Louisville in a Covid world

I’ve really enjoyed these podcasts the past few months and they are well done and informative. Thanks for making these!

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How many times can someone say right, or period?? Gil was on fire for the KSP episode! Right?

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