6 episodes

Join the Dive podcast every Saturday as we quickly cover the week's headlines, and then dive deeper into the big stories of the week. Host Hank Sanders sits down with the paper's staff as well as the biggest names in Portland to discuss the city and the events that change lives. The Dive podcast by Willamette Week is the best way to stay up to date with Portland's news, sports, arts, and culture.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 3.5 • 22 Ratings

Join the Dive podcast every Saturday as we quickly cover the week's headlines, and then dive deeper into the big stories of the week. Host Hank Sanders sits down with the paper's staff as well as the biggest names in Portland to discuss the city and the events that change lives. The Dive podcast by Willamette Week is the best way to stay up to date with Portland's news, sports, arts, and culture.

    Episode 6: The Communist Manifesto (With Sunit Singh)

    Episode 6: The Communist Manifesto (With Sunit Singh)

    What is Marxism? I don't know except I probably should because the labor is getting thrown around just about everywhere these days. AOC? Marxist. Bernie Sanders? Total, flaming Marxist. But are they though? University of Chicago Professor Sunit Singh helps us break down one Marx's Communist Manifesto. And let me tell you. Everything you probably thought you know about the guy and his writings? Wrong.

    • 25 min
    Episode 5: The Wave (With Todd Strasser)

    Episode 5: The Wave (With Todd Strasser)

    In this episode, we talk to world-renowned young adult author Todd Strasser about his book, The Wave. This is a story of Nazism, populist movements, and the impact of losing critical thought. This remarkable true story is one that every person should be aware of. We learn about it and break down the story. Join us. Learn more at latetoclasspodcast.com

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    • 27 min
    Episode 4: Haitian Revolution (With Professor John D. Garrigus)

    Episode 4: Haitian Revolution (With Professor John D. Garrigus)

    In this episode, we sit down with a leading Haitian history writer and professor. Garrigus teaches at UT and has devoted his career to this topic. We ask him about the biggest impacts of the Haitian Revolution. Not only that, but we also dig in deep and discuss what the hell even happened during this time. You probably didn't learn much about this in high school or college, so it's time to get educated on the biggest slave revolution in human history.

    • 17 min
    Episode 3: Articles of Confederation (With Professor Erik M. Freedman)

    Episode 3: Articles of Confederation (With Professor Erik M. Freedman)

    Erik M. Freedman is one of the leading Habeus Corpus and early Constitution professors in the country. A professor at Hofstra University, Freedman has taught courses, written books, and spoken widely about this topic. Today, we sit down with Freedman and discuss the Articles of Confederation. Why were they important? What did they do? Why did they fail? All that and more, on this Episode 3.

    • 22 min
    Episode 2: The War in Ukraine (With Ambassador Michael McFaul)

    Episode 2: The War in Ukraine (With Ambassador Michael McFaul)

    Join us as we sit down with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul. Ambassador McFaul updates us on the war that is raging right now between Russia and Ukraine. Not only do we give you a 40,000 feet analysis of the main events, but McFaul also gives you an inside scoop about discussions you won't read about in the papers. 25 minutes later and you will realize you are now an expert on one of the most cataclysmic events of the 21st century.

    • 24 min
    Episode 1: Beowulf (With Professor Robert Bjork)

    Episode 1: Beowulf (With Professor Robert Bjork)

    In this episode, Hank sits down with world-renowned professor Robert Bjork. Prof. Bjork has written some of the most widely read books and articles about Beowulf. Once Hank breaks down the major plot points of Beowulf, we then interview Bjork who helps us digest one of the most important texts ever discovered. Why should we care about Beowulf? What are the main messages that this poem contains? What are the biggest mysteries that keep us guessing about this story? 

    Become an expert on Beowulf with us in 29 minutes.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

SoupsTroups ,

I Listen Despite the Host

EDIT: The podcast is getting more sure-footed, but the host isn’t particularly precise or accurate in his wording. I’d have more confidence in the show if a more seasoned journalist were at the helm.
A behind-the-news podcast for WW is very exciting, but the podcast has some drawbacks that make it a hard listen. I get the sense that the host is a driving force behind the show itself (which is great), but I crave more gravitas and a clearer sense of the bigger picture. The tenor of the show doesn’t inspire a ton of confidence in the rigor of the publication as a whole. The guests and reporters are always well chosen and interesting.

pa5tabear ,

Great morning commute podcast - insightful but still good vibes

One of my favorites. Its topics are very relevant to me as a Portlander, and its great at sharing the right level of detail and then moving on.

Anna_pdx54 ,

Great weekly listen for Portlanders

Great way to get a quick snapshot of the week in Portland and then a deeper dive into a relevant story from local journalists. Cool to hear reporters talk through their process, what was scrapped, and get a close look at a relevant local story.

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