Podcast Intro

Welcome to The Long Play, Portland Monthly’s podcast featuring candid conversations with the city’s most interesting thinkers, makers, and characters.

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PODCAST: Lee van der Voo Unravels the Mysteries of America's Seafood Industry

Who owns our coastal riches? What does "sustainable seafood" really mean? And how can consumers net the best stuff? In her new book, The Fish Market, the Portland journalist goes deep.

11/22/2016 By Ramona DeNies

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PODCAST: Casey Jarman Talks Death, Grief, and Randy Newman

The Portlander has just published his first book, Death: An Oral History, which includes interviews with a death row warden, a scientist who advocates for "the psychedelic hospice," and his own mom.

11/07/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

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PODCAST: Behind the Scenes of Portland Monthly’s Best Restaurants Issue

Every year, we devote an issue to the city’s best new restaurants. How does the madness (and magic) happen? Our food team hashes it out.

10/24/2016 By Eat Beat Team

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PODCAST: Chloe Eudaly and Steve Novick on the Battle for Portland City Council

Two progressives fight it out for a chance to shape the city’s future.

10/17/2016 By Zach Dundas

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PODCAST: Portland Entrepreneur Chaunci King on Building a Liquor Empire

With pear-flavored vodka Miru, the native Portlander takes on the largely white, male-centric booze industry.

09/26/2016 By Eden Dawn

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PODCAST: Mike Thelin and Karen Brooks on the Madness and Inspiration behind Feast Portland

The food festival cofounder joins Portland Monthly's food critic to talk overnight lamb shipments, muse on what makes Portland chefs different, and taste-test some brisket-filled chocolate.

09/12/2016 By Karen Brooks

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PODCAST: Five Local Writers on Place, Poetry, and Old Portland

Fiction writers Margaret Malone and David Shafer are joined by poets Samiya Bashir, Anis Mojgani, and Elyse Fenton to read their work and talk about Portland as inspiration.

09/01/2016 By Fiona McCann

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PODCAST: Trail Blazer-Turned-Rapper Martell Webster Talks Basketball and Beats

On this episode of The Long Play, the one-time Trail Blazer gives the scoop on Portland-based record label EYRST, playing South by Southwest, and how basketball still runs in his blood.

08/11/2016 By Fiona McCann

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PODCAST: The Husband-and-Wife Duo of "Native Americana" Brand Ginew

Erik Brodt and Amanda Bruegl are doctors by day, fashion designers by night. They talk family heritage, the creative process, and the challenges of the Portland market.

07/25/2016 By Eden Dawn

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PODCAST: The Widmer Brothers Talk 20-Plus Years of Brewing—and Correct Your Pronunciation of "Hefe"

In 1986, Kurt and Rob Widmer dropped off their first keg of wheat beer at a small Portland bar. That Hefeweizen would go on to become one of America's most iconic brews. The brothers reminisce about how it all came to be, and tell us what might be next.

07/11/2016 By Marty Patail

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PODCAST: Chef Aaron Barnett on Ego, Offal, and the Next Big Threat for Portland Restaurants

The chef of St. Jack and La Moule has spent a decade in Portland, seeing it become a city where "kidneys sell like crack." Now he sees the restaurant world changing around him.

06/27/2016 By Ramona DeNies

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PODCAST: Darcelle and Poison Waters Swap Stories on Portland’s Evolving Drag Scene

For 49 years, Darcelle XV’s has been a haven of fun, acceptance, and feather boas. We talk to the big wigs (literally) about how it all came to pass, and what’s happening next.

06/13/2016 By Eden Dawn

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PODCAST: Courtenay Hameister on Dating and Mating in Portland

The writer and former Live Wire host logged 28 first dates in a year, all entered on her Excel spreadsheet. She dishes on the data-paved road to love.

06/01/2016 By Fiona McCann With Sika Stanton

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PODCAST: Vivian McInerny On Being Portland’s Unofficial Fashion Ambassador

The Oregonian’s pioneering fashion editor on the story behind our clothes, dressing to her mood, and spotting Beyoncé before Beyoncé was Beyoncé.

05/16/2016 By Eden Dawn

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PODCAST: Ted Wheeler On Why He Should Lead Fast-Growing Portland

Everyone says he’s the frontrunner in the race to become the city’s next mayor. So, seriously: how would Ted Wheeler, longtime local political star, guide Portland’s lightning-fast transformation?

05/02/2016 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail With Sika Stanton

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PODCAST: Sarah Iannarone Makes Her Case To Become Portland’s Mayor

She joined the race late. She’s never held office. But this passionate advocate for the city’s future argues that Portland needs a serious urbanist in its top job.

04/18/2016 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail With Sika Stanton

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PODCAST: Film Editor Kelly Lyon Dishes on Crafting Saturday Night Live Parodies

On this episode of The Long Play, the Portlander describes what it’s like to craft some of SNL’s most viral clips, from the family Thanksgiving saved by Adele to Kristen Wiig’s perfume-ad spoof.

04/04/2016 By Eden Dawn With Sika Stanton

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PODCAST: Mayoral Hopeful Jules Bailey Reveals His Vision for Portland (and Love of Star Trek)

In the debut of Portland Monthly's podcast The Long Play, the campaign's youthful upstart talks about why the city's top job should be his.

03/21/2016 By Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, and Sika Stanton