October 14, 2021

Change: Global & Local

How do global changes affect us on the local level, and vice versa? Writer and journalist James Fallows, and the founder of FutureMap, Parag Khanna, discuss the interplay between the tectonic forces of geopolitics and the specific currents of the everyday on The Progress Network’s weekly podcast.

Listen to the podcast here.

August 31, 2021

What America’s Small Towns Tell Us About Democracy

Ten Across Founder Duke Reiter talks to veteran journalists James and Deborah Fallows, who have recently traveled the country reporting from America’s small towns to explore the nation’s growing fragmentation and how we can look beyond artificial boundaries.

Listen to the podcast here.

April 15, 2021

Our Towns, w/ Deb & James Fallows, Jeanne Jordan & Steven Ascher

James and Al welcome the minds behind HBO’s Our Towns to investigate how things are going on the ground around our country.

April 15, 2021

Seeking the Heartbeat of “Our Towns” with Deb & James Fallows

Deb and James talk with Whitney Kimball Coe about showing up and finding hope while telling the complex stories of America’s small towns.

April 13, 2021

‘Our Towns’ Filmmakers This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, we have a conversation with the filmmakers behind a new HBO documentary airing Tuesday night about life in small-town America with a stop in Charleston.

June 20, 2020

Featured on Onward On Air with Jake Soberal

In his June 18, 2020 episode, Onward on Air host Jake Soberal spoke with James Fallows, along with Michael Tubbs, Mayor of Stockon and Joe Barela, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, about their approach, response and leadership during the current crisis.

Listen to the episode here.

May 30, 2020

Featured in The Hill

In his May 27, 2020 editor’s note, The Hill’s Steve Clemons features Deborah Fallows’s recent post about the arts. The write-up accompanies his interview of National Portrait Gallery Director Kim Sajet.

Read his editor’s note and listen to the interview here.

April 27, 2020

James Fallows on NPR’s The Facing Project

The Facing Project‘s J.R. Jamison and Kelsey Timmerman interviewed James Fallows on Season 2, Episode 8’s show. The monthly podcast  seeks to strengthen communities by connecting people through stories. Listen to the podcast here.

March 28, 2020

2020 Politics War Room with James Carville and Al Hunt

In their March 26, 2020 podcast, James Carville and Al Hunt talk with Deborah and James Fallows to examine the  pandemic’s effect on small towns in America.

November 08, 2019

Deborah Fallows Featured on The Newsworthy Podcast

The Thursday, November 7, 2019 The Newsworthy podcast episode features Deb Fallows speaking on “Why American Workers are Moving to Smaller Cities.”

To listen, go to this link and advance the episode to the 8:00 minute mark.


March 30, 2019

Featured on The Diane Rehm Show

James Fallows was the featured guest on the March 29, 2019 edition of WAMU‘s The Diane Rehm Show.

Listen to the program here.

March 22, 2019

Featured on WFYI Indianapolis

James and Deborah Fallows were the featured guests on WFYI Indianapolis’No Limits” program on March 19, 2019 discussing community revitalization and how cities around Indiana are tackling the issue. Listen here.

The Fallowses are in Indiana kicking off INseparable, a two-year Indiana Humanities initiative to bring Hoosiers together across boundaries, real or imagined.

March 16, 2019

Featured on West Virginia Public Broadcasting

In her March 14, 2019 podcast with James and Deborah Fallows, West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Roxy Todd explores the sense of hope the Fallowses found for the economic future of smaller, rural communities.

When a large employer goes away, Jim Fallows said, communities need to look to a diversity of smaller initiatives, some of which will succeed. “You don’t know which bet is gonna make it,” Fallows said, “so you make lots of bets.” Listen to the podcast here.

March 02, 2019

Listen Tonight on Thacker Mountain Radio Hour

Listen Saturday evening, March 2, 2019 as James and Deborah Fallows are featured on the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour from Off Square Books in Oxford, MS.

The show will be aired on Mississippi and Alabama Public networks:

  • Mississippi: Saturday, March 2, 7pm Central, go to this link.
  • Alabama: Saturday, March 2, 9pm Central, go to this link.

February 26, 2019

Featured on Esri Podcast

Esri’s Analyst Relations Lead Crista Crum hosts this podcast during which the Fallowses detail their findings from five years of interactions with business leaders, government leaders, and educators in some of America’s most resilient communities.

Listen to the podcast here.

Esri, the world leader in spatial analytics, hosts the podcast series to profile business and technology leaders who share analysis, insights, and stories leveraging the power of location intelligence.

February 18, 2019

Featured on WITF’s Smart Talk

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WITF’s February 18th Smart Talk program features James and Deborah Fallows discussing the characteristics of successful cities.

Smart Talk, hosted by Scott LaMar, is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas. It airs live every week day at 9am and 7pm on WITF’s 89.5 and 93.3 in the central Pennsylvania region.