June 03, 2022

INSIDE OUR TOWNS: JASON NEISES

In this episode of the Inside Our Towns podcast, Evan Sanford talks with Jason Neises, the Community Development Coordinator at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, about his role and work at the foundation, real and perceived challenges in small-town America, and the impact Community Heart & Soul has had in Iowa.

You can read more about our podcast here, and you can listen to this episode here:

May 03, 2022

Books & Writers – The Creative Process Features Deborah & James Fallows

Deb and Jim share their views on writing and life in an episode of the insightful “The Creative Process” podcast series.

Listen to the interview here.

April 25, 2022

Write America: Deborah and James Fallows

Join Alice-Byrd’s Books for the fifty-seventh episode of “Write America,” featuring Deb and Jim Fallows, as they read and discuss their works intimating how the deep divisions in the country may be healed by the quiet power of art. 

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April 25, 2022

What Makes a City Great? – BYU Radio

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
Millions of Americans move each year in search of a better house, neighborhood, job, or quality of life. Is leaving the only way to live someplace better? What would it take for an imperfect place to become your perfect match? Jim and Deb Fallows join Julie Rose to discuss what makes a city great.

Listen here.

March 09, 2022

James Fallows featured on ‘Stand Up with Pete Dominick’

Jim joins host Pete Dominick for his podcast to discuss events of the day.

The podcast features “brilliant guests daily.”

Listen to it here.

March 07, 2022

Looking at America from up high and on the ground, with Jim Fallows

On this episode of the Vital Center, Jim and podcast host Geoff Kabaservice discuss Deb and Jim’s travels across the country and why politics so often works better at the local level, even in some places hard hit by economic decline and political polarization. The veteran journalist describes “the beautiful American continent [which] is full of those moments when you think, ‘Oh, this is how it looks. This is how it works.’”

Listen to the podcast here.

February 16, 2022

Anarchism is…James Fallows’s Our Towns

In this conversation, James joins host Graham Culbertson for a discussion of the dysfunction of the federal government, its historically reactionary nature, and the way that “Our Towns” offer a grassroots alternative to that reactionary system. Plus he tries to convince James that his efforts against leaf blowers will save the world.

Listen to the podcast here.

February 10, 2022

Listen to “James & Deborah Fallows on ‘Our Towns’: a Craftsmanship Artisan Interview”

This husband-and-wife journalism team spent four years crisscrossing the United States in a small plane, visiting dozens of small towns. They saw  communities engaged in a vigorous process of economic renewal—a stunning portrait, in sum, of an America reinventing itself, literally from the ground up. 

The Craftsmanship Initiative’s founder and executive director Todd Oppenheimer, snagged Deb and Jim for a sit-down interview.

Listen to the podcast here.

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.