VisuNews Podcast – RNC, Racism and Steamed Hams

Aaron Cynic and I chat calmly about The Purge-like Republican National Convention. How there was, unsurprisingly no voices outside of the Trump cult,  the terrifying world of MAGA, and two days of weird “TRUMP’S NOT RACIST” and “TRUMP HAS BLACK FRIENDS.” Then we move on to the linguistics of “officer-involved shootings,” well-coiffed racist Richard Spencer’s…

Photojournalists on the Unite the Right Rally 3 Years on and more…

Become a Patron! This is a special crossover episode of the Visu.News and Around the Lens podcasts. We’re recording this on the third anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville that ended in the death of Heather Heyer and severe injuries to dozens more.  I’m here with a handful of photojournalists who were…

COVID-19 Behind Bars – Interview w/ Adryan Corcione & Eli Sadoff

This week on the Visu.News podcast I chat with the creators of the website tracking cases of COVID-19 in people who are incarcerated.  Around the time we recorded this interview in April, Chicago’s Cook County Jail had the highest concentration of cases of coronavirus in the US… and that’s with the majority of inmates not…

Covering the ReOpen Protests with John Rudoff

This week for Aroundthelens.com and Visu.News I spoke to photojournalist John Rudoff. John is a photojournalist who has been working in the industry for several decades covering activism, music and theater, and many foreign stories such as refugees in Greece. You can find his work at RudoffPhoto.com.

Interview with Arrested Photojournalist Michael Nigro

https://c10.patreonusercontent.com/3/eyJwIjoxfQ%3D%3D/patreon-media/p/post/28472051/3dae307f90a54d71a5e7958b036cbebe/1.mp3?token-time=1564617600&token-hash=dRjMHut6US0QZHDkYxansweT1-CWGvQLoQv-hGV2STg%3D&ext=.mp3  I’m on with photojournalist Michael Nigro, he’s covered nearly every major protest or rally you can think of – from Standing Rock to Charlottesville to… and here’s specifically why we’re having him on this week – the Extinction Rebellion protests in New York City where he was arrested. This isn’t the first time Michael…

VisuNews Podcast Ep. 30 – ARE YOU FEELING PATRIOTIC?!!?!?!

Aaron Cynic and I chat about the Washington DC patriotic shenanigans, the Trump social media summit and more. https://c10.patreonusercontent.com/3/eyJwIjoxfQ%3D%3D/patreon-media/p/post/28308908/39143e0656a34d85b77182b15ad284ee/1.mp3?token-time=1564704000&token-hash=MW4mWdlBviKVCWwADPMZfC3Kz3WVXhKY_yJ83H1Hl7c%3D&ext=.mp3Here’s some important links I think you should read: Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon’s ‘war cloud’ Robert Foster, GOP governor candidate, denies woman reporter access because of her gender Trump’s July 4 event and weekend…

Visu.News Podcast Ep. 27 – Abortion, Proud Boys and more

We’re back, don’t really have any excuses for not doing our usual every 2-week podcast except shit happens and we’re busy people (that’s a lie, Aaron’s busy and I’m a lazy SOB). This week Aaron Cynic and I discuss abortion politics, the 2020 campaign and white nationalists…. pretty sure there we talked about some other…

VisuNews Podcast Ep 26: Chicago Elections, Socialism and more

Zach D Roberts and Aaron Cynic discuss the Chicago mayoral elections and the five to six Democratic Socialists that won seats on the city council. Aaron has been covering the elections for Shadowproof.com, Third Coast Review and NationofChange.org. You can subscribe to the Visu.News at Spotify, iTunes and Podbean.