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Priced Out: The Podcast

Priced Out Podcast

An ongoing series about gentrification, housing, race and class in urban America. Join Andru and Cornelius as they share news, opinion and conversation about the most important issue facing U.S. cities: the gap between rich and poor. This podcast ...Show More

29:05 | Jul 11th

Portland, Ore. and Long Beach Calif, are similar and at the same time very different.  Portland is known as the "whitest city in America" while Long Beach has long been the country’s most diverse. The two mid-sized, West Coast cities have historicall...Show More

55:23 | Jun 20th

Listen in to our first ever Priced Out Podcast debate!  Meg Hanson is a data activist and historic preservation advocate. Michael Andersen is a Senior Researcher at Sightlines Institute. We've interviewed both of these excellent folks on the show in ...Show More
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14:21 | Jun 7th

This is a short episode,  as we gear up for the release of an audio documentary on Long Beach, California.  Cornelius talks about the upcoming Oregon Public Broadcasting premiere of Priced Out the documentary, some local screenings and throws shade o...Show More

50:55 | May 23rd

This episode is part of a new occasional series we're calling Getting to Know You.  Andru and Cornelius talk about the issues from their own personal experience.  Andru was a homeless outreach worker in Tulsa for many years and Cornelius is from a pa...Show More

37:24 | May 9th

This episode is a panel discussion for the Society of Applied Anthropology with podcast co-host Cornelius Swart and activist, and entrepreneur Stephen Green. Stephen was featured in Priced Out, the documentary, and was the interviewed on a previous p...Show More

39:36 | Apr 25th

Cynthia Macias grew up in the black and Latino neighborhoods of Long Beach, California. It was an idyllic "hood" growing up. But as an adult, she led a harrowing and heartbreaking life filled with domestic violence and housing discrimination. But Cyn...Show More

24:44 | Apr 11th

We are mid-season here at Priced Out and your hosts Andru and Cornelius what to hear what city you think we should be covering. Andru and Cornelius talk about their recent travels and the gentrification that they've seen in a bunch of places includin...Show More

1:00:25 | Mar 28th

Stephen Green is featured in our documentary Priced Out, but not nearly enough.  Born in a suburb of Portland, Stephen moved into the heart of Oregon's black community when he started a family. An economist, venture capitalist and activist, Stephen h...Show More

49:41 | Mar 14th

Cluj-Napoca is a historic city of about 300,000 residents in northeast Romania. The city is considered the unofficial capital of Transylvania and it contains the country’s largest free university. Since the fall of communism in the 1990s, Romania's h...Show More

45:26 | Feb 28th

Join us for a live recording of a panel discussion about the threat by a mass transit project poses to the working class, and minority residents of Tigard, Oregon.  Tigard is a suburb immediately to the southwest of Portland. There is a large streetc...Show More

1:00:31 | Feb 14th

Donte Moss, T. Walker, and Brad Simmons are three young black men from North Carolina, and they think Portland is great. You don’t hear that kind of message too often and certainly not on this show. So, for Black History Month, we’re happy to share w...Show More

38:23 | Jan 31st

After a five-year struggle, [documented in part in Priced Out (the documentary)] housing activists are getting the impossible. The Oregon Legislature is poised to be the first in the nation to impose rent control on an entire state.  Coming on the he...Show More

37:57 | Jan 17th

Welcome to Season 2 of the Priced Out Podcast. People use a lot of different terms when referring to gentrification. What’s the differences between revitalization, gentrification and a housing crisis?  Why can't the government build affordable housin...Show More

31:20 | Dec 21st, 2018

Happy Holidays from the #PricedOut #podcast. We're wrapping up Season 1 and our first year as a podcast. It's been awesome and thank you for your support. In this conversation between Andru and Cornelius, Andru unwraps a present! Cornelius begs. Andr...Show More

42:30 | Dec 13th, 2018

On Episode 25 we interview multifamily real estate investment broker Ru Budhi. He is a Filipino-American investment agent who worked at firms like Norris Stevens during the Portland's housing crisis. He understands how apartment buildings and condos...Show More

46:00 | Nov 29th, 2018

We talk with Michelle Lewis about the emotional and psychological impacts of gentrification and displacement known as Root Shock. Lewis is a mental health counselor who works specifically with the African American community in Portland, Ore. She was ...Show More

46:25 | Nov 15th, 2018

An interview with Portland data activist Megan Hanson. Hanson is a complex data analyst who works with logistics software giant Oracle. After seeing alarming rent hikes and a wave of demolitions in her neighborhood, she started to investigate the Por...Show More

53:31 | Nov 1st, 2018

We get into the weeds of neighborhood history once again with Fred Stewart, Portland's most controversial black activist. He grew up in Northeast Portland and has been a realtor in the neighborhood since the drug war days. In this the second part of ...Show More

36:24 | Oct 19th, 2018

This edition of the Priced Out Podcast Cornelius preaches on Abortion, the NRA and voting whether you like the results or not. The podcast endorses candidates and some vitally important ballot measures before the voters next month. Special guest Kari...Show More

36:15 | Oct 11th, 2018

Illegal Airbnbs could pull up to 1,500 housing units from Portland each year despite a new city clampdown, according data from the website InsideAirbnb. Cornelius and his friend Thacher Schmid just published an investigative report in Portland Mercur...Show More

44:30 | Oct 5th, 2018

What does the word gentrification actually mean? Did you know in the original definition of the word, gentrification it is always bad? It's never a good thing. What is "affordable housing?" versus "public housing?" Did you know the terms refer to ver...Show More

55:30 | Oct 3rd, 2018

This edition of Priced Out: The Podcast is a discussion about the journalism behind the making of Priced Out (the documentary). Topics ranged from dealing with controversial sources, navigating government "obfuscation" and storylines in which both ...Show More

43:14 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Fred Stewart may be Portland's most controversial black activist. He grew up in Northeast Portland and has been a realtor in the neighborhood since the drug war days. He's twice run unsuccessfully for Portland City Council. His views are unconvention...Show More

24:00 | Oct 3rd, 2018

This week we do a stylistic turn inspired by NPR shows like This American Life in order to cover the battle to get rent control on the ballot in Long Beach, California. Many people don't know that Long Beach is the sevenths largest city in Californi...Show More

42:59 | Oct 3rd, 2018

It’s been three years since Nikki Williams wrapped up her last interview for the documentary Priced Out. At that time, she had just moved to Dallas, Texas. She was fed up with Portland, Oregon, and what she called its “color blind“ and “passive-aggre...Show More

58:43 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Detroit is like a failed state. A place where capitalism has failed for half a century and where even local democracy collapsed after the city’s government was handed over to a federal manager. Much has been written about the city’s epic slow-motion ...Show More

1:02:01 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Today is the first part in a new series called LEFT OUT of Priced Out. We are going to cover a lot of issues, points of view, and stories that were not included in our 2017 documentary on gentrification Priced Out. In Episode 13, we are going to ro...Show More

39:18 | Oct 3rd, 2018

This week on the Priced Out podcast, a live recording of Cornelius Swart at Turn On, an annual lecture series sponsored the real estate branding and marketing firm 1000 Watt. The company brings in hundreds of their real estate clients from across the...Show More

45:59 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Episode 11 of Priced Out the Podcast is about the great city of St. Louis, MO. The city is a wonderful place with great people and a lot of new potential. There is new energy and growth going on, but the city has a long and troubling past and continu...Show More

44:31 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Zoning determines what can and cannot be built on a given piece of property. It's a powerful tool that has been used to promote segregation, concentrate poverty and spur investment in neighborhoods across the country for the last 100 years. The stuf...Show More

50:53 | Oct 3rd, 2018

This week on the Priced Out Podcast we discuss how filmmakers portray the character of a gentrifying community. The discussion was at NW Documentary in Portland, Oregon, after the screening of a film about gentrification in Detroit entitled Last Da...Show More

1:02:04 | Oct 3rd, 2018

This edition of the Priced Out we have an hour-long show packed with conversations about housing and the upcoming election in Oregon. We talk with Rachel Monahan, housing and City Hall Reporter for the Willamette Week. We talk about Portland's housi...Show More

56:00 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Nashville has been described as the South's New Metropolis and an "it" city. In 2016, 100 people a day moved to this city known as the capital of the country music industry. Nashville's growth roughly parallels what has happened in Portland, Oregon...Show More

1:40:44 | Oct 2nd, 2018

In this podcast we discuss stories of displacement, the negative health impacts inherent with displacement, Portland’s right-to-return policy, the creative class and activism in Portland, and the Fair Housing Act. City Life/Vida Urbana http://www.c...Show More

30:00 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Join Cornelius as he has an in-depth discussion with John Malpede about gentrification in and around L.A.'s Skid Row. Malpede is the founding artistic director of the Los Angeles Poverty Department.  In recent years downtown LA has made a spectacular...Show More

25:01 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Join host Cornelius Swart for part 1of an in-depth conversation with Oregon State Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer of House District 46. They discuss upcoming bills to help fund affordable housing, "rent control"l vs "rent stabilization," coming to the defense...Show More

1:01:00 | Oct 2nd, 2018

On this episode of Priced Out: The Podcast we visit Tulsa Oklahoma the former home of co-host Andru Morgan. Tulsa has had a troubled past with race relations and Cornelius and Andru will discuss that history as well as the current community issues in...Show More

30:01 | Oct 2nd, 2018

On this episode of Priced Out: The Podcast Andru flies solo as he shares clips from the SEI Q&A. Self Enhancement Inc screened Priced Out: The Documentary back in February as part of their film series. We know Priced Out: The Documentary can bring up...Show More

30:29 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Welcome to the first episode of Priced Out: The Podcast about Gentrification. Hosted by Andru Morgan and documentary filmmaker Cornelius Swart the director of Priced Out: Gentrification in Portland, Oregon. In today's Podcast, we will discuss gentrif...Show More