Oregon Public Broadcasting
is gettin' cultural this holiday season with the debut of its hourlong radio show The Speakeasy
, which sounds a little like a This American Life
devoted to Portland music, food, sports, art and “urban exploring.” “We [wanted] to create a show devoted to all the reasons why people live in this corner of the world in the first place,” says Speakeasy
producer and journalist Aaron Scott
, who created the show with OPB host David Miller
If the pilot—which includes footage of sound artist Ethan Rose
animating City Hall, a cyclocross
“sonic postcard,” a careening interview with actor Wade McCollum
and even a “Secret Portland” love letter to Korean grocer H-Mart
me, Kelly Clarke—is well-received, the plan is to continue the show as a weekly OPB offering or “semi-regular special.”
The pilot debuted last Saturday and will be rebroadcast at 8 pm this Wednesday night.
to stream or download the full episode.