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VOSD Podcast: Covid’s Deadly Political Divide

This week on the VOSD Podcast, hosts Scott Lewis, Andrew Keatts and Andrea Lopez-Villafaña have a new Covid death record story, juicy City Council sound bites and your new favorite newsletter.

VOSD Podcast: The Great Gas Stove Debate

We’re cookin’ with gas! At least for now. This week on the VOSD Podcast, hosts Scott Lewis, Andrew Keatts and Andrea Lopez-Villafaña review how we got here — a time when pundits, local and national, are debating what gas stoves mean to us as a society and whether the fumes they spout are harmful to humans…

Bonus Podcast: How to Find Control While Homeless

A man named Blue made a habit of sitting on the sidewalk with his legs outstretched, taking every inch he needed to be comfortable. “Dude, you’re blocking the sidewalk,” a passerby would say. “I live here!” Blue would reply. This was Blue’s flex — his way to assert dominance while living unsheltered. Blue was member…

VOSD Podcast: Softball Star Maggie Balint Throws Heat

Maggie Balint was a star pitcher for San Diego State University last year and led the school to the Women’s World Series. She was the Mountain West pitcher of the year. In softball, at all levels, a dominant pitcher can lead a team quite far. All things equal, the team with a better pitcher is…

VOSD Podcast: Chris Cate, Out

Now-former San Diego City Councilmember Chris Cate was the last Republican elected official in City Hall. His successor, Kent Lee, serves District 6 as a Democrat, making the City Council a matching set along with fellow Dem mayor, Todd Gloria. Throughout his two terms, Cate says local leaders have become more courageous — willing to flirt…

VOSD Podcast: What Death Certificates Revealed About Covid Year Two

This week on the podcast, Voice journalists Jesse Marx and Will Huntsberry unleash an authoritative account of Covid: Year Two. Two years ago, we had to sue the county to gain access to county death records that mentioned Covid as a cause. Marx and Huntsberry led a team to analyze them to grasp the toll…


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