Episode Archive

Episode Archive

61 episodes of FAQ NYC since the first episode, which aired on August 1st, 2018.

  • Episode 27: Prosecutor's Promise: I'll Hammer Less

    March 14th, 2019  |  50 mins 44 secs

    Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez talks with Harry and Alex about his Justice 2020 action plan, and what happens when prosecutors with legal hammers stop treating people like nails. Then Alex and Victoria go in the Manhattan courts to talk about a busy week there for the Trump gang, what with his old campaign manager getting charged in a court where the president has no pardon power, while his TV lawyer — who was once our mayor, didn’t you know? — was back again to get divorced again.

  • Episode 26: The Fusion Explosion

    March 6th, 2019  |  39 mins 36 secs

    Cuomo's Democratic Party looks to blow up fusion voting, and Michael Benjamin of the New York Post joins Christina and Harry to discuss the state of the party here and nationally in the shadow of Trump. Plus Victoria and Alex go in the courts to talk about Statue of Liberty climber Patricia Okoumou.

  • Episode 25: Nefarious Reasons in a Special Election

    February 27th, 2019  |  36 mins 15 secs

    New Public Advocate-elect Jumaane Williams called Christina Greer just before the polls closed to discuss his vision for the office—and why there needs to be an investigation of how his sealed police records from a decade-old domestic dispute ended up dropping days before the election. Then Gotham Gazette Executive Editor and Max and Murphy co-host Ben Max visits the FAQ crew to break midnight breaking down the results, and what they mean for NYC and the players in its long game of political musical chairs.

  • Episode 24: Amazon's Prime Decepticon

    February 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins

    A double-sized episode with Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer explaining to Chrissy and Harry why he isn't interested in negotiating with Amazon, or serving with Ruben Diaz Jr. Plus—deep breath!—Daily Beast special Fashion Week correspondent Sarah Shears on Paris Hilton lighting her own photos, ace courts reporter Victoria Bekiempis on Chapo’s conviction, Community Voices Heard Executive Director Afua Atta-Mensah on organizing against Amazon, and Sexual Harassment Working Group members Rita Pasarell and Patricia Gunning on Albany’s historic quarter-century-in-the-making hearing on harassment.

  • Episode 23: No Access

    February 7th, 2019  |  38 mins 50 secs

    With the tragic death of Malaysia Goodson reigniting New Yorkers' fears and concerns about making it into and out of the subway tunnels, we spoke to engineer and advocate Chris Pangilinan about a system that still mostly depends on stairs — and what it's like to depend on that system when you can't use the stairs.

  • Episode 22: ICE's Courthouse Jump Offs

    January 31st, 2019  |  42 mins 42 secs

    We talk federal arrests inside state courts with Documented NY's Mazin Sidahmed and Felipe de la Hoz. Plus, state Sen. Gustavo Rivera talks with Christina about the blue new day in Albany, and Victoria Bekiempis explains to Harry why Robert de Niro's divorce is — really! — a matter of some public importance.

  • Episode 21: El Chapo's Burgundy Burn

    January 23rd, 2019  |  44 mins 20 secs

    Chrissy and Harry talk with turncoat Azi Paybarah about door knocking Peter Parker in Queens, Timesman Alan Feuer about the madness of the El Chapo trial in Brooklyn, and courts reporter Victoria Bekiempis about Harvey Weinstein's wired new legal team.

  • Episode 20: New York's Californication

    January 17th, 2019  |  45 mins 12 secs

    The state of the state is changing fast, for a change. Chris Smith joins Chrissy and Harry to discuss.

  • Episode 19: L-pocalypse Nah

    January 10th, 2019  |  47 mins 3 secs

    The governor controls the train authority that planned and warned for years that the L train tunnel would need to be shut down for repairs after Hurricane Sandy ravaged it back in 2012. Then Governor Cuomo walked through the tunnel in 2019, and emerged with a new plan averting the shutdown and a retconned origin story about that plan. Huh? MTA board member Veronica Vanterpool and transit reporter Aaron Gordon join us to make some sense of this, and, err, break down the sorry state of our public transportation system.

  • Episode 18: Our 2018 Kicker

    December 20th, 2018  |  41 mins 14 secs

    We talk De Blasio, Cuomo, NYCHA, and more in our season one and year-end kicker. Plus Alex Brook Lynn on the death of the Cornelia Street Cafe, and Victoria Bekiempis takes you in the courts.

  • Episode 17: Nazis and Street Fights in Victory City

    December 13th, 2018  |  47 mins 13 secs

    White supremacists holding rallies with fascists and anti-fascists brawling outside, and war looming. Maybe that sounds like NYC in 2018, but we're talking NYC in WWII and the years around it along with special guests John Strausbaugh, author of "Victory City: A history of New York and New Yorkers during World War II," and Ron Howell, author of "Boss of Black Brooklyn: The life and times of Bertram L. Baker."

  • Episode 16: Albany's Sex Crimes Horror Show

    December 6th, 2018  |  1 hr 3 mins

    “I’m a single woman. I don't come from wealth. How do I survive this experience so I can get a job again? In politics, your loyalty and your network is your value and taking on a member as powerful as Vito, you’re not just taking on that member—you’re taking on their entire network and everything that network has to lose and especially if your claims aren’t enough to bring them down…I started to change my own behavior just to survive.”

  • Episode 15: NYCHA's SOS

    November 29th, 2018  |  46 mins 8 secs

    Councilman Ritchie Torres and Daily News investigative reporter Greg B. Smith discuss lead, neglect, private money and public housing. Plus Gwynne Hogan goes to the Andrew Jackson houses in the Bronx to talk with Daniel Barber, the leader of the group of tenants associations suing New York City.

  • Episode 14: Ugly Optical Illusion

    November 15th, 2018  |  40 mins

    Voting in New York is a certified disaster. Michael Benjamin joins the FAQ crew to discuss why that is, and how to fix it. Plus Chirissy Greer, on her way to Georgia, breaks down the unsettled governor's race there, and much more…a including ChapAzon.

  • Episode 13: Fresh From the Election Day Coup

    November 7th, 2018  |  45 mins 5 secs

    Ben Max of Gotham Gazette sat down with us in the wee hours of Wednesday morning for a first look at the polls, and a new day in New York where fat cats just might get slapped back.

  • Episode 12: The ‘Authentically Effervescent’ Mr. Johnson

    November 1st, 2018  |  34 mins 47 secs

    🎶 Corey Johnson may be the City Council speaker, but we've got him singing in our first ever musical episode.