Investigative journalist and former Denver radio host David Sirota is getting back to his roots — or close to them, anyway.
He announced Wednesday morning that he’s launching a weekly podcast featuring “interviews with folks at the intersection of politics, business and finance.”
The news comes after a few months of uncertainty as to what Sirota would do next. Just two weeks after it was announced in late January that he would head up the left’s “answer to Breitbart,” he pulled out, writing that the ownership, True Blue Media, “does not right now have in hand the resources for the kind of independent, nonpartisan journalism I want to continue to do and that is needed to execute on the ambitious editorial strategy that we agreed on.”
The podcast doesn’t appear to have a name yet — at least not one that’s been made public — but it’s already open for subscriptions. Sirota is hoping people will be willing to pay $5 or $10 a month to subscribe.
According to the subscription page, he’s also hoping to add a newsletter.
“Each week, I’ll dive into a major economic, political or social issue, aiming to uncover truths that are deliberately obscured by the media noise machine,” he wrote. “I’ll talk to the people on the frontlines of the economic class war — from maverick lawmakers to brave whistleblowers to inside sources to courageous organizers. And best of all, I’ll bring these stories to you in ways that make impossibly complex issues easy to understand, fun to explore and empowering. My objective is to not just tell you what’s wrong — but also look at what can be done to change things.”
The first episode will include interviews with U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, “Big Short” director Adam McKay and New Yorker writer David Grann. No word yet on a release date.