NewsWorks podcast: ‘Upstairs at the P&P’ offers unfiltered opinions on Philly politics

 An evening at the Pen and Pencil Club; A view from the first floor. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

An evening at the Pen and Pencil Club; A view from the first floor. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Ever wonder what political journalists talk about when they’re schmoozing after hours?  NewsWorks’ new podcast “Upstairs at the P&P” offers you some of the unvarnished opinions of local journalists. 

This podcast contains some explicit language.


Moderated by Chris Satullo, WHYY’s Vice President of News, this week’s conversation at Philadelphia’s Pen and Pencil Club includes WHYY Senior Reporter Dave Davies, Philadelphia Magazine “Citified” bloggers Patrick Kerkstra and Holly Otterbein, and Al Dia News political reporter Ana Gamboa.  This week, the gang offers thoughts on the Philadelphia mayor’s race—tackling topics like: Who’s really the front runner? “I think for Anthony Williams to lose this, he has to stumble.” – Dave Davies Why less than six weeks out from the election do we barely know who these people are? “They’re having a heck of a hard time raising any money.” – Patrick Kerkstra

And what in the world is Doug Oliver is doing here? “He is passionate, he’s energetic, I think he’s going to run for another office in the future and will definitely win.  Obviously it’s not this one.” – Holly Otterbein 

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