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Ben Max, left, of Gotham Gazette, and Jarrett Murphy, right, of City Limits


"Max & Murphy" is a podcast hosted by Ben Max of Gotham Gazette and Jarrett Murphy of City Limits that began in 2016 as a brief discussion on the latest in housing policy but quickly expanded to lengthier discussions of a wide variety of political and policy issues, including interviews with candidates for office, elected and appointed government officials, advocates and other experts. In 2017 the show was an important stop for candidates for top city offices and in 2018 for candidates for state offices. Also in 2018, the podcast was picked up by WBAI radio, where the show initially airs on Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. Portions or full episodes of the show are then posted to the podcast streams, and to the Gotham Gazette and City Limits websites. 

Find episodes through the links below, or find "Max & Murphy" wherever you get your podcasts: iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, etc. Find it and subscribe!

And tune in for the latest Max & Murphy on WBAI radio, 99.5FM or streaming at wbai.org on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Have feedback? Find us on Twitter @TweetBenMax and @jarrettmurphy.

joe borelli wbai400 The Future of the Republican Party in New York, with City Council Member Joe Borelli — August 14, 2019
 
gov cuomo tour wbai 400px Reentry Programming, State Prison and Parole Policy - with Liz Gaynes of Osborne Association— August 7, 2019
 
Senator Michael Gianaris Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris on Gun Control, Queens Politics & More — August 7, 2019
 
Planning for the City's Future with Brad Lander Planning for the City's Future — July 31, 2019
 
A 'Mass Shooting' in Brownsville & the Community Response, with Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel A 'Mass Shooting' in Brownsville & the Community Response, with Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel — July 31, 2019
 
Council Member Donovan Richards City Council Public Safety Chair on NYPD Accountability - with Council Member Donovan Richards — July 24, 2019
 
Council Member Justin Brannan Examining the City's Resiliency Planning & Emergency Preparedness - with Council Member Justin Brannan — July 24, 2019
 
162 replace rikers City Plan to Replace Rikers Island Jails Moves Ahead — July 17, 2019
 
163 spker cojo Transit Organizing & the Future of the MTA — July 17, 2019
 
eric officers councilcall400 The Police Reform Movement is Focused on NYPD Officer Accountability — July 10, 2019
 
the Queens District Attorney Primary Heads to Recount The Queens District Attorney Primary Heads to Recount — July 10, 2019
 
mryie krueger wbai 400px State Senators Liz Krueger & Zellnor Myrie on the Year in Albany — June 26, 2019
 
caban katz 400 Analyzing Queens District Attorney Primary Results — June 26, 2019
 
qns da 400 Breaking Down the Queens District Attorney Race — June 19, 2019
 
climate landmark 400px Landmark Climate Legislation in Albany — June 19, 2019
 
bbp eric adams wbai 400 Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams — June 12, 2019
gov cuomo albany mxm wbai Dissecting Dynamics in Albany — June 12, 2019
mayors vz redesign1 Is Vision Zero Stalled? — June 5, 2019
 
Lessons from London for How to Fix NYCHA Lessons from London for How to Fix NYCHA — May 29, 2019
 
NYCHA Interim CEO Kathryn Garcia NYCHA Interim CEO Kathryn Garcia — May 29, 2019
 
cm carlos menacha 2 wbai 400 Pressing Immigration Issues, with City Council Member Carlos Menchaca — May 7, 2019
 
mayor bdb gop tax ph 400 Should De Blasio Run for President? — May 7, 2019
 
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer — May 1, 2019
 
may b d blasio first ferry The 2019 City Charter Commission Narrows Its Focus - with Commission Chair Gail Benjamin & Carol Kellermann — April 24, 2019
 
Senator Jessica Ramos on the Adopted State Budget & Upcoming Albany Agenda Senator Jessica Ramos on the Adopted State Budget & Upcoming Albany Agenda — April 17, 2019
 
The City Council Takes on Climate Change, with Council Member Costa Constantinides The City Council Takes on Climate Change, with Council Member Costa Constantinides — April 17, 2019
 
lead emil cohen City Council Speaker Corey JohnsonCity Council Speaker Corey Johnson — April 10, 2019
 
cuomo 400 2 State Budget Takeaways — April 3, 2019
 
mckee ricci 400 The Debate Over Rent Regulations — April 3, 2019
 
ruben diaz jr 400 Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. — March 27, 2019
 
elena conte 400 Should the City Develop a Comprehensive Plan? with Elena Conte of Pratt Center — March 27, 2019
 
nassau county executive laura curran 400 Concerns About Marijuana Legalization, with Nassau County Executive Laura Curran — March 20, 2019
 
assemblymember richard gottfried 400 Getting to Yes on Marijuana Legalization, with Assemblymember Richard Gottfried — March 20, 2019
 
tina luongo 400 The Push for Criminal Justice Reform, with Tina Luongo of Legal Aid Society— March 13, 2019
 
tom dinapoli 400 Comptroller Tom DiNapoli on the State Budget — March 13, 2019
 
dav carlucci senate400 State Senator David Carlucci — March 6, 2019
 
speaker co jo 400px Should the City Run the Subways? — March 6, 2019
 
reb katz 400px De Blasio's Presidential Ambition & the 2020 Democratic Field — February 27, 2019
 
pa jwilliams400 Public Advocate-Elect Jumaane Williams — February 27, 2019
 
yd rod 400px Public Advocate Candidate Ydanis Rodriguez — February 20, 2019
 
ju williams 400px Public Advocate Candidate Jumaane Williams — February 20, 2019
 
rita pasarell wbai 400 A Hearing on Sexual Harassment in Albany — February 13, 2019
 
Max & Murphy Podcast: Public Advocate Candidate Melissa Mark-Viverito Public Advocate Candidate Melissa Mark-Viverito — February 13, 2019
 
The Future of NYCHA with City Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel The Future of NYCHA with City Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel — February 7, 2019
 
State Senator Alessandra Biaggi State Senator Alessandra Biaggi — February 7, 2019
 
jrich 400px Public Advocate Candidate Jared Rich — January 30, 2019
 
byee 400px Public Advocate Candidate Ben Yee — January 30, 2019
 
Public Advocate Candidate Nomiki Konst Public Advocate Candidate Nomiki Konst — January 23, 2019
 
Max & Murphy Podcast: Public Advocate Candidate Ron Kim Public Advocate Candidate Ron Kim — January 23, 2019
 
dawn smalls 400 Public Advocate Candidate Dawn Smalls — January 16, 2019
 
danny odonnell 400b Public Advocate Candidate Danny O'Donnell — January 16, 2019
 
michael blake 400px Public Advocate Candidate Michael Blake — January 16, 2019
 
Max & Murphy Podcast: Public Advocate Candidate Eric Ulrich Public Advocate Candidate Eric Ulrich — January 9, 2019
 
Gov Andrew Cuomo 2019 agenda 100 days Should Andrew Cuomo Run for President? — January 02, 2019
 
rafael espinal 1 2 wbai 400 Public Advocate Candidate Rafael Espinal — January 02, 2019
 
mxm logo 400px Top Stories of 2018 & What to Watch in 2019 — Decemeber 26, 2019
 
wbai 12 19 kathy hochul 400 Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul on 2019 Priorities — Decemeber 19, 2018
 
wbai 12 19 scott stringer 400 Comptroller Scott Stringer — Decemeber 19, 2018
 
Gustavo Rivera and Bill Hammond Will Single-Payer Health Care Come to New York? — Decemeber 12, 2018
 
wbai hirsh jw 400b De Blasio Finishes Year 5 & The Push for 'Fair Elections for New York' — Decemeber 5, 2018
 
gr mp 400px Homelessness & Affordable Housing Development — November 28, 2018
 
Max & Murphy Podcast: Congestion Pricing & the MTA in 2019 Congestion Pricing & the MTA in 2019 — November 21, 2018
 
latrice walker wbai 400 Bail Reform with Assemblymember Latrice Walker — November 14, 2018
 
asc andreastewartcousinswbai 400 Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins — November 14, 2018
 
Analyzing 2018 Election Results & Looking Ahead to 2019, with Alyssa Katz of The Daily News Analyzing 2018 Election Results & Looking Ahead to 2019, with Alyssa Katz of The Daily News — November 7, 2018
 
Election Day Live Show with Special Guests including Jumaane Williams & Errol Louis Election Day Live Show with Special Guests including Jumaane Williams & Errol Louis — November 6, 2018
 
voting line in brooklyn 'Minor Party' Candidates for Comptroller & Attorney General — October 31, 2018
 
Cuomo-Molinaro Debate Analysis Cuomo-Molinaro Debate Analysis — October 23, 2018
 
U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan — October 23, 2018
 
Michael Gianaris Thomas Doherty WBAI Battle for Control of the State Senate — October 10, 2018
 
larry sharpe wbai 400 Larry Sharpe, Libertarian nominee for Governor — October 10, 2018
 
keith wofford wbai 400 2 Republican Attorney General Nominee Keith Wofford — October 10, 2018
 
tom dinapoli 400 Comptroller Tom DiNapoli — October 3, 2018
 
john trichter 130 Jonathan Trichter, Republican nominee for Comptroller — October 3, 2018
 
stephanie miner 400px Stephanie Miner, Serve America Movement Nominee for Governor — September 26, 2018
 
Howie Hawkins, Green Party Nominee for Governor Howie Hawkins, Green Party Nominee for Governor — September 26, 2018
 
marc molinaro pod400 Marc Molinaro, Republican Nominee for Governor — September 19, 2018
 
rebecca katz 400 Primary Post-Mortem with Top Cynthia Nixon Strategist — September 19, 2018
 
primary day sept 400 Primary Day Is Here — September 12, 2018
 
Final Days of the Lieutenant Governor Primary between Kathy Hochul & Jumaane Williams Final Days of the Lieutenant Governor Primary between Kathy Hochul & Jumaane Williams — September 5, 2018
 
Intense Queens Senate Primary Centers on Delivering for Immigrant Communities, with Jessica Ramos & State Senator Jose Peralta Intense Queens Senate Primary Centers on Delivering for Immigrant Communities, with Jessica Ramos & State Senator Jose Peralta — August 30, 2018
 
christine greer 400 Race & Politics in Ten Years Since Obama's Nomination — August 22, 2018
 
mara gay 400 Preparing for Primary Day — August 22, 2018
 
myrie hamilton 400 Central Brooklyn Senate Primary Tests IDC Awareness (with Zellnor Myrie and Senator Jesse Hamilton) — August 15, 2018
 
Queens State Senate Rematch Features Different Kinds of Democrats
(with Senator Tony Avella and challenger John Liu) Queens State Senate Rematch Features Different Kinds of Democrats (with Senator Tony Avella and challenger John Liu) — August 8, 2018
 
Attorney General Candidate Sean Patrick Maloney Attorney General Candidate Sean Patrick Maloney — August 8, 2018
 
marisol alcantara robert jackson state 400 Manhattan State Senate Rematch Centered on Breakaway Democrats — August 1, 2018
 
leecia eve 400px Attorney General Candidate Leecia Eve — July 25, 2018
 
tish james 400px Letitia James & the Attorney General Primary — July 18, 2018
 
zephyr teachout 400 Attorney General Candidate Zephyr Teachout — July 9, 2018
 
rosenthal holtzman pod 400 The Long Fight for New City Sexual Harassment Laws — June 25, 2018
 
gelinas 477 A New Era at The MTA? with Nicole Gelinas — June 21, 2018
 
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul — June 14, 2018
 
fortune society reps for 400 Criminal Justice Reform in New York — June 5, 2018
 
Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins — June 1, 2018
 
mxm logo 400px State Party Conventions & Nominations — May 25, 2018
 
pod steph miner 400 163 Stephanie Miner — May 15, 2018
 
joe borelli podcast map 400 City Council Member Joe Borelli — May 7, 2018
 
eric adams m m pod 400px Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams — May 1, 2018
 
Stanley fritz citizen action 400px Political Purity Tests in New York — April 25, 2018
 
susan lerner cc ny 400px Reforming Special Elections & More in Albany — April 17, 2018
 
suing nycha 400 Suing NYCHA — April 10, 2018
 
Marc Molinaro Launches Campaign for Governor Molinaro Launches Campaign for Governor — April 2, 2018
 
Chirlane McCray First Lady Chirlane McCray — March 26, 2018
 
michelle de la uz 400 City Planning Commissioner Michelle de la Uz — March 19, 2018
 
ross barkan senate A Journalist Runs for State Senate — March 13, 2018
 
De Blasio's Progress Fighting Homelessness De Blasio's Progress Fighting Homelessness — March 5, 2018
 
ramos jackson podcast IDC Challengers Robert Jackson & Jessica Ramos — February 26, 2018
 
Jumaane Williams Lieutenant Governor Candidate Jumaane Williams — February 23, 2018
 
feb14 podcast Analyzing De Blasio's State of the City Address — February 14, 2018
 
Deconstructing De Blasio's Visit to Albany Deconstructing De Blasio's Visit to Albany — January 30, 2018
 
bdb mayor hearing 400px De Blasio's 2nd Term Focus on Education — January 30, 2018
 
alex matthiessen move ny 400 Congestion Pricing with Alex Matthiessen of Move New York — January 22, 2018
 
ritchie torres 400px City Council Member Ritchie Torres on The New Council & His New Role — January 17, 2018
 
rivera brannan 400x167 New City Council Members Justin Brannan & Carlina Rivera — January 10, 2018
 
bdb400px Big Political News to Start 2018 — January 3, 2018
 
melissa mark viverito alatriste podium400 City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito — December 15, 2017
 
eric koch 400 Eric Koch, former City Council communications director — December 15, 2017
 
Shola Olayote NYCHA CEO Shola Olatoye — December 7, 2017
 
liz crowley podcast 400 City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley — December 5, 2017
 
bill de blasio 2nd term 400px Previewing de Blasio's 2nd term — November 27, 2017
 
bdb voting sign in 400 Analyzing the 2017 Election Results — November 9, 2017
 
mayor bdb 400 10 Things to Think About on Election Day — November 7, 2017
 
mayoral candidates 400 Resetting the Mayoral Race after the Final Debate — November 3, 2017
 
3 mayors stream Akeem Browder, Aaron Commey & Mike Tolkin are Running for Mayor — October 23, 2017
 
brigid at debate nyc votesstream Analyzing the Public Advocate & Comptroller Debates — October 19, 2017
 
debate stage400 Analyzing the First General Election Mayoral Debate — October 11, 2017
 
tish james400 Public Advocate Letitia James — October 2, 2017
 
Michel faulkner Comptroller candidate Michel Faulkner — September 29, 2017
 
jcpolanco 400 Public Advocate Candidate JC Polanco — September 18, 2017
 
gifford miller city council 400px Gifford Miller, former Speaker of the City Council and mayoral candidate — September 11, 2017
 
brigid bergin and ben max400px Brigid Bergin of WNYC radio — September 5, 2017
 
Joseph Viteritti De Blasio Author Joseph Viteritti — August 30, 2017
 
Public advocate Candidate David Eisenbach Public advocate Candidate David Eisenbach — August 28, 2017
 
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Dr. Christina Greer and Alexis Grenell Representative vs. Substantive Representation, with Dr. Christina Greer and Alexis Grenell — August 15, 2017
 
max murphy katz fullington res The Mayoral Race with Top Political Strategists — July 31, 2017
 
bo dietl Mayoral Candidate Bo Dietl — July 24, 2017
 
nicole malliotakis Republican Mayoral Candidate Nicole Malliotaki — July 13, 2017
 
eric phillips Eric Phillips, press secretary to Mayor Bill de Blasio — July 5, 2017
 
sal albanese Democratic Mayoral Candidate Sal Albanese — June 26, 2017
 
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Republican Mayoral Candidate Paul Massey — June 19, 2017 (note: Paul Massey dropped out of the mayoral race on June 28, though the episode is still worth listening to)

 
bob gangi Democratic Mayoral Candidate Bob Gangi — June 12, 2017
 
mxm logo 400px Election Season is Here! — June 1, 2017
 


A variety of earlier episodes of the Max & Murphy Podcast, through the archive, often focused on New York housing policy and politics — see all episodes from the start February 12, 2016 to May 25, 2017