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An ongoing series about gentrification, housing, race and class in urban America. Join Andru and Cornelius as they share news, opinion and conversation about the most important issue facing U.S. cities: the gap between rich and poor.This podcast is a companion to the documentary Priced Out: 15 Years… read more

40 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

EP: 40: Special Edition: Nikki Williams Returns

August 21st, 2019


Well, we are back sooner than expected.  That's because Nikki Williams, the focus of our documentary Priced Out (2017) and our first film NorthEast Passage (2002) has returned to Portland. If you saw Priced Out the …

EP: 39: Gentrification, a Rebel Alliance, and a Tale of Two Cities

July 11th, 2019


Portland, Ore. and Long Beach Calif, are similar and at the same time very different.  Portland is known as the "whitest city in America" while Long Beach has long been the country’s most diverse. The two mid-sized, …

EP 38: Cage Match: Outlawing Single-Family Housing in Portland and Across Oregon

June 20th, 2019


Listen in to our first ever Priced Out Podcast debate!  Meg Hanson is a data activist and historic preservation advocate. Michael Andersen is a Senior Researcher at Sightlines Institute. We've interviewed both of these …

EP 37: Priced Out on Oregon Public Broadcasting July 2, at 9 pm

June 7th, 2019


This is a short episode,  as we gear up for the release of an audio documentary on Long Beach, California.  Cornelius talks about the upcoming Oregon Public Broadcasting premiere of Priced Out the documentary, some …

EP: 36: Your Houseless Neighbors and Ending Homelessness

May 23rd, 2019


This episode is part of a new occasional series we're calling Getting to Know You.  Andru and Cornelius talk about the issues from their own personal …

EP: 35: Panel: “Portland’s Black Community is Actually Growing”

May 9th, 2019


This episode is a panel discussion for the Society of Applied Anthropology with podcast co-host Cornelius Swart and activist, and entrepreneur …

EP 34: The Tough Latina and the Racist Landlord: Tales from Long Beach, Calif. [occasional series]

April 25th, 2019


Cynthia Macias grew up in the black and Latino neighborhoods of Long Beach, California. It was an idyllic "hood" growing up. But as an adult, she led …

EP 33: Listener's Choice Show: What City Should We Cover Next?

April 11th, 2019


We are mid-season here at Priced Out and your hosts Andru and Cornelius what to hear what city you think we should be covering.

Andru and Cornelius …

EP 32: The Black Entrepreneur's View of Gentrification

March 28th, 2019


Stephen Green is featured in our documentary Priced Out, but not nearly enough.  Born in a suburb of Portland, Stephen moved into the heart of Oregon's black community when he started a family. An economist, venture …

Ep 31: Gypsies, Neo-Liberals, and Transylvania: Gentrifying Romania

March 14th, 2019


Cluj-Napoca is a historic city of about 300,000 residents in northeast Romania. The city is considered the unofficial capital of Transylvania and it contains the country’s largest free university.

Since the fall of …

EP 30: Panel: Light Rail, Rent Control and Displacement

February 28th, 2019


Join us for a live recording of a panel discussion about the threat by a mass transit project poses to the working class, and minority residents of Tigard, Oregon.  Tigard is a suburb immediately to the southwest of …

EP:29: Black Men Who Think Portland’s Great

February 14th, 2019


Donte Moss, T. Walker, and Brad Simmons are three young black men from North Carolina, and they think Portland is great. You don’t hear that kind of …

EP: 28: Statewide Rent Control in Oregon: Too Far or Not Far Enough?

January 31st, 2019


After a five-year struggle, [documented in part in Priced Out (the documentary)] housing activists are getting the impossible. The Oregon Legislature …

EP 27: The Language of Gentrification [Part 2]

January 17th, 2019


Welcome to Season 2 of the Priced Out Podcast.

People use a lot of different terms when referring to gentrification. What’s the differences between revitalization, gentrification and a housing crisis?  Why can't the …

EP 26: Opportunity Zones. Holiday Break. What's Ahead for Season 2

December 21st, 2018


Happy Holidays from the #PricedOut #podcast. We're wrapping up Season 1 and our first year as a podcast. It's been awesome and thank you for your …

EP 25: "There's Money in Poverty." How the Real Estate Game is Played

December 13th, 2018


On Episode 25 we interview multifamily real estate investment broker Ru Budhi. He is a Filipino-American investment agent who worked at firms like …

EP 24: Root Shock and the Emotional Impact of Gentrification

November 29th, 2018


We talk with Michelle Lewis about the emotional and psychological impacts of gentrification and displacement known as Root Shock. Lewis is a mental …

EP 23: Fighting Gentrification with Historic Preservation

November 15th, 2018


An interview with Portland data activist Megan Hanson. Hanson is a complex data analyst who works with logistics software giant Oracle. After seeing …

EP 22: "I gentrified the neighborhood." Interview with Black Realtor [Pt 2]

November 1st, 2018


We get into the weeds of neighborhood history once again with Fred Stewart, Portland's most controversial black activist. He grew up in Northeast Portland and has been a realtor in the neighborhood since the drug war …

EP 21: Vote, Stupid! Midterm Elections & Portland Housing

October 19th, 2018


This edition of the Priced Out Podcast Cornelius preaches on Abortion, the NRA and voting whether you like the results or not. The podcast endorses …

EP: 20: [Special Edition] Illegal AirBnBs Steal 1,500 Housing Units from Portland

October 11th, 2018


Illegal Airbnbs could pull up to 1,500 housing units from Portland each year despite a new city clampdown, according data from the website …

EP 19: The Language of Gentrification [pt 1]

October 5th, 2018


What does the word gentrification actually mean? Did you know in the original definition of the word, gentrification it is always bad? It's never a good thing. What is "affordable housing?" versus "public housing?" Did …

EP 18: Journalism and Behind the Scenes of Priced Out (the documentary)

October 3rd, 2018


This edition of Priced Out: The Podcast is a discussion about the journalism behind the making of Priced Out (the documentary).

Topics ranged from dealing with controversial sources, navigating government "obfuscation" …

EP 17: How a Black Realtor Sees Gentrification [pt 1]

October 3rd, 2018


Fred Stewart may be Portland's most controversial black activist. He grew up in Northeast Portland and has been a realtor in the neighborhood since …

EP 16: The Battle for Rent Control in Long Beach, Calif.

October 3rd, 2018


This week we do a stylistic turn inspired by NPR shows like This American Life in order to cover the battle to get rent control on the ballot in Long …

EP 15: Nikki Williams: Racism, Gentrification and Black Community in Dallas

October 3rd, 2018


It’s been three years since Nikki Williams wrapped up her last interview for the documentary Priced Out. At that time, she had just moved to Dallas, Texas. She was fed up with Portland, Oregon, and what she called its …

EP 14. Detroit: The fall of Capitalism, Democracy, and The Return of the Kings.

October 3rd, 2018


Detroit is like a failed state. A place where capitalism has failed for half a century and where even local democracy collapsed after the city’s …

EP 13: Gentrification Through the Eyes of a Gangster (former)

October 3rd, 2018


Today is the first part in a new series called LEFT OUT of Priced Out. We are going to cover a lot of issues, points of view, and stories that were not included in our 2017 documentary on gentrification Priced Out.

In …

EP 12: Cornelius schools the nation's realtors

October 3rd, 2018


This week on the Priced Out podcast, a live recording of Cornelius Swart at Turn On, an annual lecture series sponsored the real estate branding and marketing firm 1000 Watt. The company brings in hundreds of their real …

EP 11: St Louis is UnGentrified

October 3rd, 2018


Episode 11 of Priced Out the Podcast is about the great city of St. Louis, MO. The city is a wonderful place with great people and a lot of new …

EP 10: What is Zoning? And the Residential Infill Strategy.

October 3rd, 2018


Zoning determines what can and cannot be built on a given piece of property. It's a powerful tool that has been used to promote segregation, …

EP. 9: How do filmmaker's portray gentrifying communities?

October 3rd, 2018


This week on the Priced Out Podcast we discuss how filmmakers portray the character of a gentrifying community.

The discussion was at NW Documentary in Portland, Oregon, after the screening of a film about …

EP 8: Election and Housing MegaPod [ Part 2 ]

October 3rd, 2018


This edition of the Priced Out we have an hour-long show packed with conversations about housing and the upcoming election in Oregon.

We talk with Rachel Monahan, housing and City Hall Reporter for the Willamette Week. …

EP. 7: The Gentrification of Nashville

October 2nd, 2018


Nashville has been described as the South's New Metropolis and an "it" city.

In 2016, 100 people a day moved to this city known as the capital of the …

EP. 6: Gentrification in Boston

October 2nd, 2018


In this podcast we discuss stories of displacement, the negative health impacts inherent with displacement, Portland’s right-to-return policy, the …

EP. 5 Gentrification, Skid Row and Downtown LA

October 2nd, 2018


Join Cornelius as he has an in-depth discussion with John Malpede about gentrification in and around L.A.'s Skid Row. Malpede is the founding artistic director of the Los Angeles Poverty Department. 

In recent years …

EP. 4 : 2018 Ore. Legislature and the Housing Crisis Part 1

October 2nd, 2018


Join host Cornelius Swart for part 1of an in-depth conversation with Oregon State Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer of House District 46. They discuss upcoming …

EP 3: Priced Out The Podcast: Tulsa

October 2nd, 2018


On this episode of Priced Out: The Podcast we visit Tulsa Oklahoma the former home of co-host Andru Morgan. Tulsa has had a troubled past with race …

EP: 2 Priced Out discussion after SEI Screening

October 2nd, 2018


On this episode of Priced Out: The Podcast Andru flies solo as he shares clips from the SEI Q&A. Self Enhancement Inc screened Priced Out: The …

EP 1: Priced Out the Podcast

October 2nd, 2018


Welcome to the first episode of Priced Out: The Podcast about Gentrification. Hosted by Andru Morgan and documentary filmmaker Cornelius Swart the director of Priced Out: Gentrification in Portland, Oregon. In today's …

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