From the Source is a podcast driven by Pittsburgh people and Pittsburgh stories. In season 3, we’re focusing on breaking barriers, entering new spaces, the challenges of growth and achievement. And we’re asking after all this life experience, what do you know for sure?

Hosted and narrated by PublicSource senior community correspondent Jourdan Hicks, From the Source is a compelling combination of first-person narrative, audio storytelling and community engagement. 

If you want to feel moved, informed and inspired by Pittsburgh people, this is the podcast for you. 

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Lena’s labor theory | S3, Ep. 7

Lena Chen is a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University as well as an artist and performer. Lena talks about breaking into the sex-pleasure industry; the relationship between intimacy, gender and technology; and  what needs to be updated in how…

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Nick’s community practice | S3, Ep. 6

Nick works in the North Side at the Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation’s free legal aid clinic, serving the LGBTQ+ community. Listen to what Nick has to say about how the legal system gaslights people with marginalized identities and what they…

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Terry’s pilgrimage to Pittsburgh | S3, Ep. 3

Introducing Terry Gibson: Ten years ago, religion and family pushed this Florida native to break ground in a new city he’d never visited. Listen to his description of Pittsburgh’s “unfiltered” religious identity, takeaways from his time here and his wishes…


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