May 4 • 1HR 16M

San Francisco sucks: Leighton Woodhouse on addiction, crime, and the Twitter files

On the podcast, I speak with journalist, documentary filmmaker, and co-founder of Public, Leighton Woodhouse

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is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. He also co-founded Public on Substack with Michael Shellenberger, where the two of them have been doing some excellent reporting on addiction, homelessness, prostitution, crime, and policing in San Francisco. They also, of course and famously, reported on the Twitter files. I spoke with Leighton about the situation in San Francisco and how it got so bad, as well as about his political trajectory, which (like mine) went from very left to questioning the ideologies and political views he'd long been unquestioning of.