Throughout his journalism career, Tony produced podcasts on beer, local news, and writing. He began producing independent shows in 2007 and in 2017 left local journalism to host This Is War a narrative podcast about the combat veteran experience.
Culture and belief have been Tony’s special interests for more than 20 years, and relished the opportunity to investigate Sherry Shriner’s Christian doomsday cult. The work resulted in Dragged Into the Light: Truthers, Reptilians, Super Soldiers and Death Inside an Online Cult.
Tony lives on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with his wife and the only of his four daughters who hasn’t moved out. Together they keep their dog and cats comfortable.
You can reach him at ByTonyRusso@gmail.com
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While I have a couple of things on the fire for my next project, my day to day writing is available at ByTonyRusso.com
I produce two weekly podcasts. Day Drinking on Delmarva is a look at life and culture on the Delmarva Peninsula, where I live. I'm not nuts about the place. Todd DeHart, my co-host, is a massive fan. Our tagline is, "Todd drinks because he gets to live here, Tony drinks because he has to live here."
Beer With Strangers is about beer history and craft beer destination travel. Each week I interview someone who makes a pitch for their favorite breweries in their favorite destination.
I'm most recently the writer and producer of This Is War, telling the stories of American combat veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I've put together a list of recent podcast appearances on Spotify.