Nate Silver’s coming to Boise; so’s APM’s Lizzie O’Leary

Coming up at Treefort

By Frankie Barnhill

Boise’s Treefort Music Fest (March 22-26) isn’t just about the music. This year, the festival will include some rockstar-caliber journalists sharing a behind-the-scenes look at their craft.

Topping the Hackfort billing is a live taping of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast Friday, March 24 at 5:00 p.m. FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver will be joined on stage at the Egyptian Theatre by podcast host and producer Jody Avirgan, political reporters Clare Malone, Harry Enten and Galen Druke. The podcast team will interview Boise Mayor Dave Bieter to bring the national political scene into local focus.

Tickets to the event are included in the cost of a Hackfort badge ($30), or can be purchased separately for $25.

A day earlier, American Public Media’s Lizzie O’Leary is finishing out the first day of Storyfort (Thursday, March 23) with a free talk at the Owyhee. O’Leary will expound on the craft of audio storytelling with a special focus on podcasts.

The Marketplace Weekend host brings the economy home each week on KBSX 91.5 FM, reporting on the intersection of politics, policy and Wall Street. The event starts at 4 p.m. and is sponsored by Boise State Public Radio.

Frankie Barnhill is a reporter for Boise State Public Radio.