'Cotto/Gottfried' Episode Guide











A different sort of Sunday talk show.

Sunday talk shows have long held a revered place in American culture. They are where millions upon millions of concerned citizens turn to so a good idea might be formed about current events. In our digital age, however, traditional news outlets are seeing their power wane as alternative sources find prominence.

Baron Joseph Ford Cotto, SFRB
editor-in-chief
Not all of these are reliable, though, hence the concept of 'fake news.' Amid a time of rapid transition and the confusion which can grow from this, where should people turn to for solid information about the happenings that impact their lives?

The San Francisco Review of Books is glad to answer this question in a most definitive manner. On August 27, 2017, the first episode of SFRB on Sunday was released. It was the opening chapter of a refreshingly old-school approach to news reportage, yet with a twist: voices often overlooked by the mainstream media are afforded the attention they deserve. This program fulfilled its goal and ceased production in late February 2018.

It was replaced by more opinion-centric coverage of current events -- in which not only one, but two hosts share their views with a guest (or perhaps guests). This more multifaceted, and ultimately informative, program offers a fresh, engaging, and substantive take on the issues of our time. 

Its name is Cotto/Gottfried.
Dr. Paul Gottfried, SFRB
editorial board chairman

Co-hosted by SFRB editor-in-chief Joseph Ford Cotto, a socio-political realist who wrote a nationally-syndicated newspaper column and, before that, worked as a social journalist for The Washington Times's Communities page, and the SFRB's editorial board chairman Paul Gottfried, perhaps today's most stalwart paleo-conservative and one of America's most politically incorrect academics, it brings a fresh view to the table.  

Each episode features a guest who has something important to say about the issues that shape society. Rather than run with sound-bite-driven 'interviews' which last only a few minutes or sensationalist 'debates' where the host shouts down the person being addressed, appropriate consideration is given to diverse ideas. Knowledge, rather than pandering, is the focal concern.

With a projected running time below forty-five minutes, every episode is designed to deliver as much information as possible without skimping on conversation quality or denting your schedule.

Episode List


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