Left in Texas
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Cold beer and hot takes on Texas politics from 3 dudes in a bar in Austin, Texas. Send questions, comments, & hate mail to Twitter: @LeftInTexas.
||CleanInterview with Runoff Candidate Paige Ellis and Carrie Collier-Brown of BAD||The Midterms may be over but while some races are still being called there are several progressives are on the ballot in runoff elections. In Austin, that includes Paige Ellis who faces off against a GOP-backed candidate for Austin city council district||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDems Flood Texas in Midterms plus...Beto 2020?||It's the Left in Texas Podcast Midterm Results Breakdown!!! What does it all mean??? We welcome special guest journalist Phil Prazen and discuss the 2018 midterms in Texas, the future of Beto and much more... Sylvia Garcia resigns, special set, member w||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStraight Ticket Voting Issues, MAGA bomber, Early Voting WAY up||Chris, JD and first-time guest host Genevieve Van Cleve convened at Texas Beer Company for a special episode of the Left in Texas Podcast. This was one messed up week in American politics. The violent rhetoric and hatred have overflown into real politi||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGET. OUT. TO. VOTE. Here's why...Beto and other races to watch||From Southrn Heights Brewing Co. in East Austin... Election dates: EV Oct. 22 - Nov 2 Election Day Tuesday Nov 6th https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/2018-important-election-dates.shtml Texas sets new voter registration record, with 15.6 milli||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCruz obsessed with Beto, 1st Debate - True to Form, SD19 & more||Ted Cruz is obsessed with his opponent Beto O'Rourke, from staring a his picture on an airplane to sharing videos of him on Twitter he just can't get enough! Apparently neither can anyone else including Willie Nelson. We talk about big special electi||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill Beto's Viral NFL Video Help or Hurt?||Dan Patrick wants to debate Geraldo, Admiral McRaven asks Trump to take away his security clearance, Big Oil wants the government to protect it from climate change and Houston passes the "Flood Bond" on the 1-year anniversary with 85%...These are a few||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTed Cruz: In and Out Burger? #WhataBeto||The LiT Crew assembles in the Texas Beer Co. brewery to talk Whataburger and Ted Cruz's DC comms fail. Also on the docket: Don Huffines' goes to Russia to tell them to stop meddling in our election. Paper trail for electronic voting. Trump's Space F||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Kim Olson||Left in Texas co-host Joe Deshotel caught up with Kim Olson at the State Convention. She talked about her vision for the office, what inspired her to run and how she's reaching out to rural communities across the state. You'll probably learn more about||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChat with Lupe Valdez Plus the Parties on Weed and Beer||The LiT crew sit down with Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez and talk about life on the campaign trail, and what she is hearing outside the blue oasis. We also discuss Democratic branding issues and what it will take to show rural Texans th||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Julie Oliver + Where have all the Millennials Gone?||The LiT crew met with Congressional Candidate Julie Oliver to talk about her compelling personal story, winning a tough primary and her plans to take on an incumbent Republican car salesman Roger Williams. We also reflect on why many Millenials are no||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with AG Candidate Justin Nelson Vying to Replace Indicted Ken Paxton||Special thanks to the local VFW 856 and the Travis County Democratic Party for throwing the very cool Icecream Social and allowing us to record and conduct a few great interviews.The LiT Crew sits down and shares a beer with AG candidate Justin Nelson t||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Andrew White aka "Beto Blanco"||The LIT crew had fun(ish) in our first ever completely sober episode of the Left in Texas Podcast. It may be our last but we appreciate Blue Action Democrats for accommodating us!We caught up with Andrew White about what he is hearing on the campaign||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould we stop staying Turn Texas Blue? And Can Beto win South Texas?||The LiT crew assembles at NXNW to talk about what happened in the Texas Primary, what it means for November and if it's time to stop saying Turn Texas Blue.Topics we covered:Why Beto didn't perform in South Texas?Cruz jingle and assault on BetoDCCC in M||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChat With Joe Trippi on Doug Jones, Beto O'Rouke and Riding the Wave||The Left in Texas crew sat down with political consultant Joe Trippi at Tamale House East. You may know him from CNN or his latest victory with Doug Jones in Alabama. We discuss how Beto O'Rourke, like Jones, is a different type of candidate with th||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Julian Castro and Blowing the Whistle on Texas Swamp Creatures||The Left in Texas crew chats with Secretary Julian Castro about his political ambitions and his new Opportunity First PAC. We also discuss the ethics of politicians who do contract work with government entities. We talk through the "blow the whistle"||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould you vote in the other party's Primary?||Rick Perry endorses Sid Miller, AFL-CIO doesn't endorse Beto O'Rourke as he closes the gap on Ted Cruz...what does it mean or matter? Do we really miss George W. or have things just gotten that bad thanks to Trump and co. The LIT Crew also discuss the||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAustin Mayor Steve Adler Gets LIT||Left in Texas crew speaks with Mayor Steve Adler about the state of the city as he gears up for reelection. We discuss transportation, what makes Austin special and the downward attack on progressive cities by state and national Republicans. We resum||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill the Democratic Wave reach Texas Shores?||Admittedly there are many topics from our show notes that we didn't get too, but we tried to hit the high notes from the latest reasons to hate Ted Cruz (Net Neutrality, picking fights with Mark Hamill [aka Luke Skywalker from Star Wars], etc.) to how||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy It's Great Democrats have 8 Candidates for Governor||Democrats almost completely filled ballots across the state filing for 14 of the 15 Senate seats, 130 of 150 House seats and every single Congressional seat. This is big. In a year Democrats anticipate a big wave election it's critical to run everywher||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGOP Sea Change and the Coming Democratic Wave||We discuss GOP Congressmembers dropping like flies and the coming Democratic wave in 2018. We talk about how differently the Left and Right hold their own accountable in the #metoo movement. At the time of the recording, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz had not||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Intelligent and Texan
Intelligent ideas discussed in a casual manner. If you are a fan of Pod Save America but want to hear about topics in the great state of Texas, this is the pod. Keep it up!
Texas Beer and Texas Politics
Cold beer and hot takes! Not too wonky, mostly high level happenings with some context for folks not working in the world's dirtiest contact sport.