Texas Tribune TribCast
By The Texas Tribune
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Hosted by Texas Tribune's editor-in-chief Emily Ramshaw and featuring a rotating cast of Tribune reporters, editors and special guests, the TribCast is an informal – and, with luck, amusing – discussion of Texas politics and policy. New episodes post each week.
||CleanTribcast: Beto O’Rourke is in. What now?||On this special edition of the Tribcast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Aman about Beto O’Rourke’s two-day presidential rollout — and what happens next.||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: College admissions scandal, Border Hustle, waiting for Beto||On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Patrick, Matthew and Jay about whenever the heck Beto O’Rourke is going to announce his next move, the admissions scandal facing colleges across the country, including UT-Austin, and Border Hustle, a big Tri..||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: Is the "Kumbaya" phase of the legislative session over?||On this week’s TribCast, Aman talks to Evan, Aliyya and Alexa about the teacher pay and school finance proposals circulating in the Texas Lege, the latest finger-pointing over the voter citizenship review and the pushback Beto O’Rourke might face.||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: UT/Texas Tribune Pollster Edition||On this week’s special pollster edition of the TribCast, Ross talks to Josh Blank, Jim Henson and Daron Shaw from the University of Texas about the findings of the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll — what it says about the big issues of.||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: Teacher pay raises, voter citizenship reviews and Beto's big decision||On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Aliyya, Emma and Patrick about the word we’re awaiting from Beto O’Rourke, the latest on the controversial voter citizenship review, Dan Patrick’s teacher pay raise proposal and Julian Castro’s president||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: Property taxes, school finance, data centers, and a state senator's bid to redefine a crime||On this week’s TribCast, Ross talks to Emma, Aliyya and Edgar about Sen. Angela Paxton's controversial bill that could impact her husband, efforts to get property tax legislation passed, a status check on the promised school finance bill and bidd...||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: Dueling rallies, property taxes and an apology from the secretary of state||On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Patrick and Brandon about the dueling Trump/O’Rourke rallies in El Paso, an apology from the secretary of state, where Texas lawmakers are headed on property tax reform and yet another San Antonio spec..||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: Beto meets Oprah||On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Patrick, Cassi and Alexa about Beto O’Rourke’s visit with Oprah, the latest on the lawsuits filed over Texas’ voter citizenship review, and the news out of the State of the State and the State of the Union||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: Texas voter citizenship review, Empower Texans' Senate media pass, the 2020 congressional battlefield||On this week’s Texas Tribune TribCast, Patrick talks to Evan, Alexa and Emma about the secretary of state questioning the citizenship of thousands of voters, the conservative group Empower Texans receiving a state Senate media credential and the e...||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: Texas voter citizenship review, Empower Texans' Senate media pass, the 2020 congressional battlefield||On this week’s Texas Tribune TribCast, Patrick talks to Evan, Alexa and Emma about the secretary of state questioning the citizenship of thousands of voters, the conservative group Empower Texans receiving a state Senate media credential and the e...||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: Kel Seliger’s Senate fight, Beto O'Rourke's “funk”||On this week’s Texas Tribune TribCast, Emily talks to Emma, Patrick and Alexa about a nasty fight in the Texas Senate, Beto O’Rourke’s self-described “funk” and the legal debate over a citizenship question in the 2020 census.||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: Texas inaugurations and big ideas for education||On this week’s TribCast, Ross talks to Alex, Aliyya and Patrick about the inaugurations of Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick, proposed state budgets with big money for schools and the first Texan to enter the 2020 presidential race.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast Extra: Point of Order – Dan Huberty on fixing school finance in Texas||Hi TribCast listeners. We're sharing a new podcast that we think you'll enjoy. It's called "Point of Order." Each week, Tribune CEO Evan Smith takes you inside the Texas Legislature for frank one-on-one discussions with elected officials and other key..||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: Here comes the Texas Lege||On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Patrick about the lead-up to the 2019 Texas legislative session, the state’s new arrivals to Congress and the latest presidential buzz out of Texas.||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: Lewd texts and school finance scuttlebutt||On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Emma and Patrick about the pre-session school finance scuttlebutt, a big Obamacare ruling out of Texas and a state senator facing allegations he sent lewd texts.||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: Beto for President?||On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Shannon and Edgar about the Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro presidential buzz, civil asset forfeiture in Texas and politicians wining and dining in Texas universities’ football suites.||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: Bush's legacy, Confederate monuments and segregated public schools||On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Alexa and Aliyya about George H.W. Bush’s legacy in Texas, the Trib's recent project on desegregation efforts in Texas public schools and the future of a Confederate plaque in the Texas Capitol.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast Extra: The Bonnen Whisperers||Hello TribCast listeners. Welcome to the second episode of Point of Order, a new podcast in which Evan Smith takes you inside, behind and underneath the politics and issues of the Texas Legislature. Baring something unforeseen happening, State Rep....||12/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: The Beto O'Rourke 2020 boomlet; will Ken Paxton's prosecutors get paid?||On this week's TribCast, Patrick talks to Aman, Emma and Cassi about the 2020 presidential buzz surrounding Beto O'Rourke, the latest in the securities fraud case against Ken Paxton and the debate over a Confederate plaque at the state Capitol.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: What does a Dennis Bonnen speakership look like?||On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Matthew and Cassi about the likely next speaker of the Texas House, the start of bill-filing for the 2019 legislative session and an incoming Texas congressman's stint on Saturday Night Live.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast Extra: Point of Order with Joe Straus||Hello TribCast listeners. We're piloting a new podcast called Point of Order that we think you'll enjoy. Hosted by Evan Smith, Point of Order takes you inside, behind and underneath the politics and issues of the Texas Legislature — the turning of..||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: The Cruz-O'Rourke matchup and other top midterm election results||On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross, Patrick and two special guests — state Rep. Celia Israel and former state Rep. Larry Gonzales — about the results of the Nov. 6 elections and what they mean for the future of Texas.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: UT/TT pollsters on the elections, Trump, immigration and #MeToo||On this special edition of the TribCast, Ross talks to Daron Shaw, Jim Henson and Josh Blank of the University of Texas at Austin — the pollsters behind the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll — about the election, the president, immigra..||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: Trump takes on border-crossers and birthright citizenship||On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Alexa, Alex and Patrick about Trump’s move to end birthright citizenship and his decision to send more troops to the border, the latest candidate in the Texas House Speaker’s Race, midterm voter turnout and||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTribCast: Trump in Texas, early voting turnout||On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Patrick and Emma about President Trump's rally for Ted Cruz, huge early voting turnout and the governor's statewide campaign — for GOP candidates other than himself.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Quit interrupting each other
It’s frustrating when I can’t hear anyone’s points because everyone is talking at once. Evan Smith is smart and interesting but he will not let anyone talk. I just listened to a show where he literally talked the entire time, did nothing but interrupt, hold forth for several minutes at a time, pause to let someone start to say something, and then jump in and shout them down before they got a single sentence out. It’s really irritating.
Informative podcast on Texas politics and news
Smart, entertaining, and funny. Highly recommend. I am smarter after having listened to it.
Evan Smith is my least favorite person to listen to.