Underdog: Beto vs. Cruz
By Texas Monthly and Pineapple Street Media
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Go inside the most expensive, most talked-about political race of 2018: the U.S. Senate contest between Congressman Beto O’Rourke and Senator Ted Cruz. For a generation, Texas has been America’s ultimate red state. No Democrat has won statewide office here since 1994. Will this be the race where everything changes? Or will Beto-mania turn out to be just another fantasy? For the next month, Texas Monthly, chronicler of life in contemporary Texas since 1974, and Pineapple Street Media, creator of Missing Richard Simmons, will be traveling around the state of Texas, reporting in real time. We’ll go behind the scenes with the O’Rourke campaign, take the pulse of operatives and analysts and pollsters, and talk with the Texas voters of all political stripes who will ultimately decide which candidate and whose vision for the state will prevail.
||Clean6: Thirty-Six Hours in El Paso||Behind-the-scenes of the final days of Beto O'Rourke's campaign for U.S. Senate.||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: The Caravan and the Blue Wave||How will big, national news stories influence the O'Rourke-Cruz outcome?||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: The Final Push||Beto is four points behind. Is there something the polls are missing?||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: The Sleeping Giant||Can Beto convince thousand of non-voters to show up?||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Red State||How Texas went red.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: On the Road Again||Riding through Trump country with Beto.||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I understand everyone needs some R&R but keep this going! AND let's start talking to all the other candidates that won or almost won - so nice to get some personal insight on others even if I can't vote for them! Can't get enough PODS!
Very interesting on the ground analysis as well as history. Beto lost from baby boomers!!!
Episode 3 eye opening
Great podcast with a unique perspective. I am a fan of the soundbites and transitions. Episode 3 really hit home for me, because I live in the RGV. I could’ve easily felt offended and pointed out that you interviewed the “just get by” college students. But in all sincerity this is the reality here in the Valley. Thank you for shedding light and exposing the lack of interest and conformity we live in down here.