By Bryan Schott
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A weekly rundown of the big stories in Utah politics, plus interviews with political players and newsmakers.
||CleanSen. Mitt Romney discusses the government shutdown||Sen. Mitt Romney joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott for a discussion about the government shutdown and whether he sees any solution for the impasse that has entered its second month.Romney also talks about his vote to lift sanctions on a Rus...||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA conversation with Salt Lake County Mayor candidate Jenny Wilson||On Saturday, Salt Lake County Democrats will choose a replacement for Ben McAdams who resigned earlier this month to take his seat in Congress.Managing Editor Bryan Schott speaks with County Councilmember Jenny Wilson who is one of three can...||1/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMexico is not paying for the wall - Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 405||It's once again time to tiptoe through the week in Utah political news with Managing Editor Bryan Schott and Contributing Editor Bob Bernick. So far, the potential 2020 gubernatorial field is male-dominated. But a href="https://utahpolic...||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Utah brings, and keeps, businesses to the state||Utah has one of the top economies in the United States, but that success just doesn't happen overnight. Val Hale, Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED), joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott to talk abo...||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat does 2019 hold for Utah's economy?||Utah's economy is roaring right now, but will we see a slowdown in 2019?Robert Spendlove, a member of the Utah Legislature and a Senior Economist for Zions Bank, joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott to discuss the economic outlook for the next...||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTurd in the punchbowl - Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 404||Sen. Mitt Romney announced his arrival in Washington with a bang, penning an op-ed slamming President Donald Trump for his lack of character. Reaction from Trump's supporters has been harsh, and in some cases, over the top.Rep. Ben McAdams m...||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe're not in Iraq - Bernick and Schott on Politics Ep. 403||Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott help you understand what went down in Utah politics over the last week: Another government shutdown, but Utah hasn't been paid back for the last time we had a shutdownCritics say Utah's toughest-in-th...||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThat would be political malpractice - Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 402||This week in Utah politics: Rob Bishop and Sean Reyes are rumored to be in the running to replace Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior.Sen. Mike Lee gets a big win with the passage of a criminal justice reform bill.Th...||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSen. Mike Lee on criminal justice reform, Syria, government funding||Sen. Mike Lee joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott from Washington, D.C. to discuss his successful effort to get criminal justice reform passed by Congress. Lee says he was able to get his colleagues to sign on to the "First Step Act," wh...||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook report: Anthony Atamanuik on satire in the age of Trump||Anthony Atamanuik, host of The President Show on Comedy Central, produced perhaps the best impersonation of President Donald Trump sinc...||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocrats are the real racists - Bernick and Schott on politics Episode #401||This week in Utah politics: Sen. Orrin Hatch ended his long 42-year career with an incredibly tone-deaf speech decrying the disintegration of regular order in the Senate. That came shortly after he said he didn't care that court filings i...||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDerek Miller on Utah's "trajectory changing" economy||Salt Lake Chamber President Derek Miller joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott to discuss Utah's booming economy and how the business community is working to take advantage of the favorable conditions.Miller says these are "trajectory changing"...||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #400! - Bernick and Schott on politics||It's our 400th episode!Governor Herbert releases his $19 billion budget proposal, which could lead to a big fight with state lawmakers.The legislature will have an extra $1.3 billion to spend in the 2019 session.The legislatu...||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAddressing Utah's housing crisis||Utah's population along the Wasatch Front is expected to double within the next 20 years. Policymakers are working to come up with a plan to house all of those people. At the same time, cities are trying to find ways to make housing mor...||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNe'er the twain shall meet||Mia Love heads for the door, but not before she rains hellfire down on Trump, Ben McAdams, the GOP and the media.McAdams' seat is one Republicans will need to win if they're going to regain control of the House in 2020.The race for S...||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2018 election post-mortem with Utah GOP Chairman Rob Anderson||The 2018 midterms were not a particularly good election for the Utah GOP. The party lost a congressional seat, 4 seats in the Legislature and had a rough time in Salt Lake County.Managing Editor Bryan Schott talks with Utah Republican Party ...||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus podcast: Mia Love addresses the media||Rep. Mia Love addresses the media following her loss to Democrat Ben McAdams||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOne-on-one with Ben McAdams||Newly elected 4th District Congressman Ben McAdams is standing by his pledge not to vote for Nancy Pelosi to become the next Speaker of the House. In a podcast interview with UtahPolicy.com, McAdams says he had a one-on-one meeting with Pelosi...||11/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt's finally over!||We had to wait two weeks, but Ben McAdams finally is declared the winner in his contest with Mia Love, squeaking by just 694 votes. How did he pull it off? Who could replace McAdams as Salt Lake County Mayor once he resigns to take his seat in...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmergency podcast: Ben McAdams declares victory over Mia Love||Democrat Ben McAdams has declared victory over Republican Mia Love in Utah's 4th Congressional District.Managing Editor Bryan Schott and Contributing Editor Bob Bernick break down how McAdams was able to fight to the apparent win in this ove...||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBen McAdams press conference||Democrat Ben McAdams addresses the media after he declared victory Monday night in Utah's 4th Congressional District.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPro tip: Nobody knows anything!||The counting of ballots in the Ben McAdams/Mia Love race continues, unless it's stopped by a lawsuit. Everyone is trying to predict what will happen in the 4th Congressional District, but nobody knows anything.The redistricting refor...||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMessaging the midterms. Interview with Peter Watkins||We talk with Peter Watkins, a veteran of the White House press shop during the Bush administration, about the 2018 midterms.He discusses what happened in Tuesday's elections and how campaigns break through the noise of an overcrowded media l...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWrapping up the 2018 midterms with the "Political Junkie" Ken Rudin||Ken Rudin, the host of the Political Junkie podcast, joins us to wrap up what happened in the 2018 midterm elections.Democrats won the House, while Republicans held on to the Senate. What does...||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBernick and Schott on politics: "Looking for poison pills"||The election is over, but not really. Ben McAdams is clinging to a slim lead over Mia Love in Utah's 4th District. President Trump threw Love under the bus for not cozying up to him during the campaign.Lawmakers will meet on December 3 to co...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmergency podcast: Post-election special||The 2018 midterms are over. Ben McAdams has a slim lead over Mia Love in the 4th District. Can he hold on? Plus, President Donald Trump throws Love under the bus.Mitt Romney rolls to an easy victory. Will he be a counterbalance ...||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"An Uncivil War" - A conversation with the Washington Post's Greg Sargent||We speak with Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent about his new book An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian D...||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaybe you should get a DNA test||It's prediction time! We give you our picks for who we think will win in next week's elections.The Mia Love/Ben McAdams race is coming down to the wire. A new poll gives McAdams a 6-point lead in the final week of the race, but we explain wh...||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Utahn who is putting his money where his mouth is on gun control||Bob Steiner is spending nearly $200,000 of his own money on ads urging Utahns to vote for candidates who will take action on gun control measures.Steiner says he was inspired to launch the TV and internet ads after students who survived the ...||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow the compromise on medical marijuana happened||House Speaker Greg Hughes says he jumped into the debate over Prop. 2 and legalizing medical marijuana because he was worried the issue had the potential to rip Utah politics apart. “The LDS Church is a strong presence in Utah. I was worried a...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a very informative show that doesn’t spend a bunch of time doing the GenZ bro thing that I find so irritating in most political podcasts.
An informative and fun look at the “who, what, when, where, why, how, if” of Utah politics.
Entertaining and informative!
Excellent podcast for anyone who wants the current, inside scoop on Utah politics.