House Cats is a podcast about the lower chamber of the U.S. Congress, and on each episode we examine a different one of the 435 districts around the country. The House is supposed to be our most direct way in to the federal government--but do we have the voice we're supposed to have? We turn the microphone on everyday citizens of each district to hear their answers. There's plenty of fun to be had here in the House, and like the well-trained cats we are, we won't stray, even to the north wing of the Capitol. Join us each week for that little hit of democracy catnip you've been waiting for.
Minnesota 3: Where in the World is Gary Paulsen's Son?
Since 2012, the sun has risen on the 3rd District 2,190 times. But how many times has the District’s prodigal son appeared on the horizon?
Washington 5: The Pharmacy Competition
The most famous acronym in American music is certainly swamp rock band CCR. But of American politicians today, the most famous acronym belongs to CMR, who hails from the rural Washington 5th. This week, we're down on the corner...of Washington State, bordering Canada, Idaho, and Oregon.
How to Redistrict a State in 10 Days
Maps may have been the topic of a forgettable song by Maroon 5, but when it comes to Congress, they’re anything but. Especially in the Keystone State, where Republicans aren't quite purring about their new maps. In this special episode we’re following the map that leads to…Pennsylvania.