Launched in 2006, this is the Golden State's longest running political podcast. Hosted by John Myers, Sacramento bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times.
The Bootleg Episode: Live from the LA Times Festival of Books
The California Politics Podcast remains on hiatus while we determine its long-term fate (we're working on it). In the meantime, a special episode as we discussed Gov. Gavin Newsom and California politics 2019 from the stage of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. With John Myers and Melanie Mason of the Los Angeles Times.
January 25: From California to the White House
This week, we discuss Sen. Kamala Harris' entry into the 2020 presidential race. We also look at the intense political challenges over wildfire policy and PG&E's expected bankruptcy. And we discuss the decision by a San Diego legislator to leave the GOP and become a Democrat. With John Myers, Taryn Luna and Melanie Mason of the Los Angeles Times.
January 7: California's 40th Governor
This week's episode: Gov. Gavin Newsom takes office and immediately offers major policy proposals on healthcare and education. We discuss those efforts plus the spirit the Newsom family brings to the capital city. And a moment in podcast history: a farewell to Melanie. With John Myers and Melanie Mason of the Los Angeles Times.
December 30: A Governor Like None Other
This week: A conversation with Gov. Jerry Brown, California's longest-serving governor, who exits the political stage on Jan. 7. Hear excerpts of a conversation recorded at his Colusa County ranch just before Christmas with John Myers of the Los Angeles Times.
December 14: Epilogue, Prologue
This week, we take a look at the final election results from November's contests across the Golden State. And we discuss some of the recent announcements about the team being assembled by Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom. With John Myers, Melanie Mason and Taryn Luna of the Los Angeles Times.
December 7: Stepping Down, Moving In
On this week's episode, we discuss the abrupt resignation of the California Democratic Party's chairman and we take a look at the topics and dynamics expected from the new California Legislature and its work with Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom. With John Myers and Melanie Mason of the Los Angeles Times.
Love how accurate and reliable the hosts on this podcast are with their information. It’s been my main source for everything California politics.
They are currently on hiatus, but I’m hopeful they’ll be returning sooner than later.
Where did you go?
For years I depended on this podcast to give me an great overview of the weeks critical news from the Capitol. Really starting to jones for this. Looking elsewhere but nothing else really does the trick.
... for anyone working in CA politics and policy.