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Civitalk, the preeminent political podcast in North Carolina, is hosted by Ray Nothstine and Brooke Medina of the Civitas Institute. Each episode they offer up lighthearted and humorous conversation blended with compelling, serious analysis. From politics to culture and other fascinating chatter, we have you covered through your week and beyond.

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    • 4.6 • 17 Ratings

Civitalk, the preeminent political podcast in North Carolina, is hosted by Ray Nothstine and Brooke Medina of the Civitas Institute. Each episode they offer up lighthearted and humorous conversation blended with compelling, serious analysis. From politics to culture and other fascinating chatter, we have you covered through your week and beyond.

    Elections in limbo, the future of the GOP, and the changing NC judiciary

    Elections in limbo, the future of the GOP, and the changing NC judiciary

    This week, Ray and Brooke are joined by election policy analyst Andy Jackson to dive deep into the Election Day results. They discuss the impact President Trump has had on the GOP’s ability to expand its base and what the future might hold. They also consider ticket splitters who are those voters that split their...

    • 35 min
    When the polls go sour: An interview with Joseph Campbell

    When the polls go sour: An interview with Joseph Campbell

    What went wrong with the polls in 2016? This week, Joseph Campbell, author of Lost in a Gallup, joins Ray and Brooke to examine this question that has perplexed many voters and experts. They discuss lessons learned, as well as consider what role public opinion polling should play in political forecasts. Have a question or...

    • 38 min
    Confirming ACB, presidential visits, and the politics of celebrating Halloween

    Confirming ACB, presidential visits, and the politics of celebrating Halloween

    This week, Ray and Brooke discuss unscientific political prognostications based on which homes decide to observe Halloween and which cars they drive, Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden’s visits to North Carolina and who appears to be winning the state. Have a question or comment? Send us an...

    • 31 min
    Cooper-Forest showdown and Civitas Action Freedom Rankings

    Cooper-Forest showdown and Civitas Action Freedom Rankings

    This week, Ray is joined by Leah Byers to discuss the recent gubernatorial debate between Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, sharing what they believe were the evening’s hits and misses. They also examine the special Civitas Action Freedom Rankings and consider the top scorers (including a surprise or two!) in this unique...

    • 32 min
    Mansplaining, scandals, and socialists

    Mansplaining, scandals, and socialists

    This week, Ray and Brooke examine the substance of the Vice Presidential debate and issue a definitive ruling on the accusations that Vice President Mike Pence was Mansplainer in Chief. They also discuss the latest developments in the Cal Cunningham scandal, what this might mean for his race, and how it impacts public perception of...

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

SolagratiaMom ,

Love CiviTalk

This is such a great podcast. It's a breath of fresh air to listen to balanced conservatism. Brooke is great, has a fun personality, and looks at things from an objective and logical perspective! She's just the right voice for this forum!

lsbyers21 ,

A must for NC and beyond

If you live in North Carolina or just care about politics and culture in the Old North State, Civitalk is a must. Both informative and entertaining.

Lesyle ,

Love you guys!

I really like this podcast, the guide to politics is nice but love the small chat and culture talk! - nice to hear that side from a conservative voice.
I’ve also watched the fb live stream a few times and that’s fun too! And rays outfits are always on point.

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