73 episodes

Montana Lowdown features in-depth conversations with top newsmakers, journalists, politicians, and experts about significant issues facing America's "last best place." 

Veteran award-winning journalist John S. Adams, founder and editor of Montana Free Press and the star of the documentary film "Dark Money," hosts the podcast, shedding light on essential news stories and broadening the debate on the hottest topics. 

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    • Politics
    • 4.9, 59 Ratings

Montana Lowdown features in-depth conversations with top newsmakers, journalists, politicians, and experts about significant issues facing America's "last best place." 

Veteran award-winning journalist John S. Adams, founder and editor of Montana Free Press and the star of the documentary film "Dark Money," hosts the podcast, shedding light on essential news stories and broadening the debate on the hottest topics. 

    Republican factions battle for control of the state legislature

    Republican factions battle for control of the state legislature

    Montana Free Press reporters Mara Silvers and Eric Dietrich and freelance reporter Alex Sakariassen join Editor-in-Chief John S. Adams to discuss Montana's June 2 primary election and what the results could mean for the 2021 Montana Legislature.

    • 42 min
    Republican candidate for governor Greg Gianforte

    Republican candidate for governor Greg Gianforte

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte discusses his vision for rebooting the Montana economy, his record in the U.S. Congress, and addresses notable criticisms.

    • 46 min
    Democratic Senate candidate John Mues

    Democratic Senate candidate John Mues

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Mues makes a progressive pitch to voters on energy and the economy, and criticizes his primary opponent ⁠— and presumptive Democratic nominee ⁠— Gov. Steve Bullock for a lack of details on his own political positions.

    • 33 min
    Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale

    Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale

    Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Matt Rosendale talks about his response to the coronavirus pandemic, his opposition to the ACA, his support for President Donald Trump, and why he believes he’s the best Republican candidate for Montana’s sole seat in the U.S. House. Rosendale also responds to past criticisms he’s received from both Republicans and Democrats.

    • 38 min
    Unpacking the polling on pandemic recovery and Montana’s senate race

    Unpacking the polling on pandemic recovery and Montana’s senate race

    We unpack the results of recent polling on the pandemic, the recovery, and their implications for Montana’s senate race, with Dr. David Parker of Montana State University and Mike Dennison, Chief Political Reporter for the Montana Television Network.

    • 38 min
    Democratic candidate for governor Mike Cooney

    Democratic candidate for governor Mike Cooney

    Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney points to prior victory over Greg Gianforte and the need for experienced leadership during pandemic recovery in presenting his case for the Democratic nomination for governor of Montana.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Susan Magoosan ,

John Adams

The Montana Lowdown is one of the best podcasts around . I always listen, no matter the subject, but especially for political interviews because John is always fair.

Me, Mine ,

Great content for MT

This podcast helps put MT’s modern history front & center as told by those who helped to shape it. So informative!

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Essential

MT Lowdown is the best way to get full, unfiltered, interviews of the many movers and players in Montana politics. Absolutely fantastic way to keep up to date on what’s happening in Montana.

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