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Iowa political reporters and columnists get together each week to discuss the latest news and analyze what's happening in Iowa politics. This podcast is recorded and produced by The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, and features journalists from news organizations across the state.

On Iowa Politics Podcast The Gazette

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    • 4.1 • 33 Ratings

Iowa political reporters and columnists get together each week to discuss the latest news and analyze what's happening in Iowa politics. This podcast is recorded and produced by The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, and features journalists from news organizations across the state.

    RIP Iowa Democratic Caucuses Edition

    RIP Iowa Democratic Caucuses Edition

    On this week’s edition of the On Iowa Politics podcast we bid farewell to the Iowa Democratic caucuses.
    On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that aims to re-create the kinds of conversations that happen when you get political reporters from across Iowa together after the day's deadlines have been met.
    This week’s show is hosted by The Gazette’s Des Moines Bureau Chief Erin Murphy and features Gazette Deputy Bureau Chief Tom Barton, Sarah Watson of the Quad City Times, Lee Des Moines Bureau Chief Caleb McCullough, and Gazette Columnist Todd Dorman.
    The show was produced by Stephen M. Colbert, and the music heard on the podcast is courtesy of Porch Builder and Copperhead.

    • 39 min
    Iowa Trump Reaction, Same-Sex Marriage, Scott Recount, and the King Meme Trial

    Iowa Trump Reaction, Same-Sex Marriage, Scott Recount, and the King Meme Trial

    On this week’s edition of the On Iowa Politics podcast: Iowa Republicans’ muted reaction to Donald Trump’s big announcement, Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst vote on same-sex marriage protections, a new education committee in the Iowa Legislature, a recount in Scott County, and Steve King on trial.
    On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that aims to re-create the kinds of conversations that happen when you get political reporters from across Iowa together after the day's deadlines have been met.
    This week’s show is hosted by The Gazette’s Des Moines Bureau Chief Erin Murphy and features Gazette Deputy Bureau Chief Tom Barton, Sarah Watson of the Quad City Times, Lee Des Moines Bureau Chief Caleb McCullough, and Jared McNett of the Sioux City Journal.
    The show was produced by Stephen M. Colbert, and the music heard on the podcast is courtesy of Imperfekt and Copperhead.

    • 40 min
    Post-Election Review

    Post-Election Review

    On this week’s edition of the On Iowa Politics podcast we review the results of the 2022 elections.
    On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that aims to re-create the kinds of conversations that happen when you get political reporters from across Iowa together after the day's deadlines have been met.
    This week’s show is hosted by The Gazette’s Des Moines Bureau Chief Erin Murphy and features Gazette Deputy Bureau Chief Tom Barton, Sarah Watson of the Quad City Times, Lee Des Moines Bureau Chief Caleb McCullough, Jared McNett of the Sioux City Journal, and Gazette Opinion Editor Todd Dorman.
    The show was produced by Stephen M. Colbert, and the music heard on the podcast is courtesy of Johnny On Point and Copperhead.

    • 43 min
    Iowa Election Security, Trump’s Campaign, and Closing Arguments Before Tuesday

    Iowa Election Security, Trump’s Campaign, and Closing Arguments Before Tuesday

    It’s our last podcast before Election Day on Tuesday. On this podcast, we’ll talk about Iowa’s top elections official on election security and integrity, former President Donald Trump campaigns in Iowa, and closing arguments before Tuesday’s election.
    On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that aims to re-create the kinds of conversations that happen when you get political reporters from across Iowa together after the day's deadlines have been met.
    This week’s show is hosted by The Gazette’s Des Moines Bureau Chief Erin Murphy and features Gazette Deputy Bureau Chief Tom Barton, Sarah Watson of the Quad City Times, Jared McNett of the Sioux City Journal, and Gazette Opinion Editor Todd Dorman.
    The show was produced by Stephen M. Colbert, and the music heard on the podcast is courtesy of Iowa bands Milk & Eggs and Copperhead.

    • 42 min
    Miller-Meeks Vaccine Mandate?, Death of Newspaper Endorsements, and Trump in Iowa

    Miller-Meeks Vaccine Mandate?, Death of Newspaper Endorsements, and Trump in Iowa

    On this week’s edition of the On Iowa Politics podcast: Mariannette Miller-Meeks and a vaccine mandate-question mark?, Grassley and Franken on the campaign trail, newspaper endorsements are dying, and Donald Trump returns to Iowa.
    On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that aims to re-create the kinds of conversations that happen when you get political reporters from across Iowa together after the day's deadlines have been met.
    This week’s show is hosted by The Gazette’s Des Moines Bureau Chief Erin Murphy and features Gazette Deputy Bureau Chief Tom Barton, Sarah Watson of the Quad City Times, Lee Des Moines Bureau Chief Caleb McCullough, Jared McNett of the Sioux City Journal, and Gazette Opinion Editor Todd Dorman.
    The show was produced by Stephen M. Colbert, and the music heard on the podcast is courtesy of Iowa bands McPhisto and Copperhead.

    • 38 min
    Gubernatorial Debates, Republicans Raking, Senate Ratings, and Iowa Votes.

    Gubernatorial Debates, Republicans Raking, Senate Ratings, and Iowa Votes.

    On this week’s edition of the On Iowa Politics podcast: gubernatorial candidates debating, Republicans raking, Senate ratings changing, and Iowans voting.
    On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that aims to re-create the kinds of conversations that happen when you get political reporters from across Iowa together after the day's deadlines have been met.
    This week’s show is hosted by The Gazette’s Des Moines Bureau Chief Erin Murphy and features Gazette Deputy Bureau Chief Tom Barton, Sarah Watson of the Quad City Times, Lee Des Moines Bureau Chief Caleb McCullough, Jared McNett of the Sioux City Journal, and Gazette Opinion Editor Todd Dorman.
    The show was produced by Stephen M. Colbert, and the music heard on the podcast is courtesy of Iowa bands The Olympics and Copperhead.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Mrjbrown ,

Great recap of news

Love Erin hosting this! Great recap of the week. I will share with others.

Whiteplum3 ,

Journalists matter

I started listening to this podcast when I knew I was moving to Iowa—have been here in the Cedar Valley since July 1 2022 and now I try to always listen for a recap on the week in Iowa politics. I’m tired of the labels of “liberal” and “conservative” which no longer have any meaning. If a listener doesn’t like a report they just call it the other label. Journalists report news. Sometimes we might not like it. This panel frames opinions in a responsible way that includes historical reference. When the Emperor is wearing no clothes, they will likely make note of it. Thank you!

satmoco ,

Local Reporting and Analysis

Thank goodness for local reporting! As a previous comment notes, it’s generally opinion and analysis from left biased reporters, it’s unfortunate that this bleeds through to their commentary. Since when do reporters not cast a critical (if jaundiced) eye on both sides of the aisle?

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