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Overwhelmed by the political news cycle every week? We get it — that’s why we’re ‘keeping the fun but losing all the drama’ of politics! Party Politics podcast is hosted by Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina, two smart and sassy University of Houston political science professors, who deliver a friendly, funny, and casually informative recap of the week's biggest political news stories. Join the conversation on Twitter @HPMPolitics; use #PartyPoliticsPod to ask Brandon and Jeronimo questions; or email us at Party Politics.

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    • 4.8 • 53 Ratings

Overwhelmed by the political news cycle every week? We get it — that’s why we’re ‘keeping the fun but losing all the drama’ of politics! Party Politics podcast is hosted by Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina, two smart and sassy University of Houston political science professors, who deliver a friendly, funny, and casually informative recap of the week's biggest political news stories. Join the conversation on Twitter @HPMPolitics; use #PartyPoliticsPod to ask Brandon and Jeronimo questions; or email us at Party Politics.

    Party Politics: Thanksgiving Edition

    Party Politics: Thanksgiving Edition

    This week on a special Thanksgiving edition of Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina invite special guests Erica Greider, columnist for the Houston Chronicle, Charles Blaine, president of the Urban Reform Institute, and Houston Public Media reporter Jen Rice, to talk about what we're thankful for in politics this year.

    You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    • 28 min
    Party Politics: Beto’s Back

    Party Politics: Beto’s Back

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the U.S. House's vote to censure Rep. Paul Gosar, Texas Rep. Ryan Guillen's switch to the Republican Party, and Beto O'Rourke's return to political life, among other stories.

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    Steve Bannon Arrested

    Rep. Gosar Censured

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    More Retirements!

    Guillen Party Switch

    Beckley Running for Lite Gov

     

    DEEP

    Bettin' on Beto? Beto O’Rourke Is Running for Governor

     

    You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    • 28 min
    Party Politics: Texas Voter Surge

    Party Politics: Texas Voter Surge

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the addition of four million new registered voters in Texas, the DOJ's lawsuit over Texas' voting rights bill, and why Ted Cruz is bullying Big Bird, among other stories.

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    Infrastructure Week!

    Vaccine mandate blocked

    Ted Cruz versus Big Bird

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    More retirements (Lucio, Frullo)

    DOJ lawsuit over Texas voting rights bill

    Gov Abbott Blocking “Obscene” Books

     

    DEEP

    Election Mania!  Voter Registration Tops 17 M, Gohmert for AG (maybe)

     

    You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    • 28 min
    Party Politics: Proposition Edition!

    Party Politics: Proposition Edition!

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Joe Manchin's roadblocking of the BBB/BIF, Governor Abbott's investigation into "pornographic images" in Texas schools, and the results of the Texas constitutional-amendment election, among other stories.

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    BBB/BIF Update…but really a Joe Manchin update

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    Abortion case at SCOTUS

    Texas sues Biden over Vaccine Mandate

    Abbott Appoints Young to TXSCOTUS

    Abbott Launches Investigation about “Pornographic Images” in library books

     

    DEEP

    ELECTION ROUNDUP!  VA, NJ, Texas HD118 and Constitutional Elections

     

    You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    • 28 min
    Party Politics: Krause’s Crackdown

    Party Politics: Krause’s Crackdown

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Texas Representative Matt Krause's probe on books in schools, Ted Cruz's latest attempt at "troll legislation," and the Texas constitutional amendments up for vote, among other stories.

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    BBB and BIF – A Done Deal?

    Ted Cruz Files “Stop the Surge Act”

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    Commissioner Miller hospitalized

    Ken Paxton Watch!

    Krause Book Probe

    White Asks AG For Opinion on Legality of Same Sex Marriage

    Who’s Running for What Now?  Members Moving Districts

     

    DEEP

    Constitutional Amendments! (Go vote!)

     

    You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    • 28 min
    Party Politics: Well Isn’t That Special?

    Party Politics: Well Isn’t That Special?

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the third special session in the Texas legislature, Donald Trump's lawsuit over the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and Governor Greg Abbott's new appointee for Secretary of State, among other stories.

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    Trump sues 1/6 Committee

    Democratic US House retirements

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    Abbott appoints new Secretary of State

    SCOTUS and Abortion case update

    Who’s in the money?  Fundraising roundup

    Abbott Attacks Beto

    Redistricting and shifting districts

     

    DEEP

    Special Session Wrap Up!  Winners and Losers, or, to Quote Speaker Phelan, “Let’s Get the Hell Out of Here.”

     

    You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

peru2you ,

Smart, friendly and fun!

I love getting the scoop on Texas and national politics from Brandon and Jerónimo. Their commentary is insightful and my favorite way to catch up what’s happening in the lone star state.

G. Bricker ,

Best Politics Podcast

Great coverage of local and national politics, the people and the ideas. Seems fair to both sides, and isn’t some “talking heads” show, feels more like a college lecture of “here are the facts, you decide”. Makes sense since they’re both college professors!

LynneS4 ,

The jury's still out...

I heard about this podcast when it was mentioned on my favorite podcast, "The World and Everything In It," so, I thought that I'd give it a listen. I listened to Episode 111: Fundraising Update and while I generally enjoyed the information, I was taken aback by a couple of comments that were definitely NOT unbiased: 1) when referring to the direction of the GOP in the future, it was disparaging to hear the party painted as xenophobic. Seriously?! 2) While discussing the homeless situation (street camping, used needles scattered about, etc.) in Austin, the governor & lieutenant governor's position was colored as uncompassionate & heartless. No consideration or speculation was given to organizations outside of the public sphere as part of a solution to the problem. Homelessness is indeed a challenging social problem; public policy alone will not offer the homeless population hope for living a life with dignity nor will a "compassionate" public policy protect the general population from health hazards and potential danger of long term and expanding homeless camps. I'll continue to listen but if the hosts continue to lean to the left, I'll look for other more unbiased news outlets.

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