251 episodes

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 Houston Public Media

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    • 4.9 • 56 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.

    The Pillowman Cometh

    The Pillowman Cometh

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's strange campaign for RNC Chair, some Texas cities' goals to de-criminalize marijuana, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's priorities for the Texas Legislature, among other stories.

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    Dinner with Trump and Ye

    Leadership fights:  Republicans and Democrats

    Walker, Texas resident?

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    Texas cities go green

    El Paso DA resigns

    Dan Patrick's priorities

     

    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
    Don’t You Want Me?

    Don’t You Want Me?

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss Trump's reelection viability among Republicans, Gov. Greg Abbott's "invasion" declaration, and the mounting scrutiny on Harris County's election rollout, among other stories.

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    Fight! Fight! Fight! Leadership fights in House and Senate

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    Abbott declares “invasion” at Texas border

    Harris County elections scrutiny

    Bill Bonanza:  Bill filing period starts

     

    DEEP

    Trump announces 2024 campaign

     

    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
    Post-Election Analysis

    Post-Election Analysis

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss key outcomes of the 2022 midterm election, why the GOP dominated Texas statewide, and how money wasn't a factor in the Harris County Judge race, among other stories.

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    Biggest surprises of the night

    National races

    Trump impact

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    Texas races:  statewide, legislative, Harris County

     

    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.

    • 33 min
    Fifth Anniversary Pre-Election Discussion – Live From Post Houston

    Fifth Anniversary Pre-Election Discussion – Live From Post Houston

    This week, we celebrate five years of Party Politics with a special live broadcast from Post Houston. Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss national races and local races ahead of election day.

     

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    National races

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    Overview of Texas

    Statewide races:  Governor, Lt. Governor, AG, Agriculture, Comptroller

    Legislative races:  CDs, HDs, SDs

    Local races:  Harris Judge, Commissioners Court

    What about South Texas?

    Early voting trends

    What to watch for on Election Night!

     

    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.

    • 29 min
    Understanding the Latino Vote

    Understanding the Latino Vote

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the factors and issues that divide and unite Latino voters, Dan Patrick's campaign-ad strategy against Mike Collier, and the Texas Secretary of State's dispatch of election inspectors to Harris County, among other stories.

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    Jan 6 Committee to call Trump?

    Warnock preaches bipartisanship with Cruz in ad

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    Trump Coming! Bernie Too!

    Dan Patrick ad barrage against Collier

    Adam Hinojosa accuses Morgan LaMantia of not being real Hispanic

    South Texas races and fundraising

    Texas SOS sending election monitors to Harris County

     

    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.

    • 32 min
    Following the Money Trail

    Following the Money Trail

    This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the dollar amounts Texas candidates are raising and spending on campaigns, the frustrations over redistricting in Houston City Council, the new allegations against Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, and Kacey Musgraves' in-concert dig at Ted Cruz, among other stories.

    NATIONAL TOPICS

    Biden pot pardons

    Hunter Biden indictment?

     

    TEXAS TOPICS

    Dems giving up on South Texas?

    Houston City Council votes on new lines

    Clay Jenkins blackface allegations

    Kacey Musgraves trolls Ted Cruz ... again

     

    DEEP

    Following the money – Who's out-fundraising who?

     

    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.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

GriffDon99 ,

Excellent analysis of current Texas Politics

I thoroughly enjoy the updates and analysis of Texas Politics from Brandon and Geromino.
Excellent work.

State Rep White ,

5-star

Real political scientists discussing the real issues in politics. Where are those multi-variate models…lol

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.

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