140 episodes

Listening to the "Playing Politics" podcast from the Star Tribune and WCCO Radio is like taking a seat at the Editorial Board table and hearing an informed and opinionated weekly discussion of all things political in Minnesota and the nation. "Playing Politics" features WCCO’s Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune’s John Rash in addition to editorial writer Patricia Lopez and columnists Lori Sturdevant and D.J. Tice – award-winning journalists who bring varied perspectives to the issues of the day.

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    • 3.9 • 20 Ratings

Listening to the "Playing Politics" podcast from the Star Tribune and WCCO Radio is like taking a seat at the Editorial Board table and hearing an informed and opinionated weekly discussion of all things political in Minnesota and the nation. "Playing Politics" features WCCO’s Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune’s John Rash in addition to editorial writer Patricia Lopez and columnists Lori Sturdevant and D.J. Tice – award-winning journalists who bring varied perspectives to the issues of the day.

    Jensen's post-endorsement challenges

    Jensen's post-endorsement challenges

    The GOP's pick for Minnesota governor will face new scrutiny as he heads to the general election. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's Denise Johnson and John Rash.

    • 9 min
    Rising prices may mean sinking fortunes for Democrats

    Rising prices may mean sinking fortunes for Democrats

    Inflation is likely to frame the debate around the midterms. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune's Patricia Lopez and John Rash.

    • 15 min
    Report on MPD will reverberate

    Report on MPD will reverberate

    A searing analysis from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights will impact city and state politics. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's D.J. Tice and John Rash.

    • 12 min
    Mask ruling causes confusion, then controversy

    Mask ruling causes confusion, then controversy

    The political and public health dynamics of the decision are discussed by WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's Scott Gillespie and John Rash.

    • 13 min
    A budget surplus but a deficit of agreement

    A budget surplus but a deficit of agreement

    Republicans and Democrats are far apart at the State Legislature. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's Patricia Lopez and John Rash.

    • 12 min
    Biden's popularity soars - abroad

    Biden's popularity soars - abroad

    The president's U.S. approval ratings don't match their rise overseas. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's Denise Johnson and John Rash.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

djmMN123 ,

Audio Quality Needs Improving

The content of the podcast is worth listening too, but the audio quality is terrible. Each contributer needs to have their won mic

PappaJoeP ,

Worth trying - episodes too short though

Sone of the best commentary you’ll get about MN from people who are actually in MN. But 15 minutes might as well be 15 seconds- seriously the episodes are so short. They need to kick it out to 45-60 min and had a couple topics per episode

Atherton ,

1-dimensional, unsophisticated, superficial

Where’s the skepticism? the in-depth analysis? I was told these hosts were journalists, which usually implies some command of the issues. Instead, we get “wow gee whiz gosh ain’t that surprising huh weird what’ll happen next I don’t know oh well guess we’ll have to wait and see.” Two stars for effort, Star Tribune, but the product is about as lousy as the rest of the paper.

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