20 episodes

Snollygoster takes an in-depth look at politics in Ohio. Each week we dig into the top political stories in Columbus and Ohio and explore national stories that impact the state by talking with politicians, reporters and other news-makers. (In case you're wondering, a "snollygoster" is a shrewd and unprincipled politician.)

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    • Politics
    • 4.6, 48 Ratings

Snollygoster takes an in-depth look at politics in Ohio. Each week we dig into the top political stories in Columbus and Ohio and explore national stories that impact the state by talking with politicians, reporters and other news-makers. (In case you're wondering, a "snollygoster" is a shrewd and unprincipled politician.)

    Masks On

    Masks On

    In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, host Mike Thompson discusses the collision of science and politics as Gov. Mike DeWine mandates wearing face masks in 12 counties with fast-rising COVID-19 cases.

    • 20 min
    Ohio Divided On Presidential Race

    Ohio Divided On Presidential Race

    In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss recent polling that showed good news for Gov. Mike DeWine and Joe Biden. Tim Malloy, analyst for the Quinnipiac University Poll, joins the show.

    • 18 min
    DeWine's Plan For Police Reform

    DeWine's Plan For Police Reform

    In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss Gov. Mike DeWine's plan to change policing in Ohio. Plus, a look at the turnover inside the state health department.

    • 19 min
    Reform, Defund Or Abolish Police?

    Reform, Defund Or Abolish Police?

    In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, host Mike Thompson discusses the wide range of demands coming from protesters on how to change policing. Morgan Harper, former candidate for Ohio's 3rd Congressional District, joins the show.

    • 20 min
    Protesters, Police And Politicians

    Protesters, Police And Politicians

    In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the demonstrations that sprung up across the country after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

    • 19 min
    Fraudulent Claims Of Mail-In Voter Fraud

    Fraudulent Claims Of Mail-In Voter Fraud

    In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss President Trump's inaccurate claim that mail-in ballots are ripe for fraud. Michael McDonald, a political science professor at the University of Florida, joins the show.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

J1L2F ,

Great Political Resource in Ohio

Steve and Mike do a great job examining top political stories in Ohio. I look forward to listening each week.

Senatelibrarian ,

Enjoyable

Keeps me in the loop on local politics with hosts that are serious about the news, but also know when humor is appropriate.

VncentLIFE ,

Great Political Podcast

This has been probably the best political podcast I’ve found. I honestly don’t know which political party this podcast favors, but they also don’t allow false statements or “fake news.” They interview both parties with the same depth. They allow people to state the platform(or lack thereof) without exaggerating too much.

I’ve found myself looking forward to the “Snollygoster of the Week” at the end of every episode.

All in all, even if you’re not a current or former Ohioan, give this a listen. They have their finger on the pulse of politics, both state and national.

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