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The Scrum is a weekly politics podcast from WGBH News, Boston's PBS and NPR affiliate (89.7 FM), hosted by Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis. The Scrum focuses on Boston and Massachusetts politics, but makes frequent forays into the national scene — especially when local individuals and issues of note make their influence felt. Talk back to us on Twitter (@reillyadam, @kadzis) or via email: scrum@wgbh.org. 

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    • 4.6, 38 Ratings

The Scrum is a weekly politics podcast from WGBH News, Boston's PBS and NPR affiliate (89.7 FM), hosted by Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis. The Scrum focuses on Boston and Massachusetts politics, but makes frequent forays into the national scene — especially when local individuals and issues of note make their influence felt. Talk back to us on Twitter (@reillyadam, @kadzis) or via email: scrum@wgbh.org. 

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

BakingNinja ,

Mass legislature, look behind the curtain!

Mike Deehan’s 3 January episode brings clarity to the way legislation moves, or not, through the State House. It may not be unusual compared to other State Houses, but that doesn’t mean we should put up with it. Too much power over legislation lies in the hands of the Speaker, this needs to change as the system is ripe for corruption.The euphemism “they ran out of time” is maddening.

paulinbrookline ,

Great Podcast

This is a great podcast to keep on top of what is going on here in Boston. They cover all the big issues and it doesn't hurt that many of them are former Boston Phoenix reporters. Adam is a polished interviewer and Peter always brings an interesting perspective.

sesandro ,

Great for local news

I've been looking for a good local news podcast, but most of them are daily programs that don't fit into my schedule well. I came across this show recently and it's exactly what I was looking for. The hosts are very down to earth and often consider both sides of an argument, which is really refreshing. Depending on where you live, a possible con is that it is very focused on Boston. I live closer to Worcester and I wish they covered the suburbs a bit more (but it is after all WGBH, I get it). Highly recommended.

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