Arkansas Times' Week in Review Podcast

Arkansas Times

Every Friday, Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the biggest stories of the week in The Natural State. Since 2011, "The Week in Review Podcast" has been the place to go for the straight dirt on politics and culture. With more than 40 years as a journalist in Arkansas, Brantley is unrivalled when it comes to providing the broad context you need to stay in the know.

All Episodes

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the latest political news, including Attorney General Leslie Rutledge bowing out of the governor's race and the state's congressional delegation opposing the bipartisan infrastructure bill. They also talk about recently released reports that confirm that the Arkansas Department of Transportation failed in all sorts of way in relation to the cracked I-40 bridge and a likely final decision on the Pope County casino.

Nov 12

17 min 56 sec

Refreshed after a hop across the pond, Max Brantley gets back into the Arkansas swing with his takes on legislative redistricting, a victory for LRSD and a list of must-read banned books.

Nov 5

21 min 52 sec

Arkansas Times editors Austin Bailey and Lindsey Millar talk about the latest election news, the various city of Little Rock controversy and Little Rock School District and Central Arkansas Library System millage elections.

Oct 29

33 min 27 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the Arkansas legislature, including the anti-vax legislation it passed and didn't, a redistricting effort that splits Pulaski County in three and what's coming in a special session to cut taxes.

Oct 8

26 min 44 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the legislature's disastrous return, the latest coronavirus news, the fallout at KATV over a racial incident and more.

Oct 1

30 min 11 sec

Arkansas Times Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the big vote against a city sales tax increase and the political considerations surrounding that result, the decision of a special prosecutor to try a former deputy in the shooting death of Hunter Brittain in Lonoke County and the latest in COVID news.

Sep 18

31 min 8 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about local reaction to a coming federal vaccine mandate, rent relief and renters rights, the death of Little Rock City Director Erma Hendrix and various Republican politicians saying and doing awful things.

Sep 10

32 min 52 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the latest coronavirus news, the new abortion ban in Texas and what it might mean for Arkansas and the Little Rock sales tax election.

Sep 3

30 min 58 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the latest coronavirus news, the downfall of Lyon College President Joey King and more

Aug 27

22 min 22 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the latest COVID-19 news and the politics of critical race theory.

Aug 20

22 min 30 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about all things coronavirus in Arkansas and the trial of lobbyist and former Arkansas Republican Party chairman Gilbert Baker. 

Aug 12

32 min 46 sec

Arkansas Times editors Austin Bailey and Lindsey Millar discuss a judge's ruling against a state law that prohibited public mask mandates and the terrible special legislative session. 

Aug 7

22 min 8 sec

Come kvetch with us about Arkansas's legislative ban on protecting kids from COVID-19. Also on tap, the Little Rock sales tax, sleazebaggery inside Arkansas's nursing home empire and a silver medal Olympian from Wooster.

Jul 30

28 min 27 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about COVID-19 and the prohibition on mask mandates, a legal victory for transgender kids and teens and a new report that suggests a deeper reckoning is needed in the Arkansas Department of Transportation in the wake of the discovery of a crack in the Hernando DeSoto Bridge over Memphis.

Jul 23

21 min 48 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk again about this third surge of the coronavirus in Arkansas; political news in Arkansas, including Jake Bequette's campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. John Boozman; and the continuing fallout related to Walter Hussman's relationship with the University of North Carolina Journalism School.

Jul 16

26 min 19 sec

Arkansas Timed editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the Delta variant of the coronavirus raging in Arkansas, the release of the LRSD from state control, the Republican Party's obsession with race-baiting politics and the funeral of Hunter Brittain

Jul 9

28 min 40 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the Delta variant of the coronavirus taking hold in Arkansas, Governor Hutchinson's deployment of National Guard troops to the border, the police killing of a Lonoke County teen, the LRSD poised to be released from state control and the Little Rock sales tax election.

Jul 2

33 min 50 sec

While Editor Lindsey Millar lounges seaside, Max Brantley and Austin Bailey chew on the news of the week: racism, justice, the delta variant and those perfect churros from Mercado San Jose.

Jun 25

39 min 36 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the resignation of University of Arkansas Chancellor Joe Steinmetz, the candidacy of Chris Jones, running to be the Democratic nominee for the Arkansas governor's race; and the Little Rock sales tax election.

Jun 18

28 min 14 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about Arkansas Democrat-Gazette publisher Walter Hussman and the controversy surrounding journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and the University of North Carolina Journalism Department, the state of Arkansas's massive revenue surplus and a federal lawsuit filed by a lawyer who alleges his contract with the state was terminated after he criticized a lawmaker for supporting anti-transgender legislation.

Jun 4

22 min 27 sec

The federal courthouse in Little Rock is hopping with challenges to Arkansas’s worst new laws. Plus: the West Little Rock chopper and new old blood at the Pulaski County Election Commission.

May 28

38 min 45 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the expiration of the COVID-19 emergency order in Arkansas, the continuing fallout related to damaged I-40 Mississippi River Bridge and other odds and ends.

May 21

27 min 20 sec

This week, Max and Austin talk about nightmares of plummeting off the I-40 bridge and into the Mississippi, unemployment misery, Little Rock sales tax drama and a surprise visit from 50 Cent.

May 14

32 min

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the Little Rock sales tax proposal; the Arkansas Supreme Court, the state Plant Board and dicamba; new candidates for state office; and more.

May 7

35 min 22 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the end of the legislative session, vaccine hesitancy and COVID worries and Josh Duggar.

Apr 30

28 min 54 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the final days of the Arkansas legislature and wrangling over the Little Rock sales tax.

Apr 23

43 min 47 sec

On this week's podcast, Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the Arkansas legislature's terrible final days.

Apr 16

26 min 36 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about this legislative session that just keeps getting worse, the latest on the vaccine front and the Little Rock tax plan. 

Apr 3

32 min 59 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the no good very bad Arkansas General Assembly and a big development in COVID-19 vaccine deployment.

Mar 20

27 min 34 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about COVID-19, one year later, and the status of Arkansas's vaccination effort; they also talk about the worst legislative session ever.

Mar 12

29 min 37 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar discuss the latest from the legislature, a vaccine showdown between Governor Hutchinson and the Arkansas Supreme Court and Alice Walton's coming med school in Northwest Arkansas. 

Mar 6

22 min 17 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about Governor Hutchinson's announcement that he's easing COVID-19 restrictions. They also talk about the the legislature and state testing and major looming decisions for the Little Rock School District.

Feb 26

32 min 14 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the historic snowfall, Sen. Jim Hendren's decision to leave the Republican Party, an elusive gun factory at the Little Rock Port and more.

Feb 19

21 min 21 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the big news of the week from the state legislature, the future of Medicaid in Arkansas, Tim Griffin switching races and the latest on the COVID and vaccine front.

Feb 13

32 min 11 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the latest legislative happenings, including the defeat of a stand your ground bill in committee. They also talk about the latest in the Pope County casino saga, Arkansas's troubled pandemic unemployment assistance program and the state's commitment to standardized testing this spring.

Feb 5

30 min 10 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about Sarah Huckabee Sanders's candidacy for Arkansas governor, the latest legislative happenings and COVID-19 and vaccine news.

Jan 29

26 min 56 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the inauguration Joe Biden, Arkansas political odds and ends and the latest COVID-19 news.

Jan 22

21 min 38 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the continued fallout from the Jan. 6 insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol, including impeachment and Arkansas connections. They also talk about the legislature getting underway and immediately advancing a stand your ground bill out of committee; and they talk about COVID and vaccination efforts.  

Jan 16

28 min 38 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol, ominous coronavirus developments and the upcoming Arkansas General Assembly. 

Jan 8

28 min 21 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the latest COVID-19-releated news, new Little Rock Police Department intrigue and the brand new Little Rock School District Board, which met Thursday night for the first time.

Dec 2020

32 min 54 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the Arkansas politicians joining in the ridiculous coup attempt to overturn the presidential election and Governor Hutchinson's prime time nothing burger. Full version

Dec 2020

26 min 12 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the Arkansas politicians joining in the ridiculous coup attempt to overturn the presidential election and Governor Hutchinson's prime time nothing burger.

Dec 2020

20 min 12 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about COVID-19 in Arkansas, the continued lunacy of President Trump and his enablers in Arkansas and the Little Rock School Board and North Little Rock run-off elections.

Dec 2020

25 min 12 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about rising COVID-19 numbers, the aftermath of the presidential election, the latest on state highway spending and the 30 Crossing project and the Pulaski County Election Commission and final vote tallying. 

Nov 2020

27 min 33 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar discuss the election and what it means for the state and country.

Nov 2020

27 min 44 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the latest coronavirus news; the Arkansas Supreme Court's ruling on highway funding and what it might mean for the 30 Crossing Project; and next week's election, including another gloomy Arkansas Poll.

Oct 2020

25 min 27 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the latest coronavirus news, including an outbreak in state government. They also cover various election odds and ends, including the Democrat-Gazette's endorsement of Donald Trump, a Republican senate candidate who once dressed up in a KKK robe, racist comments by French Hill and more.

Oct 2020

29 min 31 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the latest COVID-19 news, the race for Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District and more Little Rock elections.

Oct 2020

46 min 53 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the latest COVID-19 news, including President Trump's positive diagnosis and the latest on the coronavirus and schools. They also talk about Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey filing a federal lawsuit against his critics, including a number of subordinates.

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Oct 2020

36 min 32 sec

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the latest coronavirus news and more signs of our imminent doom, including the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Trump's unwillingness to say that he'll honor the results of the election. They also talk protest and the police in Conway. [The previous version of this edition cut off early. Here's the full version.] 

Sep 2020

29 min 8 sec