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Texas Tribune TribCast

By The Texas Tribune

Hosted by the Tribune's Alexa Ura and featuring a rotating cast of Tribune reporters, editors and special guests, the TribCast is an informal – and, with luck, amusing – discussion of Texas politics and policy. New episodes post each week.

  1. 1.
    TribCast, special edition: Our pollsters analyze the latest UT/TT Poll on the election and pandemic10/14/2020
    33:10
  2. 2.
    TribCast: Voting issues in Texas and Ken Paxton's troubles10/08/2020
    35:11
  3. 3.
    TribCast: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death will affect Texas09/23/2020
    33:01
  4. 4.
    TribCast: Texas again changes how it reports coronavirus data, and voting issues make their way through the courts09/16/2020
    31:44
  5. 5.
    TribCast: Hurricane Laura, coronavirus on campus and the RNC08/26/2020
    32:21
  6. 6.
    TribCast: Texas and the DNC, the fight over police funding, and election mailing woes08/19/2020
    27:22
  7. 7.
    TribCast: Kamala Harris on the Democratic presidential ticket and the state of college football08/12/2020
    27:57
  8. 8.
    TribCast: Reading the political tea leaves on Biden in Texas and a census undercount08/05/2020
    31:11
  1. 9.
    TribCast: Texas revises coronavirus death tally as school reopening chaos continues07/29/2020
    29:09
  2. 10.
    TribCast: The post-convention state of the Texas GOP and a bleak budget forecast07/22/2020
    34:49
  3. 11.
    TribCast: Election results and voting problems in the primary runoffs07/15/2020
    35:50
  4. 12.
    TribCast: Mask orders, convention drama and the road ahead for reopening schools07/08/2020
    36:25
  5. 13.
    TribCast: Early voting begins as coronavirus surges in Texas and a debate over sex ed curriculum07/01/2020
    29:29
  6. 14.
    TribCast: Masks for businesses, reopening schools and pandemic voting06/24/2020
    32:24
  7. 15.
    TribCast: COVID-19 record highs, foster children in harm's way and a victory for LGBTQ workers06/17/2020
    30:51
  8. 16.
    TribCast: Racism and the Texas GOP and reform after George Floyd's death06/10/2020
    34:40
  9. 17.
    TribCast: How Texas is mourning George Floyd and protesting police brutality06/03/2020
    31:54
  10. 18.
    TribCast: How to vote in a pandemic and Texas' record unemployment rate05/27/2020
    29:46
  11. 19.
    TribCast: Bars are back, but questions remain on child care and voting by mail in a pandemic05/20/2020
    32:32
  12. 20.
    TribCast: The “don’t do as I say” coronavirus edition05/13/2020
    31:54
  13. 21.
    TribCast: The governor's quicker-than-expected move to further reopen Texas05/06/2020
    30:06
  14. 22.
    TribCast: How Texas plans to reopen businesses during the coronavirus pandemic04/29/2020
    27:37
  15. 23.
    TribCast: Reopening the economy, testing in rural Texas and election woes04/22/2020
    28:11
  16. 24.
    TribCast: Forecasting what's next with coronavirus and the next legislative session04/15/2020
    28:54
  17. 25.
    TribCast: Texas health care workers take on the coronavirus04/08/2020
    17:37
  18. 26.
    TribCast: The politics of coronavirus in Texas04/01/2020
    21:26
  19. 27.
    TribCast: How coronavirus is affecting Texas workers, immigrants and the courts03/25/2020
    21:23
  20. 28.
    TribCast: Texas' growing response to coronavirus amid a growing outbreak03/18/2020
    23:38
  21. 29.
    TribCast: Coronavirus in Texas, a voting postmortem and Bonnen on his downfall03/11/2020
    34:04
  22. 30.
    TribCast: Joe Biden's Super Tuesday win and other primary election results03/04/2020
    51:20
  23. 31.
    TribCast: Bernie Sanders' Super Tuesday momentum and judicial election questions02/26/2020
    33:28
  24. 32.
    TribCast, special edition: Our pollsters analyze the latest UT/TT Poll on primary races and issues in Texas02/19/2020
    34:41
  25. 33.
    TribCast: A Texas Senate retirement and Bernie Sanders' new lead in the state02/19/2020
    29:16
  26. 34.
    TribCast: Texas Democrats' Beto O'Rourke dilemma and the road to Super Tuesday02/12/2020
    28:21
  27. 35.
    TribCast: Forecasting a Super Tuesday delay in Texas and the upcoming primary02/05/2020
    28:56
  28. 36.
    TribCast: A special election blowout and checking in on the presidential primary01/29/2020
    28:30
  29. 37.
    TribCast: The money fight for the Texas House and a very special election01/22/2020
    30:32
  30. 38.
    TribCast: Refugee ban, hemp fiasco and another Planned Parenthood fight01/15/2020
    25:40
  31. 39.
    TribCast: A look ahead at the 2020 political landscape in Texas01/08/2020
    33:12
  32. 40.
    TribCast: George P. Bush's transparency troubles12/18/2019
    29:52
  33. 41.
    TribCast: Big new names enter Texas congressional races12/11/2019
    29:44
  34. 42.
    TribCast: Rick Miller steps in it with comments on Asian opponents12/04/2019
    29:25
  35. 43.
    Tribcast: A Texas House cocaine scandal and a lack of receipts for the latest inauguration celebration11/20/2019
    31:38
  36. 44.
    TribCast: The 10th Anniversary Edition11/07/2019
    38:05
  37. 45.
    TribCast: The UT/TT pollsters’ latest survey of Texas views on politics and policy11/07/2019
    37:44
  38. 46.
    TribCast: Captured by coal, a Legislative Budget Board in turmoil10/30/2019
    31:52
  39. 47.
    TribCast: Dennis Bonnen's big rise and bigger fall10/23/2019
    30:14
  40. 48.
    TribCast: The Tale of the Tape10/16/2019
    35:52
  41. 49.
    TribCast: Rick Perry and Ukraine, and George P. Bush's college turnaround10/09/2019
    29:30
  42. 50.
    TribCast: The Trump effect in 2020, repeat Sessions10/02/2019
    27:48
  43. 51.
    TribCast: Live from the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival09/30/2019
    55:37
  44. 52.
    TribCast: Texas Democrats get their debate moments; a gun debate at home09/18/2019
    33:17
  45. 53.
    TribCast: Texas presidential polling and looming redistricting09/11/2019
    30:45
  46. 54.
    TribCast: Two Texas mass shootings in a month09/04/2019
    30:42
  47. 55.
    TribCast: Speaker saga, school scores and a gubernatorial misstep08/30/2019
    30:10
  48. 56.
    TribCast: Behind the new Texas laws that take effect Sept. 108/21/2019
    28:22
  49. 57.
    TribCast: A House speaker in hot water08/14/2019
    32:03
  50. 58.
    TribCast: The El Paso aftermath and the latest on Dennis Bonnen08/07/2019
    34:31
  51. 59.
    Tribcast: Beto O'Rourke's debate performance and the drama rocking the Texas House speaker's office07/31/2019
    31:14
  52. 60.
    TribCast: Wendy Davis makes it official07/24/2019
    36:02
  53. 61.
    TribCast: Donald Trump's racist tweets, Beto O'Rourke's slaveholding ancestors07/17/2019
    30:32
  54. 62.
    TribCast: An Obamacare hearing, UT's tuition affordability, a growing U.S. Senate field07/10/2019
    33:07
  55. 63.
    TribCast: How a Santa Fe school shooting survivor's story fell apart07/03/2019
    25:40
  56. 64.
    TribCast: Is Joe Straus keeping the door open for a 2022 statewide run?06/26/2019
    31:56
  57. 65.
    TribCast: UT/TT Pollster Edition06/20/2019
    34:44
  58. 66.
    TribCast: The Texas Monthly Best & Worst List06/19/2019
    30:45
  59. 67.
    TribCast: Will Wendy Davis challenge Chip Roy?06/12/2019
    30:52
  60. 68.
    Tribcast: Goings-on at the governor’s office and marquee mayoral runoff races06/05/2019
    31:36
  61. 69.
    TribCast: Bonus sine die edition05/29/2019
    1:05:21
  62. 70.
    TribCast: It's sine die time05/28/2019
    30:45
  63. 71.
    TribCast: Stickland's bomb-throwing, O'Rourke's reboot05/22/2019
    30:32
  64. 72.
    Tribcast: A snoozer Texas legislative session and blowing up the kumbaya05/15/2019
    31:06
  65. 73.
    TribCast: How did that tax swap fall apart?05/08/2019
    33:14
  66. 74.
    TribCast: Tax night in the Texas Lege; state ends its voter citizenship review05/01/2019
    28:33
  67. 75.
    A legislative status report, and MJ Hegar throws in for U.S. Senate04/25/2019
    30:56
  68. 76.
    Property tax wars and Speaker Bonnen's rough run-in04/17/2019
    34:17
  69. 77.
    Are Texas Republicans ready to back a sales tax hike?04/10/2019
    27:25
  70. 78.
    Crisis mode at the Texas-Mexico border04/03/2019
    29:49
  71. 79.
    The House passes its budget — civilly03/28/2019
    27:08
  72. 80.
    Dan Patrick's stance on medical cannabis, Castro's struggles & O'Rourke's first week03/21/2019
    31:10
  73. 81.
    Beto O’Rourke is in. What now?03/14/2019
    21:43
  74. 82.
    TribCast: College admissions scandal, Border Hustle, waiting for Beto03/13/2019
    32:14
  75. 83.
    TribCast: Is the "Kumbaya" phase of the legislative session over?03/07/2019
    35:13
  76. 84.
    TribCast: UT/Texas Tribune Pollster Edition03/07/2019
    39:22
  77. 85.
    TribCast: Teacher pay raises, voter citizenship reviews and Beto's big decision02/27/2019
    30:31
  78. 86.
    TribCast: Property taxes, school finance, data centers, and a state senator's bid to redefine a crime02/21/2019
    31:07
  79. 87.
    TribCast: Dueling rallies, property taxes and an apology from the secretary of state02/14/2019
    31:18
  80. 88.
    TribCast: Beto meets Oprah02/06/2019
    29:33
  81. 89.
    TribCast: Texas voter citizenship review, Empower Texans' Senate media pass, the 2020 congressional battlefield02/05/2019
    32:34
  82. 90.
    TribCast: Texas voter citizenship review, Empower Texans' Senate media pass, the 2020 congressional battlefield01/30/2019
    32:34
  83. 91.
    TribCast: Kel Seliger’s Senate fight, Beto O'Rourke's “funk”01/23/2019
    30:51
  84. 92.
    TribCast: Texas inaugurations and big ideas for education01/16/2019
    31:32
  85. 93.
    TribCast: Here comes the Texas Lege01/07/2019
    32:54
  86. 94.
    TribCast: Lewd texts and school finance scuttlebutt12/19/2018
    31:37
  87. 95.
    TribCast: Beto for President?12/12/2018
    30:24
  88. 96.
    TribCast: Bush's legacy, Confederate monuments and segregated public schools12/05/2018
    31:11
  89. 97.
    TribCast: The Beto O'Rourke 2020 boomlet; will Ken Paxton's prosecutors get paid?11/28/2018
    31:08
  90. 98.
    TribCast: What does a Dennis Bonnen speakership look like?11/14/2018
    29:15
  91. 99.
    TribCast: The Cruz-O'Rourke matchup and other top midterm election results11/07/2018
    1:02:34
  92. 100.
    TribCast: UT/TT pollsters on the elections, Trump, immigration and #MeToo11/01/2018
    31:46
  93. 101.
    TribCast: Trump takes on border-crossers and birthright citizenship10/31/2018
    32:06
  94. 102.
    TribCast: Trump in Texas, early voting turnout10/24/2018
    29:49
  95. 103.
    TribCast: Cruz and O'Rourke debate again, Trump heads to Texas10/17/2018
    31:27
  96. 104.
    TribCast: O'Rourke isn't "interested" in Obama endorsement10/10/2018
    33:49
  97. 105.
    TribCast: A Capitol sexting scandal; will Obama endorse O'Rourke?10/03/2018
    31:23
  98. 106.
    TribCast: Live from the Texas Tribune Festival10/01/2018
    1:00:59
  99. 107.
    TribCast: Everything you need to know about the Texas Tribune Festival09/19/2018
    31:03
  100. 108.
    TribCast: San Antonio gears up for another special election09/12/2018
    30:21
  101. 109.
    TribCast: Trump vows to stump for Cruz in Texas09/05/2018
    32:56
  102. 110.
    TribCast: It's all Beto all the time08/29/2018
    34:18
  103. 111.
    TribCast: A new name in the speaker's race, an ouster at Texas Tech08/22/2018
    31:32
  104. 112.
    TribCast: Slow family reunifications, Cruz-O'Rourke TV ads08/15/2018
    28:09
  105. 113.
    TribCast: A San Antonio special election surprise, latest Cruz-O'Rourke polling08/01/2018
    30:24
  106. 114.
    TribCast: Looming family reunification deadlines and moldy state office buildings07/25/2018
    27:47
  107. 115.
    TribCast: More fundraising headlines, Texas GOP reaction to Trump and Russia, SD-19 special election07/18/2018
    32:14
  108. 116.
    TribCast: Democrats make it rain in some key races07/12/2018
    35:18
  109. 117.
    TribCast: The latest on the shifting immigration crisis07/05/2018
    30:02
  110. 118.
    Crisis on the border, 5-year anniversary of the Wendy Davis filibuster and the latest UT/Texas Tribune poll06/27/2018
    33:57
  111. 119.
    Family separations, political horse races, guns, weed and the NFL, from the UT/TT pollsters06/27/2018
    34:52
  112. 120.
    Immigrant family separations, Pain and Profit in Medicaid managed care06/19/2018
    32:19
  113. 121.
    "Blood Will Tell" investigation, death row with disabilities06/13/2018
    30:02
  114. 122.
    Texas and SCOTUS, George P. Bush's "fake news," Senate race heats up06/06/2018
    32:47
  115. 123.
    Looking at Greg Abbott's response to Santa Fe05/30/2018
    33:32
  116. 124.
    Dissecting Tuesday’s party primary runoffs in Texas05/23/2018
    30:53
  117. 125.
    Comptroller Hegar downplays potential tax benefit of sports gambling in Texas05/16/2018
    30:09
  118. 126.
    Forecasting the Valdez-White debate and understaffed Texas prisons (podcast)05/09/2018
    29:23
  119. 127.
    Debate drama, Austin scooters, the Texas speaker's race (podcast)05/02/2018
    32:01
  120. 128.
    Cannabis oil, special elections and redistricting (podcast)04/25/2018
    28:08
  121. 129.
    Redistricting hits SCOTUS, Stockman gets convicted (podcast)04/18/2018
    31:38
  122. 130.
    SD-19, higher ed hunger, Paul Ryan's exit (podcast)04/11/2018
    30:08
  123. 131.
    CD-23, O'Rourke's fundraising haul, Cornyn's gun policy (podcast)04/04/2018
    31:35
  124. 132.
    Census citizenship question, March for Our Lives, Tillerson for UT chancellor? (podcast)03/28/2018
    34:00
  125. 133.
    Austin bombings, Ted Cruz and Cambridge Analytica (podcast)03/21/2018
    33:32
  126. 134.
    District attorney drama, general election predictions (podcast)03/14/2018
    31:30
  127. 135.
    Live TribCast: Deconstructing the 2018 Texas primaries03/07/2018
    57:55
  128. 136.
    That time Oprah beefed with the Texas cattle industry (podcast)03/02/2018
    13:49
  129. 137.
    Hurricane Harvey six months later, O'Rourke's chances in Texas, primary fever (podcast)02/28/2018
    34:01
  130. 138.
    George P. Bush's "secret mansion," Republican primary fundraising (podcast)02/21/2018
    33:31
  131. 139.
    Hot or not? Hear Ross Ramsey break down his must-watch Texas primary races02/15/2018
    22:19
  132. 140.
    Sarah Davis' re-election bid, Ross Ramsey's hot list02/14/2018
    30:58
  133. 141.
    Where's the "bathroom bill" in the 2018 primaries?02/07/2018
    31:05
  134. 142.
    Republicans vs. Republicans and O'Rourke's fundraising haul (podcast)01/31/2018
    32:30
  135. 143.
    George P. Bush and Harvey relief, AFL-CIO's Beto O'Rourke snub (podcast)01/24/2018
    30:48
  136. 144.
    Maternal mortality, Texas' special ed crisis (podcast)01/17/2018
    31:43
  137. 145.
    A candidate's explosive past, a transportation commissioner's multiple hats and #MeToo at the Texas Capitol (podcast)01/10/2018
    33:19
  138. 146.
    Castro's PAC, an early Cruz poll (podcast)01/03/2018
    32:45
  139. 147.
    The top Texas tales of 2017 (podcast)12/27/2017
    29:52
  140. 148.
    Drama at the Facilities Commission, Farenthold off the GOP ballot, McRaven departing UT System (podcast)12/20/2017
    33:01
  141. 149.
    An Alabama Senate shake-up, a Bush-Patterson faceoff and a border land grab project (podcast)12/13/2017
    32:23
  142. 150.
    Valdez running for governor, Farenthold giving back sexual harassment cash (podcast)12/06/2017
    33:11
  143. 151.
    Joe Barton's explicit photo, Kevin Sumlin's giant payout (podcast)11/29/2017
    33:20
  144. 152.
    Joe Barton's explicit photo, Kevin Sumlin's giant payout (podcast)11/29/2017
    33:20
  145. 153.
    Sexual harassment at the Capitol, Abbott takes on an incumbent (podcast)11/15/2017
    30:14
  146. 154.
    Sexual harassment at the Capitol, Abbott takes on an incumbent (podcast)11/15/2017
    30:14
  147. 155.
    A mass shooting in Texas, Dawnna Dukes' Tribune interview, congressional retirements (podcast)11/08/2017
    31:03
  148. 156.
    A mass shooting in Texas, Dawnna Dukes' Tribune interview, congressional retirements (podcast)11/08/2017
    31:03
  149. 157.
    Dawnna Dukes' dropped charges, Enterprise Fund drama, a rent-to-own investigation (podcast)11/01/2017
    30:50
  150. 158.
    Dawnna Dukes' dropped charges, Enterprise Fund drama, a rent-to-own investigation (podcast)11/01/2017
    30:50
  151. 159.
    Speaker Straus won't run for re-election (podcast)10/25/2017
    32:31
  152. 160.
    Speaker Straus won't run for re-election (podcast)10/25/2017
    32:31
  153. 161.
    The UT/TT pollsters on Trump, Confederates, bathrooms and politics10/24/2017
    35:20
  154. 162.
    The UT/TT pollsters on Trump, Confederates, bathrooms and politics10/23/2017
    35:20
  155. 163.
    Straus' new committee, third-quarter fundraising, the ongoing Harvey response (podcast)10/18/2017
    32:04
  156. 164.
    Straus' new committee, third-quarter fundraising, the ongoing Harvey response (podcast)10/18/2017
    32:04
  157. 165.
    O'Rourke v. Cruz, Abbott's Latino outreach, Confederate monuments (podcast)10/11/2017
    31:42
  158. 166.
    O'Rourke v. Cruz, Abbott's Latino outreach, Confederate monuments (podcast)10/11/2017
    31:42
  159. 167.
    Gun politics, Rex Tillerson and the state's health commission (podcast)10/04/2017
    34:38
  160. 168.
    Gun politics, Rex Tillerson and the state's health commission (podcast)10/04/2017
    34:38
  161. 169.
    TribFest recap, tapping the Rainy Day Fund (podcast)09/27/2017
    32:00
  162. 170.
    TribFest recap, tapping the Rainy Day Fund (podcast)09/27/2017
    32:00
  163. 171.
    The live Texas Tribune Festival TribCast09/25/2017
    59:17
  164. 172.
    Harvey funding, Sharp's new job, Twitter porn (podcast)09/13/2017
    35:08
  165. 173.
    Harvey funding, Sharp's new job, Twitter porn (podcast)09/13/2017
    35:08
  166. 174.
    DACA, Harvey recovery and 2018 (podcast)09/06/2017
    33:55
  167. 175.
    Texas responds to Hurricane Harvey (podcast)08/30/2017
    31:44
  168. 176.
    Texas responds to Hurricane Harvey (podcast)08/30/2017
    31:44
  169. 177.
    Confederate statues, UT's oil cash, another Paxton in the Capitol? (podcast)08/23/2017
    32:23
  170. 178.
    Confederate statues, UT's oil cash, another Paxton in the Capitol? (podcast)08/23/2017
    32:23
  171. 179.
    Confederate statues, UT's oil cash, another Paxton in the Capitol? (podcast)08/23/2017
    32:23
  172. 180.
    Sine die is nigh (podcast)08/15/2017
    59:58
  173. 181.
    Sine die is nigh (podcast)08/15/2017
    59:58
  174. 182.
    Tribcast Daily: Aug. 12 Special Session Update08/13/2017
    1:52
  175. 183.
    Abbott v. Perry, school finance, impending Sine Die (podcast)08/09/2017
    31:52
  176. 184.
    Abbott v. Perry, school finance, impending Sine Die (podcast)08/09/2017
    31:52
  177. 185.
    Special session update, Rick Perry and Dawnna Dukes (podcast)08/02/2017
    32:50
  178. 186.
    Special session update, Rick Perry and Dawnna Dukes (podcast)08/02/2017
    32:50
  179. 187.
    School choice, property taxes and abortion (podcast)07/25/2017
    29:51
  180. 188.
    School choice, property taxes and abortion (podcast)07/25/2017
    29:51
  181. 189.
    The first week of the special legislative session (podcast)07/19/2017
    31:16
  182. 190.
    The first week of the special legislative session (podcast)07/19/2017
    31:16
  183. 191.
    The storm at TABC, redistricting trials and the special session ahead (podcast)07/12/2017
    35:45
  184. 192.
    New Yorker on Texas, TABC troubles, "perverted little tarts" (podcast)07/05/2017
    32:01
  185. 193.
    Same-sex benefits, teacher pay raises and Dawnna Dukes (podcast)06/30/2017
    31:48
  186. 194.
    The Texas Monthly best and worst list (podcast)06/21/2017
    30:49
  187. 195.
    UT/TT Poll: From the pollsters to you (podcast)06/20/2017
    31:17
  188. 196.
    The state budget (with vetoes!), special session notes and Paxton’s new judge (podcast)06/14/2017
    33:54
  189. 197.
    Special session blues, the veto period and speaker politics (podcast)06/07/2017
    32:04
  190. 198.
    The post-sine die TribCast (podcast)05/30/2017
    32:43
  191. 199.
    A House-Senate standoff in the final days of the session (podcast)05/24/2017
    30:39
  192. 200.
    A special session on the horizon? (podcast)05/17/2017
    28:44

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