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In this episode, we spend much of our time talking to our resident energy expert Carrie Collier-Brown about what actually happened with the blackout. She gives an in-depth explanation beyond who ERCOT is and what went wrong and why we were so c
We got together a bit early on Super Bowl Sunday and caught up on the haps of Texas politics and the upcoming legislative session. We discussed a new poll that shows Texans want Ted Cruz to resign, who might challenge Greg Abbott in 2022, why A
The full crew assembled in Chris' backyard to drown our Blue Texas dream in beer foam. We discussed what happened and didn't happen in Texas and where Texas Democrats go from here.
The full crew got together (virtually) with our good friend Nathan Ryan from Good Politics to talk about his experience as a poll worker and how folks can get involved in the General Election.  We tried some new things with Zoom so check out t
Hey y'all, we've got good news and bad news. The bad news is we're publishing this episode a few days behind, the good news is its because we also have a series of interviews with primary runoff candidates including for US Senate. You can find
The whole crew got together in Taylor for a social distancing pint and podcast. We had a lot to catch up on and plenty to cover. Please subscribe, share and follow us on Twitter at @LeftinTexaspod. National GOP Convention considering Texas (D
Wow, what a long strange trip its been. We've been a little social distant on the pod but we've finally got together in Chris' backyard. We catch up a bit and discuss the new polls, and the new attacks on voting rights and experts of all kinds
The Full crew got together and discussed the latest in Texas politics...especially what happened on Super Tuesday with some surprising results from top to bottom. Pat yourselves on the back Texans, over 2 million of you showed up to vote in the
So we finally got our long-awaited interview with Beto O'Rouke! Carrie shared a beer with the former Congressman to talk about his thoughts on the US Senate race, his new PAC Powered x People and what he thinks it's going to take to flip the st
The crew met again sans JD this time at Friends and Allies brew company in East Austin. Listen to the end for an interview with US Senate candidate Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez. Check out the other topics we discussed below, hit us up on social
New Year New Format! Chris and Joe met up at Workhorse in Austin's North Loop neighborhood (one of the last OG keepin' weird bar scenes) to catch up with Manny Garcia, the Executive Director for the Texas Democratic Party. We talked everything
Well folks we made it to 2020...We take a look back and a few of the biggest stories of 2019 and how they'll shape the new year going forward... Please subscribe to the pod, share and join the conversation online:@leftintexaspod on twitter and
The crew met sans JD at Pinthouse Pizza for the last episode of 2019...We discuss the Dems vote on impeachment, and the parallels between Trump's scandal and the fall of Speaker Bonnen. It seems everyone has joined the party to flip the Texas H
WOW, so much has happened since the crew last convened and we're hear to breathlessly talk it out over a few cold ones. We assembled at 4th Tap in North Austin. It's a cool spot with tons of video games, board games and "butt rock." Don't forg
We met up with Lizz Winstead at Austin Beer Garden on her comedy tour for Abortion AF. She's co-creator of The Daily Show and Abortion Access Front and we covered the ABCs of Texas politics from Abortion to Briscoe Cain. Check it out and find
The crew assembled at Nomatic Beerworks in South Austin to share some tasty beverages while we talking the nasty stuff that has become Texas politics. We go over the new laws hitting the books September 1st, why the Governor's roundtable on gun
This is a very special edition of the Left in Texas Podcast from ground zero of eh hem...battleground Texas. It was a packed house in Kyle, Hays County, TX.  Seriously just a few cycles ago no one would have thought there were Democrats in thes
The crew met up at St. Elmo Brewing to discuss the YUGE scandal rocking the pink done. Normally this time of the year all you hear are crickets coming from the capitol but an GIANT unforced error now threatens the House Speakers' tenure. We bre
Our man Ed Scruggs of Texas Gun Sense joins the full crew for a rundown of the state of the state's gun policies in the aftermath of the El Paso shooting incident. The full podcast will be up soon. The Left In Texas Podcast records LIVE in qua
The crew assembled sans JD at legendary blues spot at 12 and Chicon now called King Bee. The cocktails and pizza here are worth the trip and if you're lucky you'll catch some good tunes.  We're proud to have our special guest host Austin City
The crew met at Zilker Brewing to share some hop juice and catch up on what's happened since the Legislature left town...and it turns out quite a lot as you can see below. We covered everything from new polls showing Texas in play in 2020 to th
On this episode we try something new...JD and Chris met up for beers at the new Pinthouse Pizza in Round Rock and I join via phone while I nurse a bum ankle.  We recorded the day after Sine Die, the last day of the legislative session. We hit t
We assembled at Austin Beer Works this week to talk about the latest in Presidential politics and Joaquin's news (not news) about not running for Senate (we told you that last podcast). We make some Game of Throne references and JD teases a spo
The crew got together at a new beer joint in Taylor called The Loose Screw. It's been a while so plenty turf to cover with the legislature in full attack mode. We cover the worst of the worst at the state capitol, how 2020 is shaping up for Tex
The crew assembled at Hotel San Jose san Joe but with our now regularly occurring "guest host" Carrie Collier-Brown and a very special guest and friend of the pod Julie Oliver. Our first podcast with Julie Oliver is still one of our most popula
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