Texas Take: The Podcast
About This Show
The Lone Star State’s politicians are outspoken, colorful, humorous and sometimes off-beat characters who exemplify the historical Bigger Than Life view that Texas has of itself, whether in Austin or on the national stage. That ensures that Texas politics is seldom boring, often amusing and never lacking in colorful intrigue and drama. The Houston Chronicle’s Austin Bureau covers all the action, from smoke-filled room to raucous filibuster, and each week we go behind the headlines for an insider’s skinny on what’s really going beneath the storied Pink Dome. Informative, relevant, entertaining and occasionally surprising. Direct from Austin, this is the “Texas Take.”
Most Recent Episode
Ep21: Trump, Clinton heat it up in sprint to V-Day
5 days ago
With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton heat up the third and final presidential debate with bitter personal attacks against each other, even as Clinton dodges questions about whether shehas engaged in pay-to-play politics, and Trump makes headlines for refusing to say he will accept the outcome of the November election unless he wins. Plus, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick outlines school choice and the so-called "bathroom bill" as his priorities for the legislative session that starts in January, proposals that may pass the Senate but which will almost certainly be defeated in the House. And finally, if Texas was such a reliably Republican state then why are the most recent polls showing Clinton and Trump in a near dead heat, and why is Clinton running TV ads here at the last minute? Texas politics are never boring, and the intriguing highlights and these and other topics that have dominated headlines in recent days are explored in this week's Texas Take: The Podcast -- the leading political podcast in the Lone Star State, with a Facebook Live post so you can see the show each week as it happens.