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Political State Podcast
60 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Conversations with candidates: U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn
The Oklahoman's Chris Casteel sits down with Congresswoman Kendra Horn to talk about growing up in Oklahoma, her interest in politics, and the issues facing the state and the nation.
21 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
Oklahoma Senators discuss impeachment trial
Chris Casteel with The Oklahoman talk to U.S. Senator James Lankford and U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe as the Senate prepares to conduct the trial for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
15 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
Cole says Trump had legal authority to kill Iranian general
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole spoke to The Oklahoman's Chris Casteel on whether Trump needed congressional authorization for killing Iranian leader
32 minutes | Dec 22, 2019
Governor Stitt's first year in office
The Oklahoman's Chris Casteel sat down with Governor Kevin Stitt and First Lady Sarah Stitt to review their first year in office.
49 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole
U.S. Representative Tom Cole joins Chris Casteel to talk about the impeachment hearings, government funding, Alzheimer’s research and buffalo.
34 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
Voter appetite for a new jail
Oklahoma County Commissioner Carrie Blumert discusses mental health and addiction services included in the MAPS 4 proposal, along with the idea that voters might be asked to fund a new jail.
33 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
In this special episode of Political State the proposed MAPS 4 projects are discussed along with possible political reaction from the council and public.
34 minutes | Aug 23, 2019
Who is John Blake?
The Political State crew discusses Gov. Stitt's push to replace the higher education chancellor, the effort to repeal permitless carry and a week of congressional town halls.
29 minutes | Aug 8, 2019
Sen. Jim Inhofe
U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe sits down with Ben Felder and Chris Casteel to discuss current events.
26 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
Rep. Kendra Horn
Congresswoman Horn discusses her first several months in office, where she falls on the political spectrum and her thoughts on the crisis at the border.
42 minutes | Jun 20, 2019
Should journalists vote?
The Oklahoman’s Carmen Formen and Ben Felder welcome Tres Savage, editor in chief of NonDoc, to discuss this week’s state Supreme Court ruling on a Medicaid expansion petition and to discuss whether journalists should vote in the elections they cover.
43 minutes | Jun 14, 2019
Mayor David Holt
Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, who has been in office for nearly 14 months, discusses his time as mayor and also plays some Twitter trivia.
28 minutes | Jun 6, 2019
Rep. Shane Stone
Rep. Stone from Oklahoma City announced he will not seek reelection in 2020. He joined the podcast to discuss his time in office and the future of the Democratic party in Oklahoma.
40 minutes | May 24, 2019
Political State: The abortion wars
Carmen and Ben talk with Michelle Oberman, a professor at Santa Clara University School of Law who wrote the book "Her Body Our Laws," which includes research into the political dynamics of abortion in Oklahoma.
32 minutes | Apr 24, 2019
Bice enters 2020 race
Chris Casteel, Carmen Forman and Ben Felder discuss the 5th congressional district race, which now includes State Sen. Stephanie Bice. Plus, the podcast crew discusses Gov. Kevin Stitt's first 100 days in office.
27 minutes | Mar 29, 2019
Councilwoman Meg Salyer
After 10 years on the OKC council, Meg Salyer is leaving office next month. She reflected on her time on the council and how the city has changed over the last decade.
20 minutes | Mar 15, 2019
Governor Kevin Stitt
Goveror Kevin Stitt talks about his first few months in office.
36 minutes | Mar 8, 2019
Rep. Cyndi Munson
Rep. Cyndi Munson, Democrat from Oklahoma City and Minority Caucus Chair, talks about establishing herself as a leader in the party and continuing to find election success.
31 minutes | Mar 1, 2019
Sen. Julia Kirt
State Sen. Julia Kirt returns to Political State to discuss the first month of session and her first term in office.
31 minutes | Feb 22, 2019
The Echols Shrug
Rep. Jon Echols, the House Majority Floor Leader, discusses his role in shaping policy and the big issues in front of the Legislature.
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