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Second Reading Podcast
19 minutes | Dec 1, 2022
November 30th, 2022 – Georgia Senate Runoff
Jim Henson talks with Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the state of play in the runoff election for U.S. Senate between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker.
39 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
November 16th, 2022 – 2022 Midterm Elections Recap
This week, Jim and Josh continue their discussion on the results of the 2022 midterm elections by covering how redistricting, key issues, and other factors may have impacted voter turnout both in Texas and nationwide.
44 minutes | Nov 10, 2022
November 10th, 2022 – The 2022 Midterm Elections in Texas
This week, Jim and Josh look at the results of the midterm elections in Texas, and find that despite the status quo results, the electoral system very gradually continues to become more competitive.
47 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
November 2nd, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
This week, Jim and Josh discuss early voting news for the 2022 midterm elections in Texas and the efforts of both major political parties to mobilize voter turnout in the state.
43 minutes | Oct 24, 2022
October 24, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
This week, Jim and Josh and joined by Daron Shaw to discuss the results of the recent University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll and the final weeks of the 2022 election.
45 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
October 12th, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
Jim and Josh discuss voting rights legislation in Texas, public opinion on voting issues, and how both loom over the 2022 election in Texas.
33 minutes | Oct 6, 2022
October 6th, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
Jim Henson and Josh Blank discuss the recent debate between Texas' gubernatorial candidates Greg Abbott and Beto O'Rourke and the overall arc of the 2022 campaign in Texas.
65 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
September 27th, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast at the Texas Tribune Festival
On this special episode recorded at the 2022 Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Jim Henson chats with Greg Bluestein (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), Andy Chow (Ohio Public Radio's Statehouse News Bureau), Angela Couloumbis (Spotlight PA), and Jon Ralston (The Nevada Independent) about the 2022 elections in Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Nevada.
47 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
September 21st, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
Jim Henson and Josh Blank discuss results from the recent University of Texas/Texas Politics Poll on issues in the Texas gubernatorial election in November, including abortion, border security, the economy, gun safety and the Robb Elementary shooting, and more.
52 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
September 14th, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
Jim Henson, Joshua Blank, and Daron Shaw look at the latest University of Texas/Texas Politics Project Poll and talk about what the results say about the election environment in Texas.
44 minutes | Aug 31, 2022
August 31st, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
Jim and Josh discuss the context of President Joe Biden's upcoming speech about threats to democracy in the U.S., and how it might land in Texas.
39 minutes | Aug 24, 2022
August 24th, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
Jim and Josh assess the potential impact of Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke's campaign efforts in rural parts of the state.
39 minutes | Aug 17, 2022
August 17th, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
In a new Second Reading Podcast, James Henson & Joshua Blank talk about the politics of Republican responses to the aftermath of the Mar-a-Lago search, and the broader context of the decay of democratic norms and institutions – including how the history of elite messaging encouraging distrust of elections and electoral institutions is now part of a feedback loop via public opinion. Mixed and mastered by Evan Sherer
41 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
August 10th, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
Jim and Josh discuss debate planning in the Texas gubernatorial campaign, and ponder the reactions to the FBI's search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago. Mixed and Mastered by Allie Arrazola
46 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
August 3rd, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
Jim and Josh discuss Tuesday's primary results around the U.S., and check in on the race for Texas governor between Gregg Abbott and Beto O'Rourke. Mixed and Mastered by Allie Arrazola
55 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
July 20th, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
This week, Jim and Josh discuss the Robb Elementary Investigative Committee report. This episode was mixed and mastered by Kate Whitmer, Clayton Faries, & Will Shute
54 minutes | Jul 6, 2022
July 6th, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
This week, Jim and Josh are joined by guest Ross Ramsey, co-founder of the Texas Tribune to discuss recent polling on the upcoming Texas elections, Abortion, and Gun Control. This Episode was Mixed and Mastered by Karoline Pfiel and Chidera Orazulike
43 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
June 29th, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
Jim and Josh discuss the ramifications of Roe v. Wade being overturned, and how Texas law and politics will respond to this change. This episode was mixed and mastered by Jonah Hernandez
45 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
June 22nd, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
Jim and Josh discuss the current Texas House's investigation of the Uvalde shooting police response, as well as the recent Texas Republican Party Convention in Texas. This Episode was Mixed and Mastered by Clayton Faries, and Jonah Hernandez.
38 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
June 15th, 2022 – Second Reading Podcast
This week, Jim and Josh discuss the special election in CD-34, and Senator John Cornyn's space in the Texas political universe as he receives national attention for his work on gun safety legislation in the U.S. Senate. This episode was mixed and mastered by Clayton Faries and Will Shute
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