Political Party Live

Political Party Live


Recorded in front of live audiences across the state of Iowa, Political Party Live features leading political and cultural voices in the Hawkeye state discussing important and timely issues.

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Episode 13 - Should the College Dropout Go Back to School? (8/16/2018)

1:33:28 | Aug 21st, 2018

The crew returns with a special “Back to School,” episode where they pay tribute to Aretha Franklin and highlight her legacy of advocacy for civil rights. The trio unpacks a dynamic primary season in Iowa – which included a hotly contested gubernator...Show More

Episode 12 - With Senator Jeff Merkley

38:49 | Jun 12th, 2018

Recorded by: Siya Mali of KRUI's Homeland to Heartland In our first episode recorded live at KRUI studios, we were joined by special guest Sen. Jeff Merkely from Oregon. Sen. Merkley recently made national headlines when he attempted to inquire abou...Show More

Episode 11: Part 1

44:49 | Jun 1st, 2018

Recorded on the stage of the Englert Theatre; co-hosts Simeon Talley, Misty Rebik and Stacey Walker catch up on life, the way forward for progressives in electoral politics and of course the Laurel vs. Yanny debate.

Ep.10- Deidre DeJear 2:23:18

1:19:22 | Mar 12th, 2018

At Cortado Cafe In Iowa City For their season two debut, the trio discusses the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida and how a group of courageous high school students might be changing the political landscape when it comes to standing up to the NRA...Show More

EP. 9 Progress, Protest and Patriotism: A Conversation with Jason Kander

45:25 | Dec 11th, 2017

Progress, Protest and Patriotism: Background Checks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wqOApBLPio We close out 2017 with a forward looking discussion featuring Jason Kander, President of Let America Vote. Jason is one of the youngest people ever to...Show More

Episode 8 - Syllabus Week

1:11:10 | Aug 31st, 2017

On this episode, the crew kicks off the school year by visiting with University of Iowa alum and progressive activist Zach Wahls for a smart discussion on the recent terrorist attack in Charlottesville and an emboldened white supremacist movement in ...Show More

Episode 7 - Protest to Power

1:14:29 | Jul 25th, 2017

The trio returns to Des Moines to co-host the Revolution Iowa Annual State Convention After Party in partnership with Iowa CCI Action Fund. The group chats with CCI organizer Jack Reardon about the healthcare crisis in America and Eli Shepherd of Iow...Show More

Episode 6 - A Conversation With Rep. Liz Bennett 6/3/2017

26:16 | Jul 20th, 2017

The trio sat down with Iowa State Representative Liz Bennett, a Democrat representing Cedar Rapids - the second largest city in the Hawkeye state - to discuss campaign mechanics, authenticity, identity politics and other topics.

Episode 5 - Stranger Than Fiction

1:13:13 | May 26th, 2017

http://www.communitybondproject.org/ On this episode, hosts Simeon Talley, Misty Rebik, and Stacey Walker do another Damage Report and discuss the controversial firing of FBI Director James Comey. Next the group chats about dystopian literature and ...Show More

Episode 4 - Buyers Remorse

1:03:46 | Mar 27th, 2017

Live from Des Moines Social Club, the crew interviews newly elected Iowa Democratic Party Chair Derek Eadon, after doing another Damage Report on Trump's proposed budget to cut funding for the arts, Meals on Wheels and other critical programs. They ...Show More

Episode 3-Damage Report

43:38 | Mar 13th, 2017

Episode 3: Damage Report In the first segment, the co-hosts discuss the impact of Trump's disastrous first few months in office and assess whether attempting impeachment is even worth it. In the second segment, the trio speaks with State Senator Joe...Show More

Episode 2 - Live At The Mill 1 31 2017

51:53 | Feb 13th, 2017

What's Next for the Progressive Movement? For their first live-recorded episode, co-hosts Misty Rebik, Simeon Talley, and Stacey Walker sit down with Suzanna De Baca, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, and Corey Hickner-Johnso...Show More