The Rabble | Texas Politics for the Unruly Mob

The Rabble | Texas Politics for the Unruly Mob

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Let’s stop flipping out and start flipping legislative seats.


“Politics Is Personal” Series: Ann Finch of Team Brownsville on finding purpose at the border
Jul 19 • 35 min
This is the first episode of a special series we’re calling, “Politics Is Personal.” We’re sharing the stories of our favorite Texas activists and what happens when normals like us are compelled to “do more than nothing.” This ep, we hear a fascinating…
Gina Ortiz Jones throws shade at Will Hurd re: kids at the border | Psst, you might not get in trouble for pot RN | Republicans hate healthcare | Jen Ramos, #1 Young Democrat in TX
Jul 12 • 58 min
Trigger warning: In this episode, we discuss some personal experiences with attempted suicide during our FMK segment. If you or anyone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please PLEASE please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention hotline:…
Happy birthday, USA! Let’s do democracy: register voters, help your precinct chair (or become one!), get yoself to the Dem Convention. With Brittany Switzer of the Texas Dems.
Jul 5 • 44 min
We love America so hard it hurts! In our 4th of July week ep, we talk about good ways to do democracy… like starting right in your neighborhood by becoming a precinct chair, registering high school students, or joining the Meme Army (whaaa!). Also,…
The babies at the border and how you can help them with special guest TX Rep. Mary González and guest host Cheasty Anderson
Jun 28 • 68 min
If all you can think about this week are the babies at the border who have no toothbrushes, soap, or even diapers, this is the episode for you. We were desperate to understand what was happening to child migrants and how we could help, so we made an…
Pride Special! | Becky comes out | Erica Nix, Briona Jenkins & Charlie Bonner do FMK the queer way | Save the drag queens | Gay bunnies
Jun 21 • 55 min
GAY RIGHTS! In this special Pride episode of The Rabble, three of our queer heroes, ahem QUEEROS, take over “Political F*ck, Marry, Kill” — all the love to Erica Nix (Workout! with Erica Nix), Bri Jenkins (Out Youth and the Queer For It pod), and Charlie…
Pod Bless Texas/The Rabble Crossover Episode! | “Never have I ever” with Kendall Scudder and Lillian Salerno | We salivate over Whataburger shoes
Jun 14 • 69 min
Like that time ALF landed on Gilligan’s Island, we beamed ourselves up to the Big D for the Texas politics podcast mash-up of the millennium: The Rabble meets Pod Bless Texas! We got to know our new friends Lillian Salerno and Kendall Scudder over a…
Awkward Ted Cruz/John Cornyn 3-way F | Supermajority co-founder & shero Jess Morales Rocketto! | TX ain’t “The Friendly State” for homeless folks
Jun 7 • 60 min
The ladies of Rouser discover MATH foreplay. Tr*mp tries to take away avocado toast from millennials, and we’re shocked at which Texans actually stood up to him. We find out Barbara Jordan and Ladybird Johnson were the coolest besties-with-a-cause ever.…
Drunk (recent) history: 86th TX lege edition | We learn why “vote blue no matter who” is B.S. | Max Lars, Chief of Staff for the TX House Dem “Freshman of the Year “
May 31 • 66 min
We drinking game-ify our wrap-up of the 86th TX lege, so pour yourself a local craft beer (that you can now take home from the brewery, thanks to one of our highly fuck-able bills!) and join us. Plus, we get to talk with Max Lars, one of the 13 African…
Hell week in #TXlege | A dirty Ted Cruz f*ck | Dear Rep. Stickland: Boy ‘bye | Progressive strategist Kolby Monnig explains WTF is “sine die”
May 24 • 58 min
The 86th Texas Legislature is about to gavel out, y’all! We learn about zombie bills, WTF “sine die” means, and how special sessions are made with founder of Blue Ocean Strategic Solutions and former legislative staffer Kolby Monnig. Plus, did Ted Cruz do…
Gird your uterus! |
May 17 • 70 min
Gun safety and voting rights and abortion, oh my! The end of the 86th Texas Legislature is just a few days away (May 27!) so things are moving at lightning speed over at the Capitol. It’s hard to drink from the drama firehouse at this point, but we’re…
Help a mother out | Social justice activist Cluren Williams talks Sandra Bland | Art as activism | Jail is no place to be pregnant
May 10 • 71 min
We made a Mother’s Day episode without even meaning to! This week we’re keepin’ pregnant women out of jail, creating art for moms and kids awaiting their asylum hearings, advocating for medical cannabis for more Texans, and trying to protect black and…
Young peeps savin’ the day | Internet holes FTW! | 1922 lynching victim gets a proper memorial | First-time school board candidate Aisha Ojha
May 3 • 42 min
This ep accidentally became a tribute to young people because youngin’s are doing ALL THE DANG THINGS, Y’ALL (except voting in local elections, derp. Let’s please change that this Saturday, May 4, mmmmmkay?). Here’s where you can find info about the May 4…
Did we just talk to our next prez?! #SheThePeople2020 | Ashley does Dallas | Even the word “marijuana” is racist
Apr 26 • 63 min
We share our experiences from inside the #SheThePeople2020 presidential forum in Houston and also what it was like to be in the media “gaggle” talking to candidates (spoiler: not all candidates are treated equally). Plus, we are pumped about the…
(LIVE!) We play “Westeros or Texas?” | Must-hear anti-conversion therapy testimony | Young Democrats 4eva
Apr 19 • 43 min
On this week’s first ever LIVE podcast, recorded at the Austin Young Democrats meeting at Cheer Up Charlies, we debuted a new game (of thrones) we call “Westeros or Texas?” There are some forehead-smacking similarities… We heard that progressive advocates…
Gun nuts - now even McNuttier | Beto’s ‘18 campaign manager Jody Casey on parenting & politics | Pink spandex v. InfoWars
Apr 12 • 72 min
Grab your popcorn, ‘cuz this week’s episode is full of drama. We get into the soap opera of Texas gun extremists vs. “mainstream” Republicans, plus we hear about how Tony Tinderholt wants to kill women (and missed his calling for the WWF), Ashley…
Wendy Davis 2020 (zomg) | Is unwanted hair-sniffing ok? | The TX House gets As (except Stickland) | No more guns on toilets plz
Apr 5 • 80 min
We try to maintain our cool while interviewing shero Wendy Davis about her plans for 2020, lessons learned from 2014, and how a “painfully shy” book-loving little girl grows up to become a modern feminist icon and rabble rouser. Plus, we wade into the…
April 1 | RBG’s notorious retirement party | Road trip to Pound Town | I don’t vanna Ivanka
Apr 1 • 22 min
We have major FOMO re: RBG’s notorious retirement party. But we console ourselves by planning a road trip to historic Pound Town (formerly known as Dripping Springs). And more!
Dick Pic-Free Zone | OITNB actress Ashley Jordyn on #StartByBelieving | Stop the anti-LGBTQ SB17 | Gerrymandering, the board game!
Mar 29 • 53 min
This might be our fav ep so far. We welcome OITNB actress Ashley Jordyn to talk about #StartByBelieving day April 3 and how we can support survivors. We are FOR HB2789, which would make sending unwanted dick pics a crime, and we are AGAINST SB17, which…
In the weeds on marijuana | A love letter to Texas | Let’s stop paying for baby jails | We fangirl “Pod Save the People”
Mar 22 • 54 min
Everything you always wanted to know about marijuana policy in Texas but were too stoned to ask. Plus, we write a love letter to Andrea Grimes and her “Texas is the last stop” Medium piece, we get inspired by DeRay McKesson of “Pod Save the People,” and…
Beto! Beto. Beto…? Existential presidential thoughts | We have a period f*** | We talk to presidential hopeful Andrew Yang
Mar 15 • 45 min
On this episode of The Bachelor, oops, we mean The Rabble, Beto finally gives America a rose. Do we accept? Plus, we gush about people doing good work in the world of periods, and…! We interview presidential hopeful Andrew Yang about what sets him apart…
Nancy Pelosi was here | “I had an abortion and I ain’t sorry” | We fangirl over Rep. Talarico’s whole office | Save the mamas
Mar 8 • 48 min
ABORTION! It’s okay to say out loud. Special guest Zoraima Palaez from the Texas Freedom Network shares her story with us. Plus, we go heart-eyes for Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Austin and fangirl out over Rep. James Talarico’s efforts to support “The Whole…
Let’s send TxLege to sex ed | Citizenship test Cash Cab | How can we support the Black community? | To John Cornyn: Boy ‘bye
Feb 28 • 37 min
Happy Black History Month! We explore some of the historical reasons why Austin’s African American community has been shrinking as the rest of the city grows, and we learn about ways to support our African American neighbors and friends. Plus, we…
John Cornyn Price is Right | Paxton Family Values | The Rainbow Connection: The lovers, the dreamers and Bri
Feb 19 • 45 min
Lots of fun and games on Episode 6 of The Rabble! We play Price is Right on Senator John Cornyn’s corruption and a lighting round of Cliff Notes-Clapback: Immigration. Ken Paxton hearts cutting in line, stealing pens and his ethically questionable wife…
Galentine’s
Feb 13 • 64 min
On a VERY SPECIAL Episode 5 of The Rabble, we embrace the Galentine’s reason for the season — ladies celebrating ladies. This episode is totally different than our usual format. Instead of “Political FMK” or “Did Y’all Know?” we each take a moment to…
We are hot for the Texas Tribune | And Medicaid expansion | And gun reform | But super cold on Ken Paxton
Feb 4 • 39 min
On Episode 4 of The Rabble, we rage against the Republican anti-health care machine in Texas. Plus, we fangirl to the max over the Texas Tribune’s reporting on the manufactured “voter fraud” “crisis” in Texas. We also try to figure out how we can support…
Dem presidential nomination Hunger Games | We hate on hate crimes | Can you pass my bills, can you pass my telephone bills
Jan 29 • 57 min
On Episode 3 of The Rabble, we explore our love-hate relationship with The Hunger Games-like presidential primary process. The shutdown was called off shortly after we recorded, but we discuss some shocking ways government workers were affected (and…
Cardi B may be smarter than POTUS | We’re not crying; you’re crying | The Internets giveth and the Internets taketh away our ability to vote
Jan 22 • 38 min
In Episode 2 of The Rabble, we laugh, we cry, and we might just twerk a little. We go all heart-eyes for Cardi B and a bunch of other rabble-rousers, and we learn a little about a new bill that would have completely changed the life of someone close to…
Women are winning with Kim Olson | Beto supporters are BAE | The Wall needs to die
Jan 15 • 46 min
In the very first episode of THE RABBLE podcast from Rouser, we take an optimistic look ahead at what 2019 holds for Texas politics. Special guest Kim Olson, Col. USAF ret. joins us to talk about all the gains Democratic women made in Texas and the future…