Alabama Politics This Week

Alabama Politics This Week

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A factual recap of the week’s political news in Alabama, featuring interviews with top newsmakers.


Everyone’s Angry
Jun 26 • 70 min
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Josh and David talk about the ongoing Confederate monuments issue and Bubba Wallace’s very real noose. Infectious disease expert Dr. Steven Lai Hing Zooms in to talk about the frustrations of watching coronavirus…
Down goes the Confederacy, again
Jun 19 • 79 min
David and Josh talk about the ongoing protests and the removal of confederate monuments around the state. House minority leader Anthony Daniels joins them to discuss ending state funding for the confederate memorial park. And this week’s Rightwing Nut of…
Will protests spread COVID-19?
Jun 12 • 23 min
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. This week, on a special episode of the podcast, David interviews Dr. Peter Hotez, the dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor…
Alabama NAACP President Benard Simelton
Jun 5 • 84 min
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Josh and David talk about the protests across the country against police brutality and systemic racism, Alabama NAACP President Benard Simelton discusses how the organization is responding and they wrap with a…
Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed
May 29 • 68 min
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Josh and David talk about the protests in Minneapolis, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed discusses the coronavirus in his city and how they are dealing with policing issues, and they wrap with a discussion on mail-in…
The Revenge of MeeMaw
May 22 • 75 min
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. Josh and David talk about the fight between Gov. Kay Ivey and the GOP-controlled Legislature. And Ivey’s ridiculous decision to lift more restrictions even as COVID cases increase substantially. Catherine Flowers…
13. Bye, Bye, GOP
May 15 • 77 min
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. David and Josh talk about the ALGOP’s civil war, now-former GOP lobbyist John Meredith Zooms in to talk about his decision to publicly walk away from the GOP and we close with a discussion on Trump and “unmasking”…
12. Gov. Kay Ivey v. The Dummies
May 8 • 82 min
Josh and David talk about the fight between Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Legislature. Montgomery’s Jannah Bailey talks about the viral video of her plea for equitable school funding and the fight over Montgomery’s property tax bill. Plus, a discussion of…
11. Will Democrats show up to the COVID-19 State House?
Apr 30 • 75 min
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. David and Josh discuss Gov. Kay Ivey’s new “safer-at-home” order and the Legislature’s decision to return to a cramped State House amid the pandemic. Alabama House Minority Leader joins the show and delivers some…
10. Rep. Terri Sewell and Dr. Ronald Wyatt
Apr 24 • 94 min
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. David and Josh discuss the decision by Kay Ivey to keep Alabama locked down. Rep. Terri Sewell calls in from DC to talk about the latest stimulus package and her plan to reopen Alabama. And Dr. Ronald Wyatt joins the…
9. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin
Apr 17 • 71 min
Listen anywhere you get your podcasts. David and Josh discuss what comes next after the coronavirus shutdowns, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin phones in to talk about the city’s response to the virus and his mission to protect the people in Alabama’s…
8. Former Gov. Don Siegelman and Coronavirus Crazy
Apr 10 • 72 min
David and Josh discuss the absolute failure of state government over the last decade or longer that led to the current state of disarray; former Gov. Don Siegelman Zooms in to talk about his new book and his experience in the US justice system and federal…
7. The Coronavirus Shuffle
Apr 3 • 88 min
Josh and David talk about life in quarantine and the Republican response to the crisis. Actress and activist Erika Alexander zooms in to discuss her work with Hillary Clinton and what life might have been like with a competent president. And they wrap up…
6. Coronavirus Chronicles, Part III: Get the numbers to the people
Mar 27 • 72 min
Josh and David talk about the latest coronavirus news in Alabama, David sets fire to the Ainsworth bandwagon, Alabama Political Reporter’s Chip Brownlee talks about the coronavirus stats and the state’s lack of transparency, and we wrap up with a…
5. This Coronavirus Sucks
Mar 20 • 79 min
Josh and David talk at length about COVID-19’s impact on Alabama. House minority leader Anthony Daniels stops by to go over the legislature’s future and the steps being taken to protect people and businesses. Rep. Laura Hall talks about her bill to…
4. The Coronavirus Goes Crazy
Mar 13 • 80 min
Josh and David talk about the coronavirus and the massive impact it’s having on the country, Dr. Burnestine Taylor with ADPH joins the podcast to discuss the virus in-depth and talk about the state’s response, AEA associate director Theon Stokes talks…
3. A Not-So-Super Tuesday and the Elf on the Shelf Returns
Mar 6 • 75 min
Josh and David talk with Minority Leader Anthony Daniels, the leader of the Democrats in the Alabama House, about what to expect for the rest of this session and if Republicans are willing to work with Democrats on policy priorities. Plus, what the heck…
2. Can Bloomberg win in Alabama? And the ADP lawsuit is finally over.
Feb 28 • 110 min
Josh and David talk to former Philly Mayor Michael Nutter about his endorsement of Michael Bloomberg, and how the campaign is trying to win voters in Alabama. ADP Chairman Chris England discusses Thursday’s legal victory and the pathway towards…
1. Sen. Doug Jones on his chances
Feb 21 • 72 min
Can we all agree to stop protecting confederate monuments? What do landfill regulations have to do with you? And Sen. Doug Jones joins Josh and David to discuss his re-election campaign and the state of the Alabama Democratic Party. Guest: Sen. Doug Jones…
Introducing Alabama Politics This Week
Feb 6 • 15 min
Tired of the screaming rightwing maniacs on talk radio? You’ve found the right spot. APW will recap the top stories with the people who cover the news, offering unique insight and commentary you won’t find elsewhere, and providing interviews with…