Arkansas Times' Week in Review Podcast

Arkansas Times' Week in Review Podcast

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Every Friday, Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the biggest stories of the week in The Natural State. Since 2011, “The Week in Review Podcast” has been the place to go for the straight dirt on politics and culture. With


Pope County Drama Edition
Aug 23 • 23 min
The big news of recent days.
Mayor Scott Vs. the Police Edition
Aug 2 • 32 min
The big news of recent days.
Public Corruption Scandal Courtesy of Julie McGee Edition
Jun 28 • 19 min
The biggest news of the week in Arkansas.
True Crime and Politics Edition
Jun 21 • 28 min
The biggest news of the week in Arkansas.
Bernie Does Walmart Edition
Jun 7 • 18 min
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the death of a former state senator, Bernie Sanders and Walmart and the approval of a Little Rock budget amendment.
City Budget Impasse Edition
May 31 • 19 min
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the continued impasse on cutting the city budget in Little Rock, drinking at SEC games and more.
City in Decline Edition
May 17 • 18 min
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar discuss the ongoing city of Little Rock budget fight, the Arkansas Arts Center’s fundraising announcement and Pulaski County Courthouse power plays.
Drama at City Hall Edition
May 10 • 31 min
The biggest news of the week.
Money Problems Edition
May 3 • 15 min
Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about a major Arkansas football development, a Democratic challenger to Tom Cotton, the future of city golf in Little Rock and cuts at the LRSD.
General Assembly Goes Home
Apr 12 • 24 min
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about a big new public corruption indictment and the legislature going home.
Good and (Mostly) Bad at the Ledge Edition
Apr 5 • 25 min
Max and Lindsey talk about the latest from the legislature, including good news. But also bad news.
Work Requirement Struck Down Edition
Mar 29 • 30 min
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about a federal judge striking down Arkansas’s first-in-the-nation Medicaid work reporting requirement, the latest from the legislature, the hiring of a new Little Rock police chief, Little…
Latest Chicanery at the Ledge Edition
Mar 15 • 32 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Guns and Gar Edition
Mar 8 • 34 min
The biggest news of the week.
Google It Legislation Edition
Mar 1 • 30 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
No Return to Local Control for the LRSD Edition
Feb 22 • 19 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Gov. Vs. Medical Marijuana Edition
Feb 15 • 26 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Hard to Fathom Legislation
Feb 8 • 22 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Tax Cuts and Doritos Edition
Feb 1 • 29 min
The biggest news of the week.
Terrible Legislation Edition
Jan 25 • 18 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Gilbert Baker Indicted Edition
Jan 11 • 29 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Drama in Pope County Edition
Jan 4 • 22 min
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about drama in Pope County, new Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, medical marijuana and more.
Shady and Sweeping Attack on the LRSD Edition
Dec 14, 2018 • 25 min
The news of the week.
New Mayor Edition
Dec 7, 2018 • 28 min
The news of the week.
Run-Off Edition
Nov 30, 2018 • 26 min
The news of the week.
Lightning Round Edition
Nov 16, 2018 • 16 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Still Dead Red Edition
Nov 9, 2018 • 24 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Pre-Election Round-up Edition
Nov 2, 2018 • 31 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Assault on Public Education Edition
Oct 26, 2018 • 25 min
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the latest attack on public education, French Hill’s increasingly grimy campaign against Clarke Tucker and Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson trying to block campaign att…
Greedy on Issue 1 Edition
Oct 19, 2018 • 30 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Get Ready to Vote (And Show IDs) Edition
Oct 12, 2018 • 19 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Big Bass Boat Bonanza Edition
Oct 5, 2018 • 22 min
The news of the week, including Medicaid scandals.
Outrage Edition
Sep 28, 2018 • 20 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Judicial Mess Edition
Sep 21, 2018 • 33 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Beginning of the End of Governor’s School Edition
Sep 14, 2018 • 20 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Corruption Extravaganza Edition
Sep 7, 2018 • 23 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Rich Get Richer Edition
Aug 24, 2018 • 19 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Work Requirement Court Challenge Edition
Aug 17, 2018 • 18 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Trouble Brewing in the LRSD Edition
Aug 10, 2018 • 21 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Throw the Bums Out Edition
Aug 3, 2018 • 30 min
All the news of the week in Arkansas.
Algae on the Buffalo Edition
Jul 27, 2018 • 37 min
Max and Benji talk medical marijuana, algae on the Buffalo, and arms in schools.
Corruption Scandal Gets Bigger
Jul 20, 2018 • 23 min
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar discuss a new guilty plea in the seemingly ever expanding public corruption scandal, the state Board of Corrections voting to fire the direct of the parole and probations division and a lawsuit aim…
Weed Proceeds Edition
Jul 13, 2018 • 23 min
Preferred Family Healthcare Implosion Edition
Jul 6, 2018 • 36 min
This week’s topics include the downfall of one of the state’s largest behavioral health providers, a preview of ballot initiatives facing voters this November, and another twist in the state’s absurdist medical marijuana drama.
Crooks in Government Edition
Jun 29, 2018 • 27 min
The news of the week, including Medicaid scandals.
Astonishing Compilation of Corruption Edition
Jun 8, 2018 • 27 min
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar discuss the guilty plea of Rusty Cranford, the latest in the medical marijuana application debacle and Judge Wendell Griffen and ethics.
Anti-Abortion Forces Prevail for Now Edition
Jun 1, 2018 • 20 min
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar discuss the court decision that led Arkansas to be the first state in the country where women can’t get medication abortions, Max’s annual trip to Boys State and a federal court hearing that could…
Midterm Recap Edition
May 25, 2018 • 23 min
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar discuss midterm election results, ballot initiatives and the emergence of Baker Kurrus in the Little Rock mayoral race.
Dark Money Edition
May 18, 2018 • 24 min
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar discuss the coming primary and judicial elections, especially the dark money flowing into a race for an Arkansas Supreme Court position; also Leslie Rutledge and the ballot initiative process and the…
Leslie Rutledge Sovereign Immunity Trap Edition
May 11, 2018 • 33 min
Arkansas Times editor Lindsey Millar and contributor Benji Hardy discuss the Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District, sovereign immunity and Leslie Rutledge and the Little Rock mayoral race.
GIF Graft-A-Palooza
May 4, 2018 • 25 min
The Jon Woods corruption trial, the guilty plea of another former state senator, Hank Wilkins, and the Supreme Court allowing voter ID to stand during the primary — all covered on this week’s podcast.
Baphomet Is Real Edition
Apr 27, 2018 • 29 min
The new Ten Commandments Monument and coming legal challenges, the abrupt closure of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and Lakeview and the Arkansas Supreme Court’s recent ruling on sovereign immunity — all covered on this week’s podcast.
Wendell Griffen News Cycle
Apr 20, 2018 • 26 min
Arkansas Times editor Lindsey Millar and contributor Benji Hardy discuss embattled Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, a group of UA Little Rock students repeatedly shouting the n-word while singing along to a popular song, the federal…
Continued Craziness at the Supreme Court Edition
Apr 16, 2018 • 28 min
Arkansas Times editor Lindsey Millar and special guest Jay Barth talk about the latest from the Arkansas Supreme Court, the much-anticipated corruption trial involving former state Sen. Jon Woods, primary season and national politics.
McClellan Forever Edition
Apr 6, 2018 • 30 min
Arkansas Times editor Lindsey Millar and special guest Antwan Phillips discuss the debate among Democrats vying to be the party’s nominee for Arkansas’s Second Congressional district, the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years after his assassination…
Jan’s Plan Edition
Mar 30, 2018 • 31 min
Arkansas Times Editor Lindsey Millar and contributor Benji Hardy talk about primary season, especially gubernatorial candidate Jan Morgan; gun protests and policies; a new opioid lawsuit; and Mark Stodola on the state of the city address.
GIF Scandal Goes On Edition
Mar 23, 2018 • 19 min
The resignation of Jefferson County Judge Henry Wilkins, the legal battle over the cultivation of medical marijuana and more.
Students Make Themselves Heard Edition
Mar 16, 2018 • 22 min
The challenges to the state medical marijuana commission’s grading of cultivation applications, the just concluded special session of the legislature, Governor Hutchinson’s politicking, students protesting gun violence and another civil rights lawsuit…
Stank Rising Edition
Mar 9, 2018 • 24 min
The latest Arkansas legislative doings and medical marijuana news.
Sneaky Voucher Bill Edition
Feb 23, 2018 • 18 min
The coming special session, a sneaky voucher bill, a big drug arrest and LR mayoral challengers answer the city’s suit — all covered on this week’s podcast. Download Subscribe via iTunes.
New podcast “The Conversation” debuts with interview with Frank Scott Jr.
Feb 21, 2018 • 42 min
We’re pleased to introduce the pilot episode of a new Arkansas Times interview podcast, “The Conversation” with host Matt Price talking to local folks of interest. Download. Here’s Price’s bio: Matt Price is a recovering politico now working in…
Guns and Taxes Edition
Feb 16, 2018 • 24 min
Governor Hutchinson’s tax cut promises, guns, Medicaid and pharmacists and the Babe Bracket — all covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
Dancin’ with Bart Hester Edition
Feb 9, 2018 • 22 min
A new lawsuit challenging the state’s photo ID law, Bart Hester vs. the humanities, signs of a threat to governors school, big bills for the state Supreme Court and Clarke Tucker making a run for Congress — all covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe…
Blocked By Rapert Edition
Feb 2, 2018 • 21 min
State Sen. Jake Files’ guilty plea in federal court; state Sen. Jason Rapert, social media and the Conway Police Department; and a proposed gag order for the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees — all covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via…
LRPD and the N-word Edition
Jan 26, 2018 • 21 min
The Little Rock Police Department’s decision to fire a black recruit for using a racial slur in an old social media post, the state of UAMS, a constitutional initiative and Tom Cotton — all covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
Tough Talkin’ Tom Cotton Edition
Jan 19, 2018 • 23 min
Tough talkin’ Tom Cotton, a major state Supreme Court decision and a pivotal lawsuit for Little Rock politics — on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
Asa on the Move Edition
Jan 12, 2018 • 25 min
Trump, Cotton and immigration; Governor Hutchinson navigating a primary challenger and the fiscal session; the hog farm in Newton County; and UAMS layoffs — all covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
Asa and Jan Edition
Jan 5, 2018 • 29 min
The justice department and marijuana, a new Republican gubernatorial candidate and Medicaid and Arkansas — all covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
End of the Year Edition
Dec 22, 2017 • 18 min
The tax bill that just cleared Congress, a Democratic candidate for governor, sexual harassment and state politics, transparency and the Razorback Foundation and turmoil at Arkansas Baptist — all covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes.…
Future of Everything Edition
Dec 15, 2017 • 42 min
What Doug Jones win in Alabama means for Democrats in Arkansas, the hiring of Chad Morris at the University of Arkansas and the future of health care policy in Arkansas — all covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
Cotton Dominoes Edition
Dec 1, 2017 • 24 min
Tom Cotton headed to the CIA, Razorbackland in turmoil and more — covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
Marshmallows on Sweet Potatoes Edition
Nov 22, 2017 • 28 min
The legacy of Bill and Hillary Clinton and answers to readers’ questions on politics, ancient canoes and more — on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
Tom Cotton’s Bright Idea Edition
Nov 17, 2017 • 24 min
The downfall of Jeff Long, Tom Cotton’s terrible contribution to the Republican tax plan, a no-bid consulting contract in state government and #metoo in Arkansas — all covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
Jeff Long’s Cloudy Future Edition
Nov 10, 2017 • 24 min
Jeff Long’s future at the University of Arkansas, UAMS’ grim outlook, the Highway Department vs. Metroplan, the state Supreme Court’s decision to stay the execution of Jack Gordon Green and whether Democrats’ big wins on Tuesday are a harbinger of things…
Widening Drug Rehab Scandal Edition
Nov 3, 2017 • 25 min
Sen. Jim Hendren and the drug court rehab program scandal, the planned execution of Jack Greene and the big national political stories this week — all covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe. Download.
Me Too in Arkansas Edition
Oct 27, 2017 • 29 min
Taxes and budgets; Little Rock, crime and music; the newspaper industry; and #metoo in Arkansas — all on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
PR Stunt Edition
Oct 20, 2017 • 15 min
Little Rock’s Amazon PR stunt, the Tom Cotton to the CIA rumor, French Hill and Puerto Rico and UA-Little Rock’s football future — all covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
First Amendment, Yo Edition
Oct 13, 2017 • 23 min
The latest in the legal fight to stop a law that would prevent Planned Parenthood from performing abortions in Arkansas, the cancellation of a rap show in Little Rock and its First Amendment implications, a stunning investigative report on drug court…
GIF Gone Edition
Oct 6, 2017 • 24 min
The Las Vegas mass shooting, the Arkansas Supreme Court decision on GIF money, Judge Wendell Griffen’s lawsuit against the state Supreme Court and more — on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
We’re Not Stupid Edition
Sep 29, 2017 • 23 min
The events celebrating the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High, the future of abortion in Arkansas a new ruling on a law to restrict panhandling and more — covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
60 Years Later Edition
Sep 22, 2017 • 26 min
The 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High School, the Republicans’ last-gasp attempt to replace Obamacare, and a few odds and ends — all covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
Future of the LRSD Edition
Sep 15, 2017 • 27 min
The Little Rock School District settling a racial bias lawsuit, the state board of education approving three new charter schools in Little Rock and the latest news on DACA — all covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe iTunes. Download.
Perfect Candidate Edition
Sep 8, 2017 • 37 min
DACA and related fallout, the GIF lawsuit before the Arkansas Supreme Court and various political topics — all covered this week on the podcast with special guest Jay Barth. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
DACA Deadline Edition
Sep 1, 2017 • 38 min
Arkansas’s new concealed carry law, a threat to DACA and juvenile justice in Arkansas — all covered on this week’s podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.