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Podmetto Politics

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Chris and Courtney had an engaging conversation with KJ, a self-professed contrarian who has an interesting viewpoint on running for office and shares his take on black political power in South Carolina. 

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The Podmetto Crew found bonus content from the 2019 SCDP Convention with some badass women running for Congress in South Carolina. Lindsey sat down with Kim Nelson from SC-4 and Adair Ford Boroughs from SC-2. They chat early campaign thoughts and why they're jumping in to replace two conservative, ineffective Reps. 

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Jarrod sits down with Colorado Senator, and 2020 Democratic Candidate for President, Michael Bennet. They discuss his campaign, the issues facing America, why young folks need to show up, and, most importantly to Jarrod, which flavor cupcake they are going to order. 

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Chris Fedalei, Jarrod Wiggins, Courtney Thomas, Lindsey Jacobs, and Jake Erwin continue their analysis of the South Carolina Democratic Party's State Convention. They touch base with 2020 Presidential candidate, state leaders, and community activists from across the state while chatting their perceptions of the weekend. 


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With Chris away in Colorado for a family wedding, Jarrod recruited Podmetto Producer Jake Erwin, Community Leader Lindsey Jacobs, and Women's Rights Advocate Courtney Thomas to help cover the South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention.

The convention featured over 20 Democratic Presidential Candidates and leaders from across the state. 

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June 3, 2019 75 min

Chris and Jarrod sit down with Greenville City Council candidate Lindsey Jacobs to discuss her campaign to become the next at-large councilperson in the fastest growing city in America outside of Texas. 


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Chris and Jarrod talk news from the Statehouse prior to this session ending. Then, Chris asks an exhausted Jarrod about his current campaign gig. 

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Chris and Jarrod sit down with Greenville City Councilor and Mayor Pro Tem, Jil Littlejohn. They discuss her most recent decision to not run for re-election in the City's 3rd District. The guys also discuss why they've been MIA for awhile and the exciting work Jarrod is doing in local politics. 

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March 7, 2019 28 min

Jarrod sits down with Charleston 'March for Our Lives' organizer and Lowcountry Students for Political Action leader Jacob Gamble. Jacob discusses the work of the organization and shares details on the upcoming march. The kids are truly leading.

Chris and Jarrod also discuss their canvassing experience with Tina Belge's campaign as she fights to win the SC Senate District 6 seat in Greenville County.

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Chris and Jarrod continue their discussion with The Greenville News Investigative Reporter Nathaniel Cary and lawyer Jake Erwin around civil asset forfeiture. They dive into who this practice disproportionately affects, potential state house legislation, and what's next for the practice recently restricted by the Supreme Court. 

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Chris and Jarrod sat down with Greenville News Reporter Nathaniel Cary and local lawyer (and Podmetto producer) Jake Erwin to discuss the Greenville News' series 'Taken' which discusses civil asset forfeiture. The series included the first-ever statewide research of civil forfeiture anywhere in the nation. Take a listen to learn about civil asset forfeiture and how it's funding (in a super sketchy way) police and... Read more

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Chris and Jarrod are back for S2E4 with SC House candidate Garrett McDaniel! They also chat Drag Queen's 'indoctrinating' our kids (or so the local conservatives would like you to think) during story hour at an Upstate library and then tease the Greenville News series 'Taken'. Listen up!

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Chris and Jarrod sit down with Phil Dudley to discuss the life of a Campaign Manager. Phil managed Mary Geren's 2018 bid for the U.S. House seat in SC-3. He discusses daily tasks, campaign struggles, and lessons learned for up-and-coming campaign managers, staff, and volunteers.

They also talked recent headlines around same-sex foster parenting changes in South Carolina and bills in the State House regarding medic... Read more

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Chris and Jarrod sit down and chat with Courtney Thomas from the Women's Rights & Empowerment Network (WREN). She's insanely smart, witty, funny, and a fierce advocate for women across South Carolina. Hear the work WREN is doing and how you can get involved. 

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Chris and Jarrod are back for season 2! It's a revised format with more news, more opinions, and continued insights on SC politics, campaigns, and candidates.

Episode 1 features SC Senate 6 candidate Tina Belge in her quest to win the special election to replace new US Rep. William Timmons' in his former SC Senate seat. The seat hasn't been challenged by Democrats in decades and Tina lays out her vision fo... Read more

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The 2018 Elections are DONE and Chris & Jarrod have their recaps, reactions, and thoughts. They took a few days to let the dust settle, final numbers come in, and for their election reactions 'bake' a bit. 

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Podmetto's Co-host Chris Fedalei and Producer Jake Erwin spent the evening at the SCETV Governor's Debate in Greenville. They chatted with folks prior to, and after, the debate about their expectations, thoughts, and 'who won' -- including on-site quick-take interviews with Democratic Candidate James Smith and his Lt. Gov. running mate Mandy Powers Norrell. 

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Chris and Jarrod sit down with Lucas Marchant; candidate for the 13th Circuit Solicitor. They discuss the role of Solicitors, the oversight they have in the local judicial and law enforcement processes, and how (and why) Marchant is running for the post as a 'Petition Candidate'. 

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We're back! Chris and Jarrod return for season 1.5-ish and focus on the mad dash to the finish line of the 2018 midterms. They also discuss the Kavanaugh hearings and the local implications (ie: Someone run against Graham in 2020...). Buckle up!

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Candidate for Greenville County Council Jevarus Howard sits down with Chris and Jarrod to discuss his campaign, what does County Council do, why he's running now as a young Millennial and how his persistence has paid off over the years.

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