Texas Tribune TribCast

Texas Tribune TribCast

TribCast is hosted by The Texas Tribune's Alexa Ura and features a rotating cast of Tribune reporters, editors and special guests. Join us for informal – and, with luck, amusing – discussions of Texas politics and policy. New episodes post each week.

Episodes

June 17, 2022 27 min
In this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with Abby about the week in Texas politics and Cassandra about financial practices of the conservative nonprofit True the Vote.
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In this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with Zach about the police response to the mass shooting in Uvalde.
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Hurricane season is here. City Cast Houston host Lisa Gray dives into how gulf coast residents can prepare with Hurricanes 101.
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On this week’s episode, James speaks with Kate and Josh about the effectiveness of increasing school security to prevent mass shootings and where the investigation into the law enforcement response to the Uvalde shooting stands.
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On this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with James and Jolie about the mass shooting at Robb Elementary and whether anything will be done to prevent another one.
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On this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with James and Zach about next week’s primary runoffs and the Gulf Coast’s ongoing frustrations over Hurricane Harvey relief funds.
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On this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with Karen and Brian about the energy among Texas conservatives around abortion and schools.
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In this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with Eleanor and Zach about the impact overturning Roe v. Wade would have on Texans and Texas politics.
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On this week’s episode, Matthew, Evan and Alexa reminisce with Texas Tribune co-founder and Executive Editor Ross Ramey as he wraps up his last day of work.
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In this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with Jolie about the stay of execution in Lucio’s case and with Josh about property taxes in Texas.
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On this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with James and Uriel about the fallout from Abbott’s decision to do security checks on every commercial truck at the border.
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In this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with Brian and James about Dan Patrick’s push for a Texas version of the Florida law governing the discussion of sexuality in schools and Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest action on the border.
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In this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with Reese and Mitchell about the fallout from sexual abuse allegations at a state-contracted children’s shelter and Russian threats against Texas’ energy infrastructure.
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In this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with Andrew about Texans’ role in the confirmation hearing of Ketanji Brown Jackson and two important death penalty cases.
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Gov. Greg Abbott’s controversial border mission was subject to a slew of bad news this week, including a major shakeup at the Texas Military Department, whose top leader Abbott replaced.
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In this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with Eleanor and Sneha about Gov. Greg Abbott’s directive to open child abuse investigations into families providing gender-affirming care for their children.
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March 5, 2022 17 min
We have something special for you today. It's an episode of City Cast Houston, a new podcast about Texas' largest city.
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The March primary in Texas is over, but in some ways campaign season is just beginning.

In this special edition of TribCast, the Tribune’s weekly political podcast, Tribune reporters and editors Matthew Watkins, Alexa Ura, James Barragán, Patrick Svitek and Abby Livingston dissect what shook out of this week’s election. Recorded live on Mar. 2, 2022.
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On this week’s episode, Patrick Svitek and Kate McGee discuss the last push in some of the most interesting primary races on the ballot. But first, we discuss Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s proposal targeting tenure at public universities.
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February 18, 2022 43 min
On this week’s episode, Matthew speaks with James and Alexa about Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s political power and problems with mail-in ballot applications.
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