The Gaggle: An Arizona politics podcast

Helping you keep up with what matters in Arizona's political news. Each week we interview politicians, public figures or journalists to break down one local issue and how it affects your life in Arizona. Coming to you every Wednesday morning, The Gaggle is hosted by The Arizona Republic's national political reporter Ron Hansen and state politics reporter Mary Jo Pitzl. You can find them on Twitter at @ronaldjhansen and @maryjpitzl.

Hand counts, pen debates, voter intimidation: H...
The 2022 midterm election is less than a week away and complications are already evident. The Gaggle dives into what you need to know.
19 min
BONUS: Q&A with Arizona attorney general candid...
12 min
BONUS: Q&A with Senate candidate Mark Kelly
U.S. Senator Mark Kelly answers questions on abortion, inflation, and the border.
10 min
BONUS: Q&A with CD4 candidate Greg Stanton
15 min
Independent voters have their own take on the m...
64 min
BONUS: Q&A with CD1 candidates David Schweikert...
Q&A with candidates David Schweikert and Jevin Hodge, who are running for the 1st Congressional District, spanning the northeast valley and north-central Phoenix.
20 min
Families still fighting for justice a decade af...
A decade after José Antonio's death, his family still hasn't given up hope. The Gaggle looks at their fight and how it has impacted the border.
22 min
BONUS: Q&A with superintendent candidates Kathy...
16 min
What to know about Arizona propositions before ...
The midterms are near. The Gaggle is here to analyze what's on your ballot and who is behind them.
18 min
Statistics say young people don't vote. But the...
29 min
How Arizona's abortion ban could affect the 202...
20 min
How the ballot recount at the Coliseum will aff...
One year after the audit concluded, the Maricopa County ballot recount proving to have left a lasting impact on elections in Arizona.
22 min
How will the midterms define the Arizona legisl...
The Arizona Legislature is a hot seat to get into this November
20 min
National pundit weighs in on Arizona's congress...
Arizona has several races that may offer clues about where control of Congress is headed. The Gaggle breaks it down with The Arizona Republic experts
21 min
It would take years of 'biblical' precipitation...
41 min
What does school voucher expansion mean for Ari...
Gov. Doug Ducey achieved a longstanding goal by expanding school choice. The Gaggle examines how it may or may not benefit Arizona families.
27 min
Arizona is ready to become the Silicon Desert
The Gaggle explores how the CHIPS Act will benefit Arizona
29 min
How the Trump ticket and Dems will square off i...
31 min
'What the heck kind of planning is this?' A bon...
25 min
'A rock 'em, sock 'em kind of contest': the 202...
The Gaggle analyzes the races, winners and losers we know so far from the 2022 Arizona primary election
29 min
What does a Trump endorsement do for Arizona's ...
24 min
What we know so far about Arizonans' involvemen...
Arizona has played a key role in the January 6 committee hearings so far. The Gaggle breaks down the pivotal moments and what that means for the future.
27 min
Police accountability will look different under...
12 min
How could the state's new budget affect you?
Arizona Republic politics reporters Mary Jo Pitzl and Stacey Barchenger to break down how the new Arizona budget could affect you, and the whole state, moving forward.
14 min
Roe v. Wade has been overturned. What's next fo...
After overturning Roe v. Wade, abortion is a state's rights issue. The Gaggle examines Arizona's stance and its future.
29 min