The Badger Politic

Narrowcasting from our undisclosed bunker in Milwaukee with your hosts Scott Stearns and Paul Sickel.

May 10th, 2018    

Episode 52: Iran deal broken and spring cleaning primary style

The Iran nuclear deal is in critical condition after the US has pledged to violate the terms of the agreement. Primaries took place Tuesday night in four states. We explore the results to see if the blue wave is showing signs of receding.


May 3rd, 2018    

Episode 51: Correspondents dinner, North Korea, and net neutrality

New this week, the White House correspondents dinner doesn't know how to contend with the likes of Michelle Wolff. North Korea and South Korea may be on the verge of a peace treaty after decades of a standstill following the war. Senate Democrats look to force a vote next week on overturning the FCC's relaxing of net neutrality rules.


April 25th, 2018    

Episode 50: Hey, it’s episode 50!

We celebrate our 50th episode by diving a little deeper into our predictions about the finalists on the Democratic side for governor. We also take a look at the latest Republican to jump into the race to replace Paul Ryan. We talk a little sports too.


April 17th, 2018    

Episode 49: Happy trails Paul Ryan

The Speaker of the House will not seek reelection. Word has it he's already got a list of household chores he's super excited about. As promised, we go over who we consider to be the front runners in the race for Wisconsin governor.


April 8th, 2018    

Episode 48: The Blue Wave cometh

The Wisconsin Supreme Court race looked like it could be close, but the end result was anything but. We discuss the Rebecca Dallet victory, and what it could mean for the election in fall for governor. Paul reflects on his visit south and the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assasination of Martin Luther King, Jr.


April 6th, 2018    

Return from Spring Break

We're back from Spring Break and will be recording this weekend. New pod will be focused on the big races in Wisconsin this past week. Keep an eye out for a new pod to start your work week.


March 23rd, 2018    

Episode 47: The Prairie State Politic

Big primaries down in Illinois for governor, attorney general and US House. We'll cover those and talk other races including last week's big win in Pennsylvania by Conor Lamb for Congress. Then we'll preview the Supreme Court election here in Wisconsin which takes place in less than two weeks.


March 14th, 2018    

Episode 45/46: Double the fun

It's our special double episode this week. We discuss the special election for US House in Pennsylvania. Trump says he wants to meet with Kim Jong Un in North Korea. Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, this year's US Senate race ramps up as Sen. Tammy Baldwin looks to retain her seat in the upper chamber.


March 11th, 2018    

Episode 44: New poll numbers

We have new poll numbers on the race for Wisconsin governor along with how Badger State voters view the FoxConn deal. Texas votes in the Democratic primary for the right to face Sen. Ted Cruz in the fall. We have the numbers, and we dig into where they may be taking us.


March 6th, 2018    

Episode 43: Happy anniversary pod

We celebrate one year of the podcast with a focus on a number of issues. The gun control debate continues despite GOP leaders dragging their feet on any reform. Reports have emerged that some states, including Wisconsin, had their state election websites compromised during the 2016 election by Russian hackers. The Supreme Court made an unfortunate ruling this week on due process for immigrants, and we'll dive into what the repercussions could look like.


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