Ep109: Post-Debate Discussion, AG Tom Miller Interview

The Iowa Starting Line team sits down to discuss the first Democratic debate nights and how Iowans’ reactions differed from the national conversation. And we interview Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller about his friendship with Steve Bullock and his recent agreement with Governor Kim Reynolds on out-of-state lawsuits.

Ep108: Previewing The First Democratic Debate

Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with Erin Murphy, the Des Moines Bureau Chief for Lee Enterprise Newspapers, about how the first Democratic debate could play out.

Ep107: National Vs. Iowa Primary Strategy, Ro Khanna Interview

Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with former Lt. Governor Patty Judge about the debate over candidates running a national primary strategy versus and early state approach. And we interview Congressman Ro Khanna of California about his work on linking rural Iowa to Silicon Valley, combatting social media disinformation, and his role as Bernie Sanders’ campaign co-chair.

Ep106: Ernst Kick-Off, NJ Governor Phil Murphy Interview

Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard and federal reporter Libby Meyer recap Joni Ernst’s first speech for her reelection campaign. And we interview New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, who was in Iowa last week to support Cory Booker in the Iowa Caucus.

Ep105: Kamala Harris Campaign Manager Interview, Busy Weekend Review

Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with Juan Rodriguez, the campaign manager for Kamala Harris, about the mechanics of running a national campaign, their strategy to turn out new voters, and where Iowa falls in their plans.

Ep104: Listen To Our New Starting Line Team Members

Meet our new Iowa Starting Line reporters! We kicked off our rather large expansion this week, adding four new full-time political reporters to our team. They join Pat Rynard on the podcast to introduce themselves.

Ep103: Amy Klobuchar Interview & U.S. Senate Candidate Announcements

The Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard interviews Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar about her plan to help struggling farmers, new restrictive abortion laws, and her Honest Ads proposal. Plus, we talk with Patty Judge about the developing Democratic primary field for Senate, the big upcoming Hall of Fame Dinner, and Trump’s E15 decision.

Ep102: Michael Bennet Interview & Ethanol Plant Tours

The Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard interviews Colorado Senator Michael Bennet about his presidential run, his plans for public education, how social media is impacting our society, and what a candidate who has won in a purple state brings to the ticket. Plus, we talk with Patty Judge about what ethanol plant tours with the candidates are like.

Ep101: Marianne Williamson Interview & IA-03 Candidates

The Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard interviews presidential candidate Marianne Williamson about her proposals for a Department of Children and Youth and a Department of Peace, and what someone from outside the political system could bring to the White House. Plus, we talk with Patty Judge about candidates for IA-02, IA-03, and the Senate.

Ep100: Rob Sand Joins Our 100th Episode Celebration

It’s Iowa Starting Line’s 100th podcast episode! Presidential candidates, past guests, and friends of Starting Line call in to join the program. And we interview State Auditor Rob Sand on his latest statewide town hall trip, how Democrats should talk about faith, and whether Sand will run against Joni Ernst in 2020.