Ep51: State Fair Controversy & Karin Derry Interview

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with Chance Dorland about controversies at the Iowa State Fair and what it’s like to cover politics at the Fairgrounds. And we interview Karin Derry about her run for the Iowa House against Jake Highfill.

EP50: Wing Ding Analysis & Andrew Yang Interview

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with Lee Newspapers’ Erin Murphy about Michael Avenatti’s intriguing trip to Iowa, as well as an overall analysis of the Wing Ding Dinner. Plus we interview 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a New York entrepreneur, about his unique plans for the country.

Ep49: Reynolds Avoids Press, Election Results & Yard Signs

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with producer Chance Dorland about Kim Reynolds’ decision to avoid press conferences, what the election results in Tuesday’s Ohio special election and Democratic primaries in Michigan and Kansas mean for Iowa, and we dig into everyone’s favorite subject: yard signs.

Ep48: Early 2020 Moves & Eric Gjerde Interview

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with producer Chance Dorland about the early moves from 2020 contenders and the odd field Democrats could find themselves caucusing for soon. And we talk with special education teacher Eric Gjerde about his campaign for House District 67. He was just endorsed yesterday by Barack Obama.

Ep47: Flipping The Statehouse With Flip It Iowa

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard sits down with Flip It Iowa co-founders Jim Lewers and Temple Hiatt to discuss their grassroots organization that’s connecting swing district legislative Democratic candidates with blue city donors. Plus, an update on our fundraisers.

Ep46: Trump’s Visit & Heather Matson Interview

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with producer Chance Dorland about Donald Trump’s visit to Iowa on Thursday. And we interview Heather Matson about her house race and whether Democrats can pick up a seat in Ankeny. 

Ep45: The Public/Private School Funding Debate

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard sits down with two Des Moines-area school board members to discuss the recent debate around public funds going to private schools, Urbandale School Board member Judy Downs and Des Moines School Board member Kyrstin Delagardelle Shelley. They also discuss Governor Kim Reynolds and Republican legislators’ funding for schools and how the collective bargaining changes have impacted things.

Ep44: Under-The-Radar Stories To Watch & Peter Leo Interview

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard and producer Chance Dorland discuss some stories to keep an eye on where another shoe may drop, as well as Nate Boulton’s decision to stay in the Iowa Senate. And we interview Peter Leo about his campaign for the Iowa House in the Carroll-based district.

Ep43: Ag 101 With Tim Gannon & Trump Trade War Fallout

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard digs into the impacts and timeline of tariffs on Iowa agriculture with Tim Gannon, Democrats’ Secretary of Agriculture candidate. Plus, a little bit of Ag 101 with Gannon so you can better understand how farming works in Iowa.