Ep87: No Fox News Debate, Statehouse Funnel, Special Election

The Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard is joined by State Representative Jennifer Konfrst to talk about the DNC’s choice to not hold any debates with Fox News, and we discuss the always exciting Funnel Week at the Statehouse. And we take your questions on the upcoming special election in Cedar Falls.

Ep86: A New Legislator’s Life, Governors Get In, Mike Pence Comments

The Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard is joined by State Senator Zach Wahls about what being a new legislator is like, and we discuss the candidates in the 2020 field. And we talk with Iowa Safe Schools Director Nate Monson about why the LGBTQ community wouldn’t consider Mike Pence a “decent man.”

Ep85: 2020’s Leftward Tilt, Joe Biden, And An Iowa Win On Education

The Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard is joined by State Representative Lindsay James of Dubuque to talk about the success of the progressive movement in pushing 2020 Democrats to the left, Joe Biden’s possible presidential run, and a nice victory at the Statehouse for Democrats on education.

Ep84: Huge 2020 Crowds and IA-Senate Candidates

The Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard is joined by former Lt. Governor Patty Judge to talk about the huge crowds we’re seeing out at 2020 events, as well as the potential Democratic candidates to take on Joni Ernst. And we answer your questions in our Mail Bag segment.

Ep83: Viral Caucus Trail Moments & John Delaney Interview

The Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard is joined by State Representative Jennifer Konfrst to talk about how viral moments on the caucus trail affect news coverage. And we interview presidential candidate John Delaney about where he sees a path to victory for him in the Iowa Caucus.

Ep82: Sanders Gets In, Early Caucus Takeaways & Troy Price Interview

The Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard is joined by Des Moines Register chief politics reporter Brianne Pfannenstiel to talk about Bernie Sanders’ run, key takeaways from early caucus campaigning, and the Register’s new poll on virtual caucuses. And we interview Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price about the proposed caucus changes.

Ep81: New Legislators, School Funding, And Pete Buttigieg Interview

The Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard is joined by State Representative Lindsay James to talk about presidential drop-ins at the Statehouse, what it’s like being a new legislator, and what the Republican school funding bill means. And we interview Mayor Pete Buttigieg during his first trip to Iowa since announcing his presidential run.

Ep80: Caucus Changes, Midwest Field, And Cory Booker Interview

The Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard is joined by former Lt. Governor Patty Judge to talk about proposed changes to the Iowa Caucus, the recent candidates visits, and how the field of Midwest candidates is shaping up. And we interview Senator Cory Booker during his first trip to Iowa.

Ep79: Early Relationship Building In The Iowa Caucus

The Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard is joined by Representative Jennifer Konfrst to talk early relationship building and outreach from the presidential candidates, as well what’s happening at the Statehouse this week.

Ep78: We’re Back! David Yepsen Caucus Talk & Sherrod Brown Interview

The Iowa Starting Line Podcast is back! Pat Rynard sits down with Iowa Press Moderator David Yepsen to discuss the early stages of the Iowa Caucus, and we interview Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown during his first big trip out to Iowa.