Snollygoster

Snollygoster takes an in-depth look at politics in Ohio. Each week we dig into the top political stories in Columbus and Ohio and explore national stories that impact the state by talking with politicians, reporters and other news-makers. (In case you're wondering, a "snollygoster" is a shrewd and unprincipled politician.)

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If You Build It, They Will Come


In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown talk about when public money is used to help fund sports venues. Author Neil deMause , a critic of publicly-funded stadium and arena deals, joins the show.


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   19m
 
 

Holiday Rush And A Haircut


In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the flurry of legislation blowing through the General Assembly.


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   14m
 
 

Chevy Cruze Blame Game


In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the political fallout of GM's announcement that they'll be closing their Lordstown plant. WCPN Ideastream reporter M.L. Schultze joins the show.


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   15m
 
 

Lame Duck Season


In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss some of the bills passing through this lame-duck session at the Statehouse. Plus, why it's never too early to start talking about 2020.


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 2018-11-15  18m
 
 

Ohio Runs Red


In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the how the Democrats' "blue wave" crashed in our red state. Ohio State University political scientist Paul Beck joins the show.


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 2018-11-08  23m
 
 

Heavy Hitters Swing Through Ohio


In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how visits from national political figures like Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Elizabeth Warren affect voter turnout. Political consultant and


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 2018-11-02  28m
 
 

It's The Economy, Stupid


In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown are joined by special guest Ann Fisher to discuss how the gubernatorial candidates are pushing an economic message in the final days of the campaign. This episode was


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 2018-10-26  22m
 
 

Split Down The Middle


In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown look at a new poll showing an evenly-divided state going into next month’s election, and the U.S. Senate debate that got deeply personal.


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 2018-10-18  25m
 
 

Do Debates Matter?


In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the latest gubernatorial debate and why you probably didn't watch it.


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 2018-10-11  18m
 
 

DeWine And Cordray Square Off On Obamacare


In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the latest gubernatorial debate and how Obamacare has become a key issue in the campaign.


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 2018-10-04  15m