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Snollygoster
Snollygoster
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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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Latest Episodes
  • President Biden is asking Congress to suspend the federal gas tax for three months and proposing that states do the same. In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss why Ohio is likely not going to join the effort.
  • Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tim Ryan is working to erase Republicans’ built-in advantage in this state. New ads claim his opponent J.D. Vance is anti-police and touts his support of President Trump's trade policy.
  • In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, host Mike Thompson talks with a panel of reporters and pundits about guns and redistricting quandaries.
  • After a mass shooting, gun control advocates want to ban assault-style weapons and install background checks. Gun rights advocates argue the solution is more "good guys with guns." In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the bill that would make arming state teachers with less training possible.
  • A vast majority of Americans support new laws to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, but Republican lawmakers seem set on eliminating regulations. In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss Ohio's track record on gun legislation.
  • The biggest political story of the spring is abortion. That's thanks to the leaked majority opinion that indicates a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court is ready to overturn Roe vs Wade. In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown talk to Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, about his efforts.
  • A group of Democratic women in the Ohio Legislature wants to change the Ohio Constitution to protect abortion rights and all methods of contraception. In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown talk with State Senator Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) about the effort.
  • JD Vance may have been rising in the polls before election day, but it was former President Trump’s endorsement and one big super PAC contribution that put him over the top. In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the race for Ohio's open Senate seat and the other primary results.
  • In the days before the primary, Republican U.S. Senate candidates and their affiliated Super PAC’s are scorching the earth with television ads attacking each other. In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown talk about how an endorsement from the biggest name in Republican politics might impact the race.
  • In their gubernatorial campaigns, former Dayton mayor Nan Whaley and former Cincinnati mayor John Cranley have been cordial, but that's changing. In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown talk about how the democratic primary is heating up as election day approaches.