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It’s All Political is the San Francisco Chronicle’s politics podcast. Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.

It’s All Political is the San Francisco Chronicle’s politics podcast. Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.
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It’s All Political is the San Francisco Chronicle’s politics podcast. Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.

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Episodes

Dan Pfeiffer on how to win the media war

7/30/2018
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“Pod Save America” co-host Dan Pfeiffer talks about how the next presidential campaign will be fought on Facebook, and right now Democrats are losing that battle. In conversation with Joe at the San Francisco headquarters of Scribd, Dan explains how Democrats can change their strategy — and offers more from his best-selling new book, “Yes, We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter and Trump.”

Duration:01:11:50

When techies and scientists run for office

7/26/2018
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Joe talks with Shaughnessy Naughton, founder of 314 Action, an organization that recruits and funds scientists, technologists and doctors to run for office. Tons have expressed interest, but so far only about half have won their races. Naughton talks about why that is.

Duration:00:23:55

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

6/21/2018
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Joe talks with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee about Trump, wine, weed, homelessness — and whether Inslee plans to run for president in 2020. Theme music: "Cattle Call" by Randy Clark’s Crowsong.

Duration:00:36:35

Chelsea Handler

6/15/2018
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Joe talks with talk show host turned activist Chelsea Handler at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. Handler, who has put her entertainment career on hold to concentrate on activism, appeared at an event to promote IGNITE, a nonprofit that trains women who want to run for office.

Duration:00:14:58

San Francisco has a new mayor: London Breed

6/13/2018
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The S.F. mayor's race has finally come to an end, and London Breed will be the first African American woman to be elected to the city's highest office. Former state Sen. Mark Leno conceded defeat after more than a week of suspense. Listen in as The Chronicle politics team breaks down the election results.

Duration:00:15:58

2018 California Primary Election recap

6/6/2018
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In a special election night podcast, the San Francisco Chronicle politics team breaks down the 2018 California primary. Listen in as John Diaz, Heather Knight, Joe Garofoli, Dominic Fracassa and John Wildermuth analyze results from San Francisco, Bay Area and California races.

Duration:00:29:56

Virginia Delegate Danica Roem

5/31/2018
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San Francisco Chronicle senior political writer Joe Garofoli talks with Danica Roem, who made history as the first transgender person to be elected to a U.S. state legislature (in Virginia). But that isn't the only reason she is unique. She may be the only office-holder to say that Metallica taught her some valuable political lessons. Danica expounds on that and how every political leader should "find their Route 28" on this edition of "It's All Political." Theme music is "Cattle Call" by...

Duration:00:58:52

Congressional candidate Shahid Buttar

5/30/2018
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San Francisco Chronicle Senior Political Reporter Joe Garofoli talks with Congressional candidate Shahid Buttar, a Nancy Pelosi challenger who is a Muslim immigrant, a Stanford lawyer, a street activist, a privacy advocate ... and a rapper. Yes, this episode features the FIRST freestyle rapping on "It's All Political." Well, aside from Sen. Dianne Feinstein. It's All Political theme music is "Cattle Call" by Randy Clark’s Crowsong. Opening signature by Leah Garchik. This episode was...

Duration:00:32:05

Chuck Todd from Meet the Press

5/1/2018
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Chuck Todd, moderator of “Meet the Press” – and of the May 8 California gubernatorial debate in San Jose – chats with us. He explains East Coast media bias, dishes on the White House Correspondents Association dinner, offers his take on the Tom Brokaw allegations and explains the diversity of guests on MTP.

Duration:00:34:42

What can we learn from James Comey?

4/20/2018
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John Diaz, John McMurtrie and Joe Garofoli discuss the political ramifications of “A Higher Loyalty,” the book by former FBI Director James Comey, that takes aim at President Trump.

Duration:00:22:29

Leon Panetta offers clarity on Washington chaos

4/13/2018
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Even for unusually chaotic times, there’s been an unusual amount of chaos lately in the Trump administration. In this episode, Joe Garofoli speaks with White House veteran Leon Panetta, who has dealt with plenty of crises in one form or another.

Duration:00:34:18

Sen. Dianne Feinstein on guns, Trump and SF

4/3/2018
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein makes her debut appearance on "It's All Political" - for a slightly different kind of chat. We sit in The San Francisco Chronicle archive for a look back at several photos that tell the story of her political career in California.

Duration:00:38:53

God and politics with Rep. Jared Huffman

3/19/2018
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We talk God and politics in a very personal, revealing chat with Rep. Jared Huffman, the only member of Congress to say that he does not believe in God. The Marin County Democrat explains why — and who else in Congress is in the “nonbeliever closet.”

Duration:00:38:29

Interview with San Francisco activist Tom Steyer

3/7/2018
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We talk to Tom Steyer, the billionaire activist pushing to impeach President Donald Trump. He has 5 million names on his list to impeach Trump — what’s he planning to do with that list? Steyer also talks to us about his campaign to register young voters. Theme music is "Cattle Call" by Randy Clark’s Crowsong. Opening signature by Leah Garchik.

Duration:00:14:54

Ro Khanna on legal marijuana and SOTU

2/26/2018
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Joe talks with “Silicon Valley’s Congressman” Ro Khanna. First he dishes on how star-struck his fellow House members get during the State of the Union. Then he discusses all the issues in which he’s way out in front of even his fellow Democrats -- like wanting to legalize marijuana nationally.

Duration:00:34:44

California state Sen. Kevin de Leon and the #MeToo movement

2/24/2018
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Longtime politicos thought California state Sen. Kevin de Leon was crazy to take on incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein. He's got a fraction of her money, most voters don't know who he is -- and 96 percent know who she is. But his chances could get a huge boost if delegates to this weekend's California Democratic Party convention endorse him. DeLeon discusses his campaign --and the #MeToo movement -- on this episode of "It's All Political."

Duration:00:28:06

'Liddle' Adam Schiff standing tall against Trump

2/21/2018
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Rep. Adam Schiff -- the thorn in the Trump Administration's heel for his dogged pursuit of the Russian meddling investigation -- joins the pod to talk about the probe, why talking about impeachment isn't helpful and why Trump has it all wrong on his nickname.

Duration:00:13:12

George Lakoff on the art of political rhetoric

2/20/2018
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We get super wonky with George Lakoff, the message-framing guru who Democrats and progressive nonprofits turn to how to shape their ideas. He talks about the immigration battle, breaks down how progressives should respond to Trump’s tweets and throws rose petals -- much to Joe’s chagrin -- at new Democratic superstar Rep. Joe Kennedy III.

Duration:00:46:00

Governor debates breakdown and Doug Ose interview

2/7/2018
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An “It’s All Political” double feature! Now that The Chronicle has hosted both the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates, Joe breaks down what we’ve learned with Chronicle Editorial Page editor - and debate moderator - John Diaz. Then, Joe sits down with the newest GOP gubernatorial candidate, former Sacramento-area Rep. Doug Ose. Is he really as moderate as his reputation was when he was in the House? Theme music is "Cattle Call" by Randy Clark’s Crowsong. Opening signature...

Duration:00:50:08

Retired Sen. Barbara Boxer discusses the women's march, sexual harassment in D.C and California politics

1/21/2018
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Though she’s only been out of office for about a year, retired California Senator Barbara Boxer says she’s more active than ever. It's All Political host and San Francisco Chronicle senior political writer Joe Garofoli gets her thoughts on the women’s march, sexual harassment in Washington and California politics. Theme music is "Cattle Call" by Randy Clark’s Crowsong. Opening signature by Leah Garchik.

Duration:00:30:50