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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

Julian Castro on Running for President

10/15/2018
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It sure looks like Julian Castro is running for president in 2020. He’s got a new memoir out and he’s spending a lot of time in Iowa. We talk about his life growing up in a working class neighborhood of San Antonio - and how he made it to Stanford and Harvard Law School. He also responds to criticism he receives for not being a fluent Spanish speaker - and whether he is tough enough to stand up to President Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:32

Washington: "Epically Dysfunctional"

10/12/2018
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Meet Tal Kopan, The San Francisco Chronicle’s new Washington, D.C., correspondent. Tal and Joe Garofoli preview what will happen if Democrats win the House. Would Nancy Pelosi become speaker? Would she get the “pound of flesh” from Republicans that left-wing Dems are demanding? If the GOP holds, would Kevin McCarthy be leader? Tal forecasts what’s next in D.C. — including an “epically dysfunctional” scenario. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:57

Breaking down the California gubernatorial debate

10/8/2018
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Joe Garofoli and San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Page Editor John Diaz break down the KQED California gubernatorial debate between Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:12

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

10/5/2018
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San Francisco Chronicle senior political writer Joe Garofoli interviews California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom about his childhood and time as San Francisco mayor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:14

Rock the Vote? Is that still something?

10/3/2018
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We talk with Carolyn DeWitt, the President and Executive Director of Rock the Vote. Rock the Vote? Is that still something? We find out and ask the question on everybody’s mind: Are young people going to vote in a midterm election for a change? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:09

John Cox, Republican candidate for CA governor

10/3/2018
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We sit down with John Cox, the Republican businessman running for governor. Cox is running for office for the fifth time and he’s never won anything. Why does the wealthy businessman keep running -- and losing? What drives him? Who is this guy? A profile of the Republican candidate for governor in California -- a state he just moved to less than a decade ago Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:06

Do you believe Kavanaugh or Ford?

9/27/2018
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San Francisco Chronicle Senior Political writer Joe Garofoli sits down with lifestyle writer Tara Duggan, political writer John Wildermuth and The Chronicle's Editor in Chief Audrey Cooper to assess the political, cultural and social impact of Thursday's historic hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee where Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while they were in high school, and Kavanaugh testified. The group assesses what...

Duration:00:32:49

UC Berkeley Professor John Yoo

8/30/2018
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Liberals loathe John Yoo. Some still want him tried as a war criminal for co-authoring the legal memo that the George W. Bush Administration used to justify authorizing “enhanced interrogation” after 9/11. But Yoo is a sharp legal mind, Never Trumper and Constitutional expert who knows Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh well. In advance of next week’s SCOTUS confirmation hearings, we talk to him about what kind of legal trouble Trump is in and how Kavanaugh might rule. Learn more about...

Duration:00:55:16

Gina Ortiz Jones, Stephanie Schriock

8/23/2018
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Gina Ortiz Jones is a first-time candidate running for Congress in what may be the most expensive House race ever in Texas. She’s 37, a Filipina American daughter of a single mother immigrant, and a former Air Force officer who would be the first out lesbian ever elected in Texas. And she actually has a shot at beating the incumbent Republican. Plus: Stephanie Schriock, the head of Emily’s List, which has given millions to pro-choice women running for Congress. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:48:09

Can Democrats win back statehouses?

8/3/2018
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Democrats blew off organizing in many states during the Obama presidency and lost more than 1,000 legislative seats over the past decade. That’s led to GOP control in two-thirds of statehouses — and more restrictions on abortions and fewer on guns in some states. But that is starting to change, and we talk with one of the people leading the Democrats’ comeback: Jessica Post, executive director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:25:49

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.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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." Learn more about your ad choices....

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:29