Keep up with Arizona politics and get the story behind the headlines with our podcast, "The Gaggle."
Each week, Michael Squires, politics editor for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, assembles his team to record an inside-the-newsroom conversation about Arizona politics, the kind of discussion you won't find in print.
Their aim: demystify the players and motives behind the headlines.
They'll discuss local and state politics as well as Arizona's delegation in the nation’s capital, touching on everything from what's brewing in Phoenix City Hall and at the Arizona Legislature to how our representatives in Congress are navigating the Trump administration.
Each episode is about 20 minutes, perfect for catching up on your commute or while doing the dishes. New episodes air Wednesdays.
How to listen to the podcast
Follow the team
Follow host and politics editor Michael Squires on Twitter @mgsquires. His rotating team of guests includes:
National political reporter Dan Nowicki @dannowicki
Congressional delegation reporter Ron Hansen@ronaldjhansen
Governor’s Office and state politics reporter Yvonne Wingett Sanchez @yvonnewingett
Legislative reporter Alia Rau@aliarau
Investigative reporter Mary Jo Pitzl @maryjpitzl
(P.S. A "gaggle" is, as Squires says in the first episode, "when a group of reporters surround a politician and pepper him with questions." Get it?)
Listen to the latest episode