The Second Reading Podcast: A Conversation with Mark Z. Barabak About the 2020 Election

In this week's Second Reading Podcast, Jim Henson talks to veteran political writer Mark Z. Barabak of The Los Angeles Times about the 2020 election. The conversation starts with a discussion of  Mark's recent article with Jennie Jarvie and multiple TImes colleagus about the fears of voters across the spectrum about the aftermath of U.S. presidential election, and touches on the dynamics of the election as well his unique perspective on Kamala Harris's selection as the Democrats' vice-presidential ticket after writing observing her career and writing about her throughout her rise in Califonia politics. See below the podcast link for links to some of the stories that come up in the conversation. (Spoiler: they are behind the L.A. Times paywall.)

'It's going to be like war.' Voters eye 2020 election outcome with fear and loathing by Mark Z. Barabak and Jenny Jarvie, September 27, 2020 in The Los Angeles Times

"Why Kamala Harris is flailing with California Voter" by Mark Z Barabak by Mark Z Barabak, October 4 2019 in The Los Angeles Times

"Kamala Harris quite the presidential race just in time. Here's what it means for her future" by Mark Z. Barabak in The Los Angeles Times.

About the Second Reading podcast. The podcast has been produced intermittently by the Texas Politics Project, with production support from UT's Liberal Arts Development Studio, since 2016, primarily as an instructional component for a course in Texas government and politics offered by the government department at UT Austin during summer semesters. These shows were generally hosted by Jim Henson, who designed the UT course, and usually featured Josh Blank, with intermittent in-studio guests. The podcasts have been publicly available via major podcast channels, but haven't been marketed to the public. The podcast originaly was developed part of the instructional design of GOV 312L: Politics and Government in Contemporary Texas during the summer 2016 semester, and is transistioning from the longest soft-launch in the short but rich history of podcasting to a weekly public podcast in fall, 2020. You can find past episodes and subscribe to the Second Reading podcast in Apple PodcastsSpotify,  and Stitcher.

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