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A Podcast Runs Through It

31 EpisodesProduced by Montanans For MontanaWebsite

From Livingston, Montana, on the banks of the Yellowstone River, a group of seasoned political progressives gather at SoundColor Studios to cook up factual, informative, and thoughtful conversations with politicians, those who hope to be politicians, historians, artists and other interesting people.… read more

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Montana Local Candidates

October 20th, 2020


In the Montana 2020 General Election the good citizens of Park and Sweetgrass Counties have an opportunity to elect two qualified and experienced Democratic candidates to the Montana House of Representatives. In this …

Montana Statewide Candidates

October 17th, 2020


In the 2020 General Election Montanans have an opportunity to elect a slate of the most  qualified, experienced, authentic, and dedicated group of Democratic candidates into Montana federal and statewide offices. In …

Jon Tester - Montana U.S. Senator

October 11th, 2020


In this interview we talk with Montana’s senior, three-term U.S. Senator Jon Tester about his new book, “Grounded, A Senator’s Lessons on Winning Back Rural America”. Also discussed are his views about the extreme …

Montana 2020 General Election - Part 4

September 13th, 2020


Superintendent of Public Instruction and U.S. Senate -

This episode includes a breakdown of the two offices and information on the candidates, Melissa Romano (Democrat) and Elsie Arntzen (Incumbent Republican) running …

Montana 2020 General Election - Part 3

August 28th, 2020


Public Service Commission District 3 and U.S. House of Representatives -

This episode includes a breakdown of the two offices and information on the candidates, Tom Woods (Democrat) and James Brown (Republican) running …

Montana 2020 General Election Series - Part 2

August 22nd, 2020


Attorney General and Governor/Lieutenant Governor -

This episode includes a breakdown of the two offices and information on the candidates, Raph Graybill (Democrat) and Austin Knudsen (Republican) running for Attorney …

Montana 2020 General Election Series - Part 1

August 7th, 2020


Secretary of State and State Auditor and Securities and Insurance Commissioner - This episode includes a breakdown of the two offices and information on the candidates, Bryce Bennett (Democrat) and Christi Jacobsen …

Dan Vermillion - Candidate for Montana House District 59

June 1st, 2020


In this remote interview we talk with Dan Vermillion who is running for Montana House District 59, a mostly rural district comprised of parts of Sweetgrass County and Park County outside of Livingston. A lifelong …

American Civil Liberties Union Montana

May 10th, 2020


Since 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a bi-partisan organization, has fought tirelessly to protect the rights and liberties enshrined by our Constitution to every individual in our country. In the 100 …

“Natural Rivals” a Conversation with Author John Clayton

April 26th, 2020


In this, our last live interview before COVID-19 and social distancing required us to go remote, we sat down with John Clayton, to talk about his latest book, “Natural Rivals”, subtitled “John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and …

Covid-19 In Montana: April 6, 2020

April 11th, 2020


In this, our first remote interview, we talk with Raph Graybill, Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Steve Bullock who’s work on the Governor’s …

Montana Conservation Voters

April 4th, 2020


Editor’s note: When this interview was recorded on 03/12/20 Montana had just reported our first case of Covid-19. Since then we’ve entered a strange …

Whitney Williams - Candidate for Governor

March 18th, 2020


Montana candidate for governor, Whitney Williams sat down with us to talk about why she decided to enter the arena. She talks about her experience as founder and CEO of williamsworks, a strategy and management …

Tom Winter - Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives

February 29th, 2020


Tom Winter, incumbent Montana District 96 House member, and candidate for U.S. House of Representatives (whose campaign is the first in Montana …

Raph Graybill - Candidate for Attorney General of Montana

February 17th, 2020


Raph Graybill, Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Steve Bullock and candidate for Attorney General, talks about his experience going from a kid growing …

Mike Cooney - Candidate for Governor

February 10th, 2020


We sat down with Lieutenant Governor, Mike Cooney, to talk about his candidacy for Governor and the issues that are important to him. He shares his views about healthcare, prescription drug costs, improving public …

Money Changes Everything

February 1st, 2020


In the age of Citizens United, dark money can influence political races at every level from U. S. President to county clerk. Data mining is being …

Shane Morigeau - Candidate for Montana State Auditor

January 16th, 2020


We sat down with current Montana State Senator and Minority Whip, Shane Morigeau to talk about his candidacy for State Auditor, also known as the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance. Quite possibly the least …

Bryce Bennett - Candidate for MT Secretary of State

December 31st, 2019


Bryce Bennett, four term Representative in the Montana House and current member of the Montana Senate, talks about his legislative experience and how always being in the minority has taught him the importance of forming …

Livingston Holiday Special Featuring Michael Kardoes, Livingston City Manager

December 23rd, 2019


We dedicate this special episode of A Podcast Runs Through It to the City of Livingston, and to all who live in the city and surrounding area. We all share a common bond, our gratitude to be able to live in such a …

Casey Schreiner - Candidate for Governor of Montana

December 16th, 2019


We sat down with Montana House Minority Leader and Democratic candidate  for Governor, Casey Schreiner, who, in spite of being in the minority,  managed to lead a bi-partisan effort to achieve some major legislative …

John Meyer - Executive Director of Cottonwood Environmental Law Center

December 1st, 2019


“You  can do a lot of good work with the law. The natural world is here to  help us if we let it.” That’s what John Meyer, executive Director of  Cottonwood Environmental Law Center said when asked about what inspired …

Melissa Romano - Candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction

November 17th, 2019


Melissa Romano explains the role of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and how she is dedicated to insuring a strong public education system …

Kimberly Dudik, Candidate for Montana Attorney General

November 4th, 2019


Kimberly  Dudik, candidate for Montana Attorney General, talks about how her  experience as a mom, a nurse, an attorney, and an 8-year member of the  Montana House of Representatives informs her integrated approach to …

Park County Democrats Lasagna Dinner - Attendee Interviews

November 1st, 2019


On October 24, 2019 our team headed down to the  Elk’s Lodge in Livingston, Montana, to attend the “World Famous Park  County Democrats Annual Lasagna Dinner.” The theme for the dinner was  “Montana Must Do Better on …

Senator Jon Tester's Town Hall

October 18th, 2019


On October 11, 2019, Livingston and Park County  residents packed the Dulcie Theatre in the Shane Lalani Center for the  Arts in downtown Livingston …

Livingston City Commission Candidates

October 10th, 2019


We reached out to the five candidates running for the two seats on the Livingston City Commission to sit down with us for an interview. Three of them, Melissa Nootz (incumbent), Patricia Grabow, and Mel Freidman …

John Mues Candidate for U. S. Senate

September 28th, 2019


John  Mues, candidate for U.S. Senate, talks about the challenge of growing  up in a low-income single parent household. He stresses the importance …

Tom Woods, candidate for Montana Public Service Commission District 3 talks about where the bodies are buried.

September 13th, 2019


From Livingston, Montana, on the banks of the Yellowstone River, a group of seasoned political progressives gather at Soundcolor Studios to cook up …

US House Candidate Kathleen Williams talks Montana and National Issues

August 31st, 2019


Former Montana state legislator Kathleen Williams talks about what inspired her to run again, the importance of finding common ground, and fixing a broken Congress.

MT HD60 Rep Laurie Bishop talks 2019 Legislative Session

August 16th, 2019


Laurie Bishop represents Montana House District 60 which includes Livingston.  We talked with Laurie about the 2019 Legislative Session and a variety of other topics.

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