If we've learned anything over the last five-plus years, it's that Texas Tribune readers are also loyal listeners: They love the TribCast, our weekly politics and policy podcast, and they can't get enough of our live events.
Starting today, we're launching a crowdfunding campaign to merge those two interests — to secure the equipment, technology and resources to convert all of our free, statewide events into easy-to-stream podcasts.
But we don't want to stop there. We're also seeking support for a TribCast spinoff, a weekly podcast on the 2016 presidential race — covering everything from candidates with Texas roots to the Lone Star ground game — co-hosted by our own Jay Root and KUT political reporter Ben Philpott.
Any additional dollars beyond our ambitious goal will go toward presidential retro-casting — turning all of our previous live events with presidential possibles like Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul into podcasts.