Party Politics

Party Politics, Ep. 66: ‘Stories From The Storm’ Takes Over The Podcast

We’ll be back on the political bandwagon next week

This week, Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus are taking a “summer vacation” from politics but they wanted to share a new podcast presented by Houston Public Media.  It’s called “Stories from the Storm” and it’s conversations with community leaders, public servants, and everyday Houstonians who reflect – nearly a year later – on Hurricane Harvey and how the storm changed their lives. 

In this first episode, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale (a Houston icon and founder of the store Gallery Furniture) and store manager Anthony Lebedzinski tell the story of how Gallery Furniture came to be a place of refuge during Harvey, including harrowing water rescues that helped bring displaced Houstonians to the store.

You can subscribe to the podcast and watch a video of this conversation and nine others at

We’ll be back on the political bandwagon next week.  We wonder if there will be anything to talk about?