Keith Gaddie
From left to right, Bryan Fried, William W. Savage III, Keith Gaddie and Bryce Holland record an episode of How We Got Here on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (Ben White)

Few people in Oklahoma know more about political history, trends and shenanigans than OU professor Keith Gaddie.

In this episode of the How We Got Here podcast, Gaddie leads FKG Consulting’s Bryan Fried and NonDoc editor in chief William W. Savage III in a discussion of the 1994 Republican wave election that helped shake up the course of Oklahoma politics for decades to come.

Discussing everything from the introduction of “morphing technology” in political ads to Oklahoma’s next redistricting rodeo, the podcast crew also examines factors affecting November’s important general election.

In addition, stay tuned for the episode’s “Easter egg,” which hearkens back to the 2006 tale of legendary political candidate Jim Lemons.

Jim Lemons Keith Gaddie
Listen all the way to the end of episode 12 of How We Got Here for the story of Jim Lemons circa 2006. (William W. Savage III)

Episode 12 with Keith Gaddie

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Catch past episodes of How We Got Here

Episode 11: Running down the Aug. 28 Oklahoma runoffs
Episode 10: Pot rules: The Board of Health’s marijuana action
Episode 9: Primary colors — Green lit, red runoffs, blue wave?
Episode 8: Bud on bud — Deep in the weeds on SQ 788
Episode 7: The history of how Oklahoma cares about kids
Episode 6: Wind, guns, budget and a 72-ounce steak
Episode 5: A teacher walkout podcast
Episode 4: Diving deep on Medicaid
Episode 3: Let’s get gubernatorial
Episode 2: Summing up Step Up
Episode 1: Down to brass tax

(Editor’s note: How We Got Here is produced in partnership between NonDoc and FKG Consulting, a lobbying and public policy firm based in Oklahoma City. In each episode, all participants speak freely on the topic at hand. To view a list of FKG’s clients go here.)