NEW: The Political Mind Of Jerry Brown


The former California governor, now retired, has strong feelings about what’s needed for California and for the country, and about his own legacy. San Francisco Bay Area’s KQED has produced The Political Mind of Jerry Brown, a limited-run radio and podcast series hosted by KQED’s Senior Editor for Politics and Government Scott Shafer.

KQED producer Guy Marzorati and historians from UC Berkeley’s Oral History Center spent over 40 hours interviewing Brown at his ranch for the series.

“This is a deep dive into the life and career of someone who has had a profound impact on California over the course of 50 years,” Shafer said. “Our conversations reveal a reflective side of Jerry Brown — how he plotted his rise in politics, how he both leveraged his father’s name and distanced himself from Pat Brown’s approach to politics, and what he learned from the mistakes he made along the way.”

The Political Mind of Jerry Brown premieres January 8 with hour-long episodes on KQED 88.5 FM on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. through January 29. Listeners can binge on the entire series on Apple Podcasts, NPR One, and other podcast platforms beginning January 11.

Listen to the trailer HERE.

Shafer and Brown will participate in a live one-on-one conversation at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on Monday, January 13. For tickets and information go HERE.