61 episodes

Unfiltered, uncompromising, unexpected—The Focus Group is a look into what the average voter thinks about politics, policy, and current events. Sarah Longwell, publisher of The Bulwark, has conducted hundreds of hours of focus groups all across the country. She and a series of special guests will take you behind the glass to hear what real focus group participants have to say.
https://www.thebulwark.com/podcast/focus-group/

The Focus Group Podcast The Bulwark

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    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Unfiltered, uncompromising, unexpected—The Focus Group is a look into what the average voter thinks about politics, policy, and current events. Sarah Longwell, publisher of The Bulwark, has conducted hundreds of hours of focus groups all across the country. She and a series of special guests will take you behind the glass to hear what real focus group participants have to say.
https://www.thebulwark.com/podcast/focus-group/

    Former Trump Voters Say 'Lock Him Up' (with Laura Barrón-López)

    Former Trump Voters Say 'Lock Him Up' (with Laura Barrón-López)

    When Donald Trump's 34 felony convictions were handed down, we had focus groups at the ready. Here's what they told us.

    • 40 min
    It's Just About Feelings, Man (with Jonathan V. Last)

    It's Just About Feelings, Man (with Jonathan V. Last)

    We have five months to go until Election Day, and nobody's happy. So we're bringing you some catharsis. Jonathan V. Last joins Sarah to let out a primal scream and preview the home stretch of this presidential campaign through the lens of Trump '16/Biden '20 voters.

    This show is sponsored by BetterHelp. Focus Group Podcast listeners can get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/thefocusgroup

    • 47 min
    The Holocaust Denier from North Carolina (with Zach Montellaro)

    The Holocaust Denier from North Carolina (with Zach Montellaro)

    North Carolina Republicans have nominated a candidate for governor who might be crazier than all of the Republicans who ran in 2022. And that's saying something.

    • 37 min
    Unlearning Their Hermit-ness (with Tim Miller)

    Unlearning Their Hermit-ness (with Tim Miller)

    2024's college graduates started their college careers with COVID, and ended them with encampments on most of their campuses. Tim Miller joins Sarah to discuss how America's youth have dealt with a turbulent few years, how they view the recent protests on their campuses, and their thoughts on November's election.

    • 46 min
    Larry Hogan: The Most Democratic Republican (with Michael Steele)

    Larry Hogan: The Most Democratic Republican (with Michael Steele)

    One of Sarah's fav Republicans, former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, is running for Senate. So how are Sarah, and her fellow Marylanders thinking about the race?

    • 49 min
    Trump's 'F*ck You' Strategy (with Marc Caputo)

    Trump's 'F*ck You' Strategy (with Marc Caputo)

    Trump said that Nikki's supporters would be "permanently barred" from the MAGA camp, and he's keeping that promise in the general election.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

1014spinning ,

Amazing interviews

Your interviews and focus groups are so interesting. I always learn something

1Picccccckle1 ,

Sarah: you are amazing

Your professionalism. Your ability to hear the voters. Your ability to hold judgement and bot go into sneer mode inspite of how much you despise Trump. Great pod.

MDS_OZ ,

Insightful

Good to hear the focus groups. Sometimes I want to jump in and say ‘oh no, look at the facts’, but that’s not the point. Insightful as to how to deal with the present and shape the future.

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