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Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion. New episodes every Saturday.

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Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion. New episodes every Saturday.

    How is it August?

    How is it August?

    100 days to the election. Here we go. LaTosha Brown joins to talk about the home stretch. Bryan Safi is back for straight guy phone banking. Plus we tell jokes to listeners and quiz Collin and CJ, as we look at what we need to do up and down the ballot to win.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Cognition Impossible

    Cognition Impossible

    Trump takes a test. Cities push back against Trump's aggression. And Taylor releases a new album. What a week. Guy Branum joins for OK, Stop. Eric Holtaus talks about his new book, The Future Earth, imagining a best-case climate scenario. And Tanya Somanader, Mellani Johnson, and Sarah Lazarus take a few minutes to react to jokes with the perfect amount of judgment.

    • 53 min
    No More Mr. Nice Goya

    No More Mr. Nice Goya

    House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff discusses Roger Stone, congressional subpoenas, and veganism. Negin Farsad joins for the monologue and Michaela Watkins takes on the role of a lifetime. Plus Zeynep Tufekci joins to talk about what happens when science meets social media during this pandemic. Fix my computer, Henry Cavill.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Oklahoma, OK!

    Oklahoma, OK!

    A major set of rulings at the Supreme Court, a battle over reopening schools, and an announcement by Kanye in the best place for such things: a four hour interview with Forbes Magazine. Shea Serrano joins to talk about everything from the impact of protests on sports to the best James Bond movies. Josh Gondelman judges the monologue and has some lovely analogies. And Alice Wetterlund stops by along with a special guest with a tell-all book of her own. What a week.

    • 1 hr
    Scrutiny on the Bounty

    Scrutiny on the Bounty

    Emily Heller returns for our July 4th episode and agrees NOT to discuss gardening. Hari Kondabolu joins to talk about Hollywood's response to mounting protests, from voice casting on the Simpsons to the defense of hacky stand up. Epidemiologist Dr. Anne W. Rimoin explains the latest on mounting cases of coronavirus and what happens next. And listeners test out their political jokes on Lovett and Emily.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    K-Popping His Bubble

    K-Popping His Bubble

    Larry Wilmore is back and joins for the monologue. Ari Berman discusses efforts to fight voter suppression. We quiz a listener on polling from 2016 so no one gets cocky about 2020. And we share some moments from Crooked's pride parade live stream: Gay News with Tre'vell Anderson and Guy Branum, plus highlights from Sam Pancake, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Kara Swisher, Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho, Rosemary Ketchum, Katie Hill, Sam Feder, and Justin Simien.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
965 Ratings

965 Ratings

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No more me nice Goya

Huge smile from listening to this ep...I do so love listening to a woman who really laughs!
As to Chipotle...Reduce Reuse...Recycle baby!

Leanne the Beautiful ,

Obama-Gate

First time here, and there is a big fat smile on my face after listening to your interview about the joys of making sourdough bread “starter”. She was delightful and I liked the way you interacted with her. When it comes to baking, it is hit and miss for me so I prefer uncomplicated recipes. Still, I have some time on my hands and now I’m thinking I might try my hand at making a sourdough starter.

Love to all...

MrDansWay ,

Mostly here for ‘Emily’s Garden Show’

But all the Jon Lovett stuff is pretty great too.

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