Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. You can listen to new episodes twice a week, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays and Thursdays.
"The Most Dangerous Candidate of 2022?"
Voters select Democratic and Republican nominees in North Carolina, Oregon, Kentucky, Idaho, and Pennsylvania in the biggest set of midterm primaries yet, and North Carolina Senate candidate Cheri Beasley joins to talk about her race against Trump-backed Ted Budd.
"Stoking Hate in Primetime."
A heavily armed 18-year-old carries out a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York inspired by the same racist conspiracy theory pushed by Tucker Carlson and Republicans in Congress, Biden tests new research by calling Republicans "Ultra MAGA", and Jonathon Martin joins to discuss his new book This Will Not Pass.
"We Don't Chalk About Susan."
A Senate vote to protect abortion rights fails but the larger fight has just begun, Joe Biden’s top economic advisor Brian Deese talks about the White House strategy on inflation and more, and Donald Trump goes 1 for 2 in this week’s primaries while getting some good news about his Twitter account.
"Running the Ultra MAGAthon." (Live from St. Louis!)
Guest host Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon, Jon and Dan live in St. Louis! The newest tell-all book reveals Donald Trump wanted to lob missiles at Mexico. Joe Biden tags Republican extremism as ultra-MAGA. Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush explains why Democrats need to stay in the fight. Then former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander joins with BBQ recommendations and trivia questions.
"Ginni Leaked It!" (Live at The Chicago Theatre!")
Guest host Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon, Jon and Dan live in Chicago! Democrats look for ways to protect abortion access as the midterms approach. This week's Ohio primary strengthens Trump’s position as kingmaker in the GOP. Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow joins to talk about confronting Republican extremism head-on. And the show ends with a game and a few shots of Chicago’s hometown hooch.
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What the SCOTUS leak could mean for abortion (Strict Scrutiny Emergency Episode)
Kate, Leah and Melissa get together for an emergency episode of Strict Scrutiny to discuss a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that indicates the justices are prepared to overrule the decisions protecting and reaffirming the constitutional right to an abortion.
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My fave pod
Always entertaining, but sometimes the democratic self flagellation can be too much
These people would sound exactly the same if they were born to Republican families except they'd switch a few words "good" to "bad" and "should" to "shouldn't". There's no intellectual underpinning to anything they say. It's all just blind horseracemanship.
Thank you for your courage and vulnerability (especially being a man in our culture) when you shared your devastating story about losing your daughter and everything that lead up to that moment. I am a woman who has had multiple losses and have felt the nearly intolerable pain, grief and despair that my husband and I went through. I might know some of your pain. Oh my heart.