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If you're looking for someone who actually knows how presidential and national politics works to explain what's going on in 30 minutes or less, this is the show for you. Joe Trippi is a longtime Democratic campaign manager who ran the progressive Howard Dean presidential campaign in 2004 and the historic Doug Jones Senate campaign to defeat Roy Moore in 2017. He's seen it all and isn't bogged down by the viral tweets or hot takes du jour. He's looking past the headlines to answer the questions that matter: How do Democrats win key races moving forward? How do we convince voters to make Republicans pay for January 6th and its aftermath? What's happening with the campaigns for '22 and (gulp) '24? Don't just listen to the talking heads. Learn from an expert. Subscribe now to That Trippi Show. New episodes every Friday (at least!).

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If you're looking for someone who actually knows how presidential and national politics works to explain what's going on in 30 minutes or less, this is the show for you. Joe Trippi is a longtime Democratic campaign manager who ran the progressive Howard Dean presidential campaign in 2004 and the historic Doug Jones Senate campaign to defeat Roy Moore in 2017. He's seen it all and isn't bogged down by the viral tweets or hot takes du jour. He's looking past the headlines to answer the questions that matter: How do Democrats win key races moving forward? How do we convince voters to make Republicans pay for January 6th and its aftermath? What's happening with the campaigns for '22 and (gulp) '24? Don't just listen to the talking heads. Learn from an expert. Subscribe now to That Trippi Show. New episodes every Friday (at least!).

    "Why Is Mitch McConnell pouring millions to save JD Vance? Tim Ryan is that good"

    "Why Is Mitch McConnell pouring millions to save JD Vance? Tim Ryan is that good"

    In our first statewide deep dive, we take a close look at Ohio - and our Ohio friends David Pepper and Chris Gibbs join us to give their expert takes. How does a Democrat win Ohio statewide? What's Tim Ryan doing right -- and where the heck is JD Vance right now? How much does momentum mean in a state like Ohio? Which races beyond the Senate are key bellwethers? Three House districts might go a long way to deciding the balance of power in Congress.
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    • 37 min
    "It's not about changing the message, it's about fine-tuning it"

    "It's not about changing the message, it's about fine-tuning it"

    With less than six weeks to go until Election Day, what should campaigns be doing? Joe and Alex get into what campaigns can take from polling (hint, it's not the head-to-head numbers the media fixates on), whether it's possible to change a message this late -- and why independents in Arizona think Blake Masters is too "slippery". Turns out it's almost impossible to pretend to be moderate when you start that far MAGA. 
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    • 32 min
    Al Franken: "Without Rush, there's no Trump"

    Al Franken: "Without Rush, there's no Trump"

    The only former US Senator currently on a comedy tour joins the show to talk about what he's doing to help Democrats win this year -- and how you can help too. How did we get this far down the road - and why has today's ultra-MAGA GOP become what it is? Plus - what's Al's solution to fix the Senate and reform the filibuster? And Al gives Dems some advice on how to win this fall -- while tossing in a pretty damn good Mitch McConnell impression.
    Check out Al's tour and podcast at alfranken.com.
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    • 40 min
    " It may be the tax man who gets him"

    " It may be the tax man who gets him"

    Joe puts his campaign manager hat back on and he and Alex discuss the GOP's latest desperate rebrand attempt. Will it really matter? And what might a GOP takeover of the House mean for Ukraine? Hint: They're saying it out loud. Also: What case does a challenger have to make to knock off an incumbent? And why the NY AG's lawsuit might be the real deal.
    (Thanks to Charlie Sykes for our title!) https://morningshots.thebulwark.com/p/the-art-of-the-steal
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    • 37 min
    "Lindsey Graham really did just do that."

    "Lindsey Graham really did just do that."

    Joe and Alex talk the final primary results of the season -- New Hampshire's ultra-MAGA sweep proves the GOP is still totally the party of Trump -- and why that helps Democratic prospects for holding both houses of Congress. And of course, Lindsey Graham's national abortion ban has Joe and Alex both scratching their heads. Turns out an abortion ban and ending Medicare and Social Security isn't exactly popular. Finally, some listener questions.
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    • 30 min
    "It's the same election"

    "It's the same election"

    Simon Rosenberg rejoins Joe and Alex to discuss the latest as we get into the home stretch. Why are the pundits so far behind? The Senate and House elections are all the same election. And Trump and the ultra-MAGA GOP just can't help themselves and keep making this a choice election. That's bad news for them. And how can we keep growing our pro-democracy coalition?

    Follow Simon on Twitter at @SimonWDC
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

SAULR2010 ,

That Trippi show is a “Must Listen” Podcast 👍

I especially appreciated this week’s episode where you expressed an appreciation & understanding of your listeners time….too many of these Podcast are self-indulgent ramblings good on you 👏👍

Mr Webcast ,

Amazing

Great Podcast

Steamboat girl ,

Scary

I listen with horror, from Canada, as you speak about the GQP authoritarian movement.
I have ordered Ruth Ben-Ghiat’s book this morning after listening.
As a former, professional, ‘legal’ resident of the USA, I am intensely following the Trump nightmare. Returned to Canada as the political atmosphere, the violence & the hatred, in the USA had become unbearable to me. And, I got tired of paying, & paying, for my healthcare.
This podcast is one of many I am obsessed with. Joe Trippi & his guests lay it all out for the listeners.
Please continue to push your ideas & hopefully the Democratic Party is listening.
This is an awesome, informative listen.
Keep it up!
Cheers from Canada.

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