49 episodes

A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.

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A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.

    Dr. Leana Wen Discusses the Tortuous and High Stakes Path that Dr.'s Fauci and Birx Must Navigate

    Dr. Leana Wen Discusses the Tortuous and High Stakes Path that Dr.'s Fauci and Birx Must Navigate

    Dr. Wen is an emergency room physician, professor at GW School of Public Health, and fmr. Public Health Commissioner for Baltimore under two mayors. The second, who was recently sentenced to 3 years in prison, is arguably crazy, giving her unique insight into the dilemma that Fauci and Birx face in dealing with an inarguably crazy president.  

    • 55 min
    Austan Goolsbee on Virus Economics

    Austan Goolsbee on Virus Economics

    The former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama speaks with clarity and common sense about how virus economics are different than normal economics.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Andy Slavitt, Former Medicare/Medicaid Head Discusses the Pandemic

    Andy Slavitt, Former Medicare/Medicaid Head Discusses the Pandemic

    One of the earliest and most outspoken critics of Trump's mishandling of the pandemic, Slavitt reviews its tragic consequences and where we go from here.

    • 53 min
    MSNBC's Andrew Zimmern Talks About Food, Immigration, Climate and Addiction

    MSNBC's Andrew Zimmern Talks About Food, Immigration, Climate and Addiction

    Turns out food is important. Andrew Zimmern, host and producer of MSNBC’s new series, “What’s Eating America” talks about the intersection of food and health, immigration, climate, and addiction – including his own harrowing journey to sobriety and grace. 

    • 57 min
    Documentarian Alex Gibney Tells the Cautionary Tale of the Oligarch Who Defied Putin

    Documentarian Alex Gibney Tells the Cautionary Tale of the Oligarch Who Defied Putin

    Russia’s transition from a brutal dictatorship to a fledgling capitalist democracy and back to a brutal dictatorship. 

    • 54 min
    Pulitzer Prize Winner Dave Fahrenthold Catches Us Up on Trump’s Corruption

    Pulitzer Prize Winner Dave Fahrenthold Catches Us Up on Trump’s Corruption

    In a time of an international health and economic crises, it’s good to have a POTUS who can be trusted by the world community. Instead, we have a grifter with an entire family of money-grubbing, lying grifters.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

Gregzayna ,

Love the podcast

I love Al Franken, from the time he was on SNL, through his books and to today. I look forward to Sundays to catch the latest interview. The only thing keeping this from a 5 star review? The sound. Al - you need to invest in a sound engineer. The last two recordings were hard to hear, even using headphones.

Love having podcasts ,

Thoroughly enjoy Al Franken’s podcast! Malcolm Nance was great! All of them are!

Saw Sarah Silverman’s tweet otherwise would not have known you had a podcast. Looking forward to listening regularly!

Jo-Anne 1961 ,

Love this podcast

I so wish that Al would return to politics. Now more than ever, your brilliant mind and sense of humor is needed.
The only drawback to this podcast is the unevenness of the sound. Probably there’s an easy fix.

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