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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.

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    • 4.7 • 364 Ratings

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.

    Rob Delaney – On the Loss of His 2-Year-Old, Henry

    Rob Delaney – On the Loss of His 2-Year-Old, Henry

    And his heartbreaking, raw, and, yes, funny book, A Heart That Works

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    • 55 min
    Jeremy Peters Traces the GOP’s Descent to Trump

    Jeremy Peters Traces the GOP’s Descent to Trump

    The NYT journalist on How the Nutcase Right Took Over the GOP

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    • 53 min
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on The Midterms

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on The Midterms

    A Fun One – For a Change!

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    • 1 hr
    BONUS EPISODE: My Genius Hearing Parody on WHAT THE HACK!

    BONUS EPISODE: My Genius Hearing Parody on WHAT THE HACK!

    Me as Bernie, Grassley, Sherrod, Collins, and McConnell

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    • 21 min
    Norm Ornstein on The Wave That Didn’t Happen

    Norm Ornstein on The Wave That Didn’t Happen

    And what it means.

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    • 50 min
    Cecile Richards and David Axelrod on The Midterms

    Cecile Richards and David Axelrod on The Midterms

    Our first one recorded in front of a live audience!

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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
364 Ratings

364 Ratings

desri ,

May 22nd. Great show for a change

As a Canadian, it was very relieving to finally hear your guest Steve Schmidt, an American with the chutzpah to clarify the allegations of the big lie. Who stole the election? Who stole it?, and the allegation itself is the biggest racist dog whistle of your history. It is the question and the answer if one takes a moment to look at American racism. Please continue to just break it down. Love the show. Love the episodes with Dahlia too - allrounder, it’s a good one.

Sometimes the show is funny. Occasionally.

katierenee18 ,

Refreshingly optimistic and realistic

Al does a great job of balancing progressive optimism and the know how of someone who has been through it all. Big fan

gila19 ,

Love your podcasts but noises are making me nuts

Listening to the Sep 18 podcast, I was annoyed by some clicking in the background. I don’t know if someone was typing or what but it was very distracting and annoying. Other than that, a very interesting conversation with Paul Krugman.

Thanks,

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