110 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.

The Al Franken Podcas‪t‬ District Productive

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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.

    Mini-Podcast: Peter Bergen on Afghanistan and Bin Laden

    Mini-Podcast: Peter Bergen on Afghanistan and Bin Laden

    An Excerpt from Al's conversation with Bergen on his book, Trump and His Generals

    • 14 min
    Uncle Sam (Roger McNamee) & Auntie Trust (Zephyr Teachout) Talk Facebook, Google, Amazon & Democracy

    Uncle Sam (Roger McNamee) & Auntie Trust (Zephyr Teachout) Talk Facebook, Google, Amazon & Democracy

    Early Facebook Investor McNamee & Anti-Trust Lawyer Teachout Discuss Dangers Posed by Data Behemoths

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Our Southern Border - National Immigration Forum Executive Director Ali Noorani

    Our Southern Border - National Immigration Forum Executive Director Ali Noorani

    Al and Ali discuss what brought us here, where we are, and what we need to do going forward.




    A list of organizations that humanely helps immigrants at the Southern Border:




    El Paso:

    The Annunciation House

    Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center




    McAllen:

    Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley




    Arizona

    Kino Border Initiative

    • 1 hr 1 min
    David Letterman!

    David Letterman!

    A thoroughly enjoyable one. For a change.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Andy Slavitt (Again!) But Now He’s a Big Shot!

    Andy Slavitt (Again!) But Now He’s a Big Shot!

    Senior Advisor on the President’s Coronavirus Task Force explains it all.

    • 56 min
    Heather McGhee – On What Racism Costs Everyone

    Heather McGhee – On What Racism Costs Everyone

    Her new book, The Sum of Us explains how we can all prosper together.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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