122 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.

    Michael Harriot: Senior Writer for TheRoot.com, the Nation’s Largest Black Online Newspaper

    Michael Harriot: Senior Writer for TheRoot.com, the Nation’s Largest Black Online Newspaper

    Is America Racist? Hmm

    • 53 min
    Norm Ornstein & Tom Mann - Who Called the GOP a Sham Years Ago!

    Norm Ornstein & Tom Mann - Who Called the GOP a Sham Years Ago!

    In 2012 Ornstein & Mann wrote It’s Even Worse Than It Looks. And, man, were they right!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ed Shelleby - My Communications Director–On Working for a Different Kind of Senator. Plus, a Rant on Voting Rights

    Ed Shelleby - My Communications Director–On Working for a Different Kind of Senator. Plus, a Rant on Voting Rights

    Al Talks with His Senate Communications Director on Why the Franken Office was a Blast & Got Stuff Done! & Al on Democracy. Hitler didn’t end it. The Confederacy didn’t end it. Let’s not let Senate Republicans!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Louis King – The Real Deal

    Louis King – The Real Deal

    For 25 yrs. Louis has provided job training for thousands of folks from the Northside of Minneapolis. He walks a good walk. And talks a good talk.

    • 53 min
    Amy Klobuchar & Al Discuss Anti-Trust & The Ted "Carnival" Cruz Joke

    Amy Klobuchar & Al Discuss Anti-Trust & The Ted "Carnival" Cruz Joke

    The Chair of the Anti-Trust Subcommittee discusses her new book, Anti-Trust. From Facebook & Amazon & Google to Coffins & Sunglasses & Diapers.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Howard Fineman on Republican Nihilism

    Howard Fineman on Republican Nihilism

    The Republican Party has entered new territory. And it’s ugly.

    • 1 hr 8 min

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