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Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion. New episodes every Saturday.

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    • Politics
    • 4.7 • 64 Ratings

Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion. New episodes every Saturday.

    Coup Clutz Clan

    Coup Clutz Clan

    Rudy melts under cross examination. Thanksgiving comes as cases rise and a vaccine looms. Kiran Deol joins to break down the week's news. Scientist Eric Lander joins to discuss the vaccine, public trust in science, climate change, and deep fakes. And Ronan Farrow is back to talk about his latest reporting and to play a game where once again Travis tries to drive a wedge in Jon's relationship with help from accomplice Guy Branum.
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    No Coup for You

    No Coup for You

    Biden wins and Trump tries to un-lose. Naomi Ekperigin is back to cover a week of dumb legal challenges and dumber press conferences. Then Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman talks about how well the vote went in PA and historian Michael Beschloss joins to discuss the unprecedented rejection of democracy by Republicans and what happens next. Plus listeners share high notes and join to play a game as Georgia heads into two make-or-break run offs. What a week.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    America, Welcome to the Resistance

    America, Welcome to the Resistance

    We won. Alyssa Mastromonaco joins to break down the results and the experience of the slow reveal, Ben Wikler on how we won in Wisconsin and the lessons of organizing, and Zeynep Tufekci is back to talk about polls, models, and misinformation. What a week. What a weekend.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Only Way Out is Through

    The Only Way Out is Through

    Emotions are running high! Kumail Nanjiani, Stacey Abrams, Brittany Packnett Cunningham and listeners join as we cover the last week in this campaign, look ahead to the final four days of the race, and talk about our hopes, our fears, and eating our feelings. VOLUNTEER PLEASE -> votesaveamerica.com/volunteer 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Dishonest Abe

    Dishonest Abe

    Last debate behind us, ten days ahead of us. PACKED SHOW. Alex Wagner and Guy Branum join to play a special debate edition of OK, Stop. Ira Madison III joins for the monologue, where we do NOT dwell on this Rudy story because we are above that. Theresa Greenfield talks about her campaign for the Senate against Joni Ernst and she quizzes Jon on Iowa facts. Plus Jon talks to Olivia Troye about leaving Trump's coronavirus task force and endorsing Joe Biden and he talks to Aidan Kohn-Murphy about the Gen Z campaign for Joe Biden on Tik Tok. VOLUNTEER THIS WEEKEND. votesaveamerica.com/volunteer
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Can't Hardly Debate

    Can't Hardly Debate

    W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu join to break down the week's news. We play OK, Stop to cover the two town halls that replaced one debate. Jon talks to the Washington Post's Dave Weigel about what he's seeing on the campaign trail in the homestretch. And we quiz a listener on some complicated ballot measures written to confuse and discourage you. (Check out votesaveamerica.com/ballot because it is good.)
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

JenM5000 ,

Love Lovett

Lovett keeps me sane in this crazy political times!! He is super funny, intelligent, self deprecating and I love this podcast.

K3YTAR_H3R0 ,

Pod Save Lovett

Great podcast, if you enjoy Pod Save America and you wanted more Lovette, well now's your chance! Also, get Stephen Merchant back on for another show!

Listening With Prejudice ,

Yawn it and leave it

I don’t know what this is: a bad political analyst trying to be funny, or a bad comedian trying to be political.

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