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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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    • 4.8 • 22.7K 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.

    Harry Styles Threw The First Brick

    Harry Styles Threw The First Brick

    This week Tre’vell Anderson helps us catch up on some gay news, the newest Bond Girl, Titsy Malone (Maria Bamford), shares her character's journey in No Time to Die, Alexis Wilson and Moshe Kasher help (we think? maybe?) the audience with some of their toughest problems. Ricky Velez joins as we talk about the Right's attack on parental leave. And Lovett quizzes Moshe and Ricky on paternity leave around the world.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Charlie and the Unnecessary Prequel Factory

    Charlie and the Unnecessary Prequel Factory

    Young Wonka, played by Brandon Wardell, stops by to lament America’s Great Resignation. We quiz the audience on the media’s coverage of the reconciliation bill...and what the hell is actually in it. Solomon Georgio and Akilah Hughes weigh in on the best parts of fall and the worst parts of Dave Chappelle’s special, while we heat up the stage with a fiery round of Hot Takes.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Just Squidding Around

    Just Squidding Around

    Phoebe Robinson has to match the apology to the scandal throughout Facebook’s history. Chris Kattan gets his feathers ruffled squawking about Big Oil. Jason Concepcion carves out some time for a Squid Game or three. And we take a spin on the Rant Wheel.


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Move Fast and Break Teens

    Move Fast and Break Teens

    Comedian Ashley Ray thumbs through a forbidden text in our first ever Don’t Read This Book Book Club meeting. BJ Novak steers our collective trolley through a crowd of ethical dilemmas and moral quandaries. And Kara Klenk defends Elliot and Olivia’s end game on Law & Order: SVU, among other other scorching opinions in the return of Lorde of Hot Takes.



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    • 1 hr 18 min
    And We're Back!

    And We're Back!

    We did it live! Kylie Brakeman takes us on a Sip and See to Kyrsten Sinema’s Wine Club, Emily Heller airs out LuLaRoe’s dirty leggings, we show dairy who's boss with the Rant Wheel, and Representative Adam Schiff explains House Democrats’ Protecting Our Democracy Act as Lovett or Leave It returns to the stage at Cinelounge Outdoors in Hollywood! A huge thank you to Rory O’Malley for singing this week's opening number.


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Balls Swell that Ends Well

    Balls Swell that Ends Well

    Aasif Mandvi meets this week’s cast of characters, from General Mark Milley to Nicki Minaj’s cousin to the guy that controls Joe Biden’s off switch. Ezra Klein takes a look at the future of the Golden State following the failed California recall. Texas Tourism Board spokesman Ash Wrangler Autry (Michael Hartney) implores you to ignore all of that bad stuff happening in their state legislature. And Keep It’s Louis Virtel has forgotten more about the Emmys than we'll ever know.


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    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22.7K Ratings

22.7K Ratings

Selenuhr ,

This podcast is a MUST LISTEN

LOVE THIS POD!!! Lovett is so funny, witty, and creative!!! I look forward to this podcast (and the YouTube video of it) every week!!!

votesaveamerica87 ,

This show used to be a lot better

Sorry Jon - this show has become too self involved and plain annoying. So self referencial and way too much loud gaffawing. We know you’re super witty and smart . Tone the super sillyness down, please. Best part of the show is High Notes.

Henripug ,

His poppers thing is JUST RIGHT

And perfect for Saturday morning and every morning.

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