98 episodes

National Journal Politics Editor Josh Kraushaar hosts the sharpest minds in Washington for no-BS conversations about what’s really happening inside the Beltway and on the campaign trail.

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    • 4.8 • 85 Ratings

National Journal Politics Editor Josh Kraushaar hosts the sharpest minds in Washington for no-BS conversations about what’s really happening inside the Beltway and on the campaign trail.

    Against the Grain Episode 141: Food Fight

    Against the Grain Episode 141: Food Fight

    Strategist Dan Sena comes on the podcast to talk about how Democrats can turn their political fortunes around, and the political implications if Roe vs. Wade is overturned.

    • 50 min
    Against the Grain Episode 140: Under the Magnifying Glass

    Against the Grain Episode 140: Under the Magnifying Glass

    Axiom Strategies Vice President Kristin Davison talks managing the Glenn Youngkin campaign to an upset victory.

    • 49 min
    Against the Grain Episode 139: How to Fix Congress

    Against the Grain Episode 139: How to Fix Congress

    Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Rep. William Timmons (R-SC) come onto the podcast to talk about the Modernization committee's work and solutions for creating bipartisanship.

    • 39 min
    Against the Grain Episode 138: About Last Night

    Against the Grain Episode 138: About Last Night

    Third Way Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Matt Bennett comes onto the podcast to break down how Republicans won in Virginia, and how progressives lost badly in local races.

    • 51 min
    Against the Grain Episode 137: Tug of War

    Against the Grain Episode 137: Tug of War

    CBS News senior political correspondent Ed O'Keefe talks about President Biden's push to win Democratic support for his agenda, the too-close-to-call Virginia governors race and what it's like to cover the White House.

    • 44 min
    Against the Grain Episode 136: The Main Thing

    Against the Grain Episode 136: The Main Thing

    Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report comes on the podcast to talk about Biden's challenges as a first term president, the pandemic influencing voter priorities and the outlook on midterm elections. 

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Atward ,

Must listen for everyone interested in politics

Josh Kraushaar may be one of the most astute and important analysts of politics alive today. He has a strong feel for political trends, and a deep understanding of the many complex dynamics influencing both parties, as well as the entire national political landscape. I cannot recommend this podcast enough. Along with his newsletter and rich Twitter feed, Josh Kraushaar is my go-to for understanding what’s going on, and what’s going to happen next.

Back-to-the-center ,

America needs this podcast

We all desperately need to listen to the other side a bit more. I personally enjoy hearing opinions from the center left and center right. Less emotion, and more facts. This podcast is good for enlightning oneself to political truths based on reality,Rather than political gaslighting and fear mongering that envelops our political world.

Grandesid ,

Good content, terrible audio quality

I like this pod’s content, tone, and guests. Unfortunately, it’s audio quality usually renders it unlistenable

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