Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in politics. Join Chuck each Wednesday as he talks with top reporters from the nation’s capital, plus exclusive sit-down interviews and on-the-ground dispatches from across the campaign trail.
One step forward, two steps back? Senate outlook with Jake Sherman & Alayna Treene
Plus, Jan. 6th suspects will take months and years to process through the courts. Scott MacFarlane explains.
Athletes & Activism: How sports and politics intersect
Meet the Press Reports: Athletes have long been involved in activism, but today's protests are different.
Intel members signal it might be time for crypto rules
After another week of cyberattacks, Chuck talks with Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. Plus, Carrie Dann looks at the push underway by Republican state houses to limit access to voting.
Power serves: Democrats in New Mexico and the evolution of athletic activism
New Mexico's special election signals an environment that favors Democrats ahead of 2022, while Biden fights a cybersecurity war ahead of his summit with Putin. NBC's Shannon Pettypiece and Ben Kamisar join.
And later, Washington Post Sports Columnist Jerry Brewer weighs in on Naomi Osaka and the sometimes "toxic environment" between sports players and the press.
January 6 and the future of bipartisanship, Covid-19 origins and 15 percent
Barbara Comstock and Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) discuss the failure to form a bipartisan Jan. 6 commission. Matthew Pottinger and Dr. Peter Hotez explain why the Covid-19 lab leak theory is gaining legitimacy from the Biden administration. Carrie Dann looks at latest polling which shows that a rising number of Americans believe in QAnon.
Trump grand jury: Huge … but significant? Plus, John Glenn’s legacy
Jacqueline Alemany, author of the Washington Post’s PowerUp newsletter and Edward-Isaac Dovere, staff writer at the Atlantic and author of the new book, “Battle for the Soul” join the ToddCast. Jeff Shesol, author of “Mercury Rising” discusses one presidential campaign that never got off the launchpad.
Love Chuck. Generally love the panelists’ insights. But, come on!, Joshua Johnson. Please stop pontificating and speaking in extended monologues. I don’t disagree with what he says, but there is no real conversation when Johnson is on. I envision Chuck doing a crossword puzzle or checking Twitter while Johnson blathers on.
Enjoyable and factual
Chuck is a talented and intelligent host. He follows the facts, so I really understand why people to the far right and the far left might not be thrilled with him. Sigh.
He & his show are tool bags
My title says enough