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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.

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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.

    Patton Oswalt!

    Patton Oswalt!

    On Comedy – Seriously – But More Funnily

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    Steve Schmidt Sounds the Alarm!

    Steve Schmidt Sounds the Alarm!

    The Former GOP Operative & Lincoln Project Founder Warns of Coming Fascism

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    • 53 min
    Dahlia Lithwick and Joyce Vance on the Alito Draft

    Dahlia Lithwick and Joyce Vance on the Alito Draft

    Why we should all be alarmed!

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    • 58 min
    The Atlantic Monthly’s Anne Applebaum and Arms Expert Joe Cirincione on Ukraine

    The Atlantic Monthly’s Anne Applebaum and Arms Expert Joe Cirincione on Ukraine

    What We Know and What We Don’t Know

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    • 52 min
    Former Firearms Exec & NRA Member, Ryan Busse, Exposes the Dark Underbelly of the Gun Industry

    Former Firearms Exec & NRA Member, Ryan Busse, Exposes the Dark Underbelly of the Gun Industry

    This Best-Of Repeat is Chilling

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    • 47 min
    Michael Lewis on why U.S. COVID response was so…CRAPPY. (My word)

    Michael Lewis on why U.S. COVID response was so…CRAPPY. (My word)

    His latest book, Premonition - a riveting story of genius & dedication against a backdrop of institutional dysfunction.

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    • 59 min

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Al Franken, Genius of Podcasts

Truly, Al has brightened our day with so many true stories and facts. I watch this podcast everyday for new discoveries on the top stories that are happening in America. I also didn’t forget how great his guests were. They put a spotlight on the show to make the setting even brighter. Thanks to Al and everyone who helped contribute to this podcast.

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Steve Schmidt

Fantastic podcast!

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