170 episodes

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.

    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
    Bob Odenkirk talks about Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, and Drama

    Bob Odenkirk talks about Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, and Drama

    My old SNL colleague talks about his weird, amazing career arc!

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    • 52 min
    Amy Klobuchar on Anti-Trust

    Amy Klobuchar on Anti-Trust

    A Repeat Episode (It was That Good!) with the Chair of the Anti-Trust Subcommittee

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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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6.2K Ratings

6.2K Ratings

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I Love Al!

Al makes any and every subject he covers interesting and informative. He has the unique perspective of a comedian combined with a politician, which is refreshing in this country’s mess of a government. Thank you Al!

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A favorite podcast & person

Sen Franken- this is one of the best pods out there. Smart & direct. Thank you. Informative & right on. You’re needed back in gov’t. All this & funny too. Keep it up. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Thanks Al!

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