272 episodes

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.

Lovett or Leave It Crooked Media

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    • 4.7 • 23.5K 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.

    Forbidden Flute

    Forbidden Flute

    Lovett Or Leave It likes it hot with the arrival of Blonde’s own Marilyn Monroe (Kel Cripe) to Los Angeles’ Dynasty Typewriter theater. Stephen Merchant and Josh Barro debate whether the U.K. should Truss Liz. Demi Adejuyigbe uncovers whether politician tattoos are only skin deep. Will Rollins, currently running in California’s 41 district, ponders the Venn Diagram of Palm Springs’ vibrant gay community and its even more vibrant senior community, and the Rant Wheel returns to reveal the devastating truth about tall men’s clothing brands.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    She NyQuil Be Loved

    She NyQuil Be Loved

    Lovett or Leave It finds a way to have yet another excellent show at Los Angeles’ gorgeous Dynasty Typewriter theater. Dare We Say’s Alycia Pascual-Peña and Yasmine Hamady yums our yucks in the Ickuation Room. Mitra Jouhari and Brian Bahe find themselves caught between the Rock Hall and a hot place while staring down the midterms. Jeff Goldblum (Gianmarco Soresi) is dispatched by the FDA to stop Lovett from eating TikTok’s latest creation, and we end the show with takes so hot, they’ll cook your NyQuil Chicken in seconds.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Lovett or Grieve It

    Lovett or Grieve It

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Death Becomes Her Majesty

    Death Becomes Her Majesty

    • 1 hr 23 min
    You Got Your Hot Takes In My Rant Wheel! I Got My Rant Wheel In Your Hot Takes!

    You Got Your Hot Takes In My Rant Wheel! I Got My Rant Wheel In Your Hot Takes!

    Lovett or Leave It throws you a bone during these dog days of summer with a hearty Best Of Episode, featuring the finest hand-selected Hot Takes and Rants that will leave your coat lustrous and your heart worm-free. Paul F. Thompkins takes crunchy peanut butter to task, while Jana Schmieding asks what’s so wrong with hating our bodies? Alice Wetterlund hoists low-rise jeans by their own petard, and Marcy Jarreau ponders nature’s thief, the raccoon. Bob the Drag Queen and Solomon Georgio read lesbians and old gays for filth, while Halle Kiefer says what no one is thinking about chocolate chip cookies. Marcella Arguello remains a short king advocate, while Pat Regan edits the Olympics for air. Demi Adejuyigbe needs you to fix your racist dogs already, while Kiran Deol pokes Lena Dunham with a sharp stick. Kel Cripe unpacks their embarrassing sex dreams, and Mayor Melvin Carter asks Congress to regulate dance recital tickets. Andrew Farmer begs sleep paralysis demons to lay off already, and Atsuko Okatsuka comes for the elderly. Busy Phillips laments the supply chain, and Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanigan shuts down everyone trying to tell women what to wear in the world place, including Bob from Fridley. All while Lovett himself takes down our nation’s greatest enemies (children, turning 40, goblins, the world’s oceans, declaring ourselves f****d) and celebrates the return of the king of snacks, the Taco Bell Mexican Pizza.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Lunch It or Leave It: Best of Food

    Lunch It or Leave It: Best of Food

    Open wide, because Lovett Or Leave It is serving up a hot, fresh best-of episode with all our favorite food-obsessed segments of the past year. Ashley Ray, Alice Wetterlund, and Max Silvestri give us the hot dish on the best holiday foods. Nancy Pelosi (Michaela Watkins) spent hours making this beautiful democracy for you; the least you can do is taste it. Shalewa Sharp and Lovett bemoan the cookies that have come and gone, while Lindsay Adams and Marcy Jarreau try not to turn green after eating the pink sauce from TikTok. Jared Goldstein sips an experimental “healthy Coke.” A local reporter (Megan Gailey) warns parents against the new razorblade in the apple: weed gummies. Lovett, Akilah Hughes and pit master Ali Clem talk LGBT BBQ in the Lone Star state, while Ashley Ray joins Lovett in sampling the delicacies of Minnesota… and also lutefisk.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23.5K Ratings

23.5K Ratings

mary.clare.c ,

jeff goldblum!

the impersonation was the BEST THING EVER

AbbyMarcs ,

Bring back Travis

I’m sorry, this was once my favorite podcast. I have even been to two live tapings. However, it’s gotten unbearably twee, self-referential, and frankly, insufferable.

The “characters” on the show are categorically bad, aside from the dude who does the Bernie Sanders impression.

LeftWingDestroyed ,

LeftWingDestroyed

Left Wing propaganda pervades our society’s soul, and these liberal bigots take it too far.

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