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Every Saturday, former Obama speechwriter and self-described "comedian" Jon Lovett is joined live on stage by a killer lineup of comics, journalists, politicians, and celebrities - who may or may not know why they're there - to break down the biggest and dumbest stories in politics and culture.

And now because there’s too much news for just one show, join Jon and friends (i.e. beloved producers who have to be there) every Tuesday for a rundown of the latest headlines to help get you through another flawless week in our perfect society.

Plus for those who like to watch (*wink*), you can catch all the funniest moments and gayest chaos on the Lovett or Leave It YouTube channel. So check us out there, and listen to Lovett or Leave It wherever you get your podcasts.

Lovett or Leave It Crooked Media

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    • 4.7 • 24.3K Ratings

Every Saturday, former Obama speechwriter and self-described "comedian" Jon Lovett is joined live on stage by a killer lineup of comics, journalists, politicians, and celebrities - who may or may not know why they're there - to break down the biggest and dumbest stories in politics and culture.

And now because there’s too much news for just one show, join Jon and friends (i.e. beloved producers who have to be there) every Tuesday for a rundown of the latest headlines to help get you through another flawless week in our perfect society.

Plus for those who like to watch (*wink*), you can catch all the funniest moments and gayest chaos on the Lovett or Leave It YouTube channel. So check us out there, and listen to Lovett or Leave It wherever you get your podcasts.

    Too Little Too NATO

    Too Little Too NATO

    President Biden holds a press conference and Democrats hold their collective breath. Marcy Jarreau ponders Real Housewife vs White House life. Rep. Janelle Bynum has what it takes to win the Beaver State. Jay Pharaoh puts his balls in Lovett’s court, and we celebrate one of life’s greatest pleasures: quitting.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    What a Weekday: Slidin’ With Biden

    What a Weekday: Slidin’ With Biden

    And we're back! Joe Biden isn't going anywhere fast. Donald Trump is going mum on Project 2025, which is actually Secret Rule #57461 of Project 2025. And a horse gets loose on Independence Day, and we’re going to stop you right there: despite what you might be thinking, it is absolutely not a metaphor.

    • 44 min
    What A Weekday: Sugar, We’re Going Down Kinging

    What A Weekday: Sugar, We’re Going Down Kinging

    And we're back! The shit has hit the fan but, hey, still nice to have a breeze. Elected democrats are starting to speak out against nominating Biden - with their names attached even. The Supreme Court rules the president CAN'T ban pollution but CAN kill his rivals (during business hours). And... I don't know... Gladiator 2 and Wicked are coming out at the same time? Something to look forward to?

    • 30 min
    Debait and Switch? (Live from Boston!)

    Debait and Switch? (Live from Boston!)

    We’ve arrived in Boston and boy are our arms tired! Of waving at President Biden to stop making that face! Kathleen Turner is here and she has STORIES. Author Gretchen Felker-Martin helps us pick between the mundane and the macabre. And Jay Jurden parks his car in the Harvard Yard for some Gay News (Boston’s Version). Thanks to the Wilbur and Happy Pride!

    Tour dates & cities: crooked.com/events

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Covet Or Leave It (Live from Asheville, NC!)

    Covet Or Leave It (Live from Asheville, NC!)

    Lovett or Leave It doubles your pleasure, doubles your fun at our second and final Asheville show! TS Madison takes a second look at this week’s newsworthy freaks. Jeff Jackson shares his two cents on Republican extremism. Justice Allison Riggs and Lovett divide and conquer your everyday ethical conundrums, and the Want Wheel has us thinking twice about our own deep, dark, hilarious desires.

    Tickets & Tour Dates: crooked.com/events

    Democracy or Else is OUT NOW! Buy wherever you get your books: http://crooked.com/books

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Quoth the Raven “Brain worms" (Live from Asheville. NC!)

    Quoth the Raven “Brain worms" (Live from Asheville. NC!)

    Lovett Or Leave It arrives for our first Asheville show ready to listen and learn! Head of the North Carolina Democratic Party Anderson Clayton teaches us about Gen Z, and it sounds so much cooler when she says it. TS Madison and Lovett canonize recent moments in queer history. Lovett tests the locals on nearby news, and the Rant Wheel schools us all in the art of being enraged.

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    Pre-order Democracy or Else, out June 25th: crooked.com/books

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
24.3K Ratings

24.3K Ratings

Rock_Hall ,

Lovett or Leave It

Hilarious way to stay informed - Jon Lovett is a national treasure, which are words that have never left my mouth before and make me deeply uncomfortable in the best way possible.

MarseaMarie ,

Love it

Won’t be leaving it. Crooked is on the right side of history.

SF-J ,

I Hate How Much I Love This

I didn’t want to like this podcast. I have no idea how it lives up to the hype. Lovett reminds me of the good old days with Jon Stewart or John Oliver. They don’t pull punches and call balls and strikes from all sides. Keep up the good work.

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