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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.

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    • 4.7 • 22.8K 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.

    Biden Taps That Gas

    Biden Taps That Gas

    It's Thanksgiving weekend and there’s room for you at the kids’ table as comedian Naomi Ekperigin digs into the week in news, and reminds us to save a seat for Corn Pop. Astronaut Scott Kelly tells us about more than astronaut ice cream, and Jon and Tommy take things personally in the Newlywed Game. Then Alexis Wilson, Moshe Kasher, Tre’vell Anderson, Maria Bamford, and Ricky Velez gather 'round to enjoy a slice out of the Rant Wheel.


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Gosar In the Machine

    Gosar In the Machine

    In this half live, half or else episode, Guy Branum ruminates on Beto’s roll out and Boebert’s freak out, Solomon Georgio unfolds other people’s dirty laundry, and Senator Patty Murray joins forces against Lovett or Leave It’s greatest nemesis: reverting to standard time.



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    New York: The Squeakquel

    New York: The Squeakquel

    This week, Lovett triumphantly returns to New York like Caesar to Rome. Is Ronan here for gay news? You bet. Does he return for the Newlywed game against Oscar nominated twins, the Lucas Bros.? Sure thing. Bridget Everett is here with facts on the rats that've overrun this fair city, and Wyatt Cenac is too with the receipts showing roads can be racist. Busy Philipps AKA Resistance Wine Mom is feeling a little disheartened by the lack of progress, and they're all joined by Kal Penn for the rant wheel, Taylor's Version™.


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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Glasgow Big or Go Home

    Glasgow Big or Go Home

    Adam Conover takes on the final boss, toxic masculinity, while Sam Sanders sorts through our nation’s most iconic scams. Nancy Pelosi (played by Michaela Watkins) cooks a dish everyone will love even if she has to keep changing the recipe. And Scott Yates joins Lovett in his crusade against his arch-nemesis, standard time. Plus a round of Hot Takes!



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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Meta or Worse

    Meta or Worse

    Ooky? Yes. Spooky? Absolutely. This week, a Washington zombie (Demi Adejuyigbe) digs up some undead political concepts, a local news reporter (Megan Gailey) warns us about the tricks in our treats, the global supply chain (Rory Scovell) yells at us to be less demanding, and Facebook’s Carol (Kara Klenk) discovers she’s being manipulated by Mark Zuckerberg, but then again, aren't we all? And before we crawl back to our crypts, we finish the evening with the Rant Wheel. Happy Halloween!


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Harry Styles Threw The First Brick

    Harry Styles Threw The First Brick

    This week Tre’vell Anderson helps us catch up on some gay news, the newest Bond Girl, Titsy Malone (Maria Bamford), shares her character's journey in No Time to Die, Alexis Wilson and Moshe Kasher help (we think? maybe?) the audience with some of their toughest problems. Ricky Velez joins as we talk about the Right's attack on parental leave. And Lovett quizzes Moshe and Ricky on paternity leave around the world.


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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22.8K Ratings

22.8K Ratings

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This is my high point

This podcast is smart, funny, and secretly teaches me things, like when I sneak green vegetables into my kids’ pasta sauce. Love it.

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I listen to this each week with a smile on my face!

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Just stop

Haven’t actually listened to this. But I’ve been hearing ads for it when listening to other podcast. This just sounds absolutely horrible. Another person thinking they need to be relevant cause they worked for the Obama Administration.

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