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Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. You can listen to new episodes twice a week, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

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Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. You can listen to new episodes twice a week, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

    “America’s Next Top MAGA.”

    “America’s Next Top MAGA.”

    Republicans compete to out-crazy each other over Lauren Boebert and vaccine requirements, Law Professor Leah Litman joins to talk about the Supreme Court case that may overturn Roe v. Wade, and Dr. Mehmet Oz shakes up the 2022 midterms by carpetbagging his way into the Pennsylvania Senate race.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    “Darkest before the Omicron.”

    “Darkest before the Omicron.”

    The White House gets ready to fight a new variant and the same old Republican Party, Brown University Dean of Public Health Dr. Ashish Jha discusses what we know and don’t yet know about Omicron, and actor Kal Penn stops by to chat about his new book, You Can’t Be Serious, and play another round of Take Appreciator.


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Offline: DeRay Mckesson on How Twitter Saved Black Lives

    Offline: DeRay Mckesson on How Twitter Saved Black Lives

    From the creation of #BlackLivesMatter to the first permanent ban, DeRay McKesson has been at the center of some of Twitter’s highest highs and some of its lowest lows. He joins Jon to talk about how online activism has changed since the 2014 Ferguson protests, discuss how to win people over offline, and make the case that Twitter can be a tool for good.
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    • 59 min
    "Thanksgiving Mailbag!"

    "Thanksgiving Mailbag!"

    Jon and Dan answer your burning questions about politics, turkey pardons, and the best Thanksgiving side dishes. And later, Tommy narrates a special segment that explains how Democrats can better engage with Latino voters as we head into the midterm campaign season.



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    • 1 hr 12 min
    “Kyle Rittenhouse, Right-Wing Hero.”

    “Kyle Rittenhouse, Right-Wing Hero.”

    The White House notches some wins while Democrats debate the party’s challenges, Professor Melissa Murray joins to talk about the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case and how the Ahmaud Arbery case may differ, and Kamala Harris’s 85 minute-presidency spawns enough takes to fill two terms.


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Offline: Stephen Colbert on Finding Laughter in the Darkness

    Offline: Stephen Colbert on Finding Laughter in the Darkness

    Stephen Colbert joins Jon to defend his 8 hour-a-day screen habit and preach the benefits of a Twitter-free lifestyle. The two talk about what it took to produce The Late Show during the pandemic, why Stephen is glad his live audience is back, and what some of the darkest days of American democracy looked like behind the scenes at the Ed Sullivan Theater. Jon also asks Stephen about his perspective on cancel culture and why comedy must be rooted in empathy.
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
73.4K Ratings

73.4K Ratings

Lila1200 ,

Karl Penn!!!

Lost count on how many times I snort laughed during this interview! I seriously needed some levity and you guys brought it! Thank you, Lovett, for being you!

Wilbeaux ,

Stop saying crazy, psycho, cuckoo

when you just mean Republican. I’m not an authoritarian. I’m not anti-vac. I believe in abortion access, UBI, & free healthcare for everyone. And I live with mental illnesses. Stop using 20% of the adult population as your slur.

Coreydreidy ,

Love PSA but also an aside

Love PSA with all my heart and listen to many of their shows. Grateful they exist and for their hard work in activism.

Just an aside though, I’m enjoying offline but to give credit where it’s due: Alicia Garza and Black women started the #blacklivesmatter hashtag and movement — not Deray. Though I’m grateful for his activism.

Anyways. Love PSA - thanks for doing all you do.

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