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.
“A Kansas of Whoop-Ass.”
Kansas voters deliver a victory for abortion rights, Arizona voters deliver a victory for MAGA extremists, Missouri voters deliver a victory for just one Eric, and the host of Positively Dreadful, Crooked’s Editor-in-Chief, Brian Beutler joins in studio for a special Take Appreciator.
"Climate Change of Heart."
The fate of the Manchin miracle lies in the hands of Kyrsten Sinema, Democrats' prospects of holding the senate may be brightening with just 100 days to go, and later, Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin talks to Lovett about protecting same-sex marriage and democracy.
"We always loved Joe Manchin!"
Democrats find a reason to believe again after Joe Manchin announces a surprise climate and tax deal. Donald Trump returns to DC as his support in the Republican party wanes. And Democratic strategist and author Heather McGhee joins the pod to talk about her new podcast "The Sum of Us" and why we should remain hopeful about the future of America.
“Arizona Gets Double Teamed.” (Live from Portland!)
Fake the Nation host Negin Farsad joins Jon, Tommy and Dan live in Portland! Frenemies Donald Trump and Mike Pence campaigned in Arizona on Friday for two different Republicans running for governor – the same day that their former campaign manager Steve Bannon was found guilty on two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before the January 6th Committee. Then, Democratic candidate for Oregon’s 5th District Jamie McLeod-Skinner joins to talk about how she won her primary against a Biden-backed incumbent and why her win against a MAGA Republican in the midterms is so consequential.
“Insurrection: Season Finale.” (Live from Seattle!)
Fake the Nation host Negin Farsad joins Jon, Tommy and Dan live in Seattle! The January 6th committee wraps up this season of “Insurrection” with a primetime blockbuster focusing on the 187 minutes where Donald Trump sat back watching his favorite TV shows cover the attack on the US Capitol that he incited. Then Washington Governor Jay Inslee joins to talk about saving the planet and protecting abortion, contraceptive and LGBTQ+ rights.
"Why Republicans Can't Get Over The Trump."
Joe Manchin f***s over the planet while Democrats try to make progress without him. Then former Republican strategist Tim Miller joins the pod to talk about his new book that explains why so many of his friends and colleagues went full-MAGA.
Brilliant & funny
I love this pod. Jon, Jon, Tommy, & Dan & everyone who joins them are smart, thoughtful, and insightful.
Podcast with Ads or Ads with Podcast
Length of ads, frequency and how much the hosts stretch them out have made me delete this Podcast. I enjoy their discussions, but the frequent interruptions of ads that stretch on interminably make it hard to continue.
Just read the ads quickly and move on. No one is listening to hear them. Unfortunately the hosts seem to revel in them and they seem to go on forever. Sorry guys, but you sold out.
Always insightful, and hilariously smart!