260 episodes

“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.

Pod Save the World Crooked Media

    • News
    • 4.8 • 21.8K Ratings

“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.

    WTF is happening with Ukraine?

    WTF is happening with Ukraine?

    Tommy and Ben cover the latest news about a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, a coup in Burkina Faso, fighting in Yemen and the UAE, why the clock is ticking for the Iran deal, a new cabinet in Chile, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding, news about Havana syndrome, more trouble for party enthusiast and British PM Boris Johnson, buying the bitcoin dip in El Salvador, and Mike Pompeo seeks help. Then Tommy talks with Peter Beinart about the history of NATO expansion and how it may have made Putin more aggressive.

    Pod Save America is vaxxed, boosted, and headed back on the road! Join Tommy, Jon, Jon, and Dan on the road for Pod Save America (A)live And On Tour. Get tickets & learn more: crooked.com/events.
    Listener presales: January 25 at 10 am local time through January 27 (code CROOKED)
    General onsale: January 28 at 10 am local time
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Pod Save America's Going On Tour!

    Pod Save America's Going On Tour!

    Pod Save America is vaxxed, boosted, and headed back on the road! Get tickets & learn more: crooked.com/events
    Join Jon, Lovett, Tommy, Dan, and special guests this spring and summer as they travel across the country for conversations about politics, the press, and the impending threats to our democracy (but in a fun way!)Listener presales: January 25 at 10 am local time through January 27 with code CROOKED
    General onsale: January 28 at 10 am local time
    crooked.com/events
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 min
    Secretary of State Tony Blinken

    Secretary of State Tony Blinken

    On today’s episode, Tommy and Ben interview Secretary of State Tony Blinken about the threat of Russia invading Ukraine, the Iran deal, combatting antisemitism and promoting democracy. They also discuss how silicon valley views human rights in China, why Boris Johnson could party his way into retirement, how Novak Djokovic got the boot from Australia, the eruption in Tonga and why Twitter is back in Nigeria.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Putin invades (but not where you thought)

    Putin invades (but not where you thought)

    Ben and Tommy talk about protests and power struggles in Kazakhstan, Boris Johnson’s garden party problems, an update on the assassination of the Haitian president, how Novak Djokovic's vaccination status caused a diplomatic crisis in Australia, when North Korea invented the burrito (huh?) a heroic bomb sniffing rat and much more. Then Ben talks with former Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk about tensions with Russia and how Ukraine plans to maintain democracy despite Putin's efforts to destroy it. 

    For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Trump endorses a dictator

    Trump endorses a dictator

    Tommy and Ben talk about Trump’s endorsement of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and what it says about the future of democracy, the latest on Biden’s efforts to prevent Russia from invading Ukraine, China and Lithuania, a major election in Chile, and a look ahead at some of the world’s most important elections in 2022. Then Ben talks with author Howard French about his new book “Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World.”

    For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 22 min
    China 101

    China 101

    Tommy and Ben are joined by Asia policy expert Danny Russel for a special episode that is entirely focused on China. They discuss Chinese President Xi Jinping’s background and worldview, Wolf Warrior diplomacy, China’s human rights record and suppression of the Uyghurs, and the fear that war between the US and China is inevitable and could start over Taiwan.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21.8K Ratings

21.8K Ratings

BfloDavid ,

A tradition like no other

At the end of the last cast you asked for a BuffaloSportsFan to explain the toy in the end zone . It started during the “score” of years of dominance of a certain team with a certain QB and a certain coach who would willfully run up the score in victory after victory against our team. A fan wrote a certain QB name on one of these items a few years back and like with the any misguided fanventure has become part of the “experience”

Perhaps now that the tables are turning and the victims of score run ups are becoming the perpetrators of score run ups (much to the consternation of many a short term memory lacking NE Pats fan) maybe we will see,after a few years of being on the other side, creative jettisoning of sex objects in the end zones of Gillette . Then again Bahstan is too classy for that I’m sure 😎

Friend of the pod love all the pods of crooked media . You have kept me sane and informed after swearing off cable news ☮️Go Bills!

j.hamm ,

Trump

Trump trump trump. It’s so annoying. It’s like you s secretly love him

niko from brazil ,

Over it

I’ve listened to pod save the world and pod save America for years and I’m a bit over it. The hosts are legit but everyone is almost always in agreement on every issue. There is never a brave opinion or exploration of ideas that stray away from slightly left of center orthodoxy.

Top Podcasts In News

The New York Times
The Daily Wire
Tortoise Media
NPR
Deuxmoi & Cadence13
Serial Productions

You Might Also Like

Crooked Media
Crooked Media
Crooked Media
Crooked Media
Crooked Media
Wonder Media Network

More by Crooked Media

Crooked Media
Crooked Media
Crooked Media
Crooked Media
Crooked Media
Crooked Media