19 episodes

Starting with 1968, Lars and Michael discuss each presidential election through the lens of the vice presidential running mates.

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Starting with 1968, Lars and Michael discuss each presidential election through the lens of the vice presidential running mates.

    Trailer for Politics Express

    Trailer for Politics Express

    Running Mates host Lars Emerson introduces The Postrider team's newest general interest politics podcast, Politics Express. Subscribe now and check out the first episode, available wherever podcasts are found and on thepostrider.com.

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    Trailer for Watching Mates

    Trailer for Watching Mates

    Running Mates stars Lars Emerson and Michael Lovito introduce their new show, Watching Mates. Subscribe now and stay tuned for the first episode, available wherever podcasts are found and on thepostrider.com.

    • 2 min
    Episode 16: Series Finale - 2020 - Harris v. Pence

    Episode 16: Series Finale - 2020 - Harris v. Pence

    In our series finale at the height of the 2020 election, Lars and Michael dive into a year wracked by a presidential impeachment, the coronavirus, and national protests, and explore Joe Biden's selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate as they challenge Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the upcoming fall.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 15: 2016 - Pence v. Kaine (Part 2)

    Episode 15: 2016 - Pence v. Kaine (Part 2)

    In the part two of our 2016 election episode, Lars and Michael unpack their running mate choices for Hillary Clinton, argue about whether keeping Senate seats should be a priority, and end with the big conclusions about the vice presidential candidates this year.

    • 48 min
    Episode 14: 2016 - Pence v. Kaine (Part 1)

    Episode 14: 2016 - Pence v. Kaine (Part 1)

    In the part one of our 2016 election episode, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton taps Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate, while reality television star and businessman Donald Trump picks Indiana Governor Mike Pence in order to win over conservative and religious voters.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 13: 2012 - Ryan v. Biden

    Episode 13: 2012 - Ryan v. Biden

    With America still recovering from the Great Recession, Republican nominee Mitt Romney chooses "mini-Mitt" Wisconsin Congressman and House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan to hit incumbent President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on the big issue of the day: the economy.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

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Running Mates

Two very informative funny charismatic young men, both American University graduates discuss alternate VP picks in modern American history beginning in 1968. This is a game most political junkies play every four years. Hence the reason as to why this podcast is SO MUCH FUN! Actually liked this better than Bagman. Bagman is great, but this was ‘have to listening’! You’ll want to take notes on the reading material Lars and Mike refer to. STEPHEN COLBERT, you gotta interview these boys on your show.

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