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A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.

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A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.

    David Cay Johnston on His New Book – The Big Cheat. Who’s it about? Take a guess!

    David Cay Johnston on His New Book – The Big Cheat. Who’s it about? Take a guess!

    A one-stop romp through the crimes of Trump and his grifter family. 

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    • 53 min
    Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Al Laugh About Her Getting Blowed Up!

    Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Al Laugh About Her Getting Blowed Up!

    We only repeat the best ones!

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    • 43 min
    Atlantic Monthly Writer Frank Foer Tears Facebook a New One

    Atlantic Monthly Writer Frank Foer Tears Facebook a New One

    A friggin’ brilliant excoriation of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg

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    • 47 min
    Norm and Al look Past Build Back Better to Saving Our Democracy

    Norm and Al look Past Build Back Better to Saving Our Democracy

     Infrastructure & Build Back Better Will Transform our Nation. Can The Freedom to Vote Act Save  It?

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Our Climate Guy – Nobel Prize Recipient Michael Mann on COP-26

    Our Climate Guy – Nobel Prize Recipient Michael Mann on COP-26

    What to look for coming out of COP -26

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    • 51 min
    Ryan Busse, Once an NRA Hero, Gives us the Dirt

    Ryan Busse, Once an NRA Hero, Gives us the Dirt

    Former gun exec & author of Gunfight on how the NRA turned from teaching gun safety into a pernicious threat to public safety & democracy. 

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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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5.9K Ratings

5.9K Ratings

Hightower007 ,

Al you are awesome!

Love your podcast! Your intro into the podcast is awesome, as well as the podcast itself. Please don’t change a thing. 6 stars!

Great Option 23 ,

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Thank you for the interview with Senator Whitehouse. Unfortunately, it confirmed everything I already suspected about our Republican members of Scotus and the Appeals courts. How diabolical are the efforts made to transform the judiciary into a tool of the darkest powers of our country. When people said it 2016 that they would vote for Trump as a protest vote knowing he would never be elected, I thought, how much they take for granted, especially with the Supreme Court in play. And here we are. On another note, having had the pleasure to watch you at committee meeting via CSpan, I was so impressed with your preparation and insightful questions and comments. Your participation in Senate committees was exemplary. Senator Whitehouse has also shown to be a member who does his homework. Senator Franken, I wish you well and hope someday you will have the opportunity to pick up where you left off in the Senate. In the mean time I will continue to appreciate your podcast. The information that you share, including the politics of the Senate, is much appreciated. Wish you well.

TishLJ ,

How I miss Franken in the Senate

Al Franken is smart and funny. He is a great interviewer, and I always learn something new. Thanks saw his show in DC recently. Just reminded me what a decent guy he is and how heartbroken I remain about his impulsive ouster from the Senate, that his former colleagues now regret. COME BACK, Al!

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