111 episodes

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.

The Al Franken Podcast District Productive

    • Politics
    • 4.7 • 5.5K Ratings

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.

    Marc Elias and Ari Berman on Georgia and Worse

    Marc Elias and Ari Berman on Georgia and Worse

    Super Election-Lawyer & Mother Jones Voting Rights Writer Stoke Al’s Worse Fears About Republican Legislatures

    • 53 min
    Mini-Podcast: Peter Bergen on Afghanistan and Bin Laden

    Mini-Podcast: Peter Bergen on Afghanistan and Bin Laden

    An Excerpt from Al's conversation with Bergen on his book, Trump and His Generals

    • 14 min
    Uncle Sam (Roger McNamee) & Auntie Trust (Zephyr Teachout) Talk Facebook, Google, Amazon & Democracy

    Uncle Sam (Roger McNamee) & Auntie Trust (Zephyr Teachout) Talk Facebook, Google, Amazon & Democracy

    Early Facebook Investor McNamee & Anti-Trust Lawyer Teachout Discuss Dangers Posed by Data Behemoths

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Our Southern Border - National Immigration Forum Executive Director Ali Noorani

    Our Southern Border - National Immigration Forum Executive Director Ali Noorani

    Al and Ali discuss what brought us here, where we are, and what we need to do going forward.




    A list of organizations that humanely helps immigrants at the Southern Border:




    El Paso:

    The Annunciation House

    Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center




    McAllen:

    Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley




    Arizona

    Kino Border Initiative

    • 1 hr 1 min
    David Letterman!

    David Letterman!

    A thoroughly enjoyable one. For a change.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Andy Slavitt (Again!) But Now He’s a Big Shot!

    Andy Slavitt (Again!) But Now He’s a Big Shot!

    Senior Advisor on the President’s Coronavirus Task Force explains it all.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.5K Ratings

5.5K Ratings

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Enlightenment!

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irenomis ,

Intelligent and enlightening

Another excellent, eye-opening conversation!

ReddFlagg ,

Al does Moscow Mitch

Episode 56 gets 5 stars on the strength of Al’s mumble-mouth Mitch mimicry alone.

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