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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.

    Economist Austan Goolsbee on Build Back Better

    Economist Austan Goolsbee on Build Back Better

    Goolsbee breaks down BBB into its incredibly popular provisions.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Author Jackie Calmes Did the Investigation on Brett Kavanaugh the FBI Should Have Done

    Author Jackie Calmes Did the Investigation on Brett Kavanaugh the FBI Should Have Done

    The FBI sent the tips from the Kavanaugh Tip Line to White House Counsel Don McGahn, who tossed them in the waste basket. Calmes tracked them down. Not pretty!

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    • 48 min
    The Brilliant Dahlia Lithwick – Slate’s (and Al’s) Expert on SCOTUS

    The Brilliant Dahlia Lithwick – Slate’s (and Al’s) Expert on SCOTUS

    Lithwick brings her depth and breadth of knowledge, plus her wit.

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    Lead Dem Election Lawyer Marc Elias on the Epic Battle for Our Democracy

    Lead Dem Election Lawyer Marc Elias on the Epic Battle for Our Democracy

    Democrats have a limited time to prevent America from becoming an authoritarian state.

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    • 52 min
    Alex Gibney Talks Opioids & His Doc “The Crime of the Century”

    Alex Gibney Talks Opioids & His Doc “The Crime of the Century”

    Gibney traces the opioid epidemic & the criminal culpability of bad actors like Purdue Pharma, federal regulators, & doctors. It’s ugly.

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    • 53 min
    R.I. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on the Corporate Capture of the Courts

    R.I. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on the Corporate Capture of the Courts

    A great discussion on how the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence isn’t conservative. It’s corporatist.

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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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5.9K Ratings

5.9K Ratings

Buhnanie ,

Evil Genius v Good Genius

I enjoyed Mr. Goolsby on episode 83. Former Senator Franken’s conversations with his guests are interesting and easy to follow for the average person and sometimes even reassuring. I agree that it is easier to be an Evil genius versus a Good genius. A Good Genius cares about preserving our democracy, but the evil geniuses are fine with destroying it and letting corporations call the shots and steal all our freedoms, especially now when all they have to do is buy an OAN, Newsmax, or Fox or broadcast all over the USA and lie to unsuspecting Americans that they are working for them, distracting them with phony outrage, with no one on these networks telling them the truth, and instead training us to hate each other instead of those stealing our freedom and tax dollars for themselves. A good podcast whether you are Right, Left or moderate as Franken does not insult your intelligence.

emc2093 ,

This guy is a creep and a pervert

An embarrassment to Liberals, this guy needs to go under a rock and never come out

Maureen, AN OK BOOMER ,

MaureenB

Today your talking about the build back better bill. I love the show BUT you are falling hard on the fatal Democratic’s notion of somethings better than nothing.
Not true we ( the progressive’s) have all ready conceded to much including giving the Republicans The ability to privatize more of our country to the detriment of the poor in this country.

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