Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in politics. Join Chuck each Wednesday as he talks with top reporters from the nation’s capital, plus exclusive sit-down interviews and on-the-ground dispatches from across the campaign trail.
Post Game with Jen Psaki: Biden pushes for a 2024 primary calendar shuffle
This week, President Biden posed a new order for the presidential primaries — one that catapults South Carolina to first place, demotes New Hampshire, and boots Iowa from the early states. Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, host of the upcoming "Jen Psaki Show" on Peacock, joins Chuck to detail the advantage Democrats stand to gain from this reorganization.
Mark Leibovich profiles Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
Leibovich, staff writer at The Atlantic, talks to Chuck about his latest story, a profile of the “GOP’s hottest molecule.”
Bresnahan & Weigel: The GOP division after the red wave that wasn't
After initial hesitation, a growing number of Republicans have taken to condemning former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago dinner with a white nationalist — and the tension is stretching into Capitol Hill, where Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) faces intraparty hostility to his run for Speaker. John Bresnahan, co-founder of Punchbowl News, and David Weigel, political reporter for Semafor, join Chuck to detail the state of the GOP.
Post Game: Capitol Hill's political hardening is seeping into the states, with Reid Wilson
As Washington further entrenches itself into hostile sides, state legislatures seem to be following suit — with deep partisan rancor turning up the heat in state capitols. Reid Wilson, founder and editor-in-chief of Pluribus News, brings his 50-state analysis to the Chuck ToddCast.
Post Game with Peter Baker: Mike Pence tries to break away from Trump
Following former Vice President Mike Pence's long-form interview on Sunday's Meet the Press, Chief White House correspondent for the New York Times Peter Baker joins Chuck to dissect Pence's precarious positioning in a political sphere where half resent him for proposing an alternative to Mr. Trump ... and the rest might only remember him as his former running mate.
Ruy Teixeira: The lessons Democrats must learn from 2022
Despite holding off a stronger-forecasted Republican rebuff, Democrats still emerge from these midterm elections with control over one fewer chamber of Congress, and the promise of a divided government come January. Ruy Teixeira, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Chuck to break down which constituencies turned out for the Democrats, and which ones may have slipped away from the party.
Stop talking and listen!
Does Chuck ever replay the podcast and flinch every time he interrupted his guest? It’s astounding! Let the guest provide a response. This one was particularly annoying. Where is the producer?
You’re Getting Crushed By The Monkey!
Really Chuck? Reginald is Laughton at you while counting his winnings!
Trite & Superficial
Sounds like you two guys know of illegal activity at the state level that the FBI should know about. Shame on you. Your episode proves that we have the best government that money can buy. Chuck, stop wondering why we had an insurrection. You “inside guys” just validated the people’s disbelief in our political institutions….good job Chuck!