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.
Help Wanted: America wrestles with nationwide teacher shortage, with Dan Domenech
This back-to-school season, schools across the country are reckoning with a lack of available teachers, with several districts lowering standards for hiring educators and others reducing school days to four a week. Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators, joins Chuck to analyze the problem and talk through potential solutions.
In Florida, DeSantis and Democrats square off over abortion, education and Trump
With only seven primary states to go until the midterms, all eyes are trained on the Sunshine State, with Democrats mounting fierce challenges to unseat Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Ron DeSantis. Marc Caputo, NBC News national political reporter, and Emily Mahoney, political editor for the Tampa Bay Times, join Chuck to break down how abortion, a raid on Mar-a-Lago, and other major issues may sway the Floridian electorate on November 8.
Ruy Teixeira: 'Democrats are whistling past the graveyard''
Progressive writer and scholar, Ruy Teixera, focuses on the American electorate. He’s also the co-author of a seminal 2004 book, The Emerging Democratic Majority. In July he left the Center for American Progress and joined AEI as a senior fellow.
GOP rallies behind Trump while DOJ silent after FBI search, with fmr. AG Alberto Gonzales and Brendan Buck
The FBI's search of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate has created an information vacuum. While the Department of Justice has remained silent on the reason for the investigation, Trump and a growing number of Republicans have been quick to politicize the incident and speculate corruption. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Republican strategist Brendan Buck join Chuck to discuss the search's implications and what's to come.
Sen. Danforth: The Republican supporting an Independent to defeat a Republican
Former Sen. John Danforth (R) represented Missouri in the Senate for three terms until 1995. Before that he was the state attorney general but today he is bankrolling a Super PAC that's helping prop up independent senate candidate John Wood. Chuck talks to Danforth about his motivation and how politics have changed.
Abortion results in Kansas could signal a reversal of midterm expectations
Josh Kraushaar, senior political correspondent at Axios, and Nathan Gonzales, editor and publisher of Inside Elections, join Chuck to talk about the primary results.
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?
A very biased left wing extreme host
Seems to be obsessed with former president Trump. He ruined Meet the Depressed as well unlike Tim Russet. It has become Another propaganda show for liberals and they hate the USA and everybody is a racist and the most important people on earth are the LGBT folks who make up about 1.6 percent of the population and everybody is identified as a race, religion, sexuality, etc. Never just people. Divide and conquer is there creed. Make everyone hate everybody
Please stop interrupting your guests
We’re interested in hearing what your guests have to say and it’s annoying when you step on them while they’re speaking. I understand you need to keep the interviews moving but please do a better job of letting them finish their thoughts and responses.