19 episodes

The love viewers witness between CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo in the handoff between their shows each night is real. Now they’re stepping out from behind the anchor desk for a weekly conversation where nothing is off limits. With no broadcast clock to hold them back, Chris and Don talk politics and get personal. 

The Handoff CNN

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The love viewers witness between CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo in the handoff between their shows each night is real. Now they’re stepping out from behind the anchor desk for a weekly conversation where nothing is off limits. With no broadcast clock to hold them back, Chris and Don talk politics and get personal. 

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    What’s in a Name?

    What’s in a Name?

    This week, Chris and Don debate former President Donald Trump’s influence over the GOP and his opinion of Gen. Colin Powell’s legacy. Don also sets the record straight about his middle name and reflects on his new post-pandemic social life.  

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    • 27 min
    Read the Room

    Read the Room

    This week, Don and Chris tackle free speech and the controversy over Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix special. They also discuss how Democrats may already be jeopardizing their chances in 2024. 

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    • 25 min
    An Antidote to Fear

    An Antidote to Fear

    As Facebook goes under the microscope, Chris and Don discuss the pros and perils of social media. Plus, a sculpture of George Floyd is defaced in New York — just the latest example of contributing to chaos and anger in America. 

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    • 23 min
    Freedom Has a Responsibility

    Freedom Has a Responsibility

    Don and Chris weigh in on star athletes and vaccine hesitancy. They also discuss why going back to the office is important for the future of work and why regulations for social media are long overdue.

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    • 20 min
    The Mom Episode

    The Mom Episode

    Don and Chris open up about how their mothers have shaped their lives. They discuss the blessings, as well as challenges that come with caring for aging parents. And Chris's mom makes a surprise appearance after celebrating her 90th birthday. 

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    • 24 min
    Big Names, Big Influence

    Big Names, Big Influence

    Celebrities can have an outsized influence on the way we think. Don and Chris discuss three public figures making headlines lately, on Twitter and at the Met Gala. They also talk about the importance of being able to respectfully disagree with each other. 

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

cmaniglia ,

I love this podcast

Don and Chris so funny together on cnn every night I watch this show on cnn the hand off so amazing and they are the best friends ever

Niko Falcon ,

Extremely one sided and just another arm of CNN

If you want to just drink one type of kool aid this is the podcast for you. I personally expect journalists to seek multiple points of view on any issue. I was hopefully that getting off mainstream media air waves would let them be more unbiased, but this is still an arm of CNN “trying” to enter the space of new media where fair, balanced intellectuals now live. Super disappointed in the state of our society.

NeesieWeesie ,

Thank you for the realness and honesty of your show

Like many I struggle with anxiety and depression. The pandemic has taken its toll on myself and my family with deaths from COVID, natural causes and cancer. The isolation has been hard to shake not knowing if I’m safe though I’m vaxxed and practice safe measures. The aggressiveness of folks, and the “I don’t care” attitude is overwhelming. The “Let’s go Brandon” shown last night during the Dodger game is discouraging on so many levels. Shame shame shame.
Thank you for your show and the Heath of fresh air you bring to us.

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