132 episodes

Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall provides insight into the big political stories of the day. Joined by TPM staffers and special guests, the Josh Marshall Podcast is your companion for making sense of the Trump era.

The Josh Marshall Podcast Talking Points Memo

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    • 4.9, 1.6K Ratings

Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall provides insight into the big political stories of the day. Joined by TPM staffers and special guests, the Josh Marshall Podcast is your companion for making sense of the Trump era.

    Ep. 131: "You Can't Lose Twice"

    Ep. 131: "You Can't Lose Twice"

    Josh, Kate and David discuss Trump's election-delay threats as well as the fight over unemployment benefits currently engulfing Capitol Hill.

    • 52 min
    Ep. 130: What’s Up With Trump’s Federal Law Enforcement Crackdown?

    Ep. 130: What’s Up With Trump’s Federal Law Enforcement Crackdown?

    Reporter Matt Shuham joins Josh and David to talk about President Trump's new "surge" of law enforcement across the country.

    • 53 min
    Ep. 129: Reflections on Barr

    Ep. 129: Reflections on Barr

    Josh, Kate and David are joined by Crime Story’s Kary Antholis to discuss how his interview with Attorney General William Barr on themes like implicit bias and race relations in law enforcement a year ago looks today in the context of nationwide civil unrest.

    • 50 min
    Ep. 128: Double Trouble: Why This Year's Flu Vaccine Will Be So Challenging Amid COVID-19

    Ep. 128: Double Trouble: Why This Year's Flu Vaccine Will Be So Challenging Amid COVID-19

    Josh, Kate and David talk about the state of the coronavirus pandemic, as every other developed nation runs circles around us in combating the virus.

    • 51 min
    Ep. 127: The Kids Are Not Alright

    Ep. 127: The Kids Are Not Alright

    Josh, Kate and David discuss the looming deadline of schools reopening and the seeming lack of any cohesive federal plan to make it safe and workable for already overburdened parents.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 126: Testing 2.0

    Ep. 126: Testing 2.0

    Josh, Kate and David discuss the inadequacies of the COVID testing system the administration has touted as their new-and-improved alternative to the federal sites whose funding they are sunsetting.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Lumpy NYC ,

The show is really starting to hit its stride

I panned the show in an earlier review, maybe that was unfair because it was still a very new podcast at the time. It’s still a young show but it’s improved quite a bit over the last 6 months. Instead of recapping a lot of stories (which you can find virtually everywhere) they are lately making in-depth analysis of a few particularly interesting stories or trend lines. This is really what TPM does best, on the podcast and on the website: provide analysis. Josh Marshall is able to bring a long term perspective and overview. The younger members all write for the website as well, and often have the most in-depth reporting to share. I also like that while the show is mostly pretty serious, the delivery is calm, and it’s not stressful to listen. I absolutely love Rachel Maddow but sometimes her show can feel a little bit like rage bait. I don’t get that feeling from this show, even though both shows have similar points of view, and obviously cover some of the same topics. It’s measured and thoughtful.

ZeePee78 ,

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gamesandtheory ,

An essential weekly listen!

I've been reading Josh Marshall and TPM since the early 2000s, and as a longtime fan this podcast is a real treat. Josh, Kate, and David are warm, funny, and very insightful. They break down the news of the week in a very accessible way, like you're having a great conversation with some very well-informed friends. I love the interplay of perspectives between wise old Josh and his bright young co-hosts. Josh's twitter feed is hilarious and so on point pretty much all day every day, and this pod is the perfect more in-depth weekly complement.

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