Podcast

Pod Save America

Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. You can listen to new episodes twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Episodes

  • "Raiders of the Lost Docs." (Live from Atlanta!)

    Aug 15 2022

    Guest co-host Josie Duffy Rice joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live in Atlanta! New details about the Mar-A-Lago raid send Republicans scrambling to defend Trump while he’s under investigation, Stacey Abrams joins for a virtual interview, and Georgia Secretary of State Bee Nguyen joins to talk about protecting voting rights in the state. Plus, Lovett quizzes Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Josie on just how horrible Brian Kemp and Herschel Walker are in a game called Bless His Heart.

  • "Nukes of Hazzard." (Live from Nashville!)

    Aug 13 2022

    Guest co-host Josie Duffy Rice joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live in Nashville! Republicans go on defense after the unsealed Mar-a-Lago search warrant reveals that the FBI is investigating Donald Trump for possible espionage, and Democrats have new reasons to be hopeful about the midterms following a string of big wins. Justice Democrat Odessa Kelly stops by to talk about her run for Congress in TN-7, and Vice President Al Gore joins to talk about the newly-passed climate bill and to play the u...more

  • "Everything’s Coming Up Brandon."

    Aug 09 2022

    The Senate passes the biggest climate change legislation in history to cap off the best week of Joe Biden’s presidency, Donald Trump wins the CPAC straw poll after sharing the stage with fellow autocrat Viktor Orban, and later, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes joins to talk about his campaign to replace Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson this November. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the n...more

  • “A Kansas of Whoop-Ass.”

    Aug 04 2022

    Kansas voters deliver a victory for abortion rights, Arizona voters deliver a victory for MAGA extremists, Missouri voters deliver a victory for just one Eric, and the host of Positively Dreadful, Crooked’s Editor-in-Chief, Brian Beutler joins in studio for a special Take Appreciator. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "Climate Change of Heart."

    Aug 02 2022

    The fate of the Manchin miracle lies in the hands of Kyrsten Sinema, Democrats' prospects of holding the senate may be brightening with just 100 days to go, and later, Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin talks to Lovett about protecting same-sex marriage and democracy. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "We always loved Joe Manchin!"

    Jul 28 2022

    Democrats find a reason to believe again after Joe Manchin announces a surprise climate and tax deal. Donald Trump returns to DC as his support in the Republican party wanes. And Democratic strategist and author Heather McGhee joins the pod to talk about her new podcast "The Sum of Us" and why we should remain hopeful about the future of America.Sunday marks 100 days out from Election Day which means we have 3 more months to go above and beyond ahead of November. We only need 1,800 more voluntee...more

  • “Arizona Gets Double Teamed.” (Live from Portland!)

    Jul 25 2022

    Fake the Nation host Negin Farsad joins Jon, Tommy and Dan live in Portland! Frenemies Donald Trump and Mike Pence campaigned in Arizona on Friday for two different Republicans running for governor – the same day that their former campaign manager Steve Bannon was found guilty on two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before the January 6th Committee. Then, Democratic candidate for Oregon’s 5th District Jamie McLeod-Skinner joins to talk about how she won her primary against ...more

  • “Insurrection: Season Finale.” (Live from Seattle!)

    Jul 22 2022

    Fake the Nation host Negin Farsad joins Jon, Tommy and Dan live in Seattle! The January 6th committee wraps up this season of “Insurrection” with a primetime blockbuster focusing on the 187 minutes where Donald Trump sat back watching his favorite TV shows cover the attack on the US Capitol that he incited. Then Washington Governor Jay Inslee joins to talk about saving the planet and protecting abortion, contraceptive and LGBTQ+ rights. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here....more

  • "Why Republicans Can't Get Over The Trump."

    Jul 19 2022

    Joe Manchin fucks over the planet while Democrats try to make progress without him. Then former Republican strategist Tim Miller joins the pod to talk about his new book that explains why so many of his friends and colleagues went full-MAGA. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "Trump's Tamper Tantrum."

    Jul 14 2022

    Donald Trump tries to cover up incriminating January 6th testimony with some light witness tampering, Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto joins to talk about the fight for abortion access and her very tight midterm race, and Jon and Dan debate the debate over whether Joe Biden should run for re-election in 2024. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "Bannon Assumes the Deposition."

    Jul 12 2022

    President Biden announces new steps to protect abortion access amid criticism of the White House response to Dobbs. Steve Bannon has a very bad day in court. The January 6th committee airs another episode of Insurrection after some new testimony, and the guys cap things off with another round of Take Appreciator.  If you want to take action, you can donate to Vote Save America's Fuck Bans: Fight Back Fund, which supports the ballot measure in Michigan to codify abortion rights in the state. It a...more

  • "Will Trump '24 Come Too Soon?"

    Jul 07 2022

    Donald Trump contemplates a pre-midterm presidential announcement, Joe Biden tries to escape a pre-midterm presidential rut, and with November just four months away, Democratic pollster Celinda Lake joins to talk about where the country is on abortion, inflation, both parties, and more. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • Introducing: Mother Country Radicals

    Jul 05 2022

    Zayd Dohrn was born - underground - his parents were radicals and counter-culture outlaws, on the run from the FBI. Now, Zayd takes us back to the 1970s, when his parents and their young friends in the Weather Underground Organization declared war on the United States government. They brawled with riot cops on the streets of Chicago, bombed the Pentagon and the U.S Capitol, broke comrades out of prison, and teamed up with Black militant groups to rob banks, fight racism - and help build a revolu...more

  • "A Very Special Episode of Insurrection."

    Jun 30 2022

    The latest Jan 6 hearing gives what might have been the most shocking Congressional hearing in American history, Hot Take’s Amy Westervelt joins to talk about the Supreme Court’s fuck you to the planet, and Chief Take Officer Elijah Cone leads a special Take Appreciator of Republican reactions to Tuesday’s hearing. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "Fighting Back Post-Roe."

    Jun 28 2022

    Hysteria host Erin Ryan joins the pod to discuss the political fight to restore abortion access in America, and how Democrats should confront the activist Supreme Court. Then later, Amy Hagstrom Miller from Whole Woman’s Health talks about how abortion providers will continue to serve patients among a challenging patchwork of state laws. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the p...more

  • “Roe Is Dead. Now What?” (Strict Scrutiny Emergency Episode)

    Jun 25 2022

    Kate, Leah and Melissa discuss the Supreme Court’s egregious decision to end the constitutional right to abortion, and whether other rights could be in jeopardy. If you want to take action, go to votesaveamerica.com/roe to check out the Fuck Bans Action Plan hub and donate to our Fight Back Fund. New episodes of Strict Scrutiny drop every Monday. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

  • "50 Shades of MAGA."

    Jun 23 2022

    The January 6th committee highlights how Trump’s attempted coup led to threats of violence against anyone who refused to go along. Strict Scrutiny’s Melissa Murray joins to talk about the Supreme Court’s terrible gun decision, and Zayd Dohrn, the host of Crooked Media’s new series Mother Country Radicals, joins to talk about political radicalization in the ’70s and today.

  • “Get The Pardon Started.” Live from Oakland!

    Jun 20 2022

    The guys head to the bay area with cohost Melissa Murray and discuss the January 6th committee exposing Trump’s pressure campaign and pardon list. Then Congresswoman Barbara Lee joins to talk about the hearings, Juneteenth, and reproductive rights.  California Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks then tells us how the state is preparing to be an abortion sanctuary. And the New York Times' Mike Issac tells us about Elon Musk’s first sit-down with Twitter’s employees.

  • "Too Much Crime On Their Hands."

    Jun 16 2022

    The January 6th committee makes the case that Donald Trump broke the law, election results in South Carolina and Texas offer hints about November, committee member Elaine Luria joins to talk about Thursday's big hearing, and later, we close out with a round of Take Appreciator. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "It's Coup O'Clock Somewhere."

    Jun 14 2022

    The second January 6th hearing exposes Donald Trump’s Big Lie, Senator Chris Murphy joins to talk about a potential deal on gun safety, and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy stops by Crooked to talk about Covid and mental health. 

  • “This Season On Insurrection.” (Live from LA!)

    Jun 10 2022

    What a Day host Tre'vell Anderson joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live in Los Angeles! The bipartisan House select committee concluded its first primetime hearing into the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, California election results make it clear that progressives have some work to do, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan joins from the Summit of the Americas, and the hosts battle it out in a game called Rainbows vs. Boat Shoes. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here...more

  • "Live from DC, it’s January 6!"

    Jun 07 2022

    The January 6th special committee sets expectations high for Thursday’s prime time hearing, tensions in the Biden White House spill into the press, and Chef Jose Andres talks to Tommy about World Central Kitchen and what they’ve learned helping people in Ukraine and serving refugees and people in need around the world.  For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "Trump's Crimetime Preview." (Live from The Beacon Theatre!)

    Jun 03 2022

    Guest host Melissa Murray joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy in New York City! Politico unveils new details about the Republican plan to overturn the election just days before the primetime congressional Jan. 6 hearings, Democrats push for gun legislation in the wake of another mass shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and New York Attorney General Tish James joins to talk about her investigation into the Trump organization. Special thanks to MSG Entertainment and The Beacon Theatre.Visit votesaveamerica.com to ...more

  • "Memorial Day Mailbag."

    May 30 2022

    Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer your burning questions about student loan debt, getting involved in politics, and the best Summer blockbusters. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "Why We Can't Give Up."

    May 26 2022

    The U.S. Senate debates gun safety reform following the horrific school shooting at a Texas elementary school and Senator Alex Padilla joins to talk about what else can be done to stop mass shootings. And later, Jon and Dan go through Tuesday's election results from the primaries in Georgia and Texas.Our team has compiled a few ways you can help support the Uvalde community and the work to get rid of the Republican politicians who have failed to do anything to prevent shootings like these at vot...more

  • "Trump Loses Georgia Again?"

    May 24 2022

     Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Georgia hold primaries this week, including the biggest race with possibly the most predictable outcome: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp versus Senator David Perdue, and Representative Karen Bass stops by the studio to talk about how she'll tackle crime and housing as mayor of Los Angeles. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "The Most Dangerous Candidate of 2022?"

    May 19 2022

    Voters select Democratic and Republican nominees in North Carolina, Oregon, Kentucky, Idaho, and Pennsylvania in the biggest set of midterm primaries yet, and North Carolina Senate candidate Cheri Beasley joins to talk about her race against Trump-backed Ted Budd.Visit Cheribeasley.com to support her campaign and help flip North Carolina.   For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of th...more

  • "Stoking Hate in Primetime."

    May 17 2022

    A heavily armed 18-year-old carries out a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York inspired by the same racist conspiracy theory pushed by Tucker Carlson and Republicans in Congress, Biden tests new research by calling Republicans "Ultra MAGA", and Jonathon Martin joins to discuss his new book This Will Not Pass.  For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "We Don't Chalk About Susan."

    May 12 2022

    A Senate vote to protect abortion rights fails but the larger fight has just begun, Joe Biden’s top economic advisor Brian Deese talks about the White House strategy on inflation and more, and Donald Trump goes 1 for 2 in this week’s primaries while getting some good news about his Twitter account. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "Running the Ultra MAGAthon." (Live from St. Louis!)

    May 09 2022

    Guest host Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon, Jon and Dan live in St. Louis! The newest tell-all book reveals Donald Trump wanted to lob missiles at Mexico. Joe Biden tags Republican extremism as ultra-MAGA. Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush explains why Democrats need to stay in the fight. Then former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander joins with BBQ recommendations and trivia questions.

  • "Ginni Leaked It!" (Live at The Chicago Theatre!")

    May 06 2022

    Guest host Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon, Jon and Dan live in Chicago! Democrats look for ways to protect abortion access as the midterms approach. This week's Ohio primary strengthens Trump’s position as kingmaker in the GOP. Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow joins to talk about confronting Republican extremism head-on. And the show ends with a game and a few shots of Chicago’s hometown hooch. Special thanks to MSG Entertainment and The Chicago Theatre! With our constitutionally protected...more

  • What the SCOTUS leak could mean for abortion (Strict Scrutiny Emergency Episode)

    May 03 2022

    Kate, Leah and Melissa get together for an emergency episode of Strict Scrutiny to discuss a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that indicates the justices are prepared to overrule the decisions protecting and reaffirming the constitutional right to an abortion.Donate now at votesaveamerica.com/roe to split your contribution between more than 80 abortion funds, and listen to Strict Scrutiny every Tuesday for analysis on upcoming Supreme Court decisions at https://crooked.com/podcast-series/stric...more

  • "Trump's Missed Vance."

    May 03 2022

    The midterms are six months away and new polling has the race closer than you might expect, Donald Trump forgets who he endorsed in Ohio, and later: some fun with the highlights and lowlights of Saturday's White House Correspondents’ Dinner.Protect Abortion Access. Donate to Abortion Funds: http://votesaveamerica.com/roeFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. 

  • "Drop Debt Gorgeous."

    Apr 28 2022

    President Biden indicates he is considering student debt relief while Joe Manchin continues to block the rest of the Democratic agenda in the name of bipartisanship, Tucker Carlson and Matt Gaetz turn on Kevin McCarthy after the latest round of leaked tapes, and Hot Take hosts Mary Annaïse Heglar and Amy Westervelt join for a special climate edition of Take Appreciator.

  • "New Phone, Coup Dis?" (with Stacey Abrams!)

    Apr 26 2022

    Republicans were even more complicit than thought in carrying out and covering up Donald Trump’s coup, Kevin McCarthy gets caught lying, Stacey Abrams joins to talk about her race for Governor, and later: some recommendations on what to watch and read if you’re planning to quit Twitter now that it’s owned by Elon Musk.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.  

  • “DeSantis Cancels Disney.”

    Apr 21 2022

    Ron DeSantis cancels Disney as Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow teaches her party how to win the culture wars, Dr. Bob Wachter joins to talk about the fate of the federal mask mandate and more, and later, it’s time for another round of Take Appreciator, Psaki-Doocy edition.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast

  • "Midterm Madness with Elizabeth Warren."

    Apr 19 2022

    Senator Elizabeth Warren stopped by Crooked HQ to chat with Tommy and since Jon, Jon, and Tommy covered lots of news in the DC and Boston live pods, they dig into the mailbag today to answer some of your questions on the midterms, messaging, favorite DC scandals, and more.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "Am I The Masshole?" (Live from Boston)

    Apr 17 2022

    Guest host Jane Coaston joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live in Boston! Donald Trump tests his strength in the Republican party by endorsing a slate of extreme primary candidates. The internet cringes as Elon Musk tries to buy Twitter. Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu join to discuss the local and national initiatives they're pushing to fight climate change. Then Markey stays for a game that asks the ultimate question. 

  • "America’s Next Top Press Secretary." (Live from D.C.!)

    Apr 15 2022

    Guest host Jane Coaston joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live in the nation's capital! Donald Trump makes his first major campaign investment while many question if his endorsements are losing their political power, Republicans remain intent on fighting culture wars over abortion, Disney, and LGBTQ rights while voters care most about the economy, and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and comedian Mike Birbiglia join for a game called As The President Has Long Said.For a closed-captioned versio...more

  • “Mitch McConnell does lines."

    Apr 12 2022

    Joe Biden takes new action to fight gun crime, the Trump family may soon face accountability for a bunch of other crimes, and the Atlantic’s Mark Leibovich is here to talk about how Official Washington has changed since the last time he skewered the city in his New York Times bestseller, This Town.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "OK, Groomer."

    Apr 07 2022

    Democrats navigate immigration, student debt relief, and gas prices with an eye on the midterms, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler joins to discuss the strategy behind some of the big wins in his state’s local elections this week, and the MAGA wing of the Republican Party has taken to calling everyone who doesn’t agree with them a pedophile.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the ...more

  • “Is Palin Running? Alaska!”

    Apr 05 2022

    Democrats move closer to confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a criminal referral from the January 6 committee, and some version of Build Back Better that Joe Manchin can support, the Atlantic's Anne Applebaum talks about the current situation in Ukraine, and a March Badness championshit winner is crowned.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. 

  • "Grand Orgy Party."

    Mar 31 2022

    Republicans face new challenges from Donald Trump and cocaine orgies, Representative Katie Porter joins talk about Joe Biden’s proposed budget and billionaire tax, and Tommy joins for the March Badness Fascist Four.Vote Save America is launching its biggest volunteer effort yet and asking you to be part of your region’s Midterm Madness team: East, South, Midwest, West. Sign up to receive actions you can take every week to get involved in the most important elections in 2022 at votesaveamerica.co...more

  • "Keep My Wife's Name Out Your Evidence."

    Mar 29 2022

    Joe Biden says Vladimir Putin cannot remain in power, Donald Trump is back to saying Vladimir Putin is smart, Clarence Thomas’s wife was part of the plot to overturn the last election, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry joins to talk about the latest attempt by Amazon workers to unionize, and it’s time again to find out which Republican will take the top prize in the 2nd annual March Badness tournament.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, pleas...more

  • "Attack of the Racist Babies."

    Mar 24 2022

    Republicans beclown themselves while testing their midterm attacks on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, State Department Counselor Derek Chollet joins to talk about President Biden’s trip to Brussels as war rages in Ukraine, and Donald Trump is ditching some loser Senate candidates as reports show how close he came to being indicted in New York.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the...more

  • "Jackasses v Jackson."

    Mar 22 2022

    Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson sails through the first day of Republican attacks during her confirmation hearing, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joins to talk through the White House’s plea for Covid funding in advance of a possible uptick in cases, and comedian/director Judd Apatow is in studio for a special round of Take Appreciator.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name ...more

  • Find Taylor Lorenz on Why All Culture is Internet Culture in Offline's new feed.

    Mar 20 2022

    Offline has moved to its own feed! To find today's full episode, search "Offline with Jon Favreau" in your podcast app or click the link below:Subscribe to new Offline feed: go.crooked.com/offlineThis week, Jon is joined by the technology reporter Taylor Lorenz. Covering what she calls “communication and connection,” Taylor has written extensively about the content creator economy, changing media ecosystems, TikTok, and more. The two talk about some of Taylor’s recent stories, break down why she...more

  • "Zelensky's Plea."

    Mar 17 2022

    President Biden announces more aid to Ukraine after President Zelensky delivers an emotional plea to Congress, Donald Trump may be facing some new political challenges on the road to 2024, and progressive activists Amanda Butcher and Lucas Meyer join to talk about last week’s wave of New Hampshire school board victories that can teach Democrats how to beat back the Republican culture wars.Support Democrats running in New Hampshire by donating to 603 Forward. For a closed-captioned version of thi...more

  • "Putting the Mess in Messaging."

    Mar 15 2022

    President Biden reboots his midterm agenda and message in order to fend off a red wave in November, Democratic strategist Addisu Demissie joins to talk about a DNC proposal to potentially de-throne Iowa and change the presidential nominating process, and Jon, Jon, and Tommy try to break up some of the tough news with a few fun mailbag questions about Pete Davidson, Elon Musk, and Tom Brady.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email ...more

  • "Putin's Price Hike." (with Elizabeth Warren!)

    Mar 10 2022

    President Biden bans Russian oil and labels higher energy costs Putin’s Price Hike, Senator Elizabeth Warren is here to talk about Russian oligarchs and crypto bros, and Kevin McCarthy tells Marjorie Taylor Greene that she’s not allowed to attend any more events sponsored by white nationalist Putin fans this year.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "Too Cruel for School."

    Mar 08 2022

    Hysteria's Erin Ryan joins as co-host to talk about the wave of anti-LGBTQ and abortion laws moving through red states and the GOP's recent string of technology fails, and Mehdi Hasan also joins to talk about new ways to help Ukraine that won't get us into a world war.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • Find Kara Swisher on the Very Online War in Ukraine in Offline's new feed.

    Mar 06 2022

    Offline has moved to its own feed! To find today's full episode, search "Offline with Jon Favreau" in your podcast app or click the link below:Subscribe to new Offline feed: go.crooked.com/offlineToday, Jon interviews Kara Swisher, Silicon Valley’s most feared and respected journalist. The two discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine — how it marks the first true conflict of the internet age, why Putin is losing the misinformation battle, and what makes Zelensky a compelling online hero. Kara also giv...more

  • "Ridin' for Biden vs Rootin' for Putin."

    Mar 03 2022

    The January 6th Committee lays out potential criminal charges against Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s State of the Union gets good reviews from voters, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain joins to talk about the President’s agenda for the year ahead, and Elijah has some piping hot takes in a special State of the Union edition of Take Appreciator.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of th...more

  • "The World Rallies Behind Ukraine."

    Mar 01 2022

    Joe Biden prepares a State of the Union as war rages in Ukraine, Melissa Murray joins to talk about Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, and a look at the good, bad, and ugliest moments from this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • Find “Offline with Jon Favreau” in its own feed. New episodes March 6.

    Feb 27 2022

    Step away from the Twitter-fueled news cycle with Jon Favreau to hear smarter, lighter conversations about all he ways that our extremely online existence is shaping everything from politics and culture to the ways we live, work, and interact with one another. After a dozen interviews, Offline has moved to its own podcast feed. To catch new episodes, search “Offline with Jon Favreau” or subscribe at the link below. New episodes start March 6th.Subscribe to Offline with Jon Favreau: http://go.cro...more

  • "Putin Chooses War in Ukraine."

    Feb 24 2022

    Ben Rhodes joins to talk about Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, as well as the response from the U.S. and the world. And later, Democratic strategist and pollster Celinda Lake joins to talk about the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s midterm manifesto, which includes raising taxes on more than 100 million Americans.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the...more

  • "Putin Finds His Pretext."

    Feb 22 2022

    Ben Rhodes joins to talk about the potentially imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine and all the political and economic implications both globally and here at home, and Strict Scrutiny’s Leah Litman talks about whether Donald Trump’s lifetime of legal troubles may finally be catching up with him.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • Offline: Ezra Klein on the Democrat’s Echo Chamber

    Feb 20 2022

    Some exciting news! Starting March 6th, new episodes of Offline will be released in its very own podcast feed. To catch new episodes, search “Offline with Jon Favreau” and follow or subscribe. In the meantime, we’re taking next week off to give Jon some true time offline. See you soon in the new feed. This week on Offline, Jon is joined by the New York Times’s Ezra Klein. Dissecting polarization and virality, the two attempt to figure out if a healthy democracy is possible in today’s media envir...more

  • "How To Win A Culture War."

    Feb 17 2022

    Democrats try to get back on offense for the midterms, Shannon Watts from Moms Demand Action joins to talk about the historic settlement that Sandy Hook families reached with a gun manufacturer, and Jon Lovett stops by to help Dan and Jon debunk three of the latest right-wing conspiracy theories - and things go off the rails.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. 

  • "Fox Trucks Canada."

    Feb 15 2022

    Democrats need a better plan to fight inflation anxiety, Republicans get bolder about defying Donald Trump, and guest host Erin Ryan joins to talk about Fox News' Valentine’s crush on Canadian truckers.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • Offline: Hank Green on Inspiring Curiosity

    Feb 13 2022

    This week, Jon is joined by the internet’s dad, Hank Green. For many people, Hank is a staple of the internet, whether on TikTok, YouTube, or in the classroom. He sat down with Jon to discuss how he attempts to inspire curiosity online, the communities he’s built, and how the internet has changed since he posted his first video in 2007.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the pod...more

  • "Hangin' with Mike Pence."

    Feb 10 2022

    The Republican Party is once again in disarray thanks to Donald Trump, Democratic Governors are ending Covid restrictions as Omicron recedes, and host of The Axe Files podcast and co-host of Hacks on Tap David Axelrod is here to talk about Democrats’ midterm strategy.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "Fine, we’ll talk about Joe Rogan.”

    Feb 08 2022

    The Republican Party passes an official resolution stating that the violent insurrection on January 6th that left multiple people dead and injured was “legitimate political discourse;” Mike Pence says Donald Trump is wrong about his ability to overturn the election, and guest host Sam Sanders joins to talk about the controversies raging through the media over Joe Rogan, Jeff Zucker, and Jon Lovett’s interview with Jen Psaki.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transc...more

  • Offline: Roxane Gay on Why People Are So Awful Online

    Feb 06 2022

    This week on Offline, Jon is joined by writer, professor, and social commentator Roxane Gay for a wide-ranging conversation on consequence culture, writing in the age of the internet, and, of course, Joe Rogan. She explains to Jon why she’s been spending less time on Twitter and lays out exactly why she believes people are so awful online.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the ...more

  • "The Masked Fascist." with Stacey Abrams!

    Feb 03 2022

    Donald Trump goes from fascist curious to fascist enthusiast, Stacey Abrams stops by to talk about her run for Georgia governor and how to save democracy, and Dan and guest host Alyssa Mastromonaco answer some mailbag questions.

  • "Pardon the Insurrection."

    Feb 01 2022

    Donald Trump threatens to pardon the insurrectionists while potentially inciting new ones, guest host Ben Rhodes talks about his new Atlantic piece that focuses on how to fight Trumpism, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro talks about his democracy-focused campaign for Governor in what will be one of the most important races of 2022, and a wave of book bans sweeps through red states.Organization’s to SupportBaby to Baby, an LA non profit that provides children living in poverty with diape...more

  • Offline: Abbie Richards on Fighting Disinformation on TikTok

    Jan 30 2022

    This week on Offline, Jon is joined by TikToker and disinformation researcher Abbie Richards. A leading voice on the platform, Abbie inoculates her viewers to trending disinformation and provides them with the tools to fight back. Jon asks her about what that work entails, why this current moment has seen the rise of so many new conspiracies, and dives into her viral conspiracy theory classification chartFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode...more

  • "Rebreyerment."

    Jan 27 2022

    Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement gives President Biden his first chance to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, former Obama White House lawyer Kate Shaw joins to talk about potential nominees and what it’s like go through a confirmation fight, and the week’s worst punditry gets the scorn it deserves in another round of Take Appreciator.Pod Save America is vaxxed, boosted, and headed back on the road! Join Jon, Jon, Tommy and Dan on the road for Pod Save America (A)live And On Tour. Get...more

  • "Cold War, Hot Mic."

    Jan 25 2022

    Vladimir Putin inches closer to a war in Ukraine that could have global repercussions, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki talks about the Biden Administration’s new strategy for 2022, and Jon, Jon, and Tommy assess their level of concern over the latest headlines about creeping authoritarianism in a new segment called Democracy Doomscroll.Pod Save America is vaxxed, boosted, and headed back on the road! Join Jon, Jon, Tommy and Dan on the road for Pod Save America (A)live And On Tour. Get tic...more

  • We’re Going on Tour!

    Jan 24 2022

    Pod Save America is vaxxed, boosted, and headed back on the road! Get tickets & learn more: crooked.com/eventsJoin Jon, Lovett, Tommy, Dan, and special guests this spring and summer as they travel across the country for conversations about politics, the press, and the impending threats to our democracy (but in a fun way!)Listener presales: January 25 at 10 am local time through January 27 with code CROOKEDGeneral onsale: January 28 at 10 am local timecrooked.com/events

  • Offline: Jenny Odell on How to Do Nothing

    Jan 23 2022

    This week, Jenny Odell teaches Jon how to unplug and, almost literally, smell the roses. Pulling from lessons outlined in her book “How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy,” Jenny makes the case that our attention is precious and what we choose to focus it on doesn’t always need to be productive.

  • "New Year, New Biden."

    Jan 20 2022

    Joe Biden marks one year in office with a two-hour press conference, Run For Something’s Amanda Litman joins to talk about the local races that could help prevent the next coup, and Donald Trump’s legal troubles pile up.

  • "Spar-a-lago: Ron v. Don."

    Jan 18 2022

    Donald Trump’s Arizona rally offers a preview of the 2022 midterm campaign and perhaps a 2024 rivalry between him and Ron DeSantis, Martin Luther King III joins to talk about his father’s legacy and what’s next in the fight to protect voting rights, and Democrats and Republicans debate banning Members of Congress from trading stocks while in office.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the na...more

  • Offline: Chimamanda Adichie on the Death of Good Faith

    Jan 16 2022

    This week, the writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie joins Jon on Offline to talk through the viral essay on social media that she wrote last June. The two discuss what compelled her to write that essay, how the internet has changed the way we interact with ideas, and the changes she’s seen in recent literature.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “Democracy in Disarray.”

    Jan 13 2022

    Joe Biden and just about every elected Democrat in America make one final run at Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema on voting rights, Dr. Fauci says we’re all getting Omicron and calls one Republican Senator a moron, and Alyssa Mastromonaco joins to break down the worst punditry of the week in another round of Take Appreciator. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “Joe and the Giant Speech.”

    Jan 11 2022

    Joe Biden takes on Republican voter suppression in Georgia, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler talks about Ron Johnson’s re-election announcement and saving democracy in the Badger State, and Ted Cruz grovels to Tucker Carlson after referring to violent insurrectionists as terrorists.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • Offline: Alex Stamos on Leaving Facebook and Zuckerberg’s Reign

    Jan 09 2022

    This week on Offline, Jon is joined by Alex Stamos, Facebooks former Chief Security Officer. As Jon’s first guest whose worked at a social media company, Alex gives us a first-hand look at Facebook’s internal politics, delivering insight on Russian hackers and the Haugen papers He also makes the case that it’s time for Mark Zuckerberg to step down.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the nam...more

  • “Biden takes on the Big Lie.”

    Jan 06 2022

    President Biden marks the anniversary of the January 6th attack with a pointed speech about the Big Lie, Donald Trump decides to shut up and cancel his press conference, Congress debates voting rights and the Electoral Count Act, and Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman joins to talk about how redistricting is going much better for Democrats than expected.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and inclu...more

  • “Happy Birthday to Coup.”

    Jan 04 2022

    Donald Trump plans a press conference to celebrate the anniversary of the insurrection he inspired, Democrats make another attempt at changing the filibuster to pass voting rights, UC San Francisco Department of Medicine Chair Bob Wachter joins to give an update on the Omicron surge, and a recap 2021’s final dumbest moments.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • Offline: Jon and Emily Favreau Answer Your Questions

    Jan 02 2022

    Happy New Year! Since the beginning of Offline, Jon’s opened each episode asking listeners to submit their questions about the show. Today, joined by his wife Emily Favreau, he finally answers them.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • PSA Presents: The Pundies.

    Dec 28 2021

    Jon, Jon, Tommy and Dan answer your questions and give us their resolutions for 2022. Then they go through the worst takes of 2021 (including their own) for Pod Save America's second-annual Pundies.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • What A Year! (LIVE from LA)

    Dec 21 2021

    Our first-ever holiday spectacular brings together everyone in the Crooked Media family to look back at the good, bad and absurd of 2021, with comedy, games and music.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • Offline: Elizabeth Bruenig on Forgiving Trolls and Strangers

    Dec 19 2021

    Offline is here to stay and the show has moved to its own feed. To listen to Jon's interview with Elizabeth Bruenig, and the many great episodes to come, search Offline with Jon Favreau and click subscribe. See you there!The Atlantic’s Elizabeth Bruenig joins Jon this week on Offline to discuss something the internet was never built for: forgiveness. Exploring faith, political polarization, and cancel culture, Jon and Liz investigate how finding the capacity to forgive the online transgressions ...more

  • “Fox’s Insurrection Group Chat.”

    Dec 16 2021

    2021’s Congressional Clusterfu*k barrels to a close as the House reveals new details about the right-wing plot to destroy democracy while the Senate tries to save it with a last-minute attempt to pass voting rights legislation. Then, former Biden Senior Covid Advisor Andy Slavitt joins to talk about how we can prepare for the Omicron wave, and Dan and Jon discuss the media’s role in defending democracy.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, ...more

  • “Mark Meadows’ Fascist PowerPoint.”

    Dec 14 2021

    The 1/6 Committee charges Donald Trump’s former Chief of Staff with criminal contempt of Congress as the former president’s allies prepare for the next coup, Joe Biden and co-president Joe Manchin chat about the future of Build Back Better, Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly’s roadshow is having trouble filling seats, and in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Texas abortion ban, this episode ends with a special feature on the future of Roe v. Wade that includes moving stories from peopl...more

  • Offline: Dr. Vivek Murthy on Defeating Doomscrolling with Human Connection

    Dec 12 2021

    Offline is here to stay and the show has moved to its own feed. To listen to Jon's interview with Dr. Vivek Murthy, and the many great episodes to come, search Offline with Jon Favreau and click subscribe. See you there!Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joins Jon on Offline to dissect the intersection between the internet and our emotional well-being. Dr. Murthy delivers a doctor’s diagnosis on Jon’s ceaseless doomscrolling, breaks down the impacts the pandemic and our increasing time online have...more

  • "The War on Christmas Trees."

    Dec 09 2021

    Democrats outsmart Mitch McConnell on the debt limit but are still trying to solve their Joe Manchin problem, former Obama pollster Cornell Belcher offers his read on how to frame Republican extremism ahead of the midterms, and Fox News suffers a critical casualty in the War on Christmas.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “Trump’s Covid World Tour.”

    Dec 07 2021

    Democrats and journalists still haven’t figured out how to handle the threat of another Trump presidency, Senator Chris Murphy joins to talk about Congressional action on gun violence and whether Joe Biden’s economic agenda can pass by Christmas, and the White House announces a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podc...more

  • Offline: Charlie Warzel on Facebook’s Original Sin

    Dec 05 2021

    Offline is here to stay and the show has moved to its own feed. To listen to Jon's interview with Charlie Warzel, and the many great episodes to come, search Offline with Jon Favreau and click subscribe. See you there!Charlie Warzel has covered the internet and culture at BuzzFeed News, The New York Times, and his newsletter Galaxy Brain. He joins Jon to talk about the architecture behind our platforms, break down how the internet has embedded itself in our culture, and argue that humans shouldn...more

  • “America’s Next Top MAGA.”

    Dec 02 2021

    Republicans compete to out-crazy each other over Lauren Boebert and vaccine requirements, Law Professor Leah Litman joins to talk about the Supreme Court case that may overturn Roe v. Wade, and Dr. Mehmet Oz shakes up the 2022 midterms by carpetbagging his way into the Pennsylvania Senate race.

  • “Darkest before the Omicron.”

    Nov 30 2021

    The White House gets ready to fight a new variant and the same old Republican Party, Brown University Dean of Public Health Dr. Ashish Jha discusses what we know and don’t yet know about Omicron, and actor Kal Penn stops by to chat about his new book, You Can’t Be Serious, and play another round of Take Appreciator.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of...more

  • Offline: DeRay Mckesson on How Twitter Saved Black Lives

    Nov 28 2021

    Offline is here to stay and the show has moved to its own feed. To listen to Jon's interview with DeRay Mckesson, and the many great episodes to come, search Offline with Jon Favreau and click subscribe. See you there!From the creation of #BlackLivesMatter to the first permanent ban, DeRay McKesson has been at the center of some of Twitter’s highest highs and some of its lowest lows. He joins Jon to talk about how online activism has changed since the 2014 Ferguson protests, discuss how to win p...more

  • "Thanksgiving Mailbag!"

    Nov 25 2021

    Jon and Dan answer your burning questions about politics, turkey pardons, and the best Thanksgiving side dishes. And later, Tommy narrates a special segment that explains how Democrats can better engage with Latino voters as we head into the midterm campaign season.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “Kyle Rittenhouse, Right-Wing Hero.”

    Nov 23 2021

    The White House notches some wins while Democrats debate the party’s challenges, Professor Melissa Murray joins to talk about the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case and how the Ahmaud Arbery case may differ, and Kamala Harris’s 85 minute-presidency spawns enough takes to fill two terms.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • Offline: Stephen Colbert on Finding Laughter in the Darkness

    Nov 21 2021

    Offline is here to stay and the show has moved to its own feed. To listen to Jon's interview with Stephen Colbert, and the many great episodes to come, search Offline with Jon Favreau and click subscribe. See you there!Stephen Colbert joins Jon to defend his 8 hour-a-day screen habit and preach the benefits of a Twitter-free lifestyle. The two talk about what it took to produce The Late Show during the pandemic, why Stephen is glad his live audience is back, and what some of the darkest days of ...more

  • “Gaslighting gas prices” (with Elizabeth Warren!)

    Nov 18 2021

    President Biden hits the road to go on offense against rising prices and falling poll numbers, Senator Elizabeth Warren joins to talk about passing the Build Back Better plan, and Elijah Cone offers up the week’s worst punditry in another round of Take Appreciator.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “Free Steve Bannon!”

    Nov 16 2021

    Steve Bannon surrenders to the feds while Donald Trump admits yet again an attempted coup, former Obama economic advisor Austan Goolsbee joins to discuss inflation and the economy, and the DC gossip machine trains its focus on the relationship between Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and what it all means for 2024.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the pod...more

  • Offline: Megan Rapinoe on Social Media and Mental Health

    Nov 14 2021

    Offline is here to stay and the show has moved to its own feed. To listen to Jon's interview with Megan Rapinoe, and the many great episodes to come, search Offline with Jon Favreau and click subscribe. See you there!Soccer star Megan Rapinoe talks to Jon about the toll social media takes on professional athletes, what it’s like to become an online Resistance hero and a right-wing villain, and whether she will ever run for office.New episodes of Offline with Jon Favreau drop every Sunday on the ...more

  • “Republicans not quite in array.”

    Nov 11 2021

    The Republican Party is still more Marjorie Taylor Green than Glenn Youngkin, Washington Post columnist Perry Bacon joins to talk Democratic midterm strategy in the wake of last week’s elections, and Jon and Dan answer a few of your questions.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "Josh Hawley’s Masculinity Press Tour."

    Nov 09 2021

     Democrats finally pass the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Bill, climate reporter Dave Roberts joins the pod to talk about week two of the COP26 Climate Summit, and Tommy and Lovett break down some of the most annoying non-headlines from the weekend including Josh Hawley's masculinity crisis and Ted Cruz's presidential endorsement of Joe Rogan.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked....more

  • Offline: Peter Hamby on Saving Journalism from Twitter

    Nov 07 2021

    Offline is here to stay and the show has moved to its own feed. To listen to Jon's interview with Peter Hamby, and the many great episodes to come, search Offline with Jon Favreau and click subscribe. See you there!Snapchat’s Peter Hamby talks to Jon about why Twitter has ruined political journalism, how the internet transformed the media business, and what a healthy, sustainable model of journalism might look like.New episodes of Offline with Jon Favreau drop every Sunday on the Pod Save Americ...more

  • “The midterms start now.”

    Nov 04 2021

    Republicans have the best Election Night since Trump won in 2016, Democrats debate what went wrong in Virginia and what it means for the ’22 midterms, and Delegate Danica Roem joins to talk about how she managed to be one of the few progressives in Virginia to win re-election last night.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “Can Youngkin escape Trump’s taint?”

    Nov 02 2021

    Joe Biden tries to rally the world to save the planet while Joe Manchin is still holding up his climate agenda back home, Donald Trump wades into the final days of the Virginia gubernatorial contest, and NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray joins to talk about today’s Supreme Court oral arguments over the Texas abortion law.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the na...more

  • Offline: Monica Lewinsky on the Internet's Culture of Humiliation

    Oct 31 2021

    Offline is here to stay and the show has moved to its own feed. To listen to Jon's interview with Monica Lewinsky, and the many great episodes to come, search Offline with Jon Favreau and click subscribe. See you there!Monica Lewinsky sits down with Jon to talk about the rise of public shaming, what happens when your life is upended by the internet, and what we can do to push against our worst instincts when we're on social media.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crook...more

  • “Build Back Meta.”

    Oct 28 2021

    Democrats are on the cusp of passing the most progressive piece of legislation in decades that still leaves out some of the party’s most important priorities, Virginia organizer Tram Nguyen gives a report from the field with just a few days left of an uncomfortably close race, and Dan and Jon break down the closing arguments and strategies from the McAuliffe and Youngkin campaigns.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this ep...more

  • “How Mark Zucked America.”

    Oct 26 2021

    Facebook employees say Facebook is dangerous, a Rolling Stone report suggests that the January 6th insurrection was an inside job, and Andrew Yang stopped by Crooked HQ to chat with Jon Lovett about his new third party, Forward.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • Offline: Jia Tolentino on the Internet’s Endless Stage

    Oct 24 2021

    Offline is here to stay and the show has moved to its own feed. To listen to Jon's interview with Jia Tolentino, and the many great episodes to come, search Offline with Jon Favreau and click subscribe. See you there!Jia Tolentino, New Yorker staff writer and author of Trick Mirror, talks to Jon about how the internet has turned life into an endless performance, why that makes politics hard and virtue signaling easy, and what being online during the pandemic has done to our collective psyche.For...more

  • “Darkest before a deal.”

    Oct 21 2021

    Democratic officials express optimism about a potential deal on Joe Biden’s economic plan, journalist Amy Westervelt from the climate podcast Hot Take joins to talk about whether we can still save the planet with Joe Manchin in the Senate, and Dan and Jon discuss why reporters are whining that President Biden's not taking more questions from them.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@cro...more

  • “Terry vs. Trump.”

    Oct 18 2021

    Democrats schedule a vote on a new voting rights bill while Republicans run more Big Lie candidates, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe talks to Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor about his race against Trump supporter Glenn Youngkin, and the week’s worst punditry gets its due in a new installment of The Take Appreciators.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and inclu...more

  • Offline with Jon Favreau (coming October 24/sneak peek)

    Oct 17 2021

    Is the internet slowly breaking our brains, and what can we do about it? In the new weekly series Offline with Jon Favreau, the Pod Save America co-host sits down with newsmakers, political figures, celebrities, comedians, and writers to talk about how our hyperconnected world shapes the way we live, for better or worse. New episodes drop every Sunday starting October 24. To listen, follow here on the Pod Save America feed.

  • "Two Truths & the Big Lie." (with Jen Psaki!)

    Oct 14 2021

    White House press secretary Jen Psaki joins Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer to chat about all of the challenges in front of the Biden administration. Then Jon and Dan examine the debate over popularism and the direction of the Democratic Party and a new investigative report about AT&T’s role in propping up the right-wing propaganda network OAN.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.c...more

  • “Trump’s running again, again.”

    Oct 11 2021

    Donald Trump returns to Iowa and teases a second run with the full support of the Republican establishment, the race in Virginia between former Governor Terry McAuliffe and Trump-backed private equity CEO Glenn Youngkin is way too close for comfort, and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) drops by the studio to talk to Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau about his new book, Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could.”For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit ...more

  • "Coming soon to Pod Save America."

    Oct 10 2021

    Hey! Whether you've been listening from the jump, or just discovered us because of an algorithm controlled by a billionaire sociopath, welcome! This is Pod Save America, a no-bullshit conversation about politics hosted by former Obama aides Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor. We're here to break down the biggest stories, scandals, and political fights - and talk about what each of us can do about it. We publish new episodes twice a week, and starting on October 26, 2021, we’l...more

  • “Not my default.”

    Oct 07 2021

    Mitch McConnell decides that he won’t plunge the nation into a catastrophic recession for at least two more months, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Sean Patrick Maloney joins to talk about the party’s midterm strategy, and Dan and Jon rate bad takes on a scale of 1-to-4 Politicos in a new game called The Take Appreciators.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.c...more

  • “Civility down the toilet.”

    Oct 04 2021

    Democrats in Congress inch closer to agreement on Joe Biden’s agenda despite a few whiny centrists and bad media takes, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal joins to discuss how progressives intend to bring both bills over the finish line, and Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer some listener questions.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “The fun part.”

    Sep 30 2021

    Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are still holding Joe Biden’s agenda hostage despite exclusive new polling that shows his Build Back Better plan is extremely popular in some of the most competitive House districts. Then, Dave Wasserman from the Cook Political Report talks to Dan about the new redistricting maps that have been drawn so far and what they might mean for control of Congress.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of th...more

  • “Cyber Ninjas Stop the Steal.”

    Sep 27 2021

    The Democratic agenda is on the line this week as the House prepares to vote on President Biden’s infrastructure and Build Back Better plans, Donald Trump and his allies lay the groundwork to steal the 2024 election despite an embarrassment in Arizona, and Tommy talks to Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian about 544 Days, a new podcast that follows the true story of when Jason was held hostage in Iran and accused of being an American spy.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, pleas...more

  • “Humane immigration and salad vaccination.”

    Sep 23 2021

    President Biden tries to unify Democrats around his economic plan, former White House domestic policy director Cecilia Muñoz joins to discuss what the Administration can do about the border and immigration, and Jon and Dan break down this week’s wildest right-wing conspiracy in a new segment called Shit Your Uncle’s Posting.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include th...more

  • “Joe vs. the Fall-cano.”

    Sep 20 2021

    Joe Biden is having a less than stellar September thanks to crises abroad and setbacks at home, the Wall Street Journal’s Jeff Horwitz talks to Tommy Vietor about his team’s scathing five-part series on Facebook, and early voting begins in the most important and most competitive off-year election, the Virginia gubernatorial between Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please ...more

  • “You win some, you Newsom.”

    Sep 16 2021

    Governor Gavin Newsom keeps his job as the Republican recall goes down in flames, Congresswoman Katie Porter joins to talk about the latest negotiations over Joe Biden’s economic plan, and two new books detail just how close Donald Trump came to pulling off a coup.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “Sick of vaxxing nicely.”

    Sep 13 2021

    White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain joins to talk about the President’s new vaccine requirements, Republican politicians have a meltdown over Biden’s announcement, and Donald Trump commemorates 9/11 by skipping the memorial ceremony, hinting that he’s running again in 2024, and doing color commentary at a Pay-Per-View boxing match in Florida.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked...more

  • “Elder Abuse.”

    Sep 09 2021

    An awful August gives way to a shitshow of a September in Washington, NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray is back to talk about what’s next in the legal battle for reproductive rights, and with just a few days left until the California recall, the stakes are enormous in the race between Governor Gavin Newsom and right-wing radio host Larry Elder.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked...more

  • “Resignation Dogs.”

    Aug 30 2021

    The war in Afghanistan is almost over after a massive evacuation and a horrifying terrorist attack, Republican politicians use the tragedy as a pretense to call for Joe Biden’s impeachment, and NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray talks to Jon Lovett about the Supreme Court’s decision to block the administration’s eviction moratorium and Stephen Breyer’s latest comments about his possible retirement.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transc...more

  • “Problems not solved.”

    Aug 26 2021

    Nancy Pelosi stops a centrist rebellion over the budget, a new Change Research/Crooked Media poll of Virginia gives Democrats a small lead and a few warnings signs for 2022, and California Senator Alex Padilla stops by to discuss the California recall, voting rights, and more.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “The Media’s Afghanistan Amnesia.”

    Aug 24 2021

    NPR’s Sam Sanders joins Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor to talk about the political fallout and lessons (not) learned from Afghanistan, Democratic anxiety over the midterms, and the increasing radicalism of the Republican base. Then, Jon quizzes Tommy and Sam on their knowledge of California’s wild list of gubernatorial candidates in a game called “Do You Recall?”For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email t...more

  • “Third shot’s the charm.”

    Aug 19 2021

    President Biden grapples with criticism from Republicans like Donald Trump, journalists, pundits, and fellow Democrats over the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan. Then, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy talks with Jon Favreau about the Administration’s announcement that Americans will be offered Covid-19 booster shots starting in late September. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcri...more

  • “The Taliban takes Afghanistan.”

    Aug 16 2021

    The New York Times’s Jane Coaston joins Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor to talk about the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the Biden Administration’s scramble to contain the fallout, and how the latest culture war is the right-wing crusade against vaccine and mask requirements. Cook Political Report Editor-in-Chief Amy Walter also talks to Jon about what the new 2020 Census numbers mean for redistricting and the battle for the House in 2022.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please vis...more

  • “Fire sale on Cuomo books.”

    Aug 12 2021

    Joe Biden’s economic agenda gets closer to becoming reality, Republicans flirt with a debt ceiling disaster, former Obama economic advisor Austan Goolsbee explains the debate over inflation, and good riddance to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “No Climate, No Deal.”

    Aug 09 2021

    Donald Trump fails to stop Republicans from supporting the bipartisan infrastructure deal, Joe Biden and the Democrats look to budget reconciliation as their last best chance to fight climate change, Crooked Media Political Director Shaniqua McClendon joins to talk about Vote Save America’s No Off Years campaign, and New York Times tech reporter Sheera Frankel talks to Jon Lovett about her new book about Facebook, “An Ugly Truth."

  • “Biden v. Florida Man.”

    Aug 05 2021

    Joe Biden and Ron DeSantis fight over mask and vaccine requirements as Delta ravages Florida, Congressman Mondaire Jones talks to Jon Favreau about the new eviction moratorium and student debt relief, and as Democrats worry aloud about losing their majority in 2022, new polling from Data for Progress points to messages about Republicans that might just save the House.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please ...more

  • “The Fear Olympics.”

    Aug 02 2021

    Democrats make another run at passing a voting rights bill, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health Dr. Ashish Jha talks about what the latest CDC guidance and scary Covid headlines actually mean for you, and a new analysis about why we’re all so angry points to Fox News as the culprit.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “1/6 Truth and 1/6 Truthers.”

    Jul 29 2021

    Day 1 of the House’s January 6th investigation goes poorly for Republicans, Dan Pfeiffer talks to White House Covid Equity Task Force Chair Marcella Nunez-Smith about President Biden’s speech on vaccines, and a closer look at special elections in Texas, Ohio, and California.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "Panic! At The Delta."

    Jul 26 2021

    The Biden Administration grapples with the Delta surge, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) talks to Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau about the January 6th investigation, and the Top Five Wildest Moments from Donald Trump’s speech in Arizona.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “Both Sides-ing the Insurrection.” (with Mehdi Hasan)

    Jul 22 2021

    Mehdi Hasan joins Jon Favreau to discuss Joe Biden’s town hall in Cincinnati, the Republican intra-party battle over vaccines and the 1/6 commission, and Tom Brady’s devastating takedown of Donald Trump. Then, Equis Research co-founder Stephanie Valencia talks to Jon about immigration and other issues on the minds of Latino voters.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and inc...more

  • “Is Facebook killing people?” (with Sen. Brian Schatz)

    Jul 19 2021

    The White House calls out Facebook for spreading misinformation about vaccines, Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz talks about climate change, immigration, voting rights and his tweeting habit; and later, the guys answer a few listener questions.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “deja coup.”

    Jul 15 2021

    Democratic leaders agree to a $3.5 trillion economic plan, President Biden delivers an impassioned speech on voting rights that still doesn’t mention the f-word, a new book reveals that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs was actively planning to stop Trump’s attempted coup, and Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown joins to talk about how activists and organizers plan to win the fight against voter suppression.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavea...more

  • “CPAC: The Fascist & The Furious” (with Katie Porter & Dr. Vivek Murthy)

    Jul 12 2021

    Donald Trump inches closer to another run for the presidency at CPAC, Representative Katie Porter talks about President Biden’s new executive order targeting big business and big tech, and Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy discusses the Delta variant, vaccine mandates, and the potential need for booster shots. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the p...more

  • “Trump Mini-Me’s and Wannabe’s.”

    Jul 08 2021

    Democrats look to the midterms as they prepare to pass most of Joe Biden’s agenda in one bill, while Republicans believe that their path to victory runs through Donald Trump. Then, The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer talks to Dan Pfeiffer about his new book, The Cruelty Is The Point.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “Baby, you’re a firework.” (Fourth of July holiday pod!)

    Jul 05 2021

    In a special Fourth of July holiday episode, Tommy and Jon L. take a hard look at some of the widely accepted narratives that shape American politics and culture, and Ira Madison III and Jason Concepcion join the pod for a debate about our most patriotic music. Then, Men in Blazers host and author Roger Bennett talks to Tommy about his memoir, “Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home.” For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveameri...more

  • "Criminal Apprentice." (with Anat Shenker-Osorio!)

    Jul 01 2021

    Communications expert Anat Shenker-Osorio joins Dan as Donald Trump and leaders of The Trump Organization get closer to seeing the inside of a jail cell, the House votes to create a select committee to look into the January 6 attack, and a potential 2022 Republican blueprint for winning the midterms emerges. Then, Dan talks to NBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff about Trump’s latest visit to the U.S.-Mexico border.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveameri...more

  • "MAGA v. The Military." (with Sam Sanders!)

    Jun 28 2021

    NPR's Sam Sanders joins the pod as Donald Trump holds his first rally since leaving the White House, former AG William Barr reveals what really went down between him, Trump, and Mitch McConnell, Republicans’ obsession with critical race theory finds them a new enemy in the military, and Tucker Carlson gets outed as a secret source for reporters.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crook...more

  • “Infrastructure 1, Democracy 0.” (with Sen. Amy Klobuchar!)

    Jun 24 2021

    Joe Biden announces a bipartisan infrastructure deal, Senator Amy Klobuchar talks to Dan Pfeiffer about what’s next for voting rights, Democrats grapple with the issue of crime, and this week’s most important question: could the next Speaker of the House be Donald Trump?For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “That new Biden smell.” (with Sen. Bernie Sanders!)

    Jun 21 2021

    Joe Biden’s approval rating takes a hit among some Democrats as Republicans obstruct his agenda, law professor Melissa Murray joins to discuss whether the Supreme Court is as right-wing as we thought, and Senator Bernie Sanders talks to Tommy Vietor about the latest negotiations in Congress over voting rights, infrastructure, and more.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and...more

  • “Juneteenth and the GOP’s anti-anti-racism.” (with Jelani Cobb!)

    Jun 17 2021

    Joe Manchin is Joe Manchining all over infrastructure and voting rights legislation, New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb joins to discuss the right-wing hysteria over teaching kids about racism, and Joe Biden meets Vladimir Putin in the most hotly-anticipated summit of the summer.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “Trump Leaks and Tax Cheats.” (with Rep. Val Demings!)

    Jun 14 2021

    Florida Congresswoman Val Demings joins to talk about the news that Donald Trump’s Justice Department targeted House Democrats and her bid to unseat Senator Marco Rubio. Then, Jon, Jon, and Tommy discuss how new reports about rich people avoiding taxes should shape the Democratic agenda, and take a look at some of the highlights and funny moments from Joe Biden’s first foreign trip.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this e...more

  • “Does size matter?” (with Pete Buttigieg!)

    Jun 10 2021

    Joe Biden’s Hot Vax Summer is off to a rocky start thanks to Republicans in Congress, and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg talks to Jon Lovett about how the administration plans to pass their jobs and infrastructure plan. Then, Dan Pfeiffer and Jon Favreau talk about some bright spots in the Biden agenda, and answer listener questions.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crook...more

  • “Trump’s Fauci fetish.”

    Jun 07 2021

    Joe Manchin says he’s voting against the For the People Act, Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail to target Dr. Fauci, and a new Democratic analysis of 2020 offers the party advice on message and organization ahead of the midterms. Then journalist Kara Swisher talks to Jon Lovett about Facebook’s decision to ban Trump for two years.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com ...more

  • “Cowboy up, Joe Manchin.” (with Stacey Abrams and Ben Rhodes!)

    Jun 03 2021

    Donald Trump says he’ll be reinstated as President this August as his former National Security Advisor calls for a military coup, Republicans continued their coordinated assault on voting rights, and Democrats win big in a New Mexico special election. Then, Stacey Abrams talks to Jon Favreau about the fight for democracy, her latest book, and more.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@cr...more

  • "Body temperature takes." (500th episode special!!)

    May 31 2021

    Pod Save America is celebrating 500 episodes! Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan answer listener questions, quiz their memories, and reminisce about the last few years.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “Stop the 2024 Steal.”

    May 27 2021

    A grand jury is convened to decide Donald Trump’s fate as he mulls another run for president, Marjorie Taylor Greene compares vaccine and mask requirements to the Holocaust, Republican legislatures in swing states are laying the groundwork to overturn the results of the next election they lose. Then, The Atlantic’s Clint Smith talks to Tommy Vietor about his new book, How the Word is Passed.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript ...more

  • “The AP Bows to the Right-Wing Mob.”

    May 24 2021

    Joe Biden’s ambitious agenda confronts the reality of a broken Congress, the Associated Press sets off a controversy over objectivity in journalism after firing a reporter for her tweets, and New York political reporter Jeff Colton talks to Jon Lovett about the upcoming New York City mayoral race.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "Capitol-storming police-haters."

    May 20 2021

    Republican leaders reject a bipartisan commission created to investigate their own attempted murder on 1/6, Democrats finish a new analysis of why they nearly lost the House in 2020, and NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray talks to Jon Favreau about the news that New York State has launched a criminal investigation into the Trump organization, as well as what’s ahead for the Supreme Court.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of th...more

  • “Dr. Fauci, Unmasked.”

    May 17 2021

    The Biden Administration faces a moment of truth over the escalating violence between Israel and Palestine, Dr. Anthony Fauci talks to Jon Lovett about the CDC’s new mask guidelines, and a look at some important stories to watch this week, including the Philadelphia District Attorney’s race, the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case on Mississippi’s abortion ban, and the future of HR1.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of t...more

  • “Cheney Reaction.”

    May 13 2021

    Republicans purge Liz Cheney then meet with Joe Biden, Tucker Carlson launches an anti-vax crusade on Fox, and a look at this year’s Virginia gubernatorial race, including Dan’s interview with one of the Democratic candidates, Jennifer Carroll Foy. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “Horny for Bipartisanship.” (with Beto O’Rourke!)

    May 10 2021

    President Biden meets with Republicans who are blaming him for a disappointing jobs report, more states follow Georgia in passing voting restrictions, and Beto O’Rourke joins to talk about Texas’s new voter suppression legislation and the grassroots movement trying to fight it.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “Republicans cancel a Cheney.” (PLUS - Elizabeth Warren!)

    May 06 2021

    Republican cancel culture comes for the Cheneys, Mark Zuckerberg’s private Supreme Court upholds Facebook’s decision to suspend Donald Trump, and new Census figures show that an increasingly diverse electorate may not help Democrats as much as the party has hoped. Then, Senator Elizabeth Warren talks to Jon Favreau about her new book, Persist, and whether she has a plan to deal with Joe Manchin.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavetheworld. For a transc...more

  • “Vax On, Mask Off.”

    May 03 2021

    Donald Trump and his allies are winning the GOP’s civil war, Rudy Giuliani and Matt Gaetz may face indictments, and the Biden Administration weighs steps to speed up Covid vaccinations in the U.S. and around the world. Then, in the Under the Radar segment, Jon, Jon, and Tommy offer updates on the border situation and the fight against misinformation.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@...more

  • “A Very Lit Joint (Address) with Jen Psaki.”

    Apr 29 2021

    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki joins Jon and Dan to break down President Biden’s first address to a Joint Session of Congress. Then, new 2020 Census data jeopardizes Democratic control of Congress, and Republicans spend the week spreading a slew of wild conspiracies about the Biden Administration with the help of their propaganda outlets.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crook...more

  • “Raise Caitlyn Jenner’s taxes!”

    Apr 26 2021

    President Biden prepares to roll out an ambitious agenda ahead of his first address to a Joint Session of Congress, the potential recall in California gets more attention now that Caitlyn Jenner has declared her candidacy for governor, and Republicans trot out some truly ridiculous arguments against D.C. statehood. Then, Tommy talks to Hunter Biden about his new book, Beautiful Things.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of thi...more

  • “Accountability today, justice tomorrow.”

    Apr 22 2021

    Derek Chauvin is found guilty of murdering George Floyd, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) joins to talk about renewed hope that Congress might pass police reform, and Democrats re-introduce the Green New Deal as Joe Biden pledges to cut carbon emissions in half ahead of a global climate summit.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "The Tucker Carlson Caucus."

    Apr 19 2021

    The Biden administration waffles on its pledge to take in more refugees, a few Republicans try to start a white nationalist caucus in the House of Representatives, and Crooked Media Political Director Shaniqua McClendon joins to talk about Vote Save America’s new filibuster whip count, where you can see where your Democratic Senator stands on eliminating the rule.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please emai...more

  • “Daunte Wright should be alive today.”

    Apr 15 2021

    The Biden Administration’s focus on the pandemic and the economy is interrupted by multiple new challenges, Democrats analyze how to poll and advertise better in the next election, and Pod Save the People’s Sam Sinyangwe joins us to talk about police reform after another devastating killing in Minnesota.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast...more

  • “Mag-a-Lago."

    Apr 12 2021

    The Republican Party’s spring donor retreat becomes a MAGA-fest at Mar-a-Lago, Joe Biden launches a commission to reform the Supreme Court, and Democrats try to undo the damage Mitch McConnell did to the judiciary. Then, an Under the Radar segment that ends with a new filibuster game: “Manchin or Sorkin?"For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcas...more

  • “Are we infrastructure?”

    Apr 08 2021

    The debate over Joe Biden’s jobs plan devolves into a fight over the definition of the word infrastructure, Republicans threaten their corporate donors and their grassroots donors, Matt Gaetz raises money off of his scandal, and transgender activist Raquel Willis joins Jon and Dan to talk about the horrific wave of anti-trans legislation sweeping the country.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email tra...more

  • “A-holes in the Outfield.”

    Apr 05 2021

    Major League Baseball pulls the All-Star game out of Georgia as the battle over voting rights intensifies, the push to legalize marijuana gets a lift from Chuck Schumer, and Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler talks to Jon Favreau about how Democrats can flip the Senate seat currently held by America’s Dumbest Senator, Ron Johnson. Then, Tommy breaks down the Championsh*t game of Pod Save America’s March Badness tournament.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit croo...more

  • “Planes, Trains, and Matt Gaetz.”

    Apr 01 2021

    Infrastructure Week is finally here with President Biden’s $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, Republicans continue their quest to rebrand as a Working Class Party, and Congressman Matt Gaetz is under investigation for sex trafficking. Then Tommy joins to talk about the next round of Pod Save America’s March Badness tournament, the Fascist Four.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.c...more

  • “March Badness.”

    Mar 29 2021

    The White House press corps whiffs its first presidential news conference, Republicans shape the media narrative about the border, and Georgia passes voter suppression legislation that Joe Biden called “Jim Crow in the 21st century.” Then Tommy presents Jon and Jon with the Evil Eight in Pod Save America’s first-ever March Badness tournament.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked....more

  • “Biden’s chance to go big.” (with Heather McGhee!)

    Mar 25 2021

    Jon and Heather talk about how Biden’s next economic plan could be even more progressive and transformative than the last, the results from the latest Crooked Media/Change Research Pollercoaster series on voting rights in Arizona, and whether anything can get done on gun control. Then, they discuss their favorite under-the-radar headlines.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com...more

  • “The voter suppression will continue until morale improves.”

    Mar 22 2021

    President Biden and Vice President Harris call out anti-Asian hate while Republicans make excuses, the GOP says that voter suppression is now their top priority, and new polling shows how Democrats can fight back. Then Jon, Jon, and Tommy each pick an under the radar headline to talk about.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “Democracy or the Filibuster.” (with Alyssa Mastromonaco!)

    Mar 18 2021

    Jason Concepcion joins to talk about the Atlanta shooting and anti-Asian racism. Then Jon and Alyssa discuss Joe Biden coming out as filibuster reform-curious, Republicans playing politics with children at the border, and dig into the mailbag to answer some questions.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include which podcast you would like.

  • “Beat the Press.”

    Mar 15 2021

    Joe Biden announces vaccines for all by May 1st and Donald Trump wants credit, Tan Suit journalism returns as some political reporters work hard to generate Biden controversies, Andrew Cuomo faces more calls to resign, and progressives are concerned about some of the President’s foreign policy decisions during his first fifty days in office.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.c...more

  • “Green Eggs and Covid Relief Plan."

    Mar 11 2021

    Republicans respond to vaccine funding and $1400 check with Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potato Head, Donald Trump fights with the Republican Party over the use of his name, and Democrats worry about what their 2020 performance among some Black and Latino voters might mean for the 2022 midterms.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include which podcast you would like.

  • “The Era of Big Government is Back.”

    Mar 08 2021

    Senate Democrats pass Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, the fight for the $15 minimum wage continues, and Joe Manchin opens the door to reforming the filibuster. Then Virginia State Delegate Danica Roem talks to Jon Lovett about the fights over trans rights happening in statehouses across the country.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include which podcas...more

  • “Basket of Neanderthals.”

    Mar 04 2021

    The end of the pandemic may finally be in sight, the House passes historic voting rights legislation, and Joe Biden offers his support to unionizing workers at Amazon. Then Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick talks to Jon Favreau about his new proposal that's been called the most radical reimagining of policing in the post-George Floyd era.Subscribe to Crooked's new sports pod Takeline: apple.co/takelineFor a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcr...more

  • "Bienvenidos a Orlando (with Will Smith!)"

    Mar 01 2021

    Democrats debate a path for the minimum wage now that the Senate parliamentarian has ruled against using budget reconciliation. Donald Trump gives the first speech of his ex-presidency at CPAC, where Republicans spend more time talking about Mr. Potato Head than about the pandemic. And Will Smith joins Jon F. to talk about his new docuseries on the 14th Amendment, “Amend: The Fight for America.”For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcr...more

  • “The Clown Prince of CPAC.”

    Feb 25 2021

    Trump tightens his grip on the GOP ahead of this weekend’s CPAC speech, Texas Democrats analyze why they came up short in November, and new Data for Progress/Vote Save America polling shows overwhelming bipartisan support for voting and democracy reforms. Then ProPublica’s Dara Lind talks to Dan about Biden’s immigration moves and the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica.For a transcript of this episo...more

  • “When they Cuomo, we go high.”

    Feb 22 2021

    House Democrats try to pass the American Rescue Plan by the end of the week, President Biden says he wants schools open five days a week by the end of April, and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Administration is under investigation for undercounting Covid-related nursing home deaths. Then Georgia State Representative Bee Nguyen talks to Tommy about her fight against a new round of voter suppression legislation from Republicans.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/pods...more

  • “Flyin’ Ted.”

    Feb 18 2021

    The MAGA vs. Mitch McConnell battle heats up with Trump’s return to public life, Joe Biden and progressives debate how much student debt to cancel, and Texas suffers from freezing storms and rolling blackouts while Ted Cruz jets off to Cancun. Then Dr. Anthony Fauci talks to Jon about variants, vaccination timelines, and what he’s learned from this pandemic.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email tran...more

  • “He did it. Not guilty.”

    Feb 16 2021

    Trump is acquitted despite a bipartisan majority voting to convict and a few last-minute witness surprises, Republicans can’t quit Trumpism, and Democrats look to pass reforms that would save democracy. Then Heather McGhee talks to Jon Lovett about her new book The Sum of Us, What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com.

  • “Impeachment, Lies, and Videotape.”

    Feb 11 2021

    House Democrats use video footage of the Capitol attack to make a powerful case against Donald Trump, Republican Senators look for excuses to acquit, and the Republican Party has been losing voters since January. Then Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal talks to Dan about Covid relief negotiations and the minimum wage. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com.

  • “Impeaching the Big Lie.”

    Feb 08 2021

    The second impeachment of Donald Trump begins, President Biden reins in ICE as part of an immigration overhaul, and Fox News is hit with a $2.3 billion defamation lawsuit for spreading election conspiracies.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com.

  • “Party of Q.”

    Feb 04 2021

    Democrats choose to go big and fast on Covid relief, Republicans choose applause over punishment for Marjorie Taylor Greene, and control of the House could hinge on the redistricting battles set to begin soon. Then journalist Farai Chideya talks to Dan about building a media that’s more representative and better connected to all communities.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.c...more

  • “Katie Porter’s stock tips.”

    Feb 01 2021

    Republicans make Joe Biden an offer he can refuse, the race to vaccinate America is on, and the new face of the GOP is a QAnon school shooting truther who believes that wildfires are caused by Jewish laser beams. Then Congresswoman Katie Porter talks to Jon Lovett about getting people access to mental health care during the pandemic and why the GameStop drama should lead to tougher Wall Street regulation.

  • “Go Big or Lose Small.”

    Jan 28 2021

    Senate Republicans seem likely to exonerate the man who incited a mob that almost killed them, and our new Crooked Media/Change Research Pollercoaster series shows that Joe Biden’s agenda is extremely popular and MAGA media continues to radicalize its audience. Then Ezra Klein of The New York Times talks to Jon about ending the filibuster and the future of democracy.

  • “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘Unity.’”

    Jan 25 2021

    President Biden steers his Covid relief plan through bad faith whining about unity, Mitch McConnell tries to prevent Democrats from taking control of the Senate, and the MAGA extremists are winning the Republican civil war. Then White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki talks to Tommy about being back in the briefing room and the first week of the Biden Administration.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please ema...more

  • “Joe Biden is President.”

    Jan 21 2021

    Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, Kamala Harris is sworn in as the 49th Vice President, former game show host Donald Trump retires to Florida, and the new administration immediately gets to work.

  • “Trump who?”

    Jan 19 2021

    In the final pod of the Trump Era, Jon, Jon, and Tommy talk about the 45th President’s final days in office, how he’s changed the Republican Party and America over the last four years, and President-elect Joe Biden's new plans to fight the recession and the pandemic. Then Lovett and Favreau talk about what goes into writing an inaugural address as part of their Crooked Media YouTube series, Speechwriters React.

  • "2 Impeachment 2 Furious.”

    Jan 14 2021

    Donald Trump becomes the first president in history to be impeached twice, ten Republicans break from the party over the vote, and Mitch McConnell weighs a conviction in the Senate. Then Stanford researcher Renée DiResta talks to Dan about online right-wing organizing and the spread of misinformation.

  • “Tweets and Reconciliation.”

    Jan 11 2021

    The fallout continues from last week’s Trump-inspired attack on the U.S. Capitol, as the House prepares to impeach Donald Trump for the second time, and the President’s personal Twitter account is banned forever. Then former Bernie Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir talks to Jon Favreau about how Joe Biden can get a progressive agenda through a closely divided Senate.

  • “Two Americas.”

    Jan 07 2021

    Donald Trump incites a violent insurrection against the U.S. Capitol, and Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff make history in Georgia, wresting control of the U.S. Senate away from Mitch McConnell. Then New Georgia Project CEO Nsé Ufot talks to Dan about how years of grassroots organizing paved the way for Tuesday’s victory.

  • “Sedition: Impossible.”

    Jan 04 2021

    Jon, Jon and Tommy kick off 2021 by examining the last ditch attempts by Donald Trump and Republicans to subvert November’s election, the latest in the Senate races in Georgia, and what it will take to fix the Trump administration’s bungled vaccine rollout. Then, they share an installment of Alyssa Mastromonaco’s video series, “Let’s Break it Down,” exploring the presidential transition. For more episodes, check out: YouTube.com/CrookedMedia

  • "PSA Presents: The Pundies."

    Dec 28 2020

    Jon, Jon, and Tommy go over the worst takes of 2020 (including their own) during Pod Save America’s first annual Pundies! Then, they reflect on their 2020 New Year’s resolutions and make some new ones for 2021.

  • Introducing 'Gaining Ground: The New Georgia' (episode 1)

    Dec 23 2020

    Our new podcast, “Gaining Ground: The New Georgia” is a co-production of Tenderfoot TV and Crooked Media. Episode 1: Wins and LossesAs Georgia gears up for another Election Day, we take a look back at the significance of the 2018 Governor’s race that vaulted Stacey Abrams and Georgia politics onto the national stage.If you liked episode 1 of Gaining Ground: The New Georgia, you can listen to episode 2 right now wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or w...more

  • “Melania’s Last Christmas” (Holiday mailbag!)

    Dec 21 2020

    Jon F. and Dan answer your questions on the Senate majority, redistricting, what they hate about Twitter and like about Taylor Swift’s new albums.

  • “Stimulus checks and balances.”

    Dec 17 2020

    Mitch McConnell agrees to stimulus checks because he’s worried about losing Georgia, Covid relief nears the finish line, and Democrats ponder why they lost the Senate race in Maine. Then, in an excerpt of his interview on this week’s Pod Save the World, Barack Obama talks to Tommy and Ben about his tensions with the Pentagon over Afghanistan and his thoughts about the rise of right-wing nationalism. Listen and subscribe to Gaining Ground: The New Georgia at gaininggroundpodcast.com. 

  • “Drunk on Coup-laid.”

    Dec 14 2020

    The U.S. launches the largest vaccination effort in history as the first doses of Pfizer’s vaccine are delivered, the Electoral College meets to formalize Joe Biden’s victory, and the Republican Party chooses Donald Trump over democracy.

  • “The Mitch Who Stole Christmas.”

    Dec 10 2020

    Mitch McConnell blocks bipartisan pandemic relief to help his corporate pals, Joe Biden continues to staff up his Cabinet and White House, and Republicans run their 2020 playbook in Georgia. Then messaging expert Anat Shenker-Osorio talks to Jon about why Democrats need to stop selling the recipe and start selling the brownie.

  • “Caught in the Trump trap.”

    Dec 07 2020

    President-elect Biden makes announcements about his pandemic strategy and health care team, Trump asks Georgians to vote in an election he says is rigged, and then attacks Republicans who won’t support his coup. Then Rachel Maddow talks to Jon Lovett about Covid and her new book, Bag Man.

  • “Pardon me?”

    Dec 03 2020

    Covid relief has new life after a bipartisan group of Senators announces a new plan that wins the support of Joe Biden and Democratic leaders, and Donald Trump prepares to leave the White House by potentially handing out pardons and announcing his 2024 presidential campaign. Then Obama data guru Dan Wagner talks to Dan Pfeiffer about why the polls were so wrong in 2020 .

  • “Certified Loser.”

    Nov 30 2020

    Donald Trump’s attempted coup fizzles out after an impressive streak of losses, and President-elect Joe Biden announces an experienced and diverse set of picks for his national security, economic, and communications teams. Then Congressman Joaquin Castro talks to Tommy about the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientists and the prospects for diplomacy under the incoming Biden Administration.

  • "The ads that defined 2020."

    Nov 26 2020

    Jon F. and Dan connect for a special crossover installment of the hit YouTube series "Campaign Experts React" and break down the best and worst of the Trump and Biden campaign ads. Check out youtube.com/crookedmedia for more of the show.

  • "Have you tried role playing?" (Thanksgiving mailbag!)

    Nov 23 2020

    Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer your questions about the 2020 election, incoming Biden administration, Thanksgiving dishes, and more.

  • “My Cousin Rudy.”

    Nov 19 2020

    Trump and Republicans continue their failing scheme to steal the election, Joe Biden makes his first round of White House hires, and Democrats figure out how to keep Georgia blue. Then Reverend Raphael Warnock talks to Jon about how he plans to win his pivotal Senate race in Georgia.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • “Transition to greatness!”

    Nov 16 2020

    The outgoing president's antics consume attention that should be focused on the raging pandemic, while President-elect Biden looks to make progress on climate change, immigration, student debt, and other issues. Then Democratic strategist Chuck Rocha talks to Jon Favreau about how the party can improve its performance among Latino voters.

  • “One Flew Over the Coup-Coup’s Nest.”

    Nov 12 2020

    Donald Trump and Republican leaders are still refusing to acknowledge that Joe Biden won, the Trump campaign strategy to steal the election is failing, and a purge at the Pentagon raises concerns. Then Stacey Abrams talks to Dan about how Democrats can win in Georgia and all over the country.

  • “President-elect Joe Biden.”

    Nov 09 2020

    President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris deliver victory speeches after the race is called, two-time popular vote loser and soon-to-be one-term President Donald Trump refuses to concede, and Democrats debate how to govern and win in a divided Washington. Then Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown talks to Jon Lovett about the power of organizing and the Georgia Senate runoffs.

  • "We won.”

    Nov 06 2020

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan discuss Joe Biden’s victory over one-term President Donald Trump, and what comes next in the fight for democracy.

  • “Nauseously optimistic.” (Election update)

    Nov 04 2020

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan discuss the clusterf*ck of an Election Night that has ended with votes still being counted in several states, and Joe Biden on the cusp of defeating Donald Trump.

  • “See you on the other side.” (Pre-election special!)

    Oct 30 2020

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the closing arguments and strategies from Donald Trump and Joe Biden, answer your questions, and offer some final thoughts on the 2020 election. Then, a few of Vote Save America’s incredible volunteers will talk about why they got into political organizing.

  • “One last ride on the pollercoaster.”

    Oct 28 2020

    The Trump-McConnell Supreme Court gets involved in the election, and the results of the final Crooked Media/Change Research Pollercoaster series show Biden in the lead and Trump voters in a Fox News bubble. Then TargetSmart CEO Tom Bonier talks to Jon about the most promising trends in the early vote data.

  • “Covid, covid, covid.”

    Oct 26 2020

    The pandemic dominates the final week of the election, the dueling candidate schedules reflect their most likely paths to 270, and what the early vote can and can’t tell us about the election. Then Wisconsin organizer Dakota Hall talks to Tommy about how Democrats can turn out as many young voters as possible.

  • "We got Joe!"

    Oct 24 2020

    Dan and Jon L. talk with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden about what’s at stake for our democracy in the 2020 election, his final debate with Donald Trump, his plans for tackling the climate crisis, Vote Early Day, and what everyone can do to help in the final days of the campaign.Full transcript: https://crooked.com/podcast/joe-biden-pod-save-america-interview/

  • “Abraham Lincoln over here.” (Debate recap special)

    Oct 23 2020

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down what will hopefully be the last presidential debate ever to include Donald Trump.

  • “Trump’s secret Chinese bank account.”

    Oct 21 2020

    Trump whines about the rules, moderator, and topics in advance of the final presidential debate. Democrats inch closer to a Senate majority. Dan and Jon discuss what you can do about tightening polls, and answer some of your questions. Then disinformation expert Jiore Craig talks to Dan about how to handle right-wing smears in the final weeks of this election.

  • “How Trump can win.”

    Oct 19 2020

    Trump attacks Dr. Fauci and science as his campaign descends into chaos and recriminations, but both the Trump and Biden campaigns still see a path to victory for the President. Rudy Giuliani recycles smears against the Biden family, and Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes talks to Jon Favreau about how the race looks in one of the most important battleground states.

  • “America’s Crazy Uncle.” (Town hall recap)

    Oct 16 2020

    Donald Trump and Joe Biden participate in dueling town halls on ABC and NBC, Covid hits the Biden-Harris campaign, and Jon and Dan answer some listener questions. Then Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman talks to Dan about the final weeks of the race in what may be the tipping point state.

  • “Barack Obama on 2020.”

    Oct 14 2020

    Former President Barack Obama joins Jon F. and Tommy to talk about the stakes of the 2020 election up and down the ballot, make his case for Joe Biden and share his vision for creating lasting progressive change in 2021 and beyond.For a transcript of this episode, please visit https://crooked.com/podcast/barack-obama-on-2020/.

  • "Willy Wonka and The Covid Factory.”

    Oct 12 2020

    The Trump-Covid ticket returns to the campaign trail despite unanswered questions about the President’s condition, Senate Republicans revolt against Covid relief negotiations between The White House and Nancy Pelosi, and Democrats make the first day of the Amy Coney Barrett hearings about her opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Then Congresswoman Katie Porter talks to Jon Lovett about the pandemic, inequality, and the 2020 election.

  • “Kamala at me, bro.” (Debate recap!)

    Oct 08 2020

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the vice presidential debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence, and discuss Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the second presidential debate. Then Beto O’Rourke talks to Jon Favreau about his efforts to turn Texas blue through his grassroots organization, Powered by People.

  • “Trump's Covid Joyride.”

    Oct 05 2020

    A hospitalized Donald Trump takes a spin outside Walter Reed Medical Center and tells America not to be afraid of Covid, hundreds of people are exposed to the virus because of a White House superspreader event, and the Biden and Trump campaigns grapple with the political fallout with just 29 days left in the campaign. Then Senator Cory Booker talks to Tommy about how Washington’s Covid outbreak might affect the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.

  • “Trump gets Covid.”

    Oct 02 2020

    The President and First Lady test positive for Covid-19 after flouting public health precautions and exposing countless others to the virus. Joe Biden, who has so far tested negative, resumes limited in-person campaigning and canvassing. Then Andre Banks of Win Black / Pa'lante talks to Dan about how we can handle the flood of disinformation being directed at black and brown voters.

  • “Will you shut up, man?” (Debate recap special)

    Sep 30 2020

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the lows and lower lows of the worst presidential debate in history between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

  • “The 750 Dollar Man.”

    Sep 28 2020

    Trump’s taxes reveal that he’s heavily in debt and doesn't pay income taxes, Republicans want to make Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination about her Catholicism instead of her opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and Joe Biden prepares to face off with Donald Trump in the first of three presidential debates. Then Obama campaign manager David Plouffe talks to Jon Favreau about prepping for debates and the battleground states that Joe Biden needs to hit 270 electoral votes.

  • “Trump’s Coup de Nah.”

    Sep 24 2020

    Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, Democrats fight to overcome mail-in voting shenanigans, and Republicans make appeals to QAnon supporters. Then Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talks to Jon about the Democratic strategy around the coming Supreme Court battle.

  • “RBG and the fight to come.”

    Sep 21 2020

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 years old, setting up a nomination battle to fill her seat with just 43 days to go until the presidential election. Then Kate Kendell of Take Back the Court talks to Jon Lovett about the case for expanding the Supreme Court.

  • “Herd mentality.”

    Sep 17 2020

    Trump publicly rebukes his CDC Director for testifying that masks are effective and a vaccine might take awhile, he faces tough questions from undecided voters in a live town hall, and the results of our new Pollercoaster survey with Change Research show that infrequent and undecided voters are most persuaded by Joe Biden’s plans on the economy, health care, racial justice, climate, and education. Then communications guru Anat Shenker-Osorio talks to Dan about the most effective ways to talk to ...more

  • “50 Days to Joe.”

    Sep 14 2020

    Trump finishes his weekend of superspreader rallies with a trip to California amid a climate disaster he thinks is a hoax, Mike Bloomberg says he’ll spend at least $100 million in Florida to help Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders urges Biden to talk more about his economic agenda with young and Latino voters. Then Reverend Greg Lewis talks to Tommy about Wisconsin’s Souls to the Polls initiative, which is aimed at making sure everyone in the state can vote.

  • “Trump’s Covid confessions.”

    Sep 10 2020

    Trump confesses to Bob Woodward that he intentionally downplayed the severity of the virus for the last six months, the western United States is on fire because of climate change, and dueling advertising strategies tell us how the Trump and Biden campaigns see the race. Then Equis Research co-founder Carlos Odio talks to Jon about the Latino vote in Florida.

  • “Is hating the troops good for Trump?”

    Sep 08 2020

    Joe Biden maintains a steady lead as the campaign enters the homestretch, Trump spends five days defending himself against disgraceful comments about U.S. service members, and the August jobs report shows slowing job growth and more permanent job loss. Then Fair Fight CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo talks to Jon Favreau about winning Georgia and fighting voter suppression.

  • “AirTifa.”

    Sep 03 2020

    Trump deflates his convention bounce with a week of deranged conspiracies and potential felonies, a Pollapalooza shows the race largely unchanged by the conventions and Trump’s crime message, and Joe Biden’s record-breaking month of fundraising allows him to launch a homestretch advertising blitz. Then WNBA player Renee Montgomery talks to Dan about taking this season off to focus on activism and social justice.

  • “The Weakest Strongman.”

    Aug 31 2020

    Trump cheers on violent supporters in Kenosha and Portland, Joe Biden gives a speech in Pennsylvania condemning violence and Trump, Covid outbreaks on college campuses get worse, and the White House weighs a strategy of herd immunity and a quick vaccine. Then Obama pollster Cornell Belcher talks to Jon Lovett about the state of the race after both conventions.

  • “Well that was terrible.”

    Aug 28 2020

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down Donald Trump’s acceptance speech and discuss how the Republican National Convention will shape the final 67 days of the 2020 campaign.

  • “Kenosha vs. Convention.”

    Aug 27 2020

    The protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin after the police shooting of Jacob Blake provide the backdrop to a Republican National Convention where the party tries its hardest to stoke division and deny reality. Then Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes talks to Jon about police brutality, the protests, and what Joe Biden needs to do to win Wisconsin.

  • “The RNC: Now, With 5x More Trump!”

    Aug 24 2020

    The Republican National Convention lineup is heavy on Trump and light on policy, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris see their favorability rise after last week’s convention, Trump touts another unproven Covid treatment, and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies before Congress. Then New York Times reporter Kevin Roose talks to Tommy about Trump’s embrace of the QAnon cult.

  • “It’s Joe Time.”

    Aug 21 2020

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan reflect on Joe Biden’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, reflect on the week of speeches and moments, and look ahead to next week’s Republican National Convention.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/psa.For a transcript of this episode, please email hey@crooked.com.

  • “The Convention is good!”

    Aug 20 2020

    The first three days of the Democratic National Convention features a wide variety of locations, segments, and speakers, including major addresses from Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, Barack Obama, and Kamala Harris. Then Elizabeth Warren talks to Dan about her convention speech and her efforts to save the U.S. Postal Service.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/psa.For a transcript of this episode, please email hey@crooked.com.

  • “The Democratic National Couch-vention.”

    Aug 17 2020

    The Postal Service warns states that mail-in ballots might not be counted in time, Democrats plan an emergency hearing with the Postmaster General, and the first all-virtual Democratic National Convention begins with speakers ranging from John Kasich to AOC. Then voting rights attorney Marc Elias talks to Jon Favreau about his legal fight against Donald Trump’s efforts to sabotage the election.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/psa.For a transcript of this e...more

  • “Kamala!”

    Aug 13 2020

    Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris to be his Vice President, and Hysteria’s Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon and Dan to break down the choice, the rollout, and the reaction of Donald Trump. Then Black Voters Matter Fund co-founder LaTosha Brown talks to Jon about the historic nature of Kamala Harris’s selection, and how the Democratic ticket can organize and energize voters this fall.

  • “Art of the Steal.”

    Aug 10 2020

    Donald Trump announces a few fairly useless executive actions, forges ahead with his plan to steal the election, and dismisses new reports of foreign interference by Russia. Then New York State Attorney General Letitia James talks to Jon Lovett about her lawsuit aimed at shutting down the NRA.

  • “Debate me, coward.”

    Aug 06 2020

    Tuesday’s primaries lead to Missouri victories for Medicaid expansion and Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush, the Biden campaign announces the biggest advertising buy in history across 15 states, and the Trump campaign makes debate demands while lowering expectations for Joe Biden. Then Manny Garcia and Cliff Walker, the leaders of the Texas Democratic Party, talk to Dan about what it will take to turn the state blue in 2020. And Ben Rhodes talks to Tommy about his new Crooked Media podcast, ...more

  • “You’ve got (no) mail.”

    Aug 03 2020

    The Trump campaign smashes that reset button, the President tries to undermine the election by attacking mail-in voting and the Postal Service, Republicans refuse to extend unemployment benefits, and Joe Biden gets close to selecting his running mate. Then journalist Kara Swisher talks to Jon Lovett about Trump’s threat to ban TikTok and the tech CEOs who recently testified on Capitol Hill.Subscribe to Missing America: apple.co/missingamerica

  • "Sex Demons and Karaoke with Dan and Alyssa."

    Jul 30 2020

    Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Dan to talk about Trump's promotion of more conspiracy theories, jealousy of Dr. Anthony Fauci, inability to help himself politically, and failure to confront Vladimir Putin, even when American lives are at risk. Then, they take your most pressing questions on the VP selection process, the 2020 election, and whether karaoke is actually fun.

  • "99 days to the election (with Mehdi Hasan)."

    Jul 27 2020

    The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan joins to discuss the state of the presidential campaign now that we’re less than 100 days out, how COVID reached deep into the White House and forced major changes to Trump’s campaign, the latest with COVID relief in Congress, how Trump’s message went from calling Biden soft on China to member of Antifa, and how the media can learn from the mistakes of 2016. Then Jon F. interviews Mother Jones' Ari Berman about voting during the pandemic.Make sure you're registered, r...more

  • “Person, woman, man, camera… podcast.”

    Jul 23 2020

    Dan and Tommy talk about the new tone that President Trump is not adopting now that daily White House coronavirus briefings have resumed, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling out a culture of misogyny after a Republican accosted her on the steps of the Capitol, the latest on the negotiations over pandemic relief in Congress, and the new plan Joe Biden has proposed to help caregivers and parents.

  • “The John Lewis Voting Rights Act.”

    Jul 20 2020

    Donald Trump’s 40-minute interview with Fox News’s Chris Wallace is perfection, the Administration is sending unidentified paramilitary troops to crack down on protesters in Portland, and America says goodbye to Congressman John Lewis and CT Vivian, two giants of the Civil Rights Movement. Then Voto Latino’s María Teresa Kumar talks to Tommy about organizing the Latino community ahead of November.

  • “Parscale finds something new.”

    Jul 16 2020

    Trump replaces his campaign manager as his re-election bid hits a rough patch, Joe Biden rolls out an ambitious new climate plan, and his campaign decides whether to expand the map by competing in states like Texas and Georgia. Then Dr. Abdul El-Sayed talks to Jon about his America Dissected interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, and his role on the Biden-Sanders health care task force.

  • “Cold Stone Schemery.”

    Jul 13 2020

    Roger Stone is rewarded for covering up Trump’s corruption with a commuted prison sentence, the White House orchestrates a hit job on Dr. Anthony Fauci for telling the truth about the pandemic, and Congress debates the next round of pandemic relief as the economy stalls. Then Pod Save the People’s Kaya Henderson talks to Jon Lovett about the debate over re-opening schools this fall.

  • That's the Ticket Episode 3: The Decision

    Jul 10 2020

    On the third, and final, installment of That's the Ticket, Dan and Alyssa talk about what factors a candidate has to consider once they've vetted potential VPs, how the vice presidential announcement process has evolved over time, and finally who they think Biden will pick. Dan also talks to Perry Bacon Jr., a senior writer from FiveThirtyEight, about what polling does and doesn't tell us about the impact of a VP pick.

  • “SCOTUS Gives Trump Notice.”

    Jul 09 2020

    The Supreme Court rules on Native rights and Trump’s taxes, the President bullies schools to re-open, Joe Biden and progressive Democrats find common ground, and Kanye West flirts with a presidential bid. Oklahoma journalist Rebecca Nagle talks to Jon about the legal victory for tribal nations, and Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson talks to Dan about Facebook’s handling of hate speech and misinformation.

  • “Joe Biden, Antifa General.”

    Jul 06 2020

    The President commemorates July 4th with a racist speech at Mt. Rushmore, the Biden and Trump campaigns focus on the pandemic response, and Senate Republicans weigh distancing themselves from Trump as they fall behind their Democratic challengers in the polls.

  • That's the Ticket Episode 2: Paving the Way

    Jul 03 2020

    On the second episode of That's the Ticket, Dan and Alyssa talk through Biden's pledge to select a woman as his running mate and how the candidacies of Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin got us to where we are today. Then, Alyssa talks to writer Rebecca Traister about what media challenges the eventual nominee will face.

  • “Trump’s Recovery Summer.”

    Jul 02 2020

    Trump celebrates another month of double-digit unemployment and rising Covid infections, and Dan and Jon answer your questions about reopening schools, the Lincoln Project, DC statehood, Supreme Court vacancies, Pod Save America dance-offs, and more. Then political message guru Anat Shenker-Osorio talks to Dan about 2020 campaign ads and the race-class narrative.

  • "Statues over soldiers.”

    Jun 29 2020

    Trump does nothing about reports that Russia put a bounty on American troops, shares a video of his supporters chanting “white power,” and asks the Supreme Court to end the Affordable Care Act. Then Biden adviser Ron Klain talks to Jon Favreau about the state of the pandemic, and the state of the 2020 campaign.

  • That's the Ticket Episode 1: Vet on It

    Jun 26 2020

    In the first episode of this three part mini-series, Dan Pfeiffer and Alyssa Mastromonaco break down the vetting for vice presidential candidates - how it happens, why it's so secret, and what can go wrong. They'll talk you through the history of the vetting process, their experiences on the Kerry and Obama campaigns, and how they think the Biden campaign is approaching the process.

  • “Biden up, Trump down, Covid rising.” (with Alyssa Mastromonaco!)

    Jun 25 2020

    Alyssa Mastromonaco joins as a guest host to talk about the Covid resurgence, what Tuesday’s progressive primary victories mean for the Democratic Party, and Joe Biden’s commanding lead over Donald Trump in the battleground states. Then Jamaal Bowman talks to Tommy about his upset victory in the primary for New York’s 16th Congressional district.

  • “Live, from the Tulsa overflow” (with Jon Stewart!)

    Jun 22 2020

    Trump tanks in Tulsa with a small crowd and rambling speech, fires a U.S. Attorney who was investigating his allies, loses a legal battle to stop John Bolton’s book from being published, and loses the Supreme Court decision over DACA. Then Jon Stewart talks to Jon Favreau about money in politics, the media, and his new movie, Irresistible.

  • “Juneteenth.”

    Jun 18 2020

    Color of Change Chair Heather McGhee joins as a guest host to talk about Trump’s speech on police reform, the Senate Republican bill, where Joe Biden and the Democrats stand, and how we can ensure that this moment becomes a durable political movement to fight systemic racism. Then Reverend William Barber talks to Dan about the Poor People’s Campaign and this weekend's Moral March on Washington.

  • “Trump, unmasked.”

    Jun 15 2020

    Police kill Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta as Republicans in Congress balk at reform proposals, Trump moves the date of his Juneteenth MAGA rally even as some advisors suggest he attack the Black Lives Matter movement, and Covid cases rise in 22 states as the President pretends the pandemic is over. Then ACLU attorney Chase Strangio talks to Jon L. about the landmark Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wesley Lowrey discusses his reporting on the nationwide pr...more

  • “Let the healing begin!”

    Jun 11 2020

    Trump prepares for a potential speech on race and unity by attacking an elderly protester and defending Confederate-named buildings, Republicans feel the pressure on police reform, and Joe Biden opens up a big lead in the polls. Then Stacey Abrams talks to Jon about the voting disaster in Georgia and her new book, Our Time Is Now. 

  • “Protest works.”

    Jun 08 2020

    The mass demonstrations against police violence and racism have ignited a debate about transformational change, Republican and military leaders start to abandon Trump, and the President celebrates double-digit unemployment. Then Los Angeles District Attorney candidate George Gascón talks to Tommy about progressive criminal justice reform.

  • “Your President of Lawlessness and Disorder.”

    Jun 04 2020

    The nationwide protest against racism and injustice shows early signs of progress, Trump’s presidency reaches a dangerous new low, and Joe Biden and Barack Obama remind us what a real president sounds like. Then LaTosha Brown, the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, talks to Dan about organizing and mobilizing black voters ahead of November.

  • “Justice for George Floyd.”

    Jun 01 2020

    George Floyd’s murder sparks nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism, Donald Trump responds by hiding in the White House and tweeting, and Joe Biden ventures out to meet with protesters and black community leaders. DeRay Mckesson joins to talk about what police reforms actually work, and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms talks to Jon F. about grappling with this crisis as a mayor and a mother.

  • “Biden grieves, Trump tweets.”

    May 28 2020

    The two candidates mark the pandemic death toll reaching 100,000 Americans in starkly different ways, a masked Biden emerges from his home, and both campaigns compete for black voters amid new incidents of racism and violence. Then Obama veteran Paul Tewes talks to Jon about recruiting an army of organizers to beat Trump in 2020.Adopt A State: http://votesaveamerica.com/adopt

  • “How we beat Trump.”

    May 26 2020

    Six battlegrounds will likely determine whether Trump or Biden wins in November, and Crooked Media content chief Tanya Somanader joins to talk about why you should Adopt a State and start organizing from home. Then Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer listener questions about the VP selection process, what a virtual convention might look like, how we’ll celebrate if Mitch McConnell loses, and when Ronan might cut Lovett’s hair.Adopt A State: votesaveamerica.com/adopt 

  • “Trump hits the Hydroxy.”

    May 21 2020

    The President takes a dangerous drug to own the libs, Ted Cruz gets in a Twitter fight with the pod, our new Change Research poll shows Joe Biden with a small lead in Michigan, and Republicans are done with helping the economy. Then Dave Weigel of the Washington Post talks to Dan about the digital strategies shaping the Biden and Trump campaigns.

  • “Fired up and ready to Zoom.”

    May 18 2020

    The President continues his purge of government officials who expose corruption, the Trump campaign uses a kitchen sink strategy to define Joe Biden, Barack Obama reminds us of what a normal president sounds like, and House Democrats pass an economic relief bill with some defections. Then Senator Sherrod Brown and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Connie Schultz talk to Jon L. about Senate negotiations over the next stimulus bill, and what it’s like to quarantine together.

  • “OBAMAGATE!”

    May 14 2020

    Trump tries to make the election about Barack Obama, Democrats come up short in a California special election, Joe Biden announces a set of policy unity task forces, and Democratic strategists offer his campaign plenty of advice. Then Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal talks to Jon about her Paycheck Guarantee Act and her role as the co-chair of Biden’s health care unity task force.

  • “1600 Covid Ave.”

    May 11 2020

    The White House’s robust testing and contact tracing program finds two cases inside the West Wing, Attorney General Bill Barr drops the charges against one of the President's convicted criminal friends, Barack Obama speaks out, and Trump falsely accuses California Democrats of rigging an election by allowing more people to vote. Then New Yorker writer Patrick Radden Keefe talks to Tommy about his new Crooked podcast Wind of Change, and CNN’s Harry Enten weighs in on the latest polling and the 20...more

  • “Live and Let Die.”

    May 07 2020

    Trump surrenders in the War Against the Invisible Enemy, pivots to a message about rebuilding the economy, and tries to make the race about Joe Biden. Then Jon and Dan break down the latest polls, answer some listener questions, and Dan interviews Democratic election lawyer Marc Elias about his legal battles to protect our right to vote in November.

  • “Veepstakes!”

    May 04 2020

    The President steps up his efforts to blame China for the coronavirus, the Trump campaign is divided over its re-election message, Joe Biden responds to Tara Reade’s allegations, and the Vice Presidential selection process begins. Then Austan Goolsbee, one of Obama’s top economic advisors, talks to Jon F. about how to dig ourselves out of this crisis.

  • “The Freedom to Kill Workers Act.”

    Apr 30 2020

    Republicans’ top priority is giving corporations the freedom to let their workers and customers get sick, former Republican Justin Amash explores a third party bid for president, and new reporting emerges about an allegation of sexual assault against Joe Biden. Then Congressional candidate Christy Smith talks to Jon about her May 12th special election in California’s 25th district.

  • “The Trump Pod Challenge.”

    Apr 27 2020

    The White House weighs cutting back on Trump’s daily briefings, Republicans start to worry about November, and Joe Biden’s campaign adjusts to life in the midst of a pandemic. Then Senator Brian Schatz talks to Jon L. about the next economic relief bill and the Senate map in 2020.

  • “Trump’s imaginary enemy.”

    Apr 23 2020

    Trump responds to falling poll numbers with a temporary ban on some forms of immigration, Mitch McConnell wants to hit pause on economic relief, and we answer some questions from listeners. Then former White House Chief Technology Officer Jason Goldman talks to Dan about how Joe Biden and Democrats can get creative with their digital strategy ahead of November.

  • “High on Bernie.”

    Apr 20 2020

    Trump encourages Trump supporters protesting against Trump’s social distancing guidelines, governors in both parties plead for help with testing, Congress nears a deal on another economic relief bill, and China becomes a 2020 issue. Then Senator Bernie Sanders talks to Jon and Jon about why our response to this economic crisis should be more ambitious, how progressive candidates can win, and what he hopes to see from Joe Biden.

  • “Dems in Array.”

    Apr 16 2020

    Democrats win a stunning upset in Wisconsin, Joe Biden wins the endorsements of Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren, and Data for Progress polling guru Charlotte Swasey joins Jon and Dan to break down brand new polling that details which arguments about Trump’s handling of the coronavirus are most persuasive to voters.

  • “Trump’s Grand Opening.”

    Apr 13 2020

    Trump reignites the debate over when to re-open the country against the advice of public health experts in his own administration, his campaign launches a Blame China strategy, and Democrats use their leverage to fight for a relief bill that helps workers and voters. Then Salon writer Amanda Marcotte talks to Tommy about her reporting on a sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden. Crooked non-medical masks, with proceeds going to the Coronavirus Relief Fund: crooked.com/store

  • “Biden v. Trump v. Coronavirus.”

    Apr 09 2020

    The general election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump begins as Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign, COVID-19 trutherism gets worse as Trump media tries to spin the death toll, and Democrats look for a way to make voting safe and easy despite opposition from Trump and his allies. Alex Wagner, the host of Crooked Media’s new podcast Six Feet Apart, joins to break down the news, and Stacey Abrams talks to Dan about protecting the right to vote, the coronavirus response, and 2020 veepstakes.Subs...more

  • “More Warren, less Kushner.”

    Apr 06 2020

    Donald Trump and Jared Kushner let the states fend for themselves, Republicans in Wisconsin fight Democratic efforts to make voting safer, and Bernie Sanders’s advisors encourage him to end his candidacy. Then Elizabeth Warren talks to Jon F. about her plans to fix our public health and economic crises, and how she’s thinking about the November election.Crooked has started a Coronavirus Relief Fund for organizations supporting food banks, health care workers, restaurant workers, seniors, kids wh...more

  • “New tone, who dis?”

    Apr 02 2020

    Donald Trump says he’ll have done a “great job” if the coronavirus death toll is between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans, some reporters praise his somber delivery of this news, and Nancy Pelosi begins to float ideas for a fourth economic relief bill as weekly jobless claims surpass six million. Then Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler talks to Jon about how he’s fighting to ensure a safe and fair election on April 7th, and the importance of voting by mail in November.Crooked has started a...more

  • “Ratings to die for.”

    Mar 30 2020

    The United States becomes the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump blames everyone but himself for the bungled response, and public health officials persuade him to abandon his Easter deadline. Then PBS's Yamiche Alcindor talks to Jon L. about covering the Trump White House during this crisis.Crooked has started a Coronavirus Relief Fund for organizations supporting food banks, health care workers, restaurant workers, seniors, kids who depend on school lunches, and others in need. Donate...more

  • “Give me GDP, or give me death.”

    Mar 26 2020

    The Senate passes the largest economic relief bill in history, Trump spreads the deadly lie that letting the virus run wild will boost the economy, and the daily White House briefings get record cable ratings. Then Governor Gretchen Whitmer talks to Dan about Michigan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.Crooked has started a Coronavirus Relief Fund for organizations supporting food banks, health care workers, restaurant workers, seniors, kids who depend on school lunches, and others in need. ...more

  • “Slush Fund Baby.”

    Mar 23 2020

    Trump refuses to force the production of life-saving medical equipment, Democrats fight to eliminate a corporate slush fund from Mitch McConnell’s stimulus bill, and the coronavirus pandemic upends the 2020 campaign. Then, health care workers share stories about how they’re grappling with this crisis.Crooked has started a Coronavirus Relief Fund for organizations supporting food banks, health care workers, restaurant workers, seniors, kids who depend on school lunches, and others in need. Donate...more

  • “Where are the tests?”

    Mar 19 2020

    Trump’s failures put the U.S. behind the rest of the world on testing, Congress debates the size and scope of the next economic relief package, and Joe Biden moves closer to clinching the Democratic nomination. Then Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, host of Crooked Media’s America Dissected, answers some of your questions about the coronavirus pandemic.Crooked has started a Coronavirus Relief Fund for organizations supporting food banks, health care workers, restaurant workers, seniors, kids who depend on sch...more

  • “The coronavirus debate.”

    Mar 16 2020

    Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders hold a very unusual debate amid the coronavirus crisis, governments close public places across America, Trump refuses to take responsibility for testing failures, and lawmakers work to pass economic relief. Then Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) talks to Tommy about Congress’s response to the pandemic.Have questions/comments/concerns? Text us at (323) 405-9944

  • “Trumpism fuels a pandemic.”

    Mar 12 2020

    Donald Trump’s disastrous Oval Office address fails to calm Americans, Republicans fight Democratic proposals to provide economic relief, Joe Biden inches closer to an insurmountable pledged delegate lead, and Bernie Sanders vows to debate on Sunday. Then Governor Gavin Newsom talks to Dan about what the state of California is doing to battle the coronavirus pandemic.Have questions/comments/concerns? Text us at (323) 405-9944

  • “Coronavirus doesn’t watch Fox News.”

    Mar 09 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic worsens and markets tank, Trump downplays the crisis and bungles the response, and Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders face off in another six states on Tuesday. Then North Carolina Senate candidate Cal Cunningham talks to Jon F. about his race to replace Republican Thom Tillis and flip the Senate. And the hosts of Crooked Media’s new podcast Hall of Shame, Rachel Bonetta and Rachna Fruchbom, talk to Jon L. about their first two episodes.Want some 2020 pep talks, the most impor...more

  • “Joe’s Super Tuesday.”

    Mar 04 2020

    Joe Biden’s victories on Super Tuesday mark the most dramatic political comeback in recent history, Bernie Sanders faces a tougher map and a need to expand his coalition, Mike Bloomberg ends his campaign, and Elizabeth Warren contemplates her future.

  • “Joementum!”

    Mar 02 2020

    Joe Biden scores a decisive victory in the South Carolina primary, causing Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and Tom Steyer to end their campaigns. As the last four candidates look to Super Tuesday, the Trump Administration continues to bungle the response to the growing threat of coronavirus. Then David Plouffe talks to Jon L. about what to watch for on Super Tuesday and his new book, A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump.

  • “A toxic and unhelpful affair.” (Debate recap special!)

    Feb 26 2020

    Jon, Jon and Tommy talk about the chaotic Democratic debate that went down in South Carolina just days ahead of the Palmetto State’s primary, and where the candidates stand with just a week to go until Super Tuesday.

  • “Getting tense out there!”

    Feb 25 2020

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the results of the Nevada caucuses and the ensuing freakout that Bernie Sanders is now the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic nomination.

  • “Honeymoon in Vegas.” (Debate recap special!)

    Feb 20 2020

    Jon, Jon, and Tommy break down the feistiest Democratic debate yet, hosted by NBC in Las Vegas, Nevada. Then Democratic candidate Jessica Cisneros talks to Tommy about her primary challenge to one of Congress's most conservative Democrats in Texas’s 28th district.

  • “Fear and Bloomberg in Las Vegas.”

    Feb 18 2020

    Democrats weigh how to confront Trump’s post-impeachment lawlessness, Mike Bloomberg buys himself and his record a lot of attention, and Bernie Sanders looks for another win in Nevada. Then Jon Ralston of the Nevada Independent talks to Jon F. about the caucus ground game and how he’s preparing to moderate the next Democratic debate.

  • “New Hampshire feels the Bern.”

    Feb 12 2020

    Bernie Sanders wins a narrow but crucial victory in New Hampshire, the rest of the candidates compete to be the Bernie alternative, and Donald Trump’s Tuesday massacre reminds us of the stakes in November.Then chip in to help build the much-needed ground game in battleground states: votesaveamerica.com/field

  • “Send your calculators to Manchester.”

    Feb 10 2020

    Democrats try to break out of the pack in the last debate before the New Hampshire primary, Joe Biden hits Pete Buttigieg on his experience, Bernie Sanders coasts, Mike Bloomberg rises, and Donald Trump hands Democrats a gift with his budget. Then Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager Faiz Shakir talks to Jon F. about their strategy for the rest of the primary.

  • “Get it together.”

    Feb 06 2020

    Iowa is still too close to call as the candidates try to break through in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney votes to convict as Trump is acquitted, and the President’s State of the Union should be a wake up call for Democrats. Then Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg talks to Dan about his post-Iowa strategy.

  • “Iowa, you had one job."

    Feb 05 2020

    As they wait for Iowa caucus results, Jon, Jon, Tommy and Dan talk about what went wrong in the first contest in the nomination process, what it means for the caucus moving forward and how the candidates move on from here, even as they learn more about the delegate counts.

  • "Secret poll results."

    Feb 03 2020

    Republicans block witnesses, sealing up President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. The Des Moines Register cancels its highly anticipated Iowa poll the weekend before the caucus. Then, Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan talk about what they've seen and heard observing candidates on the ground in Iowa over the past few days.

  • “Democracy dies with Dershowitz.”

    Jan 30 2020

    Trump's defense team argues that the President can do anything to get elected, Republicans close in on the votes to block witnesses, and a SuperPAC makes the case that Bernie isn’t electable. Then Senator Amy Klobuchar joins to talk about impeachment and her closing argument, and Crooked Media Content Chief Tanya Somanader discusses the new and improved VoteSaveAmerica.com

  • Iowa Episode 5: Voting is not enough

    Jan 28 2020

    In the final episode of this five-part series on the Iowa caucuses, we take you back to Iowa one last time for the final sprint before caucus day. We explore how impeachment is impacting the campaigns, attend events with major surrogates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and talk with Iowa elected officials about who they will endorse. Finally, we’ll walk you through the results of our exclusive Iowa poll, map out possible paths to victory for the leading candidates, and check in one last time with...more

  • “Bolton’s bombshell.”

    Jan 27 2020

    John Bolton’s explosive new book upends Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Adam Schiff joins to talk about what happens next, and Bernie Sanders extends his lead in Iowa as other candidates raise electability questions. Then Ezra Klein talks to Dan about his new book, “Why We’re Polarized.”

  • “Davos confessions.”

    Jan 23 2020

    Schiff makes the case against Trump, Trump confesses to obstruction and floats cuts to Medicare and Social Security in Davos, and Bernie gains momentum with less than two weeks until Iowa. Then Desmond Meade of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition talks to Dan about fighting the Republican effort to keep returning citizens from voting.

  • “Hillary endorses Bernie.”

    Jan 21 2020

    Trump’s lawyers kick off his impeachment trial by arguing that the President can’t be impeached, Mitch McConnell is forced to make concessions on the rules, Biden and Bernie tangle on Social Security, and the New York Times endorses Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. Then Chris Lidell-Westefeld talks to Tommy about his oral history of the 2008 Obama campaign.

  • “Bernie is my friend.” (Debate recap special!)

    Jan 16 2020

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan talk about Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and the final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses, hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines. BIG NEWS. Pod Save America is going on tour. Presale is January 15-17 using code CROOKED2020 and public on-sale is Saturday January 18. Get tickets: http://crooked.com/events 

  • “It's wide open!”

    Jan 13 2020

    The Trump Administration is caught lying about Iran, the public sours on the President’s handling of the crisis, and the Des Moines Register poll shows a very close race in Iowa between Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Joe Biden. Then Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement talks to Jon L. about climate change and the group's endorsement of Bernie Sanders.

  • The Wilderness, Season 2 (coming January 13, 2020)

    Jan 12 2020

    Jon Favreau looks for the path to victory in 2020 by talking to voters, strategists, organizers, and candidates in the battleground states that will decide the election.Subscribe to The Wilderness:Apple Podcasts: apple.co/thewildernessOther Podcast Platforms: crooked.com/thewilderness

  • “All is not well!”

    Jan 09 2020

    Trump gives his Mission Accomplished speech after a momentary pause in the crisis he started, Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans get ready to vote for a rigged impeachment trial, and the endorsements start piling up in the Democratic primary. Then Senator Elizabeth Warren talks to Jon about the Iran crisis and her campaign strategy in the weeks before Iowa.

  • “A little noise from Iran.”

    Jan 06 2020

    Trump starts a new conflict in the Middle East by assassinating an Iranian general, John Bolton says he’s willing to testify in the Senate impeachment trial, and the primary is too close to call with less than 30 days until Iowa. Then Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) talks to Tommy about what Congress can do to restrain Trump’s actions towards Iran.

  • “Resolutions of the Pod for 2020.”

    Dec 30 2019

    In their second annual New Year’s resolutions pod, Jon, Jon, and Tommy react to resolutions from some of your favorite 2020 candidates. Then they hold themselves accountable for the resolutions they made a year ago - and make new resolutions for the big year ahead in 2020.

  • “Holiday mailbag!”

    Dec 26 2019

    Jon F. and Dan answer your questions on 2020, the Senate, campaign finance, their top Spotify picks, and more.

  • “Whine cave.” (Debate recap special!)

    Dec 20 2019

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan talk about the impeachment of Donald Trump and the final Democratic debate of 2019, hosted by PBS and POLITICO in Los Angeles, California.

  • “A jury of Trump’s peers.”

    Dec 16 2019

    The House prepares to impeach Donald Trump as new polling shows an uptick in support, Chuck Schumer tries to prevent Mitch McConnell from rigging the Senate trial, and the Democratic presidential candidates prepare for their final debate of 2019.

  • “The Do Something Democrats.”

    Dec 12 2019

    Democrats are on the verge of voting to impeach Donald Trump and to approve his trade deal, Bernie Sanders is underestimated, Joe Biden contemplates serving one term, and Pete Buttigieg releases his McKinsey clients. Then Mike Isaac of the New York Times talks to Dan about Uber, Facebook, and tech industry culture.

  • Iowa Episode 4: The final sprint

    Dec 10 2019

    In episode four of this five-part series on the Iowa caucuses, we take you behind the scenes as the campaigns prepare for one of the biggest nights of the primary season, the Liberty and Justice Dinner. Obama’s speech at the event back in 2007 gave his candidacy an enormous boost, but we’ll explain why the evening is as much about what you say as how well you’ve organized. Then we’ll consider proposals to change the primary process that would reduce Iowa’s influence as we continue to wrestle wit...more

  • “Devin’s Gate.”

    Dec 09 2019

    Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to discuss the Inspector General’s report, Donald Trump’s response to the shooting in Pensacola, Joe Biden’s confrontation with an Iowa voter, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg’s transparency debate, and Michael Bloomberg’s massive ad buy.

  • “A global laughingstock.”

    Dec 05 2019

    House Democrats prepare to draft articles of impeachment, Trump embarrasses himself and America at NATO, and Kamala Harris ends her presidential campaign. Then Senator Cory Booker talks to Jon about his strategy to make the December debate and build momentum ahead of Iowa.

  • Iowa Episode 3: Endorsements, surrogates and criticisms of Iowa

    Dec 03 2019

    In episode three of this five-part miniseries on the Iowa caucuses, we dive into the all-important race to lock down the state’s key endorsements. These campaign surrogates, always critical, loom particularly large for the five US Senators running who may have to spend the bulk of January in impeachment hearings. We’ll also dig into all the criticisms of the Iowa caucuses, from the demographics of the state to the charge that the caucuses themselves are undemocratic. Plus: a ukulele. The series ...more

  • “The Great Impeachment Bake Off.”

    Dec 02 2019

    The next phase of impeachment begins as the Judiciary Committee plans hearings, the 2020 primary is wide open with two months until Iowa, and Pete Buttigieg debates his opponents over free college.

  • “Thanksgiving mailbag.”

    Nov 27 2019

    Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer your questions on impeachment, 2020, politics, Thanksgiving, and more. Then Ady Barkan checks in with Jon F. about his endorsement of Elizabeth Warren and his fight to achieve Medicare for All.

  • Iowa Episode 2: The history and the rules

    Nov 26 2019

    In episode two of this five-part miniseries on the Iowa caucuses hosted by Tommy Vietor and produced by Pineapple Street Studios, we’ll learn how violence at the 1968 Democratic National Convention led to Iowa becoming the first contest of the campaign season. We’ll take you to a house party with undecided voters and to an actual caucus location from 2016 to explain how the process works. And we’ll watch field organizers in action and learn how they hustle to get Iowans to commit to caucus.

  • “Everyone was in the loop."

    Nov 25 2019

    The impeachment inquiry moves to a new phase, Republican Congressman Devin Nunes may be implicated in the scandal he’s supposed to be investigating, and Michael Bloomberg officially enters the Democratic primary. Then Democratic digital strategist Tara McGowan talks to Dan about why Democrats need to focus more on digital advertising.

  • “All that pizzazz.” (Debate recap special!)

    Nov 21 2019

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down a week of pizzazz-filled impeachment hearings and the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Iowa Episode 1: The Stakes

    Nov 19 2019

    This is the first episode of a five-part miniseries on the Iowa caucuses hosted by Tommy Vietor and produced by Pineapple Street Studios. In episode one, Tommy looks back at Barack Obama's 2008 Iowa operation to explain how he won, how that victory propelled him to the White House, and why Obama says his Iowa caucus victory was more meaningful than the night he was elected president. Tommy also heads to the Iowa State Fair to talk with 2020 candidates and introduces you to some young campaign fi...more

  • “He loves your ass.”

    Nov 18 2019

    Rep. Adam Schiff joins to break down all of the latest impeachment news, Pete Buttigieg takes the lead in Iowa, and Elizabeth Warren offers her own Medicare for All plan. Then Senator Sherrod Brown talks to Jon F. about impeachment, health care, and his new book, Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America. 

  • “Welcome to the Schiff-show.”

    Nov 14 2019

    Bill Taylor drops a bombshell on the first day of the impeachment hearings while Republicans peddle conspiracies, Democratic presidential candidates prepare to be Senate jurors, and Deval Patrick enters the primary. Then former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal offers his legal and Constitutional analysis of the hearing and talks about his new book, “Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump.”

  • On The Ground in Iowa (coming 11/19)

    Nov 12 2019

    A five episode limited series by Pod Save America host Tommy Vietor on the Iowa Caucuses. Tommy takes the listener to Iowa to spend time with the candidates, staffers and undecided voters who will determine who wins. Tommy will explain why Iowa is first, how the caucuses work, and try to figure out what it takes to win. And finally he'll explore the question: is this really the best way to pick a president?New episodes drop on Tuesdays right here in the Pod Save America feed. Produced in partner...more

  • “Lights, camera, impeachment!”

    Nov 11 2019

    Democrats and Republicans telegraph their strategies for the first public impeachment hearings, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg prepares to enter the Democratic primary. Then veterans’ advocate Paul Rieckhoff talks to Tommy about veterans policy and how America treats those who serve.

  • “The greatest defeat in history.”

    Nov 07 2019

    Democrats win big victories in Virginia and Kentucky, a new Crooked Media/Change PollerCoaster 2020 survey shows majority support for impeachment, and the Medicare for All debate between Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden gets heated. Then Run for Something’s Amanda Litman talks to Dan about all the new candidates who won on Tuesday.

  • “Fighting words in Des Moines.”

    Nov 04 2019

    The House prepares for the public phase of impeachment, Republicans move towards a defense of foreign interference, and the Democratic candidates make their best case to Iowa voters as the race gets incredibly close. Then Brian Beutler talks to Jon F. about Crooked Media’s new podcast on the impeachment process, Rubicon.

  • "Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Impeachment Inferno."

    Oct 31 2019

    The House of Representatives votes to endorse the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, a parade of the President’s employees testify against him, and the Democratic candidates descend on Des Moines for the biggest event of the Iowa caucuses.

  • “Trump’s crack legal team.”

    Oct 28 2019

    President Trump announces the death of the Islamic State’s leader in the most Trump way possible. A federal judge gives a boost to the House’s impeachment inquiry. And Jon L. and Dan examine what Joe Biden’s apparent shift on Super PACs says about his campaign. Then, What a Day co-hosts Akilah Hughes and Gideon Resnick join Jon to talk about Rep. Katie Hill’s resignation from Congress.

  • Announcing: What A Day

    Oct 28 2019

    “What A Day,” Crooked Media’s new daily news podcast, is here! Hosted by comedian Akilah Hughes and politics reporter Gideon Resnick, “What A Day” cuts through the chaos and crimes to break down the biggest news of the day, help you understand what matters, and how you can fix it—all in 15 minutes or less. New episodes come out every morning, Monday through Friday, at 5 a.m. Eastern. Subscribe and listen wherever you get your podcasts.apple.co/whatadaycrooked.com/whataday

  • “PizzaGaetz.”

    Oct 24 2019

    New testimony from the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine all but assures the president will be impeached, while House Republicans stage a pizza sit-in to disrupt the ongoing impeachment inquiry. Jon F. and Dan also examine why some Democratic donors are freaking out about the party's current slate of potential presidential nominees, the importance of digital advertising to the race, and Elizabeth Warren's next moves on Medicare for All.

  • “Pierre Delecto, Welcome to the Resistance.”

    Oct 21 2019

    Trump cancels his plan to host the G7 at his struggling hotel amid growing Republican criticism on everything from Ukraine to Syria, Pete Buttigieg is making moves in Iowa, and AOC endorses Bernie. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes joins as a guest co-host, and then Susan Rice chats with Tommy and Ben about her new book, Tough Love.

  • “Plans vs. Pipe Dreams.” (Debate recap special!)

    Oct 17 2019

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down all the highs and lows of the fourth and largest Democratic debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times in Westerville, Ohio.

  • “Yovanovitch-hunt.”

    Oct 14 2019

    Multiple Trump officials agree to testify for the impeachment inquiry, Trump’s call with Erdogan leads to disaster in Syria, and the Democratic candidates prepare for their fourth and largest debate yet. Then Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow talks to Jon Lovett about his new book, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators. 

  • “Maddow!”

    Oct 10 2019

    Rachel Maddow joins as guest co-host to talk about the White House announcement that they intend to obstruct the impeachment inquiry, Trump’s decision to abandon our Kurdish allies, and Facebook’s refusal to pull down false ads about Joe Biden. Then we talk to Rachel about her new book, Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth.

  • “Where is the line?”

    Oct 08 2019

    New evidence and whistleblowers further incriminate the President, Republicans are running out of believable excuses, and Joe Biden’s campaign weighs the best response. Then Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub talks to Jon about the crime of soliciting foreign interference in a U.S. election.(Production note: Dan's takes are recorded via phone this episode due to technical difficulties.)

  • “Ukraine, if you’re listening.”

    Oct 03 2019

    Trump commits the impeachable offenses he’s accused of on live television, Congress subpoenas the White House and its Cabinet co-conspirators, and our latest PollerCoaster 2020 shows that Arizona is a top-tier battleground state. Then Congressman Jamie Raskin talks to Dan about the Judiciary Committee’s next steps on impeachment, and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed talks to Jon about the new Crooked Media podcast he’s hosting, America Dissected.Subscribe to Crooked's new podcast America Dissected: http://app...more

  • “Drunk dialing for kompromat.” (LIVE from Seattle!)

    Sep 30 2019

    New polls show a majority of Americans now support an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, while the President’s campaign hones a re-election message based in conspiracy and grievance. Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and VICE News’ Shawna Thomas on stage in Seattle, Washington. Subscribe to Crooked's new podcast America Dissected: http://apple.co/americadissectedDonate to Fair Fight 2020: http://votesaveamerica.com/fairfight

  • "Big Liddle’ Lies." (LIVE from Portland!)

    Sep 29 2019

    House Democrats get moving on an impeachment strategy as a cascade of news reports sheds light on even more potentially impeachable behavior by President Trump and his goon squad. Student climate activist Ella Shriner joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan and Shawna Thomas of Vice News on stage in Portland, Oregon. 

  • “Do us a favor, though.” (LIVE from San Jose)

    Sep 27 2019

    Donald Trump becomes the 4th U.S. President to face impeachment as an explosive whistleblower report is released, the Director of National Intelligence testifies, and Nancy Pelosi launches a formal impeachment inquiry. Housing activist Candice Elder joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Jessica Yellin on stage in San Jose, California. 

  • “Rudy likes club drugs.” (LIVE from Las Vegas!)

    Sep 23 2019

    The President admits to using the powers of his office to target Joe Biden and his son by pressuring the Ukrainian government to fabricate a scandal, and the Des Moines Register poll shows Elizabeth Warren leading the Democratic field for the first time. Then former UN Ambassador Samantha Power talks to Jon F. and Tommy about her life as a journalist, activist, and public servant. Subscribe to America Dissected with Abdul El Sayed: apple.co/americadissectedVolunteer for Voter Registration Day: v...more

  • “Whistle while you spy.”

    Sep 19 2019

    Trump promises a foreign leader something so alarming that an intelligence staffer becomes a whistleblower, Corey Lewandowski launches his Senate campaign during an impeachment hearing, and the President wages war on California. Then Obama campaign manager David Plouffe joins Jon and Dan to talk about the 2020 election and his new podcast, Campaign HQ.

  • “Fair Fight 2020!”

    Sep 16 2019

    An attack on Saudi Arabia leads to Trump saber-rattling on Iran, new allegations surface against Brett Kavanaugh, the United Nations convenes a Climate Action Summit next week, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren avoid direct confrontation, and Crooked Media partners with Stacey Abrams to fund Fair Fight 2020. Then Politico’s Natasha Bertrand talks to Tommy about the news that the President may have used government resources to prop up his struggling hotels. Learn more about our partnership with Fair...more

  • “Joe, put your records on.” (Debate recap special!)

    Sep 16 2019

    Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the highlights, lowlights, and weird jokes from the third Democratic primary debate hosted by ABC in Houston, Texas.

  • “Taliban sleepovers and midnight cat videos.”

    Sep 09 2019

    The President cancels secret negotiations with the Taliban in between tweeting cat videos, the House investigates whether the Defense Department has been propping up Trump’s businesses, and Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders start to pull away from the pack. Then Ady Barkan talks to Jon F. about his new video series on health care and his new memoir, Eyes to the Wind, which you can get at beaherofund.com.

  • “High crimes and weather map misdemeanors.”

    Sep 05 2019

    The House's impeachment inquiry ambles on as Trump’s crimes pile up, a North Carolina special election looms, and the Democratic presidential candidates talk about the climate crisis for seven hours on CNN.

  • 2020: Bill de Blasio on taxing the rich and rooting for the Red Sox

    Sep 04 2019

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joins Jon L. to talk about staying in the race, running a city, achieving universal pre-K, beefing with Cuomo, and why he's still a Red Sox fan.

  • “Trump’s lost summer.”

    Sep 04 2019

    Trump caps off a lost summer by golfing and rage-tweeting through a hurricane, and a debate begins about which states are most important in 2020. Then political strategists David Axelrod and Mike Murphy, co-hosts of the Hacks On Tap podcast, talk to Jon F. about the Democratic primary and upcoming debate.

  • "Our lawless, wall-less president."

    Aug 29 2019

    Alyssa Mastromonaco and Jon L. discuss reports that Trump has promised pardons if aides break the law to build his border wall, the winnowing of the Democratic presidential field, and a new Senate seat opening in Georgia. Then, Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley joins to discuss the House, the Squad, and the fight for gun control and policies rooted in empathy.

  • "Nuke the Hurricane."

    Aug 26 2019

    Trump makes an enemy of China and the chairman of the Fed while the Amazon rainforest continues to burn, Trump gets a new primary challenger, and the next Democratic debate might take place over two nights. Then, Dan talks to Ben Wikler, the chair of the Wisconsin Democratic party, about the organizing that is already going on in the state.

  • “The Chosen One.”

    Aug 22 2019

    Donald Trump has a meltdown for the ages that includes snubbing Denmark because they refused to sell him Greenland, accusing American Jews of stupidity and disloyalty, caving to the NRA, and blaming everyone else for an economy that Trump says is the greatest. Then Stacey Abrams talks to Dan about her new effort to fight voter suppression and expand democracy.

  • “Vote Save The Greek.” (LIVE from LA!)

    Aug 19 2019

    The Democratic primary is relatively stable heading into the fall campaign, voters are still trying to define electability, and Stacey Abrams passes on 2020 to focus on protecting the right to vote. Jemele Hill of The Atlantic joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Amanda Seales joins for a special edition of OK Stop, and Maggie Rogers, Jim James and Best Coast play a round of Pollercoaster Tycoon: Family Feud Edition.

  • “AOC calls BS.”

    Aug 15 2019

    Our new Wisconsin poll shows Trump's strengths and vulnerabilities in a pivotal state, the economy shows warning signs of a possible recession, and the White House shows once again that their re-election strategy involves racist policies. Then Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks to Jon about immigration, race, the Green New Deal, and Democratic messaging.

  • “Impeachment: we’re in it.”

    Aug 12 2019

    Trump says he’s open to background check legislation, House Democrats announce they’re in the middle of an impeachment inquiry, Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide is investigated, and the media focuses on Joe Biden’s latest gaffes. Then Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell talks to Jon L. about impeachment, immigration, and more. 

  • “America’s grief vs. Trump’s grievances.”

    Aug 08 2019

    The President lashed out at multiple politicians and media figures while visiting mass shooting victims in Dayton and El Paso, Democrats in Congress make a renewed push for gun safety, and a number of House Republicans are heading for the exits before 2020. Then the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer talks to Dan about Fox News.

  • “8chan in the White House.”

    Aug 05 2019

    A white nationalist terror attack in El Paso, Texas and a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio focus the country’s attention on the President’s racism and America’s gun violence crisis. Then Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke talks to Jon F. about the terrorist attack on his hometown and what we can do about the threat of white nationalism.

  • “Go to Pod Save America 3-0-3-3-0.” (Debate recap special!)

    Aug 01 2019

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down all the highs and lows of the second set of Democratic primary debates hosted by CNN in Detroit, Michigan.

  • “Charm city offensive.”

    Aug 01 2019

    The President trashes the city of Baltimore because Rep. Elijah Cummings criticized his immigration policies, Trump advisors are telling reporters that racism is a good political strategy, the House Judiciary Committee effectively begins an impeachment inquiry, and 20 Democratic candidates prepare for the second round of debates. Then Pod Save the People’s DeRay Mckesson talks to Tommy about Trump’s criticism of his hometown.

  • 2020: Bernie Sanders on democratic socialism and Cardi B

    Jul 26 2019

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders sits down with Jon F. to talk about why he feels he's uniquely prepared to lead a movement for change in the 2020 presidential election, his Medicare for All plan, his strategy for getting an agenda through Congress and whether Cardi B will perform at his inauguration.

  • “Mueller: The Season Finale.”

    Jul 25 2019

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies for six hours before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, Democratic leaders remain hesitant on impeachment, and Joe Biden gets scrappy with his opponents over health care and criminal justice reform. Then House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff talks to Jon F. about the Mueller hearing and impeachment.

  • “The Jackson Pollock of racism.”

    Jul 22 2019

    Trump doubles down on his racist attack, the Administration proposes further restrictions on refugees and asylum-seekers, and the President heads into 2020 with an electoral college advantage. Then Adam Serwer of the Atlantic talks to Jon L. about Trumpism and the battle for a multiracial democracy.

  • “Jerry Nadler’s Revenge!” (LIVE from Salt Lake City)

    Jul 19 2019

    The House inches closer to impeachment after Trump’s racist week, CNN selects the Democratic debate lineups with an NBA lottery-style drawing, and Stacy Stanford from the Utah Health Policy Project joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Erin Ryan on stage in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • “Get Mitch Or Die Trying.” (LIVE from Denver)

    Jul 18 2019

    The House votes to condemn the President’s racism, Mitch McConnell’s job and the Senate are up for grabs in 2020, and Governor Jared Polis joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Erin Ryan on stage in Denver, Colorado. Check out: votesaveamerica.com/getmitch

  • “Racist Hall of Fame.”

    Jul 16 2019

    The President tells four Democratic Congresswomen of color to go back to the countries where they came from, House Democrats continue their intraparty feud, and Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders debate their health care plans. Then Politico’s Tim Alberta talks to Jon F. about his new book on how Donald Trump took over the Republican Party.

  • "Megan Rapinoe!!!" (BONUS episode)

    Jul 12 2019

    Jon, Jon and Tommy sit down with World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe for a special bonus episode. They chat about her team’s triumph, her beef with Donald Trump, and how she’s using her platform to fight for pay equity and LGBT rights.

  • “A prison of political caution.”

    Jul 11 2019

    The Affordable Care Act is in legal jeopardy, House Democrats argue over how to handle the latest Trump scandals, Tom Steyer runs for president, and our new PollerCoaster results show a 5-way tie for first. Then Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib joins to talk about Nancy Pelosi, impeachment, and the humanitarian crisis at our border.

  • “Dems in disarray!”

    Jul 08 2019

    Trump looks for a new rationale to rig the Census, Nancy Pelosi triggers an intraparty skirmish, Joe Biden goes for a campaign reset, and Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren shake up the primary. Then attorney Warren Binford talks to Tommy about her interviews with migrant children at the detention center in Clint, Texas.

  • “The empty National Mall in Trump’s heart.” (July 4th Mailbag)

    Jul 04 2019

    Jon and Dan answer your questions about Trump’s jingoistic July 4th, 2020 strategy, Medicare for All vs. Medicare for America, Ivanka’s foreign trip, and the Sixers free agency moves. Then Texas activist Marcel McClinton talks to Tommy about his decision to run for the Houston City Council right after graduating high school.

  • 2020: Michael Bennet on fixing Washington and defeating Mitch McConnell

    Jul 02 2019

    Dan talks to Colorado Senator Michael Bennet about the threats facing our democracy, what he’ll do to fix Washington, our immigration system, and how he plans to get to universal health care. Plus, his take on fighting back against a partisan judiciary.

  • “A largely accurate affair.”

    Jul 01 2019

    The President kisses the asses of three different murderous dictators during his trip abroad, Kamala Harris is having a moment, Joe Biden is having some issues, and strategists and pundits are worried that the Democratic Party is moving too far to the left. Then Ari Berman of Mother Jones talks to Jon Lovett about the Supreme Court’s gerrymandering decision.

  • “Girlfriend, you are so on.” (Debate recap special!)

    Jun 28 2019

    Twenty Democratic candidates debate over the course of two nights in Miami, and Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down who helped themselves, who didn’t, and what comes next.

  • 2020: Steve Bullock on winning back Trump voters and making dad jokes

    Jun 27 2019

    Jon talks to Montana Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Steve Bullock about getting dark money out of politics, making college and health care more affordable, and why he loves a “good” dad joke. 

  • “Fear and electability in Miami.”

    Jun 25 2019

    Tensions with Iran grow as the President threatens obliteration, the U.S. government is holding young children in inhumane detention facilities, and Trump is accused of rape. Then Change Research co-founder Pat Reilly and Jon, Jon, and Tommy break down the results of the very first poll in the Crooked Media/Change Research PollerCoaster 2020 series.

  • 2020: Beto O’Rourke on Biden, Iran and the puppy primary

    Jun 21 2019

    Tommy talks to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke about why he thinks he can win, what President O’Rourke would do on day one, recent comments by Joe Biden, lots and lots of policy and why his dog Artemis should be leading the pack.

  • “Trump on shuffle.”

    Jun 20 2019

    The President reprises his greatest hits from 2016 at his 2020 re-election kickoff, Joe Biden struggles to keep up with politics in 2019, and Bernie Sanders feels the heat from Elizabeth Warren’s rise. Then Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) talks to Dan about her decision to come out in favor of beginning an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s abuse of power.

  • “'Tis the season for virtual treason.”

    Jun 17 2019

    Trump offers up a smorgasbord of delusional buffoonery over the weekend, his Administration saber-rattles with Iran, the Democratic debate lineup is set, and Elizabeth Warren surges to the top of the field. Then Senator Harry Reid talks to Jon F. about impeachment and the state of the Senate, and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar joins us for a game about student debt from our Minneapolis show on June 7th.

  • 2020: Andrew Yang on the universal basic income and why he hates the penny

    Jun 14 2019

    Tommy talks to Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang about why he feels a universal basic income is necessary as more jobs are automated, how he'd get his agenda through Congress, and why he feels America needs to leave the penny behind.

  • “Norway, if you’re listening.”

    Jun 13 2019

    The President says he’d accept foreign assistance to win in 2020, Democrats hold contempt votes over the Census scandal, Joe Biden and Donald Trump tear into each other, and Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders deliver two big speeches. Then Congresswoman Ilhan Omar talks to Ana Marie Cox about her new plan to relieve student debt.

  • “Welcome to the Panderdome.” (LIVE from Des Moines)

    Jun 10 2019

    Trump caves on his Mexican trade war, and the race to win Iowa brings 19 Democratic candidates to Cedar Rapids. Des Moines Register pollster Ann Selzer joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Connie Schultz on stage in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • "You can run but you can’t Hyde.” (LIVE from Chicago)

    Jun 07 2019

    Trump’s trade war threatens the economy, Elizabeth Warren calls for a new economic patriotism, and Joe Biden reverses his position on the Hyde amendment. Illinois Congressional candidate Marie Newman joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Brittany Packnett on stage at the Chicago Theater. 

  • “Donald Trump, Diplomat.”

    Jun 03 2019

    Trump spends the weekend picking fights with our biggest trading partner (Mexico) and our closest ally (the U.K.), the mass shooting in Virginia Beach puts gun control proposals back in the spotlight, and the Democratic candidates for president descend on California to make their case. Then London Mayor Sadiq Khan talks to Tommy about Trump’s U.K. visit, and Cherokee journalist and activist Rebecca Nagle talks to Tommy about her new podcast, This Land.

  • 2020: Marianne Williamson on big truths and moral outrage

    May 31 2019

    Author and activist Marianne Williamson joins Jon Favreau to discuss her bid for president, the difference between moral outrage and anger, getting money out of politics, and why she wants to establish a Department of Peace. Plus, her take on the role of spirituality in politics.

  • “A dirty, filthy, disgusting word.”

    May 30 2019

    Robert Mueller sends an unmistakable message to Congress about impeachment, more Democrats announce their support for an inquiry, the DNC changes its requirements for the fall debates, and Elizabeth Warren’s strategy pays off. Then Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and show runner David Mandel talk to Jon, Jon, and Tommy about politics and comedy in the Trump Era.

  • 2020: Amy Klobuchar on winning the Midwest and working with Republicans

    May 29 2019

    Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar sits down with Dan to discuss what she brings to the 2020 race. They talk climate change, her plan to prioritize mental health, whether Congress should open an impeachment inquiry, and how she’ll use humor to campaign against Trump.

  • “The world’s assignment editor.”

    May 28 2019

    The President sides with a murderous tyrant over advisors and allies, the Attorney General targets Trump’s political enemies, and the Democratic candidates fight for media attention in a crowded field. Then ACLU attorney Chase Strangio talks to Jon L. about the Trump administration’s most recent attempt to roll back civil rights for transgender Americans. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • "Trumper Tantrum."

    May 23 2019

    The president “storms” out of another meeting with Democrats in the Oval Office. The House inches closer to an impeachment inquiry. And a new analysis of the 2018 midterms sheds light on the challenges up ahead in 2020. Then Rebecca Traister, author and writer at-large for New York Magazine and The Cut, joins Jon F. to talk about the recent wave of state laws threatening reproductive rights and what’s at stake in next year’s elections. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets n...more

  • “Pod Save The Realm.” (Game of Thrones bonus!)

    May 21 2019

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Priyanka discuss the finale episode of Game of Thrones and look back on the politics of the series.

  • “Republican(s) for Impeachment.” (LIVE from DC!)

    May 20 2019

    Justin Amash becomes the first Republican Congressman to say that the President crossed the threshold for impeachment, and Joe Biden says that Democrats don’t want an angry candidate. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Goldie Taylor join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage at the Anthem Theater in Washington, DC.

  • "Half past a Handmaid’s Tale.” (LIVE from Brooklyn)

    May 17 2019

    Alabama Republicans pass the most extreme abortion ban in history, John Bolton tries to start a war with Iran, and Montana Governor Steve Bullock and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio round out the 23-candidate field for the Democratic nomination. Then New York Attorney General Letitia James joins Tommy, Jon, Jon, Dan, and Akilah Hughes on stage at Kings Theater in Brooklyn.Audio note: At 13:01, Jon Favreau's microphone temporarily cuts out in the discussion about the Alabama abortion law. For c...more

  • “Joementum.”

    May 13 2019

    Joe Biden’s frontrunner status changes the dynamic of the Democratic primary, and Donald Trump threatens to abuse his power in order to derail the former Vice President’s candidacy. Then Senator Brian Schatz joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Priyanka in studio to talk about impeachment, the Senate, the primary, and take some listener questions. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • 2020: Eric Swalwell on gun control and being bold

    May 10 2019

    Tommy talks with Congressman Eric Swalwell about gun control, what it means to be bold in his campaign, his work on the intelligence committee and how he plans to win over his Trump-supporting family.

  • “A contest of sick burns.”

    May 09 2019

    The President's blanket defiance of Congressional oversight plunges the country into a constitutional crisis, the New York Times discovers that Trump avoided income tax by declaring a billion dollars of business loses, and Kamala Harris tries to reset her campaign by going after Trump. Then Stacey Abrams talks to Dan about fighting voter suppression and whether she’ll run for president. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “Killing it on the economy.”

    May 06 2019

    The President coddles Putin on future election sabotage, the White House says they’re killing it on the economy, Nancy Pelosi believes Democrats need to own the center-left, and the electability debate rages in America and Westeros. Then digital strategist Tara McGowan talks to Tommy about which candidates are spending most on digital ads and why that’s so important.

  • 2020: John Hickenlooper on brewing beer and winning purple states

    May 03 2019

    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper talks with Jon Favreau about his life as a brewpub owner, his strategy for winning over Republicans, his plans to combat climate change and deal with automation, and what it’s like to govern in times of tragedy and crisis.

  • “Legislative cosplay.”

    May 02 2019

    William Barr lies to Congress and angers Bob Mueller, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer decide to play along with the latest Infrastructure Week, and Democrats are in need of Senate candidates for 2020. Then Senator Bernie Sanders talks to Tommy about the Senate vote to end America's support for the war in Yemen, and activist Ady Barkan talks to Jon about his appearance at the first-ever Congressional hearing on Medicare for All. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crook...more

  • 2020: Tim Ryan on the working class and yoga

    Apr 30 2019

    Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan sits down with Dan Pfeiffer at Crooked HQ in Los Angeles to discuss his economic agenda, how Democrats can retake the Midwest and his passion for mindfulness.

  • “The pundit gap.”

    Apr 29 2019

    Another white nationalist targets a synagogue in California, voters believe Trump is guilty of obstruction but aren’t ready for impeachment, and Beto O’Rourke rolls out the first detailed climate plan of the 2020 campaign. Then former Obama pollster Cornell Belcher talks to Jon F. about the state of the race, and what Democratic voters are looking for. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • 2020: Seth Moulton On Patriotism And Beating Trump On National Security

    Apr 26 2019

    Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton joins Tommy Vietor to discuss the threat of nuclear war, his time in the Marine Corps and the need for a new generation of leadership in the White House.

  • “Make America 2016 Again?”

    Apr 25 2019

    The President ignores the law and Congress in an effort to shut down further investigations, the federal government is woefully unprepared for future election sabotage, and former Vice President Joe Biden officially enters the Democratic primary. Then Mother Jones’s Ari Berman talks to Dan about the Supreme Court case over Trump’s effort to rig the Census in favor of Republicans. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “Impeach ‘em if you got ‘em.”

    Apr 23 2019

    Congress debates whether to begin impeachment proceedings against the President, Elizabeth Warren proposes free college and student debt relief, and Seth Moulton enters the field. Then Jessica Yellin, author of Savage News, joins to talk about political media coverage in the Trump Era. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • 2020: Kirsten Gillibrand on Medicare for All and speaking truths (From Jan. 22)

    Apr 22 2019

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sits down with Jon Favreau to talk about Medicare for All, building a green economy, immigration, and more. (Previously released on January 22, 2019)

  • “This is the end of my presidency. I’m f*cked.”

    Apr 18 2019

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report is finally public, and it’s not great! Politico’s Natasha Bertrand joins to talk about all the explosive revelations, the fallout, and what comes next. Then we discuss Bernie Sanders’s decision to hold a Fox News town hall, and hear from comedian Chelsea Handler about her crush on Robert Mueller and her political awakening.

  • 2020: Kamala Harris on American identity and secret recipes

    Apr 17 2019

    California Senator Kamala Harris talks with Jon Favreau about her record as a District Attorney and Attorney General, how she’d get her priorities through Congress, what drives her crazy about the Democratic Party, and her views on immigration, health care, Israel, and more.

  • 2020: Jay Inslee on climate change and beating Donald Trump

    Apr 16 2019

    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joins Dan Pfeiffer from the campaign trail in New Hampshire to talk about why climate change is the defining issue of his presidential campaign, what he’s learned from running a state government and his plan to beat Donald Trump.

  • “Live Free or Run for President.” (LIVE in New Hampshire)

    Apr 15 2019

    Trump and conservatives target Ilhan Omar, red states restrict abortion, Mayor Pete’s meteoric rise continues, Cory Booker kicks off his campaign in Newark, and the new primary calendar may have unintended effects. Washington Governor Jay Inslee joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Alyssa Mastromonaco live on stage in Concord, New Hampshire.  Check out more Pod Save America tour dates for 2019: crooked.com/events.

  • "Fascist cosplay." (LIVE in Boston)

    Apr 12 2019

    Trump embraces lawlessness on immigration, congressional Democrats press for Trump's tax returns, and the 2020 candidates hit the trail in an economy that is growing while growing more unequal. Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan and Demos's Heather McGhee live on stage in Boston. 

  • 2020: Elizabeth Warren on dogs and capitalism (From Feb. 21, 2019)

    Apr 11 2019

    Senator Elizabeth Warren sits down with Tommy to talk about Medicare for All, climate change, Venezuela, Israel, and more. (Previously released on Feb. 21, 2019)

  • “Chaos is a ladder.”

    Apr 08 2019

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is fired because she’s not extreme enough on immigration, Trump courts Jewish voters while accusing them of dual loyalty, Nancy Pelosi counsels pragmatism while predicting a House victory in 2020, and another 40 candidates enter the Democratic primary. Then Nobel Peace Prize nominee Amanda Nguyen talks to Tommy about building effective social movements. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. 

  • 2020: Julián Castro on Immigration and Beyonce

    Apr 05 2019

    Tommy interviews former San Antonio Mayor and HUD Secretary Julián Castro about his 2020 bid. They discuss immigration, Puerto Rico, housing policy, why Democrats have underperformed with Latino voters and how he plans to make the debates and win. On foreign policy, they discuss the rise of white extremists, whether Saudi Arabia is still an ally, China's muslim reeducation camps, North Korea and Beyonce.

  • “The clouds have not lifted.”

    Apr 04 2019

    Trump announces that 2020 will be about health care, Mueller’s team starts leaking, House Democrats fire their subpoena cannons, Wisconsin signals trouble ahead, and Bernie Sanders leads the field in fundraising and polling. Then former White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett talks to Jon about her new book, “Finding My Voice.” Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “Mueller purgatory.”

    Apr 01 2019

    Barr’s summary hasn’t moved public opinion, Democrats haul out the subpoena cannon, Trump returns to demagoguing immigrants, Mulvaney’s political instincts are awful, and all the latest 2020 news. Then Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen talks to Jon Lovett about the latest legal assault on women’s health.

  • “Peak stupid.”

    Mar 28 2019

    Trumpworld and the Washington media make sweeping conclusions over a report they’ve never seen, Democrats pivot to health care after the Trump Administration declines to defend the Affordable Care Act in court, and Democrats work to counter Trump’s 2020 message that they’re radical extremists. Then Andrew Gillum talks to Dan about his new effort to register voters in Florida and turn the state blue in 2020. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “No exoneration.”

    Mar 25 2019

    Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara joins to walk through Attorney General William Barr’s 4-page summary of Robert Mueller’s final report, as we talk about what it all means and what comes next. Then we discuss Kirsten Gillibrand’s announcement speech, Bernie Sanders’s big rallies and mosque visit, and Kamala Harris’s new plan to increase teacher pay. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “The Electoral College is f*cking stupid.”

    Mar 21 2019

    2020 candidates embrace a host of democratic reforms to give more people a bigger voice, Donald Trump eagerly awaits Robert Mueller’s report, Democrats work to maintain enthusiasm ahead of 2020, and Joe Biden strategizes about fundraising and a potential running mate. Then Congresswoman Lauren Underwood sits down with Jon Lovett about the change a new generation is bringing to the House. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • 2020: Cory Booker on radical love and the filibuster

    Mar 20 2019

    New Jersey Senator Cory Booker joins Jon Favreau in studio for a conversation about his presidential campaign, what he learned about politics as Mayor of Newark, and how he intends to pass his agenda and fix our politics if he wins.

  • “St. Paddy’s Day rage tweeting.”

    Mar 18 2019

    The world grapples with the rise of white nationalism, Trump spends Sunday attacking everyone from John McCain to autoworkers, Beto reminds us that Twitter isn’t real life, Mayor Pete is having a moment, and Elizabeth Warren churns out another ambitious policy proposal on housing. Then Mehdi Hasan, host of the Intercept’s Deconstructed podcast, talks to Tommy about Islamophobia and anti-Muslim rhetoric from politicians. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/...more

  • “To impeach or not to impeach.”

    Mar 14 2019

    Nancy Pelosi throws cold water on the idea of impeaching Donald Trump, Paul Manafort had a very bad Wednesday, Beto O’Rourke launches his presidential campaign, and Peter Hamby warns Democrats not to run their campaigns via Twitter. Then Senator Sherrod Brown talks to Jon about his decision not to run, the dignity of work, the Senate’s dysfunction, and how Democrats can win in 2020. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “Trump’s Medicare For None plan.”

    Mar 11 2019

    Trump’s budget guts health care, education, and other programs to pay for his wall, Fox News personalities continue to be awful, House Democrats pass sweeping democracy reform, and a new poll shows that Democratic voters are less concerned about ideology than political reporters. Then Kara Swisher talks to Jon Favreau about Elizabeth Warren’s new plan to break up Amazon, Facebook, and Google. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “Fox News-addled automatons.”

    Mar 07 2019

    Congress launches investigations into Donald Trump that could lay the groundwork for impeachment, Democrats decide against allowing Fox News to host a primary debate, and five potential Democratic contenders decide against running for president in 2020. Then John Legend joins Jon Lovett in studio to talk about his new song and mini-documentary series that features the stories of activists and community leaders. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. ...more

  • “I’m gonna regret this speech.”

    Mar 04 2019

    Trump is off-script and unhinged at CPAC, the 2020 race starts as a toss-up, Bernie Sanders kicks off his campaign in Brooklyn, and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper join the Democratic field. Then Daily Beast reporter Asawin Suebsaeng talks to Tommy about the right-wing craziness that is CPAC. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • 2020: Pete Buttigieg on freedom and farting cows

    Mar 01 2019

    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins Dan in the studio for a conversation about his presidential campaign, how Democrats can win back the Midwest and what he's bringing to the table as the youngest candidate in the race.

  • “A very revealing Cohenoscopy.”

    Feb 28 2019

    Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon and Dan to talk about the fallout from Michael Cohen’s explosive and incriminating testimony. Then, Elizabeth Warren makes a big fundraising move, Biden keeps waiting, and Beto makes a decision. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “The Green Book New Deal.”

    Feb 25 2019

    Trump hates the dictator in Venezuela but loves the one in North Korea, Mueller is nearing his end game with a lot of questions still unanswered, and Senator Dianne Feinstein debates the Green New Deal with some student activists. Then one of the architects of the Green New Deal, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, talks to Jon Favreau about why the ambitious proposal is such an urgent necessity. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “Elizabeth Warren talks dogs and capitalism.”

    Feb 21 2019

    Senator Elizabeth Warren sits down with Tommy to talk about Medicare for All, climate change, Venezuela, Israel, and more. Before that, Jon and Dan talk about Mueller’s end game, Trump’s latest attacks on the media, and the future of the Supreme Court. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “Let a thousand obstructions bloom.”

    Feb 19 2019

    Trump’s fake national emergency gets legal and legislative challenges, Andrew McCabe reveals the panic at the FBI and DOJ over the president’s potential criminality, and Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 race. Then the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel talks to Jon Lovett about Bernie and the 2020 primary. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “Donald Trump’s coffee man.”

    Feb 14 2019

    The President loses his wall but keeps the issue, kicks off his re-election campaign in El Paso with a new screed against Democrats, and gets a boost from potential independent candidate Howard Schultz. Then journalist Marcy Wheeler talks to Dan about the latest Paul Manafort revelations, Andrew McCabe’s return to the spotlight, and whether we’ll see a Mueller report. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “Dan’s imaginary SuperPAC.” (LIVE in Durham)

    Feb 11 2019

    Shutdown negotiations falter as Trump takes his demagoguery to El Paso, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar formally launch their presidential campaigns, and “The Best of Enemies” star Taraji P. Henson joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live on stage in Durham, North Carolina.

  • “Who dat obstructing justice?” (LIVE in New Orleans)

    Feb 10 2019

    Trump lashes out as investigators close in, Democrats introduce a Green New Deal, and former Mayor Mitch Landrieu joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Brittany Packnett live on stage in New Orleans. 

  • “Organize the rage.” (LIVE in Charelston)

    Feb 08 2019

    We like Stacey Abrams’s speech more than Trump’s. Virginia’s political scandals throw control of the statehouse into question. The Democratic presidential field takes shape. And Jaime Harrison joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Brittany Packnett live on stage in Charleston, South Carolina to announce his exploratory committee to challenge Senator Lindsey Graham.

  • “Donald Trump’s halftime show.”

    Feb 04 2019

    The President prepares to deliver a not-very-anticipated State of the Union, Governor Ralph Northam refuses to resign after a racist photo of him surfaces, and Senator Cory Booker announces his campaign for president. Then Adam Serwer of The Atlantic talks to Jon Favreau about the Northam fallout, as well as race and politics in the Trump Era. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “The neocon recycling program.”

    Jan 31 2019

    Trump attacks the threat assessment from his own intelligence chiefs, and a debate breaks out in the Democratic primary over Medicare for All and taxing the wealthy. Then the New Yorker’s Isaac Chotiner talks to Jon Lovett about his interviews with Trump aides Rudy Giuliani and Cliff Sims.

  • “America runs on Dunkin.”

    Jan 28 2019

    Trump trades his wall for a cave, Roger Stone becomes the sixth Trump advisor to be indicted, Republicans weigh a primary challenge to the president, and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz flirts with an independent presidential bid. Then CNN’s Maeve Reston talks to Tommy about Kamala Harris’s campaign kickoff in Oakland. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “The state of our union is a clusterf*ck.”

    Jan 24 2019

    Trump’s shutdown has plunged the country into crisis with no end in sight, Michael Cohen refuses to testify because the President intimated his father-in-law, Mayor Pete Buttigieg announces for president, and Joe Biden has some Republican friends. Then we hear from listeners who called in to talk about how Trump’s shutdown is affecting their lives. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “Crisis actor in the White House.”

    Jan 22 2019

    Trump offers the Democrats a deal they can’t accept, Buzzfeed defends its story about Trump suborning perjury, and Kamala Harris announces her candidacy for president. Then Senator Kirsten Gillibrand talks to Jon Favreau about why she’s running for president, and what she’ll do if she wins. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

  • “The impeachment eagle soars.” (BONUS episode)

    Jan 18 2019

    Jon, Jon, and Crooked Media editor-in-chief Brian Beutler break down the bombshell BuzzFeedNews story that President Trump committed a crime by directing Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow deal.

  • “Nancy P and Cardi B try to open D.C.”

    Jan 17 2019

    Pelosi tells Trump he can’t deliver the State of the Union until the government opens, Trump advisors tell him the shutdown is hurting the economy, Kirsten Gillibrand announces for president, Sherrod Brown announces he’s exploring a bid, and Beto O’Rourke takes a road trip to help him decide. Then the Atlantic’s Natasha Bertrand talks to Dan about Attorney General nominee William Barr’s confirmation hearings, and the latest in the Mueller investigation. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! ...more

  • “Deleted scenes from Helsinki.”

    Jan 14 2019

    Trump hides the details of his chats with Putin while the FBI investigates whether he’s compromised, the government shutdown becomes the longest in history, Julian Castro and Tulsi Gabbard announce their presidential campaigns, and Republicans might finally take action against white nationalist Steve King. Then Jon Lovett talks to Los Angeles teachers on the first day of their strike. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events

  • “Conspiracy of Dunces.”

    Jan 10 2019

    Trump wastes America’s time with his primetime address, throws a temper tantrum during shutdown negotiations, and claims not to know that his campaign chairman was sharing internal polling with Russian intelligence. Then Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talks to Jon and Dan about the Democratic strategy to end the shutdown. Also - Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events

  • “Impeach the motherforker.”

    Jan 07 2019

    The human toll of Trump’s shutdown grows as he plans a primetime address, Democrats debate how to talk about impeachment, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez triggers conservatives by doing literally anything. Then the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel talks to Tommy about his coverage of Elizabeth Warren’s first trip to Iowa as a presidential candidate.

  • “Shutdown for what.”

    Jan 03 2019

    Trump keeps the government shut down over his metaphorical wall, House Democrats bring back PAYGO, Elizabeth Warren kicks off her presidential campaign, and Mitt Romney writes a sternly-worded op-ed. Then Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal talks to Jon and Dan about the shutdown, immigration, and the priorities of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

  • “Pod Lang Syne.”

    Dec 27 2018

    In a special New Year’s episode, Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, Erin Ryan, DeRay Mckesson, Ana Marie Cox, Ira Madison, and Louis Virtel discuss their resolutions for 2019. 

  • "Pulling out of the War on Christmas.” (Holiday mailbag episode!)

    Dec 24 2018

    Donald Trump's government shutdown doesn’t stop Jon F. and Dan from answering listener questions in this special holiday mailbag edition of the pod. Then Katie Porter joins Jon to talk about turning California’s 45th district blue and the work waiting for her once she’s sworn in to Congress.

  • “Crime after crime.”

    Dec 20 2018

    A judge’s shock over Michael Flynn’s crimes destroys right-wing conspiracy theories, Trump is forced to shut down his fraudulent charity, Trump may get his government shutdown after all, and a criminal justice reform bill just may become law. Then CNN’s Van Jones talks to Jon and Dan about what’s in the First Step Act, and how a bipartisan coalition got it done.

  • "Rudy Giuliani, human tweet.”

    Dec 17 2018

    A Texas judge rules in favor of Republicans trying to dismantle Obamacare, Trump and Rudy flail against a legal onslaught, and a bipartisan coalition tries to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Then former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro talks to Jon Lovett about his plans to run for president in 2020.

  • “Owned in the Oval.”

    Dec 13 2018

    Trump throws a tantrum over the wall in the Oval Office, Michael Cohen is sentenced to three years in prison, and more Democrats throw their support behind a Green New Deal. Then Stacey Abrams talks to Jon about her race for governor in Georgia, her new lawsuit to uphold voting rights, and her future plans.

  • “Hot tub crime machine.”

    Dec 10 2018

    The Department of Justice effectively accuses the President of directing an illegal scheme to manipulate the 2016 election, Mueller uncovers more connections between the Russian government and Trump’s campaign, and the President struggles to keep his Administration staffed. Then Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar talks to Tommy about Democratic plans for the new Congress, and her support for the BDS movement.

  • “Tariff Man without a plan.”

    Dec 06 2018

    Michael Flynn’s cooperation is rewarded, Republicans subvert democracy in Wisconsin, Trump’s tweets tank the markets, and Democrats begin the battle for the 2020 nomination. Then Senator Sherrod Brown joins Jon and Dan to discuss his conversation with Trump about GM, the Green New Deal, how he won Ohio, and his plans for 2020.

  • “Quid pro penthouse.”

    Dec 03 2018

    George H.W. Bush leaves a complicated legacy, Michael Cohen’s guilty plea pieces together a conspiracy that implicates Trump, and Republicans respond to their midterm defeats with power grabs in Wisconsin and Michigan. Then Congressman Hakeem Jeffries talks to Jon F. about his new position as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, as well as the party’s message and strategy in 2019.

  • “Yo, collusion!”

    Nov 29 2018

    Marcy Wheeler joins Jon and Dan to break down Individual-1’s very bad day and discuss the future of the Trump investigation, Pelosi wins her caucus vote for Speaker, Schumer kicks off shutdown negotiations, and Sherrod Brown shows Democrats how to talk about Trump and the economy.

  • “Subpoena cannon.”

    Nov 26 2018

    The Border Patrol fires tear gas at unarmed migrants, Trump threatens to shut down the government over the wall, Mike Espy looks to pull an upset in Mississippi, and Democrats ponder their rural strategy. Then Vox’s Dave Roberts talks to Jon L. about the Trump Administration’s climate report, and the push for a Green New Deal.

  • “Podsgiving mailbag!”

    Nov 21 2018

    Dan and Jon answer questions about the midterms, 2020, Never Trump Republicans, Iowa, the Senate, Fox News, the plutocracy, and our favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Then Doris Kearns Goodwin talks to Jon about her new book on presidential leadership.

  • “That’s Chairman Schitt to you.”

    Nov 19 2018

    Orange County turns blue, Stacey Abrams delivers a non-concession speech, and Democrats debate whether Nancy Pelosi should be Speaker. Then Congressman Adam Schiff joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about his new role as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and the future of the Mueller investigation.

  • “A hit Trump will holler.”

    Nov 15 2018

    Trump lashes out at everyone after his midterm defeat, Democrats see opportunities and challenges in the Midwest and Florida, and the party debates how best to take on Trump in 2020. Then Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum talks to Jon and Dan about the recount effort, and what he learned by running against America’s mini-Trump. 

  • “Wet president.”

    Nov 13 2018

    The Blue Wave is real, Kyrsten Sinema wins in Arizona, Trump takes a pass on honoring veterans because it rained, and House Democrats put voting rights at the top of their agenda. Then Stacey Abrams’ campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo talks to Tommy about the effort to count every vote in Georgia's governor’s race.

  • “We won.”

    Nov 08 2018

    Democrats flip the House, Republicans keep the Senate, and Donald Trump fires Jeff Sessions. Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the results of the midterm elections, and talk about what they mean for the future.

  • “The election is nigh!”

    Nov 05 2018

    A final discussion about the state of the 2018 midterms, including our thoughts on why it’s close, the closing arguments, what races we’ll be watching on Tuesday, what’s making us nervous, and what’s making us hopeful. Then Democratic candidate Colin Allred talks about why he got into politics, and his race to flip the Texas 32nd on Tuesday.

  • "Every state is a swing state."

    Oct 31 2018

    With six days to go before Election Day, Trump floats repealing the 14th amendment via executive order, the most racist member of the Republican caucus, Steve King, faces a backlash, and we enter the home stretch with a huge number of districts in play. Plus, one of Trump’s dumbest supporters attempts to frame Robert Mueller, which goes poorly for him. And Kentucky congressional candidate and former fighter pilot Amy McGrath joins to talk about her experience and her race for the House.

  • “From Charlottesville to Pittsburgh.”

    Oct 29 2018

    Right-wing conspiracies echoed by Trump and some Republicans help fuel an anti-Semitic massacre in Pittsburgh, and the President responds by attacking Democrats and the media. Then Tommy talks to Democratic candidate J.D. Scholten about his race for Congress against white nationalist Steve King.

  • "Caravan of Lies."

    Oct 24 2018

    Tommy and Lovett discuss Trump's closing argument of lies and why the media needs to stop repeating them, they inexplicably have to explain why nationalism is bad, offer a health care policy update and the latest on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Then, Jon Favreau interviews Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor in Florida.

  • “Pollercoaster.”

    Oct 22 2018

    With 15 days to go, Jon and Dan give a midterm update, Trump uses caravans and voter fraud to scare people, Democrats try to flip state legislatures, and the Trump Administration wants to define transgender Americans out of existence. Then Democratic Congressional candidate Aftab Pureval talks to Jon about his race to flip the Ohio 1st, and why we need a new generation of leaders in Washington.

  • “They’re coming for your health care.”

    Oct 17 2018

    Trump goes on a media tour to rev up the base, Republicans admit that they’re coming after health care and retirement programs if they win, and Democrats look to flip a slew of key governorships. Then Democratic congressional candidate Lucy McBath talks about the gun violence that took her son’s life, and her campaign to win the Georgia 6th.

  • "Ride or die with dictators."

    Oct 15 2018

    Tommy and Lovett discuss Senator Elizabeth Warren's October surprise, Democrats carping about Beto O'Rourke's fundraising, GOP voter suppression tactics, Kushner's taxes and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Then they talk with the Democratic candidate for Florida’s 26th congressional district, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

  • "Democracy in a headlock."

    Oct 10 2018

    Tommy and Lovett talk about Nikki Haley’s abrupt departure from her UN role, a frightening new report about climate change, and where the battles for the House and Senate stand just a few weeks before Election Day. Then they speak with Kansas congressional candidate Sharice Davids. 

  • “November is coming.”

    Oct 08 2018

    In the aftermath of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Republicans feel energized, Democrats debate what’s next, and both parties hone their messages in the final month of the midterms. Then Democratic candidates Jesse Colvin, Abigail Spanberger, and Lauren Baer talk to Tommy about running for Congress with national security and military backgrounds.

  • “Fred Trump’s bootstraps.”

    Oct 04 2018

    The President mocks and lies about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a political rally, Republicans energize their base by attacking #MeToo, and Trump is exposed as a tax cheat by the New York Times. Then Democratic candidate Katie Hill talks to Dan and Alyssa Mastromonaco about her race to become the next Congresswoman for California’s 25th district.

  • "Hold the door!"

    Oct 02 2018

    Jon, Jon, and Tommy discuss the renewed FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh, Jeff Flake's change of heart, and the shifting politics of Supreme Court nominations. Then Jon F. talks to Ana Maria Archila about confronting Jeff Flake in an elevator and the importance of direct engagement.

  • "We believe Christine Blasey Ford."

    Sep 28 2018

    Jon, Dan, and Erin Ryan discuss the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Then Katie Couric talks to Jon about her new podcast documentary that reflects on the tenth anniversary of her famous interviews with Sarah Palin.

  • “A little hiccup.”

    Sep 25 2018

    Republicans respond to a second credible allegation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh by accusing Democrats of a smear campaign, and The New York Times may have given Trump the excuse he’s been looking for to fire Rod Rosenstein. Then Lovett and Dan talk to The New York Times’ Mark Leibovich about politics, Paul Ryan, and his new book “Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times."

  • “Unfazed and determined.”

    Sep 20 2018

    Republicans refuse to allow an independent investigation into credible claims of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and Democrats worry about Latino turnout in the midterms. Then Chef Jose Andres talks to Jon and Tommy about his hurricane relief work and new book “We Fed An Island,” and Julissa Arce talks to Jon about giving Steve Bannon a copy of her new book, “Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought For Her American Dream."

  • “You can’t trust Brett Kavanaugh.”

    Sep 18 2018

    Brett Kavanaugh is credibly accused of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, throwing his nomination into question, and Paul Manafort agrees to fully cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Then former Secretary of State John Kerry talks to Jon and Tommy about negotiating the Iran Deal, what Democrats should do if they take the Senate, and the lessons he learned from his 2004 presidential campaign.

  • “The hurricane truther.” (LIVE in LA)

    Sep 14 2018

    Trump prepares for Hurricane Florence by denying the deaths caused by Hurricane Maria, and Democrats spend the final months of the midterms talking health care. Then Mike Levin, the Democratic candidate in the CA 49th, joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Erin Ryan on stage at the El Rey theater in Los Angeles.

  • “Barack to the future.”

    Sep 11 2018

    Obama returns to the campaign trail, Kavanaugh lies to the Judiciary Committee, and Democrats see their chances of taking back the Senate improve. Then musician Jason Isbell talks to Tommy about music, politics, and when artists become activists.

  • "Anonymous cowards.”

    Sep 06 2018

    Trump administration officials confirm that the president is unstable in the New York Times and Bob Woodward’s new book, Kavanaugh struggles under tough questioning from Senate Democrats, and we talk about Ayanna Pressley’s primary upset in Massachusetts, and Colin Allred’s tight race for Congress in Texas. Then Jon Lovett interviews New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon about her race against Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the future of the Democratic Party.

  • “Kava-not-cool, guys.”

    Sep 04 2018

    The Kavanaugh hearings have begun and Senate Democrats came ready to fight. Do we have a shot at stopping his nomination? President Trump spent his Labor Day weekend attacking union leaders and slashing wages for workers, so that was cool. Then we read our favorite excerpts from Bob Woodward's new book, and Jon and Jon interview former President Jimmy Carter.

  • "Florida man."

    Aug 30 2018

    The Florida race for governor will be a contest between the Republican mini-Trump and the Democrats’ future, Paul Ryan’s SuperPAC is blowing louder dog whistles, and Senate Democrats make a deal on judges that gets them nothing in return. Then EMILY’s List President Schriock joins Jon and Dan to talk about the record number of women candidates who are running and winning elections in 2018.

  • “McCain’s legacy.”

    Aug 28 2018

    John McCain leaves behind a complicated legacy after a lifetime of service and sacrifice, Republicans worry that Democrats will investigate the scandals they’ve been covering up, and Democrats reform the party’s presidential nominating process. Then Democratic candidate for Governor Gavin Newsom talks to Jon and Jon about his vision for California and the future of the Democratic Party.

  • "It's Cohen down for real."

    Aug 23 2018

    The President has been implicated by his lawyer in a crime that involves the cover-up of extramarital affairs through illegal campaign contributions, and Republicans in Congress refuse to do anything about it. Then CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin joins Jon and Dan to talk about what’s next for the Mueller investigation, the Kavanaugh confirmation battle, and his new podcast, “RBG: Beyond Notorious.”

  • “An orgy of corruption.”

    Aug 21 2018

    Mueller gets another witness, Trump and Rudy become more unhinged, conservative donors reward the politicians who made them richer, and Republicans try to suppress the vote in Georgia. Then first-time candidate and 2016 Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes talks to Tommy about her race for Congress.

  • “A potpourri of stupid.”

    Aug 16 2018

    Trump is acting like a guilty man who’s bad at covering up crimes, and Democrats are nominating history-making candidates while they decide on a message for the fall. Then Wesley Bell, the Democratic nominee for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, joins Jon and Dan to talk about his upset victory and his plans to reform the criminal justice system. 

  • “The white nationalist variety hour.”

    Aug 14 2018

    White nationalists fail to organize a rally but succeed in organizing the GOP, Omarosa has secret recordings, and Democrats decide whether to take money from corporate PACs. Then Democratic candidate Rashida Tlaib joins to talk about the history she’ll make as the first Muslim woman in Congress, and Ana Marie Cox talks about following Ted Cruz around Texas.

  • “Horseshoes and hand grenades.”

    Aug 09 2018

    Tuesday’s special election and primaries deliver some Democratic victories and a warning against complacency, another Republican is indicted for corruption, and Dan offers tempered thoughts on Mark Leibovich’s Paul Ryan profile. Then Matt Rivitz of Sleeping Giants talks to Tommy about their success in persuading companies to remove ads from right-wing news outlets that promote bigotry and hate.

  • “The smoking tweet.”

    Aug 07 2018

    The President potentially incriminates his son on Twitter, Republicans try to rush the Kavanaugh confirmation, and more Democratic incumbents face progressive challengers. Then Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks to Jon Lovett about her big upset and the future of the Democratic Party.

  • “Kochs, votes, and ostrich coats.”

    Aug 02 2018

    Trump obstructs justice via Twitter, Manafort faces a jury, and the Koch brothers pick a fight with Trump Republicans on trade. Then Dan talks to Nick Thompson of Wired about the fantastic job Facebook has been doing lately. And Jason Kander joins Lovett and Dan to talk about protecting the vote and his new book, “Outside the Wire.”

  • “A fine mist of bullshit.”

    Jul 31 2018

    Trump’s lawyer argues that collusion with a hostile government isn’t a crime after reports that Michael Cohen might implicate the president, and both parties fight to define the stakes of the 2018 midterms. Then Vox’s Dara Lind joins Jon and Jon to talk about the latest developments in the family separation crisis.

  • “The own goal presidency.”

    Jul 26 2018

    A secret recording of Trump and Cohen conspiring about hush money is released, the President retreats from his own trade war, and he steps up his attacks on the media. Then Democratic candidate Danny O’Connor joins Jon and Dan to talk about his campaign to win the special election for Ohio’s 12th congressional district on Tuesday, August 7th.

  • “Putin’s Paperless Post.”

    Jul 24 2018

    Trump spends the weekend rage-tweeting, the Nunes Memo is exposed as a fraud, and Jim Comey blesses us with punditry. Then students from Parkland, Florida and Chicago talk about their efforts to register young voters and reduce gun violence, and DeRay Mckesson joins to talk about his upcoming book, On The Other Side of Freedom.

  • “Crazy pills.”

    Jul 19 2018

    Trump tries and fails to clean up his Putin mess, but Republicans in Congress make it clear that they won’t be doing anything about it. Then Crooked Contributor Tim Miller joins Jon and Dan to talk about the state of the Republican Party, and why it’s become a Trump cult.

  • “Helsinki warmed over.”

    Jul 17 2018

    President Trump betrays America by siding with Vladimir Putin over the United States, a few days after our government indicted 19 Russian military operatives for sabotaging the 2016 election in order to help Trump win. Then journalist Marcy Wheeler joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the next steps in the Mueller investigation, as well as her decision to go to the FBI and become a witness.

  • “America’s crazy old uncle.”

    Jul 12 2018

    Democrats target Brett Kavanaugh’s views on presidential power, Trump blows up the NATO summit, and House Republicans defend Rep. Jim Jordan against accusations that he turned a blind eye towards sexual abuse allegations. Then Senator Dick Durbin joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Kavanaugh nomination and immigration.

  • “Kavanuts.”

    Jul 10 2018

    Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, escalates his trade war with China, and gets played by North Korea. Then former Supreme Court clerk and White House lawyer Karen Dunn talks to Jon, Jon, and Tommy about how Democrats should approach the coming Supreme Court battle.

  • Introducing The Wilderness (Trailer)

    Jul 09 2018

    The Wilderness is a new documentary podcast from Crooked Media and Two-Up Productions about the history and future of the Democratic Party. Jon Favreau tells the story of a party finding its way out of the political wilderness through conversations with strategists, historians, policy experts, organizers, and voters. In fifteen chapters, the series explores issues like inequality, race, immigration, sexism, foreign policy, media strategy, and how Democrats can build a winning majority that lasts...more

  • “Life, liberty and the pursuit of pod.” (Mailbag episode!)

    Jul 05 2018

    Democrats debate strategy after one of the worst months in Trump’s presidency. Then we answer some of your questions, and play an excerpt from Jon F.’s new podcast, The Wilderness.

  • “Hot takes on ICE.”

    Jul 03 2018

    Republicans try to hide the fact that Trump will nominate a justice who will overturn Roe v. Wade, and more Democrats join calls to abolish ICE. Then we interview people at Saturday’s Families Belong Together march in Los Angeles, including Senator Kamala Harris, Mayor Eric Garcetti, DeRay Mckesson and activist Ady Barkan.

  • “Fight like hell.”

    Jun 28 2018

    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retires, Trump and McConnell look to fill the seat before the midterms, and Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins a major upset in the New York primary. Then Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Supreme Court fight and her recent trip to a detention center on the border. 

  • “Stephen Miller went to Duke.” (LIVE from Durham!)

    Jun 25 2018

    The political fallout from Trump’s immigration policy intensifies, and the midterm campaign heats up. Governor Roy Cooper and Rev. Dr. William Barber II join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Symone on stage in Durham, North Carolina. 

  • “I vote. Do u?” (LIVE from Nashville)

    Jun 24 2018

    Trump has no plan to reunite the children he separated from their parents, Republicans in Congress struggle to pass an immigration bill, and Democrats announce a new plan to mobilize young people, Africans Americans, Latinos, and other voters who don’t always turn out for midterm elections. Then Stephanie Teatro talks to Dan and Symone Sanders about her work as the co-director of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. 

  • “Sta-cey! Sta-cey! Sta-cey!” (LIVE from Atlanta)

    Jun 22 2018

    Trump partially reverses his family separation policy with an executive order that leads to more chaos and confusion, and Republicans take another run at repealing Obamacare and gutting Medicare. Then Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams talks to Tommy and Dan about her historic candidacy and how she plans to turn Georgia blue.

  • "Last call for democracy.”

    Jun 19 2018

    Trump hits a new low by tearing infants away from their parents at the border, and looks for new ways to obstruct justice as his campaign manager goes to jail. Then Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Fahrenthold talks to Tommy about his reporting on the Trump Foundation. To learn what you can do to help fight the separation of families at our border, pitch in here: go.crooked.com/families

  • “Wild Wild GOP.”

    Jun 14 2018

    Ben Rhodes joins Jon and Tommy to talk about the aftermath of the North Korea summit, Trump’s family separation policy at the border, and why senior Republicans are calling their own party a cult.

  • “Kim Jong Un is not your BFF.”

    Jun 12 2018

    Trump lashes out at our closest allies while kissing up to Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un. Then, former Solicitor General Don Verrilli joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Trump Administration’s decision to stop defending the Affordable Care Act’s pre-existing conditions protections in court.

  • “Don’t tweet, vote.”

    Jun 07 2018

    Tuesday’s primaries point to the importance of Democratic turnout in November, Trump escalates his trade war, and Paul Ryan is briefly reunited with his spine. Then former White House senior advisor Ron Klain joins Jon and Dan to talk about Mitch McConnell’s success in packing the courts with Trumpy judges. 

  • “Immunity by congressional majority.”

    Jun 05 2018

    Trump and his legal team argue that the president is above the law, and voters say that health care and immigration are two of the most important issues in the very close 2018 midterms. Then, Rep. Luis Gutierrez calls from Puerto Rico to talk to Jon Favreau about the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

  • “The outrage election.”

    May 31 2018

    Roseanne’s racism reveals a reality about life in the Trump Era and the Republican midterm strategy, Trump is caught in a perpetual justice obstruction machine, and Democrats face real danger in the June 5th California primary. Then John Legend talks to Tommy about the work he’s doing to call more attention to elections for local prosecutors around the country.

  • “This is who we are.”

    May 28 2018

    Trump pretends a staffer doesn’t exist as his will-they-won’t-they drama with Kim continues, Customs and Border Patrol begins tearing away children from their parents at the border, and the trouble grows for Trump’s inner circle. Erin Ryan joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy on stage at Boston Calling, and then our interview at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute with Senator Elizabeth Warren.

  • “A wicked clutch election.” (LIVE from Boston!)

    May 26 2018

    Trump calls off the North Korea summit after Mike Pence was called a dummy, and the NFL restricts the right to free speech after threats from the president. Governor Deval Patrick and Ambassador Samantha Power join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Erin on stage at the Wang Theater in Boston.

  • "Live from Radio City!"

    May 24 2018

    Mueller racks up 75 criminal charges in one year, Trump tries to shut the investigation down, and the White House goes after Planned Parenthood. Then Seth Meyers, Questlove, and the New York Times’ Nikole Hannah-Jones join Jon, Jon, Tommy, Brittany Packnett, and Alyssa Mastromonaco on stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. 

  • “The Full Nixon.”

    May 21 2018

    Don Jr. met with a second set of foreign agents who offered help to the Trump campaign, Donald Trump orders an investigation into the investigation of himself, and new voter registration among young people and Democrats is on the rise. Then Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts joins Favs and Tommy to talk about the fight to end gun violence. 

  • “The Trump Investigation.”

    May 17 2018

    Trump hits a bump in the road on his way to the Nobel Peace Prize, Republicans try their hardest to make 2018 about immigrant gang members, and 700 Trump investigation stories break in one day. Then Jason Kander joins Jon and Dan to talk about the midterms and the new season of Majority 54, and Inimai Chettiar of the Brennan Center for Justice talks about the prison reform bill moving through Congress.

  • “Two maniacs and a bucket of chicken.”

    May 15 2018

    Trump sends a couple of bigoted pastors to the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem, prepares for his meeting with Kim Jong Un, and stands by a White House staffer who joked about John McCain’s brain cancer. Then Michael Avenatti talks to Jon Favreau about his view that Michael Cohen will get indicted and flip on President Trump. 

  • “Essential Bribery, LLC.”

    May 10 2018

    Michael Cohen’s shell company is a revealed to be a massive corruption scheme that involves Donald Trump’s mistresses, Russian oligarchs, and big corporations looking for presidential access. Then CNN’s Harry Enten talks with Jon and Dan about the midterms, Democrats’ chances, and the state of polling. 

  • “All the President’s goons.”

    May 08 2018

    Rudy gives an encore performance, Trump loves paying in (Russian?) cash, the Democrats try to break through the noise, Gina Haspel almost withdraws, and Eric Schneiderman is revealed as an abuser. Then actor and activist Yara Shahidi talks to Jon F and Tommy about her “Eighteenx18” initiative to register young people to vote.

  • “Ru-dy! Ru-dy! Ru-dy!”

    May 03 2018

    Rudy Giuliani potentially incriminates Donald Trump during his first television appearance as the President's new lawyer, Mueller has many questions about crimes of collusion, and Marco Rubio and Tom Price cut a few very effective ads for Democratic campaigns. Then Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow joins Tommy Vietor to talk about his new book, “War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence."

  • “Zombie Correspondents’ Dinner.”

    May 01 2018

    Michelle Wolf destroys democracy with jokes at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and Trump moves closer to withdrawing from the Iran deal. Then CNN’s Jake Tapper joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about politics, the press, Trump, and his new book, The Hellfire Club. And DeRay Mckesson calls in to talk about Seattle’s move to abolish marijuana convictions, and the brand new season of Pod Save the People. 

  • “It’s your Justice Department!"

    Apr 26 2018

    Trump calls into his favorite program, Ronny Jackson withdraws, Mulvaney says the quiet part out loud, Kanye tweets, and Democrats find hope in a special election loss. Then Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema joins Jon and Dan to talk about her Senate race and her approach to politics. 

  • “Netflix and Macron.”

    Apr 24 2018

    Trump hosts a state dinner for French President/bestie Emmanuel Macron, Democrats hope for an upset in an Arizona special election, and the California primaries are too crowded. Then Arizona teacher Kelley Fisher talks to Lovett about her role in organizing the teacher walkout this week. 

  • “Shamelessness is all the rage.”

    Apr 19 2018

    Trump’s own lawyer compares him to a mob boss, McConnell helps open the door for Trump to fire Mueller, Beto O’Rourke closes in on Ted Cruz, and Mike Pompeo meets Kim Jong Un. Then activist Ady Barkan joins Jon and Dan to talk about the special election in Arizona and his new project, beaherofund.com.

  • “Not a scrupulous individual.”

    Apr 17 2018

    Comey renders his judgment on everyone, Cohen has a rough day in court, Hannity is Client #3, and Trump launches airstrikes. Then The New Yorker’s Adam Davidson talks to Jon about his piece, “The End Stage of the Trump Presidency.” 

  • “Exquisite presidential leadership.”

    Apr 12 2018

    Speaker of the House/Dan’s Favorite Politician Paul Ryan announces his retirement, Donald Trump has a televised meltdown over Mueller, and the Republican media goes all in on a conspiracy to obstruct justice. Then Stoneman Douglas students Delaney Tarr and Diego Pfeiffer talk to Dan and Tommy about the next steps in their efforts to prevent gun violence. 

  • “Xi likes me!” (LIVE from Orlando)

    Apr 09 2018

    Trump tries Twitter diplomacy with China and Syria, and Florida Democrats have a chance to help flip Congress. Then Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Alyssa on stage in Orlando to talk about gun control, immigration, and the 2018 midterms.

  • “Gang of Foxes.”

    Apr 06 2018

    Mueller’s writing a summer blockbuster, Fox and Friends is making immigration policy, and Scott Pruitt is late for dinner. Then the Rev. Demetrius Jifunza of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage in Clearwater, Florida to talk about voting rights and second chances.

  • “Hold for Lou Dobbs.”

    Apr 03 2018

    Trump has a Twitter meltdown over immigration after a MAGA revolt over the wall, Sinclair Broadcast Group forces local news anchors to read their propaganda, and White House corruption becomes a campaign issue for Democrats. Then Sacramento activist Berry Accius talks to Tommy about the protests over the shooting of Stephon Clark, and Ana Marie Cox joins the pod to talk about the 2nd season of With Friends Like These.

  • “Choose your own obstruction.”

    Mar 29 2018

    The Parkland students enrage right-wing pundits, Trump’s legal problems get worse, the Department of Veterans Affairs gets a new boss, and the Census gets a new question. Then Jennifer Palmieri, communications director for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, joins Jon and Dan to talk about her new book “Dear Madam President: An Open Letter To The Women Who Will Run The World.”

  • “Smartass.”

    Mar 28 2018

    Vice President Joe Biden sits down with Jon, Jon, and Tommy at his office in Washington, DC to talk about Donald Trump, John Bolton, partisanship, the economy, and the Biden Cancer Initiative.

  • "It has to be the kids."

    Mar 26 2018

    Trump becomes even more unhinged, and makes warmonger John Bolton his national security advisor. Then Jon, Jon and Tommy attend the March for Our Lives in D.C. and meet students, teachers, and families from around the country who want to stop gun violence. 

  • “Grift while you can.”

    Mar 22 2018

    Trump congratulates Putin on an election well-rigged, loses his head lawyer, and Congress does nothing to protect Mueller while the corruption scandals keep coming. Then Senator Mark Warner joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Mueller investigation, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, and his thoughts on the banking bill. 

  • “Witch hunt!”

    Mar 19 2018

    Trump begins publicly attacking Robert Mueller, only a few Republicans in Congress speak out, and Trump data firm Cambridge Analytica harvests data from 50 million Facebook profiles. Then Stoneman Douglas High School students David Hogg and Jackie Corin talk to Tommy and Jon about the upcoming March for Our Lives and their efforts to prevent gun violence. 

  • "Taking the gavel from Paul Ryan's hand."

    Mar 15 2018

    Democrats win another special election, Republicans flail around for a response, and Trump sends Tillerson to the Rexit in a major shakeup of the national security team. Then Lovett and Tommy talk to Senator Elizabeth Warren.

  • “Trump’s message of hope and inclusion.” (LIVE from Dallas)

    Mar 13 2018

    House Republicans end their Russia investigation, Trump sides with the NRA on gun control, Conor Lamb eyes an upset in Pennsylvania, and Democrats look for the missing Obama voters. Then Texas State House candidate Julie Johnson joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Brittany live on stage in Dallas, Texas. 

  • “Beto days to come.” (LIVE from Austin)

    Mar 11 2018

    America sends its best negotiator to denuclearize a dictator, and Democrats craft an economic message for 2018. Then Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Brittany on stage live at Austin City Limits. 

  • “Give Ruth a break.” (LIVE from Houston)

    Mar 09 2018

    Trump accepts Kim Jong Un’s invite to a Madman vs Madman summit, Mueller has a new witness, and Democrats look to turn Texas blue. Former Houston Texan Arian Foster joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Brittany Packnett on stage live in Houston, Texas.

  • “President for life.”

    Mar 05 2018

    White House staffers are concerned about Trump’s stability but only on background, Trump escalates the world’s first Twitter-based trade war, West Virginia’s teachers have had enough, and Conor Lamb has a chance in a deep red Pennsylvania district. Then former Obama Ethics Czar Norm Eisen talks about the corruption roiling Trump’s White House, and Ira Madison joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy in studio to talk about the Oscars.

  • “The Committee to Defraud America.”

    Mar 01 2018

    Hope Hicks is out, Jared Kushner is in trouble, Jeff Sessions is beleaguered, and Donald Trump is so angry he just might…implement tariffs on steel and support gun control measures? Then the Atlantic’s Natasha Bertrand talks to Tommy about the latest in the Mueller investigation. 

  • “MAGA hats and perjury traps.”

    Feb 26 2018

    The Stoneman Douglas students start to move the needle on gun control, the Schiff memo obliterates the Nunes memo, Trump’s lawyers are worried he’ll lie to Mueller, and Democrats have a few primary problems. Then Ana Marie Cox joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about what she saw and heard at CPAC. 

  • “We call BS.”

    Feb 22 2018

    In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, a new student movement is born, the Republican/NRA conspiracy nuts go crazy, and Republican politicians start feeling the pressure. Then Jon and Tommy talk to comedian Billy Eichner about Glam Up the Midterms, his new effort to register young voters. 

  • “Hold my putter.”

    Feb 19 2018

    The Department of Justice indicts 13 Russian nationals who conducted information warfare against the United States, Mueller’s charges offer hints about his next move, Trump reacts on Twitter with his characteristic subtlety and cool, and the students of Stoneham Douglas lead a movement to stop mass shootings. Then Lovett talks to New York Times writer Zeynep Tufekci about Facebook’s role in the Russia indictments and whether mass shootings are contagious.

  • “Beat the NRA.”

    Feb 15 2018

    The NRA and GOP vow to do nothing about America’s 18th school shooting in 35 days, Trump and Republican leaders reject a bipartisan agreement to protect the dreamers, and the Administration is filled with corrupt goons who screw taxpayers and jeopardize national security. Jon and Dan cover another banner day in the Trump Era, and then talk to immigration activist Marisa Franco about how she helped defeat Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and what we can do to change the politics of immigration.

  • “The worst Cirque du Soleil ever.” (LIVE from Las Vegas)

    Feb 12 2018

    The Trump White House extends the domestic abuse scandal for a fifth day, Republicans fret about staying on their tax message, and Democrats start to fight back. Then Congresswoman Jacky Rosen joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan to talk about Nevada politics and the 2018 election. 

  • “A government eclipse.” (LIVE from Denver)

    Feb 09 2018

    Paul Ryan needs Democratic votes to keep the government open, and the Democrats can’t decide whether to demand a vote on dreamers. The White House covers up a senior aide’s domestic abuse allegations, and Pennsylvania may be headed towards a constitutional crisis. Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Alyssa are joined by business owner and community activist Wanda James live on stage in Denver, Colorado.

  • “#ReleaseThePod” (LIVE from LA’s Dolby Theater)

    Feb 05 2018

    House Republicans give America its dumbest conspiracy yet. Jimmy Kimmel, John Legend, and Chrissy Teigen join Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Erin for a night of politics, games, and musical performances at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. 

  • “An insult to banana republics.”

    Feb 01 2018

    Trump’s first State of the Union is long on words, low on energy, and short on policy. Jon and Dan break down the speech, the reaction, and all the Mueller Madness that followed with their guest, Ashley Parker of the Washington Post.

  • “A human centipede of obstruction.”

    Jan 29 2018

    The media lowers the bar for Trump’s State of the Union, Democrats look for an economic message, and the Republican effort to shut down the Mueller investigation continues apace. Then DeRay McKesson joins to talk about restoring voting rights in Florida, and Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz sits down with Jon and Tommy to talk immigration and 2018.

  • “Paul Ryan’s shit sandwich.”

    Jan 25 2018

    Democrats plot their next move on immigration after the shutdown, Mueller closes in on Trump, and Republicans go full whack job in pushing their latest Deep State conspiracy. Then Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego joins Jon and Dan to talk immigration, shutdowns, and how Democrats should campaign in 2018.

  • “Have fun at Davos!”

    Jan 22 2018

    The Shithole Shutdown ends as McConnell promises a vote on a bill to protect the DREAMers, and Democrats vote for another short-term funding bill. Then medical student and immigration activist New Latthivongskorn joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to discuss the challenges he’s faced as an undocumented American.

  • “The shithole shutdown.”

    Jan 18 2018

    Trump and the Trumpiest Republicans oppose a bipartisan deal that would pass the Senate, protect the DREAMers, and keep the government open. Then Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes, and Greg Barker talk to Tommy about The Final Year, a new documentary that focuses on Obama’s foreign policy in 2016. 

  • “Our American Apology Tour.”

    Jan 15 2018

    Trump reveals the racism at the heart of his immigration policy, cancels a trip to London to avoid protests, and buys a porn star’s silence. Pod Tours the World wraps up with a live show in London where Jon, Jon, and Tommy breakdown a shithole of a week. 

  • “Mr. President, don’t you mean the opposite?”

    Jan 11 2018

    Trump gets rave reviews for not being senile in a meeting, Bannon goes down in flames, and Oprah makes everyone lose their minds. Dr. Catherine Thorlieffson joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy on stage in Oslo, Norway to talk about the rise of right-wing extremism, and Jan Stromnes of Halden Prison discusses criminal justice reform. 

  • “Stockholm Syndrome.”

    Jan 08 2018

    The President assures the country of his mental stability, Mueller hones in on obstruction while Republicans in Congress try to undermine him, and the Democrats plot their strategy to protect the DREAMers. Jon, Jon, and Tommy do the pod live from Stockholm, Sweden. 

  • “Cons and clowns.”

    Jan 04 2018

    Trump kicks off 2018 with a series of deranged and dangerous tweets, and then has an ugly break-up with Steve Bannon. Then Seth Myers joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about hosting the Golden Globes and comedy in the Trump Era. 

  • “Weird year.”

    Dec 31 2017

    The guys look back on 2017 and the setbacks, surprising victories, lessons, frustrations and inspiring moments that defined a tough year. Also a few arguments over barking dogs. It’s the New Year’s Cuckin’ Eve clip show!

  • “We’re saying Pod Save America again.”

    Dec 26 2017

    A very special Christmas mailbag with Jon, Jon, and Tommy to wrap up 2017 and look ahead to 2018.

  • “Keep your heads up.”

    Dec 21 2017

    Republicans celebrate passing the least popular piece of legislation in modern history, and Democrats plot their strategy to protect DREAMers and the Children’s Health Insurance Program while funding the government. Then Senator Dick Durbin joins Jon and Dan to talk shutdown strategy, and Rep. Adam Schiff discusses the Republican effort to shutdown the House investigation into Russian interference. 

  • “The perpetual bullshit machine.”

    Dec 18 2017

    Trump and his state-run media conspire to undermine a federal investigation, Republicans in Congress enrich themselves with their tax plan, and Democrats have to decide what they’re willing to fight for. Then Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the new political reality of the South, and activist Ady Barkan talks about his plane encounter with Senator Jeff Flake. 

  • “How to Dougie.”

    Dec 14 2017

    Alabama gives America hope, and Democrats a path to power. Senator-elect Doug Jones talks with Jon and Dan about his improbable victory over Roy Moore and whether he should be seated before the tax vote, and Senator Cory Booker joins to discuss the results in Alabama and the fight over funding CHIP and protecting the DREAMers from deportation. 

  • “It’s like Medieval Times every night!”

    Dec 11 2017

    The Alabama special election comes down to who gets more votes, Trump and his propagandists continue to delegitimize the press, and there’s too much Diet Coke being consumed in the White House. Then the Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to discuss Putin’s long game, and DeRay Mckesson talks about the latest incident of police violence.

  • “A bottomless pit of bad faith.”

    Dec 07 2017

    Franken resigns, Moore keeps running with the GOP’s support so they can get their tax cut, and Trump recognizes Jerusalem to give Jared a win. Then Jesse Williams talks to Jon and Ira Madison about activism, politics, and Hollywood.

  • “Donald Trump is Deep Throat.” (LIVE from Oakland)

    Dec 05 2017

    Trump hides his crimes in plain sight, Republicans embrace a child molester, and Democrats have the upper-hand in the shutdown fight. Recode’s Kara Swisher, immigration activists Katharine Gin and Eli Oh, Erin Ryan, and Tim Miller join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage live in Oakland. 

  • “Our lawyer wrote this title.” (LIVE from Sacramento)

    Dec 04 2017

    Trump tweets about his crimes, and Republicans pass a tax bill that will define the 2018 elections. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, and Erin Gloria Ryan join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage live from Sacramento, California. 

  • “Legislative looting.”

    Nov 30 2017

    Republicans do whatever it takes to pass their Donor Relief Act, and Trump reminds us why he’s unstable and unfit to hold office. Then White House photographer Pete Souza joins Jon and Dan in studio to talk about his bestselling new book, Obama: An Intimate Portrait, and Ana Marie Cox calls in to discuss the latest sexual assault revelations.

  • “Have some crullers, bureaucrats.”

    Nov 27 2017

    Republicans don’t yet have the votes to jam through their Donor Relief Act, Trump goes all-in for Moore, Conyers steps down from Judiciary, Tillerson guts State, and Mulvaney appoints himself consumer watchdog. Then Senator Elizabeth Warren talks to Jon, Jon, and Tommy about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Cass Sunstein joins to talk about his new book, Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide.

  • “Happy Podsgiving.”

    Nov 23 2017

    In the first annual Pod Save America Thanksgiving mailbag, Jon and Dan answer questions about #MeToo, Doug Jones, net neutrality, how they got into politics, how to argue with relatives, and what they’re thankful for. Then Run For Something co-founder Amanda Litman joins to talk about the thousands of young Americans who’ve decided to run for office for the very first time. 

  • “The Donor Relief Act of 2017.”

    Nov 20 2017

    Republicans jam the second most unpopular piece of legislation in history through the House, Doug Jones could transform Washington with a victory over Roy Moore, and Trump’s FCC votes to help Trump-friendly media consolidate power. Senator Claire McCaskill joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk bout the tax bill, her Senate race, Al Franken, and Bill Clinton. Then DeRay joins to talk about student loan penalties.

  • "Say what it takes to heal a culture."

    Nov 16 2017

    Dan, Tommy and Lovett discuss the allegations against Senator Franken, the Republicans trying to use tax reform to take health care from people, and the latest in the ever expanding Roy Moore scandal. Favreau is out of town, so Dan talks one-on-one with Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). Plus, Tommy has a new puppy! 

  • “Watch out for falling Keurigs.”

    Nov 13 2017

    Republicans are divided over whether to support an alleged child molester for the U.S. Senate, Trump gets cranky at the end of his foreign trip, and Congress plows ahead on their plan to cut taxes for the rich and raise them for the middle class. Then Dan Rather joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about Trump and the media, and DeRay calls in to discuss Republican judicial appointments.

  • “A good day.”

    Nov 09 2017

    Democrats have the best Election Night in five years, dominating races up and down the ballot in a decisive rejection of Trump and Trumpism. Then Jon and Dan talk to Jason Kander about his new Crooked Media podcast, Majority 54, while DeRay and Tommy interview Philadelphia activists Johndai Harrell and Nicole Porter about criminal justice reform and re-entry programs. 

  • "Don't Hiss. Vote." (LIVE from Richmond)

    Nov 06 2017

    The Virginia race, the DNC and Brazile-gate, and the possibility of a shutdown for Dreamers. Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, Attorney General Mark Herring, and Symone Sanders join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage live from Richmond, Virginia.

  • “Your tweets are not enough.” (LIVE from DC)

    Nov 04 2017

    Trump vs. the Law, reforming the DNC, and the race in Virginia. Rep. Keith Ellison, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and Alyssa Mastromonaco join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage live from the Swamp. 

  • “The fog of bullshit.” (LIVE from Philadelphia)

    Nov 03 2017

    Trump blames Schumer and the courts for terrorism, Republicans propose trillions in tax cuts for the rich, and Facebook testifies before Congress. DeRay McKesson, Brittany Packnett, and Pennsylvania Congressional candidate Chrissy Houlahan join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage in Philly. 

  • "Indictments!"

    Oct 30 2017

    Trump’s former campaign chairman is indicted for money laundering, his former foreign policy advisor pleads guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russian nationals, and the race in Virginia tightens in the homestretch. Former Department of Justice communications director Matt Miller joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the Mueller investigation, and Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr talks to Dan Pfeiffer about sports and politics in the Trump Era.

  • “Another cuck bites the dust.”

    Oct 26 2017

    Corker and Flake take on Trump, Wall Street wins in the Senate, and Clinton conspiracies are back. Then New Jersey gubenatorial candidate Phil Murphy talks to Jon about what’s at stake in his race, and Crooked contributor Tim Miller takes Jon and Dan back to the Cuck Zone. 

  • “Republicans have an O’Reilly problem.”

    Oct 23 2017

    Congress wants answers on Niger, Fox News defends O’Reilly, and Trump pushes a $6 trillion tax cut for the wealthy. Then Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones talks to Jon, Jon, and Tommy about his race against Roy Moore, and DeRay McKesson joins to discuss his conversation about the EPA with Christine Todd Whitman. 

  • “The strategic sense of a rabid raccoon.”

    Oct 19 2017

    Trump botches the human act of calling grieving families and rejects a bipartisan deal to improve the Affordable Care Act. Then Jon and Dan talk to Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker about the race between Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie, and Ana Marie Cox joins to talk about #MeToo and the Trump Administration’s legal push to force an undocumented immigrant to give birth. 

  • “No blood for ego.”

    Oct 16 2017

    Democrats look to stop ACA sabotage with a shutdown fight, and Ben Rhodes joins to talk about Trump’s Iran Deal sabotage. Then Preet Bharara joins to talk about Mueller’s investigation, and DeRay Mckesson talks about the NAACP’s Census lawsuit and how DeAndre Harris was charged with a crime after white nationalist beat him in Charlottesville. 

  • “A feckless despot.”

    Oct 12 2017

    Trump continues to sabotage Obamacare, threatens to pull media licenses, threatens the NFL’s tax exemption, wishes for more nuclear weapons, and yells that he hates everyone in the White House. Then Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow talks to Ana and Dan in Ann Arbor, and Michigan gubernatorial candidate Dr. Abdul El-Sayed talks to Ana and Jon. 

  • “Slack channel for the last adults.” (LIVE from Chicago!)

    Oct 11 2017

    Corker tells the New York Times that Trump is a dangerous liar, Stephen Miller sabotages the DREAMer deal, and social media platforms wrestle with fake news. Then Tommy and Dan talk about gun violence with the founder of Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings, Tamar Manasseh, as well as the director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, Jens Ludwig. Plus, Ok Stop! 

  • "Mike Pence, you sleep like a horse." (LIVE from Cleveland)

    Oct 09 2017

    Senator Sherrod Brown and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan in Cleveland, where the crew talks Trump's North Korea tweets, the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Bob Corker's newfound freedom, and how Democrats can win in Ohio.

  • "Paul Ryan's my dad". (LIVE from Madison)

    Oct 06 2017

    Erin Ryan, Randy "Iron Stache" Bryce, and Rep. Chris Taylor join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan in Madison, Wisconsin to talk about gun safety, Tillerson calling Trump a moron, not draining the swamp, and much more. 

  • “What’s your plan to stop mass shootings?”

    Oct 02 2017

    Las Vegas becomes the site of the worst mass shooting in American history, Trump attacks hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, and Tom Price’s flights of fancy come to an end. Then Ta-Nehisi Coates joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about his new book, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy. 

  • "A cannibal who's for single-payer."

    Sep 28 2017

    Graham-Cassidy goes down, Republicans embrace Roy Moore, and Trump lies about his tax plan. Then Senator Chuck Schumer joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Democratic strategy on taxes, and Ana Marie Cox joins to talk about Zuckerberg v. Trump. 

  • "Stick to sports."

    Sep 25 2017

    Trump starts a fight with two professional sports leagues, and Graham-Cassidy loses support. Then Axios' Jim VandeHei joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about covering Trump, and DeRay discusses what it means to take a knee.

  • "Bad criminals."

    Sep 21 2017

    Trump threatens to destroy North Korea at the UN, Cassidy keeps lying about his Obamacare repeal bill, and Mueller closes in on Manafort. Then NBC's Katy Tur talks to Jon about covering Donald Trump. 

  • “Sean Spicer is good now.”

    Sep 18 2017

    The GOP makes one last run at repealing Obamacare, Democrats look for a message that works, and Trump delivers his first United Nations speech. Then HuffPost editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the state of American democracy and the media, and DeRay Mckesson discusses the protest against police violence in St. Louis.

  • “Amnesty Don.”

    Sep 14 2017

    The Democrats reach a tentative deal on DACA with Trump, and 16 Democratic Senators sign on to Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All plan. Then New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins Jon and Dan to talk about health care and the future of the Democratic Party, and Ana Marie Cox discusses Trump’s voter fraud commission. 

  • Hillary Clinton

    Sep 12 2017

    What Happened.

  • "Schumer's bump."

    Sep 11 2017

    Irma portends the effects of climate change, the press heralds Trump as an independent dealmaker, and Bannon goes to war with Republicans. Then Erin Ryan joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about Hillary Clinton's new book, What Happened.

  • "The misadventures of Paul RINO."

    Sep 07 2017

    Trump cuts his first-ever deal as President with the Democrats on Harvey relief and the debt ceiling, and makes Republicans on the Hill very sad. Then, Senator Dick Durbin joins Jon and Dan to talk about passing the DREAM Act and the rest of Congress's busy fall agenda.

  • "Trump always shoots the hostage."

    Sep 05 2017

    North Korea conducts a nuclear test. Sessions announces the end of DACA with a six month delay. And Jon, Jon, and Tommy are joined by Congressman Adriano Espaillat to discuss potential legislation to protect Dreamers and reform the immigration system. Plus a discussion of a New York Times piece on rising economic inequality.

  • “This snowflake is enraged.”

    Aug 31 2017

    Alyssa Mastromonaco joins the pod to talk about the response to Hurricane Harvey and Trump’s visit to Texas. Then, Jon and Dan discuss Trump’s tax reform speech, and his impending decision on the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

  • “You can’t be a woke Hungarian fascist.”

    Aug 28 2017

    Hurricane Harvey batters Texas with historic flooding, and Trump again obstructs justice by pardoning a racist sheriff before he’s even sentenced. Former Deputy FEMA Administrator Richard Serino discusses Harvey response efforts with Jon, Jon, and Tommy, and Demos President Heather McGhee joins to discuss how to address racial inequities in the wake of Charlottesville.

  • "Hits from the Aaron Sorkin bong."

    Aug 24 2017

    Trump goes off the rails in Phoenix, and continues his war with the Republican Congress. Then Jon and Dan talk to focus group guru David Binder about Obama-Trump voters, and Ana Marie Cox joins to discuss the white nationalist resurgence. 

  • “‘Committee to Save America’ my ass.”

    Aug 21 2017

    White House staffers and Republican leaders debate what to do about Trump as he keeps a shrinking base and loses the rest of the country. Then Politico’s Eliana Johnson joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about Bannonism, Trumpism, and the future of the Republican Party. 

  • “The dog whistle is now a bullhorn.”

    Aug 17 2017

    Trump’s press conference goes off the rails as he defends the ‘fine people’ who were chanting Nazi slogans in Charlottesville, and the world reacts to the madness. Then Jon and Dan talk to VICE News Tonight correspondent Elle Reeve about her Charlottesville reporting, as well as the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Lecia Brooks about the rise of white supremacist extremism. 

  • “Denouncing Nazis is so fucking easy.”

    Aug 14 2017

    White supremacists and neo-Nazis descend on Charlottesville to provoke violence, and President Trump gives a statement where he refuses to condemn them. Then DeRay Mckesson talks to Jon, Jon, and Tommy about his perspective on Charlottesville, and immigrants rights activist Julissa Arce joins in studio to discuss what we can do about new threats to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

  • "A song of fire and fury."

    Aug 10 2017

    The U.S. confronts a madman with nuclear weapons as well as Kim Jong Un, and Trump picks a fight with McConnell. Then NARAL President Ilyse Hogue joins Jon and Dan to talk about litmus tests, and Ana Marie Cox discusses Sinclair Broadcasting's subtle propaganda. 

  • “The MAGA industrial complex.”

    Aug 07 2017

    Mueller impanels a grand jury to investigate Trump, more Republicans start to challenge the President, and Democrats continue to debate their own way forward. Then Lovett interviews Joshua Green about his new Steve Bannon book, and Pod Save the People’s DeRay Mckesson joins to talk about the opioid crisis.

  • “Jeff Sessions’s mixtape.”

    Aug 03 2017

    The Mooch Era is a short one, General Kelly takes control, Jeff Flake takes on Trump, and Trump and Sessions play the hits. Then Jon Lovett talks to Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto about the future of the Democratic Party. 

  • "9 parts hero, 1 part troll" (LIVE from Pasadena!)

    Jul 31 2017

    Reincey goes home, and the Resistance kills Trumpcare. Then Joy-Ann Reid and Symone Sanders join Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the future of the Democratic Party. 

  • Pod Save the Planet with Al Gore

    Jul 29 2017

    Former Vice President Al Gore talks with Jon, Jon, and Tommy about his new movie Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Lovett also made some jokes.

  • “This is like a car crash.”

    Jul 27 2017

    The Mooch has a meltdown, Trump bullies Sessions, and tweets out a ban on transgender Americans serving in the military. Then Jon and Dan get a Trumpcare update from Senator Chris Murphy, and talk with John Podesta about Russian interference in our election. 

  • “Mooch saves America.”

    Jul 24 2017

    Republicans have no idea what health care bill they’re voting on, the Mooch lets Trump be Trump, and the Democrats unveil a new slogan and agenda. Then CBS News' Margaret Brennan joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the Administration’s foreign policy challenges.

  • “One step away from drooling on himself.”

    Jul 20 2017

    Trumpcare is dead and alive and dead and alive again, and we discover from a terrifying New York Times interview that the President doesn’t actually know what health insurance is. Then Jon and Dan talk to Montana Governor Steve Bullock about his vision for the party and the country, and Ana Marie Cox joins to talk about Trump’s elimination of teen pregnancy prevention programs. 

  • "Hack away, China."

    Jul 17 2017

    As the health care vote is delayed due to a medical emergency, Andy Slavitt, who ran Medicare, Medicaid & ACA for President Obama, lays out the strategy for this final push. Then Jon, Jon, and Tommy get into all the lies and revelations around the Trump Tower/Russia confab. And Tommy talks with Jeff Mason who leads the White House Correspondence Association to debate press access and freedom.

  • “Turd in the GOP punchbowl.”

    Jul 13 2017

    Donald Trump Jr. admits to a failed attempt at collusion, Republicans pretend it didn’t happen, and Mitch McConnell picks Ted Cruz over Medicaid in his new health care bill. Then Republican communications guru Tim Miller joins Jon and Dan to talk about where his party has gone wrong, and Ana Marie Cox discusses Trump’s presser with Macron. 

  • "Propaganda, foreign and domestic."

    Jul 10 2017

    McConnell is down to a final few moves on health care. Don Jr. dissembles on yet another Trump campaign Russia meeting. Senator Al Franken stops by to talk about life in the Senate and his new book. And DeRay joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to preview this week's Pod Save the People.

  • "Making redistricting sexy again."

    Jul 06 2017

    Trump holds a press conference in Warsaw in advance of the G20 conference, where he'll meet face-to-face with Vladimir Putin and talk to the leaders of Japan and South Korea about the nuclear crisis in North Korea. Then Jon and Dan talk to former Attorney General Eric Holder about his redistricting efforts, and Ana Marie Cox joins to discuss CNN vs. Trump.

  • "Tweet your feelings."

    Jul 03 2017

    The President shares a video of him fake wrestling a CNN logo, Republicans face bad local headlines about their wealthcare bill, and a closer look at Trump's fraudulent voter fraud commission. Then Jon and Tommy sit down with New Jersey Senator Cory Booker to talk about health care, criminal justice reform, and how to maintain optimism in the Trump era. 

  • “Never bet against Mitch McConnell.”

    Jul 01 2017

    Jon and Tommy attend a health care rally outside the United States Capitol and talk to patients, doctors, activists, and politicians, including Senator Chris Van Hollen, Senator Brian Schatz, Congresswoman Debbie-Wasserman Schultz, Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Chris Murphy, and Senator Michael Bennet. 

  • "Kill Bill Vol. 2."

    Jun 29 2017

    McConnell delays the wealthcare vote after a horrendous CBO score, and the resistance ramps up the pressure on wavering Republican Senators. Then, Jon and Dan talk to Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III about his views on health care, public service, and the future of the Democratic Party.

  • "CBO Brother, Where Art Thou?"

    Jun 26 2017

    Tommy and Jon discuss the ongoing efforts to ram Trumpcare through the Senate, and whether Obama did enough to respond to and deter Russian interference in our election. Then they discuss the impact of Trumpcare on West Virginia with Senator Joe Manchin.

  • "Same shitburger, different bun."

    Jun 22 2017

    Guest host Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Dan to discuss the Secret Senate Health care bill that is no longer secret, the aftermath of the the Democrats' loss in Georgia-06, and a ray of hope in Wisconsin. Then Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talks to Lovett and Tommy about health care and next steps for the Democrats.

  • “We can win this fight.”

    Jun 20 2017

    As McConnell moves toward a vote on the secret GOP health care bill, Lovett and Tommy are joined by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to talk about the Democratic strategy to defeat Trumpcare and what each of us can do to help. Plus, mounting tension between the US and Russia over Syria, the demise of the White House press briefing, and declining transparency across our government.

  • "Tiny, decent things."

    Jun 16 2017

    The aftermath of the Alexandria shooting, the investigation of the President, and the Democrats' plan to stop health care. Then, former White House lawyer Danielle Gray joins Jon, Dan, and Tommy to talk about the travel ban, and Judge Tim Black discusses his ruling in the same-sex marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges.

  • "All hands on deck."

    Jun 12 2017

    The Comey fallout continues, the left is resurgent in Europe, and the final showdown is near on #wealthcare. Then, Vox's Sarah Kliff joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the policy implications of the Senate health care bill, and DeRay McKesson joins to discuss his interview with Katy Perry.

  • "Comey came to play."

    Jun 08 2017

    Jim Comey builds a case for obstruction of justice in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff joins Jon and Dan to break it down. Then, Trumpcare 2.0 gets new life in the Senate, and Ana Marie Cox joins to talk about the Republican reaction to Comey's testimony.

  • “Some kind of decline.”

    Jun 05 2017

    Trump responds to terrorism in London by attacking the city’s mayor and his own Justice Department, while Capitol Hill prepares for The Comey Show. Then, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) talks to Jon, Jon, and Tommy about a progressive foreign policy and how politicians can talk like normal human beings, and Pod Save the People’s DeRay Mckesson joins to preview this week’s episode.

  • “More fucked than we think.”

    Jun 01 2017

    As Trump prepares to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, Jon and Dan talk about the consequences with one of the deal’s chief negotiators, Brian Deese. Then, they break down the politics of the decision, catch up on the latest Russia developments, and talk with Ana Marie Cox about Trump’s decision to rollback birth control coverage under Obamacare.

  • "The energy is in progressive politics."

    May 30 2017

    Trump jeopardizes the NATO alliance on his “historically successful” foreign trip, Kushner conducts secret diplomacy with a Russian banker, and the Democrats hone their message after Montana. Then, Senator Elizabeth Warren joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy in studio to discuss the fights Democrats should wage on behalf of working Americans.

  • “The cycle of bullshit.”

    May 25 2017

    Trumpcare gets a CBO score so bad that it causes Republicans to lie, cry, and body-slam a reporter in Montana. Then, the Atlantic’s Annie Lowrey talks to Jon and Dan about Trump’s budget, and Ana Marie Cox joins with a look at the President’s foreign trip.

  • "Exhausted from Obstructing Justice."

    May 22 2017

    Jon, Jon, and Tommy discuss Trump's semester abroad, the latest on the investigations, right-wing lies about a tragedy, and what's next for health care. With special guest: no one.

  • Pod Save America Takes Los Angeles

    May 18 2017

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan talk obstruction of justice and all the rest at the Ace Theater in Downtown LA. Plus Mayor Eric Garcetti joins to discuss the Democratic agenda and the lessons we can draw from success at the local level.

  • "Government by sucker punch."

    May 15 2017

    In the aftermath of Comey's firing, what can Democrats do to hold Trump accountable? The Vice Chair of the Intel Committee, Senator Mark Warner, joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to discuss the latest on the investigation. Plus DeRay on Sessions, Snowden, and more.

  • “Literally farcical.”

    May 11 2017

    Trump fires FBI Director Jim Comey in the middle of an investigation involving the Trump campaign’s potential collusion with Russia, and gets plenty of support from Republicans in Congress. Then, former White House Counsel Kathy Ruemmler joins Jon and Dan to talk about the legal implications of the Comey firing.

  • "Think globalist, act localist."

    May 08 2017

    French elections, Sally Yates' testimony, Kushner family corruption, the latest on health care, and our interview with Senator Kamala Harris recorded live in front of a rowdy San Fransisco crowd.

  • Pod Save America Takes Seattle

    May 07 2017

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan hold a live show at Seattle’s Showbox SoDo Theater, where they’re joined by Washington Governor Jay Inslee to talk health care, activism, and the future of Democratic Party.

  • “The moment of truth for the resistance.”

    May 04 2017

    House Republicans stake their careers on Trumpcare, and stopping the bill in the Senate becomes the biggest test yet for the resistance movement. Then, Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Democratic Party’s economic vision, and Ana Marie Cox joins to talk about health care.

  • BONUS POD with Trevor Noah

    May 03 2017

    Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, sits down with Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about how Trump changed comedy, his approach to political humor, and what he's trying to achieve with The Daily Show.

  • "Doris Trump Goodwin."

    May 01 2017

    Zombie RyanCare won't die, Dickerson stumps Trump, the Times hires a conservative climate skeptic, the DCCC fails to invest in Montana, and Senator Amy Klobuchar joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the Democratic message in the Midwest.

  • "A very 'Cuck You' week."

    Apr 27 2017

    Trump looks for any kind of win before the 100-day mark, pushes Trumpcare 3.0, and proposes big tax cuts. Then, Pod Save the People host DeRay McKesson joins Jon and Dan to talk about his new podcast and the future of the Resistance.

  • "The odorless gas of misogyny."

    Apr 24 2017

    Trump's first 100 days end with a fight over funding for the wall. Plus health care, tax reform, and Teen Vogue's Lauren Duca joins to discuss truth in the Trump era and the divides in the Democratic party.

  • “We’ll do it live.”

    Apr 20 2017

    Chaffetz and O’Reilly take extended vacations, Ossoff heads to a runoff, and the 2018 map looks bluer. Then, Governor Deval Patrick sits down with Jon and Dan to talk politics and the future of the Democratic Party, and Ana Marie Cox joins to ponder the Case of the Missing Aircraft Carrier.

  • "When you open the canister, snakes pop out."

    Apr 17 2017

    The latest on North Korea, the weekend's tax marches, and how the health care town halls are working. Then Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer questions in the first Friend of the Pod Q & A.

  • “Game of Cucks.”

    Apr 13 2017

    Steve Bannon and pals have a bad week, Trump goes full Globalist, and still tries to hold health care hostage. Then, Obama pollster Cornell Belcher joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Democratic coalition, and Indivisible’s Ezra Levin talks about how you can get involved in the Tax March and Congressional Recess.

  • “The enemy of your enemy is your frenemy.”

    Apr 10 2017

    Trump strikes Syria and cable swoons, while the White House plays the Game of Cucks. Then, the Washington Post’s Ashley Parker joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about covering the Trump Administration, and VEEP’s David Mandel stops by to talk about the show’s sixth season.

  • "Thanks for unmasking"

    Apr 06 2017

    Ben Rhodes helps unmask the unmasking debate, Zombie Trumpcare makes a bad bill worse, Cecile Richards joins Jon and Dan to talk women and the resistance, and Ana Marie Cox discusses new Shadow President Jared Kushner.

  • "A garbage organization that protects harassers."

    Apr 03 2017

    Trump’s popularity and agenda falter, Senate Democrats filibuster Neil Gorsuch, and Fox News lets Bill O’Reilly get away with sexual harassment. Then, climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to explain what people can do to fight climate change.

  • "The outrage meter is on tilt."

    Mar 30 2017

    Republicans flirt with Trumpcare 2.0, Trump flirts with a government shutdown, and no one knows what the hell is going on with Nunes. Then, David Axelrod joins Jon and Dan to give advice to Democrats and Donald Trump.

  • "Blitzkrieg of blame."

    Mar 27 2017

    Repeal and go f*ck yourself fails, Trump blames everyone but himself, and learns how hard it will be to pass the rest of his agenda. Then, Former Obama adviser Yohannes Abraham joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the power of just showing up.

  • "He'll run the country from jail like El Chapo."

    Mar 23 2017

    The Russia story gets messier, Trump confirms the truth is dead, and Republicans try to take away health care from their voters. Then, new author Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon and Dan to reminisce, and Friends Like These host Ana Marie Cox stops by to talk health care.

  • "It's like late season Sopranos."

    Mar 20 2017

    FBI Director Comey confirms a Trump-Russia investigation, Trump alienates more allies, and Paul Ryan has keg dreams of cutting health care. Then Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Georgia's 6th District, joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about what’s he’s learned from his race and what you can do to help.

  • Live @ SXSW: Crooked Media and Kara Swisher

    Mar 17 2017

    The Crooked Media team talks live with notoriously tough interviewer Kara Swisher about their burgeoning media empire, Trump, and how to focus the resistance.

  • "Who pays for the wall? The elderly!"

    Mar 16 2017

    Trump runs into trouble with his ban, his budget, and his health care bill. Then, Barack Obama’s former Deputy Chief of Staff and Health Care Czar Nancy-Ann DeParle joins Jon and Dan to talk about the fight to pass and now save the Affordable Care Act.

  • Pod Save America takes Austin

    Mar 13 2017

    Health care lies dominate the Sunday shows, and Congress's biggest racist strikes again. Then, Congressman Seth Moulton joins Jon, Jon and Tommy to talk about the future of the Democratic Party.

  • "The dogs who caught the car."

    Mar 09 2017

    Paul Ryan struggles to pass a tax cut for the rich disguised as health care reform, and Vox.com's Ezra Klein joins Jon and Dan to break down all the policy pitfalls of Trumpcare.

  • "The most damning conclusion of all."

    Mar 06 2017

    Trump issues a new immigration ban, and peddles a deranged conspiracy about Obama tapping his phones. Then, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about his committee's investigation into the contacts between Trump officials and Russia.

  • "The greatest speech in history."

    Mar 02 2017

    Sessions lies about meetings with Russians, and Trump snows the pundits with his speech. Then, former Republican operative Nicolle Wallace joins Jon and Dan to talk about Obama-Trump voters and the future of the Republican Party.

  • "It's making us dumber."

    Feb 27 2017

    The latest on health care, Trump's joint address to Congress, and Peter Hamby of Snapchat joins to talk about press access and the changing media landscape.

  • "A conversation about our divides."

    Feb 23 2017

    Trump's relatively tame week on Twitter, his orders on deportations and transgender policies, and the growing activism at town halls. Then Ana Marie Cox joins Jon and Dan to talk about her new Crooked Media podcast, With Friends Like These.

  • "Card-carrying badass."

    Feb 20 2017

    Katie Couric joins for a freewheeling conversation about Trump's attacks on the media, persuading Trump voters and the future of the Democratic Party.

  • "Caps lock freakout mode."

    Feb 16 2017

    General Flynn gets fired, the NYT's report on Trump-Russia contacts, and the White House's awful week. Then, the Atlantic's Julia Ioffe joins Jon and Dan to talk Russia, and MoveOn.org's Ben Wikler announces the launch of #ResistanceRecess.

  • "C'mon, Shinzo... they've paid me a fortune!"

    Feb 13 2017

    Trump holds national security talks in a crowded Mar-a-Lago ballroom. Flynn and Priebus are on the ropes. And DeRay McKesson joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to discuss protest and activism.

  • Pod Save America Takes Brooklyn

    Feb 11 2017

    Jon, Jon and Tommy pierce their liberal bubble by traveling to Brooklyn for a live podcast. They're joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Alex Wagner of CBS News.

  • "Can I call you Easy D?"

    Feb 09 2017

    The threat posed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump's battle against the judiciary, and the travails of Sean Spicer. Then, New York Magazine's Jonathan Chait joins Jon and Dan to talk about Obama's legacy and Trump's first few weeks.

  • "A moment of silence for Bowling Green."

    Feb 06 2017

    Behind the scenes of Trump's first weeks, his attacks on the judiciary, and his not-so-populist revolution. Then Neera Tanden joins Jon, Jon and Tommy to discuss the fight to save ACA.

  • BONUS POD: "He has a lot of edits."

    Feb 03 2017

    Cody Keenan, President Obama's chief speechwriter in the second term, joins Jon and Jon to talk about speechwriting, working for Obama, and lessons learned over eight years in the White House.

  • "A season for happy warriors."

    Feb 02 2017

    Jon and Dan talk about Trump's bullying of Mexico and Australia, the promise of progressive protests, and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Then they're joined by two DNC Chair candidates, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison.

  • "Protest is the new brunch."

    Jan 30 2017

    Jon, Jon and Tommy discuss Trump's unconscionable Muslim ban and the politicization of national security. They're joined by The Guardian's Sabrina Siddiqui to discuss the global reaction to the EO, and then later by former White House lawyer Danielle Gray to discuss the EOs and Trump's impending Supreme Court pick.

  • "What the hell are alternative facts?"

    Jan 26 2017

    Jon and Dan talk about Trump's disturbing first week in office, including his Executive Orders, ABC interview, and voter fraud lies. Then they're joined by DNC Chair candidate Tom Perez to talk about the future of the Democratic Party.

  • "The Mall sank into the earth."

    Jan 23 2017

    Jon, Jon and Tommy talk about Trump's inaugural address, the women's marches across the US and Sean Spicer's wonderful weekend. Then they're joined by Seth Meyers from "Late Night with Seth Meyers".

  • Obama's Last Interview

    Jan 19 2017

    The Pod Save America team sits down with President Obama for his last interview as President.

  • "Congress scares easy."

    Jan 16 2017

    Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor talk about the rallies to preserve ACA, Trump’s twitter war with John Lewis and his creepy embrace of Russia. Then they’re joined by Erin Gloria Ryan to discuss covering the Trump White House and Philippe Reines talks about playing Donald Trump.

  • "We had plenty of ethical fun."

    Jan 12 2017

    Jon and Dan talk about Obama's farewell and Trump's press conference. Then, former Obama ethics czar Norm Eisen joins to talk about Trump's decision to retain ownership of his business empire.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

  • "Repeal and go f*ck yourself." Our first episode!

    Jan 09 2017

    Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor launch Pod Save America with a discussion of Russia hacking, cabinet confirmations, saving Obamacare and Obama's final speech. Then they're joined by Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour to discuss the Women's March on Washington.

  • Teaser Episode

    Jan 06 2017

    Pod Save America launches Monday January 9th!