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Pod Save America

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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-bullshit 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. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays.

Latest Episodes

Iowa Episode 5: Voting is not enough

EIn 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 the true heroes of these campaigns, the field organizers. This series is hosted by Tommy Vietor and produced by Pineapple Street Studios.

48 MIN4 h ago
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Iowa Episode 5: Voting is not enough

“Bolton’s bombshell.”

EJohn 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.”

107 MIN15 h ago
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“Bolton’s bombshell.”

“Davos confessions.”

ESchiff 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.

71 MIN4 d ago
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“Davos confessions.”

“Hillary endorses Bernie.”

ETrump’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.

87 MIN6 d ago
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“Hillary endorses Bernie.”

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

EJon, 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

80 MIN1 w ago
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“Bernie is my friend.” (Debate recap special!)

“It's wide open!”

EThe 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.

70 MIN2 w ago
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“It's wide open!”

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

EJon 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/thewilderness Other Podcast Platforms:crooked.com/thewilderness

4 MIN2 w ago
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The Wilderness, Season 2 (coming January 13, 2020)

“All is not well!”

ETrump 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.

91 MIN2 w ago
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“All is not well!”

“A little noise from Iran.”

ETrump 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.

68 MIN3 w ago
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“A little noise from Iran.”

“Resolutions of the Pod for 2020.”

EIn 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.

36 MIN2019 DEC 30
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“Resolutions of the Pod for 2020.”

Latest Episodes

Iowa Episode 5: Voting is not enough

EIn 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 the true heroes of these campaigns, the field organizers. This series is hosted by Tommy Vietor and produced by Pineapple Street Studios.

48 MIN4 h ago
Comments
Iowa Episode 5: Voting is not enough

“Bolton’s bombshell.”

EJohn 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.”

107 MIN15 h ago
Comments
“Bolton’s bombshell.”

“Davos confessions.”

ESchiff 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.

71 MIN4 d ago
Comments
“Davos confessions.”

“Hillary endorses Bernie.”

ETrump’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.

87 MIN6 d ago
Comments
“Hillary endorses Bernie.”

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

EJon, 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

80 MIN1 w ago
Comments
“Bernie is my friend.” (Debate recap special!)

“It's wide open!”

EThe 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.

70 MIN2 w ago
Comments
“It's wide open!”

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

EJon 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/thewilderness Other Podcast Platforms:crooked.com/thewilderness

4 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Wilderness, Season 2 (coming January 13, 2020)

“All is not well!”

ETrump 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.

91 MIN2 w ago
Comments
“All is not well!”

“A little noise from Iran.”

ETrump 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.

68 MIN3 w ago
Comments
“A little noise from Iran.”

“Resolutions of the Pod for 2020.”

EIn 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.

36 MIN2019 DEC 30
Comments
“Resolutions of the Pod for 2020.”
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