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Crooked Media

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Lovett or Leave It

Lovett or Leave It

Crooked Media

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Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion. New episodes every Saturday.

Latest Episodes

Biden’s VP Pick Revealed!

ENew York's AG sues the NRA and Trump struggles against witheringquestions like, "What manuals?" Returning champion Naomi Ekperigin joins for the monologue. And Jon talks to Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Joe Kennedy III as they face off in a heated Senate primary, and both agree to face aMassachusettsversion of "Queen for A Day."

92 MIN2 d ago
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Biden’s VP Pick Revealed!

How is it August?

E100 days to the election. Here we go. LaTosha Brown joins to talk about the home stretch. Bryan Safi is back for straight guy phone banking. Plus we tell jokes to listeners and quiz Collin and CJ, as we look at what we need to do up and down the ballot to win.

69 MIN1 w ago
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How is it August?

Cognition Impossible

ETrump takes a test. Cities push back against Trump's aggression. And Taylor releases a new album. What a week. Guy Branum joins for OK, Stop. Eric Holtaus talks about his new book, The Future Earth, imagining a best-case climate scenario. And Tanya Somanader, Mellani Johnson, and Sarah Lazarus take a few minutes to react to jokes with the perfect amount of judgment.

53 MIN2 w ago
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Cognition Impossible

No More Mr. Nice Goya

EHouse Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff discusses Roger Stone, congressionalsubpoenas, and veganism. Negin Farsad joins for the monologue and Michaela Watkins takes on the role of a lifetime. Plus Zeynep Tufekci joins to talk about what happens when science meets social media during this pandemic. Fix my computer, Henry Cavill.

75 MIN3 w ago
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No More Mr. Nice Goya

Oklahoma, OK!

EA major set of rulings at the Supreme Court, a battle over reopening schools, and an announcement by Kanye in the best place for such things: a four hour interview with Forbes Magazine. Shea Serrano joins to talk abouteverything from the impact of protests on sports to the best James Bond movies. Josh Gondelman judges the monologue and has some lovely analogies. And Alice Wetterlund stops by along with a special guest with a tell-all book of her own. What a week.

60 MINJUL 11
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Oklahoma, OK!

Scrutiny on the Bounty

EEmily Heller returns for our July 4th episode and agrees NOT to discuss gardening. Hari Kondabolu joins to talk about Hollywood's response to mounting protests,from voice casting on the Simpsons to the defense of hacky stand up.Epidemiologist Dr. Anne W. Rimoin explains the latest on mounting cases of coronavirus and what happens next. And listeners test out their political jokes on Lovett and Emily.

81 MINJUL 4
Comments
Scrutiny on the Bounty

K-Popping His Bubble

ELarry Wilmore is back and joins for the monologue. Ari Berman discusses efforts to fight voter suppression. We quiz a listener on polling from 2016 so no one gets cocky about 2020. And we share some moments from Crooked's pride parade live stream: Gay News with Tre'vell Anderson and Guy Branum, plus highlights from Sam Pancake, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Kara Swisher, Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho, Rosemary Ketchum, Katie Hill, Sam Feder, and Justin Simien.

64 MINJUN 27
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K-Popping His Bubble

Gay for Justice

ENicole Byer is back and joins for the monologue. Adam Serwer discusses the Supreme Court's DACA decision, the diversity of the protest movement, and Juneteenth. Plus we quiz Philip Picardi on campy religious ceremonies and talk about his new podcast onspirituality. And we test organizers in six battleground states to see if they're ready for the fall. What a week. Even some... good news?... whatever that is.

87 MINJUN 20
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Gay for Justice

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Ignorance

EJudd Apatow joins for the monologue. Melina Abdullah discusses the goals of the protest movement.Rosemary Ketchum stops by to talk about what it means to be the first trans person to win public office in West Virginia. And LGBTQ+ listeners join to rantabout basically whatever. What a week.

75 MINJUN 13
Comments
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Ignorance

Bunker Inspector

EPeaceful protests and police backlash spread across the country. Trump "inspects" a bunker and waves a bible. Osita Nwanevu joins to discuss our collective response. DeRay Mckesson discusses policy changes that can save lives right now. And we hear from protesters and listeners. Plus, ONE Lea Michele joke. One.

48 MINJUN 6
Comments
Bunker Inspector

Latest Episodes

Biden’s VP Pick Revealed!

ENew York's AG sues the NRA and Trump struggles against witheringquestions like, "What manuals?" Returning champion Naomi Ekperigin joins for the monologue. And Jon talks to Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Joe Kennedy III as they face off in a heated Senate primary, and both agree to face aMassachusettsversion of "Queen for A Day."

92 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Biden’s VP Pick Revealed!

How is it August?

E100 days to the election. Here we go. LaTosha Brown joins to talk about the home stretch. Bryan Safi is back for straight guy phone banking. Plus we tell jokes to listeners and quiz Collin and CJ, as we look at what we need to do up and down the ballot to win.

69 MIN1 w ago
Comments
How is it August?

Cognition Impossible

ETrump takes a test. Cities push back against Trump's aggression. And Taylor releases a new album. What a week. Guy Branum joins for OK, Stop. Eric Holtaus talks about his new book, The Future Earth, imagining a best-case climate scenario. And Tanya Somanader, Mellani Johnson, and Sarah Lazarus take a few minutes to react to jokes with the perfect amount of judgment.

53 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Cognition Impossible

No More Mr. Nice Goya

EHouse Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff discusses Roger Stone, congressionalsubpoenas, and veganism. Negin Farsad joins for the monologue and Michaela Watkins takes on the role of a lifetime. Plus Zeynep Tufekci joins to talk about what happens when science meets social media during this pandemic. Fix my computer, Henry Cavill.

75 MIN3 w ago
Comments
No More Mr. Nice Goya

Oklahoma, OK!

EA major set of rulings at the Supreme Court, a battle over reopening schools, and an announcement by Kanye in the best place for such things: a four hour interview with Forbes Magazine. Shea Serrano joins to talk abouteverything from the impact of protests on sports to the best James Bond movies. Josh Gondelman judges the monologue and has some lovely analogies. And Alice Wetterlund stops by along with a special guest with a tell-all book of her own. What a week.

60 MINJUL 11
Comments
Oklahoma, OK!

Scrutiny on the Bounty

EEmily Heller returns for our July 4th episode and agrees NOT to discuss gardening. Hari Kondabolu joins to talk about Hollywood's response to mounting protests,from voice casting on the Simpsons to the defense of hacky stand up.Epidemiologist Dr. Anne W. Rimoin explains the latest on mounting cases of coronavirus and what happens next. And listeners test out their political jokes on Lovett and Emily.

81 MINJUL 4
Comments
Scrutiny on the Bounty

K-Popping His Bubble

ELarry Wilmore is back and joins for the monologue. Ari Berman discusses efforts to fight voter suppression. We quiz a listener on polling from 2016 so no one gets cocky about 2020. And we share some moments from Crooked's pride parade live stream: Gay News with Tre'vell Anderson and Guy Branum, plus highlights from Sam Pancake, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Kara Swisher, Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho, Rosemary Ketchum, Katie Hill, Sam Feder, and Justin Simien.

64 MINJUN 27
Comments
K-Popping His Bubble

Gay for Justice

ENicole Byer is back and joins for the monologue. Adam Serwer discusses the Supreme Court's DACA decision, the diversity of the protest movement, and Juneteenth. Plus we quiz Philip Picardi on campy religious ceremonies and talk about his new podcast onspirituality. And we test organizers in six battleground states to see if they're ready for the fall. What a week. Even some... good news?... whatever that is.

87 MINJUN 20
Comments
Gay for Justice

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Ignorance

EJudd Apatow joins for the monologue. Melina Abdullah discusses the goals of the protest movement.Rosemary Ketchum stops by to talk about what it means to be the first trans person to win public office in West Virginia. And LGBTQ+ listeners join to rantabout basically whatever. What a week.

75 MINJUN 13
Comments
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Ignorance

Bunker Inspector

EPeaceful protests and police backlash spread across the country. Trump "inspects" a bunker and waves a bible. Osita Nwanevu joins to discuss our collective response. DeRay Mckesson discusses policy changes that can save lives right now. And we hear from protesters and listeners. Plus, ONE Lea Michele joke. One.

48 MINJUN 6
Comments
Bunker Inspector
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