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The Al Franken Podcast

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The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

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A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.

Latest Episodes

Democratic Election Lawyer Marc Elias Talks to Two Texas Teenagers About Winning Them the Right to Vote By Mail in November

Recent high school graduate Rajit Gulhati contacted Al for guidance on how he and his friends could vote by mail. So, Al brought in Democratic super lawyer Marc Elias.

56 MIN5 d ago
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Democratic Election Lawyer Marc Elias Talks to Two Texas Teenagers About Winning Them the Right to Vote By Mail in November

A Fourth of July Conversation with Thomas Jefferson

Al sits down with the author of the Declaration of Independence on the anniversary of our nation's birth

7 MIN6 d ago
Comments
A Fourth of July Conversation with Thomas Jefferson

Melvin Carter Talks About Being St. Paul’s First Black Mayor and the Son of a Cop

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter Discusses the Aftermath of George Floyd’s Murder

54 MIN1 w ago
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Melvin Carter Talks About Being St. Paul’s First Black Mayor and the Son of a Cop

Frm. Obama Speechwriter David Litt Explains How the GOP Has Systematically Undermined Democracy.

In his new book:Democracy: In One Book or Lessfmr. Obama speechwriter and NY Times bestselling author brings fascinating and often startling detail to all the ways the GOP thwarts democracy.

53 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Frm. Obama Speechwriter David Litt Explains How the GOP Has Systematically Undermined Democracy.

Atlantic Writer George Packer on How the Pandemic and George Floyd’s Murder have Laid Bare America’s Weaknesses

Packer and Al discuss the how a corrupt political class, a heartless economy, systemic racism, and Donald Trump have led to the failures Americans have been witness to and the victims of these last several months.

54 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Atlantic Writer George Packer on How the Pandemic and George Floyd’s Murder have Laid Bare America’s Weaknesses

Donna Edwards and Al Discuss Race, Cops, and Photo Ops

Former Congresswoman Edwards talks about being the mother of a young black man and whether George Floyd's murder has finally brought us to an inflection point.

54 MINJUN 7
Comments
Donna Edwards and Al Discuss Race, Cops, and Photo Ops

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García on Teaching During a Pandemic and a DeVos

The host (and former member of the Senate Education Committee) and the president of the National Education Association talks about an important subject: how awful Betsy DeVos is. But also, education.

52 MINMAY 31
Comments
NEA President Lily Eskelsen García on Teaching During a Pandemic and a DeVos

COVID-19 Trailer

This COVID-19 pandemic is arguably the greatest global crisis since World War II. Since the coronavirus hit, Al has been talking with guests about the various aspects of this horrible scourge. To date, guests include: Andy Slavitt, former head of Medicare/Medicaid; Austan Goolsbee, former Chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisors; Dr. Leana Wen, former president of Planned Parenthood; and Michael Lewis, author of the Fifth Risk.

5 MINMAY 28
Comments
COVID-19 Trailer

Paul Krugman on Arguing with Republican Zombies

The NYT columnist and Nobel Prize winner discusses how Republicans operate in bad faith on issues like climate, tax cuts, deficits, income and wealth inequality, and now, the pandemic.

53 MINMAY 24
Comments
Paul Krugman on Arguing with Republican Zombies

Steve Schmidt Tears Trump and the Republican Party A New One

The former GOP strategist trashes Trump and his enablers. And gives a surprisingly personal explanation of why it took him so long to leave his old party.

55 MINMAY 17
Comments
Steve Schmidt Tears Trump and the Republican Party A New One

Latest Episodes

Democratic Election Lawyer Marc Elias Talks to Two Texas Teenagers About Winning Them the Right to Vote By Mail in November

Recent high school graduate Rajit Gulhati contacted Al for guidance on how he and his friends could vote by mail. So, Al brought in Democratic super lawyer Marc Elias.

56 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Democratic Election Lawyer Marc Elias Talks to Two Texas Teenagers About Winning Them the Right to Vote By Mail in November

A Fourth of July Conversation with Thomas Jefferson

Al sits down with the author of the Declaration of Independence on the anniversary of our nation's birth

7 MIN6 d ago
Comments
A Fourth of July Conversation with Thomas Jefferson

Melvin Carter Talks About Being St. Paul’s First Black Mayor and the Son of a Cop

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter Discusses the Aftermath of George Floyd’s Murder

54 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Melvin Carter Talks About Being St. Paul’s First Black Mayor and the Son of a Cop

Frm. Obama Speechwriter David Litt Explains How the GOP Has Systematically Undermined Democracy.

In his new book:Democracy: In One Book or Lessfmr. Obama speechwriter and NY Times bestselling author brings fascinating and often startling detail to all the ways the GOP thwarts democracy.

53 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Frm. Obama Speechwriter David Litt Explains How the GOP Has Systematically Undermined Democracy.

Atlantic Writer George Packer on How the Pandemic and George Floyd’s Murder have Laid Bare America’s Weaknesses

Packer and Al discuss the how a corrupt political class, a heartless economy, systemic racism, and Donald Trump have led to the failures Americans have been witness to and the victims of these last several months.

54 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Atlantic Writer George Packer on How the Pandemic and George Floyd’s Murder have Laid Bare America’s Weaknesses

Donna Edwards and Al Discuss Race, Cops, and Photo Ops

Former Congresswoman Edwards talks about being the mother of a young black man and whether George Floyd's murder has finally brought us to an inflection point.

54 MINJUN 7
Comments
Donna Edwards and Al Discuss Race, Cops, and Photo Ops

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García on Teaching During a Pandemic and a DeVos

The host (and former member of the Senate Education Committee) and the president of the National Education Association talks about an important subject: how awful Betsy DeVos is. But also, education.

52 MINMAY 31
Comments
NEA President Lily Eskelsen García on Teaching During a Pandemic and a DeVos

COVID-19 Trailer

This COVID-19 pandemic is arguably the greatest global crisis since World War II. Since the coronavirus hit, Al has been talking with guests about the various aspects of this horrible scourge. To date, guests include: Andy Slavitt, former head of Medicare/Medicaid; Austan Goolsbee, former Chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisors; Dr. Leana Wen, former president of Planned Parenthood; and Michael Lewis, author of the Fifth Risk.

5 MINMAY 28
Comments
COVID-19 Trailer

Paul Krugman on Arguing with Republican Zombies

The NYT columnist and Nobel Prize winner discusses how Republicans operate in bad faith on issues like climate, tax cuts, deficits, income and wealth inequality, and now, the pandemic.

53 MINMAY 24
Comments
Paul Krugman on Arguing with Republican Zombies

Steve Schmidt Tears Trump and the Republican Party A New One

The former GOP strategist trashes Trump and his enablers. And gives a surprisingly personal explanation of why it took him so long to leave his old party.

55 MINMAY 17
Comments
Steve Schmidt Tears Trump and the Republican Party A New One

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