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Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.

Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.
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Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.

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English


Episodes

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

5/21/2019
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Priyanka discuss the finale episode of Game of Thrones and look back on the politics of the series.

Duration:00:51:45

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

5/20/2019
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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.

Duration:01:16:13

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

5/17/2019
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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....

Duration:01:23:48

“Joementum.”

5/13/2019
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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.

Duration:01:36:13

2020: Eric Swalwell on gun control and being bold

5/10/2019
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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.

Duration:00:48:12

“A contest of sick burns.”

5/9/2019
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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.

Duration:01:20:40

“Killing it on the economy.”

5/6/2019
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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.

Duration:01:20:53

2020: John Hickenlooper on brewing beer and winning purple states

5/3/2019
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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.

Duration:00:53:51

“Legislative cosplay.”

5/2/2019
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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:...

Duration:01:34:05

2020: Tim Ryan on the working class and yoga

4/30/2019
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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.

Duration:00:56:22

“The pundit gap.”

4/29/2019
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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.

Duration:01:26:49

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

4/26/2019
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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.

Duration:00:49:59

“Make America 2016 Again?”

4/25/2019
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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.

Duration:01:30:29

“Impeach ‘em if you got ‘em.”

4/23/2019
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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.

Duration:01:38:27

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

4/22/2019
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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)

Duration:00:46:16

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

4/18/2019
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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.

Duration:01:34:24

2020: Kamala Harris on American identity and secret recipes

4/17/2019
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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.

Duration:00:58:52

2020: Jay Inslee on climate change and beating Donald Trump

4/16/2019
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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.

Duration:00:42:48

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

4/15/2019
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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.

Duration:01:20:54

"Fascist cosplay." (LIVE in Boston)

4/12/2019
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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.

Duration:01:31:56