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Crooked Media
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, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays and Thursdays.
"Everything’s Coming Up Brandon."
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.
Aug 9
1 hr 17 min
“A Kansas of Whoop-Ass.”
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.
Aug 4
1 hr 4 min
"Climate Change of Heart."
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.
Aug 2
1 hr 13 min
"We always loved Joe Manchin!"
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.
Jul 28
1 hr 11 min
“Arizona Gets Double Teamed.” (Live from Portland!)
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 a Biden-backed incumbent and why her win against a MAGA Republican in the midterms is so consequential.
Jul 25
1 hr 17 min
“Insurrection: Season Finale.” (Live from Seattle!)
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.
Jul 22
1 hr 29 min
"Why Republicans Can't Get Over The Trump."
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.
Jul 19
1 hr 20 min
"Trump's Tamper Tantrum."
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.
Jul 14
1 hr 8 min
"Bannon Assumes the Deposition."
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.
Jul 12
1 hr 2 min
"Will Trump '24 Come Too Soon?"
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.
Jul 7
1 hr 4 min
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