Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — host a biweekly Ringer podcast to discuss the political world, analyze the Trump presidency, and welcome commentary from journalists and politicians.
Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer reflect on the year that was and set their sights on the year to come in their last episode of 2016 (1:30). They also bring on Brian Beutler of the New Republic to further reflect on the election, the fights that Democrats should pick, and what we learned from 2016 (41:24).
Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor discuss Monday's Electoral College vote (0:45), Trump's press party at Mar-a-Lago (14:03), and the GOP power grab in North Carolina (23:29). Then, they call Republican strategist Ana Navarro (34:48) to discuss what both parties need to do to survive the Trump era (35:32).
Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer discuss Trump's 'Vanity Fair' beef (6:00), Putin's role in the hacking (17:00), and Trump's tech summit (20:00). Then, 'Meet the Press' moderator Chuck Todd teams up with Jon and Dan for a special co-pod to break down the aftershocks of the 2016 election (26:00) and examine what's next for the Democrats and the media (38:00).