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Lovett or Leave It

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.

Gaetz of Hell

Lovett or Leave It

  • 780 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:41

Matt Gaetz faces Tucker Carlson. Amazon faces twitter. And Lil Nas X faces away from the Devil. Josh Gondelman is back to break down the week's news. Satan (Josh Sharp) talks about his latest media firestorm. And Theo Henderson of "We the Unhoused" talks about the housing crisis and why we all need to do more to listen to people experiencing it first hand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

No, no, no your boat

Lovett or Leave It

  • 830 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:25:30

Biden faces the press. The press forget the pandemic. And the Suez Canal is RED on my map and google is telling me to go around? Comedian Danielle Perez joins to talk news and snacks. Jason Concepcion and Renee Montgomery are here for our version of the Elite 8. And it’s infrastructure week with transit researcher Alon Levy. Oh and Justice League is good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Shot Girl Summer

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  • 680 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:18:01

Vaccines for everybody and checks for (almost) everybody. James Adomian joins to break down the week's news and to bring Bernie Sanders and the My Pillow guy into a contentious debate over the stimulus. Senator Ed Markey is back to talk about the filibuster and how to make daylight saving time permanent. Plus Pepe Le Pew issues a formal apology with the help of Ira Madison III.  Hi this is Travis Helwig. Lovett doesn't know I'm writing this but it's my last Lovett or Leave It show and I will miss him very much. He is a very good boss and a very good friend. I loved every second of working with him. Also follow me on instagram. That's the really important thing here. Bye Jon, I love you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Cuomosexual Misconduct

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  • 970 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:15:40

Hari Kondabolu joins to break down the week's news, from smaller covid checks to faster covid vaccines. Plus we cover the fight to protect voting rights in Congress. Ezra Klein talks about polarization and local news. And Lovett auditions for Jeopardy and quizzes listeners on mayhem at gender reveal parties, which aren't really gender reveal parties, when you think about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Won’t someone think of the tater tots??

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  • 740 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:37:42

Ike Barinholtz breaks down the week's news from gendered potatoes to Obama podcasts. Fran Lebowitz joins for a new segment we call the "Frant Wheel." Shea Serrano talks about life in Texas after the storm and government failures. And we talk about Top Shots, whatever they are. Plus we quiz a listener about the Golden Globes - the good, the bad, and The Tourist.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ted’s Excellent Adventure

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  • 680 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:42:01

Emily Heller joins to break down the week's news from Cruz's vacation to Cruella's backstory. Also this week: Alicia Garza on organizing for change under Biden, Adam Grant on how to shift opinions in a polarized world, Jason Concepcion and Megan Gailey on the Bachelor, and there's the rant wheel... sort of. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Insurrection: Exclusive Bonus Footage

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  • 710 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:33:58

The evidence is damning but the defendant got lucky on jury selection. The vaccine roll out continues. And Gina Carano can't act OR tweet. Akilah Hughes joins to break down the week's news. Dr. Atul Gawande discusses mask mandates and vexing variants. And, to mark Valentine's Day in a pandemic, several contestants compete for LOVE in speed dates with our writer Pallavi Gunalan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

What Time is the Super Bowl?

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  • 690 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:22

Bezos is OUT. Emily in Paris is IN. And NO ONE deserves applause for saying "9/11 happened." Langston Kerman joins to break down the week's news, listeners compete on who failed at new pandemic hobbies the hardest. And Ira Madison III, Erin Ryan, Langston, and Travis join for the Rant Wheel to cover everything from celebrity boxing to the Space Force.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

OK, GameStop!

Lovett or Leave It

  • 640 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:11:22

Biden signs up a storm. A Republican congresswoman believes forest fires are started by Jewish space lasers. And GameStop finally fulfills its destiny in the war between reddit and hedge funds - with a LOT of Tubmans at stake. Alice Wetterlund joins to break down the week's news. Brian Beutler looks at the debate over how to pass relief through Congress. And Yoni Lotan takes on his greatest role yet as... the filibuster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Good Riddance (Crime of Your Life)

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  • 740 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:03:29

Wednesday is the day Trump finally becomes not president. Kara Swisher joins to talk about social media companies facing hate and incitement on their platforms and what a Democratic Congress can do (and Kara learns some breaking Ivanka/Jared news on the spot). Then Lovett quizzes Favreau and Tommy on four years of scandal and their awesome tweets. And we're back on omegle to tell listeners jokes at random and it went pretty well!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Bye Mitch

Lovett or Leave It

  • 680 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:16:37

Democrats prepare to take control of the White House, the House, and the Senate after an incredibly hard fought set of victories in Georgia. Trump, Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, and congressional Republicans incite violence that leads to several deaths and the ransacking of the Capitol. High highs. Low lows. Jason Concepcion joins to break down a long week and tolerate some sports jokes. Zeynep Tufekci is back to talk about social media's role in this coup attempt and the vaccine roll out. Plus we kick off 2021 with the rant wheel. We're almost on the other side. Hang in there.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Quarantine Choice Awards

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  • 730 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:44:45

It's the first and hopefully last annual Quarantine Choice Awards! Emily Heller joins to break down a year we are glad to put behind us. I talk to the first gay man elected to the Georgia legislature, Sam Park, about the run offs that will determine control of the Senate. And Akilah Hughes, Michaela Watkins, Louis Virtel, Alice Wetterlund, and Guy Branum join as judges to see who deserves the prestigious Golden Pangolin statues. See you in 2021! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

None the Pfizer

Lovett or Leave It

  • 660 views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 01:04:02

Sarah Silverman is back to break down the week's news. Senator Brian Schatz joins for an update on negotiations over a relief bill in Congress and talks about his views on Biden cabinet picks. And we're joined by Margaret Keenan, the first person to receive the vaccine outside of a trial in the UK, and wouldn't you know it she left JUST before D'Arcy Carden showed up. What a week.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Coup Clutz Clan

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  • 740 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:29:50

Rudy melts under cross examination. Thanksgiving comes as cases rise and a vaccine looms. Kiran Deol joins to break down the week's news. Scientist Eric Lander joins to discuss the vaccine, public trust in science, climate change, and deep fakes. And Ronan Farrow is back to talk about his latest reporting and to play a game where once again Travis tries to drive a wedge in Jon's relationship with help from accomplice Guy Branum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

America, Welcome to the Resistance

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  • 790 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:17:55

We won. Alyssa Mastromonaco joins to break down the results and the experience of the slow reveal, Ben Wikler on how we won in Wisconsin and the lessons of organizing, and Zeynep Tufekci is back to talk about polls, models, and misinformation. What a week. What a weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Patient Zero

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  • 760 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:12:26

Emily Heller joins to break down the VP debate and The Week They Gave Trump Steroids. Senator Brian Schatz is back to talk about the fight for the Senate and what we can each do to help. And Josh Gad joins (finally, he refused to come on for a long time) to show us that phone banking is fun and not that scary even if you've never done it before. Help this weekend, please: votesaveamerica.com/senate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

SO, YEAH. MASKS.

Lovett or Leave It

  • 790 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:25:49

This week lasted a hundred years. Trump's financial documents reveal massive debts and a tiny tax bill. Biden wins the first debate. And then we learn that Trump, who has spent six months denying reality and mocking masks, has been diagnosed with covid as his rallies and recklessness put countless lives at risk. Returning champion Langston Kerman joins for the top of the show, then I talk to Jaime Harrison about his race against Lindsey Graham and journalist Adam Davidson about Trump's taxes, money laundering, and why it's important to stop corruption before it's too late. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Donate to Get Mitch

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  • 740 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:12:51

Devastating news about RBG on Friday night kicks of a fight over the future of the Supreme Court. Then we go to a pre-recorded show with guests Hari Kondabolu, Varshini Prakash from the Sunrise Movement, and a legend: Jane Fonda. http://votesaveamerica.com/getmitch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

White House Downplay

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  • 770 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:23:22

What you don't know that Trump told Bob Woodward can hurt you. For our first homestretch episode, Jon Favreau joins for the monologue, Dr. Ali Mattu is back to talk about staying motivated during a very hard time, and I talk to Dr. Muhammad Adeel Rish about his recent study on daylight saving time because it's my JOB. Plus listeners check on their parents' voter registrations and I quiz a listener on whether you can tell the difference between awful Trump comments on the military or ones we just made up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Soup d'Etat

Lovett or Leave It

  • 780 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:22:04

Chowder is a weapon and Antifa has an airline. What a week. Akilah Hughes stops by for the monologue. Ronan Farrow is back so that we can test our relationship again for some reason. And activist Imani Barbarin joins to talk about the challenges facing voters with disabilities and what steps we need to take to turn out the vote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices