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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.

Don Jr.'s Convention Bump

Lovett or Leave It

  • 1.1K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 01:25:56

We watched the RNC on your behalf so where are our fireworks? Kara Swisher joins for the monologue and shares her memories of an earlier iteration of Kim Guilfoyle in San Francisco. Alicia Garza returns to discuss the protests in Wisconsin in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting. Alex Morse talks about his progressive primary challenge to incumbent Congressman Richard Neal. And Erin Ryan and Guy Branum help us sort through the lies and play OK, Stop after Trump's superspreader event on the White House lawn. Awful week. Packed show. 66 days until the election. If you haven't signed up at votesaveamerica.com yet, now is the time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Biden’s VP Pick Revealed!

Lovett or Leave It

  • 1.1K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 01:34:23

New York's AG sues the NRA and Trump struggles against withering questions like, "What manuals?" Returning champion Naomi Ekperigin joins for the monologue. And Jon talks to Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Joe Kennedy III as they face off in a heated Senate primary, and both agree to face a Massachusetts version of "Queen for A Day."  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

How is it August?

Lovett or Leave It

  • 1K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 01:09:38

100 days to the election. Here we go. LaTosha Brown joins to talk about the home stretch. Bryan Safi is back for straight guy phone banking. Plus we tell jokes to listeners and quiz Collin and CJ, as we look at what we need to do up and down the ballot to win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Cognition Impossible

Lovett or Leave It

  • 1K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 54:11

Trump takes a test. Cities push back against Trump's aggression. And Taylor releases a new album. What a week. Guy Branum joins for OK, Stop. Eric Holtaus talks about his new book, The Future Earth, imagining a best-case climate scenario. And Tanya Somanader, Mellani Johnson, and Sarah Lazarus take a few minutes to react to jokes with the perfect amount of judgment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

No More Mr. Nice Goya

Lovett or Leave It

  • 910 views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 01:16:37

House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff discusses Roger Stone, congressional subpoenas, and veganism. Negin Farsad joins for the monologue and Michaela Watkins takes on the role of a lifetime. Plus Zeynep Tufekci joins to talk about what happens when science meets social media during this pandemic. Fix my computer, Henry Cavill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices