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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. Text us questions and comments: (323) 405-9944. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays.
New series on the VP selection process: That’s The Ticket!—hosted by Dan Pfeiffer and Alyssa Mastromonaco—all 3 episodes out now in the Pod Save America feed.

“March Badness.”

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  • 200 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 56:52

The White House press corps whiffs its first presidential news conference, Republicans shape the media narrative about the border, and Georgia passes voter suppression legislation that Joe Biden called “Jim Crow in the 21st century.” Then Tommy presents Jon and Jon with the Evil Eight in Pod Save America’s first-ever March Badness tournament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Democracy or the Filibuster.” (with Alyssa Mastromonaco!)

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  • 210 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 01:19:48

Jason Concepcion joins to talk about the Atlanta shooting and anti-Asian racism. Then Jon and Alyssa discuss Joe Biden coming out as filibuster reform-curious, Republicans playing politics with children at the border, and dig into the mailbag to answer some questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“The Era of Big Government is Back.”

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  • 130 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:24:51

Senate Democrats pass Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, the fight for the $15 minimum wage continues, and Joe Manchin opens the door to reforming the filibuster. Then Virginia State Delegate Danica Roem talks to Jon Lovett about the fights over trans rights happening in statehouses across the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Bienvenidos a Orlando (with Will Smith!)"

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  • 150 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:17:24

Democrats debate a path for the minimum wage now that the Senate parliamentarian has ruled against using budget reconciliation. Donald Trump gives the first speech of his ex-presidency at CPAC, where Republicans spend more time talking about Mr. Potato Head than about the pandemic. And Will Smith joins Jon F. to talk about his new docuseries on the 14th Amendment, “Amend: The Fight for America.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Impeachment, Lies, and Videotape.”

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  • 110 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 01:19:34

House Democrats use video footage of the Capitol attack to make a powerful case against Donald Trump, Republican Senators look for excuses to acquit, and the Republican Party has been losing voters since January. Then Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal talks to Dan about Covid relief negotiations and the minimum wage.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Impeaching the Big Lie.”

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  • 92 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 56:56

The second impeachment of Donald Trump begins, President Biden reins in ICE as part of an immigration overhaul, and Fox News is hit with a $2.3 billion defamation lawsuit for spreading election conspiracies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Party of Q.”

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  • 120 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 01:23:41

Democrats choose to go big and fast on Covid relief, Republicans choose applause over punishment for Marjorie Taylor Greene, and control of the House could hinge on the redistricting battles set to begin soon. Then journalist Farai Chideya talks to Dan about building a media that’s more representative and better connected to all communities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Katie Porter’s stock tips.”

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  • 100 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 01:08:45

Republicans make Joe Biden an offer he can refuse, the race to vaccinate America is on, and the new face of the GOP is a QAnon school shooting truther who believes that wildfires are caused by Jewish laser beams. Then Congresswoman Katie Porter talks to Jon Lovett about getting people access to mental health care during the pandemic and why the GameStop drama should lead to tougher Wall Street regulation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Trump who?”

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  • 220 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 01:14:02

In the final pod of the Trump Era, Jon, Jon, and Tommy talk about the 45th President’s final days in office, how he’s changed the Republican Party and America over the last four years, and President-elect Joe Biden's new plans to fight the recession and the pandemic. Then Lovett and Favreau talk about what goes into writing an inaugural address as part of their Crooked Media YouTube series, Speechwriters React. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"PSA Presents: The Pundies."

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  • 120 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 56:17

Jon, Jon, and Tommy go over the worst takes of 2020 (including their own) during Pod Save America’s first annual Pundies! Then, they reflect on their 2020 New Year’s resolutions and make some new ones for 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Introducing 'Gaining Ground: The New Georgia' (episode 1)

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  • 110 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 50:20

Our new podcast, “Gaining Ground: The New Georgia” is a co-production of Tenderfoot TV and Crooked Media. Episode 1: Wins and Losses As Georgia gears up for another Election Day, we take a look back at the significance of the 2018 Governor’s race that vaulted Stacey Abrams and Georgia politics onto the national stage. If you liked episode 1 of Gaining Ground: The New Georgia, you can listen to episode 2 right now wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts, and find episode transcripts at gaininggroundpodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Caught in the Trump trap.”

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  • 130 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 01:21:12

President-elect Biden makes announcements about his pandemic strategy and health care team, Trump asks Georgians to vote in an election he says is rigged, and then attacks Republicans who won’t support his coup. Then Rachel Maddow talks to Jon Lovett about Covid and her new book, Bag Man. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Certified Loser.”

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  • 150 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 01:13:40

Donald Trump’s attempted coup fizzles out after an impressive streak of losses, and President-elect Joe Biden announces an experienced and diverse set of picks for his national security, economic, and communications teams. Then Congressman Joaquin Castro talks to Tommy about the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientists and the prospects for diplomacy under the incoming Biden Administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Have you tried role playing?" (Thanksgiving mailbag!)

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  • 140 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 59:09

Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer your questions about the 2020 election, incoming Biden administration, Thanksgiving dishes, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“My Cousin Rudy.”

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  • 120 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 01:24:05

Trump and Republicans continue their failing scheme to steal the election, Joe Biden makes his first round of White House hires, and Democrats figure out how to keep Georgia blue. Then Reverend Raphael Warnock talks to Jon about how he plans to win his pivotal Senate race in Georgia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Transition to greatness!”

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  • 210 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 01:16:17

The outgoing president's antics consume attention that should be focused on the raging pandemic, while President-elect Biden looks to make progress on climate change, immigration, student debt, and other issues. Then Democratic strategist Chuck Rocha talks to Jon Favreau about how the party can improve its performance among Latino voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“One Flew Over the Coup-Coup’s Nest.”

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  • 260 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 01:10:26

Donald Trump and Republican leaders are still refusing to acknowledge that Joe Biden won, the Trump campaign strategy to steal the election is failing, and a purge at the Pentagon raises concerns. Then Stacey Abrams talks to Dan about how Democrats can win in Georgia and all over the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“President-elect Joe Biden.”

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  • 260 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 01:21:26

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris deliver victory speeches after the race is called, two-time popular vote loser and soon-to-be one-term President Donald Trump refuses to concede, and Democrats debate how to govern and win in a divided Washington. Then Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown talks to Jon Lovett about the power of organizing and the Georgia Senate runoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"We won.”

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  • 220 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 01:08:51

Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan discuss Joe Biden’s victory over one-term President Donald Trump, and what comes next in the fight for democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Nauseously optimistic.” (Election update)

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  • 190 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 58:04

Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan discuss the clusterf*ck of an Election Night that has ended with votes still being counted in several states, and Joe Biden on the cusp of defeating Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices