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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.

“See you on the other side.” (Pre-election special!)

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  • 880 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:47:13

Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the closing arguments and strategies from Donald Trump and Joe Biden, answer your questions, and offer some final thoughts on the 2020 election. Then, a few of Vote Save America’s incredible volunteers will talk about why they got into political organizing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“One last ride on the pollercoaster.”

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  • 1K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:13:16

The Trump-McConnell Supreme Court gets involved in the election, and the results of the final Crooked Media/Change Research Pollercoaster series show Biden in the lead and Trump voters in a Fox News bubble. Then TargetSmart CEO Tom Bonier talks to Jon about the most promising trends in the early vote data. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Covid, covid, covid.”

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  • 870 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:11:32

The pandemic dominates the final week of the election, the dueling candidate schedules reflect their most likely paths to 270, and what the early vote can and can’t tell us about the election. Then Wisconsin organizer Dakota Hall talks to Tommy about how Democrats can turn out as many young voters as possible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"We got Joe!"

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  • 1.1K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 43:56

Dan and Jon L. talk with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden about what’s at stake for our democracy in the 2020 election, his final debate with Donald Trump, his plans for tackling the climate crisis, Vote Early Day, and what everyone can do to help in the final days of the campaign. Full transcript: https://crooked.com/podcast/joe-biden-pod-save-america-interview/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“America’s Crazy Uncle.” (Town hall recap)

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  • 860 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:32:07

Donald Trump and Joe Biden participate in dueling town halls on ABC and NBC, Covid hits the Biden-Harris campaign, and Jon and Dan answer some listener questions. Then Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman talks to Dan about the final weeks of the race in what may be the tipping point state. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Barack Obama on 2020.”

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  • 1.2K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 57:11

Former President Barack Obama joins Jon F. and Tommy to talk about the stakes of the 2020 election up and down the ballot, make his case for Joe Biden and share his vision for creating lasting progressive change in 2021 and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Willy Wonka and The Covid Factory.”

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  • 1.1K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:11:54

The Trump-Covid ticket returns to the campaign trail despite unanswered questions about the President’s condition, Senate Republicans revolt against Covid relief negotiations between The White House and Nancy Pelosi, and Democrats make the first day of the Amy Coney Barrett hearings about her opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Then Congresswoman Katie Porter talks to Jon Lovett about the pandemic, inequality, and the 2020 election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Kamala at me, bro.” (Debate recap!)

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  • 910 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:29:17

Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the vice presidential debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence, and discuss Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the second presidential debate. Then Beto O’Rourke talks to Jon Favreau about his efforts to turn Texas blue through his grassroots organization, Powered by People. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Trump gets Covid.”

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  • 830 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:08:00

The President and First Lady test positive for Covid-19 after flouting public health precautions and exposing countless others to the virus. Joe Biden, who has so far tested negative, resumes limited in-person campaigning and canvassing. Then Andre Banks of Win Black / Pa'lante talks to Dan about how we can handle the flood of disinformation being directed at black and brown voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“The 750 Dollar Man.”

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  • 770 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:17:18

Trump’s taxes reveal that he’s heavily in debt and doesn't pay income taxes, Republicans want to make Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination about her Catholicism instead of her opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and Joe Biden prepares to face off with Donald Trump in the first of three presidential debates. Then Obama campaign manager David Plouffe talks to Jon Favreau about prepping for debates and the battleground states that Joe Biden needs to hit 270 electoral votes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“RBG and the fight to come.”

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  • 840 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:16:24

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 years old, setting up a nomination battle to fill her seat with just 43 days to go until the presidential election. Then Kate Kendell of Take Back the Court talks to Jon Lovett about the case for expanding the Supreme Court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Herd mentality.”

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  • 2.1K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:33:34

Trump publicly rebukes his CDC Director for testifying that masks are effective and a vaccine might take awhile, he faces tough questions from undecided voters in a live town hall, and the results of our new Pollercoaster survey with Change Research show that infrequent and undecided voters are most persuaded by Joe Biden’s plans on the economy, health care, racial justice, climate, and education. Then communications guru Anat Shenker-Osorio talks to Dan about the most effective ways to talk to voters in the homestretch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Well that was terrible.”

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  • 1.6K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:02:44

Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down Donald Trump’s acceptance speech and discuss how the Republican National Convention will shape the final 67 days of the 2020 campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Kenosha vs. Convention.”

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  • 890 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:23:55

The protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin after the police shooting of Jacob Blake provide the backdrop to a Republican National Convention where the party tries its hardest to stoke division and deny reality. Then Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes talks to Jon about police brutality, the protests, and what Joe Biden needs to do to win Wisconsin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“It’s Joe Time.”

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  • 1K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 58:54

Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan reflect on Joe Biden’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, reflect on the week of speeches and moments, and look ahead to next week’s Republican National Convention. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Kamala!”

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  • 900 views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 01:26:12

Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris to be his Vice President, and Hysteria’s Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon and Dan to break down the choice, the rollout, and the reaction of Donald Trump. Then Black Voters Matter Fund co-founder LaTosha Brown talks to Jon about the historic nature of Kamala Harris’s selection, and how the Democratic ticket can organize and energize voters this fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Debate me, coward.”

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  • 980 views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 01:47:52

Tuesday’s primaries lead to Missouri victories for Medicaid expansion and Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush, the Biden campaign announces the biggest advertising buy in history across 15 states, and the Trump campaign makes debate demands while lowering expectations for Joe Biden. Then Manny Garcia and Cliff Walker, the leaders of the Texas Democratic Party, talk to Dan about what it will take to turn the state blue in 2020. And Ben Rhodes talks to Tommy about his new Crooked Media podcast, Missing America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Sex Demons and Karaoke with Dan and Alyssa."

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  • 830 views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 01:10:36

Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Dan to talk about Trump's promotion of more conspiracy theories, jealousy of Dr. Anthony Fauci, inability to help himself politically, and failure to confront Vladimir Putin, even when American lives are at risk. Then, they take your most pressing questions on the VP selection process, the 2020 election, and whether karaoke is actually fun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"99 days to the election (with Mehdi Hasan)."

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  • 870 views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 01:33:18

The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan joins to discuss the state of the presidential campaign now that we’re less than 100 days out, how COVID reached deep into the White House and forced major changes to Trump’s campaign, the latest with COVID relief in Congress, how Trump’s message went from calling Biden soft on China to member of Antifa, and how the media can learn from the mistakes of 2016. Then Jon F. interviews Mother Jones' Ari Berman about voting during the pandemic. Make sure you're registered, request an absentee ballot, and get involved at votesaveamerica.com/everylastvote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“Parscale finds something new.”

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  • 860 views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 01:28:05

Trump replaces his campaign manager as his re-election bid hits a rough patch, Joe Biden rolls out an ambitious new climate plan, and his campaign decides whether to expand the map by competing in states like Texas and Georgia. Then Dr. Abdul El-Sayed talks to Jon about his America Dissected interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, and his role on the Biden-Sanders health care task force. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices