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C-SPAN's The Weekly shares recordings from the past 40 years of politics connecting it with today's political discourse. Using audio taken from C-SPAN's vast Video Library, each episode focuses on a theme tied to current events providing a unique perspective on today's news. You can conduct your own search of the Video Library at C-SPAN.org.

C-SPAN's The Weekly shares recordings from the past 40 years of politics connecting it with today's political discourse. Using audio taken from C-SPAN's vast Video Library, each episode focuses on a theme tied to current events providing a unique perspective on today's news. You can conduct your own search of the Video Library at C-SPAN.org.

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C-SPAN's The Weekly shares recordings from the past 40 years of politics connecting it with today's political discourse. Using audio taken from C-SPAN's vast Video Library, each episode focuses on a theme tied to current events providing a unique perspective on today's news. You can conduct your own search of the Video Library at C-SPAN.org.

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Episodes

P.J. O'Rourke: Reporter? Satirist? Remembering Him As Both

5/19/2022
When P.J. O'Rourke died recently, he left behind a legacy of very funny articles, very funny books ... and very funny C-SPAN appearances. In this episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The Weekly," we play some of the conservative writers best moments on C-SPAN and BookTV -- and try to find out what he considered himself: a reporter, a satirist, or both. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:56

The "Odd Couple": The Unlikely Friendship of Senators Orrin Hatch and Ted Kennedy

5/12/2022
Orrin Hatch was the longest-serving Republican in U.S. Senate history. But his legacy was more than longevity. Orrin Hatch was close friends with Ted Kennedy... The Kennedy-Hatch bipartisan friendship ... The Odd Couple, as Senator Hatch called it ... That's the part of Orrin Hatch's Senate legacy we'll explore in this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:14

30 Years of asking the abortion question at Supreme Court confirmation hearings

5/3/2022
This week. a look back at 30 years of Supreme Court justice nominees being asked about their positions on abortion and Roe v. Wade. This topic is particularly noteworthy right now because the Supreme Court recently heard an oral argument about a Mississippi law that is a direct challenge to the Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which established the legal right to abortion in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:29

Special comedy episode: Joe Biden Dinner Jokes

4/26/2022
With President Biden set to appear at the April 30 White House Correspondents' Association dinner (watch/listen LIVE on C-SPAN Networks), the C-SPAN podcast "The Weekly" looks back at past media dinners: Jokes told about Joe Biden, jokes told by Joe Biden. A special all comedy podcast to prepare you for the first presidential appearance at the WHCA dinner since 2016. No ticket or proof of vaccination required to listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:21

Biden and McConnell: Longtime Opponents, Longtime Friends

4/21/2022
President Biden and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell rarely see eye-to-eye on politics and policy. Yet over the years both have publicly remarked about their friendship, and have praised each other personally. In this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we remember the nicer things President Biden and Senator McConnell have said about each other. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:58

We Lost Don Young, But We Still Have Earmarks

4/14/2022
When Rep. Don Young (R-AK) died recently, he left behind several records: longest-serving Republican in the history of the House, Alaska's only U.S. House member from 1973 until his death, and last remaining member of the House who was there on March 19, 1979 -- when live TV coverage of Congress began. But one element of Rep. Young's legacy remains earmarks. They're back, under a different name and different rules, but still, they're back. In the next episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The...

Duration:00:19:07

Baseball is back! Let's revisit the 2005 House hearing on steroids!

4/7/2022
How to mark the Opening Day of the new Major League Season? The most obvious way possible: by remembering the 2005 House hearing into alleged steroid abuse and cheating. In this episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The Weekly," we replay what some of baseball's biggest stars told Congress about steroid use among Major League players. And how important it is to be a role model for the kids. Today, none of them are in the Hall of Fame. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:11

Those times Joe Biden called Milošević "a damn war criminal"

3/31/2022
President Biden recently says he thinks Russian president Putin is a war criminal. It's not the first time he's called a foreign leader was a war criminal. In the latest episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The Weekly," we return to the mid-90s -- and the war in Bosnia. Then-Senator Biden met with Slobodan Milošević. Out of that meeting came a story Biden would repeatedly tell -- how, to his face, he called the Serb leader a "damn war criminal." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:17:25

Greatest Hits From Ukraine's Ambassador to the U.N. Sergiy Kyslytsya

3/24/2022
You likely are quite familiar with Ukraine President Zelensky. But what about Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations, Sergiy Kyslytsya? If you haven't been paying attention to him, you really should start. Ever since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began, Ambassador Kyslytsya has been slashing at the Russian delegation with the kind of biting language you normally don't hear from a diplomat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:37

TV cameras in the Supreme Court? Here's what every Justice Nominee Said

3/17/2022
Every current Justice of the Supreme Court has been asked a version of this question in his or her nomination hearing: Do you support putting TV cameras in the Supreme Court to televise oral arguments. In the latest episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The Weekly," on the eve of the hearing for President Biden's pick for Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, we replay what each of the nominees said in response to the question. Plus, we report what the American people think about putting...

Duration:00:20:45

Ukraine and Congress: Personal and Family Connections

3/10/2022
Several members of Congress -- both current and past -- have direct, personal connections to Ukraine. Parents and grandparents who immigrated to America from Ukraine -- and even one current freshman Representative who was born in Ukraine. In the latest episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we hear the personal stories of members of Congress whose ancestry is linked to Ukraine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:15

Oliver Stone's "JFK" Conspiracy Theory Movie -- 30 Years Later & An Update

3/3/2022
This week's "The Weekly" podcast marks 30 years since Oliver Stone's "JFK" movie about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy ignited a firestorm of controversy in political/Hollywood circles. We remember when, in 1992, the moviemaker both addressed National Press Club -- singling out specific reporters for the attack -- and testified in Congress. And we update with news on the release of records related to the JFK assassination -- under a law that passed Congress the same year "JFK"...

Duration:00:13:11

Killing Terrorist Leaders Right Before State of Union Address

2/24/2022
With President Biden's State of Union address just days away, we look back at the 2020 State Of the Union address. Two years ago, President Trump discussed the killing of terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani -- and got big applause. In his State of the Union address, will President Biden mention his killing of an ISIS leader? We'll consider that question -- and remember Trump's many mentions of Soleimani on the 2020 campaign trail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:49

"The Comeback Kid": 30 Years Ago, Bill Clinton Won the New Hampshire Primary By Coming in 2nd

2/17/2022
Thirty years ago, Bill Clinton came in second in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary. But "The Comeback Kid" won the story line -- on his way to winning the 1992 nomination and then the White House. In this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we remember one of the most surprising and dramatic presidential primaries in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation history -- 30 years ago this month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:47

Miracle On Ice: How Politicians Still Celebrate The 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Gold

2/10/2022
As America competes in the 2022 Winter Olympics, politicians still talk about the 1980 Winter Olympics. That's when America beat the Soviets and then won the gold in men's ice hockey. A golden moment in American sports history -- and for politicians' rhetoric. Listen to this week's "The Weekly" and hear politicians still celebrating the Miracle on Ice. Do you believe in podcasts? Yes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:46

Supreme Court Justice Retirements: In Their Own Words

2/3/2022
Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement from the Supreme Court at a White House event with President Biden. Over the years, other Supreme Court justices have publicly discussed their retirement plans. In this week's episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we hear from them and remember what they said. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:13

Washington Football Team Name Change: What Congress Said About The Old One

1/27/2022
The Washington Football Team soon will announce its new name. This comes after years of controversy about its old discarded name -- controversy which even made its way to the floor of Congress. This week's "The Weekly" podcast remembers when Representatives and Senators urged the team to get rid of what some called a racist name. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:56

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA): Bipartisan Friendship, Bipartisan Hugs

1/20/2022
This program remembers the friendship and mutual admiration between Republican Johnny Isakson and Democrat John Lewis. Twenty years of public praise -- and equally public hugs -- in the House of Representatives and Senate for these two Georgians. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:46

Remembering Harry Reid and his role in the 2012 presidential campaign against Mitt Romney

1/13/2022
An episode on the passing of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, by remembering his role in the 2012 presidential campaign. During the spring and summer of 2012, Harry Reid took to the Senate floor multiple times and offered pointed remarks about the Republican running against President Obama, Mitt Romney, and taxes. We'll replay some of Harry Reid's tougher statements about future Senator Romney and tax transparency in the Senate chamber. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:12:03

Jan. 6 Riot: The Opening Prayers That Guided Congress

1/6/2022
One way to mark the anniversary of the January 6, 2021, riot on Capitol Hill is by remembering the prayers offered by Congressional chaplains. Both the House and Senate chaplains offered memorable and often remarkable language in the hours before and after the riots. You'll hear excerpts from the prayers delivered by House chaplain Kibben and Senate chaplain Black surrounding the events of January 6. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:41