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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. You can listen to new episodes twice a week, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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. You can listen to new episodes twice a week, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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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. You can listen to new episodes twice a week, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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English


Episodes

"Two Truths & the Big Lie." (with Jen Psaki!)

10/14/2021
White House press secretary Jen Psaki joins Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer to chat about all of the challenges in front of the Biden administration. Then Jon and Dan examine the debate over popularism and the direction of the Democratic Party and a new investigative report about AT&T’s role in propping up the right-wing propaganda network OAN. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:22:29

“Trump’s running again, again.”

10/11/2021
Donald Trump returns to Iowa and teases a second run with the full support of the Republican establishment, the race in Virginia between former Governor Terry McAuliffe and Trump-backed private equity CEO Glenn Youngkin is way too close for comfort, and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) drops by the studio to talk to Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau about his new book, Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could.” For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please...

Duration:01:29:09

"Coming soon to Pod Save America."

10/10/2021
Hey! Whether you've been listening from the jump, or just discovered us because of an algorithm controlled by a billionaire sociopath, welcome! This is Pod Save America, a no-bullshit conversation about politics hosted by former Obama aides Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor. We're here to break down the biggest stories, scandals, and political fights - and talk about what each of us can do about it. We publish new episodes twice a week, and starting on October 26, 2021,...

Duration:00:02:14

“Not my default.”

10/7/2021
Mitch McConnell decides that he won’t plunge the nation into a catastrophic recession for at least two more months, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Sean Patrick Maloney joins to talk about the party’s midterm strategy, and Dan and Jon rate bad takes on a scale of 1-to-4 Politicos in a new game called The Take Appreciators. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:13:53

“Civility down the toilet.”

10/4/2021
Democrats in Congress inch closer to agreement on Joe Biden’s agenda despite a few whiny centrists and bad media takes, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal joins to discuss how progressives intend to bring both bills over the finish line, and Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer some listener questions. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more...

Duration:01:07:48

“The fun part.”

9/30/2021
Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are still holding Joe Biden’s agenda hostage despite exclusive new polling that shows his Build Back Better plan is extremely popular in some of the most competitive House districts. Then, Dave Wasserman from the Cook Political Report talks to Dan about the new redistricting maps that have been drawn so far and what they might mean for control of Congress. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript...

Duration:01:35:29

“Cyber Ninjas Stop the Steal.”

9/27/2021
The Democratic agenda is on the line this week as the House prepares to vote on President Biden’s infrastructure and Build Back Better plans, Donald Trump and his allies lay the groundwork to steal the 2024 election despite an embarrassment in Arizona, and Tommy talks to Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian about 544 Days, a new podcast that follows the true story of when Jason was held hostage in Iran and accused of being an American spy. For a closed-captioned version of this episode,...

Duration:01:15:35

“Humane immigration and salad vaccination.”

9/23/2021
President Biden tries to unify Democrats around his economic plan, former White House domestic policy director Cecilia Muñoz joins to discuss what the Administration can do about the border and immigration, and Jon and Dan break down this week’s wildest right-wing conspiracy in a new segment called Shit Your Uncle’s Posting. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and...

Duration:01:07:11

“Joe vs. the Fall-cano.”

9/20/2021
Joe Biden is having a less than stellar September thanks to crises abroad and setbacks at home, the Wall Street Journal’s Jeff Horwitz talks to Tommy Vietor about his team’s scathing five-part series on Facebook, and early voting begins in the most important and most competitive off-year election, the Virginia gubernatorial between Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode,...

Duration:01:22:29

“You win some, you Newsom.”

9/16/2021
Governor Gavin Newsom keeps his job as the Republican recall goes down in flames, Congresswoman Katie Porter joins to talk about the latest negotiations over Joe Biden’s economic plan, and two new books detail just how close Donald Trump came to pulling off a coup. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:01:25:13

“Sick of vaxxing nicely.”

9/13/2021
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain joins to talk about the President’s new vaccine requirements, Republican politicians have a meltdown over Biden’s announcement, and Donald Trump commemorates 9/11 by skipping the memorial ceremony, hinting that he’s running again in 2024, and doing color commentary at a Pay-Per-View boxing match in Florida. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:13:02

“Elder Abuse.”

9/9/2021
An awful August gives way to a shitshow of a September in Washington, NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray is back to talk about what’s next in the legal battle for reproductive rights, and with just a few days left until the California recall, the stakes are enormous in the race between Governor Gavin Newsom and right-wing radio host Larry Elder. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:27:52

“Resignation Dogs.”

8/30/2021
The war in Afghanistan is almost over after a massive evacuation and a horrifying terrorist attack, Republican politicians use the tragedy as a pretense to call for Joe Biden’s impeachment, and NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray talks to Jon Lovett about the Supreme Court’s decision to block the administration’s eviction moratorium and Stephen Breyer’s latest comments about his possible retirement. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a...

Duration:01:16:34

“Problems not solved.”

8/26/2021
Nancy Pelosi stops a centrist rebellion over the budget, a new Change Research/Crooked Media poll of Virginia gives Democrats a small lead and a few warnings signs for 2022, and California Senator Alex Padilla stops by to discuss the California recall, voting rights, and more. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your...

Duration:01:24:43

“The Media’s Afghanistan Amnesia.”

8/23/2021
NPR’s Sam Sanders joins Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor to talk about the political fallout and lessons (not) learned from Afghanistan, Democratic anxiety over the midterms, and the increasing radicalism of the Republican base. Then, Jon quizzes Tommy and Sam on their knowledge of California’s wild list of gubernatorial candidates in a game called “Do You Recall?” For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please...

Duration:01:13:26

“Third shot’s the charm.”

8/19/2021
President Biden grapples with criticism from Republicans like Donald Trump, journalists, pundits, and fellow Democrats over the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan. Then, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy talks with Jon Favreau about the Administration’s announcement that Americans will be offered Covid-19 booster shots starting in late September. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:20:05

“The Taliban takes Afghanistan.”

8/16/2021
The New York Times’s Jane Coaston joins Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor to talk about the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the Biden Administration’s scramble to contain the fallout, and how the latest culture war is the right-wing crusade against vaccine and mask requirements. Cook Political Report Editor-in-Chief Amy Walter also talks to Jon about what the new 2020 Census numbers mean for redistricting and the battle for the House in 2022. For a closed-captioned version of this episode,...

Duration:01:35:40

“Fire sale on Cuomo books.”

8/12/2021
Joe Biden’s economic agenda gets closer to becoming reality, Republicans flirt with a debt ceiling disaster, former Obama economic advisor Austan Goolsbee explains the debate over inflation, and good riddance to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:17:55

“No Climate, No Deal.”

8/9/2021
Donald Trump fails to stop Republicans from supporting the bipartisan infrastructure deal, Joe Biden and the Democrats look to budget reconciliation as their last best chance to fight climate change, Crooked Media Political Director Shaniqua McClendon joins to talk about Vote Save America’s No Off Years campaign, and New York Times tech reporter Sheera Frankel talks to Jon Lovett about her new book about Facebook, “An Ugly Truth." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:19:36

“Biden v. Florida Man.”

8/5/2021
Joe Biden and Ron DeSantis fight over mask and vaccine requirements as Delta ravages Florida, Congressman Mondaire Jones talks to Jon Favreau about the new eviction moratorium and student debt relief, and as Democrats worry aloud about losing their majority in 2022, new polling from Data for Progress points to messages about Republicans that might just save the House. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode,...

Duration:01:12:21