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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. New episodes Mondays 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. New episodes Mondays 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. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays.

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English


Episodes

“Both Sides-ing the Insurrection.” (with Mehdi Hasan)

7/22/2021
Mehdi Hasan joins Jon Favreau to discuss Joe Biden’s town hall in Cincinnati, the Republican intra-party battle over vaccines and the 1/6 commission, and Tom Brady’s devastating takedown of Donald Trump. Then, Equis Research co-founder Stephanie Valencia talks to Jon about immigration and other issues on the minds of Latino voters. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com...

Duration:01:27:20

“Is Facebook killing people?” (with Sen. Brian Schatz)

7/19/2021
The White House calls out Facebook for spreading misinformation about vaccines, Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz talks about climate change, immigration, voting rights and his tweeting habit; and later, the guys answer a few 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 about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:27:22

“deja coup.”

7/15/2021
Democratic leaders agree to a $3.5 trillion economic plan, President Biden delivers an impassioned speech on voting rights that still doesn’t mention the f-word, a new book reveals that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs was actively planning to stop Trump’s attempted coup, and Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown joins to talk about how activists and organizers plan to win the fight against voter suppression. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit...

Duration:01:25:09

“CPAC: The Fascist & The Furious” (with Katie Porter & Dr. Vivek Murthy)

7/12/2021
Donald Trump inches closer to another run for the presidency at CPAC, Representative Katie Porter talks about President Biden’s new executive order targeting big business and big tech, and Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy discusses the Delta variant, vaccine mandates, and the potential need for booster shots. 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...

Duration:01:30:11

“Trump Mini-Me’s and Wannabe’s.”

7/8/2021
Democrats look to the midterms as they prepare to pass most of Joe Biden’s agenda in one bill, while Republicans believe that their path to victory runs through Donald Trump. Then, The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer talks to Dan Pfeiffer about his new book, The Cruelty Is The Point. 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:01:24:13

“Baby, you’re a firework.” (Fourth of July holiday pod!)

7/5/2021
In a special Fourth of July holiday episode, Tommy and Jon L. take a hard look at some of the widely accepted narratives that shape American politics and culture, and Ira Madison III and Jason Concepcion join the pod for a debate about our most patriotic music. Then, Men in Blazers host and author Roger Bennett talks to Tommy about his memoir, “Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home.” For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit...

Duration:01:37:35

"Criminal Apprentice." (with Anat Shenker-Osorio!)

7/1/2021
Communications expert Anat Shenker-Osorio joins Dan as Donald Trump and leaders of The Trump Organization get closer to seeing the inside of a jail cell, the House votes to create a select committee to look into the January 6 attack, and a potential 2022 Republican blueprint for winning the midterms emerges. Then, Dan talks to NBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff about Trump’s latest visit to the U.S.-Mexico border. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit...

Duration:01:30:02

"MAGA v. The Military." (with Sam Sanders!)

6/28/2021
NPR's Sam Sanders joins the pod as Donald Trump holds his first rally since leaving the White House, former AG William Barr reveals what really went down between him, Trump, and Mitch McConnell, Republicans’ obsession with critical race theory finds them a new enemy in the military, and Tucker Carlson gets outed as a secret source for reporters. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:11:38

“Infrastructure 1, Democracy 0.” (with Sen. Amy Klobuchar!)

6/24/2021
Joe Biden announces a bipartisan infrastructure deal, Senator Amy Klobuchar talks to Dan Pfeiffer about what’s next for voting rights, Democrats grapple with the issue of crime, and this week’s most important question: could the next Speaker of the House be Donald Trump? 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...

Duration:01:22:55

“That new Biden smell.” (with Sen. Bernie Sanders!)

6/21/2021
Joe Biden’s approval rating takes a hit among some Democrats as Republicans obstruct his agenda, law professor Melissa Murray joins to discuss whether the Supreme Court is as right-wing as we thought, and Senator Bernie Sanders talks to Tommy Vietor about the latest negotiations in Congress over voting rights, infrastructure, and more. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:11:07

“Juneteenth and the GOP’s anti-anti-racism.” (with Jelani Cobb!)

6/17/2021
Joe Manchin is Joe Manchining all over infrastructure and voting rights legislation, New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb joins to discuss the right-wing hysteria over teaching kids about racism, and Joe Biden meets Vladimir Putin in the most hotly-anticipated summit of the summer. 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:01:15:31

“Trump Leaks and Tax Cheats.” (with Rep. Val Demings!)

6/14/2021
Florida Congresswoman Val Demings joins to talk about the news that Donald Trump’s Justice Department targeted House Democrats and her bid to unseat Senator Marco Rubio. Then, Jon, Jon, and Tommy discuss how new reports about rich people avoiding taxes should shape the Democratic agenda, and take a look at some of the highlights and funny moments from Joe Biden’s first foreign trip. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of...

Duration:01:20:43

“Does size matter?” (with Pete Buttigieg!)

6/10/2021
Joe Biden’s Hot Vax Summer is off to a rocky start thanks to Republicans in Congress, and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg talks to Jon Lovett about how the administration plans to pass their jobs and infrastructure plan. Then, Dan Pfeiffer and Jon Favreau talk about some bright spots in the Biden agenda, and answer listener questions. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:18:44

“Trump’s Fauci fetish.”

6/7/2021
Joe Manchin says he’s voting against the For the People Act, Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail to target Dr. Fauci, and a new Democratic analysis of 2020 offers the party advice on message and organization ahead of the midterms. Then journalist Kara Swisher talks to Jon Lovett about Facebook’s decision to ban Trump for two years. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:20:29

“Cowboy up, Joe Manchin.” (with Stacey Abrams and Ben Rhodes!)

6/3/2021
Donald Trump says he’ll be reinstated as President this August as his former National Security Advisor calls for a military coup, Republicans continued their coordinated assault on voting rights, and Democrats win big in a New Mexico special election. Then, Stacey Abrams talks to Jon Favreau about the fight for democracy, her latest book, and more. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:18:49

"Body temperature takes." (500th episode special!!)

5/31/2021
Pod Save America is celebrating 500 episodes! Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan answer listener questions, quiz their memories, and reminisce about the last few years. 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:20:05

“Stop the 2024 Steal.”

5/27/2021
A grand jury is convened to decide Donald Trump’s fate as he mulls another run for president, Marjorie Taylor Greene compares vaccine and mask requirements to the Holocaust, Republican legislatures in swing states are laying the groundwork to overturn the results of the next election they lose. Then, The Atlantic’s Clint Smith talks to Tommy Vietor about his new book, How the Word is Passed. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a...

Duration:01:37:33

“The AP Bows to the Right-Wing Mob.”

5/24/2021
Joe Biden’s ambitious agenda confronts the reality of a broken Congress, the Associated Press sets off a controversy over objectivity in journalism after firing a reporter for her tweets, and New York political reporter Jeff Colton talks to Jon Lovett about the upcoming New York City mayoral race. 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....

Duration:01:21:54

"Capitol-storming police-haters."

5/20/2021
Republican leaders reject a bipartisan commission created to investigate their own attempted murder on 1/6, Democrats finish a new analysis of why they nearly lost the House in 2020, and NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray talks to Jon Favreau about the news that New York State has launched a criminal investigation into the Trump organization, as well as what’s ahead for the Supreme Court. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript...

Duration:01:18:47

“Dr. Fauci, Unmasked.”

5/17/2021
The Biden Administration faces a moment of truth over the escalating violence between Israel and Palestine, Dr. Anthony Fauci talks to Jon Lovett about the CDC’s new mask guidelines, and a look at some important stories to watch this week, including the Philadelphia District Attorney’s race, the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case on Mississippi’s abortion ban, and the future of HR1. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript...

Duration:01:13:25