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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 on 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 on 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 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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English


Episodes

“Monsters on the Hill.”

1/26/2023
Mike Pence joins the classified hoarders club. The MAGA House grabs the third rail of politics. Donald Trump is on top of the polls and back on Facebook. Congressman Ruben Gallego stops by to talk about his run for Arizona Senate. And later, Jon and Dan test their knowledge of Trump’s posting habits with a new game called “Truth or False.”

Duration:01:14:23

“Biden’s Lawless Raid on Biden.”

1/24/2023
Joe Biden says goodbye to his chief of staff and hello to more FBI agents. Donald Trump plots his Twitter comeback and struggles to get endorsements. Rep. Ruben Gallego enters the 2024 Arizona Senate race. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries stops by Crooked HQ to talk about the upcoming year in Congress. And the guys play a new game called Take Take Don’t Tell Me. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:24:41

"Kook-ing With Gas."

1/19/2023
America hits the debt limit and Republicans prepare to take hostages. The best committee assignments go to the House’s biggest MAGA freaks and they’re all ready to investigate Joe Biden’s garage. Then, The Bulwark’s Sarah Longwell joins to talk about what’s on voters' minds. And later, Jon and Dan find out if Joe Biden’s about to take your gas stove in a new segment called I’m About to Myth Bust. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode,...

Duration:01:25:49

“The House that MAGA Built.”

1/12/2023
The MAGA House is off to a rough start. George Santos isn’t going anywhere. Joe Biden deals with a classified documents discovery a bit differently than Donald Trump. And then Congresswoman Katie Porter joins the pod to talk about her run for the US Senate. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

Duration:01:15:05

“First Rule Package of Fight Club.”

1/10/2023
Kevin McCarthy gives away the House to become speaker. Joe Biden takes his first presidential trip to the US-Mexico border. And the first Gen Z member of Congress Maxwell Alejandro Frost stops by the pod. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

Duration:01:05:22

“Kevin at the Gaetz of Hell.”

1/5/2023
Kevin McCarthy is still trying to make fetch happen. Donald Trump belatedly tries to help his fellow loser. Joe Biden basks in the glow of bipartisan achievement. And later, Jon and Dan play a special edition of Two Takes and A Fake. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

Duration:00:50:39

"Kevin Can Wait.”

1/3/2023
The House descends into chaos as Kevin McCarthy fails to win the race for speaker on the first three ballots, Republicans prepare to swear in a new member of Congress who made up his entire life story, and the last Congress ends by making Donald Trump's tax returns public and asking the Department of Justice to charge him with multiple crimes. And later, Jon, Jon, and Tommy kick off the new year with a round of Take Appreciator. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here....

Duration:01:03:51

"What a Year!"

12/22/2022
Pod Save America's second annual holiday spectacular brings guest hosts Priyanka Aribindi and Tre'vell Anderson together with Jon, Jon, and Dan to look back at the good, bad and absurd of 2022. Plus, Representative Katie Porter stops by the studio, and Jon, Jon, and Dan decide the worst Take of the Year in the Pundies Awards. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the...

Duration:01:31:32

"Holiday Mailbag!"

12/20/2022
Jon, Jon and Dan answer all of your burning questions about 2024, the Democratic party, the White Lotus, Taylor Swift, and more. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

Duration:00:49:17

“Trump’s Grift-mas Miracle.”

12/15/2022
Donald Trump unveils his own trading cards. Democrats look to finish 2022 on a high note as Republicans squabble about Kevin McCarthy. New polls show Ron DeSantis beating Trump, as Florida’s governor tries to out-crazy the state’s craziest resident. And then New York Times tech reporter Mike Isaac joins to talk about the QAnon cult’s new love affair with Twitter’s new owner. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:18:30

“Kevin’s Gavel In A Vice.”

12/13/2022
Marjorie Taylor Greene says she would’ve organized a more successful coup, Kevin McCarthy still cant find 218 votes for speaker, and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema leaves the Democratic Party. Then, Sen. Brian Schatz stops by to talk about democracy, the debt ceiling, Twitter, and Hanukkah. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

Duration:01:04:35

“51 and Done.”

12/8/2022
Democrats will have 51 Senate seats after Raphael Warnock wins the final election of the 2022 midterms, Donald Trump racks up more losses and legal troubles, and Strict Scrutiny’s Kate Shaw joins to break down two major cases heard by the Supreme Court this week on gay rights and democracy. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

Duration:01:13:16

"Dicks Seek Pics."

12/6/2022
Joe Biden and the Democratic Party try to kill off Iowa and New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation status, Donald Trump tries to kill off the Constitution over Elon Musk’s release of some rehashed Hunter Biden laptop drama, and Georgia closes out the midterms with today’s runoff between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker. Then, the Bulwark’s Tim Miller is back to talk about all the latest nonsense in the Republican Party. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a...

Duration:01:24:02

“Cleanup on Heil 12!”

12/1/2022
Republican leaders struggle to respond to Trump’s Nazi Dinner, Congress passes a bill to protect same-sex marriage as Washington gears up for a busy lame duck session, the GOP conducts a midterm autopsy, and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain stops by to talk about Joe Biden’s plans for 2023. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

Duration:01:00:49

"Dine Kampf."

11/29/2022
Donald Trump gets dinner with a Nazi, a new special counsel to investigate his crimes, and his Twitter account back. Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock talks to Lovett about his runoff election on Dec 6. And the guys play a round of Take Appreciator. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

Duration:01:20:02

“Thanksgiving Mailbag!”

11/22/2022
Jon and Dan answer all your midterm questions + a few about Taylor Swift, reality tv, and their favorite reads. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

Duration:01:05:42

“He’s Running (from the law)”

11/17/2022
Donald Trump makes it official. Republicans win the House. Nancy Pelosi steps down as leader. Kari Lake loses her race for Arizona governor. And Dan talks to the Nevada Independent’s Jon Ralston about midterm results and the future. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

Duration:01:12:10

“2022 is dead. Long live 2024”

11/15/2022
Democrats keep the Senate, hold off a Red Wave in the House, and prepare for a productive lame duck session. The knives are out for Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy while Donald Trump gets ready to announce his 3rd presidential campaign. John Fetterman’s campaign advisers Rebecca Katz and Kipp Hebert stop by to tell us about their big win over Dr. Oz. And later, Jon, Jon and Tommy play a game to figure out which Republicans are still on the Trump Train. For a closed-captioned version of...

Duration:01:36:40

“You Fetter Believe It!”

11/9/2022
Democrats fight off a Red Wave in a historic midterm that defied expectations and handed Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans a stunning defeat. All eyes turn to Georgia, Nevada, Arizona and California, where the mail-in vote will determine control of Congress. And some of Donald Trump’s biggest fans urge him to wait on that presidential announcement. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include...

Duration:01:03:20

“Nate Nate…Dont Tell Me!”

11/7/2022
Democrats and Republicans hold dueling rallies in Pennsylvania as the midterm campaign comes to a close. Jon, Jon and Tommy touch down in Nevada to talk to candidates and Vote Save America volunteers. And later, a game that asks whether an $8 Twitter subscription could ever be worth it. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

Duration:00:58:15