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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

"Best Wishes > Death Wishes."

10/4/2022
Donald Trumps asks if Mitch McConnell has a death wish, Republican Senate candidates are polling better while the House is still in play, and Cody Keenan joins to talk about speechwriting for Obama and his new book Grace. 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:01:10:27

The Wilderness Chapter 3: Disconnected Democrats in Pittsburgh

10/3/2022
How can Democrats reach disconnected voters? We talk to Biden voters in Pittsburgh who are fed up with national politics. Jon breaks down their responses with Pennsylvania Representative Malcolm Kenyatta, data expert Dan Wagner, and John Fetterman senior campaign strategist Rebecca Katz. New episodes of The Wilderness drop every Monday. Subscribe to The Wilderness wherever you get your podcasts. Apple: apple.co/thewilderness Spotify:...

Duration:00:52:31

“Mitch McConnell, Welcome to the Resistance.” (with John Legend and Senator Warren!)

9/29/2022
Sam Sanders joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live from SiriusXM! The January 6th committee delays their hearing among new revelations about Roger Stone, the Senate moves closer to passing the Electoral Count Act thanks to Mitch McConnell, and special guests Senator Elizabeth Warren and John Legend join to talk about the midterms. Plus, the hosts of Crooked’s Gen Z podcast Dare We Say join for a battle of the generations. Check out Crooked Radio on SiriusXM progress starting 10/1, Get up to 4...

Duration:01:39:06

"Impeaching to the Choir."

9/27/2022
Republicans finally release a policy agenda for the midterms. Democratic strategist David Plouffe stops by to talk about the homestretch of the campaign and the second season of his podcast CampaignHQ. Then later, the guys rank the latest Republican antics in a new game called Q Tier. 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:01:07:57

The Wilderness Chapter 2: Party Switchers in Virginia

9/26/2022
Why would Biden voters support Republicans? We hear from party switchers in Loudoun County who turned Virginia red in 2021 by voting for Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin. Communications expert Anat Shenker Osorio, organizer Tram Nguyen, and Sarah Longwell of The Bulwark join Jon to discuss. New episodes of The Wilderness drop every Monday. Subscribe to The Wilderness wherever you get your podcasts. Apple: apple.co/thewilderness Spotify:...

Duration:00:53:30

"The Special Master Baits Trump."

9/22/2022
Donald Trump has an absolutely brutal day of legal news, Republicans pivot to attacking Democrats on crime, and Carlos Odio from Equis Research joins to talk about some new research on the Latino vote in the midterms. 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:01:06:28

"Trump's Pre-surrection Rally."

9/20/2022
On today’s show Ron Desantis' performative cruelty wins rave reviews from the Republican base. Donald Trump goes full QAnon in Ohio. Democrat Tony Evers stops by to talk about his race to hold the governorship in Wisconsin, and then Lovett debuts a new game called Culture War. 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:01:03:18

Introducing The Wilderness Chapter 1: The Divide

9/19/2022
What will it take to save democracy in 2022 and beyond? The MAGA movement is one of the greatest threats to American democracy. But one of the greatest divides in American politics is between the minority of voters who follow politics closely and the vast majority who don’t. In order to win the midterms, Democrats will have to reach that majority.New episodes of The Wilderness drop every Monday. Subscribe to The Wilderness wherever you get your podcasts. Apple:...

Duration:00:45:18

"The GOP's One-Man Ban."

9/15/2022
Republicans propose a nationwide abortion ban, MAGA candidates win the year’s final primaries in New Hampshire, and a Republican political stunt fails when Massachusetts residents rally behind a group of immigrants sent there by Ron Desantis. Then Senator Maggie Hassan stops by to talk about her race against MAGA candidate Don Bolduc, and later Jon defends his title as the reigning champion of Two Takes and a Fake.

Duration:01:13:29

"Mitch Better Have Their Money."

9/13/2022
The Republicans get nervous about midterms. The Senate tries to pass same-sex marriage protections. Economic expert Lindsay Owens from The Groundwork Collective joins to talk about inflation. And the guys play a new game called 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:01:09:53

"Of MAGA and Midterms (with John Fetterman!)"

9/8/2022
The final stretch of the 2022 midterms have begun, but it is still Trump vs Biden on the campaign trail. The Mar A Lago investigation hits the skids as DOJ announces a new investigation of Trump’s Super PAC. And Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman joins the pod to talk about his exciting run for 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:00:58:45

“A Picture Says a Thousand Crimes.”

9/1/2022
The Department of Justice reveals more evidence against Donald Trump, Republicans try to run from their extreme abortion positions, Joe Biden caps off a big few weeks with a primetime speech, White House Infrastructure Czar Mitch Landrieu talks about the President’s infrastructure roll out, and Dan and Jon play another 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...

Duration:01:16:51

"Redactions Speak Louder."

8/30/2022
Donald Trump and his pals threaten riots in the streets if the GOP frontrunner is charged w a crime, New York’s newest congressman Pat Ryan joins to talk about what Democrats can learn from his surprise victory in last week’s special election, and Republican politicians are outraged that Joe Biden is helping people with student debt. 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...

Duration:01:08:36

"Biden cancels student debt!"

8/25/2022
Melissa Murray guest hosts as Donald Trump kinda, sorta mounts a defense in the rapidly moving criminal investigation into his habit of illegally storing highly classified documents at his beach house. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre joins to discuss President Biden’s huge and long awaited decision to cancel up to $10,000 in student debt, and Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs joins to talk about her campaign for Governor. For a closed-captioned version of this episode,...

Duration:01:20:24

"Will Trump Cost Mitch the Senate?"

8/23/2022
Republicans are in disarray as Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell fight over their party’s chances to take back the Senate, Beto O’Rourke joins to talk about his run for Governor in Texas, and Jared Kushner’s new book gets one of the most devastating reviews ever written. Will Trump Cost Mitch the 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:01:12:22

"Let them eat crudité."

8/18/2022
The Inflation Reduction Act is law, Liz Cheney is defeated, Donald Trump is still under investigation, and Dr. Oz is still looking for crudité. Then, filmmaker Alex Holder stops by the studio to talk about his documentary on Trump’s final days in office that was subpoenaed by the January 6th Committee. 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:01:15:46

"Raiders of the Lost Docs." (Live from Atlanta!)

8/15/2022
Guest co-host Josie Duffy Rice joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live in Atlanta! New details about the Mar-A-Lago raid send Republicans scrambling to defend Trump while he’s under investigation, Stacey Abrams joins for a virtual interview, and Georgia Secretary of State Bee Nguyen joins to talk about protecting voting rights in the state. Plus, Lovett quizzes Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Josie on just how horrible Brian Kemp and Herschel Walker are in a game called Bless His Heart. For a...

Duration:01:39:54

"Nukes of Hazzard." (Live from Nashville!)

8/13/2022
Guest co-host Josie Duffy Rice joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live in Nashville! Republicans go on defense after the unsealed Mar-a-Lago search warrant reveals that the FBI is investigating Donald Trump for possible espionage, and Democrats have new reasons to be hopeful about the midterms following a string of big wins. Justice Democrat Odessa Kelly stops by to talk about her run for Congress in TN-7, and Vice President Al Gore joins to talk about the newly-passed climate bill and to play...

Duration:01:43:10

"Everything’s Coming Up Brandon."

8/9/2022
The Senate passes the biggest climate change legislation in history to cap off the best week of Joe Biden’s presidency, Donald Trump wins the CPAC straw poll after sharing the stage with fellow autocrat Viktor Orban, and later, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes joins to talk about his campaign to replace Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson this November. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and...

Duration:01:17:12

“A Kansas of Whoop-Ass.”

8/4/2022
Kansas voters deliver a victory for abortion rights, Arizona voters deliver a victory for MAGA extremists, Missouri voters deliver a victory for just one Eric, and the host of Positively Dreadful, Crooked’s Editor-in-Chief, Brian Beutler joins in studio for a special 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:01:04:36