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Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in politics. Join Chuck each Wednesday as he talks with top reporters from the nation’s capital, plus exclusive sit-down interviews and on-the-ground dispatches from across the campaign trail.

Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in politics. Join Chuck each Wednesday as he talks with top reporters from the nation’s capital, plus exclusive sit-down interviews and on-the-ground dispatches from across the campaign trail.

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Washington, DC

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Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in politics. Join Chuck each Wednesday as he talks with top reporters from the nation’s capital, plus exclusive sit-down interviews and on-the-ground dispatches from across the campaign trail.

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English


Episodes

Biden tries to get Democrats rowing in the same direction

9/22/2021
Biden’s agenda on the line as Democrats jockey over government funding and the debt limit. Garrett Haake, newly minted Senior Capitol Hill correspondent, with NBC News correspondents Leigh Ann Caldwell and Ali Vitali.

Duration:00:33:17

Post Game: Biden’s credibility

9/19/2021
After the messy Afghanistan withdrawal, mixed-messaging on Covid booster shots and a rising migration problem at the southern border, Chuck talks with Executive Producer John Reiss about what made it on-air and what we learned on Sunday.

Duration:00:13:17

George Will: Where conservatives go now

9/17/2021
Chuck talks with George Will, syndicated columnist and the author of a new book, “American Happiness and Discontents,” in which he writes about Afghanistan, social-distancing and of course, American history.

Duration:00:33:49

What Newsom's win means for the midterms

9/15/2021
California Governor Gavin Newsom easily beat back a recall effort this week, thanks to trends inside the state’s Democratic electorate … and thanks to the ongoing shifts inside the Republican party in the wake of former President Trump. Chuck talks with Christina Bellantoni, Director of the Annenberg Media Center at the University of Southern California and Tim Miller, political strategist and writer at the Bulwark.

Duration:00:34:36

‘There’s no quick fix to this’: Sen. Ben Nelson talks about repairing the Senate

9/10/2021
Ben Nelson, former Democratic senator from Nebraska, built a reputation from 2000 to 2013 pushing for bipartisanship and bucking his party. He joins Chuck to talk about his new book, “Death of the Senate.”

Duration:00:26:01

Abortion and the 2022 midterms: Cornell Belcher & Kristen Soltis Anderson

9/8/2021
With a little more than a year to go before the midterms, the terms of the campaign are still in flux. Kristen Soltis Anderson, Republican pollster and co-founder of Echelon Insights joins Cornell Belcher, Democratic pollster and president of Brilliant Corners Research and Strategies, talk to Chuck about the political impact of the Texas abortion law.

Duration:00:31:26

Mark Sanford: The fight against polarization

9/3/2021
If you take a close look at almost every political issue today — whether it’s Covid, voting, policing or climate — you will find one problem at the root of it: Polarization. Mark Sanford, former South Carolina governor (R) and former congressman talks to Chuck about partisanship in politics and his new book, “Two Roads Diverged.”

Duration:00:26:13

Richard Engel: 'Consequences' in Afghanistan will be felt across the world

9/1/2021
President Biden spoke from the White House to defend his decision to pull forces out of the country, but his legacy may be more about the “how” than the “why” ... And that’s assuming that Afghanistan doesn’t once again become a haven for terrorist attacks. NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel talks about his firsthand reporting from Kabul as the U.S. mission came to an end.

Duration:00:29:01

Would cloned college could solve higher education’s problems?

8/27/2021
For years, top universities have been overwhelmed by potentially qualified student candidates, but unable to fit them on campus … leading to a race to the top that no student can ever really win, often leaving students from diverse backgrounds struggling for a chance to get ahead. Professor David Kirp proposes a radical idea to expand the world of higher education.

Duration:00:35:45

The Honeymoon Is Over for Biden and Democrats: Susan Page and Mark Barabak

8/25/2021
Afghanistan? A pandemic and misinformation campaign? A congressional showdown coming in late September? Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today Susan Page and LA Times Columnist Mark Barabak predict what's next as President Biden fight battles at home and abroad.

Duration:00:33:10

John Brennan: After Afghanistan, U.S. has “fewer levers to deal with” terrorism

8/20/2021
How bad is it going to get in Afghanistan and what happens to our intelligence as the U.S. withdraws. Former CIA Director John Brennan talks to Chuck about what was lost in Afghanistan.

Duration:00:29:14

A self-fulfilling-worst-case-scenario in Afghanistan

8/18/2021
Jim Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State for President Obama and Bill Clinton’s deputy national security adviser, plus Bruce Jentleson, professor of public policy at Duke University and the author of “The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from 20th Century Statesmanship“ join Chuck to talk about the worldwide implications of the Taliban’s return.

Duration:00:28:39

America's two major political parties are simply too big

8/13/2021
Lee Drutman, Senior Fellow at New America and author of "Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop" plus Nick Troiano, executive director of Unite America, talk about the future of nonpartisan primaries and ranked choice voting general election.

Duration:00:29:08

That's how the sausage get's made: Senate moves ahead

8/11/2021
On Tuesday, the Senate passed a bipartisan infrastructure bill and sent it to the House. Then they immediately celebrated by starting the process of passing a 3.5 trillion dollar spending package with a record-breaking vote-a-rama that wrapped up a little before 4 AM.

Duration:00:33:07

Fmr. Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown: What philosophy teaches us about politics

8/6/2021
The former governor of California, Jerry Brown, talks to Chuck about what he sees as the real threats facing the United States.

Duration:00:29:19

Meet the next: Ohio gets two new congressmen and Cuomo's possible successor

8/4/2021
Chuck Todd sits down with two downballot election gurus — Inside Elections' Nathan Gonzales and Cook Political Report's Jessica Taylor — to discuss everything from special elections in Ohio and California, Virginia's governor race ... and Gov. Cuomo's lieutenant governor who might take the reins as he faces multiple criminal investigations.

Duration:00:39:43

Chris Matthews: Trump's real power isn't what the GOP thinks

7/30/2021
Chris Matthews, former host of Hardball and author of “This Country: My life in Politics and History," joins Chuck to talk about whether former President Trump is a real or imagined power-center in the Republican Party.

Duration:00:28:26

What the NBC/WSJ poll got wrong in 2020 and what we’re doing to fix it

7/28/2021
Pollsters Bill McInturff, co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies and Jeff Horwitt, Senior Vice President at Hart Research join Chuck to discuss what they learned when they went back and examined the 2020 polling.

Duration:00:36:40

Democrats conduct 2020 autopsy: "Twitter isn’t even representative of Democratic primary voters"

7/23/2021
Lanae Erickson, Senior Vice President for the social policy & politics program at Third Way joins Chuck to talk about a post-election report that shows where Democrats fell short in 2020.

Duration:00:35:18

"Political science" is broken and the fix isn't found in schools: Michael D. Cohen

7/16/2021
Michael D. Cohen, author of “Modern Political Campaigns: How Professionalism, Technology, and Speed Have Revolutionized Elections” and the CEO of the public affairs firm Cohen Research Group joins Chuck to talk about the disconnect between education and execution.

Duration:00:33:00