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Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in politics. Join Chuck 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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Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in politics. Join Chuck 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
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What to watch for after Biden's press conference; plus, Trump’s VP pick, with Marc Short

7/12/2024
President Biden answers questions at a press conference, but leaves Democrats without a clear path forward. Marc Short, former chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, joins Chuck to talk veepstakes as former President Donald Trump weighs his decision on a running mate with the start of the Republican National Convention just days away.

Duration:00:59:50

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Biden’s last exit: JMart on the president’s make-or-break week

7/10/2024
After almost two weeks of turmoil, President Biden has a chance to put concerns about his vitality to rest, with a major NATO summit and upcoming press conference. But at the same time, his performance could reignite concerns. Jonathan Martin, senior political columnist for Politico, joins Chuck to discuss.

Duration:00:55:29

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Debate: Sen. Whitehouse & Sen. Cassidy try to build a better Senate through dialogue

7/3/2024
Chuck moderates a debate between Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) as part of the fifth installment of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute and Orrin G. Hatch Foundation's joint "Senate Project." They debate climate change, how to view China, health care and more.

Duration:01:06:23

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Chuck’s debate takeaways as Democrats ‘panic,’ plus Mitch Daniels on the politics of leadership

6/28/2024
After President Biden and former President Trump squared off in their first general election debate of 2024, Chuck talks about the consequences of President Biden’s performance. Plus, former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels discusses his experience as the president of Purdue University and why the historic path to the Senate for former governors has started to fade away.

Duration:01:00:10

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Two mayors deliver lessons on bipartisanship to Washington: Andrew Ginther & David Holt

6/26/2024
Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt (R) and Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther (D) join Chuck to talk about the role of elected officials closest to the people in showing the federal government how bipartisanship works, and why there's "hardly any better job in American politics" than mayor of a city.

Duration:00:51:26

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'Macron's mega-gamble': Why France's president may soon share power with the far right

6/21/2024
Sophie Pedder, Paris bureau chief for The Economist, joins Chuck to talk about French President Emmanuel Macron's decision to call snap legislative elections following his party's shellacking by the far right in the E.U. elections.

Duration:00:48:10

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The crisis at the Washington Post, with Erik Wemple

6/19/2024
Erik Wemple, media critic for the Washington Post, joins Chuck to talk about the scandal unfolding at his newspaper over the conduct of the Post's publisher and CEO. Plus, they analyze the downsizing of media outlets, as big tech, disinformation and a deeply divisive election put additional strain on those who report the news.

Duration:00:58:04

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‘From Havana to DC’: How Cuban Americans shaped U.S. politics

6/14/2024
Carlos Orta, author of, “From Havana to DC: The Rise of Cuban Americans in Florida Politics,” talks about his “love letter” to the Latino trailblazers who shaped U.S. politics. Plus, Chuck’s thoughts on how international affairs affect how U.S. elections on the heels of far-right gains in European elections.

Duration:01:06:55

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Hunter Biden’s guilty verdict, and the big Trump veepstakes question. Plus Split Ticket’s simplified polling

6/12/2024
Chuck talks with Lakshya Jain and Harrison Lavelle, political scientists at Split Ticket, a new organization that presents electoral data in simple, easy-to-understand maps and graphs.

Duration:00:58:23

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Rep. Jake LaTurner: Why a 36-year-old congressman is calling it quits

6/7/2024
Rep. Jake LaTurner (R-Kansas) joins Chuck to talk about his decision not to seek a third term in Congress, and discusses the "sadness" and "burden" that lawmakers carry with them.

Duration:00:53:56

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'Alternative facts' and generative A.I.: Why we're witnessing the 'Death of Truth'

6/5/2024
Steven Brill, author of "The Death of Truth," joins Chuck to talk about the spread of misinformation and disinformation and what his company NewsGuard is trying to do to restore trust in media.

Duration:01:12:12

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Trump found guilty, Chuck talks impact on the 2024 campaign; plus John Ellis

5/31/2024
Former President Trump is guilty, but how will the campaigns handle it? And Chuck speaks with John Ellis, the author of a simple but elegant newsletter on Substack called Political News Items, to talk about the data that matters from across economic and political indicators, both foreign and domestic.

Duration:00:59:54

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The stakes for the states: Reid Wilson looks at what 2024 means for statehouses

5/29/2024
Reid Wilson, founder and editor of Pluribus News, focuses on statehouses across the country as local leaders reckon with AI, abortion and marijuana legalization.

Duration:00:59:45

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Ted Leonsis: "I was wrong" to try to move Washington sports teams to Virginia

5/24/2024
Washington Wizards and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis joins Chuck to talk about the intersection of sports, business and politics ... and how he miscalculated on his plan to move the teams to Virginia.

Duration:01:17:20

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Doris Kearns Goodwin travels back and forth in time, with new book

5/22/2024
Doris Kearns Goodwin, historian and author of "An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s" joins Chuck to talk about what she learned working on a biography of someone unusually close to her life — her husband, Dick.

Duration:01:14:42

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers targets Big Tech for her closing act in Congress

5/17/2024
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joins Chuck for an exit interview on what she’s learned during her decades in Congress, and her ongoing fight to regulate Big Tech.

Duration:00:32:53

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Why Spring will make or break Biden’s campaign, plus AI’s do’s and dont’s in politics

5/15/2024
As regulators and election workers try to catch up to a technology evolving at a break-neck speed, one group is trying to give campaigns a list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to the responsible use of AI. Chuck talks with Ben Resnik and Matt Hodges of Zinc Labs, a Democratic group at the intersection of tech and politics.

Duration:01:02:17

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Brain Worms and Normal People in Plato’s Cave: Jonah Goldberg

5/10/2024
Jonah Goldberg, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, joins Chuck to talk about an extremely weird week in politics and news.

Duration:00:52:10

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This legendary Democratic pollster says Biden is only on message once per week

5/8/2024
Stan Greenberg, a Democratic pollster and strategist who’s advised candidates from former President Bill Clinton, to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, joins Chuck to talk about his firm’s latest report, which he says shows a path for a Biden victory in November.

Duration:00:58:44

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‘The Wolves of K Street’: Inside the D.C. lobbying industry

5/3/2024
How did lobbying evolve from influence peddling to a power center where “corporate lobbyists are the only ones with their thumb on the scale”? Brody and Luke Mullins join Chuck to talk about their new book, “The Wolves of K Street.”

Duration:00:50:58