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One side effect of our national addiction to Trump’s tweets and other news cycle garbage is that fascinating issues, brilliant books and important debates aren't getting the attention they deserve. With a rotating crew of your favorite Crooked Media hosts, contributors, and special guests, Crooked Conversations brings Pod Save America's no-b.s., conversational style to topics in politics, media, culture, sports, and technology that aren’t making headlines but still have a major impact on our world.

One side effect of our national addiction to Trump’s tweets and other news cycle garbage is that fascinating issues, brilliant books and important debates aren't getting the attention they deserve. With a rotating crew of your favorite Crooked Media hosts, contributors, and special guests, Crooked Conversations brings Pod Save America's no-b.s., conversational style to topics in politics, media, culture, sports, and technology that aren’t making headlines but still have a major impact on our world.
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One side effect of our national addiction to Trump’s tweets and other news cycle garbage is that fascinating issues, brilliant books and important debates aren't getting the attention they deserve. With a rotating crew of your favorite Crooked Media hosts, contributors, and special guests, Crooked Conversations brings Pod Save America's no-b.s., conversational style to topics in politics, media, culture, sports, and technology that aren’t making headlines but still have a major impact on our world.

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Episodes

Defining Us: What does it mean to be Latinx?

9/19/2018
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In a special series for Crooked Conversations, contributors Julissa Arce and Grace Parra explore and celebrate the Latinx experience in the United States in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. In the first of four conversations, the hosts discuss the history of Latinos in the US and talk to Columbia University professor Ed Morales about the words that Latin-Americans use to define themselves. Then they are joined by spoken word artist Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe who shares her experience...

Duration:01:01:44

What can we learn from protesting?

9/12/2018
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Jon Lovett talks to host of Pod Save the People DeRay Mckesson about the lessons he's learned from protesting and what gives him hope today. Then we hear an audiobook excerpt from his new book “On the Other Side of Freedom” narrated by DeRay.

Duration:00:23:19

Can Elizabeth Warren Save America From Corruption?

9/5/2018
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Crooked Media’s Editor in Chief Brian Beutler discuss two important new bills she has just introduced: One to save American politics from corruption, and one to save American capitalism from itself.

Duration:00:47:22

Will Kavanaugh be Gen Z's Voldemort?

8/29/2018
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Our newest Crooked Contributor Winter BreeAnne interviews former President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards about how young people can help the fight for reproductive rights, what the Brett Kavanaugh nomination means and how her upbringing in a political home influenced her growing up.

Duration:00:45:33

The World As It Is: Was Benghazi the beginning of Trump?

8/22/2018
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Ben Rhodes talks to Pod Save America co-host and former U.S. National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor about what the media gets wrong about Benghazi, how that moment led to Trump as president, and what it’s like "running" the Deep State.

Duration:01:04:46

The World As It Is: Why it was such a big deal President Obama visited Cuba

8/15/2018
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Ben Rhodes talks to former spokesperson for the United States National Security Council Bernadette Meehan about the diplomacy efforts that went into repairing the U.S. - Cuba relationship and why it was such a big deal when Obama visited.

Duration:01:07:43

The World As It Is: From Russia With Treason

8/8/2018
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Ben Rhodes chats with Former White House Communications Director Jen Psaki about what they knew about Russian interference in 2016 and the impact it’s having around the world, as part of his series “The World As It Is” for Crooked Conversations.

Duration:01:02:08

The World As It Is: Writing for Obama

8/1/2018
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In a special series for Crooked Conversations, Ben Rhodes takes a deeper dive into some of the issues and themes that he deals with in his memoir "The World As It Is" about his 10 years working as Deputy National Security Adviser to President Obama. In the first of these conversations, Ben talks to Jon Favreau and Cody Keenan about what it was like to write speeches for a president who already had a strong voice.

Duration:01:08:50

What Would Happen If We #AbolishICE?

7/25/2018
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Julissa Arce is joined by UCLA Law professor Hiroshi Motomura to discuss the origins of ICE, the role it plays in government and whether the movement to abolish ICE is possible. You can read more of Motomura's work in Americans in Waiting and Immigration Outside the Law.

Duration:00:45:38

What if your local post office doubled as your bank?

7/18/2018
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Crooked Contributor Symone Sanders talks to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand about how postal banks can protect people from predatory lenders, what the Supreme Court Justice decision will mean for maternal health and what the immigration detention centers at the border are like.

Duration:00:38:55

Are unions still relevant?

7/11/2018
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A conversation between host of Majority 54 Jason Kander and Richard Trumka, the president of AFL-CIO, about the importance of unions and how collective action has increased over the past couple years to help working people.​

Duration:00:34:58

What does it mean to call America home?

7/4/2018
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Julissa Arce is joined by poet and activist Yosimar Reyes to discuss what it means to be undocumented and American on the 4th of July.

Duration:00:39:30

Why should we care about non-unanimous jury verdicts?

6/27/2018
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Pod Save the People host DeRay Mckesson talks to Oregon Representative Jennifer Williamson about non-unanimous jury verdicts and what’s flawed in our judicial system.

Duration:00:27:36

Can a photo make us care about climate change?

6/20/2018
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Crooked Contributor Julissa Arce talks to National Geographic photographer Cristina Mittermeier about the role of art in conservation.

Duration:00:53:47

Wanna listen to part of Dan's new book?

6/13/2018
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Pod Save America co-host Dan Pfeiffer reads an excerpt of his new book "Yes, We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump" out on June 19th and chats with Jon Lovett about the writing process and his favorite moments in the White House.

Duration:00:46:09

Can Donald Trump be impeached?

6/6/2018
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Crooked.com Editor in Chief Brian Beutler talks to Harvard Professor Laurence Tribe, co-author of To End a Presidency about constitutional law, the history of impeachment, and whether Republicans have made themselves immune from it.

Duration:00:47:45

Will psychology save us?

5/30/2018
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Jon Lovett talks to Adam Grant, a behavioral psychologist and host of the podcast WorkLife from TED, about how psychology can help us fight groupthink, reach voters, and get politicians to actually agree on policy.

Duration:00:49:58

What happens after the protest?

5/23/2018
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Crooked Contributor Julissa Arce talks to founder of IssueVoter Maria Yuan and co-creator of the Occupy Wall Street protests Micah White about what constituents can do after protests to make lasting change.

Duration:00:49:09

What do millennials think about politics?

5/16/2018
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Crooked Contributor Symone Sanders talks to Harvard’s Director of Polling John Della Volpe and Student Chair Teddy Landis about what the polls tell us about voter participation, gun reform, #metoo, immigration and other key issues.

Duration:00:32:17

Can RBG do more pushups than you?

5/9/2018
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Crooked Contributor Erin Ryan talks to Betsy West and Julie Cohen, co-directors of RBG, a new documentary that profiles the life of the great Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.​

Duration:00:32:34