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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

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

How do you do a late night show in the Trump-era?

5/2/2018
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Host of Pod Save The People DeRay Mckesson talks to Robin Thede, host of The Rundown on BET, about how late-night has changed since Trump became president.​

Duration:00:30:38

Why are Republicans beating Democrats at the Internet?

4/25/2018
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Crooked Contributor Symone Sanders talks to Guy Cecil, chairman of Priorities USA, about how Democratic super pacs are investing in digital ads and pulling out of TV, as well as what this means for the midterms in advance of 2020.

Duration:00:24:44

Can we have medicare for all?

4/18/2018
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Pod Save America co-host Jon Favreau talks to Andy Slavitt, the board chairman of the United States of Care, and Adam Gaffney, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and secretary of the advocacy organization Physicians for a National Health Program about what it will take to get medicare for all and what factors need to be considered to get to single payer.​

Duration:00:35:28

We have to march for science now?!

4/11/2018
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A conversation between Crooked Contributor Erin Ryan and Dr. Caroline Weinberg about organizing the March for Science and what the threats to science actually are.

Duration:00:32:06

What does Tony Goldwyn have to do with gerrymandering?

4/4/2018
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A conversation between Crooked Contributor Symone Sanders and actor and activist Tony Goldwyn about gerrymandering and the importance of state legislatures.

Duration:00:31:49

Do facts and reason matter anymore?

3/28/2018
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Jon Lovett talks with Steven Pinker about the role of honest argument in our politics and what his new book “Enlightenment Now” can tell us about Trump.

Duration:00:35:40

How do we fix the opportunity gap?

3/21/2018
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A conversation between host of Pod Save The People DeRay Mckesson and Michael Smith, Executive Director of My Brother's Keeper about how they address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color.

Duration:00:33:05

Why are teens across America standing up to Congress?

3/14/2018
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A conversation between Women's March Youth activist Winter Minisee and Crooked Contributor Julissa Arce about how Generation Z plans to stop school shootings.

Duration:00:29:11

How safe is our democracy?

3/7/2018
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Jon Favreau talks to former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power and legal scholar and editor of the new book "Can It Happen Here?" Cass Sunstein about whether or not authoritarianism can happen in the United States.

Duration:01:06:02

Are Republicans rigging elections?

2/28/2018
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A conversation between host of Pod Save the People DeRay Mckesson and writer Ari Berman about how the GOP is rigging elections through gerrymandering, voter ID laws and dark money.

Duration:00:29:20

Can the Civil Rights Movement Save the Country from Donald Trump?

2/21/2018
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A conversation between Crooked.com Editor in Chief Brian Beutler and civil rights leader Vanita Gupta about the civil rights movement’s resistance to the Trump administration and the threats Trump poses to the rule of law in America.

Duration:01:00:53

What will it take to strike a deal on the most contentious issue in America?

2/14/2018
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A conversation between Crooked Contributor Julissa Arce and Representatives Pete Aguilar (D-CA) and Will Hurd (R-TX) about bipartisanship in the debate over immigration reform and a look at their bipartisan bill "Uniting and Securing America Act."

Duration:00:43:54

Is there such a thing as a media merger monster?

2/7/2018
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A conversation between FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Crooked Contributor Symone Sanders about the Sinclair-Tribune deal and media mergers. Plus, a check in on what's going on with net neutrality!

Duration:00:26:11

What does Mexico think of us?

1/31/2018
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A conversation between former president of Mexico Vicente Fox and Crooked Contributor Julissa Arce about building a wall, voting Trump out and the U.S.' standing in the word.

Duration:00:36:40

Can meditating make you happy?

1/24/2018
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A conversation between host of With Friends Like These Ana Marie Cox and ABC News' Dan Harris about his book "10% Happier" and finding peace through meditation.

Duration:00:52:25

Can we make peace with drugs?

1/17/2018
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A conversation between Thijs Roes, a drug policy journalist in Amsterdam, and Pod Save America co-hosts Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor and Jon Lovett about how The Netherlands dealt with its drug problem.

Duration:00:20:31

How do we reverse the school-to-prison-pipeline?

1/10/2018
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A conversation between Pod Save the People's DeRay Mckesson and former Secretary of Education John King about the challenges our school systems face, and what to pay attention to in education in 2018.

Duration:00:31:04

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