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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. New episodes Mondays 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. New episodes Mondays 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. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays.

Language:

English


Episodes

“Trump Leaks and Tax Cheats.” (with Rep. Val Demings!)

6/14/2021
Florida Congresswoman Val Demings joins to talk about the news that Donald Trump’s Justice Department targeted House Democrats and her bid to unseat Senator Marco Rubio. Then, Jon, Jon, and Tommy discuss how new reports about rich people avoiding taxes should shape the Democratic agenda, and take a look at some of the highlights and funny moments from Joe Biden’s first foreign trip. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of...

Duration:01:20:43

“Does size matter?” (with Pete Buttigieg!)

6/10/2021
Joe Biden’s Hot Vax Summer is off to a rocky start thanks to Republicans in Congress, and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg talks to Jon Lovett about how the administration plans to pass their jobs and infrastructure plan. Then, Dan Pfeiffer and Jon Favreau talk about some bright spots in the Biden agenda, and answer listener questions. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:18:44

“Trump’s Fauci fetish.”

6/7/2021
Joe Manchin says he’s voting against the For the People Act, Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail to target Dr. Fauci, and a new Democratic analysis of 2020 offers the party advice on message and organization ahead of the midterms. Then journalist Kara Swisher talks to Jon Lovett about Facebook’s decision to ban Trump for two years. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:20:29

“Cowboy up, Joe Manchin.” (with Stacey Abrams and Ben Rhodes!)

6/3/2021
Donald Trump says he’ll be reinstated as President this August as his former National Security Advisor calls for a military coup, Republicans continued their coordinated assault on voting rights, and Democrats win big in a New Mexico special election. Then, Stacey Abrams talks to Jon Favreau about the fight for democracy, her latest book, and more. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:18:49

"Body temperature takes." (500th episode special!!)

5/31/2021
Pod Save America is celebrating 500 episodes! Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan answer listener questions, quiz their memories, and reminisce about the last few years. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:20:05

“Stop the 2024 Steal.”

5/27/2021
A grand jury is convened to decide Donald Trump’s fate as he mulls another run for president, Marjorie Taylor Greene compares vaccine and mask requirements to the Holocaust, Republican legislatures in swing states are laying the groundwork to overturn the results of the next election they lose. Then, The Atlantic’s Clint Smith talks to Tommy Vietor about his new book, How the Word is Passed. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a...

Duration:01:37:33

“The AP Bows to the Right-Wing Mob.”

5/24/2021
Joe Biden’s ambitious agenda confronts the reality of a broken Congress, the Associated Press sets off a controversy over objectivity in journalism after firing a reporter for her tweets, and New York political reporter Jeff Colton talks to Jon Lovett about the upcoming New York City mayoral race. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast....

Duration:01:21:54

"Capitol-storming police-haters."

5/20/2021
Republican leaders reject a bipartisan commission created to investigate their own attempted murder on 1/6, Democrats finish a new analysis of why they nearly lost the House in 2020, and NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray talks to Jon Favreau about the news that New York State has launched a criminal investigation into the Trump organization, as well as what’s ahead for the Supreme Court. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript...

Duration:01:18:47

“Dr. Fauci, Unmasked.”

5/17/2021
The Biden Administration faces a moment of truth over the escalating violence between Israel and Palestine, Dr. Anthony Fauci talks to Jon Lovett about the CDC’s new mask guidelines, and a look at some important stories to watch this week, including the Philadelphia District Attorney’s race, the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case on Mississippi’s abortion ban, and the future of HR1. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript...

Duration:01:13:25

“Cheney Reaction.”

5/13/2021
Republicans purge Liz Cheney then meet with Joe Biden, Tucker Carlson launches an anti-vax crusade on Fox, and a look at this year’s Virginia gubernatorial race, including Dan’s interview with one of the Democratic candidates, Jennifer Carroll Foy. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:13:47

“Horny for Bipartisanship.” (with Beto O’Rourke!)

5/10/2021
President Biden meets with Republicans who are blaming him for a disappointing jobs report, more states follow Georgia in passing voting restrictions, and Beto O’Rourke joins to talk about Texas’s new voter suppression legislation and the grassroots movement trying to fight it. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about...

Duration:01:17:45

“Republicans cancel a Cheney.” (PLUS - Elizabeth Warren!)

5/6/2021
Republican cancel culture comes for the Cheneys, Mark Zuckerberg’s private Supreme Court upholds Facebook’s decision to suspend Donald Trump, and new Census figures show that an increasingly diverse electorate may not help Democrats as much as the party has hoped. Then, Senator Elizabeth Warren talks to Jon Favreau about her new book, Persist, and whether she has a plan to deal with Joe Manchin. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavetheworld. For a...

Duration:01:45:55

“Vax On, Mask Off.”

5/3/2021
Donald Trump and his allies are winning the GOP’s civil war, Rudy Giuliani and Matt Gaetz may face indictments, and the Biden Administration weighs steps to speed up Covid vaccinations in the U.S. and around the world. Then, in the Under the Radar segment, Jon, Jon, and Tommy offer updates on the border situation and the fight against misinformation. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:12:30

“A Very Lit Joint (Address) with Jen Psaki.”

4/29/2021
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki joins Jon and Dan to break down President Biden’s first address to a Joint Session of Congress. Then, new 2020 Census data jeopardizes Democratic control of Congress, and Republicans spend the week spreading a slew of wild conspiracies about the Biden Administration with the help of their propaganda outlets. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:13:37

“Raise Caitlyn Jenner’s taxes!”

4/26/2021
President Biden prepares to roll out an ambitious agenda ahead of his first address to a Joint Session of Congress, the potential recall in California gets more attention now that Caitlyn Jenner has declared her candidacy for governor, and Republicans trot out some truly ridiculous arguments against D.C. statehood. Then, Tommy talks to Hunter Biden about his new book, Beautiful Things. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript...

Duration:01:38:42

“Accountability today, justice tomorrow.”

4/22/2021
Derek Chauvin is found guilty of murdering George Floyd, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) joins to talk about renewed hope that Congress might pass police reform, and Democrats re-introduce the Green New Deal as Joe Biden pledges to cut carbon emissions in half ahead of a global climate summit. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more...

Duration:01:08:54

"The Tucker Carlson Caucus."

4/19/2021
The Biden administration waffles on its pledge to take in more refugees, a few Republicans try to start a white nationalist caucus in the House of Representatives, and Crooked Media Political Director Shaniqua McClendon joins to talk about Vote Save America’s new filibuster whip count, where you can see where your Democratic Senator stands on eliminating the rule. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please...

Duration:00:54:21

“Daunte Wright should be alive today.”

4/15/2021
The Biden Administration’s focus on the pandemic and the economy is interrupted by multiple new challenges, Democrats analyze how to poll and advertise better in the next election, and Pod Save the People’s Sam Sinyangwe joins us to talk about police reform after another devastating killing in Minnesota. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the...

Duration:01:15:49

“Mag-a-Lago."

4/12/2021
The Republican Party’s spring donor retreat becomes a MAGA-fest at Mar-a-Lago, Joe Biden launches a commission to reform the Supreme Court, and Democrats try to undo the damage Mitch McConnell did to the judiciary. Then, an Under the Radar segment that ends with a new filibuster game: “Manchin or Sorkin?" For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the...

Duration:00:59:17

“Are we infrastructure?”

4/8/2021
The debate over Joe Biden’s jobs plan devolves into a fight over the definition of the word infrastructure, Republicans threaten their corporate donors and their grassroots donors, Matt Gaetz raises money off of his scandal, and transgender activist Raquel Willis joins Jon and Dan to talk about the horrific wave of anti-trans legislation sweeping the country. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please...

Duration:01:00:47