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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. You can listen to new episodes twice a week, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays 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. You can listen to new episodes twice a week, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays 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. You can listen to new episodes twice a week, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Language:

English


Episodes

“America’s Next Top MAGA.”

12/2/2021
Republicans compete to out-crazy each other over Lauren Boebert and vaccine requirements, Law Professor Leah Litman joins to talk about the Supreme Court case that may overturn Roe v. Wade, and Dr. Mehmet Oz shakes up the 2022 midterms by carpetbagging his way into the Pennsylvania Senate race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:08:36

“Darkest before the Omicron.”

11/30/2021
The White House gets ready to fight a new variant and the same old Republican Party, Brown University Dean of Public Health Dr. Ashish Jha discusses what we know and don’t yet know about Omicron, and actor Kal Penn stops by to chat about his new book, You Can’t Be Serious, and play another round of Take Appreciator. 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...

Duration:01:22:07

Offline: DeRay Mckesson on How Twitter Saved Black Lives

11/28/2021
From the creation of #BlackLivesMatter to the first permanent ban, DeRay McKesson has been at the center of some of Twitter’s highest highs and some of its lowest lows. He joins Jon to talk about how online activism has changed since the 2014 Ferguson protests, discuss how to win people over offline, and make the case that Twitter can be a tool for good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:57:56

"Thanksgiving Mailbag!"

11/25/2021
Jon and Dan answer your burning questions about politics, turkey pardons, and the best Thanksgiving side dishes. And later, Tommy narrates a special segment that explains how Democrats can better engage with Latino voters as we head into the midterm campaign season. 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...

Duration:01:12:07

“Kyle Rittenhouse, Right-Wing Hero.”

11/23/2021
The White House notches some wins while Democrats debate the party’s challenges, Professor Melissa Murray joins to talk about the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case and how the Ahmaud Arbery case may differ, and Kamala Harris’s 85 minute-presidency spawns enough takes to fill two terms. 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...

Duration:01:11:02

Offline: Stephen Colbert on Finding Laughter in the Darkness

11/21/2021
Stephen Colbert joins Jon to defend his 8 hour-a-day screen habit and preach the benefits of a Twitter-free lifestyle. The two talk about what it took to produce The Late Show during the pandemic, why Stephen is glad his live audience is back, and what some of the darkest days of American democracy looked like behind the scenes at the Ed Sullivan Theater. Jon also asks Stephen about his perspective on cancel culture and why comedy must be rooted in empathy. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:01:02:41

“Gaslighting gas prices” (with Elizabeth Warren!)

11/18/2021
President Biden hits the road to go on offense against rising prices and falling poll numbers, Senator Elizabeth Warren joins to talk about passing the Build Back Better plan, and Elijah Cone offers up the week’s worst punditry in another round of Take Appreciator. 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....

Duration:01:25:02

“Free Steve Bannon!”

11/16/2021
Steve Bannon surrenders to the feds while Donald Trump admits yet again an attempted coup, former Obama economic advisor Austan Goolsbee joins to discuss inflation and the economy, and the DC gossip machine trains its focus on the relationship between Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and what it all means for 2024. 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...

Duration:01:12:00

Offline: Megan Rapinoe on Social Media and Mental Health

11/14/2021
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe talks to Jon about the toll social media takes on professional athletes, what it’s like to become an online Resistance hero and a right-wing villain, and whether she will ever run for office. New episodes of Offline with Jon Favreau drop every Sunday on the Pod Save America feed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:55:26

“Republicans not quite in array.”

11/11/2021
The Republican Party is still more Marjorie Taylor Green than Glenn Youngkin, Washington Post columnist Perry Bacon joins to talk Democratic midterm strategy in the wake of last week’s elections, and Jon and Dan answer a few of your questions. 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:01:15:56

"Josh Hawley’s Masculinity Press Tour."

11/9/2021
Democrats finally pass the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Bill, climate reporter Dave Roberts joins the pod to talk about week two of the COP26 Climate Summit, and Tommy and Lovett break down some of the most annoying non-headlines from the weekend including Josh Hawley's masculinity crisis and Ted Cruz's presidential endorsement of Joe Rogan. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:11:25

Offline: Peter Hamby on Saving Journalism from Twitter

11/7/2021
Snapchat’s Peter Hamby talks to Jon about why Twitter has ruined political journalism, how the internet transformed the media business, and what a healthy, sustainable model of journalism might look like. New episodes of Offline with Jon Favreau drop every Sunday on the Pod Save America feed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:54:30

“The midterms start now.”

11/4/2021
Republicans have the best Election Night since Trump won in 2016, Democrats debate what went wrong in Virginia and what it means for the ’22 midterms, and Delegate Danica Roem joins to talk about how she managed to be one of the few progressives in Virginia to win re-election last night. 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:01:37:31

“Can Youngkin escape Trump’s taint?”

11/2/2021
Joe Biden tries to rally the world to save the planet while Joe Manchin is still holding up his climate agenda back home, Donald Trump wades into the final days of the Virginia gubernatorial contest, and NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray joins to talk about today’s Supreme Court oral arguments over the Texas abortion law. 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...

Duration:01:05:03

Offline: Monica Lewinsky on the Internet's Culture of Humiliation

10/31/2021
Monica Lewinsky sits down with Jon to talk about the rise of public shaming, what happens when your life is upended by the internet, and what we can do to push against our worst instincts when we're on social media. 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:01:00:41

“Build Back Meta.”

10/28/2021
Democrats are on the cusp of passing the most progressive piece of legislation in decades that still leaves out some of the party’s most important priorities, Virginia organizer Tram Nguyen gives a report from the field with just a few days left of an uncomfortably close race, and Dan and Jon break down the closing arguments and strategies from the McAuliffe and Youngkin campaigns. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of...

Duration:01:13:58

“How Mark Zucked America.”

10/26/2021
Facebook employees say Facebook is dangerous, a Rolling Stone report suggests that the January 6th insurrection was an inside job, and Andrew Yang stopped by Crooked HQ to chat with Jon Lovett about his new third party, Forward. 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:01:37:33

Offline: Jia Tolentino on the Internet’s Endless Stage

10/24/2021
Jia Tolentino, New Yorker staff writer and author of Trick Mirror, talks to Jon about how the internet has turned life into an endless performance, why that makes politics hard and virtue signaling easy, and what being online during the pandemic has done to our collective psyche. New episodes of Offline with Jon Favreau drop every Sunday on the Pod Save America feed. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode,...

Duration:00:51:23

“Darkest before a deal.”

10/21/2021
Democratic officials express optimism about a potential deal on Joe Biden’s economic plan, journalist Amy Westervelt from the climate podcast Hot Take joins to talk about whether we can still save the planet with Joe Manchin in the Senate, and Dan and Jon discuss why reporters are whining that President Biden's not taking more questions from them. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:27:43

“Terry vs. Trump.”

10/18/2021
Democrats schedule a vote on a new voting rights bill while Republicans run more Big Lie candidates, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe talks to Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor about his race against Trump supporter Glenn Youngkin, and the week’s worst punditry gets its due in a new installment of The Take Appreciators. 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...

Duration:01:29:10