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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

Offline: Jenny Odell on How to Do Nothing

1/23/2022
This week, Jenny Odell teaches Jon how to unplug and, almost literally, smell the roses. Pulling from lessons outlined in her book “How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy,” Jenny makes the case that our attention is precious and what we choose to focus it on doesn’t always need to be productive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:58:07

"New Year, New Biden."

1/20/2022
Joe Biden marks one year in office with a two-hour press conference, Run For Something’s Amanda Litman joins to talk about the local races that could help prevent the next coup, and Donald Trump’s legal troubles pile up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:10:00

"Spar-a-lago: Ron v. Don."

1/18/2022
Donald Trump’s Arizona rally offers a preview of the 2022 midterm campaign and perhaps a 2024 rivalry between him and Ron DeSantis, Martin Luther King III joins to talk about his father’s legacy and what’s next in the fight to protect voting rights, and Democrats and Republicans debate banning Members of Congress from trading stocks while in office. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include...

Duration:01:19:39

Offline: Chimamanda Adichie on the Death of Good Faith

1/16/2022
This week, the writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie joins Jon on Offline to talk through the viral essay on social media that she wrote last June. The two discuss what compelled her to write that essay, how the internet has changed the way we interact with ideas, and the changes she’s seen in recent literature. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about...

Duration:01:05:00

“Democracy in Disarray.”

1/13/2022
Joe Biden and just about every elected Democrat in America make one final run at Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema on voting rights, Dr. Fauci says we’re all getting Omicron and calls one Republican Senator a moron, and Alyssa Mastromonaco joins to break down the worst punditry of the week in another round of Take Appreciator. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast....

Duration:01:14:23

“Joe and the Giant Speech.”

1/11/2022
Joe Biden takes on Republican voter suppression in Georgia, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler talks about Ron Johnson’s re-election announcement and saving democracy in the Badger State, and Ted Cruz grovels to Tucker Carlson after referring to violent insurrectionists as terrorists. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. 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:01:19:05

Offline: Alex Stamos on Leaving Facebook and Zuckerberg’s Reign

1/9/2022
This week on Offline, Jon is joined by Alex Stamos, Facebooks former Chief Security Officer. As Jon’s first guest whose worked at a social media company, Alex gives us a first-hand look at Facebook’s internal politics, delivering insight on Russian hackers and the Haugen papers He also makes the case that it’s time for Mark Zuckerberg to step down. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include...

Duration:00:59:45

“Biden takes on the Big Lie.”

1/6/2022
President Biden marks the anniversary of the January 6th attack with a pointed speech about the Big Lie, Donald Trump decides to shut up and cancel his press conference, Congress debates voting rights and the Electoral Count Act, and Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman joins to talk about how redistricting is going much better for Democrats than expected. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and...

Duration:01:17:50

“Happy Birthday to Coup.”

1/4/2022
Donald Trump plans a press conference to celebrate the anniversary of the insurrection he inspired, Democrats make another attempt at changing the filibuster to pass voting rights, UC San Francisco Department of Medicine Chair Bob Wachter joins to give an update on the Omicron surge, and a recap 2021’s final dumbest moments. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast....

Duration:01:19:10

Offline: Jon and Emily Favreau Answer Your Questions

1/2/2022
Happy New Year! Since the beginning of Offline, Jon’s opened each episode asking listeners to submit their questions about the show. Today, joined by his wife Emily Favreau, he finally answers them. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. 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:00:51:30

PSA Presents: The Pundies.

12/28/2021
Jon, Jon, Tommy and Dan answer your questions and give us their resolutions for 2022. Then they go through the worst takes of 2021 (including their own) for Pod Save America's second-annual Pundies. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. 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:00:55:35

What A Year! (LIVE from LA)

12/21/2021
Our first-ever holiday spectacular brings together everyone in the Crooked Media family to look back at the good, bad and absurd of 2021, with comedy, games and music. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. 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:00:56:59

Offline: Elizabeth Bruenig on Forgiving Trolls and Strangers

12/19/2021
The Atlantic’s Elizabeth Bruenig joins Jon this week on Offline to discuss something the internet was never built for: forgiveness. Exploring faith, political polarization, and cancel culture, Jon and Liz investigate how finding the capacity to forgive the online transgressions of our enemies, strangers, or just our trolls has never been more important. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and...

Duration:01:04:28

“Fox’s Insurrection Group Chat.”

12/16/2021
2021’s Congressional Clusterfu*k barrels to a close as the House reveals new details about the right-wing plot to destroy democracy while the Senate tries to save it with a last-minute attempt to pass voting rights legislation. Then, former Biden Senior Covid Advisor Andy Slavitt joins to talk about how we can prepare for the Omicron wave, and Dan and Jon discuss the media’s role in defending democracy. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this...

Duration:01:28:35

“Mark Meadows’ Fascist PowerPoint.”

12/14/2021
The 1/6 Committee charges Donald Trump’s former Chief of Staff with criminal contempt of Congress as the former president’s allies prepare for the next coup, Joe Biden and co-president Joe Manchin chat about the future of Build Back Better, Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly’s roadshow is having trouble filling seats, and in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Texas abortion ban, this episode ends with a special feature on the future of Roe v. Wade that includes moving stories from...

Duration:01:00:52

Offline: Dr. Vivek Murthy on Defeating Doomscrolling with Human Connection

12/12/2021
Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joins Jon on Offline to dissect the intersection between the internet and our emotional well-being. Dr. Murthy delivers a doctor’s diagnosis on Jon’s ceaseless doomscrolling, breaks down the impacts the pandemic and our increasing time online have had on our mental health, and makes the case for what it means to live a truly meaningful, connected life. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email...

Duration:01:01:23

"The War on Christmas Trees."

12/9/2021
Democrats outsmart Mitch McConnell on the debt limit but are still trying to solve their Joe Manchin problem, former Obama pollster Cornell Belcher offers his read on how to frame Republican extremism ahead of the midterms, and Fox News suffers a critical casualty in the War on Christmas. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. 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:01:06:20

“Trump’s Covid World Tour.”

12/7/2021
Democrats and journalists still haven’t figured out how to handle the threat of another Trump presidency, Senator Chris Murphy joins to talk about Congressional action on gun violence and whether Joe Biden’s economic agenda can pass by Christmas, and the White House announces a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the...

Duration:01:04:44

Offline: Charlie Warzel on Facebook’s Original Sin

12/5/2021
Charlie Warzel has covered the internet and culture at BuzzFeed News, The New York Times, and his newsletter Galaxy Brain. He joins Jon to talk about the architecture behind our platforms, break down how the internet has embedded itself in our culture, and argue that humans shouldn’t be connected at this scale. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more...

Duration:01:02:14

“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