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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.

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English


Episodes

“Roe Is Dead. Now What?” (Strict Scrutiny Emergency Episode)

6/24/2022
Kate, Leah and Melissa discuss the Supreme Court’s egregious decision to end the constitutional right to abortion, and whether other rights could be in jeopardy. If you want to take action, go to votesaveamerica.com/roe to check out the Fuck Bans Action Plan hub and donate to our Fight Back Fund. New episodes of Strict Scrutiny drop every Monday. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Duration:01:04:15

"50 Shades of MAGA."

6/23/2022
The January 6th committee highlights how Trump’s attempted coup led to threats of violence against anyone who refused to go along. Strict Scrutiny’s Melissa Murray joins to talk about the Supreme Court’s terrible gun decision, and Zayd Dohrn, the host of Crooked Media’s new series Mother Country Radicals, joins to talk about political radicalization in the ’70s and today.

Duration:01:18:03

“Get The Pardon Started.” Live from Oakland!

6/20/2022
The guys head to the bay area with cohost Melissa Murray and discuss the January 6th committee exposing Trump’s pressure campaign and pardon list. Then Congresswoman Barbara Lee joins to talk about the hearings, Juneteenth, and reproductive rights. California Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks then tells us how the state is preparing to be an abortion sanctuary. And the New York Times' Mike Issac tells us about Elon Musk’s first sit-down with Twitter’s employees.

Duration:01:49:38

"Too Much Crime On Their Hands."

6/16/2022
The January 6th committee makes the case that Donald Trump broke the law, election results in South Carolina and Texas offer hints about November, committee member Elaine Luria joins to talk about Thursday's big hearing, and later, we close out with a 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:01:09:52

"It's Coup O'Clock Somewhere."

6/14/2022
The second January 6th hearing exposes Donald Trump’s Big Lie, Senator Chris Murphy joins to talk about a potential deal on gun safety, and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy stops by Crooked to talk about Covid and mental health.

Duration:01:18:10

“This Season On Insurrection.” (Live from LA!)

6/10/2022
What a Day host Tre'vell Anderson joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live in Los Angeles! The bipartisan House select committee concluded its first primetime hearing into the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, California election results make it clear that progressives have some work to do, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan joins from the Summit of the Americas, and the hosts battle it out in a game called Rainbows vs. Boat Shoes. For a closed-captioned version of this episode,...

Duration:01:38:07

"Live from DC, it’s January 6!"

6/7/2022
The January 6th special committee sets expectations high for Thursday’s prime time hearing, tensions in the Biden White House spill into the press, and Chef Jose Andres talks to Tommy about World Central Kitchen and what they’ve learned helping people in Ukraine and serving refugees and people in need around the world. 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:01:07:45

"Trump's Crimetime Preview." (Live from The Beacon Theatre!)

6/3/2022
Guest host Melissa Murray joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy in New York City! Politico unveils new details about the Republican plan to overturn the election just days before the primetime congressional Jan. 6 hearings, Democrats push for gun legislation in the wake of another mass shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and New York Attorney General Tish James joins to talk about her investigation into the Trump organization. Special thanks to MSG Entertainment and The Beacon Theatre. Visit...

Duration:01:31:59

"Memorial Day Mailbag."

5/30/2022
Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer your burning questions about student loan debt, getting involved in politics, and the best Summer blockbusters. 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:00:46:35

"Why We Can't Give Up."

5/26/2022
The U.S. Senate debates gun safety reform following the horrific school shooting at a Texas elementary school and Senator Alex Padilla joins to talk about what else can be done to stop mass shootings. And later, Jon and Dan go through Tuesday's election results from the primaries in Georgia and Texas. Our team has compiled a few ways you can help support the Uvalde community and the work to get rid of the Republican politicians who have failed to do anything to prevent shootings like these...

Duration:01:01:15

"Trump Loses Georgia Again?"

5/24/2022
Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Georgia hold primaries this week, including the biggest race with possibly the most predictable outcome: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp versus Senator David Perdue, and Representative Karen Bass stops by the studio to talk about how she'll tackle crime and housing as mayor of Los Angeles. 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:01:04:57

"The Most Dangerous Candidate of 2022?"

5/19/2022
Voters select Democratic and Republican nominees in North Carolina, Oregon, Kentucky, Idaho, and Pennsylvania in the biggest set of midterm primaries yet, and North Carolina Senate candidate Cheri Beasley joins to talk about her race against Trump-backed Ted Budd. Visit Cheribeasley.com to support her campaign and help flip North Carolina. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the...

Duration:01:00:31

"Stoking Hate in Primetime."

5/17/2022
A heavily armed 18-year-old carries out a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York inspired by the same racist conspiracy theory pushed by Tucker Carlson and Republicans in Congress, Biden tests new research by calling Republicans "Ultra MAGA", and Jonathon Martin joins to discuss his new book This Will Not Pass. 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:01:08:55

"We Don't Chalk About Susan."

5/12/2022
A Senate vote to protect abortion rights fails but the larger fight has just begun, Joe Biden’s top economic advisor Brian Deese talks about the White House strategy on inflation and more, and Donald Trump goes 1 for 2 in this week’s primaries while getting some good news about his Twitter account. 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:01:14:41

"Running the Ultra MAGAthon." (Live from St. Louis!)

5/9/2022
Guest host Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon, Jon and Dan live in St. Louis! The newest tell-all book reveals Donald Trump wanted to lob missiles at Mexico. Joe Biden tags Republican extremism as ultra-MAGA. Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush explains why Democrats need to stay in the fight. Then former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander joins with BBQ recommendations and trivia questions.

Duration:01:32:56

"Ginni Leaked It!" (Live at The Chicago Theatre!")

5/6/2022
Guest host Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon, Jon and Dan live in Chicago! Democrats look for ways to protect abortion access as the midterms approach. This week's Ohio primary strengthens Trump’s position as kingmaker in the GOP. Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow joins to talk about confronting Republican extremism head-on. And the show ends with a game and a few shots of Chicago’s hometown hooch. Special thanks to MSG Entertainment and The Chicago Theatre! With our constitutionally...

Duration:01:35:17

What the SCOTUS leak could mean for abortion (Strict Scrutiny Emergency Episode)

5/3/2022
Kate, Leah and Melissa get together for an emergency episode of Strict Scrutiny to discuss a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that indicates the justices are prepared to overrule the decisions protecting and reaffirming the constitutional right to an abortion. Donate now at votesaveamerica.com/roe to split your contribution between more than 80 abortion funds, and listen to Strict Scrutiny every Tuesday for analysis on upcoming Supreme Court decisions at...

Duration:00:52:45

What the SCOTUS leak could mean for abortion (Strict Scrutiny Emergency Episode)

5/3/2022
Kate, Leah and Melissa get together for an emergency episode of Strict Scrutiny to discuss a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that indicates the justices are prepared to overrule the decisions protecting and reaffirming the constitutional right to an abortion. Donate now at votesaveamerica.com/roe to split your contribution between more than 80 abortion funds, and listen to Strict Scrutiny every Tuesday for analysis on upcoming Supreme Court decisions at...

Duration:00:53:04

"Trump's Missed Vance."

5/3/2022
The midterms are six months away and new polling has the race closer than you might expect, Donald Trump forgets who he endorsed in Ohio, and later: some fun with the highlights and lowlights of Saturday's White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Protect Abortion Access. Donate to Abortion Funds: http://votesaveamerica.com/roe 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:00:50:28

"Trump's Missed Vance."

5/3/2022
The midterms are six months away and new polling has the race closer than you might expect, Donald Trump forgets who he endorsed in Ohio, and later: some fun with the highlights and lowlights of Saturday's White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Protect Abortion Access. Donate to Abortion Funds: http://votesaveamerica.com/roe 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:00:52:01