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If you're looking for someone who actually knows how presidential and national politics works to explain what's going on in 30 minutes or less, this is the show for you. Joe Trippi is a longtime Democratic campaign manager who ran the progressive Howard Dean presidential campaign in 2004 and the historic Doug Jones Senate campaign to defeat Roy Moore in 2017. He's seen it all and isn't bogged down by the viral tweets or hot takes du jour. He's looking past the headlines to answer the questions that matter: How do Democrats win key races moving forward? How do we convince voters to make Republicans pay for January 6th and its aftermath? What are we headed for in November? Don't just listen to the talking heads. Learn from an expert. Subscribe now to That Trippi Show. New episodes every Friday (at least!).

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If you're looking for someone who actually knows how presidential and national politics works to explain what's going on in 30 minutes or less, this is the show for you. Joe Trippi is a longtime Democratic campaign manager who ran the progressive Howard Dean presidential campaign in 2004 and the historic Doug Jones Senate campaign to defeat Roy Moore in 2017. He's seen it all and isn't bogged down by the viral tweets or hot takes du jour. He's looking past the headlines to answer the questions that matter: How do Democrats win key races moving forward? How do we convince voters to make Republicans pay for January 6th and its aftermath? What are we headed for in November? Don't just listen to the talking heads. Learn from an expert. Subscribe now to That Trippi Show. New episodes every Friday (at least!).

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@joetrippi

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English


Episodes

The Trump scam finally catches up to him

2/23/2024
Turns out when most of your money is going to pay legal fees, people don't like to donate to your campaign. Joe gets into why Republicans have a huge hard money problem right now. Plus who's his pick in the Trump veepstakes? And why Alexei Navalny's final words are a lesson to everyone in the pro-democracy movement. Read Reed's Substack and subscribe here: https://reedgalen.substack.com/p/youre-not-allowed-to-give-up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:58

War, Music, and Trippi's covert negotiations with Bill Carter

2/20/2024
In a special guest episode, author and screenwriter Bill Carter joins Joe and Alex to discuss his new movie "Kiss the future" - a powerful story about the siege of Sarajevo, U2, and Joe and Bill discuss their shared connection to Bosnia - including Joe's powerful experience there. Bill shares the inside story behind the film. What role does art play in a violent conflict - and what can all of us learn about it? Watch at AMC: https://www.amctheatres.com/movies/kiss-the-future-76053 Pre-order Bill's book, "Fools Rush In": https://amzn.to/3UGUm95 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:27

MAGA's Taylor Swift psyop?

2/16/2024
Another huge win for Democrats this week in NY-03... so why is the media saying, and this is an actual headline, "Democrats' Joe Biden Problem Got Worse With Special Election Win?" Joe and Alex get into why Democrats should feel very good after Tuesday's results... and why MAGA's digging themselves even deeper. Why does history suggest Joe Biden is in the driver's seat this fall? And yes, more of your neighbors than you realize probably believe in the Taylor Swift psyop. No, really. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:30

We're going to kick Trump's ass this year" with Simon Rosenberg

2/13/2024
Our friend Simon Rosenberg joins Joe and Alex to discuss why he's still optimistic about 2024 - yes, even after the special counsel report last week. How can Joe Biden win even bigger in 2024 than he did in 2020? Simon has four ideas. Plus - Why we can't be surprised by what's coming from Trump. Turns out, once you try to overturn an election with foreign help... anything is possible. And why Joe thinks that RFK Super Bowl ad shows some major cracks in the foundation of the Republican Party. Don't miss Joe and Simon discussing why we shouldn't treat Trump like he's ten feet tall - and a slogan Joe thinks could help President Biden this fall... Read more from Simon at https://www.hopiumchronicles.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:08

Two epic MAGA faceplants spell bad news for Trump

2/9/2024
MAGA Mike had one job! And he messed it up! Why his inability to count votes is big trouble for Trump in November. And why the impeachment failure will hurt MAGA in the House. And that's not even getting into that "popular commentator" killing the border bill. Hint: He's big and orange. Why Joe thinks the border failure means the worm has turned this year... and how Democrats can take advantage. And what numbers under the hood have us feeling even more confident? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:27

"The Confederate in the Attic" - with Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman

2/2/2024
Authors of "Find Me the Votes: A Hard-Charging Georgia Prosecutor, a Rogue President, and the Plot to Steal an American Election" Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman join Joe and Alex to discuss the inside story of what happened in Georgia in 2020. How do Michael and Daniel tie everything together - and how does so much of it all come back to a former KKK Grand Dragon showing up with an armed mob at the Georgia Secretary of State's office? The courage displayed by Raffensperger, Ruby Freeman, and others has to be heard to be believed. This is one you won't want to miss - as Douglas Brinkley says - "a narrative wake up call and a hell of a great read" Get the book here: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/michael-isikoff/find-me-the-votes/9781538739990/?lens=twelve Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:27

The keys to the Trump's evangelical kingdom, with Tim Alberta

1/30/2024
Author and journalist Tim Alberta joins the show for a special guest episode - talking everything from his new book, "The Kingdom, The Power, and The Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism." to the rise of the MAGA GOP and how the modern evangelical movement has evolved to grow hand in hand with it. How did Trump go from "flawed vessel" to the vanguard of the evangelical movement? And how do evangelical voters come to terms with the contradictions inherent to MAGA? Where do we go from here? Tim reflects on his personal experience and offers one solution to breaking the fever. Buy both books and check out Tim's work at https://www.bytimalberta.com/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:23

"The dumbest campaign in modern American history"

1/26/2024
With New Hampshire in the books - Joe looks under the hood at some shocking numbers for Trump in both New Hampshire and Iowa. And why the numbers are even better for President Biden than people realize. Is there still a GOP primary? Why Trump lashing out at Nikki Haley means he knows the truth we've been saying for a while: He's weaker than everyone thinks. And Joe and Alex celebrate episode #200 with a special listener question: What's the worst campaign in modern American history? (Hint, it's Ron DeSantis) Want a pick-me-up? Read the inside story of how Ron DeSantis got destroyed: https://themessenger.com/politics/the-inside-story-of-how-ron-desantis-got-crushed-by-donald-trump-exclusive Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:23

A huge red flag for Trump from Iowa

1/19/2024
Joe and Alex break down Iowa - and what it means for the MAGA GOP primary moving forward. What's the big red flag for Trump we saw coming out of Iowa? What did Joe see that surprised him? The easiest way for Democrats to win in 2024 is simpler than most think. And why abortion rights are still the biggest thing headed into 2024, no matter what the media thinks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:21

The biggest problem for Trump (and the GOP field) in Iowa and NH...

1/12/2024
With just days to the Iowa caucus and NH less than two weeks away, what is the biggest problem every candidate faces right now? Joe goes into why the race between Haley and DeSantis for 2nd place might not be as simple as the polls make it out to be. Plus - yes Christie is out - but does it matter? And even though Trump can't help himself... his MAGAs aren't going anywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:17

The most important thing Joe Biden can do right now... and he's doing it

1/5/2024
Happy New Year! Joe and Alex are back to talk about a very eventful holiday break. More good news on the economy - why is it so important to repeat it? With Iowa less than two weeks away, Joe busts out his campaign manager hat and looks at reality - how many tickets out of Iowa are there for the GOP field? Could the Trump campaign empty out the bag of tricks to get the second place result they want? And what does Joe Biden's "perfect" campaign look like from here on out? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:47

Why Trump is weaker than you think - and what the polls are getting wrong, with Trygve Olson

12/29/2023
Our friend Trygve Olson joins us to dig into the 2024 race. Why Joe thinks Trump is weaker than pundits believe -- and what all the polls are getting wrong. Trippi finds some encouraging numbers "under the hood" on the economy that Democrats should be very optimistic about. What two demographic groups does Trygve identify as critical in 2024? And the four states right now we believe are the key battlegrounds. Joe and Trygve also answer a listener question about the primaries and what might come next... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:51

Joe's 3 reasons things are looking even better going into 2024

12/22/2023
Joe and Alex dive into some more good news for Joe Biden - have we turned the corner on how voters see the economy? Joe's 3 reasons why we should all be optimistic going into 2024. Plus - of course we have to talk about Colorado. Why Joe's all about victory at the ballot box -- but why the Colorado decision is helpful for Democrats regardless of the outcome. And we take a look back at Joe's five reasons for optimism headed into 2022 - and why they're all still relevant now. Also - stay tuned next week for our final guest episode of 2023! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:51

Why everyone's missing Trump's biggest reason to worry

12/15/2023
Joe and Alex check in on a TON of really good economic numbers -- and why it's all good news for President Biden. When will voters come around on the economy? What's the Biden campaign doing to make sure they know? And why Joe thinks now is Trump's ceiling and Biden's floor. We get into the questions you've been sending in for the past few weeks. And why is one number showing Trump's biggest weakness that nearly everyone is overlooking? Read EJ Dionne's piece in the Washington Post here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/12/10/biden-economic-messaging-election-2024/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:37

"We're Trump Davidians" - Believe what Trumpland is telling you, with Jon Karl

12/8/2023
ABC Chief Political Correspondent and author Jon Karl joins the show to discuss his new book, "Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the end of the Grand Old Party." Do not miss the alarm Jon sounds about the state of our democracy and how the guardrails are fully off the Trump train. What revelations did he have straight from Steve Bannon and other Republicans close to Trump? Why Trump's campaign launch in Waco was no accident. And why when Trump spouts fascist rhetoric, we have to take him at his word. And why Trump is so different now than in 2016 or 2020. Get Jon's book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/730629/tired-of-winning-by-jonathan-karl/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:38

How Democrats are winning the West and omens for 2024 surprises with Mark Z. Barabak

12/1/2023
Mark Barabak, columnist at the LA Times, joins Joe and Alex in the first of many 2024 breakdowns -- and this time, it's all about the New West. Of course, the conversation has to start and end with Arizona. But Alex almost immediately derails our state breakdowns after Mark makes the claim Joe's been making for months - why Mark thinks Trump may be weaker than many think. What's going on in states like Colorado and New Mexico? And is the machine that Reid built alive and well in Nevada? And a bonus: Why 20 years ago Joe was secretly going to... Mike Huckabee rallies in Iowa? Read Mark's series at the Los Angeles Times: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2023-06-16/columnist-mark-z-barabak-the-new-west Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:23

From UFO conspiracies to Alex Jones lies to January 6th... with Garrett Graff

11/24/2023
What happens when the government doesn't know something? Is it a cover up? Or just more conspiracy fodder? From one conspiracy to another - our friend Garrett Graff joins the show to talk about his new book UFO - and answers some pretty shocking questions. Why there's a direct line between UFO conspiracies and January 6th - what's behind that? What's the real scandal behind the government and UFOs? Hint: It's not bodies covered up in Area 51. How all this could really be transformational. Pick up a copy of UFO now: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/UFO/Garrett-M-Graff/9781982196776 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:51

"Gotta get louder than the liars" with Brian Stelter

11/17/2023
Longtime "Reliable Sources" host and author Brian Stelter joins the show with a sneak preview of his new book "Network of Lies" - and you guessed it - it's all about FOX's descent into a propaganda machine. The inside info Brian finds has to be read to be believed. Does Fox's former chief propagandist believe his own rhetoric? Why Brian thinks Tucker has himself into it. And behind-the-scenes after Joe Biden's win in 2020 at FOX -- why everyone was whispering the truth while shouting the lie. Spoiler alert: They all knew the truth! What Brian thinks would blow our minds from Rupert Murdoch - under oath.Joe and Brian discuss FOX's infamous (correct) Arizona call and the fallout at the network. And what's the solution to all this? Why Brian thinks we have to get loud - but it's more than that. Check out the book at networkoflies.com. And don't miss Brian's podcast at Vanity Fair - Inside The Hive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:37

So much winning! (unless you're Glenn Youngkin)

11/10/2023
Joe and Alex recap a big week for Democrats - and for Joe Biden. Ohio, Virginia, and Kentucky all make it clear: when voters see MAGA coming for their rights... it doesn't turn out very well for MAGA. Pour one out for Glenn Youngkin's presidential aspirations. Why Joe sees big things for Andy Beshear. Plus: Yeah, they do talk about *that* poll. And the latest debate -- and second place in Iowa is going to matter even more now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:18

"The hijacker is never really popular on the plane" - with Stuart Stevens

11/3/2023
Friend and Lincoln Project colleague Stuart Stevens joins the pod to talk about his new book: "The Conspiracy to End America." There are five elements at work when democracy slides into autocracy - and Stuart takes an eye-opening look at how all five are working in concert with today's MAGA GOP. What do he and Joe think their endgame is? This is a conversation you don't want to miss. Plus - with Iowa less than 75 days away - where do things stand in the GOP primary? Here's where to order Stuart's book: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/stuart-stevens/the-conspiracy-to-end-america/9781538765401/?lens=twelve Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:38