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Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in politics. Join Chuck each Wednesday as he talks with top reporters from the nation’s capital, plus exclusive sit-down interviews and on-the-ground dispatches from across the campaign trail.

Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in politics. Join Chuck each Wednesday as he talks with top reporters from the nation’s capital, plus exclusive sit-down interviews and on-the-ground dispatches from across the campaign trail.

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Washington, DC

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Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in politics. Join Chuck each Wednesday as he talks with top reporters from the nation’s capital, plus exclusive sit-down interviews and on-the-ground dispatches from across the campaign trail.

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English


Episodes

What the NBC/WSJ poll got wrong in 2020 and what we’re doing to fix it

7/28/2021
Pollsters Bill McInturff, co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies and Jeff Horwitt, Senior Vice President at Hart Research join Chuck to discuss what they learned when they went back and examined the 2020 polling.

Duration:00:36:40

Democrats conduct 2020 autopsy: "Twitter isn’t even representative of Democratic primary voters"

7/23/2021
Lanae Erickson, Senior Vice President for the social policy & politics program at Third Way joins Chuck to talk about a post-election report that shows where Democrats fell short in 2020.

Duration:00:35:18

"Political science" is broken and the fix isn't found in schools: Michael D. Cohen

7/16/2021
Michael D. Cohen, author of “Modern Political Campaigns: How Professionalism, Technology, and Speed Have Revolutionized Elections” and the CEO of the public affairs firm Cohen Research Group joins Chuck to talk about the disconnect between education and execution.

Duration:00:33:00

In post-Covid poll, Americans say they are "thriving"

7/11/2021
As troops leave Afghanistan, Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) talks about what the end to America’s longest war may mean for our influence on the world stage. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) discusses the influence of far-right extremism in the GOP. Carrie Dann’s final number of the week looks at Americans’ optimistic feelings about the future.

Duration:00:10:28

Just how broken is campaign finance law enforcement with Shane Goldmacher

7/9/2021
The FEC is responsible for enforcing federal finance laws and it’s led by an equal number of Republicans and Democrats — in theory that should create a spirit of cooperation. But in today’s environment, that divide creates more “deadlock” than “bipartisan enforcement.” Shane Goldmacher, national political reporter for the New York Times, joins Chuck to talk about the failures at the FEC and what it means for campaign finance law.

Duration:00:32:23

Rating stuff: It’s human nature. So where does Trump rank?

7/4/2021
Chuck Todd recaps a special Covid-focused episode of Meet the Press. Carrie Dann looks at new rankings of all presidents from C-SPAN.

Duration:00:07:35

Does the Supreme Court split 3-3-3? Pete Williams reviews the Court’s latest term

7/2/2021
NBC News Justice correspondent Pete Williams looks back at the Supreme Court term to see what we learned about power and alliances on the Court.

Duration:00:31:09

The summer of infrastructure with Benjy Sarlin & Tara Palmeri

6/30/2021
Washington is emptying out ahead of the July fourth weekend … with the Senate in recess and the House leaving town for two weeks on Thursday afternoon. Before they go, Congressional Democrats will vote to create a select committee on January 6th. Still on the table — how will Washington move forward on infrastructure.

Duration:00:25:33

Infrastructure talks, condo collapse and national unity: Sen. Cassidy & Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

6/27/2021
Chuck recaps his exclusive interviews with Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Carrie’s number of the week looks into declining national unity around the world.

Duration:00:05:45

George Packer: How four Americas changed during the lockdown year

6/25/2021
Award-winning author and staff writer at the Atlantic, George Packer joins the ToddCast to talk about his new book, written during the Covid lockdown and the 2020 election.

Duration:00:33:52

Did Democrats’ score an own-goal with voting rights? Susan Page & Kasie Hunt

6/23/2021
Washington bureau chief for USA TODAY and the author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power, Susan Page, and NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent and the host of Way Too Early on MSNBC, Kasie Hunt, join Chuck to talk about Democrats’ strategy in advancing their agenda.

Duration:00:31:50

The Next War: How the U.S. Armed Forces are evolving

6/22/2021
Meet the Press Reports: As the United States looks beyond war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the military is preparing for conflict in new domains, from outer space to cyberspace.

Duration:00:27:03

Policy debates break out across Washington; public opinion on insurrection still evolving

6/20/2021
Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) discuss the future of bipartisanship and President Biden’s infrastructure plan. Fiona Hill breaks down the Biden-Putin summit. Carrie Dann looks at the numbers to see where consensus is emerging on the January 6th insurrection.

Duration:00:06:08

Behind the scenes at Biden’s inauguration & the virtual DNC: Ricky Kirschner & Stephanie Cutter

6/18/2021
Democratic political consultant Stephanie Cutter and Emmy-winning TV producer Ricky Kirshner joined up together in the midst of the pandemic to produce “Celebrating America,” the first virtual Democratic National Convention last August … and then again for “America United,” Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Duration:00:33:29

Biden's European adventure: Anne Gearan & Courtney Kube

6/16/2021
President Biden ends his first overseas trip meeting Russian President Putin at a summit in Geneva. The Putin summit is the capstone to a complex series of meetings that the president attended during this overseas trip — including meetings with the G-7, NATO and the EU.

Duration:00:27:15

One step forward, two steps back? Senate outlook with Jake Sherman & Alayna Treene

6/9/2021
Punchbowl News co-founder Jake Sherman and Axios Congressional reporter Alayna Treene join Chuck to talk about the shifting infrastructure talks, police reform and Sen. Joe Manchin’s ability to stay in the center of the news. Plus WRC NBC4 Investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane joins the show to discuss the long road ahead for convicting people who attacked the Capitol on January 6th.

Duration:00:34:49

Athletes & Activism: How sports and politics intersect

6/8/2021
Meet the Press Reports: Athletes have long been involved in activism, but today's protests are different.

Duration:00:27:03

Intel members signal it might be time for crypto rules

6/6/2021
After another week of cyberattacks, Chuck talks with Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. Plus, Carrie Dann looks at the push underway by Republican state houses to limit access to voting.

Duration:00:07:28

Power serves: Democrats in New Mexico and the evolution of athletic activism

6/2/2021
New Mexico's special election signals an environment that favors Democrats ahead of 2022, while Biden fights a cybersecurity war ahead of his summit with Putin. NBC's Shannon Pettypiece and Ben Kamisar join. Later, Washington Post Sports Columnist Jerry Brewer weighs in on Naomi Osaka and the sometimes "toxic environment" between sports players and the press.

Duration:00:44:29

January 6 and the future of bipartisanship, Covid-19 origins and 15 percent

5/30/2021
Barbara Comstock and Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) discuss the failure to form a bipartisan Jan. 6 commission. Matthew Pottinger and Dr. Peter Hotez explain why the Covid-19 lab leak theory is gaining legitimacy from the Biden administration. Carrie Dann looks at latest polling which shows that a rising number of Americans believe in QAnon.

Duration:00:07:48