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Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in politics. Join Chuck 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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Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in politics. Join Chuck 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.




Andrew Yang’s fantasy draft picks for president

Self-described “rebel corporate” Andrew Yang, co-chair of the Forward Party and former Democratic presidential candidate, joins Chuck Todd for a candid conversation about the 2024 election.


Alternative History Thanksgiving special: What if airline deregulation never happened?

Alternative history is back with a special Thanksgiving episode. Turn the clocks back to 1978 and ask, what would air travel be like today if deregulation never took place? Ganesh Staraman, the author of a new book called “Why Flying is Miserable: And how to fix it,” joins Chuck to explain how airline deregulation rules screwed things up for air travel.


Maura Moynihan remembers the Moynihan clan: 'Dad always reached across the aisle'

Elizabeth Moynihan, who had become known for managing the Senate campaigns of her husband, the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.), passed away on Nov. 7 at age 94 — 20 years after him. Their daughter Maura joins Chuck to detail their legacy and how the family's longstanding values of fairness and bipartisanship can inform America in its time of political division.


America's changing political battleground

Mark Z. Barabak, political columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Chuck to analyze America's battleground states ahead of 2024 and details what role the West might play in swinging the election.


Trudeau and Biden: A tale of two wartime leaders

Canadian journalist and publisher of GZERO Media, Evan Solomon, joins Chuck Todd to discuss what the future holds for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as his polling falls, what President Biden's administration can learn from him and how the two leaders differ on Israel policy.


Rep. Colin Allred: Running against Sen. Ted Cruz's 'outrage machine'

Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas) joins Chuck to discuss his campaign to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and talks about his working relationship with new Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.).


Is Joe Biden 2024 a rerun of Hillary Clinton 2016?

Political commentator Chris Cillizza and Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report Amy Walter join Chuck Todd to talk about 2024 messaging.


Abortion or Biden: What's on the ballot for off-year elections?

Adam Ganucheau, editor-in-chief for Mississippi Today, and Phillip M. Bailey, national political correspondent for USA Today, join Chuck to preview Tuesday's upcoming gubernatorial elections in Mississippi and Kentucky, and explain what the results in both states could tell us about the 2024 races to come.


Bribes, rumors & revenge: The latest in the Middle East with Martin Fletcher

Martin Fletcher, former NBC News Middle East correspondent and Tel Aviv Bureau chief, joins Chuck to talk about Israel’s ground invasion into the Gaza Strip and the politics facing Prime Minister Netanyahu.


Judge Lina Hidalgo: How a rising star in politics battled clinical depression

Judge Lina Hidalgo, head of the Harris County, Texas governing body, joins Chuck to discuss her battle with depression and treatment, and talks about the evolving views around the issue of mental health.


‘The last temptation of Mitt’: McKay Coppins’ new Romney biography

For his new book, “Romney: A Reckoning,” McKay Coppins had access to hundreds of pages of Senator Mitt Romney’s personal notes. In this live interview with Chuck at the New-York Historical Society, Coppins talks about the reporting process and what he learned about the Republican 2012 presidential candidate.


The House is frozen 'by choice,' with Matt Glassman

As Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) loses a repeated vote to take up the speaker gavel, House Republicans are considering testing the limits of Rep. Patrick McHenry's (R-N.C.) powers as speaker pro tempore. Matt Glassman, senior fellow at the Government Affairs Institute, joins Chuck to analyze why Congress is paralyzed, as the House of Representatives goes 16 days and counting without an elected leader.


‘Band of Brothers flying into combat’: How John Glenn and Ted Williams became lifelong friends

Adam Lazarus, author of “The Wingmen: The Unlikely, Unusual, Unbreakable Friendship Between John Glenn and Ted Williams” joins Chuck to talk about how to titans of the twentieth century ended up as lifelong friends.


Bruce Mehlman: Are both parties trying to lose in 2024?

Democrats don't trust the Supreme Court, Republicans don't trust the FBI or mainstream media, and everyone is paranoid about deepfakes. Bruce Mehlman, partner at Mehlman Consulting, joins Chuck to discuss both parties' biggest weaknesses ahead of 2024.


‘I’m in the solutions business now’: Chuck Todd kicks off a new ToddCast era

Washington faces a House without a speaker, a war in Israel and a crisis at the southern border. Ryan Nobles, NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent and Paul Kane, Washington Post senior congressional correspondent, talk about a confluence of events that sound like “a ‘West Wing’ plot.”


Chuck's last Post Game: 'The roller coaster never stops,' with John Reiss

John Reiss, executive producer for Meet the Press during Chuck's first eight years as moderator, joins to post game a chapter of Meet the Press that brought digital expansion, a daily spin-off and a companion newsmagazine to the longest-running show in television history.


'They want to die in the Senate': Aging lawmakers cling onto elected office

As Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) faces growing concerns over his health, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and his House Republicans are debating a possible impeachment inquiry against President Biden. Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, and Marianna Sotomayor, congressional reporter for the Washington Post, join Chuck to detail whether either McConnell or McCarthy is likely to stay in his congressional leadership seat for much longer.


Post Game with Jake Sherman: Mitch McConnell 'won't be finishing his term'

A second public freeze by Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) has revived concerns over the senator's ability to carry out his term — and cast a renewed focus on the health issues of America's aging political leaders. Jake Sherman, co-founder of Punchbowl News, joins Chuck to detail the inside scoop from Capitol Hill.


Meet my son: A former GOP congresswoman's fight for trans acceptance

Former Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) served in the House for three decades, until 2019. In the short time since, the GOP has taken a sharp turn toward anti-trans rhetoric. Ros-Lehtinen and her son, Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, executive director of the National Center of Transgender Equality, join Chuck to analyze the Republican Party's newly developed stance on trans issues and detail their efforts to bring trans acceptance to the party.


A tale of two primaries: Trump's colliding legal and political calendars

On Monday, a federal judge in D.C. set March 4, 2024 as the start date for the first of former President Trump’s two federal criminal trials. The day after that is Super Tuesday. Mark Murray, Ben Kamisar, Bridget Bowman and Alexandra Marquez of the NBC News political unit join Chuck to explain how Trump's legal and political calendars may mix and combine in 2024.