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One side effect of our national addiction to Trump’s tweets and other news cycle garbage is that fascinating issues, brilliant books and important debates aren't getting the attention they deserve. With a rotating crew of your favorite Crooked Media hosts, contributors, and special guests, Crooked Conversations brings Pod Save America's no-b.s., conversational style to topics in politics, media, culture, sports, and technology that aren’t making headlines but still have a major impact on our world.

One side effect of our national addiction to Trump’s tweets and other news cycle garbage is that fascinating issues, brilliant books and important debates aren't getting the attention they deserve. With a rotating crew of your favorite Crooked Media hosts, contributors, and special guests, Crooked Conversations brings Pod Save America's no-b.s., conversational style to topics in politics, media, culture, sports, and technology that aren’t making headlines but still have a major impact on our world.
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One side effect of our national addiction to Trump’s tweets and other news cycle garbage is that fascinating issues, brilliant books and important debates aren't getting the attention they deserve. With a rotating crew of your favorite Crooked Media hosts, contributors, and special guests, Crooked Conversations brings Pod Save America's no-b.s., conversational style to topics in politics, media, culture, sports, and technology that aren’t making headlines but still have a major impact on our world.

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Episodes

Can the Civil Rights Movement Save the Country from Donald Trump?

2/21/2018
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A conversation between Crooked.com Editor in Chief Brian Beutler and civil rights leader Vanita Gupta about the civil rights movement’s resistance to the Trump administration and the threats Trump poses to the rule of law in America.

Duration:01:00:53

What will it take to strike a deal on the most contentious issue in America?

2/14/2018
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A conversation between Crooked Contributor Julissa Arce and Representatives Pete Aguilar (D-CA) and Will Hurd (R-TX) about bipartisanship in the debate over immigration reform and a look at their bipartisan bill "Uniting and Securing America Act."

Duration:00:43:54

Is there such a thing as a media merger monster?

2/7/2018
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A conversation between FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Crooked Contributor Symone Sanders about the Sinclair-Tribune deal and media mergers. Plus, a check in on what's going on with net neutrality!

Duration:00:26:11

What does Mexico think of us?

1/31/2018
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A conversation between former president of Mexico Vicente Fox and Crooked Contributor Julissa Arce about building a wall, voting Trump out and the U.S.' standing in the word.

Duration:00:36:40

Can meditating make you happy?

1/24/2018
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A conversation between host of With Friends Like These Ana Marie Cox and ABC News' Dan Harris about his book "10% Happier" and finding peace through meditation.

Duration:00:52:25

Can we make peace with drugs?

1/17/2018
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A conversation between Thijs Roes, a drug policy journalist in Amsterdam, and Pod Save America co-hosts Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor and Jon Lovett about how The Netherlands dealt with its drug problem.

Duration:00:20:31

How do we reverse the school-to-prison-pipeline?

1/10/2018
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A conversation between Pod Save the People's DeRay Mckesson and former Secretary of Education John King about the challenges our school systems face, and what to pay attention to in education in 2018.

Duration:00:31:04

Will 2018 be the year of reckoning for #MeToo?

1/3/2018
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A conversation between Crooked contributors Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco about #MeToo and how to move forward in 2018. Plus, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on the accusations against President Trump and calling for accountability in the White House.

Duration:00:42:46

How did humans shape the idea of God?

12/27/2017
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A conversation between Ana Marie Cox and Reza Aslan, author of "God: A Human History," about how religion has changed over the years to reflect society.

Duration:00:51:00

What comes after the open internet?

12/20/2017
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Crooked contributor, Symone D. Sanders talks to FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn about net neutrality and what the recent vote to repeal it means for a fair and open internet.

Duration:00:31:55

What has Fox News done to America?

12/13/2017
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A conversation between Gabe Sherman, author of "The Loudest Voice In The Room," and Tommy Vietor of Pod Save America and Pod Save The World about the rise of Roger Ailes and how Fox News has influenced American politics.

Duration:00:38:04

Is Wall Street a necessary evil?

12/6/2017
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Crooked contributor and former employee of Goldman Sachs Julissa Arce talks to host and creator of The Young Turks Cenk Uygur about Wall Street, regulation and money in politics.

Duration:00:58:08

How secure are the blessings of liberty?

11/29/2017
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A conversation between Crooked.com Editor in Chief Brian Beutler and former U.S. Solicitor General Don Verrilli about the courts and the administration of justice in the eras of Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

Duration:01:20:09

Will Women Save America?

11/22/2017
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A conversation between Stephanie Shriock of Emily’s List, Erin Loos Cutraro of She Should Run and Crooked Contributor Erin Ryan about the groundswell of women running for public office in the wake of the 2016 election.

Duration:00:44:03

How dangerous is dark money?

11/15/2017
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A conversation between Jane Mayer, author of "Dark Money" and Tommy Vietor of Pod Save America and Pod Save The World about the billionaires funding the rise of the radical right.

Duration:00:43:58

How politicized is the NFL?

11/8/2017
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A conversation between Pod Save America's Dan Pfeiffer and New York Times Magazine's Mark Leibovich about the political environment surrounding the NFL.

Duration:01:01:31

Who determines the Arc of Justice?

11/1/2017
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A conversation between Pod Save the People's DeRay Mckesson and New York Times Magazine's Emily Bazelon about criminal justice and the role of prosecutors.

Duration:00:29:07

When did breast cancer awareness become a business?

11/1/2017
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A conversation between Karuna Jaggar of Breast Cancer Action and Crooked Contributor Erin Ryan about the corporatization of breast cancer awareness.

Duration:00:53:30

What is the media’s bias?

11/1/2017
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A conversation with CNN alum Jessica Yellin, Snapchat’s Peter Hamby, and Jon Favreau about the media coverage of the 2016 election.

Duration:01:00:45

Introduction to Crooked Conversations

10/4/2017
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Crooked Conversations brings the same no-bullshit, conversational approach that made Pod Save America a hit to subjects that aren’t making headlines but have an major impact on our lives. We’ll cover topics like money in politics, the lasting damage done by the war on drugs, and the impact of Black Panther inside and outside the Marvel universe.

Duration:00:02:05