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Each week Brian Lehrer, Anna Sale and Todd Zwillich compete to play the most revealing soundbites they can find -- from the ones that help define major policy to the ones that made everyone say “Wait, what?!” It's also your chance to join the fun with games, tweets, surveys, and -- of course -- your vote on who you think brought the best clip.

Each week Brian Lehrer, Anna Sale and Todd Zwillich compete to play the most revealing soundbites they can find -- from the ones that help define major policy to the ones that made everyone say “Wait, what?!” It's also your chance to join the fun with games, tweets, surveys, and -- of course -- your vote on who you think brought the best clip.
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Each week Brian Lehrer, Anna Sale and Todd Zwillich compete to play the most revealing soundbites they can find -- from the ones that help define major policy to the ones that made everyone say “Wait, what?!” It's also your chance to join the fun with games, tweets, surveys, and -- of course -- your vote on who you think brought the best clip.

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Episodes

The Last Podcast (For Now)

3/8/2012
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Episode #9: The push from the Iowa Caucuses through Super Tuesday is done, and Brian Lehrer, Anna Sale and Todd Zwillich are going to pack up the big tent until the Fall. Brian plays his lasting clip of Mitt Romney talking about firing people; Todd looks to the Fall for where women voters will land; and Anna talks about why no one seems to be connecting for the GOP. Thanks to all who've listened, we'll be back with more It's A Free Country: The Podcast in the runup to the conventions!

Duration: 00:20:38


College Snobs; Rust Belt Bounces Back; and Obama's Sweet Spot

3/2/2012
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Episode #8: Brian Lehrer's back, and so is Mitt Romney? Brian, Todd Zwillich and Anna Sale discuss the Michigan and Arizona results; Rick Santorum's latest wild statement about "college snobs"; and how President Obama is going to use the auto bailout in his favor. Plus: do you believe the Rand Paul conspiracy theory? loadSurvey( "31-who-brought-best-clip-week", "survey_31-who-brought-best-clip-week");

Duration: 00:25:29


Congress Plays Nice?; Social Issues Take Center Stage; and Buzzfeed's Ben Smith

2/23/2012
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Episode #7: Brian Lehrer is on vacation, so Buzzfeed's Ben Smith steps in to compete with Todd Zwillich and Anna Sale to play the week's most revealing clip. Todd isn't buying President Obama's enthusiasm about bipartisan progress in Washington; Ben can't believe everyone is talking about "transvaginal sonograms"; and Anna sees race and affirmative action on the 2012 horizon. loadSurvey( "222-who-brought-best-clip-week", "survey_222-who-brought-best-clip-week");

Duration: 00:23:17


Obama Pulls PAC Punch, Cantor's Lament, and Todd's REM Cycles

1/26/2012
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Episode #3: At the State of the Union, President Obama talked about the "corrosive influence of money in politics," but perhaps most revealing was what he didn'tmention. Anna Sale, Brian Lehrer and Todd Zwillich bring their most revealing clips of the week and discuss Obama's SuperPAC strategy; Eric Cantor's admission that bipartisanship doesn't always work; and how Todd should nap as he works the morning shift. Don't forget this week's twitter challenge: What would be your Agenda Item #1...

Duration: 00:25:07


Story Pirates States of the Union (Exclusive Download)

1/25/2012
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This is Politics Bites. Every once in a while we'll post short audio to It's A Free Country: The Podcast that deserves a little extra attention. The Story Pirates take stories written by kids and turn them into musical theater. For the State of the Union 2012, It's A Free Country asked our audience to answer the question: “What would you say if you were addressing the country?” The Story Pirates compiled the answers and some responses from their own workshops - with kids from ages 6 to 17...

Duration: 00:08:13


Subscribe to It's A Free Country: The Podcast

12/30/2011
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Brian Lehrer and Caitlin Thompson welcome you to the podcast -- launching on January 11th.

Duration: 00:02:26