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Jon Lovett, former Obama speechwriter and co-host of Pod Save America, is joined by comedians, actors, journalists, and many, many renowned Friends of the Pod for a roundup of the week's top news. Rants! Games! Bad impressions! Nuanced discussion! Recorded in front of a live audience.

Jon Lovett, former Obama speechwriter and co-host of Pod Save America, is joined by comedians, actors, journalists, and many, many renowned Friends of the Pod for a roundup of the week's top news. Rants! Games! Bad impressions! Nuanced discussion! Recorded in front of a live audience.
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Jon Lovett, former Obama speechwriter and co-host of Pod Save America, is joined by comedians, actors, journalists, and many, many renowned Friends of the Pod for a roundup of the week's top news. Rants! Games! Bad impressions! Nuanced discussion! Recorded in front of a live audience.

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Episodes

He Can’t Say Anything to Your Face

10/21/2017
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Trump drags the country into a cruel debate. Women post their stories of sexual harassment. And Crooked Media obtains a leaked White House memo. Jenny Slate, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Jenny Yang join Jon to break down the week. Plus a dramatic reading and a much-needed counterpoint in defense of the Avatar sequels.

Duration: 01:16:15


Open Secrets and Lies

10/14/2017
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins Jon to discuss Weinstein and justice for victims of sexual assault from Hollywood to college campuses to the military. Plus, we cover guns, Iran, and there's a new quiz. Then Jenni Konnor, Symone Sanders, and Neal Brennan talk about the culture around harassment in Hollywood, Trump's sabotage of the health care system, and the important issues of Avatar sequels and Eminem's resistance poetry.

Duration: 01:17:12


Runnin' Down a Dreamer

10/10/2017
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Bonus ep! Rob Huebel, Taz Ahmed, and Felix Biederman join Jon at LA Podfest to talk Trump's revised travel ban, immigration, and DOJ's trans ruling. Plus a dramatic reading by Rob and "Too Stupid to be True" on birth control. Good.

Duration: 00:41:32


Rex Tillerson, Welcome to the Resistance

10/7/2017
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Rexy gets caught telling the truth. The country once again debates gun violence. Trump heads to Puerto Rico. The "Iron Stache" Randy Bryce talks Paul Ryan. Congressman Mark Pocan talks monopolies. Erin Gloria Ryan tests Jon on Wisconsin trivia. Plus comedians Felonious Munk and Brandon Wardell join Jon to break down the week. Recorded live in Madison, Wisconsin!

Duration: 01:15:07


High on Taxpayer Supply

9/30/2017
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The Graham-Cassidy health care bill fails. Gary Cohn goes Lucille Bluth on tax cuts. Tom Price loves a captain’s chair at 30,000 feet. And Paul Ryan says he’s very happy with Trump. Marc Maron, Tony Goldwyn, Heben Nigatu, and Craig Mazin join Jon to break down the week's news and more.

Duration: 01:16:14


The Middle Finger on America's Right Hand

9/23/2017
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McCain says no to Graham-Cassidy. Trump and Kim give each other pet names. And Lawrence will not have the hammering. Melina Abdullah, Ed Helms, and Norman Lear join Jon to break down the week. Plus Norman rules on boomers v. millennials and we have some leaked audio you won't hear anywhere else.

Duration: 01:19:36


Trump's Emotional Affair

9/16/2017
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Chuck and Nancy make a deal, Medicare for All battles Repeal and Replace, and Sessions gets reamed in the Oval. Guy Branum, Erin Gloria Ryan, and Julissa Arce help break down the week. Plus Jon sits down with Cyrus Habib, the Lt. Governor of Washington, to talk education and we check in with America's evil baroness.

Duration: 01:25:43


From Russia with Likes (Live from NYC!)

9/9/2017
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Sessions announces the end to DACA with a running fuse. Big boy Trump finally strikes his first deal. Deadly storms portend a worsening climate. Facebook has some explaining to do. Lou Dobbs goes MAGA on Paul Ryan. And Equifax is just despicable. Sasheer Zamata, Negin Farsad, and Jaboukie Young-White join Jon to break down the week's news. Plus a dramatic reading you won't want to miss. Recorded live at the Now Hear This Podcast Festival in New York.

Duration: 01:12:54


Prophets of Rage

9/2/2017
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Chuck D of Public Enemy and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine join Jon to talk about the soundtrack of the Resistance. Then Jake Fogelnest, Cord Jefferson, and Brittani Nichols break down the latest news on Houston, Mueller's investigation, and Trump's attacks on the media. And activist Rubi Martinez talks about the threat facing undocumented young people as Trump considers rescinding DACA. Other notes: Jon bleeps one Game of Thrones spoiler, so no worries there. And two sites...

Duration: 01:27:35


Look What You Made Him Do

8/26/2017
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Trump pardons Arpaio, trans service members face a ban, North Korea launches missiles, Gorka is out, and Taylor Swift gets the crowd riled up. Jon is joined by Michaela Watkins, Alice Wetterlund, Andrew Ti, Tommy Vietor and Ira Madison III to break down the week including a bunch of late-breaking Friday news. And no GOT spoilers, OK?

Duration: 01:23:48


Calamity Bannon

8/19/2017
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A week that began with marching ends with marching orders. Larry Wilmore, Gaby Dunn, and Langston Kerman join Jon to discuss the latest White House shake up and the fallout from Charlottesville. Plus GOP operative Tim Miller stops by for a new segment called "The Cuck Zone" and Jon learns in real time why a Kardashian is on the rant wheel.

Duration: 01:11:15


Rain of Terror (Live from San Francisco!)

8/12/2017
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Todd Barry, Natalie Morales, and Dan Pfieffer join Jon to discuss North Korea, the opioid crisis, McConnell v. Trump, immigration, and the rest of it. Recorded live at the Outside Lands Festival in SF.

Duration: 01:06:09


Smother of Exiles

8/5/2017
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Trump plays to the base, foreign leader transcripts leak, Mueller makes some moves, a C+ Santa Monica fascist takes the podium, and Dunkirk is best in 70mm. Joe Mande, Cameron Esposito, and Ann Friedman join Jon to break down the week's news and introduce a new game that worked... pretty well.

Duration: 01:08:13


You Can't McConnell an Honest Man

7/29/2017
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Trumpcare dies in the Senate! Priebus is bounced from the motorcade! Plus the Mooch toots his own horn, as it were. Recorded LIVE at the Comedy Store, Jon breaks down yet another insane week with writer Ira Madison, actor Brett Gelman, comedian Amanda Seales, reporter Jake Sherman, and Crooked Media's own Jon Favreau. Plus, how about not checking your phone during the one hour a week when we're watching Game of Thrones? Possible?

Duration: 01:06:27


Sisyphus with a Mini Fridge

7/22/2017
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Sarah Silverman, DeRay Mckesson, and Guy Branum join Jon to break down an extraordinary week. The health care bill lives and dies and lives again. Trump discovers the pardon power. Sessions reportedly lied under oath. And please do not worry: we give Sean Spicer a lovely send off.

Duration: 01:15:04


Moscow Mules and Piña Colludas (LIVE at the Troubadour!)

7/14/2017
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Rainn Wilson, Max Silvestri, Milana Vayntrub, and Laurie Kilpatrick join Jon to discuss Junior's meetings, health care, humanitarian work, and Dwight Schrute. Plus a new game ends in a little collusion you won't want to miss.

Duration: 01:08:09


Going HAMptons on Partisanship

7/8/2017
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Packed show! Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on his run for Governor. Jeff Ross, Wil Wheaton, and Sabrina Jalees discuss ethics resignations and voter fraud; Tommy Vietor joins for the "Vietor Detour" to break down a big foreign policy week; and the rant wheel turns into a debate over civility in politics.

Duration: 01:18:50


Delay on? On delay.

7/1/2017
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Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado joins Jon to talk about the health care fight and a positive vision for Democrats, and to quiz the audience on a special mile-high topic. Plus comedian and writer Travon Free and Atlantic reporter Julia Ioffe help break down the week's news. Recorded live at the Belly Up comedy club in Aspen, Colorado.

Duration: 01:14:31


Wario and Peace

6/24/2017
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Paul Scheer, Rory Scovel, and Jessica Chaffin join Jon to break down the latest on health care. Plus a look at Trump's lame excuses for claiming he had "tapes" and, at long last, a discussion of Dear Evan Hansen.

Duration: 01:11:53


Mueller? I hardly know her.

6/16/2017
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Jon is joined by Jamil Smith of MTV News, Vanity Fair's Nick Bilton, and comedian Mo Welch to discuss the shooting in Alexandria, news reports that Trump himself is now under investigation, McConnell's play to revamp the health care system in secret, and, most importantly, endless construction at the Beverly Center.

Duration: 01:09:11

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