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Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.

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"Raiders of the Lost Docs." (Live from Atlanta!)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 98:44

Guest co-host Josie Duffy Rice joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live in Atlanta! New details about the Mar-A-Lago raid send Republicans scrambling to defend Trump while he's under investigation, Stacey Abrams joins for a virtual interview, and Georgia Secretary of State Bee Nguyen joins to talk about protecting voting rights in the state. Plus, Lovett quizzes Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Josie on just how horrible Brian Kemp and Herschel Walker are in a game called Bless His Heart.

"Nukes of Hazzard." (Live from Nashville!)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 101:56

Guest co-host Josie Duffy Rice joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live in Nashville! Republicans go on defense after the unsealed Mar-a-Lago search warrant reveals that the FBI is investigating Donald Trump for possible espionage, and Democrats have new reasons to be hopeful about the midterms following a string of big wins. Justice Democrat Odessa Kelly stops by to talk about her run for Congress in TN-7, and Vice President Al Gore joins to talk about the newly-passed climate bill and to play the ultimate game of 90's trivia.

"Everything's Coming Up Brandon."

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 77:16

The Senate passes the biggest climate change legislation in history to cap off the best week of Joe Biden's presidency, Donald Trump wins the CPAC straw poll after sharing the stage with fellow autocrat Viktor Orban, and later, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes joins to talk about his campaign to replace Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson this November.

“A Kansas of Whoop-Ass.”

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 64:37

Kansas voters deliver a victory for abortion rights, Arizona voters deliver a victory for MAGA extremists, Missouri voters deliver a victory for just one Eric, and the host of Positively Dreadful, Crooked's Editor-in-Chief, Brian Beutler joins in studio for a special Take Appreciator.

"Climate Change of Heart."

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 73:27

The fate of the Manchin miracle lies in the hands of Kyrsten Sinema, Democrats' prospects of holding the senate may be brightening with just 100 days to go, and later, Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin talks to Lovett about protecting same-sex marriage and democracy.

"We always loved Joe Manchin!"

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 71:52

Democrats find a reason to believe again after Joe Manchin announces a surprise climate and tax deal. Donald Trump returns to DC as his support in the Republican party wanes. And Democratic strategist and author Heather McGhee joins the pod to talk about her new podcast "The Sum of Us" and why we should remain hopeful about the future of America.Sunday marks 100 days out from Election Day which means we have 3 more months to go above and beyond ahead of November. We only need 1,800 more volunteer sign ups this week to hit our goal. Head to votesaveamerica.com/100days to be one of them.  

“Arizona Gets Double Teamed.” (Live from Portland!)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 77:59

Fake the Nation host Negin Farsad joins Jon, Tommy and Dan live in Portland! Frenemies Donald Trump and Mike Pence campaigned in Arizona on Friday for two different Republicans running for governor – the same day that their former campaign manager Steve Bannon was found guilty on two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before the January 6th Committee. Then, Democratic candidate for Oregon's 5th District Jamie McLeod-Skinner joins to talk about how she won her primary against a Biden-backed incumbent and why her win against a MAGA Republican in the midterms is so consequential.

“Insurrection: Season Finale.” (Live from Seattle!)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 89:11

Fake the Nation host Negin Farsad joins Jon, Tommy and Dan live in Seattle! The January 6th committee wraps up this season of “Insurrection” with a primetime blockbuster focusing on the 187 minutes where Donald Trump sat back watching his favorite TV shows cover the attack on the US Capitol that he incited. Then Washington Governor Jay Inslee joins to talk about saving the planet and protecting abortion, contraceptive and LGBTQ+ rights.

"Why Republicans Can't Get Over The Trump."

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 80:45

Joe Manchin fucks over the planet while Democrats try to make progress without him. Then former Republican strategist Tim Miller joins the pod to talk about his new book that explains why so many of his friends and colleagues went full-MAGA.

"Trump's Tamper Tantrum."

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 68:35

Donald Trump tries to cover up incriminating January 6th testimony with some light witness tampering, Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto joins to talk about the fight for abortion access and her very tight midterm race, and Jon and Dan debate the debate over whether Joe Biden should run for re-election in 2024.

"Bannon Assumes the Deposition."

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 62:11

If you want to take action, you can donate to Vote Save America's Fuck Bans: Fight Back Fund, which supports the ballot measure in Michigan to codify abortion rights in the state. It also helps to fight anti-choice ballot measures in Kansas and Kentucky. Head to votesaveamerica.com/fightback to chip in today.  For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

"Will Trump '24 Come Too Soon?"

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 64:28

Donald Trump contemplates a pre-midterm presidential announcement, Joe Biden tries to escape a pre-midterm presidential rut, and with November just four months away, Democratic pollster Celinda Lake joins to talk about where the country is on abortion, inflation, both parties, and more.

Introducing: Mother Country Radicals

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 53:19

Zayd Dohrn was born - underground - his parents were radicals and counter-culture outlaws, on the run from the FBI. Now, Zayd takes us back to the 1970s, when his parents and their young friends in the Weather Underground Organization declared war on the United States government. They brawled with riot cops on the streets of Chicago, bombed the Pentagon and the U.S Capitol, broke comrades out of prison, and teamed up with Black militant groups to rob banks, fight racism - and help build a revolution. Audacy - https://www.audacy.com/podcasts/mother-country-radicals-132100 Apple - https://apple.co/mothercountryradicals Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1k8LpYwJ71vMu0mLxG2Am8

"A Very Special Episode of Insurrection."

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 74:48

The latest Jan 6 hearing gives what might have been the most shocking Congressional hearing in American history, Hot Take's Amy Westervelt joins to talk about the Supreme Court's fuck you to the planet, and Chief Take Officer Elijah Cone leads a special Take Appreciator of Republican reactions to Tuesday's hearing.

"Fighting Back Post-Roe."

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 80:18

Hysteria host Erin Ryan joins the pod to discuss the political fight to restore abortion access in America, and how Democrats should confront the activist Supreme Court. Then later, Amy Hagstrom Miller from Whole Woman's Health talks about how abortion providers will continue to serve patients among a challenging patchwork of state laws. 

“Roe Is Dead. Now What?” (Strict Scrutiny Emergency Episode)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 68:32

Kate, Leah and Melissa discuss the Supreme Court's egregious decision to end the constitutional right to abortion, and whether other rights could be in jeopardy. If you want to take action, go to votesaveamerica.com/roe to check out the Fuck Bans Action Plan hub and donate to our Fight Back Fund. New episodes of Strict Scrutiny drop every Monday. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

"50 Shades of MAGA."

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 77:34

The January 6th committee highlights how Trump's attempted coup led to threats of violence against anyone who refused to go along. Strict Scrutiny's Melissa Murray joins to talk about the Supreme Court's terrible gun decision, and Zayd Dohrn, the host of Crooked Media's new series Mother Country Radicals, joins to talk about political radicalization in the '70s and today.

“Get The Pardon Started.” Live from Oakland!

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 109:27

The guys head to the bay area with cohost Melissa Murray and discuss the January 6th committee exposing Trump's pressure campaign and pardon list. Then Congresswoman Barbara Lee joins to talk about the hearings, Juneteenth, and reproductive rights.  California Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks then tells us how the state is preparing to be an abortion sanctuary. And the New York Times' Mike Issac tells us about Elon Musk's first sit-down with Twitter's employees.

"Too Much Crime On Their Hands."

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 69:23

The January 6th committee makes the case that Donald Trump broke the law, election results in South Carolina and Texas offer hints about November, committee member Elaine Luria joins to talk about Thursday's big hearing, and later, we close out with a round of Take Appreciator.

"It's Coup O'Clock Somewhere."

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 77:55

The second January 6th hearing exposes Donald Trump's Big Lie, Senator Chris Murphy joins to talk about a potential deal on gun safety, and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy stops by Crooked to talk about Covid and mental health. 

“This Season On Insurrection.” (Live from LA!)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 97:45

What a Day host Tre'vell Anderson joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live in Los Angeles! The bipartisan House select committee concluded its first primetime hearing into the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, California election results make it clear that progressives have some work to do, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan joins from the Summit of the Americas, and the hosts battle it out in a game called Rainbows vs. Boat Shoes.

"Live from DC, it's January 6!"

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 71:49

The January 6th special committee sets expectations high for Thursday's prime time hearing, tensions in the Biden White House spill into the press, and Chef Jose Andres talks to Tommy about World Central Kitchen and what they've learned helping people in Ukraine and serving refugees and people in need around the world.

"Trump's Crimetime Preview." (Live from The Beacon Theatre!)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 98:12

Guest host Melissa Murray joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy in New York City! Politico unveils new details about the Republican plan to overturn the election just days before the primetime congressional Jan. 6 hearings, Democrats push for gun legislation in the wake of another mass shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and New York Attorney General Tish James joins to talk about her investigation into the Trump organization. Special thanks to MSG Entertainment and The Beacon Theatre.Visit votesaveamerica.com to sign up to be a poll worker with our partner "Power the Polls" and join our Midterm Madness program where we'll connect you with more ways to get involved in campaigns in your area. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

"Memorial Day Mailbag."

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 49:55

Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer your burning questions about student loan debt, getting involved in politics, and the best Summer blockbusters.

"Why We Can't Give Up."

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 65:13

The U.S. Senate debates gun safety reform following the horrific school shooting at a Texas elementary school and Senator Alex Padilla joins to talk about what else can be done to stop mass shootings. And later, Jon and Dan go through Tuesday's election results from the primaries in Georgia and Texas.Our team has compiled a few ways you can help support the Uvalde community and the work to get rid of the Republican politicians who have failed to do anything to prevent shootings like these at votesave.us/texas.

"Trump Loses Georgia Again?"

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 66:38

 Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Georgia hold primaries this week, including the biggest race with possibly the most predictable outcome: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp versus Senator David Perdue, and Representative Karen Bass stops by the studio to talk about how she'll tackle crime and housing as mayor of Los Angeles.

"The Most Dangerous Candidate of 2022?"

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 64:58

Voters select Democratic and Republican nominees in North Carolina, Oregon, Kentucky, Idaho, and Pennsylvania in the biggest set of midterm primaries yet, and North Carolina Senate candidate Cheri Beasley joins to talk about her race against Trump-backed Ted Budd.Visit Cheribeasley.com to support her campaign and help flip North Carolina.  

"Stoking Hate in Primetime."

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 70:06

A heavily armed 18-year-old carries out a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York inspired by the same racist conspiracy theory pushed by Tucker Carlson and Republicans in Congress, Biden tests new research by calling Republicans "Ultra MAGA", and Jonathon Martin joins to discuss his new book This Will Not Pass.

"We Don't Chalk About Susan."

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 76:05

A Senate vote to protect abortion rights fails but the larger fight has just begun, Joe Biden's top economic advisor Brian Deese talks about the White House strategy on inflation and more, and Donald Trump goes 1 for 2 in this week's primaries while getting some good news about his Twitter account.

"Running the Ultra MAGAthon." (Live from St. Louis!)

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 95:15

Guest host Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon, Jon and Dan live in St. Louis! The newest tell-all book reveals Donald Trump wanted to lob missiles at Mexico. Joe Biden tags Republican extremism as ultra-MAGA. Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush explains why Democrats need to stay in the fight. Then former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander joins with BBQ recommendations and trivia questions.

"Ginni Leaked It!" (Live at The Chicago Theatre!")

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 98:29

Guest host Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon, Jon and Dan live in Chicago! Democrats look for ways to protect abortion access as the midterms approach. This week's Ohio primary strengthens Trump's position as kingmaker in the GOP. Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow joins to talk about confronting Republican extremism head-on. And the show ends with a game and a few shots of Chicago's hometown hooch. Special thanks to MSG Entertainment and The Chicago Theatre! With our constitutionally protected right to abortion under attack, abortion funds are working nonstop to make sure people can still access (and afford) abortion.Visit votesaveamerica.com/roe to learn more, donate, and take action. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

What the SCOTUS leak could mean for abortion (Strict Scrutiny Emergency Episode)

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 53:04

Kate, Leah and Melissa get together for an emergency episode of Strict Scrutiny to discuss a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that indicates the justices are prepared to overrule the decisions protecting and reaffirming the constitutional right to an abortion.Donate now at votesaveamerica.com/roe to split your contribution between more than 80 abortion funds, and listen to Strict Scrutiny every Tuesday for analysis on upcoming Supreme Court decisions at https://crooked.com/podcast-series/strict-scrutiny/.

What the SCOTUS leak could mean for abortion (Strict Scrutiny Emergency Episode)

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 53:04

Kate, Leah and Melissa get together for an emergency episode of Strict Scrutiny to discuss a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that indicates the justices are prepared to overrule the decisions protecting and reaffirming the constitutional right to an abortion. Donate now at votesaveamerica.com/roe to split your contribution between more than 80 abortion funds, and listen to Strict Scrutiny every Tuesday for analysis on upcoming Supreme Court decisions at https://crooked.com/podcast-series/strict-scrutiny/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Trump's Missed Vance."

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 51:10

The midterms are six months away and new polling has the race closer than you might expect, Donald Trump forgets who he endorsed in Ohio, and later: some fun with the highlights and lowlights of Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner. Protect Abortion Access. Donate to Abortion Funds: http://votesaveamerica.com/roe For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

"Trump's Missed Vance."

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 53:40

The midterms are six months away and new polling has the race closer than you might expect, Donald Trump forgets who he endorsed in Ohio, and later: some fun with the highlights and lowlights of Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner. Protect Abortion Access. Donate to Abortion Funds: http://votesaveamerica.com/roe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Drop Debt Gorgeous."

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 64:17

President Biden indicates he is considering student debt relief while Joe Manchin continues to block the rest of the Democratic agenda in the name of bipartisanship, Tucker Carlson and Matt Gaetz turn on Kevin McCarthy after the latest round of leaked tapes, and Hot Take hosts Mary Annaïse Heglar and Amy Westervelt join for a special climate edition of Take Appreciator.

"Drop Debt Gorgeous."

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 66:47

President Biden indicates he is considering student debt relief while Joe Manchin continues to block the rest of the Democratic agenda in the name of bipartisanship, Tucker Carlson and Matt Gaetz turn on Kevin McCarthy after the latest round of leaked tapes, and Hot Take hosts Mary Annaïse Heglar and Amy Westervelt join for a special climate edition of Take Appreciator. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"New Phone, Coup Dis?" (with Stacey Abrams!)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 58:57

Republicans were even more complicit than thought in carrying out and covering up Donald Trump's coup, Kevin McCarthy gets caught lying, Stacey Abrams joins to talk about her race for Governor, and later: some recommendations on what to watch and read if you're planning to quit Twitter now that it's owned by Elon Musk.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

"New Phone, Coup Dis?" (with Stacey Abrams!)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 61:27

Republicans were even more complicit than thought in carrying out and covering up Donald Trump's coup, Kevin McCarthy gets caught lying, Stacey Abrams joins to talk about her race for Governor, and later: some recommendations on what to watch and read if you're planning to quit Twitter now that it's owned by Elon Musk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

“DeSantis Cancels Disney.”

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 67:57

Ron DeSantis cancels Disney as Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow teaches her party how to win the culture wars, Dr. Bob Wachter joins to talk about the fate of the federal mask mandate and more, and later, it's time for another round of Take Appreciator, Psaki-Doocy edition.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast

“DeSantis Cancels Disney.”

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 70:27

Ron DeSantis cancels Disney as Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow teaches her party how to win the culture wars, Dr. Bob Wachter joins to talk about the fate of the federal mask mandate and more, and later, it's time for another round of Take Appreciator, Psaki-Doocy edition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Midterm Madness with Elizabeth Warren."

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 77:06

Senator Elizabeth Warren stopped by Crooked HQ to chat with Tommy and since Jon, Jon, and Tommy covered lots of news in the DC and Boston live pods, they dig into the mailbag today to answer some of your questions on the midterms, messaging, favorite DC scandals, and more.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.

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