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Pod Save America

Crooked Media

Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. Text us questions and comments: (323) 405-9944. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays. New series on the VP selection process: That’s The Ticket!—hosted by Dan Pfeiffer and Alyssa Mastromonaco—all 3 episodes out now in the Pod Save America feed.

442 Episodes

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    “Will you shut up, man?” (Debate recap special)

    1:14:52

    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the lows and lower lows of the worst presidential debate in history between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    “The 750 Dollar Man.”

    1:16:25

    Trump’s taxes reveal that he’s heavily in debt and doesn't pay income taxes, Republicans want to make Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination about her Catholicism instead of her opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and Joe Biden prepares to face off with Donald Trump in the first of three presidential debates. Then Obama campaign manager David Plouffe talks to Jon Favreau about prepping for debates and the battleground states that Joe Biden needs to hit 270 electoral votes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    “Trump’s Coup de Nah.”

    1:11:19

    Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, Democrats fight to overcome mail-in voting shenanigans, and Republicans make appeals to QAnon supporters. Then Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talks to Jon about the Democratic strategy around the coming Supreme Court battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    “RBG and the fight to come.”

    1:15:46

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 years old, setting up a nomination battle to fill her seat with just 43 days to go until the presidential election. Then Kate Kendell of Take Back the Court talks to Jon Lovett about the case for expanding the Supreme Court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    “Herd mentality.”

    1:32:57

    Trump publicly rebukes his CDC Director for testifying that masks are effective and a vaccine might take awhile, he faces tough questions from undecided voters in a live town hall, and the results of our new Pollercoaster survey with Change Research show that infrequent and undecided voters are most persuaded by Joe Biden’s plans on the economy, health care, racial justice, climate, and education. Then communications guru Anat Shenker-Osorio talks to Dan about the most effective ways to talk to voters in the homestretch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    “50 Days to Joe.”

    1:21:24

    Trump finishes his weekend of superspreader rallies with a trip to California amid a climate disaster he thinks is a hoax, Mike Bloomberg says he’ll spend at least $100 million in Florida to help Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders urges Biden to talk more about his economic agenda with young and Latino voters. Then Reverend Greg Lewis talks to Tommy about Wisconsin’s Souls to the Polls initiative, which is aimed at making sure everyone in the state can vote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    “Trump’s Covid confessions.”

    1:21:18

    Trump confesses to Bob Woodward that he intentionally downplayed the severity of the virus for the last six months, the western United States is on fire because of climate change, and dueling advertising strategies tell us how the Trump and Biden campaigns see the race. Then Equis Research co-founder Carlos Odio talks to Jon about the Latino vote in Florida. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    “Is hating the troops good for Trump?”

    1:05:41

    Joe Biden maintains a steady lead as the campaign enters the homestretch, Trump spends five days defending himself against disgraceful comments about U.S. service members, and the August jobs report shows slowing job growth and more permanent job loss. Then Fair Fight CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo talks to Jon Favreau about winning Georgia and fighting voter suppression. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    “AirTifa.”

    1:15:16

    Trump deflates his convention bounce with a week of deranged conspiracies and potential felonies, a Pollapalooza shows the race largely unchanged by the conventions and Trump’s crime message, and Joe Biden’s record-breaking month of fundraising allows him to launch a homestretch advertising blitz. Then WNBA player Renee Montgomery talks to Dan about taking this season off to focus on activism and social justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    “The Weakest Strongman.”

    1:16:00

    Trump cheers on violent supporters in Kenosha and Portland, Joe Biden gives a speech in Pennsylvania condemning violence and Trump, Covid outbreaks on college campuses get worse, and the White House weighs a strategy of herd immunity and a quick vaccine. Then Obama pollster Cornell Belcher talks to Jon Lovett about the state of the race after both conventions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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