Pod Save America

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. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays.

450 Episodes

  • Pod Save America

    “1/6 Truth and 1/6 Truthers.”

    1:15:08

    Day 1 of the House’s January 6th investigation goes poorly for Republicans, Dan Pfeiffer talks to White House Covid Equity Task Force Chair Marcella Nunez-Smith about President Biden’s speech on vaccines, and a closer look at special elections in Texas, Ohio, and California. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    "Panic! At The Delta."

    1:09:37

    The Biden Administration grapples with the Delta surge, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) talks to Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau about the January 6th investigation, and the Top Five Wildest Moments from Donald Trump’s speech in Arizona. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    “Both Sides-ing the Insurrection.” (with Mehdi Hasan)

    1:27:35

    Mehdi Hasan joins Jon Favreau to discuss Joe Biden’s town hall in Cincinnati, the Republican intra-party battle over vaccines and the 1/6 commission, and Tom Brady’s devastating takedown of Donald Trump. Then, Equis Research co-founder Stephanie Valencia talks to Jon about immigration and other issues on the minds of Latino voters. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    “Is Facebook killing people?” (with Sen. Brian Schatz)

    1:28:37

    The White House calls out Facebook for spreading misinformation about vaccines, Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz talks about climate change, immigration, voting rights and his tweeting habit; and later, the guys answer a few listener questions. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    “deja coup.”

    1:25:09

    Democratic leaders agree to a $3.5 trillion economic plan, President Biden delivers an impassioned speech on voting rights that still doesn’t mention the f-word, a new book reveals that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs was actively planning to stop Trump’s attempted coup, and Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown joins to talk about how activists and organizers plan to win the fight against voter suppression. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  • Pod Save America

    “CPAC: The Fascist & The Furious” (with Katie Porter & Dr. Vivek Murthy)

    1:31:30

    Donald Trump inches closer to another run for the presidency at CPAC, Representative Katie Porter talks about President Biden’s new executive order targeting big business and big tech, and Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy discusses the Delta variant, vaccine mandates, and the potential need for booster shots.  For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    “Trump Mini-Me’s and Wannabe’s.”

    1:25:26

    Democrats look to the midterms as they prepare to pass most of Joe Biden’s agenda in one bill, while Republicans believe that their path to victory runs through Donald Trump. Then, The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer talks to Dan Pfeiffer about his new book, The Cruelty Is The Point. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    “Baby, you’re a firework.” (Fourth of July holiday pod!)

    1:39:50

    In a special Fourth of July holiday episode, Tommy and Jon L. take a hard look at some of the widely accepted narratives that shape American politics and culture, and Ira Madison III and Jason Concepcion join the pod for a debate about our most patriotic music. Then, Men in Blazers host and author Roger Bennett talks to Tommy about his memoir, “Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home.”  For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    "Criminal Apprentice." (with Anat Shenker-Osorio!)

    1:31:00

    Communications expert Anat Shenker-Osorio joins Dan as Donald Trump and leaders of The Trump Organization get closer to seeing the inside of a jail cell, the House votes to create a select committee to look into the January 6 attack, and a potential 2022 Republican blueprint for winning the midterms emerges. Then, Dan talks to NBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff about Trump’s latest visit to the U.S.-Mexico border. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    "MAGA v. The Military." (with Sam Sanders!)

    1:12:24

    NPR's Sam Sanders joins the pod as Donald Trump holds his first rally since leaving the White House, former AG William Barr reveals what really went down between him, Trump, and Mitch McConnell, Republicans’ obsession with critical race theory finds them a new enemy in the military, and Tucker Carlson gets outed as a secret source for reporters. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica.  For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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