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Pod Save America

CATEGORY: News
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. You can listen to new episodes twice a week, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  1. January 23, 2022
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    Offline: Jenny Odell on How to Do Nothing
    This week, Jenny Odell teaches Jon how to unplug and, almost literally, smell the roses. Pulling from lessons outlined in her book “How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy,” Jenny makes the case that…
  2. January 20, 2022
    1 hr 11 min
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    "New Year, New Biden."
    Joe Biden marks one year in office with a two-hour press conference, Run For Something’s Amanda Litman joins to talk about the local races that could help prevent the next coup, and Donald Trump’s legal trouble…
  3. January 18, 2022
    1 hr 20 min
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    "Spar-a-lago: Ron v. Don."
    Donald Trump’s Arizona rally offers a preview of the 2022 midterm campaign and perhaps a 2024 rivalry between him and Ron DeSantis, Martin Luther King III joins to talk about his father’s legacy and what’s next…
  4. January 16, 2022
    1 hr 5 min
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    Offline: Chimamanda Adichie on the Death of Good Faith
    This week, the writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie joins Jon on Offline to talk through the viral essay on social media that she wrote last June. The two discuss what compelled her to write that essay, how the inte…
  5. January 13, 2022
    1 hr 15 min
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    “Democracy in Disarray.”
    Joe Biden and just about every elected Democrat in America make one final run at Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema on voting rights, Dr. Fauci says we’re all getting Omicron and calls one Republican Senator a moro…
  6. January 11, 2022
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    “Joe and the Giant Speech.”
    Joe Biden takes on Republican voter suppression in Georgia, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler talks about Ron Johnson’s re-election announcement and saving democracy in the Badger State, and Ted Cruz…
  7. January 09, 2022
    1 hr 1 min
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    Offline: Alex Stamos on Leaving Facebook and Zuckerberg’s Reign
    This week on Offline, Jon is joined by Alex Stamos, Facebooks former Chief Security Officer. As Jon’s first guest whose worked at a social media company, Alex gives us a first-hand look at Facebook’s internal p…
  8. January 06, 2022
    1 hr 19 min
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    “Biden takes on the Big Lie.”
    President Biden marks the anniversary of the January 6th attack with a pointed speech about the Big Lie, Donald Trump decides to shut up and cancel his press conference, Congress debates voting rights and the E…
  9. January 04, 2022
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    “Happy Birthday to Coup.”
    Donald Trump plans a press conference to celebrate the anniversary of the insurrection he inspired, Democrats make another attempt at changing the filibuster to pass voting rights, UC San Francisco Department o…
  10. January 02, 2022
    52 min
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    Offline: Jon and Emily Favreau Answer Your Questions
    Happy New Year! Since the beginning of Offline, Jon’s opened each episode asking listeners to submit their questions about the show. Today, joined by his wife Emily Favreau, he finally answers them.For a closed…
  11. December 28, 2021
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    PSA Presents: The Pundies.
    Jon, Jon, Tommy and Dan answer your questions and give us their resolutions for 2022. Then they go through the worst takes of 2021 (including their own) for Pod Save America's second-annual Pundies.For a closed…
  12. December 21, 2021
    58 min
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    What A Year! (LIVE from LA)
    Our first-ever holiday spectacular brings together everyone in the Crooked Media family to look back at the good, bad and absurd of 2021, with comedy, games and music.For a closed-captioned version of this epis…
  13. December 19, 2021
    1 hr 6 min
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    Offline: Elizabeth Bruenig on Forgiving Trolls and Strangers
    The Atlantic’s Elizabeth Bruenig joins Jon this week on Offline to discuss something the internet was never built for: forgiveness. Exploring faith, political polarization, and cancel culture, Jon and Liz inves…
  14. December 16, 2021
    1 hr 30 min
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    “Fox’s Insurrection Group Chat.”
    2021’s Congressional Clusterfu*k barrels to a close as the House reveals new details about the right-wing plot to destroy democracy while the Senate tries to save it with a last-minute attempt to pass voting ri…
  15. December 14, 2021
    1 hr 2 min
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    “Mark Meadows’ Fascist PowerPoint.”
    The 1/6 Committee charges Donald Trump’s former Chief of Staff with criminal contempt of Congress as the former president’s allies prepare for the next coup, Joe Biden and co-president Joe Manchin chat about th…
  16. December 12, 2021
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    Offline: Dr. Vivek Murthy on Defeating Doomscrolling with Human Connection
    Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joins Jon on Offline to dissect the intersection between the internet and our emotional well-being. Dr. Murthy delivers a doctor’s diagnosis on Jon’s ceaseless doomscrolling, br…
  17. December 09, 2021
    1 hr 7 min
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    "The War on Christmas Trees."
    Democrats outsmart Mitch McConnell on the debt limit but are still trying to solve their Joe Manchin problem, former Obama pollster Cornell Belcher offers his read on how to frame Republican extremism ahead of…
  18. December 07, 2021
    1 hr 5 min
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    “Trump’s Covid World Tour.”
    Democrats and journalists still haven’t figured out how to handle the threat of another Trump presidency, Senator Chris Murphy joins to talk about Congressional action on gun violence and whether Joe Biden’s ec…
  19. December 05, 2021
    1 hr 2 min
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    Offline: Charlie Warzel on Facebook’s Original Sin
    Charlie Warzel has covered the internet and culture at BuzzFeed News, The New York Times, and his newsletter Galaxy Brain. He joins Jon to talk about the architecture behind our platforms, break down how the in…
  20. December 02, 2021
    1 hr 11 min
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    “America’s Next Top MAGA.”
    Republicans compete to out-crazy each other over Lauren Boebert and vaccine requirements, Law Professor Leah Litman joins to talk about the Supreme Court case that may overturn Roe v. Wade, and Dr. Mehmet Oz sh…

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