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Pod Save America

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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 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  1. October 03, 2022
    59 min
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    The Wilderness Chapter 3: Disconnected Democrats in Pittsburgh
    How can Democrats reach disconnected voters? We talk to Biden voters in Pittsburgh who are fed up with national politics. Jon breaks down their responses with Pennsylvania Representative Malcolm Kenyatta, data…
  2. September 29, 2022
    1 hr 39 min
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    “Mitch McConnell, Welcome to the Resistance.” (with John Legend and Senator Warren!)
    Sam Sanders joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live from SiriusXM! The January 6th committee delays their hearing among new revelations about Roger Stone, the Senate moves closer to passing the Electoral Count Act…
  3. September 27, 2022
    1 hr 7 min
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    "Impeaching to the Choir."
    Republicans finally release a policy agenda for the midterms. Democratic strategist David Plouffe stops by to talk about the homestretch of the campaign and the second season of his podcast CampaignHQ. Then lat…
  4. September 26, 2022
    53 min
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    The Wilderness Chapter 2: Party Switchers in Virginia
    Why would Biden voters support Republicans? We hear from party switchers in Loudoun County who turned Virginia red in 2021 by voting for Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin. Communications expert Anat Shenker Os…
  5. September 22, 2022
    1 hr 6 min
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    "The Special Master Baits Trump."
    Donald Trump has an absolutely brutal day of legal news, Republicans pivot to attacking Democrats on crime, and Carlos Odio from Equis Research joins to talk about some new research on the Latino vote in the mi…
  6. September 20, 2022
    1 hr 3 min
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    "Trump's Pre-surrection Rally."
    On today’s show Ron Desantis' performative cruelty wins rave reviews from the Republican base. Donald Trump goes full QAnon in Ohio. Democrat Tony Evers stops by to talk about his race to hold the governorship…
  7. September 19, 2022
    45 min
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    Introducing The Wilderness Chapter 1: The Divide
    What will it take to save democracy in 2022 and beyond? The MAGA movement is one of the greatest threats to American democracy. But one of the greatest divides in American politics is between the minority of vo…
  8. September 15, 2022
    1 hr 13 min
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    "The GOP's One-Man Ban."
    Republicans propose a nationwide abortion ban, MAGA candidates win the year’s final primaries in New Hampshire, and a Republican political stunt fails when Massachusetts residents rally behind a group of immigr…
  9. September 13, 2022
    1 hr 9 min
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    "Mitch Better Have Their Money."
    The Republicans get nervous about midterms. The Senate tries to pass same-sex marriage protections. Economic expert Lindsay Owens from The Groundwork Collective joins to talk about inflation. And the guys play…
  10. September 08, 2022
    57 min
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    "Of MAGA and Midterms (with John Fetterman!)"
    The final stretch of the 2022 midterms have begun, but it is still Trump vs Biden on the campaign trail. The Mar A Lago investigation hits the skids as DOJ announces a new investigation of Trump’s Super PAC. An…
  11. September 01, 2022
    1 hr 16 min
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    “A Picture Says a Thousand Crimes.”
    The Department of Justice reveals more evidence against Donald Trump, Republicans try to run from their extreme abortion positions, Joe Biden caps off a big few weeks with a primetime speech, White House Infras…
  12. August 30, 2022
    1 hr 8 min
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    "Redactions Speak Louder."
    Donald Trump and his pals threaten riots in the streets if the GOP frontrunner is charged w a crime, New York’s newest congressman Pat Ryan joins to talk about what Democrats can learn from his surprise victory…
  13. August 25, 2022
    1 hr 19 min
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    "Biden cancels student debt!"
    Melissa Murray guest hosts as Donald Trump kinda, sorta mounts a defense in the rapidly moving criminal investigation into his habit of illegally storing highly classified documents at his beach house. White Ho…
  14. August 23, 2022
    1 hr 11 min
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    "Will Trump Cost Mitch the Senate?"
    Republicans are in disarray as Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell fight over their party’s chances to take back the Senate, Beto O’Rourke joins to talk about his run for Governor in Texas, and Jared Kushner’s new…
  15. August 18, 2022
    1 hr 15 min
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    "Let them eat crudité."
    The Inflation Reduction Act is law, Liz Cheney is defeated, Donald Trump is still under investigation, and Dr. Oz is still looking for crudité. Then, filmmaker Alex Holder stops by the studio to talk about his…
  16. August 15, 2022
    1 hr 38 min
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    "Raiders of the Lost Docs." (Live from Atlanta!)
    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 joi…
  17. August 13, 2022
    1 hr 41 min
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    "Nukes of Hazzard." (Live from Nashville!)
    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 pos…
  18. August 09, 2022
    1 hr 17 min
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    "Everything’s Coming Up Brandon."
    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…
  19. August 04, 2022
    1 hr 4 min
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    “A Kansas of Whoop-Ass.”
    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 Edi…
  20. August 02, 2022
    1 hr 13 min
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    "Climate Change of Heart."
    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 L…

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