Pod Save America

Pod Save America

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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.
“I vote. Do u?” (LIVE from Nashville)
Jun 24 • 76 min
Trump has no plan to reunite the children he separated from their parents, Republicans in Congress struggle to pass an immigration bill, and Democrats announce a new plan to mobilize young people, Africans Americans, Latinos, and other voters who don’t…
“Sta-cey! Sta-cey! Sta-cey!” (LIVE from Atlanta)
Jun 22 • 80 min
Trump partially reverses his family separation policy with an executive order that leads to more chaos and confusion, and Republicans take another run at repealing Obamacare and gutting Medicare. Then Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams talks…
“Last call for democracy.”
Jun 19 • 81 min
Trump hits a new low by tearing infants away from their parents at the border, and looks for new ways to obstruct justice as his campaign manager goes to jail. Then Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Fahrenthold talks to Tommy about his reporting on…
“Wild Wild GOP.”
Jun 14 • 64 min
Ben Rhodes joins Jon and Tommy to talk about the aftermath of the North Korea summit, Trump’s family separation policy at the border, and why senior Republicans are calling their own party a cult.
“Kim Jong Un is not your BFF.”
Jun 12 • 72 min
Trump lashes out at our closest allies while kissing up to Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un. Then, former Solicitor General Don Verrilli joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Trump Administration’s decision to stop defending the Affordable Care Act’s…
“Don’t tweet, vote.”
Jun 7 • 69 min
Tuesday’s primaries point to the importance of Democratic turnout in November, Trump escalates his trade war, and Paul Ryan is briefly reunited with his spine. Then former White House senior advisor Ron Klain joins Jon and Dan to talk about Mitch…
“Immunity by congressional majority.”
Jun 5 • 65 min
Trump and his legal team argue that the president is above the law, and voters say that health care and immigration are two of the most important issues in the very close 2018 midterms. Then, Rep. Luis Gutierrez calls from Puerto Rico to talk to Jon…
“The outrage election.”
May 31 • 94 min
Roseanne’s racism reveals a reality about life in the Trump Era and the Republican midterm strategy, Trump is caught in a perpetual justice obstruction machine, and Democrats face real danger in the June 5th California primary. Then John Legend talks to…
“This is who we are.”
May 28 • 83 min
Trump pretends a staffer doesn’t exist as his will-they-won’t-they drama with Kim continues, Customs and Border Patrol begins tearing away children from their parents at the border, and the trouble grows for Trump’s inner circle. Erin Ryan joins Jon, Jon,…
“A wicked clutch election.” (LIVE from Boston!)
May 26 • 98 min
Trump calls off the North Korea summit after Mike Pence was called a dummy, and the NFL restricts the right to free speech after threats from the president. Governor Deval Patrick and Ambassador Samantha Power join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Erin on stage at…
“Live from Radio City!”
May 24 • 99 min
Mueller racks up 75 criminal charges in one year, Trump tries to shut the investigation down, and the White House goes after Planned Parenthood. Then Seth Meyers, Questlove, and the New York Times’ Nikole Hannah-Jones join Jon, Jon, Tommy, Brittany…
“The Full Nixon.”
May 21 • 60 min
Don Jr. met with a second set of foreign agents who offered help to the Trump campaign, Donald Trump orders an investigation into the investigation of himself, and new voter registration among young people and Democrats is on the rise. Then Moms Demand…
“The Trump Investigation.”
May 17 • 76 min
Trump hits a bump in the road on his way to the Nobel Peace Prize, Republicans try their hardest to make 2018 about immigrant gang members, and 700 Trump investigation stories break in one day. Then Jason Kander joins Jon and Dan to talk about the…
“Two maniacs and a bucket of chicken.”
May 15 • 57 min
Trump sends a couple of bigoted pastors to the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem, prepares for his meeting with Kim Jong Un, and stands by a White House staffer who joked about John McCain’s brain cancer. Then Michael Avenatti talks to Jon…
“Essential Bribery, LLC.”
May 10 • 56 min
Michael Cohen’s shell company is a revealed to be a massive corruption scheme that involves Donald Trump’s mistresses, Russian oligarchs, and big corporations looking for presidential access. Then CNN’s Harry Enten talks with Jon and Dan about the…
“All the President’s goons.”
May 8 • 60 min
Rudy gives an encore performance, Trump loves paying in (Russian?) cash, the Democrats try to break through the noise, Gina Haspel almost withdraws, and Eric Schneiderman is revealed as an abuser. Then actor and activist Yara Shahidi talks to Jon F and…
“Ru-dy! Ru-dy! Ru-dy!”
May 3 • 71 min
Rudy Giuliani potentially incriminates Donald Trump during his first television appearance as the President’s new lawyer, Mueller has many questions about crimes of collusion, and Marco Rubio and Tom Price cut a few very effective ads for Democratic…
“Zombie Correspondents’ Dinner.”
May 1 • 85 min
Michelle Wolf destroys democracy with jokes at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and Trump moves closer to withdrawing from the Iran deal. Then CNN’s Jake Tapper joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about politics, the press, Trump, and his new book,…
“It’s your Justice Department!”
Apr 26 • 73 min
Trump calls into his favorite program, Ronny Jackson withdraws, Mulvaney says the quiet part out loud, Kanye tweets, and Democrats find hope in a special election loss. Then Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema joins Jon and Dan to talk about her Senate…
“Netflix and Macron.”
Apr 24 • 56 min
Trump hosts a state dinner for French President/bestie Emmanuel Macron, Democrats hope for an upset in an Arizona special election, and the California primaries are too crowded. Then Arizona teacher Kelley Fisher talks to Lovett about her role in…
“Shamelessness is all the rage.”
Apr 19 • 74 min
Trump’s own lawyer compares him to a mob boss, McConnell helps open the door for Trump to fire Mueller, Beto O’Rourke closes in on Ted Cruz, and Mike Pompeo meets Kim Jong Un. Then activist Ady Barkan joins Jon and Dan to talk about the special election…
“Not a scrupulous individual.”
Apr 17 • 66 min
Comey renders his judgment on everyone, Cohen has a rough day in court, Hannity is Client #3, and Trump launches airstrikes. Then The New Yorker’s Adam Davidson talks to Jon about his piece, “The End Stage of the Trump Presidency.”
“Exquisite presidential leadership.”
Apr 12 • 71 min
Speaker of the House/Dan’s Favorite Politician Paul Ryan announces his retirement, Donald Trump has a televised meltdown over Mueller, and the Republican media goes all in on a conspiracy to obstruct justice. Then Stoneman Douglas students Delaney Tarr…
“Xi likes me!” (LIVE from Orlando)
Apr 9 • 76 min
Trump tries Twitter diplomacy with China and Syria, and Florida Democrats have a chance to help flip Congress. Then Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Alyssa on stage in Orlando to talk about gun control, immigration,…
“Gang of Foxes.”
Apr 6 • 72 min
Mueller’s writing a summer blockbuster, Fox and Friends is making immigration policy, and Scott Pruitt is late for dinner. Then the Rev. Demetrius Jifunza of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage in Clearwater,…
“Hold for Lou Dobbs.”
Apr 3 • 67 min
Trump has a Twitter meltdown over immigration after a MAGA revolt over the wall, Sinclair Broadcast Group forces local news anchors to read their propaganda, and White House corruption becomes a campaign issue for Democrats. Then Sacramento activist Berry…
“Choose your own obstruction.”
Mar 29 • 65 min
The Parkland students enrage right-wing pundits, Trump’s legal problems get worse, the Department of Veterans Affairs gets a new boss, and the Census gets a new question. Then Jennifer Palmieri, communications director for Barack Obama and Hillary…
“Smartass.”
Mar 28 • 76 min
Vice President Joe Biden sits down with Jon, Jon, and Tommy at his office in Washington, DC to talk about Donald Trump, John Bolton, partisanship, the economy, and the Biden Cancer Initiative.
“It has to be the kids.”
Mar 26 • 68 min
Trump becomes even more unhinged, and makes warmonger John Bolton his national security advisor. Then Jon, Jon and Tommy attend the March for Our Lives in D.C. and meet students, teachers, and families from around the country who want to stop gun violence.
“Grift while you can.”
Mar 22 • 64 min
Trump congratulates Putin on an election well-rigged, loses his head lawyer, and Congress does nothing to protect Mueller while the corruption scandals keep coming. Then Senator Mark Warner joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Mueller investigation,…
“Witch hunt!”
Mar 19 • 55 min
Trump begins publicly attacking Robert Mueller, only a few Republicans in Congress speak out, and Trump data firm Cambridge Analytica harvests data from 50 million Facebook profiles. Then Stoneman Douglas High School students David Hogg and Jackie Corin…
“Taking the gavel from Paul Ryan’s hand.”
Mar 15 • 64 min
Democrats win another special election, Republicans flail around for a response, and Trump sends Tillerson to the Rexit in a major shakeup of the national security team. Then Lovett and Tommy talk to Senator Elizabeth Warren.
“Trump’s message of hope and inclusion.” (LIVE from Dallas)
Mar 13 • 77 min
House Republicans end their Russia investigation, Trump sides with the NRA on gun control, Conor Lamb eyes an upset in Pennsylvania, and Democrats look for the missing Obama voters. Then Texas State House candidate Julie Johnson joins Jon, Jon, Tommy,…
“Beto days to come.” (LIVE from Austin)
Mar 11 • 72 min
America sends its best negotiator to denuclearize a dictator, and Democrats craft an economic message for 2018. Then Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Brittany on stage live at Austin City Limits.
“Give Ruth a break.” (LIVE from Houston)
Mar 9 • 68 min
Trump accepts Kim Jong Un’s invite to a Madman vs Madman summit, Mueller has a new witness, and Democrats look to turn Texas blue. Former Houston Texan Arian Foster joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Brittany Packnett on stage live in Houston, Texas.
“President for life.”
Mar 5 • 73 min
White House staffers are concerned about Trump’s stability but only on background, Trump escalates the world’s first Twitter-based trade war, West Virginia’s teachers have had enough, and Conor Lamb has a chance in a deep red Pennsylvania district. Then…
“The Committee to Defraud America.”
Mar 1 • 56 min
Hope Hicks is out, Jared Kushner is in trouble, Jeff Sessions is beleaguered, and Donald Trump is so angry he just might…implement tariffs on steel and support gun control measures? Then the Atlantic’s Natasha Bertrand talks to Tommy about the latest in…
“MAGA hats and perjury traps.”
Feb 26 • 64 min
The Stoneman Douglas students start to move the needle on gun control, the Schiff memo obliterates the Nunes memo, Trump’s lawyers are worried he’ll lie to Mueller, and Democrats have a few primary problems. Then Ana Marie Cox joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to…
“We call BS.”
Feb 22 • 77 min
In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, a new student movement is born, the Republican/NRA conspiracy nuts go crazy, and Republican politicians start feeling the pressure. Then Jon and Tommy talk to comedian Billy Eichner about Glam Up the Midterms,…
“Hold my putter.”
Feb 19 • 79 min
The Department of Justice indicts 13 Russian nationals who conducted information warfare against the United States, Mueller’s charges offer hints about his next move, Trump reacts on Twitter with his characteristic subtlety and cool, and the students of…
“Beat the NRA.”
Feb 15 • 60 min
The NRA and GOP vow to do nothing about America’s 18th school shooting in 35 days, Trump and Republican leaders reject a bipartisan agreement to protect the dreamers, and the Administration is filled with corrupt goons who screw taxpayers and jeopardize…
“The worst Cirque du Soleil ever.” (LIVE from Las Vegas)
Feb 12 • 71 min
The Trump White House extends the domestic abuse scandal for a fifth day, Republicans fret about staying on their tax message, and Democrats start to fight back. Then Congresswoman Jacky Rosen joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan to talk about Nevada politics…
“A government eclipse.” (LIVE from Denver)
Feb 9 • 78 min
Paul Ryan needs Democratic votes to keep the government open, and the Democrats can’t decide whether to demand a vote on dreamers. The White House covers up a senior aide’s domestic abuse allegations, and Pennsylvania may be headed towards a…
“#ReleaseThePod” (LIVE from LA’s Dolby Theater)
Feb 5 • 100 min
House Republicans give America its dumbest conspiracy yet. Jimmy Kimmel, John Legend, and Chrissy Teigen join Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Erin for a night of politics, games, and musical performances at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
“An insult to banana republics.”
Feb 1 • 73 min
Trump’s first State of the Union is long on words, low on energy, and short on policy. Jon and Dan break down the speech, the reaction, and all the Mueller Madness that followed with their guest, Ashley Parker of the Washington Post.
“A human centipede of obstruction.”
Jan 29 • 77 min
The media lowers the bar for Trump’s State of the Union, Democrats look for an economic message, and the Republican effort to shut down the Mueller investigation continues apace. Then DeRay McKesson joins to talk about restoring voting rights in Florida,…
“Paul Ryan’s shit sandwich.”
Jan 25 • 72 min
Democrats plot their next move on immigration after the shutdown, Mueller closes in on Trump, and Republicans go full whack job in pushing their latest Deep State conspiracy. Then Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego joins Jon and Dan to talk immigration,…
“Have fun at Davos!”
Jan 22 • 64 min
The Shithole Shutdown ends as McConnell promises a vote on a bill to protect the DREAMers, and Democrats vote for another short-term funding bill. Then medical student and immigration activist New Latthivongskorn joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to discuss the…
“The shithole shutdown.”
Jan 18 • 70 min
Trump and the Trumpiest Republicans oppose a bipartisan deal that would pass the Senate, protect the DREAMers, and keep the government open. Then Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes, and Greg Barker talk to Tommy about The Final Year, a new documentary that…
“Our American Apology Tour.”
Jan 15 • 56 min
Trump reveals the racism at the heart of his immigration policy, cancels a trip to London to avoid protests, and buys a porn star’s silence. Pod Tours the World wraps up with a live show in London where Jon, Jon, and Tommy breakdown a shithole of a week.
“Mr. President, don’t you mean the opposite?”
Jan 11 • 78 min
Trump gets rave reviews for not being senile in a meeting, Bannon goes down in flames, and Oprah makes everyone lose their minds. Dr. Catherine Thorlieffson joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy on stage in Oslo, Norway to talk about the rise of right-wing extremism,…
“Stockholm Syndrome.”
Jan 8 • 78 min
The President assures the country of his mental stability, Mueller hones in on obstruction while Republicans in Congress try to undermine him, and the Democrats plot their strategy to protect the DREAMers. Jon, Jon, and Tommy do the pod live from…
“Cons and clowns.”
Jan 4 • 85 min
Trump kicks off 2018 with a series of deranged and dangerous tweets, and then has an ugly break-up with Steve Bannon. Then Seth Myers joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about hosting the Golden Globes and comedy in the Trump Era.
“Weird year.”
Dec 31, 2017 • 62 min
The guys look back on 2017 and the setbacks, surprising victories, lessons, frustrations and inspiring moments that defined a tough year. Also a few arguments over barking dogs. It’s the New Year’s Cuckin’ Eve clip show!
“We’re saying Pod Save America again.”
Dec 26, 2017 • 51 min
A very special Christmas mailbag with Jon, Jon, and Tommy to wrap up 2017 and look ahead to 2018.
“Keep your heads up.”
Dec 21, 2017 • 80 min
Republicans celebrate passing the least popular piece of legislation in modern history, and Democrats plot their strategy to protect DREAMers and the Children’s Health Insurance Program while funding the government. Then Senator Dick Durbin joins Jon and…
“The perpetual bullshit machine.”
Dec 18, 2017 • 86 min
Trump and his state-run media conspire to undermine a federal investigation, Republicans in Congress enrich themselves with their tax plan, and Democrats have to decide what they’re willing to fight for. Then Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams…
“How to Dougie.”
Dec 14, 2017 • 90 min
Alabama gives America hope, and Democrats a path to power. Senator-elect Doug Jones talks with Jon and Dan about his improbable victory over Roy Moore and whether he should be seated before the tax vote, and Senator Cory Booker joins to discuss the…
“It’s like Medieval Times every night!”
Dec 11, 2017 • 68 min
The Alabama special election comes down to who gets more votes, Trump and his propagandists continue to delegitimize the press, and there’s too much Diet Coke being consumed in the White House. Then the Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to…
“A bottomless pit of bad faith.”
Dec 7, 2017 • 58 min
Franken resigns, Moore keeps running with the GOP’s support so they can get their tax cut, and Trump recognizes Jerusalem to give Jared a win. Then Jesse Williams talks to Jon and Ira Madison about activism, politics, and Hollywood.
“Donald Trump is Deep Throat.” (LIVE from Oakland)
Dec 5, 2017 • 79 min
Trump hides his crimes in plain sight, Republicans embrace a child molester, and Democrats have the upper-hand in the shutdown fight. Recode’s Kara Swisher, immigration activists Katharine Gin and Eli Oh, Erin Ryan, and Tim Miller join Jon, Jon, Tommy,…
“Our lawyer wrote this title.” (LIVE from Sacramento)
Dec 4, 2017 • 83 min
Trump tweets about his crimes, and Republicans pass a tax bill that will define the 2018 elections. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, and Erin Gloria Ryan join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage live from Sacramento,…
“Legislative looting.”
Nov 30, 2017 • 81 min
Republicans do whatever it takes to pass their Donor Relief Act, and Trump reminds us why he’s unstable and unfit to hold office. Then White House photographer Pete Souza joins Jon and Dan in studio to talk about his bestselling new book, Obama: An…
“Have some crullers, bureaucrats.”
Nov 27, 2017 • 86 min
Republicans don’t yet have the votes to jam through their Donor Relief Act, Trump goes all-in for Moore, Conyers steps down from Judiciary, Tillerson guts State, and Mulvaney appoints himself consumer watchdog. Then Senator Elizabeth Warren talks to Jon,…
“Happy Podsgiving.”
Nov 23, 2017 • 64 min
In the first annual Pod Save America Thanksgiving mailbag, Jon and Dan answer questions about #MeToo, Doug Jones, net neutrality, how they got into politics, how to argue with relatives, and what they’re thankful for. Then Run For Something co-founder…
“The Donor Relief Act of 2017.”
Nov 20, 2017 • 74 min
Republicans jam the second most unpopular piece of legislation in history through the House, Doug Jones could transform Washington with a victory over Roy Moore, and Trump’s FCC votes to help Trump-friendly media consolidate power. Senator Claire…
“Say what it takes to heal a culture.”
Nov 16, 2017 • 63 min
Dan, Tommy and Lovett discuss the allegations against Senator Franken, the Republicans trying to use tax reform to take health care from people, and the latest in the ever expanding Roy Moore scandal. Favreau is out of town, so Dan talks one-on-one with…
“Watch out for falling Keurigs.”
Nov 13, 2017 • 69 min
Republicans are divided over whether to support an alleged child molester for the U.S. Senate, Trump gets cranky at the end of his foreign trip, and Congress plows ahead on their plan to cut taxes for the rich and raise them for the middle class. Then Dan…
“A good day.”
Nov 9, 2017 • 88 min
Democrats have the best Election Night in five years, dominating races up and down the ballot in a decisive rejection of Trump and Trumpism. Then Jon and Dan talk to Jason Kander about his new Crooked Media podcast, Majority 54, while DeRay and Tommy…
“Don’t Hiss. Vote.” (LIVE from Richmond)
Nov 6, 2017 • 94 min
The Virginia race, the DNC and Brazile-gate, and the possibility of a shutdown for Dreamers. Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, Attorney General Mark Herring, and Symone Sanders join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage live from Richmond, Virginia.
“Your tweets are not enough.” (LIVE from DC)
Nov 4, 2017 • 96 min
Trump vs. the Law, reforming the DNC, and the race in Virginia. Rep. Keith Ellison, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and Alyssa Mastromonaco join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage live from the Swamp.
“The fog of bullshit.” (LIVE from Philadelphia)
Nov 3, 2017 • 91 min
Trump blames Schumer and the courts for terrorism, Republicans propose trillions in tax cuts for the rich, and Facebook testifies before Congress. DeRay McKesson, Brittany Packnett, and Pennsylvania Congressional candidate Chrissy Houlahan join Jon, Jon,…
“Indictments!”
Oct 30, 2017 • 80 min
Trump’s former campaign chairman is indicted for money laundering, his former foreign policy advisor pleads guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russian nationals, and the race in Virginia tightens in the homestretch. Former Department of…
“Another cuck bites the dust.”
Oct 26, 2017 • 70 min
Corker and Flake take on Trump, Wall Street wins in the Senate, and Clinton conspiracies are back. Then New Jersey gubenatorial candidate Phil Murphy talks to Jon about what’s at stake in his race, and Crooked contributor Tim Miller takes Jon and Dan back…
“Republicans have an O’Reilly problem.”
Oct 23, 2017 • 66 min
Congress wants answers on Niger, Fox News defends O’Reilly, and Trump pushes a $6 trillion tax cut for the wealthy. Then Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones talks to Jon, Jon, and Tommy about his race against Roy Moore, and DeRay McKesson joins…
“The strategic sense of a rabid raccoon.”
Oct 19, 2017 • 68 min
Trump botches the human act of calling grieving families and rejects a bipartisan deal to improve the Affordable Care Act. Then Jon and Dan talk to Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker about the race between Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie,…
“No blood for ego.”
Oct 16, 2017 • 73 min
Democrats look to stop ACA sabotage with a shutdown fight, and Ben Rhodes joins to talk about Trump’s Iran Deal sabotage. Then Preet Bharara joins to talk about Mueller’s investigation, and DeRay Mckesson talks about the NAACP’s Census lawsuit and how…
“A feckless despot.”
Oct 12, 2017 • 75 min
Trump continues to sabotage Obamacare, threatens to pull media licenses, threatens the NFL’s tax exemption, wishes for more nuclear weapons, and yells that he hates everyone in the White House. Then Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow talks to Ana and Dan in…
“Slack channel for the last adults.” (LIVE from Chicago!)
Oct 11, 2017 • 73 min
Corker tells the New York Times that Trump is a dangerous liar, Stephen Miller sabotages the DREAMer deal, and social media platforms wrestle with fake news. Then Tommy and Dan talk about gun violence with the founder of Mothers/Men Against Senseless…
“Mike Pence, you sleep like a horse.” (LIVE from Cleveland)
Oct 9, 2017 • 105 min
Senator Sherrod Brown and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan in Cleveland, where the crew talks Trump’s North Korea tweets, the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Bob Corker’s newfound freedom, and how Democrats can win…
“Paul Ryan’s my dad”. (LIVE from Madison)
Oct 6, 2017 • 84 min
Erin Ryan, Randy “Iron Stache” Bryce, and Rep. Chris Taylor join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan in Madison, Wisconsin to talk about gun safety, Tillerson calling Trump a moron, not draining the swamp, and much more.
“What’s your plan to stop mass shootings?”
Oct 2, 2017 • 62 min
Las Vegas becomes the site of the worst mass shooting in American history, Trump attacks hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, and Tom Price’s flights of fancy come to an end. Then Ta-Nehisi Coates joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about his new book, We Were…
“A cannibal who’s for single-payer.”
Sep 28, 2017 • 91 min
Graham-Cassidy goes down, Republicans embrace Roy Moore, and Trump lies about his tax plan. Then Senator Chuck Schumer joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Democratic strategy on taxes, and Ana Marie Cox joins to talk about Zuckerberg v. Trump.
“Stick to sports.”
Sep 25, 2017 • 70 min
Trump starts a fight with two professional sports leagues, and Graham-Cassidy loses support. Then Axios’ Jim VandeHei joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about covering Trump, and DeRay discusses what it means to take a knee.
“Bad criminals.”
Sep 21, 2017 • 98 min
Trump threatens to destroy North Korea at the UN, Cassidy keeps lying about his Obamacare repeal bill, and Mueller closes in on Manafort. Then NBC’s Katy Tur talks to Jon about covering Donald Trump.
“Sean Spicer is good now.”
Sep 18, 2017 • 70 min
The GOP makes one last run at repealing Obamacare, Democrats look for a message that works, and Trump delivers his first United Nations speech. Then HuffPost editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the state of American…
“Amnesty Don.”
Sep 14, 2017 • 80 min
The Democrats reach a tentative deal on DACA with Trump, and 16 Democratic Senators sign on to Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All plan. Then New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins Jon and Dan to talk about health care and the future of the Democratic…
Hillary Clinton
Sep 12, 2017 • 47 min
What Happened.
“Schumer’s bump.”
Sep 11, 2017 • 63 min
Irma portends the effects of climate change, the press heralds Trump as an independent dealmaker, and Bannon goes to war with Republicans. Then Erin Ryan joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about Hillary Clinton’s new book, What Happened.
“The misadventures of Paul RINO.”
Sep 7, 2017 • 59 min
Trump cuts his first-ever deal as President with the Democrats on Harvey relief and the debt ceiling, and makes Republicans on the Hill very sad. Then, Senator Dick Durbin joins Jon and Dan to talk about passing the DREAM Act and the rest of Congress’s…
“Trump always shoots the hostage.”
Sep 5, 2017 • 63 min
North Korea conducts a nuclear test. Sessions announces the end of DACA with a six month delay. And Jon, Jon, and Tommy are joined by Congressman Adriano Espaillat to discuss potential legislation to protect Dreamers and reform the immigration system.…
“This snowflake is enraged.”
Aug 31, 2017 • 69 min
Alyssa Mastromonaco joins the pod to talk about the response to Hurricane Harvey and Trump’s visit to Texas. Then, Jon and Dan discuss Trump’s tax reform speech, and his impending decision on the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“You can’t be a woke Hungarian fascist.”
Aug 28, 2017 • 64 min
Hurricane Harvey batters Texas with historic flooding, and Trump again obstructs justice by pardoning a racist sheriff before he’s even sentenced. Former Deputy FEMA Administrator Richard Serino discusses Harvey response efforts with Jon, Jon, and Tommy,…
“Hits from the Aaron Sorkin bong.”
Aug 24, 2017 • 84 min
Trump goes off the rails in Phoenix, and continues his war with the Republican Congress. Then Jon and Dan talk to focus group guru David Binder about Obama-Trump voters, and Ana Marie Cox joins to discuss the white nationalist resurgence.
“‘Committee to Save America’ my ass.”
Aug 21, 2017 • 53 min
White House staffers and Republican leaders debate what to do about Trump as he keeps a shrinking base and loses the rest of the country. Then Politico’s Eliana Johnson joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about Bannonism, Trumpism, and the future of the…
“The dog whistle is now a bullhorn.”
Aug 17, 2017 • 61 min
Trump’s press conference goes off the rails as he defends the ‘fine people’ who were chanting Nazi slogans in Charlottesville, and the world reacts to the madness. Then Jon and Dan talk to VICE News Tonight correspondent Elle Reeve about her…
“Denouncing Nazis is so fucking easy.”
Aug 14, 2017 • 64 min
White supremacists and neo-Nazis descend on Charlottesville to provoke violence, and President Trump gives a statement where he refuses to condemn them. Then DeRay Mckesson talks to Jon, Jon, and Tommy about his perspective on Charlottesville, and…
“A song of fire and fury.”
Aug 10, 2017 • 65 min
The U.S. confronts a madman with nuclear weapons as well as Kim Jong Un, and Trump picks a fight with McConnell. Then NARAL President Ilyse Hogue joins Jon and Dan to talk about litmus tests, and Ana Marie Cox discusses Sinclair Broadcasting’s subtle…
“The MAGA industrial complex.”
Aug 7, 2017 • 85 min
Mueller impanels a grand jury to investigate Trump, more Republicans start to challenge the President, and Democrats continue to debate their own way forward. Then Lovett interviews Joshua Green about his new Steve Bannon book, and Pod Save the People’s…
“Jeff Sessions’s mixtape.”
Aug 3, 2017 • 76 min
The Mooch Era is a short one, General Kelly takes control, Jeff Flake takes on Trump, and Trump and Sessions play the hits. Then Jon Lovett talks to Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto about the future of the Democratic Party.
“9 parts hero, 1 part troll” (LIVE from Pasadena!)
Jul 31, 2017 • 65 min
Reincey goes home, and the Resistance kills Trumpcare. Then Joy-Ann Reid and Symone Sanders join Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the future of the Democratic Party.
Pod Save the Planet with Al Gore
Jul 29, 2017 • 27 min
Former Vice President Al Gore talks with Jon, Jon, and Tommy about his new movie Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Lovett also made some jokes.
“This is like a car crash.”
Jul 27, 2017 • 75 min
The Mooch has a meltdown, Trump bullies Sessions, and tweets out a ban on transgender Americans serving in the military. Then Jon and Dan get a Trumpcare update from Senator Chris Murphy, and talk with John Podesta about Russian interference in our…
“Mooch saves America.”
Jul 24, 2017 • 57 min
Republicans have no idea what health care bill they’re voting on, the Mooch lets Trump be Trump, and the Democrats unveil a new slogan and agenda. Then CBS News’ Margaret Brennan joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the Administration’s foreign policy…
“One step away from drooling on himself.”
Jul 20, 2017 • 71 min
Trumpcare is dead and alive and dead and alive again, and we discover from a terrifying New York Times interview that the President doesn’t actually know what health insurance is. Then Jon and Dan talk to Montana Governor Steve Bullock about his vision…
“Hack away, China.”
Jul 17, 2017 • 70 min
As the health care vote is delayed due to a medical emergency, Andy Slavitt, who ran Medicare, Medicaid & ACA for President Obama, lays out the strategy for this final push. Then Jon, Jon, and Tommy get into all the lies and revelations around the Trump…
“Turd in the GOP punchbowl.”
Jul 13, 2017 • 86 min
Donald Trump Jr. admits to a failed attempt at collusion, Republicans pretend it didn’t happen, and Mitch McConnell picks Ted Cruz over Medicaid in his new health care bill. Then Republican communications guru Tim Miller joins Jon and Dan to talk about…
“Propaganda, foreign and domestic.”
Jul 10, 2017 • 73 min
McConnell is down to a final few moves on health care. Don Jr. dissembles on yet another Trump campaign Russia meeting. Senator Al Franken stops by to talk about life in the Senate and his new book. And DeRay joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to preview this…
“Making redistricting sexy again.”
Jul 6, 2017 • 79 min
Trump holds a press conference in Warsaw in advance of the G20 conference, where he’ll meet face-to-face with Vladimir Putin and talk to the leaders of Japan and South Korea about the nuclear crisis in North Korea. Then Jon and Dan talk to former Attorney…
“Tweet your feelings.”
Jul 3, 2017 • 75 min
The President shares a video of him fake wrestling a CNN logo, Republicans face bad local headlines about their wealthcare bill, and a closer look at Trump’s fraudulent voter fraud commission. Then Jon and Tommy sit down with New Jersey Senator Cory…
“Never bet against Mitch McConnell.”
Jul 1, 2017 • 33 min
Jon and Tommy attend a health care rally outside the United States Capitol and talk to patients, doctors, activists, and politicians, including Senator Chris Van Hollen, Senator Brian Schatz, Congresswoman Debbie-Wasserman Schultz, Senator Ron Wyden,…
“Kill Bill Vol. 2.”
Jun 29, 2017 • 60 min
McConnell delays the wealthcare vote after a horrendous CBO score, and the resistance ramps up the pressure on wavering Republican Senators. Then, Jon and Dan talk to Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III about his views on health care, public…
“CBO Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Jun 26, 2017 • 49 min
Tommy and Jon discuss the ongoing efforts to ram Trumpcare through the Senate, and whether Obama did enough to respond to and deter Russian interference in our election. Then they discuss the impact of Trumpcare on West Virginia with Senator Joe Manchin.
“Same shitburger, different bun.”
Jun 22, 2017 • 64 min
Guest host Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Dan to discuss the Secret Senate Health care bill that is no longer secret, the aftermath of the the Democrats’ loss in Georgia-06, and a ray of hope in Wisconsin. Then Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talks to Lovett and…
“We can win this fight.”
Jun 20, 2017 • 50 min
As McConnell moves toward a vote on the secret GOP health care bill, Lovett and Tommy are joined by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to talk about the Democratic strategy to defeat Trumpcare and what each of us can do to help. Plus, mounting tension…
“Tiny, decent things.”
Jun 15, 2017 • 65 min
The aftermath of the Alexandria shooting, the investigation of the President, and the Democrats’ plan to stop health care. Then, former White House lawyer Danielle Gray joins Jon, Dan, and Tommy to talk about the travel ban, and Judge Tim Black discusses…
“All hands on deck.”
Jun 12, 2017 • 67 min
The Comey fallout continues, the left is resurgent in Europe, and the final showdown is near on #wealthcare. Then, Vox’s Sarah Kliff joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the policy implications of the Senate health care bill, and DeRay McKesson joins…
“Comey came to play.”
Jun 8, 2017 • 71 min
Jim Comey builds a case for obstruction of justice in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff joins Jon and Dan to break it down. Then, Trumpcare 2.0 gets new life in the…
“Some kind of decline.”
Jun 5, 2017 • 71 min
Trump responds to terrorism in London by attacking the city’s mayor and his own Justice Department, while Capitol Hill prepares for The Comey Show. Then, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) talks to Jon, Jon, and Tommy about a progressive foreign policy and how…
“More fucked than we think.”
Jun 1, 2017 • 75 min
As Trump prepares to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, Jon and Dan talk about the consequences with one of the deal’s chief negotiators, Brian Deese. Then, they break down the politics of the decision, catch up on the latest Russia developments,…
“The energy is in progressive politics.”
May 30, 2017 • 79 min
Trump jeopardizes the NATO alliance on his “historically successful” foreign trip, Kushner conducts secret diplomacy with a Russian banker, and the Democrats hone their message after Montana. Then, Senator Elizabeth Warren joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy in…
“The cycle of bullshit.”
May 25, 2017 • 71 min
Trumpcare gets a CBO score so bad that it causes Republicans to lie, cry, and body-slam a reporter in Montana. Then, the Atlantic’s Annie Lowrey talks to Jon and Dan about Trump’s budget, and Ana Marie Cox joins with a look at the President’s foreign trip.
“Exhausted from Obstructing Justice.”
May 22, 2017 • 52 min
Jon, Jon, and Tommy discuss Trump’s semester abroad, the latest on the investigations, right-wing lies about a tragedy, and what’s next for health care. With special guest: no one.
Pod Save America Takes Los Angeles
May 18, 2017 • 95 min
Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan talk obstruction of justice and all the rest at the Ace Theater in Downtown LA. Plus Mayor Eric Garcetti joins to discuss the Democratic agenda and the lessons we can draw from success at the local level.
“Government by sucker punch.”
May 15, 2017 • 69 min
In the aftermath of Comey’s firing, what can Democrats do to hold Trump accountable? The Vice Chair of the Intel Committee, Senator Mark Warner, joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to discuss the latest on the investigation. Plus DeRay on Sessions, Snowden, and…
“Literally farcical.”
May 11, 2017 • 63 min
Trump fires FBI Director Jim Comey in the middle of an investigation involving the Trump campaign’s potential collusion with Russia, and gets plenty of support from Republicans in Congress. Then, former White House Counsel Kathy Ruemmler joins Jon and Dan…
“Think globalist, act localist.”
May 8, 2017 • 74 min
French elections, Sally Yates’ testimony, Kushner family corruption, the latest on health care, and our interview with Senator Kamala Harris recorded live in front of a rowdy San Fransisco crowd.
Pod Save America Takes Seattle
May 7, 2017 • 127 min
Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan hold a live show at Seattle’s Showbox SoDo Theater, where they’re joined by Washington Governor Jay Inslee to talk health care, activism, and the future of Democratic Party.
“The moment of truth for the resistance.”
May 4, 2017 • 75 min
House Republicans stake their careers on Trumpcare, and stopping the bill in the Senate becomes the biggest test yet for the resistance movement. Then, Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello joins Jon and Dan to talk about the…
BONUS POD with Trevor Noah
May 3, 2017 • 25 min
Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, sits down with Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about how Trump changed comedy, his approach to political humor, and what he’s trying to achieve with The Daily Show.
“Doris Trump Goodwin.”
May 1, 2017 • 65 min
Zombie RyanCare won’t die, Dickerson stumps Trump, the Times hires a conservative climate skeptic, the DCCC fails to invest in Montana, and Senator Amy Klobuchar joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the Democratic message in the Midwest.
“A very ‘Cuck You’ week.”
Apr 27, 2017 • 62 min
Trump looks for any kind of win before the 100-day mark, pushes Trumpcare 3.0, and proposes big tax cuts. Then, Pod Save the People host DeRay McKesson joins Jon and Dan to talk about his new podcast and the future of the Resistance.
“The odorless gas of misogyny.”
Apr 24, 2017 • 71 min
Trump’s first 100 days end with a fight over funding for the wall. Plus health care, tax reform, and Teen Vogue’s Lauren Duca joins to discuss truth in the Trump era and the divides in the Democratic party.
“We’ll do it live.”
Apr 20, 2017 • 68 min
Chaffetz and O’Reilly take extended vacations, Ossoff heads to a runoff, and the 2018 map looks bluer. Then, Governor Deval Patrick sits down with Jon and Dan to talk politics and the future of the Democratic Party, and Ana Marie Cox joins to ponder the…
“When you open the canister, snakes pop out.”
Apr 17, 2017 • 65 min
The latest on North Korea, the weekend’s tax marches, and how the health care town halls are working. Then Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer questions in the first Friend of the Pod Q & A.
“Game of Cucks.”
Apr 13, 2017 • 72 min
Steve Bannon and pals have a bad week, Trump goes full Globalist, and still tries to hold health care hostage. Then, Obama pollster Cornell Belcher joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Democratic coalition, and Indivisible’s Ezra Levin talks about how you…
“The enemy of your enemy is your frenemy.”
Apr 10, 2017 • 64 min
Trump strikes Syria and cable swoons, while the White House plays the Game of Cucks. Then, the Washington Post’s Ashley Parker joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about covering the Trump Administration, and VEEP’s David Mandel stops by to talk about the…
“Thanks for unmasking”
Apr 6, 2017 • 67 min
Ben Rhodes helps unmask the unmasking debate, Zombie Trumpcare makes a bad bill worse, Cecile Richards joins Jon and Dan to talk women and the resistance, and Ana Marie Cox discusses new Shadow President Jared Kushner.
“A garbage organization that protects harassers.”
Apr 3, 2017 • 53 min
Trump’s popularity and agenda falter, Senate Democrats filibuster Neil Gorsuch, and Fox News lets Bill O’Reilly get away with sexual harassment. Then, climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to explain what people can do to fight…
“The outrage meter is on tilt.”
Mar 30, 2017 • 69 min
Republicans flirt with Trumpcare 2.0, Trump flirts with a government shutdown, and no one knows what the hell is going on with Nunes. Then, David Axelrod joins Jon and Dan to give advice to Democrats and Donald Trump.
“Blitzkrieg of blame.”
Mar 27, 2017 • 58 min
Repeal and go f*ck yourself fails, Trump blames everyone but himself, and learns how hard it will be to pass the rest of his agenda. Then, Former Obama adviser Yohannes Abraham joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the power of just showing up.
“He’ll run the country from jail like El Chapo.”
Mar 23, 2017 • 68 min
The Russia story gets messier, Trump confirms the truth is dead, and Republicans try to take away health care from their voters. Then, new author Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon and Dan to reminisce, and Friends Like These host Ana Marie Cox stops by to…
“It’s like late season Sopranos.”
Mar 20, 2017 • 52 min
FBI Director Comey confirms a Trump-Russia investigation, Trump alienates more allies, and Paul Ryan has keg dreams of cutting health care. Then Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Georgia’s 6th District, joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk…
Live @ SXSW: Crooked Media and Kara Swisher
Mar 17, 2017 • 69 min
The Crooked Media team talks live with notoriously tough interviewer Kara Swisher about their burgeoning media empire, Trump, and how to focus the resistance.
“Who pays for the wall? The elderly!”
Mar 16, 2017 • 67 min
Trump runs into trouble with his ban, his budget, and his health care bill. Then, Barack Obama’s former Deputy Chief of Staff and Health Care Czar Nancy-Ann DeParle joins Jon and Dan to talk about the fight to pass and now save the Affordable Care Act.
Pod Save America takes Austin
Mar 13, 2017 • 70 min
Health care lies dominate the Sunday shows, and Congress’s biggest racist strikes again. Then, Congressman Seth Moulton joins Jon, Jon and Tommy to talk about the future of the Democratic Party.
“The dogs who caught the car.”
Mar 9, 2017 • 73 min
Paul Ryan struggles to pass a tax cut for the rich disguised as health care reform, and Vox.com’s Ezra Klein joins Jon and Dan to break down all the policy pitfalls of Trumpcare.
“The most damning conclusion of all.”
Mar 6, 2017 • 52 min
Trump issues a new immigration ban, and peddles a deranged conspiracy about Obama tapping his phones. Then, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about his committee’s investigation into the contacts between Trump officials and Russia.
“The greatest speech in history.”
Mar 2, 2017 • 71 min
Sessions lies about meetings with Russians, and Trump snows the pundits with his speech. Then, former Republican operative Nicolle Wallace joins Jon and Dan to talk about Obama-Trump voters and the future of the Republican Party.
“It’s making us dumber.”
Feb 27, 2017 • 63 min
The latest on health care, Trump’s joint address to Congress, and Peter Hamby of Snapchat joins to talk about press access and the changing media landscape.
“A conversation about our divides.”
Feb 23, 2017 • 67 min
Trump’s relatively tame week on Twitter, his orders on deportations and transgender policies, and the growing activism at town halls. Then Ana Marie Cox joins Jon and Dan to talk about her new Crooked Media podcast, With Friends Like These.
“Card-carrying badass.”
Feb 20, 2017 • 65 min
Katie Couric joins for a freewheeling conversation about Trump’s attacks on the media, persuading Trump voters and the future of the Democratic Party.
“Caps lock freakout mode.”
Feb 16, 2017 • 63 min
General Flynn gets fired, the NYT’s report on Trump-Russia contacts, and the White House’s awful week. Then, the Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe joins Jon and Dan to talk Russia, and MoveOn.org’s Ben Wikler announces the launch of #ResistanceRecess.
“C’mon, Shinzo… they’ve paid me a fortune!”
Feb 13, 2017 • 56 min
Trump holds national security talks in a crowded Mar-a-Lago ballroom. Flynn and Priebus are on the ropes. And DeRay McKesson joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to discuss protest and activism.
Pod Save America Takes Brooklyn
Feb 11, 2017 • 133 min
Jon, Jon and Tommy pierce their liberal bubble by traveling to Brooklyn for a live podcast. They’re joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Alex Wagner of CBS News.
“Can I call you Easy D?”
Feb 9, 2017 • 69 min
The threat posed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump’s battle against the judiciary, and the travails of Sean Spicer. Then, New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait joins Jon and Dan to talk about Obama’s legacy and Trump’s first few weeks.
“A moment of silence for Bowling Green.”
Feb 6, 2017 • 53 min
Behind the scenes of Trump’s first weeks, his attacks on the judiciary, and his not-so-populist revolution. Then Neera Tanden joins Jon, Jon and Tommy to discuss the fight to save ACA.
BONUS POD: “He has a lot of edits.”
Feb 3, 2017 • 36 min
Cody Keenan, President Obama’s chief speechwriter in the second term, joins Jon and Jon to talk about speechwriting, working for Obama, and lessons learned over eight years in the White House.
“A season for happy warriors.”
Feb 2, 2017 • 61 min
Jon and Dan talk about Trump’s bullying of Mexico and Australia, the promise of progressive protests, and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Then they’re joined by two DNC Chair candidates, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and South Carolina Democratic Party…
“Protest is the new brunch.”
Jan 30, 2017 • 66 min
Jon, Jon and Tommy discuss Trump’s unconscionable Muslim ban and the politicization of national security. They’re joined by The Guardian’s Sabrina Siddiqui to discuss the global reaction to the EO, and then later by former White House lawyer Danielle Gray…
“What the hell are alternative facts?”
Jan 26, 2017 • 64 min
Jon and Dan talk about Trump’s disturbing first week in office, including his Executive Orders, ABC interview, and voter fraud lies. Then they’re joined by DNC Chair candidate Tom Perez to talk about the future of the Democratic Party.
“The Mall sank into the earth.”
Jan 23, 2017 • 82 min
Jon, Jon and Tommy talk about Trump’s inaugural address, the women’s marches across the US and Sean Spicer’s wonderful weekend. Then they’re joined by Seth Meyers from “Late Night with Seth Meyers”.
Obama’s Last Interview
Jan 19, 2017 • 41 min
The Pod Save America team sits down with President Obama for his last interview as President.
“Congress scares easy.”
Jan 16, 2017 • 52 min
Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor talk about the rallies to preserve ACA, Trump’s twitter war with John Lewis and his creepy embrace of Russia. Then they’re joined by Erin Gloria Ryan to discuss covering the Trump White House and Philippe Reines…
“We had plenty of ethical fun.”
Jan 12, 2017 • 55 min
Jon and Dan talk about Obama’s farewell and Trump’s press conference. Then, former Obama ethics czar Norm Eisen joins to talk about Trump’s decision to retain ownership of his business empire.
“Repeal and go f*ck yourself.” Our first episode!
Jan 9, 2017 • 51 min
Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor launch Pod Save America with a discussion of Russia hacking, cabinet confirmations, saving Obamacare and Obama’s final speech. Then they’re joined by Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour to discuss the Women’s March on…
Teaser Episode
Jan 6, 2017 • 0 min
Pod Save America launches Monday January 9th!