Pod Save America

321 EpisodesProduced by Crooked MediaWebsite

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.

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“Whistle while you spy.”

September 19th, 2019


Trump promises a foreign leader something so alarming that an intelligence staffer becomes a whistleblower, Corey Lewandowski launches his Senate campaign during an impeachment hearing, and the President wages war on …

“Fair Fight 2020!”

September 16th, 2019

An attack on Saudi Arabia leads to Trump saber-rattling on Iran, new allegations surface against Brett Kavanaugh, the United Nations convenes a Climate Action Summit next week, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren avoid …

“Joe, put your records on.” (Debate recap special!)

September 16th, 2019

Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the highlights, lowlights, and weird jokes from the third Democratic primary debate hosted by ABC in Houston, Texas.

“Taliban sleepovers and midnight cat videos.”

September 9th, 2019


The President cancels secret negotiations with the Taliban in between tweeting cat videos, the House investigates whether the Defense Department has been propping up Trump’s businesses, and Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, …

“High crimes and weather map misdemeanors.”

September 5th, 2019


The House's impeachment inquiry ambles on as Trump’s crimes pile up, a North Carolina special election looms, and the Democratic presidential …

2020: Bill de Blasio on taxing the rich and rooting for the Red Sox

September 4th, 2019


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joins Jon L. to talk about staying in the race, running a city, achieving universal pre-K, beefing with Cuomo, and why he's still a Red Sox fan.

“Trump’s lost summer.”

September 4th, 2019


Trump caps off a lost summer by golfing and rage-tweeting through a hurricane, and a debate begins about which states are most important in 2020. …

"Our lawless, wall-less president."

August 29th, 2019


Alyssa Mastromonaco and Jon L. discuss reports that Trump has promised pardons if aides break the law to build his border wall, the winnowing of the Democratic presidential field, and a new Senate seat opening in …

"Nuke the Hurricane."

August 26th, 2019


Trump makes an enemy of China and the chairman of the Fed while the Amazon rainforest continues to burn, Trump gets a new primary challenger, and the next Democratic debate might take place over two nights. Then, Dan …

“The Chosen One.”

August 22nd, 2019


Donald Trump has a meltdown for the ages that includes snubbing Denmark because they refused to sell him Greenland, accusing American Jews of stupidity and disloyalty, caving to the NRA, and blaming everyone else for an …

“Vote Save The Greek.” (LIVE from LA!)

August 19th, 2019


The Democratic primary is relatively stable heading into the fall campaign, voters are still trying to define electability, and Stacey Abrams passes on 2020 to focus on protecting the right to vote. Jemele Hill of The …

“AOC calls BS.”

August 15th, 2019


Our new Wisconsin poll shows Trump's strengths and vulnerabilities in a pivotal state, the economy shows warning signs of a possible recession, and …

“Impeachment: we’re in it.”

August 12th, 2019


Trump says he’s open to background check legislation, House Democrats announce they’re in the middle of an impeachment inquiry, Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide is investigated, and the media focuses on Joe Biden’s …

“America’s grief vs. Trump’s grievances.”

August 8th, 2019


The President lashed out at multiple politicians and media figures while visiting mass shooting victims in Dayton and El Paso, Democrats in Congress …

“8chan in the White House.”

August 5th, 2019

A white nationalist terror attack in El Paso, Texas and a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio focus the country’s attention on the President’s racism and …

“Go to Pod Save America 3-0-3-3-0.” (Debate recap special!)

August 1st, 2019


Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down all the highs and lows of the second set of Democratic primary debates hosted by CNN in Detroit, Michigan.

“Charm city offensive.”

August 1st, 2019


The President trashes the city of Baltimore because Rep. Elijah Cummings criticized his immigration policies, Trump advisors are telling reporters …

2020: Bernie Sanders on democratic socialism and Cardi B

July 26th, 2019


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders sits down with Jon F. to talk about why he feels he's uniquely prepared to lead a movement for change in the 2020 presidential election, his Medicare for All plan, his strategy for getting an …

“Mueller: The Season Finale.”

July 25th, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies for six hours before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, Democratic leaders remain hesitant on impeachment, and Joe Biden gets scrappy with his opponents over health …

“The Jackson Pollock of racism.”

July 22nd, 2019


Trump doubles down on his racist attack, the Administration proposes further restrictions on refugees and asylum-seekers, and the President heads …

“Jerry Nadler’s Revenge!” (LIVE from Salt Lake City)

July 19th, 2019


The House inches closer to impeachment after Trump’s racist week, CNN selects the Democratic debate lineups with an NBA lottery-style drawing, and …

“Get Mitch Or Die Trying.” (LIVE from Denver)

July 18th, 2019


The House votes to condemn the President’s racism, Mitch McConnell’s job and the Senate are up for grabs in 2020, and Governor Jared Polis joins Jon, …

“Racist Hall of Fame.”

July 16th, 2019


The President tells four Democratic Congresswomen of color to go back to the countries where they came from, House Democrats continue their …

"Megan Rapinoe!!!" (BONUS episode)

July 12th, 2019


Jon, Jon and Tommy sit down with World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe for a special bonus episode. They chat about her team’s triumph, her beef with Donald Trump, and how she’s using her platform to fight for pay equity and …

“A prison of political caution.”

July 11th, 2019


The Affordable Care Act is in legal jeopardy, House Democrats argue over how to handle the latest Trump scandals, Tom Steyer runs for president, and …

“Dems in disarray!”

July 8th, 2019


Trump looks for a new rationale to rig the Census, Nancy Pelosi triggers an intraparty skirmish, Joe Biden goes for a campaign reset, and Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren shake up the primary. Then attorney Warren …

“The empty National Mall in Trump’s heart.” (July 4th Mailbag)

July 4th, 2019


Jon and Dan answer your questions about Trump’s jingoistic July 4th, 2020 strategy, Medicare for All vs. Medicare for America, Ivanka’s foreign trip, …

2020: Michael Bennet on fixing Washington and defeating Mitch McConnell

July 2nd, 2019


Dan talks to Colorado Senator Michael Bennet about the threats facing our democracy, what he’ll do to fix Washington, our immigration system, and how …

“A largely accurate affair.”

July 1st, 2019


The President kisses the asses of three different murderous dictators during his trip abroad, Kamala Harris is having a moment, Joe Biden is having some issues, and strategists and pundits are worried that the …

“Girlfriend, you are so on.” (Debate recap special!)

June 28th, 2019


Twenty Democratic candidates debate over the course of two nights in Miami, and Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down who helped themselves, who didn’t, and what comes next.

2020: Steve Bullock on winning back Trump voters and making dad jokes

June 27th, 2019


Jon talks to Montana Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Steve Bullock about getting dark money out of politics, making college and health …

“Fear and electability in Miami.”

June 25th, 2019


Tensions with Iran grow as the President threatens obliteration, the U.S. government is holding young children in inhumane detention facilities, and …

2020: Beto O’Rourke on Biden, Iran and the puppy primary

June 21st, 2019


Tommy talks to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke about why he thinks he can win, what President O’Rourke would do on day one, recent …

“Trump on shuffle.”

June 20th, 2019


The President reprises his greatest hits from 2016 at his 2020 re-election kickoff, Joe Biden struggles to keep up with politics in 2019, and Bernie …

“'Tis the season for virtual treason.”

June 17th, 2019


Trump offers up a smorgasbord of delusional buffoonery over the weekend, his Administration saber-rattles with Iran, the Democratic debate lineup is set, and Elizabeth Warren surges to the top of the field. Then Senator …

2020: Andrew Yang on the universal basic income and why he hates the penny

June 14th, 2019


Tommy talks to Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang about why he feels a universal basic income is necessary as more jobs are automated, how he'd get his agenda through Congress, and why he feels America needs …

“Norway, if you’re listening.”

June 13th, 2019


The President says he’d accept foreign assistance to win in 2020, Democrats hold contempt votes over the Census scandal, Joe Biden and Donald Trump …

“Welcome to the Panderdome.” (LIVE from Des Moines)

June 10th, 2019


Trump caves on his Mexican trade war, and the race to win Iowa brings 19 Democratic candidates to Cedar Rapids. Des Moines Register pollster Ann …

"You can run but you can’t Hyde.” (LIVE from Chicago)

June 7th, 2019


Trump’s trade war threatens the economy, Elizabeth Warren calls for a new economic patriotism, and Joe Biden reverses his position on the Hyde amendment. Illinois Congressional candidate Marie Newman joins Jon, Jon, …

“Donald Trump, Diplomat.”

June 3rd, 2019


Trump spends the weekend picking fights with our biggest trading partner (Mexico) and our closest ally (the U.K.), the mass shooting in Virginia …

2020: Marianne Williamson on big truths and moral outrage

May 31st, 2019


Author and activist Marianne Williamson joins Jon Favreau to discuss her bid for president, the difference between moral outrage and anger, getting …

“A dirty, filthy, disgusting word.”

May 30th, 2019


Robert Mueller sends an unmistakable message to Congress about impeachment, more Democrats announce their support for an inquiry, the DNC changes its requirements for the fall debates, and Elizabeth Warren’s strategy …

2020: Amy Klobuchar on winning the Midwest and working with Republicans

May 29th, 2019


Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar sits down with Dan to discuss what she brings to the 2020 race. They talk climate change, her plan to prioritize …

“The world’s assignment editor.”

May 28th, 2019


The President sides with a murderous tyrant over advisors and allies, the Attorney General targets Trump’s political enemies, and the Democratic …

"Trumper Tantrum."

May 23rd, 2019


The president “storms” out of another meeting with Democrats in the Oval Office. The House inches closer to an impeachment inquiry. And a new analysis of the 2018 midterms sheds light on the challenges up ahead in 2020. …

“Pod Save The Realm.” (Game of Thrones bonus!)

May 21st, 2019


Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Priyanka discuss the finale episode of Game of Thrones and look back on the politics of the series.

“Republican(s) for Impeachment.” (LIVE from DC!)

May 20th, 2019


Justin Amash becomes the first Republican Congressman to say that the President crossed the threshold for impeachment, and Joe Biden says that …

"Half past a Handmaid’s Tale.” (LIVE from Brooklyn)

May 17th, 2019

Alabama Republicans pass the most extreme abortion ban in history, John Bolton tries to start a war with Iran, and Montana Governor Steve Bullock and …


May 13th, 2019


Joe Biden’s frontrunner status changes the dynamic of the Democratic primary, and Donald Trump threatens to abuse his power in order to derail the former Vice President’s candidacy. Then Senator Brian Schatz joins Jon, …

2020: Eric Swalwell on gun control and being bold

May 10th, 2019


Tommy talks with Congressman Eric Swalwell about gun control, what it means to be bold in his campaign, his work on the intelligence committee and …

“A contest of sick burns.”

May 9th, 2019


The President's blanket defiance of Congressional oversight plunges the country into a constitutional crisis, the New York Times discovers that Trump …

“Killing it on the economy.”

May 6th, 2019


The President coddles Putin on future election sabotage, the White House says they’re killing it on the economy, Nancy Pelosi believes Democrats need to own the center-left, and the electability debate rages in America …

2020: John Hickenlooper on brewing beer and winning purple states

May 3rd, 2019


Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper talks with Jon Favreau about his life as a brewpub owner, his strategy for winning over Republicans, his plans to …

“Legislative cosplay.”

May 2nd, 2019


William Barr lies to Congress and angers Bob Mueller, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer decide to play along with the latest Infrastructure Week, and Democrats are in need of Senate candidates for 2020. Then Senator Bernie …

2020: Tim Ryan on the working class and yoga

April 30th, 2019


Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan sits down with Dan Pfeiffer at Crooked HQ in Los Angeles to discuss his economic agenda, how Democrats can retake the …

“The pundit gap.”

April 29th, 2019


Another white nationalist targets a synagogue in California, voters believe Trump is guilty of obstruction but aren’t ready for impeachment, and Beto …

2020: Seth Moulton On Patriotism And Beating Trump On National Security

April 26th, 2019


Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton joins Tommy Vietor to discuss the threat of nuclear war, his time in the Marine Corps and the need for a new …

“Make America 2016 Again?”

April 25th, 2019


The President ignores the law and Congress in an effort to shut down further investigations, the federal government is woefully unprepared for future …

“Impeach ‘em if you got ‘em.”

April 23rd, 2019


Congress debates whether to begin impeachment proceedings against the President, Elizabeth Warren proposes free college and student debt relief, and …

2020: Kirsten Gillibrand on Medicare for All and speaking truths (From Jan. 22)

April 22nd, 2019


Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sits down with Jon Favreau to talk about Medicare for All, building a green economy, immigration, and more. (Previously released on January 22, 2019)

“This is the end of my presidency. I’m f*cked.”

April 18th, 2019


Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report is finally public, and it’s not great! Politico’s Natasha Bertrand joins to talk about all the explosive …

2020: Kamala Harris on American identity and secret recipes

April 17th, 2019


California Senator Kamala Harris talks with Jon Favreau about her record as a District Attorney and Attorney General, how she’d get her priorities through Congress, what drives her crazy about the Democratic Party, and …

2020: Jay Inslee on climate change and beating Donald Trump

April 16th, 2019


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joins Dan Pfeiffer from the campaign trail in New Hampshire to talk about why climate change is the defining issue of his presidential campaign, what he’s learned from running a state …

“Live Free or Run for President.” (LIVE in New Hampshire)

April 15th, 2019


Trump and conservatives target Ilhan Omar, red states restrict abortion, Mayor Pete’s meteoric rise continues, Cory Booker kicks off his campaign in Newark, and the new primary calendar may have unintended effects. …

"Fascist cosplay." (LIVE in Boston)

April 12th, 2019


Trump embraces lawlessness on immigration, congressional Democrats press for Trump's tax returns, and the 2020 candidates hit the trail in an economy …

2020: Elizabeth Warren on dogs and capitalism (From Feb. 21, 2019)

April 11th, 2019


Senator Elizabeth Warren sits down with Tommy to talk about Medicare for All, climate change, Venezuela, Israel, and more. (Previously released on Feb. 21, 2019)

“Chaos is a ladder.”

April 8th, 2019


Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is fired because she’s not extreme enough on immigration, Trump courts Jewish voters while accusing them of dual loyalty, Nancy Pelosi counsels pragmatism while predicting a …

2020: Julián Castro on Immigration and Beyonce

April 5th, 2019


Tommy interviews former San Antonio Mayor and HUD Secretary Julián Castro about his 2020 bid. They discuss immigration, Puerto Rico, housing policy, …

“The clouds have not lifted.”

April 4th, 2019


Trump announces that 2020 will be about health care, Mueller’s team starts leaking, House Democrats fire their subpoena cannons, Wisconsin signals trouble ahead, and Bernie Sanders leads the field in fundraising and …

“Mueller purgatory.”

April 1st, 2019


Barr’s summary hasn’t moved public opinion, Democrats haul out the subpoena cannon, Trump returns to demagoguing immigrants, Mulvaney’s political …

“Peak stupid.”

March 28th, 2019


Trumpworld and the Washington media make sweeping conclusions over a report they’ve never seen, Democrats pivot to health care after the Trump Administration declines to defend the Affordable Care Act in court, and …

“No exoneration.”

March 25th, 2019


Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara joins to walk through Attorney General William Barr’s 4-page summary of Robert Mueller’s final report, as we talk about what it all means and what comes next. Then we discuss Kirsten …

“The Electoral College is f*cking stupid.”

March 21st, 2019


2020 candidates embrace a host of democratic reforms to give more people a bigger voice, Donald Trump eagerly awaits Robert Mueller’s report, Democrats work to maintain enthusiasm ahead of 2020, and Joe Biden …

2020: Cory Booker on radical love and the filibuster

March 20th, 2019


New Jersey Senator Cory Booker joins Jon Favreau in studio for a conversation about his presidential campaign, what he learned about politics as …

“St. Paddy’s Day rage tweeting.”

March 18th, 2019


The world grapples with the rise of white nationalism, Trump spends Sunday attacking everyone from John McCain to autoworkers, Beto reminds us that Twitter isn’t real life, Mayor Pete is having a moment, and Elizabeth …

“To impeach or not to impeach.”

March 14th, 2019


Nancy Pelosi throws cold water on the idea of impeaching Donald Trump, Paul Manafort had a very bad Wednesday, Beto O’Rourke launches his …

“Trump’s Medicare For None plan.”

March 11th, 2019


Trump’s budget guts health care, education, and other programs to pay for his wall, Fox News personalities continue to be awful, House Democrats pass …

“Fox News-addled automatons.”

March 7th, 2019


Congress launches investigations into Donald Trump that could lay the groundwork for impeachment, Democrats decide against allowing Fox News to host …

“I’m gonna regret this speech.”

March 4th, 2019


Trump is off-script and unhinged at CPAC, the 2020 race starts as a toss-up, Bernie Sanders kicks off his campaign in Brooklyn, and Washington Gov. …

2020: Pete Buttigieg on freedom and farting cows

March 1st, 2019


South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins Dan in the studio for a conversation about his presidential campaign, how Democrats can win back the Midwest and what he's bringing to the table as the youngest candidate in the …

“A very revealing Cohenoscopy.”

February 28th, 2019


Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon and Dan to talk about the fallout from Michael Cohen’s explosive and incriminating testimony. Then, Elizabeth Warren makes a big fundraising move, Biden keeps waiting, and Beto makes a …

“The Green Book New Deal.”

February 25th, 2019


Trump hates the dictator in Venezuela but loves the one in North Korea, Mueller is nearing his end game with a lot of questions still unanswered, and Senator Dianne Feinstein debates the Green New Deal with some student …

“Elizabeth Warren talks dogs and capitalism.”

February 21st, 2019


Senator Elizabeth Warren sits down with Tommy to talk about Medicare for All, climate change, Venezuela, Israel, and more. Before that, Jon and Dan talk about Mueller’s end game, Trump’s latest attacks on the media, and …

“Let a thousand obstructions bloom.”

February 19th, 2019


Trump’s fake national emergency gets legal and legislative challenges, Andrew McCabe reveals the panic at the FBI and DOJ over the president’s potential criminality, and Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 race. Then the …

“Donald Trump’s coffee man.”

February 14th, 2019


The President loses his wall but keeps the issue, kicks off his re-election campaign in El Paso with a new screed against Democrats, and gets a boost …

“Dan’s imaginary SuperPAC.” (LIVE in Durham)

February 11th, 2019


Shutdown negotiations falter as Trump takes his demagoguery to El Paso, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar formally launch their presidential campaigns, and “The Best of Enemies” star Taraji P. Henson joins Jon, Jon, …

“Who dat obstructing justice?” (LIVE in New Orleans)

February 10th, 2019


Trump lashes out as investigators close in, Democrats introduce a Green New Deal, and former Mayor Mitch Landrieu joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Brittany Packnett live on stage in New Orleans. 

“Organize the rage.” (LIVE in Charelston)

February 8th, 2019


We like Stacey Abrams’s speech more than Trump’s. Virginia’s political scandals throw control of the statehouse into question. The Democratic …

“Donald Trump’s halftime show.”

February 4th, 2019


The President prepares to deliver a not-very-anticipated State of the Union, Governor Ralph Northam refuses to resign after a racist photo of him surfaces, and Senator Cory Booker announces his campaign for president. …

“The neocon recycling program.”

January 31st, 2019


Trump attacks the threat assessment from his own intelligence chiefs, and a debate breaks out in the Democratic primary over Medicare for All and taxing the wealthy. Then the New Yorker’s Isaac Chotiner talks to Jon …

“America runs on Dunkin.”

January 28th, 2019


Trump trades his wall for a cave, Roger Stone becomes the sixth Trump advisor to be indicted, Republicans weigh a primary challenge to the president, …

“The state of our union is a clusterf*ck.”

January 24th, 2019


Trump’s shutdown has plunged the country into crisis with no end in sight, Michael Cohen refuses to testify because the President intimated his father-in-law, Mayor Pete Buttigieg announces for president, and Joe Biden …

“Crisis actor in the White House.”

January 22nd, 2019


Trump offers the Democrats a deal they can’t accept, Buzzfeed defends its story about Trump suborning perjury, and Kamala Harris announces her candidacy for president. Then Senator Kirsten Gillibrand talks to Jon …

“The impeachment eagle soars.” (BONUS episode)

January 18th, 2019


Jon, Jon, and Crooked Media editor-in-chief Brian Beutler break down the bombshell BuzzFeedNews story that President Trump committed a crime by directing Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow …

“Nancy P and Cardi B try to open D.C.”

January 17th, 2019


Pelosi tells Trump he can’t deliver the State of the Union until the government opens, Trump advisors tell him the shutdown is hurting the economy, Kirsten Gillibrand announces for president, Sherrod Brown announces …

“Deleted scenes from Helsinki.”

January 14th, 2019


Trump hides the details of his chats with Putin while the FBI investigates whether he’s compromised, the government shutdown becomes the longest in …

“Conspiracy of Dunces.”

January 10th, 2019


Trump wastes America’s time with his primetime address, throws a temper tantrum during shutdown negotiations, and claims not to know that his …

“Impeach the motherforker.”

January 7th, 2019


The human toll of Trump’s shutdown grows as he plans a primetime address, Democrats debate how to talk about impeachment, and Alexandria …

“Shutdown for what.”

January 3rd, 2019


Trump keeps the government shut down over his metaphorical wall, House Democrats bring back PAYGO, Elizabeth Warren kicks off her presidential campaign, and Mitt Romney writes a sternly-worded op-ed. Then Congresswoman …

“Pod Lang Syne.”

December 27th, 2018


In a special New Year’s episode, Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, Erin Ryan, DeRay Mckesson, Ana Marie Cox, Ira Madison, and Louis Virtel discuss their …

"Pulling out of the War on Christmas.” (Holiday mailbag episode!)

December 24th, 2018


Donald Trump's government shutdown doesn’t stop Jon F. and Dan from answering listener questions in this special holiday mailbag edition of the pod. …

“Crime after crime.”

December 20th, 2018


A judge’s shock over Michael Flynn’s crimes destroys right-wing conspiracy theories, Trump is forced to shut down his fraudulent charity, Trump may …

"Rudy Giuliani, human tweet.”

December 17th, 2018


A Texas judge rules in favor of Republicans trying to dismantle Obamacare, Trump and Rudy flail against a legal onslaught, and a bipartisan coalition …

“Owned in the Oval.”

December 13th, 2018


Trump throws a tantrum over the wall in the Oval Office, Michael Cohen is sentenced to three years in prison, and more Democrats throw their support behind a Green New Deal. Then Stacey Abrams talks to Jon about her …

“Hot tub crime machine.”

December 10th, 2018


The Department of Justice effectively accuses the President of directing an illegal scheme to manipulate the 2016 election, Mueller uncovers more …

“Tariff Man without a plan.”

December 6th, 2018


Michael Flynn’s cooperation is rewarded, Republicans subvert democracy in Wisconsin, Trump’s tweets tank the markets, and Democrats begin the battle for the 2020 nomination. Then Senator Sherrod Brown joins Jon and Dan …

“Quid pro penthouse.”

December 3rd, 2018


George H.W. Bush leaves a complicated legacy, Michael Cohen’s guilty plea pieces together a conspiracy that implicates Trump, and Republicans respond to their midterm defeats with power grabs in Wisconsin and Michigan. …

“Yo, collusion!”

November 29th, 2018


Marcy Wheeler joins Jon and Dan to break down Individual-1’s very bad day and discuss the future of the Trump investigation, Pelosi wins her caucus vote for Speaker, Schumer kicks off shutdown negotiations, and Sherrod …

“Subpoena cannon.”

November 26th, 2018


The Border Patrol fires tear gas at unarmed migrants, Trump threatens to shut down the government over the wall, Mike Espy looks to pull an upset in …

“Podsgiving mailbag!”

November 21st, 2018


Dan and Jon answer questions about the midterms, 2020, Never Trump Republicans, Iowa, the Senate, Fox News, the plutocracy, and our favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Then Doris Kearns Goodwin talks to Jon about her new …

“That’s Chairman Schitt to you.”

November 19th, 2018


Orange County turns blue, Stacey Abrams delivers a non-concession speech, and Democrats debate whether Nancy Pelosi should be Speaker. Then …

“A hit Trump will holler.”

November 15th, 2018


Trump lashes out at everyone after his midterm defeat, Democrats see opportunities and challenges in the Midwest and Florida, and the party debates how best to take on Trump in 2020. Then Florida gubernatorial candidate …

“Wet president.”

November 13th, 2018


The Blue Wave is real, Kyrsten Sinema wins in Arizona, Trump takes a pass on honoring veterans because it rained, and House Democrats put voting rights at the top of their agenda. Then Stacey Abrams’ campaign manager …

“We won.”

November 8th, 2018


Democrats flip the House, Republicans keep the Senate, and Donald Trump fires Jeff Sessions. Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the results of the …

“The election is nigh!”

November 5th, 2018


A final discussion about the state of the 2018 midterms, including our thoughts on why it’s close, the closing arguments, what races we’ll be …

"Every state is a swing state."

October 31st, 2018


With six days to go before Election Day, Trump floats repealing the 14th amendment via executive order, the most racist member of the Republican caucus, Steve King, faces a backlash, and we enter the home stretch with a …

“From Charlottesville to Pittsburgh.”

October 29th, 2018


Right-wing conspiracies echoed by Trump and some Republicans help fuel an anti-Semitic massacre in Pittsburgh, and the President responds by attacking Democrats and the media. Then Tommy talks to Democratic candidate …

"Caravan of Lies."

October 24th, 2018


Tommy and Lovett discuss Trump's closing argument of lies and why the media needs to stop repeating them, they inexplicably have to explain why …


October 22nd, 2018


With 15 days to go, Jon and Dan give a midterm update, Trump uses caravans and voter fraud to scare people, Democrats try to flip state legislatures, and the Trump Administration wants to define transgender Americans …

“They’re coming for your health care.”

October 17th, 2018


Trump goes on a media tour to rev up the base, Republicans admit that they’re coming after health care and retirement programs if they win, and Democrats look to flip a slew of key governorships. Then Democratic …

"Ride or die with dictators."

October 15th, 2018


Tommy and Lovett discuss Senator Elizabeth Warren's October surprise, Democrats carping about Beto O'Rourke's fundraising, GOP voter suppression tactics, Kushner's taxes and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal …

"Democracy in a headlock."

October 10th, 2018


Tommy and Lovett talk about Nikki Haley’s abrupt departure from her UN role, a frightening new report about climate change, and where the battles for …

“November is coming.”

October 8th, 2018


In the aftermath of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Republicans feel energized, Democrats debate what’s next, and both parties hone their messages in the final month of the midterms. Then Democratic candidates Jesse …

“Fred Trump’s bootstraps.”

October 4th, 2018


The President mocks and lies about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a political rally, Republicans energize their base by attacking #MeToo, and Trump is …

"Hold the door!"

October 2nd, 2018


Jon, Jon, and Tommy discuss the renewed FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh, Jeff Flake's change of heart, and the shifting politics of Supreme …

"We believe Christine Blasey Ford."

September 28th, 2018


Jon, Dan, and Erin Ryan discuss the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Then Katie Couric talks to Jon about her new podcast documentary that reflects …

“A little hiccup.”

September 25th, 2018


Republicans respond to a second credible allegation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh by accusing Democrats of a smear campaign, and The New …

“Unfazed and determined.”

September 20th, 2018


Republicans refuse to allow an independent investigation into credible claims of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and …

“You can’t trust Brett Kavanaugh.”

September 18th, 2018


Brett Kavanaugh is credibly accused of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, throwing his nomination into question, and Paul Manafort agrees …

“The hurricane truther.” (LIVE in LA)

September 14th, 2018


Trump prepares for Hurricane Florence by denying the deaths caused by Hurricane Maria, and Democrats spend the final months of the midterms talking health care. Then Mike Levin, the Democratic candidate in the CA 49th, …

“Barack to the future.”

September 11th, 2018


Obama returns to the campaign trail, Kavanaugh lies to the Judiciary Committee, and Democrats see their chances of taking back the Senate improve. …

"Anonymous cowards.”

September 6th, 2018


Trump administration officials confirm that the president is unstable in the New York Times and Bob Woodward’s new book, Kavanaugh struggles under tough questioning from Senate Democrats, and we talk about Ayanna …

“Kava-not-cool, guys.”

September 4th, 2018


The Kavanaugh hearings have begun and Senate Democrats came ready to fight. Do we have a shot at stopping his nomination? President Trump spent his Labor Day weekend attacking union leaders and slashing wages for …

"Florida man."

August 30th, 2018


The Florida race for governor will be a contest between the Republican mini-Trump and the Democrats’ future, Paul Ryan’s SuperPAC is blowing louder …

“McCain’s legacy.”

August 28th, 2018


John McCain leaves behind a complicated legacy after a lifetime of service and sacrifice, Republicans worry that Democrats will investigate the scandals they’ve been covering up, and Democrats reform the party’s …

"It's Cohen down for real."

August 23rd, 2018


The President has been implicated by his lawyer in a crime that involves the cover-up of extramarital affairs through illegal campaign contributions, …

“An orgy of corruption.”

August 21st, 2018


Mueller gets another witness, Trump and Rudy become more unhinged, conservative donors reward the politicians who made them richer, and Republicans …

“A potpourri of stupid.”

August 16th, 2018


Trump is acting like a guilty man who’s bad at covering up crimes, and Democrats are nominating history-making candidates while they decide on a message for the fall. Then Wesley Bell, the Democratic nominee for St. …

“The white nationalist variety hour.”

August 14th, 2018


White nationalists fail to organize a rally but succeed in organizing the GOP, Omarosa has secret recordings, and Democrats decide whether to take money from corporate PACs. Then Democratic candidate Rashida Tlaib joins …

“Horseshoes and hand grenades.”

August 9th, 2018


Tuesday’s special election and primaries deliver some Democratic victories and a warning against complacency, another Republican is indicted for …

“The smoking tweet.”

August 7th, 2018


The President potentially incriminates his son on Twitter, Republicans try to rush the Kavanaugh confirmation, and more Democratic incumbents face progressive challengers. Then Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks to Jon …

“Kochs, votes, and ostrich coats.”

August 2nd, 2018


Trump obstructs justice via Twitter, Manafort faces a jury, and the Koch brothers pick a fight with Trump Republicans on trade. Then Dan talks to Nick Thompson of Wired about the fantastic job Facebook has been doing …

“A fine mist of bullshit.”

July 31st, 2018


Trump’s lawyer argues that collusion with a hostile government isn’t a crime after reports that Michael Cohen might implicate the president, and both …

“The own goal presidency.”

July 26th, 2018


A secret recording of Trump and Cohen conspiring about hush money is released, the President retreats from his own trade war, and he steps up his attacks on the media. Then Democratic candidate Danny O’Connor joins Jon …

“Putin’s Paperless Post.”

July 24th, 2018


Trump spends the weekend rage-tweeting, the Nunes Memo is exposed as a fraud, and Jim Comey blesses us with punditry. Then students from Parkland, Florida and Chicago talk about their efforts to register young voters …

“Crazy pills.”

July 19th, 2018


Trump tries and fails to clean up his Putin mess, but Republicans in Congress make it clear that they won’t be doing anything about it. Then Crooked Contributor Tim Miller joins Jon and Dan to talk about the state of …

“Helsinki warmed over.”

July 17th, 2018


President Trump betrays America by siding with Vladimir Putin over the United States, a few days after our government indicted 19 Russian military operatives for sabotaging the 2016 election in order to help Trump win. …

“America’s crazy old uncle.”

July 12th, 2018


Democrats target Brett Kavanaugh’s views on presidential power, Trump blows up the NATO summit, and House Republicans defend Rep. Jim Jordan against accusations that he turned a blind eye towards sexual abuse …


July 10th, 2018


Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, escalates his trade war with China, and gets played by North Korea. Then former Supreme Court clerk and White House lawyer Karen Dunn talks to Jon, Jon, and …

Introducing The Wilderness (Trailer)

July 9th, 2018


The Wilderness is a new documentary podcast from Crooked Media and Two-Up Productions about the history and future of the Democratic Party. Jon …

“Life, liberty and the pursuit of pod.” (Mailbag episode!)

July 5th, 2018


Democrats debate strategy after one of the worst months in Trump’s presidency. Then we answer some of your questions, and play an excerpt from Jon F.’s new podcast, The Wilderness.

“Hot takes on ICE.”

July 3rd, 2018


Republicans try to hide the fact that Trump will nominate a justice who will overturn Roe v. Wade, and more Democrats join calls to abolish ICE. Then …

“Fight like hell.”

June 28th, 2018


Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retires, Trump and McConnell look to fill the seat before the midterms, and Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins a major upset in the New York primary. Then Nevada …

“Stephen Miller went to Duke.” (LIVE from Durham!)

June 25th, 2018


The political fallout from Trump’s immigration policy intensifies, and the midterm campaign heats up. Governor Roy Cooper and Rev. Dr. William Barber …

“I vote. Do u?” (LIVE from Nashville)

June 24th, 2018


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, …

“Sta-cey! Sta-cey! Sta-cey!” (LIVE from Atlanta)

June 22nd, 2018


Trump partially reverses his family separation policy with an executive order that leads to more chaos and confusion, and Republicans take another …

"Last call for democracy.”

June 19th, 2018


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 …

“Wild Wild GOP.”

June 14th, 2018


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 …

“Kim Jong Un is not your BFF.”

June 12th, 2018


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 …

“Don’t tweet, vote.”

June 7th, 2018


Tuesday’s primaries point to the importance of Democratic turnout in November, Trump escalates his trade war, and Paul Ryan is briefly reunited with …

“Immunity by congressional majority.”

June 5th, 2018


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 …

“The outrage election.”

May 31st, 2018


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 …

“This is who we are.”

May 28th, 2018


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 …

“A wicked clutch election.” (LIVE from Boston!)

May 26th, 2018


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, …

"Live from Radio City!"

May 24th, 2018


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 …

“The Full Nixon.”

May 21st, 2018


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 …

“The Trump Investigation.”

May 17th, 2018


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 …

“Two maniacs and a bucket of chicken.”

May 15th, 2018


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. …

“Essential Bribery, LLC.”

May 10th, 2018


Michael Cohen’s shell company is a revealed to be a massive corruption scheme that involves Donald Trump’s mistresses, Russian oligarchs, and big …

“All the President’s goons.”

May 8th, 2018


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 …

“Ru-dy! Ru-dy! Ru-dy!”

May 3rd, 2018


Rudy Giuliani potentially incriminates Donald Trump during his first television appearance as the President's new lawyer, Mueller has many questions …

“Zombie Correspondents’ Dinner.”

May 1st, 2018


Michelle Wolf destroys democracy with jokes at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and Trump moves closer to withdrawing from the Iran deal. Then …

“It’s your Justice Department!"

April 26th, 2018


Trump calls into his favorite program, Ronny Jackson withdraws, Mulvaney says the quiet part out loud, Kanye tweets, and Democrats find hope in a …

“Netflix and Macron.”

April 24th, 2018


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 …

“Shamelessness is all the rage.”

April 19th, 2018


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 …

“Not a scrupulous individual.”

April 17th, 2018


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 …

“Exquisite presidential leadership.”

April 12th, 2018


Speaker of the House/Dan’s Favorite Politician Paul Ryan announces his retirement, Donald Trump has a televised meltdown over Mueller, and the …

“Xi likes me!” (LIVE from Orlando)

April 9th, 2018


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 …

“Gang of Foxes.”

April 6th, 2018


Mueller’s writing a summer blockbuster, Fox and Friends is making immigration policy, and Scott Pruitt is late for dinner. Then the Rev. Demetrius …

“Hold for Lou Dobbs.”

April 3rd, 2018


Trump has a Twitter meltdown over immigration after a MAGA revolt over the wall, Sinclair Broadcast Group forces local news anchors to read their …

“Choose your own obstruction.”

March 29th, 2018


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 …


March 28th, 2018


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, …

"It has to be the kids."

March 26th, 2018


Trump becomes even more unhinged, and makes warmonger John Bolton his national security advisor. Then Jon, Jon and Tommy attend the March for Our …

“Grift while you can.”

March 22nd, 2018


Trump congratulates Putin on an election well-rigged, loses his head lawyer, and Congress does nothing to protect Mueller while the corruption …

“Witch hunt!”

March 19th, 2018


Trump begins publicly attacking Robert Mueller, only a few Republicans in Congress speak out, and Trump data firm Cambridge Analytica harvests data …

"Taking the gavel from Paul Ryan's hand."

March 15th, 2018


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 …

“Trump’s message of hope and inclusion.” (LIVE from Dallas)

March 13th, 2018


House Republicans end their Russia investigation, Trump sides with the NRA on gun control, Conor Lamb eyes an upset in Pennsylvania, and Democrats …

“Beto days to come.” (LIVE from Austin)

March 11th, 2018


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 …

“Give Ruth a break.” (LIVE from Houston)

March 9th, 2018


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 …

“President for life.”

March 5th, 2018


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 …

“The Committee to Defraud America.”

March 1st, 2018


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 …

“MAGA hats and perjury traps.”

February 26th, 2018


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 …

“We call BS.”

February 22nd, 2018


In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, a new student movement is born, the Republican/NRA conspiracy nuts go crazy, and Republican politicians …

“Hold my putter.”

February 19th, 2018


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 …

“Beat the NRA.”

February 15th, 2018


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 …

“The worst Cirque du Soleil ever.” (LIVE from Las Vegas)

February 12th, 2018


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 …

“A government eclipse.” (LIVE from Denver)

February 9th, 2018


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 …

“#ReleaseThePod” (LIVE from LA’s Dolby Theater)

February 5th, 2018


House Republicans give America its dumbest conspiracy yet. Jimmy Kimmel, John Legend, and Chrissy Teigen join Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Erin for a …

“An insult to banana republics.”

February 1st, 2018


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 …

“A human centipede of obstruction.”

January 29th, 2018


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 …

“Paul Ryan’s shit sandwich.”

January 25th, 2018


Democrats plot their next move on immigration after the shutdown, Mueller closes in on Trump, and Republicans go full whack job in pushing their …

“Have fun at Davos!”

January 22nd, 2018


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. …

“The shithole shutdown.”

January 18th, 2018


Trump and the Trumpiest Republicans oppose a bipartisan deal that would pass the Senate, protect the DREAMers, and keep the government open. Then …

“Our American Apology Tour.”

January 15th, 2018


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 …

“Mr. President, don’t you mean the opposite?”

January 11th, 2018


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 …

“Stockholm Syndrome.”

January 8th, 2018


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 …

“Cons and clowns.”

January 4th, 2018


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, …

“Weird year.”

December 31st, 2017


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.”

December 26th, 2017


A very special Christmas mailbag with Jon, Jon, and Tommy to wrap up 2017 and look ahead to 2018.

“Keep your heads up.”

December 21st, 2017


Republicans celebrate passing the least popular piece of legislation in modern history, and Democrats plot their strategy to protect DREAMers and the …

“The perpetual bullshit machine.”

December 18th, 2017


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 …

“How to Dougie.”

December 14th, 2017


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 …

“It’s like Medieval Times every night!”

December 11th, 2017


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 …

“A bottomless pit of bad faith.”

December 7th, 2017


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 …

“Donald Trump is Deep Throat.” (LIVE from Oakland)

December 5th, 2017


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 …

“Our lawyer wrote this title.” (LIVE from Sacramento)

December 4th, 2017


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, …

“Legislative looting.”

November 30th, 2017


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 …

“Have some crullers, bureaucrats.”

November 27th, 2017


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 …

“Happy Podsgiving.”

November 23rd, 2017


In the first annual Pod Save America Thanksgiving mailbag, Jon and Dan answer questions about #MeToo, Doug Jones, net neutrality, how they got into …

“The Donor Relief Act of 2017.”

November 20th, 2017


Republicans jam the second most unpopular piece of legislation in history through the House, Doug Jones could transform Washington with a victory …

"Say what it takes to heal a culture."

November 16th, 2017


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 …

“Watch out for falling Keurigs.”

November 13th, 2017


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 …

“A good day.”

November 9th, 2017


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, …

"Don't Hiss. Vote." (LIVE from Richmond)

November 6th, 2017


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 …

“Your tweets are not enough.” (LIVE from DC)

November 4th, 2017


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)

November 3rd, 2017


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 …


October 30th, 2017


Trump’s former campaign chairman is indicted for money laundering, his former foreign policy advisor pleads guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts …

“Another cuck bites the dust.”

October 26th, 2017


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 …

“Republicans have an O’Reilly problem.”

October 23rd, 2017


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 …

“The strategic sense of a rabid raccoon.”

October 19th, 2017


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 …

“No blood for ego.”

October 16th, 2017


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 …

“A feckless despot.”

October 12th, 2017


Trump continues to sabotage Obamacare, threatens to pull media licenses, threatens the NFL’s tax exemption, wishes for more nuclear weapons, and …

“Slack channel for the last adults.” (LIVE from Chicago!)

October 11th, 2017


Corker tells the New York Times that Trump is a dangerous liar, Stephen Miller sabotages the DREAMer deal, and social media platforms wrestle with …

"Mike Pence, you sleep like a horse." (LIVE from Cleveland)

October 9th, 2017


Senator Sherrod Brown and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan in Cleveland, where the crew talks Trump's …

"Paul Ryan's my dad". (LIVE from Madison)

October 6th, 2017


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?”

October 2nd, 2017


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 …

"A cannibal who's for single-payer."

September 28th, 2017


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 …

"Stick to sports."

September 25th, 2017


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 …

"Bad criminals."

September 21st, 2017


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.”

September 18th, 2017


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 …

“Amnesty Don.”

September 14th, 2017


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 …

"Schumer's bump."

September 11th, 2017


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 …

"The misadventures of Paul RINO."

September 7th, 2017


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 …

"Trump always shoots the hostage."

September 5th, 2017


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 …

“This snowflake is enraged.”

August 31st, 2017


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 …

“You can’t be a woke Hungarian fascist.”

August 28th, 2017


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 …

"Hits from the Aaron Sorkin bong."

August 24th, 2017


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 …

“‘Committee to Save America’ my ass.”

August 21st, 2017


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 …

“The dog whistle is now a bullhorn.”

August 17th, 2017


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 …

“Denouncing Nazis is so fucking easy.”

August 14th, 2017


White supremacists and neo-Nazis descend on Charlottesville to provoke violence, and President Trump gives a statement where he refuses to condemn …

"A song of fire and fury."

August 10th, 2017


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 …

“The MAGA industrial complex.”

August 7th, 2017


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 …

“Jeff Sessions’s mixtape.”

August 3rd, 2017


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 …

"9 parts hero, 1 part troll" (LIVE from Pasadena!)

July 31st, 2017


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

July 29th, 2017


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.”

July 27th, 2017


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 …

“Mooch saves America.”

July 24th, 2017


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 …

“One step away from drooling on himself.”

July 20th, 2017


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 …

"Hack away, China."

July 17th, 2017


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 …

“Turd in the GOP punchbowl.”

July 13th, 2017


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 …

"Propaganda, foreign and domestic."

July 10th, 2017


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, …

"Making redistricting sexy again."

July 6th, 2017


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 …

"Tweet your feelings."

July 3rd, 2017


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 …

“Never bet against Mitch McConnell.”

July 1st, 2017


Jon and Tommy attend a health care rally outside the United States Capitol and talk to patients, doctors, activists, and politicians, including …

"Kill Bill Vol. 2."

June 29th, 2017


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 …

"CBO Brother, Where Art Thou?"

June 26th, 2017


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 …

"Same shitburger, different bun."

June 22nd, 2017


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 …

“We can win this fight.”

June 20th, 2017


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 …

"Tiny, decent things."

June 16th, 2017


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 …

"All hands on deck."

June 12th, 2017


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, …

"Comey came to play."

June 8th, 2017


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, …

“Some kind of decline.”

June 5th, 2017


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. …

“More fucked than we think.”

June 1st, 2017


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, …

"The energy is in progressive politics."

May 30th, 2017


Trump jeopardizes the NATO alliance on his “historically successful” foreign trip, Kushner conducts secret diplomacy with a Russian banker, and the …

“The cycle of bullshit.”

May 25th, 2017


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 …

"Exhausted from Obstructing Justice."

May 22nd, 2017


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 18th, 2017


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 …

"Government by sucker punch."

May 15th, 2017


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, …

“Literally farcical.”

May 11th, 2017


Trump fires FBI Director Jim Comey in the middle of an investigation involving the Trump campaign’s potential collusion with Russia, and gets plenty …

"Think globalist, act localist."

May 8th, 2017


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 7th, 2017


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 …

“The moment of truth for the resistance.”

May 4th, 2017


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 …

BONUS POD with Trevor Noah

May 3rd, 2017


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 …

"Doris Trump Goodwin."

May 1st, 2017


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 …

"A very 'Cuck You' week."

April 27th, 2017


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 odorless gas of misogyny."

April 24th, 2017


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.”

April 20th, 2017


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 …

"When you open the canister, snakes pop out."

April 17th, 2017


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.”

April 13th, 2017


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 …

“The enemy of your enemy is your frenemy.”

April 10th, 2017


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 …

"Thanks for unmasking"

April 6th, 2017


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."

April 3rd, 2017


Trump’s popularity and agenda falter, Senate Democrats filibuster Neil Gorsuch, and Fox News lets Bill O’Reilly get away with sexual harassment. …

"The outrage meter is on tilt."

March 30th, 2017


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."

March 27th, 2017


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 …

"He'll run the country from jail like El Chapo."

March 23rd, 2017


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 …

"It's like late season Sopranos."

March 20th, 2017


FBI Director Comey confirms a Trump-Russia investigation, Trump alienates more allies, and Paul Ryan has keg dreams of cutting health care. Then Jon …

Live @ SXSW: Crooked Media and Kara Swisher

March 17th, 2017


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!"

March 16th, 2017


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 …

Pod Save America takes Austin

March 13th, 2017


Health care lies dominate the Sunday shows, and Congress's biggest racist strikes again. Then, Congressman Seth Moulton joins Jon, Jon and Tommy to …

"The dogs who caught the car."

March 9th, 2017


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 …

"The most damning conclusion of all."

March 6th, 2017


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 …

"The greatest speech in history."

March 2nd, 2017


Sessions lies about meetings with Russians, and Trump snows the pundits with his speech. Then, former Republican operative Nicolle Wallace joins Jon …

"It's making us dumber."

February 27th, 2017


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."

February 23rd, 2017


Trump's relatively tame week on Twitter, his orders on deportations and transgender policies, and the growing activism at town halls. Then Ana Marie …

"Card-carrying badass."

February 20th, 2017


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."

February 16th, 2017


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 …

"C'mon, Shinzo... they've paid me a fortune!"

February 13th, 2017


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 …

Pod Save America Takes Brooklyn

February 11th, 2017


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?"

February 9th, 2017


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 …

"A moment of silence for Bowling Green."

February 6th, 2017


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 …

BONUS POD: "He has a lot of edits."

February 3rd, 2017


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."

February 2nd, 2017


Jon and Dan talk about Trump's bullying of Mexico and Australia, the promise of progressive protests, and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Then …

"Protest is the new brunch."

January 30th, 2017


Jon, Jon and Tommy discuss Trump's unconscionable Muslim ban and the politicization of national security. They're joined by The Guardian's Sabrina …

"What the hell are alternative facts?"

January 26th, 2017


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 …

"The Mall sank into the earth."

January 23rd, 2017


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 …

Obama's Last Interview

January 19th, 2017


The Pod Save America team sits down with President Obama for his last interview as President.

"Congress scares easy."

January 16th, 2017


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 …

"We had plenty of ethical fun."

January 12th, 2017


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!

January 9th, 2017


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 …

Teaser Episode

January 6th, 2017


Pod Save America launches Monday January 9th!

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