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Pod Save America

Pod Save America

CATEGORY: News
Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. Text us questions and comments: (323) 405-9944. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays.
  1. October 19, 2020
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    “How Trump can win.”
    Trump attacks Dr. Fauci and science as his campaign descends into chaos and recriminations, but both the Trump and Biden campaigns still see a path to victory for the President. Rudy Giuliani recycles smears ag…
  2. October 16, 2020
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    “America’s Crazy Uncle.” (Town hall recap)
    Donald Trump and Joe Biden participate in dueling town halls on ABC and NBC, Covid hits the Biden-Harris campaign, and Jon and Dan answer some listener questions. Then Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fett…
  3. October 14, 2020
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    “Barack Obama on 2020.”
    Former President Barack Obama joins Jon F. and Tommy to talk about the stakes of the 2020 election up and down the ballot, make his case for Joe Biden and share his vision for creating lasting progressive chang…
  4. October 12, 2020
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    "Willy Wonka and The Covid Factory.”
    The Trump-Covid ticket returns to the campaign trail despite unanswered questions about the President’s condition, Senate Republicans revolt against Covid relief negotiations between The White House and Nancy P…
  5. October 08, 2020
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    “Kamala at me, bro.” (Debate recap!)
    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the vice presidential debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence, and discuss Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the second presidential debate. T…
  6. October 05, 2020
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    “Trump's Covid Joyride.”
    A hospitalized Donald Trump takes a spin outside Walter Reed Medical Center and tells America not to be afraid of Covid, hundreds of people are exposed to the virus because of a White House superspreader event,…
  7. October 02, 2020
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    “Trump gets Covid.”
    The President and First Lady test positive for Covid-19 after flouting public health precautions and exposing countless others to the virus. Joe Biden, who has so far tested negative, resumes limited in-person…
  8. September 30, 2020
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    “Will you shut up, man?” (Debate recap special)
    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the lows and lower lows of the worst presidential debate in history between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  9. September 28, 2020
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    “The 750 Dollar Man.”
    Trump’s taxes reveal that he’s heavily in debt and doesn't pay income taxes, Republicans want to make Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination about her Catholicism instead of her opposition to the Affordable Care Act, a…
  10. September 24, 2020
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    “Trump’s Coup de Nah.”
    Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, Democrats fight to overcome mail-in voting shenanigans, and Republicans make appeals to QAnon supporters. Then Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talks…
  11. September 21, 2020
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    “RBG and the fight to come.”
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 years old, setting up a nomination battle to fill her seat with just 43 days to go until the presidential election. Then Kate Kendell of Take Back the Court…
  12. September 17, 2020
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    “Herd mentality.”
    Trump publicly rebukes his CDC Director for testifying that masks are effective and a vaccine might take awhile, he faces tough questions from undecided voters in a live town hall, and the results of our new Po…
  13. September 14, 2020
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    “50 Days to Joe.”
    Trump finishes his weekend of superspreader rallies with a trip to California amid a climate disaster he thinks is a hoax, Mike Bloomberg says he’ll spend at least $100 million in Florida to help Joe Biden, and…
  14. September 10, 2020
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    “Trump’s Covid confessions.”
    Trump confesses to Bob Woodward that he intentionally downplayed the severity of the virus for the last six months, the western United States is on fire because of climate change, and dueling advertising strate…
  15. September 08, 2020
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    “Is hating the troops good for Trump?”
    Joe Biden maintains a steady lead as the campaign enters the homestretch, Trump spends five days defending himself against disgraceful comments about U.S. service members, and the August jobs report shows slowi…
  16. September 03, 2020
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    “AirTifa.”
    Trump deflates his convention bounce with a week of deranged conspiracies and potential felonies, a Pollapalooza shows the race largely unchanged by the conventions and Trump’s crime message, and Joe Biden’s re…
  17. August 31, 2020
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    “The Weakest Strongman.”
    Trump cheers on violent supporters in Kenosha and Portland, Joe Biden gives a speech in Pennsylvania condemning violence and Trump, Covid outbreaks on college campuses get worse, and the White House weighs a st…
  18. August 28, 2020
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    “Well that was terrible.”
    Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down Donald Trump’s acceptance speech and discuss how the Republican National Convention will shape the final 67 days of the 2020 campaign.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
  19. August 27, 2020
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    “Kenosha vs. Convention.”
    The protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin after the police shooting of Jacob Blake provide the backdrop to a Republican National Convention where the party tries its hardest to stoke division and deny reality. Then Wi…
  20. August 24, 2020
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    “The RNC: Now, With 5x More Trump!”
    The Republican National Convention lineup is heavy on Trump and light on policy, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris see their favorability rise after last week’s convention, Trump touts another unproven Covid treatmen…

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