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No One Knows Anything

It's the politics podcast from BuzzFeed News. Featuring reporters from BuzzFeed News, and occasional special guests, each episode of No One Knows Anything breaks down the biggest and most insane stories in politics this week, and tries to figure what we should or shouldn't be freaking out about.

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Charlottesville, The Alt-Right, And The GOP Response

Kate and Charlie talk with BuzzFeed reporter Tarini Parti about what happened in Charlottesville this weekend, the ways the alt-right continues to grow beyond online hate groups, and about the GOP representatives distancing themselves from a selectively critical President Trump.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13mins

15 Aug 2017

Rank #1

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What It's Like Being A Democrat In Congress Right Now

This week: We continue our summer interview series with Rep. Jim Himes, a Democrat from Connecticut. He discussed the Russia investigation, why he thinks Republicans aren't standing up to President Trump, and what it's like being in the minority party in Congress.Catch us back in your feed on August 11.Hosted by Kate Nocera and Charlie Warzel.For more, visit buzzfeed.com/news.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30mins

28 Jul 2017

Rank #2

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Health Care: The Never-Ending Story

This week: We kick off our summer interview series with Sarah Kliff, senior policy correspondent at Vox. She discussed her years of U.S. health care coverage, how the GOP's Obamacare repeal attempts are going, and that time she dressed up as the Canadian health care system for Halloween.Catch us back in your feed on July 28.For more, visit buzzfeed.com/newsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31mins

14 Jul 2017

Rank #3

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Never Say Never Trump

It's been less than a month since Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, and the Trump-resistant party establishment is already lining up behind him. There won't be a contested convention, there's little talk of a third party candidate, and the #NeverTrump holdouts are losing steam. On this episode, we take a look at Trump's unlikely takeover, and what it says about divides within the Republican Party. Guests: Republican Committeeman Ruth O'Connell from Wheeling Township in Illinois, Republican operative and Trump holdout Doug Heye, and BuzzFeed News political reporter Rosie Gray.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34mins

26 May 2016

Rank #4

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Inside A Trump Rally

This week, Evan visits a Trump rally in Pittsburgh to find out what it's like to be a Trump supporter, and to ask some of Trump's biggest fans what it means to "Make America Great Again." Guest: BuzzFeed News politics reporter Tarini Parti.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36mins

16 Jun 2016

Rank #5

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The Motion To Talk: What's Going On Today With Health Care

Kate talks with BuzzFeed Politics editor Katherine Miller about some of the things that might happen now that Senate Republicans have voted to proceed with the debate on the GOP healthcare bill. Plus: They explain what a “skinny repeal” is.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11mins

26 Jul 2017

Rank #6

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What We Don't Know About Anti-LGBT Violence

Evan interviews BuzzFeed News senior editor Chris Geidner about what we know—and don’t know—about anti-LGBT hate crimes. They talk about why it’s so hard to keep track of those hate crimes, and whether or not law enforcement is getting better at protecting LGBT Americans.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19mins

13 Jun 2016

Rank #7

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Hillary Clinton, The Liberal

Is Hillary Clinton a liberal? This episode, we look at the surprising moments when Clinton has swung to the left on divisive issues, confounding predictions that her campaign would be 100% boring centrism. We’re going to hear the story of one of those moments Clinton defied expectations and went to the left, and what it was like to be there when it happened. And we’re going to talk to a voter who found the ultimate divisive issue in politics and dug his heels in. He’s a Latino voting for Trump. Guests: DREAMer activist Astrid Silva, Donald Trump supporter Jesse Lopez, and BuzzFeed News political reporter and Latino coverage editor Adrian Carrasquillo.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30mins

12 May 2016

Rank #8

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Binders Full Of Zingers

Debate prep takes many forms: studying, rehearsing, systematically lowering the expectations of voters and the press. This episode, we talk with Lis Smith about how that process works. She worked on Governor O'Malley's debate prep team this year, and on President Obama's rapid response team in 2012. Plus, we talk with Jim Lehrer, the "dean of moderators," about the particular challenges moderators are facing this year. Update: This episode misstated Lis Smith's role on President Obama's 2012 campaign. She worked on his rapid response team.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35mins

23 Sep 2016

Rank #9

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BuzzFeed Audio Presents: Historical Event

Recorded live at the Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia, this Historical Event features Evan McMorris-Santoro, Another Round's Tracy Clayton, and Internet Explorer's Ryan Broderick and Katie Notopoulos. Plus, an interview with Texas Rep. Joaquín Castro and live music from Jean Grae.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52mins

27 Jul 2016

Rank #10

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How To Tell Someone That You've Never Voted

Elle Abarca has never voted, even though her sister Anabel has registered hundreds of voters throughout her career in politics. This episode, we talk with Elle and Anabel about how someone becomes a non-voter, even against their best intentions. And we find out how easy it is to come clean about your voter status and get back into the political process. If you haven't registered to vote yet, you can get started now at https://buzzfeed.turbovote.org Guests: Sisters Elle and Anabel Abarca, No One Knows Anything producer Meg Cramer.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24mins

30 Jun 2016

Rank #11

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Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Foreign To The Republican Party

Republican national security experts usually spend election season advising their party's candidate on foreign policy issues. But now they're trying to distance themselves as far as they can from Donald Trump. This episode, BuzzFeed's Tarini Parti and Rosie Gray talk about Trump's foreign policy proposals that break with 20 years of Republican politics. You'll hear from an Iraq war veteran and antiwar activist who won't be voting for Trump or Clinton this year. Plus: The failsafes that keep the President from unlawfully launching a nuclear attack. Guests: Republican National Security adviser John Noonan, former Ambassador Eric Edelman, and New Hampshire Peace Action Director Will Hopkins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35mins

18 Aug 2016

Rank #12

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Lessons From A Long Primary

It's time to talk about Donald Trump and the weird world we all live in where he is the Republican Party's presumptive nominee. This episode is about the primary that brought us there, and about the convoluted and bumpy nominating process on the Democratic side that isn't over yet. Guests: Democratic Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Iowa caucus voters Kyra Seay and Carter Bell, and BuzzFeed News political reporter Darren Sands.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29mins

5 May 2016

Rank #13

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Immigration Reform Is Back In The Hands Of Voters

Thursday's Supreme Court decision affects millions of undocumented immigrants who are unlikely to be deported, but who can't live the life other people can because they don't have legal status. They're back in limbo, and so are their families. That could affect how Latinos vote in the fall, when they'll be choosing between two candidates with very different plans for immigration reform. Guest: BuzzFeed News political reporter and Latino coverage editor Adrian Carrasquillo.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

14mins

24 Jun 2016

Rank #14

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After The Bern Is Gone

On this episode, Sanders supporters talk about how they're trying to turn a groundbreaking campaign into a lasting political force. The question is: Can progressives and activists for all kinds of causes work together to hold on to the gains they've made as members of the Bernie Sanders movement? Guests: The Washington Post's national political correspondent David Weigel, BuzzFeed News politics editor Katherine MillerLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28mins

7 Jul 2016

Rank #15

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The Republican Party Does Not Get Along

On this episode, we talk to some of the people who care the most about what happens this week at the convention: the delegates who are here to unify the Republican Party and get Republicans elected in November. They have a long way to go.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26mins

19 Jul 2016

Rank #16

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The Purple Cup

This episode takes a look at the independent, uncommitted, and unenthusiastic voters who can't—or don't want to—pick a presidential candidate. And we ask how (HOW?) anyone could still be undecided when the two major party candidates are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. We begin with the voters in 7-Eleven's coffee cup poll, which has predicted the outcome of the presidential election every time since it began in 2000. This year, coffee drinkers are opting out of the red Republican and blue Democrat cups in favor of a third option: the unaffiliated purple cup, which is winning with 40% of the vote. You'll also hear from a group of undecided voters through our partnership with the Decode DC podcast. Guests: BuzzFeed world news editor Hayes Brown, Decode DC host Jimmy Williams, assistant professor of political science Samara Klar, and campaign organizer Mitch Stewart.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36mins

7 Oct 2016

Rank #17

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Seersucker Suits And Tiny Flag Pins

Parties can change. This week we take a look at the origins of Republican conservatism and whether or not it has anything in common with Donald Trump's political ideology. Plus, BuzzFeed politics editor Katherine Miller talks about her time as a campus conservative during the Bush and Obama years—seersucker suits, tiny flag pins, and more. Hosted by BuzzFeed News' McKay Coppins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30mins

25 Aug 2016

Rank #18

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It's Not Just About Bathrooms

In 2015, the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land. One year later, LGBT rights are still being challenged in places like North Carolina. This episode tells the story of the state-by-state fight over non-discrimination laws—and how bathroom bills became one way to stop them from being passed. Guests: Howie, an RA, activist and trans student at UNC Charlotte; North Carolina Values Coalition Executive Director Tami Fitzgerald; and BuzzFeed News LGBT reporter Dominic Holden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39mins

2 Jun 2016

Rank #19

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Trump's Rallies Vs. Clinton's Ground Game

A candidate’s ground game is everything they do to turn out their voters on election day—from voter registration, to door knocking, to phone calls, to direct mail. It’s tedious and expensive work. But, done well, it can nudge a candidate a few points ahead of their opponent. That’s the difference between winning and losing in swing states like Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. This week, BuzzFeed’s Tarini Parti and Rosie Gray take a look at how Trump and Clinton are reaching out to voters in those states, and whether or not Trump’s rallies are any match for Clinton’s well-organized and well-funded ground game. Guests: North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis and Marlon Marshall, director of state campaigns for the Hillary Clinton.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35mins

1 Sep 2016

Rank #20