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Lovett or Leave It

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Rank #18 in Politics category

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Politics
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Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion. New episodes every Saturday.

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Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion. New episodes every Saturday.

iTunes Ratings

19385 Ratings
Average Ratings
17625
722
295
262
481

Outstanding

By fparlier - Mar 28 2020
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This is my favorite podcast. It’s a wonderful blend of real news and a sense of humor ❤️

Be nice to Ronan

By Jodeshab - Mar 28 2020
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Love you, Jon, but you should be a little nicer to Ronan. You're very lucky to have him.

iTunes Ratings

19385 Ratings
Average Ratings
17625
722
295
262
481

Outstanding

By fparlier - Mar 28 2020
Read more
This is my favorite podcast. It’s a wonderful blend of real news and a sense of humor ❤️

Be nice to Ronan

By Jodeshab - Mar 28 2020
Read more
Love you, Jon, but you should be a little nicer to Ronan. You're very lucky to have him.
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Lovett or Leave It

Latest release on Mar 28, 2020

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Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion. New episodes every Saturday.

Rank #1: Baby Got Backchannel

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Jared Kushner is in very big trouble, Trump studies abroad, the administration releases a cruel budget, and the GOP holds a seat in Montana. The Daily Beast's Ira Madison III, Fargo's Allison Tolman, and comedian Bobby Lee join to break down the week's news. Plus, our own Tommy Vietor takes us through the Kushner madness.

May 27 2017

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Rank #2: Protect Stacey Abrams!

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And we're back. Live from Radio City! Fox News reads John Bolton's texts on air so Desus and Mero join Jon for "OK, Stop." Wyatt Cenac, Alyssa Mastromonaco, and Dulcé Sloan cover the Democratic debate and discuss which candidate is our Hawkeye. Then Stacey Abrams talks about protecting the vote in battleground states and what her romance novels have in common with Republican voter suppression. And thanks to Michael Barbaro for being part of our intro video. What a week. What a time to go to votesaveamerica.com/fairfight.

Sep 14 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #3: Comey Comey Comey Chameleon

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What a week. What. A. Week. Comedians Dave Anthony, Grace Parra, and Mike Lawrence join. Also, a Rubio-themed quiz. Exciting.

May 20 2017

53mins

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Rank #4: Darth Omarosa

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Trump's White House is in turmoil over Omarosa's recordings. So we asked Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches to perform a dramatic reading of Omarosa's dramatic prologue. Plus, a year after Charlottesville, white nationalism has found a home on Fox News. The EPA is rolling back fuel standards with the help of spin from Sinclair. Black athletes have always been told to "shut up and dribble." And Mark Burnett should not be treated as a respectable figure while he engages in a coverup on behalf of Donald Trump. Also, Stephen Miller's uncle is done with his nephew's bullshit. And possible 2020 contenders should stop being coy. Christine Mai-Duc of the LA Times, Gonzalo Cordova, and Emily Axford join Jon to break down the week's news as we wait on the edge of our seats for more tapes.

Aug 18 2018

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Rank #5: Michael Cohen, welcome to the resistance.

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Trump’s ex-lawyer drops the first single off his album and claims Trump was fully briefed on the whole collusion thing. Plus Fox News struggles to spin Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kavanaugh threatens Roe, Sean Spicer’s book faces the critics, and Frasier may finally get the reboot of our dreams. Naomi Ekperigin, Guy Branum and Planned Parenthood’s Dawn Leguens join Jon to break down the week’s news and Corporate’s Matt Ingebretson joins for a delightful dramatic reading. Also, hey No Man’s Sky: Now you’re a good game? Now?

Jul 27 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #6: Calamity Bannon

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A week that began with marching ends with marching orders. Larry Wilmore, Gaby Dunn, and Langston Kerman join Jon to discuss the latest White House shake up and the fallout from Charlottesville. Plus GOP operative Tim Miller stops by for a new segment called "The Cuck Zone" and Jon learns in real time why a Kardashian is on the rant wheel.

Aug 19 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #7: Going HAMptons on Partisanship

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Packed show! Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on his run for Governor. Jeff Ross, Wil Wheaton, and Sabrina Jalees discuss ethics resignations and voter fraud; Tommy Vietor joins for the "Vietor Detour" to break down a big foreign policy week; and the rant wheel turns into a debate over civility in politics.

Jul 08 2017

1hr 18mins

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Rank #8: Treason Finale

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Well it’s all out in the open now, huh? Trump walks back his Helsinki walk back. ICE is younger than Monster Energy Drink. Joe Lieberman is terrible. Republicans meekly criticize a disloyal President. And Air Force One is going to be insanely ugly unless Boeing steps up. Jon is joined by comedians Kiran Deol, Dani Fernandez, Ben Sawyer and Mitra Jouhari to break down the week’s news and enter the national debate over double negatives.

Jul 20 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #9: Look What You Made Him Do

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Trump pardons Arpaio, trans service members face a ban, North Korea launches missiles, Gorka is out, and Taylor Swift gets the crowd riled up. Jon is joined by Michaela Watkins, Alice Wetterlund, Andrew Ti, Tommy Vietor and Ira Madison III to break down the week including a bunch of late-breaking Friday news. And no GOT spoilers, OK? 

Aug 26 2017

1hr 23mins

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Rank #10: Dirty Sexy Hush Money

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Well it’s been another boring week without news here in America. Yikes. Anyway, we covered: potential campaign finance violations related to Trump’s sex NDAs, Mueller is moving and witnesses are losing it, Fox News freaks over the Oscars, and more. In a special “Keep It” edition of the show, Jon is joined by Ira Madison III, Kara Brown, and Louis Virtel to break down the week’s news, recorded live from Austin, Texas.

Mar 10 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #11: We Impeached Him.

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins Jon in studio to play Queen for a Day. Should college plans be universal? Chris Pratt or Chris Pine? Big questions. Plus Josh Gondelman and Negin Farsad join live as Trump gets impeached, the Democrats get feisty at the debate, and Kumail Nanjiani gets jacked. See you in 2020, 

Dec 21 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #12: 1812 It's Overture

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Jon joins Jon Favreau and Dan Pfieffer in-studio to talk through the latest developments on immigration, SCOTUS, and the growing outrage of Democratic voters. Then Jon is joined by Tawny Newsome, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Molly Lambert to commiserate and discuss pre-existing conditions, "farm to fork" restaurants, the Olympics, and so much more. Happy 4th of July!

Jul 06 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #13: A Mueller Walks Into A Barr

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And we're back! Mueller's report is IN and it's very good for Trump as long as we never ever read it ever. We cover the Barr Book Report, the Fox News reaction, Republican attacks on House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff, and how much we still don't know about what is in that sweet sweet 400 page document. Plus Mayor Pete weighs in on whether a hot dog is a sandwich. Mike Pence threatens to send people to the moon against their will. And we take a loving look back on all the people Mueller indicted along the way. Returning champions Emily Heller, Jamil Smith, and Mitra Jouhari join Jon to break down a wild week of news and finally answer the burning question: is chili... soup?

Mar 30 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #14: LOLOLoligarchy

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Recorded live in Philadelphia, Jon is joined by the city's new district attorney Larry Krasner, Ezra Miller and his band Sons of an Illustrious Father, the Roosevelt Institute's Mike Konczal, comedian Franchesca Ramsey, and writer Dylan Marron for a special action-packed episode focused on economic inequality and what we can do about it. Yes, we cover all the hits. Corporate power and consolidation! Inequities in the justice system! Trump's racism and economic populism! Republican policies that make things worse and Democratic policies that don't go far enough! Plus, we yell about Paul Ryan, teachers being underpaid, and how we need to stop blaming globalization and robots for everything. It was a really fun show about an important issue and you will like it.

Jun 02 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #15: Rain of Terror

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Todd Barry, Natalie Morales, and Dan Pfeiffer join Jon to discuss North Korea, the opioid crisis, McConnell v. Trump, immigration, and the rest of it. Recorded live at the Outside Lands Festival in SF.

Aug 12 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #16: Pay your rent, Scott Pruitt!

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The EPA administrator’s corruption eruption continues. Fox News once again tells a black celebrity to shut up. Florida faces climate change and climate change deniers. Teachers rebel against budget cuts. Trump attacks vulnerable asylum seekers. And the movie Blockers isn’t about sports after all. Live from Miami, Jon is joined by Akilah Hughes, Alicia Menendez and Natasha del Toro to break down the week’s news. Oh and there’s some light Rubio criticism, obviously. What a week.

Apr 07 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #17: The Fucking Memo

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The Nunes Memo is released and it’s even dumber than expected. Trump delivered a State of the Union and then obliterated any memory of it, per usual. Hope Hicks was reportedly too obvious about crimes. And you won’t want to miss a shockingly passionate diatribe about the food pyramid. Sasheer Zamata, Adam Conover, and Francesca Fiorentini join Jon to break down the news of the week. Plus who will win the big game Sunday? Will it be the underdog?

Feb 03 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #18: The House Always Wynns

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Trump puts an immigration proposal on the table. GOP finance chair Steve Wynn is accused of misconduct. And Sean Hannity struggles to serve master. Live from the Moore Theatre in Seattle, Jon is joined by Ijeoma Oluo, Lindy West, and Akilah Hughes to break down the week’s news and reference Frasier because people from Seattle love Frasier.

Jan 27 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #19: Lovett or Brexit

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Trump rejects a bipartisan immigration deal and has all of us saying “shithole” over and over again. Hawaii is hit with a false alarm. And royals have some racist brooches. Live from London, Trump may not have felt welcome here but we sure did! Stephen Merchant, Shaista Aziz, and Nish Kumar join Jon at Cadogan Hall to kick off the first Lovett or Leave It of 2018. What a week.

Jan 14 2018

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Rank #20: Watch for Falling Stones

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And we're back! Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor join Lovett to cover Trump's surrender on the shutdown and Roger Stone’s indictment. Then Zoe Lister-Jones, Mitra Jouhari, Andrew Ti, and D’Arcy Carden join to talk about Pelosi versus Trump, the nationwide teacher strikes, those MAGA teens, dueling Fyre Festival documentaries, Rudy Giuliani’s emo streak, and more. Season 3! Here we go.

Jan 26 2019

1hr 32mins

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We’re number one.

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Stephen Merchant, Kara Swisher, and Beck Bennett join for Lovett or Leave It: Back in the Closet. A big stimulus bill passes. Trump looks to goose the markets. Tech companies thrive as their workers take risks. And everyone realizes they don’t have enough forks.

Mar 28 2020

1hr 5mins

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Zoom and Gloom

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Ronan Farrow stops by to take calls from couples working from home. And Adam Schiff calls in to give us an update on the congressional response to the virus and his struggles with veganism during impeachment. Plus, listeners call in with their own personal high notes and Ronan tells me why he doesn't consider Cheetos a staple food. Back in the Closet, Week 2. Hang in there, everybody.

Mar 21 2020

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Sick in a Box

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Trump's chaotic, bumbling response to the coronavirus pandemic alarms the country. Local and state leaders (and Bernie and Biden) fill the void. And everyone figures out how to act responsibility to protect the community while panic shopping and googling symptoms. We've canceled our live shows to be safe, so until we're on the other side of this, we're going to be experimenting with some new segments and finding ways to quiz and hear from listeners during the show. It's Lovett or Leave It: Back in the Closet. Special thanks to Paul Scheer, Rachel Bonnetta, and Rachna Fruchbom for joining, and to the listeners who let me quiz them this week on their coronavirus prep.

Mar 14 2020

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Joe Sneaks Up From Behind!

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Super Tuesday changes the race. Trump bungles the response to a pandemic. And Hachette faces blowback for secretly buying Woody Allen's memoir. Megan Gailey and Yassir Lester join to break down a pivotal week from the end of Elizabeth Warren's campaign to the announcement of a 38-year-old Bachelorette.

Mar 07 2020

1hr 11mins

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Oh, great. Mike Pence.

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The coronavirus sparks fear in the markets and a toxic debate sparks anxiety among Democrats. Quite a week. Moshe Kasher and Fortune Feimster join to cover everything from the latest primary news to why so many couples are getting married in barns. Plus, in GAY NEWS: a brave kid comes out to Mayor Pete and it reminds Jon of a harrowing summer at sports camp. Super Tuesday is HERE. Everybody better vote.

Feb 29 2020

1hr 4mins

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Uncut Dems

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Warren tenderizes Bloomberg, Bernie avoids fire, and Amy and Pete’s relationship has not improved. Emily Heller and Sean Rameswaram help break down the debate and more. D’Arcy Carden returns as we release secret footage of a White House wedding. Plus in Gay News, Trump discovers subtitles and Billy Wilder. And finally, in all things, Harrison Ford doesn’t give a shit.

Feb 22 2020

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Bidentity Crisis

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Trump is purging, Bernie is surging, Amy is emerging, Bloomberg is splurging, and Biden is... not doing so well.

Larry Wilmore and Kara Brown join to cover the primary as it heads to Nevada and South Carolina. Up and coming journalist Ronan Farrow stops by to discuss revelations in his podcast AND relationship. Plus similarities between Nixon and Trump, life on a coronavirus cruise, and the power of Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union's example. What a week.

Feb 15 2020

1hr 13mins

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New Hampshire, Don't F*ck This Up

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What a week. What a MESS. Pete's "undeniable victory" in Iowa becomes less undeniable and Senate Republicans (except for Mitt who we LOVE now) tell Trump he's above the law. Emily Heller joins to break down the Democratic debate in New Hampshire. Franklin Leonard talks about this Sunday's Oscars and how Hollywood is (and isn't) changing. And Louis Virtel's savant-like Oscar trivia skills are put to the TEST. Plus we manage to talk about Baby Nut, Hotel Lighting, Dua Lipa, and Netflix autoplay. At some point Jon sat on the floor and talked about going to the nurse's office in elementary school. Anyway it's been a week. Hope everyone took lots of pictures because that was the LAST Iowa caucus.

Feb 08 2020

1hr 14mins

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Iowa, Don't F*ck This Up

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Republicans conspire to block witnesses and Iowans get ready to caucus like the country depends on it. LIVE from Iowa City, Jon is joined by filmmaker and activist Michael Moore, Iowa state auditor Rob Sand, Cedar Rapids Gazette columnist Lyn Lenz, and Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker.

They cover the latest on the trial, the primaries, and their perspective on how campaigns are faring on the ground. And we make time for Super Bowl ads, Brad Pitt's looks "hurting" his Oscar chances, and the difference between hot dish and casserole.

Feb 01 2020

1hr 12mins

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The Rural Jurors

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The impeachment trial begins: Adam Schiff and the House managers make their case and Republican Senators both demand and refuse to allow new evidence. Florida's Republicans are undermining Amendment 4 which restores the vote to those convicted of felonies. Plus C-Span's production values are just OK and it's time we have an honest conversation about organic peanut butter. Aida Osman and Sam Pancake join to help break down the week's news and just sit around sharing memories of Mr. Peanut and really focus on making this a celebration of his life.

Jan 25 2020

57mins

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Lev It or Leave It

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Impeachment heads to the Senate. Lev Parnas talks to Rachel Maddow. And Deval Patrick joins Jon on stage to face the Queen for a Day challenge. Plus Kara Swisher on Facebook and Little Women, Mitra Jouhari on Space Travel, and Damon Young on Joker's 11 Oscar nominations. First they cancel The OA. Now Mindhunter? Netflix, you season three thief!

Jan 18 2020

1hr 11mins

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HEY. We're going on tour (ticket link inside)

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Big news. Lovett or Leave It and Pod Save America are going on tour. 


Presale runs from January 15 - 17, use code CROOKED2020. General on-sale is Saturday January 18th at 10am local time.


Tickets & dates at http://crooked.com/events


See you soon.

Jan 15 2020

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The Warring 20's

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And we're back! Trump escalates. Australia burns. And Rita Wilson waits and waits and WAITS. Former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes joins to unpack the latest on Iran and the congressional response. Plus comedians Hari Kondabolu and Alice Wetterlund join to look at the fight over the coming impeachment trial, high school reunions, crowded gyms in January, and more. 2020 is here. Let's go.

Jan 11 2020

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We Impeached Him.

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins Jon in studio to play Queen for a Day. Should college plans be universal? Chris Pratt or Chris Pine? Big questions. Plus Josh Gondelman and Negin Farsad join live as Trump gets impeached, the Democrats get feisty at the debate, and Kumail Nanjiani gets jacked. See you in 2020, 

Dec 21 2019

1hr 30mins

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Impeach for the Stars

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John Hodgman and Amanda Seales join Jon to break down the week's news as the Judiciary Committee debates articles of impeachment and the Department of Justice releases a report that debunks Trump's conspiracy theories. Plus we look back on the year and the decade, Crooked's editor-in-chief Brian Beutler joins to rant about "narrow" impeachment, and Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit take a hard look at the science of Star Wars. Tiny yoda. Huge week.

Dec 14 2019

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Darin' to Say "Barron"

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Impeachment heads to the Judiciary Committee. Rudy films a documentary in Ukraine. Fox News anchors piss off their moms. And a ferocious debate breaks out ON STAGE over a little film called The Irishman. Brett Gelman and Rheeqrheeq Chainey join to break down the latest news at a very late, very loose, very fun live show. What a week.  

Dec 07 2019

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Up Schiff's Creek

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Fiona Hill has eyes. Gordon Sondland has receipts. And Cory Booker has jokes. The first round of impeachment hearings wrap up in dramatic fashion. Democrats debate in Atlanta. And Chris Matthews uses, shall we say, an irregular channel. The hilarious Guy Branum, Quinta Brunson, and Aida Osman are here to break down a week of giant revelations and tiny Yodas. We always say it, but wow we really mean it: What a week.

Nov 23 2019

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This Ukrainian Life

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Bill Taylor and George Kent testify as the public phase of impeachment begins. Rudy considers hosting a podcast, and we have the ad reads. The goobers at Fox & Friends are briefly confronted by reality. And Dion Waiters has a very VERY bad experience with a weed gummy. Whitney Cummings and Joe Mande are here to break down a big week, from the dumb villains of impeachment to the gay villains of Disney Plus. And don't worry: we do it with the pizzazz you DEMAND.

Nov 16 2019

1hr 10mins

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OK, Bloomberg

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Impeachment goes public. Kentucky goes blue. And Facebook goes all caps. Kal Penn and Emily Heller join to break down the week's news, from Iowa to The View to whatever the hell is going on with T.I. Plus investigative reporter Jason Leopold joins to share what he's learned from new documents he uncovered from the Mueller investigation. And obviously we cover daylight saving time. Dark at four thirty? Enough.

Nov 09 2019

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Catch, Marry, Kill

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The House votes on impeachment. Evidence mounts against Trump. And Fox News smears a decorated veteran who heard the Ukraine phone call. Ronan Farrow joins to discuss his book Catch and Kill, the response from reporters inside NBC, and his impression of a certain podcast host in the audio book. Plus Demi Adejuyigbe is back and Ashley Nicole Black joins to discuss the California wildfires, Hollywood reboots, and people who want to hang out after work. And a special edition of GAY NEWS? What a show. What a week. 

Nov 02 2019

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iTunes Ratings

19385 Ratings
Average Ratings
17625
722
295
262
481

Outstanding

By fparlier - Mar 28 2020
Read more
This is my favorite podcast. It’s a wonderful blend of real news and a sense of humor ❤️

Be nice to Ronan

By Jodeshab - Mar 28 2020
Read more
Love you, Jon, but you should be a little nicer to Ronan. You're very lucky to have him.