Pod Save America

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. You can listen to new episodes twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 36 days 11 hours 16 minutes


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“Thanksgiving Mailbag!”

Jon and Dan answer all your midterm questions + a few about Taylor Swift, reality tv, and their favorite reads.



“He’s Running (from the law)”

Donald Trump makes it official. Republicans win the House. Nancy Pelosi steps down as leader. Kari Lake loses her race for Arizona governor. And Dan talks to the Nevada Independent’s Jon Ralston about midterm results and the future.



“2022 is dead. Long live 2024”

Democrats keep the Senate, hold off a Red Wave in the House, and prepare for a productive lame duck session. The knives are out for Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy while Donald Trump gets ready to announce his 3rd presidential campaign. John Fetterman’s campaign advisers Rebecca Katz and Kipp Hebert stop by to tell us about their big win over Dr. Oz. And later, Jon, Jon and Tommy play a game to figure out which Republicans are still on the Trump Train. 



“You Fetter Believe It!”

Democrats fight off a Red Wave in a historic midterm that defied expectations and handed Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans a stunning defeat. All eyes turn to Georgia, Nevada, Arizona and California, where the mail-in vote will determine control of Congress. And some of Donald Trump’s biggest fans urge him to wait on that presidential announcement.



“Nate Nate…Dont Tell Me!”

Democrats and Republicans hold dueling rallies in Pennsylvania as the midterm campaign comes to a close. Jon, Jon and Tommy touch down in Nevada to talk to candidates and Vote Save America volunteers. And later, a game that asks whether an $8 Twitter subscription could ever be worth it.



"Last Call for Democracy."

President Biden focuses on democracy as his closing midterm message, Democrats angst over the party's strategy and look for signs of hope in the early vote, Senator Mark Kelly joins to talk about his must win race in Arizona. And later, Jon and Dan play a round of Two Takes and a Fake.



“Between Barack and A Hard Place.”

President Obama shows Dems how it’s done as candidates hone their closing arguments. Republicans deflect blame following a brutal attack on Speaker Pelosi’s husband by a man who was radicalized by rightwing conspiracy theories. Chief Twit Elon Musk is off to a rocky start. And Mandela Barnes joins the pod to talk about his race to defeat Ron Johnson in Wisconsin.



“Fetterman vs The Phony Sociopath.”

John Fetterman debates Dr. Oz. Democrats get more nauseous on the pollercoaster. Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto checks in to talk about her race in Nevada. Oregon Democrat Tina Kotek tells us about her race for governor. And comedian Mike Birbiglia tells us about his new Broadway show The Old Man in the Pool, and his surprise cameo in a new Taylor Swift music video.


 2022-10-27  1h11m

"It’s Midnights In America (with AOC!)"

With just 2 weeks until the midterms, Democrats deliver their closing argument to voters. Trump and his goons get ready to screw with another election. And Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes a stop in Orange County to rally local Dems and talk to the guys about what the party must do to win.


 2022-10-25  1h4m

The Wilderness Chapter 6: Young Black Voters in Atlanta

Can Democrats keep Georgia blue? We hear from young Black voters in Atlanta about Stacey Abrams, Raphael Warnock, Joe Biden, voting rights, and the future of democracy. Organizer Nsé Ufot, political commentator and strategist Symone Sanders, and pollster Terrance Woodbury join Jon to discuss what they had to say. New episodes of The Wilderness drop every Monday. Subscribe to The Wilderness wherever you get your podcasts.


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