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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, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays and Thursdays.


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Pod Save America – “Roe Is Dead. Now What?” (Strict Scrutiny Emergency Episode)

Kate, Leah and Melissa discuss the Supreme Court’s egregious decision to end the constitutional right to abortion, and whether other rights could be in jeopardy.
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New episodes of Strict Scrutiny drop every Monday. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

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Pod Save America - “Roe Is Dead. Now What?” (Strict Scrutiny Emergency Episode)
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Pod Save America – “50 Shades of MAGA.”

The January 6th committee highlights how Trump’s attempted coup led to threats of violence against anyone who refused to go along. Strict Scrutiny’s Melissa Murray joins to talk about the Supreme Court’s terrible gun decision, and Zayd Dohrn, the host of Crooked Media’s new series Mother Country Radicals, joins to talk about political radicalization in the ’70s and today.

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Pod Save America – “Get The Pardon Started.” Live from Oakland!

The guys head to the bay area with cohost Melissa Murray and discuss the January 6th committee exposing Trump’s pressure campaign and pardon list. Then Congresswoman Barbara Lee joins to talk about the hearings, Juneteenth, and reproductive rights.  California Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks then tells us how the state is preparing to be an abortion sanctuary. And the New York Times’ Mike Issac tells us about Elon Musk’s first sit-down with Twitter’s employees.

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Pod Save America – “Too Much Crime On Their Hands.”

The January 6th committee makes the case that Donald Trump broke the law, election results in South Carolina and Texas offer hints about November, committee member Elaine Luria joins to talk about Thursday’s big hearing, and later, we close out with a round of Take Appreciator.

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Pod Save America – “It’s Coup O’Clock Somewhere.”

The second January 6th hearing exposes Donald Trump’s Big Lie, Senator Chris Murphy joins to talk about a potential deal on gun safety, and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy stops by Crooked to talk about Covid and mental health.

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Pod Save America - "It's Coup O'Clock Somewhere."
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Pod Save America – “This Season On Insurrection.” (Live from LA!)

What a Day host Tre’vell Anderson joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live in Los Angeles! The bipartisan House select committee concluded its first primetime hearing into the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, California election results make it clear that progressives have some work to do, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan joins from the Summit of the Americas, and the hosts battle it out in a game called Rainbows vs. Boat Shoes.

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Pod Save America – “Live from DC, it’s January 6!”

The January 6th special committee sets expectations high for Thursday’s prime time hearing, tensions in the Biden White House spill into the press, and Chef Jose Andres talks to Tommy about World Central Kitchen and what they’ve learned helping people in Ukraine and serving refugees and people in need around the world.

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Pod Save America - "Live from DC, it’s January 6!"
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Pod Save America – “Trump’s Crimetime Preview.” (Live from The Beacon Theatre!)

Guest host Melissa Murray joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy in New York City! Politico unveils new details about the Republican plan to overturn the election just days before the primetime congressional Jan. 6 hearings, Democrats push for gun legislation in the wake of another mass shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and New York Attorney General Tish James joins to talk about her investigation into the Trump organization. Special thanks to MSG Entertainment and The Beacon Theatre.

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Pod Save America - "Trump's Crimetime Preview." (Live from The Beacon Theatre!)
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Pod Save America – “Memorial Day Mailbag.”

Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer your burning questions about student loan debt, getting involved in politics, and the best Summer blockbusters.

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Pod Save America – “Why We Can’t Give Up.”

The U.S. Senate debates gun safety reform following the horrific school shooting at a Texas elementary school and Senator Alex Padilla joins to talk about what else can be done to stop mass shootings. And later, Jon and Dan go through Tuesday’s election results from the primaries in Georgia and Texas.

Our team has compiled a few ways you can help support the Uvalde community and the work to get rid of the Republican politicians who have failed to do anything to prevent shootings like these at votesave.us/texas.

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Pod Save America - "Why We Can't Give Up."
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Pod Save America – “Trump Loses Georgia Again?”

Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Georgia hold primaries this week, including the biggest race with possibly the most predictable outcome: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp versus Senator David Perdue, and Representative Karen Bass stops by the studio to talk about how she’ll tackle crime and housing as mayor of Los Angeles.

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Pod Save America - "Trump Loses Georgia Again?"
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Pod Save America – “The Most Dangerous Candidate of 2022?”

Voters select Democratic and Republican nominees in North Carolina, Oregon, Kentucky, Idaho, and Pennsylvania in the biggest set of midterm primaries yet, and North Carolina Senate candidate Cheri Beasley joins to talk about her race against Trump-backed Ted Budd.

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