Lovett or Leave It

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Subscribers: 5268
Reviews: 31

Allie
 Nov 15, 2020
Loved him until he made an analogy about Harry Potter being transphobic itself while admitting he never read the books. Also JK did not say people cant be trans. Still gonna listen to PSA, but not Lovett.

Stacy
 Jun 13, 2020
A fun, informative way to digest the chaos that is America in the time of 45. I look forward to it every Saturday!


 Feb 1, 2020

chola
 Dec 8, 2019
⚡🖤💜💛🧡🧡💛💙💚✨🌈🌩️


 Oct 29, 2019

Description

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.

Episode Date
Coup Clutz Clan
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Rudy melts under cross examination. Thanksgiving comes as cases rise and a vaccine looms. Kiran Deol joins to break down the week's news. Scientist Eric Lander joins to discuss the vaccine, public trust in science, climate change, and deep fakes. And Ronan Farrow is back to talk about his latest reporting and to play a game where once again Travis tries to drive a wedge in Jon's relationship with help from accomplice Guy Branum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 21, 2020
No Coup for You
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Biden wins and Trump tries to un-lose. Naomi Ekperigin is back to cover a week of dumb legal challenges and dumber press conferences. Then Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman talks about how well the vote went in PA and historian Michael Beschloss joins to discuss the unprecedented rejection of democracy by Republicans and what happens next. Plus listeners share high notes and join to play a game as Georgia heads into two make-or-break run offs. What a week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 14, 2020
America, Welcome to the Resistance
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We won. Alyssa Mastromonaco joins to break down the results and the experience of the slow reveal, Ben Wikler on how we won in Wisconsin and the lessons of organizing, and Zeynep Tufekci is back to talk about polls, models, and misinformation. What a week. What a weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 07, 2020
The Only Way Out is Through
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Emotions are running high! Kumail Nanjiani, Stacey Abrams, Brittany Packnett Cunningham and listeners join as we cover the last week in this campaign, look ahead to the final four days of the race, and talk about our hopes, our fears, and eating our feelings. VOLUNTEER PLEASE -> votesaveamerica.com/volunteer  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 31, 2020
Dishonest Abe
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Last debate behind us, ten days ahead of us. PACKED SHOW. Alex Wagner and Guy Branum join to play a special debate edition of OK, Stop. Ira Madison III joins for the monologue, where we do NOT dwell on this Rudy story because we are above that. Theresa Greenfield talks about her campaign for the Senate against Joni Ernst and she quizzes Jon on Iowa facts. Plus Jon talks to Olivia Troye about leaving Trump's coronavirus task force and endorsing Joe Biden and he talks to Aidan Kohn-Murphy about the Gen Z campaign for Joe Biden on Tik Tok. VOLUNTEER THIS WEEKEND. votesaveamerica.com/volunteer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 24, 2020
Can't Hardly Debate
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W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu join to break down the week's news. We play OK, Stop to cover the two town halls that replaced one debate. Jon talks to the Washington Post's Dave Weigel about what he's seeing on the campaign trail in the homestretch. And we quiz a listener on some complicated ballot measures written to confuse and discourage you. (Check out votesaveamerica.com/ballot because it is good.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 17, 2020
Patient Zero
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Emily Heller joins to break down the VP debate and The Week They Gave Trump Steroids. Senator Brian Schatz is back to talk about the fight for the Senate and what we can each do to help. And Josh Gad joins (finally, he refused to come on for a long time) to show us that phone banking is fun and not that scary even if you've never done it before. Help this weekend, please: votesaveamerica.com/senate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 10, 2020
SO, YEAH. MASKS.
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This week lasted a hundred years. Trump's financial documents reveal massive debts and a tiny tax bill. Biden wins the first debate. And then we learn that Trump, who has spent six months denying reality and mocking masks, has been diagnosed with covid as his rallies and recklessness put countless lives at risk. Returning champion Langston Kerman joins for the top of the show, then I talk to Jaime Harrison about his race against Lindsey Graham and journalist Adam Davidson about Trump's taxes, money laundering, and why it's important to stop corruption before it's too late. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 03, 2020
The Nom Before The Storm
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Trump is terrified of democracy and he should be. Kara Brown joins for the monologue after a tough week of news. Puneet Cheema from the NAACP on the lack of accountability for the killing of Breonna Taylor and the future of police reform. And PJ Vogt of Reply All joins to talk about their fascinating investigation into the origins of Qanon. Plus we quiz listeners on polling of persuadable voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 26, 2020
Donate to Get Mitch
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Devastating news about RBG on Friday night kicks of a fight over the future of the Supreme Court. Then we go to a pre-recorded show with guests Hari Kondabolu, Varshini Prakash from the Sunrise Movement, and a legend: Jane Fonda. http://votesaveamerica.com/getmitch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 19, 2020
White House Downplay
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What you don't know that Trump told Bob Woodward can hurt you. For our first homestretch episode, Jon Favreau joins for the monologue, Dr. Ali Mattu is back to talk about staying motivated during a very hard time, and I talk to Dr. Muhammad Adeel Rish about his recent study on daylight saving time because it's my JOB. Plus listeners check on their parents' voter registrations and I quiz a listener on whether you can tell the difference between awful Trump comments on the military or ones we just made up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 12, 2020
Soup d'Etat
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Chowder is a weapon and Antifa has an airline. What a week. Akilah Hughes stops by for the monologue. Ronan Farrow is back so that we can test our relationship again for some reason. And activist Imani Barbarin joins to talk about the challenges facing voters with disabilities and what steps we need to take to turn out the vote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 05, 2020
Don Jr.'s Convention Bump
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We watched the RNC on your behalf so where are our fireworks? Kara Swisher joins for the monologue and shares her memories of an earlier iteration of Kim Guilfoyle in San Francisco. Alicia Garza returns to discuss the protests in Wisconsin in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting. Alex Morse talks about his progressive primary challenge to incumbent Congressman Richard Neal. And Erin Ryan and Guy Branum help us sort through the lies and play OK, Stop after Trump's superspreader event on the White House lawn. Awful week. Packed show. 66 days until the election. If you haven't signed up at votesaveamerica.com yet, now is the time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 29, 2020
No Audience, No Problem
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Senator Brian Schatz, Emily Heller, Naomi Ekperigin, and Josh Barro join to cover the Democratic convention, from Eva Longoria to Joe Biden, and everyone in between. What's the difference between a "crossroads" and a "fork in the road"? Will we be inspired to order calamari? Let's find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 22, 2020
Biden's VP Pick ACTUALLY Revealed!
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Big episode! Kamala Harris makes history. Trump issues BS executive orders. And people lose their minds over a song about heterosexual goings on of some sort. Sasheer Zamata is here for the monologue. Alyssa Mastromonaco talks about the VP roll out. Ben Rhodes walks us through a week of big developments in foreign policy. And we quiz a listener (and math PhD!) on the different economic stimulus plans. Oh and fine I'm SORRY about last week's title, I guess. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 15, 2020
Biden’s VP Pick Revealed!
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New York's AG sues the NRA and Trump struggles against withering questions like, "What manuals?" Returning champion Naomi Ekperigin joins for the monologue. And Jon talks to Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Joe Kennedy III as they face off in a heated Senate primary, and both agree to face a Massachusetts version of "Queen for A Day."  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 08, 2020
How is it August?
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100 days to the election. Here we go. LaTosha Brown joins to talk about the home stretch. Bryan Safi is back for straight guy phone banking. Plus we tell jokes to listeners and quiz Collin and CJ, as we look at what we need to do up and down the ballot to win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 01, 2020
Cognition Impossible
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Trump takes a test. Cities push back against Trump's aggression. And Taylor releases a new album. What a week. Guy Branum joins for OK, Stop. Eric Holtaus talks about his new book, The Future Earth, imagining a best-case climate scenario. And Tanya Somanader, Mellani Johnson, and Sarah Lazarus take a few minutes to react to jokes with the perfect amount of judgment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 25, 2020
No More Mr. Nice Goya
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House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff discusses Roger Stone, congressional subpoenas, and veganism. Negin Farsad joins for the monologue and Michaela Watkins takes on the role of a lifetime. Plus Zeynep Tufekci joins to talk about what happens when science meets social media during this pandemic. Fix my computer, Henry Cavill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2020
Oklahoma, OK!
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A major set of rulings at the Supreme Court, a battle over reopening schools, and an announcement by Kanye in the best place for such things: a four hour interview with Forbes Magazine. Shea Serrano joins to talk about everything from the impact of protests on sports to the best James Bond movies. Josh Gondelman judges the monologue and has some lovely analogies. And Alice Wetterlund stops by along with a special guest with a tell-all book of her own. What a week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 11, 2020
Scrutiny on the Bounty
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Emily Heller returns for our July 4th episode and agrees NOT to discuss gardening. Hari Kondabolu joins to talk about Hollywood's response to mounting protests, from voice casting on the Simpsons to the defense of hacky stand up. Epidemiologist Dr. Anne W. Rimoin explains the latest on mounting cases of coronavirus and what happens next. And listeners test out their political jokes on Lovett and Emily. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 04, 2020
K-Popping His Bubble
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Larry Wilmore is back and joins for the monologue. Ari Berman discusses efforts to fight voter suppression. We quiz a listener on polling from 2016 so no one gets cocky about 2020. And we share some moments from Crooked's pride parade live stream: Gay News with Tre'vell Anderson and Guy Branum, plus highlights from Sam Pancake, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Kara Swisher, Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho, Rosemary Ketchum, Katie Hill, Sam Feder, and Justin Simien. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 27, 2020
Gay for Justice
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Nicole Byer is back and joins for the monologue. Adam Serwer discusses the Supreme Court's DACA decision, the diversity of the protest movement, and Juneteenth. Plus we quiz Philip Picardi on campy religious ceremonies and talk about his new podcast on spirituality. And we test organizers in six battleground states to see if they're ready for the fall. What a week. Even some... good news?... whatever that is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 20, 2020
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Ignorance
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Judd Apatow joins for the monologue. Melina Abdullah discusses the goals of the protest movement. Rosemary Ketchum stops by to talk about what it means to be the first trans person to win public office in West Virginia. And LGBTQ+ listeners join to rant about basically whatever. What a week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 13, 2020
Bunker Inspector
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Peaceful protests and police backlash spread across the country. Trump "inspects" a bunker and waves a bible. Osita Nwanevu joins to discuss our collective response. DeRay Mckesson discusses policy changes that can save lives right now. And we hear from protesters and listeners. Plus, ONE Lea Michele joke. One. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 06, 2020
Burn After Tweeting
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D'Arcy Carden joins to match listeners with battleground states. Nancy Rosenblum and Russell Muirhead discuss their book about new ways conspiracies spread and how to respond. And we're joined live by listeners in Birmingham to break down the week's news and quiz the audience on how characters are described in books versus how those characters are cast on screen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 30, 2020
Big Structural Podcast
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Senator Elizabeth Warren is here to talk about oversight, the pandemic response, and that question she won’t answer. Plus she sticks around as we quiz listeners. Kal Penn is back and judges the monologue. And Jon Millstein joins to deliver a zoom commencement. We also bring back the rant wheel and we hear your high notes. What a week. What a show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 23, 2020
OBAMAGATE-GATE!
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Trump floats a conspiracy without a theory. Supreme Court Justices struggle with microphones. And Elon Musk will build Teslas or else. This week in the closet, Adam Conover joins to judge the monologue, listeners share their minor frustrations, and Patrick Radden Keefe investigates a classic rock anthem that may have been written by the CIA. Oh and masks make you look weak? Tell it to Patrick Swayze in Point Break! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 16, 2020
Murder Hornets, Inc.
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Author Michael Lewis explains why America is like a good team with a bad coach. Whitney Cummings joins to judge the monologue. Brittany Packnett Cunningham discusses Ahmaud Arbery and why it took a gruesome video to spur action. Listeners face off in a topical spelling bee. And finally we're joined by a surprise special guest before we share what made listeners hopeful in this week's high note.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 09, 2020
Storming the Beaches
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Ed Helms is back and we quiz him on Trump's briefings by the numbers. Olivia Nuzzi joins to discuss covering the coronavirus response. We test listeners on their disaster preparedness. And we try out jokes on unsuspecting strangers which was very exciting and went GREAT. We're still in the closet and we're making the best of it. What a week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 02, 2020
The King’s Bleach
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John Hodgman judges the monologue. Ronan Farrow and I face tough questions from Akilah Hughes. Katie Porter joins for an update from Congress. And we hear this week’s highs (and a few rants) from listeners. Packed show! A real barn burner. (Burning barns does NOT cure coronavirus.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 25, 2020
Live Free and Die
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Bernie backs Biden and Trump blames the WHO. What a week. Megan Rapinoe (!) and psychologist Dr. Ali Mattu join Jon for another week of Lovett or Leave It: Back in the Closet. Plus we talk to our listener-teachers about what it's like to teach remotely and we hear your high notes. A big thank you to everybody in Portland who joined for the monologue. And please call Congress to safeguard our elections! We make it easy: votesaveamerica.com/call Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 18, 2020
Bern Notice
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Guy Branum, Emily Heller, and Dr. Joseph Meltzer of UCLA join to cover Bernie's withdrawal as Biden becomes the presumptive nominee, Emily's gardening tips, GAY NEWS, Trump's untested health advice, and the fight going on inside of our hospitals against coronavirus. It's Back in the Closet week five, and boy is my ring light tired. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 11, 2020
Masking My Feelings
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Alex Wagner, Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, and Saru Jayaraman join for the fourth Back in the Closet episode. Plus we attempt a live audience with our friends in Seattle and Spokane (huge success!), and listeners share their weird new self-care rituals. Bag two of Hershey's nuggets: done. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 04, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 28, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 21, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 14, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 07, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 29, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 22, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 15, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 01, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 25, 2020
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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 18, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 15, 2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2020
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,  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2019
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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2019
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2019
Announcing: What A Day
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“What A Day,” Crooked Media’s new daily news podcast, is here! Hosted by comedian Akilah Hughes and politics reporter Gideon Resnick, “What A Day” cuts through the chaos and crimes to break down the biggest news of the day, help you understand what matters, and how you can fix it—all in 15 minutes or less. New episodes come out every morning, Monday through Friday, at 5 a.m. Eastern. Subscribe and listen wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe: apple.co/whataday Learn more: crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2019
Impeachment FOMO
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Congressman Matt Gaetz and his pals invade a secure hearing room. The Ambassador to Ukraine delivers shocking testimony in the impeachment inquiry. Kellyanne Conway insults a reporter who immediately posts the audio. And Halloween is here so it's time to tell the truth about candy corn... and capitalism. Broad City's Abbi Jacobson joins to unpack the sexist advice offered at the accounting firm Ernst and Young. Plus comedian Akilah Hughes and reporter Gideon Resnick are here to cover all the week's news, and talk about their brand new podcast from Crooked Media, What A Day, which you should subscribe to right... NOW. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2019
The Roast of Elizabeth Warren
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Mayor Pete turns up the heat at the debate, Trump's chief of staff confesses to crimes on camera, and Fox News still struggles to spin the Ukraine scandal. Returning champions Michaela Watkins and Moshe Kasher are BACK and the Ringer's John Gonzalez joins to explain the NBA's response to Chinese censorship. Plus, are we ready for a world without iTunes? Michaela, for one, is NOT. What a week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2019
Catch Me If Ukraine
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Rudy's pals are arrested at the airport. Ellen's pal is a very bad president. And Lovett's pals Shea Serrano and Emily Heller are here to break down the week's news. Plus Beto O'Rourke becomes the seventh presidential candidate to face the Queen for a Day gauntlet, and he says "fuck it" a couple times! What a week. What an episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2019
Ukraine Clown Posse
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Adam Scott and Nicole Byer are here to explore another week of high crimes and misdemeanors... after Trump confesses on camera and threatens civil war on Twitter. Plus a GOP megadonor diplomat hates texting about crimes, Mark Zuckerberg worries about Elizabeth Warren in a leaked recording, and UCLA Professor John Zaller joins Jon to discuss public opinion and partisanship in previous impeachment fights. What a week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2019
Gay for Impeachment
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The White House releases damning evidence of a shakedown. Pelosi and House Democrats unite behind impeachment. Ukraine’s president is pressured to deny there was pressure. And Rudy Giuliani isn’t the lawyer Trump needs, but he’s definitely the lawyer Trump deserves. Live at the historic Castro Theater in San Francisco, Mayor London Breed and comedian Guy Branum join Jon to cover a week of horrors and wonders. And don't miss a special edition of Gay News. Impeachment is here. Let’s go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2019
Canceling with the Stars
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Trump and Ukraine. Nadler and Lewandowski. Spicer and total humiliation. What a week. Senator Cory Booker joins to face the Queen for a Day gauntlet. Ben Rhodes covers the whistleblower story and tensions with Iran. Plus Sasheer Zamata and Vox’s Sean Rameswaram play a climate change game and discuss the Trudeau scandal, Amazon’s excessive packaging, and Lou Dobbs losing his mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2019
Dunaway or the Highway
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Akilah Hughes and Jon introduce highlights from the year so far - or, really, highlights from the year's episodes so far. Look, what we're saying is, Akilah and Jon talked about Faye Dunaway being sued for allegedly calling her assistant a "little homosexual boy" which is obviously not right but isn't not funny, and had some fun introducing our favorite clips - from James Adomian as Bernie to Emily Heller as avenging angel for women hurt by multi-level marketing. We'll be back live at Radio City in a couple weeks!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2019
Gays Against Equinox
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Journalist Laurie Penny joins to discuss extremism and misogyny online. Then Larry Wilmore, Paul Scheer, and Alice Wetterlund are back to talk about the fight for gun control, Apple dongles, boycotting Trump funders, and whether Little Caesars is better than Domino's. (It's not.) Plus, a bonus rant from Treks and the City co-host Veronica Osorio! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2019
Hot Inslee Summer
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Governor Jay Inslee stops by to discuss climate change, his disagreement with Joe Biden and Andrew Yang, whether he knows what it means to be called a "snack," and a shocking revelation regarding Harry Potter. Then Kara Swisher, Ramy Youssef, and Kara Brown join to discuss two nights of Democratic debates, the Equifax breach, an unholy alliance between Trump and Twitter, and the permanence of Brad Pitt's abs over literally decades. What a week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2019
Big Not So Little Lies
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Veep's Matt Walsh, reporter Emily Jane Fox, and writer/comedian Diallo Riddle join Jon to break down the Mueller hearings and talk of impeachment, Trump's reaction, the Equifax breach, plus rants about DC statehood, Hope Hicks, and congressional hearings that start at 5am.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 27, 2019
Send Him Back
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Trump finds a new low. Republicans find ways to avoid confronting him. And Tom Cruise finds a way BACK INTO OUR HEARTS. Backstage in Salt Lake City, Lovett catches up with Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, Dan Pfeiffer, and Erin Ryan on Trump's fascist rally, the CNN debate draw, and the Cats/Top Gun divide. Then we go to a fantastic live show with James Adomian, Kiran Deol, and Jenny Yang to cover Democratic infighting, straight bars, and how we finally got Bernie Sanders on the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2019
Slippery Slope of Fairness
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The US win the World Cup. Trump loses on the census. And Pelosi clashes with AOC and millennials. An ACTION PACKED show with Andy Richter, Rheeqrheeq Chainey, and Erin Ryan on the panel. Plus a rant by Ira Madison III. And Lovett harangues an actual seismologist (thank you, Men-Andrin Meier) about his problem with the Richter scale. And do we discuss Big Little Lies again? Sure why not. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2019
Rain on Trump's Parade
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Fox & Friends discovers DJ Khaled. Trump plans a fascist jamboree on the National Mall. And we (maybe) won a big fight on the census. In a special Independence Day edition, Jon and returning champion Emily Heller find good reasons to be patriotic and look back on a few all-time classic debate moments. Plus, in this week's gay news: why Big Little Lies is what America is ALL ABOUT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 06, 2019
The Bus Stops Here (Debate Special!)
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Liz! Kamala! Bernie! And Jeff! Is that Jeff? Josh? Was there a Josh? Sounds wrong. Anyway, twenty candidates debated for the first time and we learned a lot. Plus, Monica Ramirez joins to break down what's happening at the border and how to help. Travon Free has a problem with Twitter's amateur television critics. And Tawny Newsome is not a fan of Kim Kardashian's new product launch. Oh and the democratic candidates were asked to name their favorite comfort foods and the answers were genuinely horrifying and we need to TALK ABOUT IT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 29, 2019
Big Little Lies with a Smokey Eye
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders is OUT and collusion is IN. Adam Conover, Megan Gailey, and Demi Adejuyigbe join Jon to break down the latest 2020 news, Trump's oddly staged interview with George Stephanopoulos, the insane pay gap in women's sports, our national housing crisis, and a new video game from George R. R. Martin, the world's greatest procrastinator. As Meryl once said on Big Little Lies, "I can't complain. Actually, I can." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2019
Straight Pride and the Hyde Divide (Live from Minneapolis)
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Trump insults veterans on D-Day, Tucker Carlson thinks YouTube is the government, and Amy Klobuchar joins Jon on stage at the University of Minnesota to face the Queen for a Day gauntlet. Plus Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, Guy Branum, and Ana Marie Cox help break down the week’s news, the magic of the state fair, and why parades are inherently gay in all the best ways. What a week. Thank you, Minneapolis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 08, 2019
So that's what Mueller sounds like!
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The special counsel speaks and people can't believe their ears because they didn't use their eyes to READ THE REPORT. An architect of gerrymandering dies and his daughter discovers a trove of damning documents. Oh and aliens! Returning champions Josh Barro, Tawny Newsome, and Langston Kerman join Jon to break down the week's news, old bad tweets by 2020 candidates, and the very important case of The Verve v. The Rolling Stones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2019
Lie of the Storm
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Trump "storms" out on Pelosi, anti-choice laws lead to mass protest, and Kellyanne Conway auditions for Real Housewives of Washington. Plus we quiz the panel on Trump's tariffs and quiz the audience on an immigration extremist's bonkers list of demands. Activist Nourbese Flint and comedians Joel Kim Booster and Megan Gailey join Jon to break down the week's news, celebrate Cher's birthday, and consider a lovely trip to Mykanos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 25, 2019
BBQ, Bombs, and de Blasio (LIVE from Austin)
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Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor join Lovett for an update on Alabama's heinous new law, Trump's trade war, John Bolton's war war, and the Game of Throne's finale. Then we go to Austin for a fantastic live show with Shea Serrano, Emily Heller, and the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith to cover Texas's turn toward Democrats, Beto's habit of standing on things, plus some classic rants and a BBQ taste test. Thank you, Texas! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2019
Gotta Impeach 'Em All (LIVE from Dallas)
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Pelosi takes on leftwing "exuberance" and offers her thoughts on Democratic strategy. Tucker Carlson is very mad that Facebook kicked off white supremacists. And Texas's own Julian Castro joins to discuss his presidential campaign and to face the "Queen for a Day" gauntlet. Live in Dallas, Congressman Colin Allred, activist Kristian Hernandez, and comedian Emily Heller join to break down everything from 2020 to Detective Pikachu before Lovett succumbs to a Tex-Mex overdose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11, 2019
Democracy: Endgame (LIVE from Houston)
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Marvel introduces a gay character (who's in one scene and has NO powers). Kamala Harris wipes the floor with William Barr. Hillary Clinton assumes her final form on Rachel Maddow. And we see if Texas can tell the difference between Ted Cruz and John Cornyn. Arian Foster, Emily Heller, and Mercedes Fulbright join Jon on stage at the University of Houston to break down the week's news, and whether the Battle of Winterfell really was too dark to see. On to Dallas and more food. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 04, 2019
Woke For His Age?
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Biden enters the race, Trump ignores subpoenas, Warren tackles student loans, CNN hosts marathon town halls, and Hannity is still worried about Hillary's emails. Returning champions Guy Branum, Negin Farsad, and Kiran Deol join Jon to break down the week's news, some hot royal gossip, and the fact that the Avengers movie is three hours long, which only bothers Jon because he saw it AFTER we recorded. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 27, 2019
The Mueller-ity Report
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House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff joins Jon to discuss the release of the (redacted) Mueller report, the congressional response, and the role of impeachment. Then Jason Leopold, Paul W. Downs, and Mitra Jouhari help break down the Republican reaction, Bernie’s Fox News town hall, Notre Dame instagrams, and the 12 percent of Americans who have never heard of Mike Pence. Imagine that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2019
Kirstjen Gets Firjed (LIVE from Boston)
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Trump purges DHS over immigration. Republican legislatures pass draconian anti-abortion laws. And Tucker Carlson can't understand code switching even though he does it on television every single night. Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang joins Jon on stage live in Boston to talk universal basic income and memes. Plus Cecile Richards, Sam Stein, and Janelle James join to talk about the democratic primaries, scammers at congressional hearings, the lessons of Shazam, and all the week's news. Oh and don't forget, HARVARD TAKES BRIBES. Thanks Boston! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2019
Oh no more candidates!
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Democratic presidential candidates are competing on fundraising, policymaking, and apology giving. Brexit is a MESS. And the Times reveals the secret market research on Trump and his cronies. Gabe Liedman, Tre'vell Anderson, and Patti Harrison join Jon to break down the week's news, and rant about Tabasco Sauce, vegetarian whoppers, Herman Cain, and the injustice endured by Patti when she was not cast in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical Cats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2019
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2019
Aunt Becky for President
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Well, a LOT happened this week. Jon Favreau joins Lovett in studio to talk about the insane college admissions scandal, Trump’s first veto over his fake national emergency, the Boeing 737 Max 8, Paul Manafort’s sentencing, Tucker Carlson’s bigoted radio interviews, Beto O’Rourke’s presidential announcement, and the terror attack in New Zealand. Then we go to our live show at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee with Move On’s Ben Wikler, activist Angela Lang, and returning champion Akilah Hughes. We cover corporate consolidation in the beer industry, Foxconn’s dirty deal with Republicans like Scott Walker, high top tables, and the scourge of standard time. Thanks for the curds, Wisconsin! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2019
CPAC to Reality
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Trump literally hugs a flag, figuratively hugs Kim Jong Un, and speaks for two hours at a conservative conference for people who think Fox News isn't mean enough. Live from Madison, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, Ana Marie Cox, and Akilah Hughes join Jon to talk about Scott Walker's legacy, the NFL's fantastic team owners, Trump's love letters to dictators, and the problems with punctuation marks in text messages. Anyway, too many cheese curds. Or maybe not enough. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 09, 2019
Michael Cohen, Perfect Hero!
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Trump's ex-lawyer (and just plain ex-lawyer) Michael Cohen testifies before Congress and it was WILD. Fox & Friends is loving the dynamic between Trump and Kim Jong Un. And Green Book is drawing all the attention away from the fact that Bohemian Rhapsody is also bad. Live from the Chicago Theater, Peter Sagal, Akilah Hughes, and Kim Bellware join to break down a lot of big news along with rising health care prices, redlining in the housing market, and why Lovett actually likes Malort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 02, 2019
Bern After Leading
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Bernie Sanders enters the race, Tucker Carlson can't handle criticism, Trump officials screw with the census, Roger Stone gets put in his place, measles makes a comeback, Amazon skips New York, and Jussie Smollett... well, you know. Emily Heller, Ira Madison III, and Hari Kondabolu join Jon to break down the week's news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 23, 2019
Wallentine’s Day
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Love and hate are in the air. Trump declares a national emergency to please his TV dads. High speed rail slows down. Jussie Smollett confronts doubters. 2020 Dems sounds alike at times. The Oscars cut important awards. And a game with a special Valentine’s Day surprise that even melted Tre’vell’s heart. Michaela Watkins, Megan Gailey, and Tre’vell Anderson join Jon to break down a big week of news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 16, 2019
Un-Meet Virginia
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Trump's State of the Union never happened. Fox News is screaming about socialism. And Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins Jon on stage at the Anthem in Washington, DC to discuss her 2020 campaign, health care, and the ugly scandals unfolding in Virginia. She also becomes the first presidential candidate to face the "Queen for a Day" gauntlet on Lovett or Leave It. Alex Wagner, Alyssa Mastromonaco, and Akilah Hughes are here to help break down the week's news and rant about Marie Kondo and The Bachelor. This week was a mess. votesaveamerica.com/unify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 09, 2019
America's Next Top Vegan
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Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, discusses Mueller, Trump's feud with intelligence officials, impeachment, congressional oversight, and vegan hamburgers. Plus Tawny Newsome and Naomi Ekperigin are back to break down the week's news on Howard Schultz, health care, and Netflix shows about serial killers. Then the panel quizzes the audience on Trump's approach to Venezuela. Sports podcaster Brandon Newman stops by to quiz Lovett on the game of football. And I still don't care that Starbucks burns the beans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 02, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 26, 2019
Emergency Fake Emergency Pod!
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Well, he came, he sniffed, he lied. Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, and Julissa Arce play "OK, Stop" through Trump's absurd waste of an oval office address. Also, Lovett or Leave It is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 09, 2019
What a Year!
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2018 ends as it began: with a looming government shutdown, chaos in the White House, and Paul Ryan hiding behind a potted plant. In a special holiday episode, we highlight some of our favorite moments from Lovett or Leave It this year, from Fox’s take on Colin Kaepernick, to Ijeoma Oluo’s take on #MeToo, Emily Heller’s take on shark thieves, and Lovett’s take on the food pyramid, the downfall of Hooters, and policies that force people to work when they’re sick. Plus a dramatic reading with Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith as the Conways, Ezra Miller stops by to play a game and so much more. Like Nancy Pelosi said to that gavel, see you in 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 22, 2018
Impeachment is my Safe Word
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Cohen faces the music. Trump faces Pelosi. And Favreau and Vietor face Lovett's 2018 quiz. What a week. What a year. Jon is joined by returning champions Alicia Garza, Megan Gailey, Louis Virtel, Jon Favreau, and Tommy Vietor to break down a wild week of culminations and confrontations. Plus: Lady Gaga's repetitive sound bites, romaine lettuce's bitter downfall, Amy Adams's many Oscar snubs, and we announce our 2019 Lovett or Leave It tour. Terrific. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 15, 2018
Thank U, Next Crime
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And we're back! Wisconsin Republicans reject the will of the voters, Mueller closes in on Individual 1, Fox News launches a new streaming service, Lou Dobbs loses the plot, and the Women's Center for Creative Work's Community Chorus join us LIVE to sing a brand new holiday song about Obamacare open enrollment and Trump's efforts to sabotage it. Mitra Jouhari, Jen Statsky, and Hayes Davenport join Jon to break down the week's news, the new Grinch movie, and the reason people fall asleep on the couch instead of just getting ready for bed like a human being. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 08, 2018
Wave New World
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Stacey Abrams and Bill Nelson fight to count every vote, protesters target Tucker Carlson’s house, a lovely woman wants to marry a ghost, and RBG fell but Lovett couldn’t even bring himself to discuss it Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 10, 2018
The Wohl of Wall Street
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We’re days away from the midterms and Republicans are doubling down on racist fear mongering as their closing argument. We play a game about what we can expect to see from Republicans if they’re voted into office and we try to convince some advice seekers why their vote matters! Erin Ryan is joined by Aparna Nancherla, Demi Adejuyigbe and Matt Pearce to break down the week in news.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2018
The Sum of All Fearmongering
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Trump uses the fear of innocent refugees to rally his base. Fox News explains the motivation behind the migrant caravan. We recommend some Halloween costumes that will scare liberals straight and get a lesson in the hard and long fought history for voting rights in the US which, thanks to Republicans, is still not over! Erin Ryan is joined by Nicole Byer, Emily Heller and Andrew Ti to break down the week in news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 27, 2018
Mitch’s Brew
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Mitch McConnell makes it clearer than ever that Republican’s are full of shit. We share some advice about what to do when you experience or see voter discrimination and we get a much-needed pep talk about that terrifying climate report. Guy shares his experience canvassing for the first time, the royal family just got bigger, and white women need to take a seat. Max Silvestri, Saru Jayaraman and Tre’vell Anderson join for Guy’s last week guest-hosting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 20, 2018
Justice is T-Swift
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Brett Kavanaugh serves his first day on the Supreme Court, evil boat shoe Charlie Kirk has thoughts on Taylor Swift, history proves that not all hope is lost and we play a game that shows there's no good excuse not to vote on November 6th! Lovett officially left it but here to fill in is Guy Branum joined by Ike Barinholtz, Kiran Deol and Guy's very own former law professor Miranda McGowan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 13, 2018
Bros Before Roe
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Donald Trump's wealth began with brazen tax fraud, Brett Kavanaugh hurtles toward confirmation, Fox News wants a culture that never ever changes, and sure, we have bigger fish to fry, but paper straws are bad, OK? Neal Brennan, Amanda Seales, and Michaela Watkins are back to help break down the week's news. Plus with the help of expert Dave Fleischer, Jon and Michaela demonstrate the dos and don'ts of door-to-door canvassing. The election is one month away, people. Let's go. To canvass with the Leadership LAB, text or call 424-256-1994 to volunteer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 06, 2018
Hearing No Evil
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Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the one female lawyer hired to do their dirty work. Plus Trump has a bananas press conference, Lindsey Graham loses the plot, Facebook once again treats our privacy like a toilet, and 80s comedies are gross gross gross. Akilah Hughes, Guy Branum, and Louis Virtel join Jon to break down a heartbreaking week and talk about Glenn Close almost winning oscars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29, 2018
Double Double, Brett's in Trouble
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Rod Rosenstein reportedly raised invoking the 25th amendment. Republicans plow ahead with Brett Kavanaugh's nomination despite sexual assault allegations even as Kavanaugh's allies offer bizarre theories to exonerate their pal. We look back at the Anita Hill hearings and elections decided by just a handful of votes. Plus rants on spiders, Bert and Ernie, women's sleeves, and Ted Cruz's shitty campaign tactics. VERY special thanks to the all-star, tournament-of-champion guests Emily Heller, Ira Madison III, and Erin Ryan for joining us in studio for a last-minute, first-ever studio recording of Lovett or Leave It. WHAT A WEEK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22, 2018
Ronan Will Find You
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Disturbing allegations emerge against Brett Kavanaugh, CBS ousts Les Moonves and confronts a misogynist workplace culture, Serena Williams deals with a bunch of bullshit, Tucker Carlson goes full fascist, and in honor of the high holidays, we atone for how our culture mistreated Monica Lewinsky, Marcia Clark, and Britney Spears. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii joins Jon to talk about the Supreme Court and being the best senator on Twitter, and Erin Ryan and comedian Janelle James join to break down a big week of news. Also, it's fine that Ronan doesn't listen to the podcast. He's busy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2018
It was Pence!
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Anonymous Trump officials write op-eds for the Times and tell Bob Woodward everything. Kavanaugh perjures himself before the Senate. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris go hard in the hearings. And huge shocker: Fox & Friends doesn't like Colin Kaepernick's Nike ads. Plus Trump officials sound a lot like Real Housewives, Republicans scare voters about socialism, and a lovely, innovative woman dips her chicken fingers in Diet Coke. We are joined by an all-star panel with Kara Brown, Josh Barro, and Emily Yoshida to break down a ton of huge news. WHAT A WEEK.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2018
Kim Kardashian, Try This Podcast
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Mandy Moore and Dawes's Taylor Goldsmith join for a very special dramatic reading of Kellyanne and George Conway's public disagreements. Plus we break down the results of Democratic primaries, the GOP's list of Trump scandals, the racist message of Florida's GOP gubernatorial candidate, Louis CK's attempted return, the rise of electric scooters, and more with comedian Tawny Newsome, writer Dana Schwartz, and Cristobal Alex of the Latino Victory Fund. What a week. What an episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 01, 2018
Guilty!
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Paul Manafort is convicted and Michael Cohen pleads guilty while implicating the president. So we invited Andy Richter and Max Silvestri to help us imagine what it would be like for Paul and Mike to share a cell. Plus Trump sounds like a mob boss who lost a step, prisoners nationwide are striking for better working conditions, millennials are killing Hooters, and one-size-fits-all stores are evil. Alice Wetterlund, Jess Morales Rocketto, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste join Jon to break down one of the most consequential weeks of the Trump “presidency.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 25, 2018
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 18, 2018
Instagram Your Corruption
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Mar-a-Lago members are illegally running the VA, a congressman allegedly committed insider trading on the White House lawn, and Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross may have grifted millions. What a week. Ira Madison III, Emily Heller, and Awkwafina join Jon to break down the week's news. Plus we look at Omarosa's new book, Fox News' reaction to Facebook banning Alex Jones, and the new Oscar for "popular" movies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 11, 2018
Rudy does all of his own stunts!
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Facebook is still a target for election interference. Giuliani is not making much sense. And even the “feel good” segments on local news are secretly sad now. Plus we talk about wildfires and climate change, Manafort’s expansive wardrobe, Tom Cruise dangling from a helicopter, and more. Lucia Aniello, Fatima Asghar, and Andrew Ti join Jon to break down the week’s news and the dedication of certain movie stars who are the perfect height. And thanks to KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis who stopped by to lead a game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 04, 2018
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 27, 2018
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2018
Love Strzok
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Jul 13, 2018
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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 06, 2018
Alexa, give us gay rights
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Kennedy gets out. Ocasio-Cortez gets votes. Nazis get retweets. And we all get sick of bad surprises. Guy Branum, Taz Ahmed, and Adam Lustick join Jon to discuss the week’s news, Marco Rubio’s twitter, Pepsi cinema, and the hearty genes of Ashkenazi jurists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2018
Don’t Wake Fascist Grandpa
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Recorded live at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Jon is joined by Symone Sanders, Liliana Segura, and Benjamin Sawyer to break down the week's news. Trump shifts, but families are still separated. Fox & Friends gets a little too honest about who deserves compassion. Kellyanne Conway faces an unlikely critic. And sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between a Trump stooge and a villain from X-Men. Anyway, awful week, but a great show at an amazing place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2018
Birth of a Discrimi-nation
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Hollywood, baby! Home of rich celebrities, infuriating traffic and the systemic suppression of marginalized voices. We'll discuss Tinseltown's history of government censorship, the secret motivations of Candace Owens, and we'll even meet an audience member who hasn’t seen Ghostbusters or The Dark Knight. Nicole Byer, Hannah Hart, and Tre’Vell Anderson join Lovett to figure out whether L.A. really is a liberal La La Land, or if there might be some conservatism hidden deep under the La Brea Tar Pits. City Of Staaaaaaaaars! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2018
Autoerotic Obstruction of Justice
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DOJ refuses to defend Obamacare. Trump floats a self-pardon. Dems perform well in the California primaries. Lou Dobbs is not well. And poor JR Smith, said Lovett who just found out what happened. Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi, Brenda Gonzalez, and Professor Kimberly West-Faulcon join Jon to break down the week’s news. Plus Bryan and Jon develop some very exciting straight-guy characters. What a week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2018
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2018
Art of the Kneel
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The big Korea summit is off. The NFL stands for nothing. Trump invents fake scandals and goes after women’s health and reproductive freedom. Plus how slow are American trains? And how fast is the Millennium Falcon? Lots of big questions to answer. Live from Boston Calling, Jon is joined by Alyssa Mastromonaco, Erin Ryan, and Blair Imani to break down the week’s news and make fun of Harvard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2018
Rudy Awakening
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A bunch of corruption and collusion stories break and it’s very bad for the crime gang! Trump calls people animals and we debate how nuanced it was. The Peace Prize hits a snag on the Korean peninsula. And yes there’s a royal wedding but we stopped caring about that AT YORKTOWN IN 1781. Anyway, great show. Paul Scheer (check out his new podcast! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unspooled/id1381507437?mt=2), Amanda Seales, and labor activist Saru Jayaraman join Jon to break down the week’s news. Plus we do like 30 seconds on Laurel/Yanni tops. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2018
Retweet to Impeach
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Facebook and Twitter are transforming our politics. Marginalized voices can find an audience, but so can extremists. We've given up privacy while also taking down barriers that divide people and protect the powerful. This week, in a special episode that combines the best moments from our live shows in Baltimore and Columbus, Jon is joined by experts, activists, journalists, and comedians to talk about social media and how it is totally perfect and making everything better, no exceptions. Special guests: Dr. Jennifer Golbeck, Ashley Feinberg, and Deray Mckesson in Baltimore and Dr. Robert Bond, Ana Marie Cox, and Ziwe Fumudoh in Columbus. Like, fave, rate, poke, survive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11, 2018
Rudy Giuliani, Esquire
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Trump’s new legal eagle Rudy Giuliani collapsed under the withering questions of Sean Hannity. Kanye brought some free thinking to TMZ. Conservatives fled Michelle Wolf’s jokes in terror. And the teacher of the year takes on her toughest pupil: Donald Trump. Damon Young, Ziwe Fumudoh, and Wajahat Ali join Jon to break down the week’s news, recorded live in Pittsburgh, PA.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2018
Fox & Friends with Benefits
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Trump calls his TV friends. Cosby is found guilty. Nunes can’t manage a scheme. Kanye is on his journey. A hand shake crosses the DMZ. And a debate about pizza gets VERY heated. Larry Wilmore, Negin Farsad, Grace Parra, Paul W. Downs, and Travis Helwig join Jon to break down the week. Also royal baby blah blah blah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2018
Shooting Star of Stupid
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Propaganda is everywhere, from Sinclair stations to industry-funded research, from Trump tweets to the stories we tell about ourselves on Facebook and Instagram. Recorded live from Minneapolis in the midst of an historic April blizzard, Jon is joined by Professor Joanne Miller, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter III, health care expert Andy Slavitt, and friend of the pod Erin Ryan for a special show devoted to misinformation, propaganda, and how we can fight for the truth in the age of Trump. Special thanks to everybody who came out to this show. Minnesotans don't mess around. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2018
Czech Your Privilege
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Ryan retires, Comey speaks, Rosenstein survives, Zuckerberg testifies, Cohen is screwed (and maybe did go to Prague?), Hannity loses his mind, and, late Friday, Trump launches military strikes in Syria. Erin Gloria Ryan, comedian Tien Tran, and activist Charlene Carruthers join Jon to break down an extraordinary week, recorded live at the Chicago Theatre. Also, pizza is debated and Malort is consumed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2018
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2018
Nesting Doll of Idiots!
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Trump’s lawyer allegedly floated pardons. Trump’s lawyer’s lawyer is not doing much better. The census is under attack. And this White House can turn any adult into Benjamin Button. Comedians Emily Heller and Jaboukie Young-White and journalist Seema Mehta join Jon to break down the week’s news and celebrate Melania’s victory over cyber-bullying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2018
Bolton Bucket List
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Trump hires John Bolton, congratulates Putin, attacks Mueller, loses his lawyer, and confronts very detailed accounts of marital affairs and efforts to cover them up. Plus, young people lead a march against gun violence, Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook on TV, and Cynthia Nixon it turns out is not the character she played on Sex and the City. Recorded live in DC, Symone Sanders, Wesley Lowery, and Mitra Jouhari join Jon to break down a week of news that somehow seems more packed with crazy than usual, if that's possible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2018
Friday News Dump!
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McCabe gets axed, Tillerson is dethroned, Conor Lamb wins in an upset, and students walk out to protest gun violence. Plus Elizabeth Holmes is very good at seeming like she’s not a criminal and United Airlines seems to be run by a house cat. LeVar Burton and comedians Marcella Arguello and Jamie Lee join Jon to break down the week’s news. And Westworld’s Shannon Woodward stops by to help us understand what’s gone wrong with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2018
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2018
Hate in a Hopeless Place
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Chaos, at least more than usual, at the White House: Hope is out, Jared is screwed, Kelly feels God's wrath, Trump declares war on metal, and Mueller is in everyone's business. Amanda Hess of the New York Times, comedian Patti Harrison, and the LA Times' Tre’vell Anderson join Jon to break down the week's news. Plus D'Arcy Carden from NBC's The Good Place stops by to take on the role of a lifetime and we play an Oscars game you won't want to miss. What. A. Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2018
The Kids are Alright
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Young people change the gun debate in a matter of days. NRA talking points ring hollow at a CNN town hall. Black Panther helps register voters. And Jon demands a gay superhero. A guy with laser eyes and a boyfriend. What’s the problem? Mayor Michael Tubbs of Stockton, Black Lives Matter activist Alicia Garza, and comedian Jenny Yang join Jon in Sacramento to break down the week’s news and mock Marco Rubio because he deserves it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 24, 2018
LeBron/Rippon
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Mueller drops more indictments. Republicans block immigration reform. Another deadly school shooting elicits thoughts and prayers. The Obama portraits scramble some brains. And Laura Ingraham blows a dog whistle wrong because we all can hear it. Roxane Gay, Solomon Georgio, and Amani Al-Khatahtbeh join Jon to break down the week’s news. Plus, we’re soliciting submissions for the official Trump portrait at crooked.com/portraitmode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2018
Dystopian Layer Cake
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Democrats push for a vote on DACA. Trump loves a parade and a staff secretary with a history of violence. And Omarosa turns Big Brother into Meet the Press. Live from Denver, Jon is joined by Alyssa Mastromonaco, Adam Cayton-Holland, and Ricardo Baca to break down the week’s news and yes to briefly discuss Trump’s hair and the recent revelations pertaining to it. Fine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2018
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2018
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2018
Shut Down for What
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Well, it happened. The partisan House bill fails, the bipartisan compromise can’t get a vote, talks continue into the morning, and the government shuts down. Plus big Russia developments, Stormy Daniels tells all, and Trump voters finally get some press. Moshe Kasher, Paola Mendoza, and Louis Virtel join Jon to break down the week as the votes unfold in real time. Also, what is going on with Justin Timberlake? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 20, 2018
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2018
Roll Tidings of Comfort and Joy
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Doug Jones wins! Omarosa is chopped or whatever. And Lovett or Leave It closes the books on 2017 with a holiday AKA Christmas spectacular. Favreau and Vietor compete to remember all the people Trump fired. Kara Brown, Colton Dunn, and Alice Barker join to discuss everything from Alabama to bitcoin. Ira Madison III of “Keep It” stops by for OK, Stop. And Tim Miller takes us back to the Cuck Zone one last time. Weird year. See you in 2018! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2017
Handmaid’s Fail
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A government shutdown looms!!! Trump stumps for Roy Moore even as resignations over sexual misconduct pile up on the Hill. Republicans experience memory loss on Russia. (And, lose) Comey’s tweets are just terrible. And Donald Trump, Jr. - not a lawyer - invokes attorney-client privilege in a conversation with his father - not a lawyer. Andy Daly, Jenny Yang, and Emily Heller join Jon to break down the week and figure out why a person would pretend to be a sign language interpreter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2017
Lock Him Up
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Flynn cops a plea. The tax bill verges on passage. A government shutdown looms. And Trump still manages to find new lows on Twitter. In a special crossover episode, Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Ira Madison, and Lovett walk through Mueller’s deal with Flynn. Then Megan Gailey, Jamil Smith, and Maz Jobrani join to break down a wild week. Plus there’s a dramatic reading with Liz Meriwether and we discuss the royal engagement you people care about for some reason. There’s too much news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2017
The Real Housewife in Chief
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Andy Cohen, Franchesca Ramsey, and Daveed Diggs join Jon at the Beacon Theatre in New York City for a special Thanksgiving episode looking at reality TV, social media, and the shamelessness of this political moment. Plus, Murielle Borst Tarrant of “Don't Feed the Indians” shares Thanksgiving gripes and we introduce the hardest quiz in the history of the show: Breitbart, Fox News, or fake Russian ad? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2017
Injustice League
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Van Jones, Cristela Alonzo, and Langston Kerman join Jon to break down the week’s news. Al Franken faces an allegation. Kushner and Sessions once again struggle with human memory. The GOP tax plan moves through Congress. And the Flash can be gay. Maybe. Hopefully? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2017
Take a Knee, Toyota!
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Ronan Farrow, Katy Tur, Alex Wagner, and Michelle Wolf join Jon at the Beacon Theatre in New York City for a special episode of Lovett or Leave It marking one year since Election Day 2016. Plus, a Paul Ryan-themed quiz, the meaning of the Virginia victories, and rants about true crime podcasts because what is going on there? How much true crime is enough for you people? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2017
A Slice of White (Only) Pizza
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Indictments! Tax reform! DNC infighting! Jon is joined by comedians Max Silvestri and Rae Sanni and Crooked Media editor-in-chief Brian Beutler to break down an insane week. Plus Vanessa Grigoriadis talks about Betsy DeVos and the politics of consent, a dramatic reading of a very cool text chain, a few choice rants, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2017
It's Not a Trick, It's Collusion
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Flake jumps ship. Trump goes back to the Hillary well. FCC paves the way for right-wing local news. And you sheep didn't go see a great sci-fi movie which is why we can't have nice things. Jack Whitehall, Akilah Hughes, and Brian Babylon join Jon to break down the week and rant and also discuss badgers for some reason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2017
He Can’t Say Anything to Your Face
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Trump drags the country into a cruel debate. Women post their stories of sexual harassment. And Crooked Media obtains a leaked White House memo. Jenny Slate, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Jenny Yang join Jon to break down the week. Plus a dramatic reading and a much-needed counterpoint in defense of the Avatar sequels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2017
Open Secrets and Lies
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins Jon to discuss Weinstein and justice for victims of sexual assault from Hollywood to college campuses to the military. Plus, we cover guns, Iran, and there's a new quiz. Then Jenni Konnor, Symone Sanders, and Neal Brennan talk about the culture around harassment in Hollywood, Trump's sabotage of the health care system, and the important issues of Avatar sequels and Eminem's resistance poetry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2017
Runnin' Down a Dreamer
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Bonus ep! Rob Huebel, Taz Ahmed, and Felix Biederman join Jon at LA Podfest to talk Trump's revised travel ban, immigration, and DOJ's trans ruling. Plus a dramatic reading by Rob and "Too Stupid to be True" on birth control. Good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 10, 2017
Rex Tillerson, Welcome to the Resistance
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Rexy gets caught telling the truth. The country once again debates gun violence. Trump heads to Puerto Rico. The "Iron Stache" Randy Bryce talks Paul Ryan. Congressman Mark Pocan talks monopolies. Erin Gloria Ryan tests Jon on Wisconsin trivia. Plus comedians Felonious Munk and Brandon Wardell join Jon to break down the week. Recorded live in Madison, Wisconsin! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2017
High on Taxpayer Supply
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The Graham-Cassidy health care bill fails. Gary Cohn goes Lucille Bluth on tax cuts. Tom Price loves a captain’s chair at 30,000 feet. And Paul Ryan says he’s very happy with Trump. Marc Maron, Tony Goldwyn, Heben Nigatu, and Craig Mazin join Jon to break down the week's news and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2017
The Middle Finger on America's Right Hand
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McCain says no to Graham-Cassidy. Trump and Kim give each other pet names. And Lawrence will not have the hammering. Melina Abdullah, Ed Helms, and Norman Lear join Jon to break down the week. Plus Norman rules on boomers v. millennials and we have some leaked audio you won't hear anywhere else. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2017
Trump's Emotional Affair
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Chuck and Nancy make a deal, Medicare for All battles Repeal and Replace, and Sessions gets reamed in the Oval. Guy Branum, Erin Gloria Ryan, and Julissa Arce help break down the week. Plus Jon sits down with Cyrus Habib, the Lt. Governor of Washington, to talk education and we check in with America's evil baroness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2017
From Russia with Likes
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Sessions announces the end to DACA with a running fuse. Big boy Trump finally strikes his first deal. Deadly storms portend a worsening climate. Facebook has some explaining to do. Lou Dobbs goes MAGA on Paul Ryan. And Equifax is just despicable. Sasheer Zamata, Negin Farsad, and Jaboukie Young-White join Jon to break down the week's news. Plus a dramatic reading you won't want to miss. Recorded live at the Now Hear This Podcast Festival in New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2017
Prophets of Rage
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Chuck D of Public Enemy and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine join Jon to talk about the soundtrack of the Resistance. Then Jake Fogelnest, Cord Jefferson, and Brittani Nichols break down the latest news on Houston, Mueller's investigation, and Trump's attacks on the media. And activist Rubi Martinez talks about the threat facing undocumented young people as Trump considers rescinding DACA. Other notes: Jon bleeps one Game of Thrones spoiler, so no worries there. And two sites mentioned today: houstonfoodbank.org and defendDACA.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2017
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?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2017
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2017
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 12, 2017
Smother of Exiles
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Trump plays to the base, foreign leader transcripts leak, Mueller makes some moves, a C+ Santa Monica fascist takes the podium, and Dunkirk is best in 70mm. Joe Mande, Cameron Esposito, and Ann Friedman join Jon to break down the week's news and introduce a new game that worked... pretty well.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 05, 2017
You Can't McConnell an Honest Man
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Trumpcare dies in the Senate! Priebus is bounced from the motorcade! Plus the Mooch toots his own horn, as it were. Recorded LIVE at the Comedy Store, Jon breaks down yet another insane week with writer Ira Madison, actor Brett Gelman, comedian Amanda Seales, reporter Jake Sherman, and Crooked Media's own Jon Favreau. Plus, how about not checking your phone during the one hour a week when we're watching Game of Thrones? Possible? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 29, 2017
Sisyphus with a Mini Fridge
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Sarah Silverman, DeRay Mckesson, and Guy Branum join Jon to break down an extraordinary week. The health care bill lives and dies and lives again. Trump discovers the pardon power. Sessions reportedly lied under oath. And please do not worry: we give Sean Spicer a lovely send off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22, 2017
Moscow Mules and Piña Colludas
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Rainn Wilson, Max Silvestri, Milana Vayntrub, and Laurie Kilmartin join Jon to discuss Junior's meetings, health care, humanitarian work, and Dwight Schrute. Plus a new game ends in a little collusion you won't want to miss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 14, 2017
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 08, 2017
Delay on? On delay.
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Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado joins Jon to talk about the health care fight and a positive vision for Democrats, and to quiz the audience on a special mile-high topic. Plus comedian and writer Travon Free and Atlantic reporter Julia Ioffe help break down the week's news. Recorded live at the Belly Up comedy club in Aspen, Colorado. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2017
Wario and Peace
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Paul Scheer, Rory Scovel, and Jessica Chaffin join Jon to break down the latest on health care. Plus a look at Trump's lame excuses for claiming he had "tapes" and, at long last, a discussion of Dear Evan Hansen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2017
Mueller? I hardly know her.
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Jon is joined by Jamil Smith of MTV News, Vanity Fair's Nick Bilton, and comedian Mo Welch to discuss the shooting in Alexandria, news reports that Trump himself is now under investigation, McConnell's play to revamp the health care system in secret, and, most importantly, endless construction at the Beverly Center. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2017
There's Just Like So Much Going On (Live from DC!)
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Trump's response to terror, the war on the war on drugs, the role of the press, Putin's spin on collusion, the impact of unfilled jobs across our government, and, most importantly, Wonder Woman. In the second live show at the Lincoln Theatre in DC, Jon is joined by The Atlantic's editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg, NBC investigative correspondent Ronan Farrow, and Washington Post humor columnist Alexandra Petri for a conversation on topics that sometimes get swamped by the daily insanity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2017
There Will Be Flood (Live from DC!)
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The US withdraws from the Paris accords. Spicer dodges questions on climate. CEOs are divided on advising Trump. And a new segment: "Too Stupid to be Congress." Recorded at the Lincoln Theatre on U Street, Jon is joined by CBS News White House reporter Jackie Alemany, Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden, and Campaign Zero co-founder Brittney Packnett. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2017
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2017
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2017
Where There's Smoke There's Fire Comey
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What a week. Comey, the fallout of several bonkers Trump interviews, Spicer's embarrassing briefing, and more with Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Lapkus, and Gareth Reynolds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2017
Pre-Exhausting Conditions
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Zombie Trumpcare clears the House. Comey says he'd do it all again. The FCC threatens net neutrality. And Ivanka Trump has advice for working women who cannot wait to hear it. Teen Vogue's Lauren Duca, comedian Jena Friedman, and ABC's Dan Harris join. Plus Jon sits down with Professor Tim Wu, the expert who first coined the term "net neutrality." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2017
Fun Hundred Days
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Stephen Merchant, Moshe Kasher, and Pam Brady join Jon to discuss Trump's first hundo, plus Stephen faces a daunting quiz. Special thanks to Ja Rule for allowing us to record at Fyre Festival. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2017
Bill Oh Really
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Recorded live in Austin, comedians Guy Branum, Aparna Nancherla, and Hari Kondabolu break down the week's news and Jon sits down with Congressman Beto O'Rourke to discuss his campaign for the Senate against Ted Cruz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2017
Godwin's Law and Order
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Trump's policy reversals, Spicer's analogies, Page's FISA warrant, and a look at the week's worst punditry with Rhea Butcher, Zhubin Parang, and Mike Schur. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2017
Masters of War-a-Lago
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Ike Barinholtz, Neal Brennan and Jessica Yellin join to talk Gorsuch, Bannon v. Kushner, atrocious Syria punditry, and that Pepsi ad because we're only human. Plus, Jon attacks S-Town's... critics? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2017
After Nunes, Delight?
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Danny Zuker, D'Arcy Carden, and Tommy Vietor join for a rundown of the week's news. Also Jon attacks "S-Town" because why not. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 01, 2017
Trumpcare is dead, Lovett or Leave It is LIVE. Our first episode!
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Michaela Watkins, Katie Nolan, and Jon Favreau join for a rundown of the week's news in front of a live audience, plus we introduce the Rant Wheel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2017
Teaser Episode
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"Lovett or Leave It" launches Saturday March 25th! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2017