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Join noted author & pundit Molly Jong-Fast for irreverent humor that cuts right to the heart of our politics today as she discusses the top political headlines with some of today’s best minds. Known for being one of the few interviewers in politics to cut through the talking points, Molly reveals the personalities and issues tearing the country apart. She asks the questions no one else does, and gets the answers even her guests didn’t expect to give – and exactly what you want to know. Tune in every Monday, Wednesday & Friday for the funniest yet serious look at what’s ailing America.
162 Episodes
Actress & podcast host Busy Phillipps talks about her activism and how the world of celebrity has changed. MSNBC political analyst Cornell Belcher tells us about the media’s distorted lens when covering VP Kamala Harris. NPR’s Roben Farzad explains to us the anomalies of the US economy and how EVs have a surprising role in it.See for privacy information.
Dr. Peter Hotez talks to Molly at this year's Texas Tribune Fest.See for privacy information.
Tim Miller, from The Bulwark, provides a detailed account of the latest GOP debate. Minority Whip Katherine Clark informs us about the possibility of a government shutdown, while Congressman Robert Garcia delves into his thoughts on the GOP's impeachment inquiry into President Biden. See for privacy information.
Congresswoman Summer Lee explains the importance of holding corrupt government officials accountable. MSNBC's Ali Velshi tells us about his new podcast, Banned Book Club, and why everyone should read his book, The Trump Indictments: The 91 Criminal Counts Against the Former President of the United States. Historian Heather Cox Richardson discusses her new book, Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America.See for privacy information.
In a special bonus crossover episode live from Texas Tribune Fest, Talking Feds' Harry Litman and Molly Jong-Fast discuss the latest in politics.See for privacy information.
Live from Texas Tribune Fest Congressman Ruben Gallego details his run for the Arizona senate. Ryan Busse details his run for Governor of Montana. Washington Post Global Opinions columnist Jason Rezaian examines the imprisoned journalists who are locked up abroad. See for privacy information.
On The Tape Podcast, host Dan Nathan makes sense of our Goldilocks economy. Michael Wolff details his new book, 'The Fall: The End of Fox News and the Murdoch Dynasty.' Pollster Ben Tulchin explains how Biden can adopt a populist message to connect better with the voters he struggles to reach.See for privacy information.
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell imagines the amazing TV we will get from a Trump house arrest. White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients details the Biden administration's moves to negotiate drug prices for the American people. Pollster John Della Volpe measures the grains of salt we should be taking with many of the polls that are lighting up op-eds these days.See for privacy information.
The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson tells how Minority leader Kevin McCarthy is playing into MTG and Matt Gaetz’s plans. Margaret Sullivan of The Guardian urges the media to serve the public by covering Trump and Biden effectively. David Leonhardt of The New York Times anticipates Mitt Romney's retirement and its potential impact on the GOP's future.See for privacy information.
The Atlantic's Ronald Brownstein outlines the calculus on just how worried Democrats should be about Biden's re-election prospects. Wisconsin Democrats chair Ben Wikler details the Republicans' latest anti-democratic move to impeach a newly elected Supreme Court justice because they don't like her. Russet Perry explains the importance of her run in a crucial Virginia state senate race.See for privacy information.
Dan Pfeiffer from Pod Save America analyzes the polls that have Democrats concerned about President Biden’s prospects in 2024. Patrick Svitek from The Texas Tribune provides insight into Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s impeachment hearing and the comedic moments it has produced. Michael Waldman from The Brennan Center for Justice debunks Justice Samuel Alito’s arguments against oversight of the Supreme Court.See for privacy information.
Senator Chris Murphy outlines the route to enacting stronger gun laws. David Corn, the DC bureau chief for Mother Jones, delves into No Labels' latest strategy to get Trump elected via a third-party candidate. Neuroscientist and author of Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era, Daniel Levitin, discusses how to communicate with Trump followers in a manner that resonates with them.See for privacy information.
Jason Selvig from 'The Good Liars' shares his unusual observations from the Trump rallies he's attended. Senator Bob Casey discusses his reelection campaign in the pivotal state of Pennsylvania. Lydia Polgreen, a columnist for The New York Times, recounts her travels to Chad amidst global turmoil.See for privacy information.
Congressman Maxwell Frost predicts the impending government shutdown. Josh Marshall from TPM delves into President Biden’s initiative to lower drug prices. Jeet Heer of The Nation reflects on the potential repercussions for the GOP's disrespectful behavior towards women.See for privacy information.
Franklin Foer of The Atlantic discusses his new book, The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden’s White House and the Struggle for America’s Future. James Downie, editor at MSNBC Daily, explains why Vivek Ramaswammy’s stardom will be a flash in the pan. Hannah Fried, Executive Director of 'All Voting Is Local', explains how we can ensure our elections remain fair.See for privacy information.
Jonathan V. Last of The Bulwark elucidates the schadenfreude inherent in today's politics. Hugo Lowell of The Guardian details Trump's numerous legal challenges. Rhode Island’s Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos discusses her bid to fill Congressman Cicilline’s seat.See for privacy information.
Former Senator Al Franken assesses the GOP primary a week after its inaugural debate. Roben Farzad from NPR's 'Full Disclosure' joins us to unravel the complexities of our economy. Martin Pengelly, The Guardian’s Washington breaking news correspondent, details the latest controversies surrounding Leonard Leo and his potential legal troubles.See for privacy information.
Washington Post columnist George Conway lays out Trump’s endless legal challenges. Susan Glasser, a writer for The New Yorker, details Russia's direction following the death of another Putin adversary. Author Ruth Ben-Ghiat predicts the GOP's ongoing shift towards authoritarianism.See for privacy information.
Showtime’s 'The Circus' Mark McKinnon recaps the first GOP debate of the 2024 race. Nikki McCann Ramirez of Rolling Stone provides more details than we might want about everyone's least favorite Republican candidate, Vivek Ramaswamy. Michael Tomasky, editor-in-chief of The New Republic, delves into the Republicans' new gambits regarding the debt ceiling.See for privacy information.
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell tells us why he thinks the GOP debate will be irrelevant. Semafor's Dave Weigel discusses the dynamic of the Republican Party not taking steps to expand their base. Tech journalist Taylor Lorenz details her new book, Extremely Online: The Untold Story of Fame, Influence, & Power on the Internet.See for privacy information.
Comments (3)

John Massari

Molly, you and Rick make a great team.

Jul 10th

Karluigi Marie

Yay! I love Michael Fanone. I listened to his book and I loved it.

Nov 25th

Karluigi Marie

I adore you Molly. Not a fan of the new 3 interviews per episode format. it's too short. Also miss Andy in interviews. Wish you had a weekly check in with Rick Wilson. he appears at the end of your Friday cast and you appear at the end his Monday cast.

Nov 21st
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