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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.
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Rep. Nancy Pelosi tells us about the implications of conspiracy theories on the quality of government. Senator Patty Murray (WA) tells us about her unique position in the Senate. Former DNC chair. Howard Dean talks about how the Dems can repair crucial party infrastructure. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Atlantic’s Ronald Brownstein gives us an overview of how the 218th Congress will play out.  NBC political analyst Susan Del Percio talks about the Republican Party’s descent into chaos. And The Washington Post’s Danielle Allen previews her year-long project reporting on how we can repair our broken democracy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin tells us the next steps to we need to take to expand health care in America. The Daily Beast’s Sam Brodey talks about the recent Congressional committee assignments and the chaos they are bound to unleash. Plus Michael Weiss of Yahoo News fills us in on the implications of Biden sending tanks to Ukraine.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Former Senator Al Franken tells us about the message the GOP should have received from the last election—a message which they are continuing to ignore. Senator Chris Murphy (CT) recounts the truly unexpected discoveries he made at the U.S.-Mexico border. And Washington Post White House economics reporter Jeff Stein tells us about the less frequently discussed bargaining chips that could be used in the debt ceiling negotiations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rep. Ruben Gallego stops by to talk to us about his Senate run against Kyrsten Sinema and what it’s like to have the office next to Rep. George Santos. Balls & Strikes editor Jay Willis details the dystopian lawsuit against Beto O’Rourke that could give millionaires even more power over our politics. And Jared Holt of Posting Through It recaps Trump’s appearance at Diamond’s funeral and Steven Crowder's feud with The Daily Wire. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Former DOJ prosecutor Andrew Weissmann gets us up to speed on Trump’s many legal jeopardies. Vanity Fair’s Bess Levin describes the lunatics and cowards Kevin McCarthy has to manage in Congress. And Teddy Schleifer of Puck News talks to us about his odd experience hanging out recently with FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell contrasts brinkmanship in Congress in previous decades with today’s unhinged brawling. Michael S. Schmidt of The New York Times talks to us about his new revelations concwrning Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly’s regrets about his time working for the former president. And Politico’s Rachel Bade talks to us about the ticking time bomb that could blow up Kevin McCarthy at any moment.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Congressman Eric Swalwell talks to us about the horrible precedent Kevin McCarthy has set by denying Democrats committee assignments in the 218th Congress. The Nation’s Jeet Heer tells us about the implications of escalating political violence in America. And Alex Theodoridis of the University of Massachusetts spells out how the GOP is doing the exact opposite of what the polls clearly show that the American people want.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Former congressman Max Rose tells us about the hidden cracks he’s already seeing in Kevin McCarthy’s majority in congress. The Daily Beast’s Zachary Petrizzo talks to us about the contestants vying to be Trump's 2024 VP pick. Erin Murphy & Megan Hondl tell us the surprising strategy used to turn Minnesota’s state Senate blue.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank stops by to talk through the crazy new precedents Republicans have already set in the 118th congress. New York Times contributor Justin Wolfers gives us an easy-to-understand explanation of how our economy is getting back to normal and why you shouldn’t fear a recession. And Puck News senior political correspondent Tara Palmeri talks about what lies ahead for Biden’s classified document special counsel investigation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
George Conway stops by to talk about the new lows Republicans have hit since taking over Congress. Former congressman Mondaire Jones talks to us about his hilarious encounter with Congress’s biggest liar, Representative George Santos, or whatever his real name is. And Semafor's Dave Weigel describes the nightmare Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy is about to enter.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson drops by to give us a glimpse of the hell-world Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy is about to enter. Cerise Castle tell us about her podcast A Tradition Of Violence, which documents the sheriff’s gangs of Los Angeles County. And Blake Zeff stops by to tell us about his new documentary, Loan Wolves, which shows the shocking predatory behavior that created the student loan crisis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
NBC News’s Jon Allen talks us through Kevin McCarthy's many, many failed attempts to become Speaker of the House. Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Stacy Schiff speaks to us about her latest biography, Samuel Adams: The Revolutionary. And historian Barbara F. Walter explains to us how we can avoid another civil war in America.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Legendary strategist James Carville stops by to talk all about of the fuckery that unfolded over the holidays. Then Kevin Kruse & Julian Zelizer talk about their new book, Myth America: Historians Take On the Biggest Legends and Lies About Our Past. And author Kathleen Belew informs us about extremist movements in America and the threats they pose today.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Congressman Jake Auchincloss previews the challenges both Democrats & Republicans will face in the 118th Congress. Kim Kelly, author of Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor, talks to us about how America’s labor movement is growing again.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof stops by to talk to us about giving effectively and his favorite charities. New York City’s Chief Climate Officer, Rohit Aggarwala, tells us what NYC is doing to prepare for future climate disasters.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Supermodel Paulina Porizkova talks to us about her book No Filter: The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful. The Marshall Project founder Bill Keller breaks down his book What Are Prisons For?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Robin Marty, author of New Handbook For A Post-Roe America, tells us about what she’s seeing on the front lines of women's reproductive care. Dana Ballout talks to us about The Last Resort, a podcast on California’s secessionist movement. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
David Wallace of the New York Times talks to us about the latest scientific insights into COVID and climate change. Forever Wars author Spencer Ackerman looks back at two years of Biden foreign policy and tells us what sets Biden’s team apart from past administrations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Countdown’s Keith Olbermann talks to us about what he saw with the final 1/6 Commitee hearing. Survival of the Richest author Douglas Rushkoff tries to make sense of the implosion of FTX and Elon Musk’s erratic behavior. The Daily Beast’s Matt Fuller tells us about the insane struggle for power happening in the Republican leadership. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Karluigi Marie

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

Nov 25th
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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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