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Every Saturday, former Obama speechwriter and self-described "comedian" Jon Lovett is joined live on stage by a killer lineup of comics, journalists, politicians, and celebrities - who may or may not know why they're there - to break down the biggest and dumbest stories in politics and culture.

And now because there’s too much news for just one show, join Jon and friends (i.e. beloved producers who have to be there) every Tuesday for a rundown of the latest headlines to help get you through another flawless week in our perfect society.

Plus for those who like to watch (*wink*), you can catch all the funniest moments and gayest chaos on the Lovett or Leave It YouTube channel. So check us out there, and listen to Lovett or Leave It wherever you get your podcasts.
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Donald Trump gets a courtroom visit from the Sandman. President Biden forgives (more student loans) while American voters forget (what the hell it was like living under Trump). And Grimes’s Coachella set has us desperately seeking  Skrillex. Please, save us, Skrillex. We beg of you. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Tour dates & cities: crooked.com/events
Ye Olde Abortion Ban

Ye Olde Abortion Ban

2024-04-1301:26:235

Lovett or Leave It dims the lights and slips into something more comfortable for a late show at LA's Lyric Hyperion! Paula Poundstone joins for What A Week to help us process a hideous abortion ban and a gay bug fungus. Hari Kondabolu stops by to put the petty in pet peeves, and James III shares his appreciation for cinematic masterpiece Bad Boys II in a round of Ok, Stop. And we could keep going! We're not even sleepy!Tour dates & cities: crooked.com/events For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
It’s the day after the eclipse, and boy, are our retinas tired! The world’s biggest liar is at it again, this time pretending he wouldn’t sign a national abortion ban with the thickest Sharpie he owns. President Biden finds a kinky new way to forgive student debt, the Rock finds the loudest possible way to say nothing, and all of us find out together how much $30 million weighs. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. 
They/Them Is Risen

They/Them Is Risen

2024-04-0601:10:124

Astronomers warn not to stare directly at Lovett or Leave It, or you’ll burn out your retinas. This week, Brendan Scannell and Kara Klenk shine a light on women, and whether we can trust them. Dewayne Perkins and Katrina Davis look at the brighter side of horror, and the sun sets on our deepest, darkest grudges.Tour dates & cities: crooked.com/events For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
Good Friday? More like Great Saturday! This week, Lovett or Leave It welcomes the eggcellent Busy Philipps, who rolls back the stone on the secrets of womanhood. Congressional candidate Will Rollins hops to it for the people of Palm Springs. And Gianmarco Soresi stops by to crack some yolks about the Great White Way.Tour dates & cities: crooked.com/events For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
Lovett or Leave It was disappointed not to be chosen as RFK Jr.’s running mate today, but don’t worry, we’ll still be voting for him come November. Meanwhile, Ronna McDaniel’s gets the best of both worlds: being on TV and everyone hating you. Donald Trump compares himself to Jesus, and not just because of those washboard abs. Rudy Giuliani screams across the void from his nightmare world, and producer Kendra has us doing quad axels with her knowledge of, and love for, the world’s most slippery spins. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
Tower to the People

Tower to the People

2024-03-2301:41:236

Lovett or Leave It is back and this time, it’s personal. Minnie Driver answers our most massive questions. Jenny Yang unearths nightmarish 90s artifacts. Rabbi Sharon Brous talks about empathy, isolation, and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. D’Arcy Carden dares you to answer the question, “Was she in this?” And the gang convenes once more to figure out what to do with the additional hour of sunlight that just fell in our laps. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Tour dates & cities: crooked.com/events
Lovett or Leave It says it’s time for your blood bath! Scrub-a-dub-dub. This week, Donald Trump is Bond… Unable to Pay His Bond. The Supreme Court ponders whether they want to make social media even worse ahead of the next election and/or pandemic. Kate Middleton is still at large, and Tom Cruise is looking oh so small on top of that big, beautiful Hollywood sign. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
We’re here to shamrock your world with a brand-new episode of Lovett or Leave It. Chelsea Peretti has us Dublin over with laughter. Emily Heller needs a lucky charm to win our version of Jeopardy, and we bring it all home with a round of Patron Saints, for the love of all things holy.Tour dates & cities: crooked.com/events For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
Who's with Hur? No one, as Congress interrogates DOJ's report on Biden's record keeping and age. Biden swaps insults with Trump. Trump swaps compliments with Victor Orbán . J. Robert Oppenheimer celebrates his seven Oscars in hell. And Kate Middleton’s gone missing and the only person who can find her is… well, not us, that’s for sure. That’s for damn sure. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
State of Deez Nuts

State of Deez Nuts

2024-03-0901:20:324

Fear is the mind killer, but Lovett is the kind thriller, in this week’s episode. The State of our Union is strong, and so are Max Silvestri and Ron Funches who stop by to put the “dad” in dad jokes. Kid Fury and Marcella Arguello bring the heat on some hot topics, and Lovett and his guests stand tall as they defend Panda Express, average-sized femmes, and life being over at 40."Subscribe for Lovett or Leave It pre-sale access, starts next week: crooked.com/friends" For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
A very merry Super Tuesday to you and yours! Donald Trump compares a black person to MLK because why not. Haley wins a primary! Good for her. And the Supreme Court can't help but fight its way through a unanimous ruling. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
2 Marianne 2 Williamson

2 Marianne 2 Williamson

2024-03-0201:15:163

Lovett wishes a very happy, very infrequent birthday to all you Leap Day babies out there. Andrea Jin, Jiavani, and Cara Connors use this extra 24 hours to solve some of life’s pettiest grievances. City Councilwoman Nithya Raman discusses what it takes for a progressive candidate to get progressive policies passed in today’s political climate. And we end our show with a leap of faith, though not necessarily in our ability to read and understand expiration dates. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. 
Nikki Haley can’t win and won’t quit after SC. Donald Trump goes wide at CPAC. A key Republican witness is completely full of it. And those new MLB pants are exciting pitchers and catchers everywhere. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
We’re back from studying spiders in the Amazon to bring you a fantastic new show, straight from L.A.’s Dynasty Typewriter. Ashley Nicole Black sees if she can escape the tangle of Madame Web. Nish Kumar and Lovett sit down for a cuppa British politics and reality TV. Comedian Brad Williams gives us the long and the short of it, and we gather around to self-consciously share all the things we hate to love. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
Lean into the long President’s Day weekend with this extended preview of Inside 2024, our subscriber-exclusive pod where we bring together campaign and political experts from the Crooked family to share behind-the-scenes stories from their time on the campaign trail. In this episode, Jon Lovett and Tim Miller unpack their tear-stained, scotch-soaked memories of primary defeats past including notable losses for Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush among others. Find out what liquor got Jeb cracking wise and how to spot a secretly gay (or simply pro-gay) Republican by just how much their heart isn’t in it. Producer Caroline Reston moderates. Take a listen and enjoy the conversation!If you want to hear the rest of the episode, or future ones, be sure to sign up for Friends of the Pod at crooked.com/friends.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
Grandpa Loves Us 2024

Grandpa Loves Us 2024

2024-02-1701:31:073

We stopped brainstorming new Taylor Swift conspiracies long enough to bring you a brand-new Lovett or Leave It! Natasha Leggero shares her ingenious childrearing strategy: stop after one. Rob Haze and Kevin Avery warm up the crowd with news both funny and frightening. Sam Pancake goes behind the scenes from The West Wing to The Penis Files, and we bid farewell to beloved chaos agent Producer Brian who is off to pursue his passion: electing RFK, Jr. the next President of the United States. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
RFK Jr. apologizes for existing. Donald Trump snaps at the end of Vladimir Putin’s leash. President Biden takes his penny farthing on a damage-control press tour following the Hur report, while Taylor and Travis win the Super Bowl. Or whatever happened, we just tuned in for Usher. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
GOP 2024: Nobody Wins

GOP 2024: Nobody Wins

2024-02-1001:16:016

Trump loses his immunity case and Haley loses to "none of the above." Marianne ends her presidential campaign to "spend more time in her dimension." And Biden is cleared by DOJ for mishandling classified documents, which we're calling a win! Nikolaj Coster-Waldau joins for some optimistic news on climate change (and his bone structure). Ify Nwadiwe shares his most beloved Moments In Black Nerd History. Andrew Farmer joins for Gay News. And Lovett and his guests send out a round of Valentine’s. Maybe one of them… is for you. It’s probably not, but look, we won’t know if you pretend. No one will. That’s the beauty of the podcast experience! For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
And the Grammy for Most Podcast goes to What A Weekday! Trump commands his raggedy, moth-eaten puppet army to reject a bipartisan border deal. Live from New York, it’s a Republican joshin' around! And Apple is finally here to hide as much or as little of the world as you'd like. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast.
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Rick In Boca

I'd prefer Emily's Garden Show over figure skating

Mar 28th
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Marissa Clopton

He turned off his number. Some public servant.

Dec 13th
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Felipe Verillo

jesus, that got uncomfortable at times!

Sep 9th
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Ashley Cossins

very Ursula. tysm.

Jun 25th
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AJB

This show makes me so happy

Jun 10th
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Nate Lang

Ready Player One - Interesting that the biggest fucking nerd within the "gay" community speaks brown of a film which calls back both The Iron Giant and Chucky, arguably a couple of the most colorful and outspoken community soldiers. I will continue to subscribe to this 'program' out of love, not respect. Straight bitch out.

Nov 13th
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Phillip Harkin

So the 10 minute conversation about not caring about the Queen was fairly annoying because I truly don't care about the Queen

Oct 8th
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Gavin Terrett

you are a dick. show a modicum of respct.

Sep 11th
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luhkeebae

This is a great off-the-cuff episode @jonlovett--I love the format and the content!

Aug 10th
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E P

the @heyluenell and @jonlovett interactions are gold! please have her on again ❤️

Aug 9th
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Susan Haslam

This guest dude and his ego ugh. Sorry John. You had to deal with this.

Jun 11th
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Cody Buttron

Can we get an Omniman vs

May 16th
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Ricardo Mota

if it's free you're not the customer you're the product. is that so? tell us more in your free podcast

Feb 27th
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Maddy Hopkins

please come to Seattle!!

Jan 25th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

That opening song was EVERYTHING!!! Rory O'Malley hit it out of the mf park. ❤️

Sep 25th
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Jenni Godfrey

World's most evil Snapple cap 🤣🤣

Sep 20th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I'm not typically into screamo but this week's intro was BADASS!

Aug 4th
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Chriss Mock

We NEED a video of the recording of this week's 'out of the closet' song. Wild!!

Jul 24th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

so fabulous to hear Lovett live again! what a great show!

Jul 4th
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