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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.

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Uncut Dems

Uncut Dems

2020-02-2201:00:5011

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.
Bidentity Crisis

Bidentity Crisis

2020-02-1501:13:0522

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.
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.
Iowa, Don't F*ck This Up

Iowa, Don't F*ck This Up

2020-02-0101:10:449

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.
The Rural Jurors

The Rural Jurors

2020-01-2500:55:4913

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.
Lev It or Leave It

Lev It or Leave It

2020-01-1801:13:3214

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!
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.
The Warring 20's

The Warring 20's

2020-01-1101:13:1813

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.
We Impeached Him.

We Impeached Him.

2019-12-2101:30:0717

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,
Impeach for the Stars

Impeach for the Stars

2019-12-1401:01:1812

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.
Darin' to Say "Barron"

Darin' to Say "Barron"

2019-12-0701:02:5314

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.
Up Schiff's Creek

Up Schiff's Creek

2019-11-2301:06:4518

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.
This Ukrainian Life

This Ukrainian Life

2019-11-1601:10:2013

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.
OK, Bloomberg

OK, Bloomberg

2019-11-0901:01:273

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.
Catch, Marry, Kill

Catch, Marry, Kill

2019-11-0200:56:5220

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.
Announcing: What A Day

Announcing: What A Day

2019-10-2900:02:352

“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
Impeachment FOMO

Impeachment FOMO

2019-10-2600:57:4916

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.
The Roast of Elizabeth Warren

The Roast of Elizabeth Warren

2019-10-1900:56:4123

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.
Catch Me If Ukraine

Catch Me If Ukraine

2019-10-1201:21:2015

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.
Ukraine Clown Posse

Ukraine Clown Posse

2019-10-0501:09:0116

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.
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