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Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-bullshit conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays.

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Democrats weigh how to confront Trump’s post-impeachment lawlessness, Mike Bloomberg buys himself and his record a lot of attention, and Bernie Sanders looks for another win in Nevada. Then Jon Ralston of the Nevada Independent talks to Jon F. about the caucus ground game and how he’s preparing to moderate the next Democratic debate.
Bernie Sanders wins a narrow but crucial victory in New Hampshire, the rest of the candidates compete to be the Bernie alternative, and Donald Trump’s Tuesday massacre reminds us of the stakes in November. Then chip in to help build the much-needed ground game in battleground states: votesaveamerica.com/field
Democrats try to break out of the pack in the last debate before the New Hampshire primary, Joe Biden hits Pete Buttigieg on his experience, Bernie Sanders coasts, Mike Bloomberg rises, and Donald Trump hands Democrats a gift with his budget. Then Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager Faiz Shakir talks to Jon F. about their strategy for the rest of the primary.
“Get it together.”

“Get it together.”

2020-02-0601:21:0542

Iowa is still too close to call as the candidates try to break through in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney votes to convict as Trump is acquitted, and the President’s State of the Union should be a wake up call for Democrats. Then Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg talks to Dan about his post-Iowa strategy.
“Iowa, you had one job."

“Iowa, you had one job."

2020-02-0500:53:0320

As they wait for Iowa caucus results, Jon, Jon, Tommy and Dan talk about what went wrong in the first contest in the nomination process, what it means for the caucus moving forward and how the candidates move on from here, even as they learn more about the delegate counts.
"Secret poll results."

"Secret poll results."

2020-02-0301:15:0526

Republicans block witnesses, sealing up President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. The Des Moines Register cancels its highly anticipated Iowa poll the weekend before the caucus. Then, Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan talk about what they've seen and heard observing candidates on the ground in Iowa over the past few days.
Trump's defense team argues that the President can do anything to get elected, Republicans close in on the votes to block witnesses, and a SuperPAC makes the case that Bernie isn’t electable. Then Senator Amy Klobuchar joins to talk about impeachment and her closing argument, and Crooked Media Content Chief Tanya Somanader discusses the new and improved VoteSaveAmerica.com
In the final episode of this five-part series on the Iowa caucuses, we take you back to Iowa one last time for the final sprint before caucus day. We explore how impeachment is impacting the campaigns, attend events with major surrogates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and talk with Iowa elected officials about who they will endorse. Finally, we’ll walk you through the results of our exclusive Iowa poll, map out possible paths to victory for the leading candidates, and check in one last time with the true heroes of these campaigns, the field organizers. This series is hosted by Tommy Vietor and produced by Pineapple Street Studios.
“Bolton’s bombshell.”

“Bolton’s bombshell.”

2020-01-2701:48:0136

John Bolton’s explosive new book upends Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Adam Schiff joins to talk about what happens next, and Bernie Sanders extends his lead in Iowa as other candidates raise electability questions. Then Ezra Klein talks to Dan about his new book, “Why We’re Polarized.”
“Davos confessions.”

“Davos confessions.”

2020-01-2301:12:0930

Schiff makes the case against Trump, Trump confesses to obstruction and floats cuts to Medicare and Social Security in Davos, and Bernie gains momentum with less than two weeks until Iowa. Then Desmond Meade of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition talks to Dan about fighting the Republican effort to keep returning citizens from voting.
“Hillary endorses Bernie.”

“Hillary endorses Bernie.”

2020-01-2101:27:0327

Trump’s lawyers kick off his impeachment trial by arguing that the President can’t be impeached, Mitch McConnell is forced to make concessions on the rules, Biden and Bernie tangle on Social Security, and the New York Times endorses Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. Then Chris Lidell-Westefeld talks to Tommy about his oral history of the 2008 Obama campaign.
Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan talk about Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and the final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses, hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines.  BIG NEWS. Pod Save America is going on tour. Presale is January 15-17 using code CROOKED2020 and public on-sale is Saturday January 18. Get tickets: http://crooked.com/events
“It's wide open!”

“It's wide open!”

2020-01-1301:11:4027

The Trump Administration is caught lying about Iran, the public sours on the President’s handling of the crisis, and the Des Moines Register poll shows a very close race in Iowa between Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Joe Biden. Then Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement talks to Jon L. about climate change and the group's endorsement of Bernie Sanders.
Jon Favreau looks for the path to victory in 2020 by talking to voters, strategists, organizers, and candidates in the battleground states that will decide the election. Subscribe to The Wilderness: Apple Podcasts: apple.co/thewilderness Other Podcast Platforms: crooked.com/thewilderness
“All is not well!”

“All is not well!”

2020-01-0901:30:5924

Trump gives his Mission Accomplished speech after a momentary pause in the crisis he started, Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans get ready to vote for a rigged impeachment trial, and the endorsements start piling up in the Democratic primary. Then Senator Elizabeth Warren talks to Jon about the Iran crisis and her campaign strategy in the weeks before Iowa.
Trump starts a new conflict in the Middle East by assassinating an Iranian general, John Bolton says he’s willing to testify in the Senate impeachment trial, and the primary is too close to call with less than 30 days until Iowa. Then Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) talks to Tommy about what Congress can do to restrain Trump’s actions towards Iran.
In their second annual New Year’s resolutions pod, Jon, Jon, and Tommy react to resolutions from some of your favorite 2020 candidates. Then they hold themselves accountable for the resolutions they made a year ago - and make new resolutions for the big year ahead in 2020.
“Holiday mailbag!”

“Holiday mailbag!”

2019-12-2600:56:4724

Jon F. and Dan answer your questions on 2020, the Senate, campaign finance, their top Spotify picks, and more.
Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan talk about the impeachment of Donald Trump and the final Democratic debate of 2019, hosted by PBS and POLITICO in Los Angeles, California.
The House prepares to impeach Donald Trump as new polling shows an uptick in support, Chuck Schumer tries to prevent Mitch McConnell from rigging the Senate trial, and the Democratic presidential candidates prepare for their final debate of 2019.
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Darcie Harris

Pod guys, you are the ones preaching that we just need to beat Trump, no matter what. So why in the world are you tearing down a Democratic candidate? At least Bloomberg is a Democrat. Sanders is not. Let's get real and unite around the Democrat that can beat Trump.

Feb 19th
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Cody Moran

This recording sounds terrible.

Feb 19th
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kalen cacing

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Feb 17th
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Liam Keele

Trying to control the narrative ever so slightly...

Feb 15th
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Timmy Beasley

#bernie2020

Feb 13th
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Caleb White

just a little constructive criticism - we don't know who is leading in delegates right now because Iowa is doing a recount

Feb 12th
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Adam Wurm

pod starts at 7:30

Feb 12th
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ab7dasker

Bloomberg is a racist, full stop.

Feb 12th
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Pirate Tom

Open letter to Bernie Bros from someone who is planning on voting for him: Fellow Revolutionaries, In this episode they describe Bernie as looking very strong on the debate stage and being someone who shows exceptional political courage despite his long career in Washington, in comparison to the lack of courage from other experienced congress members. In past episodes, they regularly praise his ability to fundraise. They compliment and criticize his speeches in good faith. They have not once questioned his ability to lead or his conscience. Finally, PSA is one of the best ways we can excite young people who are open to voting for Bernie and voting blue in general. This is critically important no matter who the nominee is, but especially if Bernie is nominated. If you aren't going to vote if Bernie is not nominated, you must not be paying attention to what is happening in the White House right now. Reconsider. For all these reasons, please stop perpetuating the narrative that these guys are against him or that they wont support him if he's nominated. Do not mistake a lack of apparent bias for a lack of support or interest. Their mission is to help put democrats in office and they know its best for whoever is nominated that they dont share their personal feelings on which candidate they prefer.

Feb 11th
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Darcie Harris

Hey guys, I love ya, but please be careful of your criticisms of Bloomberg. Im still undecided, but Bloomberg is the only one I hear moderate Dems say they're willing to canvass for. When the time comes we'll need all hands on deck. As Jon saw firsthand in his Wilderness focus groups, the margins we need will be found with swing voters, who are most likely center-left. Let's not let purism cost us this election. Personally, I don't care if Bloomberg buys his way in as long as Trump is gone!

Feb 11th
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Nick Kerr

I don't have the time to be able to watch all pf the debates, so I really appreciate these guys' coverage of the debates. They can't recap everything but I feel they do a good job of summarizing performances of the candidates in a way that doesn't advantage or disparage a particular candidate.

Feb 11th
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Leslie Nathan

Maybe Amy hates Pete because she sees him as the one standing in her way of reaching her goal?

Feb 11th
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Tatyana Noyb

Thanks for inviting Faiz!!! Such clear messaging, i love it.

Feb 11th
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CraggyPete

Lol Trump 2020! DNC will rat fuck Bernie again and Trump will just slide into another 4 years easily

Feb 9th
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John Reed

Loved the part with the discussion being a warning how the dem party needs to stick together to beat tRump. Hey Favreau how about you stop taking a dig at Bernie or his supporters every chance you get. When you do that we clearly see your Neoliberal bias.

Feb 8th
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ab7dasker

Tommy Vietor clearly does not like Bernie

Feb 7th
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Rosie P

Bernie won

Feb 7th
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leslie

holy moley, I'm so bored of listening to the same exact convo every single episode.

Feb 7th
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Cris Echeguren

Iowa is not "too close to call". Bernie won by thousands of votes. in what reality so SDEs fucking matter?

Feb 6th
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Rosie P

Given what the DNC did to Bernie, the "stop Bernie" meetings, and how the partial results favoured Pete and harmed Bernie by painting a false picture I'd say it's pretty negligent not to raise concerns about why this is happening and if Bernie is being screwed again... Also, hey, didn't you guys go to Tara McGowan's birthday & isn't she an ardent Pete supporter?

Feb 6th
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