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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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RNC you next Tuesday! We bid farewell to America’s Dairyland, but not before an incredible show at Madison’s Barrymore Theater. This week, Victoria Vincent is anything but conventional. Mandela Barnes and Fran Hong break down the far right and the Frank Lloyd Wrong. Thomas Lennon helps our audience find the plot, and we finish off the evening with a delicious spin of The Cheese Wheel. Did we mention we’re in Wisconsin?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. 
The temperature and the vibes are down as we head into the Republican convention after a weekend of mayhem and "unity."  Trump chooses Vance. Biden chooses his words carefully. And Democrats in Congress choose not to choose. 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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President Biden holds a press conference and Democrats hold their collective breath. Marcy Jarreau ponders Real Housewife vs White House life. Rep. Janelle Bynum has what it takes to win the Beaver State. Jay Pharaoh puts his balls in Lovett’s court, and we celebrate one of life’s greatest pleasures: quitting.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.
And we're back! Joe Biden isn't going anywhere fast. Donald Trump is going mum on Project 2025, which is actually Secret Rule #57461 of Project 2025. And a horse gets loose on Independence Day, and we’re going to stop you right there: despite what you might be thinking, it is absolutely not a metaphor.
And we're back! The shit has hit the fan but, hey, still nice to have a breeze. Elected democrats are starting to speak out against nominating Biden - with their names attached even. The Supreme Court rules the president CAN'T ban pollution but CAN kill his rivals (during business hours). And... I don't know... Gladiator 2 and Wicked are coming out at the same time? Something to look forward to? 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’ve arrived in Boston and boy are our arms tired! Of waving at President Biden to stop making that face! Kathleen Turner is here and she has STORIES. Author Gretchen Felker-Martin helps us pick between the mundane and the macabre. And Jay Jurden parks his car in the Harvard Yard for some Gay News (Boston’s Version). Thanks to the Wilbur and Happy Pride!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 doubles your pleasure, doubles your fun at our second and final Asheville show! TS Madison takes a second look at this week’s newsworthy freaks. Jeff Jackson shares his two cents on Republican extremism. Justice Allison Riggs and Lovett divide and conquer your everyday ethical conundrums, and the Want Wheel has us thinking twice about our own deep, dark, hilarious desires.Tickets & Tour Dates: crooked.com/eventsDemocracy or Else is OUT NOW! Buy wherever you get your books: http://crooked.com/books 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 arrives for our first Asheville show ready to listen and learn! Head of the North Carolina Democratic Party Anderson Clayton teaches us about Gen Z, and it sounds so much cooler when she says it. TS Madison and Lovett canonize recent moments in queer history. Lovett tests the locals on nearby news, and the Rant Wheel schools us all in the art of being enraged.Tickets & Tour Dates: crooked.com/eventsPre-order Democracy or Else, out June 25th: crooked.com/books 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 touches down in Charlotte, North Carolina for our first show back on tour! This week, Sydnee Washington gets Lovett up to speed. Tressie McMillan Cottom helps us slow down and appreciate the wordsmiths in our midst. Dante Pittman gets our heart rate up talking about extreme North Carolina Republicans, and we roll into our next show on the surging horse power of our audience’s rant suggestions. See you in Asheville!Tour dates & cities: crooked.com/eventsPre-order Democracy or Else, out June 25th: crooked.com/books 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. 
Guest host Guy Branum joins us for the final episode of Lovett or Leave It before the return of the king. This week, Martha-Ann Alito (James Adomian) stops by to let her freak flag fly. Dean of USC’s Gould School of Law Franita Tolson explains whether or not we should be terrified of this year’s Supreme Court rulings. Clark Gregg puts the “stage” in late-stage capitalism, and we spin the Rant Wheel one more time before it makes its way back into Lovett’s capable, sunburned hands.Want more of Guy Branum? He'll be at Dr. Grins Comedy Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from June 27 through 29. Get your tickets, on sale now.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. 
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.
Jared Goldstein tastes the rainbow this Pride as our very special Lovett Or Leave It guest host! BenDeLaCreme reads the world for filth, Hacks' Mark Indelicato auditions for the role of a lifetime, and the kaleidoscopic Rant Wheel lands on gay slang, straight guys who paint their nails, and, of course, JoJo Siwa.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.
Adam Rippon skates by on his good looks and incredible comedic timing for this week’s What A Weekday! This week, Donald Trump appears on America’s For You Page. Trump’s conviction reveal leads to conservative squeals. Simone Biles gives us all a reason to keep living, and the extremely online athletes of TikTok demand we all quit horsing around. 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. Grab your tickets for Lovett or Leave It’s weekly live show in Los Angeles. Special guest hosts include: Andy Richter, Larry Wilmore, Matt Rogers, Ian Karmel, Langston Kerman and Guy Branum. Dates & Tickets: https://crooked.com/events/
Guest host Ian Karmel steps into Lovett’s Cariumas for a very special post-Trump conviction Lovett or Leave It episode. Ian’s wife, writer Dana Schwartz, stops by to fall in love all over again. Head writer Halle Kiefer chats with Ian about being members of the T-Shirt Swim Club. Preacher Lawson roasts the unroastable, and we all gather together to say, like the Pope did this week: mi scusi!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.
Matt Rogers not only survives, he thrives as Lovett or Leave It’s guest host this week. During the show, Aasif Mandvi proves all jokes can be dad jokes. Atsuko Okatsuka leaves the people pleased. Rachel Bloom checks herself before she Shreks herself, and we get straight (cis male) to the point when it comes to Katy Perry.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.
Las Culturistas host Matt Rogers joins What A Weekday! today and what a weekday is it. This week, the prosecution rests while the defense snoozes in Trump’s hush money trial. Rudy Giuliani gets served more than birthday cake. Jasmine Crockett goes toe-to-toe to Marjorie Taylor Greene, and you can only imagine what those toes look like. Billie Eilish takes us out to “Lunch,” and we applaud for Cate Blanchett as long as we Cannes. Grab your tickets for Lovett or Leave It’s weekly live show in Los Angeles. Special guest hosts include: Andy Richter, Larry Wilmore, Matt Rogers, Ian Karmel, Langston Kerman and Guy Branum. Dates & Tickets: https://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. 
This week, Lovett Or Leave It is Larry Wilmore or Leave It, as the Black on the Air host joins us for a brand-new episode from the SiriusXM Garage. Laurie Kilmartin royally screws the screwed-up royals. Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe narrowly avoid an awkward ride home. Bradley Whitford weighs in on what president he’d invite into his Oval Office, and we close out the show by putting Trump’s words in everybody’s mouth.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. 
Louis Virtel joins us for some fava beans and a nice Limoncello La Croix for today’s What A Weekday! This week, Donald Trump’s Hannibal Lecter speak leaves a funny taste in our mouth. Robert and Nadine Menendez are couple goals. The Taylor Swift concert baby has better seats than we do, and we end the show the way we always do: with 1,500 spiders and scorpions. Grab your tickets for Lovett or Leave It’s weekly live show in Los Angeles. Special guest hosts include: Andy Richter, Larry Wilmore, Matt Rogers, Ian Karmel, Langston Kerman and Guy Branum. Dates & Tickets: https://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.
Andy Richter fills Lovett’s shoes and then some as Lovett or Leave It’s guest host of the week! Yamaneika Saunders and Jared Goldstein stop by to help out an old white man. Herman J. Pamper (Andy Daly) helps Andy get to the bottom of the MAGA diaper rumors, and you are NOT going to like what they find down there. And we end the evening with a spin of the Rant Wheel!Head to votesaveamerica.com/2024 to volunteer and save democracy!Tour dates & cities: crooked.com/eventsFor 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.
The incredible Maria Bamford joins us this Tuesday for What A Weekday! This week, Kevin Spacey wants YOU to vote for RFK Jr. We get into the sultry financial details of Trump’s hush money trial. Boeing tries to lasso the moon, and Kristi Noem has a ruff time defending her thoughts on dog murder. 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. Grab your tickets for Lovett or Leave It’s weekly live show in Los Angeles. Special guest hosts include: Andy Richter, Larry Wilmore, Matt Rogers, Ian Karmel, Langston Kerman and Guy Branum. Dates & Tickets: https://crooked.com/events/
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Steven Halla

🥥

Jul 21st
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Rick Wagner

Wow that voice is really hard to listen to for long. I had to fast forward

Jul 1st
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NoahArkwright

I just love the shit out of Tim Miller, he's so adorable ❤️

May 2nd
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Susan Scior

LOVE the "clown-car Bark" special effect. Please keep it in the show. And please make it Noem's signature sound. Thanks.

May 2nd
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Sara Nicholson

Wow! I've been listening for years. this is one of the best episodes. 💜

Apr 25th
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Rick In Boca

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

Mar 28th
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Jan 18th
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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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