Each week, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many, many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news and make fun of whatever bullshit came out of our insane political nightmare factory. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion. New episodes every Saturday.
Liz! Kamala! Bernie! And Jeff! Is that Jeff? Josh? Was there a Josh? Sounds wrong. Anyway, twenty candidates debated for the first time and we learned a lot. Plus, Monica Ramirez joins to break down what's happening at the border and how to help. Travon Free has a problem with Twitter's amateur television critics. And Tawny Newsome is not a fan of Kim Kardashian's new product launch. Oh and the democratic candidates were asked to name their favorite comfort foods and the answers were genuinely horrifying and we need to TALK ABOUT IT.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is OUT and collusion is IN. Adam Conover, Megan Gailey, and Demi Adejuyigbe join Jon to break down the latest 2020 news, Trump's oddly staged interview with George Stephanopoulos, the insane pay gap in women's sports, our national housing crisis, and a new video game from George R. R. Martin, the world's greatest procrastinator. As Meryl once said on Big Little Lies, "I can't complain. Actually, I can."
Trump insults veterans on D-Day. Tucker Carlson thinks YouTube is the government. And Amy Klobuchar joins Jon on stage at the University of Minnesota to face the Queen for a Day gauntlet. Plus Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, Guy Branum, and Ana Marie Cox help break down the week’s news, the magic of the state fair, and why parades are inherently gay in all the best ways. What a week. Thank you, Minneapolis!
The special counsel speaks and people can't believe their ears because they didn't use their eyes to READ THE REPORT. An architect of gerrymandering dies and his daughter discovers a trove of damning documents. Oh and aliens! Returning champions Josh Barro, Tawny Newsome, and Langston Kerman join Jon to break down the week's news, old bad tweets by 2020 candidates, and the very important case of The Verve v. The Rolling Stones.
Trump "storms" out on Pelosi, anti-choice laws lead to mass protest, and Kellyanne Conway auditions for Real Housewives of Washington. Plus we quiz the panel on Trump's tariffs and quiz the audience on an immigration extremist's bonkers list of demands. Activist Nourbese Flint and comedians Joel Kim Booster and Megan Gailey join Jon to break down the week's news, celebrate Cher's birthday, and consider a lovely trip to Mykanos.