The Wilderness

Latest Episodes

Chapter Fifteen: The Story (with Barack Obama)

September 24, 2018
In the series finale, Barack Obama and Jon Favreau have a conversation on the story we need to tell about America. What should the...

Chapter Fourteen: The Ceiling

September 17, 2018
What are the unique challenges facing women in politics? A first-time candidate who’s running to be a state legislator tells her story....

Chapter Thirteen: The Bench

September 10, 2018
How can we recruit a new generation of winning candidates? Three young, recently-elected Democrats talk about what it’s like to run for...

About The Show

Can the Democrats save America? This is the story of a party’s journey through the wilderness after the most crushing defeat in history. In a documentary that spans two centuries of American politics, Pod Save America's Jon Favreau talks to more than 100 strategists, historians, activists, and voters about how the party of Roosevelt, Kennedy, and Obama arrived at this moment, and how it can lead the country out. 

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Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau

More Episodes

Chapter Fifteen: The Story (with Barack Obama)

September 24, 2018
In the series finale, Barack Obama and Jon Favreau have a conversation on the story we need to tell about America. What should the...

Chapter Fourteen: The Ceiling

September 17, 2018
What are the unique challenges facing women in politics? A first-time candidate who’s running to be a state legislator tells her story....

Chapter Thirteen: The Bench

September 10, 2018
How can we recruit a new generation of winning candidates? Three young, recently-elected Democrats talk about what it’s like to run for...

Chapter Twelve: The Party

September 3, 2018
How democratic should the Democratic Party be? The evolving relationship between party leaders and grassroots organizers. Learn more:...

Chapter Eleven: The Filter

August 27, 2018
How can Democrats break through in today’s media environment? A strategy for rethinking the way we communicate with the public. Learn...

Chapter Ten: The Blob

August 20, 2018
How can Democrats avoid conventional thinking on foreign policy? A discussion about what a new era of American leadership might look...