Tag: Pod Save America


Pod Save America

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-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break...

Pod Save the World

“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy...


2020: Jay Inslee on climate change and beating Donald Trump

Pod Save America - April 16, 2019 - 42:48
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joins Dan Pfeiffer from the campaign trail in New Hampshire to talk about why climate change is the defining issue of his presidential campaign, what he’s learned from running a state government and his plan...

2020: Kamala Harris on American identity and secret recipes

Pod Save America - April 17, 2019 - 58:52
California Senator Kamala Harris talks with Jon Favreau about her record as a District Attorney and Attorney General, how she’d get her priorities through Congress, what drives her crazy about the Democratic Party, and her views on...

2020: Kirsten Gillibrand on Medicare for All and speaking truths (From Jan. 22)

Pod Save America - April 22, 2019 - 46:17
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sits down with Jon Favreau to talk about Medicare for All, building a green economy, immigration, and more. (Previously released on January 22, 2019)

2020: Seth Moulton On Patriotism And Beating Trump On National Security

Pod Save America - April 26, 2019 - 49:59
Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton joins Tommy Vietor to discuss the threat of nuclear war, his time in the Marine Corps and the need for a new generation of leadership in the White House.

2020: Tim Ryan on the working class and yoga

Pod Save America - April 30, 2019 - 56:23
Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan sits down with Dan Pfeiffer at Crooked HQ in Los Angeles to discuss his economic agenda, how Democrats can retake the Midwest and his passion for mindfulness.

2020: John Hickenlooper on brewing beer and winning purple states

Pod Save America - May 3, 2019 - 53:52
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper talks with Jon Favreau about his life as a brewpub owner, his strategy for winning over Republicans, his plans to combat climate change and deal with automation, and what it’s like to govern in times...

2020: Eric Swalwell on gun control and being bold

Pod Save America - May 10, 2019 - 48:12
Tommy talks with Congressman Eric Swalwell about gun control, what it means to be bold in his campaign, his work on the intelligence committee and how he plans to win over his Trump-supporting family.

2020: Marianne Williamson on big truths and moral outrage

Pod Save America - May 31, 2019 - 44:13
Author and activist Marianne Williamson joins Jon Favreau to discuss her bid for president, the difference between moral outrage and anger, getting money out of politics, and why she wants to establish a Department of Peace. Plus, her...

2020: Beto O’Rourke on Biden, Iran and the puppy primary

Pod Save America - June 21, 2019 - 53:43
Tommy talks to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke about why he thinks he can win, what President O’Rourke would do on day one, recent comments by Joe Biden, lots and lots of policy and why his dog Artemis should be leading the pack.

2020: Steve Bullock on winning back Trump voters and making dad jokes

Pod Save America - June 27, 2019 - 49:51
Jon talks to Montana Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Steve Bullock about getting dark money out of politics, making college and health care more affordable, and why he loves a “good” dad joke.

2020: Michael Bennet on fixing Washington and defeating Mitch McConnell

Pod Save America - July 2, 2019 - 1:08:01
Dan talks to Colorado Senator Michael Bennet about the threats facing our democracy, what he’ll do to fix Washington, our immigration system, and how he plans to get to universal health care. Plus, his take on fighting back against a...

2020: Bill de Blasio on taxing the rich and rooting for the Red Sox

Pod Save America - September 4, 2019 - 1:05:41
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joins Jon L. to talk about staying in the race, running a city, achieving universal pre-K, beefing with Cuomo, and why he's still a Red Sox fan.

Iowa Episode 1: The Stakes

Pod Save America - November 19, 2019 - 31:21
This is the first episode of a five-part miniseries on the Iowa caucuses hosted by Tommy Vietor and produced by Pineapple Street Studios. In episode one, Tommy looks back at Barack Obama's 2008 Iowa operation to explain how he won, how...

Iowa Episode 2: The history and the rules

Pod Save America - November 26, 2019 - 42:26
In episode two of this five-part miniseries on the Iowa caucuses hosted by Tommy Vietor and produced by Pineapple Street Studios, we’ll learn how violence at the 1968 Democratic National Convention led to Iowa becoming the first contest...

Iowa Episode 3: Endorsements, surrogates and criticisms of Iowa

Pod Save America - December 3, 2019 - 33:28
In episode three of this five-part miniseries on the Iowa caucuses, we dive into the all-important race to lock down the state’s key endorsements. These campaign surrogates, always critical, loom particularly large for the five US...

Iowa Episode 4: The final sprint

Pod Save America - December 10, 2019 - 33:02
In episode four of this five-part series on the Iowa caucuses, we take you behind the scenes as the campaigns prepare for one of the biggest nights of the primary season, the Liberty and Justice Dinner. Obama’s speech at the event back...

Iowa Episode 5: Voting is not enough

Pod Save America - January 28, 2020 - 48:20
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...

“High on Bernie.”

Pod Save America - April 20, 2020 - 1:18:29
Trump encourages Trump supporters protesting against Trump’s social distancing guidelines, governors in both parties plead for help with testing, Congress nears a deal on another economic relief bill, and China becomes a 2020 issue....

“The Trump Pod Challenge.”

Pod Save America - April 27, 2020 - 1:04:39
The White House weighs cutting back on Trump’s daily briefings, Republicans start to worry about November, and Joe Biden’s campaign adjusts to life in the midst of a pandemic. Then Senator Brian Schatz talks to Jon L. about the next...

“The Freedom to Kill Workers Act.”

Pod Save America - April 30, 2020 - 1:16:56
Republicans’ top priority is giving corporations the freedom to let their workers and customers get sick, former Republican Justin Amash explores a third party bid for president, and new reporting emerges about an allegation of sexual...