Tag: Tommy Vietor

Podcasts

Pod Save America

Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the...

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...

Episodes

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.

“Tommy, You’re a Firework” (with Tommy Vietor)

Keep It! - July 3, 2019 - 1:18:52
Tommy Vietor returns to Keep It to discuss Julia Roberts, make the case for fireworks, and yes, the Tommy’s Cakes debacle.

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...