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 down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. You can listen to new episodes twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Tue Jul 11 2023

Biden Shifts Into Thigh Gear

2024 ElectionPrimary ScheduleTrump's StrengthCampaign StrategiesAnti-Trump Ad Campaign

The episode covers various topics related to the 2024 election, including the primary schedules in Iowa and New Hampshire, Trump's strength and weaknesses, campaign strategies and messaging, anti-Trump ad campaigns and fundraising efforts, the competition between Ron DeSantis and Chris Christie, Biden's strategy and messaging, the role of age and thirst traps in politics, insights into Biden's energy and leadership style, Sarah McBride's campaign focus, and the importance of building coalitions and representation. The episode also touches on Biden's support for LGBTQ rights and personal stories involving Joe Biden.

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Thu Jul 06 2023

The Biden Bump (with AOC!)

Joe BidenStudent DebtSupreme CourtEthics ReformRon DeSantis

This episode covers topics such as Joe Biden's student debt plan, reforming the right-wing Supreme Court, ethics reform and court expansion, Ron DeSantis's campaign tactics, Republican primary and Supreme Court oversight, insights on judicial review and the Supreme Court, and a conclusion on material changes needed by the Democratic Party. The episode also touches on White House security measures and a game called Two Takes and a Fake.

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Tue Jul 04 2023

Governor Jon Favreau? (Subscription Show Preview)

Online CulturePolitical ControversiesMovie ReleasesGOP ConventionPersonal Aspirations

The episode covers a range of topics including online culture, political controversies, movie releases, GOP conventions, and personal aspirations. The hosts discuss frustrating narratives in the White House, highlight Ron DeSantis' campaign strategy involving his wife, analyze Roseanne Barr's controversial comments, explore the excitement around upcoming movies, recount the chaos at the North Carolina GOP convention, delve into the speaker's online activity and advice column segment, and conclude with Dan Pfeiffer's political aspirations. Throughout the episode, there is a mix of humor, analysis, and personal anecdotes.

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Fri Jun 30 2023

Strict Scrutiny on the Supreme Court’s Student Debt Relief and Gay Rights Decisions

Supreme CourtAffirmative ActionStudent Loan ReliefDiscriminationReligious Freedom

The episode covers recent Supreme Court decisions, including the striking down of affirmative action, halting of President Biden's student loan relief plan, and allowing businesses to refuse services for same-sex marriage. Analysis of Justice Gorsuch's opinion in the Jack Phillips case is provided, along with dissenting opinions from Justice Sotomayor. The impact of these decisions on discrimination, standing, and student loan relief is explored. The episode also discusses a lawsuit involving Mohela and the consequences of the Supreme Court decision on student loans.

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Thu Jun 29 2023

Supreme Malarkey

Donald TrumpJack Smith trialSupreme Courtaffirmative actionBidenomics

The episode covers a range of topics including Donald Trump's involvement in the Jack Smith trial, the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action, Biden's economic policies, potential interference in future elections, and the influence of Donald Trump over the Republican Party. It also highlights Chris Christie's criticism of Ron DeSantis and his views on Donald Trump. The episode emphasizes the importance of effective communication and the need for Democrats to pick fights over their agenda.