This OTYCD entry originally posted in June 2017.
Did you enjoy the podcast Keepin It 1600? Start downloading Pod Save America, the new broadcast from the same team.
Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, and Dan Pfeiffer decided that the outcome of the election called for a more activist tone. They have ended Keepin It 1600 and launched Pod Save America, which covers politics as well as how to push back against Trump.
The first episode went up on January 9 and covered the Russian hacking scandals, Obama’s farewell speech, Trump cabinet nominees, and defending Obamacare. It also featured Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, talking about the Women’s March on Washington, set for January 21.
Substantial update: Since writing the original post about Pod Save America and Pod Save the World, Crooked Media has launched three more podcasts. All are good.
The best of the crop of four is Pod Save the People. Primarily hosted by DeRay Mckesson, it is an eye-opening look at the history and living reality of fighting for social justice.
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Lovett or Leave It, hosted by Jon Lovett before a live audience, brings the funny. There’s rage, too, but funny rage. Warning: The theme song is infectious.
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With Friends Like These aims straight for the awkward in a gutsy, admirable way. Hosted by Ana Marie Cox, it dwells on “what divides us and what doesn’t.” It does not shy away from getting emotionally raw at times.
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Download Pod Save America, the original Crooked Media podcast, from iTunes or listen here:
Download its foreign policy spinoff, Pod Save the World, from iTunes or listen here:
Substantial update to the substantial update, November 11, 2017:
Crooked Media has added two more podcasts to its lineup.
Majority 54 With Jason Kander features Kander attempting to bridge the divide between the 54 percent of people who did not vote for Donald Trump and the minority who did.
Kander is the first millennial to earn election to statewide office in America, and he is the president of Let America Vote, which we at OTYCD have written about before:
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Also new is Crooked Conversations, which features a rotating cast of Crooked Media personalities and friends of the pods talking about issues that matter–not just politics, but pop culture, technology, and more.
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More on the launch of Pod Save America and Crooked Media, the company founded by three of the four ex-Keepin It 1600 co-hosts:
Read about Crooked Media’s launch of its website, which features original content: