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Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion.Read more

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Jun 26 • 01:55:37

AND WE'RE BACK. Our first live show in over a year! Let's do it right. With special guests Adam Rippon, Laci Mosely, Hannah Einbinder, Tre'vell Anderson, Zach Noe Towers, Eliot Glazer, Ronan Farrow, RB, Brendan Scannell, Jared Goldstein, Tig Notaro, Maebe A. Girl, Ira Madison III, Louis Virtel, Danica Roem, Andrea Jenkins, and Gabriel Foster. And you can join in supporting...

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Rich Boys and their Space Toys

Jul 17 • 01:06:59

Billionaires are doing it for themselves. Simon Rich joins to break down the week’s news: reconciliation, competition, and Olivia Rodrigo is tell teens to get vaccinated. Senator Amy Klobuchar talks about corporate power and her book on monopolies. And long dead cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin - tough booking - stops by to share his thoughts on Bezos and Branson's ticket ...

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Commission Impossible

May 29 • 01:08:44

Scientists ask for a fact-based debate over the origins of the pandemic. Manchin and Sinema ask Republicans to be reasonable. Surprise! They were all very disappointed. Akilah Hughes is back to break down the week's news. Ashley Parker of the Washington Post stops by to talk about how the Biden White House works. And we quiz a listener on some of the most absurd scare tact...

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Twisties and Shout

Jul 31 • 01:37:34

Rainn Wilson and Reza Aslan join to break down all the week's news, from Simon Biles's decision to Adam Driver's transformation. Jason Concepcion takes us through a bracket of former celebrity couples to see which reunion would reign supreme. Jon interviews Bruce Friedrich of the Good Food Institute to talk about meat without the downsides. And we test a diehard Olympic fa...

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All Riots Matter!

Jul 24 • 01:03:34

The very funny Sean Devlin breaks down the week’s news - from insurrectionists on the insurrection committee to Wally Funk's wild ride with some rich dudes. Charles Marohn of Strong Towns explains what happens when a road and a street have a baby. And we play Fearmongering Mad Libs, because it's like Fox News is barely trying anymore....

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Pride Plus Some Wrath (200th episode!)

Jun 12 • 01:24:05

Guy Branum joins to break down the week's news. Lovett quizzes Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor to mark 200 episodes of Lovett or Leave It. Tara Houska talks about the end of Keystone XL and the fight against Line 3 in Minnesota. And it's a very special (and shattering) Rant Wheel as Akilah Hughes, Emily Heller, Travis Helwig, Elisa Gutierrez, and Emily "Jeff Ross" Favreau get...

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Liz Cheney, Perfect Hero!

May 8 • 01:43:39

Hasan Piker is here to break down the week's news. Lori Wallach of Public Citizen joins for a helpful, fascinating look at the patent waiver issue and what drug companies have to do to get the world vaccinated. And we played an incredible Mother's Day game with Danielle Perez and her mom you won't want to miss. ...

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