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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, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
Crooked Minis takes a step back from the chaotic breaking news to offer a new series every month that explores an issue or event that reflects cultural, political, or societal changes in America and need more than a 10-minute conversation and a split-second news cycle to unpack.
 
Presenter Ian Parkinson and executive editor Ian Cleverly chat to an array of special guests from road racing’s great champions to WorldTour royalty, industry figures, leading photographers and race organisers while the Tech podcast with Dan Cavallari covers the latest and greatest gear. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Everyone knows professional cycling is a tough sport - that’s part of its appeal - but does it place too much of a strain on some of its competitors, and how well does it look after those who struggle? Cycling’s not the only sport facing up to the mental health issues endured by some of its brightest performers. On this podcast we hear the personal…
 
The White House notches some wins while Democrats debate the party’s challenges, Professor Melissa Murray joins to talk about the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case and how the Ahmaud Arbery case may differ, and Kamala Harris’s 85 minute-presidency spawns enough takes to fill two terms. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit…
 
Stephen Colbert joins Jon to defend his 8 hour-a-day screen habit and preach the benefits of a Twitter-free lifestyle. The two talk about what it took to produce The Late Show during the pandemic, why Stephen is glad his live audience is back, and what some of the darkest days of American democracy looked like behind the scenes at the Ed Sullivan T…
 
President Biden hits the road to go on offense against rising prices and falling poll numbers, Senator Elizabeth Warren joins to talk about passing the Build Back Better plan, and Elijah Cone offers up the week’s worst punditry in another round of Take Appreciator. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamer…
 
Cycling should be one of the greenest of activities, but how ecologically sound is the bike industry? Modern materials, disposable products and a world-wide supply chain all contribute to a bigger carbon footprint than you might think. Host Dan Cavallari talks to some of the people making a difference. Former pro riders Peter and Martin Velits run …
 
Steve Bannon surrenders to the feds while Donald Trump admits yet again an attempted coup, former Obama economic advisor Austan Goolsbee joins to discuss inflation and the economy, and the DC gossip machine trains its focus on the relationship between Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and what it all means for 2024. For a closed-captioned version of this e…
 
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe talks to Jon about the toll social media takes on professional athletes, what it’s like to become an online Resistance hero and a right-wing villain, and whether she will ever run for office. New episodes of Offline with Jon Favreau drop every Sunday on the Pod Save America feed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit pod…
 
The Republican Party is still more Marjorie Taylor Green than Glenn Youngkin, Washington Post columnist Perry Bacon joins to talk Democratic midterm strategy in the wake of last week’s elections, and Jon and Dan answer a few of your questions. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript …
 
Rouleur's Digital Editor and resident tech expert Peter Stuart takes host Ian Parkinson on a tour of some of the standout bikes and kit at Rouleur Live. Gravel bikes galore, a rear hub which does away with the front changer and a world-beating frameset that costs - well, if you have to ask the price you certainly can't afford it. And Ned Boulting i…
 
Democrats finally pass the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Bill, climate reporter Dave Roberts joins the pod to talk about week two of the COP26 Climate Summit, and Tommy and Lovett break down some of the most annoying non-headlines from the weekend including Josh Hawley's masculinity crisis and Ted Cruz's presidential endorsement of Joe Rogan. For a …
 
Snapchat’s Peter Hamby talks to Jon about why Twitter has ruined political journalism, how the internet transformed the media business, and what a healthy, sustainable model of journalism might look like. New episodes of Offline with Jon Favreau drop every Sunday on the Pod Save America feed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.c…
 
Republicans have the best Election Night since Trump won in 2016, Democrats debate what went wrong in Virginia and what it means for the ’22 midterms, and Delegate Danica Roem joins to talk about how she managed to be one of the few progressives in Virginia to win re-election last night. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit …
 
Joe Biden tries to rally the world to save the planet while Joe Manchin is still holding up his climate agenda back home, Donald Trump wades into the final days of the Virginia gubernatorial contest, and NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray joins to talk about today’s Supreme Court oral arguments over the Texas abortion law. For a closed-captioned vers…
 
Monica Lewinsky sits down with Jon to talk about the rise of public shaming, what happens when your life is upended by the internet, and what we can do to push against our worst instincts when we're on social media. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please emai…
 
Democrats are on the cusp of passing the most progressive piece of legislation in decades that still leaves out some of the party’s most important priorities, Virginia organizer Tram Nguyen gives a report from the field with just a few days left of an uncomfortably close race, and Dan and Jon break down the closing arguments and strategies from the…
 
In a battle of the Rouleur heavyweights, your referee Dan Cavallari tries to keep the conversation civil as forward-thinking tech-head Peter Stuart takes on retro-grouch, old school bikie Ian Cleverly in a battle of the cockpits. Aero advantage, tidy front end and an altogether improved modern system? Or a royal pain in the backside that is non-adj…
 
Facebook employees say Facebook is dangerous, a Rolling Stone report suggests that the January 6th insurrection was an inside job, and Andrew Yang stopped by Crooked HQ to chat with Jon Lovett about his new third party, Forward. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode…
 
Jia Tolentino, New Yorker staff writer and author of Trick Mirror, talks to Jon about how the internet has turned life into an endless performance, why that makes politics hard and virtue signaling easy, and what being online during the pandemic has done to our collective psyche. New episodes of Offline with Jon Favreau drop every Sunday on the Pod…
 
Democratic officials express optimism about a potential deal on Joe Biden’s economic plan, journalist Amy Westervelt from the climate podcast Hot Take joins to talk about whether we can still save the planet with Joe Manchin in the Senate, and Dan and Jon discuss why reporters are whining that President Biden's not taking more questions from them. …
 
Adam Blythe has been building a reputation for his informed commentary - and his inventive dress sense - since his retirement two years ago. He’ll be at Rouleur Live next month, using his insider knowledge to interview stars of road racing past and present. Also there will be Imogen Cotter. She rides online for Movistar’s E-racing team but she's pr…
 
Democrats schedule a vote on a new voting rights bill while Republicans run more Big Lie candidates, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe talks to Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor about his race against Trump supporter Glenn Youngkin, and the week’s worst punditry gets its due in a new installment of The Take Appreciators. For a closed-capti…
 
Is the internet slowly breaking our brains, and what can we do about it? In the new weekly series Offline with Jon Favreau, the Pod Save America co-host sits down with newsmakers, political figures, celebrities, comedians, and writers to talk about how our hyperconnected world shapes the way we live, for better or worse. New episodes drop every Sun…
 
White House press secretary Jen Psaki joins Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer to chat about all of the challenges in front of the Biden administration. Then Jon and Dan examine the debate over popularism and the direction of the Democratic Party and a new investigative report about AT&T’s role in propping up the right-wing propaganda network OAN. For a …
 
Paris-Roubaix is not just the hardest of the Classics, it's also a unique test-bed for some of the latest - and least expected - bike racing technology. Rouleur Digital Editor Peter Stuart is just back from his first Hell Of The North and he's been sharing some of his tech discoveries with host Dan Cavallari. Out this year go tubulars, rim brakes a…
 
Donald Trump returns to Iowa and teases a second run with the full support of the Republican establishment, the race in Virginia between former Governor Terry McAuliffe and Trump-backed private equity CEO Glenn Youngkin is way too close for comfort, and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) drops by the studio to talk to Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau about…
 
Hey! Whether you've been listening from the jump, or just discovered us because of an algorithm controlled by a billionaire sociopath, welcome! This is Pod Save America, a no-bullshit conversation about politics hosted by former Obama aides Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor. We're here to break down the biggest stories, scandal…
 
Mitch McConnell decides that he won’t plunge the nation into a catastrophic recession for at least two more months, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Sean Patrick Maloney joins to talk about the party’s midterm strategy, and Dan and Jon rate bad takes on a scale of 1-to-4 Politicos in a new game called The Take Appreciators. For a c…
 
Grow old. Get Fast. Don't die. Good words to live by, and the original working title of Phil Cavell's book The Midlife Cyclist. Phil is best known as the co-founder and CEO of high-end London bike store Cyclefit, and a leading expert on the science and bio-mechanics of cycling. Phil talks us through the realities of staying fit and fast past forty,…
 
Democrats in Congress inch closer to agreement on Joe Biden’s agenda despite a few whiny centrists and bad media takes, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal joins to discuss how progressives intend to bring both bills over the finish line, and Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer some listener questions. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit …
 
Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are still holding Joe Biden’s agenda hostage despite exclusive new polling that shows his Build Back Better plan is extremely popular in some of the most competitive House districts. Then, Dave Wasserman from the Cook Political Report talks to Dan about the new redistricting maps that have been drawn so far and what t…
 
There are so many myths and misunderstandings about carbon frames - they break easily, they're impossible to repair, the ride deteriorates with age, you can't leave them out in the sun. In this episode Dan Cavallari goes in search of the truth with the help of carbon expert Cameron Frazer of Driven Technologies. The good news is a decent carbon fra…
 
The Democratic agenda is on the line this week as the House prepares to vote on President Biden’s infrastructure and Build Back Better plans, Donald Trump and his allies lay the groundwork to steal the 2024 election despite an embarrassment in Arizona, and Tommy talks to Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian about 544 Days, a new podcast that fo…
 
President Biden tries to unify Democrats around his economic plan, former White House domestic policy director Cecilia Muñoz joins to discuss what the Administration can do about the border and immigration, and Jon and Dan break down this week’s wildest right-wing conspiracy in a new segment called Shit Your Uncle’s Posting. For a closed-captioned …
 
Slovenia is a cycling superpower - with two out of the three Grand Tour winners this year and an Olympic time trial gold for Primož Roglič. A new book by Roglič's partner Lora Klinc was designed to explain the mysteries of the international peloton to Slovenia's legion of new cycling followers, and the English-language version is surprisingly infor…
 
Joe Biden is having a less than stellar September thanks to crises abroad and setbacks at home, the Wall Street Journal’s Jeff Horwitz talks to Tommy Vietor about his team’s scathing five-part series on Facebook, and early voting begins in the most important and most competitive off-year election, the Virginia gubernatorial between Terry McAuliffe …
 
Governor Gavin Newsom keeps his job as the Republican recall goes down in flames, Congresswoman Katie Porter joins to talk about the latest negotiations over Joe Biden’s economic plan, and two new books detail just how close Donald Trump came to pulling off a coup. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamer…
 
Supersapiens hit the headlines recently when the UCI banned use of the glucose monitoring system in races. Company founder and CEO Phil Southerland, who also founded Team Novo Nordisk with a roster comprised entirely of type 1 diabetics, declared it a backward step from the governing body, citing improved rider health and welfare possibilities with…
 
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain joins to talk about the President’s new vaccine requirements, Republican politicians have a meltdown over Biden’s announcement, and Donald Trump commemorates 9/11 by skipping the memorial ceremony, hinting that he’s running again in 2024, and doing color commentary at a Pay-Per-View boxing match in Florida. For …
 
An awful August gives way to a shitshow of a September in Washington, NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray is back to talk about what’s next in the legal battle for reproductive rights, and with just a few days left until the California recall, the stakes are enormous in the race between Governor Gavin Newsom and right-wing radio host Larry Elder. For …
 
How do we make cycling - as a sport and a way of life - as diverse as possible? That’s the central question in Rouleur edition 106 - The Empowerment Issue. And it’s the theme of this podcast. We hear from cycling coach Thea Smith on how her club is trying to attract more women, non-binary and trans people through the gates of the venerable velodrom…
 
Swiss brand BMC are leaders in technological developments in the bike world. From their base in Grenchen, BMC’s team of engineers at the Impec lab develop new ideas and push the boundaries of what can be achieved in bicycle design for any terrain. Stefan Christ, head of R&D at BMC, joins host Dan Cavallari to explain what they get up to in their my…
 
The war in Afghanistan is almost over after a massive evacuation and a horrifying terrorist attack, Republican politicians use the tragedy as a pretense to call for Joe Biden’s impeachment, and NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray talks to Jon Lovett about the Supreme Court’s decision to block the administration’s eviction moratorium and Stephen Breyer…
 
Nancy Pelosi stops a centrist rebellion over the budget, a new Change Research/Crooked Media poll of Virginia gives Democrats a small lead and a few warnings signs for 2022, and California Senator Alex Padilla stops by to discuss the California recall, voting rights, and more. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com…
 
Emma Pooley is more likely to be found running up hills these days than cycling up them, but the competitive spirit that led her to Olympic medals, world championships and multiple stage and race wins is still strong. She joins presenter Ian Parkinson from her home near Zurich to talk about retirement, the current state of the women’s pro scene and…
 
NPR’s Sam Sanders joins Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor to talk about the political fallout and lessons (not) learned from Afghanistan, Democratic anxiety over the midterms, and the increasing radicalism of the Republican base. Then, Jon quizzes Tommy and Sam on their knowledge of California’s wild list of gubernatorial candidates in a game called “Do…
 
President Biden grapples with criticism from Republicans like Donald Trump, journalists, pundits, and fellow Democrats over the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan. Then, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy talks with Jon Favreau about the Administration’s announcement that Americans will be offered Covid-19 booster shots starting in late Septe…
 
Ultra-Endurance rider Lael Wilcox was the fastest woman at Unbound 2021. She sits down with host Dan Cavallari to discuss going fast over 350 miles of gravel. While it's all about the legs and the heart, bike tech plays a vital role in multi-day races in the wilderness. From making the right choice of aero bar or flat bar, choosing the best power b…
 
The New York Times’s Jane Coaston joins Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor to talk about the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the Biden Administration’s scramble to contain the fallout, and how the latest culture war is the right-wing crusade against vaccine and mask requirements. Cook Political Report Editor-in-Chief Amy Walter also talks to Jon about w…
 
Joe Biden’s economic agenda gets closer to becoming reality, Republicans flirt with a debt ceiling disaster, former Obama economic advisor Austan Goolsbee explains the debate over inflation, and good riddance to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript …
 
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