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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.

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.

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

"Attack of the Racist Babies."

3/25/2022
Republicans beclown themselves while testing their midterm attacks on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, State Department Counselor Derek Chollet joins to talk about President Biden’s trip to Brussels as war rages in Ukraine, and Donald Trump is ditching some loser Senate candidates as reports show how close he came to being indicted in New York. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name...

Duration:01:15:00

"Jackasses v Jackson."

3/22/2022
Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson sails through the first day of Republican attacks during her confirmation hearing, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joins to talk through the White House’s plea for Covid funding in advance of a possible uptick in cases, and comedian/director Judd Apatow is in studio for a special round of Take Appreciator. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the...

Duration:01:11:22

Find Taylor Lorenz on Why All Culture is Internet Culture in Offline's new feed.

3/20/2022
Offline has moved to its own feed! To find today's full episode, search "Offline with Jon Favreau" in your podcast app or click the link below: Subscribe to new Offline feed: go.crooked.com/offline This week, Jon is joined by the technology reporter Taylor Lorenz. Covering what she calls “communication and connection,” Taylor has written extensively about the content creator economy, changing media ecosystems, TikTok, and more. The two talk about some of Taylor’s recent stories, break down...

Duration:00:00:44

"Zelensky's Plea."

3/18/2022
President Biden announces more aid to Ukraine after President Zelensky delivers an emotional plea to Congress, Donald Trump may be facing some new political challenges on the road to 2024, and progressive activists Amanda Butcher and Lucas Meyer join to talk about last week’s wave of New Hampshire school board victories that can teach Democrats how to beat back the Republican culture wars. Support Democrats running in New Hampshire by donating to 603 Forward. For a closed-captioned version...

Duration:01:05:55

"Putting the Mess in Messaging."

3/15/2022
President Biden reboots his midterm agenda and message in order to fend off a red wave in November, Democratic strategist Addisu Demissie joins to talk about a DNC proposal to potentially de-throne Iowa and change the presidential nominating process, and Jon, Jon, and Tommy try to break up some of the tough news with a few fun mailbag questions about Pete Davidson, Elon Musk, and Tom Brady. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please...

Duration:01:09:23

"Putin's Price Hike." (with Elizabeth Warren!)

3/11/2022
President Biden bans Russian oil and labels higher energy costs Putin’s Price Hike, Senator Elizabeth Warren is here to talk about Russian oligarchs and crypto bros, and Kevin McCarthy tells Marjorie Taylor Greene that she’s not allowed to attend any more events sponsored by white nationalist Putin fans this year. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more...

Duration:01:23:49

"Too Cruel for School."

3/8/2022
Hysteria's Erin Ryan joins as co-host to talk about the wave of anti-LGBTQ and abortion laws moving through red states and the GOP's recent string of technology fails, and Mehdi Hasan also joins to talk about new ways to help Ukraine that won't get us into a world war. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:20:59

Find Kara Swisher on the Very Online War in Ukraine in Offline's new feed.

3/6/2022
Offline has moved to its own feed! To find today's full episode, search "Offline with Jon Favreau" in your podcast app or click the link below: Subscribe to new Offline feed: go.crooked.com/offline Today, Jon interviews Kara Swisher, Silicon Valley’s most feared and respected journalist. The two discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine — how it marks the first true conflict of the internet age, why Putin is losing the misinformation battle, and what makes Zelensky a compelling online hero. Kara...

Duration:00:01:38

"Ridin' for Biden vs Rootin' for Putin."

3/4/2022
The January 6th Committee lays out potential criminal charges against Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s State of the Union gets good reviews from voters, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain joins to talk about the President’s agenda for the year ahead, and Elijah has some piping hot takes in a special State of the Union edition of Take Appreciator. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name...

Duration:01:12:27

"The World Rallies Behind Ukraine."

3/1/2022
Joe Biden prepares a State of the Union as war rages in Ukraine, Melissa Murray joins to talk about Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, and a look at the good, bad, and ugliest moments from this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:24:38

Find “Offline with Jon Favreau” in its own feed. New episodes March 6.

2/27/2022
Step away from the Twitter-fueled news cycle with Jon Favreau to hear smarter, lighter conversations about all he ways that our extremely online existence is shaping everything from politics and culture to the ways we live, work, and interact with one another. After a dozen interviews, Offline has moved to its own podcast feed. To catch new episodes, search “Offline with Jon Favreau” or subscribe at the link below. New episodes start March 6th.Subscribe to Offline with Jon Favreau:...

Duration:00:02:23

"Putin Chooses War in Ukraine."

2/25/2022
Ben Rhodes joins to talk about Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, as well as the response from the U.S. and the world. And later, Democratic strategist and pollster Celinda Lake joins to talk about the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s midterm manifesto, which includes raising taxes on more than 100 million Americans. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name...

Duration:01:09:10

"Putin Finds His Pretext."

2/22/2022
Ben Rhodes joins to talk about the potentially imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine and all the political and economic implications both globally and here at home, and Strict Scrutiny’s Leah Litman talks about whether Donald Trump’s lifetime of legal troubles may finally be catching up with him. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:01:06:29

Offline: Ezra Klein on the Democrat’s Echo Chamber

2/20/2022
Some exciting news! Starting March 6th, new episodes of Offline will be released in its very own podcast feed. To catch new episodes, search “Offline with Jon Favreau” and follow or subscribe. In the meantime, we’re taking next week off to give Jon some true time offline. See you soon in the new feed. This week on Offline, Jon is joined by the New York Times’s Ezra Klein. Dissecting polarization and virality, the two attempt to figure out if a healthy democracy is possible in today’s media...

Duration:01:20:37

"How To Win A Culture War."

2/18/2022
Democrats try to get back on offense for the midterms, Shannon Watts from Moms Demand Action joins to talk about the historic settlement that Sandy Hook families reached with a gun manufacturer, and Jon Lovett stops by to help Dan and Jon debunk three of the latest right-wing conspiracy theories - and things go off the rails. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast....

Duration:01:15:43

"Fox Trucks Canada."

2/15/2022
Democrats need a better plan to fight inflation anxiety, Republicans get bolder about defying Donald Trump, and guest host Erin Ryan joins to talk about Fox News' Valentine’s crush on Canadian truckers. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:59:32

Offline: Hank Green on Inspiring Curiosity

2/13/2022
This week, Jon is joined by the internet’s dad, Hank Green. For many people, Hank is a staple of the internet, whether on TikTok, YouTube, or in the classroom. He sat down with Jon to discuss how he attempts to inspire curiosity online, the communities he’s built, and how the internet has changed since he posted his first video in 2007. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of...

Duration:00:57:27

"Hangin' with Mike Pence."

2/11/2022
The Republican Party is once again in disarray thanks to Donald Trump, Democratic Governors are ending Covid restrictions as Omicron recedes, and host of The Axe Files podcast and co-host of Hacks on Tap David Axelrod is here to talk about Democrats’ midterm strategy. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:15:36

"Fine, we’ll talk about Joe Rogan.”

2/8/2022
The Republican Party passes an official resolution stating that the violent insurrection on January 6th that left multiple people dead and injured was “legitimate political discourse;” Mike Pence says Donald Trump is wrong about his ability to overturn the election, and guest host Sam Sanders joins to talk about the controversies raging through the media over Joe Rogan, Jeff Zucker, and Jon Lovett’s interview with Jen Psaki. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a...

Duration:01:14:27

Offline: Roxane Gay on Why People Are So Awful Online

2/6/2022
This week on Offline, Jon is joined by writer, professor, and social commentator Roxane Gay for a wide-ranging conversation on consequence culture, writing in the age of the internet, and, of course, Joe Rogan. She explains to Jon why she’s been spending less time on Twitter and lays out exactly why she believes people are so awful online. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of...

Duration:00:55:01