The Al Franken Podcast

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A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.

Mini Timmaraju, President & CEO of Reproductive Freedom for All
#157
Last Sunday at 5:00 AM

Reproductive rights are under attack all over the country and will be one of the most important issues in the election this November. Abortion bans and limits on reproductive help are extremely unpopular and could be bad news for the Republicans enacting them. This is a must listen for reproductive rights!

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Tim Alberta on Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism
#156
02/25/2024

The author of the profoundly disturbing book "The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory" explains how evangelicals have been turned into a political tool for the Republican Party. Alberta grew up in the evangelical wing of the Presbyterian Church and watched as they turned their back on him after he criticized Donald Trump. How did the evangelical church turn so far towards right wing politics? What exactly is an evangelical? How can those voters ever be won back?


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The Atlantic’s David Frum on GOP Dysfunction
#155
02/18/2024

David Frum from The Atlantic Monthly discusses the chaos that Donald Trump would bring if he were elected to a second term. From the border to foreign aid to Trump's attempt to pardon his crimes... Can we withstand another Trump term?


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https://www.theatlantic.com/author/david-frum/


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Olivia Nuzzi - Washington Correspondent for New York Magazine
#154
02/11/2024

Tales from the Campaign Trail


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Dahlia Lithwick on the Trump Trials
#153
02/04/2024

Will the Jan. 6th Trial happen in time? Or will it just be the Stormy Daniels Case?

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Michael Steele
#152
01/28/2024

On MAGA

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Saturday Night Live Writer & Producer Jim Downey
#151
01/21/2024

Al & Jim On How They Tried to Reward the Audience for Knowing Stuff but Not Punish Them for Not

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Adam Serwer of The Atlantic on What Trump Would Do the The Courts in a Second Term
#150
01/14/2024

The Federalist Society’s Got the Worst Ones All Lined Up

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Heather Cox Richardson on Her Book Democracy Awakening
#149
01/07/2024

Heather says that Trumpers have bought into an alternative reality and that we are, at this moment, on a knife’s edge. She’s an historian and not a clairvoyant. But she’s also an activist, doing all she can to spread the word through historical analysis. Beat that, Trump!

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Best Of: Patton Oswalt is Great!
#147
12/31/2023

Really great!

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