Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

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Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is the essential show for anyone who is curious and passionate about politics ... which includes most of us. Each week, veteran political analyst Ken Rudin explores policy debates, campaign strategies and the newsmakers making it happen in Washington and in state capitols across the country. Politicians, journalists and experts of all stripes join Ken to share smart analysis and rich historical context behind the issues shaping our national dialogue today.

Whether you're a seasoned political junkie or a casual observer of politics, you’ll enjoy hearing informed conversation about national and regional campaigns, deep dives into noteworthy moments in political history, and intriguing tidbits of political trivia. Political Junkie is the show that aims to make politics accessible, engaging, and -- dare we say it -- fun.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is published weekly as a full-hour show tailored for a public radio audience.

The show is available to stations as an ongoing SubAuto subscription for an annual carriage fee. More information about the series is available on our website.

In addition, we periodically release special episodes for non-subscribed stations which may be purchased.

For more information about the show, including carriage information for stations, contact Douglas Bell, Coordinating Producer at dbell@krpoliticaljunkie.com. For other questions about the show, or to book Ken for local appearances, contact Ken at ken@krpoliticaljunkie.com.

Series

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167 Pieces

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is the essential show for anyone who is curious and passionate about politics ... which includes most of us. Each week, veteran political analyst Ken Rudin explores policy debates, campaign strategies, and the newsmakers making it happen in Washington and in state capitols across the country.

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161 Pieces

The Political Junkie Minisodes series has been discontinued.

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21 Pieces

Special full-hour episodes of Ken Rudin's Political Junkie, offered a few times per year to stations with no ongoing series subscription required.

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Fundraising episodes and promos from Ken Rudin's Political Junkie for use during station pledge drives.


Pieces

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Aaron Blake of the Washington Post assesses President Trump’s interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" last Sunday. Mal Leary of Maine Public Radio reports ...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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This week we take a look at the iconic year of 1968, focusing on the three-way race for president, featuring interviews with: Ken Khachigian, ba...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Join Political Junkie Ken Rudin and an all-star lineup of political reporters, commentators and special guests for a full hour of analysis of the 2...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2018
  • Length: :29
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Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum of St. Louis Public Radio discuss how Senator Claire McCaskill (D) and her GOP challenger, Josh Hawley, are handling...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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NPR's Ron Elving tells us what we learned during the primary season and offers some observations about who benefits on Election Day. Jill Castella...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Robert Barnes of the Washington Post deconstructs last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kav...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Elaine Kamarck, a former Democratic insider who is now at the Brookings Institution, argues the new rules limiting the role of superdelegates is go...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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We remember the life, career, and legacy of John McCain, the Arizona Republican senator who died last Saturday at the age of 81. Mike Murphy was ...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Ken Rudin hosts a special reflection on John McCain's life and legacy, featuring interviews with several of McCain's friends and colleagues.

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 14