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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174 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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23 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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Jon Meacham on his remarkable biography of our 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush, pulling insights from years of intimate interviews and a...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Luke Ramseth of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger explains what was behind Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s eight-point victory over Democratic former ...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Chuck Hagel, the former two-term senator from Nebraska and Secretary of Defense under President Obama, walks us through his improbable political ca...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Susan MacManus of the University of South Florida reports on the suspicion and vitriol taking place in Florida, where races for the Senate and gove...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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As 2018 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who passed away this year. K...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: :29
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NPR's Ron Elving breaks down all the 2018 midterm wins and losses. Bob Livingston, a Louisiana Republican who once headed the Appropriations Commi...

  • Added: Nov 08, 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...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WJSU, Spokane Public Radio, KVNF, and KAZU


  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
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-- Republican strategist Vin Weber and Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg on the backdrop of the election, key races to watch, and their significan...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Marvin Kalb, the former CBS and NBC newsman discusses his new book "Enemy of the People" which focuses on Donald Trump's antipathy for the press. ...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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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