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.

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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.

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161 Pieces

The Political Junkie Minisodes series has been discontinued.

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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.


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Join Political Junkie Ken Rudin for a review of many great moments from the history of televised presidential debates, with commentary from several...

Bought by WUWM, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WJCT, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State and more


  • Added: Sep 02, 2020
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 12
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Join Political Junkie Ken Rudin on a journey through political history as we revisit memorable and historic moments from national party conventions...

Bought by WVPE, Vermont Public Radio, KCPW Salt Lake City, and KBBI Alaska


  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

Bought by KISU, KTXK, WLPR Merrillville, IN (Chicago metro area), Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 17
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As 2019 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who passed away this year. K...

Bought by WBEZ, WLPR Merrillville, IN (Chicago metro area), WVPE, and KISU


  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 4
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Fundraising hour for stations carrying the Ken Rudin's Political Junkie weekly program. This show highlights three interviews from late-2018/early-...

Bought by WHQR, Delta College Public Radio, and WHRV


  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 41:09
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

Bought by WHRV, WBEZ, KJZZ, KCPW Salt Lake City, WITF and more


  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 6
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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 Seaside, Calif.


  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KAZU Seaside, Calif. and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 03, 2018
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 2
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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.

Bought by WRGY, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, RadioFreePalmer, 'The Sea' and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 14
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Fundraising hour for stations carrying the Ken Rudin's Political Junkie weekly program. This show highlights three interviews from late-2017/early-...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 39:08
  • Purchases: 1