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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157 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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19 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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4 Pieces

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


Pieces

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Nathan Gonzales of Inside Elections analyzes the special election in Ohio's 12th congressional district. John Lawrence of the University of Califor...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
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Jack Pitney of Claremont McKenna College on Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio who’s running to head up the Republican party in the House, plus the lat...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Owen Daugherty of the Columbus Dispatch talks about the special congressional election in the Buckeye State's 12th District on August 7, a seat tha...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Amanda Sloat of the Brookings Institution reviews President Trump's relationship with NATO allies and discusses the reaction in the aftermath of th...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Burgess Everett of Politico reports on the senators who will be pressured by special interest groups regarding confirmation of President Trump's no...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Longtime reporter Gary Eichten talks about Eugene McCarthy’s lonely challenge to President Johnson and his sense of betrayal after Robert Kennedy e...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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U.S. Supreme Court blogger Amy Howe talks about Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, the list of potential successors, and the meaning of the Cour...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
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Veteran Republican strategist and pollster Whit Ayres talks about the public outcry over the administration’s “zero tolerance” border policy, and h...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Rob Richie of FairVote.org explains a system called "ranked choice voting" in which voters don't simply indicate their choice on the ballot but "ra...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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It was a big primary night Tuesday in California, and KQED's Scott Shafer has all the key results. Curt Smith discusses his new book "The Presid...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2018
  • Length: 53:58