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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219 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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6 Pieces

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


Pieces

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Vermont Public Radio's Bob Kinzel recaps the fourth Democratic debate. Jessica Taylor of NPR assesses the role President Trump will play in the ...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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James Rogan, a former Republican member of Congress from California talks about the backlash he faced after he fought to impeach President Clinton....

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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The mayor of Dayton, Ohio, Nan Whaley, talks about guns, Trump, and what’s to come for 2020. Frank Bowman of the University of Missouri Law Schoo...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Leslie Byrne, a former Democratic member of Congress from Virginia, talks about what the possibility of impeaching President Trump means for her pa...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Dave Weigel of the Washington Post points out, despite gaffes and unsteady debate performances, Joe Biden is still atop the pack. Author Bob Man...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Jeff Tiberii of WUNC reports that President Trump, who came to the Tar Heel State twice to campaign for the Republican, may have had a role in the ...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Democrats, minus some candidates, prepare to debate yet again. Susan Page of USA Today on whether Joe Biden continue to hold onto his frontrunner ...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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John Dean, President Richard Nixon’s former counsel, reflects on the 45th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation. Scott Romney, son of George — and ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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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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Dartmouth Professor Bernard Avishai talks about what President Trump is trying to accomplish by defining the Democratic Party as anti-Israel and an...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 53:58