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.

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.

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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... Show full description


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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
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Nathan Gonzales of Inside Elections previews the primary contests in seven states, most notably in California. Carl Hulse of the New York Times on...

  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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This week we take the third of three looks at the iconic year of 1968, focusing on the three-way race for president, featuring interviews with:  K...

  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Shelley Moore Capito, the junior senator from West Virginia, reminisces about her late father, former Governor Arch Moore.  Sheila Simon, the form...

  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Republicans dodge a bullet in West Virginia, and President Trump dodges a treaty with Iran. Former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson offers his observation...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Greg Giroux of Bloomberg dissects next week’s in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and North Carolina.  Amber Phillips of the Washington Post explains...

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Ted Van Dyke, Hubert Humphrey's top adviser, talks about how the vice president was boxed in by President Johnson on LBJ's war policy, making disse...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Seung Min Kim of the Washington Post on House Speaker Paul Ryan's decision to retire after this year and endorse Kevin McCarthy as his successor. ...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Aaron Blake of the Washington Post recaps what might happen if President Trump were to take action against Robert Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Se...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Wornie Reed, a professor at Virginia Tech who was with Dr. Martin Luther King in the 1963 March on Washington discusses his legacy, the lessons he ...

  • Added: Apr 05, 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: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Jack Pitney of Claremont McKenna College discusses the lesson to be learned from the Republican loss in Pennsylvania's 18th District special electi...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Jon Delano, the political editor for KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, analyzes the results from Tuesday's special election in Pennsylvania's 18th District wh...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times talks politics, guns, and reality as the Sunshine State prepares for a major midterm election season. Bob Mondel...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Harry Wilson of Roanoke College reminds us that while previous mass shootings may have moved public opinion, they haven't moved lawmakers.  And he ...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Katie Meyer of radio station WITF talks about the political ramifications of the new congressional map drawn by the Democratic-controlled Pennsylva...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Chris Whipple, author of "The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency," talks about the current imbroglio involvin...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Last week, the House Intelligence Committee released a controversial document which alleges surveillance abuses by the FBI. Aaron Blake of the Wash...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 53:58