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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NPR's Ron Elving tells us what we learned during the primary season and offers some observations about who benefits on Election Day. Jill Castella...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Robert Barnes of the Washington Post deconstructs last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kav...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Elaine Kamarck, a former Democratic insider who is now at the Brookings Institution, argues the new rules limiting the role of superdelegates is go...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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We remember the life, career, and legacy of John McCain, the Arizona Republican senator who died last Saturday at the age of 81. Mike Murphy was ...

  • Added: Aug 30, 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: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Randy Gorbman of radio station WXXI reports on the arrest of Chris Collins, a leading Republican congressman from New York who was arrested last we...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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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
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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