Pod Save America

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Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. You can listen to new episodes twice a week, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

 
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  • UODDEEZ
    Self flatulation
    These folks are terrible for anyone who wants to understand the left. They make it clear this podcast is for folks who are absolute trump haters or people who think anyone who disagrees with them is a far right wing trump member. The popularity of this podcast shows the self masturbatory nature of our country.
  • Skeptical Lib
    Obama's Butt-Boys ... Very Dumb Podcast
    Don't you wish OBaMa could be president foRevER? ...so do these nitwits. If you want a partisan, one-sided, Establishment Democrat perspective on everything, then go right ahead and snarf down this slop. "Democrat good, Republican bad"—all the time, no matter what. No attempt to understand other points of view. If you want political junk food, then this is your show. Knock yourself out, I'm done.
  • limpbiskitz
    Not good
    Podcast is boring and uninformative
  • Mactechgirl
    SICK OF LISTENING TO ADS!
    I used to love this podcast, but am unfollowing now as the number of ads is just ridiculous and really annoying.
  • Che Block
    Chappelle
    Chappelle isn’t attacking You're now listening I’m embarrassed for you. Your like MAGA Stuck
  • Ali Schu
    Great idea
    Looking forward to it. Ali Schuback
  • Selenuhr
    Absolutely LOVE this pod!!!
    I am a HUGE fan of PSA and Crooked Media in general. I LOVE IT! Thank you for providing incredibly informative content that is relevant, fun, funny, and digestible. Friend of the Pod for life !!!
  • AllInFavor2.0
    Disgusting
    If 4 “men” (who knows their pronouns) lived under a rock on a different planet and had no contact with any humans ever, this is the result. Listen at your own risk, but mentally ill and delusional would be a start to describe these crazies.
  • soulrockerTLee
    Hey, how ‘bout…. Women’s sun visors
    Sun visors instead of caps for women.
  • kngfdfvbjj
    So many ads.
    The ads—and the cutesy attempts at humor within them—have ruined this thing.
  • Sadie's Mom 47
    Racist
    So Jon, your solution to getting more non college educated minority voters to vote Democrat is by explaining to them why racism is an important issue? Is that not racism itself, that you would assume you as a white man can better explain racism to a minority individual?
  • kristinbach
    Big fan of everything these 4 do!
    They have funny and educated discussions about US news, mostly through a political lens. I really appreciate that they cite and critique their sources. I like that they discuss polling data. They're progressive Dems and can always suggest ways to help out (phone-banking, registering voters, ways to GOTV, calling elected officials, canvassing/knocking doors)! They don't just cover the news out of Washington; they also cover top national news stories, including interviewing state and local officials and activists. 10/10 recommend. I also like to listen to Tommy's "Pod Save the World" (foreign affairs news) and Jon L.'s "Lovett or Leave It" (comedic takes on the news). Check those out!
  • mj.wims
    Getting me through the chaos
    Can y’all make a pod every day? I love y’all so much.
  • kmp2234567
    Consistently very good and informative
    Best podcast.
  • slimshadyonezeroone
    Good if you’re a grifter
    What happens when four former Obama staffers who now live in LA that are completely out of touch with middle America try to make a podcast to refute Trump and the right in general? You get this leftie circle jerk of a show that will only resonate with you if you’re ignorant, rich, or so obsessed with hating Republicans you refuse to listen to anything that’s not a liberal echo chamber. Two stars because the ad reads are often almost funny and because sometimes I like some vicious cringe assaulting my ears.
  • elrachel
    All of them are bad/not funny
    … but Tom is the worst.
  • I like music but....
    sanity saver
    Gotten me through some dark times. Highly recommend to anyone trying to maintain a few sane brain cells. The whiny reviews on here from conservatives are just an added bonus.
  • bsgcrazy1
    Great podcast!
    I’ve been listening to PSA since the beginning, it saved my sanity thru the Trump years and it continues to keep me engaged with politics. Love the banter between the hosts!
  • LawnSmithLLC
    Trash
    These guys have their head so far in the sand I’m surprised they can still breath. Very one sided and love to trash talk and lie about the opposition. Very unprofessional.
  • baconblobfish
    Only good if you’re left
    It’s a podcast by leftists for leftists and if you don’t agree with anything left leaning you’re not gonna like anything here. But for leftists who are interested, the news and discussions and analysis of the political sphere is very entertaining and informative. Of course it’s biased but so is most media anyways. The only annoying thing is the way they read their ads and the jokes they make mostly don’t hit as well as they should’ve. Overall if you want to keep up to date you could do worse.
  • jstubbs81
    PSA, the best
    I love this pod. Great insight in to what’s going on in the world of politics. Hilarious banter and commentary based on past experiences. Highly recommended
  • 308castbullet
    Waste of your time
    This is a podcast for morons.
  • connor axelrod
    Pretty disappointing
    As an independent I was looking for a podcast that seeks to understand and discuss the various sides of an issue. Sadly, this is an extreme left podcast and is part of the social media echo chamber and contributes to the political divide of the country. The search continues
  • 157carpenter
    Cringe
    Gave it a chance, but couldn’t get through the second episode without wanting to swallow my own tongue. At best it is mildly boring, more often than not it’s painful to listen to.
  • youareangeringme
    Awful show
    I’ve never missed a podcast. I’ve learned a lot from you and your interviews. But this show is my red line. It was awful. You might think Lovette is funny, but he isn’t. His language is appalling. His interruptions when others are speaking are annoying. You’ve lost something. I think it’s called dignity. Florence Kelleher Williams Bay WI
  • latice
    Smart analysis with professional flaws
    I love to hear these intelligent, experienced men share their insights. Two stars off for bad podcasting practices: They think they are hilarious. They are not. It is often painful to listen to them amuse themselves, particularly during the ads. Second, one host, I believe Jon F., says “um” constantly. It’s extremely distracting and simply unprofessional for anyone on a mic. Has he never listened to himself? I quit listening for several months because it was so irritating.
  • bjohns383
    Neither interesting
    nor entertaining.
  • Drseuss9
    Waste of time
    100 percent biased. These guys don’t even try to understand conservative views. They absolutely hate 50 percent of the country. They consider anyone on the right as idiots and constantly demean them. They also use way to may f bombs to sound competent. This show is all about liberal complaining.
  • Loganfool
    Podcast right?
    So boring.Even when I am interested in the subject matter. Do you forget that there is an audience? Are you unhappy with what you’re doing?
  • Myblueoctober
    More Bias Reinforcement
    Based on the title of the podcast about Afghanistan I had thought this might be news. It isn’t. Just the intro was hard to get by. I guess I should have known, it is the New York Times.
  • RASEMVI
    Too Many Ads
    Decent show. I’ve listened to both episodes every week for over a year now, but no podcast like this one makes me mash the fast forward button as often as I do when it gets to their ads. I think they’re actually getting even longer over the last few weeks.
  • New York Democrat
    Vaccine Mandates. Basic freedom not up for debate
    These clowns seem to think that less freedom is good for America. I cannot wait for the backlash at the voting booth. Dan Pfeiffer is especially egregious, his contempt for individual liberty is scary. He really thinks he and the democratic socialist know best and that you should be forced to do what the Dems tell you or else… vaccine mandates are a complete government over reach. And yes, Dan, you moron, it is a completely reasonable position to be pro-vaccine, and anti-mandate. Why do you think things are either mandated or forbidden? Republicans want people to get the vaccine, they just don’t want to punish people for not getting it. This all coming from the party of defund the police, can you tell me who will enforce the mandates after all of the “defunding”? Morons. Also what happened to “my body, my choice” ? Nasty nasty show with authoritarian leanings. Beware listeners…
  • arleea
    Disappointing that party is all that matters for these folks
    I try to listen to both sides and I believe Ben Shapiro even refers these guys for folks looking to hear both sides. After 20+ episodes I have say I am disappointed. All that you take away is Conservatives evil, progressives saviors. Very little news of events with a factual analyzing of situations or an assessment of policies snd there proposed be actual effects. Only party and a lapdog conversation with their progressive allies. Guess I’ll continue my search for open minded folks on the other side. I did enjoy some of the friendly banter between the hosts with humorous conversations at times.
  • Tommy juarez
    Lots of opinions very little facts
    It’s like watching onion news hosted by incels is how I can best describe it.
  • pgrabin1
    Interesting and entertaining
    I’ve only listened to one episode and I really enjoyed it. Reminds me of “The West Wing”: educational and entertaining political commentary. This is why I like politics more than professional sports- in this game, there are real winners and losers.
  • things aren't great Dan
    Please save America
    These are among the smartest folks in any room and they wear their hearts on their sleeves in their concerns for the future of the nation. Great insights into the inner workings of the political system and always encouraging everyone to get involved in the process. As they say, worry about everything but panic about nothing.
  • Julian42
    Too many ads
    Guys, roughly 25% of the entire podcast is ads now, calm down and please keep the number of ads down.
  • wakeupwecanchange
    These 4
    This podcast got me interested in politics. Now I’m sick of these 4 sympathizing with Biden and dems who are failing this country every day. Why hasn’t the filibuster been killed? Why hasn’t SCOTUS been rebalanced? Why aren’t these 4 holding dems accountable? These guys should hand their platform over to @retro_waves on TikTok. Go watch their videos.
  • mjgraham8616
    Great show
    Got me more interested in politics and feel that the analysis is always fair and guests are varied and allowed to voice their opinions
  • Strings23
    hey psa
    I’m sorry I freaked out. I can see you just wanted some space and now the two week break makes a little sense. I’ve realized how much I’ve under-appreciated you. Look, I tried a different podcast. It was two random center-left dudes debunking Alex Jones videos and laughing over them. They were great. But they weren’t you. I’m not telling you this to make you jealous. I just want you to know that I really deeply know now that you’re the only podcast for me. F*ck I miss you. Please forgive me. I’ll buy the tommy jons with your code or whatever you want. I promise you no more flopping or sticking. I’ll eat bushels of magic spoon with athletic greens laced milk. Just give us another chance. Love you.
  • euqituan
    Interesting insight into left
    I try to listen to multiple viewpoints on political podcasts. This was recommended to me as an alternative to some conservative podcasts to which I have listened. After listening on and off for almost a year, I’m done. Hosts have some political insights(presumably because of their experience in past administrations), but mostly opinion without challenge or data to support (but willing to use a little shot of profanity to punctuate points). This podcast will resonate with those on the left, but don’t expect to gain much knowledge or deeper insights after listening. I feel like I’ve given it a fair chance, but need something with a little more iq.
  • Matt the M.
    Excellent political discussions
    Smart, interesting and informative discussion of politics and current events.
  • Valleycapsfan
    Intelligent discussion but needs alternative voices.
    As a center-right independent who listens to Ben Shapiro and the Ricochet Podcast, I listen to PSA to provide balance to my listening and found it interesting an entertaining. While I often disagree with the hosts’ conclusions, they usually lay out their arguments pretty effectively. Their guests vary in quality. Unfortunately, like most political talk podcasts of all stripes, all the hosts spend their time in violent agreement with each other and only disagree over tactics and trivialities. It would be intriguing to occasionally have a voice from the other side on as a guest but, alas, the hard-core listeners - fearful of contrary opinions - would probably revolt.
  • BiggieBry
    Awesome Content
    Highly recommend this show. Smart conversation from people in the know. Honestly, if everyone in America would listen to this pod we’d be a better nation.
  • yermom6969420
    Yes!
    Love this podcast!
  • travelingtodayandtomorrow
    Whoa.
    Wow. Guys. I don’t mind partisan reporting… but lately this has been the entire team with their heads in the sand… this is a train wreck that we should be working to correct not put lipstick on… this is awful
  • ej schiss
    Liberalism: The Virus That’s Killing America
    Gotta love this country. It allows for the free speech of people that are trying to destroy it.
  • suebisme
    White Guy Echo Room
    Its kinda cute and sweet that we can listen to these former Obama aides as I still miss Obama as president and possibly always will. But where are the other viewpoints? This wears thin quickly and I frankly tire of listening to the naturally limited viewpoints of a bunch of young white guys (and white guys' style of banter). Add some women, some people of color, some people with different opinons. Challenge yoursleves.
  • nuk hunter73
    New addition
    Dude! San Sanders is incredible on ur cast!! I listen to “It’s been a minute “ But never knew how well he would play with/off y’all I love all your casts ❤️❤️❤️❤️😃
  • Pacheco-23
    Wow
    The biggest problem with this podcast is the description that says 4 “former” aides to Obama. There is nothing former about their views or entrenched mindset. There is no diversity of view. Democrats good, Republicans bad. It lacks any semblance of intelligence or nuance. Complete waste of 15 minutes.
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