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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Laura Meckler of the Wall Street Journal reports on how Sanders is now talking about bringing his challenge all the way to the convention in Philad...

  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Ron Rapoport, a professor and William & Mary College offers his analysis on a the viability of a third part option for 2016. Jay Newton-Small, a c...

  • Added: May 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Neal Conan makes his monthly visit to the Political Junkie with analysis and observations on the 2016 presidential election. Barry Goldwater Jr.,...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
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Superdelegate Martha Fuller Clark of New Hampshire broke with the pack to endorse Bernie Sanders and she's on the show to explain why. Steve Terre...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Elizabeth Zechmeister, a political science professor at Vanderbilt University, talks about how Republicans (and male candidates) often benefit poli...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Jennifer Steinhauer of the New York Times talks about whether the Senate votes this week on gun legislation were actually about guns, or about poli...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Robert Barnes of the Washington Post lays out the key Supreme Court decisions of the past week on topics including abortion and immigration and how...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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GOP strategist Mike Murphy insists there's a chance, the Republican convention will back the effort to free the delegates to vote their conscience....

  • Added: Jul 07, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Stephen Hess of the Brookings Institution remembers the 1952 convention in Chicago when Sen. Everett Dirksen (R-Ill.) lashed out former presidentia...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Donald Trump, defying expectations, finished off his miraculous climb to the Republican presidential nomination this week in Cleveland.  We were th...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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The Democrats made history in Philadelphia, nominating Hillary Clinton for president ... the first woman to head up a major-party ticket. And we we...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Neal Conan is with us this week to assess how the Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns are doing. Jennifer Mercieca of Texas A&M University sizes u...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Greg Giroux of Bloomberg sizes up the vulnerable Senate seats for 2016. Bob Holsworth, an expert in Virginia politics lists the potential successo...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Debbie Walsh of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University reflects on both Hillary Clinton’s accomplishment as the first fem...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Tom Lutz, author of “Crying: A Natural and Cultural History of Tears" explores the history of shedding tears in politics. Jay Newton-Small, a cor...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Barry Goldwater Jr. recalls his father's 1964 presidential campaign and contrasts it with Donald Trump’s campaign. Larry Noble, the General Counsel...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2016
  • Length: 53:56
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Neal Conan returns for his monthly visit with an update on Clinton v. Trump. Dan Nowicki of the Arizona Republic talks about what's ahead for John...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Alan Schroeder, an expert on presidential debates assesses Ronald Reagan's great lines in his 1980 debate with President Carter and 1984 with Walte...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Communications specialist Ruth Sherman weighs in on what Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump need to do at their first debate to attract more voters. ...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post offers analysis of the first presidential debate. Laura Leslie of TV station WRAL in Raleigh explores the p...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 53:58