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Lovett or Leave It

Crooked Media

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Lovett or Leave It

Lovett or Leave It

Crooked Media

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Followers
7.9K
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Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion. New episodes every Saturday.

Latest Episodes

Scrutiny on the Bounty

EEmily Heller returns for our July 4th episode and agrees NOT to discuss gardening. Hari Kondabolu joins to talk about Hollywood's response to mounting protests,from voice casting on the Simpsons to the defense of hacky stand up.Epidemiologist Dr. Anne W. Rimoin explains the latest on mounting cases of coronavirus and what happens next. And listeners test out their political jokes on Lovett and Emily.

81 MIN22 h ago
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Scrutiny on the Bounty

K-Popping His Bubble

ELarry Wilmore is back and joins for the monologue. Ari Berman discusses efforts to fight voter suppression. We quiz a listener on polling from 2016 so no one gets cocky about 2020. And we share some moments from Crooked's pride parade live stream: Gay News with Tre'vell Anderson and Guy Branum, plus highlights from Sam Pancake, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Kara Swisher, Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho, Rosemary Ketchum, Katie Hill, Sam Feder, and Justin Simien.

64 MIN1 w ago
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K-Popping His Bubble

Gay for Justice

ENicole Byer is back and joins for the monologue. Adam Serwer discusses the Supreme Court's DACA decision, the diversity of the protest movement, and Juneteenth. Plus we quiz Philip Picardi on campy religious ceremonies and talk about his new podcast onspirituality. And we test organizers in six battleground states to see if they're ready for the fall. What a week. Even some... good news?... whatever that is.

87 MIN2 w ago
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Gay for Justice

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Ignorance

EJudd Apatow joins for the monologue. Melina Abdullah discusses the goals of the protest movement.Rosemary Ketchum stops by to talk about what it means to be the first trans person to win public office in West Virginia. And LGBTQ+ listeners join to rantabout basically whatever. What a week.

75 MIN3 w ago
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Ignorance

Bunker Inspector

EPeaceful protests and police backlash spread across the country. Trump "inspects" a bunker and waves a bible. Osita Nwanevu joins to discuss our collective response. DeRay Mckesson discusses policy changes that can save lives right now. And we hear from protesters and listeners. Plus, ONE Lea Michele joke. One.

48 MINJUN 6
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Bunker Inspector

Burn After Tweeting

ED'Arcy Carden joins to match listeners with battleground states. Nancy Rosenblum and Russell Muirhead discuss their book about new ways conspiracies spread and how to respond. And we're joined live by listeners in Birmingham to break down the week's news and quiz theaudience on howcharacters are described in books versus how those characters are cast on screen.

73 MINMAY 30
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Burn After Tweeting

Big Structural Podcast

ESenator Elizabeth Warren is here to talk about oversight, the pandemic response, and that question she won’t answer. Plus she sticks around as we quiz listeners. Kal Penn is back and judges the monologue. And Jon Millstein joins to deliver a zoom commencement. We also bring back the rant wheel and we hear your high notes. What a week. What a show.

64 MINMAY 23
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Big Structural Podcast

OBAMAGATE-GATE!

ETrump floats a conspiracy without a theory. Supreme Court Justices struggle with microphones. And Elon Musk will build Teslas or else. This week in the closet, Adam Conover joins to judge the monologue, listeners share their minor frustrations, and Patrick Radden Keefe investigates a classic rockanthemthat may have been written by the CIA. Oh and masks make you look weak? Tell it to Patrick Swayze in Point Break!

65 MINMAY 16
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OBAMAGATE-GATE!

Murder Hornets, Inc.

EAuthor Michael Lewis explains why America is like a good team with a badcoach. Whitney Cummings joins to judge the monologue. Brittany Packnett Cunningham discusses Ahmaud Arbery and why it took a gruesome video to spur action. Listeners face off in a topical spelling bee. And finally we're joined by a surprise special guest before we share what made listeners hopeful in this week's high note.

79 MINMAY 9
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Murder Hornets, Inc.

Storming the Beaches

EEd Helms is back and we quiz him on Trump's briefings by the numbers. Olivia Nuzzi joins to discuss covering the coronavirus response. We test listeners on their disaster preparedness. And we try out jokes on unsuspecting strangers which was very exciting and went GREAT. We're still in the closet and we're making the best of it. What a week.

59 MINMAY 2
Comments
Storming the Beaches

Latest Episodes

Scrutiny on the Bounty

EEmily Heller returns for our July 4th episode and agrees NOT to discuss gardening. Hari Kondabolu joins to talk about Hollywood's response to mounting protests,from voice casting on the Simpsons to the defense of hacky stand up.Epidemiologist Dr. Anne W. Rimoin explains the latest on mounting cases of coronavirus and what happens next. And listeners test out their political jokes on Lovett and Emily.

81 MIN22 h ago
Comments
Scrutiny on the Bounty

K-Popping His Bubble

ELarry Wilmore is back and joins for the monologue. Ari Berman discusses efforts to fight voter suppression. We quiz a listener on polling from 2016 so no one gets cocky about 2020. And we share some moments from Crooked's pride parade live stream: Gay News with Tre'vell Anderson and Guy Branum, plus highlights from Sam Pancake, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Kara Swisher, Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho, Rosemary Ketchum, Katie Hill, Sam Feder, and Justin Simien.

64 MIN1 w ago
Comments
K-Popping His Bubble

Gay for Justice

ENicole Byer is back and joins for the monologue. Adam Serwer discusses the Supreme Court's DACA decision, the diversity of the protest movement, and Juneteenth. Plus we quiz Philip Picardi on campy religious ceremonies and talk about his new podcast onspirituality. And we test organizers in six battleground states to see if they're ready for the fall. What a week. Even some... good news?... whatever that is.

87 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Gay for Justice

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Ignorance

EJudd Apatow joins for the monologue. Melina Abdullah discusses the goals of the protest movement.Rosemary Ketchum stops by to talk about what it means to be the first trans person to win public office in West Virginia. And LGBTQ+ listeners join to rantabout basically whatever. What a week.

75 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Ignorance

Bunker Inspector

EPeaceful protests and police backlash spread across the country. Trump "inspects" a bunker and waves a bible. Osita Nwanevu joins to discuss our collective response. DeRay Mckesson discusses policy changes that can save lives right now. And we hear from protesters and listeners. Plus, ONE Lea Michele joke. One.

48 MINJUN 6
Comments
Bunker Inspector

Burn After Tweeting

ED'Arcy Carden joins to match listeners with battleground states. Nancy Rosenblum and Russell Muirhead discuss their book about new ways conspiracies spread and how to respond. And we're joined live by listeners in Birmingham to break down the week's news and quiz theaudience on howcharacters are described in books versus how those characters are cast on screen.

73 MINMAY 30
Comments
Burn After Tweeting

Big Structural Podcast

ESenator Elizabeth Warren is here to talk about oversight, the pandemic response, and that question she won’t answer. Plus she sticks around as we quiz listeners. Kal Penn is back and judges the monologue. And Jon Millstein joins to deliver a zoom commencement. We also bring back the rant wheel and we hear your high notes. What a week. What a show.

64 MINMAY 23
Comments
Big Structural Podcast

OBAMAGATE-GATE!

ETrump floats a conspiracy without a theory. Supreme Court Justices struggle with microphones. And Elon Musk will build Teslas or else. This week in the closet, Adam Conover joins to judge the monologue, listeners share their minor frustrations, and Patrick Radden Keefe investigates a classic rockanthemthat may have been written by the CIA. Oh and masks make you look weak? Tell it to Patrick Swayze in Point Break!

65 MINMAY 16
Comments
OBAMAGATE-GATE!

Murder Hornets, Inc.

EAuthor Michael Lewis explains why America is like a good team with a badcoach. Whitney Cummings joins to judge the monologue. Brittany Packnett Cunningham discusses Ahmaud Arbery and why it took a gruesome video to spur action. Listeners face off in a topical spelling bee. And finally we're joined by a surprise special guest before we share what made listeners hopeful in this week's high note.

79 MINMAY 9
Comments
Murder Hornets, Inc.

Storming the Beaches

EEd Helms is back and we quiz him on Trump's briefings by the numbers. Olivia Nuzzi joins to discuss covering the coronavirus response. We test listeners on their disaster preparedness. And we try out jokes on unsuspecting strangers which was very exciting and went GREAT. We're still in the closet and we're making the best of it. What a week.

59 MINMAY 2
Comments
Storming the Beaches
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