Pod Save America

Crooked Media

Pod Save America


Critic Rating

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 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Critic Reviews

Score: 4

James Marriot • The Times UK Oct 21, 2022

"(Episode: Obama) It’s a good one. He sounds old: tired and distracted but serious. You feel the turmoil in America since he left the presidency has aged him almost as much as his time in office. Amidst all the chaos and statistics, a wise and weary voice of sanity."

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Score: 4.6

Stacey Orth • Quill Inc. Oct 17, 2020

"Pod Save America is honestly refreshing to listen to a podcast that lays it all on the line in a no-bullshit way...they share their political opinions in ways that seem to provide value to listeners-- they cut through all the noise rather than yelling over top of it."

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Score: 5

Hunter Levitan • Cosmopolitan Sep 30, 2020

"Pod Save America feels like you're having an intellectual conversation with friends...If you're feeling lost in the overwhelming cloud of politics, these guys will plant you firmly back on solid ground."

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Score: 4.4

Isaac Butler • Slate Aug 24, 2018

"Pod Save America’s value as actual news and political analysis is very low...this easygoing authority that comes from being young white men who have actually been in the room where it happens, is what is most grating about Pod Saves America, but it is also the key to the good that it does. Without it, we wouldn’t know to trust them when they tell us we are right, or when they urge us to call our senators. For all its charm, insider information, and access, it’s unclear whether Pod Save America will be suited to that time to come. But the fact that listeners can imagine it coming at all is partly due to the show and its firm belief that there is something they can do beyond despair."

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