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Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — host a biweekly Ringer podcast to discuss the political world, analyze the Trump presidency, and welcome commentary from journalists and politicians.
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1:09:09 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer reflect on the year that was and set their sights on the year to come in their last episode of 2016 (1:30). They also bring on Brian Beutler of the New Republic to further reflect on the election, the fights that Democrat...Show More

47:03 | Dec 19th, 2016

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor discuss Monday's Electoral College vote (0:45), Trump's press party at Mar-a-Lago (14:03), and the GOP power grab in North Carolina (23:29). Then, they call Republican strategist Ana Navarro (34:48) to discu...Show More
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1:02:00 | Dec 16th, 2016

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer discuss Trump's 'Vanity Fair' beef (6:00), Putin's role in the hacking (17:00), and Trump's tech summit (20:00). Then, 'Meet the Press' moderator Chuck Todd teams up with Jon and Dan for a special co-pod to break down the...Show More
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1:03:48 | Dec 14th, 2016

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor discuss reports that the CIA believes Russian hackers were trying to help Trump win the election and Trump’s nomination of Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state. Then they’re joined by independent ...Show More
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55:28 | Dec 9th, 2016

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer discuss Scott Pruitt's nomination for EPA administrator (2:35), Trump's fight with a union local president (14:35), and Time's "Person of the Year" (24:13). Then, Jason Kander, Missouri's secretary of state, joins the sho...Show More
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59:43 | Dec 6th, 2016

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor discuss Trump's budding relationship with China (0:40), Al Gore's meeting with Ivanka on climate change (16:20), and efforts to repeal Obamacare (23:57). Then they call Ana Marie Cox of MTV to talk about "acc...Show More
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1:01:32 | Dec 1st, 2016

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer discuss Trump’s Carrier deal (00:55) and his Goldman Sachs Cabinet (16:38), Barack Obama's Rolling Stone interview (23:53), and what the voice of the Democratic Party should sound like in the Trump era (35:33). Then, Loui...Show More
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42:59 | Nov 28th, 2016

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor reflect on their failed efforts to avoid Twitter on Thanksgiving, and then cover Trump’s conflicts of interest (4:05), the unprecedented campaign against Mitt Romney for secretary of state (18:45), and Trump’...Show More
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52:09 | Nov 21st, 2016

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor discuss the Great 'Hamilton' Debate of 2016 (1:25), Trump’s mounting business conflicts (9:27), and how Democrats can fight back (13:10). Then they call Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison to discuss the futu...Show More
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1:05:04 | Nov 17th, 2016

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer talk about Trump's rumored Muslim registry (2:30), the latest transition developments (5:50), and the problem of “fake news” (16:50). Then, they call former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs to discuss presidential...Show More
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57:32 | Nov 15th, 2016

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor discuss the hiring of Stephen Bannon (5:05), President-elect Trump's potential Cabinet (13:24), and President Obama's role in the conversation after the election (29:50). The Guardian’s Sabrina Siddiqui joins...Show More
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57:05 | Nov 12th, 2016

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer talk about trusting the polls (4:00) and where we go from here (14:40). Then, they call Alyssa Mastromonaco of Vice Media to discuss her article "A Letter to Young Women: How We Will All Move Forward Together Now" (30:50)...Show More
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54:59 | Nov 9th, 2016

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor talk about how they were wrong, what happened, what it all means, and what comes next after the election of Donald Trump.
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1:02:21 | Nov 7th, 2016

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor give an update on the state of the race, and the latest (and hopefully last) letter from James Comey. Obama campaign guru David Plouffe joins to give his predictions (23:15), followed by a GOTV update from Cl...Show More
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1:11:05 | Nov 4th, 2016

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer address peak bed-wetting, the media's coverage of the race, how Hillary or Trump might govern, and more live from Drew University's Concert Hall.
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39:09 | Oct 31st, 2016

Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor break down the FBI director’s letter to Congress on the Clinton email investigation and the criticism he’s faced (2:00). NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams joins the show to walk through everything...Show More
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1:18:12 | Oct 29th, 2016

The Ringer's Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Tommy Vietor, and Jon Lovett report live from Cinefamily in Los Angeles to discuss all things Election 2016 and take questions from the audience.
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52:38 | Oct 24th, 2016

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor discuss the strangely calm final stretch of the 2016 election, and Obama campaign guru Mitch Stewart joins the podcast to discuss the impact of redistricting as well as early voting (33:25).
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39:45 | Oct 21st, 2016

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer discuss Trump's refusal to accept the election results (6:00), Marco Rubio's cowardice (20:00), the future of the GOP (32:00), and the awkwardness of the Al Smith dinner (32:45).
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38:40 | Oct 20th, 2016

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor, with help from Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson, discuss all the notable moments from the final showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
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53:58 | Oct 17th, 2016

Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, and Jon Lovett discuss Trump’s accusations of a rigged election (3:08), the ongoing WikiLeaks email dump (13:30), the state of the GOP (23:30), and talk to Dave Wasserman of 'The Cook Political Report’ about downballot race...Show More
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51:16 | Oct 12th, 2016

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer discuss the fallout from the second debate (8:00), the GOP civil war (13:00), and the state of the race (33:00). Then, the Qriously polling team joins (36:00) to discuss the results of the inaugural “Qriously–Keepin’ It 1...Show More
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49:18 | Oct 10th, 2016

The Ringer's Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, and Jon Lovett are LIVE post-debate with The Daily Beast's Olivia Nuzzi to discuss the many fascinating moments of the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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40:33 | Oct 7th, 2016

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer discuss the aftermath of the VP debate (10:00), and the upcoming town hall debate between Hillary and Trump (14:00). Then, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur joins (22:30) to talk covering the Trump campaign (28:00), the cha...Show More
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48:28 | Oct 5th, 2016

The Ringer's Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, and Jon Lovett react to the VP debate and then provide an update on the campaign, including the pollercoaster (20:00), Trump's taxes (26:00), the problems with punditry (31:00), and the upcoming town hall debat...Show More
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58:21 | Sep 29th, 2016

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer discuss Trump's response to the first debate (6:00), and what both candidates need to do in the second debate (26:00). Then, Harry Enten, senior political writer and analyst for FiveThirtyEight, joins to talk about pollin...Show More
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1:00:52 | Sep 27th, 2016

The Ringer's Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, and Jon Lovett are joined by Jessica Yellin and Tim Miller to react to the first presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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1:02:04 | Sep 22nd, 2016

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer discuss Donald Trump's tone-deaf town hall event with Sean Hannity (8:00), George H.W. Bush's support for Hillary Clinton (19:00), an update on the polls post-birtherism (26:00), prep for Monday's debate(34:00), and Hilla...Show More
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59:52 | Sep 19th, 2016

Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, and Jon Lovett examine Donald Trump's birtherism announcement and how it affects the upcoming debate. Then Jake Tapper of CNN joins to discuss his experiences as a debate moderator, as well as the importance of fact-checkin...Show More
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1:04:48 | Sep 15th, 2016

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer bring on former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe to discuss the incessant bed-wetting over recent media polls and the three biggest moments remaining in the election. Then, Politico's Glenn Thrush joins to offer his t...Show More