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1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

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1947 is a new podcast from NBC News, featuring Chuck Todd, Moderator of "Meet the Press." 1947 features in-depth conversations with notable figures to go beyond politics. Each episode showcases a single conversation, centered on a guest who has been ...Show More
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Barr testifies, Biden leads the 2020 polls, and Democrats decline Senate runs - with Mark Murray and Carrie Dann

42:16 | May 1st

Joe Biden is the Democratic front-runner, but how long will that last? NBC's Mark Murray and Carrie Dann join Chuck to discuss where the 2020 primary race stands. Also, why are top Democratic recruits for Senate seats turning down the chance to run? ...Show More
Harry Reid & John Boehner in Las Vegas, Plus Steve Kornacki runs through Biden by the numbers, and the real cost of impeachment

1:06:11 | Apr 24th

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former Speaker of the House John Boehner sit down with Chuck to talk about their time in Washington, President Trump's challenges and whether Democrats should pursue impeachment hearings. Plus, Steve Korna...Show More
Mayor Pete surges, Bernie talks to Fox - Kasie Hunt & Phil Rucker plus Stuart Stevens and Trump's primary challenge

54:23 | Apr 17th

Why is Mayor Pete surging while female candidates are stuck in the middle of the pack? NBC's Kasie Hunt and the Washington Post's Phil Rucker discuss Buttigieg, Bernie and everyone else. Plus, Stuart Stevens, campaign adviser to Republican presidenti...Show More
It's Bernie vs. Everybody in the Democratic Game of Thrones with Robert Costa and Abby Livingston

49:57 | Apr 10th

Robert Costa and Abby Livingston join Chuck to talk about the Frontrunner in the Democratic field, who isn't a Democrat. Plus, is President Trump's border crisis good politics for 2020? And what else can we name after George Washington?Learn more abo...Show More
Welcome to the Chuck ToddCast from Meet the Press: 2020 Democrats, Fundraising and Biden with Shawna Thomas & Mark Leibovich

33:54 | Apr 3rd

In the first episode of the Chuck ToddCast from Meet the Press, Chuck is joined by Shawna Thomas, Washington Bureau Chief for Vice News, and Mark Leibovich, Chief National Correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, to talk about the Democrats who...Show More
Coming Soon: The Chuck ToddCast from Meet the Press

01:17 | Mar 31st

Chuck is back with the Chuck ToddCast, NBC News’ latest podcast tackling all things politics and 2020. The mid-week, in-the-know podcast is Chuck at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in the 2020 presidential race. Joi...Show More
1947: Midterm Election Special with the NBC News Political Unit

22:45 | Nov 7th, 2018

It's after 2AM Eastern, but Chuck, Mark Murray, Carrie Dann and Ben Kamisar are still going strong with the first takeaways from the 2018 Midterms.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Matt Bai & Jason Reitman: "We're at a point where politics are entertainment"

23:36 | Oct 12th, 2018

Matt Bai, author of "All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid" & Jason Reitman, director of "The Front Runner" sit down with Chuck to discuss the story of Gary Hart's embattled 1988 presidential campaign.Learn more about your ad choices. ...Show More
1947: Steve Kornacki: "The magic ingredient was frustrating Gingrich"

24:11 | Oct 4th, 2018

Chuck talks to NBC News national political correspondent Steve Kornacki about his new book, "The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism"Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Doris Kearns Goodwin: President's ambition must be "for the country," not themselves

24:05 | Sep 20th, 2018

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks to Chuck about her latest book "Leadership in Turbulent Times" and how the "family tree" of presidential history influenced Oval Office successors.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit More
1947: Martin Fletcher: Trump is borrowing from Netanyahu's playbook on media attacks

29:04 | Sep 13th, 2018

Former NBC Tel Aviv Bureau Chief Martin Fletcher joins to discuss his new novel "Promised Land," which tells the story of two brothers and a refugee during Israel's first years after World War II.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit More
1947: Mark Leibovich: "You can't fire" NFL owners

30:24 | Sep 6th, 2018

Chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, Mark Leibovich sits down with Chuck to discuss his new book, 'Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times,' examining the era of Trump through the lens of the NFL.Learn more about your ad choices...Show More
1947: Julian Castro on possible 2020 run: "The American people respond to a vision for the future"

39:58 | Aug 30th, 2018

Chuck sits down with former HUD Secretary Julian Castro to talk about his possible presidential run in 2020.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Daily 202's James Hohmann top election trends to watch

30:47 | Aug 23rd, 2018

James Hohmann, author of the Washington Post's Daily 202 newsletter, joins Chuck to talk about how news coverage is changing, what to look for in the midterms, and why Minnesota hasn't gone red yet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f...Show More
1947: John Kasich: "I'm not a moderate, politically"

28:26 | Aug 9th, 2018

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) joins Chuck Todd to talk about the state of the Republican party, Rep. Jim Jordan's bid for House Speaker, and why winning is all that matters in politics.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Andrea Mitchell: Fidel Castro wasn't as threatening as Don Regan

23:47 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Celebrating 40 years at NBC News, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell joins Chuck to look back on highlights from her career, including the time she called out Castro for skipping an interview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit ...Show More
1947: Ro Khanna takes Silicon Valley to West Virginia

33:01 | Jul 27th, 2018

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) sits down with Chuck Todd to talk about the “Internet Bill of Rights” his trip to rural America, and why he sometimes has a kind word for President Trump.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Al Roker raises alarm on deadly flood: ‘Potential for another’

20:58 | Jul 12th, 2018

When the South Fork Dam broke in 1889, the 20 million tons of water it released destroyed Johnstown, a bustling industrial town in Southwest Pennsylvania. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Republicans face 'Dark Money' campaign attacks in Montana

33:13 | Jun 28th, 2018

Filmmaker Kimberly Reed talks about her new documentary, "Dark Money," in which she shows how the Citizens United decision impacts Republicans in Montana.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: The messy history of America's asylum policy

29:46 | Jun 21st, 2018

From the SS St. Louis in World War II, to President Trump's detention policies, America has a messy history when it comes to granting asylum. Professor Carl Bon Tempo explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Seymour Hersh: High confidence means we "don’t know squat”

32:54 | Jun 14th, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-Winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh talked about his career, lessons he’s learned, and his new memoir, “Reporter.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: James Clapper: Fired Trump adviser Flynn ‘became an angry man’

34:22 | Jun 7th, 2018

Fmr. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper talked about the 2016 election, Michael Flynn, and his new book about life in intelligence.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Jake Tapper talks McCarthyism, Trump, and the Media

43:41 | May 24th, 2018

Jake Tapper, host of CNN's "State of the Union" and "The Lead with Jake Tapper" joins Chuck to talk about his new thriller "The Hellfire Club" - a novel about Washington during the era of McCarthy, and why history might be repeating itself. Learn mor...Show More
1947: James & Deborah Fallows: "The country is better than its national government is right now."

28:53 | May 17th, 2018

After four years, 31 cities and about 100,000 miles in a small private plane, Deborah and James Fallows are back home with a reassured outlook on America’s future.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Fmr. Def. Sec. William Cohen talks Russia, China and Asteroids

24:07 | May 10th, 2018

In his new book, Final Strike, Former Defense Secretary William Cohen writes about what would happen if an asteroid threatened mankind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Ian Bremmer: Global disorder isn't slowing down

24:04 | May 3rd, 2018

Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of the Eurasia Group, talks about his new book "Us Vs. Them" and explains why populism is on the rise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Could GOP hold the House? Corry Bliss says 'Yes'

23:23 | Apr 26th, 2018

Corry Bliss, Executive Director of the Congressional Leadership Fund, joins Chuck to talk about how Republicans are fighting to hold the House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Jonah Goldberg: Defending "Conservatism" in the Trump Era

34:53 | Apr 19th, 2018

Chuck Todd sits down with conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg to talk about the effect that the Trump Presidency will have on what it means to be a Conservative Republican. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Trump v. Hawaii - The White House's travel ban heads to the Supreme Court

24:06 | Apr 12th, 2018

The Supreme Court is about to hear arguments on President Trump's travel ban. Josh Geltzer, a former Senior Director on the National Security Council, sits down with Chuck to explain what's at stake.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f...Show More
1947: Is Blockchain a fad, or the future?

24:31 | Apr 5th, 2018

Paul Vigna, Wall Street Journal reporter and co-author of "The Truth Machine" joins Chuck to talk about Blockchain, bitcoin, and the future of cryptocurrency.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: What makes a bad Chief of Staff? Chris Whipple ranks the best and worst

28:05 | Mar 29th, 2018

Chris Whipple, author of "The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency" joins Chuck to talk about his interviews with 18 former Presidential Chiefs of Staff, and why John Kelly might be in trouble. Learn more about you...Show More
1947: NBC News Chairman Andy Lack: MLK and the Media

21:09 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Andy Lack joins 1947 for a special discussion about a new documentary "Hope and Fury: MLK, The Movement and The Media" - a film that traces how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders in the civil rights movement used the media to advance their...Show More
1947: Bonus: Jay Bilas on March Madness & NCAA's Student-Athlete problem

34:24 | Mar 16th, 2018

ESPN's Jay Bilas talks to Chuck about college basketball, the problem with the NCAA's student-athlete rules, and why the bracket ranking was so problematic in 2018.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Democrats plot their 2018 Strategy: DCCC’s Dan Sena

31:54 | Mar 15th, 2018

Dan Sena, Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, joins Chuck to talk about Conor Lamb’s win in PA-18, and what Democrats have to do if they want to win back the House in the 2018 midterms.Learn more about your ad choic...Show More
1947: Author Brad Meltzer: Can political thrillers survive in the age of Donald Trump?

20:38 | Mar 15th, 2018

Brad Meltzer is known for his conspiratorial political thrillers, but with a new series of historical profiles for kids, he's finding a rich new way to tell stories. Brad sits down to talk with Chuck about how he finds his stories, and what really sc...Show More
1947: Why conspiracy theories might be right: The algorithms behind everything

32:03 | Mar 1st, 2018

Cathy O'Neil, author of "Weapons of Math Destruction", talks to Chuck about the bias behind mathematical algorithms and asks whether it's time for a digital Bill of Rights.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Jeff Daniels & Peter Sarsgaard talk Woody Allen, 9/11 and #MeToo in Hollywood

23:37 | Feb 26th, 2018

Actors Jeff Daniels and Peter Sarsgaard join Chuck to talk about their roles in the new Hulu series "The Looming Tower." They also discuss how art and culture have changed, and how they can respond to crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit m...Show More
1947: Maureen Orth: Versace's killer might have found other outlets today

27:57 | Feb 8th, 2018

Maureen Orth’s 1999 book, Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History, is now the backdrop of FX’s nine-part series, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”. But while the TV show ...Show More
1947: Dave Wasserman: Gerrymandering & 2018 House predictions

31:16 | Feb 1st, 2018

Dave Wasserman, House Editor for the Cook Political Report, joins Chuck Todd to handicap the biggest House races in the 2018 midterm, and to discuss the future of district reapportionment.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Fmr. Def. Sec. Bob Gates talks Vladimir Putin, Spies in America, and College Sports

24:07 | Jan 28th, 2018

In a special, extended interview, Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates talks about his advice to President Trump, what Vladimir Putin really wants, and his reaction to the president's speech in front of the Boy Scouts. Learn more about your ad choices....Show More
1947: How Jordan Klepper's "Trump Diet" brought him to "the fringe"

19:45 | Jan 25th, 2018

Jordan Klepper, comedian and host of Comedy Central's "The Opposition," joins Chuck to talk about the blessing, and curse, of having a news cycle defined so clearly by President Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: 2018 Predictions: Democratic Pollster Paul Maslin on Doug Jones and the road ahead

29:02 | Jan 18th, 2018

In 2017, Democratic pollster Paul Maslin teamed up with Joe Trippi to work on the longshot Doug Jones campaign in Alabama - and they believe they had a shot to win the state even before reports of sexual assault allegations were made against Roy Moor...Show More
1947: Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes and Filmmaker Greg Barker talk "The Final Year"

25:44 | Jan 11th, 2018

Filmmaker Greg Barker was granted unprecedented access to President Obama's foreign policy and national security teams in 2016, a story captured in a new documentary "The Final Year." Chuck sits down with Barker and former UN Ambassador Samantha Powe...Show More
1947: Should data hacks be treated like toxic spills?

28:04 | Dec 21st, 2017

Julia Angwin, senior reporter at ProPublica, tells Chuck about how she discovered flaws in Facebook's advertising tool, and why data leaks should have a cost.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Russian Journalist Masha Gessen Talks Putin and Trump

24:05 | Dec 14th, 2017

Russian-American Journalist and winner of the National Book Award, Masha Gessen shares her perspective on Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump and the societies they lead, including the sexual harassment moment in the United States. She discuss...Show More
1947: Seth Moulton and the future of the Democratic Party

22:08 | Dec 5th, 2017

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) has a resume that seems custom built for higher office. The young congressman sat down with Chuck and talked about what Moulton, a Marine Corps veteran, had learned about leadership while serving overseas.Learn more about ...Show More
1947: "Darkest Hour" Gary Oldham, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Joe Crowley & Filmmaker Joe Wright

26:45 | Nov 30th, 2017

The filmmakers behind the new Winston Churchill film "Darkest Hour" and two self-proclaimed Churchill aficionados - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) - join Chuck for a discussion about t...Show More
1947: Meet the Filmmakers: Meet the Press Film Festival with AFI

31:39 | Nov 16th, 2017

Missed the Meet the Press Film Festival with AFI? Meet three of the filmmakers behind the inaugural event, and watch a special digital showcase at, download the NBC News app on Roku or Apple TV, or search the on-demand player in y...Show More
1947: Election Day 2017: What Happened & What Does it Mean?

27:23 | Nov 8th, 2017

NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray joins Chuck to talk about the aftermath of the 2017 election, and what to look out for in 2018.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Woody Harrelson & Rob Reiner: The Restoration of LBJ

20:59 | Nov 3rd, 2017

In their new movie, LBJ, actor Woody Harrelson and director Rob Reiner focus on the period of time immediately after the assassination of President Kennedy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Inside a Bellwether: Virginia Governor's Race Tightens

27:33 | Nov 1st, 2017

Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder (D) explains to Chuck Todd why he is withholding his endorsement in the tightening race for governor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Ken Burns: To Understand Vietnam, Forget Everything

30:23 | Oct 19th, 2017

Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns joins Chuck Todd to talk about "The Vietnam War," his latest film produced with Lynn Novick. He talks about shedding pre-conceived notions, and about the reverberations of the war today.Learn more about your ad choic...Show More
1947: Chadwick Boseman & Reginald Hudlin: Filmmakers Behind "Marshall" Talk Film Renaissance

28:18 | Oct 11th, 2017

Chadwick Boseman plays Thurgood Marshall in "Marshall" - a new biopic directed by Reginald Hudlin that tells the story of an early chapter in the famous justice's career.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: The World's Hotspots: Live at 92Y with Adm. Stavridis, Amb. McFaul, Amb. Sherman & Jeremy Bash

1:17:04 | Oct 4th, 2017

When it comes to Russia, Iran and North Korea, the world's hotspots do not lend themselves to easy solutions. Veterans of the Obama administration join Chuck Todd live on stage at the 92Y to discuss the prospects for the Trump White House. Featuring ...Show More
1947: Mueller Investigation Progress Report with Matt Apuzzo

22:37 | Sep 21st, 2017

New York Times Investigative Reporter Matt Apuzzo joins Chuck to talk about where the Mueller investigation is going, and what to expect in the coming months from the Special Counsel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Katy Tur Live at 92Y

46:38 | Sep 14th, 2017

Katy Tur, NBC News Correspondent and author of a new book about "Unbelievable," joins Chuck on stage at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan to talk Donald Trump and the 2016 election. This podcast was part of the 92Y Talks program and has been edited for ...Show More
1947: Mike Rowe: America's Workforce is Becoming "Lopsided"

11:23 | Sep 7th, 2017

Mike Rowe, the former host of "Dirty Jobs" joins Chuck to talk about the state of the American worker, and his new Facebook show, "Returning the Favor"Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Should Houston Have Been Evacuated Before Harvey?

20:50 | Aug 29th, 2017

Bill King, former mayor of Kemah, Texas, and the head of a study that investigated the fallout from Hurricane Rita, joins Chuck Todd to talk about the decision to shelter in place in the face of heavy flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Learn more about ...Show More
1947: Jacob Soboroff Looks at Fentanyl's Deadly Reach

25:49 | Aug 24th, 2017

MSNBC's Jacob Soboroff says that he didn't grasp the true scope of the opioid crisis until he began traveling across the nation and talking to people on the ground.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Is Voyager Mission Mankind's Greatest Accomplishment?

19:56 | Aug 17th, 2017

Emer Reynolds’ latest film project, The Farthest, tells the story of the Voyager spacecraft, the first man-made objects to leave the solar system.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Chemically Polluted Water in West Virginia Becomes Flashpoint

24:02 | Aug 10th, 2017

When director Cullen Hoback began work on his latest documentary, "What Lies Upstream," he hoped to find out why it took months for local officials in West Virginia to investigate chemically contaminated tap water.   But his initial investigation int...Show More
1947: Russia & Doping: Filmmaker Befriends Lead Russian Doping Scientist

28:26 | Aug 5th, 2017

Bryan Fogel, the director and star of "Icarus," a new documentary about doping in sports, joins Chuck to explain how he stumbled onto Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, Russia's lead scientist for the country's doping program.Learn more about your ad choices. V...Show More
1947: Is the President Ever Above the Law? Ari Melber Weighs In

36:55 | Jul 27th, 2017

Ari Melber, MSNBC's Chief Legal Correspondent and the host of The Beat with Ari Melber, joins Chuck Todd to talk about why he became a lawyer, and what comes next for the president's legal team.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit More
1947: The Russia Tick-Tock: Clint Watts Explains the Timeline

27:29 | Jul 13th, 2017

Former FBI Special Agent Clint Watts joins Chuck to walk through the timeline of events around June 2016, beginning with Donald Trump, Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer and ending with then-candidate Donald Trump asking for Russia to release Hillary ...Show More
1947: The Jason Chaffetz Exit Interview

19:27 | Jul 3rd, 2017

With 48 hours left in office, then-Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sat down with Chuck Todd to talk about his time in Congress, the cost that his family paid for his tenure in Washington, and why he was leaving when his party was in power.Learn more abo...Show More
1947: Malcolm Gladwell: American Individualism May Have Its Limits

20:10 | Jul 2nd, 2017

Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author and host of the "Revisionist History" podcast joins Chuck to talk about the differences between American and Canadian health care policies, and why good Samaritans sometimes act badly.Learn more about your ad choi...Show More
1947: Gerrymandering Vs. Geometry: Math Takes On Partisan Districts

25:25 | Jun 29th, 2017

If mathematician Moon Duchin has her way, gerrymandered congressional districts could soon be a thing of the past.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: New Numbers! Chuck & Mark Geek Out Over Latest NBC/WSJ Poll

30:11 | Jun 22nd, 2017

It's Polling Day! Chuck Todd & Mark Murray take a deep dive inside the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll to discuss healthcare, the president and polarization among voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Healthcare What Ifs: Ezekiel Emanuel Reimagines Obamacare

40:37 | Jun 20th, 2017

An architect of Obamacare, Ezekiel Emanuel, tells Chuck Todd how he would have changed the legislation if he had known that the Obama White House would be followed by the Trump White House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit More
1947: Former Cyber ‘Czar' Talks Russia, Nukes, and Noisy Iranian Teenagers

30:28 | Jun 15th, 2017

Michael Daniel, President of the Cyber Threat Alliance and former Special Adviser to President Obama joins Chuck to talk about the state of cyber defense. Along the way he describes how internet security is like disaster response, and why your Amazon...Show More
1947: It's Time to Talk About Nixon

33:05 | Jun 9th, 2017

John Farrell, author of "Richard Nixon: The Life" talks about what made the the 37th President so unique, and how his presidency parallels that of the Trump administration.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Alan Alda: Why Empathy Can Save Science, Politics and Diplomacy

24:57 | Jun 1st, 2017

In an interview with Chuck Todd for 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast, Alan Alda explains how he built a second career for himself as a communications expert, and why M*A*S*H shouldn't be remade for the modern era.Learn more about your ad choices. Vis...Show More
1947: ESPN's Bob Ley Talks Roger Goodell, Lebron James, and why Soccer is the future of sports

33:16 | May 25th, 2017

Bob Ley, host of ESPN's "Outside the Lines" and "E:60" joins Chuck to talk about the differences between covering sports and politics, and why it can sometimes be easier to cover people inside of government than outside. Learn more about your ad choi...Show More
1947: The Government's Top Secret Doomsday Plans Revealed in New Tell All

26:57 | May 14th, 2017

Garrett Graff, author of the new book "Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die" joins Chuck Todd on the latest edition of "1947." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit More
1947: Meet a Moderator: Marvin Kalb on Why MTP Is The ‘Place To Be’

28:23 | May 10th, 2017

He knows the history of Meet the Press perhaps better than anyone alive: Former moderator Marvin Kalb, who was 17 years old when the broadcast first launched in 1947, joins Chuck Todd to celebrate the show’s 70th anniversary.Learn more about your ad ...Show More
1947: Garry Kasparov: Putin, Deep Blue and the Future of AI

29:31 | May 4th, 2017

Garry Kasparov, chess-champion, Putin-critic and author of the new book Deep Thinking, talks to Chuck about the future of artificial intelligence and what to expect from Putin's Russia.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: The Evolution of the Presidential Foundation, with Reagan Exec. Dir. John Heubusch

31:27 | May 2nd, 2017

John Heubusch, author of "The Shroud Conspiracy" and the Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute, talks to Chuck about his book, and about how Presidential Libraries and are evolving.Learn more about your ad choice...Show More
1947: "The Americans" Showrunners talk Russia, Reagan and the perils of period TV

24:36 | Apr 27th, 2017

Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, the creative duo behind the hit FX TV show "The Americans" discuss how their show came about, and why it's harder to tell a tale about Russian spying, now that the story is in the news. Learn more about your ad choices. ...Show More
1947: Mandy Patinkin Talks Homeland, Syrian Refugees, and Anne Frank

29:52 | Apr 19th, 2017

The actor behind Homeland's Saul Berenson joins Chuck to talk about the inspiration behind the character, and his work advocating on behalf of Syrian refugees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Roger Stone: "What Matters is Proof"

29:11 | Apr 13th, 2017

In this full, unedited interview from MTPDaily, Chuck spoke with Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone about allegations that he was involved in Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Steve Bannon's current standing in the White House, and why the preside...Show More
1947: Why North Korea's nuclear program is so difficult to stop: Fmr. Amb. Chris Hill

28:32 | Apr 6th, 2017

Chris Hill, Former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, joins Chuck to talk about the history behind North Korea nuclear program, and why pressurin...Show More
1947: Opening Day Preview with Jayson Stark

22:38 | Mar 31st, 2017

ESPN's Jayson Stark tells Chuck which teams could upset the National League elite, why the World Baseball Classic could be the future of baseball, and why politics remains outside of the MLB locker room. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaph...Show More
1947: Mike Viqueira: Covering Congress Both Real & Fictional

28:54 | Mar 23rd, 2017

Former White House and Congressional Correspondent Mike Viqueria's new book "You Didn't Get This From Me" tells a fictionalized story of how Congress works, and how ambition can lead to betrayel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit More
1947: Coach Mack Brown - Live from SXSW Part 2

24:17 | Mar 16th, 2017

Former head coach of the University of Texas Longhorns, Mack Brown joins Chuck in Austin to talk about football's future, and how the college football playoff could be reformed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Wendy Davis - Live from SXSW Part 1

17:04 | Mar 15th, 2017

Former Democratic candidate for Texas Governor, Wendy Davis joined Chuck at SXSW in Austin to talk about her party's future in the Lone Star State, and about her political future.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Madame President: Helene Cooper Tells the Story of Africa's First Female Head of State

22:51 | Mar 9th, 2017

Helene Cooper, Pentagon Correspondent for the New York Times and author of a new book, "Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf" joins Chuck Todd to talk about how Sirleaf became the first woman to lead an African country...Show More
1947: Mayor Tubbs: The 26 Year-Old Trying to Steer Stockton

27:47 | Mar 2nd, 2017

In November 2016, Mayor Michael Tubbs was elected to lead Stockton, Califronia by a 70% margin. The mayoral wunderkind joined Chuck Todd to talk about his ambitions for the city, and what he'd like to see from the state's governor. Learn more about y...Show More
1947: Tom Brokaw...Richard Nixon's Press Secretary?

27:16 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Tom Brokaw, NBC News Special Correspondent and former moderator of Meet the Press, joins Chuck to talk about a little-known story from his past in which President Nixon tried to hire Brokaw to work as the White House Press Secretary.Learn more about ...Show More
1947: The Lobbyist Who Flew Too Close to the Sun: WSJ's Brody Mullins

27:32 | Feb 16th, 2017

Brody Mullins, Investigative Reporter at the Wall Street Journal, tells Chuck the story of Evan Morris, a high-flying pharmaceutical lobbyist in Washington who offers a dark lesson for D.C. power-brokers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap...Show More
1947: Mike Pesca & The Venn Diagram of America: How Sports Bridges Politics

30:35 | Feb 9th, 2017

Chuck talks with Mike Pesca, host of Slate's The Gist podcast, to discuss politics, the future of major league sports, and why warm weather cities will never be home to a winning football team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit More
1947: Mike Murphy: A Never-Trumper Offers Advice for Democrats

28:00 | Feb 3rd, 2017

GOP Consultant Mike Murphy joins Chuck to talk about the lessons of the 2016 election, why obstruction may not be a winning strategy for Democrats, and how data analysis hurts political consensus-building.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap...Show More
1947: Rich Eisen: How to 'Light Up' Bill Belichick on Super Bowl Week

28:28 | Feb 1st, 2017

NFL Network's Rich Eisen joins Chuck to talk about how covering the Super Bowl has changed, how pre-game commentary can be fun, and why talking about football history is the best way to get Patriots General Manager Bill Belichick to talk.Learn more a...Show More
1947: Ari Fleischer: Media May Be Biased, But Don't Tell the Press to Shut Up

37:10 | Jan 26th, 2017

President George W. Bush's former Press Secretary Ari Fleischer talks with Chuck Todd responds to a recent statement from Presidential Counselor Steve Bannon in which Bannon called the media, "the opposition." Fleischer also talks about why he believ...Show More
1947: Tom Barrack Explains What Makes President Trump Tick

19:36 | Jan 25th, 2017

Tom Barrack, President Trump's friend, confidante, and chairman of his inaugural committee, joins Chuck Todd to talk about what the new president is like behind the scenes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Putin's Blindspots: Inside Russia with Susan Glasser

33:03 | Jan 12th, 2017

Susan Glasser, former editor of Politico, joins Chuck to talk about how relations with Russia got to where they are, what Putin hopes to get from the United States, and whether Russia is primed for a revolution. Glasser also discusses Buzzfeed's deci...Show More
1947: Before Obama's Farewell, Looking Back at his Speeches with E.J. Dionne & Joy-Ann Reid

27:17 | Jan 5th, 2017

Joy-Ann Reid and E.J. Dionne, co-editors of "We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama" sat down with Chuck Todd to talk about the impact of Barack Obama's speeches. With a week to go before Obama's farewell address, they look back on O...Show More
1947: Doris Kearns Goodwin: Will Trump be Jackson, T.R. or Nixon?

22:31 | Dec 29th, 2016

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks with Chuck Todd about Trump's election, and looks back at Hillary Clinton's legacy to imagine how she will be viewed by history.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: How to Save the Space Program with Jay Barbree

24:29 | Dec 22nd, 2016

NBC News Space Correspondent Jay Barbree talks with Chuck about the future of NASA and What "The Right Stuff" got wrong.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Keepin' it 1947: Jon Favreau & Dan Pfeiffer On What Went Wrong for Democrats

37:48 | Dec 15th, 2016

The co-hosts of The Ringer's hit podcast, "Keepin' It 1600" join Chuck for a special co-pod to talk about the continuing aftershocks of the 2016 election and what it means for Democrats in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone...Show More
1947: Chris Fowler Decodes the College Football Playoffs

28:50 | Dec 8th, 2016

ESPN Sportscaster Chris Fowler talks with Chuck Todd about the BCS and the College Football National Championship, and considers what would happen if the Bowls began moving to the pre-season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit More
1947: Fidel Castro's Death with Jackie Nespral

20:26 | Dec 1st, 2016

Jackie Nespral has been covering Miami for NBC6 since the early '90s, but when news broke that Fidel Castro had died - a story that the city had been anticipating for decades - it almost felt "anti-climactic."Learn more about your ad choices. Visit m...Show More
1947: Walt Mossberg on Drones, Bubbles and Donald Trump

33:16 | Nov 23rd, 2016

Walt Mossberg, Executive Editor and Columnist at the Verge and Recode, talks to Chuck Todd about how he switched from covering foreign affairs during the end of the Cold War, to consumer technology at the start of the tech boom. Learn more about your...Show More
1947: "Rural Voters Roar" with Chris Clayton

20:27 | Nov 16th, 2016

Chris Clayton, Agriculture Policy Reporter for DTN, tells Chuck Todd that many voters felt threatened by change during the Obama Administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Is Polling Dead? Inside the Data with Dante Chinni

22:42 | Nov 10th, 2016

Dante Chinni, Director of the American Communities Project, sits down with Chuck Todd to wade through voter data from the election. Going county by county, they try to understand what happened, why the polls got it wrong, and what 2016 means for futu...Show More
1947: Alex Gibney talks Documentaries, Stuxnet & Scientology

31:47 | Nov 2nd, 2016

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has been called the "most important documentarian of our time." After his Oscar winning 2007 movie "Taxi to the Dark Side" Gibney has tackled topics from cyber warfare to Scientology.Learn more about your ad choices....Show More
1947: James Fallows: Why Interior America is the Next Big Story

25:25 | Oct 26th, 2016

James Fallows, National Correspondent for the Atlantic, talks with Chuck Todd about the 2016 election, how the parties might realign, and why the non-coastal United States is as interesting to him as emerging economies like China. Learn more about yo...Show More
1947: Post-Debate Special: First Read

16:40 | Oct 20th, 2016

  From 'Rigged Elections' to Wikileaks, the final presidential debate is over. In a special crossover episode of 1947 and First Read, Meet the Press Moderator Chuck Todd joins with NBC News Senior Editor Mark Murray and Politics Reporter Leigh Ann Ca...Show More
1947: Jeff Roe Geeks Out, Talks "Full Blown Calamities"

31:37 | Oct 19th, 2016

Known as a data-guru, former Ted Cruz Campaign Manager Jeff Roe does a deep-dive over downballot races, Trump's effect on the party, and discusses how Missouri could become a swing state.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: Dean Baquet on Diversity, Local News, and Calling Trump a Liar

26:02 | Oct 12th, 2016

New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet joins Chuck Todd to talk about how difficult it can be covering politicians like Donald Trump, and why the biggest threat facing journalism is on the local level. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg...Show More
1947: Andrew Sullivan Talks Trump, Democracy and Digital Detox

29:31 | Oct 5th, 2016

Before he was a Contributing Editor at New York Magazine, Andrew Sullivan was one of the most prolific and well-known voices among the early bloggers. Andrew talks with Chuck Todd about how he now tries to limit his digital consumption, and why a ren...Show More
1947: Astronaut Kate Rubins: Voting From Space

18:52 | Sep 28th, 2016

Kate Rubins is an astronaut and biologist on board the International Space Station. During her time on the ISS, Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA microgravity - but she's also had to help maintain the space station, and even repair the t...Show More
1947: Maureen Dowd: The Importance of Bumfuzzle

22:38 | Sep 21st, 2016

In the first episode of 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast, Chuck Todd sits down with Maureen Dowd, New York Times columnist and author of the new book, The Year of Voting Dangerously. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1947: The Meet the Press Podcast – Coming Soon

01:24 | Sep 20th, 2016

1947: The Meet the Press Podcast – Coming Soon  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit