46:20 | Mar 13th
Julissa Arce sits down with Amanda Nguyen to discuss her work with Rise, a non-profit fighting for the civil rights of sexual assault survivors. Amanda shares how the organization has helped pass 20 laws and what it means to her to be nominated for a...Show More
46:04 | Mar 6th
To celebrate Women’s History Month, Crooked contributor Julissa Arce is sitting down with women on the brink of making history. This week she is joined by Maya Rupert. Rupert is only the 3rd black woman to run a presidential campaign, and if successf...Show More
26:20 | Feb 27th
Jon Favreau talks to Alyssa Mastromonaco about her new book “So Here’s The Thing…“, a book of reflections, essays and interviews on everything from politics and career to motherhood, sisterhood and making relationships in the age of social media. Aly...Show More
24:30 | Feb 15th
Winter Minisee sits down with Louis Carr, President of Media Sales for BET Networks, to discuss what inspired him to work in the world of media and advertising and what the future of BET looks like within the changing media landscape.
50:50 | Feb 13th
This week, Julissa Arce discusses the detention of Atlanta rapper 21 Savage. She is joined first by immigration activist Astrid Silva who breaks down the recent developments in the case. Then, Julissa sits down with Jonathan Jayes-Green, co-founder a...Show More
56:49 | Jan 30th
Kiran Deol, co-host of Crooked’s Hysteria, talks to documentary filmmaker Kim Reed about the making of the Oscar short-listed film Dark Money, a political thriller which explores the impact of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and the influe...Show More
35:37 | Jan 23rd
Julissa Arce is joined by Jazmín Morales, a classical musician based in Los Angeles who runs the Fortissima fellowship for young female musicians of color. Together they discuss the lack of diversity currently found in fine arts and the classical mus...Show More
45:15 | Jan 16th
Mayor Michael Tubbs is joined by Matt Haney, Supervisor-Elect to San Francisco’s 6th District, to discuss Haney's decision to run for office, his work as a San Francisco Unified School Board member, and what it means to enact change on a local level.
55:13 | Jan 9th
In a two-part conversation, Julissa Arce is first joined by Jin Park. Park is a recent Harvard graduate and a DACA recipient, the first undocumented student to win the Rhodes Scholarship. They discuss their shared experience of being undocumented in ...Show More
34:30 | Dec 26th, 2018
Priyanka Aribindi is joined by Tommy Vietor, Crooked Media founder and former Obama National Security Council Spokesman, to discuss how a campaign really works, what it was like to work on President Obama’s senate and presidential campaigns, and how ...Show More
49:10 | Dec 19th, 2018
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) explains why Democrats lose winnable fights with Republicans and what steps they should take to turn things around—the topic of his new essay for Crooked.com.
35:10 | Dec 12th, 2018
DeRay Mckesson, activist and host of Pod Save the People, sits down with Ari Berman, senior reporter for Mother Jones and author of Give Us The Ballot, to discuss midterm results, where the country currently stands as it pertains to voting rights and...Show More
28:29 | Dec 5th, 2018
Winter Minisee sits down with TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie to discuss a recent initiative by the company to send over 700,000 postcards to representatives in Washington DC urging them to support universal background checks to help eradicate gun violen...Show More
41:24 | Nov 28th, 2018
Julissa Arce is joined by D. Watkins, activist, professor and Editor at Large for Salon, to discuss how civil rights have shifted over time and more recently since President Trump and his administration took office.
32:45 | Nov 14th, 2018
Julissa Arce is joined by Nadya Okamoto, author of the book Period Power, to discuss stigmatization around menstruation and the various ways in which policies surrounding access to tampons & pads could help change the ways women and those who menstru...Show More
41:16 | Nov 7th, 2018
Michael Tubbs joins Symone Sanders to discuss his plan to implement a universal basic income as mayor of Stockton, California. They also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being elected mayor at age 27.
42:58 | Oct 31st, 2018
Priyanka Aribindi interviews Danny Meyer, the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group (Shake Shack, Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, and more), and the author of “Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business,” to di...Show More
44:34 | Oct 24th, 2018
Activist Winter Minisee is joined by Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer at Endeavor, to discuss how she's been able to balance her interest in social justice with the mission of the companies she's worked for from Uber to Apple Music.
43:07 | Oct 17th, 2018
Brian Beutler speaks to five inmates at San Quentin State Prison about why they and prisoners across the country are forbidden from voting, what the right to vote means to them, and what it should mean to the rest of us. Read their personal essays an...Show More
1:11:13 | Oct 10th, 2018
In the last episode of their special series, Julissa Arce and Grace Parra discuss what it means to be nearing majority status but not hold majority power. They sit down to talk to Ana Valdez from the Latino Donor Collaborative to discuss the economic...Show More
59:18 | Oct 3rd, 2018
Contributors Julissa Arce and Grace Parra explore the role of Latinos in media and entertainment. Then they're joined by prolific journalist Jorge Ramos to discuss his reporting and what he believes is the social responsibility of journalists.
1:05:53 | Sep 26th, 2018
Contributors Julissa Arce and Grace Parra explore the Latinx contribution to civil rights in the United States in this special series for Crooked Conversations. They're joined by one of the leaders of the 1968 East LA school walkouts Moctesuma Esparz...Show More
1:01:44 | Sep 19th, 2018
In a special series for Crooked Conversations, contributors Julissa Arce and Grace Parra explore and celebrate the Latinx experience in the United States in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. In the first of four conversations, the hosts discuss the h...Show More
23:19 | Sep 12th, 2018
Jon Lovett talks to host of Pod Save the People DeRay Mckesson about the lessons he's learned from protesting and what gives him hope today. Then we hear an audiobook excerpt from his new book “On the Other Side of Freedom” narrated by DeRay.
47:22 | Sep 5th, 2018
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Crooked Media’s Editor in Chief Brian Beutler discuss two important new bills she has just introduced: One to save American politics from corruption, and one to save American capitalism from itself.
45:33 | Aug 29th, 2018
Our newest Crooked Contributor Winter BreeAnne interviews former President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards about how young people can help the fight for reproductive rights, what the Brett Kavanaugh nomination means and how her upbringing in a ...Show More
1:04:46 | Aug 22nd, 2018
Ben Rhodes talks to Pod Save America co-host and former U.S. National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor about what the media gets wrong about Benghazi, how that moment led to Trump as president, and what it’s like "running" the Deep State.
1:07:43 | Aug 15th, 2018
Ben Rhodes talks to former spokesperson for the United States National Security Council Bernadette Meehan about the diplomacy efforts that went into repairing the U.S. - Cuba relationship and why it was such a big deal when Obama visited.
1:02:08 | Aug 8th, 2018
Ben Rhodes chats with Former White House Communications Director Jen Psaki about what they knew about Russian interference in 2016 and the impact it’s having around the world, as part of his series “The World As It Is” for Crooked Conversations.
1:08:50 | Aug 1st, 2018
In a special series for Crooked Conversations, Ben Rhodes takes a deeper dive into some of the issues and themes that he deals with in his memoir "The World As It Is" about his 10 years working as Deputy National Security Adviser to President Obama. ...Show More
45:38 | Jul 25th, 2018
Julissa Arce is joined by UCLA Law professor Hiroshi Motomura to discuss the origins of ICE, the role it plays in government and whether the movement to abolish ICE is possible. You can read more of Motomura's work in Americans in Waiting and Immigra...Show More
37:45 | Jul 18th, 2018
Crooked Contributor Symone Sanders talks to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand about how postal banks can protect people from predatory lenders, what the Supreme Court Justice decision will mean for maternal health and what the immigration detention centers ...Show More
34:58 | Jul 11th, 2018
A conversation between host of Majority 54 Jason Kander and Richard Trumka, the president of AFL-CIO, about the importance of unions and how collective action has increased over the past couple years to help working people.
46:09 | Jun 13th, 2018
Pod Save America co-host Dan Pfeiffer reads an excerpt of his new book "Yes, We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump" out on June 19th and chats with Jon Lovett about the writing process and his favorite moments in the White ...Show More
47:45 | Jun 6th, 2018
Crooked.com Editor in Chief Brian Beutler talks to Harvard Professor Laurence Tribe, co-author of To End a Presidency about constitutional law, the history of impeachment, and whether Republicans have made themselves immune from it.
32:17 | May 16th, 2018
Crooked Contributor Symone Sanders talks to Harvard’s Director of Polling John Della Volpe and Student Chair Teddy Landis about what the polls tell us about voter participation, gun reform, #metoo, immigration and other key issues.
24:44 | Apr 25th, 2018
Crooked Contributor Symone Sanders talks to Guy Cecil, chairman of Priorities USA, about how Democratic super pacs are investing in digital ads and pulling out of TV, as well as what this means for the midterms in advance of 2020.
35:28 | Apr 18th, 2018
Pod Save America co-host Jon Favreau talks to Andy Slavitt, the board chairman of the United States of Care, and Adam Gaffney, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and secretary of the advocacy organization Physicians for a National He...Show More
33:05 | Mar 21st, 2018
A conversation between host of Pod Save The People DeRay Mckesson and Michael Smith, Executive Director of My Brother's Keeper about how they address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color.
1:06:02 | Mar 7th, 2018
Jon Favreau talks to former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power and legal scholar and editor of the new book "Can It Happen Here?" Cass Sunstein about whether or not authoritarianism can happen in the United States.
1:00:53 | Feb 21st, 2018
A conversation between Crooked.com Editor in Chief Brian Beutler and civil rights leader Vanita Gupta about the civil rights movement’s resistance to the Trump administration and the threats Trump poses to the rule of law in America.
43:54 | Feb 14th, 2018
A conversation between Crooked Contributor Julissa Arce and Representatives Pete Aguilar (D-CA) and Will Hurd (R-TX) about bipartisanship in the debate over immigration reform and a look at their bipartisan bill "Uniting and Securing America Act."
26:11 | Feb 7th, 2018
A conversation between FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Crooked Contributor Symone Sanders about the Sinclair-Tribune deal and media mergers. Plus, a check in on what's going on with net neutrality!
33:04 | Jan 10th, 2018
A conversation between Pod Save the People's DeRay Mckesson and former Secretary of Education John King about the challenges our school systems face, and what to pay attention to in education in 2018.
44:46 | Jan 3rd, 2018
A conversation between Crooked contributors Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco about #MeToo and how to move forward in 2018. Plus, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on the accusations against President Trump and calling for accountability in the White House.
40:04 | Dec 13th, 2017
A conversation between Gabe Sherman, author of "The Loudest Voice In The Room," and Tommy Vietor of Pod Save America and Pod Save The World about the rise of Roger Ailes and how Fox News has influenced American politics.
1:20:10 | Nov 29th, 2017
A conversation between Crooked.com Editor in Chief Brian Beutler and former U.S. Solicitor General Don Verrilli about the courts and the administration of justice in the eras of Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
44:03 | Nov 22nd, 2017
A conversation between Stephanie Shriock of Emily’s List, Erin Loos Cutraro of She Should Run and Crooked Contributor Erin Ryan about the groundswell of women running for public office in the wake of the 2016 election.
02:05 | Oct 4th, 2017
With a rotating crew of your favorite Crooked Media hosts, contributors, and special guests, Crooked Conversations brings Pod Save America's no-b.s., conversational style to topics in politics, media, culture, sports, and technology that aren’t makin...Show More