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A new show from Panoply about the human feeding frenzy that is Washington during a presidential campaign cycle, with Alex Wagner, host of MSNBC's "Now with Alex Wagner," Mark Leibovich, New York Times Magazine's national correspondent and author of "...Show More
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24:54 | Jan 12th, 2016

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner talk about the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries. Who will moderate Republicans back if the race becomes a Trump vs. Cruz contest? And could Bernie Sanders upset Hillary Clinton early on?

22:43 | Dec 22nd, 2015

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and The Gist’s Mike Pesca discuss the most recent Democratic debate, remember Lindsey Graham’s presidential run, and talk about how Ted Cruz is cozying up to Donald Trump.  
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27:48 | Dec 15th, 2015

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner try to interpret Ted Cruz’ appeal to GOP primary voters in Iowa, while Donald Trump’s doctor has issued the candidate a flawless bill of health. We also express our sympathy for the Obamas, who will spend...Show More

32:20 | Dec 8th, 2015

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, Alex Wagner and The Washington Post’s David Weigel discuss Donald Trump’s xenophobia and how other GOP candidates are, or could respond. Also, they talk about how President Obama addressed terror last weekend.This episod...Show More

36:39 | Dec 1st, 2015

New York magazine’s Rebecca Traister joins hosts Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner to talk about GOP silence on the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado. Also: can Trump top himself yet again? And Ted Cruz rhapsodizes about The Princes...Show More

35:50 | Nov 24th, 2015

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and special guest Mike Pesca talk about the unstoppable Donald Trump and his bigotry, as well as the new Democratic governor of Louisiana and how Bernie Sanders has pushed Hillary Clinton to the left. Podcast for America...Show More

37:26 | Nov 17th, 2015

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner discuss the ways in which the recent attacks in Paris could impact the presidential race for both parties. They also wonder what Donald Trump winning the GOP nomination would actually mean. This episode o...Show More

34:09 | Nov 10th, 2015

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner ponder Ben Carson’s biography, vet the vetting of presidential candidates, and talk about schmoozing with Donald Trump at the SNL after-party. Podcast for America is brought to you by Spotless, a new seri...Show More

30:08 | Nov 3rd, 2015

Mark Leibovich and Annie Lowrey talk about the GOP candidates and how they’d like to change their debates, the beginning of political ad season, and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest drops in to talk about baseball and new House Speaker Paul R...Show More

33:35 | Oct 30th, 2015

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner discuss the third GOP debate, the country’s perceived liberal media bias, and what transpired when Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio finally went mano a mano in front of the country. Today’s episode of Podcast for...Show More

29:37 | Oct 20th, 2015

Annie Lowrey and Alex Wagner are joined by special guest Glenn Thrush to talk about Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, and GOP presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham makes an appearance. Podcast for America is brought to you by the Rachel Maddow Show...Show More

38:29 | Oct 12th, 2015

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner record live from Politicon, and talk with John Heilemann, James Carville, and Jon Favreau about the current state of the presidential race.

26:55 | Oct 7th, 2015

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner discuss Trump’s dipping poll numbers, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Benghazi gaffe, and Joe Biden’s possible bid for president.

30:42 | Sep 29th, 2015

Mark Leibovich, Jake Sherman, and Alex Wagner discuss Speaker of the House John Boehner’s surprise resignation, Bernie Sanders’ rising campaign, and whether Jeb Bush, who’s now in fifth position among the GOP frontrunners, should actually bow out.

26:30 | Sep 23rd, 2015

Mark Leibovich and Annie Lowrey discuss the Republican party’s awkward relationship with Pope Francis, Hillary Clinton’s rising poll numbers, and questions posed by you, dear Podcast for America listeners.

22:49 | Sep 17th, 2015

Hosts Alex Wagner and Annie Lowrey are back, with Mike Pesca subbing in for Mark, for the post-Republican debate spectacular you've all be waiting for. This week: Did Carly Fiorina really ninja the debate like everyone is saying? What did Alex, Annie...Show More

25:35 | Sep 1st, 2015

Mark Leibovich and Alex Wagner discuss Hillary Clinton’s precarious relationship with the Hamptons, the final stage of Obama’s presidency, and the first candidate to declare for the 2020 presidential race: Kanye West.

22:53 | Aug 25th, 2015

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey and Alex Wagner discuss Joe Biden’s potential presidential bid, how Chinese market turmoil will impact the primaries, and if the primary’s newest third party candidate can out-trump Trump. His name: Deez Nuts.

23:53 | Aug 18th, 2015

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey and Alex Wagner discuss Al Gore and Joe Biden’s possible presidential bids, the tradition of politicians summering in New England, and how Donald Trump is the Honey Badger of the GOP primaries.

26:15 | Aug 11th, 2015

Mark Leibovich and Annie Lowrey discuss the results of last week’s Republican primary debate, Chuck Schumer’s opposition of the Iran nuclear deal, and Hillary Clinton’s proposed attack on student loan debt.

23:57 | Aug 4th, 2015

In this week’s episode of Podcast for America!, Alex Wagner and Mark Leibovich, speak with political consultant and former top Romney strategist Stuart Stevens about the upcoming Republican debate on Fox.  Have questions or comments for Mark, Annie, ...Show More

30:33 | Jul 28th, 2015

Mark Leibovich and Alex Wagner welcome their inaugural guest to Podcast for America: David Axelrod. This week, President Obama scolded Republicans for the outrageous comments they’re making along the campaign trail. Also, Ted Cruz hopped on that Repu...Show More

31:10 | Jul 21st, 2015

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner look at Donald Trump and John McCain’s scuffle over veterans. Also, an examination on the BlackLivesMatter movement’s influence on the Democratic Party. Finally, “Chillery” Clinton signs up for Snapchat. ...Show More

28:37 | Jul 14th, 2015

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner look at Hillary Clinton’s assault on American Corporate greed. Also, did Ted Cruz’s book miss The New York Times Best Seller List due to a liberal media conspiracy? Finally, Donald Trump, and how his poli...Show More

27:57 | Jul 7th, 2015

Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner look at Hillary Clinton’s treatment (or lack thereof) of the media, which this weekend took place behind ropes. Plus, are members of the media too whiny for their own good? And finally, Chris Christie, Te...Show More

26:49 | Jun 30th, 2015

This week, a look at all of the momentous cultural decisions that have come down, and a question: is this just a fluke, or a signal that the tide has officially turned in the so-called “culture wars?” Plus, sifting through the responses made by our l...Show More

31:56 | Jun 23rd, 2015

Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina, has joined the mayor of Charleston South Carolina,  now on record un-pledging their allegiance to the flag, the confederate flag of America. What does this mean for political up-and-comers in that state and on...Show More

32:51 | Jun 17th, 2015

In this week’s episode of Podcast for America!, Alex Wagner, Annie Lowrey, and guest-host Mike Pesca (of Slate's The Gist) discuss new research about party loyalty, why we're asking Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton why they're running, and Donald Trumps'...Show More

37:39 | Jun 9th, 2015

In this week’s episode of Podcast for America!, Alex Wagner, Annie Lowrey, and Mark Leibovich discuss Scott Walker at a cattle call, the Bernie Sanders poll, and Republican family values. Podcast for America!  brought to you by Stamps.com. Use Stamps...Show More

33:46 | Jun 2nd, 2015

In this week's episode of Podcast for America!, Alex Wagner, Annie Lowrey, and Mark Leibovich discuss uncle Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders in Iowa, and Dennis Hastert. Plus, a thrilling round of "If I Were in Charge." Podcast for America! is brought to yo...Show More

36:09 | May 26th, 2015

In this week's episode of Podcast for America!, Alex Wagner, Annie Lowrey, and Mark Leibovich discuss the ever-expanding Republican presidential field, the many Friends of Hillary, and Sen. Rand Paul's so-called fauxlibuster. Email: podcastforamerica...Show More

33:01 | May 19th, 2015

Podcast for America! is a weekly show that takes an inside look at the crazed culture of politics during the quadrennial ritual known as a presidential election. Your hosts are three serious journalists—Mark Leibovich of the New York Times Magazine a...Show More

32:07 | Apr 30th, 2015

Subscribe in iTunes. A new show from Panoply about the human feeding frenzy that is Washington during a presidential campaign cycle — with Alex Wagner, host of MSNBC’s “Now with Alex Wagner,” Mark Leibovitch, New York Times Magazine’s national corres...Show More