The Al Franken Podcast

By District Productive

A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.

  1. 1.
    Nobel Climate Scientist Michael Mann on Denier Tactics and Idiocy
    1:04:33
  2. 2.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci Answers the Questions You’ve Been Wanting to Ask
    42:37
  3. 3.
    Al Recreates McConnell’s Post-Acquittal Impeachment Speech
    9:33
  4. 4.
    3 Heroes in the DC Public Schools (One’s My Daughter)
    45:00
  5. 5.
    Al Gives His Closing Argument for the Impeachment Trial
    17:22
  6. 6.
    Adam Schiff on (You Guessed It) Impeachment
    56:26
  7. 7.
    Super Bowl Edition: Journalist/Author Reid Forgrave on Football and Concussions
    42:26
  8. 8.
    Norm Ornstein & Al (Again!)
    51:29
  1. 9.
    Former U.S. Attorneys Joyce Vance and Preet Bharara Discuss Legal Problems Ahead for Trump, the Rioters, and Cruz and Hawley
    58:53
  2. 10.
    Rick Wilson, Co-Founder of The Lincoln Project
    1:00:53
  3. 11.
    Al Explains the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact to Tommy
    6:14
  4. 12.
    Top Dem. Election Lawyer Marc Elias Reviews Trump Legal Team's 59 Post-Election Losses
    48:11
  5. 13.
    A Holiday Repeat of Conan O'Brien with a Brand New Timely Intro!
    47:09
  6. 14.
    The Ground Game in Georgia!
    35:57
  7. 15.
    Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino on the Key Role Latinos Played in Electing Joe Biden
    54:16
  8. 16.
    Joe Biden’s Closest Ally in the Senate, Chris Coons
    47:33
  9. 17.
    Fmr. Facebook Exec Tim Kendall on How Social Media is Destroying the World
    52:26
  10. 18.
    Laurie Garrett & Andy Slavitt on the Covid Spike, the Vaccines, & Trump's Negligent Homicide
    1:02:15
  11. 19.
    Al On The Election & Lincoln Project’s Stuart Stevens On What The GOP Has Become
    46:32
  12. 20.
    SuperPundit Norm Ornstein on the Election
    51:37
  13. 21.
    Dick Gephardt and Ian Bassin – Can Trump Steal this Election?
    54:13
  14. 22.
    Montana Sen. Jon Tester on How Dems Win Back Rural America
    54:01
  15. 23.
    A Preview of the Final Trump-Biden Debate
    9:26
  16. 24.
    Al Rails About Coney Barrett Hearing w/ Brian Fallon of Demand Justice
    46:51
  17. 25.
    Al’s Questions for Amy Coney Barrett
    26:06
  18. 26.
    Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino and Marc Elias, Dems' Election Lawyer, on Voter Suppression
    1:06:42
  19. 27.
    Norm Ornstein on the Sh*tsh*w in Cleveland. Franklin Foer and Natasha Bertrand on Russian Interference.
    1:18:20
  20. 28.
    Dahlia Lithwick and The Day the President Laughed
    53:38
  21. 29.
    Debate Prep Vets James Carville and Phillipe Reines on the Upcoming Debate
    1:01:45
  22. 30.
    Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize Winner for her Writing on Pandemics and Andy Slavitt, Obama's Head of Medicare and Medicaid on the (Most Likely) Premature Introduction of a Coronavirus Vaccine
    1:01:15
  23. 31.
    Douglas Boin, Author of Alaric the Goth – An Outsider’s History of the Fall of Rome, Discusses the Uncanny Parallels Between Trump’s America and 410 AD Rome,
    56:32
  24. 32.
    David Axelrod on the Election. Spoiler Alert: He's for Biden
    53:11
  25. 33.
    Repeating My Conversation with Chris Rock Because It's So Damn Great!
    50:55
  26. 34.
    Author Susan Nieman on Germans/Holocaust vs. Americans/Slavery – Germans Win
    54:14
  27. 35.
    Paul Begala on How to Beat Trump
    56:16
  28. 36.
    Andrew Yang and Al Discuss Each Other
    58:42
  29. 37.
    Fmr. DC and Philly Police Chief Charles Ramsey Talks Police Reform
    58:11
  30. 38.
    Dahlia Lithwick on SCOTUS 2019-20 Term and Trump's Commutation of Roger Stone's 40-Month Sentence
    59:47
  31. 39.
    Epidemiologist Abdul El-Sayed Blames the Latest Covid Spikes on Guess Who?
    1:00:43
  32. 40.
    Democratic Election Lawyer Marc Elias Talks to Two Texas Teenagers About Winning Them the Right to Vote By Mail in November
    1:00:14
  33. 41.
    A Fourth of July Conversation with Thomas Jefferson
    7:16
  34. 42.
    Melvin Carter Talks About Being St. Paul’s First Black Mayor and the Son of a Cop
    57:39
  35. 43.
    Frm. Obama Speechwriter David Litt Explains How the GOP Has Systematically Undermined Democracy.
    56:49
  36. 44.
    Atlantic Writer George Packer on How the Pandemic and George Floyd’s Murder have Laid Bare America’s Weaknesses
    58:07
  37. 45.
    Donna Edwards and Al Discuss Race, Cops, and Photo Ops
    58:55
  38. 46.
    NEA President Lily Eskelsen García on Teaching During a Pandemic and a DeVos
    56:55
  39. 47.
    COVID-19 Trailer
    5:41
  40. 48.
    Paul Krugman on Arguing with Republican Zombies
    57:05
  41. 49.
    Steve Schmidt Tears Trump and the Republican Party A New One
    59:18
  42. 50.
    Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant on Where We Go From Here
    57:18

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