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Opposition and a Shave: Former Obama Aides Counter Trump

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

    This article has been imported from chorus.fm for discussion. All of the forum rules still apply.

    The New York Times profiled the three guys behind Crooked Media and their wildly popular podcast, “Pod Save America:”


    So they set out to mix jokes with insider descriptions of executive branch norms and interviews, often with people who can recommend political action — a protest, a phone-call campaign, an organizing drive — which is the sort of thing mainstream news media can’t do because, as Mr. Favreau said, “it would be picking a side.”

    With episodes being downloaded up to 1.4 million times, according to data they shared from their hosting platform, ART19, they tapped into “a wave of interest about this president, a lot of it based on fear,” Mr. Favreau said.

    A few thoughts:

    1. Holy shit is that a huge number of downloads.
    2. The podcast is one of the few I listen to almost immediately when it’s released. Jon Lovett kills me.

     
  2. Frank Lapidus

    Regular Supporter

    I'm interested to know how much it costs to advertise with them now?
     
  3. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Never heard of this podcast but definitely checking it out.
     
  4. Turkeylegz

    Trusted

    These guys are great. Glad to see it get such traction.
     
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  5. JohnnyStacks

    Regular

    Absolute gold.
     
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  6. DandonTRJ

    ~~~ヾ(^∇^ Supporter

    My wife is dead set on getting us tickets to Lovett or Leave It at some point. Glad to see the direction they've gone in since The Ringer.
     
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  7. kwilcox

    Newbie Supporter

    Great podcast. Pod Save the World is also great.
     
  8. noKings

    Regular

    Keepin it 1600 let's gooooo