Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

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Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is the essential show for anyone who is curious and passionate about politics ... which includes most of us. Each week, veteran political analyst Ken Rudin explores policy debates, campaign strategies and the newsmakers making it happen in Washington and in state capitols across the country. Politicians, journalists and experts of all stripes join Ken to share smart analysis and rich historical context behind the issues shaping our national dialogue today.

Whether you're a seasoned political junkie or a casual observer of politics, you’ll enjoy hearing informed conversation about national and regional campaigns, deep dives into noteworthy moments in political history, and intriguing tidbits of political trivia. Political Junkie is the show that aims to make politics accessible, engaging, and -- dare we say it -- fun.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is published weekly as a full-hour show tailored for a public radio audience.

The show is available to stations as an ongoing SubAuto subscription for an annual carriage fee. More information about the series is available on our website.

In addition, we periodically release special episodes for non-subscribed stations which may be purchased.

For more information about the show, including carriage information for stations, contact Douglas Bell, Coordinating Producer at dbell@krpoliticaljunkie.com. For other questions about the show, or to book Ken for local appearances, contact Ken at ken@krpoliticaljunkie.com.

Series

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251 Pieces

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie is the essential show for anyone who is curious and passionate about politics ... which includes most of us. Each week, veteran political analyst Ken Rudin explores policy debates, campaign strategies, and the newsmakers making it happen in Washington and in state capitols across the country.

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161 Pieces

The Political Junkie Minisodes series has been discontinued.

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24 Pieces

Special full-hour episodes of Ken Rudin's Political Junkie, offered a few times per year to stations with no ongoing series subscription required.

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6 Pieces

Fundraising episodes and promos from Ken Rudin's Political Junkie for use during station pledge drives.


Pieces

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Brian Lyman of the Montgomery Advertiser explains what's at stake in Alabama as former attorney general Jeff Sessions fights to reclaim the Senate ...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Carl Hulse of the New York Times reports on how President Trump's attacks on President Obama, and the Bidens, have been met with approval by Senate...

  • Added: May 21, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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David Yalof of the University of Connecticut talks about the history of attorneys general and how they sometimes appears to favor the president ins...

  • Added: May 14, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Doug Koopman of Calvin University discusses Republican-turned-independent-turned Libertarian congressman Justin Amash of Michigan's probable presid...

  • Added: May 07, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution talks of politics and pandemic in the Peach State. Mal Leary of Maine Public Radio discusses ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Chris Lehane, Al Gore's press secretary during the 2000 election, weighs the usual pluses and minuses nominees look for in picking a VP. Curt Smi...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Janet Hook of the L.A. Times reviews the top political news of the week including the endorsements of Joe Biden by Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama,...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Bill Glauber of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel talks about the dilemma faced by Wisconsin voters who were told to stay home because of the coronavi...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Jonathan Karl, the chief White House correspondent for ABC News has a new book describing what it’s like to watch Donald Trump up close. Lou Canno...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
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Jack Ohman of the Sacramento Bee offers his observations of President Trump’s briefings on the coronavirus. Zach Montellaro of Politico on the p...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2020
  • Length: 53:58