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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214 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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23 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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Fundraising episodes and promos from Ken Rudin's Political Junkie for use during station pledge drives.


Pieces

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Jeff Tiberii of WUNC reports that President Trump, who came to the Tar Heel State twice to campaign for the Republican, may have had a role in the ...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Democrats, minus some candidates, prepare to debate yet again. Susan Page of USA Today on whether Joe Biden continue to hold onto his frontrunner ...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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John Dean, President Richard Nixon’s former counsel, reflects on the 45th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation. Scott Romney, son of George — and ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Fundraising hour for stations carrying the Ken Rudin's Political Junkie weekly program. This show highlights three interviews from late-2018/early-...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio and WHRV


  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 41:09
  • Purchases: 2
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Dartmouth Professor Bernard Avishai talks about what President Trump is trying to accomplish by defining the Democratic Party as anti-Israel and an...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Anna Greenberg, the managing partner at the Democratic polling firm GQR, argues that recent horrific mass shooting deaths and activity at the local...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Jillian Peterson, a psychology professor at Hamline University, talks about the mindset of those who commit gun crimes. Danish political analyst...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Janet Hook of the Los Angeles Times breaks down the second Democratic presidential debates. Luke Ramseth of the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Missi...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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NPR's Ron Elving notes Robert Mueller’s long-awaited testimony satisfies few, the partisanship was as bad as ever, and Republicans decided to portr...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Aaron Blake of The Washington Post on the lack of outrage from Republicans after President Trump’s incendiary tweets about 4 female members of Cong...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 53:58