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.

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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.

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161 Pieces

The Political Junkie Minisodes series has been discontinued.

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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.


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The five Democratic presidential candidates take center stage for their first debate next Tuesday in Las Vegas. Jill Lawrence of USA Today tells u...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WXXI Rochester, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 08, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Who's the best person to talk about the meaning of Speaker John Boehner's resignation, the ideological pressures in the House, and what change Kevi...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WXXI Rochester, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 30, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Televised presidential debates, as we know them, began in 1960 with Kennedy and Nixon. Alan Schroeder, a journalism professor at Northeastern Unive...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WXXI Rochester, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 23, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Join Political Junkie Ken Rudin as he pulls back from the weekly campaign coverage to take a broad examination of the 2016 presidential election in...

Bought by MPR News Stations, WJCT, KALH, WNPR Connecticut, Northeast Indiana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 19
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Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) offers his analysis of the last GOP presidential debate.

Bought by KCCU Radio and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 17, 2015
  • Length: 08:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Inez Tenenbaum, the former South Carolina state superintendent of education and the Democratic Senate nominee in 2004, is a leader in the South Car...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., and WXXI Rochester


  • Added: Sep 09, 2015
  • Length: 08:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Kathie Obradovich, the political columnist for the Des Moines Register, breaks down the latest Iowa poll numbers and helps explain what things are ...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WXXI Rochester, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 02, 2015
  • Length: 08:58
  • Purchases: 4
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The death of Julian Bond has robbed us of one of the most dynamic and charismatic figures in the history of the civil rights movement. Joia Jeffer...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WXXI Rochester, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 26, 2015
  • Length: 08:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Because we're on vacation this week, we decided to pick one of your favorite segments from the past to keep you entertained until we get back. Dou...

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2015
  • Length: 08:58
  • Purchases: 4
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The first Republican debate is over and guess who we're still talking about? That's right. Despite the litany of unflattering things Donald Trump...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WXXI Rochester, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 13, 2015
  • Length: 08:58
  • Purchases: 4