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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Republicans now control both houses for the first time since 2006. Paul Kane of the Washington Post joins us to talk about the attempted rebellion...

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


  • Added: Jan 08, 2015
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Ken Rudin looks back at the year that was with former NPR and Chicago Tribune political writer Frank James. We revisit past newsworthy segments fro...

Bought by WILL, RadioFreePalmer, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KSFR, WXXI Rochester and more


  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Speculation about Hillary Clinton's next presidential run has been going on for months. After this week, we can add Jeb Bush and Rick Santorum to t...

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


  • Added: Dec 17, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 6
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As 2014 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who passed away this year. K...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, WEZU, WCQS, WNPR Connecticut, KUNC & The Colorado Sound and more


  • Added: Dec 16, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 20
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There is still the specter of the shutdown of the George Washington Bridge that may ultimately damage New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's hopes of get...

Bought by WXXI Rochester, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KUER, WRKF and more


  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 6
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In most cases, we know the difference between a good president and a bad one. But how do historians see them? Robert Merry, a longtime journalist w...

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


  • Added: Dec 08, 2014
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Republicans learned what they needed to do to score big electoral victories in 2014, and now it seems they've also learned that shutting down the g...

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


  • Added: Dec 04, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Politico's Lauren French discusses President Obama's immigration order, and how Republicans, in lieu of an immigration bill of their own, might thw...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Even though the Democrats suffered major losses on November 4, they returned Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to their respective House and Senate leade...

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


  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 6
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2014 was a record-breaking election for women in Congress... but don't rush to declare it "The Year of the Woman" just yet. Debbie Walsh, director ...

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


  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 6