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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New York has given Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton something she hasn't seen in weeks, a victory. Democratic consultant Mark Mellman says t...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and WXXI Rochester


  • Added: Apr 20, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 3
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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is under siege over his state's passage of a controversial bill that some see as discriminatory towards gay and...

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


  • Added: Apr 13, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Elaine Kamarck of the Brookings Institution has a new book out explaining why our presidential nominating system came to be. New rules adopted afte...

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


  • Added: Apr 06, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Donald Trump manages to keep piling up delegates as his negatives rise as well. Longtime Republican strategist Ed Goeas, who is part of the stop Tr...

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


  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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For all the talk of a contested convention, Stephen Hess of the Brookings Institution remembers the last two contested GOP conventions -- 1952 in C...

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


  • Added: Mar 23, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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President Obama nominated D.C. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of Antonin Sca...

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


  • Added: Mar 17, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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With Bernie Sanders winning Michigan against the odds, and with Donald Trump having a great day despite the growing Dump Trump movement, the campai...

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


  • Added: Mar 09, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 5
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The battle for control of the Senate is starting to heat up, and this week's primaries gave us the first indication of what the voters are saying. ...

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


  • Added: Mar 02, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Join Political Junkie Ken Rudin as he previews the Super Tuesday contests with journalists and analysts from across the country, and evaluates the ...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KSUT, WCQS, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 7
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Greg Giroux of Bloomberg News and Al From, the founder and former CEO of the Democratic Leadership Council discuss the history of Super Tuesday and...

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


  • Added: Feb 24, 2016
  • Length: 08:58
  • Purchases: 6