Keepin' it 1600

Keepin' it 1600

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Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer, former advisers to President Obama, host a Ringer podcast to discuss the political world, Trump, Hillary, and all you need to know before November.

Episodes

Ep. 62: The Road Ahead in 2017  

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer reflect on the year that was and set their sights on the year to come in their last episode of 2016 (1:30). They also bring on Brian Beutler of the New Republic to further reflect on the election, the fights that Democrats should pick, and what we learned from 2016 (41:24).

Ep. 61: Merry Electoral College Day With Ana Navarro  

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor discuss Monday's Electoral College vote (0:45), Trump's press party at Mar-a-Lago (14:03), and the GOP power grab in North Carolina (23:29). Then, they call Republican strategist Ana Navarro (34:48) to discuss what both parties need to do to survive the Trump era (35:32).

Ep. 60: ‘Keepin' It 1600’ Special Co-Podcast With Chuck Todd  

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer discuss Trump's 'Vanity Fair' beef (6:00), Putin's role in the hacking (17:00), and Trump's tech summit (20:00). Then, 'Meet the Press' moderator Chuck Todd teams up with Jon and Dan for a special co-pod to break down the aftershocks of the 2016 election (26:00) and examine what's next for the Democrats and the media (38:00).

Ep. 59: Evan McMullin and Russian Hacking  

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor discuss reports that the CIA believes Russian hackers were trying to help Trump win the election and Trump’s nomination of Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state. Then they’re joined by independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin to discuss Trump and the path forward for both parties.

Ep. 58: Scott Pruitt, Time's "Person of the Year," and Jason Kander  

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer discuss Scott Pruitt's nomination for EPA administrator (2:35), Trump's fight with a union local president (14:35), and Time's "Person of the Year" (24:13). Then, Jason Kander, Missouri's secretary of state, joins the show to discuss his history in politics (38:18), what he has learned while campaigning in a traditionally "red" state (41:29), and how Democrats should strategize in the Trump era (46:10).

Ep. 57: Trump and China, Obamacare, and Ana Marie Cox  

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor discuss Trump's budding relationship with China (0:40), Al Gore's meeting with Ivanka on climate change (16:20), and efforts to repeal Obamacare (23:57). Then they call Ana Marie Cox of MTV to talk about "access journalism" (34:50) and her article “HUD Games” (52:23).

Ep. 56: Donald's Deal, Obama's Optimism, and Louisiana Senate Candidate Foster Campbell  

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer discuss Trump’s Carrier deal (00:55) and his Goldman Sachs Cabinet (16:38), Barack Obama's Rolling Stone interview (23:53), and what the voice of the Democratic Party should sound like in the Trump era (35:33). Then, Louisiana's Democratic Senate candidate, Foster Campbell, joins the podcast to discuss next week’s runoff election (46:58).

Ep. 55: American Kleptocracy, Romney's Revenge, and the Recount  

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor reflect on their failed efforts to avoid Twitter on Thanksgiving, and then cover Trump’s conflicts of interest (4:05), the unprecedented campaign against Mitt Romney for secretary of state (18:45), and Trump’s (latest) tantrum over election results (33:09).

Ep. 54: Ugh 'Hamilton,' Trump’s Swamp, and Congressman Keith Ellison  

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor discuss the Great 'Hamilton' Debate of 2016 (1:25), Trump’s mounting business conflicts (9:27), and how Democrats can fight back (13:10). Then they call Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison to discuss the future of the Democratic Party (25:50) and his bid for DNC chair (48:30).

Ep. 53: Trump's Transition, Fake News, and Robert Gibbs  

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer talk about Trump's rumored Muslim registry (2:30), the latest transition developments (5:50), and the problem of “fake news” (16:50). Then, they call former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs to discuss presidential transitions (37:48), press access (42:00), and the future of the Democratic Party (58:19).

Ep. 52: Trump's Appointments, the Democrats’ Next Steps, and Sabrina Siddiqui on Covering Trump  

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor discuss the hiring of Stephen Bannon (5:05), President-elect Trump's potential Cabinet (13:24), and President Obama's role in the conversation after the election (29:50). The Guardian’s Sabrina Siddiqui joins to discuss how the press should cover Trump (40:05).

Ep. 51: Moving Forward With Alyssa Mastromonaco  

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer talk about trusting the polls (4:00) and where we go from here (14:40). Then, they call Alyssa Mastromonaco of Vice Media to discuss her article "A Letter to Young Women: How We Will All Move Forward Together Now" (30:50) and how POTUS has handled himself (41:44).

Ep. 50: The Day After  

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor talk about how they were wrong, what happened, what it all means, and what comes next after the election of Donald Trump.

Ep. 49: The Night Before Election Day With David Plouffe and Addisu Demissie  

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor give an update on the state of the race, and the latest (and hopefully last) letter from James Comey. Obama campaign guru David Plouffe joins to give his predictions (23:15), followed by a GOTV update from Clinton’s national voter outreach and mobilization director, Addisu Demissie (41:56).

Ep. 48: 'Keepin' It 1600' Live From Drew University  

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer address peak bed-wetting, the media's coverage of the race, how Hillary or Trump might govern, and more live from Drew University's Concert Hall.

Ep. 47: Emails, Early Vote, and Pete Williams  

Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor break down the FBI director’s letter to Congress on the Clinton email investigation and the criticism he’s faced (2:00). NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams joins the show to walk through everything we know and some things we don’t (19:45). Plus, an update on polls and early voting numbers (31:30).

Ep. 46: 'Keepin' It 1600' Live! With Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Tommy Vietor, and Jon Lovett  

The Ringer's Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Tommy Vietor, and Jon Lovett report live from Cinefamily in Los Angeles to discuss all things Election 2016 and take questions from the audience.

Ep. 45: Are We There Yet? And Redistricting With Mitch Stewart  

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor discuss the strangely calm final stretch of the 2016 election, and Obama campaign guru Mitch Stewart joins the podcast to discuss the impact of redistricting as well as early voting (33:25).

Ep. 44: Third-Debate Fallout, and What's Next for the GOP?  

Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer discuss Trump's refusal to accept the election results (6:00), Marco Rubio's cowardice (20:00), the future of the GOP (32:00), and the awkwardness of the Al Smith dinner (32:45).

Ep. 43: Final Presidential Debate Live After-Show With Kristen Soltis Anderson  

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor, with help from Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson, discuss all the notable moments from the final showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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