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Lovett or Leave It

Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion. New episodes every Saturday.

Latest Episodes:

  • The Bipartisans Strike Back
    Kaitlin Olson joins to break down the week’s news, from Manchin’s shifts to Putin’s gifts. Writer and programmer Rusty Foster explains crypto currency to Lovett - the “who what when... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-19
  • Pride Plus Some Wrath (200th episode!)
    Guy Branum joins to break down the week's news. Lovett quizzes Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor to mark 200 episodes of Lovett or Leave It. Tara Houska talks about the... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-12
  • What if it’s David Morse AGAIN?
    Aliens in the sky, zombies in the Senate. Comedian Pat Regan joins to break down the week’s news. Science writer George Zaidan on sunscreen - what we know and what... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-05
  • Commission Impossible
    Scientists ask for a fact-based debate over the origins of the pandemic. Manchin and Sinema ask Republicans to be reasonable. Surprise! They were all very disappointed. Akilah Hughes is back to... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-29
  • Stephen Breyer, You Will Love Golf
    Chelsea Handler joins to break down the week's news, from stalled commissions to spying whales. Ben Rhodes on what's next after a ceasefire in Israel. Erin Ryan and Crooked producer... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-22
  • Leave the Mask, Take the Cannoli
    Jenny Slate is back to break down the week's news, from Liz Cheney to Ellen DeGeneres. Jason Concepcion stops by for a quiz on conservative freak outs over fictional characters.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-15
  • Liz Cheney, Perfect Hero!
    Hasan Piker is here to break down the week's news. Lori Wallach of Public Citizen joins for a helpful, fascinating look at the patent waiver issue and what drug companies... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-08
  • Caitlyn Jenner killed someone?
    Gavin Newsom faces a recall election. Joe Biden addresses Congress. The Feds raid Rudy's apartment. And the CDC relaxes restrictions for vaccinated people. Ron Funches joins to cover all the news.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-01