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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:

  • Balls Swell that Ends Well
    Aasif Mandvi meets this week’s cast of characters, from General Mark Milley to Nicki Minaj’s cousin to the guy that controls Joe Biden’s off switch. Ezra Klein takes a look... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-18
  • Hotel Recallifornia
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    Published on: 2021-09-11
  • Let's Get Into It (Again)
    We jump into the storied Lovett or Leave It Vault™, and take a look back at our favorite moments from the past year of the pod. Take a stroll through... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-28
  • Looking for delicate give (Rantathon!)
    Rants are the only thing on the menu this week — from newbies Alex English and Danny Pellegrino, plus familiar faces Guy Branum, Emily Heller, Erin Ryan, Megan Gailey, Josh... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-21
  • Cuomosexual Conversion Therapy
    Abby McEnany brings some much needed levity to a week bogged down by Andrew Cuomo, Alec Baldwin, Greg Abbott, and Chet Hanks. Conservative firebrand Brit McClintock (Blaire Eskrine) changes course... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-14
  • Damon Like a Wrecking Ball
    Paul Scheer is back to break down the week's news. Jon talks to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar about the eviction moratorium and Britney Spears. And Ashley Ray joins to play a... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-07
  • Twisties and Shout
    Rainn Wilson and Reza Aslan join to break down all the week's news, from Simon Biles's decision to Adam Driver's transformation. Jason Concepcion takes us through a bracket of former... Read more
    Published on: 2021-07-31
  • All Riots Matter!
    The very funny Sean Devlin breaks down the week’s news - from insurrectionists on the insurrection committee to Wally Funk's wild ride with some rich dudes. Charles Marohn of Strong... Read more
    Published on: 2021-07-24