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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:

  • Cuomosexual Misconduct
    Hari Kondabolu joins to break down the week's news, from smaller covid checks to faster covid vaccines. Plus we cover the fight to protect voting rights in Congress. Ezra Klein talks about... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-06
  • Won’t someone think of the tater tots??
    Ike Barinholtz breaks down the week's news from gendered potatoes to Obama podcasts. Fran Lebowitz joins for a new segment we call the "Frant Wheel." Shea Serrano talks about life... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-27
  • Ted’s Excellent Adventure
    Emily Heller joins to break down the week's news from Cruz's vacation to Cruella's backstory. Also this week: Alicia Garza on organizing for change under Biden, Adam Grant on how... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-20
  • Insurrection: Exclusive Bonus Footage
    The evidence is damning but the defendant got lucky on jury selection. The vaccine roll out continues. And Gina Carano can't act OR tweet. Akilah Hughes joins to break down the week's... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-13
  • What Time is the Super Bowl?
    Bezos is OUT. Emily in Paris is IN. And NO ONE deserves applause for saying "9/11 happened." Langston Kerman joins to break down the week's news, listeners compete on who... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-06
  • OK, GameStop!
    Biden signs up a storm. A Republican congresswoman believes forest fires are started by Jewish space lasers. And GameStop finally fulfills its destiny in the war between reddit and hedge... Read more
    Published on: 2021-01-30
  • Exhale to the Chief
    President Biden. Vice President Harris. Lady Gaga. Democrats take power, the center shifts, and a new era begins. Kumail Nanjiani and I talk through our feelings about this moment. Heather... Read more
    Published on: 2021-01-23
  • Good Riddance (Crime of Your Life)
    Wednesday is the day Trump finally becomes not president. Kara Swisher joins to talk about social media companies facing hate and incitement on their platforms and what a Democratic Congress can... Read more
    Published on: 2021-01-16