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.

Series

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243 Pieces

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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24 Pieces

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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6 Pieces

Fundraising episodes and promos from Ken Rudin's Political Junkie for use during station pledge drives.


Pieces

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Jonathan Karl, the chief White House correspondent for ABC News has a new book describing what it’s like to watch Donald Trump up close. Lou Canno...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
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Jack Ohman of the Sacramento Bee offers his observations of President Trump’s briefings on the coronavirus. Zach Montellaro of Politico on the p...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Rick Hasen who writes the Election Law Blog lists the problems with some states postponing their primaries due to the coronavirus outbreak and sugg...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Mike Dennison of the Montana Television Network says the entrance of Steve Bullock into the Montana Senate race gives Democrats a chance at a much-...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Amy Chance of the Sacramento Bee assesses California’s decision to participate in Super Tuesday. Michael McDonald of the United States Election ...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Aaron Blake of the Washington Post analyzes the final Democratic debate before the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday. Jeff Tiberii of WUN...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Susan Page of USA Today talks about the memorable lines, what we learned, and who benefited from the no-holds-barred Democratic debate in Las Vegas...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Dave Weigel of the Washington Post sums up the results of Tuesday's primary and tries to explain where the race for the Democratic nomination goes ...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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NPR's Ron Elving on whether the disastrous Monday night in Iowa could end that state’s hold on first in the nation status. Tom Griscom, a longti...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Jack Pitney of Claremont McKenna College on whether the John Bolton manuscript lead to testimony in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2020
  • Length: 53:58