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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236 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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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
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Debbie Walsh of Rutgers University on the dust-up between Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders about whether a woman can beat Presid...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Janet Hook of the L.A. Times offers her analysis of Tuesday’s final Democratic presidential debate before next month's Iowa caucuses. Jonathan S...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Jessica Taylor of NPR and the Cook Political Report talks about the lawmakers who are up for re-election this year and who may have to cast some di...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Two former congressmen -- Tom Davis, Republican of Virginia, and Martin Frost, Democrat of Texas discuss their book which explains what's wrong wit...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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As 2018 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who passed away this year. K...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 17
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This week, Political analyst Stu Rothenberg and USA Today commentary editor Jill Lawrence join host Ken Rudin to remember those in the political wo...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on the aftermath of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s decision to make his own choice to fil...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 53:58