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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218 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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23 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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Fundraising episodes and promos from Ken Rudin's Political Junkie for use during station pledge drives.


Pieces

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Jillian Peterson, a psychology professor at Hamline University, talks about the mindset of those who commit gun crimes. Danish political analyst...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Janet Hook of the Los Angeles Times breaks down the second Democratic presidential debates. Luke Ramseth of the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Missi...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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NPR's Ron Elving notes Robert Mueller’s long-awaited testimony satisfies few, the partisanship was as bad as ever, and Republicans decided to portr...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Aaron Blake of The Washington Post on the lack of outrage from Republicans after President Trump’s incendiary tweets about 4 female members of Cong...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia helps breakdown the key Senate races up in 2020. Carl Cannon, the Washington bureau chief of RealClearP...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Ron Rapoport of the College of William & Mary takes us on a tour of some of the significant independent presidential candidates starting with Gary ...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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NPR Senior Editor Ron Elving analyzes this week's Democratic debates. Plus, does it matter that Joe Biden made nice with a Senate segregationist ...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Dave Weigel of the Washington Post offers a look at what to -- and what not to -- expect from the Democrats first presidential debate of the 2020 c...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Brianne Pfannenstiel of the Des Moines Register offers up the Democratic lay of the land in Iowa, with just two weeks to go before the first debate...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Melanie Mason of the L.A. Times offers her observations and analysis of the fourteen candidates who showed up this weekend at the California Democr...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2019
  • Length: 53:58