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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202 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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5 Pieces

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


Pieces

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Frank Wilkinson of Bloomberg Opinion assesses a Joe Biden candidacy and suggests that he has other problems that could hold him back from the nomin...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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John Delaney, a former three-term congressman from Maryland talks about being the first to declare his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidenti...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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President Trump claims exoneration. Democrats say not so fast. Ken Walsh of U.S. News explains the politics of the Mueller Report. NPR's Cheryl Co...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Beto O'Rourke is in, and Joe Biden's entrance may be just weeks away.  Janet Hook of the Los Angeles Times lists their strengths and weaknesses. M...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Nathan Gonzales of Inside Elections discusses the growing polarization between the Democrats and Republicans ... and the possibility that voters ar...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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John Bennett of Roll Call gives us a review of President Trump’s week from the love at CPAC to demands for documents from the House Judiciary Commi...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Aaron Blake of the Washington Post analyzes Wednesday's intense day of former fixer Michael Cohen's testimony before the House Government Oversight...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Chris Edelson, a professor of government at American University looks at President Trump's decision to bypass Congress to pay for the border wall. ...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Mark Rozell of George Mason University talks about whether Gov. Ralph Northam can survive politically in the wake of a race-based controversy, whic...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
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Jonathan Karl, the chief White House correspondent for ABC News gives his assessment of President Trump's State of the Union message. Bob Holswo...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 53:58