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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228 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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6 Pieces

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


Pieces

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The Supreme Court's decision not to make a decision regarding same-sex marriage has effectively kept the rulings favoring such marriages intact. R...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WEZU, WCAI / WNAN, WRKF, KUER and more


  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 6
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With five weeks (and counting) to go to the November midterms, one Senate race that was not supposed to give the Democrats heartburn -- the one in ...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN, and WXXI


  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Ken Rudin may be bedridden with bronchitis and no voice, but the Political Junkie show must go on. Neal Conan subs this week. And what a busy wee...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN, WRKF, and WXXI


  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The so-called war on women is popping up in debates and campaign commercials around the country. Political Junkie host Ken Rudin and Colorado polls...

Bought by KCCU Radio, KUER, WCAI / WNAN, WRKF, and WXXI


  • Added: Sep 17, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The race is getting very interesting in an unexpected place. Three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts and his independent opponent, Greg Orman debated in fr...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WRKF, KUER, and WXXI


  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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If we’re in New Hampshire, there’s no way we can avoid talking 2016 presidential politics. Political Junkie host Ken Rudin's in the studios of New...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WRKF, WXXI, and KUER


  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin and New York Times Washington correspondent Carl Hulse discuss the president's vacation woes, and whether they reflect a...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WRKF, KUER, and WXXI


  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The political bombshell of the week was the indictment of Rick Perry on two felony charges of abusing his power and office. It came as the Texas g...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WRKF, KUER, and WXXI


  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Hillary Clinton's not known as someone who says whatever she’s thinking, certainly not when it has the potential to make headlines … or create wave...

Bought by KCCU Radio, KUER, WRKF, WXXI, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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On the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's resignation, Political Junkie host Ken Rudin chats with John Dean, former White House counsel ...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WRKF, WXXI, and KUER


  • Added: Aug 06, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5