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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201 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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This week in history looks back to April 1987 and the Republican race to succeed Ronald Reagan. This week, Jack Kemp, a longtime Congressman and fo...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2014
  • Length: 04:40
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has done his thing in Crimea, and U.S. President Barack Obama has responded with sanctions. Now Congress will hav...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WRKF, and WXXI


  • Added: Mar 26, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week in history (March 23-March 29) takes a look back at Senator Ted Kennedy's landslide victory over Jimmy Carter in New York's primary on Ma...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2014
  • Length: 04:40
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Scott Brown's likely entry into the New Hampshire Senate race livens up a campaign that Republicans had thought was a lost cause ... though he stil...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A big victory for the GOP in a special Florida congressional seat highlights this week's Political Junkie. Host Ken Rudin speaks with Adam Smith o...

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


  • Added: Mar 13, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 4
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It's official: primary season has begun. With the midterm election fast approaching, Political Junkie host Ken Rudin sits down with regular guest a...

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


  • Added: Mar 05, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 4
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What's the matter with Kansas? Well, we learn that Sen. Pat Roberts, seeking a fourth term this year, may not have an actual residence in the stat...

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


  • Added: Feb 27, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Another vote -- this time on raising the debt ceiling -- and other fissure exposed inside the GOP. Carl Hulse of the New York Times talks to Polit...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WXXI, and WRKF


  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The decision by the House Republican leadership to postpone any discussion about getting an immigration bill on the floor has had its greatest poli...

Bought by WRKF and WXXI


  • Added: Feb 12, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 2
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President Obama told us about the state of the union... now it's time to hear about the state of the states. Political Junkie host Ken Rudin talks...

Bought by WXXI and WRKF


  • Added: Feb 06, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 2