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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With less than a hundred days to go before Election Day, host Ken Rudin decided to bring Cook Political Report analyst Jennifer Duffy on the show t...

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


  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Not all the fights we talk about on the Political Junkie are at the ballot box. Some are in court -- as we saw this week, in the latest attempt by...

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


  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Ken Rudin reports abroad from Alaska with a new trivia question, and a familiar song and dance from those on the left -- that Ruth Bader Ginsburg s...

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


  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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With recent news of Scott Walker's on-again, off-again (and on-again?) PAC collusion scandal, the success of Lawrence Lessig's MayDay PAC, and the ...

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


  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Immigration reform's dead -- at least for this year. Republicans blame President Obama for the stalemate, saying they don't trust him to follow the...

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


  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Two weeks ago we were astonished that Eric Cantor, a well-situated House incumbent from Virginia, could get defeated in his primary. Now we're ast...

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


  • Added: Jun 26, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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In next week's primaries, Oklahoma Republicans are battling among themselves for the seat being vacated by Sen. Tom Coburn, who is quitting in midt...

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


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Political Junkie host Ken Rudin and Bloomberg political reporter Greg Giroux break down Eric Cantor's shocking loss, Lindsey Graham's sigh of relie...

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


  • Added: Jun 12, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Political Junkie host Ken Rudin and Washington Post political reporter Aaron Blake talk Tuesday's primary results in Mississippi, California, and N...

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


  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 4
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With 7 states holding primaries on Tuesday, June 3, the Political Junkie focuses on California, where Jerry Brown is the odds-on favorite to win a ...

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


  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5