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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6 Pieces

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


Pieces

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NPR's Ron Elving tells us what we learned during the primary season and offers some observations about who benefits on Election Day. Jill Castella...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Robert Barnes of the Washington Post deconstructs last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kav...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Elaine Kamarck, a former Democratic insider who is now at the Brookings Institution, argues the new rules limiting the role of superdelegates is go...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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We remember the life, career, and legacy of John McCain, the Arizona Republican senator who died last Saturday at the age of 81. Mike Murphy was ...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Ken Rudin hosts a special reflection on John McCain's life and legacy, featuring interviews with several of McCain's friends and colleagues.

Bought by WRGY, WCAI / WNAN, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, RadioFreePalmer, 'The Sea' and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 14
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Ted Van Dyke, Hubert Humphrey's top adviser, talks about how the vice president was boxed in by President Johnson on LBJ's war policy, making disse...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Fundraising hour for stations carrying the Ken Rudin's Political Junkie weekly program. This show highlights three interviews from late-2017/early-...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 39:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Randy Gorbman of radio station WXXI reports on the arrest of Chris Collins, a leading Republican congressman from New York who was arrested last we...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Nathan Gonzales of Inside Elections analyzes the special election in Ohio's 12th congressional district. John Lawrence of the University of Califor...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
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Jack Pitney of Claremont McKenna College on Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio who’s running to head up the Republican party in the House, plus the lat...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 53:58