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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Chris Whipple, author of "The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency," talks about the current imbroglio involvin...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Last week, the House Intelligence Committee released a controversial document which alleges surveillance abuses by the FBI. Aaron Blake of the Wash...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Janet Hook of the Wall Street Journal offers her analysis of President Trump’s State of the Union speech. Nathan Gonzales, the editor/publisher of...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Roll Call's Lindsey McPherson and Simone Pathe talk about the next step in funding the government and how politics plays into all of it. Brigid Ha...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Former Ohio Governor Bob Taft remembers his grandfather, Mr. Republican, Senator Robert A. Taft. John Dickerson, the host of "Face the Nation” has...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Mike Tackett of the New York Times explores the significance of the new book "Fire and Fury," which has not only claimed the political power of Ste...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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NPR's Ron Elving helps explain the surreal nature of 2017 and what we might possibly expect for 2018. Mark Zdechlik of Minnesota Public Radio give...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Former Pennsylvania Rep. Marjorie Margolies (D) recalls the pressures and conflicts she went through before casting the deciding vote that passed P...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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As 2017 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who passed away this year. K...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Political analyst Stu Rothenberg and USA Today's Jill Lawrence join Ken Rudin to celebrate and honor some of the more distinguished politicians and...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 53:58