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Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays.
 
A weekly primer that helps the majority of Americans who voted for progress talk some sense into their friends & family. Co-hosts Jason Kander and Ravi Gupta draw on their experience winning progressive campaigns in red states to give you the tools necessary to combat the latest in misinformation, propaganda, and whatever your right-wing co-worker saw on Facebook.
 
Crooked Minis takes a step back from the chaotic breaking news to offer a new series every month that explores an issue or event that reflects cultural, political, or societal changes in America and need more than a 10-minute conversation and a split-second news cycle to unpack.
 
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On the 476th episode of the Dean Blundell Show, Dean and boys chat: Lying nurses, Killer Vaccines No mas AstraZenica Vaccine Passports Opening up Canada to ONLY vaccinated people Bullard book update Is this racist? Toe nail banana chips Dean has an average sized dick Watch: https://youtu.be/lWp_Jlp3ANQ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform…
 
On the 475th episode of the Dean Blundell Show Dean welcomes out featured guest Canadian academic, the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, Michael Geist. Michael discusses the updates on Bill C10 and how there is a very good chance it won't get passed. After Michael leaves the boys piggyback on this sub…
 
Bestselling author Jason Reynolds discusses his novel Long Way Down, his entry into the world of literature and why he wants to write books that relate to young readers. Composer Tania León talks about her Pulitzer Prize-winning orchestral piece, Stride — one of 19 pieces composed by women to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. W…
 
Joe Manchin is Joe Manchining all over infrastructure and voting rights legislation, New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb joins to discuss the right-wing hysteria over teaching kids about racism, and Joe Biden meets Vladimir Putin in the most hotly-anticipated summit of the summer. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/p…
 
Emmy-winning actress Uzo Aduba (known as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on Orange Is the New Black) talks about taking on her first lead role in HBO's reboot of In Treatment. Cree-Métis baritone Jonathon Adams shares what they discovered when they began delving into the history of Indigenous music and how it was brutally suppressed by Canada's residen…
 
On the second hour of episode 474 of the Dean Blundell Show the boys discuss: Hymen and Rielly are goners Leaf goal song update Bondezee almost died during an attempted B & E Life on the road Dean guessing James P Whites fetish We play is this racist with a clip James dug up that is too hot for public consumption.\ Watch: https://www.youtube.com/wa…
 
On episode #374 of the Dean Blundell Show, Dean welcomes the voice of the footy in Canada, James Sharman to the program to discuss all things Euro 2021. Cristiano Ronaldo tanked Coca-Colas market value by 4 billion Sharman's Proper Pies Footy Picks What's up with Wales and England Where are the best hookers in Europe? James seems to be a connoisseu…
 
On the 473rd episode of the Dean Blundell Show, Dean welcomes Caryma Sa'd, James DiFiore and Lochlin Cross. The group chat: Maxime Berniers arrest (we think it was staged) We found the lady who leaked COVID19 to the world and started the pandemic An anti-masker egging The worst Groom of all time We play guess that fetish and it goes sideways quickl…
 
With her debut feature Dead Pigs now hitting theatres for the first time, filmmaker Cathy Yan reflects on the huge impact the micro-budget satire had on her career. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on her summer book pick: Angeline Boulley's debut novel, Firekeeper's Daughter. Canadian R&B artist Emanuel discusses his debut album Alt…
 
Canadian artist Jeff Lemire talks about seeing his acclaimed comic book series Sweet Tooth adapted into a hit live-action Netflix series of the same name. Canadian singer-songwriter Ruth B. discusses her sophomore album, Moments in Between, and what it was like returning home to Edmonton during the pandemic. Canadian actor brother duo Shamier Ander…
 
On the 472nd episode of the Dean Blundell Show, Dean welcome our featured guest Canadian Conservative Member of Parliament since 2006 (Edmonton-Wetaskiwin) Mike Lake. The boys discuss: Bill C10 Zoom happy hour Virtual democracy voting The best moment you'll see all week between Mike and his autistic son After Mike leaves the boys get into: Justin a…
 
Florida Congresswoman Val Demings joins to talk about the news that Donald Trump’s Justice Department targeted House Democrats and her bid to unseat Senator Marco Rubio. Then, Jon, Jon, and Tommy discuss how new reports about rich people avoiding taxes should shape the Democratic agenda, and take a look at some of the highlights and funny moments f…
 
Michelle Pfeiffer talks about her critically acclaimed role in French Exit, a film adaptation of Patrick deWitt's novel of the same name. On this week's screen panel, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Teri Hart discuss MuchMusic's TikTok comeback and Bo Burnham's new Netflix comedy special, Inside. Hip hop artist Haviah Mighty introduces us to her powerf…
 
This week, Larry weighs in on how the privilege of being from the United States has contributed to the country’s lack of interest in getting vaccinated (0:43). Larry is joined by Oscar-winning actress Helen Hunt to discuss her latest work in the series ‘Blindspotting' (13:00). They also discuss a rejected ‘Twister’ reboot, her acting career, and mu…
 
Lukas Nelson tells us about his band's new album, A Few Stars Apart, and shares how the record was inspired by time spent with his family (including his father, Willie Nelson) during the pandemic. Two of the artists leading this year's International Indigenous Music Summit, ShoShona Kish and Amanda Rheaume, discuss the summit's goals, as well as th…
 
On today's episode of the Dean Blundell Show, Dean welcomes the voice of Ed The Sock, Steven Kerzner. The boys chat: Ed The Socks Night Party/Hot Tub Party His epic exit from Much Music (wasn't fired) Bell Media screwing over over Stevens' entire idea to bring Much Music into the digital landscape Politics/Justin Trudeau Dean gets signed up for Din…
 
Joe Biden’s Hot Vax Summer is off to a rocky start thanks to Republicans in Congress, and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg talks to Jon Lovett about how the administration plans to pass their jobs and infrastructure plan. Then, Dan Pfeiffer and Jon Favreau talk about some bright spots in the Biden agenda, and answer listener questions. Fo…
 
Jason and Ravi take a hard look at the future of voting rights and how Democrats can hone their populist message. You've heard Jason and Ravi talk about it week after week, but now even their producer is on board! Everyone at Majority 54 is running on Athletic Greens. Right now, you can get a free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs …
 
Grammy-winning singer and activist Angélique Kidjo discusses her incredible new album, Mother Nature, which sees her championing young talent from across the African continent. Actor and producer Kheng Hua Tan (best known for Crazy Rich Asians and Netflix's Marco Polo) talks about her latest role in a gender-flipped reboot of the 1970s action serie…
 
Dean welcomes Trippin with Bondzee live from the mountains of Colorado. The boys discuss: Bondzees' sad tweet golfing with Trumpers Different Strokes memes. 80,000 worth of child support in pennies dumped on a front lawn Ontario is reopening, we'll tell you the stages. Bondzee isn't rushing getting the vaccine, Dean and Loch hammer him for it Magne…
 
In response to the recent hate-motivated hit and run in London, Ont., Canadian poet Wali Shah performs his spoken word poem, Home, which he wrote shortly after a tragic incident that happened to him and his family. Canadian comedian, actor and CBC host Ali Hassan discusses the attack in London, Ont., and shares his own experience with Islamophobia.…
 
On episode #469 (nice) Dean and boys cover: Big Kris becoming a dad at 40 Birthing Tips With Loch Vasectomies The beheading of Egerton Ryerson Ryerson Conservative student Harrison Faulkner Should we cancel the Catholics? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Dean Blundell
 
Singer-songwriter Liz Phair talks about her first album of new material in a decade, Soberish, which sees her reunite with producer Brad Wood, who worked with her on her breakthrough album, Exile in Guyville. Bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid discusses her latest novel, Malibu Rising, about a group of famous siblings who throw an epic party th…
 
The Dean Blundell Show welcomes back Chris Sky. Chris and boys discuss his new book, X-Canada tour and legal situation. The boys also dive into Jeff Bezos's space death wish - Trump's poopy pants and naked tasering. Watch: https://youtu.be/27XG_xFy3ZM See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Joe Manchin says he’s voting against the For the People Act, Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail to target Dr. Fauci, and a new Democratic analysis of 2020 offers the party advice on message and organization ahead of the midterms. Then journalist Kara Swisher talks to Jon Lovett about Facebook’s decision to ban Trump for two years. For a clo…
 
Filmmaker Gia Coppola discusses her latest film, Mainstream, and what it's like to belong to a long legacy of filmmakers — from her grandfather, Francis Ford Coppola, to her aunt, Sofia Coppola. On this week's Q This music panel, Lisa Christiansen and Dalton Higgins recap the highlights of the 50th annual Juno Awards, which took place virtually las…
 
To open the show, Larry again weighs in on alien conspiracies, as well as Tucker Carlson’s quote on COVID-19 vaccinations being the “medical Jim Crow" (1:00) Then, Larry is joined by Emmy Award-winning comedian Wanda Sykes to discuss working on her new Netflix show ‘The Upshaws’ during the pandemic (13:00). They also talk about Sykes transitioning …
 
In an exclusive interview, The Tragically Hip's Gord Sinclair, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Rob Baker open up about the band's career, their three decades of brotherhood, and the loss of their friend and bandmate, Gord Downie. The nominees for the 2021 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour — writers Joseph Kertes, Thomas King and Morgan Murray — join u…
 
Today on the Dean Blundell Show, Dean and the gang welcome Canadian academic, the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law at the University of Ottawa Michael Geist to the program to discuss why Bill C10 is dying a slow death. We also touch on (after Michael leaves) Sex club reporting & the audio is insane. Rob Ford's wife sending death…
 
Donald Trump says he’ll be reinstated as President this August as his former National Security Advisor calls for a military coup, Republicans continued their coordinated assault on voting rights, and Democrats win big in a New Mexico special election. Then, Stacey Abrams talks to Jon Favreau about the fight for democracy, her latest book, and more.…
 
On today's episode of the Dean Blundell Show.. Bondzee almost gets shot/arrested at the Texas steakhouse (shocker) James P White saw Aliens in Edmonton, WE HAVE THE PHOTO TO PROVE IT. The Edmonton Eskimos are officially changing their name. Watch: https://youtu.be/-5mdjw65XRM See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Author E.L. James — who's best known for her wildly popular Fifty Shades novels — discusses her latest release, Freed, which she says may be the final work in the series. For the 30-year anniversary of the Juno rap category, former Rascalz manager and music executive Sol Guy reflects on his legacy, and shares his thoughts on where Canadian hip hop …
 
Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor discusses her new memoir, Rememberings: Scenes from My Complicated Life, and tells us why ripping up a picture of the pope on Saturday Night Live in 1992 didn't derail her career, but rather put her back on track. Canadian hip hop legend Maestro Fresh Wes, his former manager Farley Flex and producer Davis of …
 
Dean and gang welcome former secret service for Barak Obama John Guarnieri. The boys discuss: The Toronto Maple Leafs blowing a 3-1 series lead What's next for the team? Why do Canadian hockey teams suck? John Guarnieri explains that we will probably be seeing aliens in the very near future. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFmr9qO_CD0 See om…
 
Five Little Indians author Michelle Good talks about winning the Governor General's Literary Award for English-language fiction, and why we must continue telling stories about residential school survivors. Norwegian pop sensation girl in red discusses her acclaimed debut album, if i could make it go quiet, and how she feels about being called a "qu…
 
Dean Blundell, James DiFiore and Lochlin Cross welcome the voice of the Edmonton Oilers, Jack Michaels to the program to discuss all things playoff hockey. The boys also get into the indigenous communities, the education system lying to us and the horrific discovery of the 215 children found underneath the residential school. Watch: https://www.you…
 
Pod Save America is celebrating 500 episodes! Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan answer listener questions, quiz their memories, and reminisce about the last few years. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsaveamerica. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the pod…
 
Award-winning producer and songwriter Benny Blanco talks about his latest EP, Friends Keep Secrets 2, and shares what he gets from writing music for himself. On this week's screen panel, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Romeo Candido discuss Amazon's $8.5 billion US purchase of MGM, and a new study that reveals the dismal lack of Asian and Pacific Islan…
 
Emmy-winning actress Julianna Margulies talks about her new memoir, Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life, and recounts her troubling encounter with actor Steven Seagal. Guitarist Paul Langlois of the Tragically Hip introduces us to the band's new song, Crack My Spine Like A Whip, off their latest album, Saskadelphia. On this week's Q This music panel,…
 
A grand jury is convened to decide Donald Trump’s fate as he mulls another run for president, Marjorie Taylor Greene compares vaccine and mask requirements to the Holocaust, Republican legislatures in swing states are laying the groundwork to overturn the results of the next election they lose. Then, The Atlantic’s Clint Smith talks to Tommy Vietor…
 
Ron MacLean had a joke fall flat on HNIC and now woke culture is after him. Speaking of woke culture, Seth Rogan is the leader of it and Lochlin likes him less. We also touch on COVID losers and booze. Watch:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwkoiTMM4jI See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Jason and Ravi indulge their conspiratorial side as they reflect on this week’s news. Listen to Gravity, a new show about what becomes possible when we look at hardships differently. Headspace is meditation made simple. Go to Headspace.com/M54 for a free one-month trial with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation. Get…
 
Singer Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child opens up about her candid new memoir, Checking In, which follows her mental health journey from depression to healing. Canadian musician Béatrice Martin, a.k.a. Cœur de pirate, talks about her new solo piano album, Perséides, and how she relearned to sing after a vocal cord surgery left her unable to spea…
 
Connor McDavid wants out of Edmonton, Loch has lost his mind. Cam gives us some deep insight into what McDavid will do this off season, plug your ears Oilers fans. Caryma is back, she was assaulted over the weekend at an anti-mask freedom rally, those same "protestors" verbally assaulted children at a pop up vaccine clinic. Watch: https://www.youtu…
 
On the heels of his latest album, Country Again: Side A, country star Thomas Rhett discusses how being born into country music royalty (he's the son of singer Rhett Akins) made him feel like he had something to prove. Musician Michelle Zauner, a.k.a. Japanese Breakfast, opens up about her new memoir, Crying in H Mart, which explores her complicated…
 
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