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Best Washington podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Washington podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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Moonrise
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“Truer, but also darker.” This is the real origin story behind America’s decision to go to the moon. The story we learn starts with Sputnik, then President Kennedy’s challenge, and ends with triumph: an American flag on the lunar surface. But in the 50 years that have passed since the moon landing, as presidential documents have been declassified and secret programs have been revealed, a wilder story has begun to emerge. “Moonrise,” a new Washington Post narrative mini-series, digs into the ...
 
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Can He Do That?
Weekly
 
“Can He Do That?” is The Washington Post’s politics podcast, exploring the powers and limitations of the American presidency, and what happens when they're tested. Led by host Allison Michaels, each episode asks a new question about this extraordinary moment in American history and answers with insight into how our government works, how to understand ongoing events, and the implications when branches of government collide.
 
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Snap Judgment
Weekly
 
Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.
 
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Post Reports
Daily
 
Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered. Published weekdays by 5 p.m. Eastern time.
 
Rachel Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and dynamic, connecting the dots to make sense of complex issues. Join her every weeknight as she provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders.
 
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Redskins Talk
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The Redskins Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Redskins Insider JP Finlay and highlights all members of our Redskins coverage team including Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey along with plenty of others. Finlay will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape. With a strong set of personal relationships built on years at Redskins Park, Finlay brings a fresh and engaging style to interviews with players, coaches and 'Skins a ...
 
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
 
A podcast from Washington Post Live, the newsroom’s live journalism platform, where top-level government officials, business leaders, cultural influencers and emerging voices discuss the most pressing issues driving the news cycle nationally and across the globe. From one-on-one, newsmaker interviews to in-depth multi-segment programs, Washington Post Live brings The Post’s newsroom to life on stage.
 
Catch up on the stories of the day in Washington, DC. Hear portions of key events and interviews with journalists who provide background and perspective. Programs posted after 6pm ET, Monday - Friday.
 
A Comedic review of the Marvel and DC live action cinematic universes hosted by Comedian Jay Washington.
 
The biggest news and political stories of the day with a commitment to in-depth reporting that consistently seeks to hold our leaders accountable.
 
For 50 years, Washington Week has been the most intelligent and up to date conversation about the most important news stories of the week. Washington Week is the longest-running news and public affairs program on PBS and features journalists -- not pundits -- lending insight and perspective to the week's important news stories.
 
Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in the 2020 presidential race. Join Chuck each Wednesday as he talks with top reporters from the nation’s capital, plus exclusive sit-down interviews and on-the-ground dispatches from across the campaign trail.
 
Kevin Sheehan takes his 15-year sports radio career in DC to the podcast universe. His passion, knowledge, and historical perspective of all things DC sports has created a legion of fans over the years. His show is available Monday through Friday and includes all of the favorites like "The Smell Test", "Scott Van Pelt Thursdays", "Skins Win If...", and much more.
 
Through her unique approach to storytelling, Rachel Maddow provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders. Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and dynamic, connecting the dots to make sense of complex issues. Maddow also conducts thoughtful interviews with individuals at the center of current news ...
 
We believe that wealth is more than money and material possessions. We focus on well-being.
 
Every weekday, NPR's best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don't just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon.
 
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Reveal
Weekly
 
From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a story about Richard Spencer’s cotton farms or a man’s final days as a heroin addict.” Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. The show is hosted by Al Letson and partners with reporters and newsrooms ar ...
 
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John Keim Report
Weekly+
 
ESPN Insider John Keim has covered the Redskins since the 1990's and in his podcast brings his unique insights into the team and moves around the NFL.
 
Fred Katz of The Athletic provides Washington Wizards postgame shows as well as overviews throughout the season.
 
Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of ‘The West Wing,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. Join him every weeknight.
 
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Capitals Talk
Weekly+
 
The Capitals Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Capitals beat reporter Rob Carlin and highlights all members of our Capitals coverage team. Carlin will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape.
 
A podcast from Washington Post Live, the newsroom’s live journalism platform, where top-level government officials, business leaders, cultural influencers and emerging voices discuss the most pressing issues driving the news cycle nationally and across the globe. From one-on-one, newsmaker interviews to in-depth multi-segment programs, Washington Post Live brings The Post’s newsroom to life on stage.
 
Locked on Redskins has the latest reaction, news, and player interviews from the #Skins with this daily podcast from DC & national sports personality, Chris Russell. Part of the Locked on Podcast Network, Locked on Redskins covers the team and the entire NFL better than anyone else. #Redskins #NFL
 
You think you know-it-all but you have no idea. Join S&M (comedians Sydnee Washington & Marie Faustin) as they sit down with comedians and people of the culture to talk about their fields of expertise. Fields like flirting, porn, daddy issues, online dating, cookouts, stalking, sex toys, and Runaway Brides. Sydnee and Marie put their guests' expertise to the test. Will they be crowned an Unofficial Expert? Listen to find out. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.
 
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Nationals Talk
Weekly+
 
The best podcast to hear the latest on the World Series Champion Washington Nationals. Hosted by Tim Shovers, along with Chase Hughes and NBC Sports Washington’s Nationals Insider Todd Dybas. Contributors include Travis Thomas & Ryan Wormeli.
 
Chris Cooley's Official Redskins Podcast, The Chris Cooley Show, is Cooley's take on everything going on in Redskins Nation and around the NFL!
 
We believe that wealth is more than money and material possessions. We focus on well-being.
 
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Wizards Talk
Weekly+
 
The Wizards Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Wizards beat reporter Chris Miller and highlights all members of our Wizards coverage team. Miller will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape.
 
Journalist Mehdi Hasan is known around the world for his televised takedowns of presidents and prime ministers. In this new podcast from The Intercept, Mehdi unpacks a game-changing news event of the week while challenging the conventional wisdom. As a Brit, a Muslim and an immigrant based in Donald Trump's Washington D.C., Mehdi offers a provocative perspective on the ups and downs of American—and global—politics.
 
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Morning Joe
Daily
 
Join Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist, for in-depth and informed discussions that help drive the day's political conversation. Top newsmakers, Washington insiders, journalists, and cultural influencers, come together on Morning Joe for unparalleled insight and analysis around the day's biggest stories.
 
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History of Japan
Weekly
 
This podcast, assembled by a former PhD student in History at the University of Washington, covers the entire span of Japanese history. Each week we'll tackle a new topic, ranging from prehistoric Japan to the modern day.
 
The Daily 202's James Hohmann analyzes the biggest political stories of the day and gives a brief rundown of headlines you should know. Available every weekday morning.
 
Dana Perino, co-host of The Five on the FOX News Channel and FOX News Digital Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt discuss, dissect and debate the changing world of Washington politics.
 
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Manifold
Monthly+
 
man·i·fold /ˈmanəˌfōld/ many and various.
 
Podcast by The Washington Institute
 
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Riggo The Diesel
Monthly+
 
Each week, the legendary Hall of Fame Redskins running back John Riggins gives an analysis of what's happening with the Redskins, talks about his own exploits and interests and answers fan mail in the "Dear Riggo" segment.
 
Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.
 
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Retropod
Daily
 
Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Host Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.
 
Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest pertinent updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context for viewers.
 
Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy - covering Washington, the country and the world.
 
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FP's First Person
Weekly
 
Each week here at Foreign Policy, we interview one person for an intimate, narrative-driven conversation about something timely and important in the world. Our guests are people who have participated directly in events, either as protagonists or eyewitnesses. We get them to tell a story about their experience, not just offer their analysis. That approach is driven by the feeling here at Foreign Policy that to understand our world—to grasp the complexities and nuances of our time—we need to g ...
 
All things Washington Wizards from the franchise's digital media team (@WashWizards).
 
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Political Gabfest
Weekly
 
Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
 
FanSided's Riggos Rag Podcast discusses the latest Washington Redskins news, analysis and more from the staff at RiggosRag.com.
 
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AM Joy
Daily+
 
Every weekend on AM Joy, award-winning journalist and author Joy Reid passionately tackles the most important political and news topics of the week, exploring how policy decisions are shaping the country, while also bringing viewers in-depth interviews with leading newsmakers.
 
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NBC Meet the Press
Monthly
 
NBC News' Meet the Press is the longest-running television show in history, celebrating its 70th anniversary. If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.
 
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Broken Harts
Monthly
 
Markis, Hannah, Devonte, Abigail, Jeremiah, and Sierra Hart—six beautiful black children, ranging in age from 12 to 19—were all adopted by Sarah and Jennifer Hart, both white. On Jen’s Facebook page, it looked as if they were the perfect blended family, even earning the nickname “Hart Tribe” from friends. Then, on March 26, 2018, the family’s GMC Yukon was found belly-up on the rocks below California’s Highway 1. The news of the murder-suicide shocked their friends and made national headline ...
 
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Andrew McGill joins us in the studio this week as our Teaching Expert. Andrew tells us which grade he likes best, times he's broken up fights, and how he can tell if a student forged their parent's signature. Plus, Marie forces herself to be proactive and Sydnee reveals the time she witnessed her classmate hooking up with a teacher. BONUS episo ...…
 
The Wizards lead the NBA in scoring, and the WashingtonWizards.com crew breaks down how they're doing it. Plus, recapping the recent wins and previewing the weekend home games, as well as what the Wizards have been doing off the court (community work, Stars & Stripes, and more). The Off The Bench podcast is sponsored by the Alibaba Group.…
 
Today's program looks at day seven of the impeachment inquiry hearings. Darren Samuelsohn of Politico (20) joins us to recap the past week and preview what might happen next in the impeachment process.By C-SPAN
 
Chris Thompson was back to practice for the Redskins as they get set for the Lions. We hear from him and Bill Callahan! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Locked On Podcast Network, Chris Russell
 
What does your parents’ health have to do with Redefining Wealth? Well, more than you might think. You see, if you’re like many of us in the “sandwich generation” – the place where you’re raising children while also caring for your parents – then you know your parents’ health can affect your lifestyle and financial independence just as much as ...…
 
Today's show features: Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) on the House passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act which sends the bill to the president's desk; Dr. Albert Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on
 
Award-winning actor and producer Mark Ruffalo, attorney Rob Bilott and community organizer Emily Donovan joined The Washington Post Live on Nov. 19 for a conversation about the forthcoming film,"Dark Waters."By The Washington Post
 
Tune into the latest episode of the Riggo's Rag Podcast, where Ian Cummings and Jacob Camenker mull over a number of questions plaguing the Redskins as they close out the 2019 season!By FanSided
 
The Athletic's Dave DuFour joins Fred Katz to wrap up the Wizards weekend of basketball: -Digging into the Wizards defensive issues -Moe Wagner’s career night -The Thomas Bryant-Mo Wagner practice battles Subscribe on iTunes Follow Fred on Twitter: @FredKatz and Instagram: @FredKatzNBA Read Fred’s latest reporting on the Washington Wizards on t ...…
 
A look into who are the likeliest pursuers for Anthony Rendon in Free Agency and how likely is it that Ryan Zimmerman will be the 1B on Opening Day. The guys then gauge how the Nats will fit into Awards Season and Todd gives his case as to why we should get rid of the Manager of the Year Award. Plus, Chase speaks with Johnny DiPuglia, Vice Pres ...…
 
Kevin opens with the absence of John Riggins on the "NFL 100" finalist list. Cooley jumps on to critique Dwayne Haskins' performance last week and talk about how others can help him out this week against the Lions. He also discussed the Kapernick and Garrett/Rudolph situations. Kevin has 13 Smell Test picks and talks some college hoops too.…
 
Hill emerged as one of the few witnesses over the past two weeks able to move from providing accounts of events inside the White House to placing the unfolding Ukraine scandal in a broader political context.By The Washington Post
 
This week, we trace the evolution of Noh theater over the course of the careers of its famous founders: the father-son acting duo Kan'ami and Zeami. Show notes: http://isaacmeyer.net/2019/11/episode-315-the-world-cast-aside/
 
For many, memories of that devastating day quickly revert to that silent, flickering sequence captured by Abraham Zapruder. It is as chilling as it is familiar: the approaching convertible, the waves of a crowd about to lose its innocence.By The Washington Post
 
Fmr. White House aide Fiona Hill and foreign service officer David Holmes went to the Hill taking on false narratives about Russia and laying out the details about what the president, Rudy Giuliani, and Gordon Sondland were up to in Ukraine. Philip Rucker, Kimberly Atkins, Frank Figliuzzi, Maya Wiley, Eugene Robinson, and Mike Murphy all join t ...…
 
Tonight on The Last Word: Fiona Hill and David Holmes’ testimony ties Trump’s personal agenda to the Ukraine pressure campaign. Also, Laurence Tribe returns to talk to Lawrence about how Amb. Gordon Sondland’s testimony implicated Trump and top White House administration officials. Plus, Trump talks impeachment with potential Republican jurors ...…
 
9:00 Sondland bombshell impeachment testimony captures US front pages 9:05 Impeachment witness rips 'domestic political errand' for Trump 9:14 Trump role in Ukraine scheme uncontested after hearings 9:25 Russian propaganda seen fusing with Republican Ukraine narrative 9:43 As public hearings wind down, impeachment committees draft report 9:52 T ...…
 
Tonight: Trump's own guy threw him under the bus in explosive impeachment testimony. Then, the Secretary of State in it up to his eyeballs and looking for an exit. Plus, a big night in Georgia for 2020 Democrats. Also, the birth of a meme on the White House lawn.
 
Coming off a home win over San Antonio, the guys marvel at another great performance by Bradley Beal and where "Blue Magic Brad" fits into the All NBA landscape. Conversation also includes Drew experiences while playing alongside LeBron James when he scored 25 straight in Detroit, Paul George finally joins forces with Kawhi Leonard, James Harde ...…
 
Through her unique approach to storytelling, Rachel Maddow provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders. Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and d ...…
 
NBC's Heidi Przybyla and Ben Kamisar join Chuck Todd to discuss Adam Schiff's closing arguments in Thursday's impeachment inquiry hearing and Wednesday's 2020 debate.
 
Key witnesses testified publicly in the House impeachment inquiry this week. Reporter Devlin Barrett unpacks complicated details, notable takeaways from the hearings and where things stand in Congress and the White House at the week’s end.By The Washington Post
 
In what may be the final day of public hearings, members of Congress heard from a former White House policy insider and a foreign service officer who said he overheard a call with President Trump. In this episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Connect: Email ...…
 
Shane Harris recaps the second week of public impeachment hearings. Jay Greene examines the vast counterfeit-product market on Amazon.By The Washington Post
 
Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and Josie Duffy Rice discuss this week's impeachment bombshells, the Democratic presidential debate, and emails confirming that Steven Miller is a white nationalist. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and Josie discuss South Dakota's “Meth. We're on it.” campaign. Become a member at slate.com/gabf ...…
 
The FBI’s top intelligence official shares his insights into how authorities and agencies are collaborating to keep the United States safe amid a shifting threat landscape. Middle East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.By The Washington Institute
 
Welcome to this special edition of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. In this series, Ralph and Constitutional scholar, Bruce Fein, will lay out the articles of impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Count Three: Contempt of Congress
 
Kevin and Thom opened with the Wizards win, the Caps loss, and an update to the Montae Nicholson story. They talked Alex Smith and the Washington Post Poll that indicated the Nationals are DC's favorite sports team. They finished up with a story that picked Gilbert Arenas as the greatest Bullet/Wizard of all-time.…
 
Fans and journalists embark on a seven-show tour with Rihanna... in seven countries, over seven days, on a Boeing 777, to celebrate her seventh album in seven years. Did we mention this is the seventh anniversary of the tour?By Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios
 
Fans and journalists embark on a seven-show tour with Rihanna... in seven countries, over seven days, on a Boeing 777, to celebrate her seventh album in seven years. Did we mention this is the seventh anniversary of the tour?By Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios
 
Gordon Sondland was almost nonchalant as he implicated the president and his top advisers in a scheme – maybe even a conspiracy – to pressure Ukraine.By The Washington Post
 
In the days leading up to the November Democratic debate in Atlanta, everyone seemed to agree that attacks on Pete Buttigieg would be the order of the night. The South Bend Mayor had lept to the top of the pack in the latest Iowa polls, and the conventional wisdom was that other candidates hoping for a caucus victory there — Elizabeth Warren, J ...…
 
Political reporters Michael Scherer, Annie Linskey and Cleve Wootson break down key moments from Wednesday’s Democratic primary debate in Atlanta.By The Washington Post
 
What does your parents’ health have to do with Redefining Wealth? Well, more than you might think. You see, if you’re like many of us in the “sandwich generation” – the place where you’re raising children while also caring for your parents – then you know your parents’ health can affect your lifestyle and financial independence just as much as ...…
 
During World War II, around 80 Russian women took to the skies and risked their lives to fight against the Germans.By The Washington Post
 
The big question of the night was whether or not Mayor Pete Buttigieg would take heat from other candidates after rising in the polls in Iowa. After discussion about policies that haven't received much attention at previous debates, the attacks came. In this episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, political correspondent Asma Khalid, pol ...…
 
We get full reaction to the MSNBC-Washington Post Democratic Debate and the latest explosive Trump impeachment hearing testimony. Joining the program are Chris Matthews, Joy Reid, Lawrence O'Donnell, Michael Moore, Steve Kornacki, Eugene Robinson, Claire McCaskill, and many more.
 
Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer engage in the fifth 2020 Democratic primary debate for the presidential nomination.
 
Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer engage in the fifth 2020 Democratic primary debate for the presidential nomination.
 
Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer engage in the fifth 2020 Democratic primary debate for the presidential nomination.
 
Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer engage in the fifth 2020 Democratic primary debate for the presidential nomination.
 
Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer engage in the fifth 2020 Democratic primary debate for the presidential nomination.
 
Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer engage in the fifth 2020 Democratic primary debate for the presidential nomination.
 
A special episode that begins with reaction to Gerardo Parra taking his talents to the Yomiuri Giants in 2020. Then, Anthony Rendon had an incredible season on his way to being a NL MVP Finalist in the regular season, and the author of some of the most important October moments for the Nats. Todd, Tim, & Chase do a deep dive into what could be ...…
 
JP Finlay, Mitch Tischler and Pete Hailey are here to navigate you through a loaded Redskins Talk. To begin, the three hosts explain where Alex Smith is at in his recovery and wonder if there is any chance that he can factor into the team’s 2020 quarterback depth chart. Then, they provide an update on Adrian Peterson‘s health before getting int ...…
 
Today's program looks at the testimony of Ambassador Gordon Sondland with an interview with Anita Kumar of Politico (25).By C-SPAN
 
Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, tied President Trump directly to conditioning a meeting with the Ukrainian president with "a public statement from President Zelenskiy committing to investigations of Burisma and the 2016 election." In this episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Ra ...…
 
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