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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198 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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Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News offers a history of abortion in politics. Todd Spangler of the Detroit Free Press discusses Michigan Congressma...

  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Mary Ziegler of the Florida State University of Law explains that Alabama’s new law banning all abortions is a major step on the way for the Suprem...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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With Joe Biden’s candidacy bringing back memories of the Hill-Thomas hearings, former Arizona senator Dennis DeConcini, a Democrat from the 1991 co...

  • Added: May 06, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Political strategist Phil Roeder sizes up how it looking for the Democrats in Iowa with nine months to go before the caucuses. Former Sen. Sam Nun...

  • Added: May 02, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Frank Bowman of the University of Missouri, author of a book about impeachment in the age of Trump, compares the current situation with that of Ric...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Kevin den Dulk of Calvin College explores American views of Islam, from 9/11 to the current day. Dave Weigel of the Washington Post tries to exp...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Frank Wilkinson of Bloomberg Opinion assesses a Joe Biden candidacy and suggests that he has other problems that could hold him back from the nomin...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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John Delaney, a former three-term congressman from Maryland talks about being the first to declare his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidenti...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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President Trump claims exoneration. Democrats say not so fast. Ken Walsh of U.S. News explains the politics of the Mueller Report. NPR's Cheryl Co...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Beto O'Rourke is in, and Joe Biden's entrance may be just weeks away.  Janet Hook of the Los Angeles Times lists their strengths and weaknesses. M...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 53:58