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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189 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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Continuing where he left off in 2013, Chris Christie remains the most talked about Republican in the country ... only this time he may not like wha...

Bought by WRKF and WXXI


  • Added: Jan 14, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 2
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2014 is an election year, with control of the House and Senate at stake. Host Ken Rudin talks to political analyst Stu Rothenberg about what to wa...

Bought by WRKF


  • Added: Jan 08, 2014
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Republicans in Congress were prepared to agree to a fairly innocuous budget deal with the Democrats with little fuss. But many conservatives were n...

Bought by WRKF and WXXI


  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Nelson Mandela's passing brought this week's Political Junkie show back to the mid-1980s, when Washington was split over how to deal with the South...

Bought by WRKF


  • Added: Dec 11, 2013
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We know for certain that President Obama pardoned a turkey this Thanksgiving. But is Healthcare.gov a turkey as well? Host Ken Rudin speaks with W...

Bought by WRKF and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Dec 04, 2013
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The word of the week is “nuclear,” and the latest Political Junkie show is all over it. First, Political Junkie host Ken Rudin talks with Cameron ...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and WRKF


  • Added: Nov 26, 2013
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks with Wall Street Journal congressional correspondent Siobhan Hughes about the changing fortunes on Capitol Hill. D...

Bought by WRKF and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Nov 20, 2013
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Host Ken Rudin welcomes back his old friend from NPR's Talk of the Nation, Neal Conan, to the Political Junkie. They talk about the emergence of Ch...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and WRKF


  • Added: Nov 12, 2013
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The 2013 Elections are over, and though the winners aren't a surprise, some of the insights are. Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks to NPR's Mara Lia...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Nov 07, 2013
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
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With less than a week to go before the 2013 elections, Political Junkie Ken Rudin speaks to Stu Rothenberg, the editor and publisher of the Rothenb...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Oct 29, 2013
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1