Political Junkie with Ken Rudin on MPR News
By Minnesota Public Radio
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Ken Rudin, an expert in American politics and campaign history, joins MPR News host Kerri Miller every week for a conversation about the latest on President Trump, Congress, and the American political scene.
||CleanThe Political Junkie: Are presidential candidates from the Midwest electable?||Amy Klobuchar announced that she will be running for president. Will her Midwestern roots give her an advantage in states like Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan that went for Trump in 2016?||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Political Junkie: The qualities of good leadership||What are the qualities of a good political leader? Are our government leaders exhibiting the qualities of good leadership?||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Political Junkie: The developing landscape of the 2020 election||The RNC backed Trump's bid for re-election in 2020. More democrats have been announcing their intentions to run. Ken Rudin talked about everything that's happened in politics this past week.||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie: Talking political tribalism||The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, joined MPR News host to talk about tribalism in politics and how people make decisions based on their party.||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie: Does the president set the moral tone for our country?||The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to run down the week's biggest political headlines.||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie: Threats of a government shutdown||MPR News host Euan Kerr sat down with Ken Rudin to run down the big headlines in political news this week. This week they talked about Trump's threats of a government shutdown if the border wall is...||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie: How healthcare was utilized in the election||MPR News Host Kerri Miller runs down the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast. This week they discussed the outcome of the midterm elections and healthcare.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie: Election Eve||On election eve, MPR News host Kerri Miller chatted with Ken Rudin about what races are tightest around the country.||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie||MPR News Host Kerri Miller runs down the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast.||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie: How campaigns are using funding||MPR News host Kerri Miller and Ken Rudin sat down to talk about campaign financing and early voting||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie: 'It seems to get worse and worse'||Ken Rudin talked about how Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings have torn apart the Senate and the Supreme Court.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie: 'There are so many things at stake' in the Kavanaugh hearings||Ken Rudin discussed the week's politics with host Kerri Miller.||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie: Kavanaugh vote likely on Thursday||Ken Rudin said that even with the recent accusations, the Judiciary Committee will still vote.||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie: Primaries in Minnesota and beyond||Primaries are often boring, but not this year. Ken Rudin explained why with host Marianne Combs||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie||MPR News Host Kerri Miller runs down the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast.||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie on immigration policy and practice||MPR guest host Chris Farrell spoke with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the latest in immigration, how current policies might impact the upcoming midterm elections, and more.||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie on the Trump Putin relationship||President Trump walked back his comment that he did not believe Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election. Then, he walked back that comment. MPR host Kerri Miller spoke with Political ...||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie talks Trump and NATO||MPR News host Kerri Miller talked to Political Junkie Ken Rudin for his take on the politics of President Trump's visit to Europe and the UK.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Political Junkie on the impact of Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy so far||Ken Rudin joined host Stephanie Curtis to talk about the latest in immigration policy.||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie on tit-for-tat tariffs||President Donald Trump is striking out at China and Canada with tariffs, attempting to level the playing field for U.S. producers. Host Kerri Miller spoke with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about tr...||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie: Trump tweets that he can pardon himself||President Trump made headlines this morning by tweeting that he has the power to pardon himself. Ken Rudin, the host of the Political Junkie podcast talked about how presidents have used that power...||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie talks North Korea summit||Political Junkie Ken Rudin talked to MPR News host Chris Farrell about the on-again-off-again North Korea and all the latest news from Washington DC.||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie on primaries, Mueller and trade||Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed recent primaries, the Robert Mueller investigation and trade negotiations with MPR News host Chris Farrell.||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie on primaries, trade policy||Political Junkie Ken Rudin gave MPR News host Chris Farrell a recap of the latest news on midterms, recent primaries, and trade negotiations.||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie on North Korea||Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses President Trump's positive polling on international affairs.||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie on presidential lawyers||Political Junkie Ken Rudin analyzed what President Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani may or may not have said over the weekend.||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie on the White House Correspondent's Dinner||Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined the program to talk about the White House Correspondent's Dinner and Michelle Wolf's comments about Sarah Huckabee Sanders.||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie on third parties and James Comey||Ken Rudin said he could hardly blink during the interview between Comey and George Stephanopoulos.||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
So glad you are back!
I was immediately less well-informed when NPR made the grave mistake of ditching PJ. Thanks for figuring it out for us.
Love Ken Rudin
His particular brand of witty, light-hearted political commentary always makes my day. I've been listening for years and his depth of knowledge never fails to amaze.
political junkie fix, at last!
Have missed Ken Rudin and Political Junkie on TOTN. I am ecstatic it has returned. Would love to see a separate segment with Neal, as the chemistry between them was obvious. For those asking about Scuttlebutton, it is posted on his website.