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Fast Politics with Molly Jong-Fast

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Overview

Join noted author & pundit Molly Jong-Fast for irreverent humor that cuts right to the heart of our politics today as she discusses the top political headlines with some of today’s best minds. Known for being one of the few interviewers in politics to cut through the talking points, Molly reveals the personalities and issues tearing the country apart. She asks the questions no one else does, and gets the answers even her guests didn’t expect to give – and exactly what you want to know. Tune in every Monday, Wednesday & Friday for the funniest yet serious look at what’s ailing America.

263 Episodes

Jeet Heer, Dan Nathan & Jacob Rubashkin

Jeet Heer of The Nation plays out how Biden can win back support from the left. Dan Nathan of the On The Tape Podcast examines the new economic numbers and what we can expect from the US economy in the coming months. Jacob Rubashkin of Inside Elections details the races that will determine the appearance of our government in 2025.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2024

Ron Brownstein, Anne Applebaum & Nikki Fried

Ron Brownstein of The Atlantic reads the tea leaves on the latest Biden vs. Trump polls. Anne Applebaum details her new book "Autocracy Inc.: The Dictators Who Want to Run the World." Nikki Fried, the chair of the Florida Democratic Party, examines how Democrats can win in Florida again.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

Rick Wilson, Marc Elias & Caroline Kitchener

Rick Wilson of The Lincoln Project ponders Trump's poor reelection strategies. Caroline Kitchener of The Washington Post gives a dispatch on the aftermath of a post-Roe America. Marc Elias of Democracy Docket details the GOP's new efforts to stop counting votes before all of them are counted.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2024

Tim Miller, Frank Bruni & Tony Vargas

Tim Miller of The Bulwark surveys the fickleness of centrists whenever Biden does something that makes them angry. State Senator Tony Vargas details his run for Congress against Congressman Don Bacon in Nebraska. Frank Bruni of The New York Times examines his new book, "The Age of Grievance.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

Jen Psaki, Jennifer Palmieri & Jason Stanley

MSNBC’s Jen Psaki details her brand new book, "Say More: Lessons from Work, the White House, and the World." Former White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri explains how Democrats can win in 2024. Philosopher Jason Stanley shares his latest thoughts on America's creep towards fascism.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

Rick Wilson, Fareed Zakaria & Ali Velshi

The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson surveys Hope Hicks' damning testimony in Trump’s hush money trial. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria details his new book "Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present." CNBC’s Ali Velshi examines his new book "Small Acts of Courage: A Legacy of Endurance and the Fight for Democracy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 May 2024

Ian Dunt, Nandini Jammi & George Whitesides

The Origin Story Podcast host Ian Dunt previews the massive victories Labor will soon achieve in the UK. Check My Ads' Nandini Jammi details her efforts to get the MAGA-loving disinformation site The Gateway Pundit kicked off ad exchanges. Congressional candidate George Whitesides details his run against extremely vulnerable Rep. Mike Garcia.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2024

Mary Trump, Sen. Tammy Duckworth & Sarah Burd-Sharps

The Mary Trump Show’s Mary Trump skewers Donald Trump’s courtroom antics. Senator Tammy Duckworth stops by to talk to us about Republicans' war against IVF. Everytown’s Sarah Burd-Sharps examines Tennessee’s horrifying new law that puts guns in schools.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

Rick Wilson, Nina Jankowicz & Daniel Nichanian

The Lincoln Project’s own Rick Wilson skewers the Supreme Court’s handling of the Trump immunity case. American Sunlight Project’s Nina Jankowicz tells us how she is fighting disinformation. Bolts Magazine’s Daniel Nichanian examines state-level politics that can have a big impact on our future.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2024

Dahlia Lithwick, Justin Wolfers & Dave Weigel

Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick examines the Supreme Court’s hearing on what care pregnant patients can be provided in emergency rooms in states with draconian anti-abortion laws. Think Like an Economist’s Justin Wolfers explains how inflation in insurance markets is affecting the economy. Semafor’s Dave Weigel details the weird Electoral College move Republicans are trying in Nebraska.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2024

Charlie Sykes, David Roberts & Jonathan Levin

MSNBC contributor Charlie Sykes breaks down congressional Republicans doing the right thing in Ukraine. Bloomberg Opinion’s Jonathan Levin makes sense of what is going on with the American economy and rising insurance prices. Volt's David Roberts examines the Biden administration's progress on fighting climate change.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

Rick Wilson, Rachael Bade & Bill Weir

The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson skewers Trump's courtroom behavior. Politico’s Rachael Bade talks about the chaos in the Republican caucus. CNN Climate reporter Bill Weir examines his new book 'Life as We Know It (Can Be): Stories of People, Climate, and Hope in a Changing World.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

Sen. Mark Kelly, Rep. Dan Goldman & James Downie

Rep. Dan Goldman gives us an on-the-ground report of the chaos in the Republican-led Congress. Senator Mark Kelly talks to us about the implications of passing aid for Ukraine. MSNBC Daily editor James Downie examines Trump’s debilitating mental state as he stands trial.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2024

Josh Marshall, Eddie Glaude & Anna Hochkammer

Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall examines the redemption arcs MAGA figures can have to get back in Trump’s good graces. Professor Eddie Glaude examines his new book 'We Are the Leaders We Have Been Looking For.' Florida Women’s Freedom Coalition’s Anna Hochkammer details her efforts to pass Florida’s Amendment Four.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

Rick Wilson, Sarah Koenig, Dana Chivvis & Dr. Jill Gibson

The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson parses out the rough week that lies ahead in court for Donald Trump. Serial’s co-hosts Sarah Koenig and Dana Chivvis detail their newest season on Guantanamo Bay. Chief Medical Officer for Planned Parenthood Arizona, Dr. Jill Gibson, gives us a harrowing on-the-ground report on women’s reproductive health of what she's seen at her clinic.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

Greg Sargent, Caroline Kitchener & Stephen Richer

The New Republic's Greg Sargent details the GOP's increasing conflicts with spreading Russian propaganda. The Washington Post's Caroline Kitchener examines the disinformation around women’s reproductive health. Maricopa County Arizona Recorder Stephen Richer details his defamation suit with Kari Lake.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2024

Lawrence O'Donnell, Rep. Becca Balint & Whitney Fox

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell parses Donald Trump’s craven attempt to play both sides of his abortion stance. Congresswoman Becca Balint examines the Comstock Act and the effect it could have on reproductive health for women across America. Congressional candidate Whitney Fox talks about her run against one of Congress's most unhinged MAGA Republicans.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2024

Rick Wilson, Amanda Litman & Jim Wallis

The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson weighs President Biden’s progress in winning over swing voters. Run For Something’s Amanda Litman updates us on the local races to watch this election year. Jim Wallis details his new book 'The False White Gospel: Rejecting Christian Nationalism, Reclaiming True Faith, and Refounding Democracy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2024

Jeet Herr, Harry Litman, & Jacob Rubashkin

The Nation’s Jeet Heer weighs President Biden’s reaction to policy pushbacks coming from his left. Talking Feds’ Harry Litman examines the stakes of Judge Aileen Cannon’s latest insane ruling. Inside Elections' Jacob Rubashkin uncovers some of the less-covered House races that could really matter in the 2024 election.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2024

Stuart Stevens, Mary Ziegler & Lisa Graves

The Lincoln Project’s Stuart Stevens discusses the disastrous choices Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is making. True North Research’s Lisa Graves tails the nefarious plans of the Republican Attorneys General Association. Then we’ll talk to legal historian Mary Ziegler about the latest aggressions against women’s bodily autonomy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2024

Rick Wilson, Cornell Belcher & Shane Goldmacher

The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson skewers the RNC’s continued downfall. The New York Times' Shane Goldmacher breaks down how Trump is paying his legal bills. Pollster Cornell Belcher examines how to analyze polls when giving to candidates.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2024

Neera Tanden, John Heilemann & Thomas Zimmer

Domestic Policy Advisor to President Biden Neera Tanden examines the Republicans' war on reproductive rights. NBC national affairs correspondent John Heilemann lays out President Biden’s reelection odds. Historian Thomas Zimmer details his deep dive into The Heritage Foundation's plan for their Project 2025.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 March 2024

Al Franken, Dahlia Lithwick, Roberta Kaplan & Imran Ahmed

Former Senator Al Franken parses through the remains of the Republicans' vibes-based impeachment of President Biden. Lawyer Roberta Kaplan along with Imran Ahmed, who is the founder of Countering Digital Hate, detail their victory over Elon Musk in court. Slate senior editor Dahlia Lithwick examines the horrors of today’s Supreme Court on Mifepristone.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 March 2024

Angelo Carusone, Marc Elias & Katie Rogers

Media Matters' Angelo Carusone examines Fox’s noticeably absent coverage of Mike Pence refusing to endorse Donald Trump. Democracy Docket’s Marc Elias details the RNC’s new shenanigans with our voting rolls. The New York Times' Katie Rogers details her new book 'American Woman: The Transformation of the Modern First Lady, from Hillary Clinton to Jill Biden.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 25 March 2024

Gov. Tim Walz, Rep. Eric Swalwell & Charlie Sykes

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz talks about enacting progressive policies that actually change citizens' lives. Congressman Eric Swalwell details what he saw at another one of the Republicans' inept Biden Impeachment hearings. MSNBC contributor Charlie Sykes details the Republicans' ridiculous new budget attacks on Social Security.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2024

Tim Miller, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester & Amy Chozick

The Bulwark's Tim Miller examines why no MAGA billionaires are bailing out Donald Trump’s legal troubles. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester details her Senate run as well as being a co-chair of the Biden campaign. Former political reporter Amy Chozick details her new Max TV show 'The Girls On The Bus,' which is inspired by her time on the 2016 campaign trail.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2024

Rick Wilson, Kara Swisher & Sarah McCammon

The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson roasts the looting of the RNC under Lara Trump’s rule. Pivot host Kara Swisher details her new book 'Burnbook: A Tech Love Story,' while Sarah McCammon examines their new book 'The Exvangelicals: Loving, Living, and Leaving the White Evangelical Church.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2024

Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, James Carville & Shannon Watts

Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell tells us how she plans on beating Senator Rick Scott to help Dems keep the Senate. Democratic strategist James Carville breaks down how Mike Johnson’s speakership could collapse with the exit of Rep. Ken Buck. Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts parses what's shaping the 2024 election.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2024

Mary Trump, Nick Corasaniti & Frank McCourt

The Mary Trump Show’s Mary Trump roasts Lara Trump’s takeover of the RNC and the impending doom it spells for the organization. The New York Times' Nick Corasaniti details Republicans' latest moves to purge voting rolls. Project Liberty’s Frank McCourt examines his new book 'Our Biggest Fight: Reclaiming Liberty, Humanity, and Dignity in the Digital Age.'See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2024

Rick Wilson, Rep. Lori Trahan & Maxwell Stearns

The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson breaks down the many failures of Sen. Britt’s SOTU rebuttal speech. Congresswoman Lori Trahan explores how she's fighting the Republicans' insane war on IVF. Author Maxwell Stearns details his book 'Parliamentary America: The Least Radical Means of Radically Repairing Our Broken Democracy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 11 March 2024

George Conway, Rick Wilson, Ben Labolt & Dana Milbank

The Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank tells us about his month being a Republican. White House communications director Ben LaBolt details the state of the union and what lies ahead for President Biden in the general election. Plus! A clip from our sold-out show at City Winery featuring Rick Wilson & surprise guest George Conway.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 March 2024

George Conway, Rick Wilson, Ben LaBolt & Dana Milbank

The Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank tells us about his month being a Republican. White House communications director Ben LaBolt details the state of the union and what lies ahead for President Biden in the general election. Plus! A clip from our sold-out show at City Winery featuring Rick Wilson & surprise guest George Conway.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 March 2024

Rep. Andy Kim, Gov. Howard Dean & Jim Acosta

Gov. Howard Dean weighs how Biden should approach the general election season. Congressman Andy Kim details his Senate run and the bizarre NJ ballot structures that allow party insiders to have advantages. CNN anchor Jim Acosta examines the media's failures in covering the 2024 election.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 March 2024

Rick Wilson, Noah Shachtman, Michael Liroff & Peter Shamshiri

The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson roasts the GOP’s failure to land a punch on Hunter Biden in their closed-door hearing. Rolling Stone’s Noah Shachtman details the prescription drug abuses in the Trump White House. The 5-4 Podcast hosts Michael Liroff & Peter Shamshiri about the Supreme Court's latest descent into being a vehicle for MAGA activism.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 March 2024

Jeet Heer, Sen. Tammy Baldwin & Sue Altman

The Nation's Jeet Heer gives a postmortem to the Grim Reaper of the Senate, Mitch McConnell. Senator Tammy Baldwin examines the Republicans' insane move to pick a fight over IVF use in America. Congressional candidate Sue Altman details taking on a vulnerable Republican congressman in central New Jersey.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 March 2024

Josh Marshall, John Avlon & Daniel Lurie

Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall examines the likelihood of Speaker of the House MAGA Mike Johnson botching another government funding deal. Former CNN analyst John Avlon tells us why he is leaving punditry to run for Congress in Long Island. SF mayoral candidate Daniel Lurie details his run against an incumbent in his party.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 February 2024

Rick Wilson, Barbara McQuade & Carlos Lozada

The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson examines how the Republicans are shooting themselves in the foot by targeting IVF. Former US Attorney Barbara McQuade details her new book, 'Attack from Within: How Disinformation Is Sabotaging America.' The New York Times' Carlos Lozada details his new book, 'The Washington Book: How to Read Politics and Politicians.'See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 February 2024

Stuart Stevens, Mary Pat Hector & Dr. Uche Blackstock

The Lincoln Project’s Stuart Stevens examines the divisions in the Democratic Party from an outside view. Rise’s Mary Pat Hector tells us how to get out the Gen Z vote for Dems in the 2024 election. Dr. Uche Blackstock details her new book, 'LEGACY: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 23 February 2024

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Rep. Colin Allred & Catherine Rampell

Senator Debbie Stabenow examines the complexities of Michigan politics as their presidential primary looms. Rep. Colin Allred updates us on his run against Sen. Lyin' Ted Cruz in Texas on the three-year anniversary of the senator's trip to Cancun. The Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell makes the argument for why immigration is good for the American economy in 2024.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 February 2024

Rick Wilson, Michael Tomasky & Jonathan Blitzer

The Lincoln Project's Rick Wilson dismantles the idea of "swapping out" President Biden. The New Republic's Michael Tomasky critiques the media coverage of the 2024 election. The New Yorker's Jonathan Blitzer outlines his new book "Everyone Who Is Gone Is Here: The United States, Central America, and the Making of a Crisis."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 February 2024

Dan Nathan, Jay Willis & Rachel Bade

Balls & Strikes editor Jay Willis details the latest legal maneuvers that will determine Trump’s legal jeopardy. On The Tape host Dan Nathan examines where the perceptions of our economy meet the statistics. Politico’s Rachel Bade updates us on the never-ending chaos in Congress.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 February 2024

Tim Miller, Andrew Weissmann & Theda Skocpol

The Bulwark's Tim Miller gives an inside look at the RNC shakeup. MSNBC legal analyst Andrew Weissmann details Robert Hur’s significant strides in his job qualifications. Harvard professor Theda Skocpol examines how the right wing is mutating.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 February 2024

Mika Brzezinski, Rick Wilson & Adam Carlson

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski tells us about her journey to help women believe in themselves as well as her journey as a mentor. The Lincoln Project's Rick Wilson assails Robert Hur's assessment of President Biden in his report on the president's handling of classified documents. Pollster Adam Carlson talks to us about the flaws in polling for the 2024 election.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 February 2024

Sen. Chris Murphy, Dahlia Lithwick & Matt Fuller

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy details the silver linings to the GOP sinking the border bill. The Daily Beast's Washington Bureau Chief Matt Fuller surveys the chaos in the House under Speaker MAGA Mike Johnson's rule. Slate's Dahlia Lithwick reads between the lines of today's Supreme Court hearing on Trump's ballot eligibility."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 9 February 2024

Charlie Sykes, Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman & Emily Atkin

The Bulwark's Charlie Sykes discusses the GOP's mind-bending flip-flop on their own border bill. Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman detail their new book, 'Find Me the Votes: A Hard-Charging Georgia Prosecutor, a Rogue President, and the Plot to Steal an American Election.' HEATED editor Emily Atkin examines the misinformation surrounding Biden's latest move to protect the environment and combat climate change.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 February 2024

Rick Wilson, Daniella Ballou-Aares & Arelis Hernandez

The Lincoln Project's own Rick Wilson examines how Trump and the GOP are dealing with Biden's strong economy. The Leadership Now Project's Daniella Ballou-Aares, the CEO, details how they mobilize business leaders to protect democracy. The Washington Post's Arelis Hernandez drops in for a boots-on-the-ground report from the Texas-Mexico border.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 February 2024

Dana Milbank, Harry Litman, Gina Ortiz Jones & Lauren Miller

The Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank plays out Trump vs. Biden's chances of expanding their respective electorates. Talking Feds' Harry Litman previews Trump's incoming legal woes. Find Out PAC founders Gina Ortiz Jones and Lauren Miller discuss their new PAC aimed at removing the judges in Texas who denied them medical care.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 2 February 2024

E. Jean Carroll, Roberta Kaplan, Al Franken & Brian Klass

E. Jean Carroll and Roberta Kaplan discuss their significant victory over President Trump and what's next in their quest for justice. The Al Frank Show's Al Franken analyzes the posturing among his former colleagues regarding immigration reform. Brian Klaas introduces his new book, 'Fluke: Chance, Chaos, and Why Everything We Do Matters'.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 31 January 2024

Rick Wilson, Nick Confessore & John Burn-Murdoch

The Lincoln Project's Rick Wilson details how Trump being $83.3 million poorer could lead to his undoing. The Financial Times' John Burn-Murdoch examines the unexpected reasons society may be declining. The New York Times' Nick Confessore unravels his amazing investigation into the right-wing mission to destroy DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 January 2024

John Heilemann, Greg Sargent & Dave Weigel

NBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann examines Nikki Haley’s dwindling options in her primary bid against former President Trump. The New Republic's Greg Sargent analyzes how the media is covering the 2024 election and highlights its numerous failures. Semafor's Dave Weigel provides an on-the-ground report from the 2024 GOP Presidential Primary.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 26 January 2024

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