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Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

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Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie  brings a fresh take to political conversation -- featuring energetic discussions, rich historical context, and plenty of bad jokes. Host Ken Rudin  brings his years of experience on the campaign trail to the fore as he highlights notable moments in political history, and looks ahead to the biggest stories on the national scene.

Political novices and junkies alike will gain new insights from a broad spectrum of journalists, analysts and newsmakers from across the country. Plus, listeners are invited to show off their own political knowledge with Ken’s weekly trivia questions and ScuttleButton puzzles.

Combining Ken’s encyclopedic knowledge of political facts with his trademark humor, Political Junkie  is the program that dares to make politics interesting and fun.

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie  is published weekly in both a full-hour show and a 9-minute minisode series. The show is tailored for a public radio audience.

The full-hour show is available to stations as an ongoing subscription for an annual carriage fee. The minisodes are available without any long-term carriage agreement, but must be purchased using PRX points -- 90 points/week. More information about both series is available on our website.

Evergreen episodes are available to stations at these links:
* 9-minute minisode: PJ 2015 Evergreen - Minisode
* Full-hour show: PJ 2015 Evergreen - Full Hour

For more information about the show, including carriage and purchasing 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.

Pieces

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Ron Rapoport, a professor and William & Mary College offers his analysis on a the viability of a third part option for 2016. Jay Newton-Small, a c...

  • Added: May 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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With both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton showing high unfavorable numbers in the latest polls, will that translate into greater interest in a thi...

Bought by KCCU Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WXXI, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: May 25, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Laura Meckler of the Wall Street Journal reports on how Sanders is now talking about bringing his challenge all the way to the convention in Philad...

  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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The math may be against him, but Bernie Sanders continues to think he still has a shot at winning the Democratic nomination. Laura Meckler of the W...

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  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Aaron Blake of the Washington Post explains the rise of Donald Trump and how he proved all the experts -- including the media -- wrong.  Cathleen...

  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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With the presidential nomination battles all but settled in both parties, you might wonder why so many people remain unhappy. Aaron Blake of the W...

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  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Brian Howey, publisher of a non-partisan website covering Indiana politics breaks down last week’s primary results. Jennifer Duffy of The Cook Pol...

  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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** GUEST HOST NEAL CONAN ** David Litt, a former White House speechwriter tells us what’s it like to write jokes for the commander and chief, what...

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  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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Tom Rath, a longtime GOP operative from New Hampshire and a veteran of Rules Committee skirmishes talks about convention rules.   Joel Goldstein, ...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Despite Donal Trump's impressive success, he's still sending out warning signals that the Republican Party elite are trying to change the rules and...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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Democratic consultant Mark Mellman says Hillary Clinton’s big win in the New York primary makes it clear Bernie Sanders will not be able to find th...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
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New York has given Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton something she hasn't seen in weeks, a victory. Democratic consultant Mark Mellman says t...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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Liz Benjamin host of a political show on Time Warner Cable News in New York talks about what's at stake in next week’s primary. North Carolina Gov...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is under siege over his state's passage of a controversial bill that some see as discriminatory towards gay and...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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Elaine Kamarck of the Brookings Institution discusses her new book explaining why our presidential nominating system came to be. We talk with aut...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Elaine Kamarck of the Brookings Institution has a new book out explaining why our presidential nominating system came to be. New rules adopted afte...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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Republican strategist Ed Goeas offers some insight as to what’s going on with the GOP and upcoming convention in July. Julia Azari of Marquette U...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Donald Trump manages to keep piling up delegates as his negatives rise as well. Longtime Republican strategist Ed Goeas, who is part of the stop Tr...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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Richard Winger of Ballot Access News talks about the state filing deadlines for any would-be independent presidential candidate. Stephen Hess of t...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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For all the talk of a contested convention, Stephen Hess of the Brookings Institution remembers the last two contested GOP conventions -- 1952 in C...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 4