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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 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.

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Lisa Desjardins of PBS' NewsHour focuses on the controversies facing President Trump, as well as the latest on his budget package. We talk with Bi...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Tom Davis, the former Republican congressman from Virginia who knows the thinking inside the GOP, says we have a way to go before linking actions b...

  • Added: May 18, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Former congresswoman Marjorie Margolies, a Democrat from Pennsylvania recalls the pressure and conflicts she went through before casting her vote t...

  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Republican Governor John Kasich of Ohio has a new book out titled “Two Paths: America Divided or United,” which calls for civility not only for his...

  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Mara Liasson offers a scorecard, and a reality check as President Trump nears his one-hundredth day in office. Aaron Blake of the Washington Post...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Greg Giroux of Bloomberg News reports on the hype over the special congressional election in Georgia's 6th District.  Amy Howe, the eminent Court...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Jack Pitney of Claremont McKenna College sums up the week in politics. Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution sets up next Tuesday's s...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Carl Cannon of RealClear Politics helps navigate us through all the tornadoes swirling around the Trump White House. Brian Howey looks at the chan...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Political analyst Stu Rothenberg analyzes the GOP health care defeat. Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights makes the case a...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Ken Walsh of U.S. News & World Report breaks down a busy week in politics from FBI director Comey and Russia connections to Judge Neil Gorsuch and ...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution profiles the issues and the candidates in Georgia’s upcoming special election. Celeste Katz of ...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Janet Hook of the Wall Street Journal discusses the ramifications of President Trump’s claim that Barack Obama had his offices bugged during the ca...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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NPR's Ron Elving makes a return visit to the Political Junkie with analysis of President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress. Susan Swe...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, talks about her group's agenda and what the left hopes to accomplish dur...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Fundraising hour for stations carrying the Ken Rudin's Political Junkie weekly program. This show highlights the breadth of political conversations...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio, Rhythm & News Service, and WHQR


  • Added: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 38:25
  • Purchases: 3
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Aaron Blake of the Washington Post fills us in with the details of Michael Flynn's resignation as national security adviser, as well as the remaini...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Ed O'Keefe of the Washington Post breaks down the historic tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence to confirm Betsy DeVos as is the new Se...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Robert Barnes of the Washington Post tells us about Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to replace Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Cou...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Aaron Blake of the Washington Post gives an assessment after less than a week of the Trump presidency. Florida Senator Marco Rubio had big reserva...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Matthew Dallek of George Washington University talks about the history of inaugurations. Linda Chavez, who was President George W. Bush's choice t...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 53:58