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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.

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Robert Rowland, a communications and rhetoric professor at the University of Kansas, sizes up President Trump's tough Tuesday speech at the U.N. Ge...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Jack Pitney of Claremont McKenna College talks about the future of Trump-congressional relations after the president decided to bypass Republican c...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Carl Hulse of the New York Times explains that many of the lawmakers' priorities have shifted in the wake of the unexpected huge expense of Hurrica...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Bob Holsworth, a longtime analyst of Virginia politics, says the violence in Charlottesville and President Trump’s response to it may very well hav...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Hilde Restad, a political professor in Oslo, Norway offers her impressions of the demonstrations in and President Trump's reaction to Charlottesvil...

  • Added: Aug 24, 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 Political Junkie program's focus o...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 20, 2017
  • Length: 38:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Standalone fundraiser spots and handoffs for use by stations carrying the Ken Rudin's Political Junkie weekly program, or who regularly feature Ken...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 20, 2017
  • Length: 03:11
  • Purchases: 1
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M.A. Sullivan, a longtime resident of Charlottesville, Virginia attended the alt -right rally to give support to the counter-protesters and discuss...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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John Delaney, a three-term Democratic congressman from Maryland, explains why he’s running for president in 2020. Chris Whipple, author of “The Ga...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Congressman Brad Sherman, a California Democrat explains why he introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump. Jill Wine-Banks, who w...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Dan Walters, a longtime columnist for the Sacramento Bee who just moved over to CALMatters, sums up California Governor Jerry Brown's career in the...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Carl Hulse of the New York Times outlines everything that went wrong for President Trump after the GOP conceded this week that they don't have the ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Aaron Blake of the Washington Post breaks down the latest in the Trump-Russia story after leaked emails reveal Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian ...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Ron Rapoport of the College of William & Mary takes us on a tour of some of the significant independent presidential candidates starting with Gary ...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Jon Ralston of the Nevada Independent sizes up what may be the most vulnerable Republican senator up in 2018, Nevada Senator Dean Heller. Robert B...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Linda Chavez who was President George W. Bush’s choice to head up the Labor Department in 2001 talks about her experience going through the cabinet...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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NPR's Ron Elving recaps last week's dramatic testimony by former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate intelligence committee.  Todd VanDerW...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute looks back at three famous congressional hearings that changed the course of history. Bob Hol...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Journalist Max Holland, the author of “Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat,” explains the fascination about the role of Deep Throat in unravelin...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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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