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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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Bill Stewart of the University of Alabama notes that GOP senate candidate Roy Moore, under fire for sexual misconduct and harassment charges is not...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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A new book by party strategist Donna Brazile regurgitates the tensions at the DNC between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders forces and shares ...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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As 2017 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who passed away this year. K...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: :29
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New Jersey and Virginia will be electing a new governor next week. In the Garden State, Brigid Harrison of Montclair State Univ. notes that Democra...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Republican strategist Vin Weber discusses the role of Steve Bannon in the 2018 midterms and how President Trump has changed the party. Ron Chernow...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News has the lowdown on the latest health care deal. Ed Mihalkanin of Texas State University gives us a historical l...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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We hear from Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg, political analyst Stu Rothenberg, former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) and Sacramento Bee editorial c...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Mike DeBonis, who covers Congress for the Washington Post, talks about some of the gun control proposals that have been suggested-- but may not be ...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Dave Zirin of The Nation reminds us that the confluence of politics and sports has been with us for a very long time. Brian Lyman of the Montgomer...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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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 Rhythm & News Service and Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 20, 2017
  • Length: 38:37
  • Purchases: 2
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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