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.

Series

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141 Pieces

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.

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161 Pieces

The Political Junkie Minisodes series has been discontinued.

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17 Pieces

Special full-hour episodes of Ken Rudin's Political Junkie, offered a few times per year to stations with no ongoing series subscription required.

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4 Pieces

Fundraising episodes and promos from Ken Rudin's Political Junkie for use during station pledge drives.


Pieces

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Seung Min Kim of the Washington Post on House Speaker Paul Ryan's decision to retire after this year and endorse Kevin McCarthy as his successor. ...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Aaron Blake of the Washington Post recaps what might happen if President Trump were to take action against Robert Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Se...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Wornie Reed, a professor at Virginia Tech who was with Dr. Martin Luther King in the 1963 March on Washington discusses his legacy, the lessons he ...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Part 1 of a special series from Ken Rudin's Political Junkie -- 1968: 50 Years Later. After a disappointing result in the New Hampshire Primary, Pr...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KCPW, WXAV 88.3FM, Troy Public Radio, and WFAE


  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Longtime reporter Gary Eichten talks about Eugene McCarthy’s lonely challenge to President Johnson and his sense of betrayal after Robert Kennedy e...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Jack Pitney of Claremont McKenna College discusses the lesson to be learned from the Republican loss in Pennsylvania's 18th District special electi...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Jon Delano, the political editor for KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, analyzes the results from Tuesday's special election in Pennsylvania's 18th District wh...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Join Ken Rudin for 1968: 50 Years Later, a special three-part series looking back on the dramatic political events of 1968. Ken speaks with journal...

Bought by WFAE


  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times talks politics, guns, and reality as the Sunshine State prepares for a major midterm election season. Bob Mondel...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Fundraising hour for stations carrying the Ken Rudin's Political Junkie weekly program. This show highlights three of Ken's favorite interviews fro...

Bought by WHQR and Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • Length: 39:05
  • Purchases: 2