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Created on 2017-07-27 15:18:55 (#3249540), last updated 2017-10-18 (1 day ago)

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Community description:for all things related to Crooked Media's podcasts
Three former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — started a media empire they named "Crooked Media," a hat-tip to Donald Trump. Their flagship podcast is Pod Save America, a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press, and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.

Crooked Media has expanded to have 5 total podcasts, all with different hosts. Across these podcasts, they're joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists. They often work closely with Indivisible to promote resistance activism on the part of their listeners. They are also frequently hilarious.

In this community, we'll have discussion posts about each podcast. Talk about the guests, the conversations, whatever grievances were aired during the ads. We'll also have posts about targeted activism. For example, during Resistance Recesses, you can discuss in the comments if/what you did. (The podcasts themselves frequently suggest specific action items for listeners.)

What if I care about activism but I don't give a shit about these podcasts?
That's cool. Check out [community profile] thisfinecrew and [community profile] spoonlessactivists. They're already doing some great work.

What are the podcasts, and who hosts them?
Check out this admin post.

The Rules:
Absolutely no hate speech will be tolerated. Comments will be moderated.

Crooked Media's Mission Statement: We’re not journalists, we’re not unbiased, we’re not always serious and we’re certainly not always right. But we promise a no-bullshit conversation about politics where you can laugh, cry, scream, ridicule us daily, share your ideas, and hopefully decide that you want to help fix this mess too. That goes for Democrats who want to learn from our party’s mistakes (which is hard because things are so perfect), Republicans ready to hold Trump accountable (fingers crossed on that one!), and everybody, everywhere who’s been asking the same question: What do we do now?

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from 2016, it’s that there are no experts with all the answers. There is no secret plan. And there is no hero coming to save us. Anyone can help figure this out. You can do it. We can figure it out together. We can be patient and thoughtful and open to new ideas. We can challenge ourselves to be better and smarter. We can be tough on our opponents, forgiving of our allies, and we can take our country back.

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activism, ana marie cox, barack obama, community, dan pfeiffer, deray mckesson, hope, jon favreau, jon lovett, leo, lovett or leave it, news, pod save america, pod save the people, pod save the world, politics, pundit, tommy vietor, with friends like these
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