Fast Politics with Molly Jong-Fast
About Fast Politics with Molly Jong-Fast
Join noted author & pundit Molly Jong-Fast for irreverent humor that cuts right to the heart of our politics today as she discusses the top political headlines with some of today’s best minds. Known for being one of the few interviewers in politics to cut through the talking points, Molly reveals the personalities and issues tearing the country apart. She asks the questions no one else does, and gets the answers even her guests didn’t expect to give – and exactly what you want to know. Tune in every Monday, Wednesday & Friday for the funniest yet serious look at what’s ailing America.
Actress & podcast host Busy Phillipps talks about her activism and how the world of celebrity has changed. MSNBC political analyst Cornell Belcher tells us about the media’s distorted lens when covering VP Kamala Harris. NPR’s Roben Farzad explains to us the anomalies of the US economy and how EVs have a surprising role in it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Bulwark's Tim Miller discusses Rep. Kevin McCarthy's impending departure from Congress. Rep. Eric Swalwell tells us about how Democrats are actually running the government since the Republicans are too dysfunctional to do it themselves. Rep. Robert Garcia details the expulsion of Congressman George Santos. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Democratic strategist James Carville tells us how Biden can win back the voters he's lost. Rep. Shontel Brown tells us about what she sees in her district in Ohio. 'Survival of the Richest' author Doug Rushkoff talks about Elon Musk's latest chaos. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Lincoln Project's Rick Wilson provides a reality check about the actual implications of The Project 2025. The Financial Times' John Burn Murdoch examines why life expectancy in the US is plummeting. The New York Times' David Leonhardt stops by to tell us about his new book, 'Ours Was the Shining Future: The Story of the American Dream.' See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Nation's Jeet Heer discusses how Biden can improve his poll numbers with progressives. Author Ben Mezrich details his new book, 'Breaking Twitter: Elon Musk and the Most Controversial Corporate Takeover in History.' The Nevada Independent editor Jon Ralston about the threats facing Democrats in Nevada. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Lincoln Project's Rick Wilson discusses the inner workings of the Republican Party to support his fascist rhetoric. Semafor's Dave Weigel examines why 'woke-ism' didn't motivate people to vote in 2023. The Guardian's Margaret Sullivan assesses the media's recent failures in covering the 2024 election. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell breaks down why Congress is becoming even more dysfunctional. Congressman Wiley Nickel details the egregious gerrymandering in North Carolina. Then we'll talk to Talking Feds host Harry Litman about Trump's latest legal woes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Showtime's 'The Circus' host, John Heilemann, discusses the turmoil in Congress. White House Senior Advisor Mitch Landrieu details how the Biden administration is rebuilding America's infrastructure. Bolts Magazine Editor Daniel Nichanian examines the intricate details that contributed to the Democrats' significant victory on Election Day last week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson outlines how the Democrats can win big in 2024. ABC News' Jonathan Karl details his new book, 'Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party.' Brian Stelter examines his new Fox News tell-all, 'Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy.' See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Bulwark's Charlie Sykes surveys the contentious nature of the latest Republican debate. Inside Elections' Jacob Rubashkin delves into the concealed lessons extracted from the 2023 elections. George Laws, the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Statehood Council, provides a comprehensive overview of new legislation aimed at achieving Puerto Rico's long-desired statehood. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Washington Post columnist George Conway details why he believes Trump will definitely end up behind bars. The Atlantic's Ron Brownstein stops by for a late-night post-election analysis to discuss Democrats' big wins. Bloomberg Opinion's Tim O'Brien examines Trump's inability to behave himself in a courtroom. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Lincoln Project's Rick Wilson forecasts the likelihood of the GOP being unable to keep the government open during Speaker Mike Johnson's tenure. The Washington Post's Will Sommer surveys the madness sweeping through the Republican Party. Josh, the editor of the Ettingermentum Newsletter, details Trump and DeSantis's escalated jabs at each other. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Former Senator Al Franken discusses the never-ending chaos in the GOP. Axios's Alex Thompson details the rough launch of MAGA Mike Johnson's speakership. Schuyler VanValkenburg outlines the crucial race for Virginia State Senate's 16th District. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
New York Times columnist Justin Wolfers stops by to discuss the staggering economic numbers in America. Author Naomi Klein joins us to discuss her new book, Doppelganger, as well as her observations of disinformation in America. Author Katherine Stewart talks about Christo-fascism in America, which has become newly relevant with the rise of Speaker of the House MAGA Mike Johnson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Lincoln Project's Rick Wilson surveys the fresh hell we have to look forward to during MAGA Mike Johnson's tenure as Speaker of the House. Ron Harris joins us to talk about running for Congressman Dean Phillips's seat, who recently announced he is primarying President Biden. Former Arizona State Senator Kirsten Engel details her candidacy for one of the 18 Biden congressional districts the Dems lost in 2022. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Origin Story host Ian Dunt engages in a battle with Molly over whether UK or US politics are in greater disarray. Political scientist Norm Ornstein dissects the growing radicalization of the GOP after elevating MAGA Mike Johnson to Speaker of the House. Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer shares his perspective on the conflicts in Israel and Ukraine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Lincoln Project's Stuart Stevens details his new book, 'The Conspiracy to End America: Five Ways My Old Party Is Driving Our Democracy to Autocracy.' The Atlantic's McKay Coppins spills the tea on his new biography of Mitt Romney, entitled 'Romney: A Reckoning.' ProPublica's Andy Kroll delves into the never-ending details of Leonard Leo's corruption of our Supreme Court. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Lincoln Project's Rick Wilson (who will be joining us every Monday), details Jim Jordan's Icarus-like failure in his bid to become Speaker of the House. Semafors' Dave Weigel examines the hidden details in the latest FEC filings in the 2024 presidential race. The New York Times' Nick Corasantini details the new political dynamic in Mississippi and how Democrats could finally change the tide there. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
NBC's Jon Allen details what's next as Jim Jordan stands his ground in the fight to become Speaker of the House. Israeli journalist Noga Tarnopolsky joins us for an on-the-ground report from Jerusalem. Former Louisiana State University chair of journalism Robert Mann details his clashes with the newly elected governor Jeff Landry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.