According to probably the most liberal newspapers within the nation, probably the most fashionable liberal podcasts on the web will probably be getting extra consideration this yr, thanks to assist from probably the most liberal channels on tv. The New York Times wrote February eight that HBO will probably be broadcasting a particular sequence of “Pod Save America” to air later this yr, surrounding the 2018 midterms.
Originally impressed by the election of President Trump, the extraordinarily partisan bi-weekly present began in January 2017 and is hosted by a number of younger former Obama staffers, from speechwriter Jon Favreau, to fellow aides Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor. Radical feminist Erin Gloria Ryan has additionally hosted the podcast in current months.
The Times warmly described the present as “a refuge to liberal Americans during the beginning of the Trump era,” crediting its success to the liberal rage directed at Trump’s presidency. The paper places the comparatively younger present within the ranks of MSNBC and longtime comic Stephen Colbert:
In holding with how Donald J. Trump’s victory has upended a lot of the media world — Stephen Colbert is the most-watched host in late night time, MSNBC has seen an enormous rankings surge — “Pod Save America” averages round 1.5 million listeners a present. HBO made the cope with Crooked Media, the media firm based by Mr. Favreau, Mr. Lovett and Mr. Vietor.
The Times has fawned over the liberal present a number of instances earlier than in its comparatively quick existence. Just three months after its debut, the paper praised the present as one of many “large breakout hits of the nascent resistance motion.” Last November, NYT Magazine author Jason Zengerle once more devoted a complete splashy writeup to the present, calling it the left’s reply to conservative discuss radio.
Even earlier than their present was introduced into being, the podcast hosts had been already on the media’s facet, merely by their affiliation to their former boss. As Favreau left the White House on the finish of Obama’s first time period, NBC’s Today present sat down with the speechwriter to gush over his “phrases that made historical past,” in a fawning interview.
Favreau, Lovett, Pfeiffer and Vietor have since made appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Chelsea Handler’s present on Netflix. They have taken their present on the street in current months, talking to giant auditoriums with superstar company, from musician John Legend to late-night time host Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel lately made headlines after he instructed the hosts at a reside broadcast, that late night time hosts had been all liberals as a result of the it required “a measure of intelligence.”