- Summary: Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer, and Tommy Vietor discuss political news in the four specials based on the political podcast of the same name.
- Genre(s): Talk & Interview, News
- Season 1 premiere date: Oct 12, 2018
- Episode Length: 60
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Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
The hosts' onstage banter was generally more entertaining than the pre-planned segments, which included a mock instructional video about election canvassing, a profile of young political activists in Florida and a game show parody called Disenfranchised or Deplorable? A notable exception was the interview with a pastor leading the fight to restore voting rights to Florida felons. It was both effective and important because the issue could well determine which way the state leans in future elections.
I do wish these specials had been an opportunity for the Pod Save crew to push the format to different places, or to experiment with something other than a lengthy group chat as the opening scene. ... It’s hard for these Pod Save specials to breathe through the noise of a deafening media cycle of election season when the thing that feels most striking about them is that they’re a known quantity, especially for the news-junkie crowd.