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.

  • 44 minutes 48 seconds
    Dahlia Lithwick, Dave Eggers, Arthur Bradford & Jill Westbrook

    Molly Jong-Fast speaks to the audience about political violence. Slate's Dahlia Lithwick examines the further implications of the Supreme Court's recent rulings. Author Dave Eggers, director Arthur Bradford, and public school teacher Jill Westbrook detail their new documentary To Be Destroyed, which covers book banning in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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    15 July 2024, 4:01 am
  • 55 minutes 46 seconds
    Jeff Sharlet, Marc Elias & Dave Weigel

    Author Jeff Sharlet provides a sobering look at Trump’s fascist promises and how they would change America as we know it. Democracy Docket’s Marc Elias fact-checks Republican claims that the Democrats cannot nominate a different candidate. Semafor’s Dave Weigel examines the lessons from 2016 that are coming back to haunt 2024.

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    12 July 2024, 4:01 am
  • 55 minutes 46 seconds
    Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Kurt Andersen & Ian Dunt

    The Origin Story podcast host Ian Dunt comes by to gloat after the UK finally elects a left-wing government to clean up the mess of the past decade plus. Evil Geniuses author Kurt Andersen stops by to talk about the fun prank he played on Donald Trump and how it haunts him to this day. Author Ruth Ben-Ghiat examines the bad week fascists have had across the globe.

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    10 July 2024, 4:01 am
  • 53 minutes 57 seconds
    Rick Wilson, Joe Conason & Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez

    The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson discusses the stakes of the 2024 election and why Trump’s denouncement of Project 2025 is unfounded. National Memo editor Joe Conason details his new book, The Longest Con: How Grifters, Swindlers, and Frauds Hijacked American Conservatism. NextGen America’s Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez examines how to motivate young people to vote.

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    8 July 2024, 4:01 am
  • 32 minutes 16 seconds
    Maria Theresa Kumar & Garrett Graff

    Author Garrett Graff details his new book "When the Sea Came Alive: An Oral History of D-Day." Voto Latino President Maria Theresa Kumar examines organizing Hispanic voters.

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    5 July 2024, 4:01 am
  • 31 minutes 53 seconds
    Griffin Dunne & Dr. Marcus Anthony Hunt

    Dr. Marcus Anthony Hunt examines the Tulsa, Oklahoma massacre and the quest to honor it. Actor Griffin Dunne details his new book "The Friday Afternoon Club: A Family Memoir."

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    3 July 2024, 4:00 am
  • 38 minutes 5 seconds
    Mallory McMorrow & Anna Eskamani

    Florida State Representative Anna Eskamani gives us a boots-on-the-ground report from Florida, where the Democrats are making gains rebuilding their party. Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow surveys what's happening in Michigan.

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    1 July 2024, 4:00 am
  • 34 minutes 26 seconds
    David Wallace-Wells & Brian Klass

    David Wallace-Wells updated us on what he's seeing on the climate change front. Brian Klaas, author of "Fluke: Chance, Chaos, and Why Everything We Do Matters," examines the current state of democracy in America.

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    28 June 2024, 4:00 am
  • 35 minutes 59 seconds
    Chuck Rocha & Ramin Setoodeh

    Solidarity Strategies founder Chuck Rocha examines Biden’s path to victory. But first, we’ll talk to Ramin Setoodeh, who details his new book "Apprentice in Wonderland: How Donald Trump and Mark Burnett Took America Through the Looking Glass."

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    26 June 2024, 5:11 am
  • 48 minutes 42 seconds
    Rick Wilson, Sen. Martin Heinrich & Deirdre Schifeling

    The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson surveys the extremely bad Republican Senate candidates. Senator Martin Heinrich examines how we ban bump stocks. The ACLU’s Deirdre Schifeling details how they are fighting back against some of the worst rulings in America.

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    24 June 2024, 4:01 am
  • 57 minutes 49 seconds
    Justin Wolfers, Jared Huffman & Simon Rosenberg

    Think Like an Economist podcast host Professor Justin Wolfers details Trump’s disastrous plan to shift from income taxes to tariffs. Congressman Jared Huffman details the preemptive steps he's taking to stop Trump from having executive power to institute Project 2025 if he is re-elected. The Hopium Chronicles' Simon Rosenberg examines the 2024 election.

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    21 June 2024, 4:01 am
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