Keller Auditorium

Pod Save America

Pod Save America is hitting the road again to have live, no-nonsense conversations about politics, the press, and the nightmare that is the Trump presidency. The tour is called Pod Tours America because they think that’s clever.

Pod Save America, co-hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor has been downloaded more than 370M times, and was dubbed “the voice in blue America’s head” by New York Times Magazine.

Previous Pod Save America guests include: President Barack Obama, Senator Hillary Clinton, late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers, grassroots activists, leading journalists, singer John Legend, Golden Warriors Coach Steve Kerr, Democratic Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker, and many more. Leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, the podcast hosted four live Pod Save America specials on HBO.  

Favreau, Lovett, Pfeiffer and Vietor all served in key roles in the Obama White House. They have expertise in political campaigns (both winning and losing), political strategy, speechwriting and foreign policy. They are blunt about their disgust with the Trump administration, but are equally hard on the Democratic Party when it screws up. You’ll laugh. You might cry. And you’ll leave motivated to fight for our democracy.

For more information on Pod Tours America and Crooked Media, visit Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or www.crooked.com.

VIP PACKAGE DETAILS

Pod Save America Premium Merch Bundle:

  • 1 (One) Premium Ticket
  • 1 (One) Exclusive Gift Package

BIOS

Despite several members of the Morning Joe panel calling for his firing, Dan Pfeiffer served President Obama for eight years as his Communications Director on both the 2008 Campaign and in the White House and finally as Senior Advisor to the President. He is a CNN Political Contributor and the author of Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump. Dan was born in Delaware and has been banned from traveling to Russia by Donald Trump's friend Vladimir Putin.

Tommy Vietor is a cofounder of Crooked Media, cohost of Pod Save America, and the host of the foreign-policy focused Pod Save the World. In a past life, he worked for President Obama for nine years, including a stint as White House National Security Spokesman. Originally from outside Boston, Vietor now lives in Los Angeles with his wife Hanna and their dog Lucca. He tweets too much.

Jon Favreau served as Barack Obama’s head speechwriter from 2005-2013, a role that was far more senior and influential than Jon Lovett’s. Since leaving the White House, Favreau has written and spoken about politics and speechwriting to audiences throughout the world. In 2017, he co-founded Crooked Media, where he’s a co-host of Pod Save America and host of The Wilderness. Jon grew up outside of Boston, graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife Emily and their dog Leo.

Jon Lovett is a former presidential speechwriter, as well as a TV writer, podcast host, and straight shooter WIDELY respected on both sides. In 2017, he founded Crooked Media with Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor, to build a progressive media network with shows, analysis, and sweet, sweet content that informs, entertains, and inspires action. There, he co-hosts Pod Save America and hosts Lovett or Leave It, two of the most popular political podcasts in the country. Before Crooked, he served as a presidential speechwriter in the Obama White House, co-created a comedy on NBC called 1600 Penn (which was cancelled after one perfect season), and wrote speeches for Hillary Clinton. Jon was also once named “Washington’s funniest celebrity” before he left the nation’s capital forever.

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