The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

The Chuck ToddCast: Meet the Press

By Chuck Todd, Meet the Press

Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in the 2020 presidential race. Join Chuck each Wednesday as he talks with top reporters from the nation’s capital, plus exclusive sit-down interviews and on-the-ground dispatches from across the campaign trail.


"No power but what voters give you:" Joshua Johnson, Michael Kruse and Marc Ambinder

Michael Kruse, senior staff writer at Politico, and Joshua Johnson, host of “The Week with Joshua Johnson” on MSNBC, join Chuck to talk about former President Trump's exit from Washington. Plus, national security reporter Marc Ambinder looks at how the Biden presidency will react to the insurgent attack on the Capitol.
21/01/2150m 2s

President Biden's full inaugural address: 'Democracy has prevailed'

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 46th president. 
20/01/2124m 32s

First Ladies: How falling spousal approval ratings reveal partisanship

In the latest NBC News poll, Jill Biden's favorability falls as partisanship rises. Carrie Dann reports.
18/01/215m 6s

McConnell's calculus: Paul Kane & Carrie Dann on the next steps, plus Chuck looks to the Biden administration

Washington Post Senior Congressional correspondent Paul Kane joins Carrie Dann to talk about the politics of impeachment. Chuck and Carrie discuss the Biden team's plans for the first six months.
15/01/2145m 32s

President Trump's second impeachment goes forward

Chuck shares a quick note about the House's second impeachment of President Trump.
13/01/213m 5s

One precedent Trump is (kind of) upholding? Skipping the inauguration of his successor

Carrie Dann looks back in time to see why some previous presidents skipped the inaugurations of their successors.
11/01/217m 45s

The aftermath: Dan Balz, Amy Walter and Eddie Glaude, Jr.

Dan Balz, Washington Post Chief Correspondent, Amy Walter, National Editor for the Cook Political Report, and Eddie Glaude, Jr. Princeton professor, talk to Chuck Todd about the attack on the Capitol and the president's role in stoking violence.
07/01/2141m 32s

Georgia results realign Southern politics and Republican party calculus

Chuck Todd returns with a recap from the Georgia Senate runoffs, which could have wide-reaching impacts on politics and campaigns for years to come.
06/01/213m 38s

Georgia Senate runoff costs more than a Da Vinci's worth of TV ads

Back with a big number for the week, Carrie Dann tracks the historic ad spending underway in the two Georgia Senate runoffs.
04/01/216m 1s

If it's December, Congress has a long to-do list: Carl Hulse & Leigh Ann Caldwell

Carl Hulse, Chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and Leigh Ann Caldwell, NBC News correspondent covering Congress, join Chuck to talk about negotiations over a Covid relief bill.
16/12/2037m 4s

Sen. Lamar Alexander: "It's fair to allow candidates to contest elections"

In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) talks to Chuck Todd about President Trump's efforts to overturn the election and the upcoming electoral college vote.
13/12/2033m 30s

How Trump's attempts to undo the election give Biden room for his cabinet unveil

Annie Linskey, National Political Reporter for the Washington and Alex Thompson, reporter for Politico and co-author of the Transition Playbook join Chuck to talk about the Biden transition. And Sarah Isgur, senior writer for The Dispatch, discusses a new poll from the Knight Foundation on how Americans view the election.
10/12/2048m 15s

Little fires, everywhere: Trump Administration returns to form

Some time in the future, if you want to remind yourself what life was like during the Trump administration, you could think back to today and you’d have a good sense of how Washington operated. Reid Epstein, Politics reporter at the New York Times, and Janet Hook, National Political Reporter at the Los Angeles Times join Chuck.
02/12/2033m 7s

Season 4 of The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg

As a bonus for The Chuck ToddCast listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of “The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg.” “The Oath” returns for Season 4 with more revealing conversations with fascinating men and women who took an oath to serve America. In the first episode, Chuck talks with former FBI Director, Robert Mueller, about his service in Vietnam and his ascent through the Justice Department to become the FBI Director. Listen to the first episode and subscribe to the series:
02/12/203m 4s

Trump stonewalls democracy: Dan Balz & Katie Glueck, plus Democratic polling expert David Shor

Chief Correspondent for the Washington Post, Dan Balz, and Katie Glueck, national politics reporter for the New York Times, join Chuck to talk about the Biden transition effort and Republican resistance. Democratic polling expert David Shor talks through lessons learned from the 2020 vote.
18/11/2053m 24s

We're in the middle of a realignment: Carrie Dann, Mark Murray & Dante Chinni

As the vote continues to come in, Chuck is joined by the NBC News Political Unit to sift through what we've learned so far about the picture captured by the 2020 election.
12/11/2042m 29s

What we've learned: 2016 wasn't an outlier

As we wait for the final numbers, Chuck is joined by Kasie Hunt to discuss the early lessons from the 2020 election.
06/11/2040m 40s

Welcome to election week: Update from the NBC News Political Unit

As we wait for more results, Carrie Dann shares an episode of the Lid. The ToddCast will be back later this week.
04/11/204m 27s

The Final Countdown: Amy Walter & Larry Sabato

National Editor for the Cook Political Report, Amy Walter, and Larry Sabato, Director of Politics at the University of Virginia, talk to Chuck about the race for the White House and the down-ballot contests to watch on election night. 
28/10/2037m 51s

Congressional GOP feel the pressure as Trump poll numbers remain low

Kasie Hunt and Brendan Buck discuss the chances for a Covid relief bill in the House. Glenn Plaskin recalls his 1990 interview with Donald Trump. 
21/10/2048m 33s

The 2020 fight for Florida: Marc Caputo, Beth Reinhard & filmmaker Billy Corben

In the final installment of Florida Florida Florida, the Chuck ToddCast returns with a 2020 Florida-centric panel. Politico correspondent Marc Caputo and Washington Post reporter Beth Reinhard talk about their years covering politics in the sunshine state. Documentary filmmaker Billy Corben talks to Chuck about his new film, "537 Votes."
16/10/2049m 39s

Episode 5: Nightmare scenarios and the long reach of the 2000 recount

Florida Florida Floirda: Episode 5. Two decades after the 2000 recount, the results can still be felt today in the way campaigns are staffed, media messages are created and how courts view elections. Susan Glasser, Barton Gellman and Nathan Persily join the discussion.
15/10/2035m 8s

Episode 4: How Bush v. Gore could come back in 2020

Florida Florida Florida Episode 4: When the recount began, it wasn't a foregone conclusion that the result would be decided by the Supreme Court. But now that the Court has gotten involved in elections, its effect can still be felt today. Featuring interviews with Laurence Tribe, Pete Williams, Ben Ginsburg and others.
14/10/2046m 56s

Episode 3: The Brooks Brothers Riot; or Republicans embrace civil disobedience

Florida Florida Florida, Episode 3: The Bush team deployed a 4-pronged strategy during the recount, including something very new for Republicans: public protest. Featuring interviews with Ted Cruz, John Bolton, Al Cardenas and Matt Schlapp.
13/10/2038m 41s

Episode 2: Election Night Chaos & The Messaging Battle

Lesson 3: Work the refs. Election night showed the importance of pushing back against the news media when the story wasn't going the way the campaigns expected.Lesson 4: Stay on message.After election night, the team with the tightest control over messaging would gain an advantage.Featuring interviews with Joe Lieberman, Tom Brokaw, Lester Holt, Betsy Fischer Martin and others.
12/10/2027m 41s

Florida Florida Florida, Episode 1: Butterfly ballots & Butterfly effects

Meet the Press introduces: Florida Florida Florida. In this new five-part series, Chuck Todd looks back at the enduring political lessons of the 2000 presidential recount. Lesson 1: Every election is the most important election of our lifetimes.Lesson 2: Candidates Matter.Featuring interviews with Stuart Stevens, Tad Devine, "Mac" Stipanovich, Lucy Morgan and archival recordings from NBC News.
11/10/2034m 30s

Trump passes on stimulus with weeks before election: Anna Palmer & Jake Sherman

Anna Palmer & Jake Sherman, co-authors of Politico's Playbook, join Chuck to talk about the frozen negotiations over a covid relief bill.
08/10/2028m 43s

Introducing Kamala: Next in Line

As a bonus for Chuck ToddCast listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Kamala: Next in Line, a six-part podcast from MSNBC and Wondery that goes inside the cross-cultural journey that led Senator Kamala Harris from her humble roots to become the first African-American woman to be the Vice Presidential nominee for a major party. From Oakland to Howard University, and California to Washington DC, experience her story as it has never been told before. Hosted by MSNBC's Joy Reid, the show features exclusive interviews with those who know her best, painting a picture of a woman who has fought her way to the top at every turn. Listen to the first episode, and subscribe to the series now:
05/10/205m 34s

The "train wreck" debate: Jennifer Palmieri & Al Cardenas

Al Cardenas, the former chair of the Florida GOP and worked on President George W. Bush’s campaign, and Obama’s White House Communications Director, Jennifer Palmieri, join Chuck to talk about the first Trump-Biden debate.
30/09/2033m 19s

How the fight to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will deepen divisions

NBC News Correspondent Leigh Ann Caldwell talks to Chuck about the steps the Senate is taking to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. David French, senior editor at the Dispatch, discusses the long-term implications of Republicans' flip-flop on late-term court fights.
23/09/2033m 59s

Peter Strzok defends Trump investigation; SciAm defends Biden endorsement

A peak at Russia's cards during the next election with former FBI Counterintelligence Officer Peter Strzok and Scientific American Editor in Chief Laura Helmuth discusses the publication's decision to endorse a candidate for the first time in 175 years.
17/09/2057m 42s

Election 'Super Bowl' kickoff with Charlie Cook, Larry Sabato and Maria Teresa Kumar

Chuck talks with polling heavyweights Charlie Cook and Larry Sabato to talk about the election now that we are eight weeks out. Maria Teresa Kumar updates Chuck on Latino outreach from both campaigns.
10/09/2041m 0s

Wondery presents Bunga Bunga

Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was the longest-serving prime minister of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John and The Shrink Next Door, and hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings, “Bunga Bunga” is an eight part series on the incredible true story of the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi, told with Whitney’s signature wit and style. Subscribe today:
08/09/205m 42s

Qanon, Russian Trolls & Facebook: Will Sommer and Ben Collins; Plus "Hoax" author Brian Stelter

Brian Stelter, chief media correspondent at CNN and author of "Hoax" joins Chuck to talk about Fox News. Will Sommer from the Daily Beast and Ben Collins from NBC News explain what's really going on with Qanon.
02/09/2044m 31s

"What does it mean to be a Republican?" With Tim Alberta, Sarah Flores & Denver Riggleman

Chuck talks with Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent, Tim Alberta, and staff writer at the Dispatch, Sarah Flores. Plus, a conversation with Congressman Denver Riggleman about the ways his party has changed.

Inside the Trump campaign reboot, with Olivia Nuzzi. Plus Ben Kamisar and Steve Kornacki

Olivia Nuzzi reported a must-read look inside the Trump campaign, for New York Magazine. NBC News Political Unit reporter Ben Kamisar updates on ad-spending and Steve Kornacki reacts to the first nights of the DNC. 
19/08/2044m 23s

Frontrunner picks frontrunner: Andrea Mitchell & Deepa Shivaram talk Kamala Harris; Plus, Sally Jenkins on the postponed college football seasons

NBC News Senior Washington Correspondent Andrea Mitchell and NBC News Political Embed Deepa Shivaram join Chuck to talk about Sen. Kamala Harris. Washington Post Sports Columnist Sally Jenkins discusses the changes to the fall college sports season.
12/08/2042m 43s

Democrats dominate the map right now, but here’s how the race could tighten

Dave Wasserman, House editor for the Cook Political Report, and Abby Livingston, Washington Bureau Chief for the Texas Tribune, join Chuck. The Knight Foundation's Sam Gill and former Missouri University professor, Barbara Cochran talk about a new report on trust in the media.
06/08/2054m 55s

Biden & his grudges with Mike Memoli and Marianna Sotomayor

In one week, one of the decisions that could have the most impact on the race is reportedly set to be announced: Biden’s VP pick.
29/07/2035m 34s

The battle for the post-Trump Republican Party: Jonah Goldberg, Josh Kraushaar; plus Fred Frommer on the return of baseball

Josh Kraushaar, columnist for National Review, and Jonah Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief of the Dispatch, join Chuck to talk about the battles playing out to control the Republican Party after President Trump. Fred Frommer, author of "You Gotta Have Heart: Washington baseball from Walter Johnson to the 2019 World Series Champion Nationals,” talks about the start of the abbreviated baseball season.
22/07/2056m 25s

"Wrong track" Why so many people think the country is headed in the wrong direction: Carol Leonnig, Katherine Gehl, Michael Porter

Chuck is joined by Washington Post staff writer Carol Leonnig to talk about the president's re-election prospects. Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter talk about their new book, The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy.
15/07/2044m 13s

Trump reboots his re-election reboot: Michael Bender & Annie Karni

Wall Street Journal White House reporter Michael Bender and New York Times White House correspondent Annie Karni join Chuck to talk about fallout from President Trump's attempt to kickstart his campaign.
24/06/2031m 48s

Mark Cuban: 'Very difficult for white people to discuss race'

Marc Cuban, entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, joins the Meet the Press: College Roundtable to talk about race and economics with Ghael Fobes, rising junior at Syracuse University, Parker Jensen, a rising senior at The George Washington University, and Chan'cellore Makanjuola, a student at UC Berkley's graduate school of journalism.
19/06/2023m 26s

Police reform gets serious and Primaries churn; with Dave Weigel and Anna Palmer

Dave Weigel, Washington Post national political reporter, and Anna Palmer, Politico senior Washington correspondent and co-author of Politico Playbook join Chuck to talk about Senate Republicans unveil their police reform plan.
17/06/2028m 34s

'There is no going back' on police reform, Mayor of Pittsburgh tells college journalists

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (D) joins the Meet the Press: College Roundtable to take questions from Sarah Beth Guevara, a graduate journalism student from the University of Oklahoma, Avalon Pernell, a rising sophomore at Washington and Lee University, and David Bender, a rising freshman at Indiana University.
12/06/2018m 2s

What's inside the new NBC News/WSJ Poll? Plus translating new economic numbers. With Dante Chinni, Carrie Dann and Nell Henderson

Dante Chinni, the director of the American Communities project and Data Download is joined by Nell Henderson, Wall Street Journal Economics Editor. Plus, Carrie Dann goes inside the latest NBC News/WSJ Poll
10/06/2031m 37s

Introducing: The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg

As a bonus for Chuck ToddCast listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Season 3 of The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg, an MSNBC podcast hosted by former U.S. Attorney, senior FBI official and acting head of the DEA, Chuck Rosenberg. The Oath is a series of revealing conversations with fascinating men and women who took an oath to serve our nation. Who and what shaped them? What drew them to this work? How did they overcome adversity and failure? These captivating stories exemplify what is best about our country: integrity, civility, service, humility, and collective responsibility. Listen and subscribe to the series.
10/06/202m 22s

NAACP President tells college students: 'We will not survive' if Trump is reelected

On Meet the Press: College Roundtable, Anna Salvatore, an incoming freshman at Princeton University, Tamia Fowlkes, a rising junior at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Camille Respess, a rising senior at the University of Florida, interview NAACP President Derrick Johnson as protests continue across the country following the death of George Floyd.
05/06/2019m 0s

Protests against police abuse don't look the same in 2020 as they used to

Eugene Scott, political reporter for The Washington Post, and MSNBC's Joshua Johnson join Chuck Todd to talk about the widespread protests against police abuse.
03/06/2029m 10s

'Will we be safe?' Meet the Press: College Roundtable

Chuck Todd moderates Meet the Press: College Roundtable as students from Florida A&M University, University of Texas-Austin and Georgetown interview University of Arizona President Dr. Robert Robbins and Howard University President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick.
28/05/2023m 28s

Veepstakes Deep-Dive with EMILY's List president, Stephanie Schriock

While Joe Biden may not be on the campaign trail, his team is busy vetting vice presidential candidates. Stephanie Schricok, president of EMILY's List, talks to Chuck Todd about what each of the potential running mates has to offer.
27/05/2046m 0s

Bob Costas, Charles Benson and Alexa Ura: Vote by mail, opening states and Opening Day (modified)

Legendary sportscaster and broadcaster Bob Costas talks to Chuck about what a modified sports season might look like. TMJ4's Charles Benson and the Texas Tribune's Alexa Ura share their latest reporting on vote-by-mail changes.
20/05/2048m 45s

Amy Walter, Steve Kornacki and Howard Univ. President Dr. Wayne Frederick

Ok, let's talk politics. Amy Walter, National Editor of the Cook Political Report, and Steve Kornacki, National Political correspondent for NBC News, join Chuck for a virus-free discussion of the 2020 political landscape. Plus, Howard University president Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick to discuss the future of college reopenings.
13/05/2057m 23s

Shifting White House coronavirus plans, plus Biden Veep-stakes: Marc Caputo & Juana Summers

Politico's Marc Caputo and NPR's Juana Summers join Chuck Todd to talk about the impact of shifting COVID response plans, and Joe Biden's vice presidential options.
06/05/2026m 24s

Molly Ball on "Pelosi" & Ron Fournier with Megan Messerly dispatches from Michigan and Nevada

Molly Ball, TIME Magazine National Political correspondent and author of the new book "Pelosi" joins the ToddCast. Ron Fournier calls in from Michigan and Megan Messerly checks in from Nevada with scenes of a financial collapse in the early stages.
29/04/2042m 25s

Chuck Klosterman, Olivia Nuzzi & Dan Balz: How covid has changed Washington and may upend the 2020 election

Washington Post Chief correspondent Dan Balz and New York Magazine Washington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi try to remember what happened in Washington before covid-19. Author and essayist Chuck Klosterman talks about the long-term impact of the pandemic on millennials' futures.

Tim Alberta & Ashley Parker: Fear and the White House response

Chief political correspondent for Politico, Tim Alberta, and White House Reporter for the Washington Post, Ashley Parker, join Chuck to talk about the president's handling of the coronavirus. Plus, the NBC News Political Unit gets together to share their picks for best political (and non-political) movies.
15/04/2045m 41s

Are Trump press conferences really political rallies in disguise? Phil Rucker, Shannon Pettypiece and Ian Bremmer

Phil Rucker, Washington Post White House Bureau Chief, joins Shannon Pettypiece, Senior Reporter for NBC News join Chuck to talk about the White House coronavirus response. Plus, Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, talks about the pandemic's impact across the world.
08/04/2044m 44s

Jon Karl & Chuck Todd talk about covering President Trump from the front row

Jon Karl, ABC News Chief White House correspondent and author of the new book "Front Row at the Trump Show" talks to Chuck Todd about their experiences in the White House briefing room and covering President Trump.
01/04/2043m 14s

Convention 'date is not going to move': Stephanie Cutter and Brad Todd on how the coronavirus impacts campaigning

Stephanie Cutter and Brad Todd join Chuck Todd for a "work from home" edition of the Chuck ToddCast.
25/03/2038m 47s

Politics in the time of coronavirus

Chuck Todd answers viewers' #PrimaryQuestions and shares his major predictions for how COVID-19 will change the future of America.
18/03/2028m 13s

Michigan moves nomination further away from Bernie Sanders's reach on Big Tuesday

After another round of primary losses for Bernie Sanders, Carrie Dann is joined by Yamiche Alcindor and Alex Seitz-Wald to talk about the next steps for his campaign and what Joe Biden has to do in order to cinch the nomination.
11/03/2025m 5s

Biden grabs the delegate lead with Carrie Dann and Mark Murray

Chuck Todd sits down with the First Read team for a late night recap (or is it early morning?) of everything we learned on Super Tuesday.
04/03/2025m 55s

BONUS: Introducing Into America

As a bonus for Chuck ToddCast listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Into America, a new podcast about politics, about policy, and the power that both have in shaping the lives of the American people. It is hosted by Trymaine Lee and features the journalists of NBC News.For the first episode, Trymaine heads to East New York, a community that experienced more stops than any other part of New York City under Former Mayor Bloomberg’s stop and frisk policy. In order to have a real shot at the Democratic nomination, Bloomberg needs the support of Black voters. Days before announcing his candidacy, Bloomberg apologized for the policing tactic. But will his past decision to champion the use of stop and frisk hurt his chances? Subscribe to Into America now:
29/02/206m 22s

Bernin' through Super Tuesday: Kasie Hunt, Leah Askarinam with Stu Rothenberg

For some unknown number of candidates, Tuesday night — the tenth Democratic debate — was probably their last time on the stage. NBC's Kasie Hunt, Hotline Editor Leah Askarinam and Inside Elections' Stu Rothenberg join Chuck Todd to analyze Bernie Sanders' staying power at the top of the pile and how Super Tuesday will shake out for everyone else.
26/02/2043m 59s

What Happened in Vegas - With Jon Ralston and Megan Messerly

Chuck Todd goes backstage after NBC News hosted a heated Democratic debate with fellow moderator, Nevada Independent’s Editor Jon Ralston and 2020 reporter for the Nevada Independent, Megan Messerly
20/02/2026m 14s

The New Hampshire Primary and Beyond: Betsy Woodruff Swan and Carl Cannon plus McKay Coppins

Betsy Woodruff Swan and Carl Cannon join Chuck Todd to discuss what the results from the New Hampshire primary and what they mean for the 2020 race overall. Plus, McKay Coppins talk all things Mitt Romney and the impact his impeachment vote has had on the Republican Party.
12/02/2052m 51s

Last Stand in New Hampshire? Bonus Episode with James Pindell and Dante Scala

James Pindell, Political Reporter for the Boston Globe, and Dante Scala, Professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire, join Chuck for a special edition of the ToddCast to preview the New Hampshire primary.
09/02/2033m 46s

Iowa Caucus "App-ocalypse" kicks off chaotic month: Jonathan Martin and Eugene Scott

Days after the Iowa caucuses, results are still ambiguous. But one thing is clear: the fallout will scramble the field of Democratic candidates as the New Hampshire primary approaches.
05/02/2043m 18s

Wondery presents WeCrashed

The Rise and Fall of WeWork is a stunning story of hope and hubris. WeWork was the poster child for a new economy. Its founders wanted to revolutionize everything about the way people lived their lives. Its charismatic founder Adam Neumann had an intoxicating vision for the company - but did it ever match the reality?Subscribe today:
05/02/205m 38s

The BIG primary preview: Carrie Dann and Edward-Isaac Dovere

NBC News Political Reporter Carrie Dann and The Atlantic's Edward-Isaac Dovere discuss predictions, what to watch for and possible scenarios of the upcoming primaries.
29/01/2036m 15s

Meanwhile in Iowa ... Plus: 'A Very Stable Genius' with Phil Rucker & Carol Leonnig

Iowa Democratic strategist Jeff Link joins Chuck to talk about the state of the Iowa race. Plus Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Phil Rucker and National Investigative Reporter Carol Leonnig talk about their new book "A Very Stable Genius"
22/01/2050m 8s

Impeachment moves to Senate: Leigh Ann Caldwell, Paul Kane and Steve Inskeep

As the House sends articles of impeachment to the Senate, NBC News Correspondent Leigh Ann Caldwell and Washington Post Senior Correspondent Paul Kane. NPR's Steve Inskeep discusses his book "Imperfect Union," about the political power couple he argues helped contribute to the start of the Civil War.
15/01/2053m 29s

Iran update plus a deep dive in Senate races: Courtney Kube, Brad Todd & JB Poersch

NBC News' Courtney Kube gives the latest Iran update. Later, Republican ad-maker Brad Todd and Democratic strategist JB Poersch discuss how impeachment will affect the 2020 Senate map.
08/01/2045m 53s

9 things we think we know about 2020: Mark Murray and Carrie Dann

Mark Murray and Carrie Dann join Chuck Todd to discuss his theories on the only blue state President Trump has a chance of winning and a senator who faces the toughest race of his career.
02/01/2034m 38s

Weaponizing Disinformation: Kara Swisher and Joshua Johnson

"Alternative facts," "fake news," gaslighting," "conspiracy theory," are all terms that get thrown around a lot in our politics nowadays. How do we determine what's real versus what is really fake and how can the press and tech companies fix the problem?
26/12/1924m 44s

County to County, Kent County edition: Dante Chinni and Allison Sandza

Do moderate Republicans hold the key to Trump's impeachment and re-election? To gauge that, Meet The Press assembled a group of six conflicted Republicans in Kent County, Michigan.
19/12/1922m 23s

Articles of impeachment: Beth Fouhy, John Podhoretz and Christine Pelosi

House Democrats have announced their charges against President Trump, the inspector general report is out and Elizabeth Warren's front-runner status is questionable. Plus, Speaker Pelosi's daughter Christine Pelosi joins Chuck Todd to discuss her book on the leader.
12/12/1945m 10s

The war of corrosive ideologies: James Hohmann, Julia Ioffe and David Brody

As the House Judiciary holds its first impeachment hearing, partisanship takes center stage. Meanwhile, the 2020 Democrats have lost a few players. How will the latest billionaire wildcard shake up the race?
04/12/1933m 8s

Thank you, America: Malcolm Gladwell, Maria Teresa Kumar, Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes

As America celebrates a holiday rooted in the relationships of its diverse people, Chuck Todd shares some of his favorite interviews with four experts to discuss the future of a nation with a rapidly changing political landscape.
27/11/191h 5m

Dems look to move impeachment, debate needle: Heidi Przybyla and Ben Kamisar

NBC's Heidi Przybyla and Ben Kamisar join Chuck Todd to discuss Adam Schiff's closing arguments in Thursday's impeachment inquiry hearing and Wednesday's 2020 debate.
22/11/1934m 58s

Taylor, Kent hearing takeaways with Andrew Weissmann, Carol Lee

"Live" from New York it's Andrew Weissmann, former top prosecutor for Robert Mueller, and NBC News Correspondent Carol Lee to discuss testimonies from diplomats Bill Taylor and George Kent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
13/11/1921m 54s

What the elections in Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi mean for 2020: Josh Kraushaar, Chelsea Janes, and María Teresa Kumar

National Journal’s Political Editor Josh Kraushaar and The Washington Post’s National Reporter Chelsea Janes talk with Chuck about what the elections in Kentucky, Virginia and Mississippi mean for the 2020 landscape, and a little baseball talk at the end. Plus, María Teresa Kumar joins the pod to talk about her path into politics and how her organization, Voto Latino, is preparing for future elections. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
06/11/1958m 1s

Jonah Goldberg, Stephen Hayes and Monica Alba: The "boos" heard around the world

Chuck talks with Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes about their new conservative media company called "The Dispatch" and how they want to slow down the news cycle. Plus, NBC News Road Warrior Monica Alba talks about Pres. Trump being booed at Nationals Park on Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
30/10/191h 1m

Pierre Delecto's impeachment dilemma: McKay Coppins, Jake Sherman and Leigh Ann Caldwell

The Atlantic's McKay Coppins, Politico's Playbook Co-Author Jake Sherman and NBC News Correspondent Leigh Ann Caldwell discuss President Trump's speech on Syria and the latest developments in the impeachment saga with Chuck Todd, moderator of Meet the Press. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
23/10/1945m 8s

Political Theater: Katy Tur & Anita Kumar Plus Peter Marks

Katy Tur and Politico's Anita Kumar join Chuck Todd to talk about the fourth Democratic debate and the impeachment inquiry. Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks provides fresh perspective on the debate performance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/10/191h 6m

Jeff Mason & Kailani Koenig Plus Christopher Wylie: The building with no fire exits

Reuters' Jeff Mason and NBC News producer Kailani Koenig join Chuck Todd, moderator of Meet the Press, to talk about the president's next moves in the impeachment challenge. And Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie talks to Chuck about his new book, Mindf*ck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
08/10/1950m 0s

Ukraine net snags Pompeo & Sanders health news could change 2020 race

NBC's Carol Lee and author of "American Carnage" Tim Alberta talks to Chuck Todd, moderator of "Meet the Press,"  about the latest in the Trump/Ukraine scandal and how it affects the 2020 race. Plus, Sen. Bernie Sanders cancels campaign events until further notice due to a heart issue. And finally, Chuck's full interview with Foreign Affairs Minister of Iran Javad Zarif.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
02/10/191h 1m

Trump, Ukraine & Impeachment: Anna Palmer, Evelyn Farkas, George Will and Carrie Dann

It's been a busy 24 hours in Washington. Chuck Todd, moderator of Meet the Press, is joined by Anna Palmer, Evelyn Farkas, George Will and Carrie Dann to talk about the notes from President Trump's call with the Ukrainian president, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's call for a formal impeachment inquiry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
25/09/1954m 41s

Warren and Biden surge in our new poll, plus Garrett Graff

Ruth Marcus and Michael Steel join Chuck to talk about the latest NBC/WSJ poll; plus Garrett Graff talks about his new book "The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of September 11, 2001" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Malcolm Gladwell Plus: Talking to voters with Jacqueline Alemany, Kyle Trygstad

Washington Post's Jacqueline Alemany and National Journal's Kyle Trygstad talk races and give a Democratic debate preview, while author Malcolm Gladwell asks the question: Why are there so many failures of communication between strangers? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11/09/191h 18m

Democracy fights back

As protests pop up all over the world, Emily Ngo and Jonathan Lemire sit down to discuss what's next for the America and its voters. Plus, the two New York journalists discuss the Democratic Party in their state.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
04/09/1944m 43s

The Senate is now in play

Mike Memoli and Shannon Pettypiece talk polls and Trump fatigue plus Guy Cecil swings by to discuss the latest Senate news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
28/08/1958m 13s

Something's wrong with Washington

In a week where the president cancelled a trip to Denmark because of a spat over Greenland, considered letting Russia off the hook for invading Crimea and sided with Israel in a fight with two American congresswomen, Chuck Todd asks what is wrong with Washington. This week's guests, author and columnist Matt Bai, Politico White House reporter Gabby Orr. Plus an interview with the Wall Street Journal's Chief Economics reporter, Nick Timiraos.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/08/1948m 31s

The field of 2020 Democrats is about to winnow: Shawna Thomas, Sahil Kapur and Charlie Cook

Chuck Todd, moderator of "Meet the Press," sits down with Shawna Thomas, bureau chief at Vice News, and Sahil Kapur, national politics reporter at Bloomberg News, talk about the winnowing 2020 Democratic field. Plus, founder of Cook Political Report and co-author of the 2019 Almanac of American Politics Charlie Cook talks the latest version of the Almanac.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14/08/191h 7m

The "White Elephant in the room" and the dark corners of the internet

NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Kasie Hunt and Republican Strategist Matt Gorman join Chuck to talk about the Republican reaction to mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. Ben Collins scares Chuck with his latest reporting from the worst corners of the internet.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
07/08/1959m 37s

After Detroit Debates, it’s now hand-to-hand combat for Democrats

New York Times White House Correspondent Annie Karni and Democratic strategist Doug Thornell assess the battlefield with Chuck Todd after the Tuesday and Wednesday Democratic debates.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/08/1939m 29s

Andrew McCabe: Robert Mueller reveals a counter-intelligence investigation could still exist

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe talks to Chuck Todd to reflect on Robert Mueller's testimony in front of the House Intelligence and House Judiciary committees.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
24/07/1933m 19s

Take a peak into 2020 Democrats' wallets with new fundraising numbers

Manna from the political heavens, we have new fundraising numbers. Carrie Dann fills in for Chuck Todd in a conversation with NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray and NBC News political reporter Ben Kamisar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
17/07/1928m 30s

Betsy Woodruff & Alex Seitz-Wald, Plus Josh Holmes talks Mitch McConnell

As Democratic candidates continue to enter the race, The Daily Beast's Betsy Woodruff and NBC News Political Reporter Alex Seitz-Wald joins the podcast to ask whether Joe Biden is a vulnerable frontrunner. Plus, Josh Holmes, one of Sen. McConnell's longtime political advisers, talk about the Senate Majority Leader's 2020 race against Amy McGrath. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
10/07/1958m 3s

Late-Night Post-Debate with Carrie Dann and Mark Murray

The first Democratic Debate is in the books and Chuck sits down with Mark Murray and Carrie Dann to discuss what we learned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
28/06/1939m 55s

Debate night in Miami with Marc Caputo, Al Cárdenas & Ana Cárdenas-Navarro

Chuck prepares for the first Democratic Debate by sitting down with Politico's Marc Caputo. Plus, a sit down with Republican strategists Al Cárdenas & Ana Navarro-Cárdenas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/06/1939m 44s

Ben Smith and Beth Fouhy: Trump kicks off 2020 and the Democratic debate stage is set

Buzzfeed Editor in Chief Ben Smith and NBC News Senior Politics Editor Beth Fouhy join Chuck to talk about the president's re-election campaign, Elizabeth Warren's rise in the polls and claims by big fundraising predictions by Pete Buttigieg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
19/06/1946m 23s

Steve Cochran and Kim Geiger: Why Chicago might not be ready for the socialism question

Bernie Sanders sticks to his playbook with a speech explaining what he means by "democratic socialism" and President Trump trades barbs with former Vice President Joe Biden. Chuck is in Chicago today to talk with Steve Cochran from WGN Radio and Kim Geiger from the Chicago Tribune. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
12/06/1938m 39s

Carl Hulse and Carrie Dann: Sloppy Joe, Beto's hope and the most consequential event of the 2016 election

Carl Hulse, New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent and author of the upcoming book "Confirmation Bias" joins Chuck Todd and Carrie Dann from the NBC News Political Unit to discuss allegations of plagiarizing in a Biden policy paper.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
05/06/1951m 30s

Mueller speaks! And Chuck talks with Adm. McRaven

In a surprise public statement, Robert Mueller outlines the principal conclusions of the Special Counsel investigation. NBC News correspondent Carol Lee and Washington Post Senior Congressional Correspondent Paul Kane talk about the next steps for Congress. Plus, Chuck is joined by Retired Admiral WIlliam McRaven to talk about his career leading the Navy SEALS and his role in the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
29/05/191h 19m

"The 'I word.' Can you imagine?" with Leigh Ann Caldwell and Kimberly Atkins

In a dramatic appearance at the White House Rose Garden, President Trump attacked Democrats over Congressional investigations. Plus, the cultural wars return, and Joe Biden sets the pace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
22/05/1944m 32s

Trump's 2020 strategy comes into focus, with Peter Baker and Alexi McCammond

As cultural issues return to the top of the political conversation, Chuck Todd asks Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for the New York Times, and Alexi McCammond, political reporter for Axios, what it means for President Trump's re-election strategy. Plus, is Biden's lead the "revenge of the center" in Democratic politics?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
15/05/1940m 4s

High crimes and misdemeanors: Eliana Johnson, Sahil Kapur talk Trump impeachment, Robert Caro explores LBJ's 1948 stolen election

Eliana Johnson, Sahil Kapur lay down some reality checks about Trump's financial prowess, the 2020 field and the Senate Republicans. Plus, Robert Caro sits down with Chuck in front of a live audience to discuss political power and  how he solved the crime of President Lyndon Johnson's stolen election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
08/05/191h 10m

Barr testifies, Biden leads the 2020 polls, and Democrats decline Senate runs - with Mark Murray and Carrie Dann

Joe Biden is the Democratic front-runner, but how long will that last? NBC's Mark Murray and Carrie Dann join Chuck to discuss where the 2020 primary race stands. Also, why are top Democratic recruits for Senate seats turning down the chance to run? Caution: this episode contains "Game of Thrones" spoilers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/05/1942m 16s

Harry Reid & John Boehner in Las Vegas, Plus Steve Kornacki runs through Biden by the numbers, and the real cost of impeachment

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former Speaker of the House John Boehner sit down with Chuck to talk about their time in Washington, President Trump's challenges and whether Democrats should pursue impeachment hearings. Plus, Steve Kornacki breaks down the numbers for former Vice President Joe Biden and looks back at the real costs of impeachment in the 1990s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
24/04/191h 6m

Mayor Pete surges, Bernie talks to Fox - Kasie Hunt & Phil Rucker plus Stuart Stevens and Trump's primary challenge

Why is Mayor Pete surging while female candidates are stuck in the middle of the pack? NBC's Kasie Hunt and the Washington Post's Phil Rucker discuss Buttigieg, Bernie and everyone else. Plus, Stuart Stevens, campaign adviser to Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld, joins Chuck to talk about launching a primary challenge.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
17/04/1954m 27s

It's Bernie vs. Everybody in the Democratic Game of Thrones with Robert Costa and Abby Livingston

Robert Costa and Abby Livingston join Chuck to talk about the Frontrunner in the Democratic field, who isn't a Democrat. Plus, is President Trump's border crisis good politics for 2020? And what else can we name after George Washington? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
10/04/1950m 0s

Welcome to the Chuck ToddCast from Meet the Press: 2020 Democrats, Fundraising and Biden with Shawna Thomas & Mark Leibovich

In the first episode of the Chuck ToddCast from Meet the Press, Chuck is joined by Shawna Thomas, Washington Bureau Chief for Vice News, and Mark Leibovich, Chief National Correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, to talk about the Democrats who haven't jumped into the race yet, including one former Vice President.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
03/04/1933m 58s

Coming Soon: The Chuck ToddCast from Meet the Press

Chuck is back with the Chuck ToddCast, NBC News’ latest podcast tackling all things politics and 2020. The mid-week, in-the-know podcast is Chuck at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in the 2020 presidential race. Join Chuck each Wednesday as he talks with by top reporters from the nation’s capital, plus exclusive sit-down interviews and on-the-ground dispatches from across the campaign trail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
31/03/191m 17s

Midterm Election Special with the NBC News Political Unit

It's after 2AM Eastern, but Chuck, Mark Murray, Carrie Dann and Ben Kamisar are still going strong with the first takeaways from the 2018 Midterms.
07/11/1822m 30s

Matt Bai & Jason Reitman: "We're at a point where politics are entertainment"

Matt Bai, author of "All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid" & Jason Reitman, director of "The Front Runner" sit down with Chuck to discuss the story of Gary Hart's embattled 1988 presidential campaign.
12/10/1823m 25s

Steve Kornacki: "The magic ingredient was frustrating Gingrich"

Chuck talks to NBC News national political correspondent Steve Kornacki about his new book, "The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism"
04/10/1823m 55s

Doris Kearns Goodwin: President's ambition must be "for the country," not themselves

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks to Chuck about her latest book "Leadership in Turbulent Times" and how the "family tree" of presidential history influenced Oval Office successors.
20/09/1823m 49s

Martin Fletcher: Trump is borrowing from Netanyahu's playbook on media attacks

Former NBC Tel Aviv Bureau Chief Martin Fletcher joins to discuss his new novel "Promised Land," which tells the story of two brothers and a refugee during Israel's first years after World War II.
13/09/1828m 53s

Mark Leibovich: "You can't fire" NFL owners

Chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, Mark Leibovich sits down with Chuck to discuss his new book, 'Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times,' examining the era of Trump through the lens of the NFL.
06/09/1830m 8s

Julian Castro on possible 2020 run: "The American people respond to a vision for the future"

Chuck sits down with former HUD Secretary Julian Castro to talk about his possible presidential run in 2020.
30/08/1839m 47s

Daily 202's James Hohmann top election trends to watch

James Hohmann, author of the Washington Post's Daily 202 newsletter, joins Chuck to talk about how news coverage is changing, what to look for in the midterms, and why Minnesota hasn't gone red yet.
23/08/1830m 36s

John Kasich: "I'm not a moderate, politically"

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) joins Chuck Todd to talk about the state of the Republican party, Rep. Jim Jordan's bid for House Speaker, and why winning is all that matters in politics.
09/08/1828m 14s

Andrea Mitchell: Fidel Castro wasn't as threatening as Don Regan

Celebrating 40 years at NBC News, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell joins Chuck to look back on highlights from her career, including the time she called out Castro for skipping an interview.
02/08/1823m 31s

Ro Khanna takes Silicon Valley to West Virginia

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) sits down with Chuck Todd to talk about the “Internet Bill of Rights” his trip to rural America, and why he sometimes has a kind word for President Trump.
27/07/1832m 50s

Al Roker raises alarm on deadly flood: ‘Potential for another’

When the South Fork Dam broke in 1889, the 20 million tons of water it released destroyed Johnstown, a bustling industrial town in Southwest Pennsylvania.
12/07/1820m 43s

Republicans face 'Dark Money' campaign attacks in Montana

Filmmaker Kimberly Reed talks about her new documentary, "Dark Money," in which she shows how the Citizens United decision impacts Republicans in Montana.
28/06/1832m 58s

The messy history of America's asylum policy

From the SS St. Louis in World War II, to President Trump's detention policies, America has a messy history when it comes to granting asylum. Professor Carl Bon Tempo explains.
21/06/1829m 35s

Seymour Hersh: High confidence means we "don’t know squat”

Pulitzer Prize-Winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh talked about his career, lessons he’s learned, and his new memoir, “Reporter.”
14/06/1832m 43s

James Clapper: Fired Trump adviser Flynn ‘became an angry man’

Fmr. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper talked about the 2016 election, Michael Flynn, and his new book about life in intelligence.
07/06/1834m 10s

Jake Tapper talks McCarthyism, Trump, and the Media

Jake Tapper, host of CNN's "State of the Union" and "The Lead with Jake Tapper" joins Chuck to talk about his new thriller "The Hellfire Club" - a novel about Washington during the era of McCarthy, and why history might be repeating itself.
24/05/1843m 30s

James & Deborah Fallows: "The country is better than its national government is right now."

After four years, 31 cities and about 100,000 miles in a small private plane, Deborah and James Fallows are back home with a reassured outlook on America’s future.
17/05/1828m 41s

Fmr. Def. Sec. William Cohen talks Russia, China and Asteroids

In his new book, Final Strike, Former Defense Secretary William Cohen writes about what would happen if an asteroid threatened mankind.
10/05/1823m 52s

Ian Bremmer: Global disorder isn't slowing down

Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of the Eurasia Group, talks about his new book "Us Vs. Them" and explains why populism is on the rise.
03/05/1823m 48s

Could GOP hold the House? Corry Bliss says 'Yes'

Corry Bliss, Executive Director of the Congressional Leadership Fund, joins Chuck to talk about how Republicans are fighting to hold the House.
26/04/1823m 11s

Jonah Goldberg: Defending "Conservatism" in the Trump Era

Chuck Todd sits down with conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg to talk about the effect that the Trump Presidency will have on what it means to be a Conservative Republican.
19/04/1834m 37s

Trump v. Hawaii - The White House's travel ban heads to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is about to hear arguments on President Trump's travel ban. Josh Geltzer, a former Senior Director on the National Security Council, sits down with Chuck to explain what's at stake.
12/04/1823m 55s

Is Blockchain a fad, or the future?

Paul Vigna, Wall Street Journal reporter and co-author of "The Truth Machine" joins Chuck to talk about Blockchain, bitcoin, and the future of cryptocurrency.
05/04/1824m 16s

What makes a bad Chief of Staff? Chris Whipple ranks the best and worst

Chris Whipple, author of "The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency" joins Chuck to talk about his interviews with 18 former Presidential Chiefs of Staff, and why John Kelly might be in trouble.
29/03/1827m 54s

NBC News Chairman Andy Lack: MLK and the Media

Andy Lack joins 1947 for a special discussion about a new documentary "Hope and Fury: MLK, The Movement and The Media" - a film that traces how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders in the civil rights movement used the media to advance their message.
22/03/1820m 58s

Bonus: Jay Bilas on March Madness & NCAA's Student-Athlete problem

ESPN's Jay Bilas talks to Chuck about college basketball, the problem with the NCAA's student-athlete rules, and why the bracket ranking was so problematic in 2018.
16/03/1834m 13s

Democrats plot their 2018 Strategy: DCCC’s Dan Sena

Dan Sena, Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, joins Chuck to talk about Conor Lamb’s win in PA-18, and what Democrats have to do if they want to win back the House in the 2018 midterms.
15/03/1831m 43s

Author Brad Meltzer: Can political thrillers survive in the age of Donald Trump?

Brad Meltzer is known for his conspiratorial political thrillers, but with a new series of historical profiles for kids, he's finding a rich new way to tell stories. Brad sits down to talk with Chuck about how he finds his stories, and what really scares him about Washington.
15/03/1820m 27s

Why conspiracy theories might be right: The algorithms behind everything

Cathy O'Neil, author of "Weapons of Math Destruction", talks to Chuck about the bias behind mathematical algorithms and asks whether it's time for a digital Bill of Rights.
01/03/1831m 47s

Jeff Daniels & Peter Sarsgaard talk Woody Allen, 9/11 and #MeToo in Hollywood

Actors Jeff Daniels and Peter Sarsgaard join Chuck to talk about their roles in the new Hulu series "The Looming Tower." They also discuss how art and culture have changed, and how they can respond to crisis.
26/02/1823m 22s

Maureen Orth: Versace's killer might have found other outlets today

Maureen Orth’s 1999 book, Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History, is now the backdrop of FX’s nine-part series, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”. But while the TV show may shine the spotlight on Versace, Orth’s book dug deeper into the complex mind of Cunanan -- why he killed, how he hid in plain sight and why he targeted Versace.
08/02/1827m 45s

Dave Wasserman: Gerrymandering & 2018 House predictions

Dave Wasserman, House Editor for the Cook Political Report, joins Chuck Todd to handicap the biggest House races in the 2018 midterm, and to discuss the future of district reapportionment.
01/02/1831m 5s

Fmr. Def. Sec. Bob Gates talks Vladimir Putin, Spies in America, and College Sports

In a special, extended interview, Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates talks about his advice to President Trump, what Vladimir Putin really wants, and his reaction to the president's speech in front of the Boy Scouts.
28/01/1823m 51s

How Jordan Klepper's "Trump Diet" brought him to "the fringe"

Jordan Klepper, comedian and host of Comedy Central's "The Opposition," joins Chuck to talk about the blessing, and curse, of having a news cycle defined so clearly by President Trump.
25/01/1819m 29s

2018 Predictions: Democratic Pollster Paul Maslin on Doug Jones and the road ahead

In 2017, Democratic pollster Paul Maslin teamed up with Joe Trippi to work on the longshot Doug Jones campaign in Alabama - and they believe they had a shot to win the state even before reports of sexual assault allegations were made against Roy Moore.
18/01/1828m 51s

Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes and Filmmaker Greg Barker talk "The Final Year"

Filmmaker Greg Barker was granted unprecedented access to President Obama's foreign policy and national security teams in 2016, a story captured in a new documentary "The Final Year." Chuck sits down with Barker and former UN Ambassador Samantha Power and former Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes.
11/01/1825m 28s

Should data hacks be treated like toxic spills?

Julia Angwin, senior reporter at ProPublica, tells Chuck about how she discovered flaws in Facebook's advertising tool, and why data leaks should have a cost.
21/12/1727m 53s

Russian Journalist Masha Gessen Talks Putin and Trump

Russian-American Journalist and winner of the National Book Award, Masha Gessen shares her perspective on Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump and the societies they lead, including the sexual harassment moment in the United States. She discusses her new book, The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, now a National Book Award Winner.
14/12/1723m 54s

Seth Moulton and the future of the Democratic Party

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) has a resume that seems custom built for higher office. The young congressman sat down with Chuck and talked about what Moulton, a Marine Corps veteran, had learned about leadership while serving overseas.
05/12/1721m 53s

"Darkest Hour" Gary Oldham, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Joe Crowley & Filmmaker Joe Wright

The filmmakers behind the new Winston Churchill film "Darkest Hour" and two self-proclaimed Churchill aficionados - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) - join Chuck for a discussion about the impact of events depicted in the film. 
30/11/1726m 30s

Meet the Filmmakers: Meet the Press Film Festival with AFI

Missed the Meet the Press Film Festival with AFI? Meet three of the filmmakers behind the inaugural event, and watch a special digital showcase at, download the NBC News app on Roku or Apple TV, or search the on-demand player in your set top cable box.
16/11/1731m 23s

Election Day 2017: What Happened & What Does it Mean?

NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray joins Chuck to talk about the aftermath of the 2017 election, and what to look out for in 2018.
08/11/1727m 7s

Woody Harrelson & Rob Reiner: The Restoration of LBJ

In their new movie, LBJ, actor Woody Harrelson and director Rob Reiner focus on the period of time immediately after the assassination of President Kennedy.
03/11/1720m 47s

Inside a Bellwether: Virginia Governor's Race Tightens

Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder (D) explains to Chuck Todd why he is withholding his endorsement in the tightening race for governor.
01/11/1727m 22s

Ken Burns: To Understand Vietnam, Forget Everything

Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns joins Chuck Todd to talk about "The Vietnam War," his latest film produced with Lynn Novick. He talks about shedding pre-conceived notions, and about the reverberations of the war today.
19/10/1730m 12s

Chadwick Boseman & Reginald Hudlin: Filmmakers Behind "Marshall" Talk Film Renaissance

Chadwick Boseman plays Thurgood Marshall in "Marshall" - a new biopic directed by Reginald Hudlin that tells the story of an early chapter in the famous justice's career.
11/10/1728m 6s

The World's Hotspots: Live at 92Y with Adm. Stavridis, Amb. McFaul, Amb. Sherman & Jeremy Bash

When it comes to Russia, Iran and North Korea, the world's hotspots do not lend themselves to easy solutions. Veterans of the Obama administration join Chuck Todd live on stage at the 92Y to discuss the prospects for the Trump White House. Featuring insights from Adm. James Stavridis (Ret.), Former Amb. Mike McFaul, Former Amb. Wendy Sherman & Jeremy Bash, this audio recording has been lightly edited for clarity and pacing.
04/10/171h 16m

Mueller Investigation Progress Report with Matt Apuzzo

New York Times Investigative Reporter Matt Apuzzo joins Chuck to talk about where the Mueller investigation is going, and what to expect in the coming months from the Special Counsel.
21/09/1722m 25s

Katy Tur Live at 92Y

Katy Tur, NBC News Correspondent and author of a new book about "Unbelievable," joins Chuck on stage at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan to talk Donald Trump and the 2016 election. This podcast was part of the 92Y Talks program and has been edited for pacing.
14/09/1746m 22s

Mike Rowe: America's Workforce is Becoming "Lopsided"

Mike Rowe, the former host of "Dirty Jobs" joins Chuck to talk about the state of the American worker, and his new Facebook show, "Returning the Favor"
07/09/1711m 12s

Should Houston Have Been Evacuated Before Harvey?

Bill King, former mayor of Kemah, Texas, and the head of a study that investigated the fallout from Hurricane Rita, joins Chuck Todd to talk about the decision to shelter in place in the face of heavy flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
29/08/1720m 34s

Jacob Soboroff Looks at Fentanyl's Deadly Reach

MSNBC's Jacob Soboroff says that he didn't grasp the true scope of the opioid crisis until he began traveling across the nation and talking to people on the ground.
24/08/1725m 38s

Is Voyager Mission Mankind's Greatest Accomplishment?

Emer Reynolds’ latest film project, The Farthest, tells the story of the Voyager spacecraft, the first man-made objects to leave the solar system.
17/08/1719m 40s

Chemically Polluted Water in West Virginia Becomes Flashpoint

When director Cullen Hoback began work on his latest documentary, "What Lies Upstream," he hoped to find out why it took months for local officials in West Virginia to investigate chemically contaminated tap water.   But his initial investigation into chemically polluted drinking water in West Virginia soon expanded into a far-reaching analysis of local regulators’ inability, and in some cases unwillingness, to safeguard the people and resources they were entrusted to protect.
10/08/1723m 46s

Russia & Doping: Filmmaker Befriends Lead Russian Doping Scientist

Bryan Fogel, the director and star of "Icarus," a new documentary about doping in sports, joins Chuck to explain how he stumbled onto Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, Russia's lead scientist for the country's doping program.
05/08/1728m 10s

Is the President Ever Above the Law? Ari Melber Weighs In

Ari Melber, MSNBC's Chief Legal Correspondent and the host of The Beat with Ari Melber, joins Chuck Todd to talk about why he became a lawyer, and what comes next for the president's legal team.
27/07/1736m 43s

The Russia Tick-Tock: Clint Watts Explains the Timeline

Former FBI Special Agent Clint Watts joins Chuck to walk through the timeline of events around June 2016, beginning with Donald Trump, Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer and ending with then-candidate Donald Trump asking for Russia to release Hillary Clinton's emails.
13/07/1727m 13s

The Jason Chaffetz Exit Interview

With 48 hours left in office, then-Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sat down with Chuck Todd to talk about his time in Congress, the cost that his family paid for his tenure in Washington, and why he was leaving when his party was in power.
03/07/1719m 11s

Malcolm Gladwell: American Individualism May Have Its Limits

Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author and host of the "Revisionist History" podcast joins Chuck to talk about the differences between American and Canadian health care policies, and why good Samaritans sometimes act badly.
02/07/1719m 59s

Gerrymandering Vs. Geometry: Math Takes On Partisan Districts

If mathematician Moon Duchin has her way, gerrymandered congressional districts could soon be a thing of the past.
29/06/1725m 9s

New Numbers! Chuck & Mark Geek Out Over Latest NBC/WSJ Poll

It's Polling Day! Chuck Todd & Mark Murray take a deep dive inside the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll to discuss healthcare, the president and polarization among voters.
22/06/1730m 0s

Healthcare What Ifs: Ezekiel Emanuel Reimagines Obamacare

An architect of Obamacare, Ezekiel Emanuel, tells Chuck Todd how he would have changed the legislation if he had known that the Obama White House would be followed by the Trump White House.
20/06/1740m 25s

Former Cyber ‘Czar' Talks Russia, Nukes, and Noisy Iranian Teenagers

Michael Daniel, President of the Cyber Threat Alliance and former Special Adviser to President Obama joins Chuck to talk about the state of cyber defense. Along the way he describes how internet security is like disaster response, and why your Amazon Echo might not be so bad after all.
15/06/1730m 17s

It's Time to Talk About Nixon

John Farrell, author of "Richard Nixon: The Life" talks about what made the the 37th President so unique, and how his presidency parallels that of the Trump administration.
09/06/1732m 53s

Alan Alda: Why Empathy Can Save Science, Politics and Diplomacy

In an interview with Chuck Todd for 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast, Alan Alda explains how he built a second career for himself as a communications expert, and why M*A*S*H shouldn't be remade for the modern era.
01/06/1724m 46s

ESPN's Bob Ley Talks Roger Goodell, Lebron James, and why Soccer is the future of sports

Bob Ley, host of ESPN's "Outside the Lines" and "E:60" joins Chuck to talk about the differences between covering sports and politics, and why it can sometimes be easier to cover people inside of government than outside.
25/05/1733m 5s

The Government's Top Secret Doomsday Plans Revealed in New Tell All

Garrett Graff, author of the new book "Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die" joins Chuck Todd on the latest edition of "1947."
14/05/1726m 41s

Meet a Moderator: Marvin Kalb on Why MTP Is The ‘Place To Be’

He knows the history of Meet the Press perhaps better than anyone alive: Former moderator Marvin Kalb, who was 17 years old when the broadcast first launched in 1947, joins Chuck Todd to celebrate the show’s 70th anniversary.
10/05/1728m 12s

Garry Kasparov: Putin, Deep Blue and the Future of AI

Garry Kasparov, chess-champion, Putin-critic and author of the new book Deep Thinking, talks to Chuck about the future of artificial intelligence and what to expect from Putin's Russia.
04/05/1729m 15s

The Evolution of the Presidential Foundation, with Reagan Exec. Dir. John Heubusch

John Heubusch, author of "The Shroud Conspiracy" and the Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute, talks to Chuck about his book, and about how Presidential Libraries and are evolving.
02/05/1731m 16s

"The Americans" Showrunners talk Russia, Reagan and the perils of period TV

Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, the creative duo behind the hit FX TV show "The Americans" discuss how their show came about, and why it's harder to tell a tale about Russian spying, now that the story is in the news.
27/04/1724m 25s

Mandy Patinkin Talks Homeland, Syrian Refugees, and Anne Frank

The actor behind Homeland's Saul Berenson joins Chuck to talk about the inspiration behind the character, and his work advocating on behalf of Syrian refugees.
19/04/1729m 41s

Roger Stone: "What Matters is Proof"

In this full, unedited interview from MTPDaily, Chuck spoke with Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone about allegations that he was involved in Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Steve Bannon's current standing in the White House, and why the president's latest shifts in policy positions aren't flip-flops.
13/04/1728m 55s

Why North Korea's nuclear program is so difficult to stop: Fmr. Amb. Chris Hill

Chris Hill, Former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, joins Chuck to talk about the history behind North Korea nuclear program, and why pressuring China is the only way to solve the problem.
06/04/1728m 16s

Opening Day Preview with Jayson Stark

ESPN's Jayson Stark tells Chuck which teams could upset the National League elite, why the World Baseball Classic could be the future of baseball, and why politics remains outside of the MLB locker room.
31/03/1722m 22s

Mike Viqueira: Covering Congress Both Real & Fictional

Former White House and Congressional Correspondent Mike Viqueria's new book "You Didn't Get This From Me" tells a fictionalized story of how Congress works, and how ambition can lead to betrayel.
23/03/1728m 38s

Coach Mack Brown - Live from SXSW Part 2

Former head coach of the University of Texas Longhorns, Mack Brown joins Chuck in Austin to talk about football's future, and how the college football playoff could be reformed.
16/03/1724m 6s

Wendy Davis - Live from SXSW Part 1

Former Democratic candidate for Texas Governor, Wendy Davis joined Chuck at SXSW in Austin to talk about her party's future in the Lone Star State, and about her political future.
15/03/1716m 48s

Madame President: Helene Cooper Tells the Story of Africa's First Female Head of State

Helene Cooper, Pentagon Correspondent for the New York Times and author of a new book, "Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf" joins Chuck Todd to talk about how Sirleaf became the first woman to lead an African country, and why Liberia has been left behind by the United States despite a deep history connecting the countries.
09/03/1722m 40s

Mayor Tubbs: The 26 Year-Old Trying to Steer Stockton

In November 2016, Mayor Michael Tubbs was elected to lead Stockton, Califronia by a 70% margin. The mayoral wunderkind joined Chuck Todd to talk about his ambitions for the city, and what he'd like to see from the state's governor.
02/03/1727m 35s

Tom Brokaw...Richard Nixon's Press Secretary?

Tom Brokaw, NBC News Special Correspondent and former moderator of Meet the Press, joins Chuck to talk about a little-known story from his past in which President Nixon tried to hire Brokaw to work as the White House Press Secretary.
22/02/1727m 0s

The Lobbyist Who Flew Too Close to the Sun: WSJ's Brody Mullins

Brody Mullins, Investigative Reporter at the Wall Street Journal, tells Chuck the story of Evan Morris, a high-flying pharmaceutical lobbyist in Washington who offers a dark lesson for D.C. power-brokers.
16/02/1727m 16s

Mike Pesca & The Venn Diagram of America: How Sports Bridges Politics

Chuck talks with Mike Pesca, host of Slate's The Gist podcast, to discuss politics, the future of major league sports, and why warm weather cities will never be home to a winning football team.
09/02/1730m 19s

Mike Murphy: A Never-Trumper Offers Advice for Democrats

GOP Consultant Mike Murphy joins Chuck to talk about the lessons of the 2016 election, why obstruction may not be a winning strategy for Democrats, and how data analysis hurts political consensus-building.
03/02/1727m 49s

Rich Eisen: How to 'Light Up' Bill Belichick on Super Bowl Week

NFL Network's Rich Eisen joins Chuck to talk about how covering the Super Bowl has changed, how pre-game commentary can be fun, and why talking about football history is the best way to get Patriots General Manager Bill Belichick to talk.
01/02/1728m 17s

Ari Fleischer: Media May Be Biased, But Don't Tell the Press to Shut Up

President George W. Bush's former Press Secretary Ari Fleischer talks with Chuck Todd responds to a recent statement from Presidential Counselor Steve Bannon in which Bannon called the media, "the opposition." Fleischer also talks about why he believes the media is biased, and what it means for the new White House.
26/01/1736m 58s

Tom Barrack Explains What Makes President Trump Tick

Tom Barrack, President Trump's friend, confidante, and chairman of his inaugural committee, joins Chuck Todd to talk about what the new president is like behind the scenes.
25/01/1719m 20s

Putin's Blindspots: Inside Russia with Susan Glasser

Susan Glasser, former editor of Politico, joins Chuck to talk about how relations with Russia got to where they are, what Putin hopes to get from the United States, and whether Russia is primed for a revolution. Glasser also discusses Buzzfeed's decision to release an unverified memo about the President-elect.
12/01/1732m 47s

Before Obama's Farewell, Looking Back at his Speeches with E.J. Dionne & Joy-Ann Reid

Joy-Ann Reid and E.J. Dionne, co-editors of "We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama" sat down with Chuck Todd to talk about the impact of Barack Obama's speeches. With a week to go before Obama's farewell address, they look back on Obama's speeches on race, his eulogies, and what to expect from Donald Trump's speeches.
05/01/1727m 1s

Doris Kearns Goodwin: Will Trump be Jackson, T.R. or Nixon?

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks with Chuck Todd about Trump's election, and looks back at Hillary Clinton's legacy to imagine how she will be viewed by history.
29/12/1622m 15s

How to Save the Space Program with Jay Barbree

NBC News Space Correspondent Jay Barbree talks with Chuck about the future of NASA and What "The Right Stuff" got wrong.
22/12/1624m 18s

Keepin' it 1947: Jon Favreau & Dan Pfeiffer On What Went Wrong for Democrats

The co-hosts of The Ringer's hit podcast, "Keepin' It 1600" join Chuck for a special co-pod to talk about the continuing aftershocks of the 2016 election and what it means for Democrats in the future.
15/12/1637m 37s

Chris Fowler Decodes the College Football Playoffs

ESPN Sportscaster Chris Fowler talks with Chuck Todd about the BCS and the College Football National Championship, and considers what would happen if the Bowls began moving to the pre-season.
08/12/1628m 35s

Fidel Castro's Death with Jackie Nespral

Jackie Nespral has been covering Miami for NBC6 since the early '90s, but when news broke that Fidel Castro had died - a story that the city had been anticipating for decades - it almost felt "anti-climactic."
01/12/1620m 15s

Walt Mossberg on Drones, Bubbles and Donald Trump

Walt Mossberg, Executive Editor and Columnist at the Verge and Recode, talks to Chuck Todd about how he switched from covering foreign affairs during the end of the Cold War, to consumer technology at the start of the tech boom.
23/11/1633m 5s

"Rural Voters Roar" with Chris Clayton

Chris Clayton, Agriculture Policy Reporter for DTN, tells Chuck Todd that many voters felt threatened by change during the Obama Administration.
16/11/1620m 11s

Is Polling Dead? Inside the Data with Dante Chinni

Dante Chinni, Director of the American Communities Project, sits down with Chuck Todd to wade through voter data from the election. Going county by county, they try to understand what happened, why the polls got it wrong, and what 2016 means for future data models.
10/11/1622m 30s

Alex Gibney talks Documentaries, Stuxnet & Scientology

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has been called the "most important documentarian of our time." After his Oscar winning 2007 movie "Taxi to the Dark Side" Gibney has tackled topics from cyber warfare to Scientology.
02/11/1631m 36s

James Fallows: Why Interior America is the Next Big Story

James Fallows, National Correspondent for the Atlantic, talks with Chuck Todd about the 2016 election, how the parties might realign, and why the non-coastal United States is as interesting to him as emerging economies like China.
26/10/1625m 9s

Post-Debate Special: First Read

From 'Rigged Elections' to Wikileaks, the final presidential debate is over. In a special crossover episode of 1947 and First Read, Meet the Press Moderator Chuck Todd joins with NBC News Senior Editor Mark Murray and Politics Reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell to discuss the third debate.
20/10/1616m 24s

Jeff Roe Geeks Out, Talks "Full Blown Calamities"

Known as a data-guru, former Ted Cruz Campaign Manager Jeff Roe does a deep-dive over downballot races, Trump's effect on the party, and discusses how Missouri could become a swing state.
19/10/1631m 21s

Dean Baquet on Diversity, Local News, and Calling Trump a Liar

New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet joins Chuck Todd to talk about how difficult it can be covering politicians like Donald Trump, and why the biggest threat facing journalism is on the local level.
12/10/1625m 46s

Andrew Sullivan Talks Trump, Democracy and Digital Detox

Before he was a Contributing Editor at New York Magazine, Andrew Sullivan was one of the most prolific and well-known voices among the early bloggers. Andrew talks with Chuck Todd about how he now tries to limit his digital consumption, and why a renewed emphasis on religion might be the solution.
05/10/1629m 20s

Astronaut Kate Rubins: Voting From Space

Kate Rubins is an astronaut and biologist on board the International Space Station. During her time on the ISS, Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA microgravity - but she's also had to help maintain the space station, and even repair the toilet plumbing. She talks with Chuck about how NASA helps her cast her ballot if she doesn't make it back to Earth before the election.
28/09/1618m 41s

Maureen Dowd: The Importance of Bumfuzzle

In the first episode of 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast, Chuck Todd sits down with Maureen Dowd, New York Times columnist and author of the new book, The Year of Voting Dangerously.
21/09/1622m 27s

1947: The Meet the Press Podcast – Coming Soon

1947: The Meet the Press Podcast – Coming Soon
20/09/161m 8s
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