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1947: The Meet the Press Podcast

1947: The Meet the Press Podcast


1947 is a new podcast from NBC News, featuring Chuck Todd, Moderator of "Meet the Press." 1947 features in-depth conversations with notable figures to go beyond politics. Each episode showcases a single conversation, centered on a guest who has been invited to discuss art, culture, news and of course, politics.


Midterm Election Special with the NBC News Political Unit

Nov 7, 2018 00:22:30


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.

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

Oct 12, 2018 00:23:25


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.

Steve Kornacki: "The magic ingredient was frustrating Gingrich"

Oct 4, 2018 00:23:55


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"

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

Sep 20, 2018 00:23:49


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.

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

Sep 13, 2018 00:28:53


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.

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

Sep 6, 2018 00:30:08


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.

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

Aug 30, 2018 00:39:47


Chuck sits down with former HUB Secretary Julian Castro to talk about his possible presidential run in 2020.

Daily 202's James Hohmann top election trends to watch

Aug 23, 2018 00:30:36


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.

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

Aug 9, 2018 00:28:14


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.

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

Aug 2, 2018 00:23:31


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.

Ro Khanna takes Silicon Valley to West Virginia

Jul 27, 2018 00:32:50


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.

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

Jul 13, 2018 00:20:43


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.

Republicans face 'Dark Money' campaign attacks in Montana

Jun 29, 2018 00:32:58


Filmmaker Kimberly Reed talks about her new documentary, "Dark Money," in which she shows how the Citizens United decision impacts Republicans in Montana.

The messy history of America's asylum policy

Jun 22, 2018 00:29:35


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.

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

Jun 14, 2018 00:32:43


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

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

Jun 7, 2018 00:34:10


Fmr. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper talked about the 2016 election, Michael Flynn, and his new book about life in intelligence.

Jake Tapper talks McCarthyism, Trump, and the Media

May 24, 2018 00:43:30


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.

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

May 17, 2018 00:28:41


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.

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

May 10, 2018 00:23:52


In his new book, Final Strike, Former Defense Secretary William Cohen writes about what would happen if an asteroid threatened mankind.

Ian Bremmer: Global disorder isn't slowing down

May 3, 2018 00:23:48


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.

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

Apr 26, 2018 00:23:11


Corry Bliss, Executive Director of the Congressional Leadership Fund, joins Chuck to talk about how Republicans are fighting to hold the House.

Jonah Goldberg: Defending "Conservatism" in the Trump Era

Apr 19, 2018 00:34:37


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.

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

Apr 12, 2018 00:23:55


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.

Is Blockchain a fad, or the future?

Apr 5, 2018 00:24:16


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.

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

Mar 29, 2018 00:27:54


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.

NBC News Chairman Andy Lack: MLK and the Media

Mar 22, 2018 00:20:58


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.

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

Mar 16, 2018 00:35:43


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.

Democrats plot their 2018 Strategy: DCCC’s Dan Sena

Mar 15, 2018 00:33:13


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.

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

Mar 15, 2018 00:21:57


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.

Why conspiracy theories might be right: The algorithms behind everything

Mar 2, 2018 00:33:17


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.

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

Feb 27, 2018 00:24:52


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.

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

Feb 9, 2018 00:29:15


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.

Dave Wasserman: Gerrymandering & 2018 House predictions

Feb 2, 2018 00:32:35


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.

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

Jan 29, 2018 00:25:21


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.

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

Jan 26, 2018 00:20:59


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.

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

Jan 19, 2018 00:30:21


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.

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

Jan 12, 2018 00:26:58


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.

Should data hacks be treated like toxic spills?

Dec 22, 2017 00:29:23


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.

Russian Journalist Masha Gessen Talks Putin and Trump

Dec 15, 2017 00:25:24


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.

Seth Moulton and the future of the Democratic Party

Dec 6, 2017 00:23:23


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.

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

Dec 1, 2017 00:28:00


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. 

Meet the Filmmakers: Meet the Press Film Festival with AFI

Nov 17, 2017 00:32:53


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.

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

Nov 9, 2017 00:28:37


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.

Woody Harrelson & Rob Reiner: The Restoration of LBJ

Nov 4, 2017 00:22:17


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. 

Inside a Bellwether: Virginia Governor's Race Tightens

Nov 2, 2017 00:28:52


Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder (D) explains to Chuck Todd why he is withholding his endorsement in the tightening race for governor. 

Ken Burns: To Understand Vietnam, Forget Everything

Oct 20, 2017 00:31:42


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.

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

Oct 12, 2017 00:29:36


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.

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

Oct 5, 2017 01:18:18


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. 

Mueller Investigation Progress Report with Matt Apuzzo

Sep 22, 2017 00:23:55


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. 

Katy Tur Live at 92Y

Sep 14, 2017 00:47:52


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.

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

Sep 8, 2017 00:12:42


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"

Should Houston Have Been Evacuated Before Harvey?

Aug 30, 2017 00:22:04


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. 

Jacob Soboroff Looks at Fentanyl's Deadly Reach

Aug 25, 2017 00:27:08


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.

Is Voyager Mission Mankind's Greatest Accomplishment?

Aug 18, 2017 00:21:10


Emer Reynolds’ latest film project, The Farthest, tells the story of the Voyager spacecraft, the first man-made objects to leave the solar system.

Chemically Polluted Water in West Virginia Becomes Flashpoint

Aug 11, 2017 00:25:16


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.

Russia & Doping: Filmmaker Befriends Lead Russian Doping Scientist

Aug 5, 2017 00:29:40


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.

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

Jul 28, 2017 00:38:13


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.

The Russia Tick-Tock: Clint Watts Explains the Timeline

Jul 14, 2017 00:28:43


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. 

The Jason Chaffetz Exit Interview

Jul 4, 2017 00:20:41


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.

Malcolm Gladwell: American Individualism May Have Its Limits

Jul 2, 2017 00:21:29


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.

Gerrymandering Vs. Geometry: Math Takes On Partisan Districts

Jun 30, 2017 00:26:39


If mathematician Moon Duchin has her way, gerrymandered congressional districts could soon be a thing of the past.

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

Jun 23, 2017 00:31:30


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. 

Healthcare What Ifs: Ezekiel Emanuel Reimagines Obamacare

Jun 21, 2017 00:41:55


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. 

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

Jun 16, 2017 00:31:47


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. 

It's Time to Talk About Nixon

Jun 10, 2017 00:34:23


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.

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

Jun 2, 2017 00:26:16


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.

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

May 26, 2017 00:34:35


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. 

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

May 15, 2017 00:28:11


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." 

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

May 11, 2017 00:29:42


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.

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

May 5, 2017 00:30:45


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.

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

May 3, 2017 00:32:46


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.

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

Apr 28, 2017 00:25:55


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. 

Mandy Patinkin Talks Homeland, Syrian Refugees, and Anne Frank

Apr 20, 2017 00:31:11


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. 

Roger Stone: "What Matters is Proof"

Apr 14, 2017 00:30:25


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.

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

Apr 7, 2017 00:29:46


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.  

Opening Day Preview with Jayson Stark

Apr 1, 2017 00:23:52


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. 

Mike Viqueira: Covering Congress Both Real & Fictional

Mar 24, 2017 00:30:08


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. 

Coach Mack Brown - Live from SXSW Part 2

Mar 17, 2017 00:25:36


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. 

Wendy Davis - Live from SXSW Part 1

Mar 16, 2017 00:18:18


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.

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

Mar 10, 2017 00:24:10


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.

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

Mar 3, 2017 00:29:05


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. 

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

Feb 23, 2017 00:28:30


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.

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

Feb 17, 2017 00:28:46


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. 

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

Feb 10, 2017 00:31:49


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. 

Mike Murphy: A Never-Trumper Offers Advice for Democrats

Feb 4, 2017 00:29:19


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.

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

Feb 2, 2017 00:29:47


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.

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

Jan 27, 2017 00:38:28


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. 

Tom Barrack Explains What Makes President Trump Tick

Jan 26, 2017 00:20:50


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. 

Putin's Blindspots: Inside Russia with Susan Glasser

Jan 13, 2017 00:34:17


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.

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

Jan 6, 2017 00:28:31


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. 

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

Dec 30, 2016 00:23:45


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.

How to Save the Space Program with Jay Barbree

Dec 23, 2016 00:25:48


NBC News Space Correspondent Jay Barbree talks with Chuck about the future of NASA and What "The Right Stuff" got wrong.

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

Dec 16, 2016 00:39:07


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. 

Chris Fowler Decodes the College Football Playoffs

Dec 9, 2016 00:30:05


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.  

Fidel Castro's Death with Jackie Nespral

Dec 2, 2016 00:21:45


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."

Walt Mossberg on Drones, Bubbles and Donald Trump

Nov 24, 2016 00:34:35


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. 

"Rural Voters Roar" with Chris Clayton

Nov 17, 2016 00:21:41


Chris Clayton, Agriculture Policy Reporter for DTN, tells Chuck Todd that many voters felt threatened by change during the Obama Administration. 

Is Polling Dead? Inside the Data with Dante Chinni

Nov 11, 2016 00:24:00


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. 

Alex Gibney talks Documentaries, Stuxnet & Scientology

Nov 3, 2016 00:33:06


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.

James Fallows: Why Interior America is the Next Big Story

Oct 27, 2016 00:26:39


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. 

Post-Debate Special: First Read

Oct 20, 2016 00:17:54


  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. 

Jeff Roe Geeks Out, Talks "Full Blown Calamities"

Oct 20, 2016 00:32:51


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.

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

Oct 13, 2016 00:27:16


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. 

Andrew Sullivan Talks Trump, Democracy and Digital Detox

Oct 6, 2016 00:30:50


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. 

Astronaut Kate Rubins: Voting From Space

Sep 29, 2016 00:20:11


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. 

Maureen Dowd: The Importance of Bumfuzzle

Sep 22, 2016 00:23:57


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. 

1947: The Meet the Press Podcast – Coming Soon

Sep 20, 2016 00:02:38


1947: The Meet the Press Podcast – Coming Soon