Join Jen Rubin and friends in the Green Room

New episodes will be released every Wednesday.

Jen Rubin, columnist for The Washington Post, contributor to MSNBC, author of Resistance: How Women Saved America from Donald Trump, is launching a new podcast, “Jen Rubin’s Green Room.”

Jen will engage with various guests, discussing the ins-and-outs of Washington gossip, fun stories that aren’t typically shared on air, and occasionally delve into profound topics such as religion.

Keep up with the show every Wednesday when you follow “Jen Rubin’s Green Room” on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.



Awakening Democracy with Heather Cox Richardson

November 29, 2023   ·  1:06:53

Jen welcomes historian and author Heather Cox Richardson to explore the historical continuum of the Right’s war on freedom and equality from before the Civil War through the rise of MAGA.  Will we be able to overcome the authoritarian tactics of the present day to continue perfecting our democracy?

Governing In Spite of MAGA with Rep. Eric Swalwell

November 22, 2023   ·  34:44

Jen welcomes Rep. Eric Swalwell to examine the MAGA takeover of the Republican Party and its effect on our politics.  They lay out how their party believes in ruling rather than governance, weakening national security and undermining voting rights– with a focus on how young people are key to defeating them.

Overcoming Authoritarianism with Thomas Zimmer

November 15, 2023   ·  1:11:39

Jen welcomes historian Thomas Zimmer to investigate the Right’s descent into ethno-religious authoritarianism and how to defeat it.  They explore the misinformation driven rhetoric that empowers it, how to build a pluralist coalition to save democracy, and if we’ve been effective so far.

The Conspiracy To End America with Stuart Stevens

November 7, 2023   ·  1:01:00

Jen welcomes author and veteran political consultant Stuart Stevens to take a journey through the evolution of the Republican party towards authoritarianism under Trump.  They discuss how it became dominated by white grievance, why its leaders sold out for MAGA, and what it will take to stop them.

“Democracy Is The Worst Form Of Government…Apart From All The Others” with Ian Bassin

November 1, 2023   ·  1:07:15

Jen welcomes the co-founder of Protect Democracy Ian Bassin to explore the growing threat of authoritarianism at home and abroad.  They discuss how the MAGA Right is undermining our system, the role our institutions play in protecting democracy, and what we can all do to strengthen it.

The 1619 Project with Nicole Hannah-Jones

October 25, 2023   ·  54:56

Jen welcomes creator of The 1619 Project Nicole Hannah-Jones to illuminate how she has revolutionized our understanding of our history through the Black experience.  They look at the power of the personal story, and the continuum of systemic injustice and how to overcome it.

The United States vs. Trump with Norm Eisen

October 18, 2023   ·  55:14

Jen welcomes legal maven and ethics expert Norm Eisen to review the pending cases against Trump and his associates.  They look at the likelihood of conviction, how the election impacts the trials, the role of the SCOTUS, and if the law will put a stop to his war on our democracy.

Title: Democracy’s Perfect Storm with Daniel Ziblatt & Steven Levitsky

October 11, 2023   ·  50:48

With the tide of authoritarianism rising, Jen welcomes the authors of “Tyranny of the Minority”, Professors Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky.  They explore how Republicans are wielding minority power to undermine our democracy, the constitutional mechanisms enabling them, and how to fix things.

The Lincoln Project vs MAGA with Reed Galen & Rick Wilson

October 4, 2023   ·  56:09

Jen welcomes Reed Galen and Rick Wilson of the Lincoln Project to discuss Trump’s threat to democracy and how to beat him.  They cover the strategies conservatives use to control the media, how his challengers can gain ground, and the dynamics of MAGA’s takeover of the Republican Party.

The Civil Rights Movement with Diane McWhorter

September 27, 2023   ·   1:00:23

Jen welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning author Diane McWhorter to dive into the history of the civil rights movement.  They lay out the battle between the nexus of industrialists, the wealthy, and the Klan against the Black activists, labor unions, and their allies who united to overcome them.

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