Join Jen Rubin and friends in the Green Room

New episodes are released every Wednesday.

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

Jen engages 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.



Split Screen Election with Marc Elias

May 8, 2024   ·  1:02:43

Jen Rubin welcomes Marc Elias to discuss voting rights challenges and defending democracy.

SCOTUS and the Rule of Law with Steve Vladeck

May 1, 2024   ·  

Jennifer Rubin welcomes Steve Vladeck to discuss the Supreme Court’s immunity case deliberations, the decision not to expedite the appeal, and the potential implications of the  decision.

The Threat of Authoritarianism to Democracy with John Dean

April 24, 2024   ·  

Jen Rubin and John Dean discuss his study of authoritarian personalities and the lessons learned from Watergate.

Fluke with Brian Klass

April 17, 2024   ·  1:02:41

Jen Rubin chats with author Brian Klass about his new book, “Fluke,” diving into the role of randomness in shaping events and the need to embrace uncertainty.

Breaking The Frame with Billy Ray

April 10, 2024   ·  1:07:01

Billy Ray is an American screenwriter and film director. He and Jen discuss movies he has worked on, including ‘Breach’ and ‘Shattered Glass,’ and delves into the complexities of understanding characters like Robert Hansen. He explores the themes of deception, confirmation bias, and the power of storytelling in politics.

A Mass Movement To Save Democracy with Michael Podhorzer

April 3, 2024   ·  

Jen calls for a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza war and welcomes labor leader Michael Podhorzer.  They discuss the rural-cosmopolitan political divide, how white Christian nationalism has fueled the rise of MAGA, the importance of labor movements, and how we can protect our democracy.

Duty To Warn with John Gartner

March 27, 2024   ·  

Jen welcomes psychotherapist John Gartner to discuss the medical profession’s duty to warn us about Trump’s decline into dementia in spite of the Goldwater Rule.  They review the symptoms of cognitive issues he presents, explore why it’s not making the news, and plan how to get the word out.

Bunkbeds In The Gulag with Max Boot

March 20, 2024   ·  

Jen welcomes military historian Max Boot for a deep dive into the Ukraine-Russia war and conservatism’s evolution since the days of Reagan.  They explore the situation on the ground in eastern Europe, the essential role the USA plays, and why Republicans are standing in the way.

Attack From Within with Barb McQuade

March 13, 2024   ·  59:50

Jen welcomes legal maven Barb Mcquade of #SistersInLaw to discuss how malicious actors are using technology to endanger our democracy by spreading disinformation.  With our national security increasingly at risk, they lay out the ways we can protect ourselves and the country.

Bringing The War Home with Professor Kathleen Belew

March 6, 2024   ·  1:05:42

Jen welcomes Professor Kathleen Belew to lay out the history of post-war white power movements in the USA leading up to the 1/6 insurrection.  They discuss the demographics of these groups, how they recruit followers, their methods of gaining power, and how to stop them.