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.



Democracy VS Authoritarianism Around The World with Uriel Epshtein

February 7, 2024   ·  54:17

Jen picks apart Trump’s claim to presidential immunity and welcomes Renew Democracy Initiative CEO Uriel Epshtein.  They explore the role of the US as the standard bearer for democracy, and how the battle against authoritarianism is playing out here and around the world.

The Iranian Threat with Aaron David Miller

January 31, 2024   ·  55:11

Jen looks at Nikki Haley’s impact on the Republican primary and welcomes foreign policy maven Aaron David Miller.  They discuss the possible responses to Iranian aggression, explore the forces driving Middle Eastern politics, and game out the next phase of the Israel-Hamas war.

Securing Our Elections with Ben Ginsberg

January 24, 2024   ·  55:20

Jen analyzes the Republican primary and recent foreign policy developments, before welcoming legal expert Ben Ginsberg.  They compare J6 to Bush vs. Gore, and discuss the efforts to secure our elections, the role of equal protection, and the progression of Trump’s legal challenges.

The Rise of Hate with Jonathan Greenblatt

January 17, 2024   ·  1:06:00

Jen dives into the Iowa caucus results and welcomes ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.  They analyze the explosion of anti-semitism after the 10/7 attack, the rise of hate on college campuses, and the role of social media– emphasizing the value of DEI and meaningful speech.

Upholding the Law with Michael Waldman

January 10, 2024   ·  54:04

Jen contrasts the strong pro-democracy speeches of President Biden with Trump’s immunity claims, and welcomes the Brennan Center’s Michael Waldman.  They lay out the reforms needed to restore faith in the SCOTUS, recent developments in Trump’s trials, and what to expect next.

Ask Jen Anything!

January 3, 2024   ·  44:42

In this special New Year’s episode, Jen discusses recent political developments in Israel and takes your questions.  She shares how to persuade Trump’s voters, her predictions for his cases, why she first voted democratic, thoughts on the impact of A.I., and much more!

US-Israeli Relationship with Halie Soifer

December 27, 2023   ·  55:00

Jen breaks down the latest developments in the Israel-Hamas war and welcomes CEO of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, Halie Soifer.  They discuss what it means to be Jewish amid rising anti-semitism, and weigh the responses of President Biden and Republicans to the conflict.

States United with Joanna Lydgate

December 20, 2023   ·  40:13

Jen welcomes States United Democracy Center CEO Joanna Lydgate to sound the alarm over the war on democracy being waged by Trump and the election deniers he inspires.  To counter the threat, she shares how to persuade others and what we can individually do to save our system.

The Hamas War on Women with Ruth Halperin-Kaddari

December 13, 2023   ·  1:06:42

Jen welcomes legal scholar Ruth Halperin-Kaddari to raise the alarm about the violence against women perpetrated by Hamas on 10/7.  They discuss the scope of the crimes, how propaganda is attempting to cover them up, and the legal strategies that can bring the perpetrators to justice.

The Electronic Front Lines with Yael Eisenstat

December 6, 2023   ·  59:35

Jen welcomes ADL vice president Yael Eisenstat to discuss her experience fighting against the growing extremism on social platforms.  They explore the complicity of the companies willing to harness bigotry for views, the role of bad algorithms, and how to take back the conversation.