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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.

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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.

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.

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