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.



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.

The Case Against Trump with Rep. Jamie Raskin

September 20, 2023   ·  56:31

Jen welcomes Rep. Jamie Raskin to break down the legal issues that should keep Trump out of the presidency.  They look at the potential for the 14th Amendment to keep him off the ballot, why insurrectionary speech isn’t protected, and the role of our institutions to protect democracy.

The Democratic Majority with Simon Rosenberg

September 13, 2023   ·  56:56

Jen welcomes master political strategist Simon Rosenberg to discuss the state of polling and the strengths of the Democratic Party.  Between special election victories, the role of the Dobbs decision, and the Republican war on democracy, should we expect a Blue Wave in 2024?

The Russian Menace with Bill Browder

September 6, 2023   ·  54:09

Jen welcomes finance expert and human rights campaigner Bill Browder for an inside look at the corruption and oppression in Putin’s Russia.  They discuss his war on his political enemies, why defending Ukraine is essential, and how the Magnitsky Act is holding him accountable.

Right to Vote with Marc Elias

August 30, 2023   ·  58:36

Jen welcomes champion of voting rights Marc Elias to review developments in the court cases facing Trump.  Then they discuss the Republican war on voting rights through their efforts to influence election law, and highlight how the courts are essential for the defense of democracy.

Mid East Madness with Dennis Ross

August 23, 2023   ·  52:33

Jen welcomes Amb. Dennis Ross to explore the recent developments in middle eastern politics.  They discuss the sentiments driving the widespread protests in Israel and cover Netanyahu’s efforts to forge a breakthrough deal with Saudi Arabia that could potentially transform the region.