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.



Maya Wiley

August 2, 2023   ·  

Jen welcomes legal maven and civil rights leader Maya Wiley to lay out the continuing hold white grievance has over our politics and how it influences the Republican party.  From there, they explore how to fight back, create a culture of diversity, and become an agent of change.

Fred Guttenberg

July 26, 2023   ·  51:56

Jen welcomes author and activist Fred Guttenberg to tackle the need to address gun violence and discuss what our government must do to protect the vulnerable.  They explore limiting the NRA’s power, how to construct an effective legal strategy, and why we should have hope.

Ruth Ben Ghiat

July 19, 2023   ·  47:17

Jen welcomes expert on authoritarianism Ruth Ben-Ghiat for a look at the mythic hold strongmen have on political systems around the world and how Trump took up that mantle here.  What led to his rise?  How deep does the threat to democracy go?  And how do we fight back?

Growing Extremism with Robert P. Jones

July 12, 2023   ·  48:57

Jen welcomes socio-cultural critic Robert P. Jones to dive into the power of White Christian Nationalism, how fundamentalists have compromised the SCOTUS, and the ways Civil War era grievances continue to undermine democracy.  More importantly, what will it take to fix things?

Margaret Sullivan

July 3, 2023   ·  47:27

Jen welcomes author and media maven Margaret Sullivan to explore the state of the 4th Estate.  They discuss the dominance of right-wing framing by news organizations, what to do when you’re covering the preposterous, and how to rehabilitate journalism.

Ilyse Hogue

June 28, 2023   ·  40:55

Jen welcomes author and former NARAL President Ilyse Hogue for a deep dive into the war on women’s rights.  They discuss how far our country was set back by the Dobbs decision, the role right wing Christian Nationalism played in it, and why Democrats must run on freedom of choice.

Ron Klain

June 21, 2023   ·  

Jen is joined by recent White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain for a deep dive into the successes of President Biden and the challenges he faces.

Dahlia Lithwick

June 14, 2023   ·  51:08

Jen welcomes legal expert, author and Slate senior editor, Dahlia Lithwick, for a discussion about the Supreme Court’s loss of public support, possible solutions to restore our faith in it, the abandonment of precedent, and how to fight the cynicism the courts are creating.

Matt Bennett

June 7, 2023   ·  38:57

Jen welcomes co-founder and EVP for Public Affairs at Third Way Matt Bennett to lay out the destruction of moderation in our politics, the rise of extremism on the right, and the disastrous horse race approach of the media.

Matthew Dowd

May 31, 2023   ·  29:30

Jen welcomes author, journalist, and political thought leader Matthew Dowd to take on the sport-ification of media, how it leads to political nihilism from the both sides approach it uses, and what’s happened to CNN.  Will we be able stop pretending to be unbiased when the future is at stake?