Talking Politics with the Experts

Master political strategist James Carville and revered journalist Al Hunt convenes a war room each week to discuss the battle for the soul of the nation. Join them as they gather the sharpest minds from across the country to see who has the most compelling case for the American people on the issues that matter most.



David Maraniss: Path Lit By Lightning

August 4, 2022   ·  01:03:35

James and Al welcome author and WaPo associate editor David Maraniss to reflect on the life of sports legend Jim Thorpe and the struggles faced by Native Americans.

Rico with Law Prof. Morgan Cloud

July 28, 2022   ·  58:42

James and Al welcome Emory Law School Professor Morgan Cloud for a breakdown of RICO statutes and how Trump’s actions in Georgia might be prosecuted under them.

James and Al highlight the need for Democrats to maintain solidarity in the primaries to protect democracy and the importance of the Dobbs referendum coming up in Kansas.
Then, they’re joined by Emory Law School Professor Morgan Cloud for an in depth discussion of RICO laws and how federal statutes differ from those in Georgia.  Will GA be more successful in prosecuting Trump’s actions after the election results came out?  


Email your questions to James and Al at or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from!


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Lis Smith: Any Given Tuesday: A Political Love Story

July 21, 2022   ·  1:09:39

James and Al welcome Pete Buttigieg’s Senior Communications Advisor Lis Smith to talk messaging, what it takes to make it on the campaign trail, and picking a candidate.

Foreign Affairs with Ed Luce & Michael Abramowitz

July 14, 2022   ·  1:04:41

James and Al welcome Financial Times U.S. National Editor Ed Luce and Freedom House President Michael Abramowitz to discuss BoJo, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine.

Tim Miller: Why We Did It

July 6, 2022   ·  

James and Al welcome Bulwark writer and renegade conservative Tim Miller to analyze the Republican move towards Trump and how political passion drives our actions.


The State of the Supreme Court with Linda Greenhouse

June 30, 2022   ·  1:01:26

James and Al welcome legal expert from the NYT, Linda Greenhouse, to discuss the recent decisions of the Supreme Court, its growing radicalization, and what comes next.

Ryan Grim from The Intercept

June 23, 2022   ·  1:13:32

James and Al welcome D.C. Bureau Chief of The Intercept Ryan Grim to discuss the perils of woke culture and the growing ineffectiveness of progressive organizations.

Rep. Ro Khanna

June 15, 2022   ·  

James and Al take on the ineffectiveness of liberal orgs, and welcome Rep. Ro Khanna to discuss progressive capitalism, revitalizing industry, and believing in the USA.

Can the Senate Save Itself with Ira Shapiro

June 9, 2022   ·  1:05:28

James and Al analyze this week’s primary results, and welcome author Ira Shapiro to discuss McConnell’s role in destroying the Senate and how to restore our democracy.

To Risk It All with Admiral James Stavridis

June 2, 2022   ·  1:08:00

Following the Memorial Day weekend, James and Al welcome Admiral James Stavridis to hear the stories of naval heroes and examine our current foreign policy challenges.

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