Politics War Room with James Carville and Al Hunt

NEW episodes available every Thursday.

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.



From G. Gordon Liddy to Matt Gaetz

March 31, 2021   ·  38 min

James and Al take on Matt Gaetz and then take your questions–with a send off for G. Gordon Liddy.

Ron Brownstein & John Feinstein

March 25, 2021   ·  1 hr 21 min

James and Al bring on John Feinstein for some March Madness!  How are your brackets?  Then, Ron Brownstein joins to help explain the cultural forces buffeting our country

Dr Sean Carroll

March 17, 2021   ·  1 hr 1 min

Al and James welcome theoretical physicist and host of the Mindscape Podcast, Sean Carroll to discuss the mysteries of the universe– from Schrödinger to the prospects for Villanova. 

Ret. Brigadier General Ty Seidule & Former NOLA Mayor of Mitch Landrieu

March 10, 2021   ·  1 hr 36 min

The Politics War Room brings in Ret. Brigadier General Ty Seidule for insight into the myths holding back the South, with a call in from surprise guest, former NOLA Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

Amanda Carpenter

March 3, 2021   ·  1 hr 14 min

James and Al look at recent moves by the Democrats and bring on Bulwark contributor Amanda Carpenter to dissect the ongoing role of Trump in the Republican Party.

Rep. Colin Allred

February 24, 2021   ·  1 hr 14 min

James and Al are joined by Congressman Colin Allred from Texas to discuss the recent climate disaster there and what’s next for the state.

Jane Fonda

February 17, 2021   ·  1 hr 30 min

James and Al welcome legendary actress and activist Jane Fonda to the podcast.

Senator Doug Jones

February 10, 2021   ·  1 hr

James and Al welcome Senator Doug Jones of Alabama to the Politicon Politics War Room!

Laurie Garrett & Greg Cosell

February 3, 2021   ·  1 hr 30 min

Now a full year into the pandemic, James and Al have on prize winning science journalist Laurie Garrett on to discuss how the situation is looking on the ground, with Greg Cosell joining to talk shop before the Super Bowl this weekend!

David Folkenflik & Michael McFaul

January 27, 2021   ·  1 hr 32 min

James and Al have on former Ambassador Michael McFaul  to fill us in on the latest developments in Russia, with NPR’s David Folkenflik on the shake up on Fox and the other big networks now that Biden is in charge.