Politics War Room with James Carville and Al Hunt

NEW episodes available every Thursday.

Master political strategist James Carville and revered journalist Al Hunt convene 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.



Andy Slavitt and Bill Leonard

June 17, 2021   ·  1:23:02

James and Al welcome religious historian Bill Leonard and Biden’s former Senior Advisor for COVID Response, Andy Slavitt, to take on the things ailing our politics in 2021.

Coach Pete Carroll & Audrey Cavenecia

June 10, 2021   ·  1:09:43

James and Al are joined by coaching legend Pete Carroll and co-host of his Amplify Voices podcast, Audrey Cavenecia, to discuss the joint causes of equity and inclusion.

Filmmaker Alex Gibney

June 2, 2021   ·  

James and Al break down the outrages of Big Pharma with Director Alex Gibney and take to task all those who would use power for profit…

Fmr. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

May 27, 2021   ·  57:14

James and Al sit with Former Majority Leader Harry Reid to discuss Senate strategy and UFOs, with a few more nominations considered…

Sphincter Hall of Fame

May 20, 2021   ·  65:58

Al and James are joined by Princeton historian Julian Zelizer to look at the evolution of the Republican Party from a party of issues to a party of disinformation and division. Then Al and James announce the first inductees for a very special honor…

David Leonhardt

May 13, 2021   ·  1:02:30

David Leonhardt of the New York Times sits down with James and Al to discuss how we can start moving our country forward after the Covid Pandemic and Trump era.

Michael Waldman

May 6, 2021   ·  1 hr 5 min

James and Al welcome the President of NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice, Michael Waldman, to look at criminal justice reform and the obstacles facing our democracy.

Zach Carter and Evan Osnos

April 29, 2021   ·  1 hour 21 min

James and Al welcome Evan Osnos from The New Yorker, and Keynes expert and author Zach Carter to look at the major forces affecting our country and our markets.

Jim Gerstein & Phil Klay

April 22, 2021   ·  1 hr 34 min

James and Al are joined by veteran and award winning author Phil Klay and Jim Gerstein to discuss the state of the world.

Our Towns, w/ Deb & James Fallows, Jeanne Jordan & Steven Ascher

April 15, 2021   ·  1 hr 12 min

James and Al welcome the minds behind HBO’s Our Towns to investigate how things are going on the ground around our country.

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