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.



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.

Manchin, Gaetz and James’s Famous Tuna Sandwich Recipe

April 8, 2021   ·  1 hr 3 min

James and Al share their outrage at Matt Gaetz and break down the role Manchin needs to play for the Democrats in the Senate.


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.

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