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.



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.

Leon Panetta & Walter Dellinger

January 20, 2021   ·  1 hr 32 min

Al and James celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden, bringing on Leon Panetta to discuss expectations for the new administration, and Walter Dellinger to examine how the Trump Administration might be judged for the last four years.

Professor Kathleen Belew & Walter Pincus

January 13, 2021   ·  1 hr 32 min

In the aftermath of the storming of the Capitol, Al and James talk to expert on the white power movement, Professor Kathleen Belew, and senior national security columnist for The Cipher Brief, Walter Pincus, to find out how this all might end.

Mosquito in a nudist camp! with John Couvillon & Sec William Cohen

January 6, 2021   ·  1 hr 31 min

Al and James kick the year off by talking with pollster John Couvillon about the Democratic dual upset in the GA Senate races, before gaming out the final days of the Trump Administration with former Defense Secretary William Cohen.

Joe Drape

December 30, 2020   ·  1 hr

Al and James review the year and bring on author of Saint Makers, Joe Drape of @NYTSPORTS, to talk about the sports industry and religion going into 2021.

David Sanger, Mary Matalin & Judy Woodruff

December 23, 2020   ·  1 hr 19 min

Al and James bring the NYT’s David Sanger on to talk cybersecurity after the latest attacks, before being joined by their wives Mary Matalin and Judy Woodruff for the holidays.

Ron Brownstein

December 16, 2020   ·  1 hr 14 min

Al and James are increasingly excited about the Biden administration, Georgia is up for grabs, and Ron Brownstein comes on to talk about the future of the two parties.

Tim O’Brien and John Barry

December 9, 2020   ·  1 hr 31 min

James and Al examine the Democratic party’s latest moves, with Tim O’Brien on to discuss President Trump’s plans and psyche in the final days, and historian John Barry to put the pandemic in context.

Senator Chris Dodd & Stephen Fowler

December 2, 2020   ·  1 hr 24 min

Georgia expert Stephen Fowler on the election dynamics of the final battle of the 2020 campaign season.  Senator Chris Dodd on his hopes that the Biden Administration will be magnanimous in victory, with Al and James holding court and taking your questions.

Bill Kristol & Evan Osnos

November 25, 2020   ·  1 hr 16 min

Bill Kristol on the state of the Republican party and why he likes Biden, with Evan Osnos on the real Biden and the future of international relations, and Al and James sharing their wisdom.

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