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.



Ro Khanna & Tyler Bridges

November 17, 2022   ·  1:29:26

James and Al welcome Rep. Ro Khanna to discuss how progressives factor into a liberal future, followed by author Tyler Bridges on the 40th anniversary of the infamous Stanford v. Cal game.

Election Aftermath with Robert Draper

November 10, 2022   ·  1:06:21

James and Al welcome NYT contributor and author Robert Draper to examine the incoming midterm results and look at how Republican delusions blunted the supposed red wave.

Midterms By The Numbers with Stanley Greenberg

November 3, 2022   ·  1:04:00

James and Al welcome pollster Stanley Greenberg to examine the issues driving the midterms and how they affect Democrats’ current prospects, before exploring elections around the globe.

PA & The UK with Ed Luce and Jonathan Tamari

October 27, 2022   ·  

James and Al welcome the Financial Times’ Ed Luce and The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jonathan Tamari to examine the political upheaval in the UK and developments in PA’s midterm elections.

From Georgia to Iran with David Ignatius & Stephen Fowler

October 20, 2022   ·  59:39

James and Al welcome David Ignatius and Stephen Fowler for a deep dive into the growing political discontent in Iran, developments in Ukraine, and the midterm elections in Georgia.

The Battle for Arizona with Yvonne Wignett Sanchez

October 13, 2022   ·  

James and Al welcome WaPo political reporter Yvonne Wignett Sanchez to analyze the critical AZ gubernatorial and senate midterm races, their candidates, and Trump’s continuing influence.

Michael Kofman & Howard Wilkinson

October 6, 2022   ·  1:18:37

James and Al examine the political prospects for Ohio Democrats with Howard Wilkinson, then welcome military analyst Michael Kofman to get the latest developments in the Ukraine war.

Nevada Midterms with Jon Ralston

September 29, 2022   ·  1:03:07

James and Al are joined by Nevada Independent CEO Jon Ralston to analyze the changing politics of his state, and how we can expect Democrats to do there in the upcoming midterms.

Tar Heel Politics with Michael Bitzer

September 22, 2022   ·  1:10:23

James and Al welcome Catawba College’s Politics Chair Michael Bitzer to game out the upcoming midterm elections in North Carolina.  Will demographic changes give Dems the win?

The State of Wisconsin with Ben Wikler

September 15, 2022   ·  1:02:51

James and Al summon Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler to break down the gubernatorial and senate races in his state, and the key factors defining the midterms.