The Josh Marshall Podcast

Ep. 126: Testing 2.0
Josh, Kate, and David discuss the inadequacies of the COVID testing system the administration has touted as their new-and-improved alternative to the federal sites whose funding they are sunsetting. Listen
Ep. 125: Testing, Who Needs It?
Kate and David are joined by investigative reporter Josh Kovensky to discuss the federal government’s decision to quietly let funding lapse for testing in states experiencing huge COVID spikes. Listen
Ep. 124: Escalation From The Anti-Antifa
Josh, Kate, and David are joined by New York reporter Matt Shuham to talk about the ubiquity of flimsy antifa scares and the increasingly violent response they're eliciting. Listen
Ep. 123: The Imaginary War Against Antifa
Josh, Kate and David discuss Trump’s newest conspiracy theory and how small towns across the country are heeding the call to arms. Listen
Ep. 122: Eyewitness Accounts
Josh, Kate, David and New York reporter Matt Shuham discuss what they're seeing, hearing and thinking as protests over the killing of George Floyd continue to blaze through the country. Listen
Ep. 121: 11/3 and 911
Josh, Kate and David analyze President Trump’s scattershot attacks as he struggles to lay a glove on Joe Biden, as well as the Central Park 911 call heard ’round the country. Listen
Ep. 120: Will Americans Ever Embrace Masks?
Josh, Kate, and David discuss a new study that shows masks may be more effective at stopping the spread of COVID-19 than we thought. But will the U.S. ever fully adopt them? Listen
Ep. 119: Behind The Mask
Josh, Kate and David discuss the difficulties of knowing how to behave under the fractured federal response. Listen
Ep. 118: Warriors or Human Sacrifice?
Josh, Kate, and David discuss the President's dubious call to action, as well as state-level reopening fights across the country. Listen
Ep. 117: What The ‘Reopening’ Debate Gets Wrong
Josh, Kate and David talk through the challenges in returning to life as normal in New York and other major American cities, and why “reopening” isn’t anything like business as usual. Listen
Ep. 116: Inside The Complicated Trip Of One Shipment Of Millions Of KN95 Masks
Josh, Kate, and David are joined by TPM investigative reporter Josh Kovensky, who shares his latest exclusive reporting on a shipment of millions of KN95 masks. Then the group talks about the protests that have been popping up and the continued fallout from the Wisconsin election. Listen
Ep. 115: Disenfranchisement and Harmonicas
Josh, Kate, and David talk federal and state mishandling of the pandemic, as well as the small joys we're all using to get through it. Listen
Ep. 114: How Not To Run An Election During A Pandemic
Josh, Kate, and David take a look at the fiasco that unfolded in Wisconsin on Tuesday after state Republicans insisted on holding in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. The group then talks about how to prepare for the November election. And finally: how to keep your sanity (and physical health)... Listen
Ep. 113: The Peak
Josh, Kate and David talk models, primaries and the administrative response to the coronavirus pandemic. Listen
Ep. 112: Fealty During The Pandemic
Josh, Kate and David analyze the progress of a crisis under Trump, and how states — and even smaller communities — are coping. Listen
Ep. 111: Primaries, Public School and Pandemic
Josh, Kate and David analyze Tuesday's primaries and general life under coronavirus precautions. Listen
Ep. 110: Why You Should Care Where Your Books Come From
To end the week, we're taking a brief break from the news. David, Nicole Lafond and Joe Ragazzo sit down with Andy Hunter, founder of, an online portal to support independent booksellers and authors. Andy talks about providing an alternative to Amazon and why supporting local bookstores is so... Listen
Ep. 109: From the Bunker
Josh, Kate, and David react to Tuesday's primaries and the coronavirus outbreak from remote locations. Listen
Ep. 108: The 2020 Campaign And Coronavirus
Josh, David and Matt Shuham dig into the Super Tuesday results, which delivered a big night to Joe Biden. They also talk about the growing concern over the coronavirus, and how it could impact the campaign as the race continues to heat up. Listen
Ep. 107: 2020’s Grumpy Old Men
Josh, Kate and David are joined by TPM's Executive Editor David Kurtz to talk about the upcoming South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday contests, and why Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are emerging as the most viable candidates. Listen
Ep. 106: What Happens In Vegas Doesn’t Stay In Vegas
Kate, David, and Matt analyze the Democratic horse race just before the Nevada debate and caucus. Listen
Ep. 105: What We Know After New Hampshire
Josh, Kate and David discuss what we know — and the many things we don’t — coming out of the New Hampshire primary. Listen
Ep. 104: What A Week!
Josh, Kate, and David are joined by Tierney Sneed and Josh Kovensky to help us unpack a truly epic week of news. Listen
Ep. 103: The Iowaiting Is The Hardest Part
Josh, Kate, and David are joined by reporter Matt Shuham to analyze the unmitigated mess that was the Iowa caucus. Listen
Ep. 102: Struck By A Lightning Bolton
Josh, Kate, and David discuss the revelation from John Bolton’s unpublished manuscript and whether it’ll alter the witness calculus for Senate Republicans. Listen
Ep. 101: Inside Bill Barr’s Obsession With Vigilante Justice
Kary Antholis, former HBO executive and founder of Crime Story, talks about his project focusing on the intersection of criminal justice and storytelling. We talk about his fascinating interview with Attorney General Bill Barr, the OJ Simpson trial and the impeachment trial. Listen
Ep. 100: Hacks
Josh, Kate, and David discuss the cast of characters running the impeachment trial as well as news that the Saudi Arabian crown prince infiltrated Jeff Bezos’ phone and stole his data. Listen
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Ep. 99: Trials and Tribulations
Josh, Kate and David analyze the Warren-Sanders conflict and make predictions about the Iowa debate and upcoming Senate impeachment trial. Listen
Ep 98: Iran and Impeachment
Josh, Kate and David delve into the biggest stories at home and abroad as tensions rise after the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and Nancy Pelosi holds onto the articles of impeachment. Listen
Ep. 97: What’s Up With A Democratic Representative’s Move To The GOP?
Josh, Kate, David and Matt Shuham take a look at the latest impeachment news, including Rudy Giuliani's ongoing dirt-digging efforts and Rep. Jeff Van Drew's switch from Democrat to Republican. Finally, we discuss some of the big and overlooked stories of 2019. Listen
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