The Josh Marshall Podcast

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Josh, Kate, and David discuss the revelation from John Bolton’s unpublished manuscript and whether it’ll alter the witness calculus for Senate Republicans.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
Ep. 96: Impeachment Time! Democrats Unveil Charges
The Joshes, David and senior newswriter Nicole discuss House Democrats’ decision to file just two articles of impeachment, ditching findings from Mueller’s report and ongoing legal battles over emolument violations. The group also lays out the findings from the Justice Department inspector general’s report and the lack of fireworks at... Listen
Ep. 95: What’s Next
Josh, Kate, David, and Matt look ahead to the next phase of the impeachment inquiry spearheaded by Jerry Nadler’s House Judiciary Committee. Matt also shares his notes from the courthouse, where he sat in on a hearing for Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. Listen
Ep. 94: What We Learned After A Marathon Week Of Impeachment Hearings
Josh, Kate, David and reporter Matt Shuham break down the impeachment hearings and dig into what the public phase of impeachment inquiry has revealed so far. After that, the group talks about Democrats’ strategy as the probe moves toward a vote and 2020 draws near. Listen
Ep. 93: Inside The Impeachment Hearing Room
TPM investigative reporter Tierney Sneed joins Josh, Kate and David to talk about the first public impeachment hearing this week. Tierney was inside the (freezing) room where the action was. We also go into the latest in Roger Stone's trial and an election to watch this weekend. Listen
Ep. 92: Transcripts and Ballots
Kate, David, and the Joshes analyze the transcripts of the testimonies of Gordon Sondland and Kurt Volker before diving into Tuesday’s elections and what they mean for 2020. Listen
Ep. 91: A Must-Listen Interview With Filmmaker Errol Morris
Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris talks about his new documentary about Steve Bannon, "American Dharma." It's a contentious interview about a provocative film. Listen
Ep. 90: Vindman of the Hour
The Joshes, Kate and David discuss a week replete with impeachment developments, from the first current White House official’s testimony (against the administration’s wishes) to the Republicans’ fearless storming of the SCIF. The group also parses the arraignment of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, as well as the Baghdadi raid Listen
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Ep. 89: Taylor-Made Testimony
Josh, Kate, David and reporter Matt Shuham discuss top Ukraine diplomat Bill Taylor’s bombshell testimony after one of the most explosive days of the impeachment inquiry yet. The group also discusses the baffling campaign of Tulsi Gabbard and her spat with Hillary Clinton. Listen
Ep. 88: The Impeachment Inquiry Ramps Up
TPM investigative reporter Josh Kovensky joins Josh, Kate, and David to talk about the drip, drip, drip of revelations out of witness testimonies in House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. Josh Kovensky also breaks down the backstory of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two associates of Rudy Giuliani who were arrested last... Listen
Ep. 87: A Scandal A Day
Josh, David, and Kate discuss the Volker-Taylor-Sondland text messages, Trump’s on-air message to China and how all of the almost-daily Ukrainian revelations will factor into next week’s Democratic debate. Listen
Ep. 86: Lowering the Barr
Attorney General William Barr has been bending over backward to serve Trump’s ends. After his busy summer of traveling to pressure foreign leaders to entertain MAGA conspiracy theories, it’s coming clear just how heavily implicated Barr is in the global strong-arming. Kate, David and the Joshes dig into the whats... Listen
Ep. 85: Why TPM Needs You
As part of our membership drive, Josh, Kate and David discuss TPM, the importance of independent journalism today and how the media business has changed over the years. Listen
Ep. 84: Emergency Whistleblower Complaint Podcast
There has been so much news since Tuesday that we're back with a breaking news podcast, discussing the release of the whistleblower complaint and acting DNI Joseph Maguire's testimony before Congress. Catch up on what has happened and where the story may be going next. Listen
Ep. 83: Rudy’s Dirty Little Secrets in Ukraine
TPM investigative reporter Josh Kovensky outlines the recent history leading up to the burgeoning scandal involving Trump pressuring the Ukrainian government to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. Before coming to TPM, Josh reported from Kyiv and is familiar with all the players involved. He helps break down everything you... Listen
Ep. 82: The Whistle Is Blown
In the last 24 hours, the story of the DNI whistleblower has exploded, tying together Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani's Spanish gallivanting, President Donald Trump's alarming phone call in which he reportedly tried to pressure the Ukrainian president and the political machinations of Ukraine's new regime. Reporter Josh Kovensky, who has... Listen
Ep. 81: The Corey Show Comes To Congress
Corey Lewandowski stonewalled Democrats throughout his appearance before the House Judiciary Committee this week before making the headline-grabbing statement that he doesn't need to tell the truth to the media. CNN decided that was good reason to have him on TV. TPM newswriter Nicole Lafond joins Kate, Josh and David to... Listen
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