Episode #144: Debating the Debates. YAAAH!

Labor Day has come and gone, and now we’re in the homestretch of the campaign.  Neal Conan returns for his monthly visit with an update on Clinton v. Trump, weighing in on his immigration speech and a look at the upcoming debates.

There’s no debate in Arizona:  John McCain is in the fight of his life.  Dan Nowicki of the Arizona Republic talks about what’s ahead for the GOP senator who is seeking a sixth term and who is still in a very uncomfortable dance with his party’s presidential nominee.

Trump and Clinton start their debate schedule on Sept. 26.  But as far as John Donvan is concerned, these are not true debates.  Donvan, an ABC News correspondent and a debate moderator for Intelligence Squared, has ideas on what would improve these encounters.

And John Dickerson, the host of “Face the Nation,” has a new book that is filled with his favorite political moments in history.  He brings many of them to life, not only in his book “Whistlestop,” but on the Political Junkie.

Photo via Associated Press/Paul Sancya

Music played in the podcast:

Mississippi Queen by Mountain

Talk Talk by Talk Talk

Immigrant Song by Led Zepplin

We Need Brain: Songify the G.O.P. Debate! by The Gregory Brothers

Black Lives Matter – No Justice No Peace by Sounds of Blackness

Howard Dean Mega Mix

Blue Circles by Unreal

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