Episode #200: I’m The Political Junkie (And So Can You!)

It’s the 200th episode of The Political Junkie!  And so this week, we thought we would explore the question:  What makes a political junkie?  Are you a political junkie, and why?

And so, we hear from Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg, political analyst Stu Rothenberg, former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) and Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman, all explaining what being a political junkie means to them.  In addition, we had also asked our listeners to tell us why THEY are political junkies … and so we hear from many of them as well.

We end the program with a conversation with Ken Walsh, the longtime White House correspondent for U.S. News, who has a new book out on the history of White House photographers. You can see all the pictures we mention during this conversation at the links below.

LBJ Swearing-in on Air Force One
LBJ Vietnam Anguish
Obama in the Situation Room During Bin Laden Raid
JFK and JFK, Jr. in the Oval Office
Boy Touches Obama’s Hair in the Oval Office
Trump and Russians in the Oval Office

Music used in this podcast:

I Love You Diane by Nomy

Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth by The Dandy Warhols 

I Never Thought I’d Live To Be A Hundred by The Moody Blues

America by Simon & Garfunkel

Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You) by A Flock Of Seagulls

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