HBO is bringing the popular liberal podcast Pod Save America to TV this fall with a series of hour-long specials.
The podcast is hosted Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Tommy Vietor and Jon Lovett, all alums of the Obama administration. They started out by hosting the podcast Keepin’ it 1600 for The Ringer (a site backed by HBO), before launching a new podcast in January from their new startup, Crooked Media.
The podcast offers a discussion of recent political headlines from an insider perspective, along with interviews with liberal politicians (guests include Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren) and other newsmakers.
“We are so grateful that HBO is taking a chance on us, even though these live shows will have so few dragons and sex robots,” said Favreau, Lovett, and Vietor in the announcement.
HBO plans to have the hosts do their specials on the campaign trail in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections.
“The 2018 midterms are the most important elections of our lifetime, and the energy and excitement on the campaign trail are infectious,” Mr. Favreau, Mr. Lovett, and Mr. Vietor said in a statement. “We are so grateful that HBO is taking a chance on us, even though these live shows will have so few dragons and sex robots.”