Pod Save America was started by the people that hosted the Keepin It 1600 podcast. Pod Save America was launched in early January of 2017, and it already has over 1,000,000 listens.
Pod Save America is hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor. Jon Favreau served as Barack Obama’s head speechwriter from 2005-2013. Jon Lovett was a speechwriter for Hillary Clinton and a presidential speechwriter in the Obama White House. Tommy Vietor served as President Obama’s National Security Spokesman. Together, they are the founders of Crooked Media (a name inspired by some of Trump’s tweeted complaints about the media).
Pod Save America is described on iTunes as “a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press, and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency”. The first episode of Pod Save America was posted on January 9, 2017. On January 18, 2017, the Pod Save America Twitter account announced they had over a million listens:
— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) January 18, 2017
That impressive number of listens happened before they released episode 4, which was titled “Obama’s Last Interview”. As you may have guessed, the episode was an interview with President Barack Obama. The last time President Obama was on a podcast was back in June of 2015, when he was on WTF with Marc Maron.