You may have heard The NPR Politics Podcast before, but seeing a live taping of the nation’s top political podcast is a whole new ballgame. Join four of NPR’s Washington Desk reporters for an evening of banter, laughs and thoughts on a topic that we can’t stop thinking about—the 2020 presidential election.
Get the exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the podcast is made, ask the pod squad your political questions and find out what the team just cannot let go.
Host Tamara Keith has been a White House correspondent for NPR since 2014 and co-hosts The NPR Politics Podcast, the top political news podcast in America. Keith has chronicled the Trump administration from day one, putting this unorthodox presidency in context for NPR listeners, from early morning tweets to executive orders and investigations. She covered the final two years of the Obama presidency, and during the 2016 presidential campaign she was assigned to cover Hillary Clinton. In 2018, Keith was elected to serve on the board of the White House Correspondents’ Association.
Panelist Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, D.C.—focusing on the White House and Congress—and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.
Panelist Domenico Montanaro is NPR’s senior political editor/correspondent. Based in Washington, D.C., his work appears on air and online delivering analysis of the political climate in Washington and campaigns. He also helps edit political coverage and is the lead editor for Supreme Court coverage.
Panelist Danielle Kurtzleben is a political reporter assigned to NPR’s Washington Desk. She appears on NPR shows, writes for the web and is a regular on The NPR Politics Podcast. She is covering the 2020 presidential election, with particular focuses on economic policy and gender politics.
This Drew Forum event is sponsored by the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation.