The Echo Chamber
Isaac Butler at Slate has a decent examination of Pod Save America. Since the 2016 election, the media company formed by the hosts of the podcast, Crooked Media, has become an progressive beacon.
Butler states that the actual news and political analysis is low. I agree, but it’s more a reflection of the time we are living in versus an actual point of view. His biggest insight is one sentence –
Pod Save America exists to do three things: confirm to the audience that they are not crazy and This Is Not Normal, rile the audience up with humor and outrage, and direct that energy toward concrete action items that will help elect Democrats and push back against the GOP’s agenda.
I hope it succeeds.