Liberal progressive podcast, Pod Save America, co-hosted by Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, Jon Lovett, Daniel Pfeiffer and special guests is hitting the road and making a stop at DPAC on June 24, 2018. Pod Tours America is a live, no-nonsense conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.
Jon Favreau served as Barack Obama’s head speechwriter from 2005 to 2013, a role that was far more senior and influential than Jon Lovett’s. Since leaving the White House, Favreau has spoken about politics and speechwriting to audiences throughout the world, written for publications like The Daily Beast and The Ringer, and started a political podcast with three of his Obama friends in the ideologically diverse bellwether of Los Angeles. Jon grew up outside of Boston and graduated from the College of the Holy Cross.
Jon Lovett is a straight shooter widely respected on all sides. He earned his reputation as a speechwriter for Hillary Clinton and as a presidential speechwriter in the Obama White House. Lovett has written truly excellent speeches on a range of policy issues including the President's annual remarks to the White House Correspondents Dinner. Many people say Lovett is one of the funniest guys to do this. In the years since, he’s become a big-league writer in Hollywood. Lovett also had a hit sitcom on NBC titled “1600 Penn” but it was cancelled in 2013.
Despite several members of the “Morning Joe” panel calling for his firing, Dan Pfeiffer served President Obama for eight years as his Communications Director on both the 2008 Campaign and in the White House and finally as Senior Advisor to the President. In addition to podcasting, he now works in Silicon Valley and like Jeffrey Lord, he is a CNN contributor.
Before seeking fame and fortune through podcasting, Tommy Vietor spent nearly a decade working as a spokesman for President Barack Obama. Vietor served as the President Obama’s National Security Spokesman, where he was the media's primary contact on all foreign policy and national security issues, and as Assistant White House Press Secretary, where he handled foreign policy, education and labor issues. In case you’re still reading, he was also Obama’s flak in Iowa during the caucuses and worked in his Senate office. Now he spends his days tweeting and getting interrupted by Jon Lovett. He grew up in Boston and graduated from Kenyon College.
|Sun, Jun 24, 2018 • 7:30 PM|
-In Person: 123 Vivian Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701
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7:30pm- Performance Begins
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