Somebody's Gotta Win with Tara Palmeri

Somebody's Gotta Win with Tara Palmeri

Puck senior political correspondent Tara Palmeri is here to help you get through what may be the most chaotic and consequential presidential election cycle of our lifetime. With 15 years covering politics, Tara speaks with the smartest political brains to discuss what is happening behind the scenes in Washington D.C., and on the campaign trail.

Episodes

June 11, 2024 37 mins
Tara is joined by journalist and Jill Biden’s former press secretary Michael LaRosa, and they begin their conversation by discussing Michael’s recent social media comments regarding a Wall Street Journal article that was critical of President Joe Biden’s mental faculties. They then detail the tenuous relationship between Team Biden and the press and debate how Democrats should implement their messaging about Trump after the trial v...
Mark as Played
Tara is joined by 2020 Democratic candidate and current co-chair of the Forward Party, Andrew Yang, to discuss the viability and need for third parties in American politics. They examine Yang’s connections to RFK Jr., and offer advice to voters in swing states who are having reservations about the presidential choices this election cycle. For more of Tara's reporting, please sign up for her newsletter, ‘The Best and the Brightest,’...
Mark as Played
Tara is joined by writer and Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson to discuss the political fallout of the Trump hush money trial verdict. They examine Donald Trump the politician vs. his celebrity and debate the possible effects of his courtroom scandals on voters in November. For more of Tara's reporting, please sign up for her newsletter, ‘The Best and the Brightest,’ at puck.news/tarapalmeri and use the discount code TARA...
Mark as Played
Tara is joined by Palm Beach, Florida DA Dave Aronberg to share their insight on and reaction to the Donald Trump hush money trial verdict. For more of Tara's reporting, please sign up for her newsletter, ‘The Best and the Brightest,’ at puck.news/tarapalmeri and use the discount code TARA20 Host: Tara Palmeri Guest: Dave Aronberg Producer: Chris Sutton Production Supervision Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.c...
Mark as Played
Tara is joined by former White House director of communications Anthony Scaramucci, and they begin their conversation by detailing the tumultuous circus he witnessed during his short stint in the Trump administration. They then debate why so many people get caught in the Trump web, imagine a Republican future without MAGA, and talk about Anthony’s new book, ‘From Wall Street to the White House and Back: The Scaramucci Guide to Unbr...
Mark as Played
Tara is joined by Politico’s national political correspondent Meridith McGraw, and they begin their conversation by discussing Donald Trump’s recent campaign stops in the Bronx and New Jersey and the effect they could have on his standing with voters in the area. They then pivot to the moves Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis have been making since dropping out of the presidential race, before sharing their reactions to the Trump hush mo...
Mark as Played
Tara is joined by MSNBC political analyst and new Puck contributor John Heilemann, and they begin the pod by discussing Michael Cohen’s testimony in the Donald Trump hush money trial and the impact the case could possibly have on voters in November. They then assess the state of the Trump and Joe Biden campaigns, share their reactions to the announcement of their upcoming debates, and dissect the current presidential poll numbers. ...
Mark as Played
Tara is joined by CNN senior legal analyst Elie Honig, and they begin their conversation by sharing their reactions to the newly announced Trump-Biden debates coming later this year. They then dissect this week’s developments in the Donald Trump hush money trial and speculate on its outcome. For more of Tara's reporting, please sign up for her newsletter, ‘The Best and the Brightest,’ at puck.news/tarapalmeri and use the discount c...
Mark as Played
Tara is joined by Puck’s own Teddy Schleifer and they begin their conversation by examining the icy relationship between the Nikki Haley and Donald Trump camps, and debating the viability of them joining forces on a 2024 election ticket. They then dive into myriad hot-button topics, including Melinda Gates severing ties with the influential Gates Foundation, the right-wing TikTok phenomenon, and much more. For more of Tara's report...
Mark as Played
Tara is joined by Republican consultant and former chief of staff to Mitch McConnell, Josh Holmes, and they begin their conversation by discussing Donald Trump’s current standing within the GOP and what the party has done to streamline the somewhat mercurial relationship with its presumptive nominee. They then dive into all of the tight senate races around the U.S. and shine a light on the Republicans' path to regain the majority i...
Mark as Played
Tara starts the pod by sharing her reporting on Ivanka Trump's possible return to the world of politics and, more importantly, her dad’s inner circle. She’s then joined by Democratic pollster Evan Roth Smith to discuss the obstacles that are keeping Joe Biden’s approval numbers low, examine the ways he can get them back up, and debate the influence of the "double hater" voter base in the upcoming election. For more of Tara's report...
Mark as Played
Tara is joined by journalist and MSNBC news anchor Ali Velshi to discuss his forthcoming book, ‘Small Acts of Courage: A Legacy of Endurance and the Fight for Democracy,’ which publishes May 7. Throughout their wide-ranging conversation, they talk about Velshi’s family connection to social activism, immigration politics, the Israel-Hamas conflict, and much more. For more of Tara's reporting, please sign up for her newsletter, ‘The ...
Mark as Played
April 30, 2024 37 mins
Tara is joined by Puck’s own Teddy Schleifer and they begin their conversation by breaking down the vibes at the White House Correspondents Association events over the weekend. They then examine the Biden administration's efforts to thwart unwanted criticism from the media and dive deep into the not-so-secret bond between Donald Trump and a growing cadre of tech billionaires. For more of Tara's reporting, please sign up for her new...
Mark as Played
Tara is joined by Republican political strategist John McLaughlin to discuss the hot-button issues that are fueling Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s poll numbers and guiding their individual campaigns. They take a deep look at the mood of each key swing state, break down strategic differences between the 2020 and 2024 races, and debate RFK Jr.'s possible impact in November. For more of Tara's reporting, please sign up for her newslette...
Mark as Played
Tara is joined by Puck’s own Abby Livingston to discuss the political chaos surrounding House Speaker Mike Johnson’s perilous decision to move forward with the bipartisan Ukraine aid bill. They examine the viability of a coalition government, shine a light on the internal GOP mudslinging, and speculate on Johnson’s future with the gavel. For more of Tara's reporting, please sign up for her newsletter, ‘The Best and the Brightest,’ ...
Mark as Played
April 18, 2024 40 mins
Tara is joined by political strategist Nathan Daschle, and they begin their conversation by talking about RFK Jr.'s presidential campaign and shining a light on how both the Biden and Trump camps are attempting to define him. They then examine the big issues motivating voters in 2024, notably immigration and abortion, and discuss how they will influence the big swing state political races. For more of Tara's reporting, please sign ...
Mark as Played
Tara is joined by CNN legal analyst Elie Honig to discuss the first day of the Donald Trump hush money trial in New York City. They go over the events that led up to this historic moment, shine a light on key witnesses and jury selection strategies, and speculate on the final verdict. For more of Tara's reporting, please sign up for her newsletter, ‘The Best and the Brightest,’ at puck.news/tarapalmeri and use the discount code TAR...
Mark as Played
April 11, 2024 36 mins
Tara is joined by Puck’s own Teddy Schleifer, and they begin their conversation by discussing the GOP reaction to both Donald Trump’s reproductive rights announcement and the Arizona Supreme Court’s abortion ban. They then examine the state of RFK Jr.’s presidential campaign; shine a light on his mysterious running mate, Nicole Shanahan; and debate whether Kennedy will become a disruptor to either Trump or Biden in the upcoming ele...
Mark as Played
Tara is joined by Republican political consultant Sam Nunberg to share their reactions to Donald Trump’s public announcement concerning his stance on abortion. Then they dive into Trump’s history with reproductive rights issues, dissect the strategic reasoning for the announcement, and debate the political ramifications that this decision may have for his presidential campaign going forward. For more of Tara's reporting, please sig...
Mark as Played
Tara is joined by CNN political commentator David Urban to discuss the religious revival surrounding Donald Trump and the state of conservative politics in Pennsylvania. Then, they then survey some of the intensely close senatorial races across the U.S. and speculate on Trump’s VP choice (24:46). For more of Tara's reporting, please sign up for her newsletter, ‘The Best and the Brightest,’ at puck.news/tarapalmeri and use the disco...
Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    The Nikki Glaser Podcast

    Every week comedian and infamous roaster Nikki Glaser provides a fun, fast-paced, and brutally honest look into current pop-culture and her own personal life.

    White Devil

    Shootings are not unusual in Belize. Shootings of cops are. When a wealthy woman – part of one of the most powerful families in Belize – is found on a pier late at night, next to a body, it becomes the country’s biggest news story in a generation. New episodes every Monday!

    Start Here

    A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

Advertise With Us
Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

Connect

© 2024 iHeartMedia, Inc.