The Political Junkie
The Political Junkie
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Ken Rudin is back on the air with an hour-long Political Junkie.
Ken Rudin returns to the airwaves with the same focus and enthusiasm listeners loved on NPR’s Talk of the Nation and It’s All Politics. Now, with Ken in the host chair, he brings his decades of experience, encyclopedic mind and famous wit to present politics in an informative, nonpartisan and entertaining way that is unmatched anywhere else. The new series, Political Junkie airs Fridays at 8 p.m., beginnning August 8 on AM 1370.
Since his departure from NPR last summer, he has launched his new weekly radio program, Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie, complete with in-depth interviews, interactive features, trivia questions, and lively discussions.
Each week, Ken looks back on noteworthy moments in our country’s political history, and talks to the key players who were there about how those events impact our national politics today. Featured guests on this segment have included former members of Congress, retired journalists, as well as family members and colleagues of late politicians. The show also includes a ScuttleButton and Trivia segment, where Ken continues his beloved weekly trivia question and ScuttleButton puzzles that were a staple during his appearances on Talk of the Nation. You'll be challenged to showcase your political knowledg and wit by answering Ken’s political trivia questions and solving Ken’s ScuttleButton puzzles. Hundreds of listeners participate in these contests in the hopes of being randomly picked to win a coveted Political Junkie button.
If you love this radio show, then you'll love to see the Roadshow version! WXXI is pleased to bring Talk of the Nation’s Neal Conan and Political Junkie’s Ken Rudin to Rochester as the two take their Political Junkie radio segment on the road Sunday, September 28th at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) at Hochstein School of Music and Dance. Tickets are $30 for the show. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $60, which include premium seating and admission to a meet and greet reception with Ken and Neal after the show. To order tickets online click here.