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.