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The Powers That Be: Daily
The Powers That Be: Daily
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Join Emmy Award-winning journalist Peter Hamby, along with the team of expert journalists at Puck, as they let you in on the... more

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Episodes

Putin’s Masculinity Problem

Julia Ioffe joins Peter to discuss the massive game change in Moscow—the male migration to Georgia, the flagging enthusiasm, and... more

27 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
Media Monday: Jake Tapper in His Progress

Jon Kelly joins Peter to discuss the ascent of Jake Tapper in the Licht era at CNN, where he is... more

26 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Post-Pelosi Drama

Tara Palmeri chats with Peter about all the insidious politicking in Congress regarding who will replace Nancy Pelosi as leader.... more

23 Sep 2022 · 26 minutes
Trump’s Legal Executioner

Bill Cohan joins Peter to discuss the severity of NY AG Tish James’s three-years-in-the-making lawsuit against Donald Trump. Then Teddy... more

22 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
Is Putin Cooked?

Julia Ioffe drops by to discuss Putin’s increasingly precarious position—both abroad and at home. And ace media savant Dylan Byers... more

21 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
The Recession Bull Market

Bill Cohan joins Peter to discuss inflation, deflation, headwinds, deep fears, and Wall Street’s internal monologue about the macroeconomic climate.... more

20 Sep 2022 · 22 minutes
Media Monday: CNN’s New Day & Amazon After Dark

Jon Kelly joins Peter to discuss CNN’s latest programming shuffle and how the streamers will reshape the NFL and college... more

19 Sep 2022 · 28 minutes
Introducing: Wolves Among Us, Season 1, The Larry Lavin Story

On the surface, there was nothing remarkable about Larry Lavin. He lived in a quiet neighborhood with his wife and... more

17 Sep 2022 · 3 minutes
McConnell’s Thiel Wars

Teddy Schleifer joins Peter to discuss the financial game of chicken ensuing between Mitch McConnell and mega-donor Peter Thiel. Then... more

16 Sep 2022 · 29 minutes
The G.O.P. Blame Game

Tara Palmeri checks in with Peter about the school yard G.O.P. blame game—does Rick Scott deserve punishment if the G.O.P.... more

15 Sep 2022 · 22 minutes
Washington Media Moves & an Emmys Postmortem

Dylan Byers joins Peter to articulate the various views on the soon-to-be-launched Semafor, The Smiths' new mediaco. And then Matt... more

14 Sep 2022 · 25 minutes
Trump & Goldman Sachsistan

Bill Cohan joins Peter to discuss whether Trump might go back to the well and retrieve his old Goldman pals—Gary... more

13 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
Media Monday: TikTok-alypse Now

Jon Kelly joins Peter to discuss Kara Swisher’s final Code, what Queen Elizabeth’s death teaches us about cable news, and... more

12 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
Whispers Inside CNN

Dylan Byers joins Peter Hamby to discuss the latest anxieties, and second-guessing, taking place inside Hudson Yards. And then Julia... more

09 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
Trump’s Media Bomb

Julia Ioffe joins Peter to discuss the diplomatic crisis that Washington never saw coming. Then Tina Nguyen and Ben Landy... more

08 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Who Will Buy Peloton?

Bill Cohan joins Peter to answer a lingering question hanging over Wall Street—who will buy Peloton, the pandemic darling, and... more

07 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
Biden’s Pollster Bares All

Tara Palmeri joins Peter to discuss her interview with John Anzalone, Biden’s pollster and inner circle member, about the key... more

06 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Media Monday: The Linear Big Bang

Jon Kelly and Peter discuss the once ephemeral, now increasingly imminent cable supernova and what it means for CNN, NBCU,... more

05 Sep 2022 · 22 minutes
Stelter’s Silence of the Lambs

Dylan Byers joins Peter to discuss the anxiety inside CNN after Brian Stelter’s ouster and whether Don Lemon is safe... more

02 Sep 2022 · 29 minutes
The G.O.P.’s High School Election

Tara Palmeri joins Peter to discuss Kevin McCarthy’s complex attempt to unify the fractious Republican party in advance of the... more

01 Sep 2022 · 26 minutes
Netflix’s Life Event & McConnell vs. Thiel

Teddy Schleifer chats with Peter about the bizarre, looming feud between Peter Thiel and Mitch McConnell over the electoral fates... more

31 Aug 2022 · 25 minutes
Putin’s Dugina Catch-22

Julia Ioffe joins Peter to discuss the surprising recent developments in Ukraine, where Russia has seized twenty percent of the... more

30 Aug 2022 · 26 minutes
Media Monday: Goop for the G.O.P.

Jon Kelly joins Peter Hamby to discuss the latest chapter in the Trump-Fox News saga, plus the secrets behind Ben... more

29 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
Zaz’s Game of Thrones

Matt Belloni visits Peter to discuss what Warner Bros. Discovery David Zaslav is slashing, what is safe, and the consequences... more

26 Aug 2022 · 14 minutes
Did McConnell Screw the Pooch?

Tara Palmeri joins Peter to discuss the Republicans’ mishandling of various Senate races, which could lead to the one implausible... more

25 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
Julia on Putin’s Atrocious Anniversary

Julia Ioffe joins Peter to discuss where Russia’s war on Ukraine stands at six months, and what to expect next... more

24 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
Brangelina’s Last Stand

Eriq Gardner joins Peter to discuss his mega-scoop about Angelina Jolie’s lawsuit to pin Brad Pitt to the wall. Then... more

23 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
Media Monday: The Stelter “Blood Sacrifice”

Jon Kelly joins Peter to discuss the apparent Stelter “blood sacrifice”—was it as simple as appeasing Malone, or was it... more

22 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
Should Disney Spin ESPN?

Julia Alexander joins Peter to discuss Disney C.E.O. Bob Chapek's fuzzy streaming numbers and the looming ESPN decision. Then Ben Landy speaks... more

19 Aug 2022 · 24 minutes
The Liz Cheney MSNBC Fantasy

Tara Palmeri joins Peter to discuss the Democrats’ various Liz Cheney fantasies—‘24, ‘28, resistance warrior, or future lefty ticket placeholder—and... more

18 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
Inside Elon’s Tesla Dump

Bill Cohan joins Peter to discuss how Elon Musk is wargaming Tesla’s stock jump, his self-created Twitter litigation hell and... more

17 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
Trump’s Espionage Promiscuity

Julia Ioffe talks to Peter about whether Trump violated the Espionage Act, and all that comes with it. Did the... more

16 Aug 2022 · 22 minutes
Media Monday: Axios Gets the Bag

Jon Kelly joins Peter to discuss the dynamics behind Axios’s $525 million exit and what it means for Washington media.... more

15 Aug 2022 · 20 minutes
The NFL’s Secret Court

Eriq Gardner joins Peter to discuss how Roger Goodell controls the league’s own Vatican-like legal system. Then Julia Alexander stops... more

12 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
Trump’s Monster Shot & Liz Cheney’s Afterlife

Tara Palmeri joins Peter to analyze Trump’s bizarre FBI raid bump, and how it will impact DeSantis and the ‘24... more

11 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
The Game of Thrones Sweepstakes

Matt Belloni joins Peter Hamby to discuss the business impact of HBO’s Game of Thrones spinoff and how it might... more

10 Aug 2022 · 20 minutes
A Wall Street-DC Detente

Julia Ioffe joins Peter Hamby to discuss an insidious international relations scandal. Then Bill Cohan drops by to explain how... more

09 Aug 2022 · 20 minutes
Media Monday: Zaz’s $2 Billion Haircut

Jon Kelly joins Peter to discuss the latest rumblings at Warner Bros. Discovery, where Zaz is cleaning house and dealing... more

08 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
The Murdochs' Deal From Hell

Eriq Gardner joins Teddy Schleifer to discuss the lawsuit that's keeping the Murdochs up at night. And then Julia Ioffe... more

05 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
CNN’s Impossible Journey

Dylan Byers joins Teddy Schleifer to discuss CNN C.E.O. Chris Licht’s attempt to make his network palatable to the right.... more

04 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
Did McConnell Blow It?

Tara Palmeri joins Teddy Schleifer to detail how the Republicans are nuking their 2022 Senate fantasies. Then Julia Alexander talks... more

03 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
Pelosi’s Big Gamble

Bill Cohan joins Teddy Schleifer to explain private equity’s battle with Chuck Schumer. And Julia Ioffe explains why Nancy Pelosi... more

02 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
Media Monday: An Alleged Affair to Remember, Plus NFL+

Jon Kelly joins Teddy Schleifer to dig into the fig leaves and intrigue surrounding the Wall Street Journal’s report on... more

01 Aug 2022 · 22 minutes
Curtains for Biden

Tara Palmeri joins Teddy Schleifer to discuss Biden’s challenges, 2024 subplots, and the Hunter indictment fears. Then Puck’s marketing hero... more

29 Jul 2022 · 22 minutes
Cuomo’s Revenge

Dylan Byers joins Teddy Schleifer to discuss Chris Cuomo’s surprising new act—what it says about his options, about cable, and... more

28 Jul 2022 · 21 minutes
Putin’s Winter Is Coming

Julia Ioffe joins Teddy Schleifer to discuss the drama surrounding the maintenance of the Nord Stream pipeline, which has Europe... more

27 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
The 401(K) Dumpster Fire

Bill Cohan swings by to chat with Teddy Schleifer about recession odds, spending dynamics, and the faint trip wires of... more

26 Jul 2022 · 13 minutes
Media Monday: Elon’s Hosedown & Bezos’s Old Fixer

Jon Kelly joins Teddy Schleifer for a spirited conversation about Ari Emanuel’s abs, Elon Musk’s endgame, and the surprising (or... more

25 Jul 2022 · 24 minutes
Netflix’s Domestic Crisis

Julia Alexander joins Teddy to dig into Netflix’s numbers and explain what they really foreshadow about its growth. And then... more

22 Jul 2022 · 23 minutes
CNN’s New Consigliere

Dylan Byers joins Teddy Schleifer to discuss Chris Licht’s new significant personnel announcement at CNN, what it means for the... more

21 Jul 2022 · 17 minutes
Ginni & Clarence Thomas’ Political Marriage

Tina Nguyen joins Peter to discuss the bizarre, lightning rod-esque, conspiracy theory-filled marriage of Ginni and Clarence Thomas and how... more

20 Jul 2022 · 21 minutes
Elon vs. Wall Street

Bill Cohan joins Peter to unpack the Musk imbroglio—his suit, the settlement math, Twitter’s legal strategy, and how the world’s... more

19 Jul 2022 · 20 minutes
Media Monday: The Netflix-Microsoft Arranged Marriage

Jon Kelly joins Peter to discuss the intrigue over the Netflix-Microsoft deal, Apple and Amazon’s battle for the NFL, and... more

18 Jul 2022 · 18 minutes
The HBO vs. Netflix Emmy Wars

Matt Belloni joins Peter to discuss Emmy nominations season—the surprises, the shockers, Netflix’s disappointment, HBO’s mega-success, and more. And then... more

15 Jul 2022 · 22 minutes
Julia on the Trials of Brittney Griner

Julia Ioffe joins Peter to discuss the vicissitudes of the Brittney Griner case: the legal hellscape of Russia’s judicial system,... more

14 Jul 2022 · 18 minutes
SBF and His Times

Teddy Schleifer joins Peter to discuss the bildungsroman of Sam Bankman-Fried—his upbringing, the zillions he’s made via FTX, his current... more

13 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
Here’s How Much Elon Pays

Bill Cohan and Eriq Gardner join Peter to assess Elon Musk’s legal jihad and explain how much he’ll end up... more

12 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
Media Monday: Is There a Play on Netflix?

Dylan Byers joins Jon Kelly, filling in for Peter Hamby, to discuss the latest dish emanating from Sun Valley, which... more

11 Jul 2022 · 23 minutes
Europe After Biden

Julia Ioffe joins Teddy Schleifer to discuss Europe’s scenario planning for 2024 and beyond. Then Puck’s beloved bean counter warrior... more

08 Jul 2022 · 24 minutes
What the Sun Valley Moguls are Really Talking About…

Dylan Byers joins Teddy Schleifer to discuss the inside conversation emanating from the Sun Valley conference. Meanwhile, Ben Landy and... more

07 Jul 2022 · 20 minutes
Ron Klain’s Successor…

Tara Palmeri joins Teddy Schleifer to discuss the Ron Klain succession politicking, and what a new generation of Democratic lawmakers... more

06 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
A Billion-Dollar Book Deal

Bill Cohan joins Teddy Schleifer to talk about a mega-merger in the publishing world that the Justice Department is trying... more

05 Jul 2022 · 20 minutes
Media Monday: CNN’s Step Child Problem

Jon Kelly joins Peter Hamby to discuss Zaz’s new target at CNN—its very profitable digital unit that more people read... more

04 Jul 2022 · 24 minutes
Europe’s Putin Rumors

Julia Ioffe joins Peter to discuss the inside conversation emanating from the G7 – Putin’s health, Trump fears, and more.... more

01 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
D.C. Insiders Discuss Roe’s Next Steps

Tara Palmeri talks with Peter about the sotto voce conversations surrounding Roe inside D.C.—what lawmakers are saying, how it might (or... more

30 Jun 2022 · 20 minutes
Maddowpocalypse & Trump’s Nightmare

Dylan Byers visits Peter to discuss MSNBC’s surprising decision to give Rachel Maddow’s 9 p.m. hour to Alex Wagner, which... more

29 Jun 2022 · 21 minutes
Where Have All the Deals Gone?

Bill Cohan joins Peter to unveil Wall Street’s latest anxiety—reduced deal flow (at least compared to the high water mark... more

28 Jun 2022 · 21 minutes
Media Monday: The Roe Media Story & Semaforeplay

Jon Kelly joins Peter Hamby to discuss how the Roe decision scrambled media, and the challenge it poses for a... more

27 Jun 2022 · 27 minutes
Emergency Pod: Samuel Alito’s Pandora’s Box

With the Supreme Court striking down the right to abortion in America, Julia Ioffe, Eriq Gardner, and Tara Palmeri join... more

24 Jun 2022 · 23 minutes
Hollywood vs. SCOTUS

Matt Belloni joins Peter to discuss how Hollywood’s biggest companies are reacting to the likelihood that the Supreme Court will... more

24 Jun 2022 · 20 minutes
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Media Monday: The Roe Media Story & Semaforeplay
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Jon Kelly joins Peter Hamby to discuss how the Roe decision scrambled media, and the challenge it poses for a new era... more