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The Focus Group Podcast

Sarah Longwell has conducted hundreds of hours of focus groups all across the country. She and a series of guests take you behind the glass to hear real focus group participants. Unfiltered, uncompromising, unexpected—The Focus Group is a look into what the average voter thinks about politics, policy, and current events.

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The Focus Group Podcast Episodes

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Feb 24, 2024 · 51 Mins
S4 Ep21: Nikki Haley’s (New) Time for Choosing (with Tim Alberta)
Nikki Haley is in YOLO mode as she faces down a loss in her home…
Feb 17, 2024 · 43 Mins
S4 Ep20: Life’s Too Short for Trump (with Jonathan V. Last)
Trump appears to be in the driver’s seat to return to the White House. We…
Feb 10, 2024 · 49 Mins
S4 Ep19: Congress: The Dumbest It’s Ever Been (with Joe Perticone)
We’re bringing you an update on the Republicans in Congress. We taped this BEFORE Republicans…
Feb 3, 2024 · 46 Mins
S4 Ep18: Nevada: State of Confusion (with Jon Ralston)
Nevada has a GOP presidential primary AND a caucus. Donald Trump is going to win…
Jan 27, 2024 · 46 Mins
S4 Ep17: No One’s Looking Out for You (with Brian Stelter)
Donald Trump is wrapping up the Republican nomination, despite 91 felony charges against him. One…
Jan 20, 2024 · 39 Mins
S4 Ep16: New Hampshire Weirdos for Nikki? (with Tim Miller)
Nikki Haley is on the ropes after losing Iowa by 30 points, but there’s one…
Jan 13, 2024 · 45 Mins
S4 Ep15: It’s Not That Hard to Win Iowa (with J. Ann Selzer)
Iowa’s living legend of polling, J. Ann Selzer, joins Sarah to listen to Iowa Republicans…
Jan 6, 2024 · 48 Mins
S4 Ep14: January 6: If They Had Just Told the Truth (with Rep. Adam Kinzinger)
To mark the three-year anniversary of the January 6 attack, we’re doing something we’ve never…
Dec 16, 2023 · 48 Mins
S4 Ep13: Nikki’s Narrow Path (with Whit Ayres)
Donald Trump has a huge lead in the Republican primaries…but Nikki Haley has managed to…
Dec 9, 2023 · 62 Mins
S4 Ep12: Unreliable Narrators (with Jonathan V. Last)
The economy isn’t the best…but it could be a lot worse. And our guest thinks…