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The Focus Group

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

Full episodes of The Focus Group Podcast are available exclusively to members of Bulwark+.

Full episodes of The Focus Group Podcast are available exclusively to members of Bulwark+.

The Focus Group Episodes

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Oct 1, 2022 · 43 Mins
George Washington Wouldn’t Tolerate Furries(with Charlie Sykes)
America’s Dairyland is becoming America’s Election Land. Wisconsin has major races for governor and for…
Sep 24, 2022 · 44 Mins
“Lesser of Two Evils” Drinking Game (with Natalie Allison)
Republicans may be losing one of their best pickup opportunities in the Senate after they…
Sep 17, 2022 · 55 Mins
What Happens in Vegas Won’t Stay in Vegas (with Jon Ralston)
Nevada’s economy was hit especially hard by COVID. Now, the Democratic governor and senator are…
Sep 10, 2022 · 44 Mins
The Head vs the Heart in Big Ten Country (with Tim Alberta)
The Atlantic’s Tim Alberta joins Sarah to discuss whether Ohio is really more Trump+8 than R+8 —…
Sep 10, 2022 · 44 Mins
The Head vs the Heart in Big Ten Country (with Tim Alberta)
The Atlantic’s Tim Alberta joins Sarah to discuss whether Ohio is really more Trump+8 than R+8 —…
Sep 10, 2022 · 44 Mins
The Head vs the Heart in Big Ten Country (with Tim Alberta)
The Atlantic’s Tim Alberta joins Sarah to discuss whether Ohio is really more Trump+8 than…
Sep 3, 2022 · 55 Mins
Make Politics Boring Again, Please
On this week’s episode, we’re sharing a director’s cut of a recent focus group, featuring…
Aug 27, 2022 · 46 Mins
Vibe Check (with Tim Miller)
As primary season winds down, Democrats are gaining ground in what was supposed to be…
Aug 20, 2022 · 60 Mins
The Florida Man Thunderdome (with Marc Caputo)
Florida is the center of Republican politics these days — and it’s getting redder all…
Aug 16, 2022 · 12 Mins
Special Preview: Voters React to the News of the Mar-a-Lago Raid
I just talked about Florida with the best Florida man in the national political press…