Pod Save America (HBO) – Premieres 12th October
An extension of the podcast it comes from, this is an hour long programme that looks into the current political climate in the US. Where along with going over some of the recent news events, has interviews with folks involved in politics, goes over voter rights and the such and has some crowd based interaction.
In each episode the programme is hosted in a different city, and focuses on the issues found specifically in that area. As hosts Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor, Dan Pfeiffer and co host Erin Ryan, break down specific news events pointing out the failings of what is happening within the government. Along with this there are a few filmed segments, mainly showing how to register to vote, interviews with guests onstage.
With this being filmed in front of fans of the podcast, it does feel like the programme is preaching to the converted. And with the small parts of the show that are supposed to inject some humour missing the mark, and while the subject matter is interesting it does end up feeling like a lecture, it’s a bit of a chore to get through.