Judging by the name of their new organization, Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor have decided to own one of Donald Trump‘s favorite press insults. The Keepin’ It 1600 podcasters and former Obama staffers have started a new podcast under their new venture, Crooked Media.
The flagship podcast, currently the main offering in the intentionally slow-growing company, is called Pod Save America and offers a “no-bullshit conversation about politics with Democrats, Republicans, activists, journalists, and comedians,” while concurrently stating outright that the hosts are “not unbiased,” “not always serious” and “not always right.” Dan Pfeiffer will also join the podcast once a week as co-host.
As the founders explained to Daily Beast, Trump is the reason for its existence:
“If Hillary Clinton had won the election, like we all wrongly prognosticated, I think all of us would have been content to keep doing this as a hobby,” Vietor, who served as a spokesperson for Obama, adds. “But that night changed things for a lot of people, us included. I woke up feeling like sitting on the sidelines wasn’t an option anymore. I wanted to be part of whatever is going to happen over the next four years to preserve the things we fought for at the White House.”
As the org expands, it will add additional podcasts, video and good ol’ fashioned “written content.”