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Playbook Deep Dive


Welcome to Playbook Deep Dive, the stories behind the power. From Congress and the White House to bar stools and back rooms, POLITICO Playbook’s Ryan Lizza brings you interviews with the most compelling and important figures who explain what’s really going on in Washington.

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  • Ryan Lizza sucks…

    Can’t believe he hasn’t been replaced…He ruins the interviews.

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    Canadaa month ago
  • Kelly Ann Conway

    Giving a voice to KAC ( who gave us alternative facts, circular logic, lies, and what-aboutism), is a new low! Great job! I couldn’t hit the unsubscribe button fast enough!

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    Balling penguin
    United Statesa month ago
  • Kelly Anne Conway

    Is a puppet for trump- I can listen to Hannity if I want a brainwashed lecture, uncontested by the interviewer.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • “Right?” Remains Wrong

    Please train everyone (staff

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Consistently Excellent

    If you want to understand how policymaking and politics really works Playbook Deep Dive is the podcast. Guests are frequently not the most famous politicos that you see regularly on mainstream media but rather politicians, staffers, civil servants, and consultants that are doing much of the real policymaking work. And Lizza is consistently amazing in his questioning to get down to what the real situation is and how the process is working (or not working); and often learning a small bit of person... more

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    The Mad Moleman
    United States2 months ago

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