Pod Tours America

First Fleet Concerts Presents:

Pod Tours America

Sun, June 9, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Hoyt Sherman Place

Des Moines, IA

$39.50 - $79.50

This event is all ages

Pod Save America
Pod Save America
Despite several members of the Morning Joe panel calling for his firing, Dan Pfeiffer
served President Obama for eight years as his Communications Director on both the
2008 Campaign and in the White House and finally as Senior Advisor to the President.
He is a CNN Political Contributor and the author of Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the
Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump. Dan was born in Delaware and has been banned
from traveling to Russia by Donald Trump's friend Vladimir Putin.
Tommy Vietor is a cofounder of Crooked Media, cohost of Pod Save America, and the
host of the foreign-policy focused Pod Save the World. In a past life, he worked for
President Obama for nine years, including a stint as White House National Security
Spokesman. Originally from outside Boston, Vietor now lives in Los Angeles with his
wife Hanna and their dog Lucca. He tweets too much.
Jon Favreau served as Barack Obama’s head speechwriter from 2005-2013, a role that
was far more senior and influential than Jon Lovett’s. Since leaving the White House,
Favreau has written and spoken about politics and speechwriting to audiences
throughout the world. In 2017, he co-founded Crooked Media, where he’s a co-host of
Pod Save America and host of The Wilderness. Jon grew up outside of Boston,
graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, and now lives in Los Angeles with his
wife Emily and their dog Leo.
Jon Lovett is a former presidential speechwriter, as well as a TV writer, podcast host,
and straight shooter WIDELY respected on both sides. In 2017, he founded Crooked
Media with Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor, to build a progressive media network with
shows, analysis, and sweet, sweet content that informs, entertains, and inspires action.
There, he co-hosts “Pod Save America” and hosts “Lovett or Leave It,” two of the most
popular political podcasts in the country. Before Crooked, he served as a presidential
speechwriter in the Obama White House, co-created a comedy on NBC called “1600
Penn” (which was cancelled after one perfect season), and wrote speeches for Hillary
Clinton. Jon was also once named “Washington’s funniest celebrity” before he left the
nation’s capital forever.
Venue Information:
Hoyt Sherman Place
1501 Woodland Street
Des Moines, IA, 50309
http://www.hoytsherman.org/