NPR’s ‘Political Junkie’ coming to Fairbanks


Political Junkie

Charu Uppal


Tickets are now available for the road show version of “Political Junkie,” which is coming to the University of Alaska Fairbanks on July 11.

The show, which will analyze key races in Alaska and across the country, is based on Ken Rudin’s National Public Radio program, “Political Junkie.” It will include trademark features such as trivia quizzes, ScuttleButton puzzles and the back-and-forth between Rudin and former NPR host Neal Conan.

Rudin is an American radio journalist and former NPR political editor. He co-hosted a weekly podcast called “It’s All Politics.” He also co-hosted the “Political Junkie” segment on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” and wrote a column of the same name for

Award-winning journalist Neal Conan was the final host of “Talk of the Nation.” Conan also served as editor, producer and executive producer of NPR’s flagship evening news magazine, “All Things Considered.”

The show will begin at 7 p.m., July 11, in the Wood Center ballroom. Tickets are $10. For more information or reserve tickets, contact UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning at 907-474-7021 or stop by 216 Eielson Building on the Fairbanks campus.






  • Bruce Bay

    I envy you. Please ask them to start a new podcast/program on par with Talk of The Nation.

  • Susan Gawarecki

    I still haven’t forgiven NPR for cancelling Talk of the Nation. None of its other commentary/issues programming meets the standard that Neal Conan set. There was also great rapport between Ken Rudin and Neal on the weekly Political Junkie segment. I really miss my TOTN podcasts.

  • All I can say is that my Political Junkie website is now in its 32nd week! Take a listen at

  • Mickey

    When will you bring the Political Junkie Roadshow to to Cleveland? Bring that Neal Conan guy with you!


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