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Disgraced Former Sen. Al Franken Launches New Podcast

Franken touted a guest lineup that included Jeffrey Toobin, María Kumar, David Frum, Michael Lewis and more.

By NTK Staff | 05.08.2019 @1:30pm
Disgraced Former Sen. Al Franken Launches New Podcast

Former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) who was forced to resign from the United States in disgrace after several women came forward and accused Franken of sexually assaulting them, has jumped on the podcasting craze.

“The Al Franken Podcast launches today with [a] 6 min. demo,” Franken tweeted on Tuesday.

Franken touted a guest lineup that included CNN’s chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, the CEO Voto Latino María Kumar, The Atlantic‘s David Frum, author Michael Lewis, and someone who Franken said was like former First Lady Michelle Obama, but not her.

“Hi, this is Al Franken. I have a new podcast and it’s great, but don’t take my word for it. Alexa, what’s your favorite podcast?” Franken said.

“The Al Podcast. It’s informative and very funny,” Amazon’s Alexa responded.

The rest of the six-minute demo featured a discussion between Franken and Kumar about voter suppression in Texas.

Franken who was a “Saturday Night Live” cast member before becoming a senator was slated to attempt a 2020 presidential run before scandal brought him down. Perhaps Franken sees this podcast as a way to rehab his tarnished image?

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