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‘Keepin’ It 1600’ on the Second Presidential Debate

Our political podcasting crew broke down everything you need to know following the Hillary Clinton–Donald Trump showdown

With Election Day now less than a month away, all eyes were on Washington University in St. Louis tonight, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appeared for the second of three presidential debates. Interested in the effectiveness of their debate strategies and a breakdown of the candidates’ performances? The Ringer’s got you covered.

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The Keepin’ It 1600 team of Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor, along with special guest Olivia Nuzzi, provided live commentary via a pre- and post-show. Catch up on their analysis at, and be sure to listen to the Keepin’ It 1600 crew twice a week for the rest of the election season.

For more election coverage, former Obama speechwriter Favreau has written a regular political column throughout the summer. Catch up with his thoughts on topics ranging from how to prepare for a “winning” debate performance to the Trump comeback narrative to the role of millennial voters this November.

And on the Keepin’ It 1600 podcast, cohosts Favreau and Pfeiffer have spent the season discussing all the campaign’s twists and turns. To prepare for tonight’s debate, read their discussions about the vice presidential debate and Clinton’s presumptive late-game strategy, and read guest Jake Tapper’s explanation of how a moderator can best fact-check a debate.