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‘Keepin’ It 1600’ Presidential Debate Show

The hosts of our political pod broke down everything you need to know after Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s first debate

With the election just 43 days away, all eyes turned to Hofstra University tonight, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appeared for the first 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.

The Keepin’ It 1600 team of Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor, along with special guests Jessica Yellin and Tim Miller, 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 pre-debate coverage, former Obama speechwriter Favreau has written a regular column about the election 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.

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And on the Keepin’ It 1600 podcast, cohosts Favreau and Pfeiffer have spent the summer discussing all the campaign’s twists and turns. To prepare for tonight’s debate, read their discussions about Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention speech and the recent movement in the polls, and read guest Jake Tapper’s explanation of how a moderator can best fact-check a debate.