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Episode 22

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., talks about health care, the opioid crisis, foreign policy, climate change and more during a wide-ranging interview with The Keene Sentinel's editorial board on Dec. 31, 2019.

Episode 21

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is back on Pod Free or Die in this hour-long interview with The Keene Sentinel, where he talks about "Medicare for all who want it," foreign policy, racism in America, the experience he'd bring to the White House and much more, recorded Jan. 2. 2020.

Episode 20

Sen. Bernie Sanders is back on Pod Free or Die, with a one-hour sit-down interview with The Keene Sentinel's editorial board, recorded Dec. 29. He talks about everything from income inequality and health care to climate change and the national debt.

Episode 19

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is back on the podcast this week, talking about the wealth tax that would pay for many of her proposed programs. Find our previous podcast with Sen. Warren here:

Episode 18

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is back on the podcast in this special episode, which covers the entirety of Yang's interview with The Keene Sentinel's editorial board on Dec. 2.

Episode 17

The Sentinel's city reporter, Sierra Hubbard, joins host Jake Lahut to analyze the Keene mayoral debate on Oct. 30. Hubbard was a panelist at the debate, which was sponsored by The Sentinel. For more on the election, visit

Episode 16

Mayor Pete Buttigieg joined host Jake Lahut to talk about his presidential campaign during a recent stop in Peterborough.

Episode 15

Gov. Chris Sununu talks with host Jake Lahut about the state budget, education funding, housing and more during a stop in Keene.

Episode 14

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts joins host Jake Lahut during her recent campaign stop in Keene.

Episode 13

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is our guest for a quick chat about his foreign policy plans and climate change during the N.H. Democratic Party State Convention on Sept. 7 at SNHU Arena in Manchester.

Episode 12

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is our guest to talk about rural policies and climate change during a stop in Keene as part of her presidential campaign.

Episode 11

Former vice president Joe Biden is our guest to talk about his economic and foreign policy views as well as answer some key questions about his presidential bid.

Episode 10

State Sen. Jeanne Dietsch of Peterborough is our guest this week to talk about her career as an entrepreneur in the tech industry and her work during her first term in the N.H. Senate.

Episode 9

Keene Mayor Kendall Lane is our guest to talk about his work with presidential primary candidates on both sides of the aisle, his change in party affiliation, and his favorite memory from his eight years as mayor.

Episode 8

Our guests are Sentinel reporters Meg McIntyre and Paul Cuno-Booth, who reported this in-depth story on the ConVal education-funding lawsuit: Here, they delve into the longstanding school funding debate in the state, and what the judge’s ruling in the suit means.

Episode 7

Our guest is UNH Professor Dante Scala, an expert on the N.H. presidential primary who has studied Granite State politics for 20 years.

Episode 6

Our guest is state Sen. Ruth Ward, R-Stoddard, whose recent vote on the death penalty repeal in the state was deeply personal. She talks about her upbringing in China and Sweden, and what brought her to the U.S. and into N.H. politics.

Episode 5

Our guest is Sen. Cory Booker, who talks about his plans for "baby bonds," gun control and creating "a more beloved community" as he stumps for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Episode 4

Dr. Dottie Morris, associate vice president for institutional diversity and equity at Keene State College, is our guest as she talks about her work, her background and the presidential primary.

Episode 3

Marilyn Huston, chairwoman of the Cheshire County Republican Committee, is our guest as she talks about her start in politics, growing up Republican, the presidential primary and more.

Episode 2

Donald Trump impersonator Eric Jackman of Peterborough talks about his work and his lifelong interest in politics, beginning as a student at Conant High School in Jaffrey.

Episode 1

The Keene Sentinel's new politics podcast kicks off with an interview with Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang, who recently made a stop in Keene.