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Nicolle Wallace, MSNBC


Drawing on years of experience as communications chief for President George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign, Nicolle Wallace provides political insight and clarity on where the decision-makers stand on complex issues. Join her for analysis and discussion with the key newsmakers every weekday.

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333 episodes

“We're gonna publish everything”

Nicolle Wallace discusses how the January 6th Select Committee is preparing for their final act as they look to publish their final report on the attack on the Capitol, the sentencing of Matt Gaetz’s former associate for sex trafficking of a minor and other crimes, House Democrats finally getting their hands on Trump’s tax returns and more.  Joined by: Luke Broadwater, Tim Miller, Harry Litman, Mike Schmidt, Fritz Scheller, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Charlie Savage, Michael Cohen, Tom Winter, Katty Kay, Mara Gay and Rick Stengel.

1h 42m
Dec 01
“Some of those doors that were slammed shut… might be budging open”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Justice Department’s big victory after the conviction of the leader of the Oath Keepers for seditious conspiracy, the chilling new bulletin from DHS warning of domestic terrorism threats to LGBTQ, Jewish and migrant communities, a conversation with Chasten Buttigieg in the wake of the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act and more. Joined by: Katie Benner, Barbara McQuade, Pete Strzok, Kara Swisher, Donny Deutsch, Dr. Ashish Jha, Chasten Buttigieg, Jonathan Capehart, Aisha Mills, Matt Dowd, Vaughn Hillyard and Masih Alinejad.

1h 32m
Nov 30
“Leaving no investigative stones unturned”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the January 6th Select Committee’s newest witness as it barrels towards their final report at the end of the year, the United States’ victory in the World Cup, the latest from the Fulton County DA’s investigation and more. Joined by: Carol Leonnig, Jonathan Lemire, Neal Katyal, Bobby Ghosh, Kevin Blackistone, Yamiche Alcindor, Andrew Weissmann, Ryan Reilly, Glenn Kirschner and Joyce Vance.

1h 50m
Nov 29
"A deafening chorus of silence"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the former president's dinner with a white supremacists and what it means for the Republican Party as a whole, an update from the January 6th Select Committee as they look to finish their report, a look at early voting ahead of Georgia's runoff election and more. Joined by: Jake Sherman, Claire McCaskill, David Jolly, Ben Rhodes, Jackie Alemany, Harry Litman, Greg Bluestein, Donna Edwards, Tara Setmayer, Jonathan Swan and Alexander Vindman.    

1h 29m
Nov 28
“A town on edge”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the scourge of gun violence after the most recent mass shooting in the United States, how the U.S. is handling the World Cup in Qatar amid widespread human rights criticism, a conversation with filmmaker Ken Burns about his latest book and more. Joined by: Cal Perry, David Jolly, Barbara McQuade, Kris Brown, Steve Patterson, Dave Zirin, Rick Stengel, Mike Schmidt, Charlie Savage, Matt Dowd, Igor Novikov and Ken Burns.

1h 29m
Nov 24
“Full speed ahead”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the updates from the new special counsel responsible for overseeing two investigations into the former president, the Supreme Court’s rejection of Trump’s bid to block House Democrats from obtaining his taxes, an update on the Fulton County DA’s investigation and more. Joined by: Andrew Weissmann, Mike Schmidt, Jackie Alemany, Rep. Jim Himes, Donna Edwards, Tim Miller, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Joyce Vance, Greg Bluestein, Charlie Sykes, Ryan Reilly and Randi Weingarten.

1h 29m
Nov 23
"A uniquely American phenomenon"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest from the devastating shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, the newest investigation into the former president and more.     Joined by: Tim Miller, Frank Figliuzzi, Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow, Dave Cullen, Michael Cohen, Kim Atkins Stohr, John Heilemann, Claire McCaskill and Marc Elias. 

1h 18m
Nov 21
"A legal bombshell"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the bombshell news that Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a special counsel to investigate the former president and what this means going forward to 2024 and beyond.     Joined by: Katie Benner, Pete Strzok, Mary McCord, Joyce Vance, Rep. Eric Swalwell, David Jolly, Ana Palmer, Matt Dowd, Mike Schmidt, Neal Katyal, David Laufman, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Rebecca Gitlitz and Ben Collins. 

1h 35m
Nov 18
“The end of an era in American politics”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the news of Nancy Pelosi’s decision to step down as the top House Democrat and how the party moves on, the outrage stemming from elementary curriculum changes proposed by Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, the latest in the January 6th Select Committee’s investigation, a look at the Iranian protests and more.  Joined by: Ali Vitali, Annie Karni, Donna Edwards, Alicia Menendez, Heidi Przybyla, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Miles Taylor, Amy McGrath, Katty Kay and Masih Alinejad.

1h 29m
Nov 17
“Is this flirtation with Trump done?"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the slew of potential criminal liabilities and crop of national security risks that the former president’s 2024 presidential run could unveil, the Senate’s initial step of providing federal protections for same-sex marriages, a conversation with January 6th Select Committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger and more.  Joined by: Brandon Van Grack, Pete Strzok, Mary McCord, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Matt Dowd, Tara Setmayer, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Cornell Belcher, Mark McKinnon and Kim Atkins Stohr.

1h 24m
Nov 16
“The fringe becomes more fringe"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the breaking news out of Europe after Russian missiles reportedly strike Poland, the former president’s big announcement, the Republicans leadership crisis and more. Joined by: General Barry McCaffrey, Greg Myre, Jon Karl, Frank Figliuzzi, Alexi McCammond, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Kelly O’Donnell, Alexander Vindman, Denver Riggleman, Luke Broadwater, Cecile Richards, Michele Goodwin, Dr. Kavita Patel and Josh Shapiro.

1h 32m
Nov 15
Introducing: Murder & Magnolias

As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for Murder & Magnolias, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline and Keith Morrison.  The story starts with a picture-perfect couple in the land of Spanish moss and sweet magnolias. But when a hit man targets one of them, a plot driven by betrayal and murderous intent unfolds.  Listen to the first 2 episodes now for free, or subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts. Subscribers get early access to new episodes and can listen to all Dateline podcasts ad-free:

Nov 15
"You have to be uniquely deranged"

Nicolle Wallace discusses Democrats holding control of the U.S. Senate as voters reject extremism. Plus, new documents reveal foreign government spending at Trump’s D.C. hotel, Mike Pence speaks out about January 6th, a Supreme Court ruling in favor of the January 6th Select Committee, a rejection of extremism in Secretary of State elections, the race for Arizona governor is still too close to call, and reporting on how Trump wanted the IRS to investigate his enemies.  Joined by: Ashley Parker, Michael Bender, Charlie Sykes, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Luke Broadwater, Harry Litman, Jocelyn Benson, Nick Corasaniti, Basil Smikle, Tim Miller, Steve Patterson, Michael Schmidt, Miles Taylor, and Rick Wilson

1h 33m
Nov 15
"A now-familiar, and unwelcome, and frankly dangerous practice”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the ex-president’s baseless claims of election fraud in states like Arizona and Nevada after the midterm elections, Elon Musk’s chaotic takeover of Twitter and whether the tech company can turn itself around, a conversation with Michael Cohen on the former president’s very bad week and more.  Joined by: Nick Corasaniti, Vaughn Hillyard, Tim Miller, Alicia Menendez, Kara Swisher, Ben Collins, Tim O’Brien, Rev. Al Sharpton, Michael Cohen, Kris Goldsmith, Igor Novikov and Michael McFaul.

1h 32m
Nov 11
“The Big Lie is a big electoral loser”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the results of the midterm elections and new reporting that suggests Republicans are seeking to blame the former president as the reason why, how the youth turnout affected results, a conversation with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and more. Joined by: David Jolly, David Plouffe, Alexi McCammond, Mallory McMorrow, Josh Gerstein, Asha Rangappa, Ron Klain, Matt Dowd, Cornell Belcher, Mara Gay, Rick Stengel, Representative-elect Jasmine Crockett and Adm. James Stavridis.

1h 33m
Nov 10
“An election season defined… by an unprecedented threat to democracy”

Nicolle Wallace previews the midterm elections before polls close and discusses the consequences of the Big Lie on this election, as well as those to come.  Joined by: Matt Dowd, Jim Messina, John Heilemann, Cecile Richards, Jason Johnson, Rich Hasen, Greg Bluestein, Jacob Soboroff, Yamiche Alcindor, Eddie Glaude, Claire McCaskill, David Jolly, Mary McCord, Rep. Ruben Gallego and Jocelyn Benson.

1h 34m
Nov 08
“Prepare for more contentious vote counting”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the final messages delivered by both Democrats and Republicans – and their impact on voters – in the days ahead of the midterm elections, how the Justice Department will be tackling voter intimidation at the ballot box and more. Joined by: Claire McCaskill, David Jolly, John Harris, Frank Figliuzzi, Jaime Harrison, Glenn Kirschner, Mark Elias, Donna Edwards, Charlie Sykes, Mara Gay, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, Tia Mitchell and Yamiche Alcindor. 

1h 32m
Nov 08
"A surge in one of the oldest forms of hate”

Nicolle Wallace discusses how the rise in anti-Semitism is fueling the rise in political violence, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s first words since the attack on her husband, how voter intimidation is on the rise as we approach the midterm elections and more. Joined by: George Selim, Pete Strzok, Ben Rhodes, Luke Broadwater, Donna Edwards, Tim Miller, Mark Elias, Jen Psaki, Michael Cohen, Andrew Weissmann, Keith Beauchamp and Rev. Al Sharpton.

1h 33m
Nov 04
“You can't love your country only when you win”

Nicolle Wallace discusses President Biden’s speech just steps away from the Capitol tackling the fate of democracy, the potentially major new stakes for the ex-president in the federal criminal investigation into his handling of sensitive classified documents, a conversation with Whoopi Goldberg about her new movie, “Till,” and more. Joined by: Nick Corasaniti, Mary McCord, Rick Stengel, A.B. Stoddard, Mike Schmidt, Glenn Kirschner, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Joy Reid, Alexi McCammond, Whoopi Goldberg and Eddie Glaude.

1h 30m
Nov 03
“Threats that loom over our democracy”

Nicolle Wallace previews President Biden’s speech about democracy in Philadelphia, the GOP’s rhetoric heading into the midterm elections, the latest on the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation and more.  Joined by: Luke Broadwater, Miles Taylor, Frank Figliuzzi, Mallory McMorrow, Jackie Alemany, Harry Litman, Matt Dowd, Cornell Belcher, Yamiche Alcindor, Jena Griswold, Barbara McQuade and David Rothkopf.

1h 33m
Nov 02
"The prevalence of disinformation as a political weapon"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the specter of political violence heading into the midterm elections and the conspiracy theories spreading about the attack on Paul Pelosi, Liz Cheney’s endorsement of yet another Democrat, a conversation with DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone and more. Joined by: Ben Collins, Charlie Sykes, Frank Figliuzzi, Claire McCaskill, Mike Schmidt, Michael Fanone, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Ari Berman and Igor Novikov.

1h 31m
Nov 01
"A flood of whataboutism and deflection"

Jason Johnson, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the latest in the aftermath of the attack on Paul Pelosi, former President Obama on the campaign trail ahead of the midterms and more.     Joined by: Jake Sherman, Tracey Walder, Michael Steele, Tom Winter, Christina Greer and Charles Blow. 

Oct 31
Special Preview: “The Revolution with Steve Kornacki”

Steve Kornacki gives a special preview of his new podcast, “The Revolution with Steve Kornacki.” In this six-part original series, Kornacki steps back from the Big Board to tell the origin story of the 1994 Republican “revolution,” the midterm election when the GOP took the House majority for the first time in four decades. Listen to all six episodes now and follow the series:

Oct 31
“A stark and scary reminder”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the horrific attack on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband at their San Francisco home, the latest ruling from a judge in Arizona over a poll watcher case, the latest on the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation and more.   Joined by: Peter Strzok, Jake Sherman, Claire McCaskill, Jacob Ward, Ben Collins, Vaughn Hillyard, Jon Meacham, Rep. Madeleine Dean, Mary McCord, Luke Broadwater, Neal Katyal and Michael Cohen. 

1h 32m
Oct 28
“So toxic and so unqualified”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest in DOJ’s Mar-a-Lago documents investigation, how gay marriage is miraculously back on the ballot, the attempts by the former president to prevent his former staffers from testifying against him and more. Joined by: Charlie Savage, Andrew Weissmann, David Laufman, Miles Taylor, Tim Miller, Harry Litman, Josh Gerstein, Frank Figliuzzi, Noah Bookbinder, Ron Klain and Cal Perry.

1h 30m
Oct 27
“The most important evidence that has been withheld”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Justice Department’s request to a federal judge to force the two top lawyers from the former president’s administration to provide additional grand jury testimony, how national extremist groups are targeting local elections, a conversation with Bob Woodward about his new audiobook which present raw tape of his 20 interviews with the former president and more.    Joined by: Harry Litman, Carol Leonnig, Mary McCord, Franklin Foer, John Micek, Mini Timmaraju, Fatima Goss Graves, Kim Atkins Stohr, Matt Dowd, Cornell Belcher and Bob Woodward. 

1h 34m
Oct 26
“A rare glimpse into what’s happening behind the scenes”

Nicolle Wallace discusses new reporting from the New York times that gives a rare glimpse inside the DOJ’s investigation into the classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, how officials are taking action to stop the growing wave of illegal voter intimidation at ballot boxes around the country, what will happen to gun safety legislation if Republicans take the midterm elections and more.  Joined by: Mike Schmidt, Andrew Weissmann, Frank Figliuzzi, Claire McCaskill, Eddie Glaude, Joy Reid, Fred Guttenberg, Julia Ainsley, Michael McFaul and John Farrell.

1h 33m
Oct 26
"All of this is just a farce"

Nicolle Wallace discusses jury selection beginning in the Trump Organization tax fraud trial. Plus, a  new study on Trump's Republican allies attacking their Democratic colleagues, the Dominion Voting CEO condemns conspiracy theories, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas temporarily blocks Lindsey Graham's testimony in the GA election probe, how a pro-Trump group misled election officials to gather information on voting machines, and Barack Obama has a message for young voters. Joined by: Tim O'Brien, Barbara McQuade, Jackie Alemany, Rep. Jim Himes, David Jolly, Jason Johnson, John Heilemann, Peter Strzok, Jeremy Peters, Jason Szep, Tim Miller, and Donna Edwards

1h 32m
Oct 24
Steve Kornacki previews his new podcast

Steve Kornacki gives a special preview of his new podcast, “The Revolution with Steve Kornacki.” In this six-part original series, Kornacki steps back from the Big Board to tell the origin story of the 1994 Republican “revolution,” the midterm election when the GOP took the House majority for the first time in four decades. Follow the series now:

Oct 24
"They wanted to paint him as a coward"

Nicolle Wallace discusses bombshell reporting from the Washington Post that classified documents recovered by the FBI from the former president’s Mar-a-Lago home included highly sensitive intelligence regarding Iran and China, the reaction from January 6th Select Committee member Rep. Zoe Lofgren to the subpoena of the former president, the latest on the sentencing of Steve Bannon and more. Joined by: Ben Rhodes, Harry Litman, Jackie Alemany, Jim Walden, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Michael Cohen, Neal Katyal, Ron Klain, Basil Smikle and Kurt Bardella.

1h 32m
Oct 21