Newsweek: Meet Trump-Trolling Crooked Media’s Newest Podcast Star, Jason Kander

If the name Jason Kander doesn’t ring a bell, he’s got an easy way for you to put a face to it: “I’m that dude from the ad about background checks where I put a rifle together blindfolded.”

That’s how Kander, who appeared in that viral commercial when he tried to unseat incumbent Missouri Senator Roy Blunt in 2016, introduces himself in the teaser for Majority 54, a new podcast about the postelection national divide he’s hosting for Crooked Media, the powerhouse firm of Trump-trolling former Obama staffers that brought the world Pod Save America.

Kander, an Army veteran and Democratic former Missouri secretary of state, is now traveling the country as a progressive voting rights activist—and as a constant subject of chatter about his political future. (Read: White House?) He chatted with Newsweek about interviewing (mostly) everyday Americans for Majority 54 just ahead of the first episode going live on Friday.

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