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Welcome to AlFranken.com, the destination for cool people in the know.

When we launched the website in April, we featured our book drive for the new Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School. That went crazy nuts! You and people like you (well-educated liberals and open-minded, self-taught free thinkers), bought all 2,500 books the school librarian had requested and donated another $81,000 on top of that so their library can fill its capacity of 20,000 books. Thank you.

Now on to the Al Franken Podcast, which Poddy, the podcast magazine that reviews podcasts with a focus on podcasts about podcasts, calls “the best new podcast not about podcasts.”  This week I speak with Andy Slavitt, former head of Medicare and Medicare, about why Americans now like Obamacare. Hint: the Republicans accidentally took control of the government in 2017, and had to show what they had to replace the ACA after they were going to repeal it. Answer: Nothing. A wide-ranging, dare I say, important discussion on what may very well be the biggest issue for the second election cycle in a row.

One last thing. Frankly, I don’t think Poddy is a very good magazine. There. I’ve said it. It may hurt me, but that’s how I roll.

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