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After hitting #4 on the political podcast charts and publishing 245 powerful episodes, Independent Americans is now established as one of the most influential podcasts in America. Your trusted, independent source for news, politics, culture and inspiration, it’s a smart, fun and no-bullshit perspective like nowhere else in the media.

Conversations with music, political, business and media leaders from Chuck D to Chuck Hagel to Sarah Jessica Parker to Meghan McCain to Stephen Colbert to Pete Buttigieg to Jeffrey Wright to Medal of Honor Recipient Flo Groberg. It’s political, social and industry diversity like no other show anywhere.

Your host is Paul Rieckhoff. He’s a fighter, a patriot, and an independent political and media force to be reckoned with. After serving as a soldier in Iraq, Rieckhoff emerged as one of the most dynamic political and social leaders in America.

In every episode, he breaks down the most important issues facing our country. And he interviews the most influential and compelling people in America.


Over 245 shows, bookings have been off-the-charts. Independent Americans has featured huge names from across politics, entertainment, media, business and the military. It’s a depth and diversity of guests that is virtually unmatched. And they have opened up in ways they haven’t on any other show. Stephen Colbert, Pete Buttigieg, Admiral Mike Mullen, Sarah Jessica Parker, Governor Wes Moore, Ken Burns, Rachel Maddow, Meghan McCain, Chuck D, Andrew Yang, Chuck Hagel, Admiral James Stavridis, Samantha Bee, Jon Bernthal, Christine Todd Whitman, Chef Tom Colicchio, Zainab Salbi, Bradley Whitford, Tulsi Gabbard, Norman Lear, Ambassador Susan Rice, Mick Foley, Jason Alexander, Henry Rollins, Peter Berg, Rosie Perez, Mayor Yemi Mobolade and many more.