If you don’t know about Crooked Media, you should. Three former Obama staffers founded it in 2017: Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor.
Favreau served as Barack Obama’s head speechwriter for eight years, a role that was “far more senior and influential than [his co-founder] Lovett’s” according to Favreau’s bio on Crooked’s website. (For his part, Lovett was also an Obama speechwriter; Vietor was a National Security Spokesman.)
In just a few short years, they’ve created a podcast empire. According to the Hollywood Reporter:
The private company, which is profitable and has never taken funding from outside investors, has expanded its podcast slate to 21 titles, including daily news digest What a Day; launched a newsletter; created a robust merchandise business . . . and established a social activism division that raised more than $46 million for progressive candidates and voter protection efforts during the 2020 election.
In addition to some non-podcast collaboration, you’ll soon hear about DEMZ on Crooked’s top shows, like Pod Save America, Lovett or Leave It, Pod Save The World, Hysteria, and Takeline with Jason Concepcion.
In fact, DEMZ was on its first podcast today (Keep It)! And the eminently honorable Jon Favreau has already said the word DEMZ out loud in a video!!! Check it out here:
As you probably know, Goods Unite Us helped to launch DEMZ – the index fund designed for Democrats – less than a year ago and serves as its political data provider.
We hope Crooked’s listeners will consider DEMZ. And we also hope they’ll download our FREE, totally cool, exceptionally radical iPhone and/or iOS app.
The Goods team is thrilled with this new sponsorship, particularly because it will make even more people think about how their spending and investments impact politics.