Pod Save America
|Name(s):||Pod Save America, Crooked Media RPF|
|Scope/Focus:||RPF about the hosts of the podcast|
|See also:||Pundit RPF|
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Pod Save America is a progressive political podcast distributed by Crooked Media and co-hosted by Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, Jon Lovett, and Daniel Pfeiffer. It was started in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, though the co-hosts had previously done similar podcasts. Other hosts of Crooked Media podcasts, employees, and the significant others of hosts are the focus of the fandom, as well as crossover with Political RPF and some Pundit RPF.
The podcast started in January, and by March fans were writing fanfic about the co-hosts. The convention within the fandom is to post fic under lock. Crooked Media RPF fanworks have been on AO3 since April 2017, and as of 2019 all 600+ works are archive-locked. Fan accounts on platforms such as Tumblr and Twitter are also private or locked. The community is tight-knit and extremely dedicated to staying private and not crossing the Fourth Wall – there have been a few minor scares. Most significantly, a host of Crooked Media podcast Keep It said on that podcast that a friend had told him of slash fanfic between Vietor and a politician.
The most popular ship appears to be Jon Lovett/Tommy Vietor. There is also a large amount of poly shipping. Most shipping involves the three co-hosts Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, and Jon Lovett.
The fandom generally refers to Jon Favreau as "Favs" to avoid confusion with Jon Lovett. In the fandom, "Campaign Era" refers to the time before the Obama presidency, "White House Era" is the period when the hosts were working in the Obama administration, and "LA Era" is the period after the hosts left Washington DC but before Pod Save America began.