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Lightning Rod with Rod Blagojevich

About The Show

“The Lightning Rod” is an exclusive weekly podcast hosted by former Illinois Governor and self-described “Trumpocrat” Rod Blagojevich. “The Lightning Rod” will feature analysis about politics, government, trending stories and global issues, and will feature conversations with politicians, political experts, policymakers, celebrities and influencers about what’s worked, what hasn’t and who can make it better.

As a Democrat, Blagojevich was a state representative before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives representing parts of Chicago. He was elected the 40th Governor of Illinois in 2002, and won reelection to a second term in 2006, until his impeachment in 2009. Blagojevich, a Chicago native, holds a degree from Northwestern University.”

Recent Podcast Episodes

Gov. Bruce Rauner: “Pritzker and Madigan together will lead to disaster for the people of Illinois.”


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray have on Governor Bruce Rauner, as he explains his speech that he gave pleading for a second term, his thoughts on Rep. Jeanne Ives, and how Pritzker and Madigan together will be a disaster for the people of Illinois.


“What I focus on is serving the people, building on the important accomplishments and progress we made in my first term, and getting more good things done for the people of Illinois in my second term.” – Governor Bruce Rauner


Jeanne Ives: I ran to hold [Rauner] accountable for his policy positions


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by Jeanne Ives, a politician and Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 42nd district, where she speaks about running against Bruce Rauner and where she will put her vote even though she doesn’t endorse that candidate.