The Political Junkie: Mueller As Special Counsel Cody Drabble Monday, May 22, 2017 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in an effort to put it all in perspective. He'll discuss the selection of Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation.