Political Junkie Goes West: Bannon Departs Cody Drabble Monday, August 21, 2017 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Drew Angerer / Getty Images 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. Today Rudin joins Insight to talk about the departure of Steve Bannon, fallout from President Trump's reaction to Charlottesville, and a new strategy in Afghanistan.