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Katie Hill to launch ‘Naked Politics’ podcast

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Former Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.) is launching a new podcast that promises to “expose the naked truth behind what goes on” in Washington.

The California Democrat will host “Naked Politics,” the team behind the podcast announced Friday.

“There are a lot of podcasts out there that talk about politics. What’s going on this week. Who said what or did what. Analyzing the minutiae and gossip of the day to day in Washington. This isn’t that,” Hill said in a statement about the project, which is launching on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

“This podcast is where we can get dirty. It’s where we can expose the naked truth behind what goes on. The backroom deals, the monied interests, the inability to break from the party,” Hill said. “This podcast is here to expose what’s wrong in politics today, undressing the issues, and how we can fix them.”

The 33-year-old former lawmaker resigned last year amid allegations that she had inappropriate sexual relationships with congressional and campaign staffers.

Her resignation came just four days after the House Ethics Committee launched a probe into allegations that the first-term lawmaker had violated House rules by engaging in a sexual relationship with a staffer in her office.

Hill denied the allegations of the relationship with the office staffer, but admitted that she had engaged in a relationship with a campaign staffer before she was elected to Congress. 

In addition, several nude photos were leaked to the conservative news site Red State and the Daily Mail. At the time Hill said she was going through a messy divorce and was the victim of revenge porn by an “abusive husband.” 

The premiere of the podcast on Oct. 20 — which features an interview with former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) — comes after a production studio said it was creating a show based on Hill’s forthcoming memoir, “She Will Rise.” Blumhouse Television announced earlier this month that Elizabeth Moss will play Hill in the streaming TV series.

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