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Best Politics podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Politics podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. Text us questions and comments: (323) 405-9944. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays. New series on the VP selection process: That’s The Ticket!—hosted by Dan Pfeiffer and Alyssa ...
 
In politics, you’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That’s where politics becomes policy – the stuff that shapes our lives. Every Tuesday and Friday, Matthew Yglesias is joined by Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, Jane Coaston and other Vox voices to dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare, immigration, housing, and everything else that matters. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.
 
Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
 
Congressional Dish is a twice-monthly podcast that aims to draw attention to where the American people truly have power: Congress. From the perspective of a fed up taxpayer with no allegiance to any political party, Jennifer Briney will fill you in on the must-know information about what our representatives do AFTER the elections and how their actions can and will affect our day to day lives. Hosted by @JenBriney. Links to information sources available at www.congressionaldish.com
 
POLITICO's top reporters dive into the political landscape, the latest numbers that matter, and detail what's really happening behind closed doors. They're people who spend Friday nights poring over poll numbers or the latest Federal Election Commission reports — so if you want to understand how the modern politics game is played, this is the podcast for you. New episodes every Friday, hosted by Scott Bland.
 
The election is over. But the story has just begun. Michael Barbaro, who has covered the last two presidential races for the Times, hosts our twice-weekly conversation about the biggest stories and surprises coming out of the campaign. The show features Times political reporters, Opinion columnists and data analysts. You’ll also hear interviews with key players on the political scene. It’s the access and authority The New York Times does best.
 
Coronavirus! Climate! Brexit! Trump! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting: Talking Politics is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Every week David Runciman and Helen Thompson talk to the most interesting people around about the ideas and events that shape our world: from history to economics, from philosophy to fiction. What does the future hold? Can democracy survive? How crazy will it get? This is the political conversation that matters ...
 
Journalist Mehdi Hasan is known around the world for his televised takedowns of presidents and prime ministers. In this new podcast from The Intercept, Mehdi unpacks a game-changing news event of the week while challenging the conventional wisdom. As a Brit, a Muslim and an immigrant based in Donald Trump's Washington D.C., Mehdi offers a provocative perspective on the ups and downs of American—and global—politics.
 
CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this hourlong weekday afternoon program, which mixes Tapper's interests with headlines from around the country and the world, headlines that span politics, money, sports and popular culture. "The Lead" also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages -- buried leads -- to the forefront.
 
Each week here at Foreign Policy, we interview one person for an intimate, narrative-driven conversation about something timely and important in the world. Our guests are people who have participated directly in events, either as protagonists or eyewitnesses. We get them to tell a story about their experience, not just offer their analysis. That approach is driven by the feeling here at Foreign Policy that to understand our world—to grasp the complexities and nuances of our time—we need to g ...
 
The Hagmann Report provides news and information based on a combination of exclusive investigative work, proprietary sources and contacts and qualified guests open source material. The Hagmann Report will never be encumbered by political correctness or held hostage to an agenda of revisionist history. The Hagmann Report broadcasts live weekdays 7-10pm et.
 
New Season: “With Friends Like These: Converts”. Humans tend not to change their minds, so we’re going to see what we can learn from looking at people that have changed their minds about really big things: religion, politics and also psychic healing, criminal justice and more. We’ll examine historical accounts of converts, the ways we change our brain when we change our mind, and we’ll tell the stories of people who’ve been through it all. New episodes every Friday.
 
An inside-the-beltway show that's truly for beltway outsiders. Each week the HuffPost Politics team offers an entertaining alternative to the Sunday shows you've stopped watching. Along with their outside the beltway guests, join Arthur Delaney and Elise Foley as they analyze the news of the week and explain why it should matter to you.
 
The United States of Anxiety: The United States of Anxiety is a show about the unfinished business of our history and its grip on our future. Many of the political and social arguments we’re having now started in the aftermath of the Civil War, when Americans set out to do something no one had tried before: build the world’s first multiracial democracy. The podcast gives voters the context to understand what’s at stake in this election. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other ...
 
“Can He Do That?” is The Washington Post’s politics podcast, exploring the powers and limitations of the American presidency, and what happens when they're tested. Led by host Allison Michaels, each episode asks a new question about this extraordinary moment in American history and answers with insight into how our government works, how to understand ongoing events, and the implications when branches of government collide.
 
The other side is dangerously wrong. They think you are too. But for democracy to work, we need to hear each other out. Each week New York Times Opinion columnists Frank Bruni, Ross Douthat and Michelle Goldberg explain the arguments from across the political spectrum. Their candid debates help you form your own opinion of the latest news, and learn how the other half thinks. Find the best ways to persuade in the modern search for common ground.
 
Politics. Policy. Polling. Pop Culture. Explore what America's thinking with two of the country's leading pollsters-the bipartisan team of Democrat Margie Omero and Republican Kristen Soltis Anderson. In this weekly podcast we take a fresh, friendly look at the numbers driving the week's biggest stories in news, politics, tech, entertainment and pop culture. Along with the occasional interview with pollsters, journalists, and other industry leaders, we'll lift the hood on the numbers reveali ...
 
In Washington, DC, the story often ends when Congress passes a law. For us, that’s where the story begins. We examine the consequences of what happens when powerful people act — or fail to act. This season, Jillian Weinberger explores the big ideas from the 2020 presidential candidates: how their ideas worked, or didn’t work, in other places or at other times. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
CNN's Political Director David Chalian lives, breathes, and sleeps politics, so who better to help make sense of the ever-shifting political landscape? Join David and his colleagues as they ask tough questions, provide insight and analysis, and help you separate the political signal from the noise. Every weekday.
 
Listen to Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the political news of the week. Posted each Friday by 9 p.m., the Shields and Brooks podcast includes the full audio of every on-air segment. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full shows, individual segments, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
 
2020 isn't going to be fun for anybody, left, right, or center. What many call the Most Important Election of Our Lifetime is going to be exhausting, ugly, angry, and probably at least a little racist. Listen as Robert Evans, Katy Stoll, and Cody Johnston try to keep level heads covering the election while traveling the country, from the Iowa Caucus to gun shows and anti-vaccine conventions, finding out what Real America really wants and thinks during the, “Worst Year Ever.”
 
No one knows Capitol Hill and the corridors of Washington power like National Journal, and now NJ brings you Quorum Call—a weekly podcast on Congress, policy, and politics. Hosted by National Journal's veteran reporting team, new episodes of Quorum Call will be available every Monday.
 
The Ticket: A Presidential Podcast from The Texas Tribune and KUT News. Each Week KUT's Ben Philpott and the Tribune's Jay Root provide a rundown of the week's campaign actions and bring you interviews with people who make a living working on, covering or commenting on the campaigns.
 
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Chris and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss Trump’s false statement that “Kids’ immune systems handle coronavirus well.” Then, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine joins Chris to discuss the first multistate testing plan initiated by seven governors. Chris ends the first hour speaking with a mother who was cuffed along with her six-year-old daughter and teen nieces an…
 
What do Trump supporters talk about when they talk about 2020? This week Ross hosts a special intra-right debate over whether conservatives should support Trump in 2020. He plays “moderate squish” (i.e., NeverTrumper) to Pro-Trump conservatives Dan McCarthy, the editor of Modern Age, and Helen Andrews, a senior editor of The American Conservative. …
 
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- Justin has become obsessed with the YouTube accounts of both candidates. Find out what messages they are pushing and discover which of them is posting HUNDREDS of videos a month. - Cocaine Mitch caves on COVID stimulus, Veepstakes down to two, all DNC speakers will be virtual - Interview with Victoria Jackson (@HistoryRunner) about the tipping po…
 
Tonight on the Last Word: Facebook removes a video of Trump’s false claims about kids and COVID-19. Also, the New York Times reports Deutsche Bank has complied with a subpoena for Trump’s financial records from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. Plus, Democrats raise alarms about foreign election interference. Joe Biden is expected to intervi…
 
Tonight on the Last Word: Facebook removes a video of Trump’s false claims about kids and COVID-19. Also, the New York Times reports Deutsche Bank has complied with a subpoena for Trump’s financial records from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. Plus, Democrats raise alarms about foreign election interference. Joe Biden is expected to intervi…
 
A lot going on in this Hump Day episode. Joe Biden's final descent into madness and obscurity is on display for all to see. MSNBC's latest defector tells a story of bias and bitterness; and Professor Robin McCutcheon returns to talk about the opportunity for educators that has presented itself within the madness of the shutdowns. In the second half…
 
Tonight: While the President goes to war on mail-in voting, Republican operatives go to work—to get Kanye West on the ballot to split Joe Biden votes. Then, as Chicago public schools announce they won't be going back into classrooms, why we are headed for national chaos in the fall. Plus, how government failure played a role in the explosion in Bei…
 
Tonight: While the President goes to war on mail-in voting, Republican operatives go to work—to get Kanye West on the ballot to split Joe Biden votes. Then, as Chicago public schools announce they won't be going back into classrooms, why we are headed for national chaos in the fall. Plus, how government failure played a role in the explosion in Bei…
 
This week David and Helen talk with the historian David Kynaston about his diary of the 2016-17 season in football and in politics, when a lot happened both to the world and to his beloved Aldershot FC. It's a conversation about loyalty, identity and belonging, and about what sorts of change we can tolerate and what we can't. Plus Helen reflects on…
 
This week David and Helen talk with the historian David Kynaston about his diary of the 2016-17 season in football and in politics, when a lot happened both to the world and to his beloved Aldershot FC. It's a conversation about loyalty, identity and belonging, and about what sorts of change we can tolerate and what we can't. Plus Helen reflects on…
 
MSNBC’S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, August 5 and reports on rising coronavirus cases across the country, inching closer toward 5 million while Trump continues to assert the virus will just “go away.” Trump also considering making his party’s acceptance speech at the White House, potentially violating federal law. Author and CNN’s Chie…
 
MSNBC’S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, August 5 and reports on rising coronavirus cases across the country, inching closer toward 5 million while Trump continues to assert the virus will just “go away.” Trump also considering making his party’s acceptance speech at the White House, potentially violating federal law. Author and CNN’s Chie…
 
Tristan Justice is a writer for the Federalist, a right wing publication in the US. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalis…
 
Growing up, Joy Reid loved to watch the news with her mother – and even remembers staying up late to watch coverage of the Iran Hostage Crisis as a middle schooler. Along the course of her career, Joy’s worked in local news, as a press secretary for the 2008 Obama campaign, and written books on American politics. And she recently became the host of…
 
Growing up, Joy Reid loved to watch the news with her mother – and even remembers staying up late to watch coverage of the Iran Hostage Crisis as a middle schooler. Along the course of her career, Joy’s worked in local news, as a press secretary for the 2008 Obama campaign, and written books on American politics. And she recently became the host of…
 
Nicolle Wallace discusses former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testifying in Republican senators' investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. Plus, Trump says he’s considering giving his reelection acceptance speech at the White House, the president again insists that children return to school, and Trump suggests without evidence that…
 
Nicolle Wallace discusses former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testifying in Republican senators' investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. Plus, Trump says he’s considering giving his reelection acceptance speech at the White House, the president again insists that children return to school, and Trump suggests without evidence that…
 
The specter of 2016 still looms in the minds of Democrats everywhere, creating no small amount of fear and uncertainty about what might happen come November. But while caution may prove prudent, there is no denying that there are stark differences between four years ago and today. Hart Research Associates president Geoff Garin outlines key polling …
 
N.I.H. announces two new trials for antibody treatments; Without proof, Trump claims mail-in voting would be a “disaster,” then moments later, endorses Arizona mail-in voting; Families struggle to pay bills without $600 unemployment boost; Several people in Mississippi school district test positive after return to class; 100+ kids quarantined; Nurs…
 
With the fall election less than 90 days away, what happens to immigration reform should the White House and Congress change hands? Tim Kane, an economist and the Hoover Institution’s J.P. Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies, discusses a sensible approach to immigration policy that would balance America’s economic, security and humanitarian concern…
 
Lebanon is reeling after a massive explosion that killed more than a hundred people and left thousands more injured. (You can donate to the Lebanese Red Cross here.) Progressives had some surprising wins in yesterday’s primaries. The new “Mulan” is skipping straight to Disney+ — with one catch. Oh, uh, btw: people used to eat mummies. Sorry. And we…
 
As Congress stagnates on aid and Biden's convention duties go virtual, states are feeling the pain of the coronavirus. More than 150 thousand Americans have died and that number is growing by more than a thousand a day. In Georgia, schools are reopening — many in person. In California, disagreements abound about the best path forward. And, what wil…
 
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reviews his appearance in The HBO documentary The Swamp and discusses if Joe Biden will take President Trump on in three debates, Trump 2020 Senior Legal Advisor Jenna Ellis explains why the Trump campaign is suing Nevada and praising Florida over mail-in ballots, and Reason's Robby So…
 
Donald Trump is dropping hints that if he loses the upcoming he may not concede power to Joe Biden. Is he planning a coup to maintain his Presidency? Plus - Doug Ford makes a naked power grab while the media looks away and why the rush to re-open schools?? Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens_ and Steven Kerzner (@stevenjkerzner) dive into these topics…
 
In the early stages of the pandemic many friendships were energized by the challenge of distance, and the novelty of apps like Houseparty and Zoom, but as pandemic fatigue sets in, does it feel like your friend circle is shrinking or changing shape? Your calls on the friends you've kept, lost, and created. *How are you?*It's become such a loaded qu…
 
In the early stages of the pandemic many friendships were energized by the challenge of distance, and the novelty of apps like Houseparty and Zoom, but as pandemic fatigue sets in, does it feel like your friend circle is shrinking or changing shape? Your calls on the friends you've kept, lost, and created. *How are you?*It's become such a loaded qu…
 
Nathan speaks to Adam F. Naughton (@adamfnaughton), a disabled activist in South Carolina and founder of www.notyourinspiration.org, about the differences between the medical and social models of disability, "inspiration porn", the barriers that keep disabled people marginalized, and more.This episode was previously released on our Patreon bonus fe…
 
As Congress works on another round of COVID-19 relief, many are looking for them to extend unemployment benefits. But there's a spate of other issues that workers should keep an eye on. On today's show, millions of Americans are unemployed and waiting for the federal government to come to an agreement on the next coronavirus relief bill. Rashad Rob…
 
As Congress works on another round of COVID-19 relief, many are looking for them to extend unemployment benefits. But there's a spate of other issues that workers should keep an eye on. On today's show, millions of Americans are unemployed and waiting for the federal government to come to an agreement on the next coronavirus relief bill. Rashad Rob…
 
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