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Best News Politics podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best News Politics podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion. New episodes every Saturday.
 
The only non-pedophile podcast focused on uncovering the truth of the Epstein conspiracy. Join unlicensed private investigators Liz Franczak, Brace Belden, & @yung-chomsky in their journey digging through the Ep-Files. Perverts: Your Pizza Order (Small Cheese) has been cancelled
 
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.
 
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.
 
Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/ ...
 
A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.
 
Rachel Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and dynamic, connecting the dots to make sense of complex issues. Join her every weeknight as she provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders.
 
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.
 
The people behind The Intercept’s fearless reporting and incisive commentary—Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, Betsy Reed and others—discuss the crucial issues of our time: national security, civil liberties, foreign policy, and criminal justice. Plus interviews with artists, thinkers, and newsmakers who challenge our preconceptions about the world we live in.
 
“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.
 
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.
 
The Lawfare Podcast features discussions with experts, policymakers, and opinion leaders at the nexus of national security, law, and policy. On issues from foreign policy, homeland security, intelligence, and cybersecurity to governance and law, we have doubled down on seriousness at a time when others are running away from it. Visit us at www.lawfareblog.com.
 
The Young Turks is Home of The Progressives. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian and a host of progressive voices deliver the news and provocative commentary. Whether you are seeking a breakdown of current events, politics and the mainstream media or just a quick laugh, the Daily TYT Audio Podcast will always keep you informed and entertained. Catch the live show Monday through Friday, on tyt.com.
 
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.
 
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Since the coronavirus became a public-health emergency in the United States, coverage of the 2020 Presidential election has been scarce. With little media attention and public events an impossibility, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have taken their campaigns online. Meanwhile, state election officials across the country are struggling to find the bes…
 
One of Scotland's finest political columnists analyses the political implications Alex Salmond's trial and verdict. What are the ramifications for Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP and the cause of Scottish independence? One of Salmond's allies, Kenny Macaskill has promised a "reckoning" but who for and when? Euan takes us inside the rival cam…
 
At least ten million Americans filed for unemployment in the last two weeks of March, and that’s not the end of it. Has the federal government done enough to support Americans financially through this crisis? Is there a missed opportunity for reform and bigger, longer term ideas in the response? And what will the government have to do more of as th…
 
My new book LOSERTHINK, available now on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/rqmjc2a Content: The coronavirus task force Supply status and mental expectations Our outcome will be our expectations If you would like my channel to have a wider audience and higher production quality, please donate via my startup (Whenhub.com) at this link: I use donations to pa…
 
Tonight: Some Republican governors continue to act like coronavirus is not going to hit them hard. They’re wrong. Then, Sen. Chuck Schumer sent President Trump a letter asking him to invoke the Defense Production Act. The senator tells Chris Hayes about the written response he received from Trump on Thursday. Also, Chris Hayes remembers some of the…
 
Dr. Josh Umbehr, of Atlas MD, has been a leading and vocal voice in the fight for Direct Primary Care. His practice gives the control back to the patient, why shouldn’t we all have more control over our health and well being? Dr. Josh talks about his ability to take on more patients via teleconferencing during this crisis, and help people who may h…
 
More than six million people filed for unemployment last week, on top of the 3.3 million claims the week prior. Analysts project the share of Americans out of work could go as high as 15 percent this year. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, and reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.…
 
Donald Trump says he’ll have done a “great job” if the coronavirus death toll is between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans, some reporters praise his somber delivery of this news, and Nancy Pelosi begins to float ideas for a fourth economic relief bill as weekly jobless claims surpass six million. Then Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler talks …
 
The outgoing Labour leader joins Christopher Hope for his first and last interview with the Telegraph during his time in the post, before the new head of the party is revealed this weekend. He tells us why a national government isn't the way to get the UK through this crisis, whether taxes will have to increase to pay for the bailout and if he'll r…
 
Emily, John and David discuss the security of U.S. elections, are joined by guest economics professor Jason Furman to help estimate by when we can anticipate a financial recovery, and the hosts talk with novelist Geraldine Brooks to learn more about living through a plague. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access…
 
On this episode of the Lawfare Podcast's Arbiters of Truth series on disinformation, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Nate Persily, the James B. McClatchy Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. Persily is also a member of the Kofi Annan Commission on Democracy and Elections in the Digital Age, which recently released a report on electio…
 
China lied, people died, the media helped. Plus some classic stuff to watch during quarantine. Check out The Cold War: What We Saw, a new podcast written and presented by Bill Whittle at https://www.dailywire.com/coldwar. In Part 1 we peel back the layers of mystery cloaking the Terror state run by the Kremlin, and watch as America takes its first …
 
In this episode, I address the explosive unemployment numbers and, despite liberals gloom and doom, some potential good news about the recovery from the virus. I also address the troubling report about government spying that was even worse than originally reported. News Picks: Jobless claims soar. Did the Wuhan Virus originate in a Chinese lab? US …
 
My new book LOSERTHINK, available now on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/rqmjc2a Content: WARNING! Angry Scott Are the task force members taking Hydroxychloroquine? My grade on the task forces communication China’s body parts on demand program Expelling kids of China’s elite from American colleges Balaji Srinivasan vs. Adam Townsend Coronavirus impact o…
 
The Coronavirus now the third leading cause of death in America, 3 in 10 workers already losing wages due to the disease, 15-percent of the NYPD call-out sick in the country’s biggest city, Putin sends medical equipment to the USA, Democrats debate their national convention in Milwaukee. Plus, Bill's Message of the Day, could New York Governor Andr…
 
Rents are due, but no one is working. And that’s just one of the practical challenges that comes with shutting down the global economy. Fortunately, socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has the solution—if you can figure out what she’s saying. Then speaking of not speaking well, Joe Biden proposes postponing the Democratic National Conv…
 
Democracy Now! 2020-04-02 Thursday Headlines for April 02, 2020 As U.S. Reels from COVID-19, Trump Backs Gilead's Exclusive Patent on Treatment & Suspends EPA Rules "Social Distancing Is a Privilege": Pandemic Highlights India's Class Divide as 1.3 Billion Lock Down "There Aren't Enough Tests": As Pandemic Intensifies, Global South Prepares for the…
 
Deaths from Covid-19 continued to mount this week as the U.S. surpassed 200,000 confirmed cases, more than any other country in the world. Experts increasingly point to President Trump’s willful negligence as a primary cause of the pandemic’s intensity, but MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner takes things a step further, arguing controversially tha…
 
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a neurosurgeon, professor, and the Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN. He joins David to share his insights into the present crisis, his assessment of the government’s response to COVID-19, and what steps we can take to mitigate the long-term effects of the pandemic. Dr. Gupta and David also discuss his remarkable personal stor…
 
On this week's episode of Stay Tuned, "Humor in the Time of Corona," Preet answers listener questions about: The impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Census (and how to fill it out online!) Whether Trump’s suggestion that he would not provide emergency assistance to “unappreciative” governors could be criminal conduct If cable news networks should stop b…
 
My new book LOSERTHINK, available now on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/rqmjc2a Content: Viewer questions If you would like my channel to have a wider audience and higher production quality, please donate via my startup (Whenhub.com) at this link: I use donations to pay for the daily conversions of the original Periscope videos into Youtube and podcast…
 
Tonight: The U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt is evacuating thousands of crew members after the captain wrote to his superiors, pleading with them to protect his sailors as coronavirus infected at least 93 on board. Plus, while the Trump administration claims to be focused on the crisis at hand, they have also been using the last month to pursue all kinds…
 
Friend of the show and America's #1 annual comedian Tim Heidecker stops by to talk Trump's various COVID-related bungles, and examine the life of Mike Lindell - The MyPillow Guy.Check out Tim's new show Beef House on adult swim: https://www.adultswim.com/videos/beef-house/army-buddy-bradAnd Tim's podcast Office Hours: https://starburns.audio/podcas…
 
Mike Davis talks about who gets forgotten in a pandemic—and about the political, and economic, obstacles to making faster progress on effective anti-viral medication and a vaccine. Mike is the author of many books, including City of Quartz and The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu. Also: Rebecca Solnit talks about how she became a…
 
President Trump says the worst is yet to come in the Coronavirus pandemic and the next two weeks are going to be especially rough; What are you doing to keep your spirits up during the pandemic? Are you looking toward God, or turning away from God? Foods to eat during pandemic; People no longer know what they stand for.…
 
As the White House warns the American public to expect 100 thousand or more deaths from the coronavirus outbreak, the administration is deferring to states to determine the best response. Many of those governors are looking to the federal government for more support. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political correspondent Sco…
 
Christiane Amanpour talks with William Burns, the former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, about how the global Coronavirus crisis could create a chance for restoring democratic leadership. With millions around the world confined to their home some relationships are under strain. Sociologist Eric Klinenberg and Dr. Orna Guralnik, psychoanalyst and ho…
 
Joining Benjamin Wittes in the virtual jungle studio is Daniel Drezner, professor at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and the author of two political science books: one on zombie apocalypses and international relations theory, and a new book on the president as a toddler. These books are serious pieces of political science, are very funny, …
 
Hope and fear as we near the peak. Plus the mailbag - all (or at least most of) your problems solved. Check out The Cold War: What We Saw, a new podcast written and presented by Bill Whittle at https://www.dailywire.com/coldwar. In Part 1 we peel back the layers of mystery cloaking the Terror state run by the Kremlin, and watch as America takes its…
 
With more nations around the world going under lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 President Trump says they would be doing well to keep U.S. deaths under 100,000. Beth Cameron, the Vice President for the Global Biological Policy Nuclear Threat Initiative, joins Christiane Amanpour to give her take on this global crisis and how we are and ar…
 
There have been books and songs and plays written about Anna Mae Aquash. But she was no folk hero — she was flesh and blood. A young Mi'kmaq woman who took up arms against the United States government, Anna Mae was a revolutionary. But when she was found murdered in the South Dakotan countryside, it tore her movement apart. It took thirty years to …
 
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