Best Politics podcasts we could find (Updated July 2017)
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FiveThirtyEight Politics
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Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.
 
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Politics Politics Politics
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Justin Robert Young announces his intention to dissect the run for the White House. Just think, while you been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty dirty cheats of the world you could have been getting down to this sick beat.
 
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TALKING POLITICS
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Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that will try to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to his regular panel along with novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers - and even a few politicians - and ask them what they think is going on... Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? As it unfolds, TALKING PO ...
 
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NPR Politics Podcast
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The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.
 
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FT Politics
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Discussion and analysis of U.K. and U.S. politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Sebastian Payne presents weekly episodes on Westminster matters. Demetri Sevastopulo and Courtney Weaver host the Washington instalments.
 
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Pienaar's Politics
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John Pienaar shares his keen political observations, with news and interviews from key political figures in Westminster
 
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Slate's Political Gabfest
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Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by iTunes listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Slate's Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks. Part of the Panoply Network.
 
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Powerhouse Politics
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Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. Hosted by ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein.
 
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The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly
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The Guardian's political editors Anushka Asthana and Heather Stewart are joined every week by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the biggest stories in politics.
 
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Politics : NPR
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NPR's expanded coverage of U.S. and world politics, the latest news from Congress and the White House, and elections.
 
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KPFA - Letters and Politics
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Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
 
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The Political Party
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Podcast by The Political Party
 
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Slate Politics – Spoken Edition
 
Your daily politics update, brought to you by Slate. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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New Books in Political Science
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Interviews with Political Scientists about their New Books
 
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NPR Politics Podcast
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The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.
 
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Political Wire Conversations
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Engaging interviews and discussions of elections and the political issues of the day
 
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Irish Times Inside Politics
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The best analysis of the Irish political scene featuring Irish Times reporters and columnists, outside experts and political guests. Also on this channel: Inside Story, an occasional series examining major news stories and how we cover them.
 
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My History Can Beat Up Your Politics
 
Today's political debates, particularly on cable news, talk radio and blog comments can be limiting. In this podcast, Bruce Carlson applies as much history as possible to the politics of today.
 
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Politics Done Right
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This is the progressive program that will take the mystery out of politics. This is the program that will encourage you to make sure government becomes we the people. Whether you are Liberal, Conservative or otherwise you get to air your point of view.
 
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The New Yorker: Politics and More
 
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
 
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Pantsuit Politics Podcast
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A podcast where a woman from the right and a woman from the left accessorize the news with a fresh perspective. Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers bring a nuanced perspective to discussions about politics and current events.
 
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HuffPost Politics – Spoken Edition
 
Follow American politics, keep up with the hottest political debates, and share your thoughts and opinions on the political news that matters to you. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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WooCast's Politics & Polls
Weekly
 
WooCast is a podcast series produced by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
 
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Reuters Politics – Spoken Edition
 
Reuters is your politics news source for up to the minute, impartial political news coverage on the leaders, policies and agendas that shape our world. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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Political Junkie with Ken Rudin - MPR News
 
A weekly conversation on politics with Ken Rudin, from MPR News
 
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Power and Politics
Daily
 
Get daily access to the movers and shakers when we interview the country's most influential figures, from politicians to writers to leaders from all parts of the country.
 
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Masters in Politics
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Under the leadership of Bloomberg Washington Bureau Chief Megan Murphy, veteran political TV news producers Betsy Fischer Martin and Tammy Haddad explore the tradecraft of politics with candidates, strategists and fellow journalists, including regular reporting and analysis from Bloomberg contributors.
 
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What Am Politics?
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When it comes to understanding political issues, Richie is a self confessed toddler. That’s why he’s enlisted the help of Steve, his politically savvy drinking buddy, to help him understand how government effects our everyday lives and our interactions with each other. Join them, as they break down big political issues into comedic bite size bits and try to figure out, what am politics?
 
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Politics and Reality Radio
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Joshua Holland talks politics with academics, newsmakers and progressive journalists.
 
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Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu
 
How do we survive in the age of Trump? Kamau and Hari are here for you. In season 2 of Politically Re-Active, comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu navigate the dumpster fire that is the US political landscape. The hosts answer questions and separate fact from fake news with help from today’s most fascinating artists, activists, writers, journalists and political thinkers. Join Kamau and Hari as they discuss how to move forward, how to be an active part of the resis ...
 
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Ken Rudin's Political Junkie
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Your weekly fix of Politics, Buttons, and Bad Jokes
 
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Partly Political Broadcast
Weekly
 
Partly Political Broadcast is a weekly comedy podcast dissecting the previous week's political news. Every show has in-depth looks at issues, interviews with people who know things and top level satirical commentary from comedian Tiernan Douieb who really doesn't understand politics all that much. ‘Very funny but fiercely political’ – Time Out www.tiernandouieb.co.uk
 
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Dumb, Gay Politics
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Join Julie Goldman (the gay) and Brandy Howard (the dumbass) as they dissect this week's political news. The podcast with lots of feelings, but no actual facts. New episodes every Tuesday!
 
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TEDTalks News and Politics
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Seeing the world beyond news headlines: politicians, journalists and researchers share their insights onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
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Australian politics live podcast
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Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia's political team examine what’s happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you.
 
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Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg Unfiltered | Hunting | Conservation | Politics | Tactics
 
Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg Unfiltered is a podcast covering hunting politics, public lands, and conservation topics; even a few things you didn’t need to know. The best hunters you’ve never heard of join Randy to answer questions from the Hunt Talk web forum, share ideas, reveal tactics, and give perspectives unique to public land hunting.
 
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The Bill Show: Politics This Week/ thebillshow.net
 
The Bill Show surveys both political stories and political satire from the US election scene. Commentary from a progressive point of view with a unique ex-pat prespective.
 
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SarahTalk - Critical - Political - LGBT Positive
 
LGBT-Positive Talk Radio
 
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Sky News - All Out Politics
Weekly
 
The Sky News political team provides in-depth context and analysis around the big issues in politics in the UK and beyond.
 
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Examining Politics
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A daily look at the latest twist and turns in politics from the newsroom of the Washington Examiner.
 
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Political Trade Secrets: Winning Campaigns | Elections | Politics
 
On Political Trade Secrets we take an inside look at campaigns and politics. We pull back the curtain, look under the hood and investigate how good candidates run for office and win elections. Each week on our free podcast we’ll offer some of the best insight into politics, campaigns and elections – with big name guests and key insider information into the world of running for office and political campaigns.
 
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SAGE Political Science & International Relations
 
Welcome to the official free Podcast from SAGE for Political Science & International Relations. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.
 
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Birkbeck Politics
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The Birkbeck Department of Politics and its research centre, the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life, hosts a range of talks, lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year. Our events feature leading academics, public figures and commentators from a range of fields. Listen to them here.
 
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Political News and Views!
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Political News and Views! The Choice is yours! 'LIVE' Show that takes a close look at political news stories happening across America and the World. Shared with a view of one man's liberal perspective. Tune in for a exciting and informative show!
 
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Bunker Politics
Weekly
 
Bunker Politics is a weekly chronicling of liberal fear in this new, exciting, utterly terrifying political era in which we are forced to live. Every episode, hosts Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott discuss the newest events which cause them to fear for the continued existence of the planet, whether it’s massive corruption, irreparable climate change, or your normal everyday trampling of human rights. Join Ivan and Red in the bunker as they strive to stay informed and keep some kind of sense of h ...
 
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The Politics Guys
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If you're tired of liberals and conservatives screaming at each other and you're looking for reasoned, civil political debate and analysis, The Politics Guys is here to help. Every week, a liberal political scientist and a conservative attorney discuss the latest political news, going beyond the stale, partisan talking points so often parroted by party hacks. The show also features regular interviews with guests from the political arena who weigh in with their unique perspectives on current ...
 
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American Frank Political Podcast
 
Progressive, patriotic and populist, American Frank pushes sensible values and policy while analyzing the latest political and culture news. Host Vas Jacobs has a decade long work history in politics, organizing and advocacy. Enjoy daily episodes of approximately 30 minutes and contact Vas at vas@americanfrank.com[Music by http://audionautix.com/Music by Chris Zabriskie "Prelude No. 14"Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 " Blown Away" "Broken Reality ...
 
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Uncut Politics
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Daily Political News from a frustrated American!!!
 
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TALKING POLITICS
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Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that will try to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to his regular panel along with novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers - and even a few politicians - and ask them what they think is going on... Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? As it unfolds, TALKING PO ...
 
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The Kojo Nnamdi Show: The Politics Hour
 
Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
 
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President Trump has appointed a financial showman who rivals his own outsize knack for self-promotion. https://t.co/1DJntbQ7lX https://t.co/AaJZue0 Read more >> https://twitter.com/nytpolitics/status/888750505383645184
 
Trump's unhinged tweetstorm this morning makes clear a) he's (rightly) scared; b) he thinks political whataboutism will save him. It won't. Read more >> https://twitter.com/brianklaas/status/888731398886100992
 
Trump Says He Has ‘Complete Power’ to Pardon https://t.co/pJPOYSVfH7 Read more >> https://twitter.com/nytpolitics/status/888743955738877953
 
The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. had once represented Russia’s top intelligence agency in court. https://t.co/d6pqbxdl5D Read more >> https://twitter.com/nytpolitics/status/888735401753669632
 
President Trump's choice to lead FEMA, the federal disaster relief agency, has been praised for his experience. https://t.co/qYj2YMq7sX https://t.c .. Read more >> https://twitter.com/nytpolitics/status/888720287210102784
 
CNN's Chris Cillizza: What Anthony Scaramucci tells us about Donald Trump's White House https://t.co/pIx0etxDuW https://t.co/4TJ15tkVi8 Read more >> https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/888716514932793344
 
Can Trump pardon himself? Here's a primer on his clemency powers amid the Russia investigation https://t.co/KM88OLMwBY via @charlie_savage https:// .. Read more >> https://twitter.com/nytpolitics/status/888715308785168384
 
One Family, Many Revolutions: From Black Panthers, to Silicon Valley, to Trump https://t.co/whPP98VOq5 Read more >> https://twitter.com/nytpolitics/status/888696463315828736
 
Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows https://t.co/BoCOwONHXS Read more >> https://twitter.com/nytpolitics/status/888652355889246208
 
World history according to Trump via CNN's Gregory Krieg https://t.co/KrQlxiGAJL https://t.co/Aoz4nsXfJe Read more >> https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/888641020380033025
 
Gallup: President Trump sets a new low for second-quarter approval rating https://t.co/lDLg8pe4n6 https://t.co/1sq6YWcfRS Read more >> https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/888633974888779778
 
Trump’s Virginia Golf Outings Leave Paddlers High, Dry and Angry https://t.co/i5rKDhcl0R Read more >> https://twitter.com/nytpolitics/status/888624909085224960
 
Can President Trump pardon himself? | Analysis by CNN's Chris Cillizza https://t.co/EV3X2F8TUr https://t.co/UVNJdCULjB Read more >> https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/888618374229635072
 
President Trump plans to nominate a non-scientist to head science at the USDA https://t.co/0hHVUJs5fB https://t.co/4ur0Rd890i Read more >> https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/888611576315609088
 
Trump Fills Top Job at Government Ethics Office With a Temporary Appointment https://t.co/xEQ1a20MbA Read more >> https://twitter.com/nytpolitics/status/888608304968159232
 
The styles on Trump's new communications team of Anthony Scaramucci and Sarah Sanders are a study in contrast. https://t.co/2XDfDCrWoS https://t.co .. Read more >> https://twitter.com/nytpolitics/status/888607057053724672
 
Sean Spicer says President Donald Trump did not want him to resign https://t.co/gHG8j5bmxJ https://t.co/JOwUREd88S Read more >> https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/888605280241688576
 
Tonight: Russians are familiar with strong-arm politics, but Stephen wants them to see what it's like to get a handshake from Trump. #LSSC https:// .. Read more >> https://twitter.com/colbertlateshow/status/888564266613092352
 
President Trump has appointed a financial showman who rivals his own outsize knack for self-promotion. https://t.co/j8QaGRz5O8 https://t.co/Ws96pio Read more >> https://twitter.com/nytpolitics/status/888594522191659008
 
The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. had once represented Russia’s top intelligence agency in court. https://t.co/4mSEXAUVit Read more >> https://twitter.com/nytpolitics/status/888584418021036032
 
Washington Post: Sessions discussed Trump campaign with Russian ambassador, per intel intercepts https://t.co/jNF28VNS5A https://t.co/YpX3a6NjP8 Read more >> https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/888582377806626818
 
Sessions: This is a political hit job. It saves Trump fm doing Saturday night massacre 2.0. Will be out in 24 hrs. My vote: Nunes leaked it. Read more >> https://twitter.com/MalcolmNance/status/888564297202155525
 
President Trump's choice to lead FEMA, the federal disaster relief agency, has been praised for his experience. https://t.co/fBljFP9fmU https://t.c .. Read more >> https://twitter.com/nytpolitics/status/888564331759230976
 
Today's topics - *the demise of Spicey *the rise of Scaramucci *SHS gets a promotion *Mueller hits the "strike zone" *Priebus and potential next resignations *pardons and why no one is getting off scot-free *and the train is plowing toward the station at full speed. Stay tuned. #RESIST Daily U.S. political updates for the Resistance, brought to ...…
 
Congressman Thomas Massie from Kentucky joins SHR Media live from the floor of Freedom Fest X. Rep. Massie was extremely open and candid about the current state of politics, 2nd Amendment, Healthcare and more.
 
Host Carol Castiel discusses the political configuration of Iraq following its recent successes against ISIS with guests Daniel Serwer of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and Jennifer Cafarella, a Lead Intelligence Planner at the Institute for the Study of War.
 
Host Carol Castiel discusses the political configuration of Iraq following its recent successes against ISIS with guests Daniel Serwer of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and Jennifer Cafarella, a Lead Intelligence Planner at the Institute for the Study of War.
 
Monday we learned why textbooks are so expensive and what we need politically to get Oklahoma's education on track. Now hear from educators and experts on the new assessment system as we deconstruct the A-F grading controversy that broke out during the legislative session.In our summer podcast series, we will be conducting expert and industry i ...…
 
Roy returns from a special project on Monday August 28th, meanwhile keep the chart celebration going! Now Hiring A Male Or Female Roy O'Dell Gray Vocal Impersonator DJ From Your Town, Must Own Pro DJ Equipment! Trouble getting your free episodes? Sorry about that! If you're in the United States, go to JazzJoyandRoy.com and follow the all-new su ...…
 
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NPR Programs: All Things Considered (in order aired)
 
NPR's Audie Cornish wraps the week in politics with David Brooks of The New York Times and Jamelle Bouie of Slate. They discuss Sean Spicer's resignation as White House press secretary and the failure of the Senate Republican health care bill.
 
In which Ian says goodbye to a beloved American meme and says hello to a Twitter stalker.
 
President Trump Wants to Pardon Himself Trump's Legal Team Doing Opposition Research on Investigators Shake Up in the President's Legal Team McConnell Wants to Force a Vote, but Senators Don't Know Which Bill They are Supposed to Be Voting On Rapid Response Round
 
Political analyst Jessica Jackson Sloan examines the President's recent comments to the New York Times about Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia and Trump
 
The first article is by Nature, the second is by Lauren Morello both articles are published in Nature vol 547 My opinions: Public funding for science is critical to the development of promising technologies and products. Highly targeted funding of areas of science, like what is being done in France with climate change, are integral in making ra ...…
 
Jim Geraghty of the National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Claremont McKenna College in California for defending free speech rights and punishing students who attempted to prevent a guest from speaking on campus. Reports claim that President Donald Trump has asked for specifics on his powers to pardon aides, family members, ...…
 
Hosted by Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist, the program features in-depth and informed discussions that help drive the day's political conversation. The show attracts a wide variety of guests, including top newsmakers, Washington insiders, journalists, and cultural influencers, representing a diverse set of voices and opinions ...…
 
On Jeff Sessions, John McCain, and the battle to repeal and replaceBy digitalservices@entercom.com.
 
The markets were pulled down by lower oil and iron ore prices, and more political uncertainty in the US. Director of Equity Warrants at Citi, Elizabeth Tian, speaks to Carrington.
 
The press conference world tour of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is finally over. You have one guy who is throwing racist remarks and comments into the atmosphere while the other guy is just sitting back letting him hang himself publicly. Ian says it’s the greatest thing and the worst thing to happen to sports in a very long time. He expl ...…
 
We are living in a crazy political culture and if you follow this stuff daily, if you wake up in the morning and turn on cable news, and then watch it all day, and listen to the radio all day and read online about all the nonsense that is happening, it’s enough to drive you crazy. Today I have a life tip for you. A way to make your life just a ...…
 
CONSTITUTION, GOVERNMENT, SOVEREIGNTY, LAW, POLITICS, NEOCONS, LIBERALS
 
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RadioAFS
 
Political Bullsh*t is a podcast where a group of varying opinions debate and argue political topics. A mixture of conservative, liberal, libertarian, and "%#^& the system" ideas will keep you entertained. This is anything BUT politically correct.
 
Join our anchors Jeff and Erica as they chat with JJ Gufreda about transgender politics and activism. JJ will be performing her show “Left Hander in London: The Earthquake” at the Indy Fringe Festival, which is taking place August 17-27. Musical selections include “Drama” by Torraine Futurum featuring Rubby, “If You’re Hearing This” by Hook N S ...…
 
Poland was once the pinnacle of democracy in central Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union. But as the country lurches to the right politically, it may find its position in the EU, and as a democratic country, threatened.
 
With unique access, go inside an effort in Connecticut to change the way parole works and reduce the number of people returning to prison. In collaboration with The New York Times, the film follows four former prisoners as they navigate the challenges of their first year on parole.
 
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Ozarks at Large Stories
 
Michael Tilley, from Talk Business and Politics , joins us a day early this week to discuss how traffic, education and art are playing a role in Fort Smith's future.By kkellam@uark.edu (Kyle Kellams).
 
In Paris, 25 senior economists and public officials from about two dozen countries recently met behind closed doors to talk about how the world economy is doing. One of them: Diane Swonk from DS Economics. She shared some good news (the rest of the world seems to be doing better) and bad news (these gains have caused negative undercurrents in p ...…
 
In Paris, 25 senior economists and public officials from about two dozen countries recently met behind closed doors to talk about how the world economy is doing. One of them: Diane Swonk from DS Economics. She shared some good news (the rest of the world seems to be doing better) and bad news (these gains have caused negative undercurrents in p ...…
 
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Lifestyle Overnight with David Prior
 
Fred Smith is no ordinary singer-songwriter… And this is no ordinary show… Dust of Uruzgan is a collection of songs Fred wrote while working as a tribal and political advisor alongside Australian Forces in Uruzgan Province for two years. Add a collection of stunning visual projections, donated by Australian Defence Force photographers who patro ...…
 
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America start with an appetizer by cheering the U.S. Navy's use of a new laser weapon meant to target small watercraft and drones. They also praise the Trump administration for its success in halting hundreds of regulations that would stifle job growth and business expansion. They also ...…
 
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