Best Election 2016 podcasts (Updated February 2019; image)
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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.
 
Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.
 
Sean Hannity is a multimedia superstar, spending four hours a day every day reaching out to millions of Americans on radio, television and the Internet.
 
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Vox's The Weeds
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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, Sarah Kliff, 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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Keepin' it 1600
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Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — host a biweekly Ringer podcast to discuss the political world, analyze the Trump presidency, and welcome commentary from journalists and politicians.
 
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.
 
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The Run-Up
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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.
 
The United States of Anxiety: Culture Wars introduces you to people who have been battling to shape America’s political culture for decades. We profile culture warriors past and present who have influenced debates over race, religion, science, sexuality, gender and more. We connect those debates to real people, with real stakes in the outcome. We’re filling in the blanks — aiming to answer questions you didn’t even know you had — and we’re asking, “What are you willing to fight for?” WNYC St ...
 
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The Pollsters
Weekly
 
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 revealin ...
 
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Quorum Call
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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.
 
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CNN's The Daily DC
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CNN has the best political director in the business and every morning Monday through Friday David Chalian will lay out what you need to know from the world of politics.
 
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The Ticket 2016
Weekly
 
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.
 
From Town Halls to Political Debates, CNN hosts open forums that give our audience the chance to hear directly from the people shaping their world. Politicians and newsmakers alike answer the tough questions from CNN's top anchors and political experts. Subscribe to get the full, unedited audio from these special events.
 
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.
 
Face the Nation Diary brings you the latest political news and analysis from CBS News’ John Dickerson. Subscribe for the latest on what’s going on in Washington, around the country, and across the globe - and how it could impact you
 
Let hosts Harry Enten, Rebecca Berg and Ryan Nobles keep you updated this midterm season. We'll tell you what races to watch and bring you the latest news and analysis on the voters, the candidates and the polls.
 
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Says Who?
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Are you looking for some friendly company to help you through the hell that we find ourselves in after the 2016 election? Dan Sinker and Maureen Johnson—one journalist and one author—try to figure out what the hell is going on. Maybe, together, they can figure it out (spoiler alert: probably not)! Why not grab your coffee (or something stronger) and pull up a chair? SAYS WHO: it's not a podcast—it's a coping strategy.
 
A podcast about election-related prediction markets, hosted by two friends who used to play in a secret band no one was allowed to know about. ***THIS PODCAST WILL END THE DAY AFTER THE 2016 ELECTION.*** Produced by Starlee Kine (Mystery Show). Hosted by Jon Kimball and David Rees.
 
A new show from Panoply about the human feeding frenzy that is Washington during a presidential campaign cycle, with Alex Wagner, host of MSNBC's "Now with Alex Wagner," Mark Leibovich, New York Times Magazine's national correspondent and author of "This Town," and Annie Lowrey, contributing editor at New York Magazine.
 
Welcome to Decision 2016 - Speeches of the Presidential Election! On this podcast you will find every speech from all the Democratic and Republican candidates as well as each of the debates in full. Decision 2016 - Your home to the Presidential Election!Share and Enjoy!
 
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.
 
Campaign Context: An Interdisciplinary Election Podcast consists of discussions with academic experts on the themes, candidates, and issues of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Website at www.campaigncontext.wordpress.com
 
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TrailMix 2016
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A weekly podcast about the 2016 campaign. Produced by the folks at DecodeDC out of the Scripps Washington Bureau, it offers insight, a healthy dose of skepticism and some profanity. Hosted by Scripps politics reporter Miranda Green, Daily Beast social media editor Asawin Suebsaeng and Independent Journal politics editor Justin Green. Tune in Wednesdays.
 
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Sean reacts to the news that President Trump has declared a national emergency on our southern border. There is a legal battle brewing and Sean has the latest. The Sean Hannity Show is on weekdays from 3 pm to 6pm ET on iHeartRadio and Hannity.com. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.h ...…
 
Calling it "a great thing to do," President Trump declared a national emergency on Friday in order to help finance a long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. It's a highly unusual move from an unconventional president. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and Congressional correspondent Susa ...…
 
Dara, Sarah, and Matt explain the border security deal and Trump’s plan to bypass Congress. Dara's article Matt's article on non-legislative priorities
 
With the field of Democrats running for president growing more crowded each week, the Trump re-election effort has started to zero in on three of them. But Joe Biden -- who's yet to decide whether he'll join the field -- is thought to be the candidate the campaign is most worried about in a general election contest. Plus, the unfolding drama ov ...…
 
Trump declares national emergency for a Wall. Dems now have a new purity test. Beto for Senate? McCabe tried to kick Trump out with 25th Amendment. Biden in? Poll Dance! But Your Emails!
 
In the year since the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, how have attitudes about gun control shifted, and what legislation has been enacted? Plus, Republicans use Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar to paint Democrats as too extreme. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara ...…
 
The crew reacts to the news that President Trump plans to declare a national emergency at the southern border. Vox's Dara Lind also joins to discuss the border security deal.
 
Congressman Tom Graves of Georgia’s 14the district and Congressman McClintock of California’s 4th district, join Sean today to discuss legislation being presented to the President that will remedy the pending shutdown worries, and the funding for the border wall. Graves and McClintock also discuss the new left faction of the democrat party, vow ...…
 
Trump’s numbers have bounced back! Trump: Favorable/Unfavorable (Real Clear Politics) The work of Mueller and “Mister Peepers”! Mueller Poll Shows Very Few Republicans Believe Russia Interfered In 2016 Election (HuffPost/YouGov) Most Americans in new poll support Democratic investigations of Trump administration (Global Strategy Group /GBA Stra ...…
 
Andrew McCabe, the former acting FBI Director, confirmed that discussions about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office took place at the Department of Justice. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the latest on McCabe's 25th Amendment bombshell. via Knit
 
2016, the midterms and 2020... how will a state that voted for Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz in the primaries and then Donald Trump in the general react to the 2020 primaries? We dig into how the state gets it's news, what issues moved the midterms and who is a front runner in this conversation with University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Professor ...…
 
Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was the victim of an almost fatal shooting a few years back while playing in a practice Congressional baseball game. The killer was a Democrat intent on killing republicans, and he came close. The attacker James Hodginkson was ultimately killed by armed Capitol police escorting the Congressmen. Scalise be ...…
 
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz joined CNN's Poppy Harlow at a CNN town hall in Houston, Texas to discuss his potential run for president as a "centrist independent." CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses key moments from last night's town hall. via Knit
 
Former Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz answers questions during a live town hall hosted by CNN's Poppy Harlow in Houston, Texas. via Knit
 
Maureen is back from Costa Rica and Dan is happy. Dan wants to bring her back into the fold, to share his suffering. But is it so simple? Maureen has seen a monkey. She is on a different wavelength now. Dan has so much to share with her. For example, the President had his physical, and once again, he is strong like Iron Man despite a diet of ch ...…
 
Dave Levinthal from the Center for Public Integrity talks about why a pledge to not take corporate PAC money isn't exactly a big deal, why the FEC is toothless and how small money donations have revolutionized fundraising.
 
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows and House Freedom Caucus Member Jim Jordan, join Sean to reflect on last night’s rally in Texas and the President’s words on illegal immigration and the need to protect the American people, first. Plus, Sean reacts to the idea that President Trump may have other means to close the gap on funding for th ...…
 
President Trump said Tuesday he's not "happy" with a potential budget deal being worked out by congressional negotiators but added that he doesn't think there will be another partial government shutdown. This episode: political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and Congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Ema ...…
 
Congressional negotiators have agreed on a border deal. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses President Trump's reaction and the potential political implications of this new deal. via Knit
 
Dylan Matthews joins Sarah, Ezra, and Matt to discuss five new plans on poverty from leading Democrats. Dylan's Article Sarah's Article on Childhood Wealth Elizabeth Warren's Housing Bill Cory Booker's HOME Act
 
Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, joins Sean to discuss the ridiculous Green Deal being pushed by the new socialist party being led by Ocasio-Cortez. In the end, The Green Deal could be the best gift ever to the Conservative movement as it clearly highlights the insane alternative to sound fiscal policy! Th ...…
 
The crew discusses the arguments for and against Sen. Amy Klobuchar winning the Democratic nomination. They also assess the politics of the Green New Deal.
 
The crew discusses the arguments for and against Sen. Amy Klobuchar winning the Democratic nomination. They also assess the politics of the Green New Deal.
 
Editor Ben Pershing discusses the impact of Virginia's unfolding scandals with staff correspondent Madelaine Pisani. Plus, staff correspondent Zach Cohen talks about the possibility of another shutdown after funding talks hit a wall and health care correspondent Erin Durkin explores Trump's promise to focus on HIV.…
 
As Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren officially announce they are running for president, the Democratic hopefuls are trying to prove they are the one to beat President Trump. But each of them have a different strategy for taking him on. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, and Congressi ...…
 
Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Elizabeth Warren officially joined the 2020 presidential race this past weekend. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses their latest announcement and contrasting messages. via Knit
 
Melissa Ohden, is an abortion attempt survivor, and has gone on to have daughters of her own, and sadly miscarried one son, she speaks out loudly for the voiceless and the right to life. Dr. Levatino, started doing abortions in 1977 in New York State during his OB residency. He graduated in 1980 and went into private practice, first in Florida ...…
 
Virginia is embroiled in multiple blackface scandals — and Jane Coaston, Sarah Kliff, and Dylan Scott are here to talk about it. Video about Slavery in the US Medical System Jane's Article
 
The three top Democrats in Virginia are facing scandals, and it's a story that just keeps getting worse. Campaigns reporter Zach Montellaro joins the Nerdcast to explain. Plus, We've got another two presidential announcements coming up this weekend. Elizabeth Warren will presumably announce that her exploratory committee has ended and she will ...…
 
President Trump tests out potential campaign slogans in his State Of The Union address. Plus, Democrats are struggling with how to address issues of sex, race, and identity. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson ...…
 
John McLaughlin, Pollster and founder of McLaughlin and Associates & Doug Schoen, Pollster, Author, Political Analyst for Fox News and a Columnist for Newsmax, take a look at the reactions following the State of the Union. What does it all mean for the race for President in 2020? The Sean Hannity Show is on weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm ET on iHea ...…
 
The State of the Union...does it ever move numbers? Was Tuesday’s speech the dawning of a new era or a soon-forgotten blip? Poll: More than half will definitely vote against Trump (Politico/Morning Consult) Speech audience was most partisan since 2001 (CNN/SSRS) Most viewers approved of Trump's second State of the Union address (CBS News) And w ...…
 
Democratic politics in Virginia are in upheaval. The team reacts to the scandals facing each of the top three Democrats in the state -- the governor, lt. governor and AG.
 
Virginia politics continues to be consumed by the latest blackface and sexual assault scandal. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the latest controversy being faced by Virginia's top three Democrats. via Knit
 
House Freedom Caucus Member from Florida’s first congressional district, Rep. Matt Gaetz, is here to discuss the democratic implosion after President Trump’s sensation State of the Union last night. Gaetz penned an article earlier this week about the wall and the need to protect American citizens from the ramifications stemming from illegal imm ...…
 
This week, Maureen comes to you from Costa Rica, where she is recording outside, while an ocean breeze blows and the birds call from the trees. She has not had good Wifi and therefore doesn't know much about what has been going on. Dan knows what is going on. He has followed all the news, read all the stories and reports and supporting document ...…
 
President Trump delivered his second state of the union address before Congress and set out his policy goals for the year. Plus the response from Democrat Stacey Abrams and Xavier Becerra. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and editor corresponde ...…
 
RNC Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany, author of "The New American Revolution: The Making of a Populist Movement" and Jeffrey Lord, Former associate political director in the Reagan administration, columnist and author of the book ,"What America Needs: The Case for Trump", talk about the grouchy Democrats who are already reacting to President Trump ...…
 
Jack Allison (Struggle Session, JackAM) joins JuRY to discuss the horrendous state of political comedy. Jack formerly wrote for Jimmy Kimmel, Funny or Die and brings a great perspective as to why we are in the mess we're in.
 
President Trump gives his State of the Union address tonight as Congress barrels towards another funding deadline battle over immigration. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what to expect from tonight's tension-filled event and how it could shape national politics going forward. via Knit…
 
Sarah, Ezra, and Matt break down the latest twist in the Medicare-for-all debate — plus rigorous new research on Facebook. White Paper
 
Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia is resisting calls for his resignation despite continuing controversy of a photo in his medical school yearbook and accusations of racism. Plus, the president is set to deliver his second state of the union address on Tuesday. What issues will he advance? This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, edi ...…
 
Herschel Walker, former NFL player for the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants (as well as former bobsledder, sprinter, and mixed martial artist). Herschel now works with President Trump’s administration on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, urging every day American to live healthier lifestyles. T ...…
 
Some Democrats are floating new taxes on the super rich. The crew discusses the politics of those proposals. They also assess Cory Booker's path to the nomination.
 
Senior editor Jeff Dufour sits down with health care correspondent Erin Durkin to discuss the Democrats' healthcare plans, and staff correspondent Hanna Trudo calls in from New Hampshire with updates on who is leading the 2020 power rankings.
 
New CNN polling shows that Donald Trump's approval ratings slide has snapped back to its normal range, while Nancy Pelosi comes in at her highest approval rating in over ten years. CNN Political Director David Chalian analyzes all the latest data ahead of President Trump's high pressure Congressional address. via Knit…
 
What effect do third party candidates have in a two party system? This is an audio documentary about Ross Perot and the 1992 election that originally aired in October 2016.
 
What effect do third party candidates have in a two party system? This is an audio documentary about Ross Perot and the 1992 election that originally aired in October 2016.
 
Earlier today, Sen. Cory Booker announced his candidacy for President with a slick campaign video and a press conference in front of his childhood home in Newark, New Jersey. CNN Political Director David Chalian is joined by CNN Senior Political Reporter Nia-Malika Henderson to discuss Cory Booker's path to the presidency, as well as the week's ...…
 
Sean talks to investigative journalists Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer about the gruesome efforts of some in our nation to legalize infanticide. They are the team behind the Gosnell Movie as well as Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer, and they have a gripping and gruesome story to tell - a story of a serial ki ...…
 
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