Best News and Entertainment podcasts — Light news programs and morning shows (Updated October 2018; image)
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The Gist
Daily
 
Slate's The Gist with Mike Pesca. A daily afternoon show about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight.
 
Charlamagne Tha God and Andrew Schulz are The Brilliant Idiots. Join them each week as they explore the issues of the day in a style that's often idiotic, sometimes brilliant and always hysterical.
 
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No Agenda
Weekly+
 
A show about politics with No Agenda, by Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak
 
Steven Crowder brings you news, entertainment and politics with the most politically incorrect show on the web. Guests, rants, sketches, your calls ... it's whatever.
 
"The Tony Kornheiser Show" (now available exclusively on-demand) is a topical, daily talk show that starts with sports and quickly moves into politics, current events, entertainment and, really, whatever happens to be on Tony’s mind that day. The format of the show—regular sit-in guests with familiar interviews and segments—highlights not only the unique perspective of Tony Kornheiser but also the expertise of his network of friends.Join one of the most recognizable and outspoken commentator ...
 
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Morning Joe
Weekly+
 
Join Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist, for in-depth and informed discussions that help drive the day's political conversation. Top newsmakers, Washington insiders, journalists, and cultural influencers, come together on Morning Joe for unparalleled insight and analysis around the day's biggest stories.
 
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Up First
Weekly+
 
NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
 
Ian Hislop and Private Eye magazine venture into the world of audio with a brand new podcast. Available from Private Eye at www.private-eye.co.uk or on iTunes, Spotify, Acast and Soundcloud.
 
Catch up with the latest Breakfast fun with Chris Evans. Hear the best stories and the biggest guests, every week. From BBC Radio 2.
 
Diane Rehm’s weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what’s going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.
 
Roland S. Martin is a nationally award-winning and multifaceted journalist. A nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate, Mr. Martin is the author of Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith, and Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America, and his newest book, “The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House as originally reported by Roland S. Martin.” Mr. Martin is a commentator for TV One Cable Network and host of “Washington Watch with Roland Ma ...
 
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Join Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush for the weekly New Statesman podcast, covering Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump and everything in between. New episodes every Thursday.
 
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Trending
Rare
 
Trending - explaining the stories the world is sharing...
 
Emmy Award—winning producer, actor, and comedian Larry Wilmore is back on the air, hosting a podcast where he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond.
 
One side effect of our national addiction to Trump’s tweets and other news cycle garbage is that fascinating issues, brilliant books and important debates aren't getting the attention they deserve. With a rotating crew of your favorite Crooked Media hosts, contributors, and special guests, Crooked Conversations brings Pod Save America's no-b.s., conversational style to topics in politics, media, culture, sports, and technology that aren’t making headlines but still have a major impact on our ...
 
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Nightlife
Daily
 
Nightlife with Phil Clark and Sarah MacDonald has everything you need to get you through the night, seven nights a week.
 
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Morning Brew
Weekly
 
Weekday programme Morning Brew is a chat and music show. Hosted by Phil Whelan, guests include regular contributors and drop-ins, who span topics from earnest current affairs to cookery to the arts.Catch it live:Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1pm
 
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Uhh Yeah Dude
Weekly
 
A weekly roundup of America through the eyes of two American Americans.
 
Sometimes you just need to talk it out—and that's exactly what host Sam Sanders does each week. Join him on Fridays for a recap of the week's news, culture and everything – plus Tuesday deep dives with artists, writers, journalists and more.
 
Do you like game shows? Do you like politics? Whatever, you will LOVE The Ciquizza anyway. Each week the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza puts two supposedly smart guests to the test with questions on news, politics, entertainment. The winner will be covered in glory. The loser will be subject to public shaming. For real.
 
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The Vlad Couch
Weekly
 
DJ Vlad sits down on his couch each week with a slew of celebrity guests - such as Charlamagne, Lord Jamar and a host of others. Join him each week as he shares these entire interviews with you about current events and news in urban culture.For business questions contact:Evan Hollinsevan@vladtv.com(818) 927-1110
 
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Keep It!
Weekly
 
Ira Madison III, culture critic and columnist, is joined each week by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we're all obsessing over both. Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.
 
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KQED’s Forum
Daily
 
KQED’s live call-in program presents balanced discussions of local, state, national, and world issues as well as in-depth interviews with leading figures in politics, science, entertainment, and the arts.
 
Any Questions? with Jonathan Dimbleby: topical debate in which guests from politics, business, science, arts and the media answer questions from members of the public. BBC Radio 4
 
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Radio Atlantic
Weekly
 
A weekly show hosted by Jeffrey Goldberg (Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic), Matt Thompson (Executive Editor, The Atlantic), and Alex Wagner (Co-host, CBS This Morning: Saturday; Contributing Editor, The Atlantic). We're living in historic times. Who better than a 160-year-old magazine to help you make sense of them? Each week, The Atlantic's top editors sit down with leading voices to explore what's happening in the world, how things became the way they are, and where they're going next.
 
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The Morning Stream
Weekly+
 
The Morning Stream, Mon thru Thurs, every morning, with Scott Johnson and the Frogpants Network. News, culture, politices and talk each and every day!
 
Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they work.
 
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Hack
Daily
 
Shoving the J into journalism, Hack covers current affairs, music, politics and culture with youth in mind. Get our half-hour radio program sent directly to you each weekday.
 
Comedian Christopher Titus along with Bombshell Rae, and the young "Fetus" take no prisoners as they try to make sense of out of the insanity behind today's headlines. Titus takes a smart, aggressive stance that is never unbiased, always unbalanced and unhinged. Check the itunes reviews.
 
The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart takes you behind the scenes with the writers, producers and correspondents who make the show. Everyone but Jon, really. New episodes every other week.
 
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DELETE THIS
Monthly+
 
Hank is famous on the internet. Katherine does a wonderful job dealing with that. They are married and raising a child together. They want to talk seriously and also not-so-seriously about what's going on with them and in the news. But they also want to take a hard look at how the way they engage with social media impacts their lives, and how the way we all engage with social media impacts the world.
 
Welcome to On One With Angela Rye. Tune in every week for the most honest answers to the pressing political, racial, and pop culture questions of the day.
 
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VICE Meets
Rare
 
Meeting the Most Significant Motherf*ckers on the Planet.
 
Armstrong and Getty 6am-10am weekday mornings
 
A weekly, hour-long romp through the worlds of media, politics, sports and show business, leavened with an eclectic mix of mysterious music, hosted by Harry Shearer.
 
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Painkiller Already
Weekly+
 
Painkiller Already is a weekly gaming gone comedy podcast featuring: Woody, Kyle aka FPS Russia and Taylor.
 
The mid-morning current affairs magazine with the stories of the day, sharp analysis, sports coverage, in-depth features and consumer interest.
 
Tomorrow with Joshua Topolsky is a podcast about what's happening right now — and next — in the world of culture, technology and the internet, music, movies, politics, and more. Whether it's dissecting the news of the day or having an in-depth conversation with a creator, deep thinker, or artist, Tomorrow will be the best hour of funny, weird, and wonderful you'll get all week.Contact us at podcasts@theoutline.com for any comments, thoughts, or veiled threats.
 
Free Clip of the Day from the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show available at freebeerandhotwings.com. Problems with the download? Go to www.freebeerandhotwings.com/podcasthelp. To subscribe to the podcast, visit www.freebeerandhotwings.com/membership.
 
A weekly audio podcast giving you Alonzo Bodden's unique comedic take on what's going on in the world.
 
A daily audio news magazine featuring reports, interviews, and analysis from WORLD's editorial team. WORLD is your source for news and views presented from a biblical worldview perspective.
 
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Blabbermouth
Weekly
 
The Stranger's week-in-review podcast, in which Eli Sanders, Dan Savage and a group of "experts" explain what just happened in the news, and what it all means. A wide-ranging discussion of everything you need to know in order to pose as an informed, productive member of society!
 
The BOB & TOM show is a hilarious blend of comedy, talk, news, and sports heard across the nation from 6 to 10 AM EST! Enjoy these free clips from the show! Want the full show? Join VIP: https://members.bobandtom.com/pcd/document?iid=99001I**GTZ
 
Ireland's most popular weekend radio programme
 
Delete Your Account is a new podcast hosted by journalist Roqayah Chamseddine and her plucky sidekick Kumars Salehi. Every week they will talk about important stories from the worlds of politics and pop culture, both on and off-line, in a way that will never bore you.
 
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The Europeans
Weekly
 
Fed up with all the Trumpy news from the USA or the Brexit-y news from Britain? Well you've come to the right place. Each week we trawl the continent of Europe for the most interesting stories to cover and the most fascinating people to interview. This semi-serious, semi-silly, Brexit-free show, from a reporter in Paris and an opera singer in Amsterdam, will make you seem clever to friends and make you feel like you've got two NEW friends in Katy and Dominic. You probably didn't realise you ...
 
Day 6 is a news magazine show that delivers a surprising take on the week.
 
News, politics and culture w/ Michael Moynihan (Vice), Matt Welch (Reason), and Kmele Foster (Freethink). Each week, this triumvirate scrutinize big stories and offer comment. @wethefifth www.wethefifth.com
 
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Free Clip of the Day from the Free Beer and Hot Wings show from 10/16/18.By info@compassmedianetworks.com (compassmedianetworks.com).
 
On this Bob & Tom Extra, we have Ms. Pat and Floyd the Trucker joining us!By The BOB & TOM Show.
 
Attorney Julie Finch interviews author, inspirational speaker and Sales Coach Now founder Ursula Mentjes in the latest episode of Legal Bits.
 
No bum today, but I have photos. As the world turns...for Superman. What is little caesars up to? That's a smart diaper. Making Things with Bill and Jury Duty and more on this episode of The Morning Stream.
 
During this jam-packed episode of A&G, Jack & Joe handle PG&E's power cut, Big Pharma, the budget deficit, MBS and the age of our presidential candidates versus the ages of our founding fathers.
 
In his new book, “Presidents of War,” Michael Beschloss writes about nine commanders-in-chief who have faced the heavy burden of war. But as much as Beschloss describes the mental and physical toll war takes on individual presidents, he also writes that wars are increasingly entered into at the behest of the president, not Congress. Beschloss j ...…
 
Where's I Love Lucy when you need it? The common community experience (popular TV as an example) has been replaced with The Trump Show--Jack & Joe discuss during this episode of Armstrong & Getty. Plus, a Twitter war erupts during our chat with WaPo reporter Elise Viebeck on the Stormy Daniels lawsuit.…
 
This November, California voters will decide whether to authorize a $4 billion infusion to existing affordable housing programs for veterans and low-income residents. Supporters of Proposition 1 say it will help address the state’s housing crisis. Opponents of the measure say it does nothing to cut the regulatory red tape that slows building in ...…
 
This episode of The BS Show features lively and insightful conversations with Jim Newberger, who is running against Amy Klobuchar to be one of Minnesota's two Senators. With Jim's Chief of Staff Mary Amlaw, attorney Jeff O'Brien, Mid-America Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer Bernie Bomberg and psychic Ruth Lordan.…
 
California’s Proposition 2 would finance a $2 billion bond for homeless housing using revenue from California’s “millionaire tax” passed in 2004 to fund mental health services. Advocates of the proposition argue that many mentally ill people also face homelessness and that stable housing is key to effective treatment. But opponents of Propositi ...…
 
Dave and Chuck the Freak talk about Elon Musk making a Tesla tequila, the senior citizen driver epidemic, a fashion company that released a scarf that looks like female genitalia, a dude that stripped naked and skinny dipped with sharks in an aquarium, a guy that asked the internet for help identifying a tool he found in his dads toolbox and le ...…
 
DNA is the focus of this episode of Armstrong & Getty, from the Elizabeth Warren to in-home DNA kits to Joe's own revelation regarding his own heritage!
 
During this episode of A&G, Jack & Joe handle the PR fumble that's being referred to as Elizabeth's Warren's DNA revelation. Plus, is MBS the future leader of Saudi Arabia?
 
Tony opens the show by talking about the Dodgers / Brewers game, and the Packers win over the 49ers (and another game winning drive by Aaron Rodgers). Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports calls in to talk more NFL, and Nigel gives the news. During 'Old Guy Radio', Tony talks about how poorly he played in a golf tournament over the weekend, Johnny Mil ...…
 
In front of the White House press pool, yesterday, President Donald Trump relayed highlights from a phone call he had with King Salman of Saudi Arabia regarding the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi after he had entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, and never emerged. According to President Trump, the king wa ...…
 
Sammy Wilson, DUP East Antrim MP, Lisa Chambers, F.F. TD and Brexit Spokesperson
 
Liadh Ni Riada, Sinn Fein MEP for Ireland South
 
Niall McNelis, Mayor of Galway City, Peter Roche, Fine Gael Councillor
 
John Downing, Political Correspondent Irish Independent, Alison O'Connor, Columnist with The Irish Examiner, Niamh Lyons, Political Editor with The Times, Ireland Edition
 
Donal Ryan, Author, Dawn Behan, Woodbine Books, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
 
Who has the most influence on government and politics in Australia? The citizens or the lobbyists?
 
US-Saudi Arabia relations have been tested this week by a confrontation over the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the relationship looks to have withstood the test. But will Khashoggi's disappearance ever get a credible investigation? A new poll finds flashes of optimism in a rural America that's been hard hit by the opioid crisis a ...…
 
What do the Proud Boys and Elizabeth Warren have in common? They both think that who their ancestors are matters. In 2018, we should have moved past caring about a person’s family tree, but both the left AND the right are clinging to being proud of people they never knew, never met, and know little about – their ancestors. The Proud Boys claim ...…
 
Mark Isler (MarkIslerShow.com) guest-hosts for the vacationing Gary McNamara and Eric Harley
 
Freightliner Run Smart Hour - Mark Isler (MarkIslerShow.com) guest-hosts for the vacationing Gary McNamara and Eric Harley
 
As the abortion bill is debated in the Dáil do we need to make free contraception a priority. Journalist & Columnist Larissa Nolan gave her thoughts on the issue.
 
The Prime Minister is expected to ask EU leaders this week to drop the Irish backstop proposal. Former Labor Minister Andrew Adonis discusses.
 
The Prime Minister is expected to ask EU leaders this week to drop the Irish backstop proposal. Former Labor Minister Andrew Adonis discusses.
 
It's Tuesday: Cindy Shank was living a comfortable life at home with her three little girls and husband when one day the feds came knocking. They were there to arrest her for not telling the police about an ex-boyfriend's drug dealing several years prior. That's the story behind a new HBO documentary, 'The Sentence' - directed by Shank's brothe ...…
 
Writer Hari Kondabolu chats to Hack about his film looking into the racial problems associated with the famous Simpson's character Apu.
 
Thursday October 11th Breakfast Briefing News Review & Newspaper Headlines.
 
From the Larose Civic Center in Louisiana, Kerri Miller spoke to a gathering of engineers, educators, shrimpers, tribal leaders and others about their ideas, programs and progress for improving quality life along the last miles of the Mississippi.
 
June Cheng discusses a new report on human rights in China, Sarah Schweinsberg covers religious liberty in Canada, and J.C. Derrick talks with Trillia Newbell of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission about children and technology. Plus: commentary from Marvin Olasky.
 
In Japan, to become a 'hikikomori' means to withdraw from the world and social life. Many of those who suffer from the condition shut themselves in their bedrooms for years on end, refusing to work, study or interact with anyone around them. More than half a million people are thought to be hikikomori, most of them young men. One organisation, ...…
 
Get great deals for Halloween at our Amazon™ store: Shop.BradandBritt.com Trump sucks up to Saudi Arabia, WWE has a Saudi problem in the wake of the murder of Jamal Kashoggi, Leslie Stahl kicks Trump's ass, Trump's people want a word with Fox News, Hillary needs to go away Follow us on twitter: @BradandBritt Like us on facebook: fb.com/BradandB ...…
 
On The Gist, unpacking CNN’s list of top Democratic challengers ahead of 2020. Katmai National Park and Preserve’s publicity stunt worked: For one week (that’s Fat Bear Week), the internet delighted in the tournament bracket that would crown the plumpest predator of them all. Carnivore ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant tells us about the brown bear’s di ...…
 
In this episode we discuss:• Our 8th year anniversary• Sending videos via whatsapp• Black people giving blood for Sickle Cell & Lupus sufferers• Taking more of an interest into personal health & well being • Secret whatsapp groups• Negative feedback of ESN #2.095• Whether we should podcast for ourselves or for the audience• Repercussions of tal ...…
 
Whether you're a European passport-holder or not, so much in life is determined by the paper we carry in our pockets. Our guest this week is the Yemeni photographer Thana Faroq, whose brilliant project The Passport explores what it's like to hold a so-called 'unlucky' passport. Her work is on show in New York right now, but she's not allowed to ...…
 
Free Clip of the Day from the Free Beer and Hot Wings show from 10/15/18.By info@compassmedianetworks.com (compassmedianetworks.com).
 
On this Bob & Tom Extra, we have comedians Frank Caliendo and Donnie Baker.By The BOB & TOM Show.
 
We're back! And we're going to talk a lot about our baby and Apollo 16.
 
As part of our Election 2018 coverage, we meet U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de León, who hopes to beat incumbent Dianne Feinstein on November 6th. As a senator in the California Legislature, de León authored the sanctuary state bill and set a goal for California to use 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. If elected to the U.S. Senate, he promis ...…
 
On Monday's 4th edition of Armstrong & Getty, Jack & Joe review your credit store--with emojis! Plus, Marshall has Hillary Clinton's comments about Monica...there's The Petering Out and Final Thoughts!
 
I saw a bum, and I did not like it. Mystery Date Report! You have an alien in there. That guy is "lawn" gone. I don't trust that pizza. Burger King is fast! Major Spoilers and Trek Nerd and more on this episode of The Morning Stream.
 
In June, the Golden State Warriors swept the Cleveland Cavaliers to win a third NBA Championship in four years. Can the Dubs do it again? The team opens its new season on Tuesday and fans have good reason to be optimistic: starters Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Finals MVP Kevin Durant are all returning this year. And the team ...…
 
Bringing the boom! Dishing on Trump and Kanye, Alec Baldwin racism, and how the Democrats have embraced all out mob rule. The always hilarious Hodge Twins in studio! Raz0rfist guests.By stevenbcrowder@gmail.com (Steven Crowder).
 
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