Best News and Entertainment podcasts — Light news programs and morning shows (Updated July 2018; image)
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The Gist
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.
No Agenda
A show about politics with No Agenda, by Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak
Louder With Crowder
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 ...
Morning Joe
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.
Up First
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
Catch up with the latest Breakfast fun with Chris Evans. Hear the best stories and the biggest guests, every week. From BBC Radio 2.
Ian Hislop and Private Eye magazine venture into the world of audio with a brand new podcast. Available from Private Eye at or on iTunes, Spotify, Acast and Soundcloud.
CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition is a lively three-hour program of conversation, documentaries and music. Michael Enright, an accomplished journalist and broadcaster, is the host and tackles everything from politics to pop culture, in Canada and around the world.
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.
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.
Nightlife with Phil Clark and Sarah MacDonald has everything you need to get you through the night, seven nights a week.
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 ...
Morning Brew
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
Uhh Yeah Dude
A weekly roundup of America through the eyes of two American Americans.
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.
The Vlad Couch
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 927-1110
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.
KQED’s Forum
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.
Keep It!
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.
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
The Morning Stream
The Morning Stream, Mon thru Thurs, every morning, with Scott Johnson and the Frogpants Network. News, culture, politices and talk each and every day!
Radio Atlantic
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.
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.
Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they work.
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.
Live and Uncensored | Streaming in HD Monday - Thursday 4-6PM EST
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.
VICE Meets
Meeting the Most Significant Motherf*ckers on the Planet.
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.
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.
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.
Armstrong and Getty 6am-10am weekday mornings
Painkiller Already
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.
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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 for any comments, thoughts, or veiled threats.
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.
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:**GTZ
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!
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.
Ireland's most popular weekend radio programme
Day 6 is a news magazine show that delivers a surprising take on the week.
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This week on Outsiders, Gerard Hindmarsh joins Graeme to discuss the amazing feats and strange post-script of our most celebrated aviator - Jean Batten.Weekend Variety Wireless with Graeme Hill, 8pm - midnight Saturdays and Sundays, on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the Rova app on Android and iPhone.…
Graeme Hill is joined by John Dybvig for his take on the latest news of the week from the United States.This week Dybvig has a special message for Mark Richardson regarding how he deals with Trump-mania.Then he takes a look at NATO, and how Trump continues to threaten to pull out and in turn allow Russian aggression.Who else wants to disrupt th ...…
Siouxsie Wiles joins Graeme Hill, to expose hoaxes, woo and scams for what they arent.First up Siouxsie tackles Chiropractors who she describes as people who think that fixing your spine can fix other issues around your body.So Siouxsie decided to find out how much ACC had spent on chiropractic related injuries. This includes things like sprain ...…
Paul Casserly joins Graeme Hill for Media Stick, the weeks media sense & nonsense under the microscope.Paul discusses Sacha Baron Cohens new show Who is America? and the reactions it has faced.He takes a look at Lloyd Burrs encounter with a British football enthusiast, which ended with him being swilled on live television.Paul looks at Trumps l ...…
Bertie Ahern, was Taoiseach, Niamh Hourigan, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, UCC, Alan Dukes, was leader of Fine Gael, John Downing, Political Correspondent, Irish Independent and Ruth Deasy, was Head of Press for European Commission in Ireland
Marian is joined by Sir Ivor Roberts who was British Ambassador to Ireland and by Marcus Fysh, MP for Yeovill and supporter of Brexit.
Marian is joined by Ger Kevell, co founder Ye Boys in Green and Sports Editor, and also by broadcaster Eamon Dunphy
Your say on the issues discussed on Any Questions. Presented by Anita Anand
Graeme and music journalist Grant Smithie delve into Shiny Beast-Bat Chain Puller by Captain Beefheart.This is one of the most cited greats that you may not have heard of.Weekend Variety Wireless with Graeme Hill, 8pm - midnight Saturdays and Sundays, on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the Rova app on Android and iPhone.…
First up NZIFF; Dustin Feneley, director of a beautifully shot rare art-house Kiwi affair Stray sits down with Graeme. Extinct or Alive? Graeme speaks with presenter & biologist Forrest Galante about the search for species thought to be extinct and already he can confirm a success. NZ Premiere, Animal Planet, Saturdays from 21 July. Dr Nic Rawl ...…
This morning we were joined by Clinical psychologist and Professor at University of Toronto, Jordon B. Peterson.
Businessman and former chair and chief executive of Glen Dimplex, Sean O'Driscoll joined Marian in studio.
Aoife Ní Mhurchú who is a nurse with MSF joined Marian in studio to discuss migrant boat rescues.
Architect and MD of Optimise Design, Denise O'Connor joined Marian in studio this morning.
On this week's PKA, he's been heavily requested for a while now... the infamous Destiny joins the guys and boy does the show run long, nearly 5 hours of discussing "interesting" subreddits, Kyle's adult toy collection and affirmative action. Also we go down a lead rabbit hole as well, who knew we'd ever go there... lead.…
It's PKN time baby!
James Croot previews the must-see dramatic offerings from this years New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF). Max Cryer is a New Zealand living treasure in both entertainment and etymological spheres. He joins Graeme Hill to banter over the origin of words and their meaning. This week Max gives us a look at why are cigarettes sometimes ...…
Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Westminster Synagogue, London
This week we have double the astronomy, which means double the space fun. First up Graeme is joined by Dr JJ Eldridge, Astrophysicist at Auckland University. The pair take a look at our biggest star; the sun. Dr Eldridge discusses how the sun is constantly adapting and changing, and how it has not always been like it is today. What? The sun is ...…
Edward Stourton presents political debate from Largs Campus in Ayrshire, Scotland
We love muscle cars at Phil Hulett and Friends. But [29:35] Phil wonders if it's time to start requiring additional driver training for folks who buy cars with 600 to 900+ horsepower under the hood. To get perspective on the muscle car arms race and what it takes to drive a super powerful car, Danny Bullock from The Bob Bondurant School of High ...…
Medical and Biotech research firms are getting a lot closer to bringing Cannabinoid, or CBD remedies into the main stream. CBD's as they are known, may have significant therapeutic and even healing properties and companies are spending a lot of money to bet on that future promise. [18:42] Eric Adams is the CEO of InMed Pharmaceuticals. He joins ...…
On The Gist, it turns out your ethnicity is really easy to guess. AnneMarie Sgarlata got rid of her TV months ago, but she still heard about President Trump’s pardon of Dwight and Steven Hammond this week—and she wasn’t happy. Sgarlata was among the lawyers who originally prosecuted the Hammonds for burning federal land and putting the lives of ...…
This year’s World Cup had it all: anxiety and heartbreak, joy and jubilation. And every emotion was reflected on social media. As the global feast of football concludes, Trending looks back at the big trends and how the “beautiful game” dominated online chatter across the globe.Presenter: Jonathan GriffinReporters: Mike Wendling, Anisa SubedarP ...…
How good is Brian at trivia, REALLY. Let's take a look at some apps! (Scott reviewed "Look, Your Loot!", and Brian did "Up Left Out".) Your Twitter questions and more on this episode of TMSPM.
Josh is having problems with a game from a year ago, Ryan just turned 28 (again), and Elon Musk is screaming from the top of the internet about how cool he is. After we get through all that, they still have time to talk about a racist pizza company. Then, the Champ is here. Undefeated wrestling fanatic and the Outline’s very own Culture editor, ...…
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On today's BOB & TOM Extra, Ryan Singer joins us and we learn about a body odor detector.By The BOB & TOM Show.
Sam's shuffling through the street with NPR correspondents Ina Jaffe and Kirk Siegler this week. On the table: the President's travels and negotiations with NATO, Bett Kavanaugh, a call to a World Cup fan rooting for France, and a look at homelessness in Los Angeles and across the country. Get tickets for our live show in LA on July 30 with Joh ...…
Talking all things Roe V Wade, Tomi Lahren, Ben Shapiro and winning issues for Conservatives, Scarlett Johansson’s latest SJW blunder, Stormy Daniels in hot water, Andrew Cuomo’s new lawsuit and more. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Stefan Molyneux and YouTube gamer, Daithi De Nogla stop by!By (Steven Crowder).
During this episode of A&G, Jack & Joe have the live announcement regarding the indictments of 12 Russians intelligence officials. Plus, Marshall has news and there's Final Thoughts!
With Mercury going retrograde at the end of this month, we’re talking about the rise in popularity of astrology, tarot, herbalism and other practices that have been long labeled as the occult. What’s driving the resurgence of these practices in the 21st century and what are some of the reasons young people are particularly drawn to it? We’ll ta ...…
One listener tells of how she discovered a project to establish an independent "space nation" - Asgardia - and how she's now been elected as an MP for it.Kathy Clugston reads Your News. Presented by Luke Jones. Produced by Cat Farnsworth.
CBS News Military Analyst Mike Lyons joins Armstrong & Getty to talk about all things Russia, Putin and Trump.
We’re all familiar with the argument that economic anxiety drove members of the white working class to vote for President Trump. But studies since the election have concluded that white Trump supporters are less motivated by economic pressures than by racial resentment and cultural anxiety brought about by social and demographic changes. We’ll ...…
Last July Diane spoke with Financial Times columnist Edward Luce about his book, "The Retreat of Western Liberalism." A year later, we have invited him back for an update.
On this week's episode with guest host Nahlah Ayed: U.S. diplomat questions Trump's belief in the free world on eve of meeting Putin (0:39); Doc: Why one school board believes studying music is essential for all (26:00); "Abandoned by my country," Former hostage in Syria says Canada let him down (44:20); Think the "5-second rule" means it's oka ...…
Jonathan Chait asks if President Trump is a Russian asset, creative solutions to Greyhound's western exodus, Alan Alda launches a podcast, Ethiopia and Eritrea reconcile, 'Happily Ever Esther,' swearing is good for you and more.
Amazon Prime Day™ starts Monday, July 16th at 6 pm Eastern and continues through Tuesday, July 17th. You get the best deal of the entire year AND you can support The Brad and Britt Cast by shopping through our Amazon™ store: FRIDAYS WITH SATAN! Mr. D screws over England (in more ways than one) and has some words about a ce ...…
There's more of the Strzok testimony offered up within this episode of Armstrong & Getty, including the wild questions and comments made by a few select congressman, including Congressman Paul Gosar (who apparently knows a thing or two about body language).
This edition of A&G begins with a review of yesterday's hilarious and horrendous testimony by FBI Agent Strzok, paving the way for a very busy day!
Dave and Chuck the Freak talk about how your dad flipped out when he caught you with a boy, the last illegal thing you did, guys who like to be humiliated about their penis size, your stranger danger mistakes, the booze you like for sexy time, if people are texting while out on dates, your couples sex injury, and more!…
KQ Morning Show sensation Brittany Hagan is among the featured guests on today's BS Show. She has an interesting question for Bradshaw & Bryant's Mike Bryant in a lively Ask The Attorney segment. Also, author Jon Pessah, sports business expert Rick Horrow and psychic Ruth Lordan.
The Morning Blaze Topics: Hour 1 Peter Strzok set congress off during his hearing… Jim Jordan tries to uncover what information was shared between Strzok and the FBI… Congressman Ratcliff picks apart Strzok’s narrative about his work time and personal time… Was this just a witch hunt? Hour 2 Henry Cavill, also known as Superman, is afraid to da ...…
Thursday saw Congress publicly interview Peter Strzok, who has been at the heart of the controversies over Hillary Clinton’s emails, and Trump’s collusion with Russia. The hearing featured members of both parties battling it out, with Republicans attacking Strzok, and Democrats defending him. It was an entertaining episode in political history, ...…
President Donald Trump continues his visit to London, England, this morning, with Prime Minister Theresa May. The visit, early this morning, took a slightly testy turn as British tabloid, 'The Sun,' released an audio interview with the President, who asserted that May ignored his "advice" on Brexit and that he would likely kill any prospective ...…
Savile Row tailor Tommy Nutter dressed everyone from the Beatles, to Mick Jagger to Diana Ross to Elton John.
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