Best Political Comedy podcasts — Political humor (Updated February 2018; image)
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Lovett or Leave It
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Jon Lovett, former Obama speechwriter and co-host of Pod Save America, is joined by comedians, actors, journalists, and many, many renowned Friends of the Pod for a roundup of the week's top news. Rants! Games! Bad impressions! Nuanced discussion! Recorded in front of a live audience.
 
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The Political Party
Monthly
 
Stand-up comedian, TV host and former political adviser Matt Forde presents The Political Party, a weekly celebration of politics and its personalities.
 
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Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
Weekly
 
Podcast by Top Hat
 
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Citizen Radio
Weekly+
 
Citizen Radio is hosted by Allison Kilkenny and is dedicated to covering the stories that the mainstream, corporate media ignores. It's like Democracy Now but with much more swearing. They have interviewed such distinct intellectuals, bands, and comics such as Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Rachel Maddow, Melissa Harris-Perry, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Matt Taibbi, Rise Against, System of a Down, Anti-Flag, Bad Religion, Jeremy Scahill, Robin Williams, Matt Besser, Janeane Garofalo, and more. “[Ci ...
 
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Late Nite Last Week® • Political Satire Stephen Colbert Jimmy Fallon Kimmel Conan Corden Seth Meyers Trump
 
Samantha Bee • Stephen Colbert • Conan O'Brien • James Corden • Jimmy Fallon • Jimmy Kimmel • Bill Maher • Seth Meyers • Trevor Noah • John Oliver • Colin Jost • Michael Che • Anthony Atamanuik • Jim Jefferies
 
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Fake The Nation
Weekly
 
Hosted by Negin Farsad, Fake the Nation is all the comedy about politics without any of the politics about politics. Every week Negin and a cast of her funniest, smartest and most politically astute friends (John Fugelsang, Lizz Winstead, Dean Obeidallah and others) gather 'round the political roundtable to break down the news, make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the American political system.
 
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Chris Coltrane's Lolitics Podcast
 
A podcast of live political stand-up comedy. What a concept! Join Chris Coltrane as he shares the highlights from Lolitics, his friendly lefty comedy club at the Black Heart in Camden. If you like activism, libraries, compassion, and making the world a better place, then this is the podcast for you. Hours of free comedy from Chris, Josie Long, Robin Ince, Nish Kumar, Grace Petrie, Matthew Crosby, Liam Williams and more! PROTIP: Start at the most recent episode, and work backwards.
 
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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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Radio Dispatch
Daily
 
Radio Dispatch is a daily podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and Molly Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and Molly's own original reporting and analysis. From civil liberties and privacy to civil rights and intersectional feminism, Radio Dispatch covers the news from a point of view that values recognizing and discussing power and privilege. John and Molly's journalism can be found at Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, ...
 
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The Jamie Weinstein Show | Lessons from Leaders in Politics, Business & Media
 
Opinion Journalist. TV Commentator. Author. Satirist. Tomato Lover.
 
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Two Beers In: A Tipsy Political Round Table
 
Join UCB Theatre veterans Cody Lindquist & Charlie Todd as they welcome a panel of NYC's most hilarious comedians, journalists, and politicians to chug two beers on stage and discuss the politics of the week. It's like Meet The Press, but funnier and with more alcohol. Theme song by Tyler Walker.
 
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That Riot Show
Monthly+
 
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Slugnuts Radio Hour
Monthly
 
Political comedy and commentary from the creators of the political cartoon “The End Times”. Join Mike and Kyle every two weeks for a lighthearted and refreshing review of the latest political news.
 
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The teen survivors of the Parkland shooting ask Marco Rubio harder questions than most journalists ever have, we finally get to John’s Truthout article on refugee resettlement under Trump, and catching up on listener mail. Dana Loesch photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - The CNN Town Hall ...…
 
Episode #1850: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month! Charles (@charlesrockhill) joins the show to talk Queer Eye, Altered Carbon, and season 3 of Scream. Also, homophobic Billy Graham is dead, Marco Rubio is absolutely eviscerated during town hall on gun violence and NRA' ...…
 
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Partly Political Broadcast
 
Episode Bonus Bob - An extra bit of my interview with Bob Singha (@bobsingha) from episode 91, with a few of his thoughts on the human side of politics, Brexit and well, comedians. Check out Bob's website at www.bobsingha.com. Donate to the Patreon at www.patreon.com/parpolbro Buy me a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/parpolbro Follow us on Twitter ...…
 
Ophira Eisenberg (Ask Me Another) and Akilah Hughes (Crooked Media) join Negin to dish about the latest in Mueller’s Russia investigation and why people are angry that Twitter is cracking down on bots. Plus, the panel discusses evangelicals and their silence on the Rob Porter and Stormy Daniels stories. Lastly, the panel debates the pros and co ...…
 
Florida teens organize for gun control as they continue to deal with the trauma of the Parkland shooting, and Reuben Safire joins us to discuss how online conservatives are appropriating the language of social justice. Reuben Safire, via Twitter00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - John is here but on his way to CPAC10:35 - The teens are org ...…
 
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The Political Party
 
Lord Daniel Finkelstein has advised more Conservative leaders than almost anyone else in recent history and gives Matt an illuminating peek behind the curtain of the leaderships of John Major, William Hague, David Cameron and Theresa May. He also gives some tips on how to get the most of your time in the House of Lords - should you ever be enob ...…
 
Episode #1849: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month! Parker (@parkermolloy) joins the show to offer a listening rec: World War Z audio book and viewing recs (sort of): The Cloverfield Paradox, Altered Carbon, and Michelle Obama's V-Day playlist. Also, Trump endorses Mitt ...…
 
A pair of bad takes on the response to 9/11 in the era of Trump, and another one on letting gun owners lead the way. Max Boot Photo by US Naval War College courtesy of Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - Queer Eye takes on police brutality35:22 - Centering the locus of power amongst conservatives44:14 - Comparisons of Russ ...…
 
Ben & Marcus discuss the Parkland... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By thelastpodcastnetwork@gmail.com (The Last Podcast Network).
 
Episode #1848: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month! Parker (@parkermolloy) joins the show to talk about gender reveal cakes and transphobia. Also, David Brooks defends gun culture, former Trump aide Rick Gates will plead guilty to Robert Mueller probe charges, Paul Manaf ...…
 
We talk with Martin Smith, correspondent for the new two-part Frontline documentary “Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia.” Also, Mueller indicts thirteen Russians meddling in the 2016 election. Frontline00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - Flirting with astrology12:04 - Martin Smith on “Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia”37:08 - The Muel ...…
 
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That Riot Show
 
In this episode: – The only thing worse than watching the Winter Olympics is watching the Summer Olympics; – Mueller probe yields no connection to Trump, liberals lose their mind; – SPOILER ALERT: what the Russians did during our election cycle is what we’ve done in every banana republic for the past 100 years; – Another tragedy, another round ...…
 
Episode #1847: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month! Rachel (@realslimchada) and Chloe (@itsthechew) join the show to offer reading recs: Lighthead, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Fuck Feelings, and listening rec Paloma Faith, discuss meditation, and to help Patreon ques ...…
 
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Partly Political Broadcast
 
Episode 91 - Tiernan (@tiernandouieb) dissects Boris Johnson's Brexit speech and surprise surprise, inside it's full of stupid. Also a brilliant chat with Master Youth Coach Bob Singha (@bobsingha) about the current rise of youth crime and cuts to youth services. Oh and a new jingle that no one will like. Donate to the Patreon at www.patreon.co ...…
 
Talking carefully about the reports that the shooter trained with a white supremacist group, and how the survivors are shaping the narrative. Also, all immigration bills fail in the Senate. Marco Rubio Photo by Max Goldberg courtesy of Wikipedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - Go see Black Panther immediately10:34 - More on the ...…
 
Episode #1846: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month! Rachel (@realslimchada) and Chloe (@itsthechew) join the show to discuss therapy and viewing recs Black Panther (no spoilers), End Of The F*ing World and Queer Eye. Also, some white people are lying about being attacked ...…
 
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Lovett or Leave It
 
Mueller drops more indictments. Republicans block immigration reform. Another deadly school shooting elicits thoughts and prayers. The Obama portraits scramble some brains. And Laura Ingraham blows a dog whistle wrong because we all can hear it. Roxane Gay, Solomon Georgio, and Amani Al-Khatahtbeh join Jon to break down the week’s news. Plus, w ...…
 
A 19-year-old school shooter has killed 17 students and staff in a Florida high school, and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about it with us. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - Processing the school shooting in Florida13:13 - Fatalism about gun control policies43:35 - Jesse Myerson on American culture and gun vio ...…
 
Episode #1845: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month! Katharine Heller (@spkheller) joins the show to talk about the health consequences of constant sexual harassment and to recommend Riverdale. Also, the former wives of top White House aide Rob Porter both told the FBI he ...…
 
Jordan Carlos (Headliners) and Liel Leibovitz (Unorthodox) join Negin to share in her horror over the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Plus, they discuss the sky-high White House staff turnover rate. The panel imagines: if the White House were a reality show, who would get the final rose? Lastly, they discuss the resignation ...…
 
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The Political Party
 
Dr Jan Halper-Hayes was a consultant to President Trump's transition team and Chair of Republicans Overseas from 2013-2016. As well as her political insight, Jan also shares her psychological insight on the President, politicians in general and her findings about successful men. Tickets for Matt's tour shows can be bought here: www.mattforde.co ...…
 
Mike Konczal is back to talk about the way we talk about the deficit. Also, Trump wants to replace food stamps with shelf stable “harvest” boxes, and the FBI blows up the White House’s Porter timeline. Mike Konczal, via Twitter00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - What is the judging criteria at a dog show?15:27 - Mike Konczal on the GOP’s r ...…
 
Episode #1844: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month! Charles (@charlesrockhill) joins the show to discuss urban legends and to field a Patreon recommendation for Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. Also, media recs for Inside Psycho and Cougar Town, racist Arizona bill inva ...…
 
Trump’s Vaginal Wall, Cat Joke America, John Oliver, Nicole Byer, Wanda Sykes, Jenna Friedman, Rob Reiner, John Brennan, James Clapper, Conan O’Brien, Samantha Bee, James Corden, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Anthony Atamanuik, Jim Jefferies, Michael Che, Colin Jost, Joy Behar, Robin Thede, Last Week In ...…
 
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Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
 
Ben and Marcus are joined by Molly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By thelastpodcastnetwork@gmail.com (The Last Podcast Network).
 
Happy Valentines Day! John has a new story about refugee resettlement under Trump, and a once powerful education reform organization in the northeast has crumbled after its leader was accused of sexual assault. Bret Stephens Photo by Вени Марковски and Veni Markovski courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - Lent16: ...…
 
Episode #1844: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month! Charles Rockhill (@charlesrockhill) joins the show to help answer Patreon questions about dealing with sexism in your field of study, Ford's racism, the format of Allison's new podcast, and to talk about Black Panther a ...…
 
We talk with Marcela Gaviria, producer of the new Frontline documentary “The Gang Crackdown.” Also, we catch up on listener mail for real this time. Frontline00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - Happy Mardi Gras!06:09 - Marcela Gaviria on Frontline’s “The Gang Crackdown”27:34 - Listener mail catch up57:13 - Credits, “The Soft Season” by Hoo ...…
 
Episode #1843: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month! Erek (@erek_smith) joins the show to help answer Patreon questions about Net Neutrality, DACA, colonization, and center Democrats. Also, California police worked with Neo-Nazis to pursue "anti-racist" activists, here ar ...…
 
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Partly Political Broadcast
 
Episode 90 - We're on the road to Brexit, la la la la. Tiernan (@tiernandouieb) looks at just how rocky this Brexit road the government are setting out may be, also just what is Foreign Aid and Tiernan speaks to John Myers at London YIMBY (@LondonYIMBY) about solutions to the housing crisis. Donate to the Patreon at www.patreon.com/parpolbro Bu ...…
 
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That Riot Show
 
In this episode: – Rubepublicans pass budget that increases deficit, transformation to liberal statism now complete; – Just because we have a leader who loves military parades and touting the size of his penis, it DOES NOT mean were are a third-world shit hole like North Korea; – Justin Trudeau pushes “peoplekind”, confirms Canada is a fag coun ...…
 
A great piece by Katherine Cross looks at the pressure put on Chelsea Manning after her release from prison, the Democrats need to start figuring out more specific messaging as the elections get closer, and listener mail. photo by Tim Travers Hawkins courtesy of Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - John and Molly write a ro ...…
 
Episode #1842: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month! Erek (@erek_smith) joins the show to answer questions about Magic: The Gathering and gun culture on the left, and to talk about New Coke. Also, Bret Stephen's terrible Woody Allen take, Bill Maher says the #MeToo moveme ...…
 
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Lovett or Leave It
 
Democrats push for a vote on DACA. Trump loves a parade and a staff secretary with a history of violence. And Omarosa turns Big Brother into Meet the Press. Live from Denver, Jon is joined by Alyssa Mastromonaco, Adam Cayton-Holland, and Ricardo Baca to break down the week’s news and yes to briefly discuss Trump’s hair and the recent revelation ...…
 
Ben and Marcus catch you up on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By thelastpodcastnetwork@gmail.com (The Last Podcast Network).
 
Jesse Myerson is here to talk about the shortcomings of how we talk about racist systems, and the White House knew Rob Porter had been accused of domestic abuse, and Nancy Pelosi does a symbolic gesture for DACA. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter.00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - Is Serafina like other cats?08:03 - The allegations against Rob P ...…
 
Episode #1841: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month! Parker (@parkermolloy) joins the show to give listening recs (Explosions In The Sky and The Books) and to discuss how Facebook is killing comedy. Also, Amazon patents wristband that tracks warehouse workers' movements, ...…
 
Stephanie Butnick (Unorthodox) and Sam Sanders (It’s Been a Minute) join Negin to discuss the dip in the stock market and ask: should we be worried? Plus, they chat about the government shutdown and Nancy Pelosi’s marathon speech in support of the Dreamers. Lastly, the panel weighs the pros and cons of Trump’s plans for a military parade. This ...…
 
The stock market seems to have bounced back but we discuss how an economic crash could facilitate the rise of fascism in the US, and we actually catch up on listener mail. photo by Jebulon courtesy of Wikimedia00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - The case for phoning it in16:35 - Trump’s military parade and the GOP march toward fascism29:49 ...…
 
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The Political Party
 
Paul Staines aka Guido Fawkes gives Matt a rare interview and takes us behind the scenes at Britain's most successful political blog site. As well as the history of the site and the driving force behind it, he and Matt discuss Paul's relationship with politics and politicians, his role in exposing the infamous 'Red Rag' story and a heck of a re ...…
 
Episode #1840: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month! Chloe (@itsthechew) and Rachel (@realslimchada) join the show to discuss a Patreon comment about transphobia on RuPaul's Drag Race. Also, Trump's lawyers are worried he could get caught lying to Mueller, U.S. stocks plu ...…
 
John explains the stock market crash, and we catch up on listener mail. Photo by ProducerMatthew courtesy of Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - Not eating meat seems more normal now16:00 - This week’s stock market plunge, explained48:55 - How policy impacts the stock market59:09 - Credits, “Quit the Curse” by Anna Burch60 ...…
 
Episode #1840: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month! Chloe (@itsthechew) and Rachel (@realslimchada) join the show to discuss ghosts, murder-suicide, and street harassment. Also, the "crunch-free" Doritos chips for women was a myth but the real story is also sexist as hel ...…
 
There was much ado about nothing after Trump “released the memo” last Friday, JT performing without Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl was trash, and a bit of personal news. Photo courtesy of US Congress via Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - How do we feel about the Winter Olympics09:02 - Some personal news15:30 - The Super ...…
 
Episode #1839: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month! Chloe (@itsthechew) and Erek (@erek_smith) join the show to discuss listening recommendations Iron & Wine and Alexi Murdoch. Also, White House plans to withdraw "conspiracy theorist and anti-science extremist" pick, amb ...…
 
Intelligence Community Vows Retaliation, The Mooch v Maher, Robert Mueller, Devin Nunes, Philip Mudd, Leon Panetta, Intelligence Community, Anthony Scaramucci, The Mooch, 2018 Election, Eugene Robinson, Chuck Todd, Chuck Schumer, Conan O’Brien, Samantha Bee, James Corden, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Tr ...…
 
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Partly Political Broadcast
 
Episode 89 - The nightmarish threat of BoJo, Mogg and Gove, the Customs partnership or symbiosis or union or whatever it is or isn't, an insight into the Haringey HDV from a local resident and Tiernan (@TiernanDouieb) interviews former MI5 Intelligence officer Annie Machon (@AnnieMachon) about Iran. Snippet of Royalty Free music for the 'Afford ...…
 
Jesse Myerson is here to talk about why the stock market is a terrible indicator for people’s economic well being, and David Brooks falls for the conservative logic around 20 week abortion bans. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - Is 4 years old the new 5 years old18:28 - Jesse Myerson on the stock market and unem ...…
 
Episode #1838: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month! Chloe (@itsthechew) and Erek (@erek_smith) join the show to discuss their Super Bowl plans, Magic: The Gathering, and somehow segue into plugging The Dixie Chicks. Also, the Nunes memo accidentally confirms the legitima ...…
 
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Lovett or Leave It
 
The Nunes Memo is released and it’s even dumber than expected. Trump delivered a State of the Union and then obliterated any memory of it, per usual. Hope Hicks was reportedly too obvious about crimes. And you won’t want to miss a shockingly passionate diatribe about the food pyramid. Sasheer Zamata, Adam Conover, and Francesca Fiorentini join ...…
 
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