Best Political Comedy podcasts — Political humor (Updated February 2019; image)
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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.
 
Stand-up comedian, TV host and former political adviser Matt Forde presents The Political Party, a weekly celebration of politics and its personalities.
 
Podcast by Top Hat
 
Best Of Late Night Comedy Podcast · Bill Maher · Samantha Bee · Colin Jost · Michael Che · James Corden · Stephen Colbert · Jimmy Fallon · Seth Meyers · Jimmy Kimmel · Trevor Noah · Conan O'Brien
 
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Citizen Radio
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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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Fake The Nation
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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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Street Fight Radio
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Podcast by Street Fight Radio
 
Every week Redacted Tonight will provide comedy news with a punch. This weekly satire show tackles all the real news stories the mainstream media failed to mention and provides new angles on the ones they do. As The Herald called it "Jon Stewart with teeth." Also follow @LeeCamp on Twitter and www.LeeCamp.net.
 
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.
 
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
 
Politics minus bile plus jokes. Comedian and avowed independent Andrew Heaton examines current events with his deranged friends, then slops humor on top.
 
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Radio Dispatch
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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, ...
 
Conversations with the most powerful names in politics, business, and media.
 
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
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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.
 
Stephen Mackey's custom Blubrry Podcasting feed. Visit http://www.blubrry.com to add programs to your customized feed.
 
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EU Scream
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The Podcast on Europe and its Political Extremes
 
Demitri and Lex have a unique view on pretty much everything. Listen as they discuss politics, pop culture, observations, and whatever piques their fancy.Support: Patreon.com/value
 
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Heather Grabbe of the Open Society European Policy Institute says nationalist populists are closing the minds of Europeans to the values they have in common. She presents survey findings that could embolden centrists and moderates to drop their wishy-washy approach and confront creeping authoritarianism more directly. Look for the full set of r ...…
 
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Author David Swanson talks about NATO. PLUS Representative Illhan Omar is under fire for telling the truth, the Catholic Church scandal and so much more! Live Stand Up Comedy Shows JUST ANNOUNCED in Chicago, Detroit, New York City & Montreal! Tickets and details at leecamp.com
 
Love and hate are in the air. Trump declares a national emergency to please his TV dads. High speed rail slows down. Jussie Smollett confronts doubters. 2020 Dems sounds alike at times. The Oscars cut important awards. And a game with a special Valentine’s Day surprise that even melted Tre’vell’s heart. Michaela Watkins, Megan Gailey, and Tre’v ...…
 
Basement Show Yall .. // Bryan The Walky Boy // American History Is Wrong // Founding Fathers // Hand Washing Habits // Smelling Rotten Food Is Similar To Electrocution // Fat Tiger Blues // 2pac Hollodisc //Street Fight Mail - P.O Box 82306 Columbus, OH 43202By streetfightradio@gmail.com.
 
Heaton’s personal hero, Prince Leonard, passed away this week, after a storied history of fighting in World War II, declaring independence from Australia, and thwarting an onerous wheat quota. In a special tribute episode, Heaton goes over the life of Australia’s homegrown monarch.
 
Eli Valley joins us to discuss the right wing’s weaponization of anti-Semitism, and Morning John on Ilhan Omar’s fantastic questioning of Elliot Abrams. Photo courtesy of Eli Valley00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - Birthday month continues, welcome other February birthdays05:27 - Eli Valley on the right’s attacks on Ilhan Omar29:47 - Mor ...…
 
Matt is joined by the Editor of Brexit Central, Jonathan Isaby. The pair first met 12 years ago and here they rekindle their love of political impressions, election coverage and football stickers. Jonathan has been a prominent and influential writer and lobbyist, working for The Telegraph, ConservativeHome and running the Taxpayer's Alliance as ...…
 
Negin is joined by comedians Seena Ghaznavi and Selena Coppock to talk about the proposed Green New Deal, Valentine’s Day, and three powerful women in the news: Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, and Ilhan Omar. This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE).
 
Bridget Phetasy is a former Playboy Advisor, and presently a writer and standup comedian. Also, she was in a sex cult. Heaton talks to her about dating advice, but mostly, about what it’s like to be in a sex cult, and if he should visit one on his next vacation.
 
What happened when a judge visited a federal jail in Brooklyn, it’s been one year since the Parkland school shooting, and thoughts on the Esquire magazine American Boy cover story. photo courtesy of Youngking11 via Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - There’s a Cake Man Fight about to happen11:13 - A quick rant on the Esqui ...…
 
Is the patriarchy the Illuminati with gonads? Where is all the anti-maleness and anti-feminism originating? How do we position ourselves in yon slap fight? Cathy Reisenwitz writes at “Sex and the State” and is a columnist at the Bay City Beacon. She joins Heaton to jump into the issue of feminism, sex positivity, and when claiming injustice bec ...…
 
Representative Ilhan Omar’s tweets criticizing AIPAC sparked a Republican crusade against her, the details of the tentative deal that could keep the government open, and David Brooks names and defends capitalism. photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - An audit of potential Valentines Day emo ...…
 
“It’s Blackface History Month! Or, if you prefer ‘Partial Birth Of A Nation’! Committed listeners know when it comes to abortion, my record is clear: ‘Abortion should be legal until the fetus is eighteen!” ~Mark Whitney [SCRIPT] LEFT: Officers of the Hi-Y club in the 1977 Onancock High School yearbook. Ralph Northam is standing in the back row ...…
 
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed the New Green Deal to Congress last week, designed to radically overhaul and control the US economy, fight climate change, and raise Heaton’s blood pressure to staggering heights. Brian Brushwood joins the program to calm Heaton down and explain how AOC is actually progressivism’s response to Donald Trump. Late ...…
 
An Intercept story looks at the numbers of arrests in the United States, the APA says that traditional masculinity can hurt boys, and the security theater highlighted by the shutdown. Photo by Johnny Silvercloud via Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:28 - New report on cop activity in the US42:00 - How masculinity hurts boys59 ...…
 
Episode 130 - HARD POWER! Let's all have some! None of that soft power we use for, er, pillow fights...I'm so tired. This week is all about Labour's 5 Brexit terms, Special places in Hell, and Tiernan (@tiernandouieb) speaks to Dr Jess Garland (@jessicajgarland) at the Electoral Reform Society (@electoralreform) about Citizen's Assemblies (@UKa ...…
 
Despite what you may think, Americans are having less sex today than in previous eras. Billy Binion of Reason comes on to make sense of America’s laggardly sex life. (Then afterwards, Heaton adds to the growing chorus of Virginia politicians scandals, and begs forgiveness from his audience for a horrible faux pas.)…
 
No Call In show so we dive into a brief history of this thing called Street Fight Radio.. // Brace Is A Man Of Action // The Bullying Games // Reject My Pop Culture // Bad Thoughts // Bryans Meltdowns // History Of Street Fight // Wasting Time With Stand Up // Mike Rowe It Up To Radio // Family Ties To Biker Tattooing // Taking Every Opportunit ...…
 
John and Molly catch up on the rolling nightmare happening in Virginia, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proves she’s just as awesome as she seems on the House floor, and Jeff Bezos makes himself a hero for standing up to dick pick extortion. Photo courtesy of VMI yearbook The Bomb, 1981 via Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - Wha ...…
 
Banners and slogans celebrating tolerance and equality make the European Quarter of Brussels look like a civil rights nirvana. The truth is more complicated. There is a critical lack of racial diversity in the institutions that run the European Union, and sexual harassment is a concern. Even before the MeToo movement exploded onto the global ag ...…
 
Dan Cohen talks about the coup in Venezuela and who really Juan Guaido is! PLUS officials stating that the Venezuelan coup is about oil, our troops in Iraq and more!
 
Trump's State of the Union never happened. Fox News is screaming about socialism. And Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins Jon on stage at the Anthem in Washington, DC to discuss her 2020 campaign, health care, and the ugly scandals unfolding in Virginia. She also becomes the first presidential candidate to face the "Queen for a Day" gauntlet on Lo ...…
 
In a Friday grab bag episode, comedian Jimmy Failla comes on to suss out headlines with Heaton. Including: why Thai parliament candidates are changing their names; the world’s most conscientious burglar, the latest Burger King lawsuit; and why you can legally watch erotic films on library computers in Chicago.…
 
Three stories about FBI shenanigans, Trump and Pence go after New York and Virginia's late term abortion laws, and Amazon continues its union busting in New York. Photo by Nancy Wong via Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:28 - Early at the airport20:00 - Pence and Trump go after Virginia’s late term abortion law46:00 - FBI sur ...…
 
Tony Blair joins Matt for a discussion about the latest on Brexit. What happens with the backstop? Should we delay Article 50? Will he personally protest in the streets if he doesn't get his way? The former Prime Minister answers all those questions and more. You can follow The Institute for Global Change on Twitter and Instagram: @InstituteGCY ...…
 
In this episode the Value is MMA while the Substance is WWE. Join our hero's Lex and Demitri on their very own comedy podcast. Once again they discuss: How asians are bad at customer service but good workers, how window washers are part of the cartel, getting on a flight just in time, GPS is great, the NBA should just be trades, and a blood alc ...…
 
Basement show y'all.. // No Places For Things // Street Fight P.O Box // Average Patriotism Level // Pros & Cons Of The Constitution // BDSM ASMR // Suburban Turd Grifters // Friendship Via Payday Advance // Street Fight Mail - P.O Box 82306 Columbus, OH 43202By streetfightradio@gmail.com.
 
Negin is back (hooray!) and joined by Fake the Nation favorites Baratunde Thurston and John Fugelsang. They tackle Trump’s SOTU & crooked tie, then turn to the recent deluge of incriminating photos from the past and why “cancelling” a human being isn’t always the best course of action. Finally, is millennial burnout a thing and if so, who is to ...…
 
What is Postmodernism and why do so many people loathe it? Reason’s Nick Gillespie joins Heaton to explain what postmodernism is, where it’s useful and when it’s asinine, and the many instances where postmodernism has spread through American culture.
 
Trump invoked the specter of socialism at the State of the Union, the value and differences of Abrams and Sanders’ speeches, Morning John, and listener mail. Nancy Pelosi photo courtesy of US Congress via Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - Smart phones are making Molly run from her responsibilies06:45 - Socialism wins the ...…
 
Ben is joined by Jehmu Greene to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By thelastpodcastnetwork@gmail.com (The Last Podcast Network).
 
Heaton comes up with ways to improve the State of the Union Address, including a mandated congressional conga line, and presidential crowd surfing. But before that, Justin Robert Young of the “Politics Politics Politics” podcast joins Heaton for a breakdown of the speech, what all the guests signified, and how heckling the Hall of Presidents ca ...…
 
We’ve banished John to the streets of Manhattan once again, Bernie Sanders angered a lot of people by giving a post State of the Union response after Stacey Abrams, unpacking the Trump inauguration committee subpoena news, and listener mail. photo by Kerri Battles for LBJ School via Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - Morn ...…
 
“Conan Christopher O’Brien. Easy guy for me to relate to. Fellow fifty-something. Born in New England. Former altar boy turned recovering Irish Catholic and podcaster. My understanding is that like me, Conan still reads the bible for the laughs. Take Matthew Chapter 22 Verse 39: ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.’ So, I gotta’ jerk him o ...…
 
Several states are eyeballing "Bible literacy" classes as part of public school curriculum. Jonathan Braylock, a comedian and a practicing Christian, joins Heaton to discuss how blurring the separation of church and state is apt to backfire on both.
 
Bernie proposes a real estate tax clearly informed by both AOC and Warren, we catch up on Max Boot's love of endless war, and listener mail. Photo by Nick Solari via Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:28 - Flying, sky diving, bungee jumping14:07 - Bernie proposes raising the estate tax48:00 - Max Boot again calls for endless w ...…
 
Taking calls in the basement at (614) 655-3887..// Getting Way In The Weeds With Customers // No Superbowl For Street Fighters // White People Love Not Cooking // Sell Your Xbox To The Weed Store // Spying On Your Kids // Move On To 19.00/h // Let Your Partner Sleep // Dangerous Childhood Stories // Bryan Wants A CDL // Have A Nicotini! // Fune ...…
 
Episode 129 - What is an alternative backstop? Is it like a backstop but more lo-fi or written by an indie kid? Why is there still nothing happening? Does Chris Grayling really not know why everyone hates him? Where have all the buses gone? All these questions and more, sort of answered in this week's show. Plus Tiernan (@tiernandouieb) intervi ...…
 
Heaton unleashes a tirade about football, and what he'd do to improve it. (Hint: it involves horses.) Then he invites on Reason's Eric Boehm to discuss stadium subsidies, and the graft and incompetency which keeps taxpayers on the hook for millions. Heaton also determines which NFL team to endorse based entirely on the one not taking handouts.…
 
Cory Booker is a threat to public education or at least he used to be, and four Democrats say no to additional DHS funding. Photo by Cory Booker via Wikimedia Commons00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:28 - Catwalk17:00 - Booker’s bad education history52:40 - Four Dems say no additional DHS funding58:40 - “Mystery Hour” Pavo Pavo / Credits60:05 ...…
 
Ellen Brown discusses Striking, Universal Basic Income, Corruption in Brazil and more! PLUS the Venezuelan Coup, who is Kamala Harris, the continued war on drugs and more!
 
“Christie’s experience as a presidential candidate in 2016 foreshadows what I believe we’re going to see this year with Sanders. Look for Sanders to announce in front of a crowd of fifty to a hundred thousand people, thereby imposing the same dilemma faced by monied Republican insiders when the populist outsider secures an early lead.” ~Mark Wh ...…
 
Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, discusses Mueller, Trump's feud with intelligence officials, impeachment, congressional oversight, and vegan hamburgers. Plus Tawny Newsome and Naomi Ekperigin are back to break down the week's news on Howard Schultz, health care, and Netflix shows about serial killers. Then the panel q ...…
 
Ben and Travis discuss "Progressive... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By thelastpodcastnetwork@gmail.com (The Last Podcast Network).
 
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