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Download and watch full episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher including his New Rules and Overtime segments with his guest panelists. New episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher air Fridays at 10, only on HBO.
NBC News' Meet the Press is the longest-running television show in history. If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.
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.
Pod Save America
Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.
Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.
The Skepticrat
Covering politics from the far center
The Weeds
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, 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
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.
A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan, León Krauze, and Yascha Mounk talk to reporters, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture.
Congressional Dish
Congressional Dish is a twice-monthly podcast that aims to draw attention to where the American people truly have power: Congress. From the perspective of a fed up taxpayer with no allegiance to any political party, Jennifer Briney will fill you in on the must-know information about what our representatives do AFTER the elections and how their actions can and will affect our day to day lives. Hosted by @JenBriney. Links to information sources available at
Loud, fast-talking and deceptively funny, this politically-independent "forward-thinking pragmatist" looks at the events shaping our world through a uniquely American lens. It's smarter than you think, and faster than you expect.
Political Gabfest
Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
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.
The Run-Up
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.
Since 2006, bringing historical context to the politics of today. TV pundits discuss politics in a vacuum. Cable news tells you everything is 'breaking news' but in most cases, events have long roots in history. In this podcast, we smash and bash the politics of today with a healthy dose of history
FT World Weekly
Each week, we focus on one of the major international stories making headlines, drawing upon the Financial Times's team of foreign correspondents and analysts to make sense of world events. Presented by Gideon Rachman and produced by Hannah Murphy.
Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to his regular panel along with novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers - and even a few politicians - and ask them what they think is going on... Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? As it unfolds, TALKING POLIT ...
Light, humorous roundtable discussion of news and politics by real people across the political spectrum. Real debate without the hate!
FT Politics
Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy - covering Washington, the country and the world.
CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this hourlong weekday afternoon program, which mixes Tapper's interests with headlines from around the country and the world, headlines that span politics, money, sports and popular culture. "The Lead" also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages -- buried leads -- to the forefront.
So That Happened
An inside-the-beltway show that's truly for beltway outsiders. Each week the HuffPost Politics team offers an entertaining alternative to the Sunday shows you've stopped watching. Along with their outside the beltway guests, join Arthur Delaney and Elise Foley as they analyze the news of the week and explain why it should matter to you.
FP's First Person
Each week here at Foreign Policy, we interview one person for an intimate, narrative-driven conversation about something timely and important in the world. Our guests are people who have participated directly in events, either as protagonists or eyewitnesses. We get them to tell a story about their experience, not just offer their analysis. That approach is driven by the feeling here at Foreign Policy that to understand our world—to grasp the complexities and nuances of our time—we need to g ...
Ana Marie Cox, political columnist and culture critic, sits down with liberals and conservatives, pastors, writers, activists, and other people you should know for an open, funny, in-depth conversation about what divides us - a show about listening instead of arguing.
Chuck Todd at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in the 2020 presidential race. Join Chuck each Wednesday as he talks with top reporters from the nation’s capital, plus exclusive sit-down interviews and on-the-ground dispatches from across the campaign trail.
Hagmann Report
The Hagmann Report provides news and information based on a combination of exclusive investigative work, proprietary sources and contacts and qualified guests open source material. The Hagmann Report will never be encumbered by political correctness or held hostage to an agenda of revisionist history. The Hagmann Report broadcasts live weekdays 7-10pm et.
Journalist Mehdi Hasan is known around the world for his televised takedowns of presidents and prime ministers. In this new podcast from The Intercept, Mehdi unpacks a game-changing news event of the week while challenging the conventional wisdom. As a Brit, a Muslim and an immigrant based in Donald Trump's Washington D.C., Mehdi offers a provocative perspective on the ups and downs of American—and global—politics.
POLITICO takes you behind the scenes with Washington's power players to uncover what's really driving politics and policy in the nation’s capital.
Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of ‘The West Wing,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. Join him every weeknight.
The biggest news and political stories of the day with a commitment to in-depth reporting that consistently seeks to hold our leaders accountable.
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 ...
Ken Rudin, an expert in American politics and campaign history, joins MPR News host Kerri Miller every week for a conversation about the latest on President Trump, Congress, and the American political scene.
The Pollsters
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 ...
Can He Do That?
Donald Trump’s historic presidency is unlike any other that’s come before it. From a record-setting staff turnover rate to unpredictable policy decisions to an ongoing investigation into his campaign, each episode of this podcast focuses on one aspect of Trump’s time in the White House that raises the question: ‘Can He Do That?’Led by host Allison Michaels, the podcast features Washington Post reporters and experts to illuminate the ways Donald Trump can reshape the presidency. And what that ...
Engaging smart thinkers on issues of the day. Subscribe for newsletter & show notes at (podcast formerly "Political Wire Conversations")
Quorum Call
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.
The Impact
In Washington, the story often ends when Congress passes a law. For The Impact, that’s where the story begins. Each season, Sarah Kliff investigates the way policy shapes people’s lives. This season, she’s crisscrossing the country to explore how cities and states are trying to solve our country’s biggest problems. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest pertinent updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context for viewers.
Listen to Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the political news of the week. Posted each Friday by 9 p.m., the Shields and Brooks podcast includes the full audio of every on-air segment. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full shows, individual segments, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
CNN's The Daily DC
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.
The Ticket 2016
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.
Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
The Argument
The other side is dangerously wrong. They think you are too. But for democracy to work, we need to hear each other out. Each week New York Times Opinion columnists David Leonhardt, Michelle Goldberg and Ross Douthat explain the arguments from across the political spectrum. Their candid debates help you form your own opinion of the latest news, and learn how the other half thinks. Find the best ways to persuade in the modern search for common ground.
Your daily politics update, brought to you by Slate. Hear more Slate articles at Want to hear a daily selection of the magazine’s best stories? Learn more at A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at
Majority 54
Jason Kander is an army veteran from Kansas City, Missouri and the first millennial elected to statewide office in the United States. He's traveling the country to help the 54% of us who didn't vote for Donald Trump talk to those of us who did about the most divisive issues in our country.
From the policy debates to the political fights, today's top newsmakers make sure they sit down with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, which airs weekly on Fox News Channel.
Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night.
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This week’s show kicks off with Mike & Jay talking about the third Democratic presidential debate. They both see it as a continuing struggle between centrists, led by Biden, and the progressives, most prominently represented by Warren and Sanders. Neither Mike nor Jay expect any big changes in the relative standing of the candidates any time so ...…
Ten Democratic presidential candidates took the stage Thursday night at Texas Southern University. There were a lot of predictions for the debate, and well, not all of them came to be. For one, we didn’t really get the Biden-Warren showdown many people were expecting. Maybe it was because Julian Castro lashed out at Biden, implying that he’s to ...…
Content: The top 3 Democrat candidates are all unelectable, lets review Joe Navarro, body language expert…and the candidates 2 Key tips for Kamala Harris to up her game Kamala is STILL the most electable Democrat candidate Whiteboard: Healthcare Cost Rank Andrew Yang’s choice to NOT wear a tie, mistake? Jemele Hill’s provocative comment on cand ...…
This week, Karin recaps the third Democratic Primary debate with lawyer and friend of the pod Asha Subas and journalist, Pod Delusion podcaster and Trumps Alerts bot creator James O'Malley. --- Send in a voice message:
The government is accused of not doing enough preparation to rescue a deal but there are rumours of movement on the Northern Ireland backstop. Plus, as the conference season opens, we discuss who might emerge stronger or weaker - Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, Jo Swinson or Nicola Sturgeon. Presented by Miranda Green, with George Parker, David B ...…
Bill Maher and his guests answer viewer questions after the show. (Originally aired 9/13/19)
Bill’s guests are Michael Moore, Bari Weiss, Fernand Amandi, Krystal Ball, and Michael Steele. (Originally aired 9/13/19)
The Justice Department is claiming House Democrats should not get access to secret Mueller grand jury materials - in part because they can't say whether or not what they're doing is actual Impeachment. And will Trump's DOJ indict former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe? Joining us to discuss that and more is Annie Karni, Jonathan Allen, Andrew ...…
We are now coming in for a landing and so we’ll talk a little bit about last night Democrat Debates, Answer Questions from the Patrons, and calls from the audience. In the second half we have and Extra-Terrestrial Theory, a creepy cat story, and more! Remember, the fun doesn't stop tonight as tomorrow (14th) is the Saturday Night show for the m ...…
Tonight on The Last Word: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler responds to the new Justice Department court filing that seeks to block Committee access to grand jury material from the Mueller investigation. Also, an appeals court in New York revives a lawsuit against Trump for violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause. And Maria ...…
Chris goes one on one with Representative Jerry Nadler via KnitBy Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo.
The GOP narrowly won in a district President Trump won by 12 points in 2016.
Tonight: The court victory that could nail Trump on the emoluments clause. Then, new details emerge about just how often the air force stayed at Trump's Scottish resort. Plus, NBC News correspondent Courtney Kube details Trump's plan to pay for the border wall with money taken from the Air Force. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon ...…
In the aftermath of the third democratic debate, CNN's David Chalian offers his analysis of how the candidates performed and the high impact moments that will define the next phase of the campaign. via KnitBy CNN's The Daily DC.
0.00 - After three debates, no apparent frontrunner for Dems 12.57 - NEW: Court revives corruption suit against Trump 19.22 - Pressure on AG Barr over possible charges 26.34 - How the gun control debate has shifted 33.41 - Trump aide John Bolton exits WH attacking Trump's credibility 36.09 - Sherrod Small and Jonathan Safran Foer join Fallback ...…
Dan interviewed legendary feminist scholar Silvia Federici on Caliban and the Witch at her Brooklyn apartment. Next year, he’ll make a return trip to discuss Wages for Housework. Here’s the article on the Pawtucket factory strike by Joey La Neve DeFrancesco that Dan mentions Thank ...…
Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the highlights, lowlights, and weird jokes from the third Democratic primary debate hosted by ABC in Houston, Texas.By Crooked Media.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's political news, including the third Democratic debate of the 2020 presidential campaign, results of the special congressional election in North Carolina, the departure of John Bolton from the Trump administration and movement tow ...…
Today's program includes Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate (1:45), Rep. Lynn Cheney on her twitter fued with Sen. Rand Paul (16:47), and Treasury Assistant Secretary Marshall Billingslea on Iran sanctions after John Bolton's firing (19:15).By C-SPAN.
Nicolle Wallace discusses the big moments at the Democratic debate including Sec. Castro attacking Joe Biden and Beto O'Rourke calling for a mandatory buyback of assault weapons. Plus, former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe presses the Department of Justice for answers, and Trump's seeming conflicts of interest keep piling up. Joined by: Move ...…
Castro, Booker retreat after questioning Biden's age, memory; Divisions on health care front and center at debate; Biden suggest playing "the record player" at home to help educate poor, minority families; TX lawmaker stands by his tweet to O'Rourke after debate; Trump rants about energy efficient light bulbs, says he looks too orange; Trump sl ...…
The legality of the Freedom Dividends. via KnitBy The Point with Chris Cillizza.
The big picture about last night’s debate, Andrew Yang’s big surprise, who got the most speaking time at the debate, what those protestors were saying, the Julián Castro-versus-Joe Biden moment and who was actually wrong there, and Pete Buttigieg’s closing statement. Links: Chris Higgins on Twitter Chris Higgins on Instagram Election Ride Home ...…
This week: Round three of the 2020 Democratic primary debate was held on Thursday in Houston, Texas. It was the first time all the leading Democratic candidates were on the same stage together. During the debate, the candidates tangled over critical issues including healthcare, gun legislation, climate change and criminal justice. FOX News Radi ...…
After Vox's Tara Golshan reviews the third Democratic debate, Matthew Yglesias explains how Joe Biden wins even when he loses. News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Subscribe to Today, Explained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit Vox.
After Vox's Tara Golshan reviews the third Democratic debate, Matthew Yglesias explains how Joe Biden wins even when he loses. News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Subscribe to Today, Explained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit Vox.
In today’s special (and longer) edition of The Lid, NBC’s Mark Murray is joined by two special guests: Chuck Todd and Leigh Ann Caldwell to break down last night’s debate, what worked, what didn’t and what to expect from the rest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit Meet The Press.
How did Joe Biden survive Thursday's Democratic debate? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal.
Fallout today from a feisty 10-candidate Democratic debate. Joe Biden mixes it up with Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on health care, and two contenders who made Biden's age and stamina an issue last night stage a hasty retreat the morning after. Plus, Beto O'Rourke adds a "hell yes" when asked if he would push a mandatory buy back of assa ...…
Judith Enck, founder of Beyond Plastics and former EPA Region 2 administrator, helps us sort through all the types of plastics in our lives, and understand exactly how they are making an impact on climate change. As we join other news outlets for #CoveringClimateNow the week of September 16, we’ll be talking to experts and our listeners about r ...…
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James Butler and Aaron Bastani look back over the summer’s political drama, and discuss the ideological transformation of the Tory Party, the constitutional crisis and the forthcoming Labour Party conference. Novara Media.
Grace Blakeley’s new book “Stolen: How to Save the World From Financialisation” offers a history of finance-led growth, and argues democratic socialism is the only way to escape it. Novara Media.
D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine on construction companies' labor violations, school residency fraud and more. Plus, Bo Shuff from D.C. Vote on grassroot efforts for D.C. statehood.By The Kojo Nnamdi Show.
The third Democratic primary debate is behind us now--all three hours of it. On Thursday night, the top ten polling Democratic candidates met in Houston, Texas. And for the first time, frontrunners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders shared a single stage. So, did anything from the latest debate reshape the battle for the nomination ...…
The third Democratic primary debate is behind us now--all three hours of it. On Thursday night, the top ten polling Democratic candidates met in Houston, Texas. And for the first time, frontrunners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders shared a single stage. So, did anything from the latest debate reshape the battle for the nomination ...…
Content: Reviewing the candidate performances (Democrat debate) Why not allow BOTH medicare for all AND private insurance? Dem candidates adopting President Trump’s showmanship model Does the public understand they’re watching theatre? My gun control thought experiment, based on insurance models Reviewing the worst critic responses If you would ...…
Binyamin Appelbaum, who writes about economics and business for the editorial page of The New York Times and is the author of The Economists' Hour (Little, Brown and Company, 2019), argues that the post-War II policy of relying on economists (and their emphasis on efficiency) to run the Federal Reserve and the Dept of Treasury has been bad for ...…
Jenny Schuetz, fellow with Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, explains how the 2020 field's housing plans fit with realityBy WNYC.
Annie Linskey, national political reporter, breaks down key moments from the third Democratic presidential debate. Plus your calls on whether any candidate changed your mind.By WNYC.
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Malcolm Gladwell on Stranger Danger (First) | Fall Season Must-Sees (Starts at 29:20) | Brooklyn's Borough President on NYPD Morale and Solving the Rat Crisis (Starts at 47:00) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.…
On the podcast: America's first post 9/11 envoy to Afghanistan recounts the early months of the war there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit Foreign Policy.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.By WNYC.
We recap the third Democratic presidential debate, which finally saw all of the qualifying candidates on one stage. Biden played defense, Castro got aggressive, Yang announced a bold initiative, and there were plenty of corny moments to fill three long hours of debate.By Left Turn Ahead.
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the latest Democratic presidential debate including Castro's dig into Biden, nationalized healthcare, and strategies for how to effectively pick a fight with President Trump. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatt ...…
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the latest Democratic presidential debate including Castro's dig into Biden, nationalized healthcare, and strategies for how to effectively pick a fight with President Trump. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatt ...…
Parliament, legal challenges and No Deal. Brendan O’Neill, Ella Whelan and Fraser Myers discuss the week in Brexit. Support the spiked podcast: spiked online.
The trio at the center of the stage have consistently held the top places in the polls, with the rest of the candidates trailing far behind and therefore growing increasingly desperate.By The Washington Post.
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