Best UK politics podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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The Guardian's political editor Heather Stewart and political correspondent Jessica Elgot are joined every week by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the biggest stories in politics.
 
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Brexitcast
Weekly
 
Laura Kuenssberg and Katya Adler join Adam Fleming and Chris Mason for some geeky gossip about Brexit from Westminster and Brussels (warning: there may be some biscuit chat).
 
REMAINIACS is a no flim flam Brexit podcast for everyone who knows that leaving the EU won't be un morceau de gateau. We're not sick of experts and we won't shut up and get over it. Presented by Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian with Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk, Naomi Smith of Best For Britain (personal capacity only!), Ros Taylor of the LSE (personal capacity only, again) and scores of special guests. Follow us on Twitter at @RemainiacsCast (https://twitter.com/RemainiacsCast)!Support us on Pat ...
 
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CakeWatch
Monthly+
 
Steve - @guitarmoog - and Chris - @ottocrat - investigate cakeism: the philosophy of having your cake and eating it, as preached and practised by the British government in its approach to Brexit. Each week, we explore the latest developments as we head towards Brexit and spend time wading through the weeds from the perspective of two long-standing Brussels and UK government insiders. Our aim: to inform you, our listeners, about EU realities and so, hopefully, to equip you to spot lies and to ...
 
LBC presenter Iain Dale and former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith untangle the world of politics and media. Expect plenty of jokey banter and informed speculation.
 
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FT Politics
Weekly
 
Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
 
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Fake The Nation
Rare
 
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.
 
John Pienaar shares his keen political observations, with news and interviews from key political figures in Westminster
 
Matt Chorley and a selection of leading Times writers and columnists give their perspective on major national and international stories. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/
 
We delve into the nitty gritty of Brexit and try to make some sort of sense of it, bringing you episodes as and when you need them. In the coming months we’ll be hearing from Britons and Europeans, Leavers and Remainers, politicians and ordinary people, economists, businessmen, lawyers, researchers, campaigners and many more about what Brexit means for them, for the UK and for the EU, how it might work – and how it might not. It will be a podcast that can’t get enough of experts... And we wa ...
 
CBC Radio's The House takes you behind the scenes in the world of Canadian politics. Parliament may take a summer recess but the business of national politics never stops; nor does The House.
 
This is Lawfare's series of audio podcasts.
 
As truthful as resources permit.
 
Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
 
The Richie Allen Show is the most listened to independent news radio show in Europe. The show airs Mon - Thurs at 5 PM UK Time & 11 AM Sundays on richieallen.co.uk fabradiointernational.com, triggerwarning.tv and TuneIn Radio. Richie interviews men and women who have vital information that is being suppressed by mainstream media. The show is often controversial but always fair and balanced. Listen now.
 
Outkick the Show with Clay Travis brings a one-of-a-kind perspective to discussions on sports, politics, and entertainment.
 
With great power comes great scrutiny. Every Friday, Recode’s Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the way technology is shaping business and culture across media, advertising, politics, and more. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
 
http://freedomtalkradio.co.uk/freedomtalkradio2013@gmail.com https://tunein.com/radio/Freedom-Talk-Radio-s301742/WE ARE FREEDOM TALK RADIOFreedom Talk Radio a online Listener based award-winning community radio station serving The Highlands Of Scotland and online on the tune in radio app and podcasted in mixcloud and blogtalk radio archives .We broadcast Talk Radio Daily from Guests around the world plus specialist programs, news and local community information, Music, 24 hours a day, seven ...
 
The London School of Economics and Political Science public events podcast series is a platform for thought, ideas and lively debate where you can hear from some of the world's leading thinkers. Listen to more than 200 new episodes every year.
 
A collection of public lectures either given at, or by members of, the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.
 
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Spectator Radio
Daily
 
The Spectator's all-new complete podcast collection, with all the latest episodes on politics, current affairs, culture, literature, and religion. Updated daily.Search for 'Spectator Podcast' for the new home of our flagship show.
 
The Richie Allen Show is the most listened to independent news radio show in Europe. The show airs Mon - Thurs at 5 PM UK Time & 11 AM Sundays on richieallen.co.uk fabradiointernational.com, triggerwarning.tv and TuneIn Radio. Richie interviews men and women who have vital information that is being suppressed by mainstream media. The show is often controversial but always fair and balanced. Listen now.
 
'The HotSeat' is the LSE Department of Government's video and podcast series which asks leading LSE experts important questions on the key issues in politics and government. To find out more visit - http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/government/hotseat/
 
Independent Media | Campaigning Journalism
 
The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow. "The Time is Now."
 
BBC Radio 5 live’s technology and gaming podcast, discussing the world of video games and games culture. Plus your questions answered in 5 live's tech phone-in.
 
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FT News in Focus
Daily
 
News features and analysis from Financial Times reporters around the world. FT News in Focus is produced by Fiona Symon.
 
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It Could Be Said
Monthly+
 
Will Cooling and Luke Middup talk about all the latest developments in the whacky worlds of British and International Politics
 
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Twenty Minutes Max
Monthly+
 
Satirical podcast about UK and US politics. Contains frequent strong language.
 
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AM
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AM
Daily+
 
AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. With key political interviews and stories about the Australian way of life, AM sets the agenda for the nation’s daily news and current affairs coverage.
 
Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.
 
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Backchat
Monthly+
 
Backbench editors and writers offer their thoughts on the most interesting political stories from the UK and abroad.
 
The Guardian's Audio Long Reads podcasts are a selection of the Guardian’s long read articles which are published in the paper and online. It gives you the opportunity to get on with your day whilst listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer: in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more.
 
Good People Better Rise Up! is a podcast from Alex Whalen, a 25+ year veteran of the dance music industry who has rocked dancefloors across the Americas and Europe. Over his career, Alex has, among other things: held down residencies with legendary clubs like DC’s Buzz, SF’s Spundae, and Boston’s Avalon; managed Deep Dish's Yoshitoshi Shop and Yoshitoshi.com; appeared on numerous syndicated dance music radio shows, including John Digweed's show in the UK and Thump Radio here in the US; toure ...
 
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Newsnet Radio Podcast
Monthly+
 
Newsnet.scot's regular podcast is a popular feature of Scottish political debate. reflecting the views of the pro-independence audience, but also tackling UK and international issues. Chaired by former broadcaster Derek Bateman and guests, it aims to encourage discussion of politics without the confrontational tone favoured by today political programmes.
 
History made interesting for young readers—This Country of Ours by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall provides a simple and easy to comprehend way of looking at the history of the United States. Arranged chronologically in seven long chapters, it presents events in a story form, making them memorable and very different from other formats. One of the challenges that writers of history face is about fleshing out the characters and making the bland repetition of dates and dynasties seem relevant to m ...
 
The most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of local and world events to be found on morning radio happens from 6:00am to 9:00am every weekday on RNZ National.
 
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Today in Focus
Daily
 
Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, Today in Focus is The Guardian's daily podcast that takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday.
 
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Money Talks
Daily+
 
Dedicated to helping our audience navigate the bumpy economic road ahead. With in-depth reports and analysis, Money Talks makes the news your business.
 
Coming from a One Nation Conservative stand-point, co-hosts Nick Lampen and Neil Freshwater look at pragmatic options for addressing the political issues of the day in Scotland and the UK.
 
It's been said this is the most sublime feed any human has ever beared witness to. Who am I to argue?
 
A compilation of featured podcasts of the day, and new Bloomberg Radio shows.
 
RN Breakfast daily stories separated out for easy listening. RN Breakfast is the program informed Australians wake up to.
 
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David Duke.com
Daily
 
 
(Order of stories changed to match how they originally aired each day, with stories from previous 6 programs included afterwards. See http://kevin.micke.com/ for details.)Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts David Greene, Steve Inskeep, Noel King and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.
 
Daily curated articles from New York Times and Medium, converted to podcasts using Read2Me.online
 
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Comparing polite cats in Russia to rough whales in China
 
Comparing rough whales in China to spherical horses in USA
 
Comparing spherical horses in USA to third dolphins in Russia
 
Comparing third dolphins in Russia to valid bees in China
 
Comparing valid bees in China to young pigs in USA
 
The EU agrees to delay Brexit and problems have been postponed. Again. Editor: Dino Sofos
 
When two journalists began investigating the unsolved murders at Loughinisland in Northern Ireland in 1994, they had hoped to get justice for the families of the six men who died. Instead, Barry McCaffrey and Trevor Birney found themselves under arrest. Plus: Jay Rayner on his 20 years as a restaurant critic. Help support our independent journa ...…
 
This article originally appeared on https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/business/boeing-safety-features-charge.html
 
This article originally appeared on https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/world/europe/brexit-extension-eu-uk.html
 
This article originally appeared on https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/climate/climate-change-flooding.html
 
This article originally appeared on https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/us/politics/golan-heights-trump.html
 
It’s a big one. TONY BLAIR, former Labour Prime Minister and now head of his Global Institute, talks to Dorian, Naomi and Ian about escape routes from the current Parliamentary chaos, how his own policies relate to the roots of Brexit, what a good Prime Minister would do under the catastrophic circumstances Theresa May has built for herself… an ...…
 
As the death toll from a deadly tropical cyclone climbs to 550, Mozambique’s political situation is adding to the woes of its people. Survivors of the catastrophe are scrambling to find food and supplies, but there’s a sense more aid would be available if the country enjoyed stronger relationships with its neighbors. John Irvine of Independent ...…
 
As the death toll from a deadly tropical cyclone climbs to 550, Mozambique’s political situation is adding to the woes of its people. Survivors of the catastrophe are scrambling to find food and supplies, but there’s a sense more aid would be available if the country enjoyed stronger relationships with its neighbors. John Irvine of Independent ...…
 
In our news wrap Thursday, at least 94 people died after an overcrowded ferry sank in northern Iraq. Passengers were celebrating Kurdish holidays when the vessel capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul, where heavy rains and snowmelt fed a strong current. Also, the government of New Zealand banned sales of military-style semi-automatic guns and ...…
 
In our news wrap Thursday, at least 94 people died after an overcrowded ferry sank in northern Iraq. Passengers were celebrating Kurdish holidays when the vessel capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul, where heavy rains and snowmelt fed a strong current. Also, the government of New Zealand banned sales of military-style semi-automatic guns and ...…
 
The political divide in the United Kingdom continues to grow fiercer as the deadline for Brexit nears. While Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking an extension for the UK to leave the European Union, every option the country currently has on the table is likely to exacerbate the tensions that have already boiled over. Nick Schifrin reports.…
 
The political divide in the United Kingdom continues to grow fiercer as the deadline for Brexit nears. While Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking an extension for the UK to leave the European Union, every option the country currently has on the table is likely to exacerbate the tensions that have already boiled over. Nick Schifrin reports.…
 
President Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will now recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a strategic 40-mile strip of land on the Syrian-Israeli border. The decision, which Trump announced via Tweet, overturns decades of U.S. policy in the Middle East. The Woodrow Wilson Center's Aaron David Mill joins Judy Woodruff to d ...…
 
President Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will now recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a strategic 40-mile strip of land on the Syrian-Israeli border. The decision, which Trump announced via Tweet, overturns decades of U.S. policy in the Middle East. The Woodrow Wilson Center's Aaron David Mill joins Judy Woodruff to d ...…
 
UC Berkeley sociologist Arlie Hochschild traveled to Louisiana, the second-poorest state, to explore why its neediest populations simultaneously rely on federal aid and reject the concept of “big government.” As Paul Solman reports, the author and professor discovered many residents feel betrayed by their state's government for failing to prote ...…
 
UC Berkeley sociologist Arlie Hochschild traveled to Louisiana, the second-poorest state, to explore why its neediest populations simultaneously rely on federal aid and reject the concept of “big government.” As Paul Solman reports, the author and professor discovered many residents feel betrayed by their state's government for failing to prote ...…
 
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring that U.S. colleges seeking federal research funding must certify that their policies support free speech in order to receive it. Amna Nawaz talks to Jerry Falwell Jr., and Georgetown University’s Sanford Ungar about how free expression is constrained on college campuses and what the p ...…
 
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring that U.S. colleges seeking federal research funding must certify that their policies support free speech in order to receive it. Amna Nawaz talks to Jerry Falwell Jr., and Georgetown University’s Sanford Ungar about how free expression is constrained on college campuses and what the p ...…
 
Nowruz, the Persian holiday celebrating the new year, is observed in Iran and parts of Western and Central Asia. It marks the first day of the vernal equinox. Najmieh Batmanglij, author of eight cookbooks on Iranian cuisine that are widely celebrated among the Iranian diaspora, reminisces about her Iranian childhood while cooking Persian new ye ...…
 
Nowruz, the Persian holiday celebrating the new year, is observed in Iran and parts of Western and Central Asia. It marks the first day of the vernal equinox. Najmieh Batmanglij, author of eight cookbooks on Iranian cuisine that are widely celebrated among the Iranian diaspora, reminisces about her Iranian childhood while cooking Persian new ye ...…
 
Franklin Leonard is the founder of The Black List, a website that aims to connect potential screenwriters with filmmakers. The site allows users to upload their screenplays and earn ratings from the site’s community, with the possibility of seeing their work actually produced into a movie. Leonard shares a brief but spectacular take on how the ...…
 
Franklin Leonard is the founder of The Black List, a website that aims to connect potential screenwriters with filmmakers. The site allows users to upload their screenplays and earn ratings from the site’s community, with the possibility of seeing their work actually produced into a movie. Leonard shares a brief but spectacular take on how the ...…
 
As Cyclone Trevor sweeps across the coast of the Northern Territory, it's been a huge logistical exercise to evacuate people from remote communities. Aid organisation Save the Children has been helping to organise shelters for the evacuees.
 
Negin is joined by Open Mike Eagle and Jessie Gaskell for Fake the Nation’s first “trimulcast.” The three discuss the right-wing internet echo chamber and how it relates to recent tragedy in New Zealand. Then they ask: Why is Beto jumping on tables all the time? Why was “One Day at A Time” cancelled and what would happen if Netflix just disappe ...…
 
Residents in Western Australia are on alert as Cyclone Veronica intensifies to category four, and in the Northern Territory more than 2,000 people have been evacuated from communities in the path of Cyclone Trevor.
 
A trio of US researchers have warned that human gene studies are dangerously skewed towards people of European descent, with serious implications for the way scientists monitor and predict disease risk in different populations.
 
A day of mourning begins in New Zealand, a week after the Christchurch massacre; UK military mobilised as fears grow of a 'no-deal' Brexit result next week; and research on the elusive night parrot now dismissed as "more fake news."
 
The French President has warned that, if Theresa May's deal doesn't pass the House of Commons next week, a disorderly no-deal Brexit next Friday is likely. Over 3,000 British troops have been put on standby as the prospect of a no-deal Brexit next Friday increases.
 
Nashville-based singer Adia Victoria says she wants to "put the fangs back into the blues", and we take a look at another track from her new album Silences.
 
A day out from the NSW election, hundreds of thousands of the state's electors have rushed pre-poll centres to cast early votes. It's a sign that a significant chunk of the state voters have already made up their minds about who they want to form the state's next government.
 
One day out from the New South Wales election, Labor Opposition Leader Michael Daley speaks with AM's Sabra Lane. He says his party won't make parliamentary deals with the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party, despite a deal giving ALP preferences to the SFFP in two key seats.
 
As burials continue for the people killed in the Christchurch shooting, NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a plan to ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons and to commence a gun buy-back scheme. But will it actually work?
 
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will again travel to Christchurch for a day of mourning and remembrance. Friday prayers will be held in a park across from the Al-Noor mosque, where a suspected white supremacist gunned down 42 people a week ago, including a three-year-old boy.
 
The outback Queensland town of Longreach will today hold its first cattle sale in nearly five years. Six thousand cattle will go under the hammer, but with the drought still biting in central-western Queensland, few locals are in a position to buy.
 
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles and City Manager Marcus Jones, discuss the value of public-private partnerships as the city celebrates its 250 birthday. Sandip Bhagat, Chief Investment Officer at Whittier Trust, talks about his outlook for global economies.
 
Voters in New South Wales go to the polls tomorrow, and despite a booming economy, very low unemployment and record health, education and infrastructure investment, it's neck and neck.
 
The Australian Wildlife Conservancy, one of Australia's largest conservation groups, unknowingly published evidence that was misleading – and in some cases fake – over the course of a two-year fundraising campaign.
 
An team tracking Islamophobia in Australia say they have seen evidence of an increase in the week since the Christchurch terror attack.
 
Among those who will gather at Hadley Park today to mourn the victims of the Christchurch massacre will be Umar Kuddus, a Kiwi lawyer and Muslim from Auckland who has spent the week volunteering at a support centre for victim's families.
 
It's only been a week since New Zealand changed forever, when 50 Muslims in Christchurch were killed by an Australian gunman. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced an immediate ban on all semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles.
 
RN Breakfast's Sports Commentator Andre Leslie joins RN Breakfast to bring you news from the world of sport.
 
Cyclone Idai caused massive damage and devastation in Mozambique, leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless. Podcast host Amy Costello talks with host Marco Werman about the long term impact that aid might have on local economies. Plus, the Brexit deadline has unleashed political chaos in the UK. Also, bringing diverse communities together o ...…
 
Gavin Finch, Bloomberg News Financial Crimes Reporter, discusses his Businessweek Magazine story on why Lloyd's of London is the most archaic corner left in global finance with a deep-seated culture of sexual harassment. Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg News Startup Reporter, explains that Lyft investors are looking for a path to profitability as the r ...…
 
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