Best politcal podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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A Libertarian-run monthly podcast dealing with Politics, Culture, History, and other divisive topics. Bridging the political divide, one episode at a time.
 
Ontario Premier Doug Ford certainly hasn’t ‘spared the horses’ during his first six months on the job. He and his new government came out of their 2018 election campaign at a full gallop with no signs of slowing down. Welcome to ON THE LEDGE – Ontario’s Politcal Podacst with John Wright, CEO of Dart Insights and Communications, Keith Leslie, veteran broadcaster and former Queen’s Park Bureau Chief for the Canadian Press and your truly – Dave Trafford, Executive Producer of iContact Productio ...
 
Videoblogging the personal and the political.
 
Selected readings from voluntaryist.com and other sources. Audio content for the on-the-go supporter of voluntaryism and libertarianism.
 
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Rauch Report
Monthly
 
Non bias point of view on current events.
 
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Sayspool Show
Monthly+
 
Knox and the Gingerbread man are two life long friends who want nothing more then to make you laugh and then offend you. we spend time talking about local and national issues and making fun of stupid people. some of our shows are national based shows while others focus on our local town
 
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Topical Talkology
Weekly
 
Critical reviews of life events
 
The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Podcast from The Voice of Chicago, 720 WGN
 
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Default Podcast
Monthly+
 
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Social Critics
Weekly
 
Social Critics is a weekly kickback amongst friends. Each week the group will explore a wide variety of topics, and share there unfiltered opinions. With the personalities of the host and the interesting topics and guest its sure to be an interesting discussion each week!
 
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Mistakes Were Made
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Welcome to Mistakes Were Made, the show where we talk about mistakes in things we love, and maybe even remember why we love them in the first place. Hosted by Eduardo Vaca and Chris Hecker. Tune in Tuesdays for new episodes!
 
There are SO many issues in healthcare that impact medical/nursing providers and patients alike, but each of them may not see the connections to themselves. This show will be a forum for nurses to tell stories about their own experiences, whether professional or family-focused and guests will inspire conversation on health and nursing-related topics. Issues will vary from communication in healthcare to current issues, such as nurse/patient ratios, dealing with conflict, how to create coopera ...
 
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Reality Check
Monthly
 
This show covers the Obama eligibility movement from a legal and factual perspective and politics in general. There is no show on Christmas night. I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday week.
 
Allan and Jackson Love America is an independent progressive radio podcast online every Monday. Bringing their unique rapport to the week's progressive political news, Allan and Jackson discuss topics such as the 2012 election, presidential politics, gay rights, arsonist squirrels, atheism, voting rights, health care, dwarf tossing, the economy and who really killed Whitney Houston. Bring together two political junkies, current political events, witty banter, and crazy special guests...and y ...
 
Josh and Zachary; Rounding out your weekends, Sundays from 2pm on Switch 1197am, Brisbane's Youth Alternative.
 
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Jimmy Flowers
Weekly
 
Film/tv actor and registered independent Jimmy Flowers talks about all things -- no topics are off limits! What do you have to say? Call and join the discussion!
 
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BeardedNinjas
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Podcast by BeardedNinjas
 
Podcast by Ron and Craig's Political Party
 
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Show Up Chicago
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Show Up Chicago was created with the mission of inspiring civic engagement through open discussions of the issues and current affairs in our society as a nation and, of course, in our city. Our goal is to break down any borders, misconceptions or fears surrounding other cultures, demographics and areas throughout Chicago.
 
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What is toxic masculinity? We argue the milieu which gave birth to this phrase is one of toxic political correctness where every term is made toxic by association. In other words nothing linked to political correctness is non toxic because it destroys structure and hierarchy and therefore balance of the order of society and aims to raise to the ...…
 
Amanda Vinicky in for Rick Pearson as he recovers from Shoulder surgery (Feel Better Rick!) Today on the spin, Amanda is joined by Illinois Third Congressional District representative Dan Lipinski. Congressman Lipinski serves on two committees: Transportation & Infrastructure and Science, Space, & Technology. Dan was able to get multiple bills ...…
 
Amanda is joined by Illinois Third Congressional District representative Dan Lipinski. Congressman Lipinski serves on two committees: Transportation & Infrastructure and Science, Space, & Technology. Dan was able to get multiple bills signed into law, including legislation that create jobs by requiring a nationwide strategic plan to formulate e ...…
 
Scott Kennedy from Illinois election data stops in to discuss mayor’s race: Who’s ahead? Outside cash? Tiny amounts relative to governor’s race? Also, what’s going on in the 14th district – Burke vs. opponents. Find out all the critical details from the expert himself http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3587705/3587705_2019-01-20-110505.64kmono.mp3…
 
U.S. representative Robin Kelly of Matteson 2nd district. Kelly has a BA – Psychology, MA – Counseling (Bradley University), & Ph.D. – Political Science. Robin discusses her role as a member of the house and how they respond to the recent events in Congress. She also dives in on the recent actions of the Trump Administration. She answers questi ...…
 
here we go againBy Knox and GBM.
 
why oh god whyBy Knox and GBM.
 
Bruce Sackman is the Author of "Behind the Murder Curtain" along with 2 colleagues: Michael Vecchione and Jerry Schmeterer. We think of healthcare as attracting "Angels of Mercy," drawn to helping people at the MOST vulnerable times of their lives. Rarely do we consider the doctors and nurses also drawn to such vulnerable people, for the sole p ...…
 
Rick Pearson is joined by Bob Fioretti, Chicago mayoral candidate, to discuss his campaign and where he fits into the multi-candidate field. Bob talks about his desired approach to combat violence in the city with ensuring that mental health facilities are easily accessible for all; how he plans to deal with the property tax issues that plague ...…
 
Rick Pearson welcomes good friend of the show and Former State GOP chairman, Pat Brady, into the studio. As a notable loyal defender of Bruce Rauner, Pat shares his thoughts about Republicans under the newly Democratic domination of Springfield; what “moving forward” looks like for all parties; the constant need and importance of Republican vot ...…
 
With a recent resignation as a Democratic Leader, Rick Pearson speaks with Former State Rep. Lou Lang about his new transition into the lobbying world and what motivated him to resign. Lou also shares details about his prior career as a top Democratic Leader; what is ahead for him on a personal level; as well as what he sees in the future for t ...…
 
Rick Pearson is joined by Bob Fioretti, Chicago mayoral candidate, to discuss his campaign and where he fits into the multi-candidate field. Bob talks about his desired approach to combat violence in the city with ensuring that mental health facilities are easily accessible for all; how he plans to deal with the property tax issues that plague ...…
 
Cannabis is on a roll of good will and positivity with billions of pounds of private equity money being poured into its production and research. Yet just like alcohol , although cannabis can have a calming effect it has been linked to a doubling of schizophrenia in Washington State since it was legalized as well as Finland and Denmark. Murders ...…
 
In a world in which humans have become more and more polarized in our views, communication and hearing, healthcare sits right on the middle of the conflicts. Not only do people in healthcare have extreme pressure and choices in their work, but the people in the world holding all of those polarized positions work there. My guest David Ball is a ...…
 
Rick Pearson speaks with Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady about this week’s inauguration of a new general assembly. Bill talks about the need of optimism in politics; how close we came to getting The Grand Bargain; and what’s ahead in terms of getting an infrastructure program in place. Next, Rick is joined by Illinois House Republican leade ...…
 
Rick Pearson is joined by political and governmental correspondent for WTTW Ch.-11, Amanda Vinicky, to discuss the Ed Burke case and the history of corrupt politicians in Illinois. Amanda also touches on the many short-term and long-term effects that the Burke case could have on some of the Chicago mayoral candidates.…
 
Rick Pearson is joined by Illinois House Republican leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs to discuss where Republicans fit into the new dynamic of Democrats expanding their legislative majorities. Jim shares details about two new legislation expected to come into play within the next week that will affect tollway authorities and agency members; ...…
 
Rick Pearson speaks with Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady about this week’s inauguration of a new general assembly. Bill talks about the need of optimism in politics; how close we came to getting The Grand Bargain; and what’s ahead in terms of getting an infrastructure program in place.
 
Here's our 2018 year end offering! We've assembled the On The Ledge panel, Queen's Park Commentator and former Canadian Press Bureau Chief, Keith Leslie, John Wright, CEO Insight at Dart Insight and Communications, and Dave Trafford, Executive Producer of iContact Productions, to take a look back on what happened at the Park and a look ahead to ...…
 
On this Special Pre-New Year Edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson is joined by Brian Bernardoni, Senior Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Chicago Association of Realtors, and Eric Elk, president and CEO of Fulcrum Illinois, for a look ahead to 2019 roundtable. Rick, Brian, and Eric discuss what is ahead for the city of Chica ...…
 
2018 was the year of the pay gaps and the last of the year is the race pay gap which is larger than the gender pay gap. We caution against knee jerk conclusions as the reasons are bound to be multifactorial. The gender pay gap for instance is mainly due to differences in behaviour between men and women. Similarly New Year's resolutions with sud ...…
 
On this Special Pre-Christmas Edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson provides a mix of classic holiday songs and the 2011 U of I Rip Chords performing their a capella holiday classics throughout the show. He is also joined by Brian Bernardoni, Senior Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Chicago Association of Realtors, and Eric E ...…
 
Christmas is here but where is the Christmas Spirit? The stock market has none if it's customary seasonal sparkle and instead is in free fall. Media obsesses about lip reading Jeremy Corbyn who's comment if it had used the word 'man' instead of 'woman' would have remained nestled in obscurity instead of being exhumed by the crane of political c ...…
 
Well, I don't think this has ever happened before. I could be wrong, but it's the first time I can recall the provincial legislature being recalled for an EMERGENCY sitting and interrupting the Christmas break at the legislature. The main issue is the concern over a possible strike by members of Ontario's Power Workers' Union, which could pitch ...…
 
Ray Befus & I met on LinkedIn when he shared a post from Dee McCarthy: "I love you. No…I might not know you. But if folks can hate for no good reason, I can love." It started a conversation on the impact of providers on patients health and outcomes. Ray said: "When caretakers (doctors & nurses) are stressed, patients suffer." We work in an envi ...…
 
On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson speaks with Executive Vice President of the Mid-West Truckers Association, Don Schaefer. In the wake of a call made by Mayor Raum Emmanuel seeking an increase in the state’s gasoline tax to fund a massive public works program, Don discusses his stance on the desire for the increase and the infras ...…
 
Rick Pearson is joined by Executive Director of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, Rebecca Shi, as she talks about the federal debate over the immigration policy. Rebecca and Rick also discuss the Trust Act; the stance on immigration among Americans compared to President Trump; and a breakdown of the strict immigration enforcement put ...…
 
Rick Pearson talks with Tom Cross, Chairman of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and Al Bowman, IBHE Executive Director about Higher Education budget and the stability of it now that there is a state budget in place. Tom and Al touch on student out-migration; staggering decreases in enrollment rates at various university’s throughout the s ...…
 
Rick Pearson speaks with Executive Vice President of the Mid-West Truckers Association, Don Schaefer. In the wake of a call made by Mayor Raum Emmanuel seeking an increase in the state’s gasoline tax to fund a massive public works program, Don discusses his stance on the desire for the increase and the infrastructure issue that exists in IL. Do ...…
 
We ask whether society and within that the human species is continuing to evolve or have we hit our sell by date and are gradually beginning to overheat and dissolve back into the primordial soup of creation from which the next civilisation or life form will emerge. As such we discuss signs and symptoms that this may it may not be occurring. We ...…
 
We are approaching year-end. As with so many people, I am thinking about what has inspired me this year. How about you? I would like to share with you some of my inspirations and how you can call in and share yours: 1-866-472-5792.
 
This week it’s all about Canada's first ministers. They met in Montreal to wrap up the week and that marked the end of the fall sitting for MPPs at Queen’s Park. While Premier Doug Ford was taking aim at the Prime Minister’s agenda, the Opposition was taking aim at Ford’s involvement in the hiring of the new OPP Commissioner and the appointment ...…
 
On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson speaks with J. Ann Selzer, pollster of Selzer & Co., about the new Grinnell College National Poll. She shares some of the findings from the poll including voter attitudes towards the president, immigration, and what it means to be a “real American”. J. Ann also explains specifics of the poll in t ...…
 
Rick Pearson is joined in studio by Tribune political reporter Bill Ruthhart, to get the latest on the Mayor’s race in Chicago. Bill explains the technicalities and laws that exist with submitting signatures and the reasons behind Preckwinkle challenging Mendoza. The cost and typical strategy of running a strong and potentially successful campa ...…
 
Rick Pearson talks with the President and CEO of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, Rob Karr. Rob and Rick discuss the governor’s pledge to raise minimum wage as to whether Pritzker will keep his word, the best method to implement the change, and the impact the current state of the market place has on the intended increase. Rob also sha ...…
 
Rick Pearson speaks with J. Ann Selzer, pollster of Selzer & Co., about the new Grinnell College National Poll. She shares some of the findings from the poll including voter attitudes towards the president, immigration, and what it means to be a “real American”. J. Ann also explains specifics of the poll in terms of questions that we asked; com ...…
 
We discuss that our human behaviour has a major influence via genetics through evolution so that for hundreds of millions of years most living organisms are pack animals and furthermore hierarchical. We explain how epigenetics can influence the behaviour of one generation from actions and experience of the previous and we discuss biological dif ...…
 
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’S CONFUSED IDEAS ABOUT STEALING By Mark R. Crovelli
 
We're approaching the six month mark for the Doug Ford government in Ontario and it has been a veritable sprint in the early stages of this marathon. This week it’s all about General Motors leaving Oshawa, the Premier’s battle of word with UNIFOR President Jerry Diaz, the province’s new initiative to curb Green House Emissions, and the first To ...…
 
I have become fascinated with the unending options available to nurses in careers and industries in (and especially out of) the traditional healthcare environment—not to mention entrepreneurial adventures. I met this week’s guest, Dr. Kathleen Ziegler Halverson, through a previous guest and friend, Cindy Bultena. We connected immediately as she ...…
 
On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson is joined by WTTW Ch.-11 correspondent, Paris Schutz, to discuss the law enforcement raid on Ed Burke’s offices. Paris shares his opinions as to what led to the raid and the political impact the raid could have. Rick and Paris also examine the mayors race in terms of issues that candidates are fa ...…
 
Rick Pearson speaks with Democratic State Senator Toi Hutchinson on heading the National Conference of State Legislatures and her recent recognition of being named a top 10 public official in the nation. Toi shares her take on Bruce Rauner’s remarks as he prepares to leave office and the need for government officials to improve on their communi ...…
 
Rick Pearson talks with Brian Mackey, NPR Illinois statehouse correspondent, about the recently adjourned fall veto session and Stephanie Kifowit’s recent comments dealing with Legionella bacteria. Brian then touches on the new found Republican party (post Bruce Rauner) and the change in the suburbs during this election cycle.…
 
Rick Pearson is joined by WTTW Ch.-11 correspondent, Paris Schutz, to discuss the law enforcement raid on Ed Burke’s offices. Paris shares his opinions as to what led to the raid and the political impact the raid could have. Rick and Paris also examine the mayors race in terms of issues that candidates are facing with petition signatures and th ...…
 
Why are most decisions wrong? And when we mean decisions we mean those made by individuals, corporations or politicians. The reason is that logic is a rare companion to decisions as humans are hard wired to think and respond to emotions as that was the quickest way of surviving for cavemen. All leaders going back to the dawn of time are self se ...…
 
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