Best Election 2016 podcasts (Updated July 2018; image)
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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.
 
Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.
 
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Vox's The Weeds
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Everyone is always warning you not to get lost in the weeds. But not Vox's Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, Sarah Kliff, and Matthew Yglesias. They love the weeds. That's where all the policy is. This is the podcast for people who follow politics because they love thinking about health care, economics, and zoning. It is not a podcast for people who like hearing talk about gaffes.
 
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Keepin' it 1600
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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.
 
Sean Hannity is a multimedia superstar, spending four hours a day every day reaching out to millions of Americans on radio, television and the Internet.
 
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The Run-Up
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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.
 
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 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 ...
 
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The Pollsters
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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 ...
 
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Quorum Call
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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.
 
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The Ticket 2016
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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.
 
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CNN's The Daily DC
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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.
 
From Town Halls to Political Debates, CNN hosts open forums that give our audience the chance to hear directly from the people shaping their world. Politicians and newsmakers alike answer the tough questions from CNN's top anchors and political experts. Subscribe to get the full, unedited audio from these special events.
 
Face the Nation Diary brings you the latest political news and analysis from CBS News’ John Dickerson. Subscribe for the latest on what’s going on in Washington, around the country, and across the globe - and how it could impact you
 
Justin Robert Young announces his intention to dissect the run for the White House. Just think, while you been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty dirty cheats of the world you could have been getting down to this sick beat.
 
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Says Who?
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Are you looking for some friendly company to help you through the hell that we find ourselves in after the 2016 election? Dan Sinker and Maureen Johnson—one journalist and one author—try to figure out what the hell is going on. Maybe, together, they can figure it out (spoiler alert: probably not)! Why not grab your coffee (or something stronger) and pull up a chair? SAYS WHO: it's not a podcast—it's a coping strategy.
 
The 2016 campaign is changing by the minute and it might be tough to keep up with every twist and turn. Luckily RunningMate 2016 will help you do just that. Each week Ryan Nobles and the CNN RunningMate team will breakdown the highs and lows with expert interviews, unique commentary and even a little fun. Join the race for the White House with a front row seat on the campaign trail, without ever leaving home. Subscribe to RunningMate2016 on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app.
 
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Election Profit Makers
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A podcast about election-related prediction markets, hosted by two friends who used to play in a secret band no one was allowed to know about. ***THIS PODCAST WILL END THE DAY AFTER THE 2016 ELECTION.*** Produced by Starlee Kine (Mystery Show). Hosted by Jon Kimball and David Rees.
 
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Podcast for America
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A new show from Panoply about the human feeding frenzy that is Washington during a presidential campaign cycle, with Alex Wagner, host of MSNBC's "Now with Alex Wagner," Mark Leibovich, New York Times Magazine's national correspondent and author of "This Town," and Annie Lowrey, contributing editor at New York Magazine.
 
Welcome to Decision 2016 - Speeches of the Presidential Election! On this podcast you will find every speech from all the Democratic and Republican candidates as well as each of the debates in full. Decision 2016 - Your home to the Presidential Election!Share and Enjoy!
 
On Political Trade Secrets we take an inside look at campaigns and politics. We pull back the curtain, look under the hood and investigate how good candidates run for office and win elections. Each week on our free podcast we’ll offer some of the best insight into politics, campaigns and elections – with big name guests and key insider information into the world of running for office and political campaigns.
 
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TrailMix 2016
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A weekly podcast about the 2016 campaign. Produced by the folks at DecodeDC out of the Scripps Washington Bureau, it offers insight, a healthy dose of skepticism and some profanity. Hosted by Scripps politics reporter Miranda Green, Daily Beast social media editor Asawin Suebsaeng and Independent Journal politics editor Justin Green. Tune in Wednesdays.
 
Campaign Context: An Interdisciplinary Election Podcast consists of discussions with academic experts on the themes, candidates, and issues of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Website at www.campaigncontext.wordpress.com
 
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Sean takes a much needed day off and Gregg Jarrett takes the helm. There is talk of Congress calling in President Trump's interpreter. Joe DiGenova joins Jarrett to discuss the legality of this move. What world leader would ever meet with a US President again if this new precedent was allowed to be set. Has anyone heard of Executive Privilege? ...…
 
Senior criminal justice reporter German Lopez joins Dara and Matt to talk about the high number of unsolved homicides in America. References and further reading: Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy German's reporting on the violent crime clearance rate in America Study referenced by Dara that looked at community cooperat ...…
 
New York Times Best-Selling Author and CNN Contributor Kate Andersen Brower joins CNN Managing Editor Brooke Brower for a special Friday episode to discuss Vice President Mike Pence's role in the administration, former VPs and their relationships, and more from her book, First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents and the Pursuit of Power. via Knit…
 
As Trump walks back his remarks on Russian meddling, the question of whether he's compromised by a foreign power moves from the fever swamps to the mainstream. Plus, POLITICO'S Rachael Bade says GOP women running for office are in a pickle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The White House spent the week walking back and clarifying statements made by the president at his summit with Russia's president Vladimir Putin. Congress voted in an apparent backlash against the president's summit. Plus, we take a look at the press secretary's role in White House communication crises. This episode: reporter Sarah McCammon, ju ...…
 
Sean is joined by Judge Jeanine Pirro who made headlines today when Whoopi Goldberg attacked her on "The View" for being a "Trump Defender." Listen as Judge Pirro joins Sean to explain the confrontation and just why the media is so angry at President Trump. The Sean Hannity Show is on weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm ET on iHeartRadio and Hannity.com.…
 
CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju joins CNN Politics Managing Editor Brooke Brower on the phone from Capitol Hill to discuss the latest developments in Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation, including his 2016 comments regarding the constitutionality of an independent counsel. via Knit…
 
With so much bad news, @margieomero & @ksoltisanderson talk about Hamilton & ice cream. Poll of the Week:Spouses Report Earnings (Census) (Full Study) Trump’s UK ApprovalYouGov/ITV (Crosstabs) - 9th-10th July 2018 A BMG poll for The Independent last week asked Brits if Prime Minister May was right to invite Trump. (Toplines) NATO (Gallup) Topli ...…
 
Trump's awful summit, the rise of the Peace at all Costs Conservative, a NY Gov Poll Dance and YOUR EMAILS!
 
CNN Politics Reporters Rebecca Berg and Eric Bradner sit down with CNN Politics Managing Editor Brooke Brower to give an overview of the midterm elections in the fall, the chances of a Democratic wave happening and to share which key races they're watching. via Knit
 
Speaker Gingrich, Rand Paul and Sean Hannity discuss just why supporting President Trump is so important. While the liberal media continues to attack the President, it was Speaker Gingrich who brought the scary image of a Clinton-appointed Supreme Court. How scary is that! The Sean Hannity Show is on weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm ET on iHeartRadio ...…
 
Sean breaks down President Trump's visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Do you recall President Obama's "I'll have more flexibility after the election?" Where was the outrage from the liberal media then? The media has been attacking President Trump but was his performance this week really that bad? Putin's still very much on the hot sea ...…
 
Dara, Ezra, and Matt discuss President Trump's remarkable performance in Helsinki and new research on employers colluding to hold down pay. Links: Dara mentioned Quinta Jurecic's piece tying Trump in Helsinki to Trump on Charlottesville. Here's the Ari Fleischer tweet Ezra referenced. Ezra walked through what we know about Trump's dealings with ...…
 
One day after his controversial news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump tried to walk back his comments where he appeared to side with Russia over his intelligence agencies. Plus the Department of Justice accused a Russian student studying in the United States of conspiracy. This episode: political reporter Daniel ...…
 
CNN Politics Reporter Tal Kopan and CNN Senior Writer Catherine Shoichet, who both cover immigration, sit down with CNN Politics Managing Editor Brooke Brower to give an overview of where the issue of child separations stands and what developments can be expected going forward. via Knit
 
President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the future of the Russian-American relationship. While the liberal media is claiming President Trump's performance was a "complete failure and a disgrace to the country." "I'm guessing that President Trump was more focused on radical islamic terrorism, stopping Iran and nuclea ...…
 
Trump himself declared his summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki a success, in what he called the "proud tradition of bold American diplomacy."The president said he pressed Putin about Moscow's interference in the election, but he appeared to take Putin's denial at face value, just days after a grand jury indicted 12 ...…
 
The crew reacts to President Trump and Russian President Putin's joint press conference, in which Trump questioned U.S. intelligence on Russian meddling.
 
Mackenzie Weinger and George Condon join Jeff Dufour to discuss the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, and Zach Cohen breaks down which Senate seats are likely to flip in 2018.
 
CNN White House Reporter Stephen Collinson joins CNN Politics Managing Editor Brooke Brower to discuss President Trump's Europe trip and specifically his historic meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. via Knit
 
Sean is live from London as the protestors begin to bring their nonsense to the streets of London. As madness blocks the streets, Sean addresses the latest on the Russian probe as 12 Russian spies were indicted today for their part in the last Presidential election. No Americans were involved...again. Is it finally time to end the investigation ...…
 
The crew reacts to the news that special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 12 Russian intelligence agents.
 
Dylan Scott joins Dara and Matt to talk about the Trump administration’s latest moves to destabilize health insurance markets. Dylan's piece on risk adjustment payments, and another piece on the Trump administration’s latest steps to undermine the Affordable Care Act. Dylan also specifically referenced Nicholas Bagley. Read him on risk adjustme ...…
 
The Justice Department charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with offenses related to Russia's hacking of the Democratic National Committee's emails, state election systems and other targets in 2016. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, national security editor Phil Ewing and White House reporte ...…
 
CNN White House Reporter Jeremy Diamond joins CNN Political Director David Chalian on the phone from London to break down the President's trip to Europe so far. Is Trump upending the world order or are alliances stronger than ever? Also: analysis of the bombshell interview President Trump gave a British tabloid. via Knit…
 
While President Trump is ruffling feathers of world leaders in Europe, Mike Pence is on his own press tour a little closer to home: he's in the Midwest. We get into what he's doing there, and why his message sounds a little different from the president's.... or does it? Then, we talk about the Supreme Court some more. Three weeks in a row isn't ...…
 
What's that sound coming from the trees? Why, it's Dan and Maureen, emerging in podcast form! Maureen was in England, doing more marriage things. She was in the English woods, where the WiFi is not so good. (Hence the delayed episode.) Dan is almost three weeks into his Airstream tour of America. So what have our travelers learned? Well, while ...…
 
Reversing the harsh criticisms he has leveled at NATO, President Trump says the alliance is very strong. Embattled FBI Agent Peter Strzok clashed with GOP lawmakers in hearings today. And days after the president nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, we break down what we have learned. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, jus ...…
 
Sean sits down for an important one on one interview with former White House Chief Strategist to better understand the inner workings of the Mueller investigation. Plus, what should be the future of NATO? The Sean Hannity Show is on weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm ET on iHeartRadio and Hannity.com.
 
Poll of the Week: Axios/ SurveyMonkey Poll “Democrats’ Senate dreams slip away” Survey Monkey write-up: “Senate battleground polls show Democrats in a tight spot” Criticism: Nate Silver (Twitter): The Axios treatment of this poll is basically "How to repeat all the errors the media made when covering polls in 2016, in one chart". But wait until ...…
 
The Democratic Senate candidate has raised an unprecedented amount of money through fundraising, issuing a warning shot to incumbent Ted Cruz ahead of the Texas midterm elections. via Knit
 
Sean is live from London ahead of President Trump's arrival. The entire show focused on the real goal of the trip, namely the Obama Apology Tour is over. Plus, President Trump took on NATO and why the United States is on the hook for all the bills. The Sean Hannity Show is on weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm ET on iHeartRadio and Hannity.com.…
 
Trump bumps around at NATO, the Kavanaugh strategy from the Dems, IS HILLARY BACK? Plus the Pole Dance and your emails...
 
President Trump is pursuing his 'America First' policy in full force at the NATO summit using a script unlike any other post-WWII president before him. Will his 'Art of the Deal'-style tactics pay off? via Knit
 
Sean dedicates this show to digging into the person behind President Trump's pick to fill the open Supreme Court seat created by the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Judge Brett Kavanaugh has an impressive record in the tradition of Justice Scalia. Listen as Newt Gingrich, Professor Alan Dershowitz and Oliver North explain why Kavanaugh is suc ...…
 
National Journal Editor Ben Pershing sits down with Senate reporter Alex Rogers to talk about President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and Policy Editor Mackenzie Weinger previews of a tense NATO summit. Later, House reporter Dan Newhauser outlines the House Republicans' plans to tackle immigration and the growing controversy surrounding ...…
 
Dara, Ezra, and Matt break down what we know about Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court References and further reading: Paper about Norwegian immigrants, mentioned by Matt "Twice a Stranger: The Mass Expulsions that Forged Modern Greece and Turkey" good book with background on the refugee paper
 
The team reacts to the news that Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's nominee to replace Kennedy on the Supreme Court and debates what could go wrong in the confirmation process.
 
The confirmation of the President's Supreme Court pick is not totally in doubt, so why are Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Democrats so committed to an all-out fight to block it? via Knit
 
President Trump announced his choice to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. If confirmed, Kavanaugh would solidify the court's conservative majority. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and national political correspondent ...…
 
With President Trump's big decision looming, Sean spends some time breaking down just how important the upcoming nomination process will be to replace SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy. There is definitely a battle brewing in the Senate. Sean has the latest... The Sean Hannity Show is on weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm ET on iHeartRadio and Hannity.com.…
 
Ahead of the President's Supreme Court nominee unveiling tonight, interest groups from both sides are already gearing for battle. If confirmed, it's a decision that could shift the U.S. Supreme Court's ideological composition in a more conservative direction for at least a generation. via Knit
 
A look at where the debate over partisan gerrymandering stands after a SCOTUS ruling and the news of Kennedy's retirement. This week's regular podcast is out Tuesday.
 
Jonathan Gilliam fills in for Sean Hannity and recaps America's celebration of Independence Day. Plus, Jonathan reminds everyone about the part of the oath of office where officers of the US Government promise to protect America from enemies "both foreign and domestic." We're seeing more and more domestic enemies but, with a little awareness an ...…
 
Staff writer Zeeshan Aleem joins Dara and Matt to break down what's really happening with Trump and trade, and how much it matters. References and further reading: Zeeshan's piece on the US-China trade war
 
CNN National Correspondent Miguel Marquez joins CNN Political Director David Chalian on the phone from McAllen, Texas to discuss the latest in the immigration crisis since the President signed the executive order on family separation. via Knit
 
Scott's on vacation, but we're not! Charles Mahtesian, Esq. sits in the host seat this week. Name a better time to go full Supreme Court..... we'll wait. We have two White House reporters bringing us up to speed on what Trump is thinking with his self-imposed announcement deadline rapidly approaching. Then, Josh Gerstein returns to tells us abo ...…
 
This "Best of Hannity" focuses on the many stories and controversies that began under the Obama Administration's Department of Justice. Draining the swamp can ruffle a lot of feathers and President Trump has done his share. Listen as Sean talks with members of the Freedom Caucus about the ongoing DOJ documents and the latest IG reports. Plus Sa ...…
 
President Trump tweeted this afternoon that he accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt was one of the more controversial of Trump's Cabinet-level picks and had been battling various scandals for months. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott ...…
 
As President Trump moves closer to settling on his selection for the Justice Kennedy replacement, outside interest groups are getting engaged. How will the Supreme Court confirmation will play out in the Senate, and what are its effects on the midterm elections? via Knit
 
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