Best Election 2016 podcasts (Updated March 2019; 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.
 
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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Vox's The Weeds
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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, Sarah Kliff, 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
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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.
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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
Weekly
 
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
Weekly
 
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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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.
 
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The Ticket 2016
Weekly
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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
 
Let hosts Harry Enten, Rebecca Berg and Ryan Nobles keep you updated this midterm season. We'll tell you what races to watch and bring you the latest news and analysis on the voters, the candidates and the polls.
 
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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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TrailMix 2016
Weekly
 
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.
 
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Justin does a deep dive into Beto O'Rourke's (5-1) electoral history searching for strengths and weaknesses. PLUS Did the Beto bump help Bernie? Is Biden's launch going to be over scrutinized? Mayor Pete makes the Poll Dance! Your emails and more!
 
John Solomon, of the Hill, has a new story for us regarding Ukraine and more underhanded dealings with the Democrats. As the 2020 elections heat up, it's obvious that the liberal Democrats really want American voters to forget about the Clinton-era. The Sean Hannity Show is on weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm ET on iHeartRadio and Hannity.com. Learn ...…
 
New CNN/SSRS poll shows a clear majority of Democrats and Democratic leaning independents put defeating President Trump above any ideological purity or policy positions and that may prove to be the defining characteristic of this initial phase of the battle for the party's nomination. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses what this cou ...…
 
It's been a full TWO WEEKS since the last episode. This is because both Dan and Maureen have been traveling. Dan has been going west! And Maureen has gone to Florida, and Florida, and Canada!, and Florida. In fact, she's still in Florida! And her mic doesn't work! Why so much Florida? Many reasons, Sayswhovians. One of them is for research. Bec ...…
 
Randy Murray of Randy Murray Productions tells Justin the behind the scenes stories of the 2018 viral Paul Gosar family ad in which all of Gosar's siblings denounced their brother and endorsed his rival. They also discuss the eight years Murray spent making a Joe Arpaio documentary. Finally, we get the rules for how to make a great negative pol ...…
 
Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska and Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa join the show to talk about the devestating storms that have left major flooding across much of Nebraska and Iowa. FEMA stands ready to assist but the impact is going to be very severe. The Sean Hannity Show is on weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm ET on iHeartRadio and Hannity.com. L ...…
 
In the second of two episodes The NPR Politics Podcast analyzes exclusive interviews with the 2020 Democratic candidates. Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Amy Klobuchar lay out their vision for the United States. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and political editor Do ...…
 
Dara, Jane, and Matt on the unexpected issue of the moment, plus Swedish administrative data on what makes a CEO. Suggested reading: White Paper Original Ta-Nehisi Coates essay on reparations We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey her ...…
 
Democratic Senator and U.S. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren answers questions during a live town hall moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. via Knit
 
In the first of two episodes The NPR Politics Podcast analyzes exclusive interviews with the 2020 Democratic candidates. Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Cory Booker, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg lay out their vision for the United States. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and political ed ...…
 
The crew takes stock of which candidates have done the best job introducing themselves in the early months of the primary.
 
Sabine Durden, a legal immigrant from Germany whose son Dominic was struck and killed on July 12, 2012, by an unlicensed pickup-driving illegal immigrant with a history of drunk driving who made a wrong turn and struck Dominic's motorcycle and Laura Wilkerson, mother of 18-year-old Joshua Wilkerson who was brutally beaten, strangled and torture ...…
 
National security correspondent Harrison Cramer joins senior editor Jeff Dufour to discuss House foreign policy priorities and why the threat of a nuclear first strike can be useful; staff correspondent Hanna Trudo stops by to talk about Beto's campaign rollout, the odds Biden will pass on a presidential run, and why Buttigieg might be the one ...…
 
Dan Hoffman, Fox News Contributor and 30 Year CIA Operations Officer & Jonathan Gilliam, Former FBI Agent, Federal Air Marshall, and author of Sheep No More, discuss the tragic attack in New Zealand. The Sean Hannity Show is on weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm ET on Hannity.com and iHeartRadio.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.ihe ...…
 
Dara, Jane, and Matt sit down with the former US secretary of housing and urban development and 2020 presidential candidate, live from South by Southwest. We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF…
 
David Runciman and Helen Thompson from the British "Talking Politics" podcast discuss the week in Brexit and what comes next.
 
No one has successfully gone from U.S. representative to president since James Garfield. Beto O'Rourke thinks he can. Plus, the mishandling of a sexual harassment case that is haunting Kirsten Gillibrand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
Beto O'Rourke announces that he will run for president. Plus, the Senate votes to block Trump's national emergency declaration that would give him the money for his wall. This episode: political editor Domenico Montanaro, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, editor correspondent Ron Elving, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and ...…
 
Sean reacts to the announcement that Beto O'Rourke will be joining the 2020 Presidential Race. Plus, John Solomon, of the Hill, brings us the next breaking news story in the ongoing release transcripts, courtesy of House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins of Georgia. The Sean Hannity Show is on weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm ET on iHea ...…
 
Trump and a GOP primary? Trump Approval (RealClear Politics) Weld, Hogan lag far behind Trump in GOP contest (Monmouth) Iowa Poll: Registered Republicans like Trump but 40 percent want a GOP challenger (Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom) O Canada! Canada Votes 2019 Poll Tracker (CBCNews) Across the Pond Most Britons see no improvement in May's l ...…
 
Former El Paso congressman Beto O'Rourke is running for president. The crew discusses how he could win -- or lose -- the Democratic primary.
 
We go back in time and examine Joe Biden's history of running for president. Is Ann Coulter a liberal anti-hero? Can Justin finally explain the Trudeau scandal? Poll Dance. Your emails and more!
 
Bill O’Reilly, media personality and author of "Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals In History," joins Hannity to discuss the news of the day including the latest on Nick Sandmann's suit against CNN. Plus, the latest on the mass hysteria over the college acceptance scandal and a big announcement from Bill! The Sean Hannity Show ...…
 
Paul Manafort received a total sentence of about 7 and a half years in prison on Wednesday following the guilty plea in his Washington, D.C., conspiracy case. Plus, Nancy Pelosi throws cold water on impeachment talk, saying Democrats are unlikely to go down that path because the president is "just not worth it." This episode: Congressional corr ...…
 
Vox takes culture seriously. Our coverage seeks to understand how our cultural touchstones work — and what they reveal about who we are. That's why we’re excited to introduce you to Switched on Pop. It's a podcast that digs into the cultural context and musical theory of pop music, and it's now part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. In this epi ...…
 
Mike Socolow is an associate professor at the University of Maine and a Fulbright Scholar at the News and Media Research Center at the University of Canberra. He has written for a number of print and newspaper outlets as well as CNN. We talk about how the business of journalism has changed and why understanding how the news is made explains a l ...…
 
DC McAllister, co-author of the New York times bestselling book Spygate with Dan Bongino, author of the upcoming book What Men Want to Say to Women, But Can’t. Denise has received violent and terrible threats based upon her position on the current state of our nation. DC believes that we should not be divided based upon race or gender, but by w ...…
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden addressed a friendly crowd of union firefighters as he appears on the verge of launching a campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Over the weekend South by Southwest became a major presidential forum. Democrats competed with each other to be the tough-on-tech candidate. This episode: White Hous ...…
 
Dara, Jane, and Matt sit down with the South Bend, Indiana, mayor and presidential candidate, live from South by Southwest. We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF…
 
Democratic Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and U.S. Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg answers questions during a live town hall, moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. via Knit
 
The podcast crew analyzes the divisions within the Democratic Party and makes sense of why potential 2020 candidates like Sherrod Brown decided not to run.
 
Steve Moore, author of "Trumponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive Our Economy", and senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and Chuck DeVore, is Vice President of National Initiatives at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He was a California Assemblyman and is a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army Retired Reserve - today we address the ...…
 
Democratic Representative and U.S. Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard answers questions during a live town hall moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. via Knit
 
Former Democratic Representative and U.S. Presidential candidate John Delaney answers questions during a live town hall moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. via Knit
 
Former Democratic Representative and U.S. Presidential candidate John Delaney answers questions during a live town hall moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. via Knit
 
Staff correspondent Zach Cohen and technology correspondent Brendan Bordelon join policy editor Mackenzie Weinger to discuss which Republicans may reject Trump's emergency declaration, as well as those who are working with Democrats to break up big tech.
 
This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta on Friday, March 9th. The cast breaks down everything you need to know about who's running for president, and how Trump is going to respond to them. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, Wh ...…
 
John Solomon of The Hill, has been at the forefront of following and analyzing the cases involving Mueller, the FBI and the conspiracy to hurt the President. Solomon’s latest piece uncovers a conflict of interest that Special Counsel lead attorney may have in his own investigation, specifically regarding a Russian oligarch, the Manafort indictm ...…
 
Jane and Matt discuss Jacob Wohl and the intermingling of grift and conservative politics. Jane's article on Jacob Wohl Iraqi dinar on YouTube Casey Newton's newsletter - The Interface We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: http ...…
 
On this week's mini-episode, Harry looks at why President Trump's high approval ratings on the economy aren't translating to his overall approval ratings, and analyzes what this might mean for Trump heading into 2020. via Knit
 
White House reporter Nancy Cook and congressional reporter Burgess Everett join the Nerdcast to discuss the tension between President Trump.... and some republicans. Plus, campaign reporter Holly Otterbein joins to explain what's different for presidential hopeful Senator Sanders this time around, and why some former Clinton campaign staffers j ...…
 
Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison. House Democrats vote on a resolution that both does and does not publicly rebuke one of their members. And multiple 2020 contenders announce that will not be running for president. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, Congressional correspon ...…
 
Justin has some Bernie hot takes, Joe Biden is close to launching, the House Dems are in revolt and MORE!
 
Freedom Caucus member Congressman Andy Biggs of Arizona, has worked with Angel families and seen first hand the hardships of the border for both Americans and illegal immigrants. The game that the Democrats are playing for political power is a dangerous one. Where the rest of the nation is worried about the safety of their families, democrats i ...…
 
Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. Why do those four states vote first and does the lineup make sense?
 
How are things shaking out for Trump’s emergency declaration? U.S. Voters Oppose Trump Emergency Powers On Wall (Quinnipiac) 60 percent of Americans oppose Trump's emergency declaration to fund wall (NBC/WSJ via The Hill) Trump gets some good news from an NBC poll but bad news from Quinnipiac 2020 race will be uphill for Trump (NBC/WSJ) 64 Perc ...…
 
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, joins Sean to discuss the President's decision to declare a national emergency, and the decision by many in Congress from the Republican Party to work against it. With estimates coming in of 76k migrants crossing the border just this month, and over 1 million ...…
 
President Trump begins his reelection effort from a standing start. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses the challenges President Trump faces heading towards 2020. via Knit
 
Trump has been busy in Hanoi, getting...well, nothing done! He is mad! He is sad! Things are bad! Everyone and everything in his life is about to be examined. He's going to need to talk to some food about this. Yes, the hamburger buffet is back! Maureen has had a busy few days, which means that again, Dan has been looking into things. And he's ...…
 
John McLaughlin, Pollster and founder of McLaughlin and Associates & Doug Schoen, Pollster, Author, Political Analyst for Fox News and a Columnist for Newsmax, review the candidates running for office. The democrats have no shortage of empty promises and baseless accusations against the current President. They are trying to out socialize the ne ...…
 
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