Best Election 2016 podcasts (Updated December 2017; image)
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NPR Politics Podcast
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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.
 
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FiveThirtyEight Politics
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Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.
 
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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.
 
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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, 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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The Sean Hannity Show
Daily
 
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
Weekly+
 
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.
 
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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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The United States of Anxiety
Monthly+
 
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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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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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.
 
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CNN's The Daily DC
Daily
 
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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CNN Debates
Weekly
 
This series kicked off on September 16th with the GOP Presidential Candidate Debate. You will be able to listen to all of the CNN debates from the 2016 Presidential campaign in full. Once the debate on CNN TV unedited audio here, within 30 minutes. We'll also give you some special shows with analysis about other debates and campaigns from time to time. So click subscribe, and follow along with us as CNN covers the 2016 Presidential campaign like nobody else can ... on TV, online, in our mobi ...
 
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Face the Nation Diary
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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
 
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Politics Politics Politics
Weekly
 
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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Masters in Politics
Daily+
 
Under the leadership of Bloomberg Washington Bureau Chief Megan Murphy, veteran political TV news producers Betsy Fischer Martin and Tammy Haddad explore the tradecraft of politics with candidates, strategists and fellow journalists, including regular reporting and analysis from Bloomberg contributors.
 
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Polling Matters
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Keiran Pedleys bring you the latest opinion poll news and analysis with guests. Follow Keiran on twitter @keiranpedley
 
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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.
 
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RunningMate with Ryan Nobles
Weekly
 
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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Decision 2016 - Speeches of the Presidential Election
 
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!
 
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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.
 
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Political Trade Secrets: Winning Campaigns | Elections | Politics
 
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
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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Campaign Context: An Interdisciplinary Election Podcast
 
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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The Sean Hannity Show
 
The Hill's John Solomon published an amazing story that suggests there is some evidence that attorney Lisa Bloom has been trying to compensate women to bring their accusations of sexual harassment toward President Trump. Solomon is very careful not to suggest anyone was making false accusations but the exchange of money and the pressure to do t ...…
 
Democrat Doug Jones inches past controversial Republican candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama special election while Republicans in D.C. rally around a tax bill. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.
 
Matt, Dara, and Tara Golshan talk about how Congress does and doesn’t handle sexual harassment allegations.
 
David Chalian, CNN's political director, talks with CNN political reporter Eric Bradner, just back from Alabama covering the special election, about the political trends in Alabama that could be relevant nationally, how Democrats are changing strategies, races to keep an eye on, and messaging from both parties heading into 2018.…
 
What do JFK and Donald Trump have in common? They both believed that tax cuts power economic growth... JFK was right... and so is Donald Trump.
 
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The Sean Hannity Show
 
Sean spent Thursday pushing for Congress to act on a Tax Reform package and was joined by Steve Moore to discuss just why this effort is so important. Amazingly, it was over fifty years ago that JFK pushed for tax reform and now liberals are fighting this same reform. Perhaps it's time to listen to JFK! The Sean Hannity Show is live weekdays fr ...…
 
Hi new listeners! Got questions? Tweet us @margieomero @ksoltisanderson & @thepollsters. Poll of the week: Mueller is Naughty or NiceHuffPo/YouGov on Mueller Alabama GetawayRCP averageAlabama exitsEmerson AL pollFoxnews AL pollMonmouth AL pollSurvey Monkey AL poll Kristen in the NYT TrumpTrump HP averageQuinnipiac on Trump/RussiaPolitico/MC on ...…
 
Congressional Republicans are stepping up their attacks on the team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. The House and Senate say they have come together on a final tax bill, and they plan to vote on it next week. A Texas Republican who's under ethics investigation in the House for sexual harassment says he won't seek reelec ...…
 
David Chalian, CNN's political director, on Roy Moore's refusal to concede the special election Alabama, how Democrat Doug Jones is handling it, and why the election results in one demographic of voters in Alabama could be so important in 2018.
 
A decades long debate has raged over how to ensure minorities have a voice in America. In the third installment of our series, we look at racial gerrymandering.
 
If you think Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation is unbiased... think again.
 
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The Sean Hannity Show
 
Sean breaks down the truth about Roy Moore's loss in Alabama. "When there was the primary, I endorsed Mo Brooks," began Sean, "Roy Moore has been a controversial figure his entire career." Sean continued to explain how the GOP establishment spent a fortune on a horrible campaign. "When I look at who to blame the morning after," Sean kicked off, ...…
 
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Politics Politics Politics
 
The deed is done in Alabama. Also, Omarosa got fired.
 
For the first time in 25 years, Alabama has elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore, who had been dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct, in the state's special election yesterday. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political editor Domenico Mo ...…
 
Matt and Ezra talk about the result of the Alabama senate race and the state of the GOP.
 
David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the different voting patterns in Alabama that led to a stunning win for Democrat Doug Jones, how this complicates the Republican agenda on Capitol Hill and what this means for the 2018 midterms and the Trump factor across the country.
 
HO HO HOLLLLLY SHIT! We've almost made it through 2017, Sayswhovians! It's time for HOLIDAY CHEER! Let us sing songs, and feast, and count our blessings. Dan and Maureen are ready. Sort of. Maureen has flooded her apartment and Dan has a fever. But they're still ready to jingle all the way to the Alabama special election results! Or something! ...…
 
Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win a Senate race in Alabama in a quarter century. The team discusses the factors that converged to make that possible.
 
With the Special Election results in Alabama pouring in, Sean spends a large portion of today's show trying to better understand the mainstream media's bias and just how obvious their attacks on the Trump Administration have been. Former White House Spokesman Sean Spicer drops by to share his experiences in a candid conversation that touches on ...…
 
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Politics Politics Politics
 
It's Bama Day! And boy howdy did Roy Moore finish in a Roy Moore fashion....
 
David Chalian, CNN's political director, on today's huge Senate election in Alabama, and the factors that will likely contribute to the final outcome.
 
CNN is at it again....will the "Fake News" media ever get it right?
 
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The Sean Hannity Show
 
Sean spends some time digging into the attack, this morning, of a New York City subway station by an ISIS-inspired attacker. "This is the third successful attack since Mayor De Blasio ended the terrorist surveillance program," offered Hannity, "So there is that consideration." Sean sits down with a few terrorism experts to discuss. The Sean Han ...…
 
After weeks of intense national attention, the special election in Alabama is here. Voters go to the polls tomorrow to decide whether Republican Roy Moore or Democrat Doug Jones will be their next senator. And the race is too close to call. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, political editor Domenico Montanaro and national ...…
 
Josh Kraushaar, Kyle Trygstad and Kimberly Railey join Adam Wollner to preview Tuesday's special Senate election in Alabama. They also break down the latest developments in the Minnesota and Tennessee Senate races.
 
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FiveThirtyEight Politics
 
The Alabama special Senate election is Tuesday. The polls have varied significantly in an election where turnout is hard to predict. The team weighs in on what to expect.
 
David Chalian, CNN's political director, on the final push from both camps ahead of tomorrow's Alabama special election and the importance of some Republicans saying they can't support their own candidate.
 
The president and Republican National Committee embrace Roy Moore, the Democrats pressure Al Franken and John Conyers to resign. Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson on the week in review.
 
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The Sean Hannity Show
 
Sean is joined by Freedom Caucus Members Dave Brat of Virginia and Warren Davidson of Ohio to discuss the case for investigating Hillary Clinton. Sean breaks down the evidence against Hillary and discusses what's next. "If I wrote a novel," laughed Hannity, "That anyone would believe all of this stuff would happen in the United States." The Sea ...…
 
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Vox's The Weeds
 
Matt, Dara, and German Lopez discuss the (shallow, according to some) politics of pro-FBI liberals.
 
Brooke Brower, managing editor of CNN Politics, talks to CNN contributor Nathan Gonzales, editor and publisher of Inside Elections, about what the moving parts on Capitol Hill mean for the big picture in the 2018 midterm election.
 
President Trump announced this week that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the capital or Israel. Four other Presidents have made that promise but only one has made it come true.
 
Check us out, we're apart of the Famoply! Woo! New & old listeners, follow us @thepollsters on Twitter & Facebook. Or @ksoltisanderson @margieomero. Poll of the Week Morning Consult on Star Wars Who run the world? RCP Alabama average Time/Survey Monkey Pew on gender Perry Undem on harassment Trumplandia HP Trump Approval PRRI Never Trump vs Alw ...…
 
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The Sean Hannity Show
 
Sean is joined by Senator Ted Cruz to discuss the future of the Tax Reform and just how important the battle is. Plus, there were a few key amendments that Senator Cruz championed and he shares the story of just how tough that battle was. The Sean Hannity Show is live weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm ET on iHeartRadio and Hannity.com.…
 
Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced he's resigning, after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. Congress and the president are trying to work out a deal to fund the government. There are protests in Gaza and the West Bank after Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. And FBI Director Christopher Wray testified b ...…
 
On this week's podcast, Keiran is joined by Mick Fealty of Slugger O'Toole to discuss what the DUP really wants from Brexit negotiations, the role that Irish domestic politics is playing and will play moving forward plus a new poll apparently showing support in Northern Ireland for a united Ireland with EU membership. Also on the show, Keiran l ...…
 
Brooke Brower, managing editor of CNN Politics, describes the scene on the Senate floor when Senator Al Franken announced that 'in the coming weeks' he would resign his seat.
 
Is partisan gerrymandering illegal? In the second installment of our gerrymandering series we look at a Supreme Court case that could reshape how we draw political boundaries.
 
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The Sean Hannity Show
 
Sean kicks off the show with reaction to President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and for the United States to move its embassy from Tel Aviv. The liberal media is already attacking the President but the truth is, this has been the subject of talk from both President Obama and those before him. There have been ...…
 
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Politics Politics Politics
 
Al Franken, Jerusalem and the final countdown in Alabama...
 
Brooke Brower, managing editor of CNN Politics, talks with CNN Politics reporter Lauren Fox about the allegations of sexual harassment against Al Franken, whether he will step aside, and how it will affect the environment on Capitol Hill.
 
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The Sean Hannity Show
 
Sean sits down with former Obama economic advisor Austan Goolsbee to debate the 3+ percent growth in the economy which is dwarfing the "success" that President Obama saw. Goolsbee and Hannity debate the merits of the Trump Administration's plan plus they cover Hannity's New York Times' appearance. The Sean Hannity Show is live weekdays from 3 p ...…
 
Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.) announced that he's stepping down today, though he says it's because of his health and not sexual harassment allegations. President Trump officially endorsed Roy Moore for Senate in Alabama, and the RNC has also reinstated its support for Moore. The federal government is set to run out of funding on Friday. An ...…
 
Matt, Ezra, and Sarah talk through the argument around net neutrality, the possible CVS-Aetna merger, and a white paper about who becomes an inventor in America. Ben Thompson's defense of Ajit Pai Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation
 
Brooke Brower, managing editor of CNN Politics, on the tax bill, a potential government shutdown, and the creeping reality of the midterm election.
 
ABC News' Brian Ross has been spending the weekend backing away the "fake news" that General Flynn was asked by President Trump to reach out to the Russians while on the campaign trail.... fake news at its finest.
 
Sean is joined by Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie to discuss the behind-the-scenes view of the Trump Campaign. The two former campaign leaders wrote a book, "Let Trump be Trump," which details the war stories behind the historic campaign. The Sean Hannity Show is live weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm ET on iHeartRadio and Hannity.com.…
 
Casey Wooten and Alex Rogers regroup with Adam Wollner to break down the Senate's late-night vote in favor the GOP's tax bill and preview the biggest hurdles remaining for the legislation. They also provide an update on the latest spending negotiations as the government aims to avoid a shutdown this week.…
 
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FiveThirtyEight Politics
 
The Senate passed a tax overhaul bill Friday night. The team weighs the political and policy implications and follow up on the fallout from Michael Flynn's guilty plea.
 
Brooke Brower, filling in for David Chalian, sits down with CNN's Eric Bradner to catch up on the Senate campaign in Alabama as the President fully chooses a side and recent polls show a close race.
 
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