Best 2016election podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is unprecedented. The nomination process and ongoing campaigns revealed the complexities of identity and its role in uniting and dividing the country. This course explores how issues of race, class, gender have shaped the candidates, campaigns, and our society. Our analysis spans the presidential race from the announcements of more than ten presidential hopefuls to the current competition.
 
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Red State Update
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Trump-hating rednecks Jackie Broyles and Dunlap yell about the news from a bunker underneath Jackie's Market in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. News and analysis, fake local sponsors, dispirited Trump-bashing-- If you like sophisticated satire, nuanced political humor, and redneck shitkicking hillbilly country comedy Hee-Haw moonshine outhouse Blue Collar donkey face, this is the podcast for you. I mean "y'all."
 
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Primary Concerns
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Explore the 2016 election and today’s political news with host Brian Beutler and his friends from both sides of the aisle. A weekly podcast from the New Republic.
 
New for 2016! This audio-only podcast from BillMoyers.com offers compelling and vital conversation about life and the state of American democracy, featuring some of the best thinkers of our time. A range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers bring context, insight and meaning to important topics, like the 2016 Election. Subscribe to the podcast for an audio version of this Web-only series.
 
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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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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.
 
Too often, women are thought of as a monolithic bloc, and they were often discussed that way throughout the 2016 election. But women are in fact divided on major issues. Hosted by Liz Plank and Hitha Herzog, Divided States of Women uncovers the complicated, multifaceted, intersectional debates that make up the life of the modern American woman. Liz (a progressive) and Hitha (a conservative) are friends who get along, but don't always agree. They'll bring prominent feminist thinkers, politici ...
 
From the founders of Pantsuit Nation, the Facebook group that brought together millions of passionate and engaged people in the final weeks of the 2016 election, a weekly podcast that connects personal narrative to political action. With stories that will move and inspire you, we focus on the people at the heart of policy decisions and talk about resources to effectively resist the current administration and promote progressive change in American politics.
 
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Wisconsin Vote
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Wisconsin Vote offers fresh updates on the latest news on the 2016 Elections, including coverage of the national conventions. Wisconsin Vote is a service of Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television.
 
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Skullduggery
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Skullduggery is a new podcast from Yahoo News focused on Washington scandals in the Trump era and their impact on today’s politics. Conceived and co-hosted by Yahoo News’s Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff and Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman, the podcast offers a deep dive into the high-stakes investigation into Russia’s effort to subvert the 2016 election and allegations of collusion by the Donald Trump presidential campaign. Every Friday, Skullduggery will break down the la ...
 
NSFW politics podcast run by American millennial female masters-degree-educated white-trash sisters who are hot and bothered by the outcome of the 2016 election and want to do something about it. Listen or not, here we come.
 
Greg Palast is an investigative reporter, whose news-breaking stories appear on BBC Television, The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Rolling Stone Magazine. You can read and watch his reports at GregPalast.com.Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy," "Billionaires & Ballot Bandits," "Armed Madhouse," and the highly acclaimed "Vultures' Picnic."He is best known in the US for uncovering Katherine Harris' purge of black voters from Florida's voter rolls ...
 
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CPAC 365 Podcast
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Ian Walters and the CPAC team cover the 2016 election, tracking issues and "game-changers" every week.
 
Each Friday from Sept. 9 through Nov. 11 between 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET, Decision Florida will bring the candidates, their political operatives and the top political journalists to discuss live the 2016 election and to hear from you, the Florida voter.
 
A weekly podcast covering current events, American politics, and the 2016 election hosted by comedian Ramsey Badawi. Who Cares is the official unofficial podcast of the Trump Emperorship.
 
Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism with Rav Dror So, what's the point? You now understand all the numeral values of every word in the hebrew language, from Hashem to Moshiach to Satan. (God to Messiah to the Devil). What are you doing with all of this wisdom though? Are you sitting around with your gematria calculator trying to predict whether the 2016 elections with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will cause the final redemption (geula) to start? Or are you learning the lesson's that it's teachin ...
 
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The Voter Project
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If the 2016 election taught us anything, it's that politics and policy matter in our everyday lives. But what are those everyday lives about? The Voter Project talks to voters and Dreamers across America to hear their stories, what matters to them, and who they're supporting in the 2018 midterm elections.
 
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While at the Aspen Security Forum a few weeks ago, co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman sat down with John McLaughlin, former Deputy Director of the CIA and Acting Director of the CIA, to discuss what’s going on in the intelligence community, Trump dealing with Putin’s Russia and the best tricks of his magic career.…
 
This week's episode is with student leader Gary Enrique Bradley-Lopez of Wyandotte County in Kansas. As chair of the Wyandotte County Young Democrats and second vice president of the Kansas Young Democrats, Gary is passionate about helping communities of color get out the vote and become politically and civically engaged. He is also a passionat ...…
 
This week we talk with Clinton campaign Head of Communications and author of "Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World," Jennifer Palmieri. Jennifer tells us about moving through the stages of grief and anger after the 2016 election into hope for the future, and how women are freeing themselves from the rules and ...…
 
Jackie and Dunlap on Omarosa, Brennan's security clearance revoked by Trump, Omarosa's White House tapes, Trump hates dogs. Sponsors: Ribrubbers/Rumrimmers and Ribbed Rubber/Rugrackers. Thanks to everybody who Patreons us at http://patreon.com/redstateupdate "The Magic Cowboy" courtesy Seth Timbs. Red State Update theme "Tasty Sorghum Biscuit" ...…
 
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman speak with two guests who have some very interesting insights into this very question. The Atlantic’s Natasha Bertrand recently exposed how the Department of Homeland Security is detaining Russian dissidents in the U.S. based on phony red notices and Samantha Vinograd is a former member of President Oba ...…
 
This week, Color of Change's Managing Director of Campaigns, Arisha Hatch, joins us to talk about the organization's PAC, Voting While Black, and their focus on key elections throughout the country that have the potential to measurably improve the lives of black people. We celebrate Wesley Bell's victory in St. Louis County this week, award the ...…
 
Jackie and Dunlap on the red wave vs. the blue wave, elections in Ohio, Trump calls LeBron dumb, Ted Cruz begs Trump for help, Trump vs. Mueller, asbestos, Stephen Miller vs. legal immigrants, California fires, Christopher Collins, Green Party, Wilbur Ross. Sponsors: Ribrubbers, Ribbed Rubber Thanks to everybody who Patreons us at http://patreo ...…
 
He's got a big beard, a skillet full of beans, a loyal dog, and he's in an Airstream trailer in the middle of Montana. It's MOUNTAIN DAN, and his sidekick, METROPOLITAN MAUREEN. Together, they solve crime! Okay. They don't solve crime. They record podcasts. And in Dan's case, they do it sitting on the floor of the trailer, by tethering a phone ...…
 
The fundraising chase in the campaign for governor produced two clear trends in July.
 
Igniting Change host and voting rights lawyer Barbara Arnwine discusses a new Brennan Center report, entitled Purges: A Growing Threat to the Right to Votes, which states that "almost 4 million more names were purged from the rolls between 2014 and 2016 than between 2006 and 2008.”“Be very clear everybody, it is not happening accidentally,” say ...…
 
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidmain sit down with former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg, who despite being fired by Trump four times, is working one more time to help President Trump in this year’s congressional elections. What’s his new plan and why does he keep going back to Trump world?
 
Jackie and Dunlap on Trump's rallies, Jim Acosta, Rudy Giuliani, conspiracy theories, Manofort trial, the Tennessee elections, Sarah Sanders, Russia, Krystals, old timey radio shows. Sponsors: CannaBaloneyDelicious, Ferns Plus. Thanks to everybody who Patreons us at http://patreon.com/redstateupdate "The Magic Cowboy" courtesy Seth Timbs. Red S ...…
 
This week, Cortney welcomes back writer and intersectional feminist Rachel Cargle to discuss her most recent experience with toxic white feminism on Instagram. Our call to action is about voting and blocking Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the Golden Pantsuit goes to one of our favorite actresses bringing a legendary story to th ...…
 
This week we talk with Kate Schatz, author of Rad American Women and Rad Girls Can, about writing-as-activism, inspiring young women and girls by sharing the stories of other young activists, and finding solidarity in collective civic action. We are still fighting against the Kavanaugh nomination, and we give the Golden Pantsuit to a verifiable ...…
 
What you are hearing is not what is really happening. Sponsors: Ferns Plus, CannaBaloneyDelicious Thanks to everybody who Patreons us at http://patreon.com/redstateupdate "The Magic Cowboy" courtesy Seth Timbs. Red State Update theme "Tasty Sorghum Biscuit" by William Sherry Jr.
 
Every time Dan and Maureen say that too much has happened in the two weeks since the last episode, but this time they mean it, they really, really do. Because it has been too much. When you try to drill down into it, you find there is no it and no drill and you've just been falling while pretending to drill like a CHUMP. But that won't stop Dan ...…
 
It’s a Skullduggery first as co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman sat down with a former member of the Trump administration, Tom Bossert, for an interview from the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colo. Bossert served as President Trump’s first Homeland Security adviser until he was pushed out in April 2018. Isikoff and Klaidman also caught ...…
 
Over the weekend, co-host Michael Isikoff found one of his stories from September of 2016 back in the news as the FBI released more than 400 pages of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act documents relating to Carter Page. Isikoff and co-host Dan Klaidman revisit the story and why another one of Isikoff’s story has once again appeared in one of ...…
 
The primary vote in Wisconsin happens August 14. As part of our series of candidate interviews, hear from Doug La Follette. He’s on the ballot facing off against fellow Democrat Arvina Martin.
 
Skullduggery is on the road at the Aspen Security Forum at the Aspen Institute in Colorado. Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman sit down with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Victoria Nuland, former Assistant Secretary of Sate for European and Eurasian Affairs, to discuss the latest news from this fascinating forum, the fallout from the Tr ...…
 
This week's episode is an interview with Rebecca Shukla, who is one of the founding activists on Swing Left's team in Texas' 7th congressional district, where she is working to elect Democratic candidate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher. Swing Left is an organization seeking to help Democratic candidates in crucial swing districts around the country. In ...…
 
This week we talk to Spread The Vote founder Kat Calvin about how her organization is working to get IDs to some of the 21 million eligible US voters who currently lack them. We learn about all the ways not having an ID can negatively affect a person's life, and the hands-on work it takes to get a person back to full participation in democracy. ...…
 
Jackie and Dunlap on Trump and Russia and the EU and Montenegro and Putin and soccer balls and treason and the news has defeated us and would and wouldn't and no. Sponsors: Ferns Plus, Sandy Stairs' Beachball Bungalow Thanks to everybody who patreoned us at http://patreon.com/redstateupdate "The Magic Cowboy" courtesy Seth Timbs. Red State Upda ...…
 
As President Trump prepares to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman look back at President Obama’s infamous open mic moment in 2012 with another Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev.
 
As Congress gears up for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation battle, co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman are joined by Timothy Flanigan and Nan Aron to discuss Trump’s Supreme Court pick and the upcoming confirmation hearings. Flanigan is a former deputy White House counsel during the early years of the Bush administration and wo ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, joins us this week to discuss being a "freedom dreamer," her current work to improve the lives of black people, and the things keeping her hopeful. We talk about what we can do to #SaveSCOTUS, and give the Golden Pantsuit to the new mayor of San Francisco. Subscribe, listen, and share ...…
 
Jackie & Dunlap on Trump vs. our NATO allies, Brett Kavanugh to the Supreme Court, Jim Jordan sees nothing, knows nothing, Trump brings anti-#MeToo former Fox News exec Bill Shine to White House (and his racist wife), Thai cave rescue, Scott Pruitt, North Korea, China trade war, breast milk. Sponsors: Link Canover's Kudzu Suits, Sandy Stairs' B ...…
 
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman rewind back to July 1993 when deputy White House counsel Vince Foster was found dead in a park in Northern Virginia. A torn-up suicide note was found in his briefcase that said, “Here ruining people is considered sport.” Foster’s suicide spawned conspiracy theories that he had been murdered. But those c ...…
 
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman are joined by Phil Lacovara, the former counsel to the Watergate special prosecutor, about Robert Mueller’s months-long Russia investigation. Isikoff and Klaidman also speak with Dan Pfieffer, former communications director under President Obama, about the insidious role he sees Fox News playing in Pres ...…
 
This week we share an interview we conducted a couple of weeks ago with Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for America Progress. We discuss her experience across different administrations, and hear about times when she was the only woman - and woman of color - in the room. We share information about how talking to your senators about ...…
 
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman rewind to the Reagan era to discuss how Judge Douglas Ginsburg’s Supreme Court nomination was derailed, and how it ultimately led to the nomination of Justice Anthony Kennedy to the Supreme Court. Isikoff and Klaidman talk about how decisions on hot-button issues such as abortion and gay marriage may ha ...…
 
Jackie & Dunlap explore the nature of friendship: Michael Cohen vs. Trump, Trump and Putin have a Friends Summit, North Korea: Still Buds?, Mexico's New President: Wall Friends, Lex Luthor + Otis. Plus: July 4th vs. Independence Day. Sponsors: Dunlap's Baloney Cart and Link Canover's Kudzu Suits Our new podcast Redneck Matinee is up. Please sub ...…
 
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman are joined by Ron Klain, a Washington, D.C. lawyer and veteran of Democratic administrations, to discuss how Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement impacts the balance of the Supreme Court. Isikoff and Klaidman also talk with David Sanger, a New York Times national security correspondent and senior writer ...…
 
This week we talk with Leah Greenberg, Co-Executive Director of Indivisible, about the founding of her organization, her experience advising hundreds of thousands of new activists, and the ties that bind this administration's policies to intolerance. We remind you to take action this weekend to end family separation and detention, and celebrate ...…
 
Jackie & Dunlap on Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the Red Hen, her new Secret Service detail, what civility means these days, the Supreme Court's decisions on the Muslim ban, Masterpiece Bakery, and Justice Kennedy's retirement. Plus Civil War, Twitter, and Jimmy Fallon. Sponsors: Dunlap's Baloney Cart and Link Canover's Kudzu Suits https://www.patr ...…
 
Yodelheeehoooo! Put on your hat because it's time for another trip up Bullshit Mountain with your pals Maureen and Dan. Both Maureen and Dan have done good Life Things in the last two weeks, but news gotta new and it continues to break headlines and spirits. Maureen is now married. Dan is cruising around America in a sweet airstream trailer. Tr ...…
 
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman rewind back to the Watergate saga to examine the indictment of seven Nixon aides on charges of conspiracy on Watergate. There was also an unindicted co-conspirator in the case that was kept from the public— President Nixon himself. Why was he unindicted and why was it kept secret? Isikoff and Klaidman d ...…
 
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman are joined by Jeh Johnson, former Secretary of Homeland Security in the Obama administration, to discuss the challenges he faced handling illegal immigration during his tenure and how it differs from the current administration’s policy. Isikoff and Klaidman also check in with Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif ...…
 
This week we air an interview we recorded last week (in person!) with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand - and WHEW is she exciting to talk to! We hear about her rise in politics and the issues she is working on to improve lives for all Americans. Our call to action and Golden Pantsuit both focus on the fight to end family separation at the border. Sub ...…
 
Jackie and Dunlap on the ARE YOU KIDDING ME NOW WITH THIS BABIES IN CAGES THING? WHAT IN THE HELL ARE WE DOING I KNOW WE AIN"T PERFECT BUT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USED TO STAND FOR SOMETHING AT THE LEAST THERE WAS A HOPE FOR THE FUTURE A DETERMINATION TO DO BETTER AND NOW WE THROW BABIES IN JAIL AND JUST CRY SPUTTER IN RAGE AND TYPE IN ALL ...…
 
Legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh sits down with co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman to talk about his new book, “Reporter: A Memoir” and gives behind-the-scenes accounts of breaking some of the most epic stories of our time.
 
Co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Dan Klaidman sit down with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to discuss his latest book, “Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence.” Clapper reveals to Isikoff and Klaidman that by the time he left office in Jan. 2017, intelligence officials were “pretty confident” that they had ...…
 
This week we are thrilled to be joined by Stephanie Schriock, the President of EMILY's List. We hear about her background, learn about EMILY, and get advice for women looking to jump in to politics for the first time. We encourage you to ask your states to defend the ACA, and give the Golden Pantsuit to a valedictorian. Subscribe and share today!…
 
Jackie & Dunlap on Trump's Singapore lovefest with Kim Jong-un, his summit video, his G6 tantrum, his beef with Trudeau, his warm tweet towards racist Virginia GOP Senate Candidate Corey Stewart. Plus Cohen loses lawyers, GOP Senators tweet-bash Trump but are useless in real life, the Republicans are the Trumpublicans and Trump is the Anti-Pres ...…
 
A University of Wisconsin-Green Bay political scientist says Democrat Caleb Frostman's win in Tuesday's special election indicates the "nationalization" of state-level politics.
 
DING DONG DING DONG DING DONG! It's WEDDING TIME at Says Who! Maureen is getting married and everything is fine. She has everything ready to go, nothing weird is happening in the world, and... Well, no. It's not exactly like that. But she is getting married. And so is guest Peter Sagal of NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me! Peter drops in to talk ...…
 
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