Best Currentevents podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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News & political commentary airing live Monday and Thursday 11am - 2pm eastern!
 
Buzz Burbank News and Comment has been appointment radio for decades. Now, it's a podcast you can hear anytime! Buzz Burbank presents the week's big stories, presented from a unique perspective, and featuring stories you won't hear anywhere else! It's a weekly journal from Buzz to make you feel the news, to make you laugh, and to make you think.
 
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Let's Know Things
Weekly
 
Let's Know Things is a show about putting current events into context. Rather than simply discussing the news, in each episode we use a news item as a starting point for a larger discussion about a particular industry, society, ourselves, and the world.
 
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing has been published in more than 20 languages. Mr. Harris and his work ...
 
Giving you the guts and teaching you the tools to launch or improve your own podcast
 
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Past Present
Weekly
 
Past Present brings together three historians to discuss what's happening in American politics and culture today. Natalia, Neil, and Niki bring historical insights to the news of the day, offering listeners an alternative to the reflexive and polarized world of punditry. Interested in the world around you but exhausted by rote reactions and partisan talking points? You've come to the right place.
 
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Pantsuit Politics
Weekly+
 
A political podcast hosted by women from both sides of the aisle who refuse to see each other as the enemy. For anyone discouraged by our current political discourse, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers bring a nuanced and grace-filled perspective to discussions about politics and news.
 
Writers Jay Connor and Alex Hardy delve into humorous explorations of current events, pop culture, and relevant issues with some of your favorite media personalities. Previous guests include Luvvie Ajayi, Damon Young and Panama Jackson of Very Smart Brothas, digital activist April Reign, Jamie Broadnax of Black Girl Nerds, blogger Demetria Lucas O'Doyley, author Kiese Laymon, Eunique Jones Gibson of Because of Them We Can, YouTube sensation Evelyn From The Internets, celebrity chefs Trap Kit ...
 
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How To Be Better
Daily
 
A podcast about self-development through the lens of current events, pop culture, and experience. Each episode brings you ideas, research, clips, stories, and interviews that are designed to help you become the best possible version of you.
 
An irreverent comedy podcast exploring Current Events and Washington D.C. area (DMV) Arts & Culture with absurdist tongue in cheek satire and sardonic off-beat commentary.
 
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The Public Sphere
Monthly+
 
A weekly discussion from the editors of Contrivers' Review. Cover Art: This photograph is part of the Fonds André Cros, preserved by the city archives of Toulouse and released under CC BY-SA 4.0 license by the deliberation n°27.3 of June 23rd, 2017 of the Town Council of the City of Toulouse.
 
The Brainstorm podcast is Saskatchewan's first skeptic and atheist podcast. An eclectic group of local skeptics discuss a variety of topics relating to science, skepticism, religion and politics while having a few drinks and a few laughs.
 
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We're All Psychos
Weekly
 
Comedian Dylan Palladino interviews guests on the things that we all really want to know. What makes, them CRAZY?! What's the craziest sh*t they've done, are currently doing, or WANT to do. Let's find out.
 
A news-comedy, two-man talk show
 
Actor / writer / comedian Bill Corbett (MST3K, RiffTrax) and his crew take on current events, chat about arts and entertainment, and give highly unprofessional advice to listeners with problems.
 
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Words & Numbers
Weekly
 
Words & Numbers touches on issues of Economics, Political Science, Current Events and Policy. Each Wednesday we'll be sharing a new Words & Numbers podcast featuring Antony Davies Ph.D and James Harrigan Ph.D talking about the economic and political aspects of current events.
 
Not For Human Consumption: Your drunken weekly update on all the things! Movies, games, life, and everything in between! Join Allan, Matt, Dylan and Dave each week as they discuss everything between important and stupid.
 
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You Me & Duffy
Weekly
 
We are just three friends that wanted to get together and talk about whatever happened to tickle our fancy. We all thought we were so interesting and hilarious that we decided to start a podcast. We try and touch on as much nerd, geek, and pop culture as we can. And every once in a while we dive into a bit of history as well! Come join the conversation! We are just three guys that know a little about a lot and everything about nothing!
 
Sitting Down With Stand Ups, a podcast featuring local Detroit comedians and beyond, hosted by local Detroit comedians. Includes interviews, games and plenty of content just outside "water cooler" talk. All the things you've wanted to say to your bosses, spouses, exes, parents, annoying neighbors, shithead friends, their kids and hell even your own damn ungrateful ass kids gets said here freely. EN-FUCKIN-JOY!!!!
 
Join the dynamics of a group of sisters to talk about current events, social issues, and much-talked-about topics. New episodes biweekly. Subscribe to stay up to date and to stay involved in the conversation!
 
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing has been published in more than 20 languages. Mr. Harris and his work ...
 
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SexThink
Monthly
 
SexThink gets people talking about what they are not talking about – pushing past the comfortable boundaries that often define the usual conversation when it comes to sex in America. With an intellectual and political twist that is still sexy, provocative and fun, hosts Chanel Preston and Rob Nelson challenge conventional thinking and explore beyond the common narrative on all things sex related.
 
This show is for all the Broken People! America: we're obsessed with sex and sometimes relationships. Comedian and host Josh Accardo, explores sexuality, relationships, dating, current events, and the entertainment industry. From the latest news to interviews with women from the entertainment industry, Broken-Tailed Dog has it all. #Brokentailed
 
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Shane on you
Monthly
 
Longtime TV and Radio host Shane Foxman shares his unique thoughts on the world we live in, and welcomes an eclectic collection of guests.
 
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing has been published in more than 20 languages. Mr. Harris and his work ...
 
​It's going to take a village to fight fake news. We're in. Take a listen to "I Can't Believe it's Not News and learn to think critically, find out about who is putting out fake news, listen as we talk to people who are in this fight too, and for cripes sake – have a laugh with us.
 
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And Leslie
Rare
 
And Leslie is a podcast about current, past, and future events hosted by two friends three time zones apart. They talk a lot. http://andleslie.com/
 
Have you found yourself wondering how to lead the next generation? Join Paul and Ken as they discuss leading Millennials in an uncertain world. A conversation focused on culture, current events and technology and challenging you to be a leader in the 21st Century.
 
Weekly podcast hosted by Author Hector Carrillo. Sometimes Lisa helps... Read what I write.
 
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Jimmy and CC discuss 1:43 Jussie Smollett, again; 5:25 Mueller report; 8:40 School Board and trans bathrooms; 14:50 Maduro Border; 18:14 Bernie's path to the Presidency w/AOC; 29:13 Schultz, 32:10 Warren; 38:21 Border Patrol Museum vandalized; 41:05 Grand Canyon rad bucket; 43:03 25th Amendment and McCabe on 60 Minutes; 56:55 Martina Navratilova.…
 
Sam Strelitz is an actor best known for playing Mary Beth Gaskill in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2! Turns out she is obsessed with serial killers and taxidermy and has also dodged getting murdered a few times as well. Leave a review and rating about Sam's episode!
 
Discrimination happens every single day. Every human, in some way, makes a judgment about other humans and uses that judgment to discriminate, whether that be who they date, who they do business with, and, yes, who they hire and fire. Most discrimination is fine—necessary, even. But sometimes it crosses a line. Where is that line? How does it a ...…
 
This week we talk about the Periodic Table, the Large Hadron Collider, and the Higgs boson. We also discuss extreme chemistry, particle physics, and Dmitri Mendeleev. I'm on tour: BecomingTour.com Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes, visit letsknowthings.com Y ...…
 
Not For Human Consumption: Your drunken weekly update on all the things! Movies, games, life, and everything in between! Matt is back on the bridge and Dylan insists he didn't ruin last week's episode, Markandeya barely survived his appearance on the show, Activating Matt's anxiety, Allan rages on a Netflix special, Nascar and Batman blankets, ...…
 
In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia discuss the celebrity of Cardi B, Jeff Bezos’ “below-the-belt selfie,” and the death of Lyndon LaRouche. Support Past Present on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pastpresentpodcast Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show: Cardi B became the first woman to win the Grammy Award ...…
 
We discuss the president's choice to declare a national emergency and what that looks like in the context of past emergencies. During Compliment the Other Side, Beth praises Mama Bears who are welcoming LGBTQ children into their communities and cautions about discriminatory legislation cropping up in state legislatures; Sarah is excited to see ...…
 
We discuss the president's choice to declare a national emergency and what that looks like in the context of past emergencies. During Compliment the Other Side, Beth praises Mama Bears who are welcoming LGBTQ children into their communities and cautions about discriminatory legislation cropping up in state legislatures; Sarah is excited to see ...…
 
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Dave, Marcco, Melanie, Jess the intern and Anthony Slanda welcome Detroit area comics Marv Ross and Nick Kelley. We talk about watching people we've grown up with completely "change" on social media, Marv and Nick open up about thier comic influences and we exchange stand up notes from different levels of mic senority. We run anti-social media, ...…
 
In this episode Cory (@hardcoreskeptic) talked to Jared Holt (@jaredholt) about how he got started in journalism, working for Right Wing Watch, some of the different kinds of far right extremists there are and who seems to be running different factions. Here are some links to Jared’s stuff https://twitter.com/jaredlholt http://www.rightwingwatc ...…
 
Jimmy and CC discuss 1:43 The National Emergency declaration, 9:18 Jussie Smollett, 17:40 Amazon and AOC, 26:48 Billionaires tax, 32:50 FDA approved CBD drug, 38:15 Blackface in LA, 40:23 Mars Rover Opportunity dies, 42:04 Guns, 44:24 Defection to Iran, 46:16 Venezuelan Oil, 49:16 Harvard discrimination, 56:45 Bloomberg opposes Trump, 58:12 Air ...…
 
Jimmy and CC discuss 1:01 Cow cartoon, 1:52 The border negotiations, 3:27 Cocaine Mitch calls vote on AOC's GND, 6:31 Ilhan Omar, 9:03 Electric Vehicles, 14:34 Corey Booker eschews meat to save planet, 19:05 NJ Rain tax, 21:48 South Africa oil and bureaucracy, 26:39 CA derails high-speed train, 33:51 Yellowstone and natural disasters, 39:13 Wri ...…
 
Woodford County hosts a father-daughter Valentine's Day dance, America takes Presidents' Day off, and a saddening local headline goes national. Featuring Rebekah (a-r-d-e-n-t-f-r-o), Sarah, and Miriam. Tell us: Does visiting a father in jail have an impact on a young woman's choices? What are your plans for Presidents Day? And which topics woul ...…
 
In a shorter episode, Pete and Luke are astounded by President Trump's declaration of a State of Emergency in order to find money for his border wall. The Public Sphere is a podcast from Contrivers Review. Visit www.contrivers.org to read great essays and interviews. You can also sign up for our newsletter, follow us on Twitter, or like our Fac ...…
 
We discuss the TVA and the latest problems between Paul Manafort and federal investigators. Then, we share 5 things you need to know about AOC's proposed Green New Deal. We'll share our opinions on this bold vision on Tuesday's episode. We are so thankful to our wonderful patrons who support the show. If you'd like to join the ranks of our fait ...…
 
Has the Deep State secretly replaced the Funhouse crew with crisis voice actors? It's actually not only possible, but probable! You know, when you think about it. We (whoever "we" are!) discuss the rich and wonderful world of conspiracy theories. Also: a thrilling WWII spy novel; the lazy-ass official cat of 10 Downing St.; and an amazing docum ...…
 
Enquiring Minds & the Heart of the Matter. Good News for Democracy and Nature. -Commentary from Bob Cesca- Plus: ‘Is this good weed…or is that a tiger?’ BUZZ BURBANK NEWS & COMMENT. Free on iTunes, IHeartRadio, Spotify & more.
 
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Keith proposes that the government is a series of tubes! If you've gotten sick from someone licking your face, we discover that you may want to consider prison healthcare! All that and more on this week's episode of Another Wasted Hour! Alchemical Records is vying to become your single source for DC area music, news, and entertainment. Check th ...…
 
Eagle Witt (@eaglewitt) is a stand up comedian and a dude with some of the best hair I've ever seen. Dude, we get INTO IT. We talk a lot about race, the current social climate in the U.S. and also him being a sex addict and how that's affected his life! That's the second sex addict we've had on, damn! Welcome to the Psycho Empire, Eagle. Please ...…
 
The Outrage Engine that is social media and op-eds has set its sights on a new target: billionaires. Apparently, being a billionaire is a bad, bad thing. Billionaires should sit down, shut up, and meekly wait until we confiscate their wealth. For certain people of certain political beliefs, this sounds like a great idea. Because, after all, nob ...…
 
This week we talk about parasitical fungi, the right to repair, and the Game Genie. We also discuss ROM cartridges, John Deere tractors, and Project Alias. I'm on tour: BecomingTour.com Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes, visit letsknowthings.com You can find ...…
 
Not For Human Consumption: Your drunken weekly update on all the things! Movies, games, life, and everything in between! The People's Champion gets a temporary promotion only because Matt's off this week, Non-Host Markandeya joins us in studio and he reminds us of just how miserable we really are, 1 like = 1 Pizza Roll and Allan's record number ...…
 
In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the history of blackface, political upheaval in Venezuela, and the demise of Valentine’s Day conversation hearts. Support Past Present on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pastpresentpodcast Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show: Two top Virginia Democrats have admit ...…
 
We touch briefly on the looming return of the government shutdown. Then, we talk about lots of men in power who are in varying levels of trouble: Jeff Bezos, Ralph Northam, and Justin Fairfax. In our main segment, we talk about the Democratic women running for president and whether or not media coverage of them has been sexist. Included in that ...…
 
In this episode Cory(@hardcoreskeptic) talked to Aaron Rabi(@ETVPod ) about the recent APA guidelines for treating men and boys, the Gillette ad that got so many people outraged, and toxic masculinity in general. Sources https://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/01/ce-corner https://www.apa.org/about/policy/boys-men-practice-guidelines.pdf Gillette ad o ...…
 
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Dave, Marcco, Jess the intern and Anthony Slanda welcome Detroit area comic Bill Morrison. Dave talks about his confusing obsession with tiktok, We try to stump Bill with uncoverable insurance scenarios and how attempting to constantly unsaddle his mother's great sadness as a child shed light on the path humor. We go over some hate mail, have a ...…
 
Jimmy and CC discuss 1:39 Binging West Wing, 2:42 The Green New Deal, 14:42 Haunting Yearbook photos, 17:54 North Korean summit, 24:13 Porn in health care, 29:18 China, 33:43 China-Argentina space threat, 36:27 NH nude beach, 41:18 Andromeda threat, 43:45 Bezos blackmailed by Pecker now discredited witness in Stormy Daniels mess, 48:13 Democrat ...…
 
Jimmy and CC discuss 1:33 the SOTU, 13:44 Abrams' response, 16:22 Bernie's response, 23:53 Hawaii lawmaker to ban people from smoking, 27:41 Outlawing pinball, 32:01 Dems run Soak the Rich, 33:40 Elizabeth Warren, 40:13 Musk's Raptor engine, 42:23 Japanese billionaire buys tickets to the moon, 45:58 New IR Iranian missile, 47:51 Venezuela, 50:2 ...…
 
We talk about The Daily's coverage of Mitch McConnell and share our reactions to the State of the Union. Then, we share our conversation with Dr. David Campt about his work with the White Ally Toolkit. We talk with him about how to have positive, impactful conversations about race. We recommend you take a moment to watch his video about the sit ...…
 
A discussion about neoliberalism as a political and theoretical concept arising out of our research and reading. The Public Sphere is a podcast from Contrivers Review. Visit www.contrivers.org to read great essays and interviews. You can also sign up for our newsletter, follow us on Twitter, or like our Facebook page. If you have a suggestion f ...…
 
Starbucks founder Howard Schultz has entered the 2020 presidential race! Maybe! Feeling the Schultzmentum, Bill and co. take up the issue of "centrism" in politics. What does it mean? Is it different from other vague political terms? Does anyone care? Find out! Also: our first foray into True Crime podcasting; Brandi roasts the dumb 2013 song " ...…
 
Divisive Unity, ‘Ridiculous’ Investigations. Special Report: Can Journalism Be Saved? Commentary from Bob Cesca. Plus: 'The Boy & the Bear.' BUZZ BURBANK NEWS & COMMENT. Free on iTunes, IHeartRadio, Spotify & more.
 
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Fun fact: the profit margin for most businesses is about 8 percent. When you’re talking about categories like restaurants and retail stores, that margin drops to around 2 percent. Yet, some people still seem to believe that all companies are perfectly capable of simply absorbing dramatic increases in their operating costs—namely, labor—with no ...…
 
Tobin Miller (@tobinmillercomedy) is a stand up comedian who is taller than me, has better hair, and a deeper voice. You can catch him EVERY Tuesday at 8:15 pm at The Grey Lady in NYC for his show, Baby Shower Comedy.
 
This week we chat about EA dropping the ball with their MMORPG's, what Jell-O is made of, and we air some unpopular opinions. Come listen and let us know some of your unpopular opinionsSend us an email at youmeandduffy@gmail.com or on social media @youmeandduffy Please don't forget to subscribe, rate, review, and tell your friends!…
 
This week we talk about the Nimrud lens, non-compound eyes, and EssilorLuxottica. We also discuss Big Lens, transparent medical pricing, and reading stones. I'm on tour: BecomingTour.com Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes, visit letsknowthings.com You can fin ...…
 
In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Jack Dorsey about how he manages his dual CEO roles at Square and Twitter, the role that Twitter plays in journalism, how it’s different from other social media, what makes a conversation healthy, the logic by which Twitter suspends people, the argument for kicking Trump off the platform, J ...…
 
In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Jack Dorsey about how he manages his dual CEO roles at Square and Twitter, the role that Twitter plays in journalism, how it’s different from other social media, what makes a conversation healthy, the logic by which Twitter suspends people, the argument for kicking Trump off the platform, J ...…
 
In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Jack Dorsey about how he manages his dual CEO roles at Square and Twitter, the role that Twitter plays in journalism, how it’s different from other social media, what makes a conversation healthy, the logic by which Twitter suspends people, the argument for kicking Trump off the platform, J ...…
 
In this podcast, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss Howard Schultz’ presidential bid, gay men in the priesthood, and the enduring fascination with serial killer Ted Bundy. Support Past Present on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pastpresentpodcast On this week’s Past Present episode, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil J. Young discu ...…
 
Not For Human Consumption: Your drunken weekly update on all the things! Movies, games, life, and everything in between! Dylan's out there "cutting promos" on allies and gets blocked, The Royal Rumble finally happened and we give a play-by-play of our time there, Dave gets an intervention, A full-on "Shiver Me Tinders", NFHC boycotted razors be ...…
 
We discuss Governor Ralph Northam and the immediate future of Virginian politics. Then, we share our thoughts on the State of the Union - both the speech itself and the actual state of the Union. As we launch our book today, we couldn't be more grateful to each and every one of you for being a part of this community. We are so thankful that you ...…
 
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For this episode of Shift To Reason Radio we change up our format a little bit. Lisa talks about fast radio bursts, Sarah talks about Lapis Lazuli, and Cory talks about the yellow vest movements around the world. Then the crew talks about their favourite memories from the studio. Here are some links for the different segments Science with Lisa ...…
 
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