Best Government podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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Featuring interviews with GAO officials on significant issues and new reports, the Watchdog Report is recorded, hosted, and produced by GAO staff.
 
U.S. and world political news analysis by a merry band of (mostly) left-leaning geeks who are neither qualified nor paid to do it. Smart. Exciting. Funny. Mysterious. Sexy? To put it another way: radio pundit amateur hour.
 
Exclusive, insightful audio interviews by our staff with government/security leading practitioners and thought-leaders. Transcripts are also available on our site!
 
'The HotSeat' is the LSE Department of Government's video and podcast series which asks leading LSE experts important questions on the key issues in politics and government. To find out more visit - http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/government/hotseat/
 
THE podcast for those who want to learn about the government market from the contracting officer's perspective. Kevin Jans and Paul Schauer, both former federal contracting officers, explain the rules, processes and the "why" behind government contracts. They know because they've done it.
 
Government Gone Wild is a no-holds-barred podcast dissecting the most controversial topics in the news right now. Edgy, fast-paced, and with a bit of humor, conservative libertarian host Kristin Tate digs beyond the headlines and beyond party politics, to illuminate the issues people care about - the ones career politicians in D.C. just don’t understand. Each week, Kristin hosts real people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to engage in feisty debates and discussions. Subscribe today!
 
This 1787 document defines the rights and responsibilities of federal government of the United States of America.
 
GovLove is a podcast about the people, policies and profession of local government. From Mayors and City Managers to interns and everyone in between, we interview the people making a difference in their communities to learn about the great work being done at the local level. GovLove is brought to you by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).
 
The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881) is written by Jefferson Davis, former President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Davis wrote the book as a straightforward history of the Confederate States of America and as an apologia for the causes that he believed led to and justified the American Civil War.Davis spared little detail in describing every aspect of the Confederate constitution and government, in addition to which he retold in detail ...
 
A fortnightly podcast from Little Atoms which looks at how technology will affect politics in the future. Like Tomorrow's World but for Westminster. Hosted by @tannerjc who is joined by a range of experts he's not fed up of yet. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
 
Assorted stories from WUAL-FM
 
We’re living in an era of transformation of our public services. The demands of an ageing population, the growing potential of digital to engage citizens in new ways, and continued public spending restraint are reshaping the public sector. Our monthly podcast with Nick C Jones, Director of our Public Sector Research Centre, explores the latest issues facing public sector organisations.
 
Game Changers was designed BY government contractors FOR government contractors. The focus of every episode is to give listeners a new tip, trick, or strategy that will help them find and win more contracts. Each episode features Subject Matter Experts (SME), companies that are successfully winning contracts, or nationally recognized professional speakers and authors. The show is hosted by government experts Michael LeJeune from Federal Access and Joshua Frank from RSM Federal. Their award-w ...
 
What Is Property?: or, An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government (French: Qu'est-ce que la propriété ? ou Recherche sur le principe du Droit et du Gouvernment) is an influential work of nonfiction on the concept of property and its relation to anarchist philosophy by the French anarchist and mutualist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, first published in 1840.In the book, Proudhon most famously declared that “property is theft”. Proudhon believed that the common conception of property co ...
 
A liberty driven podcast and blog dedicated to eradicating the undead scourge of Statism, all while having fun doing it.
 
The official radio show of Canadian Government Executive. Canada's oldest and most widely read source of information and news for the Canadian Public Sector industry.
 
The Constitution has a total of 27 amendments. The first ten, collectively known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified simultaneously. The following seventeen were ratified separately.(Summary from wikipedia.org)
 
The Summa Theologica (or the Summa Theologiae or simply the Summa, written 1265–1274) is the most famous work of Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–1274) although it was never finished. It was intended as a manual for beginners and a compilation of all of the main theological teachings of that time. It summarizes the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West, which, before the Protestant Reformation, subsisted solely in the Roman Catholic Church. The Summa's topics follow a cycl ...
 
The #1 Glue-Fueled Libertarian Podcast in the Country
 
Informative, Insightful, In-Depth
 
Podcast by Gilbert Digital
 
The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881) is written by Jefferson Davis, former President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Davis wrote the book as a straightforward history of the Confederate States of America and as an apologia for the causes that he believed led to and justified the American Civil War.Davis spared little detail in describing every aspect of the Confederate constitution and government, in addition to which he retold in detail ...
 
Rewiring Government brings you interviews from the leading figures bringing government into the 21st century.
 
The Open Government Podcast features 10-12min interviews with voices from the Open Government, Open Data, and Civic Engagement communities. You will hear from public servants, technologists, and engaged citizens on how they are working towards creating a more accountable, transparent, and collaborative government.About the HostsRichard Pietro considers himself as a Fanboy of Open Government & Open Data, is a founding member of www.citizenbridge.org and was the host for the Open Government To ...
 
In the 1830's, Canada was a ideologically divided country. Political upheaval and even riots occurred over Canada's future. Would it remain a subsidiary of England? Would it form its own republic, or even merge with the United States? This work tells of how some of Canada's founding fathers crossed the bridge between past and future. --Summary by TriciaG
 
NSFG is about applied innovation in state, city, and county government. It focuses on things that may appear to be not safe for government but really only sound dangerous - and can put the good back into public good. Bureaucracies resist the new, different, and disruptive. But the intractable problems and tired old processes of government need them. And citizens expect them. NSFG's origins can be traced back to the GovTech Social podcast, which focused on the community of Govies - that is, s ...
 
Urban planning, government, policy, art, science, architecture, design. These are all things that exist in the public realm. They impact the way our cities look, the way we live our lives. We are used to hearing about the public side of public work. We hear about "best practices" that showcase the most successful programs or policies. We see finished products, polished and shined. We're not doing that here. On this show we pull back the curtain and delve into the Private Side of Public Work. ...
 
Audio interviews and reports from Inside Chicago Government.
 
An insight into how we in government are trying to take forward the Sustainable Development Strategy Securing the Future ... and maybe give you a bit of a feel for what it is like working in government.
 
Podcasts keeping you up to date on government contracts by Crowell & Moring LLP.
 
Extra materials and study help for those taking U.S Government & Politics
 
In this podcast series, Voices of Vision: Yukon Aboriginal Self-Government, some of the key people who have been involved in the continuing journey of self-government and implementation share their stories in their own words.
 
The Department of Human Services SoundCloud provides the public with information about its payments and services, as well as important updates. It has a particular focus on information in your language.
 
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Insane Government
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Welcome! This is Insane Government on Blog Talk Radio. Beware that we have a HD stream on our main website, insanegovernment.com, and it is free to listen to! We dont pay a lot for it for nothing, so listen to the HD Stream when you can, and hear the difference! Insane Government is a nationally syndicated political talk show and unlike any other political talk show you've ever heard. Where most shows simply go along with the bureaucrats in power, Insane Government boldly challenges the stat ...
 
Through conversation with industry greats, experts and innovators from around the world, GovComms delivers the latest insights and best practice in government communication. We provide the resources to help you, the government and public sector, communicate policies, services and regulations with impact. A podcast by contentgroup, leaders in government communication.
 
The leading think tank working to make government more effective.
 
Podcasts from the international law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP, primarily focusing on the government contracting sector.
 
A fortnightly podcast looking at the wide and wonderful world of local government in the UK
 
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Government Matters
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Government Matters is the only television newscast focused on the business of government. Host Francis Rose recaps the top federal headlines and conducts thought-provoking interviews on tech, security, defense, workforce and industry issues. Since its launch in August of 2013, GM has hosted some of the top minds in the federal community -- from the White House, Congress, Fortune 500 companies, journalism, and the non-profit sector.
 
Illinois Local Government Law Podcast. An insightful discussion on topics concerning Illinois's municipalities, counties, and townships.
 
Charles County Government, La Plata MD Commissioners' Meetings Podcasts
 
Welcome to the UK Government Art Collection podcast series
 
The Amendments to the Constitution of the USA are a continuously modified document that attempts to secure all basic and other rights for American citizens. The most recent amendment was made in the early 1970's during the Vietnam war; this amendment lowered the voting age to 18.The first ten amendments (A.K.A. the Bill of Rights) was made by the founding fathers shortly after the actual constitution was made. The Bill of Rights covers all those things that the settlers found wrong with the ...
 
Dr. Scott Waller teaches the fundamental aspects of American government. Waller explains the historical motivations that led to the drafting of the Constitution, then traces the progression of the three branches of government through American history.
 
The Two Treatises of Civil Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise is an extended attack on Sir Robert Filmer’s Patriarcha, which argued for a divinely-ordained, hereditary, absolute monarchy. The more influential Second Treatise outlines a theory of civil society based on natural rights and contract theory. Locke begins by describing the “state of nature,” and goes on to explain the hypothetical rise of property and civili ...
 
The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, and were ratified on December 15, 1791.
 
Podcast by Virginia Politics & Government Podcast
 
A selection of lectures, interviews, readings, concerts, and performances from Boston College.
 
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Sarah Ferris, budget and appropriations reporter at Politico and David Hawkings, senior editor of CQ Roll Call, discuss the advancement of the Labor, Education and Health & Human Services appropriations bill, and how it could help budget negotiations in September.Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, discusses th ...…
 
GAO's 'how-to' book for auditing is known as the Yellow Book. Hear what it is, who it's for, and what's changed with new revisions.By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
As awareness about lead in water systems has grown, so too has concern over lead exposure in our schools. We explore the federal government's role when it comes to testing schools' water systems for lead. Is there room for improvement?By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
Every year in the Budget, the Government lays out plans to spend a huge amount of money. How well does it stick to those plans?As part of a larger study of the history of public expenditure control, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has undertaken the most comprehensive analysis to date of UK public expenditure data 1993–2015.To discuss th ...…
 
In this special two-part interview, Office of Personnel Management Deputy Director Michael Rigas discusses the implementation of the president’s recent workforce executive orders and the ways the federal government is looking to reward high performing employees.Stephanie Neill, executive director of the DHS Digital Service, discusses the ways t ...…
 
If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) The Government uses contractors to conduct a wide array of support functions, including many jobs that were once performed by Government employees. Kevin and Paul discuss Inherently Government Functions and explain what types of jobs m ...…
 
In the wake of news that 12 additional Russians have been indicted for conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, a key question emerges: What will President Trump say when he meets Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin? Carbon Black's Tom Kellermann offers analysis.
 
After Brexit, the UK will take back control of the £1.5 billion in overseas aid currently channelled through the EU and will be free to develop its bilateral relationships through trade and development as it sees fit. But the Government is already offering to stay involved in the EU’s development work, proposing an ongoing ‘strategic partnershi ...…
 
Managing change and investing in dignity in Mississippi's state capital. Dr. Robert Blaine joined the podcast to talk about his role as the Chief Administrative Officer for Mayor Chokwe Lumumba in Jackson. He shared what it's like setting up an administration and what they've dealt with in the first year in office. Dr. Blaine described his path ...…
 
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features a discussion of California's groundbreaking new privacy law as well as an update on the potential impact of the hacker group responsible for the Ticketmaster breach.
 
In this two-part interview, Department of Housing and Urban Development CFO Irv Dennis details how the agency will manage their recently awarded Technology Modernization Fund money, and his top priorities at the organization.Jeffrey Wood, supervisory special agent at the FBI and 2018 Sammies finalist, discusses his role in the international und ...…
 
This week's episode covers debarment, defense spending, and FCA news, and is hosted by partners Peter Eyre and David Robbins. Crowell & Moring's "Fastest 5 Minutes" is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be ...…
 
In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford are joined by Tully McLaughlin, co-chair of the firm’s False Claims Act Practice, to discuss some of the unique considerations for trying False Claims Act cases. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.…
 
Governments around the world are drawing on behavioural insights to improve public policy outcomes: from automatic enrolment for pensions, to better tax compliance, to increasing the supply of organ donation.But those very same policy makers are also subject to biases that can distort decision making. The Behavioural Insights Team has been stud ...…
 
Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments, discusses the ongoing RIMPAC military exercise and the Navy’s continued acquisition of the F/A-18 Super Hornet.Deborah Lee James, 23rd secretary of the United States Air Force, discusses the president’s surprise announcement of the Space Force and how the Pentagon w ...…
 
This week we talk to Mevan Babakar. Mevan is Head of Automated Factchecking at the factcheking charity Fullfact. In this episode we talk about why facts are important to democracy, the prospects for realtime factchecking in politics and how AI can play a role in helping improve the quality of political debate across the world.…
 
On this episode of the Friends Against Government podcast, the boys welcome on the conspiracy master himself, Professor De La Paz, and they talk all about the conspiracy circuit, some of Paz' favorite cryptids and blow the lid off th----- REDACTED ----- If you like what you hear, make sure to send us a retweet on Twitter and spread the good wor ...…
 
Digital government transformation is a massive opportunity. Advanced technologies allow Governments to create potential value across departments and agencies. Apps are becoming the common preference for many citizens. A change toward catering to citizen’s needs through online and mobile applications. On today’s show, J. Richard Jones interviews ...…
 
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is an inter-agency group that reviews certain business deals to see what effect they may have on national security. GAO reported on the challenges the DoD faces as a CFIUS member.By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
Cindy Brown Barnes, director of Education, Workforce & Income Security Issues at GAO, details a new report on the lack of economic and labor numbers coming out of Puerto Rico and discusses the need for more data.Sarah Ferris, budget and appropriations reporter at Politico and David Hawkings, senior editor at CQ Roll Call, discuss the state of t ...…
 
Mariela Melero, Chief of the Office of Citizenship & Applicant Information Services at United States Citizen and Immigration Services, details the AI successes at the agency and the digital tools they use to improve customer experience.David Drabkin, chair of the Section 809 Panel, discusses the second part of the panel’s report on defense acqu ...…
 
What is design thinking? How is design thinking being used to tackle public management challenges? Join us as we explore these questions and more with Prof. Jeanne Liedtka author of “Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector.” Listen to the first segment of the podcast.
 
A new initiative by the Cyber Readiness Institute aims to promote best cybersecurity and vendor risk management practices to smaller enterprises. RiskRecon founder and CEO Kelly White offers his perspective on converting standards to practices.
 
In the run-up to the U.S. mid-term election, CrowdStrike is seeing suspicious threat activity, and the firm's James Yeager has advice both for the public and private sectors on how to ensure enhanced election security.
 
The European Union is facing numerous challenges: a newly-elected Eurosceptic government in Italy; divisive negotiations over the EU’s future budget; questions over the USA’s commitment to Europe; and of course, Brexit, where the Irish border question is once more threatening to derail the whole process.In the week after the Council meeting, th ...…
 
While California already had some of the strictest and most varied privacy laws in the country, the new California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 "is a whole new ballgame," says privacy attorney Kirk Nahra, who explains why.
 
If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!) Kevin and Paul discuss the Government’s preference (or lack of preference) for specific small business categories during the acquisition process. Learn how open communication can help Government acquisition teams award set-aside contra ...…
 
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