Best National Politics podcasts we could find (Updated December 2018)
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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 High Low
Monthly+
 
A weekly pop-culture / news podcast brought to you by Dolly Alderton & Pandora Sykes - the former co-hosts of The Pandolly Podcast.
 
Join journalist Gloria Minott as she talks with the newsmakers of today and tomorrow.
 
A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Friday.
 
"I’m Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of StarTalk Radio. I’ve recruited a crack team of scientists and science educators to help me bring the universe down to Earth. They are… The StarTalk All-Stars." New episodes premiere Tuesday nights at 7pm ET.
 
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Morning Joe
Weekly+
 
Join Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist, for in-depth and informed discussions that help drive the day's political conversation. Top newsmakers, Washington insiders, journalists, and cultural influencers, come together on Morning Joe for unparalleled insight and analysis around the day's biggest stories.
 
Chicago's Very Own - Talk, News Radio - Sports, Traffic, Weather, Blackhawks, White Sox, Northwestern, Listen Live - wgnradio.com
 
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CBS This Morning
Daily
 
Start your day with award-winning co-hosts Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell, Bianna Golodryga and John Dickerson in Studio 57, as they bring you the most important headlines, intelligent conversations and world-class original reporting from around the world.
 
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Hack
Daily
 
Shoving the J into journalism, Hack covers current affairs, music, politics and culture with youth in mind. Get our half-hour radio program sent directly to you each weekday.
 
Since 2006, this podcast has been using history to elevate today's political debates. Bruce Carlson applies as much historical context as possible to politics and while he's at it, tells a few stories.
 
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Making Obama
Rare
 
Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Season One of Making told the story of how Oprah built a media empire. Now, the story of how Chicago shaped the country's first African-American president.
 
The people behind The Intercept’s fearless reporting and incisive commentary—Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, Betsy Reed and others—discuss the crucial issues of our time: national security, civil liberties, foreign policy, and criminal justice. Plus interviews with artists, thinkers, and newsmakers who challenge our preconceptions about the world we live in.
 
Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks with newsmakers who challenge your ideas on politics, and explore how race, religion, age, gender and cultural identity are redrawing the lines that both divide and unite America. 'Cape Up' is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions.
 
This is Lawfare's series of audio podcasts.
 
Matt Bubala from WGN Radio 720
 
Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
 
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.
 
The complete broadcast of ABC World News Tonight, brought to you by David Muir and the ABC News team. Listen for the latest information and analysis of major news events from around the country and the world.
 
Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues
 
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FP's First Person
Weekly
 
Each week here at Foreign Policy, we interview one person for an intimate, narrative-driven conversation about something timely and important in the world. Our guests are people who have participated directly in events, either as protagonists or eyewitnesses. We get them to tell a story about their experience, not just offer their analysis. That approach is driven by the feeling here at Foreign Policy that to understand our world—to grasp the complexities and nuances of our time—we need to g ...
 
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Economic Rockstar
Monthly+
 
Economic Rockstar is created for you, the economist, financial analyst, teacher or student. If you are looking to expand your knowledge in economics and finance, Frank Conway delivers the information you just don't want to miss. Economic Rockstar brings to you each week an economist, financial analyst or business leader who shares their experiences, research interests or ideas. Hear their views on different schools of economic thinking - Chicago, Austrian, Keynesian and Classical, behavioral ...
 
A weekly conversation on politics with Ken Rudin, from MPR News
 
The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology's role in the world, at https://www.thefamiliarstrange.com. Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: facebook.com/thefamiliarstrange. Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange.Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, and Simon Theobald, with s ...
 
The Spirit of Things is an adventure into religion and spirituality. It explores contemporary values and beliefs as expressed through ritual, art, music, and sacred texts.
 
POLITICO takes you behind the scenes with Washington's power players to uncover what's really driving politics and policy in the nation’s capital.
 
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WSJ What’s News
Daily
 
One of the original business news podcasts. Mirrored after the popular Wall Street Journal column. Get caught up on your commute Monday through Friday. Listen as our journalists cover top stories and share timely insights on business, the economy, markets, and politics.
 
The Intercept produces fearless, adversarial journalism, covering stories the mainstream media misses on national security, politics, criminal justice, technology, surveillance, privacy, and human rights. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
​Presented by ​Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.
 
The most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of local and world events to be found on morning radio happens from 6:00am to 9:00am every weekday on RNZ National.
 
BLACK EMPOWERMENT, ADVANCEMENT , AND LIBERATION THROUGH SOCIAL, CULTURAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL MEANS
 
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.
 
Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia's political team examine what’s happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you.
 
Join host Carol Castiel for this 30-minute weekly newsmaker program that provides listeners around the globe with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture.
 
A daily, topic-driven look at news and issues that have impact on your life, along with top tier national guests and experts and a give-and-take discussion with listeners on those issues.
 
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GLoP Culture
Monthly+
 
National Review's Jonah Goldberg, Ricochet's Rob Long, and Commentary's John Podhoretz discuss culture and politics.
 
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Steve Deace Show
Daily
 
Politics, national politics, and Christian world view.
 
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Leid Stories
Weekly+
 
Stories and news that affect us all
 
Watch video highlights of events at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Speakers include distinguished authors, government and UN officials, economists, policymakers, and businesspeople. Topics range from the ethics of war and peace, to the place of religion in politics, to issues at the forefront of global social justice. To learn more about our work and to explore a wealth of related resources, please visit our website at http://www.carnegiecouncil.org.
 
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On Second Thought
Daily
 
On Second Thought is a one hour, daily news talk show, airing at 9 a.m. ET weekdays on Georgia Public Broadcasting hosted by Virginia Prescott. Timely conversations about all topics relating to Georgia including politics, healthcare, education, music, literature and race. We bring you stories you won't hear elsewhere and voices that are often ignored. The show has a no-pundit policy because we're interested in information, not talking points. On Second Thought incorporates the comments and i ...
 
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: The command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. The Situation Room airs weekdays 5p-7p eastern on CNN. In this podcast you will get the 6p-7p hour Monday through Friday. CNN.com/TheSituationRoom
 
Arts & Culture is our weekly program about music, pop culture, society and life.
 
Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
 
The FOX News Rundown is a news-based weekday morning podcast. Each morning, co-hosts Dave Anthony, Lisa Brady, Jessica Rosenthal, and Chris Foster take a deep dive into the major and controversial stories of the day, tapping into the massive reporting resources of Fox News to provide a full picture of the news. You'll hear a contrast of perspectives you may not hear elsewhere while going far beyond the basic headlines. Each weekday The FOX News Rundown features insight from top newsmakers, a ...
 
Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
 
Yaron Brook, Radical for Capitalism, discusses news, culture and politics from the principled perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Want more? Visit www.YaronBrookShow.com and become a Yaron Brook Show patron to get exclusive ad-free content and support the creation of more content like this! https://www.patreon.com/YaronBrookShow.Yaron is the host of the Yaron Brook Show as well as the chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is the coauthor of the national best-seller Free Marke ...
 
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Honey Badger Radio
Weekly+
 
Female Men's Rights activists are in your politics, touching your stuff.
 
Conservative Nation Radio is dedicated to bringing you real Conservative talk shows with topics you won't commonly find in the main stream media.
 
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Leid Stories discusses an often overlooked aspect of activism: taking care of ourselves so that we can do righteous battle as long as possible. Too many of our sisters, brothers and leaders in struggle have been sidelined--often permanently--by ailments, disorders and diseases that went unchecked. Let's be truly revolutionary, says Leid Stories ...…
 
Steve, Todd and Aaron illustrate how what happened to Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray shows that we are in an existential battle with Leftism. Steve also breaks down the Cohen sentencing memos, and Bob Vander Plaats joins the show to discuss the ongoing tyranny of the courts.
 
A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
 
Pavlova, the quintessential kiwi desert that screams summer and Christmas and that everyone loves .... or do they? RNZ understands there is a secret minority of anti-pavlovas, too fearful to decline a plate of pav in case they are labelled treacherous for turning down the national desert. Kate Gudsell whipped up this report.…
 
According to the American Immigration Council, about 25 percent of the nearly one million physicians who practice medicine in the United States were trained in foreign medical schools. In Georgia, about 17 percent of doctors were born in another country, but they face high barriers to entry into the U.S. That could be a cause for concern in sta ...…
 
The Auditor-General's office has filed its annual report card on schools and there was by no means a pass mark for all. More than sixty were found to have broken the law, mostly because they borrowed more money than they were allowed to. And serious financial problems were uncovered in forty-four schools. Our education correspondent John Gerrit ...…
 
Queenstown people are being pitched an unconventional solution to their traffic nightmares. It's a 10 kilometre-long gondola to the Remarkables ski field which will pick up and drop off commuters along the way. Residents at a packed community meeting last night were told it's not just for the tourists.…
 
The Government is dropping an ACC scheme which applies different levy rates to motorists depending on the make and model of their vehicles.The ACC Minister Iain Lees Galloway says there's no evidence the Vehicle Risk Rating Programme prevents injuries or encourages people to buy safer vehicles. It will be scrapped from July next year. The Gover ...…
 
A Wellington doctor says pressure to get new mothers breast-feeding quickly is driving up the increase in tongue-tie cuts in newborn babies. Anaesthetist Graham Sharp sparked controversy last month by claiming the snip is massively over-diagnosed and treated and potentially dangerous.
 
Hundreds of Lower Hutt children swam at learners pool for more than two months despite the council knowing there was a high risk of the roof collapsing in an earthquake. Engineers told the Hutt City Council about the problem in late September but the pool wasn't shut until December the first.
 
If you're looking to take a break away from holiday shopping, several holiday events in and around Atlanta are attracting friends and families from all over. "On Second Thought" invited theater critic and Arts ATL contributor Kelundra Smith to give her picks of holiday performances and shows. Floyd Hall also joined the conversation from Miami, ...…
 
New Zealand's Marina Erakovic has retired from tennis, saying her body can no longer cope with the rigours of tour life.
 
"Were we a business, were we a mission, were we a public service, or were we a profit center?" Alan Rusbridger, former editor-in-chief of "The Guardian," grapples with the questions facing all newspapers in this new age where people "communicate horizontally" rather than via the old, vertical "tablet of stone model." He explains how "The Guardi ...…
 
Two prominent Ngapuhi leaders say the former Treaty negotiations minister Chris Finlayson should butt out of the iwi's affairs. The iwi is voting on setting up a new process to negotiate their Treaty claim with the Crown. The vote appears headed for a deadlock, with the tribe split between supporting the Tuhoronuku grouping and a rival group, T ...…
 
The wife of a former front line police officer says his post traumatic stress was made worse by the length of time it took to get help from ACC. The Accident Compensation Corporation accepted his claim in March, but the police and their insurer, Gallagher Bassett, took until November to accept it and pay up.…
 
The Maori Council says a culture change is needed to boost Maori representation at the top of State Owned Enterprises. It says of the 77 directors on the boards governing SOEs in New Zealand, only six are Maori. Matthew Tukaki is the Maori Council's executive director.
 
British Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed Tuesday's (UK time) crucial Brexit vote so she can go back to Brussels and ask for changes to her deal. Mrs May admitted the deal "would be rejected by a significant margin" if MPs voted on it now. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called the decision "pathetic cowardice" of a government ...…
 
The Motor Trade Association is welcoming the resignation of the chief executive of the Transport Agency, Fergus Gammie. Mr Gammie announced on Tuesday that he's stepping down, after months of mounting pressure over the agency's failure to enforce road safety regulations. Craig Pomare is the association's chief executive. He talks to Guyon Espiner.…
 
It's been revealed Wellington City Council went against engineering advice when it approved a major waterfront building that ended up fatally damaged in the Kaikoura earthquake. Engineers raised multiple concerns about the BNZ Harbour Quays including about how much it might flex in a quake.
 
In this 134th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano travels across the Danube River, visits Budapest and comes home with an “incense Santa,” adding a new scent to his home. And in the “Pop Culture Club,” Jim and regular contributor, Emily Armanetti, review the list of 2018 Golden Globe nominations. http://serve.castfi ...…
 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talks to Philippa Tolley about the murder of UK backpacker Grace Millane. On Monday Ardern made an emotional apology to Grace Millane's family.
 
In Grace Millane's hometown of Wickford, local residents have been shocked by her murder. Katie Feehan from the Basildon Echo in South Essex says memorials have been set up to remember Grace Millane and to support her family. Peter Walker from BBC Essex says the community has reacted with sadness and disgust…
 
A former flatmate of the man accused of murdering 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane says she felt uncomfortable living with him and he was a prolific user of online dating sites. The flatmate, who RNZ has agreed not to name, lived with the now 26-year-old man in Auckland.
 
New Zealand tennis player Marina Erakovic has retired from tennis, saying her body can no longer cope with the rigours of tour life.
 
News from the business sector, including a market report.
 
Luxury yachts heading to Auckland to watch the America's Cup close up could be charged thousands of dollars for parking up to spectate. Two years out from Cup, the council is looking at charging all foreign vessels over forty metres for anchoring in Waitemata Harbour - and beyond. But yachting ace Chris Dickson says the council is trying to reg ...…
 
A learners' swimming pool in the Lower Hutt suburb of Naenae stayed open for two months after the city council was told by engineers the roof was at high risk of collapsing in an earthquake. The Hutt City Council commissioned an engineering firm, Beca, to undertake an assessment of the pool complex as part of a planned refurbishment. Beca repor ...…
 
Grace Millane's hometown of Wickford in Essex is in mourning following the news of the backpacker's murder. A memorial has been set up in the town centre and a vigil is to be held tomorrow in a nearby town. Katie Feehan from the Basildon Echo has been getting the local reaction to Ms Millane's murder.…
 
A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
 
Candlelit vigils are being organised around the country to honour the 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane. Ms Millane's body was discovered on Sunday afternoon, in an area of bush just 10 metres off the road, in the Waitakere Ranges. A 26-year-old man has been charged with her murder and appeared in court on Monday. Dr Siouxsie Wiles i ...…
 
Atlanta-based author Joshilyn Jackson has written eight novels, including "The Opposite of Everyone" and "Almost Sisters." She stopped by "On Second Thought" to give her picks for our "Southern Reading List" series, in which authors and readers share books that both define and reflect the south.By erivera@gpb.org (ERivera).
 
The New Zealand men's hockey team been dumped out the World Cup in the first knockout round.
 
A devastating weekend snowstorm has crippled parts of the southeast. More than 230 thousand utility customers are blacked out after heavy ice and snow knocked down trees and power lines across the Carolinas and Virginia. The president tweeted last night he'll make a decision soon on who will replace the departing John Kelly. President Trump's o ...…
 
This episode of Swing with Bill Cartwright is an encore presentation from December 13, 2014. Sit back and enjoy the big band sounds of swing this evening. Bill's starting the show off with "And the Angels Sing" by Martha Tilton and Steve Tyrell's "Cheek to Cheek." There are also songs by Billie Holiday, Nat Cole, and Keely Smith ("Stormy Weathe ...…
 
This episode of Swing with Bill Cartwright is an encore presentation from December 6, 2014. This show begins with the big bands of Glenn Miller and Count Basie. Other bands heard during the hour include Harry James, "Crazy Rhythm" and Benny Goodman's "Sing, Sing, Sing." During the first half of the swing show, you'll hear from some great vocali ...…
 
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, CBS national security correspondent David Martin looks back on his 35 years of reporting for CBS with senior national correspondent Jim Axelrod. Martin discusses how his time serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War inspired him to pursue a career in journalism, how he got - and almost lost - his first ...…
 
WGN Radio Sport’s Anchor and Host, Kevin Powell joins the team this week as the voice of a generation. A generation that has been accused of ruining everything. Now according to a Tinder poll Millennials are ruining divorce. Allison’s maternal instincts kick with-in about 5 minutes of talking with our guest. Kevin shares why his much maligned g ...…
 
Yale Senior Lecturer Asha Rangappa joins Rich and Tina to discuss the latest on the Mueller probe. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3570886/asha-rangappa_2018-11-27-170626.64kmono.mp3By benandersonwgnam.
 
We're digging into the details of the most recent court filings released by the Mueller investigation that say President Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to funnel hush money to two different women. On the Russia front, the documents allege that the president was involved in discussions about the potential procurement of a Trump T ...…
 
For decades, scientists have warned of the pending crisis for the planet and humanity in the event of runaway climate change. But a new paper from prominent economists frames the situation in language that people might actually understand: Not addressing climate change, they conclude, will lead inevitably to “worldwide economic collapse.…
 
If you take out all the glamorous wine categories… Binny’s Wine Buyer Bill Newton is responsible for everything else. One of his favorite categories is Port, which is getting extra attention for the release of the 2016 vintage – the first declared Port vintage since 2011. What Port lacks in glamour, it more than makes up for in intensity and ag ...…
 
Blood centers around Ohio are participating in the nationwide search for extremely rare blood donors to help save the life of a 2-year-old girl in Florida.By tweingartner@wvxu.org (Tana Weingartner).
 
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), DriveOhio and the City of Marysville are ramping up what will be the largest-ever connected vehicle project in the U.S.By athompson@wvxu.org (Ann Thompson).
 
The City of Lebanon, which has already seen thousands of people use its recreational trail south of town , is in the very early stages of extending that path to the north.By athompson@wvxu.org (Ann Thompson).
 
Indigenous singer-songwriter Archie Roach talks about his life as a child of the stolen generations and how it's shaped his life and music.
 
A wide-range conversation with John Nichols about the results of the midterm elections, the forced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and what we can predict for the next year with the new Congress. Guest: John Nichols [1] is the Washington Correspondent for the Nation Magazine. [1] https://www.thenation.com/authors/john-nichols/…
 
When it comes to reading books, time is short and competition from digital offerings, like Netflix and social media, is fierce
 
A.M. Edition for December 10: The Wall Street Journal's Peter Nicholas discusses White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's upcoming departure and what that means for stability among President Trump's senior staff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
It's the final week of Hack for 2018 and we're looking back at year's top 10 moments.
 
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