Best Political podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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The Political Party
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Stand-up comedian, TV host and former political adviser Matt Forde presents The Political Party, a weekly celebration of politics and its personalities.
 
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Political Gabfest
Weekly
 
Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
 
David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.
 
Ken Rudin, an expert in American politics and campaign history, joins MPR News host Kerri Miller every week for a conversation about the latest on President Trump, Congress, and the American political scene.
 
Essential political news, analysis and history with veteran political analyst Ken Rudin.
 
It took almost six months, but Germany now finally has a stable government. Who's in? Who's out? And what does it mean for the rest of the world? Find out, and get all the latest political gossip from Berlin at DW's Stammtisch.
 
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Fake The Nation
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Hosted by Negin Farsad, Fake the Nation is all the comedy about politics without any of the politics about politics. Every week Negin and a cast of her funniest, smartest and most politically astute friends (John Fugelsang, Lizz Winstead, Dean Obeidallah and others) gather 'round the political roundtable to break down the news, make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the American political system.
 
Jon Lovett, former Obama speechwriter and co-host of Pod Save America, is joined by comedians, actors, journalists, and many, many renowned Friends of the Pod for a roundup of the week's top news. Rants! Games! Bad impressions! Nuanced discussion! Recorded in front of a live audience.
 
Podcast by Top Hat
 
Engaging interviews and discussions of elections and the political issues of the day
 
Politics minus bile plus jokes. Comedian and avowed independent Andrew Heaton examines current events with his deranged friends, then slops humor on top.
 
Join hosts Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos as they unpack the week in politics with a California perspective. Featuring interviews with reporters and other insiders involved in the craft of politics—including elected officials, candidates, pollsters, campaign managers, fundraisers, and other political players—Political Breakdown pulls back the curtain to offer an insider’s glimpse at how politics works today.
 
Political comedy and commentary from the creators of the political cartoon “The End Times”. Join Mike and Kyle every two weeks for a lighthearted and refreshing review of the latest political news.
 
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Political Rewind
Weekly+
 
The political game in Georgia is more dynamic than ever. From local elected officials to state and federal government, we're facing complicated issues. On "Political Rewind" we take the time to break down these issues, speaking directly to the decision makers. We not only get you caught up on the week that was in state politics, but we look ahead so that you will stay informed.
 
Best Of Late Night Comedy Podcast · Bill Maher · Samantha Bee · Colin Jost · Michael Che · James Corden · Stephen Colbert · Jimmy Fallon · Seth Meyers · Jimmy Kimmel · Trevor Noah · Conan O'Brien
 
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It's All Political
Weekly
 
Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the San Francisco Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.
 
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Party Politics
Weekly
 
A political podcast hosted by two political science professors, Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University. They’ll provide you with up-to-date politics and policy conversations for your next cocktail party and it’ll make you sound really smart!
 
This is Mill’s first work on economics. It foreshadows his Political Economy which was the standard Anglo-American Economics textbook of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mill’s economic theory moved from free market capitalism, to government intervention within the precepts of Utilitarianism, and finally to Socialism.
 
The Political Cesspool with Host James Edwards
 
Light, humorous roundtable discussion of news and politics by real people across the political spectrum. Real debate without the hate!
 
The London School of Economics and Political Science public events podcast series is a platform for thought, ideas and lively debate where you can hear from some of the world's leading thinkers. Listen to more than 200 new episodes every year.
 
Hosted by Bob Cesca, the popular Salon.com contributor and editor for The Daily Banter, the Bob Cesca Show combines funny liberal political talk from podcasters knee-deep in the trenches of the American political debate. Brought to you by BubbleGenius.com bath and body products. Download our free weekly audio podcast in the iTunes Store and be sure to Rate and Review the show in iTunes.
 
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EU Scream
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The Podcast on Europe and its Political Extremes
 
We're out of time. Unless we can topple capitalism and build a socialist world in the next twelve years, humanity is doomed. To cope, we've decided to record ourselves talking about the left, the right, history, politics, theory, and other things we think are relevant to our late-capitalist epoch. A clean, honest, and unsentimental melancholy is required; we've cultivated one and would like to share it with you.
 
Dan Bongino tackles the hot political issues, debunking both liberal and Republican establishment rhetoric. A former Secret Service Agent, NYPD veteran, and New York Times best-selling author, Bongino is best known amongst conservatives for his willingness to take on the Left and the Republican Establishment through his campaign for Congress, which nearly resulted in a historic political upset in the liberal bastion of Maryland. These experiences uniquely situate Dan to provide the best comm ...
 
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Political Rewind
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The political game in Georgia is more dynamic than ever. From local elected officials to state and federal government, we're facing complicated issues. On "Political Rewind" we take the time to break down these issues, speaking directly to the decision makers. We not only get you caught up on the week that was in state politics, but we look ahead so that you will stay informed.
 
The logic of personal, philosophical and political freedom
 
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Political Football
Weekly
 
Football fans Jason Cowley and Stephen Bush dig into the global political stories surrounding the 2018 World Cup.
 
The best analysis of the Irish political scene featuring Irish Times reporters and columnists, outside experts and political guests. Hosted by Hugh Linehan.
 
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The Political Party
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Stand-up comedian, TV host and former political adviser Matt Forde presents The Political Party, a weekly celebration of politics and its personalities.
 
Want to know what's really going on in Parliament House? Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas give you the political analysis that matters and explain what it means for you.
 
Tune in each week as the American Enterprise Institute's James Pethokoukis interviews economists, business leaders, academics and others on the most important and interesting issues of the day. You can find all episodes at AEI, Ricochet, and wherever podcasts are downloaded, and look for follow-up transcripts and blog posts at aei.org/publication/blog.
 
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.
 
Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
 
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
 
News & political commentary airing live Monday and Thursday 11am - 2pm eastern!
 
WorldLink connects global voices: People around the world tell their own stories and help us understand what political, economic, cultural developments mean for their lives. Listen to emotional stories that show the human element behind the headlines.
 
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Political Rewind
Weekly+
 
The political game in Georgia is more dynamic than ever. From local elected officials to state and federal government, we're facing complicated issues. On "Political Rewind" we take the time to break down these issues, speaking directly to the decision makers. We not only get you caught up on the week that was in state politics, but we look ahead so that you will stay informed.
 
POLITICO's top reporters dive into the political landscape, the latest numbers that matter, and detail what's really happening behind closed doors. They're people who spend Friday nights poring over poll numbers or the latest Federal Election Commission reports — so if you want to understand how the modern politics game is played, this is the podcast for you. New episodes every Friday, hosted by Scott Bland.
 
The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment.
 
Stephen Mackey's custom Blubrry Podcasting feed. Visit http://www.blubrry.com to add programs to your customized feed.
 
This podcast is a beautifully executed compilation combining the absolute best in left-leaning political news, commentary and occasional comedy with great music to pull it all together. In each edition, I choose a political theme and deliver a variety of stories and perspectives from an array of sources on that theme. By the way, this is an ENHANCED PODCAST with cool features built in which is fun but that means that it's not compatible with everyone's audio player. For the STANDARD MP3 feed ...
 
John Pienaar shares his keen political observations, with news and interviews from key political figures in Westminster
 
Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.
 
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Loud & Clear
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Tune in to Loud and Clear with Brian Becker for the latest news, commentary and searing political analysis. We bring you independent experts, activists and political writers.
 
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The Political Desk
Weekly+
 
The highlights from each day's breakfast show with Bongani Bingwa.
 
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The Moggcast
Monthly
 
A fortnightly look at the latest political news with Jacob Rees-Mogg. Brought to you by ConservativeHome.com
 
From Town Halls to Political Debates, CNN hosts open forums that give our audience the chance to hear directly from the people shaping their world. Politicians and newsmakers alike answer the tough questions from CNN's top anchors and political experts. Subscribe to get the full, unedited audio from these special events.
 
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“Tough raising kids these days. Any idea how hard it is to find a tutor who will launder your bribe?” [SCRIPT] Late Nite Last Week · Bill Maher, Real Time, Samantha Bee, Full Frontal, Colin Jost, Michael Che, Weekend Update, Saturday Night Live, SNL, James Corden, The Late Late Show, Carpool Karaoke • Stephen Colbert, The Late Show, Jimmy Fallo ...…
 
What is more significant? The fact that 12 Senate Republicans voted against President Trump’s wishes on his national emergency declaration, or that Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) voted in Trump’s favor after giving every indication they would not? Either way, Carl Hulse of the New York Times explains it all. Beto O’Rourke is in, an ...…
 
Have you ever thought about starting a business, being your own boss, making all the decisions? Indigenous business is a growing sector which provides employment and training in urban and regional communities. We meet four female business owners who are part of an expanding network of Indigenous entrepreneurs.…
 
With Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary, Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution
 
In the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attack the political discourse around Islamophobia and racism has changed.Plus, the Prime Minister announced a population plan which aimed to draw migrants to regional towns.ABC National Affairs Correspondent Greg Jennett co-hosts the podcast this week with Patricia Karvelas. They're joined by ABC Ins ...…
 
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Walter Smolarek (sitting in for Brian Becker) and John Kiriakou are joined by Neil Clark, a journalist and broadcaster whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Week, and Morning Star. British Prime Minister Theresa May is asking the European Union for a delay until June 30 for the UK to complete its withd ...…
 
Sen. Amy Klobuchar positions herself as the centrist in the presidential field. So how can a centrist Midwesterner win votes in left-leaning California? We talk with Klobuchar after an appearance in San Francisco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
On this edition of Political Rewind, an exclusive interview with Georgia's Senior U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. Isakson responds to President Trump's attacks on John McCain in recent days that came in a flurry of Twitter posts over the weekend and in comments to reporters at the White House.By bnigut@gpb.org (Bill Nigut).
 
On this edition of Political Rewind, an exclusive interview with Georgia's Senior U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. Isakson responds to President Trump's attacks on John McCain in recent days that came in a flurry of Twitter posts over the weekend and in comments to reporters at the White House.By bnigut@gpb.org (Bill Nigut).
 
On this edition of Political Rewind, an exclusive interview with Georgia's Senior U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. Isakson responds to President Trump's attacks on John McCain in recent days that came in a flurry of Twitter posts over the weekend and in comments to reporters at the White House.By digital@gpb.org (GPB Digital).
 
Democrats are kicking around the idea of lowering the voting age to 16. Meanwhile, you can join the army at 18 and drink when you’re 21. When should government age of consent kick in? Matt Kibbe, president of Free the People and host of BlazeTV's “Kibbe on Liberty” joins Heaton to discuss.
 
In this episode I address the explosive new revelations in the Peter Strzok testimony that indicate that the FBI’s official story cannot be true. I also address a significant problem with the Green New Deal that will impact your home value. Finally, I address the growing influence of Chinese-Americans in GOP politics and the controversy surroun ...…
 
First: Patrick Smyth in Brussels joins Hugh and Pat to talk about the thinking behind the EU's stance on a potential Brexit delay. Then: Jennifer Bray on why councillors in Donegal, using one of their few regulatory powers, have voted to legalise gaming machines despite the risks of addiction.By news@irishtimes.com (The Irish Times).
 
Throughout the centuries, music has inspired philosophers. Some thought it was dangerous other found it metaphysically profound or very suspicious. Goetz Richter discusses the perplexity philosophers feel when facing (the) music.
 
With Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Health Minister
 
Stefan Molyneux's speech in Vancouver Canada was shut down by leftist thugs on Friday 15 March 2019 - THIS is the speech that got him deplatformed - please like, subscribe and share to get the word out! ▶️ Donate Now: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate ▶️ Sign Up For Our Newsletter: http://www.fdrurl.com/newsletter Your support is essential ...…
 
Air Date: 3/19/2019 Today we take a look at the likes of Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson as a window into the world of their followers and as an inoculation against thinking they're people worth taking seriously just because they make sense one-third of the time. Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Episode Sponsors: Privacy.com/ ...…
 
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by João Rodríguez, a Brazilian activist who is currently a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrived in Washington yesterday in his first foreign visit since being elected and he went almost immediatel ...…
 
Documentary filmmaker Rob Montz joins Heaton to discuss how the American presidency has expanded in power and religious adulation and the huge downside to electing messiahs instead of bureaucrats.
 
On this edition of Political Rewind, the legislature continues to hurtle toward Sine Die with some of the most controversial measures seen in decades still unresolved. A bill to protect Confederate monuments is still in play. And the fetal heartbeat bill will soon be scheduled for debate in the full Senate.…
 
On this edition of Political Rewind, the legislature continues to hurtle toward Sine Die with some of the most controversial measures seen in decades still unresolved. A bill to protect Confederate monuments is still in play. And the fetal heartbeat bill will soon be scheduled for debate in the full Senate.…
 
On this edition of Political Rewind, the legislature continues to hurtle toward Sine Die with some of the most controversial measures seen in decades still unresolved. A bill to protect Confederate monuments is still in play. And the fetal heartbeat bill will soon be scheduled for debate in the full Senate.…
 
Democratic Senator and U.S. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren answers questions during a live town hall moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. via Knit
 
Andrew Yang is the candidate you’ve never heard of, but soon will. The New York technology investor has raised enough grassroots donations to make it onto the first debate. Plus, he’s got a lot of ideas ($1,000 a month to every American, free marriage counseling, etc.) to open your eyes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch ...…
 
In this episode I address the deeply disturbing connections between Bob Mueller and the political hacks who tried to pull this scheme off. I address it because public support for Mueller’s witch-hunt is completely collapsing. I also discuss the liberal myths that middle wages are stagnant and that Australian gun control worked. News Picks: Publ ...…
 
The Californians; The Gunsplainers; Senator Sandwiches just hired a familiar name; Elizabeth Warren supports the national popular vote compact; The solution for the Electoral College; Quiet vs Loud; Trump's bank fraud with Deutsche Bank; With music by Gin, Chocolate and Bottle Rockets and Cougar The Tiger; Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News an ...…
 
In this episode, Chris is joined by Sean Freeder to take a full look at the field in an ‘Early Pre-Primaries Megasode.’ Sean shares his thoughts on Andrew Yang’s candidacy & his quirky online contingent. Chris explains how Gillibrand is Rudy from Survivor. They also discuss the launch of Beto O’Rourke’s campaign, how it could catch fire in AOC- ...…
 
Do you feel comfortable in your own skin? Or are you always on a diet and searching for the perfect body? With so much focus on body image and staying thin , it’s not surprising that eating disorders are on the rise. But , contrary to popular belief, you can’t always tell that someone has an eating disorder.…
 
With Rebecca Davis Author and Writer at the Daily Maverick
 
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Ted Rall, an award-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist whose work is at www.rall.com.Despite facing sharp criticism for his lack of specific policy positions, former Texas Congressman Robert “Beto” O’Rourke raised $6.1 million dollars in just 24 hours after ...…
 
“Alienating the Audience” returns for a deep dive on science fiction, this time with former congressman and current commissioner of the the Federal Maritime Commission Dan Maffei. Heaton and the commissioner discuss “Majority Rule,” from Season 1 of “The Orville,” regarding absolute democracy, freedom of speech, and social media mobs. Plus how ...…
 
The political junkie offers his take on the week's big political headlines, from President Trump's first veto to Beto O'Rourke and New Zealand's commitment to reform of its gun laws.
 
On this edition of Political Rewind, as the week begins, a bill that all but bans abortion in Georgia tops news out of the legislature once again. We’ll look at today’s early morning Senate committee meeting that was called with little advance notice to determine the fate of the measure.By bnigut@gpb.org (Bill Nigut).
 
On this edition of Political Rewind, as the week begins, a bill that all but bans abortion in Georgia tops news out of the legislature once again. We’ll look at today’s early morning Senate committee meeting that was called with little advance notice to determine the fate of the measure.By bnigut@gpb.org (Bill Nigut).
 
On this edition of Political Rewind, as the week begins, a bill that all but bans abortion in Georgia tops news out of the legislature once again. We’ll look at today’s early morning Senate committee meeting that was called with little advance notice to determine the fate of the measure.By digital@gpb.org (GPB Digital).
 
Speaker(s): Professor Jay Winter | Silence itself is a language of memory. Jay Winter explores the dialectic between silence and sound in the auditory history of the Great War. Jay Winter is Charles J Stille Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE. Robin Archer is Director ...…
 
In this episode I address the stunning admissions by a former UK spy, now made public, that throw water on the entire scheme to take down Trump. I also address the desperate media attempts to salvage what’s left of the Mueller probe. I address the Beto fundraising phenomenon. Finally, I discuss a new immigration smuggling scheme which will dest ...…
 
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“Many committed listeners saying: ‘Where’s the college bribery show, Mark?’ Some things it makes sense to just let it play out a little bit. Whole thing just pisses me off. Spend all this money bribing my kid into USC. Then he shows up to water polo with a horse!” [SCRIPT] Late Nite Last Week · Bill Maher, Real Time, Samantha Bee, Full Frontal, ...…
 
Regulating end of life intervention is fraught and raises philosophical and moral questions about our approach to death and suffering.
 
According to a report from Mindgardens, a Sydney-based neuroscience alliance, the economic cost of brain and nervous system disorders, mental health issues and substance abuse in Australia is $74 billion per year.
 
A leading researcher is calling for action in remote Australia to deal with a preventable epidemic of sexually transmissible infections.
 
According to a new report from the Grattan Institute, two million Australians who need dental care avoid or delay going to the dentist because of the cost.
 
What if you could transfer the principles of high intensity interval training — short spurts of exercise that get the blood pumping, to this incidental movement we do every day?
 
This week the MPU gang talks about the college admissions cheating scandal, the rise of white nationalism, and Beto O'Roarke's entrance into the 2020 Democratic primary field.
 
With EWN Reporter Ziyanda Ngcobo
 
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