Best Politics podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.
 
Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.
 
The Guardian's political editors Anushka Asthana and Heather Stewart are joined every week by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the biggest stories in politics.
 
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
 
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.
 
The best analysis of the Irish political scene featuring Irish Times reporters and columnists, outside experts and political guests. Hosted by Hugh Linehan.
 
Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg Unfiltered is a podcast covering hunting politics, public lands, and conservation topics; even a few things you didn’t need to know. The best hunters you’ve never heard of join Randy to answer questions from the Hunt Talk web forum, share ideas, reveal tactics, and give perspectives unique to public land hunting.
 
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FT Politics
Weekly
 
Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
 
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TALKING POLITICS
Weekly
 
Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to his regular panel along with novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers - and even a few politicians - and ask them what they think is going on... Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? As it unfolds, TALKING POLIT ...
 
John Pienaar shares his keen political observations, with news and interviews from key political figures in Westminster
 
If Then: is a show about technology, society, and power. Each week, Slate‘s April Glaser and Will Oremus take you on a lively tour of the tech news that actually matters, from fake news in your Facebook feed to the algorithms that want your job to the Uber drivers who want a job with benefits. With news-making interviews of key tech-industry figures, fascinating academics, and top tech journalists, they explore not only how the technology that’s shaping our world works, but the ideas, ideolo ...
 
Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
 
Your daily politics update, brought to you by Slate. Hear more Slate articles at Slate.com/Voice. Want to hear a daily selection of the magazine’s best stories? Learn more at slate.com/voice 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
 
The Daily Standard Podcast delivers unique analysis of the events shaping the news and the world today - from a conservative perspective. Host Charlie Sykes leads an all-star roster of the best conservative minds including: Bill Kristol, Fred Barnes, Stephen F. Hayes, Andy Ferguson, Jonathan Last, Michael Warren, John McCormack and many more. Learn more about The Weekly Standard and our weekly magazine at WeeklyStandard.com
 
Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia's political team examine what’s happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you.
 
Seeing the world beyond news headlines: politicians, journalists and researchers share their insights onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
Weekly radio show broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM with in-depth discussions on politics, economics and current affairs, hosted by Aaron Bastani and James Butler. Follow the discussion on the hashtag #NovaraFM and catch up on other Novara Media content at novaramedia.com
 
Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. Hosted by ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein.
 
The Shadow of Ideas is a journey into the world of current events, politics, and social justice through the lens of a historian.
 
This is the progressive program that will take the mystery out of politics. This is the program that will encourage you to make sure government becomes we the people. Whether you are Liberal, Conservative or otherwise you get to air your point of view.
 
WooCast is a podcast series produced by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
 
Join Julie Goldman (the gay) and Brandy Howard (the dumbass) as they dissect this week's political news. The podcast with lots of feelings, and very few facts. New episodes every Tuesday!
 
The Daily Telegraph brings you coverage and analysis of news, politics and daily events from its award-winning team of writers and columnists.
 
Justin Robert Young announces his intention to dissect the run for the White House. Just think, while you been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty dirty cheats of the world you could have been getting down to this sick beat.
 
Common Sense Pregnancy, the podcast, is a breath of fresh air: accessible, authoritative, funny, reassuring and personal. It's chock-full of Jeanne's comprehensive, medically-sound advice and insights plus conversations with women, mothers and experts in pregnancy, parenting and the power to change the world. Women's health expert, labor nurse, feminist, mother of four, Fit Pregnancy.com columnist and author of Common Sense Pregnancy (Random House, 2015), Jeanne Faulkner has been at the beds ...
 
Interviews with intellectuals from across the globe. Topics include philosophy, religion, science, politics, economics, and everything else that's important to humans. Steve Patterson is a philosopher working outside of academia, and he is currently traveling the world to interview people in the pursuit of truth.
 
Readers and audiences have turned to Shakespeare’s greatest plays for their insights into power and performance, sex and religion, demagoguery and populism. Every month, Slate’s Isaac Butler takes listeners deep into a different play to find out what Shakespeare has to say about politics in our troubled age. This podcast is made possible by Slate Plus members, who will get full-length bonus episodes. Find out more at slate.com/shakespeare.
 
Follow American politics, keep up with the hottest political debates, and share your thoughts and opinions on the political news that matters to you. 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
 
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The Politics Guys
Weekly+
 
Tired of liberals and conservatives screaming partisan talking points? We were, and so we created The Politics Guys as a sane and civil alternative. Each week, a liberal and a conservative talk *to*, not at each other, in an attempt to better understand the week in politics & policy. We're not about scoring cheap partisan points or preaching to the ideological choir. We reject the notion that people who see the world differently are either stupid or evil. Our mission is to promote a shared, ...
 
Podcasts from the Department of Politics and International relations and its centres.
 
Reuters is your politics news source for up to the minute, impartial political news coverage on the leaders, policies and agendas that shape our world. 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
 
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What Am Politics?
Monthly+
 
When it comes to understanding political issues, Richie is a self confessed toddler. That’s why he’s enlisted the help of Steve, his politically savvy drinking buddy, to help him understand how government effects our everyday lives and our interactions with each other.Join them, as they break down big political issues into comedic bite size bits and try to figure out, What Am Politics?
 
Every week, the Maclean’s politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out the week’s news in Ottawa. Expect incisive analysis and commentary, as well as interviews with the biggest newsmakers of the last seven days.
 
A weekly analysis of significant political issues.
 
A weekly politics podcast presented by Adam Boulton. The Sky News political team provides in-depth context and analysis around the big issues in politics in the UK and beyond.
 
Readings and discussions featuring today's best authors, recorded live at Washington DC's famous Politics & Prose bookstore and presented by Slate.com.
 
Chit chat and debate about politics and culture in the US and UK, with Host Roifield Brown and guests.
 
Launched in 2006, this is the Golden State's longest running political podcast. Hosted by John Myers, Sacramento bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times.
 
An Australian politics podcast from Malcolm Farr and Dennis Atkins
 
Your daily politics update, brought to you by Slate. Hear more Slate articles at Slate.com/Voice. Want to hear a daily selection of the magazine’s best stories? Learn more at slate.com/voice 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
 
The Wake Up Call Podcast is an interview-based audio program that features Adam Camac and Daniel Laguros interviewing experts on foreign relations, economics, history, current events, politics, political theory, and more. The show has a special focus on, but is not limited to, libertarian and non-interventionist topics and viewpoints.
 
THE DEMOCRACY TEST with Heather Cox Richardson and Neal ConanThe presidency of Donald Trump has sparked a national conversation .Is our democracy at risk? Across the country, scholars, activists and citizens are taking stock. With an eye on how democracies have failed throughout history, and on the rise of authoritarian leaders across the globe, they ask the question … can it happen here? The Democracy Test gives a broad and diverse national platform to this work as we seek to understand wha ...
 
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It's All Politics
Weekly
 
NPR political analysts Ken Rudin and Ron Elving delve into the week's political news and analysis.
 
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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!
 
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UK Politics
Weekly
 
If you’re keen to keep abreast of UK and international politics then our Politics Weekly podcast is for you. The Guardian’s politics team unwind the political spin and delve into the key issues that drives the people in power. UK politics is the focus but the team also look at the big global political stories each week. Panellists include Guardian writers such as Gary Younge, Rowena Mason, Polly Toynbee, Michael White and Rafael Behr and we regularly have guests from all side of the politica ...
 
The Capitol Steps bring their political musical satire to the air, now in two hour-long shows. Tune in on the Fourth of July and New Year's Eve.Visit our website at www.capsteps.com for weekly songs and to purchase albums. We put the MOCK in Democracy!
 
Named one of the Top 13 Most Influential Women in Goddess Spirituality - tune in to find out why! Wednesday or Thursday nites, hear Dr. Rev. Karen Tate, author, speaker, and teacher, discussing global and personal issues with a broad spectrum of advocates, visionaries and forward thinkers from a Divine Feminine, Right Brain point of view. Some call it the Feminine Consciousness or the shift away from patriarchal values. These are issues that could raise your consciousness or save the world. ...
 
Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.
 
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OPB Politics Now
Weekly
 
OPB Politics Now takes a deep dive into the hottest political topics of the week.
 
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Elena Khusyaynova, a Russian citizen, has been charged by the U.S. government with one count of conspiring to defraud the United States. Prosecutors say she handled budgets and payments associated with the disinformation schemes on behalf of Russia leading up to the midterm elections. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, justice corres ...…
 
Democrats are trying to take back control of the US House. Two of the Republican incumbents they’re targeting are in the Pacific Northwest. We discuss hot Congressional races in Southwest Washington and Southern Oregon.
 
The right to vote - once limited to white male landowners - expanded to include African Americans and women, but many states enacted literacy tests and poll taxes that almost eliminated the minority vote until 1965. In “Consent of the Governed,” Co-Hosts Neal Conan and Heather Cox Richardson trace the history of Jim Crow, and explain modern tec ...…
 
With growth surging, the stock market still breaking records, and unemployment lower than it’s been in decades, the strength of the economy should be a strong selling point for Republicans in the midterm elections. But with a trade war looming and economists warning that the boom is unsustainable, some Republicans are distancing themselves from ...…
 
With less than three weeks from Election Day, the nation’s most watched Senate race is going down to the wire and the gloves were off in the second debate between Congressman Beto O’Rourke and Senator Ted Cruz. Party Politics co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus give us the blow-by-blow, analyzing the impact this debate will have on the r ...…
 
On #NovaraFM, James Butler is joined by Will Davies to discuss his new book ‘Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over the World’. From Hobbes’ state founded on fear to the return of the irrational to public life, the discussion charts the return of feeling, Facebook’s dream of telepathy, and the powerful role of nostalgia in politics. http://novar ...…
 
Donald Trump embraced his role as a radical nativist from the very beginning of his presidential campaign. Whether it was a conscious strategic decision or a product of his substantial populist instincts is almost beside the point.
 
Donald Trump embraced his role as a radical nativist from the very beginning of his presidential campaign. Whether it was a conscious strategic decision or a product of his substantial populist instincts is almost beside the point.
 
Duchess Is Reigning On Her Parade and Coalition Ready For Minority Madness: News Swap October 20
 
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy and friends are podcasting from their bison camp in the Henry Mountains of southern Utah. Joining Randy are his crew members, Marcus and Dan, previous guest JR Young, and friend Ray White. Randy drew one of two non-resident archery bison tags and the day prior to this podcast filled his tag wi ...…
 
Gerald’s extraordinary memoir cuts a swath through a dizzying number of socio-cultural sectors, enacting an American dream that questions the very assumptions behind it. Growing up in Dallas, Gerald was immersed in his grandfather’s evangelical church, a source of stability when his mother’s disability checks could barely support the family. Wh ...…
 
This week: New polling shows some, but not substantive, shifts in the races for California governor and U.S. Senate. We also discuss the event featuring the Senate candidates (was it really a debate?). And we look at the major 2020 fight over the legacy of Prop 13 and The Times' final installment of the series "The Next California." With John M ...…
 
On today's Daily Standard Podcast, Scott Bland, editor of Politico's Campaign Pro, joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the upcoming midterm elections. Can the Democrats flip 23 House seats? Will the turnout be anything like previous midterms? What races are ones you should watch?
 
Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Trump reignite their fight over her ancestry weeks before the midterms. Plus, the races across the country are tightening before the vote. We look at key races and what they mean for the elections. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, political editor Domenico Montanaro, Congressional corresponden ...…
 
Pippa Crerar is joined by Jennifer Rankin, Aarti Shankar and Jonathan Lis to discuss the ever-lengthening Brexit process. Also this week: David Smith gives his predictions for the imminent US midterms. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://gu.com/give/podcast…
 
Pippa Crerar is joined by Jennifer Rankin, Aarti Shankar and Jonathan Lis to discuss the ever-lengthening Brexit process. Also this week: David Smith gives his predictions for the imminent US midterms. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://gu.com/give/podcast…
 
On today's Daily Standard podcast, chief elections analyst David Byler takes us on a guided tour of the GOP's strong Senate map for the midterm elections—now less than three weeks away!—while reporter Andrew Egger takes a deeper dive into one of the year's most hotly contested races: Josh Hawley vs. Claire McCaskill in Missouri, where rabble-ro ...…
 
Adam Boulton presents this week's All Out Politics podcast from Brussels as another big week in the Brexit negotiations reaches its climax. But before the panel assess the current state of play, there's a discussion about the safety of journalists around the world following the disappearance of the Saudi reporter Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey and t ...…
 
Technological innovations have fundamentally altered the landscape of illicit trade. From war lords to state actors, top-down forces have harnessed technology to expand illicit trade in everything from pesticides to rhino horns.In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the current state of the global illicit economy with expert Louis ...…
 
For all the powerful abusers exposed and censured over the past 12 months, one of the biggest accomplishments of the #MeToo movement has been the reintroduction and reframing of past misconduct.
 
For all the powerful abusers exposed and censured over the past 12 months, one of the biggest accomplishments of the #MeToo movement has been the reintroduction and reframing of past misconduct.
 
A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
 
Oonagh Ryder and Sam Swann speak to Marcia Rigg, the sister of Sean Rigg who died in police custody in 2008. They discuss the circumstances of Sean’s death, how she and her family campaigned for justice for Sean, and what should be done to protect people with mental health problems from police violence. http://novaramedia.com/?p=11420…
 
Tonight Dianne Lawson is with me discussing how we can improve our relationships or choose better relationships using astrology. We'll discover red flags people should be looking out for in relationships, what are planetary antidotes and how they can help people in relationships, and how adult astrological cycles can help people navigate relati ...…
 
David talks to the author of The End of History about his new book, Identity. Can 'identity politics' really make sense of everything from populism to #MeToo? Why are liberal democracies struggling to meet their citizens' desire for recognition? And what happened to the end of history anyway? Plus we discuss the Kavanaugh hearings, 'getting to ...…
 
In this installment of Model Talk, Nate Silver discusses key races in the newly released governors forecast and answers listener questions.
 
In this installment of Model Talk, Nate Silver discusses key races in the newly released governors forecast and answers listener questions.
 
Today we are joined by the eloquent Brexit naysayer Femi Oluwole and liberal US sage Doug Levi In a week that has seen the man-boy that is the president of the United States call a woman a horse face, we ask where is the moral leadership at the heart of the US administration? “I think we have to find out what happened first,” Trump said isn't t ...…
 
Justin cracks the code, Elizabeth Warren, Beto, the Saudis and MORE!
 
"Powerhouse Politics" goes on the road for the most pivotal Senate races in the upcoming midterms.GUESTS: ABC News' Paula Faris, Chris Donato and Tara Palmeri.Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2kI0pXPCheck out our other podcasts ----> http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa* ABOUT JONATHAN KARL: Jonathan Karl is ABC News Chief Washington Corresponden ...…
 
On today's Daily Standard podcast, deputy online editor Jim Swift and reporter Andrew Egger discuss President Trump's handling of the disappearance of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi and take a look at how the issue of preexisting conditions is shaping Missouri's toss-up Senate race. Plus, proof that President Trump calls his television surroga ...…
 
On this week’s If Then, Will Oremus and April Glaser discuss the continuing saga that is Facebook’s effort to fix itself--ideally, without breaking everything else. On Friday, the company finally released more information about the huge hack that it announced last month, which affected nearly 30 million people. They’ll talk about what was stole ...…
 
Katharine Murphy talks to the Australian Medical Association’s paediatric representative, Dr Paul Bauert, who has treated children on Nauru. Bauert says the situation on Nauru has escalated over last few months. He’s been asked to review 14 cases and says the worst are children around the ages of 10. He doesn’t understand how politicians can le ...…
 
Could Brexit be "one of those historic circumstances where you end up with something only a hardcore of loopers really wants", asks Fintan O'Toole?Fintan joins regulars Hugh and Fiach to talk about the carnival of diabolical scheming, treacherous backsliding and barmy brinkmanship that is Brexit, as Theresa May meets EU leaders in Brussels. Aft ...…
 
Mike talks with Greg Lukianoff, attorney, New York Times best-selling author, and President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). He's the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, Freedom From Speech, and FIRE’s Guide to Free Speech on Campus. Most recently, he co-authored Th ...…
 
In a few weeks, the citizens of Georgia won’t just be casting ballots for their governor; they will be deciding the fate of their democracy. The Democratic nominee, Stacey Abrams, has pegged her campaign to progressive policy and voter mobilization, hoping to turn the state’s substantial population of white liberals, black Americans, and other ...…
 
In a few weeks, the citizens of Georgia won’t just be casting ballots for their governor; they will be deciding the fate of their democracy. The Democratic nominee, Stacey Abrams, has pegged her campaign to progressive policy and voter mobilization, hoping to turn the state’s substantial population of white liberals, black Americans, and other ...…
 
As Tommy Robinson gets boosted by the UK press, and Brazil’s stock market backs Jair Bolsonaro. We ask: Why are the mainstream media, big business and fascists all besties? With Ash Sarkar and Oscar Guardiola-Rivera.
 
A conversation with Professor of History Arthur Eckstein about how democracies and republics fell apart into chaos or despotism in the ancient western world. A history that recounts the current state of the rise of despotic demagogy in the White House. Guest: Arthur Eckstein is Distinguished Scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park. ...…
 
New Parramatta venue to be the most fan-friendly stadium and the Prince's heartfelt message to Dubbo: News Wrap, October 18
 
Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of Saudi policy, walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey two weeks ago and disappeared. President Trump has weighed in and dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia to meet with members of the royal court. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White Hou ...…
 
Julie and Brandy are still celebrating Ball-Tober, and the ball snacks haven’t stopped coming! The girls thank all the generous listeners for sending them treats, before announcing their new (and improved) Patreon goal. The excitement doesn’t stop there, because Elizabeth Warren announced that she would consider running for president and the gi ...…
 
If it's Tuesday, it's time for the Tuesday Morning Quarterback episode of the Daily Standard Podcast. Gregg Easterbrook joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent column on why youth tackle football should be banned, Elizabeth Warren's fumble, and the amazing comeback win by the Green Bay Packers. The Daily Standard is sponsored by Calm.com ...…
 
A central architect of the Constitution, James Madison was deeply sensitive to the threat majorities posed to minorities. On important social questions, “[N]o other rule exists … but the will of the majority,” he wrote in 1785 while a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, “but it is also true that the majority may trespass on the rights of ...…
 
A central architect of the Constitution, James Madison was deeply sensitive to the threat majorities posed to minorities. On important social questions, “[N]o other rule exists … but the will of the majority,” he wrote in 1785 while a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, “but it is also true that the majority may trespass on the rights of ...…
 
A conversation with D.D. Gutttenplan about who are the new progressive leaders emerging to lead the post-Trump return to democracy in America. We also talk about the midterm elections that are just a few weeks away. Guest: D.D. Guttenplan [1] is the Editor at Large at The Nation [2] and Editor in Chief of the UK based Jewish Quarterly [3]. He i ...…
 
Pat Leahy joins Hugh to take a look at the latest poll from The Irish Times and Ipsos/MRBI showing Fine Gael enjoy a steady lead over nearest rivals Fianna Fáil, with an average 8 point advantage over the last 12 months. The results point towards a reasonably settled political landscape, so where do voters stand on the issue of a general electi ...…
 
Shamanic psychotherapist and therapeutic energy worker, Carley Mattimore, co-autor of Sacred Messengers of Shamanic Africa joins me on VSF to discuss the importance of the messages and messengers coming out of Africa. We'll learn about the 31st Meridian, how healing our own wounds affects the planet and, of course, this conversation would not b ...…
 
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