Best Urban Politics podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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Explain Me
Politics, art, and a general disappointment with how things are going.
Over 1,000 content rich episodes, business and investing guru,with guests including Jim Cramer, Dave Ramsey, Harry Dent, & Suze Orman.
Supporting entrepreneurs & inspiring innovation.
Arts & Ideas
Leading artists, writers, thinkers discuss the ideas shaping our lives & links between past & present and new academic research.
Home and rental prices continue to soar in Northern Nevada and Northeastern California, leaving more working families and individuals on the brink. Seniors, college students, single parents, immigrants, and the working poor are particularly vulnerable. Some must choose to pay rent over buying food or securing healthcare. The lack of affordable housing in urban and rural areas alike is changing the identity of this region. In response, the KUNR newsroom is examining housing through many lense ...
On The Thread, books are just the beginning. Host Kerri Miller talks with comedians, scientists and other big thinkers about how books and reading have shaped their lives.
Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy - covering Washington, the country and the world.
Turning Lambs Into Lions - a site for everything Krav Maga, Self Defense and Martial Artists
Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider an event, person or phenomenon that's been miscast in the public imagination.
Helping you live a better life, if times get tough or even if they don't
All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour daily public affairs talk show designed to touch all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio.
This Must Be the Place is a podcast-in-the-offing hosted by David Nichols (University of Melbourne) and Elizabeth Taylor (RMIT University). It’s a podcast about space, place, culture and society. It’s kind of like the Urbanists (a community radio show on RRR, about urban planning type issues in Melbourne) but it’s a podcast.
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at and download our weekly podcast every Friday.
Female Trouble
A Baltimore Sun podcast spotlighting Charm City's most captivating and accomplished women. Hosted by Quinn Kelley.
Prepper Podcast Radio(℠) -a subsidiary of POSH -Founded to give all preppers a home to listen to respected preppers in your community. Founded in 2009 by the American Preppers Network, as the first Preppers Podcast (℠) in the world and the Longest Preparedness Radio Network (℠) in the world.If you wish to rebroadcast a show it must be left in its entirety and no editing. We Reserve all rights, written permission required.
All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour daily public affairs talk show designed to touch all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio.
What should future schools look like? How do brains learn? Some of the world's greatest educators, researchers, and community leaders share their stories and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
Cyrus Says
Hosted by the inimitable Cyrus Broacha, Cyrus Says is the definitive show on life in urban India, politics, sports, civic sense, traffic, kids, food, and everything that matters. Mostly.
Listen to “The African History Network Show” with Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network on 910 AM The Superstation WFDF in Detroit on Sundays, 9pm-11pm EST with host Michael Imhotep. CALL IN WITH Questions/Comments at (313) 778-7600. POST YOUR COMMENTS. WE MAY READ THEM ON AIR. Listen to The African History Network Show with Michael Imhotep, Sundays, 9pm-11pm EST on 910 AM in Detroit or around the world online at or by downloading the 910AM App to y ...
FT World Weekly
Each week, we focus on one of the major international stories making headlines, drawing upon the Financial Times's team of foreign correspondents and analysts to make sense of world events. Presented by Gideon Rachman and produced by Hannah Murphy.
The War Room
"The War Room" is a highly acclaimed, roundtable format, sports talk radio show, dedicated to an unbiased, objective, though highly opinionated examination of the people, places, and things in the world of sports and beyond. Through candor, "TWR" aims to deliver personal perspective of weekly sports stories, with an emphasis on honest, sometimes politically incorrect opinion, brought to you with a ton of thought and lots of laughs. This is the type of social commentary you’re not used to hea ...
New Dawn
Michael C. Dawson, Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago.
Whether it's relationship advice, politics, social injustice, spirituality or many other provocative topics... for over 10 years, "The Dedan Tolbert Show" has provided the realest form of talk radio possible, while encouraging change and self reflection from a Christian perspective. Hosted by counselor and advice columnist, Dedan Tolbert, "The Dedan Tolbert Show" airs Thursdays at 12:00pm EST and is also available for FREE download on I tunes. Any inquiries can be sent to ...
In 2005 a 13 year old Laura Kirk started writing a diary, chronicling her life in a small town just north of London famed for a beautiful cinema and a 12th century castle built by William the Conquerer’s half-brother. Her adolescence in Berkhamsted was a fairly quiet life of school, boys, MSN usernames, sport, growing up awkwardly and using words like 'phwoar' and 'lush'. Laura kept a diary for six years, right up until she went to university. Now, along with her friend (unhelpfully, also ca ...
AnthroPod is produced by the Society for Cultural Anthropology ( Each episode, we explore what anthropologists and anthropology can teach us about the world and people around us.
Edge of Sports
Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin
We tell the unexpected stories of digital disruption. Listen in as Walter Isaacson, digital revolution expert, explores the unknown drama behind some of the world’s biggest digital disruptions, the daring trailblazers willing to think differently, and the lessons learned along the way. Brought to you by Dell Technologies.
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The Korea File
Interviews on music, history and society from across the Korean peninsula and around the world.
Passion, Positivity, & Purpose is our Mission Statement. A blend of @JoeRogan & @TimFerriss with the Aloha Spirit! Listen, learn, and ponder. Jay Chanthalangsy and Titus Nakagawa both have long last names and have been friends for 10+ years, college classmates, and business partners. They both worked in the bar and nightclub industry (sex, drugs and rock & roll) then on to Corporate America (corporate slaves) and finally now doing what they love (entrepreneurs)! Tune in and stay awesome!
Hosted Wednesdays at 10 a.m. (replayed 5p.m.) by self-proclaimed “Fit Muslimah” Mubarakah Ibrahim, Mornings with Mubarakah takes on topics from Islamophobia and Muslim-American responses to politics to women who are working to improve fitness initiatives across the country. Mornings with Mubarakah is part of the WNHH Community Radio family of podcasts. Learn more at
Beef Stew Radio is a talk radio show that discusses topics ranging from Urban Music, Hip-Hop & relationships to the social, economic and political climate of today's America. Exclusive interviews plus the hottest in classic and current Hip-Hop and R&B
The show offers a new outlook on news with the help of award-winning journalist Lynda Steele. We’ve got more than just your daily news updates. Steele will report on the biggest headlines of the day while offering conversational insight into the issues making waves in Metro Vancouver.
Kenny, Sydney and T. Lee welcome in special guests and discuss an array of topics that matter in urban culture. It's always high energy, fun, refreshing and enlightening. The squad is not afraid to put anything #OnWax
Urban Conservative Talk: "We are not ashamed of the Good News of Conservatism for Its the Power of Liberation First, to the Republican, and then, the Socialist."
Bad Advice $1
Join me, Nicole of Tilwegeton, and my friends as we discuss the happenings of the world and offer up advice on all things under the sun. From news, politics, family and the struggles of adulting, we offer a fresh point of view. We're not professionals but no one gives you better bad advice.
This radio zone promotes discussions and dialogue, as well as providing information about doing business in Africa.
The Philadelphia Citizen podcast offers spoken versions of articles, deeper dives into the political, social and cultural workings of our city, explainers on the issues of our day, interviews, conversations and solutions. Lots of solutions. All to help you become a better citizen of your city.
Absolute Global's newest feature is a talk show called Real Talk with Robert Simmons. The show focuses on social and economic issues.
Hosted by Benjamin Ulrey and Jon Roberts, Polis is a fortnightly discussion examining the impact of our urban environment on everything from politics and economics to our diets and health. Come join our conversation as we think through what we want from the cities we live in and the part they play in shaping each of us.
95bFM: The Wire
95bFM's daily News and Current Affairs hour. Reuben McLaren, Leonard Powell, Lillian Hanly, Lachlan Balfour and Kelly Enright bring you the issues from Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style.
The Demonplague
This is the Demonplague Podcast, an actual play 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons podcast that plays through the Demonplague Campaign written by Johnn Four and James Introcaso.James Introcaso runs this game set in the Forgotten Realms for players Rudy Basso, Lauren "OboeCrazy" Urban, TK Johsnon, and Robert Adducci.Kickstarted at the beginning of 2018, the Demonplague Campaign is an adventure that takes player characters from levels 1 - 20 as they deal with the repercussions of a natural disaste ...
Join Ray Kump as he distills politics, economics, and urban decay through a filter of his life experiences, from prison, to working at a morgue.
Your daily politics update, brought to you by Slate. Hear more Slate articles at Want to hear a daily selection of the magazine’s best stories? Learn more at 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
America Out Loud is the informational news and entertainment portal combining the latest technology with incredible talent in a most unique setting. We are all about the vision of the voices!
Michigan's Big Show starring Michael Patrick Shiels. Wake Up! Get your fill on politics, entertainment, sports, lifestyle, travel & everything in between! • We love our listeners - Give us call: 517-485-7925
Any and all subject matter related to the future--the long view--of the human condition. Technology, Health, Economics, Politics, Society, Environment and the basics of how to think about the future.
Presented by Kansas City's Northeast News, this podcast dives into all things Historic Northeast. Join Managing Editor Paul Thompson as he interviews community leaders, keeps the community apprised about the happenings in and around City Hall, and discusses the biggest issues facing the Kansas City area.
Afronerd Radio
A dynamic talk show that discusses topics from an educated, conservative Black perspective-debunking ghettoized stereotypes. A show for contrarian people of ALL ethnicities. Afronerd Radio airs regularly on Wednesday at 7:00pm eastern. And for even more discourse Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse, highlighting sci fi, fantasy and pop culture airs every Sunday at 6pm eastern.
78 Degrees
Join Bill and Richard on a weekly discussion on everything from time zones to toilet paper. Recorded live at Become a supporter of this podcast:
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President Trump said during in his State of the Union address last week that the United States was on a dangerous course to socialism. The President vowed America would never be a socialist country and has received backlash over conflating what it means to be a socialist with democratic socialism and communism. Today on All Sides, socialism and ...…
President Trump said during in his State of the Union address last week that the United States was on a dangerous course to socialism. The President vowed America would never be a socialist country and has received backlash over conflating what it means to be a socialist with democratic socialism and communism. Today on All Sides, socialism and ...…
“Empire” TV show actor actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested The BC Centre on Substance Use has unveiled a vision for how legal heroin sales How serious is the BC Government about making vaccinations mandatory? Are the Carolina Hurricanes a bunch of jerks?
The cases are rare but what causes someone to do such a thing? What is their motivation, is it a mental illness?
Excessive bass; large 808 kicks; uninteresting rhymes defaming women; and exalting anobnoxious bravado surrounding money and fame. This is the headache of the current copycathip- hop culture permeating the airwaves in today’s mainstream music industry. However, sifting deeper into the underground, we may be fortunate to find real treasure in hi ...…
The Carolina Hurricanes are known for their unusual after-game celebrations. The team even designed T-shirts that read “bunch of jerks,” in response to Don Cherry calling them jerks. Are their displays good fun or inappropriate?
Standouts from the 2019 budget/concerns? Burnaby by-election on Monday – what will happen? Also things have been a bit heated at debates. SNC-Lavalin the latest? Guests: Sandy Garossino- Former Crown prosecutor and columnist with the National Observer Stephen Smart- Former legislative reporter/ former press secretary for Christy Clark…
How serious is the BC Government about making vaccinations mandatory? Guest: Adrian Dix - BC Health Minister/MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway
The BCCSU is proposing that a co-op group be established for the purpose of buying bulk, medical grade heroin from Switzerland. This heroin would be sold to sell to doctor-assesed club members. Guest: Dr. Keith Ahamad - Medical Director of the regional addiction program at Vancouver Coastal Health/one of the report authors…
Join us for another 2 hours of the greatest sports and entertainment talk around! NBA All-Star Weekend has come and gone. We'll talk about the highlights from the weekend and discuss some NBA stories for the stretch run of the season. We'll also discuss the Jussie Smollet saga, Zion Williamson's injury (as well as the Nike backlash related to i ...…
t’s time to head to the box office! Movie guy Steve Stebbing is here to help steer you to the right theatre this weekend. THE CONVO: Chris Hemsworth is going to Play Hulk Hogan in Biopic about his early days. Also,according to Kelsey Grammer we might get a Frasier revival! THE FLICK: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - The epic trilogy ...…
Fumio Obata and Jocelyne Allen discuss graphic art and manga.
Philly 3.0’s Engagement Director on two reforms that could make local elections more competitive—and make for better outcomes
Mike opens the show! Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested for allegedly filing a false police report claiming he was the victim of a hate-crime in Chicago, police said this morning. Jussie Smollett was charged with felony disorderly conduct Wednesday evening for allegedly lying to Chicago police on Jan. 29. In the report, the actor, w ...…
Calls: what do you make of the Jussie Smollett affair? What do you think should happen next in this case?
In the wake of the recent Instagram threat against 10 Philly schools, here are some ideas for actually keeping our kids safe
It’s unlikely we’ll get a subway extension to the Navy Yard soon. Philly 3.0’s engagement director suggests instead focusing development at the current end of the line
Today on The Survival Podcast I take your phone calls on side hustles, tools, composting, taxes, podcasting, pools, aquatics, guns, gardening and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. … Continue reading →
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Ray retells a classic story from the bible, turns on his childhood friend Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and contemplates becoming a personal trainer.
We welcome DeVon Franklin into the studio for a discussion about his path to ministry, his work in the entertainment business and his new book The Truth About Men. DeVon Franklin is an award-winning film and TV producer, New York Times best-selling author, international speaker, and spiritual success coach. A recognized authority on spiritualit ...…
Tennessee Police Chief and Cops Expose Small Town Political Misconduct….and Face Threats in Return – Ridgetop Tennessee has a population of about 2000, a handful of cops and plenty of serious crime. But some of their top town leadership only care about traffic-ticket revenue and has ordered illegal “ticket quotas” instead of investigating crime ...…
95bFM: The Wire 95bFM's daily News and Current Affairs hour. Reuben McLaren, Leonard Powell, Lillian Hanly, Lachlan Balfour and Kelly Enright bring you the issues from Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. en-us 95bFM: The Wire http://95bfm ...…
The Working Tax Group released their final report on Thursday, examining the structure, fairness and balance of New Zealand’s tax system. The report lays out a clear plan for the future of tax reforms, as well as recommendations ensure taxation in Aotearoa is fair and enhances the wellbeing of all New Zealanders. For the next few months, we sho ...…
Climate change is real, and if we don’t act now then we’re going to be in a lot of trouble. With the earths surface temperature getting hotter, the global sea levels rising, the issue is simply being accelerated day by day. So what are we going to do about it? The school strike for climate is a movement solely supported by high school students ...…
Now that Isis has been crushed in Syria and Iraq, who has responsibility for what happens to the defeated fighters, some of them European nationals, and their families? Barney Jopson discusses the question with Michael Peel and Chloe Cornish
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is getting crowded. 12 Democrats have already announced their bids for president. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders joined the fray this week after losing in the 2016 primary to Hillary Clinton. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, said the Democratic party has finally come around on socialistic vi ...…
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