Best wonk podcasts we could find (Updated July 2017)
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Arms Control Wonk
Monthly+
 
The nuclear weapons, arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation podcast. Companion to the popular Arms Control Wonk blog (www.armscontrolwonk.com)
 
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American Wonk
Rare
 
American Wonk covers a wide range of topics, with a focus on domestic and foreign policy. Avik explores important ideas and policies with the experts who know them best--right or left--and ask challenging questions to all, in the spirit of Bill Buckley.
 
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Wannabe Wonks
Weekly
 
Hailey (conservative) and Andy (liberal) work each week to find out where people stand, why, and how they back it up. We research policy and breaking news in-depth and discuss in bi-partisan ways for the rest of us on Main St. No pundits, just us.
 
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Wonks
Daily+
 
A new podcast aimed at demystifying the public policy process.
 
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Wonk Memos
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A show that breaks down the big ideas shaping today’s headlines
 
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Wonking Out
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Podcast by Wonking Out
 
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MR. WONK: WONKCAST
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VoterAid's Wonk and Circumstance
Weekly
 
Don't go to the ballot box uninformed. The only bad opinion is an uneducated one.
 
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Breaking Board: A Podcast for Board Gaming Wonks
Monthly+
 
In each episode of Breaking Board, we take a close look at the strategies of a particular board game, moving from first impressions and beginner tips to detailed analysis of key game concepts.
 
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StoryWonk Daily
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Write To Your Joy!
 
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It's The Drink Talking
Daily+
 
It’s The Drink Talking is the Premier Cru podcast for all things drink related, from Absinthe to Zinfandel. This podcast is not aimed at the booze bore, spirit snob or the wine wonk but instead provides an irreverent and inclusive, warm and welcoming weekly round-up, featuring tastings, the latest booze news and fascinating facts about the most famous and fervent advocates of alcohol.This weekly podcast is presented by the award-winning Thinking Drinkers, Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham, plus ...
 
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Peter J Black
Monthly
 
Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Radio, rants and reflections from Peter Black. Peter is a law lecturer, blogger, geek and political wonk, interested in the intersection between law, government and new media.
 
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DJ Recko - Aural Pleasures Volume 01
 
1. The Night Out - Martin Solveig (Maison & Dragen Rmx) 2. Drive By - Train (H.Schulze Rmx) 3. Oh My Goodness - Olly Murs (Almighty Club Mix) 4. Turn Up The Music - Chris Brown ft. Rihanna (Miami Life Rmx) 5. Paradise - Coldplay (Tiesto Rmx) 6. I Can Only Imagine - David Guetta ft. Chris Brown & Lil’ Wayne (Matt Nevin Extended Mix) 7. 1234 - Laidback Luke ft. Chuckie & Martin Solveig (Original Mix) 8. Molly - Cedric Gervais (Original Mix) 9. Neon - Sharam Jey & Mr. Wonk (Original Mix) 10. He ...
 
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Mr. Know it all Show
Weekly
 
Everybody is a Mr. Know it All. No one person can know everything, but many have knowledge that goes beyond your experiences or training. Your hosts, Chuck and Matt are a rare exception. They have been there, done that. With vast knowledge and experience, Matt, with more hands-on training, and Chuck, the classically trained technologist, have the solutions to many of life’s problems, just ask them! Topics may range from Pop culture, to Pop rivets, Cars, Family, warfare to welfare, world even ...
 
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The Future Is A Mixtape
 
On this episode, Jesse & Matt discuss the third most important element of The Golden Square which is so simple and obvious, that it’s remarkable this idea is even contested as a human right in the Yankee-lands of Ol’ Red, White and Blue: the absolute right to healthcare for every human being on Earth. Matthew will provide a surprising prologue ...…
 
Bradon X and jeremy Heisenberg get together to discuss the joys of camping, the recent death by cop in Minnesota, the alleged rise of attacks on cops in Colorado, Jeff Sessions trying to make civil asset forfeiture even worse, Washington Republicans calling for civil disobedience, double standards in kid surgeries, and crazy community service f ...…
 
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Join Up Dots – Grow Your Confidence Through Coaching, Inspiring Interviews And Group Support
 
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who classes himself as Part CEO, part personal development wonk and part biohacker info geek.Built from his background of businessman, television producer, filmmaker and author he would also class himself as 100% self-confessed serial entrepreneur,,He began ...…
 
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Entrepreneur Success Stories With Join Up Dots - Inspiration, Confidence, & Small Business Coaching To Start Your Online Career
 
Heath and business is what takes up my guests todays life. He is a man who classes himself as Part CEO, part personal development wonk and part biohacker info geek. Built from his background of businessman, television producer, filmmaker and author he would also class himself as 100% self-confessed serial entrepreneur,, He began his life journe ...…
 
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Arms Control Wonk
 
No one has better sources in the U.S. government when it comes to North Korea's missile program than the Diplomat's Ankit Panda. He joins Jeffrey and Scott to discuss the Hwasong-12, Hwasong-14, a very strange North Korean concert, and Ankit shares some never-before-released data on the Hwasong-12 and some KN designations. This podcast is a joi ...…
 
We have an open hearted discussion on the flailing government ethics of the last six months. Also, we introduce: "What's Hailey Drinking" and "Dingell Facts." Not Dingle. Dingell.
 
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Breaking Board: A Podcast for Board Gaming Wonks
 
In this episode, Dave and Ben simply couldn't pick between two great drafting games- so they took them both! There's a lot of high concept chat here about pack and track drafts, using Suburbia and 7 Wonders as paragons of both genres. Many thanks to purple-planet.com for providing the music for this episode. You can reach us by email: breakingb ...…
 
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Suburban Underground
 
Episode 63 of Suburban Underground, WBNH-LP Bedford 105.1 FM's alternative mix tape show with hosts Drew Cline and Steve Poschmann. We mix an hour's worth of alternative songs, most of which you won't hear on corporate radio because they're too chicken to play them. This week's show features The Wrecks, Not Wonk, a rare U2 track from their firs ...…
 
A new study from an insurance industry group says there is a statistical link between states that legalized cannabis and increased car crashes. Predictably, the anti-pot forces jumped on this and the pro-pot forces questioned the methodology and underlying data. But then another study came out, apparently contradicting this first one – except t ...…
 
A new study from an insurance industry group says there is a statistical link between states that legalized cannabis and increased car crashes. Predictably, the anti-pot forces jumped on this and the pro-pot forces questioned the methodology and underlying data. But then another study came out, apparently contradicting this first one – except t ...…
 
A new study from an insurance industry group says there is a statistical link between states that legalized cannabis and increased car crashes. Predictably, the anti-pot forces jumped on this and the pro-pot forces questioned the methodology and underlying data. But then another study came out, apparently contradicting this first one – except t ...…
 
Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Breaking: Nevada Cannabis Distribution License Award Averts Shortages (New Cannabis Ventures) // Pro-marijuana advocates fine with it if Massachusetts lawmakers can’t come up with pot law rewrite (Mass Live) // Marijuana billboard in South Boston called ‘i ...…
 
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Fat Barry's Best of Today Radio 4 Nutty Brexit Log
 
The Remoaner's Taliban leader Nick Clegg gets on to Radio 4 whenever he fancies, wearing another of his quango hats. Derby schools are crap. Why? Let Fat Barry tell you. Bad leadership. Those 'leaders' ain't on rubbish wages. Lead the schools. Simples. Meanwhile Taliban Remoaner aide, National Audit Office wonk, Sir Amyas something former dull ...…
 
The Logo Show focuses its pinpoint laser gaze on baseball's National League and its history of sports team branding. With a reach extending back well before desktop publishing and a future evolving before our eyes, America's favorite past time can offer a unique insight into the lasting principles behind an effective design. Dan Stiles, Billy B ...…
 
Sarah, Ezra, and Matt wonk out on the latest minimum wage research and Ted Cruz's new health plan — plus some Russia stuff, too. White Paper: Minimum Wage Increases, Wages, and Low-Wage Employment: Evidence from Seattle
 
Today, Dan drops a special episode for you. Dan and Marty DeRosa's conspiracy theory podcast, That's What They Want You To Think, is returning, but many of you out there are not aware of why that is something to be excited about. So, here is a special taste of what that show is all about. Recorded sometime in 2016, this episode features Dan and ...…
 
If stupidity in our elected officials was a crime, the Houses of Parliament would be a ghost town! Yes, Anne Marie Morris, Conservative MP for Newton Abbott, was daft to use such an old-fashioned phrase, but the baying left-wing mob of Twitter are becoming a kangaroo court! I spoke to broadcaster and commentator David Vance to find out why he t ...…
 
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TheThinkingAtheist
 
How do those with disabilities feel when religious people declare them sinners, a life lesson, or a miracle just waiting to happen? We explore this subject, and the stories of various listeners who have been labeled, named, claimed, prayed over, and in some cases, ignored. Link to Washington Post editorial: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/w ...…
 
Enjoy Episode 1 of Governmental Bodies! Policy wonks, 12 step programs, nudity, and so much more. From the hosts of Barrely Clothed(episode 25)! Give us a one word suggestion at Twitter https://twitter.com/trustimprov
 
Coming up on today's show: After reports emerged this weekend that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer with links to the Kremlin in order to gather information on Hillary Clinton’s campaign, The Takeaway looks back at all of the reported meetings between members of the Trump team and Russia with Ryan Goodman, former special counsel to th ...…
 
Coming up on today's show: After reports emerged this weekend that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer with links to the Kremlin in order to gather information on Hillary Clinton’s campaign, The Takeaway looks back at all of the reported meetings between members of the Trump team and Russia with Ryan Goodman, former special counsel to th ...…
 
Coming up on today's show: After reports emerged this weekend that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer with links to the Kremlin in order to gather information on Hillary Clinton’s campaign, The Takeaway looks back at all of the reported meetings between members of the Trump team and Russia with Ryan Goodman, former special counsel to th ...…
 
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Wannabe Wonks
 
This week we give healthcare history a whirl with our communal plan for the future. We also get way distracted by the NPR Declaration of Independence fiasco. "No country could be strong whose people were sick and poor" so we must become "prudent stewards of the welfare state."
 
Policy wonks joke that all Americans want from health care reform is unlimited care, from the doctor of their choosing, with no waits for treatment, at no cost. Oh, yes, and that doctors can undo all of the bad decisions we’ve made along the way about diet and exercise. Dr. Elaina George, author of ‘Big Medicine: The Cost of Corporate Control a ...…
 
The 4th of July does not give us a break from the degradation of our democracy. Ted Cruz gets Trump embrace for a heartless health care plan. The Washington Post reports that a new analysis from the right-wing American Enterprise Institute shows that the White House gender pay gap has more than tripled in the first six months of Trump rule. Tru ...…
 
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This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident
 
Episode #6: Exploring Urban Narratives | SF Urban Film Fest Fay Darmawi, was inspired to start the SF Urban Film Fest after she saw the lack of public outcry for the elimination of the Redevelopment Agency, an agency in California that helped to finance affordable housing in cities that were increasingly becoming unaffordable for anyone but the ...…
 
“Things Happen Around Wells” (John 4) is a sermon preached by Rev. Dr. Shively Smith at Foundry United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 2, 2017. A PDF version of the manuscript is available on Foundry's website here. The sermon explores the encounter between the Samaritan Woman and Jesus around the well as a moment that resets social convention ...…
 
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RD Real Talk - Registered Dietitians Keeping it Real
 
Amaris Bradley joins me in my kitchen! We don't cook anything for you, but we talk a lot about food–specifically yogurt, cupcakes, and indulgent vegetables. Amaris is the Director of Partnerships at Partnership for Healthier America (yes, Michelle Obama's health legacy). I wanted to get her thoughts on the food label changes, and tap into her c ...…
 
South Korea tested the 800km Hyunmoo-2C ballistic missile ... from a barge! New President Moon Jae-in was in attendance, resulting in some geolocation goodies. Aaron and Jeffrey talk about using open source information to track the interesting, but under-studied, South Korean missile program. Links of Note: A series of various twitter threads f ...…
 
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Arms Control Wonk
 
Norm enforcement: You test a missile, you get a pod. You test a missile in a shipping container, you get a pod and a reference to Russian techno music. In today’s episode, Jeffrey, Aaron, and Scott talk Israel’s LORA, the spread of small solid fueled missiles, and improved guidance. Links of Note: Video/advertisement of the event. Israel Aerosp ...…
 
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Drew and Mike Podcast
 
Mr. Tom Mazawey (@TomMazawey) and Marc Fellhauer (@MarcFell) today! Person of interest arrested in the Danielle Stislicki case. Shorted on Milanos… AGAIN! John McEnroe vs. Serena “Look At Me Nude And Pregnant” Williams. Let’s get a hold of Mother Virginia Grohl and discuss “From Cradle To Stage“. Touching on The Foo Fighters documentary “Back a ...…
 
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Drew and Mike Podcast
 
Mr. Tom Mazawey (@TomMazawey) and Marc Fellhauer (@MarcFell) today! Person of interest arrested in the Danielle Stislicki case. Shorted on Milanos… AGAIN! John McEnroe vs. Serena “Look At Me Nude And Pregnant” Williams. Let’s get a hold of Mother Virginia Grohl and discuss “From Cradle To Stage“. Touching on The Foo Fighters documentary “Back a ...…
 
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Drew and Mike Podcast
 
Mr. Tom Mazawey (@TomMazawey) and Marc Fellhauer (@MarcFell) today! Person of interest arrested in the Danielle Stislicki case. Shorted on Milanos… AGAIN! John McEnroe vs. Serena “Look At Me Nude And Pregnant” Williams. Let’s get a hold of Mother Virginia Grohl and discuss “From Cradle To Stage“. Touching on The Foo Fighters documentary “Back a ...…
 
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Arms Control Wonk
 
Iran fired a number of ballistic missiles, including the new solid Zolfaqar missiles, from bases in Kermanshah and Kurdistan against at least two ISIS targets in Mayadin in eastern Syria. Aaron and Jeffrey discuss using open source information to identify the launch points and impact points, and what the launches tell us about Iran's growing mi ...…
 
Yes, men have biological clocks, and they feel pressure to “have it all,” too. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-fatherhood/2017/06/16/cf9f8248-51e0-11e7-91eb-9611861a988f_story.html Richard Cohen wrote National Center for Fathering Men’s fertility declines higher risks Anne-Marie Slaughter’s influential Atlanti ...…
 
Nearly 7 in 10 rural residents say their values differ from those in big cities, a split that often centers on fairness: Who wins and loses in the new American society. https://www.washingtonpost.com/classic-apps/new-poll-of-rural-americans-shows-deep-cultural-divide-with-urban-centers/2017/06/16/d166c31e-4189-11e7-9869-bac8b446820a_story.html ...…
 
In this episode, we discuss sheltered workshops. Sheltered workshops are places that can employ people with disabilities and pay them lower than the minimum wage. Obviously, we think this is horrific. We talk about them in this episode, and compare them to sweatshops, because Kyle found another article which he thinks is absurd called The Femin ...…
 
Prison policy is dense; even slimmed down it's a long episode. Buckle up. Hear every shocking stat we could find and come wonder at solutions with us. Also, Hailey makes her secret love of SCOTUS known. And, we throw down the gauntlet to Anthony Rendon.
 
Our fourth installment of our pro-intersectional media analysis series is Interstellar, a quaint tale of U.S. and human and white cis-male exceptionalism, set in space! In This Episode Ah, Interstellar. A movie Nichole loves to hate. So much so that’s she’s seen it five times. In this episode, she finally gets to vent about everything wrong wit ...…
 
Our fourth installment of our pro-intersectional media analysis series is Interstellar, a quaint tale of U.S. and human and white cis-male exceptionalism, set in space! In This Episode Ah, Interstellar. A movie Nichole loves to hate. So much so that’s she’s seen it five times. In this episode, she finally gets to vent about everything wrong wit ...…
 
Thom King is probably the best CEO I’ve ever had the chance to talk to. He’s fun, innovative, and he just loves his job and the people he works with. I had a great hour and a half talk with him on my lunch break and had to find an excuse when I got back to work. This interview is that good. Where to start from this interview… whether you’re a y ...…
 
Looking for some funny show description text here? Yeah, well. You don't always get what you want, do you? Sort of like America's goal to go on living if Trumpcare is passed. Ugh. This episode of Disruption is sponsored by: Indeed Prime: Software engineers can now apply to 100 tech companies with 1 application. Refer a friend and get $2k when t ...…
 
1. “Kimo and Kalini: A Hawaiian Mouse Tail”; by Jimbo Harris 2. “Living with NF & Story of Survival”; by Hana Redding 3. “The Boat Captain's Conundrum: A whimsical tour of a policy wonk's mind.”; by Tom Corbett PHD
 
In the absence of Rob Bass and Nic the Necromancer, Joe and GCR embark on a journey never before taken on Geek Cast Live. We bring on a Senate Rules and Procedures wonk and get after it , in this most esoteric of episodes. Those who are about to die, we salute you. Plugs and Amazing Folks Be sure to check out our Patreon Check out this amazing ...…
 
In the absence of Rob Bass and Nic the Necromancer, Joe and GCR embark on a journey never before taken on Geek Cast Live. We bring on a Senate Rules and Procedures wonk and get after it , in this most esoteric of episodes. Those who are about to die, we salute you. Plugs and Amazing Folks Be sure to check out our Patreon Check out this amazing ...…
 
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