Best wonk podcasts we could find (Updated September 2017)
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Arms Control Wonk
Weekly
 
The nuclear weapons, arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation podcast. Companion to the popular Arms Control Wonk blog (www.armscontrolwonk.com)
 
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Turkey Wonk
Daily+
 
Nuclear and political musings in Turkey and beyond.
 
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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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American Wonk
Rare
 
Hosted by Avik S. Roy
 
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Turkey Wonk
Monthly+
 
Nuclear and political musings in Turkey and beyond.
 
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Wonking Out
Monthly
 
Podcast by Wonking Out
 
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Wonks
Daily+
 
A new podcast aimed at demystifying the public policy process.
 
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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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Wonk Memos
Daily+
 
A show that breaks down the big ideas shaping today’s headlines
 
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American Wonk
Rare
 
Hosted by Avik S. Roy
 
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MR. WONK: WONKCAST
Rare
 
 
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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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American Wonk with Avik S. Roy
 
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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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
Daily
 
Write To Your Joy!
 
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Higher Ed Happy Hour
Rare
 
In the Higher Ed Happy Hour, three well-known Washington, DC-based journalists and policy wonks -- Kevin Carey of New America, Andrew Kelly of the American Enterprise Institute, and Libby Nelson of Vox.com -- discuss the latest happenings in higher education policy, research, and popular culture. There are special guests, wonky digressions, and excursions into the shocking and absurd.
 
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Grass Roots
Weekly
 
Grass Roots is a comedy web series following the exploits of two very impolitic political hacks on the campaign trail. Unfortunately for their candidate, Miles and Harry (Aaron Hilliard and Kirby Heyborne) seem to be losing more votes than they're winning. Created by Aaron Hilliard | Yardhill Films
 
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City Works
Monthly+
 
The goal of City Works is to present a casual yet sophisticated conversation with the men and women who are shaping our city. From politicians to community leaders, policy wonks and urban dwellers, City Works is a podcast designed to give those interested in local planning and politics an intimate look at the city we call home.
 
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It's The Drink Talking
Weekly
 
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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GDA Podcast
Weekly+
 
GDA Podcast showcases the best storytellers, thought leaders, educators, policy wonks, business experts, and motivators on the keynote speaking circuit today | GDA Podcast powered by GDA Speakers
 
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Dj Keynos UK Bass Podcasts
Rare
 
A heavy mix of the dirtiest Crack House around every month! Artists included Foamo-Switch-Count&Sinden-Jaymo-Rusko-Caspa-Jack Beats-Kissy Sell Out-Calvertron-A1 Bassline-Mumdance-Andy George-Bingo Players-Hijack-Deadmau5-Afrojack-Bart B Moore-Crookers-Boy-8 Bit-Drop The Lime-Will Bailey-Stupid Fresh-Kelevra-Lee Mortimer-Dave Spoon-Cold Blank-Aniki-Bass Weazel-AC Slater-Zinc-Hatiras-Herve-Dj Dan-Bam Bam-Fake Blood-Laidback Luke-Crookers-Toddla T-Chromeo-A-trak-Armand Van Helden-Detboi-Gtronic ...
 
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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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McLoughlin At Work – Paul McLoughlin
 
Intelligent interviews with business authors, experts, savants, and gurus. Recommended For All Who Work. Listen-In to sound advice, not sound bites. Paul McLoughlin, aka “The Work Wonk”, talks management, leadership and employment with thought leaders, trust agents, doers and thinkers. Factual, informative, and entertaining discourse on the business issues of the day to help you with your work life.
 
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Social Frands
Daily+
 
We are a motley crew of geeks, developers, and marketing wonks that love social networks. We regularly get together over drinks and chat about what’s happening on social media. One day, we decided to record our conversations and post them to (duh) our social networks.
 
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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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SchoolED
Weekly
 
Join host Patrick Pijls for weekly interviews with entrepreneurs, nonprofit executives, academics, and policy wonks who are re-imagining how to prepare children for life. The program adopts a holistic approach to understanding the role of schooling and education in a changing world. Patrick is a graduate of Northwestern University with a B.A. in economics and history. He is an alum of Teach For America and a U.S. Fulbright Scholar. Follow SchoolED on Facebook; E-mail: patrick.pijls.us@gmail. ...
 
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Overwatch
Daily+
 
The Foreign Intrigue Podcast is the product of an effort to expand the analytical content of Foreign Intrigue writers into commentary. At its nexus, ‘Overwatch’ has as its mission the highlighting of the more opinion-based internet offerings. This feature will present commentary from Fi writers in podcast format, applauding and criticizing the articles of policy wonks, commentators, and bloggers.As in military terminology, ‘Overwatch‘ will observe for activity and provide fire support to att ...
 
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A weekday piece with a bunch of news round-up and wildly flung opinions. All of the links for episodes will now we on our Twitter and Facebook threaded into each episode post.
 
Enjoy our mini ep where we talk about which fried potatoes are best, the importance of proper biscuits & gravy, and a cute dog that flunked out of Police Academy. Links are as follows:https://twitter.com/Other_Girl/status/873893602568667136https://www.buzzfeed.com/bradesposito/pupper-too-sociable?utm_term=.csqGBNxDN#.boNeWrXYr…
 
Current CA Legislation for the housing crisis is dense and full of good and bad ideas. Join us for our opinions of the top 8 proposals and other options Hailey can come up with on the spot.
 
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Breaking Board: A Podcast for Board Gaming Wonks
 
In this episode, Dave & Ben go on the march with Jamey Stegmaier's hybrid strategy game Scythe. We explore some of the key strategies in this asymmetrical economic area control game! Special thanks to Jason for his tips & tricks segment at the end of the episode! Many thanks to purple-planet.com for providing the music for this episode. You can ...…
 
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Wannabe Wonks
 
A brief catch-up after the Labor Day Holiday, a few quick rants and a reminder of more housing to come!
 
Today's FEATURE looks into an amazing phenomena that continues to confuse and confound analysts, economists and political policy wonks who can't comprehend why the growing demand for labor hasn't caused wages to increase significantly. In addition the FED is dumbfounded why the tight labor market and a strong economy doesn't increase inflation ...…
 
Hailey and Andy start a multi-part look into California's housing and homelessness crisis.
 
Call them "smart" devices, "connected" devices... The Internet of Things has arrived and quickly shaping how we interact with media. So how will music fare in this changing landscape? I pull in the experts including Joshua Srago - an award winning technology design consultant and tech policy wonk based in San Francisco, plus our favorite New Yo ...…
 
Comedian Jonesy covers Attorney General Jeff Sessions new directive on asset forfeiture where cops can take your assets without due process. This is unconstitutional AF. How do you feel about it? LINK TO SESSIONS: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/07/17/jeff-sessions-wants-police-to-take-more-cash-from-american-citizens/ Also the ...…
 
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Wannabe Wonks
 
Hailey recounts her travels to Oregon to see the Totality!
 
Join us in our second episode as we discuss shows that we feel were cancelled far too soon! Selections are as follows:Music in this episode:"Hitman"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/"Shadowlands"(www.purple-planet.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribut ...…
 
Hailey and Andy ingest the horrible events that took place in Charlottesville. We also mull over Hamilton and Dunkirk, and what they mean in light of this weekend. There's a Dingell fact for every occasion.
 
Episode 02: Imposters and Creative Block Hello! Welcome to Rasterized, a podcast about life and design with Sydney and Eric. While having much experience with print and digital design, the duo have decided to try their hand at working with the podcast medium and discuss a range of topics. Those include, but are not limited to, design, technolog ...…
 
Ask not for whom the recess bell tolls, because, well, we hope you know the rest. As Members of Congress head to their home districts this month, Jamie and Allison (filling in for Kristina this week) share why nonprofits should take advantage of the opportunity to share their stories on their home turf. Before our policy wonks get into some tip ...…
 
Next Monologues parties: 12.08 Number 90, London with Cody Currie + Danvers https://www.facebook.com/events/733504646774391/ 01.09 Farbfernseher, Berlin with Zepherin Saint + Ben Gomori https://www.facebook.com/events/114195562558207/ Something pretty different for you this month on Monologues as we head over to the beautiful Ljubljana, Sloveni ...…
 
Can two average citizens really wrap their minds around the situations with North Korea, Venezuela, Russia, and Iran? We try. We really do.
 
We're talkin' Thrones on this week's episode! Plenty of podcasters have joined the Offensive in the studio. Our guests include Justyn Cortes (Reel Talk Radio), Loren Peterson (Nerds On A Roll), and Andy Thompson (We Were Gamers, Wannabe Wonks). It's a deep, alcohol fueled, tangent filled discussion about all things Game of Thrones! #JOINTHEOFFE ...…
 
Join us in our first official episode as we discuss Patty Jenkin's 2017 production: Wonder Woman!"Hitman"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/"Shadowlands"(http://www.purple-planet.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons ...…
 
In this episode we discuss altering the U.S. policy approach to the South China Sea. Where does the South China Sea rank in the pecking order of U.S. policy interests? How much risk should America be willing to take over these disputed waters? These are just some of the key questions U.S. policymakers, diplomats, military personnel, and wonks h ...…
 
Not discussing the White House personnel implosion and GOP healthcare meltdown are pretty much impossible (and we don't even cover Session, and previous to the loss of the Mooch). Also on the pod: More Dingell Facts. Santa Con. The Rationals Party. Reconciliation and CRA process discussion. And, dipping our toes into the trans ban.…
 
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Breaking Board: A Podcast for Board Gaming Wonks
 
In this episode, Dave & Ben saddle up and lasso the key strategies and tactics for popular cattle driving game Great Western Trail! Many thanks to purple-planet.com for providing the music for this episode. You can reach us by email: breakingboardpodcast@gmail.com Or on Twitter @breaking_board
 
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Shadows and Shamblers: An American Gods Podcast
 
Anya and Alan wrap up the first season of American Gods. We debate who the protagonist of this season is, talk about Native representation on the show, and read your feedback! We loved the first season, but there were a lot of problems and surprises. Orlando Jones Explains Why American Gods' Mr. Wednesday Needs a Queen by Amy Radcliffe for Nerd ...…
 
In Which We Discuss: We're flying rundown-free because we snuck this recording in after a packed weekend at Politicon, but tune in for our reactions to the comic-con for wonks, plus of course the healthcare vote, Priebus exit, Scaramucci living up to his operatic name, Trump's VERY on-brand boy scouts speech, and more! Also look out later in th ...…
 
Hailey and Andy share a bonding moment over whiskey. We struggle to come to grips with the current state of policing and community relationships. It's a hard topic and neither of us feels like we got it 100% right. But, we're exploring. We're probing. We're trying. Two things to remember: it's not worth ruining alcohol over politics and someone ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
In this podcast Nate dives into the global healthcare issues brining up historical and current statistics that should help mold your view regarding the complicated healthcare system in the United States. We won't solve anything in this podcast but we can most certainly learn a bit more about the state of healthcare in the United States and wher ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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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
 
July 11, 2017: Emails released by the president's eldest son seem to show that Donald Trump Jr. was told before a meeting that information a Russian lawyer had was part of the Kremlin's efforts to damage Hillary Clinton during the election. Today, we explore what these revelations mean, plus a conversation with the secretary of the VA, busting ...…
 
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