Here are 12 Great Podcasts For Political-Science Majors

Series: featured July 09, 2017

So, you're studying political science. You spend your mornings in class, listening to lectures on international relations and political philosophy. You spend your evening poring over the latest polling numbers, and following the latest "hot" race. There's a podcast for you. In fact, here are 12 great podcasts for political science majors, public policy majors, government majors, and all students with a strong interest in politics and policy.

    1. Data Skeptic:

    A detailed, yet extremely approachable podcast about data science, artificial intelligence, and machine-learning.

    2. Freakonomics:

    "Each week, hear surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports."

    3. Hardcore History:

    Remarkably engaging (really) long-form podcasts about the most significant moments in history (and the people who lived through them).

    4. Intelligence Squared US:

    "Intelligence Squared brings together the world’s leading authorities to debate the day’s most important issues"

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    5. NBC Nightly News:

    The day's news, summarized in 20 minutes by Lester Holt and team.

    6. NPR Politics:

    Political roundups, in-depth stories, and exclusive political interviews

    7. PBS News-hour:

    Daily, publicly-funded news roundup.

    8. Planet Money:

    In-depth stories that make economic issues interesting.

    9. RunningMate with Ryan Nobles:

    Reporting and round-table discussion of the 2016 Presidential election by CNN.

    10. The Gist (By Slate):

    "A daily afternoon podcast about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight"

    11. The Axe Files (with David Axelrod):

    "Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics".

    12. The Trail Tapes:

    NBC's Jake Heller seeks out the interesting untold stories of the 2016 Presidential election.
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