16 Fantastic Podcasts For Politicos

Series: favorites July 09, 2017

Can't get enough politics? Looking for just the right mix of political stories to fill your commute, or your workout? There's a podcast for you. In fact, here are 16 fascinating podcasts for political junkies of every variety.

    1. Candidate Confessional:

    "Hosts Sam Stein and Jason Cherkis talk to candidates who came up short in their bid for president, governor, senator and other elected office; those defined by YouTube moments and others who fell by painfully close margins."

    2. FiveThirtyEight Politics:

    "Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week."

    3. 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."

    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. More Perfect:

    This show "dives into the rarefied world of the Supreme Court" to look at landmark cases from the past, how they were decided, and why they matter today.

    6. NBC Nightly News:

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

    7. NPR Politics:

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

    8. Planet Money:

    In-depth stories that make economic issues interesting.

    9. PBS News-hour:

    Daily, publicly-funded news roundup.

    10. The Axe Files (with David Axelrod):

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

    11. The Ben Shapiro Show:

    Conservative Columnist Ben Shapiro "analyzes the day's national and local headlines and advocates traditional American values."

    12. The Daily:

    The day's news in 25 minutes, brought to you by The New York Times.

    13. The Global Politico:

    "Candid, revealing, news-making conversations about global politics with those who are helping shape it."

    14. The Gist (By Slate):

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

    15. The President's Inbox:

    Weekly conversations from CFR on "the foreign policy challenges facing President Donald J. Trump. Hear what issues are topping the forty-fifth president’s inbox."

    16. The Trail Tapes:

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