Best Politics podcasts we could find (Updated May 2019)
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Download and watch full episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher including his New Rules and Overtime segments with his guest panelists. New episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher air Fridays at 10, only on HBO.
“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. His new show “Pod Save the World” will bring you behind the scenes into White House Situation Room meetings and secret negotiations through a series of conversations with people who were there.
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The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.
Pod Save America
Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.
Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.
This is Lawfare's series of audio podcasts.
The Skepticrat
Covering politics from the far center
David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics. This show is moving to Luminary! For more, go to
The Guardian's political editor Heather Stewart and political correspondent Jessica Elgot are joined every week by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the biggest stories in politics.
Vox's The Weeds
In politics, you’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That’s where politics becomes policy – the stuff that shapes our lives. Every Tuesday and Friday, Matthew Yglesias is joined by Ezra Klein, Sarah Kliff, Dara Lind, Jane Coaston and other Vox voices to dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare, immigration, housing, and everything else that matters. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.
Lovett or Leave It
Jon Lovett, former Obama speechwriter and co-host of Pod Save America, is joined by comedians, actors, journalists, and many, many renowned Friends of the Pod for a roundup of the week's top news. Rants! Games! Bad impressions! Nuanced discussion! Recorded in front of a live audience.
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/ ...
Award Winning Long-Form Interviews, Entertaining Daily Politics and Smart Analysis.
Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for a podcast about justice and fairness.
End of Western Civilization got you down? All is tickety-boo on The Andrew Klavan Show as Andrew laughs his way though Armageddon with political satire, cultural commentary, interviews and relentless mockery of racial pieties, sexual perversities, and feminist absurdities. Monday thru Thursday.
The Bob Cesca Show
Hosted by Bob Cesca, the popular contributor and editor for The Daily Banter, the Bob Cesca Show combines funny liberal political talk from podcasters knee-deep in the trenches of the American political debate. Brought to you by bath and body products. Download our free weekly audio podcast in the iTunes Store and be sure to Rate and Review the show in iTunes.
Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of ‘The West Wing,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. Join him every weeknight.
You loved her hugely successful radio show and now you can join Laura Ingraham three days a week as she covers politics, pop culture and media bias. And don't worry--as always, she'll still bring you hard-hitting guests and take your calls.
Sean Hannity is a multimedia superstar, spending four hours a day every day reaching out to millions of Americans on radio, television and the Internet.
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.
Light, humorous roundtable discussion of news and politics by real people across the political spectrum. Real debate without the hate!
Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to his regular panel along with novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers - and even a few politicians - and ask them what they think is going on... Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? As it unfolds, TALKING POLIT ...
FT Politics
Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
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NBC News' Meet the Press is the longest-running television show in history. If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.
Political Gabfest
Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
Want to know what's really going on in Parliament House? Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas give you the political analysis that matters and explain what it means for you.
Ana Marie Cox, political columnist and culture critic, sits down with liberals and conservatives, pastors, writers, activists, and other people you should know for an open, funny, in-depth conversation about what divides us - a show about listening instead of arguing.
FP's First Person
Each week here at Foreign Policy, we interview one person for an intimate, narrative-driven conversation about something timely and important in the world. Our guests are people who have participated directly in events, either as protagonists or eyewitnesses. We get them to tell a story about their experience, not just offer their analysis. That approach is driven by the feeling here at Foreign Policy that to understand our world—to grasp the complexities and nuances of our time—we need to g ...
Most people settle for a life of mediocrity between total failure and their true potential. If you dream of more than an average life then this is the show for you. Jason is a successful entrepreneur, business coach, Award winning film producer and investor who’s unique take on life, culture and success will leave you both empowered and inspired to be better each day.
Canada's top politics podcast. With CRUDE, we tell you the stories behind Canada's addiction to oil.
BFF Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are super queer, super fun and ready to take over your podcast feed. Join them for provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today. Because everyone’s a little bit gay. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios
CBC Radio's The House takes you behind the scenes in the world of Canadian politics. Parliament may take a summer recess but the business of national politics never stops; nor does The House.
The Pollsters
Politics. Policy. Polling. Pop Culture.Explore what America's thinking with two of the country's leading pollsters-the bipartisan team of Democrat Margie Omero and Republican Kristen Soltis Anderson. In this weekly podcast we take a fresh, friendly look at the numbers driving the week's biggest stories in news, politics, tech, entertainment and pop culture. Along with the occasional interview with pollsters, journalists, and other industry leaders, we'll lift the hood on the numbers revealin ...
Opening Arguments
Every episode, legal expert Andrew and comic relief Thomas will tackle a popular legal topic and give you all the tools you need to understand the issue and win every argument you have on Facebook, with your Uncle Frank, or wherever someone is wrong on the Internet. It's law. It's politics. It's fun. We don't tell you what to think, we just set up the Opening Arguments.
What’s happened since Rush Limbaugh signed off yesterday afternoon? Download this and find out what’s on Rush Limbaugh’s mind before the full program starts today. Here these original thoughts from El Rushbo. Download it and have it ready to listen to before you tune in on the radio later today.
The Chuck ToddCast is NBC News’ latest podcast tackling all things politics and 2020 with Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd. The mid-week, in-the-know podcast is Chuck at his best – unscripted, informed and focused on what really matters in the 2020 presidential race. Join Chuck each Wednesday as he talks with top reporters from the nation’s capital, plus exclusive sit-down interviews and on-the-ground dispatches from across the campaign trail.
We tried their way. We tried apologies, capitulation, and shame. Now it's time for them to try something: GET OFF MY LAWN.
Quorum Call
No one knows Capitol Hill and the corridors of Washington power like National Journal, and now NJ brings you Quorum Call—a weekly podcast on Congress, policy, and politics. Hosted by National Journal's veteran reporting team, new episodes of Quorum Call will be available every Monday.
Laura Kuenssberg and Katya Adler join Adam Fleming and Chris Mason for some geeky gossip about Brexit from Westminster and Brussels (warning: there may be some biscuit chat).
Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia's political team examine what’s happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you.
Listen to Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the political news of the week. Posted each Friday by 9 p.m., the Shields and Brooks podcast includes the full audio of every on-air segment. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full shows, individual segments, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
CNN's The Daily DC
CNN has the best political director in the business and every morning Monday through Friday David Chalian will lay out what you need to know from the world of politics.
Come for the conversation. Stay for the covfefe. The Michael Knowles Show goes beyond the headline, analyzing the top cultural and political issues of the day. Monday through Thursday.
Fake The Nation
Hosted by Negin Farsad, Fake the Nation is all the comedy about politics without any of the politics about politics. Every week Negin and a cast of her funniest, smartest and most politically astute friends (John Fugelsang, Lizz Winstead, Dean Obeidallah and others) gather 'round the political roundtable to break down the news, make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the American political system.
Can He Do That?
Donald Trump’s historic presidency is unlike any other that’s come before it. From a record-setting staff turnover rate to unpredictable policy decisions to an ongoing investigation into his campaign, each episode of this podcast focuses on one aspect of Trump’s time in the White House that raises the question: ‘Can He Do That?’Led by host Allison Michaels, the podcast features Washington Post reporters and experts to illuminate the ways Donald Trump can reshape the presidency. And what that ...
Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
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How did it all unravel for Labor? Katharine Murphy is joined by Lenore Taylor, Amy Remeikis and Sarah Martin to examine a shock result and analyse what’s next for AustraliaBy The Guardian.
Theresa May has finally agreed to step down, clearing the way for a leadership contest this summer, against the background of the European Parliament elections. Might we have three prime ministers this year? And what does this all mean for Labour? Presented by Miranda Green, with George Parker, Laura Hughes and John Burn-Murdoch of the FT and p ...…
For decades, John Bolton, now the Trump Administration’s national-security adviser, has been warning about the threat that Iran poses to the United States. Last week, the White House announced a series of deployments to the Middle East that suggest the Administration may be following Bolton’s lead into a confrontation with Iran. But, on Thursda ...…
President Trump gave a speech where he unveiled an immigration plan that calls for a dramatic change to the legal immigration system in the United States. The governor of Alabama signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keit ...…
Heather Stewart is joined in the studio by Rafael Behr, Ryan Shorthouse and Polly Toynbee, with Jennifer Rankin on the phone from Brussels. They discuss the return of the withdrawal agreement bill and look ahead to next week’s European elections. Help support our independent journalism at…
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most restrictive abortion law in recent U.S. history into law on Wednesday. It's part of a larger trend of changing state level abortion law.By FiveThirtyEight, 538, ESPN, Nate Silver.
Historians frequently see the late 1900 and earliest century as a period of time that represents the fiercest battle between labor and capital. Today we examine this period to the times of Eugene V. Debs, the perennial socialist candidate who in 1920 ran for president while serving a ten-year jail term for speaking against America’s role in Wor ...…
We talk to historian Tom Holland about the fall of the Roman Republic and the parallels with today. Why does Roman history still exert such a strong pull over our imaginations? Are politicians like Trump and Berlusconi recognisable types from the ancient past? And is contemporary democracy vulnerable to the same forces that brought down the Rom ...…
Celina Caesar-Chavannes, once one of Justin Trudeau's star MPs, left the Liberal caucus, saying she'd lost faith in the prime minister. Further, she's announced she won't be running in the fall election. Nam Kiwanuka speaks to her about her time in office, the struggles of political life, and what she thinks of the current federal government.…
In this clip from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne evaluate allegations that Attorney General Bill Barr committed perjury during congressional testimony. To listen to the full episode, become a member at CAFE Insider at REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS BILL BARR Bill Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Commi ...…
Freshmen congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar prove the age-old maxim: at bottom, all political problems are theological problems. We will examine the politics of religion and the religion of politics from Palestinian rockets to Pennsylvania mosques to gospel hymns for the Green New Deal.Date: 5-06-2019…
Ben and Travis discuss the wave of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By Top Hat.
WOW… We just won the ‘Listeners’ Choice Award’ at the British Podcast Awards, voted for entirely by listeners. We’re so chuffed and we just wanted to say THANK YOU!Adam, Chris, Dino, Katya and Laura xxxBy BBC Radio 5 live.
This week on The House, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland talks about the new deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs and Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff breaks down the final details before the deal came into place. With Bill C-48 in trouble, Senator David Tkachuk walks us through the legislation. Finally, our specia ...…
Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor join Lovett for an update on Alabama's heinous new law, Trump's trade war, John Bolton's war war, and the Game of Throne's finale. Then we go to Austin for a fantastic live show with Shea Serrano, Emily Heller, and the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith to cover Texas's turn toward Democrats, Beto's habit of standing on thi ...…
Bill Maher and his guests answer viewer questions after the show. (Originally aired 5/17/19)
Bill’s guests are Fran Lebowitz, Jonathan Metzl, James Kirchick, George Packer, and Neera Tanden. (Originally aired 5/17/19)
Christine Fair is an expert on South Asian politics and extremist groups, and it's been a bad few weeks in Sri Lanka. A major terrorist attack, the largest since 9/11, hit multiple locations targeting Christians on Easter morning. The violence was different from the usual terrorism that rocks Sri Lanka from time to time, and Benjamin Wittes ask ...…
Tonight on The Last Word: James Comey attacked Bill Barr for "sliming" the Justice Department and Trump for inappropriately claiming "treason." A new Fox News 2020 poll shows Biden leading Trump by 11 points. The Irish Prime Minister pushes back against Trump’s efforts to hold state visit at Trump’s golf course. And it was revealed in court tha ...…
Ontario's population is aging, and the number of geriatricians to treat seniors is not keeping up. Southwestern Ontario Hub reporter Mary Baxter looks at Grey, Bruce, Huron, and Perth counties where seniors make up more than one-fifth of the population of 300,000 people, yet they're served by just one local geriatrician.…
Tony Clement devoted his career to politics, serving as a federal cabinet minister in Stephen Harper's government and provincially under Mike Harris. He ran for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. This all took a nosedive last year, when he became embroiled in a sexting scandal and was oust ...…
The future of the federal NDP, Ontario's changing liquor laws, MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes on why she left the Liberal caucus, and former Ontario child and youth advocate Irwin Elman discuss the elimination of his office. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.By TVO | Steve Paikin.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s political news, including the role of foreign policy in the upcoming presidential election, restrictive new abortion laws, polling for presidential candidates and a generational divide in the Democratic Party.…
Hogan Gidley, Principal Deputy White House Secretary, joins to discuss the President’s remarks yesterday. The President’s immigration plan will prioritize highly skilled workers in his new merit-based immigration system. In a quick summary, the proposal would judge immigrants with a points-based system that would favor high-skilled workers -- a ...…
Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) and H. Jon Benjamin (@HJBenjamin) join us for Casual Friday. On today's show: The real reason the religious right is attacking abortion rights. Daily Wire's Matt Walsh says abortion = "destruction of evidence" in cases of rape and incest. Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), host of the Benjamin Dixon Show, joins u ...…
Joe Biden is finishing up his extended campaign rollout and Bill de Blasio and Steve Bullock officially joining the race, while the rest of the field is battling to climb up the polls. CNN Political Director David Chalian and CNN Senior Political Reporter Nia-Malika Henderson take stock of this new phase of the 2020 campaign. Plus, they look at ...…
On the podcast: George Packer, in conversation with Stephen M. Walt, on America’s long-serving diplomat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit Foreign Policy.
We are approaching that point in history again. We're headed into the political season. The majority of Americans who, on any given day, could care less about politics will suddenly become experts and opinion makers. Democrats will likely have a dozen candidates to choose from and the ones that do the best job creating a strong Higher Purpose w ...…
It’s official, Labour and the Tories can’t come to an agreement over Brexit. Who’d have thunk it? We gather for the wake of the cross-party talks. And what is Porn Hub???By BBC Radio 5 live.
Gavin Newsom granted pardons to several convicted felons. Two of the men were in the process of being sent back to Cambodia by ICE. Learn more about your ad-choices at The Rush Limbaugh Show.
Democracy Now! 2019-05-17 Friday Headlines for May 17, 2019 Meet The Alabama Doctor Who Could Face 99 Years In Prison For Providing Abortions Under New Law What Does a Post-Roe America Look Like? As Anti-Choice Laws Multiply, Many Already Are Living In It Immigrant Activists Maru Mora-Villalpando & Ravi Ragbir Keep Speaking Out Despite Deportat ...…
Voting in India concludes on Sunday in a parliamentary election that is widely seen as a referendum on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking a second term in office. India is the world’s largest democracy with 900 million eligible voters. We speak to the award-winning Indian documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan. His latest film ...…
Brookings's Jenny Schuetz joins Matt to discuss subsidies, zoning reform, and much more.By Vox.
Y’all ever create a constitutional crisis to own the libs? This week, Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) joins Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) to talk Ana down after another week of neverending bad news. They discuss light topics such as the recent pro-forced birth laws in Alabama and Georgia, the need for democrats to campaign in the Midwest, and the f ...…
Former Prime Minister and Labor giant Bob Hawke has died at the age of 89.As the country grapples with the news, federal election campaigning has effectively halted on the eve of the big day.You know Barrie Cassidy as host of ABC Insiders, but before that he worked as Bob Hawke's senior press secretary.Barrie joined Fran and PK in the Party Roo ...…
Alabama Republicans pass the most extreme abortion ban in history, John Bolton tries to start a war with Iran, and Montana Governor Steve Bullock and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio round out the 23-candidate field for the Democratic nomination. Then New York Attorney General Letitia James joins Tommy, Jon, Jon, Dan, and Akilah Hughes on stag ...…
Today's episode breaks down everything you need to know about the pending Trump v. Deutsche Bank lawsuit over the pending Congressional subpoenas for Donald Trump's (and Don Jr.'s, and Eric's, and Ivanka's, and the Trump Organization's) financial records. Why is Trump suing Deutsche Bank, and what's going to happen? Find out why Andrew is still ...…
Tonight on The Last Word: New documents show Flynn provided details to Mueller about the obstruction of justice probe. A.G. Barr says he’s not blocking Mueller from testifying to Congress. Trump’s newly released financial disclosure form raises new questions. And the Trump administration reportedly gave $62 million earmarked for struggling farm ...…
It’s our latest episode of The Conversation, and this month you’re speaking with the one and only Michael Knowles! Subscribers, ask your live questions over at, and Michael will grace your answers with the knowledge and wisdom you've been waiting for.Date: 05-16-19By The Daily Wire.
On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the latest wave of anti-abortion bills, Trump’s showdown with Iran, and “Civic Saturday”--with guest Eric Liu. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, a ...…
When Libby Davies retired from politics in 2015, she had spent more than 40 years as an activist and politician, including six terms as the New Democrat MP for Vancouver East. The former deputy party leader recently published a memoir, "Outside In," which brings her to The Agenda. Davies looks back on her career of fighting for social justice, ...…
In the year and a half since Jagmeet Singh became leader of the federal NDP, the party has seen byelection defeats and a drop in political donations. With less than six months until the fall election, can Singh still energize the party to gain seats? The Agenda discusses the party's efforts to diversify the appeal of the orange tent?…
Jon Lovett (Crooked Media) and Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress) join Negin to talk about the tariff war, digital monopolies, and the final season of Game of Thrones. Spoilers for all these subjects, by the way. This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint ( code: FAKE) and LivingProof ( code: FAKE).…
Ami Horowitz, satirist, documentarian, and now candidate for President. Ami recently exposing the anti-semitism on college campuses, and what we are seeing in the halls of Congress, all of which is very upsetting. Now the Ami wants to straighten out the White House. The Sean Hannity Show is on weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm ET on iHeartRadio and Ha ...…
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Getting into what bachelor parties are all about. Why certain things having to do with sexuality are bad, and why some are harmless. Then we take a look into the mail bag.
Poll of the Week Are You Secretly a Millennial? (The New York Times) 2020 primaries Bullock hires senior staffers ahead of likely presidential run (The Hill) What traits are Democrats prioritizing in 2020 candidates? (CBS News / YouGov) Maryland GOP voters widely favor Trump over Larry Hogan for White House (Gonzales Research & Media Services v ...…
Uncle Jesus Dentures -- NSFW! We take a deep dive into the latest series of anti-woman, anti-choice laws recently passed in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri, and what happens next as Roe v Wade hangs by a thread; The Goth Ninjas, Jody Hamilton and TRex David Ferguson are here, too; with music by Rellglizzy and Eytan Mirsky; and much more!…
Yeah, we know Theresa May’s pretty much announced her resignation BUT Eurovision is on and Scott Mills off of Radio 1 is in Tel Aviv to bring us up to speedBy BBC Radio 5 live.
This morning Bill De Blasio, the mayor of New York City, entered the Democratic presidential nomination race bringing the Democratic candidate count up to 23. CNN Political Director David Chalian looks into the newest candidate and discusses the considerable size of the Democratic field. via KnitBy CNN's The Daily DC.
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