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Best Politics podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Politics podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion. New episodes every Saturday.
 
The only non-pedophile podcast focused on uncovering the truth of the Epstein conspiracy. Join unlicensed private investigators Liz Franczak, Brace Belden, & @yung-chomsky in their journey digging through the Ep-Files. Perverts: Your Pizza Order (Small Cheese) has been cancelled
 
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.
 
Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-bullshit conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays.
 
What defines guilt? Should we judge the accused based on the evidence found against them? Or by the decision made about them by a jury of their peers? Each week we look at complicated criminal cases, where the evidence and the verdict don’t always line up, testing the limits of “innocent until proven guilty.” Not Guilty is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
 
The Lawfare Podcast features discussions with experts, policymakers, and opinion leaders at the nexus of national security, law, and policy. On issues from foreign policy, homeland security, intelligence, and cybersecurity to governance and law, we have doubled down on seriousness at a time when others are running away from it. Visit us at www.lawfareblog.com.
 
A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.
 
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 ...
 
The people behind The Intercept’s fearless reporting and incisive commentary—Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, Betsy Reed and others—discuss the crucial issues of our time: national security, civil liberties, foreign policy, and criminal justice. Plus interviews with artists, thinkers, and newsmakers who challenge our preconceptions about the world we live in.
 
In Washington, DC, the story often ends when Congress passes a law. For us, that’s where the story begins. We examine the consequences of what happens when powerful people act — or fail to act. This season, Jillian Weinberger explores the big ideas from the 2020 presidential candidates: how their ideas worked, or didn’t work, in other places or at other times. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
Rachel Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and dynamic, connecting the dots to make sense of complex issues. Join her every weeknight as she provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders.
 
“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. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.
 
Journalist Mehdi Hasan is known around the world for his televised takedowns of presidents and prime ministers. In this new podcast from The Intercept, Mehdi unpacks a game-changing news event of the week while challenging the conventional wisdom. As a Brit, a Muslim and an immigrant based in Donald Trump's Washington D.C., Mehdi offers a provocative perspective on the ups and downs of American—and global—politics.
 
A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.
 
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/ ...
 
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Emily, John and David discuss the fiery Democratic debate, Trump’s white-collar pardoning spree, and A Very Stable Genius with authors Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and John discuss how they would design a new source of news. Join slate plus today! You can tweet suggestions, links, and ques…
 
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hit the campaign trail in Salt Lake City, Utah today after a debate performance that some say left him bruised. Meanwhile, Roger Stone — President Trump's longtime friend and political adviser — was sentenced to more than three years in prison amid uproar about what critics call Trump's interference in t…
 
Rowena Mason is joined by Faiza Shaheen, Helen Lewis and Will Tanner to discuss No 10’s hiring of adviser Andrew Sabisky, Labour’s deputy leadership race, and the importance of ‘difficult women’ in Westminster.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspodBy The Guardian
 
Boris Johnson’s first major cabinet reshuffle did not go to plan this week, as Sajid Javid abruptly quit as chancellor over a row about his advisers. We look at the tension between No 10 and No 11 Downing Street, Javid’s replacement Rishi Sunak, and what lies ahead for the Budget. Plus, we’ll examine the other hirings and firings in the cabinet. Pr…
 
Mark Simone, Host of the Morning Show on WOR and Jeffrey Lord, author of, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and the New American Populism vs. The Old Order, discuss the 2020 landscape and “No Box Mike’s” performance at the debate last night. David Axelrod, former Chief Strategist for President Obama had this to say about the candidates: Thus far: Strong nig…
 
The winner of the latest Democrat debate was Donald Trump. Michael Bloomberg even stated as much. A look back in time at 1972 George McGovern Vs. Nixon; Dems feared what McGovern would be like and Nixon won overwhelmingly; Bernie Sanders is the David Duke of the left, so filled with racism and hatred; New study shows most journalists in America are…
 
This week on Lawfare’s Arbiters of Truth series on disinformation, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Brendan Nyhan, a professor of political science at Dartmouth University. We talk a lot about the crisis of falsehoods circulating online, but Nyhan’s work focuses on empirical research on what the effects of disinformation and misinformatio…
 
David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the Humanitarian Crisis in Idlib, Syria caused by President Assad's Russian-backed offensive in Syria which has hundreds of thousands fleeing for their lives. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the basketball legend, talks about turning his hand to docum…
 
In a single leap, Bernie is free as idiot Democrats hilariously forget to attack the frontrunner and pick on the little guy instead. Check out The Cold War: What We Saw, a new podcast written and presented by Bill Whittle at https://www.dailywire.com/coldwar. In Part 1 we peel back the layers of mystery cloaking the Terror state run by the Kremlin,…
 
In this episode, I address the disastrous Democrat debate last night where the candidates were exposed as the frauds they are. I also address the extremely shady connections this former DOJ attorney has to many of the players in multiple anti-Trump hoaxes. Finally, I debunk another media-driven myth about the Trump administration’s pardons. News Pi…
 
The top six Democrats debate in Las Vegas, San Francisco’s Mayor refuses to work with the White House on illegal immigration, New York and New Jersey lose more residents than any other state in the nation, Business owners in Austin, Texas say the homeless crisis is reaching a “boiling point”. Plus, Bill grades the performances of each Democrat in l…
 
My new book LOSERTHINK, available now on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/rqmjc2a Content: NBC fact-checks President Trump…NO box for Bloomberg! Bernie’s campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, meets Joel Pollack The book of Bloomberg alleged quotes Warren attacks Bloomberg’s NDAs Bernie fends off attack on his “Bernie Bros” Fairness and a brokered Dem convention…
 
Bloomberg smacked Bernie, Warren scalped Bloomberg, and Joe Biden wrecked himself. We will examine the highlights from the wildest 2020 Democratic debate so far and specifically how Mike Bloomberg fundamentally misunderstands the presidency. Then, AOC wants billionaires to disappear, and the moralists of modernity at Slate Magazine can’t quite expl…
 
Abdul El-Sayed is a public health expert, former Health Commissioner of the City of Detroit, progressive activist, and former Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate. He joins David to talk about how his Egyptian-American heritage shaped his appreciation for democratic ideals and institutions, his career in medicine and what he learned as a pra…
 
Democracy Now! 2020-02-20 Thursday Headlines for February 20, 2020 Bloomberg Takes Debate Stage for First Time & Struggles to Face His History of Misogyny, Racism "Most Important Issue for Most People": Split on Healthcare Continues to Define 2020 Race Mayor Pete Attacked by Rush Limbaugh Amid Debate over Whether He Is an LGBTQ Trailblazer Bernie S…
 
On Wednesday night, 6 of the remaining Democratic candidates faced off in Las Vegas ahead of the Nevada caucuses. All eyes were on former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who, despite sitting out the early contests and appearing in none of the previous debates, has surged in many polls thanks to a relentless self-funded ad campaign. Would he live …
 
In this bonus clip from Stay Tuned, Ronan Farrow discusses the private intelligence agency Black Cube, his reputation, and how he approaches criticism. Thank you for being a member of the CAFE Insider community. REFERENCES: Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes Monologue, NBC, 1/5/2020 Samuel Gibbs, “Miley Cyrus: Social Media is Worse Than Drugs,” Guardian,…
 
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Pardonpalooza & #MeToo,” Preet and Anne Milgram, his CAFE Insider podcast co-host, answer your questions about the numerous pardons and sentence commutations issued by the White House this week. The guest this week is Ronan Farrow, author of Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators an…
 
This is a special episode, recorded in front of a live audience at Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks, California. The cast recaps the ninth Democratic primary debate, in which candidates turned up the heat ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — a newcomer to the 2020 debate stage — was a top target for …
 
Virginia Heffernan talks to Bill Kristol about Trump's impact on liberal democracy, the unexamined reward structure of becoming a Trumpist, American conservatism in decades past versus today and conservatives' relationship to Russia, isolationist language creeping into politics, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/ad…
 
Jessica Stern, who served on the National Security Council during the Clinton administration, has a remarkable skill: she interviews really bad people, and she writes about them in really interesting ways. She spent quite a bit of time interviewing Bosnian-Serb war criminal Radovan Karadzic, who is serving a life sentence at the Yugoslav war crimes…
 
On this episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, "Chief Law Enforcement Officer," Preet and Anne break down the growing scandal around the politicization of the Justice Department under Attorney General Bill Barr’s leadership, including: — Barr’s interview with ABC News, in which he defends his handling of the Roger Stone sentencing and says that Presi…
 
Geraldo Rivera, Fox News Legal Analyst and author of The Geraldo Show, and Reverend CL Bryant, author of The Race for Freedom and Senior Fellow at FreedomWorks, discuss and debate the democratic candidates and the history of race baiting by the left. Yesterday’s comments about Blacks and Latinos are just more examples of his bigotry. The Sean Hanni…
 
Timothy O'Brien, senior adviser for the Bloomberg 2020 Campaign, joins Christiane Amanpour to answer key questions about billionaire businessman Mike Bloomberg's late entrance to the election race. He confirms exclusively that Bloomberg will disclose her tax returns and sell his company if elected. John Pomfret, former Washington Post Beijing burea…
 
The party of Commies and billionaires prepares to debate. Plus the mailbag, so you're golden. Check out The Cold War: What We Saw, a new podcast written and presented by Bill Whittle at https://www.dailywire.com/coldwar. In Part 1 we peel back the layers of mystery cloaking the Terror state run by the Kremlin, and watch as America takes its first s…
 
Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Speaker of the House, sits down with Christiane Amanpour in Munich where she is attending a security conference with leaders from around the world. She gives an earnest warning to the Democrats, urging them to unify in order to defeat President Trump in the 2020 Presidential race. She discusses that, the failure to impeach and th…
 
In this episode, I address the explosive legal finding dropped by General Mike Flynn’s legal team which exposes the whole Spygate scheme. I also address the astonishing hypocrisy of the Democrats and how to fight back. News Picks:The Ukraine investigation is heating up. General Flynn’s attorney is done with the BS. This 2019 article is a critical r…
 
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg makes his national debut during tonight’s Democrat Debate, President Trump pardons some high-profile figures, Conservative counties in Oregon launch a petition to join Idaho, a new study finds older adults less stressed than millennials. Plus, Bill's Message of the Day on China and the coronavirus.…
 
The Left has long blamed President Trump for just about every political problem under the sun. They’ve blamed him for the sun itself and how much it’s heating our planet. That’s par for the course. But Trump Derangement Syndrome has now progressed to so advanced a stage that the American Left is blaming President Trump for schoolyard bullying. We w…
 
My new book LOSERTHINK, available now on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/rqmjc2a Content: President Trump knows identity of “Anonymous” author President Trump pardons and clemencies Tom Cotton taken out of context on coronavirus Did Senator Chris Murphy violate Logan Act? Bernie notes FOX more fair to him than MSNBC A linguistic kill shot for Bloomberg …
 
Democracy Now! 2020-02-19 Wednesday Headlines for February 19, 2020 Nevada Culinary Workers Union Member: I Would Trade My Union Healthcare for Medicare for All Bloomberg Gains in Democratic Primaries, But Has History of Hostility to Unions Key to Voter Turnout Yale Study Says Medicare for All Would Save U.S. $450 Billion, Prevent Nearly 70,000 Dea…
 
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