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Best Politics podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Politics podcasts we could find
Updated April 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-b******t 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. Text us questions and comments: (323) 405-9944. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays.
 
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/ ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
“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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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The coronavirus crisis deepened this week as Boris Johnson’s government battled to increase the levels of testing, or explain why the UK is having such problems Who is to blame? We also discuss why chancellor Rishi Sunak is having to provide extra help to small businesses and what Keir Starmer will do if he is elected Labour leader today. Presented…
 
The man who deals in controversy makes a rare concession. Former government advisor Toby Young tells Christopher Hope why he accepts the outcry over comments he made about the economic impact of saving lives at a time of crisis. Plus Senior Clwyd West MP and Tory Brexiteer David Jones on pandemic policing and wandering goats, the Prime Minister's b…
 
The Democratic National Committee has agreed to push back their nominating convention until mid-August. Mike Bloomberg is facing lawsuits from former campaign staffers who say they were promised jobs through the general election. And the NPR Politics team answers listener questions about the coronavirus outbreak. This episode: congressional corresp…
 
Since the coronavirus became a public-health emergency in the United States, coverage of the 2020 Presidential election has been scarce. With little media attention and public events an impossibility, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have taken their campaigns online. Meanwhile, state election officials across the country are struggling to find the bes…
 
One of Scotland's finest political columnists analyses the political implications Alex Salmond's trial and verdict. What are the ramifications for Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP and the cause of Scottish independence? One of Salmond's allies, Kenny Macaskill has promised a "reckoning" but who for and when? Euan takes us inside the rival cam…
 
Emily, John and David discuss the security of U.S. elections, are joined by guest economics professor Jason Furman to help estimate by when we can anticipate a financial recovery, and the hosts talk with novelist Geraldine Brooks to learn more about living through a plague. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access…
 
Rowena Mason chats to Kate Proctor, Andrew Fisher, and Jennifer Rankin about what’s happening in politics this week, including the latest Covid-19 measures, the Labour leadership campaign and how the UK and EU are navigating their first post-Brexit crisis Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage. Help support our independent jo…
 
With the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in the UK rising daily, Katya Adler looks at whether our social distancing measures go far enough in an extended programme. Joining us are the Conservative former Business Secretary Greg Clark and Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham. Also on the show is the former Education Secreta…
 
My new book LOSERTHINK, available now on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/rqmjc2a Content: CNN and MSNBC are anti-Hydroxychloroquine? Are pneumonia cases down this year? Joe Rogan’s Presidential preference Dr. Drew’s apology Does anyone still trust anyone or anything? Viewer questions If you would like my channel to have a wider audience and higher produ…
 
My new book LOSERTHINK, available now on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/rqmjc2a Content: Listen to scientists, the WHO and other experts? Cell phone location tracking for disease control Fired Navy captain protecting his crew? Checklist to Identify who is safest for return to work The Daily Show misleading compilation clip mocking FOX News If you would…
 
Stephen Holmes is the Walter E. Mayer Professor of Law at New York University. With Ivan Krastev he is the author of "The Light that Failed: a Reckoning." Jack Goldsmith sat down with Holmes to talk about his new book and much more. The pair discussed the fate of liberalism in the decades following the fall of the Berlin wall, Holmes’ experience st…
 
My new book LOSERTHINK, available now on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/rqmjc2a Content: When should we go back to work? Who should go back to work first? Hydroxychloroquine is STILL an open question If you would like my channel to have a wider audience and higher production quality, please donate via my startup (Whenhub.com) at this link: I use donati…
 
Tonight: NBC News editor Benjy Sarlin tells the story of how his father contracted coronavirus in a nursing home in New York. Then, Lt. General Russel Honore, commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, on Jared Kushner saying that distributing lifesaving materials from the federal stockpile is not the government's job: “He doesn’t know what the hell he…
 
David Bahnsen, Author of Elizabeth Warren, How Her Presidency Would Destroy the Middle Class and the American Dream, and Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of the Bahnsen Group and Steve Moore, former senior Economic advisor to President Trump, he also is co-author of Trumponomics: Inside the America First Plan To Revive Our Economy. The…
 
Government looking at social control during pandemic; Fauci has become power hungry; What should be done to combat the pandemic? Coronavirus becoming a Frankenstein virus; Selective quarantining needed, as well as reopening the country; Government is drunk on its power right now and people are complying without a whimper' Could Fauci become the ult…
 
Lawrence H. Summers, professor at Harvard University, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the record surge in U.S. unemployment. He says that the government is underreacting to this crisis and expects to see those numbers go into the tens of millions. Dr. Celine Gounder, assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases at NYU, and Tim Spect…
 
In this episode, I address the stunning failures by the experts to give us accurate information on the Coronavirus, and the disastrous decisions being made as a result of the bad data. I also address the media’s efforts to hide their constantly changing stories about the collusion hoax, and the Wuhan Virus. News Picks: The Democrats aren’t even hid…
 
My new book LOSERTHINK, available now on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/rqmjc2a Content: China’s “wet markets” and eventually opening up travel Coronavirus and people who are bad at math Hydroxychloroquine treatment for patients Experts have begun telling truth about mask benefits A back-to-work decision The WHO lied, the task force lied, the FBI lied …
 
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Greek Prime Minister, joins Christiane Amanpour from Athens to discuss how his country is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and what the country are doing to protect its thousands of refugees who are unable to social distance or isolate safely. Airforce General Terrence O'Shaughnessy, Commander of United States Northern…
 
Democracy Now! 2020-04-03 Friday Headlines for April 03, 2020 "Our Bodies Are On the Line": NYC Nurses Demand Protective Gear as COVID-19 Death Toll Skyrockets As Virus Spreads in Philippines, So Does Authoritarianism: Duterte Threatens Violence Amid Lockdown How Taiwan Contained COVID-19: Early Action, Technology & Millions of Face Masks Protect I…
 
My new book LOSERTHINK, available now on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/rqmjc2a Content: The coronavirus task force Supply status and mental expectations Our outcome will be our expectations If you would like my channel to have a wider audience and higher production quality, please donate via my startup (Whenhub.com) at this link: I use donations to pa…
 
Tonight: Some Republican governors continue to act like coronavirus is not going to hit them hard. They’re wrong. Then, Sen. Chuck Schumer sent President Trump a letter asking him to invoke the Defense Production Act. The senator tells Chris Hayes about the written response he received from Trump on Thursday. Also, Chris Hayes remembers some of the…
 
Dr. Josh Umbehr, of Atlas MD, has been a leading and vocal voice in the fight for Direct Primary Care. His practice gives the control back to the patient, why shouldn’t we all have more control over our health and well being? Dr. Josh talks about his ability to take on more patients via teleconferencing during this crisis, and help people who may h…
 
More than six million people filed for unemployment last week, on top of the 3.3 million claims the week prior. Analysts project the share of Americans out of work could go as high as 15 percent this year. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, and reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.…
 
Donald Trump says he’ll have done a “great job” if the coronavirus death toll is between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans, some reporters praise his somber delivery of this news, and Nancy Pelosi begins to float ideas for a fourth economic relief bill as weekly jobless claims surpass six million. Then Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler talks …
 
The outgoing Labour leader joins Christopher Hope for his first and last interview with the Telegraph during his time in the post, before the new head of the party is revealed this weekend. He tells us why a national government isn't the way to get the UK through this crisis, whether taxes will have to increase to pay for the bailout and if he'll r…
 
On the podcast this week, we take a look at the exceptional nature of 'coronomics' and what comes after (00:55), how the Swedish are dealing with coronavirus differently (18:50), and lessons in solitude from a polar explorer (31:15). With Kate Andrews, Lionel Barber, Fredrik Erixon, Yascha Mounk and Geoff Wilson. Presented by Cindy Yu. Produced by …
 
On this episode of the Lawfare Podcast's Arbiters of Truth series on disinformation, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Nate Persily, the James B. McClatchy Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. Persily is also a member of the Kofi Annan Commission on Democracy and Elections in the Digital Age, which recently released a report on electio…
 
China lied, people died, the media helped. Plus some classic stuff to watch during quarantine. 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 …
 
In this episode, I address the explosive unemployment numbers and, despite liberals gloom and doom, some potential good news about the recovery from the virus. I also address the troubling report about government spying that was even worse than originally reported. News Picks: Jobless claims soar. Did the Wuhan Virus originate in a Chinese lab? US …
 
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