The Daily – The New York TimesListen
This moment demands an explanation. This show is on a mission to find it. Only what you want to know, none of what you don’t. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Powered by New York Times journalism. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
Rough Translation – NPRListen
How are the things we’re talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? From a Ukrainian battlefield to a Somali prison cell, an Indian yoga studio and a Syrian refugee’s first date, host Gregory Warner tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. At a time when the world seems small but it’s as hard as ever to escape our echo chambers, Rough Translation takes you places.
Pod Save America – Crooked MediaListen
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.
Kickass News – Mathis Entertainment, Inc.Listen
Hosted by Hollywood producer and political media strategist Ben Mathis, KickAss News is a twice weekly podcast that features the most interesting personalities and thought leaders in politics, entertainment, tech, business, science, and more.
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Serial – This American LifeListen
Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story – a true story – over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won’t know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she’ll bring you the latest chapter, so it’s important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episodes are released on Thursday mornings.
Up First – NPRListen
NPR’s Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
The Ben Shapiro Show – The Daily WireListen
Podcast by The Daily Wire
Up and Vanished – TenderfootListen
Up and Vanished is an investigative podcast that explores the unsolved disappearance of Georgia beauty queen and high school teacher, Tara Grinstead. The 11-year-old cold case is the largest case file in the history of Georgia. Follow along as host Payne Lindsey, a film director turned amateur investigator, examines old case evidence and re-interviews persons of interest. What happened to Tara Grinstead?
Lovett or Leave It – Crooked MediaListen
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.
NPR Politics Podcast – NPRListen
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.
The New Washington – The New York TimesListen
“The Daily” is launching a new series of interviews that take you inside Trump’s Washington. Every week for the next few months, you’ll hear an interview with the political character you want to hear from most, with analysis and commentary from Michael Barbaro, Carl Hulse and their colleagues in the D.C. bureau of The New York Times.
Radio Atlantic – The AtlanticListen
A weekly flagship podcast from The Atlantic hosted by Jeffrey Goldberg (Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic), Matt Thompson (Deputy Editor, The Atlantic), and Alex Wagner (Co-host, CBS This Morning: Saturday; Contributing Editor, The Atlantic). We’re living in historic times. Who better than a 160-year-old magazine to help you make sense of them? Each week, The Atlantic’s top editors sit down with leading voices to explore what’s happening in the world, how things became the way they are, and where they’re going next.
Pod Save the People – Crooked MediaListen
Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson takes you inside conversations about culture, social justice, and politics by exploring the history, language, and people who are shaping the struggle for progress — and talking about the steps that each of us can take to make a difference.
Trace – ABC RN – ABC Radio NationalListen
Who killed Maria James? June, 1980, suburban Melbourne: Mother of two Maria James is stabbed to death in the back of her bookshop. Her killer has never been found.
On One with Angela Rye – Loud Speakers NetworkListen
Welcome to On One With Angela Rye. Tune in every week for the most honest answers to the pressing political, racial, and pop culture questions of the day.
Code Switch – NPRListen
Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get…stuck? Code Switch can help. We’re all journalists of color, and this isn’t just the work we do. It’s the lives we lead. Sometimes, we’ll make you laugh. Other times, you’ll get uncomfortable. But we’ll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.
Pod Save the World – Crooked MediaListen
“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.
Crimetown – GimletListen
Welcome to Crimetown, a new series from Gimlet Media and the creators of HBO’s The Jinx. Every season, we’ll investigate the culture of crime in a different American city. First up: Providence, Rhode Island, where organized crime and corruption infected every aspect of public life. This is a story of alliances and betrayals, of heists and stings, of crooked cops and honest mobsters—a story where it’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys. Hosted by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier.
Real Time With Bill MaherListen
Real Time returns on January 20 with more uncensored, uncompromising Bill.
MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio) – MSNBCListen
***Now, by popular demand, the full show!*** “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which airs 9 p.m. ET weeknights on MSNBC, is a smart look at politics, policy, and all the day’s top stories. This podcast brings you the audio from each night’s show in its entirety. For more from the show check out Rachel.msnbc.com. For clips and past full episodes, visit Rachel.msnbc.com. Or watch it live online at Now.msnbc.com.
Hourly News Summary – NPRListen
Five minutes of NPR news, updated hourly.
The Uncertain Hour – MarketplaceListen
The Uncertain Hour is an immersive docu-pod that reveals the uncertainties of our economy today: who deserves what and why? Host Krissy Clark dives deep into one topic each season, unpacking the things we take for granted as inevitable in our economy. Brought to you by the Marketplace® Wealth & Poverty Desk, the first season asks: 20 years after we “ended welfare as we know it” in the U.S., what is welfare today? Because sometimes the things we fight the most about are the things we know the least about. It’s welfare as we don’t know it, with new episodes every other week throughout the season. Visit marketplace.org for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: @MPWealthPoverty
In the Dark – APM ReportsListen
Child abductions are rare crimes. And they’re typically solved. For 27 years, the investigation into the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota yielded no answers. In the most comprehensive reporting on this case, APM Reports and reporter Madeleine Baran reveal how law enforcement mishandled one of the most notorious child abductions in the country and how those failures fueled national anxiety about stranger danger, led to the nation’s sex-offender registries and raise questions about crime-solving effectiveness and accountability.
Global News Podcast – BBC World ServiceListen
The day’s top stories from BBC News compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends.
True Crime Garage – TRUE CRIME GARAGEListen
Each week Nic and the Captain fire up the true crime garage flying ship fueled with beer, great discussion and listener participation. The garage covers a new case each week from headline news to local real life horror stories. Discussions about Serial killers like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and BTK, cold cases like Jonbenet Ramsy, OJ Simpson and the Zodiac, disappearances, missing persons and unsolved mysteries are all on tap along with craft beers from all over the world. If you like to kick back and have a little fun with your true crime than this show is for you and your friends. Remember don’t take yourself too seriously because if you do, nobody else will.
Someone Knows Something – CBC RadioListen
On December 31, 1997, at a New Year’s Eve party broadcast on live TV, Sheryl Sheppard accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Michael Lavoie. Two days later, she disappeared. In Season 2 of SKS, documentarian David Ridgen joins Sheppard’s mother Odette on her search for answers.
Accused – Cincinnati EnquirerListen
When Elizabeth Andes was found murdered in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Two juries disagreed. The Cincinnati Enquirer investigates:
Was the right guy charged, or did a killer walk free?
FiveThirtyEight Politics – FiveThirtyEight, 538, ESPN, Nate SilverListen
Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and “game-changers” every week.
The official free download of the award-winning radio program “Reveal,” produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Hidden stories, uncovered – that’s what this show is about. It takes you deep inside stories that impact your world, revealing injustice and holding the powerful accountable. The first-of-its-kind investigative program on public radio, “Reveal” is hosted by Al Letson and updated regularly.
Week In The Knees – DGital MediaListen
Morgan Spurlock, Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker and humorist, sits down with hilarious comedians, distinguished journalists, politicians and some of today’s leading critical minds, to dissect, DAY-BY-DAY, the previous week’s noisiest and most neglected news stories.
Breakdown – The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionListen
A murder case that rocked the nation is about to go to trial, and there’s still no clear answer to the No. 1 question: Did Justin Ross Harris intend to lock his 22-month-old son Cooper in the back of his SUV, or was it just a horrible accident? Harris has always insisted that a tragic oversight killed his son. But the state believes it wasn’t an oversight at all.
In “Death in a Hot Car: Mistake or Murder?” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution launches Season 2 of its Breakdown podcast.
Breakdown is just that — the breakdown of the story and the systems. The largest newsroom in the southeast delivers investigations and true crime cases that you cannot find anywhere else.
Sworn – Up and Vanished & TenderfootListen
From the producers of Up and Vanished, Sworn pulls back the curtain on the criminal justice system, exposing the untold stories and hard truths behind major cases. Host Philip Holloway, a defense attorney and former prosecutor with a background in law enforcement, not only digs into the legal aspects of these cases but the emotional consequences of their outcomes. Episode 01 & 02 of Sworn will be available on Wednesday, June 14th.
With Friends Like These – Crooked MediaListen
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.
The New Yorker: Politics and More – WNYC Studios and The New YorkerListen
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker’s executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
Common Sense with Dan Carlin – Dan CarlinListen
Common Sense with Dan Carlin is an independent look at politics and current events from popular New Media personality Dan Carlin.
Carlin’s self-described “Martian” viewpoints infuse each episode with a political alien’s take on the world around us and the problems it faces. It’s a smart, unique (and admittedly U.S.-centric) program that doesn’t dumb down the information or analysis for the slowest person in the room.
Carlin’s rapid-fire staccato voice has been compared to William Shatner after too many espressos. That, plus his penchant for making everyone in the audience mad at him eventually, makes for a witch’s brew of a podcast that is not for everyone. But for those craving a deeper intellectual analysis, a less partisan approach and unpredictable outside-the-box revelations, Common Sense with Dan Carlin is a feast for the mind.
Vox’s The Weeds – Vox / Panoply / Ezra Klein / Sarah Kliff / Matt YglesiasListen
Everyone is always warning you not to get lost in the weeds. But not Vox’s Ezra Klein, Sarah Kliff, and Matthew Yglesias. They love the weeds. That’s where all the policy is. This is the podcast for people who follow politics because they love thinking about health care, economics, and zoning. It is not a podcast for people who like hearing talk about gaffes.
Get the latest news analysis and commentary from Bill O’Reilly.
1A – NPRListen
Hosted by Joshua Johnson, inspired by the First Amendment, 1A champions America’s right to speak freely. News with those who make the news, great guests and topical debate. Weekday conversation framed in ways to make you think, share and engage. From NPR and WAMU.
BLACK HANDS – A family mass murder – Stuff.co.nzListen
This is the story of a mass-murder that divided a nation – a story that began in a rickety old home on a cold June morning in 1994, where five members of a seemingly ordinary New Zealand family were gunned down. There were two suspects. One lay dead from a single bullet to the head. The other was the only survivor: David Bain. Since then the country has asked: who killed the Bain family? David or his father Robin? In this podcast, Martin van Beynen explores the case from start to finish, picking through evidence, the mysteries and motives, and interviewing never-before-spoken-to witnesses. He seeks to finally answer the question: Who was the killer?
Slate’s Political Gabfest – Slate Magazine/PanoplyListen
Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by iTunes listeners. Stephen Colbert says “Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest.” The Gabfest, featuring Slate’s Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks. Part of the Panoply Network.
“Truth & Justice with Bob Ruff”Listen
The Truth & Justice Podcast is listener driven show, devoted to the pursuit of truth and justice. Host, Bob Ruff, is currently investigating the Hae Min Lee murder case. Serial opened our minds to the case. The Undisclosed Podcast is digging deeply into the weeds, to expose the legal issues and misconduct involved. Bob and his listeners are kicking the doors in, and ensuring that everyone gets out safe. Bob is a Fire Chief, and uses his experience investigating arsons to find the truth. This innovative crowd source approach has proven to be an effective method of finding details in the case.
The Ezra Klein Show – Vox / PanoplyListen
Ezra Klein gives you a chance to get inside the heads of the newsmakers and power players in politics and media. These are extended conversations with policymakers, writers, technologists, and business leaders about what they believe in and why. Look elsewhere for posturing confrontation and quick reactions to the day’s news. Subscribe for the anti-soundbite.
Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu – First Look Media and EarwolfListen
How do we survive in the age of Trump? Kamau and Hari are here for you. In season 2 of Politically Re-Active, comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu are here to navigate the dumpster fire that is the US political landscape. The hosts will have some help answering questions and separating fact from fake news as they talk to today’s most fascinating artists, activists, writers, journalists and political thinkers. Join Kamau and Hari as they discuss how to move forward, how to be an active part of the resistance, and how to stay joyful in the face of the unknown. Don’t “hold up, wait a minute” – subscribe today.
Louder With Crowder – Steven CrowderListen
Steven Crowder brings you news, entertainment and politics with the most politically incorrect show on the web. Guests, rants, sketches, your calls … it’s whatever.
KCRW’s Left, Right & Center – KCRW, Josh Barro, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Rich LowryListen
Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, KCRW’s weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn’t lack personality. This weekly “love-hate relationship of the air” features three of the most insightful news analysts anywhere.
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GSMC Weird News Podcast – GSMC Weird News PodcastListen
Golden State Media Concepts’ Weird News Podcast is not your regular news show. We cover news that is strange, odd, or just plain weird.
MSNBC Morning Joe (audio) – MSNBCListen
Wake up every morning with former Florida Congressman Joe Scarborough and the “Morning Joe” team, including MSNBC’s Willie Geist and Mika Brzezinski. Subscribe to this audio podcast to get the beginning of each morning’s show, ready to go when you are. You’ll hear the latest news, political buzz, timely interviews and lots of Joe, Mika and Willie. For more podcasts from NBC News and MSNBC, please visit the NBC News podcasts page in iTunes.
Presidential – The Washington PostListen
Leading up to Election Day 2016, The Washington Post’s Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. Hosted by Lillian Cunningham, the series features Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers like David McCullough and Washington Post journalists like Bob Woodward. New episodes are released on Sundays.
The Axe Files with David Axelrod – CNNListen
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.