Podcasts We Like
A Spotify Original: Renegades: Born in the USA
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen
Renegade: Born In the USA is a series of conversations between President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen about their lives, music and their enduring love of America- despite all its challenges.
Jessica Craven: BigTent's 'Activist in Residence'
Chop Wood Carry Water
It’s a once-a-week, 20-minute compendium of things we can do to make a difference in our democracy!
New York Times Opinion Audio
The Argument with Jane Coaston
Strongly-held opinions. Open-minded debates. Only occasional yelling. A weekly ideas show, hosted by Jane Coaston.
Preet Bharara and Cafe
Stay Tuned with Preet
Join former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in a podcast about power, policy, and justice
Daily episodes bring fact-based news delivered with humor plus interviews with members of Congress, candidates, activists, comedians, and political experts to discuss WTF is going on and how we’re all getting through it
New Hampshire Public Radio
What’s the difference between the House and the Senate? How do congressional investigations work? What is Federalist X actually about? Civics 101 is the podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works.
The Daily Punch
Weekday mornings, The Daily Punch brings you inside Capitol Hill, the White House and Washington for an unfiltered look at the key players and stakes of all major issues of the day. People. Power. Politics. Hosted by Punchbowl News
New York Times with Michael Barbaro
This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
The Recount with David Plouffe
David Plouffe is one of the top strategic minds in America. In Battleground, he’ll draw on 50+ years of combined experience inside campaigns and in government to break down how the Democrats and Republicans are fighting for votes.
Host Kelly McEvers takes a story from the news and goes deep. Whether that means digging into the Trump administration’s past, the stories behind police shootings caught on video, or visiting a town ravaged by the opioid epidemic, Embedded takes you where the news is happening.
New York Times Opinion Audio
Power, unpacked. “Sway” is a new interview show hosted by Kara Swisher, “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well liked journalist.” Now taking on Washington, Hollywood and the world, Kara investigates power: who has it, who’s been denied it, and who dares to defy it. Every Monday and Thursday, from New York Times Opinion Audio.
Every weekday, NPR’s best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don’t just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon.
For anyone discouraged by our current political discourse, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers bring a nuanced and grace-filled perspective to discussions about politics and news.
New York Times
The Ezra Klein Show
Each Tuesday and Friday, Ezra Klein invites you into a conversation on something that matters. How do we address climate change if the political system fails to act? Has the logic of markets infiltrated too many aspects of our lives? What is the future of the Republican Party?
The Daily 202
Veteran political reporter Olivier Knox connects the dots on what’s happening in the White House, Congress and beyond in this must-read weekday briefing.
NY Magazine and Vox News
Every Tuesday and Friday, Recode’s Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. They make bold predictions, pick winners and losers, and bicker and banter like no one else.
Crooked Media with Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett
Pod Save America
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.
National Review with Andy McCarthy
The McCarthy Report
Join former prosecutor Andy McCarthy as he delves into the legal ins and outs of the latest Washington dramas with National Review editor in chief Rich Lowry.
Host Sarah Isgur is joined by Steve Hayes, Jonah Goldberg, and David French for a weekly thoughtful conservative discussion on politics, policy, and culture.
Professor Elizabeth Joh teaches Intro to Constitutional Law and most of the time this is a pretty straight forward job. But with Trump just out of office, everything has change. The executive office has changed and Joh will look at how it now jibes with 200 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution.
Politocology with Ron Steslow
Politics in America is transforming. We’re using the lessons learned working with The Lincoln Project and embarking on a new series to deepen our understanding of who we are, how we got here, and how we rebuild without repeating the mistakes of the past.
Five Thirty Eight
Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and “game-changers” every week.
The History Channel with Jon Meacham
Hope, Through History, with Historian, Jon Meacham explores some of the most historic and trying times in American History, and how this nation dealt with these moments, the impact of these moments and how we came through these moments a unified nation.
Joyce Vance, Jill Wine-Banks, Barb McQuade, and Kimberly Atkins will pull back the curtain on how our government actually works, take on the corrupt, share their wisdom and give us their rulings on the latest in politics, law, and culture.
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, host Matthew Yglesias is joined by Vox reporters and editors, ProPublica’s Dara Lind, and some of the leading minds in policy to dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare, immigration, housing, and everything else.
A Trump’s Last Stand: How much damage can a sitting president do in a day or a week or two months? In the first series of How It Happened, national political reporter Jonathan Swan reveals the inside story of Donald Trump’s last few months in office. The story starts with his COVID-19 recovery and ends with the insurrection at the Capitol.ravenous pandemic.
The Michael Steele Podcast is a podcast hosted by former Republican National Committee Chairman and Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele. Each week, Michael moderates a barbershop style discussion about the key political and cultural issues of the day. Michael brings his experience as an MSNBC political analyst and from a lifetime in politics to a podcast which transcends traditional political boundaries in order to dig deep and find real solutions.