Podcasts For News Junkies
The Daily, The New York Times
New York Times correspondent Michael Barbaro hosts The Daily, a daily round up of what you “need to know that day” as well as topical stories and great interviews. It’s all wrapped up in a very well produced 30 minute package and I find that it’s a really great way to start my day.
NPR Politics Podcast, NPR
A group of NPR’s political reporters discuss what’s happening in the office of the president, congress and the White House at large. They drill down the implications of those politics and how they fit into the historical context of the US government. I’m drawn to this podcast because they are really great about presenting issues in a politically neutral way.
For Liberal Politics
Pod Save America/Pod Save the World, Crooked Media
Brought to you by former Obama campaign and White House staffers, the Pod Save podcasts bring intelligent thought, humor and satisfying outrage about what’s going on in American politics and the chaos of the Trump administration. Pod Save America focuses more on domestic policies, Pod Save the World focuses on international policies.
Throwing Shade, Maximum Fun
Erin and Bryan are just…everything. These two hilarious friends hash out “issues important to ladies and gays and treat them with much less respect than they deserve.” Throwing Shade is almost more of a comedy podcast, but their progressive stance on feminist and LGBT issues plays an important role. Can ya handle it?