7 First-Rate Political Podcasts to Get You Woke (and Make You Laugh)

7 First-Rate Political Podcasts for Busy Folks

Keep up with the latest news by listening to these political podcasts.

We’re all super busy, but now more than ever it is critical to keep up on what is going on in the world. While Twitter and Facebook can be part of where you get your news, they should not be your only sources. That’s where political podcasts come in. While some news is the breaking kind, most of us can benefit from a deeper look at the latest news. Political podcasts can provide a way for busy folks to get that much deeper analysis.

You can listen to political podcasts while commuting, working out, or doing housework. And lest you think all political podcasts are dry and boring, think again. The podcast world is full of hilarious shows that manage to deliver deeper examination of the world’s news with levity.

Listen to these podcasts with your favorite podcatcher (Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Stitcher, Spotify, and others).

7 Political Podcasts

1. Pod Save America

A self-proclaimed no bull podcast for people not yet ready to give up or go insane. Hosted by former President Obama staffers, this pod is full of current events with a definitive irreverent approach.

2. Reveal

A deeper podcast revealing the hidden stories from our world. Produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting with the mission to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling.

3. FiveThirtyEight

The “FiveThirtyEight” podcast is for people who want to know about the numbers. Each week, the pod breaks down that week’s news topics using polling analysis.

4. Radio Atlantic

“Radio Atlantic” is a new podcast produced by The Atlantic magazine. This podcast translates the thoughtful news commentary found in the magazine into weekly conversations with leading journalists and thinkers to make sense of the history happening all around us.

5. On The Media

“On the Media” looks at current events through the lens of the media. It is a thoughtful and insightful podcast that will help you become a more informed media user. It is definitely one of the top podcasts you should be listening to.

6. The New Washington

Much like “Radio Atlantic,” this is another new Trump-era podcast. It’s a new interview series from “The Daily,” which is a daily news podcast from The New York Times. “The New Washingtonian” will take you inside Trump’s Washington with interviews from the political characters you want to hear from most.

7. Lovett It or Leave It

Produced by Crooked Media, the same people who produce “Pod Save America,” this podcast is for those who want a lot of snark in their political podcasts. Recorded each week in front of a live audience, this podcast features regular games like the “Rant Wheel” and “Too Stupid to be Congress”.

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