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10 podcasts to help you keep up with the news cycle

3 months ago · "RUSSIAN MEDDLING, BOMBS IN SYRIA, White House intrigues, North Korea. They could be the lyrics to that Billy Joel song, but they’re also headlines spinning around the media landscape this week. The news cycle sped past overdrive weeks ago, and keeping up can feel like either a full-time job or a fruitless endeavor. "
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The Daily

By The New York Times
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.
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Up First

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.
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Global News Podcast

By BBC World Service
Landmark study offers hope for women suffering from breast cancer / The cattle rustlers terrorising Nigerian communities
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Pod Save America

By Crooked Media
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.
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Code Switch

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.
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The Editors

By National Review
What happened this week?
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Trumpcast

By Slate Magazine
A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Jacob Weisberg, chairman of Slate, along with Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie, and the writer Virginia Heffernan, will be talking to journalists, 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.
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Can He Do That?

By The Washington Post
Donald Trump’s historic presidency is unlike any other that’s come before it. From a record-setting staff turnover rate to unpredictable policy decisions to an ongoing investigation into his campaign, each episode of this podcast focuses on one aspect of Trump’s time in the White House that raises the question: "Can He Do That?" Led by interim host Martine Powers, the podcast features Washington Post reporters and experts to illuminate the ways Donald Trump can reshape the presidency. And wh...
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5 on 45

By The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization (think tank) based in Washington, D.C.
Welcome to “5 on 45”, real-time commentary and analysis from experts at Brookings about the 45th POTUS, his administration, and Congress. Subscribe now to get each new episode as it happens!
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