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20 best news podcasts to keep you informed

4 months ago · "We’ve picked 20 of the most popular, most divisive, best news podcasts for this collection. Some are daily news podcasts, some are weekly, and some come out...well, when they come out. Whether you want a podcast that aims for straight facts or one with a host who isn't afraid to share an opinion, you'll find one that works for you. Don’t see your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!"
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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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NPR News Now

The latest news in five minutes. Updated hourly.
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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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PBS NewsHour - Full Show

By PBS NewsHour
Listen to the complete PBS NewsHour, specially formatted as a podcast. Published each night by 9 p.m., our full show includes every news segment, every interview, and every bit of analysis as our television broadcast. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our individual segments, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
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PRI's The World: Latest Edition

Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories in an hour that reminds us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard on over 300 stations across North America.
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Unfilter

By Jupiter Broadcasting
Unfilter is a weekly independent news show, media watchdog, meme spotter, and topic deep diver. Unplug from the distractions, and unfilter your life.
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On the Media

By WNYC Studios
The smartest, wittiest, most incisive media analysis show in the universe. The weekly one-hour podcast of NPR’s On the Media is your guide to how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transparency, criticize media coverage of the week’s big stories, examine new technology, and unravel hidden political narratives in the media. In an age of information overload, OTM helps you dig your way out. The Peabody Award winning ...
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Chaos Agents

2 days ago

Amicus With Dahlia Lithwick | Law, Justice, and the Courts

A program about the law, and the nine Supreme Court justices who interpret it for the rest of America.
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DecodeDC

By The Scripps Washington Bureau
A reliable, honest and entertaining podcast about Washington D.C’s people, culture and politics.
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Vox's The Weeds

By Vox / Ezra Klein / Dara Lind / Sarah Kliff / Matt Yglesias
Everyone is always warning you not to get lost in the weeds. But not Vox's Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, 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.
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Pod Save the World

By Crooked Media
“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.
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Hunting terrorists

4 days ago

Best of the Left - The best of progressive and liberal talk

By BestOfTheLeft.com
This podcast is a beautifully executed compilation combining the absolute best in left-leaning political news, commentary and occasional comedy with great music to pull it all together. In each edition, I choose a political theme and deliver a variety of stories and perspectives from an array of sources on that theme. By the way, this is an ENHANCED PODCAST with cool features built in which is fun but that means that it's not compatible with everyone's audio player. For the STANDARD MP3 fee...
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Citizen Radio

By WeAreCitizenRadio.com
Citizen Radio is hosted by Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein and is dedicated to covering the stories that the mainstream, corporate media ignores. It's like Democracy Now but with much more swearing. They have interviewed such distinct intellectuals, bands, and comics such as Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Rachel Maddow, Melissa Harris-Perry, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Matt Taibbi, Rise Against, System of a Down, Anti-Flag, Bad Religion, Jeremy Scahill, Robin Williams, Matt Besser, Janeane Ga...
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Common Sense with Dan Carlin

By Dan Carlin
Loud, fast-talking and deceptively funny, this politically-independent "forward-thinking pragmatist" looks at the events shaping our world through a uniquely American lens. It's smarter than you think, and faster than you expect.
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Left, Right & Center

By KCRW, Josh Barro, Rich Lowry
KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture.
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Do U care?

a day ago

The New Yorker: Politics and More

By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
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Political Gabfest

By Slate Magazine
Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
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No Agenda

By Adam Curry & John C. Dvorak
A show about politics with No Agenda, by Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak
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The Bugle

By The Bugle & Radiotopia
It’s the trans-global satiricast that leaves no hot potato unbuttered. Andy Zaltzman breaks down the news with comedians from across the world including Wyatt Cenac, Hari Kondabolu, John Oliver, Nish Kumar, Anuvab Pal and his sister Helen.
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