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The best political podcasts to keep you informed

4 months ago · "You cannot beat back the political deluge. You might as well join it. With that in mind, we’ve gathered the best, sharpest, and most enjoyable podcasts about politics—podcasts to keep you informed, entertained, and, hopefully, to remind you that there are in fact other sane, intelligent people out there."
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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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Decoded Podcast

By Decoded Podcast
Decoded Podcast is a bunch of friends getting together to talk about what's new in gaming, movies, and television. Come Join us at https://www.youtube.com/c/thed3c0d3r for even more fun
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Whistlestop

In this podcast for fans of presidential history, John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest revisits a moment from the American carnival of politics. Hear about the grand speeches, emergency strategies, baby kissing, and backstabbing that make each presidential cycle so fascinating.
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NPR Politics Podcast

The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.
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The Axe Files with David Axelrod

David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.
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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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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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Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

By IQ2US Debates / Panoply
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates bring Oxford-style debate to America – one motion, one moderator, two panelists for the motion and two against. From clean energy and the financial crisis, to the Middle East and the death of mainstream media, Intelligence Squared U.S. brings together the world’s leading authorities on the day’s most important issues. Join the debate online and cast your vote for each topic at www.iq2us.org.
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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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When Trump Met Kim

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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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