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8 Podcasts That Make It Easy to Be Smart

4 months ago · "The key to being informed? A well-balanced podcast diet. In an election year, many of us feel the need to know what's going on in the world. But it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. By turning on a podcast during your morning commute, while you clean your house, or as you cook dinner, you'll painlessly build in time to become both informed and entertained. Here are eight I swear by."
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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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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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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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Fresh Air

Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
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Wealth & Poverty from Marketplace APM

By American Public Media
The Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk explores money and class, where we came from and where our country is going economically, thanks to funding from the Ford Foundation. We want to hear your stories, ideas, and questions to help us create great journalism about the growing concentration of wealth in the United States. We’ll report on the forces and policies that led to the wealth gap. We’ll look at what the consequences are, good or bad, for our families and communities. We’ll be asking y...
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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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The Diane Rehm Show: Friday News Roundup

The Diane Rehm Show's Friday News Roundup was an informed discussion of the week's top domestic and international news. This podcast serves as an archive and is no longer updated. For a more complete archive, visit drshow.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

4 days ago