Policy Podcasts

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MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video)

397 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★ - 11.7K ratings
Through her unique approach to storytelling, Rachel Maddow provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountabi...
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NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

1,173 episodes - Latest episode: about 21 hours ago - ★★★★ - 2K ratings
Listen to "NBC Nightly News," providing reports and analysis of the day's most newsworthy national and international events. This audio podcast, updated each evening, brings you the day's show in i...
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The ReidOut with Joy Reid

560 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★ - 1.1K ratings
Joy Reid conducts one-on-one conversations with politicians and newsmakers while addressing provocative political issues both inside and outside of the beltway. Reid, who is also a best-selling aut...
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Plenary Session

388 episodes - Latest episode: 10 days ago - ★★★★★ - 732 ratings
A podcast on medicine, oncology, & health policy. Host: Vinay Prasad, MD MPH from University of California San Francisco. Tweet your feedback to @Plenary_Session or e-mail plenarysessionpodcast@gm...
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City Journal's 10 Blocks

370 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 558 ratings
City Journal's 10 Blocks, a weekly podcast hosted by editor Brian C. Anderson, features discussions on urban policy and culture with City Journal editors, contributors, and special guests. Forthcom...
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824 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★ - 364 ratings
The POLITICO Tech podcast is your daily download on the disruption that technology is bringing to politics and policy. From AI and the metaverse to disinformation and microchips, we explore how tod...
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Main Engine Cut Off

275 episodes - Latest episode: 9 days ago - ★★★★★ - 268 ratings
MECO is opinion and analysis of spaceflight, exploration, policy, and strategy, by Anthony Colangelo.
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Political Climate

165 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 242 ratings
Political Climate delivers an insider’s view on the most pressing policy questions in energy and climate. Through biweekly analysis and debate, the podcast explores the nuances of how policy and po...
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Straight Talk MD

211 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★★ - 240 ratings
I’m a skeptic searching for the truth in all matters related to science and medicine, especially where it intersects with economics, politics, and public health. The truth is out there and we’re go...
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Ones and Tooze

147 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 219 ratings
Foreign Policy economics columnist Adam Tooze, a history professor and a popular author, is encyclopedic about basically everything: from the COVID shutdown, to climate change, to pasta sauce. On o...
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The Truth of the Matter

276 episodes - Latest episode: 10 days ago - ★★★★ - 212 ratings
A weekly analysis of the complex policy issues driving the news.
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Radical Imagination

48 episodes - Latest episode: 17 days ago - ★★★★★ - 175 ratings
Racism, toxic inequality, persistent poverty, climate change: these are big serious problems, and if you believe they require big audacious solutions, then this is the podcast for you. Hosted by An...
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Israel Policy Pod

325 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★ - 146 ratings
A weekly podcast that goes beyond the headlines to bring you analysis from Israel Policy Forum experts and distinguished guests including policymakers, activists, and academics.
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She Thinks

494 episodes - Latest episode: 16 days ago - ★★★★★ - 145 ratings
She Thinks is a podcast for women (and men) who are sick of the spin in today’s news cycle and are seeking the truth. Once a week, every week, She Thinks host Beverly Hallberg is joined by guests w...
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Defense One Radio

176 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★ - 128 ratings
A show about the technology, strategy, media and business trends defining the future of national security.
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70 Million

66 episodes - Latest episode: 10 months ago - ★★★★★ - 126 ratings
This award-winning and Peabody-nominated podcast documents how locals are addressing the role of jails in their backyards. Reporters travel around the country and hear from people directly impacted...
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Meat + Three

218 episodes - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 107 ratings
Get ready for a delectable experience with Meat + Three, your weekly serving of food stories and commentary served up by the talented interns at Heritage Radio Network (HRN). Inspired by the Southe...
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Texas Tribune Brief

808 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 103 ratings
Get the latest news on Texas politics and policy from The Texas Tribune now on Amazon Alexa. With reporters based in Austin, Washington, D.C., and on the U.S.–Mexico border, we are your go-to sourc...
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National Journal Radio

257 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 93 ratings
A deep dive on the most important policy, political, and campaign story of the week, powered by National Journal’s expert correspondents. New episodes every Monday.
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UCLA Housing Voice

79 episodes - Latest episode: 11 days ago - ★★★★★ - 86 ratings
Why does the housing market seem so broken? And what can we do about it? UCLA Housing Voice tackles these questions in conversation with leading housing researchers, with each episode centered on a...
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242 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 83 ratings
Join us for thought provoking conversations on surveillance, digital privacy, and cybersecurity law and policy in the information age. Each week, hosts Dave Bittner and Ben Yelin break down the hea...
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Carbon Removal Newsroom

175 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 81 ratings
A panel show by Nori where guests discuss current events from the world of carbon removal. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/carbonremovalnewsroom/support
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China in the World

240 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★ - 78 ratings
The Carnegie Endowment's China in the World podcast is a series of conversations between Director Paul Haenle and Chinese and international experts on China’s foreign policy, China’s international ...
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NASFAA's Off the Cuff Podcast

276 episodes - Latest episode: 10 days ago - ★★★★★ - 77 ratings
Hosted by NASFAA staff, this weekly podcast offers an unscripted view of hot financial aid and higher education-related topics. Justin Draeger and co-hosts will discuss what's happening inside the ...
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251 episodes - Latest episode: 11 days ago - ★★★★★ - 76 ratings
Our hosts speak with leading experts in public policy, media, and international affairs about their experiences confronting the world's most pressing public problems.
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BASED Politics

177 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 73 ratings
How do you know what to think unless you are told? Sadly, most people don’t and are left to rely on biased news sources, political parties, and their social media peers. Libertarian-Conservative Co...
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157 episodes - Latest episode: 17 days ago - ★★★★★ - 72 ratings
Two friends, two beers, and a casual conversation about space. Landing monthly in your podcast feed.
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Smart Women, Smart Power

221 episodes - Latest episode: 11 days ago - ★★★★ - 64 ratings
CSIS Smart Women, Smart Power is a speaker series on women in international business and global affairs. The weekly podcast features leading women from the corporate, government, and national secur...
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None Of The Above

119 episodes - Latest episode: 12 days ago - ★★★★★ - 62 ratings
As the United States confronts an ever-changing set of international challenges, our foreign policy leaders continue to offer the same old answers. But what are the alternatives? In None Of The Abo...
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Rethinking Palestine

46 episodes - Latest episode: 28 days ago - ★★★★★ - 62 ratings
Rethinking Palestine is a podcast from Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, a transnational think tank that brings together Palestinians from across the globe to produce critical policy ana...