Policy Podcasts

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MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video)

123 episodes - Latest episode: about 18 hours ago - ★★★★ - 10K 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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All In with Chris Hayes

205 episodes - Latest episode: about 18 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 3.2K ratings
The biggest news and political stories of the day with a commitment to in-depth reporting that consistently seeks to hold our leaders accountable.
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AM Joy

94 episodes - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.8K ratings
Every weekend on AM Joy, award-winning journalist and author Joy Reid passionately tackles the most important political and news topics of the week, exploring how policy decisions are shapi...
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Rational Security

154 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
A weekly discussion of national security and foreign policy matters hosted by Shane Harris of the Washington Post and featuring Brookings scholars Tamara Cofman Wittes, Benjamin Wittes, and Susan H...
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NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

386 episodes - Latest episode: about 19 hours ago - ★★★★ - 1.3K 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 weekday evening by NBCNews.com,...
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The ReidOut with Joy Reid

140 episodes - Latest episode: about 19 hours 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-sel...
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Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show

77 episodes - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 821 ratings
Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
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Moderate Rebels

89 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 421 ratings
Moderate Rebels is a news and politics podcast and video show hosted by journalists Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton. We report on the US empire and the endless war propaganda sold to us each day in t...
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Steve Forbes: What's Ahead

132 episodes - Latest episode: about 11 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 398 ratings
In an uncertain and rapidly changing world, Steve Forbes sits down with today’s leading business and economic minds to give listeners a better grasp of what’s ahead, and shares his own pers...
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86 episodes - Latest episode: 12 days ago - ★★★★★ - 316 ratings
Is capitalism the engine of destruction or the engine of prosperity? On this podcast we talk about the ways capitalism is—or more often isn’t—working in our world today. Hosted by Vanity Fair contr...
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Straight Talk MD

161 episodes - Latest episode: 8 days ago - ★★★★★ - 240 ratings
Straight Talk MD is a podcast that examines current hot-button healthcare issues from the informative and unconventional point of view of Dr. Frank Sweeny. With over twenty-five years of experience...
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2 Docs Talk: The podcast about healthcare, the science of medicine and everything in between.

138 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★ - 228 ratings
Join cohosts Kendall Britt, MD and Amy Rogers, MD for a 15 minute check-up on current issues in medicine and health policy. The doctors examine current medical concerns in light of the best availab...
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235 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 219 ratings
Smart people talking about politics, policy, culture and other stuff
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Climate One

601 episodes - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 213 ratings
Greg Dalton is changing the conversation on energy, economy and the environment by offering candid discussion from climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. By gathering ...
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Macro Musings with David Beckworth

260 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 208 ratings
Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.
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Reversing Climate Change

181 episodes - Latest episode: about 12 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 181 ratings
A podcast about the different people, technologies, and organizations that are coming together to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reverse climate change. Support this podcast: https:/...
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Main Engine Cut Off

175 episodes - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 170 ratings
A short, weekly podcast about spaceflight, exploration, policy, and strategy in the modern era and near future.
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Your Mountain

115 episodes - Latest episode: about 14 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 151 ratings
Join David Willms, Mike McGrady, Nephi Cole, and entertaining guests each week as they use humor, storytelling, and more than 40 years of collective experience in law, science, and policy to explai...
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WashingtonWise Investor

32 episodes - Latest episode: 19 days ago - ★★★★★ - 150 ratings
Our finances, portfolios and the markets are affected daily by the policies and politics coming out of Washington. In each episode of WashingtonWise Investor, host Mike Townsend, Charles Schwab’s V...
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3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

112 episodes - Latest episode: 12 days ago - ★★★★★ - 126 ratings
Being an educator in the 21st century is indescribably complex. There’s a constant pressure to meet standards and help students achieve, but there’s also a need to allow learners to color outside t...
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Warming Signs

43 episodes - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★ - 123 ratings
Warming Signs with Kait Parker is a podcast that tackles pressing environmental issues with wit and expertise. She’ll go beyond the headlines to inspire both action and hope. Join her every...
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Mind of State

30 episodes - Latest episode: 7 days ago - ★★★★★ - 123 ratings
Mind of State is a podcast where politics and psychology meet. Each episode features lively commentary on current events, policymakers, and the body politic, and how we have arrived at this moment,...
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Radical Imagination

18 episodes - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 116 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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Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten

21 episodes - Latest episode: 5 months ago - ★★★★★ - 114 ratings
Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten features compelling long-form conversations with exceptional thinkers and doers on the most important ideas and issues of our time, and all time. Discussions focus on ...
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Meat and Three

115 episodes - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 85 ratings
A square meal for your ears! This zesty, 15-minute weekly update on food stories and commentary is modeled after the Southern meat-and-three-sides concept: a deep dive and three shorts. Keep up wit...
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Defense One Radio

92 episodes - Latest episode: 12 days ago - ★★★★ - 79 ratings
A show about the technology, strategy, media and business trends defining the future of national security.
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16 Minutes News by a16z

58 episodes - Latest episode: 11 days ago - ★★★★★ - 79 ratings
16 Minutes on the News is a short news podcast where we cover the top headlines of the week, the a16z podcast way -- why are these topics in the news; what's real, what's hype from our vantage poin...
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She Thinks

288 episodes - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 76 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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Departures with Robert Amsterdam

64 episodes - Latest episode: 11 days ago - ★★★★★ - 76 ratings
International lawyer Robert Amsterdam and other members from the Amsterdam & Partners LLP team host a wide range of special expert guests to discuss leading international political and business iss...
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Young Farmers Podcast

57 episodes - Latest episode: 14 days ago - ★★★★★ - 75 ratings
The internet is flooded with food photos, recipes and diet advice, partisan news, and farmer-inspired fashion, but who is listening to the farmers themselves? Farmers grow your food and manage near...