8 Political Podcasts to Break Down the Issues

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The 2016 presidential election has come to an end, resulting in Donald J Trump as the 45th President of the United States. One thing is certain: the election was certainly historic. To help keep you informed and to provide you with insightful commentary, we have assembled the eight best political podcast recommendations discovered on Otto Radio. Enjoy.

NPR Politics PodcastListen Now: NPR Politics: 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.


FiveThirtyEight PodcastListen Now: FiveThirtyEight Elections: Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the 2016 election, tracking the issues and “game-changers” every week.




Keepin' It 1600 PodcastListen Now: Keepin’ it 1600: Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — host a Ringer podcast to discuss the political world, Trump, Hillary, and all you need to know before November.


KCRW Left, Right & Center PodcastListen Now: KCRW’s Left, Right and Center: Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, KCRW’s weekly confrontation over politics, policy, and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn’t lack personality.




Vox The Weeds PodcastListen Now: Vox’s The Weeds: Everyone is always warning you not to get lost in the weeds. But not Vox’s Ezra Klein, 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.


Decode DC PodcastListen Now: Decode DC: A reliable, honest and entertaining podcast about Washington D.C’s people, culture, and politics.




Slate Political Gabfest PodcastListen Now: Slate’s Political Gabfest: Each week the Slate Gabfest Team of Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz focus their attention on the week’s high-profile political developments with their trademark banter, incisive analysis of the important issues of the day, plus a nugget of fun water cooler conversation.

Common Sense with Dan Carlin PodcastListen Now: Dan Carlin’s Common Sense: Common Sense with Dan Carlin is an independent look at politics and current events. For those craving a deeper intellectual analysis, a less partisan approach and unpredictable outside-the-box revelations.

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