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Up First

NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas -- from politics to pop culture -- in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

The Daily

This moment demands an explanation. This show is on a mission to find it. Only what you want to know, none of what you don’t. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Powered by New York Times journalism. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

Upstream

Challenging traditional assumptions and making conventional economists a little uneasy, Upstream is a bold new podcast that invites you to unlearn everything you know about economics and to embark on a journey to explore the stories of the visionaries and global leaders on the frontiers of alternative paradigms.

Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu

How do we survive in the age of Trump? Kamau and Hari are here for you. In season 2 of Politically Re-Active, comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu navigate the dumpster fire that is the US political landscape. The hosts answer questions and separate fact from fake news with help from todayas most fascinating artists, activists, writers, journalists and political thinkers. Join Kamau and Hari as they discuss how to move forward, how to be an active part of the resistance, and how to stay joyful in the face of the unknown. Donat ahold up, wait a minutea - subscribe today.

The Crux

The Crux is a story about the civil rights struggle and America at the edge of revolution told through a captivating whodunit. Like Serial, Making a Murderer or The People vs OJ Simpson, The Crux is a murder mystery: Who really killed Martin Luther King? Was it the government conspiracy that Coretta Scott King, the King children, and everyone in King's inner circle say it was? Or was it who the FBI named, a petty criminal named James Earl Ray?

Still Processing

Step inside the confession booth of Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for The New York Times. They devour TV, movies, art, music and the internet to find the things that move them — to tears, awe and anger. Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and pathologies of America in 2017.

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Call Your Girlfriend

A podcast for long distance besties everywhere. Co-hosted by your new BFFs Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow.

Pod Save America

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.

The Ezra Klein Show

Ezra Klein gives you a chance to get inside the heads of the newsmakers and power players in politics and media. These are extended conversations with policymakers, writers, technologists, and business leaders about what they believe in and why. Look elsewhere for posturing confrontation and quick reactions to the day's news. Subscribe for the anti-soundbite.

Tiny Spark

We investigate philanthropy, nonprofits and for-profit social good initiatives. In-depth interviews and shoe leather reporting from across the globe. Send us your tips. www.tinyspark.org

Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams?

Sparked by a chilling tip, Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams? is an eight-part podcast investigation that unearths new information and potential suspects in the cold case of a young Indigenous woman murdered in British Columbia in 1989.

The Current from CBC Radio (Highlights)

CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.

Brothaspeak Podcast

Brothaspeak Podcast where we discuss Black LGBT issues and topics. on LGBT issues and topics.

As It Happens from CBC Radio

Take a trip around the world with CBC Radio's As It Happens. Hear from the people at the centre of the stories of the day. From the complex to the weird and wacky, As It Happens brings you the voices you want to hear. Listen to our podcast and on Fridays, we pull back the curtain on how we make the show with the podcast extra.

FriendsLikeUs

A podcast featuring women of color with very different views on Hot Topics.

Indefensible

Indefensible is a limited podcast series brought to you by the Immigrant Defense Project. Over five episodes, we'll bring you stories from people who are standing up and holding out; fighting to be with their families. They say they’re here to stay.

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

The people behind The Intercept’s fearless reporting and incisive commentary—Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, Betsy Reed and others—discuss the crucial issues of our time: national security, civil liberties, foreign policy, and criminal justice. Plus interviews with artists, thinkers, and newsmakers who challenge our preconceptions about the world we live in.

Other: Mixed Race in America

This five-part miniseries explores what happens when your parents come from two different countries, cultures, or races. Host Alex Laughlin shares her own stories and interviews multiracial people about what their racial identities mean to them. Five episodes, five themes and a whole bunch of stories to make you think about what it means to be an American.

OutCasting

OutCasting is public radio’s LGBTQ youth program. It presents a look at issues pertaining to the LGBT community as seen through the eyes of young LGBTQ people and allies and provides insight into the broad dimensions of the LGBTQ youth experience. OutCasting goes far beyond mainstream media coverage, which tends to be limited and sensationalist. And just as important as the issues we cover is the outlet that MFPG gives to these young voices: a population still marginalized, potentially victimized, and rarely heard.)

Slate's Political Gabfest

Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by iTunes listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Slate's Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks. Part of the Panoply Network.

The Taxcast by the Tax Justice Network

The Taxcast is a 20 minute monthly radio show from the Tax Justice Network packed with the latest news, scandal, research and unique analysis of events in the world of tax evasion, tax avoidance and financial corruption - the most challenging ethical and economic issues of our times. It features news headlines, unique expert analysis you won't find anywhere else and a mini-documentary.

Tweeter-in-Chief

President Trump has turned Twitter into a direct pipeline to the American people. “Tweeter-in-Chief” provides unbiased context and daily updates so you don’t miss a tweet. Now every citizen has a great way to follow along because these tweets are tremendous. Really, really great stuff. #THE BEST! "Tweeter-in-Chief" is an Otto Radio production. To hear every episode as well as top news and podcasts personalized to your interests, download Otto Radio for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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New Fire from CBC Radio

From remote reserves to bustling big cities, join Urban Native Girl Lisa Charleyboy as she brings you to the surprising heart of the conversations important to Aboriginal youth.

Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/7 through our website and podcasts.

Citizen Radio

Citizen Radio is hosted by Allison Kilkenny and is dedicated to covering the stories that the mainstream, corporate media ignores. It's like Democracy Now but with much more swearing. They have interviewed such distinct intellectuals, bands, and comics such as Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Rachel Maddow, Melissa Harris-Perry, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Matt Taibbi, Rise Against, System of a Down, Anti-Flag, Bad Religion, Jeremy Scahill, Robin Williams, Matt Besser, Janeane Garofalo, and more. “[Citizen Radio] has created an important political radio show that balances humor and unreported news. At a time when media conglomerates dominate the airwaves, independent media like Citizen Radio is vital to national discourse” - Noam Chomsky "Allison Kilkenny strikes fear into the hearts of corrupt politicians and corporations everywhere" -Village Voice "Kilkenny is one of the top 30 media heroes in the country" -The Nation "Allison Kilkenny is this generation’s Amy Goodman” -Melissa Harris-Perry. “Allison Kilkenny’s writing makes me want to vomit” - G. Gordon Liddy, Convicted Watergate criminal “Jamie Kilstein is a doofus.” –Glenn Beck

Next Economy Now: Highlighting the Leaders Who are Using Business as a Force for Good

Next Economy Now highlights the leaders that are taking a regenerative, bio-regional, democratic, transparent, and whole-systems approach to using business as a force for good. Popular guests include Rose Marcario (Patagonia), Joel Solomon (Renewal Funds), Kat Taylor (Beneficial State Bank), John Fullerton (Capital Institute), Marjorie Kelly (Democracy Collaborative), and Rha Goddess (Move the Crowd). Learn more at www.lifteconomy.com.

The Uncertain Hour

The Uncertain Hour is an immersive docu-pod that reveals the uncertainties of our economy today: who deserves what and why? Host Krissy Clark dives deep into one topic each season, unpacking the things we take for granted as inevitable in our economy. Brought to you by the Marketplace® Wealth & Poverty Desk, the first season asks: 20 years after we “ended welfare as we know it” in the U.S., what is welfare today? Because sometimes the things we fight the most about are the things we know the least about. It’s welfare as we don’t know it, with new episodes every other week throughout the season. Visit marketplace.org for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: @MPWealthPoverty

Civics 101

Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College? How do congressional investigations work? What does the minority whip actually do? Civics 101 is the podcast refresher course on some basics you may have forgotten, or slept through, in school.

The United States of Anxiety

The United States of Anxiety: Culture Wars introduces you to people who have been battling to shape America’s political culture for decades. We profile culture warriors, past and present, who have influenced debates over race, religion, science, sexuality, gender and more. We connect those debates to real people, with real stakes in the outcome. We’re filling in the blanks – aiming to answer questions you didn’t even know you had – and we’re asking, what are you willing to fight for? WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio, Note to Self and many more.

The United States of Debt

*This is a FREE preview of The United States of Debt, a Slate Academy. To learn more, visit Slate.com/debt.* How did we come to owe so much money? And what can we do about it? The United States of Debt takes an in-depth look at the reality of debt in America and follows the stories of seven diverse people who have been affected by debt. It’s a boldly reported series of conversations with leading experts and Americans all over the country, hosted by Slate’s personal finance columnist Helaine Olen, author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry. What’s it like to empty out your 401(k) to help a family member? How does a first-generation college student navigate student loans at a for-profit school? What works—and what doesn’t—for people struggling to get out of debt? Find out in the United States of Debt. These episodes and preview of the Academy are free to all as a sample. To join this Slate Academy, listen to other episodes, chat in our private Facebook group, and read supplementary materials, visit Slate.com/debt.

Can He Do That?

Donald Trump’s historic presidency will look unlike any other that’s come before it. From his outsider status in Washington to his family’s continued residence in New York to his complicated business empire, each episode of this podcast will focus on one aspect of Trump’s time in the White House that defies conventions and ask the question, “Can he do that?” Hosted by Allison Michaels and co-hosted each week by a different Post reporter, “Can He Do That?” features original reporting that will illuminate the ways Donald Trump can reshape the presidency and explain what that means for people in the United States and the rest of the world.

A Teacher's History of the United States | A Podcast About American History including the Revolution, Civil War, WWI, and WWII

Did you ever wish you could go back to class and learn about the most interesting, important, and impactful events in US history all over again...this time without the homework? If so, join the club! In this podcast, join Chris Caldwell and his fellow history nerds as they re-examine United States history one lesson at a time. Enjoy the podcast, and hopefully now you can take pride in knowing just a little bit more about the history of the United States.

The New Yorker: Politics and More

A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.

Intersection

New Republic editor Jamil Smith explores how race, gender, and all the ways we identify ourselves and one another intersect. He brings in journalists, activists, politicians, and everyday folks like you to fuel the conversation.

Revisionist History

Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Panoply Media. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Talking about actual politics in the age of Trump. Award winning long form interviews with Authors, Thinkers, Journalists and Activists. That said, when they go low, we tend to go just slightly lower. Hosted by Sam Seder, the daily Majority Report was first a born as a radio show with Janeane Garofalo on Air America Radio. Give us a week and you'll know substantially more about politics and policy than anyone you know.

Radio Diaries

First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm

With Friends Like These

Ana Marie Cox, political columnist and culture critic, sits down with liberals and conservatives, pastors, writers, activists, and other people you should know for an open, funny, in-depth conversation about what divides us - a show about listening instead of arguing.

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.

Progressive Voices

The best progressive talk right here, on demand. Always Progressive, Always On!

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