Now more than ever, Americans are aware of the politics of our federal and state governments. With he popularity of the 24-hour news cycle and the proliferation of the use of social media, it’s hard to ignore what is going on in Washington D.C. and state capitols. Although many of us skim headlines or get our news in 140-character increments, there is often more to the story when the political arena is involved. Here are some podcasts to help you stay on top of the political climate of our country.
The Federalist: Coming from a conservative point-of-view, host Ben Domenech discusses political and pop culture topics. Including regular contributors, The Federalist podcast also features guests such as George Will, Chef Christopher Kimball and Christine Emba. Some recent topics include campus protests, Russian collusion, White House press briefings and pop stars. Find it: http://thefederalist.com/tag/podcast/.
Pod Save America: Covering the political news of the moment, co-hosts Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor offer in-depth analysis along with guests who are close to the week’s stories. Recent topics include “Propaganda, foreign and domestic,” redistricting, health care, Russian interference and obstructing justice. Find it: http://bit.ly/2oD7UAO.
Common Sense: Hardcore History’s Dan Carlin looks at politics from the middle and analyzes current events along with historical contextualizing. Carlin describes himself as having “Martian” views and chats with guests such as James Burke. Recent topics include “The Day of the Dove,” “War on a Whim?” and “Unhealthy Numbers.” Find it: http://bit.ly/1rVyXqx.
Left, Right, and Center: Ever wonder what would happen if you put a person from the right, a person from the left and a person from the center in the same room? Left, Right, and Center answers that question. KCRW’s weekly half-hour program discusses recent political events happening around the world that cross party lines. Recent topics include President Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin and the Supreme Court’s allowing of the partial travel ban. Find it: http://kcrw.co/2uf03iy.