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The Best Daily News Podcasts (2019)

Every month it seems like a new major publisher is coming out with their own daily news podcast. These free podcasts come out first thing in the morning like The Daily and Up First, and recently some have started coming out in the afternoon for your commute like Today, Explained from Vox. These are a great alternative to the morning radio and they will keep you informed every day. Sample all of these and find your new favorite by listening to the Daily News Radio station in the Scout FM app or on Alexa.

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1. 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.

2. Start Here

The new daily podcast from ABC News. Straight to the heart of the stories that are driving national conversation. Twenty minutes, every weekday, available by 6am ET.

Apr 19, 2019
Trump Under Fire
Breaking down the findings of Robert Mueller's redacted report...and the most revealing allegations about President Trump.
3. The BBC Global News Podcast

The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends.

4. The Daily

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

Apr 19, 2019
The Mueller Report Is Released
Two years and 448 pages later, a redacted version of the Mueller report has been made public.
5. 5 Things

The news you need to know to start your day. Five stories. Less than five minutes. Every weekday, plus Saturdays. Powered by the USA TODAY Network and hosted by Taylor Wilson.

6. Today, Explained

News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler.

7. What’s News from the Wall Street Journal

Get caught up on your commute Monday through Friday. Listen as our journalists cover top stories and share timely insights on business, the economy, markets, and politics.

Apr 19, 2019
Democrats Subpoena for Full Mueller Report
Democrats subpoenaed for the full version of the Mueller report on Friday, a day after a redacted version was released.
8. The FOX News Rundown

Take a deep dive into the major and controversial stories of the day, tapping into the massive reporting resources of Fox News to provide a full picture of the news. You'll hear a contrast of perspectives you may not hear elsewhere while going far beyond the basic headlines.

Apr 19, 2019
Mueller Report Made Public
The Justice Department released the long awaited, redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report.
9. Post Reports

Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post.

Apr 19, 2019
White House aides refused Trump's Orders
Trump ordered his aides to thwart Mueller. They refused.
10. CNN's The Daily DC

CNN has the best political director in the business and every morning, Monday through Friday, David Chalian will lay out what you need to know from the world of politics.

Apr 18, 2019
Takeaways from the Mueller Report
The much anticipated redacted Mueller report was released to the public and Congress just a few hours ago.
11. What Next

The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things.

Apr 19, 2019
Are You There, Congress? It’s Me, Mueller.
What is Washington to do with a report that is damning, but doesn’t condemn?
12. Financial Times News Briefing

A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning.

Apr 18, 2019
Thursday, April 18
Huawei promises a $600 5G smart phone, and Pinterest and Zoom price shares in their initial public offerings ahead of market debuts.
13. The Economist Morning Briefing

Delivered before breakfast, The Economist morning briefing tells you what’s on the global agenda in the coming day, what to look out for in business, finance and politics and, most importantly, what to make of it.

14. Skimm This

In today’s world, context is clarity. "Skimm This" breaks down the most important stories of the day and explains why they matter. All in 10 minutes.

Apr 19, 2019
Talking About Troubles
A young journalist was killed last night during a riot in Northern Ireland. Her death is highlighting tensions along the Irish border.
15. Marketplace Morning Report

News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start, with three updates throughout the morning. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources

Apr 19, 2019
New Homes Down
The number of new homes being built in the U.S. drops to its lowest level in two years.
16. The Takeaway

A fresh alternative in daily news featuring critical conversations, live reports from the field, and listener participation. The Takeaway provides a breadth and depth of world, national, and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.

Apr 19, 2019
The Mueller Report is Just the Beginning
It’s been a long (almost) two years but the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
17. NPR Politics Podcast

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. You just have to keep up with us.

Apr 19, 2019
Democrats And Republicans Pivot After The Mueller Report
A day after the release of the redacted Mueller report Democrats and Republicans are treating the findings as a "choose your own adventure."
18. Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture.

19. Business Daily

The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

Apr 19, 2019
Space junk, rockets and aliens
What should we do about all the space junk being left in orbit?
20. Marketplace

Marketplace® is the leading business news program in the nation. Host Kai Ryssdal and our team of reporters bring you clear explorations of how economic news affects you, through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more.

21. Marketplace Weekend with Lizzie O'Leary

When the financial world shifts, where do we all fit? Marketplace Weekend® brings you powerful conversation on economies both large and personal, at a pace that suits your weekend life.

22. ABC News Update

The latest headlines from ABC News, refreshed hourly 24/7.

23. CBS This Morning

Start your day with award-winning co-hosts Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell, Bianna Golodryga and John Dickerson in Studio 57, as they bring you headlines, intelligent conversations and world-class original reporting from around the world.

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