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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.

Curated by Cara Meverden

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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.

Oct 17, 2019
U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Testifies
Who is Gordon Sondland and how could his testimony today jeopardize Trump's presidency?
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.

Oct 17, 2019
"They've Got a Lot of Sand"
President Trump insults the Kurds, and then allegedly insults Speaker Nancy Pelosi amid furor over Syria.
3. The BBC Global News Podcast

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

Oct 17, 2019
Brexit: EU and UK reach a deal
A Brexit agreement has been drawn up, but it needs approval by UK's parliament.
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.

Oct 17, 2019
A Foreseen Calamity in Syria
President Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from Syria quickly, and predictably, unraveled a tenuous peace between Syria and Turkey.
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.

Oct 17, 2019
US Ambassador Gordon Sondland enters the hot seat
US Ambassador Gordon Sondland enters the hot seat. Plus, Chicago teachers get set to strike.
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.

Oct 16, 2019
In the fourth Democratic debate, the candidates treated Elizabeth Warren as the frontrunner.
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.

Oct 17, 2019
Presidential Hopefuls Spent Over $50M to Raise More Money
Democratic presidential candidates spent $335 million in the first nine months of the year-and a big chunk of it went to raising more money.
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.

Oct 17, 2019
On the Front Lines in Syria
Turkey has been attacking Kurdish forces for over a week.
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.

Oct 16, 2019
A Democratic debate, in the shadow of impeachment
Amber Phillips shares her takeaways from the fourth Democratic presidential debate.
10. 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.

Oct 17, 2019
Meanwhile At Fox News
There have been indications of discord at Fox News. Is the impeachment inquiry changing the message coming from Fox News?
11. 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.

Oct 17, 2019
Thursday, October 17
Brexit negotiators wrangle over the terms of a deal ahead of the start of Thursday’s EU summit.
12. 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.

Oct 17, 2019
Turkey Will Continue Kurdish Offensive
Turkey will continue its offensive against Kurds in Northern Syria.
13. The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Join Brian Williams as he delivers the latest pertinent updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context for viewers.

Oct 17, 2019
Pelosi says Trump had a 'meltdown' at the White House
After a meeting over Syria between Trump and Hill lawmakers fell apart, Trump and Pelosi each accused the other of having a 'meltdown.'
14. 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

Oct 17, 2019
Cautious Optimism on Brexit
Investors are cautiously optimistic about a tentative Brexit deal.
15. 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.

16. 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.

Oct 16, 2019
Trump Defends Syria Withdrawal
President Trump is defending his decision to pull troops out of Syria, saying, "They have a problem at the border; it's not our border."
17. Left, Right & Center

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

Oct 11, 2019
Impeachment, Ukraine, China, the Kurds
The Ukraine story got a lot bigger this week.
18. Business Daily

The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

Oct 17, 2019
Concrete's dirty secret
Cement and concrete have one of the biggest carbon footprints of any industry, and eliminating it is no easy task.
19. 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.

Oct 16, 2019
Inside an Amazon fulfillment center
Amazon’s massive warehouses have a reputation for being hard places to work. Is that the case?
20. 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.

21. ABC News Update

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

22. 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.

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.

24. 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.

25. TechCrunch

A round up of the top tech news of the day from TechCrunch.

Oct 16, 2019
New LinkedIn Feature
LinkedIn introduces a new feature for real-world meetups.
26. The Minute Briefing from the Wall Street Journal

Speed through top news in a flash. Get the most important stories you need to know from The Wall Street Journal three times daily.

27. Bloomberg Businessweek

Carol Massar and Jason Kelly bring together the latest news from the world of business and finance and the interesting stories of global technology, politics, economics and more by harnessing the power of Bloomberg Businessweek reporters and editors.

28. Amanpour

Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

29. RN Drive - ABC RN

RN Drive takes you behind the day’s headlines, with an engaging mix of current affairs, analysis, arts and culture from across Australia and around the world.

30. Loud & Clear

Loud and Clear - the latest news, commentary and political analysis on all the most recent events from around the globe with Brian Becker, podcasts 5 days a week.

31. Even More News

Some More News presents Even More News with Cody Johnston and Katy Stoll.

32. Newshour

Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.

33. 60 Minutes

Get the biggest scoops and best storytelling on television from 60 Minutes - on your schedule. Now you can listen to the show in its entirety every week.

34. AP Audio Stories

The latest stories from The Associated Press

35. BBC Minute

One minute of the world's most shareable news - updated every half an hour, 24/7

36. All Things Considered

All Things Considered combines news, analysis, commentary, interviews, and special features broadcast live daily from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

37. 3 Things

Our flagship daily news show, where hosts Neha Mathews and Shashank Bhargava talk to in-house experts about what is going on and why you need to care about it

38. Daily Dose

A newslaundry podcast which gives you a quick summary of the important news of the day.

39. World Business Report

The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC.

40. Business Matters

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

41. World Story of the Day

NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.

42. Al Jazeera World

A weekly showcase of one-hour documentary films from across the Al Jazeera Network.

43. Reporter Stories from Colorado Community Media

A look at some of the top stories from the communities of the Denver metro area. Host Scott Taylor speaks each week with the reporters from across our 20 publications, to discover what it was like to bring their stories to life.

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