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The Best Political Podcasts for Liberals (2019)

When conservative voices dominate the radio waves, it's more important than ever to get your news from diverse sources. We've found the best podcasts available right now from news sources that value research, expert opinions, and progressive values, and made them really easy to listen to. Listen to "Progressive Talk Radio" in the Scout FM apps, or ask your Alexa to "open Progressive Talk Radio."

1. 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.

May 23, 2019
Weekly Roundup: Thursday, May 23
A growing number of states are passing laws banning abortion in the early stages of pregnancy.
2. FiveThirtyEight Politics

May 23, 2019
Tracking Trump's Falsehoods
The Washington Post has been tracking every false or misleading claim Trump has made while in office.
3. Stay Tuned with Preet

May 23, 2019
Duty to Impeach
What is the difference between evidence and proof? Plus, is there a duty to impeach?
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.

May 24, 2019
Confronting a Childhood Abuser
Three months ago, a recording of Sterling Van Wagenen, appeared on an obscure website for whistle-blowers in the Mormon Church.
5. 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.

May 24, 2019
Theresa May Resigns
Theresa May resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The Senate approved a $19.1 billion disaster aid package.
6. Pod Save America

May 23, 2019
Trumper Tantrum
The president “storms” out of another meeting with Democrats in the Oval Office.
7. Vox's The Weeds

May 24, 2019
Rethinking education reform
A lot of Democratic presidential candidates have plans for education reform. Are they any good?
9. The Josh Marshall Podcast

10. All In with Chris Hayes

May 24, 2019
The President reassures the nation of his own stability
As the President lashes out against Democrats, a brand new indictment stemming from the Mueller probe.
11. NBC Meet the Press

May 19, 2019
Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Tom Cotton
Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton discussed new state laws restricting access to abortion.
12. 1A

May 24, 2019
The Friday News Roundup for May 24, 2019
The battles over abortion continue. And McDonald's workers go on strike.
13. The Ezra Klein Show

Jan 17, 2019
Sean Decatur doesn’t see a free speech crisis on campus
Sean Decatur is the president of Kenyon College, the first African-American to hold the job. He doesn't see a 'free speech crisis' on campus
14. Counter Intelligence

Counter intelligence. National politics. Hosted by Eric Levai.

May 13, 2019
Rob Goldstone
A special interview with publicist Rob Goldstone, who wrote the famous "Trump Tower" email which set in motion an infamous meeting.
16. Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton

May 24, 2019
Will a New Cold War Break the Internet?
With Trump blacklisting Chinese technology companies, will a new Iron Curtain split the digital world in two?
17. The Argument

May 23, 2019
President Pete?
Why is the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, running for president, and what would he do if he won?
18. Hardball with Chris Matthews

Join Chris Matthews each weeknight for a spirited hour of political analysis and debate with prominent politicians, newsmakers, and cultural icons. Matthews asks his guests the tough questions, and never backs down.

19. Political Gabfest

May 23, 2019
Trump's Refusal to Cooperate
Trump is refusing to cooperate with Congress. Plus, should Democratic presidential candidates appear on Fox News?
20. Can He Do That?

May 24, 2019
Where House Democrats stand on impeachment
President Trump cut short a bipartisan infrastructure meeting, telling Democrats he won't work with them until they stop investigating him.
22. More Perfect

Radiolab’s More Perfect is a series about the Supreme Court. More Perfect explores how cases inside the rarefied world of the Supreme Court affect our lives far away from the bench.

Dec 4, 2018
The Most Perfect Album: Episode 9
At this moment, we have 27 Amendments to our Constitution. What will be the 28th?
25. Pod Save the People

Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts, and the weekly news with fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith.

May 21, 2019
SATs and Adversity
A look at factoring adversity into the SAT's, and how the War on Drugs has prevented Black men from obtaining college degrees.
28. Abe Lincoln's Top Hat

Politics! We know you love them just as much as we do. Join political commentator Ben Kissel and radio man Marcus Parks each week as they discuss what's going on in politics and the world of social issues.

29. SE Cupp's Weekend Warriors

Each week, SE and a rotating cast of experts discuss and debate the most pressing foreign policy issues facing the US: from the crisis in Syria to North Korea's nuclear weapons and Russian election meddling.

30. SE Cupp Unfiltered

S.E. Cupp brings her distinct outlook and a searing honesty on contemporary issues, with a focus on the white-hot intersection of politics, the media and policy.

31. Best of the Left

A compilation of the best of liberal and progressive talk.

32. The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg

The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg, MSNBC’s newest original podcast, is a series of revealing, one-on-one conversations with thoughtful former American public officials from the highest levels of government service.

33. The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Award Winning Long-Form Interviews, Entertaining Daily Politics and Smart Analysis.

34. The Michael Knowles Show

The Michael Knowles Show goes beyond the headline, analyzing the top cultural and political issues of the day. Monday through Thursday.

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