Political Podcast Picks


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m addicted to podcasts. And lately my listening tastes have leaned toward the political.

Here’s the thing, skimming your Facebook and Twitter feeds isn’t really informing you. Even if you’re clicking through to actually read some of those articles, they can only do so much. Sometimes you need more insight or analysis (preferably not of the screaming talking-head variety)…or you just need to have a laugh along with your political chat. That’s when I turn to podcasts. 

  • Abe Lincoln’s Top Hat–I like this one for a couple of reasons. 1) It’s funny 2) It’s just regular people (for the most part) talking about politics, and you quickly realize they don’t fall neatly into the left or right categories.
  • Trumpcast–This one is Trump focused. It also has a sense of humor, but has a more journalistic bent. If you don’t listen to any of the other podcasts I recommend, listen to this one episode: The Magnitsky Act and the Looming Russian Danger
  • About Race–Sadly, this podcast was recently cancelled. This made me so, so sad. You will not find a more honest and open conversation about race, and the conversation around it. Luckily there are a couple of years worth of episodes for you to catch up on and get #woke (I officially hate that word…but *tongue in cheek*)

I suggest downloading an episode of each of these and listening to them on your commute. You’ll sound smarter at work.


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