Best Political Podcasts

best political podcasts

Regardless of whether you’re a conservative, liberal, independent, or somewhere in the middle – there’s a political podcast out there for you.

In this post, we’re sharing the top political podcasts based on the number of downloads. Feel free to bookmark this page as we’ll be updating it regularly.

pod save america podcast

1. Pod Save America

The Pod Save America podcast features four former aides to President Obama – Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor. On the show, they are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a conversation about politics. New episodes are released on Mondays and Thursdays, and they promise to “cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help.”

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2. The NPR Politics Podcast

In this podcast, NPR brings their best political reporters on the show “to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don’t just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon.”

3. Kickass News

Hosted by Hollywood producer and political media strategist Ben Mathis, KickAss News is a twice weekly podcast that claims to feature “the most interesting personalities and thought leaders in politics, entertainment, tech, business, science, and more.”

fivethirtyeight politics podcast

4. FiveThirtyEight Politics

In this weekly podcast, host Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team “cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and game-changers.”

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5. Louder with Crowder

Created by the Blaze Podcast Network, this show features host Steven Crowder as he “brings you news, entertainment and politics with the most politically incorrect show on the web. Guests, rants, sketches, your calls … it’s whatever.”

political gabfest podcast

6. Political Gabfest

Created by Slate Magazine, Political Gabfest was voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. The show features hosts Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, who deliver “the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.”

pod save the world podcast

7. Pod Save the World

Produced by Crooked Media, the same people who brought you Pod Save America, this political podcast features co-hosts Tommy Vietor and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes. Every Wednesday, they “break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there.”

american conservative podcast

8. American Conservative

This show promises to be free, educational, entertaining, and professionally recorded. The producers say there’s no empty rhetoric, “Just entertaining learning.” Their episodes feature “many different topics from the best talent around the world.”
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9. Lovett or Leave It

Another political podcast produced by Crooked Media, Lovett or Leave It releases new episodes every Saturday. The show features, “former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion.”

this morning podcast

10. This Morning with Gordon Deal

Produced by Compass Media Networks, in this podcast, “host Gordon Deal goes beyond the headlines with the day’s first look at news and business news from the U.S. and around the world; bringing a lively blend of intelligent information, humor, and expert analysis to morning radio.”

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Jeremy Herrell’s Live From America

In this podcast, “Jeremy Herrell brings a constitutional voice with a new age populist way of speaking! Brash & Bold. The original pioneer of MAGA music. Listen daily for what is really happening in the political theater of the United States from sea to shining sea.”

political smoke podcast

Political Smoke Podcast

Host Erike Reyes says, “Let’s talk about what government actually is when we look at current events in politics. Let’s put it into perspective.”

In this podcast she says, “We’ll talk about politics while giving you a background, because one can feel lost in the whirlwind of information out there. We’ll talk about facts and we’ll talk about bias. But we will not entertain the myriad of distractions, unless we’re adding a bit of clarity or political satire..

Slightly Informed

This weekly podcast is “dedicated to covering politics, news and pop culture.” Produced by Slightly Informed Media, they say, “We shine a light on some of the most dystopian aspects of society with a humorous touch. A repeated dunking on Billionaires and the politicians they buy on both sides. Some occasional deep dives and educational segments.”

Ok, Now What?

Ok, Now What? says it “is a progressive political podcast that covers political news.” It features a panel of 5 progressive voices and its co-hosts are Greg Arias, Elizabeth Trejo, Jason Call, Robin Rahils, and Thoma Speight.
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