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20 Best Politics Podcasts of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about politics? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best politics podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Politics Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

FiveThirtyEight Politics

  • Publisher: FiveThirtyEight, 538, ABC News, Nate Silver
  • Total Episodes: 7

Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and “game-changers” every week.

Pantsuit Politics

  • Publisher: Sarah & Beth
  • Total Episodes: 7

Editors’ Notes: “I think there’s a lot of valid, complicated, hard differences in America right now,” says Sarah Stewart Holland, co-host of Pantsuit Politics, a biweekly podcast in which she and longtime friend Beth Silvers tackle the ideological polarization in US politics head-on with nuanced, intelligent discussions. “I think what we try to do is say, ‘We see it. We see how hard it is.’ Sometimes, it’s not a political question or a political solution as far as who you vote for or what party you are in and then the conversation’s over, because there’s really hard, complicated discussions to be had beyond just your political party.”Since the show started in 2015, the Kentucky-based Holland and Silvers sought to subvert the traditional left-right punditry of cable news to have what they describe as “grace-filled conversations” which are more community-driven and derive from their own shared values and friendship. Both women grew up in Kentucky, studied law, and are raising families. It’s in those shared experiences that they’re able to stay truthful with each other, but also with their listeners—many of whom appreciate their views regardless of the differences they might have. “We hear a lot of ‘You’re like our political therapists, you’re our internet moms,’” Silvers says. “That feels right to me, because I think there are a lot of people who listen to our show who rarely agree with my political perspective, but they just like something about being able to sit and hear the news with us and know that we care about their feelings even if they are different than ours. That feels like the most important thing we can do right now.”

TALKING POLITICS

  • Publisher: David Runciman and Catherine Carr
  • Total Episodes: 7

Coronavirus! Climate! Brexit! Trump! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting: Talking Politics is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Every week David Runciman and Helen Thompson talk to the most interesting people around about the ideas and events that shape our world: from history to economics, from philosophy to fiction. What does the future hold? Can democracy survive? How crazy will it get? This is the political conversation that matters.Talking Politics is brought to you in partnership with the London Review of Books, Europe’s leading magazine of books and ideas. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/talkingpolitics

The NPR Politics Podcast

  • Publisher: NPR
  • Total Episodes: 7

Every weekday, NPR’s best political reporters are there 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.

Politics Weekly

  • Publisher: The Guardian
  • Total Episodes: 7

The Guardian’s political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week’s biggest stories in politics

Australian Politics

  • Publisher: The Guardian
  • Total Episodes: 7

In the Australian Politics podcast,  Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia’s political team examine what’s happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you

iGen Politics

  • Publisher: Politicon
  • Total Episodes: 7

Brought to you by Jill Wine-Banks and Victor Shi, the Intergenerational Politics Podcast tackles the issues facing our nation, asks the questions you want to be answered, and most importantly, engages all generations in politics.Jill Wine-Banks is the only woman to have served on the Watergate prosecution team, is an MSNBC Legal Analyst, and is the author of “The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President.” Victor Shi is a freshman at UCLA, the youngest delegate for Joe Biden in Illinois, former organizer on the Biden for President campaign, and an advocate for democratic reform.

Powerhouse Politics

  • Publisher: ABC News
  • Total Episodes: 7

Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. Hosted by ABC News’ Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein.

Payne’s Politics

  • Publisher: Financial Times
  • Total Episodes: 7

Sebastian Payne takes you into the corridors of power to unwrap, analyse and debate British politics with a regular lineup of expert Financial Times correspondents and informed commentators. New episodes available every Saturday morning.

Identity Politics

  • Publisher: Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali
  • Total Episodes: 7

Identity Politics is a podcast that features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America. From pop culture to politics, each episode co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali invite guests to talk about issues impacting their lives as Muslims at the intersection of multiple identities.

The Politics Guys

  • Publisher: The Politics Guys
  • Total Episodes: 7

Tired of liberals and conservatives screaming partisan talking points? We were, and so we created The Politics Guys as a sane and civil alternative. Each week, a liberal and a conservative talk *to*, not at each other, in an attempt to better understand the week in politics & policy. We're not about scoring cheap partisan points or preaching to the ideological choir. We reject the notion that people who see the world differently are either stupid or evil. Our mission is to promote a shared, evidence-based understanding of American politics and policy. We hope you'll join us.

Chopper’s Politics

  • Publisher: The Telegraph
  • Total Episodes: 7

The inside line on UK politics. Interviews with top politicians and commentators, analysis from the Telegraph’s Westminster team and the occasional musical interlude. Presented by Christopher Hope, every Tuesday.

Power and Politics

  • Publisher: CBC Radio
  • Total Episodes: 7

Every weekday afternoon, Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos guides Canadians through the country’s political news, with a regular cast of political panellists and the continuously unfolding drama of the Canadian political scene.

Politics Theory Other

  • Publisher: Politics Theory Other
  • Total Episodes: 7

A podcast from Tribune magazine on radical politics, critical theory, and culture. Hosted by Alex Doherty.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/poltheoryotherContact: [email protected] Radio: https://www.blubrry.com/tribuneradio/

Talking Politics: HISTORY OF IDEAS

  • Publisher: Talking Politics
  • Total Episodes: 7

A new series of talks by David Runciman, in which he explores some of the most important thinkers and prominent ideas lying behind modern politics – from Hobbes to Gandhi, from democracy to patriarchy, from revolution to lock down. Plus, he talks about the crises – revolutions, wars, depressions, pandemics – that generated these new ways of political thinking. From the team that brought you Talking Politics: a history of ideas to help make sense of what’s happening today.

The New Yorker: Politics and More

  • Publisher: WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
  • Total Episodes: 7

A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker’s executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.

Politics with Amy Walter

  • Publisher: WNYC and PRX
  • Total Episodes: 7

Every Friday, Amy Walter brings you the trends in politics long before the national media picks up on them.Known as one of the smartest and most trusted journalists in Washington, D.C., Amy Walter is respected by politicians and pundits on all sides of the aisle. You may know Amy her from her work with Cook Political Report and the PBS NewsHour where she looks beyond the breaking news headlines for a deeper understanding of how Washington works, who’s pulling the levers of power, and how it all impacts you.Politics with Amy Walter is a co-production of PRI and WNYC Radio in collaboration WGBH.

The Church Politics Podcast

  • Publisher: AND Campaign
  • Total Episodes: 7

The “Church Politics” Podcast is where you can get in-depth political analysis from a Christian worldview.

The Red Box Politics Podcast

  • Publisher: The Times
  • Total Episodes: 7

News Podcast of the Year: Matt Chorley presents the best interviews, analysis and panel discussions from his Times Radio show. Listen live 10am-1pm Monday to Thursday. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/

Refining Politics and Culture

  • Publisher: Michael Seifert
  • Total Episodes: 7

This show is a different political conversation; one that prioritizes truth & love while confronting challenging cultural topics from a conservative Christian perspective.

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