20 Best Public Administration Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about public administration ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best public administration 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 Public Administration Podcasts 2021

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

Academics of PA

  • Publisher: Bruce McDonald, Josie Schafer, and William Hatcher
  • Total Episodes: 31

Academics of PA focuses on the individuals and research that comprise the field of public administration.

Somali Public Agenda

  • Publisher: Somali Public Agenda
  • Total Episodes: 14

Somali Public Agenda is a non-profit public policy and administration research organization based in Mogadishu. Its aim is to advance understanding and improvement of public administration and public services in Somalia through evidence-based research and analysis.

After Trump

  • Publisher: Lawfare & Goat Rodeo
  • Total Episodes: 7

What will be Donald Trump’s lasting effects on American politics and the presidency?Trump operated the presidency in ways that defied widely held assumptions about how a president might use and abuse the powers of the office. His mercurial personality, pathological mendacity, shamelessness, open disrespect for law and norms, vicious attacks on officials and institutions, intermingling of public and private interest, and indifference to facts did enormous damage to the great office that he assumed on January 20, 2017. And his words and actions exposed the presidency’s vulnerability to dangerous excesses of authority and dangerous weaknesses in accountability. Trump was not the first president to raise these dangers, obviously, but he did so unlike any of his predecessors.Reconstructing the presidency will require much more than the right attitude by the president and senior executive branch officials. It will also require a comprehensive examination of the many fissures in the structure of the office that a future president might choose to exploit in a fashion similar to Trump.Over six episodes, Host Virginia Heffernan, outlines with Lawfare’s Jack Goldsmith & former White House Counsel Bob Bauer outline their proposal of reform to our government in the fallout of the Trump Administration. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Investor Show

  • Publisher: Prince Dykes, MBA,IAR,SA
  • Total Episodes: 498

TV Show Host, Investment Advisor, 4x Award Winning Children finance Author, International Speaker & military veteran Prince Dykes was introduced to finances while serving as a logistics specialist on submarines in the US Navy. He earn an Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business Administration, Series 65, Series 63, insurance licenses and Certified Financial Educator Instructor while serving. In 2013 he founded Royal Financial Investment Group and the highly successful YouTube channel, “The Investor Show”. In 2015 he published the grounded breaking children’s book “Wesley Learns to Invest” and the world’s first venture capitalist app “IABOH”. He also became an angel investor into DeWalt Brewing Company and The Global Gallery. In 2016 Prince became Executive Producer of the cartoon series, “Wesley Learns” and the podcast “The Investor Show,” adding to the worldwide appeal for financial literacy. He was also a finalist for ABC hit show Shark Tank Season 7. In 2017 he became the first independent media outlet to cover Warren Buffet annual meeting. He also launched and hosted the Hawaii local financial literacy TV Show “ The Prince of Investing” which became Hawaii number #1 financial literacy show He then published the second childrens book teaching kids about credit titled “Wesley Learns About Credit”. In 2018 he address Aurora Board of Education and Denver Board of education about eating kids about investing. He now has over 125,000 Social Media followers and his books have been added to over 5 public libraries globally and to 10 public schools. His cartoon, books, and app continue to set the standard for children everywhere, who want to learn a little bit more about finances.

Learning Curve

  • Publisher: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Total Episodes: 14

Michael Caputo, HHS Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, takes you behind the scenes at HHS as the experts explain what they’re working on and what you need to know. …. Most Recent Episode Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz: Assistant Secretary of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [1] [1] https://www.hhs.gov/podcasts/learning-curve/learning-curve-14-elinore-mccance-katz-assistant-secretary-of-substance-abuse-and-mental-health-services-administration.html

Maryam Lemu

  • Publisher: Muslim Central
  • Total Episodes: 60

Maryam Lemu has a career spanning over 3 decades, she is an international speaker and an adept seminar and workshop facilitator. She is currently the Head of Administration and Resource Management at New Horizons College Minna, Nigeria, a faith based school. She is also one of the Directors of ProStart Consultants, a capacity building consultancy firm based in Nigeria. Mrs. Lemu has travelled around the world delivering seminars on a wide range of topics including team building, leadership and personal development. She is passionate about human development and character building and helps her audience identify a sense of purpose and direction in life and the positive impact it exerts on both work and personal life. Also, she delivers engaging public talks on Muslim Identity, Living a life of purpose, marital and pre-marital topics and particularly enjoys relationship coaching and counselling. She is a known face with regular television appearances in Nigeria. She is the host of the popular Islamic talk show Sisterly on Alif TV, and Ramadan shows on several networks. She also produces YouTube video series and has a large social media following, as well. Mrs. Lemu has a broad range of expertise including Public Speaking, Mentoring and Coaching, Leadership, Management, Communication and Negotiation to name a few. She also provides consultancy to Islamic schools based on her strong commitment to character development, social responsibility and values-driven leadership.

The Heist

  • Publisher: Center for Public Integrity
  • Total Episodes: 6

In Donald Trump’s America, wealthy people and large corporations have won big. The Trump Administration promised the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 would pay for itself and boost the middle class. But in truth, the tax cuts funnelled hundreds of millions into the pockets of the rich and ballooned the national debt. Then, something similar happened again with the 2020 pandemic bailout. Promises made, promises broken. The Heist is the story of a huge political swindle, how it happened, and how power works in a Donald Trump presidency. Reporters spent months behind the scenes: we get to know a big Republican donor, a senator who caves to political pressure, and the enigmatic Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, who led the charge for these laws.

Zohra Sarwari

  • Publisher: Muslim Central
  • Total Episodes: 81

Zohra Sarwari is an author of 15 books, international speaker, entrepreneur, publisher, and homeschooler. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and has been studying Islamic Studies for more than 10 years. Alhamdullilah. She has been seen on FOX News, ABC News, CBS news and other TV channels. She has had many radio interviews, and magazine interviews. Her passion is teaching Muslims to become the best they can be, while teaching Non-Muslims about the true Islaam. As a public speaker and Muslim life coach, Zohra Sarwari focuses on helping people achieve their goals and working with individuals on resolving specific challenges within their lives.

Policy in Plainer English

  • Publisher: Helen Labun
  • Total Episodes: 46

Exploring key topics in health care policy with short episodes in plain(er) English – this podcast is a production of Bi-State Primary Care Association and hosted by the Director of Vermont Public Policy, Helen Labun. Currently in Season Three: Food Access and Health Care. Background music “Too Fly” by FesliyanStudios.comThis project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $99,960 with 0 percentage financed with non governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

The White House Brief

  • Publisher: Blaze Podcast Network
  • Total Episodes: 245

Find out what the mainstream media ISN’T telling you about the Trump administration. BlazeTV White House correspondent Jon Miller braves The Washington Hit Squad to cut through the fake news. About Jon Miller: Jon Miller is the host of “The White House Brief” on BlazeTV. He previously worked for Fox News, TheBlaze, and Mercury Radio Arts. In his time in media, Jon has actively fought against leftist bias and attacks against black conservatives like himself. Raised in a non-political household that valued a strong work ethic and individual responsibility, Miller was first introduced to conservatism by reading Whittaker Chambers, Friedrich Hayek, Russell Kirk, William F. Buckley Jr., Barry Goldwater, and Edmund Burke. While attending Columbia University, he joined the College Republicans, but found them to be “too liberal” and then worked as an assistant for Glenn Beck at Fox News.

Election Day

  • Publisher: Justin Ahn
  • Total Episodes: 57

Commentary and insight into American politics, including the ongoing battle between the Biden administration against the Republican Party, as well as issues like journalism, voting reform and conspiracy theories. Fridays at 7AM ET.

STATION F: The Podcast

  • Publisher: STATION F
  • Total Episodes: 35

STATION F is the world’s biggest startup campus, with more than 1000 startups working on-site. Located in Paris, STATION F gathers all the services an entrepreneur might need under one roof, including 40+ VC funds, 30+ public administrations, and mentorship offices by leading tech companies like Apple, Google, AWS, and OVH. We are here to help bring ambitious ideas to life and, in this bi-monthly podcast, you’ll be able to meet some of the most brilliant entrepreneurs at STATION F and beyond, discover exciting projects, and share conversations with thought leaders in the tech ecosystem. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Filling the Gapp

  • Publisher: T2-S2
  • Total Episodes: 3

Filling the Gapp is a podcast about the important topics in South Africa that goes beyond the usual discussions of government simply in terms of corruption and incompetence. Of course, they are. But we aim to go deeper than that. What are the deeper underlying reasons informing South Africa’s ruling ANC? How does the historical background of the ANC elders inform their strange decisions to ban the sources of sin tax, cigarettes and alcohol? How did the good intentions of anti-Apartheid activists turn into dysfunctional local governments across the country? Dr Ivor Chipkin hosts this deep dive into the reasons that South Africa’s government has evolved into what it is today – and potentially how to rebuild it. Chipkin is the founder of the Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) at Wits University, and today runs South Africa’s first global think tank on government, GAPP. He was the key author of Betrayal of the Promise Report on State Capture, a seminal 2017 expose of corruption and the anti-constitutional rule of the Jacob Zuma administration. He has a Phd from Ecole Normale Superieure, France, was an Oppenheimer Fellow at Oxford, and is author of two books. He is one of the leading scholars on government; thinking about government; and thinking about government policy.

Public Administration for Students

  • Publisher: Abhinav Sharma
  • Total Episodes: 5

This deals with the theory and practice of public administration. Here lectures are available in bi-lingual language (English and Hindi).

Finding the Funny: Leadership Tips From a Comedian

  • Publisher: Jan McInnis
  • Total Episodes: 390

It’s funny business! Learn leadership & business skills to deal with people & handle life’s curveballs. A professional comedian offers laughs & practical tips. Funny comedian & top keynote speaker Jan McInnis’s unique, fun and useful ideas will help you develop solutions to your own work and life issues. Jan is an established comedy writer. She’s sold material for Jay Leno’s Tonight Show monologue on the Tonight Show as well as many other people, places and groups – radio, TV, syndicated cartoon strips, and even guests on the Jerry Springer show (her parents are proud). For over 25+ years she’s traveled country as a comedian, keynote speaker, and Master of Ceremonies. She’s shared her clean comedy with thousands of organizations, and her business tips with thousands of corporations and associations. She’s been onstage in front of everyone from the Mayo Clinic to several of the Federal Reserve Banks. Jan is also currently co-starring in the Baby Boomer Comedy Show, touring theatres with comedian Kent Rader, and she is also an excellent Master of Ceremonies! Jan is the author of two books “Finding the Funny Fast – How to Create Quick Humor to Connect with Clients, Coworkers & Crowds,” and “Convention Comedian – Stories and Wisdom From Two Decades of Chicken Dinners and Comedy Clubs.” Her short stories can be heard on her popular podcast: “Comedian Stories: Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes.” What’s in store every week? Monday – Friday – Jan offers a quick tip for managing work and personal life Saturday – a tip for Finding the Funny . . . Jan will help you find the funny in your life with a quick tip on using humor Sunday – It’s time to sit back and enjoy a minute of Jan’s clean comedy from her shows. Jan has shared her humor keynotes with groups such as… Mayo Clinic Abbott Pharmaceuticals Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals Kaiser-Permanente Davita Dialysis Centers Blue Cross Blue Shield National Council for Prescription Drug Companies Organization of Nurse Leaders Federal Reserve Banks BDO Accounting Transamerica Insurance & Investment Group Merrill Lynch American Institute of CPAs National League of Cities International Worker’s Compensation Fund LA County Management Association Social Security Administration Southern California Public Power Authority U.S. Air Force American Heart Associations Go Red For Women luncheons Speaking of Women’s Health International Association of Administrative Professionals Toyota Women’s Conference Women in Insurance and Financial Services Soroptimists Women in Film & Video Henry Ford Health Centers Women’s Event Breast cancer awareness School Business Officials associations School superintendent associations School boards associations State education associations Community college associations Head Start associations Texas adult protective services Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals International Association of Emergency Managers Disney Emergency Managers COPIC Salt Lake County Public Works and Municipal Services Disaster Recovery Conference Pennsylvania Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health conference Mid Atlantic Safety conference and Chesapeake Regional Safety Council Risk associations American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Rehabilitation Associations NIGP Public procurement associations Public purchasing associations correctional associations public utilities public personnel associations rural housing associations community action associations Health Information Management Associations Healthcare Financial Management Associations Hospitals Home Healthcare Associations Assisted Living Associations Medical Group Management Associations Healthcare Risk Associations Healthcare Quality Associations state emergency management associations insurance groups state education associations community college associations school administrators associations school nutrition associations principal associations library associations

EJB Talks: Rutgers Bloustein School Experts

  • Publisher: Bloustein School
  • Total Episodes: 47

Faculty, staff and guest experts from the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey talk about public policy, urban planning, public health, health administration, and iInformatics.

The VU Impact

  • Publisher: MPA Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 6

Brought to you by Villanova University’s Public Administration Department, The Impact Podcast dives into public administration topics and trends through interviews with Villanova MPA faculty, staff and other public service experts. Join us as they tell their interesting stories and hear what inspired their journey to serve.

Roses & Weeds

  • Publisher: City of Tyler Texas
  • Total Episodes: 54

The City of Tyler hosts a podcast series called Roses & Weeds to keep residents up-to-date with current events and news related to the city. The series celebrates city achievements, or “roses,” while also digging into the weeds of city government by discussing the complexities of public administration on the local level.

Hanover Public Schools

  • Publisher: Hanover Public Schools
  • Total Episodes: 40

Listen to podcasts created by Hanover Public Schools students, teachers, staff, and administration. Hanover Public Schools is a K-12 district located in Hanover, Massachusetts.


  • Publisher: The Ricochet Audio Network
  • Total Episodes: 112

This podcast is presented by the Ricochet Audio Network at Ricochet.com as a public service to provide an audio archive of the Donald J. Trump administration.

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