Over the last few months, I’m sure we’ve all seen our Facebook feed fill up with political information and opinions. What I have seen in that chaos, is that many people don’t understand the political issues and/or how our government works. I started looking for podcasts for two reasons: 1. I wanted to learn some more in-depth information, hopefully from a neutral source and 2. I wanted to get neutral updates on things like the debates and other speeches, without having to listen to all of them all the way through.
To be honest, I just don’t have the time. But I do have time to listen to this info while I’m driving. So here are some of the podcasts I’ve found and a bit about them, at least as far as I’ve had a chance to listen to each one. And there are soooo many more out there! If you need help this political season, search for one that will give you help where you need it. ***Note: I don’t guarantee the below podcasts are all neutral. Neutral politics is hard to find! But some of the below, are.
Covers events from the last 24 hours. It runs until the election. There are 3 hosts that cover the issues. This is like your morning news for the election. Doesn’t really address the political positions. It covers what is happening.
This is an ongoing podcast that covers current political issues. It discusses the debates but also covers issues like “No child left behind”, welfare reform, guns, free condoms. There is some cussing in this.
Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What
This talks a lot of stats and where the candidates have made mistakes or what they should do to fix what is happening. This is mostly where they stand against each other.
The New Yorker: Politics and More
Writers are interviewed regarding current political issues. As a result, there is an in-depth conversation that includes many references to history.
So That Happened
This it put forth by Huffington Post. This is an ongoing podcast so while they cover the election, they also cover other political issues.
There are so many more out there. I’ve been trying to find more to try to find the best one out there but there’s only so much time. Try these out or do a search of your own. But get informed! These podcasts really do ensure everyone has time to be up to date on the issues.