NPR Politics Podcast
About This Show
The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.
Most Recent Episode
The First Presidential Debate
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Recap and analysis of the first Presidential debate, held Monday September 26 at Hofstra University in New York. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Evling. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at email@example.com.
Rated 1 out of
Not enough substance, not educational at all
Expect to hear the nonstop drama you get from the radio/TV all the time (Does Hillary have pneumonia or something else? Did Trump respond to accusation of small genitals, did he accuse Hillary of stealing china from the White House?) Basically a summary of insults and attacks and constantly predicting where the two most disliked and untrusted presidential candidates fall based on polls, which they don't even bother to explain are biased and unreliable. No inclusion of independent/third party candidates, not even a small attempt to educate the public on the options they have or the real issues at stake.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 2 out of
Very Soft Material
I generally turn off this podcast about halfway through because they seem to cover only the surface-level material available for the day's news. It never feels like they've done the background reading required to really do analysis.
They have the distinct disadvantage of coming after The More Perfect Union podcast on my player, which is much deeper in spite of being an amateur effort. I'd recommend that podcast as an alternative if NPR Politics Podcast isn't doing it for you.
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 4 out of
Pop Culture Happy Hour . . . but with substance!
I've always loved the format of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, but the content has always disappointed me. Hearing four different opinions on the latest comic book hero movie? Just hearing one is too many. So hearing the NPR Politics podcast "borrow" the format in my opinion is a stroke of genius. Finally - a valid format but now with something to say. Well done!
Date published: 2015-11-27
Rated 5 out of
Enjoy the podcast
The podcast is great. I like the input each member has. I get a little frustrated when it feels that the group is becoming biased but it does not last that long. They really seem to present the information. I laugh a lot at their "Can't let it go" segment. I hope they stay on beyond the presidential election and they find a niche
Date published: 2016-02-11
Rated 5 out of
Great team - Love ya Tam and Sam, Ron, Dom & Usma
Great 2016 coverage, friendly show, on point analysis
Date published: 2016-09-05