Stay up-to-date on news, politics and more with this week’s podcast picks.
The news cycle can feel exhausting to keep up with. Things are constantly changing and it can be hard to sift through all of the information available out there. But there are podcasts that can help. From shows with shorter episodes that keep you up-to-date on the biggest news stories to those that feature more in-depth reporting, this list of podcasts is sure to offer some clarity about current events.
Best Podcasts for Staying Updated on Current News
“Up First” from NPR: With episodes of 15 minutes, this is the perfect podcast to get updated on the three most pressing events of the day. NPR News does this in a succinct manner, making it easy to incorporate this show into your daily routine.
“The Daily” from The New York Times: The show features news and politics from across the globe as reported by a variety of journalists. It provides a strong analysis of current events. The episodes range from 20 to 30 minutes, which is on the longer side, but the reporting is more in-depth than shorter podcasts so it is worth the time if you have it.
Best Podcasts for Staying Updated on Politics
“The NPR Politics Podcast” from NPR: Every day, journalists cover the biggest news coming out of Washington. An essential podcast for staying up-to-date on US politics in episodes that range under 20 minutes or less.
“The Take” from Al Jazeera English: With new episodes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, this podcast keeps you up-to-date on global politics and current events. Recent stories covered the conflict in Yemen, violence in Kashmir and marijuana equity in Illinois. The episodes are around 15 to 20 minutes.
“FiveThirtyEight Politics” from ABC News: This podcast covers the latest issues and news in politics across the US, with occasional updates from other countries across the globe. The episodes range anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
These podcasts are available on all streaming platforms.