Review: NPR Politics Podcast


“Hey, Y’all,” was the greeting that welcomed me to the NPR Politics Podcast throughout the 2016 election. If you have been listening since the podcast’s inception in 2015, you will surely know what I’m talking about, even though it’s changed since. This podcast is for the lovers of news, those who like to know what is going on in politics on any given day (it’s cool to know what’s up), and when big news breaks you can always count on an episode showing up in your queue. If balanced storytelling and discussion is your thing, then you should be listening by now. Before you know it, the reporters and editors on the podcast will feel like old friends. To help you get going, I’ve compiled a list of my all-time favorite older episodes so you can catch up while getting in on the action!


  • “Weekly Roundup: Tuesday, November 24” (November 2015) With about five minutes left in the podcast the crew starts doing this thing where they tell each other what they can’t let go of from the past week. I laugh/cried so hard listening to this mic check. If you need a good laugh check this episode out!

  • “Quick Take: Race/Whiteness in 2016” (May 24, 2016)

  • “Orlando” (June 13, 2016)

  • “Obama’s Years” (July 1, 2016)

  • “The Election of Donald Trump” (November 11, 2016)

  • “Covering 2016 as a Muslim” (December 7, 2016)


I hope you all find these episodes as enlightening and insightful as I did. This podcast is filled with endearing reporters who know their stuff, be it in the White House, Congress, or the Judicial branch. I learn something new every time I listen, and you will too.


You can find the NPR Politics Podcast anywhere you get your podcasts.


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