This is part of my 2015 series on podcasts I’m currently listening to . This post talks about podcasts about politics.

The list is in alphabetical order. The name of the podcast is linked to the feed itself (what you’d copy and paste into your podcast app). The “(info)” link will take you to the podcast’s homepage, where available. The “content” field tries to give you an idea what to expect as to language or disturbing content. As for ratings, clearly I like the podcast at least somewhat or I wouldn’t have it on the list at all, so I’m going with a 3-star system.

  • Three stars means I look very forward to the next episode and almost always listen to the entire episode.
  • Two stars are ones I still really enjoy, but I sometimes skip at least parts of the episode, maybe even half.
  • One stars are podcasts that I feel are hit and miss. I will routinely skip sections of the podcast and occasionally skip an entire episode.
  • Podcasts marked with the package_favorite  icon are über favourites. These are the ones I think just about everybody should listen to.

Again, let me know if you have any questions, and don’t hesitate to make suggestions for other podcasts I should listen to.

Podcast For America (info )

  • Rating: 2/3
  • Frequency: weekly
  • Duration: 30–45 minutes
  • Content: occasional strong language

Yet another of the legion of Slate podcasts. Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner discuss American politics through the 2016 presidential election.

package_favorite  Slate Political Gabfest (info )

  • Rating: 3/3
  • Frequency: weekly
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Content: very occasional strong language

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss major political stories of the day. They have great rapport and a good variety of viewpoints.

Slate Whistlestop (info )

  • Rating: 1/3
  • Frequency: weekly
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Content: family friendly

John Dickerson examines specific vignettes in American political history. Hit and miss for me personally, but a few really interesting stories.