podcasts The Best News Podcasts  

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May 23, 2019 429 votes 44 voters 27 items

List Rules Vote up the best news podcasts that are currently releasing new episodes.

News podcasts are a great example of everything old is new again. much like the old radio newscasts of yore, news podcasts let us download audio information about the most current events into the little computers in we carry in our pockets. We've put together a list of the top news podcasts streaming new episodes. From daily morning shows to summaries of your favorite nightly news programs, these are the best news podcasts on now.

Some news podcasts mostly look at the news of politics or business, like The NPR Politics Podcast. Other news podcasts look at what is going on across the country or the world, such as Global Dispatches, Anderson Cooper 360, and The Gist. There are even news shows that focus on specific topics like the climate.

Vote up the current news podcasts you haven't skipped an episode of! And add any other great podcasts for keeping up with the news to the list!

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Up First is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By NPR

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31 1
The NPR Politics Podcast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best News Podcasts
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30 2
The Daily is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By The New York Times

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26 2
Anderson Cooper 360 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best News Podcasts
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25 4
Today, Explained is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By Vox and Stitcher

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25 5
Marketplace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By Marketplace

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20 4
Living on Earth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By PRI/World Media Foundation

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20 4
It's Been a Minute with Sam Sa... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best News Podcasts
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17 4
The New Yorker: Politics and M... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker

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16 5
Reveal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX

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15 5
Climate Cast is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By Minnesota Public Radio

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14 5
The Gist is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By Slate Podcasts

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12 4
NPR News Now is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By NPR

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9 3
Global Dispatches -- World New... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best News Podcasts
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8 3
Best of the Left - The best of... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best News Podcasts
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8 3
Cato Daily Podcast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By The Cato Institute

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9 5
Let's Know Things is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By Colin Wright

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7 3
WBBM Newsradio's 4:30PM News T... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best News Podcasts
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5 3
The Ben Shapiro Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By The Daily Wire

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4 2
BloombergQuint All You Need To... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best News Podcasts
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5 4
The Kelly Golden Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By News Radio 94.3 WSC (WSCC-FM)

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3 2
World News Roundup is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By CBS News Radio

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3 3
World News Roundup Late Editio... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By CBS News Radio

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2 2
PBS NewsHour - Segments is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By PBS NewsHour

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1 1
Nightline is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best News Podcasts

By ABC News