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30 Great Progressive Podcasts

A curated podcast list by
Ezra Thomas

Creation Date February 18th, 2021
Updated Date Updated January 18th, 2022
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About This List

These podcasts are as progressive as they come! I've put together a list of the best podcasts that take a progressive approach to American politics. These shows talk about issues such as raising the minimum wage, racial equality, better state programs and even gun control. "Progressive" is quite a broad term, but I tried to include views of everyone from old school liberals to democratic socialists. The woke crowd can find a show to like in here and I find that there are episodes in these shows that always reach the top of my podcast app. Truly some of the best!
  1. The people behind The Intercept’s fearless reporting and incisive commentary discuss the crucial issues of our time: national security, civil liberties, foreign policy, and criminal justice. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inform
  2. Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with leading activists, journalists, policymakers, artists, visionaries and revolutionaries, talk about the resistance, the political revolution and moving forward on a progressive agenda.
  3. Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the
  4. Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham are working it out in this weekly show about culture in the broadest sense. That means television, film, books, music — but also the culture of work, dating, the internet and how those all fit together.
  5. What A Day cuts through all the chaos and crimes to help you understand what matters and how you can fix it—all in just 15 minutes. Hosts Gideon Resnick, Josie Duffy Rice, Tre’vell Anderson, and Priyanka Aribindi break down the biggest news of
  6. What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for. Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race with empathy and humor. We explore how race affects every part of society — fro
  7. Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news
  8. Power, unpacked. “Sway” is an interview show hosted by Kara Swisher, “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well liked journalist.” Now taking on Washington, Hollywood and the world, Kara investigates power: who has it, who’s been denied it, and who
  9. Congressional Dish is a twice-monthly podcast that aims to draw attention to where the American people truly have power: Congress. From the perspective of a fed up taxpayer with no allegiance to any political party, Jennifer Briney will fill yo
  10. Unbiased political analysis the way you wish still existed. Justin Robert Young isn't here to tell you what to think, he's here to tell you who is going to win and why.

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