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Creation Date January 10th, 2019
Updated Date Updated January 16th, 2019
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If you like The Daily by The New York Times, you’re in luck, because many other large, and small, news organizations have started short-form daily news podcasts. There are different formats including briefly covering a bunch of topics, single episode documentaries, and combinations of those and more.

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The Daily

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

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Today, Explained

News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more. Produced by Vox and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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A mini documentary on a single topic with expert guests and a fun delivery including parody songs and other gags.
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Post Reports

Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered.

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The format includes 2-4 main topics per day from the journalism of The Washington Post, so there are great investigations into the White House, but don’t expect any negative stories about Amazon.
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Front Burner

Front Burner is a daily news podcast from CBC News and CBC Podcasts that drops weekday mornings at 6 a.m. ET. Led by host Jayme Poisson, Front Burner is here to bring you a deeper understanding of the big stories shaping Canada, and the world.

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🇨🇦 Just like The Daily, but Canadian. It’s supposed to be about Canada, and it mostly is, but it’s commonly focused on the dumpster fire to their south as well.
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Up First

NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

Global News Podcast

The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

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Retropod

Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Host Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.

The Bay

Every good story starts local. So that’s where we start. The Bay is storytelling for daily news. KQED host Devin Katayama talks with reporters to help us make sense of what’s happening in the Bay Area. One story. One conversation. One idea.

The Daily Standard Podcast - Your conservative source for analysis of the news shaping US politics and world events

Weekly Standard Podcasts deliver unique analysis of the events shaping the news and the world today - from a conservative perspective. Host Michael Graham leads an all-star roster of the best conservative thinkers including: Bill Kristol, Fred Barnes, Stephen F. Hayes, Andy Ferguson, Jonathan Last, and many more. Learn more about The Weekly Standard and our weekly magazine at WeeklyStandard.com

Start Here

The new daily podcast from ABC News. Straight to the heart of the stories that are driving national conversation. Twenty minutes, every weekday, available by 6am ET. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

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Beyond Today

One big question about one big story from the news - and beyond - every weekday. Tina Daheley and Matthew Price search for answers that will change the way we see the world.

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Newsroom | BNR

De dagelijkse nieuwspodcast van het FD en BNR. De belangrijkste nieuwsverhalen van de redactie verteld door onze journalisten en specialisten. Mark Beekhuis neemt je mee de nieuwsvloer op.

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TicToc

TicToc by Bloomberg is a 24/7 news network that covers breaking news, politics, technology, business and entertainment stories from around the globe. Supported by a network of Bloomberg’s 2,700 journalists and analysts across 120 countries, TicToc highlights the voices behind the insights that move markets and change minds. Hosted by David Meyers (@davidfmeyers) and produced by the TicToc team out of Bloomberg Worldwide HQ in New York City. For more, follow us @tictoc.

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Daily tech news:

Techmeme Ride Home

The day's tech news, every day at 5pm. From Techmeme.com, Silicon Valley's most-read news source. 15 minutes and you're up to date.

Daily Tech Headlines

The essential tech news you need every day in 10 minutes or less.

Mac OS Ken

This is daily Apple news. Monday through Friday, Ken Ray brings commute-sized tech news to the podsphere. If it's Apple news, Apple-related news, or news related to Apple-related news, you'll hear about it here. News you'll like... this is Mac OS Ken.

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Completely Apple focused, but with humor.
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Daily economy news:

Planet Money

The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.

The Indicator from Planet Money

A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

FT News Briefing

A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning.

And if you’re sick and tired of all these daily news podcasts:

The Sunday Show

From the (fictional) Center for Investigative Journalism, “reporter” Gabriel Sunday presents a "news" program which attempts to answer the question: "What times are we living in?" Featuring Jeff Davis, Johnny Pemberton, Dana Snyder, Ron Lynch, Sydney Steinberg, Steve Agee, Corey Podell, Jon Eidson, Nick Smith and more...