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Creation Date January 10th, 2019
Updated Date Updated May 7th, 2020
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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.
  1. If you like:

  2. 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.
  1. You may enjoy these other daily news podcasts:

  2. News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Today, Explained is your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news explainer hosted by Sean Rameswaram and featuring the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.
  3. 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. Published weekdays by 5 p.m. Eastern time.
  4. Front Burner is your essential daily news podcast, brought to you by CBC News & CBC Podcasts. Every weekday, award-winning investigative journalist Jayme Poisson takes you deep into the stories shaping Canada and the world.
  5. NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The three biggest stories of the day, with reporting and analysis from NPR News — in 10 minutes. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET, with hosts Rachel Martin, Noel King, David Greene and Steve Inskeep. Now available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with hosts Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Scott Simon. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
  6. 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.
  7. The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke. Winner of the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. QuickTake is a global news network delivering up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the most complex issues and biggest trends today. Taking the day's top stories and breaking them down for you. Come curious. Leave smarter. For more, follow us @quicktake..
  1. Daily tech news:

  2. 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.
  3. The essential tech news you need every day in 10 minutes or less.
  4. 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.
  1. Daily economy news:

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  1. And if you’re sick and tired of all these daily news podcasts:

  2. From the (fictional) Center for Inquisitive Journalism, “reporter” Gabe Sunday presents a "news" program which attempts to answer the question: "What times are we living in?" It's like the New York Daily but with dirty musical sequences and guest stars like: Jeff Davis, Johnny Pemberton, Dana Snyder, Ron Lynch, Sydney Steinberg, Steve Agee, Corey Podell, Jon Eidson, Nick Smith and more...

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