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Contemporary Issues Podcasts

Featured Contemporary Issues Podcasts


Things Fell Apart Podcast
 

Things Fell Apart Podcast
by Jon Ronson

Rabbit Hole Podcast
 

Rabbit Hole Podcast
by Kevin Roose

The Daily Show Podcast
 

The Daily Show Podcast
by Trevor Noah

The Libertarian Podcast
 

The Libertarian Podcast
by Richard Epstein

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Each week C-SPAN airs and podcasts their After Words program which features the authors of the latest nonfiction books being interviewed by journalists, public policy makers, and legislators.

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by Sam Harris

With this podcast, Harris hosts discussions with a range of experts in fields that reflect his varied interests, including the current conflict with ISIS, the shifting American religious landscape, ethical philosophy in the wake of globalization, scientific progress and his lifelong interest in mindfulness meditation.

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The Talks at Google podcast - where great minds meet. Talks at Google brings the world’s most influential thinkers, creators, makers, and doers all to one place.

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This public TV program is more audio-based and less image-focused than network nightly news or cable news, so it is easy to listen to as a podcast. It covers some of the day's top stories before breaking the show into segments of analysis of each story.

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Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion.

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by Jon Ronson

If you've ever yelled at someone on social media about, say, cancel culture or mask-wearing, then you are a soldier in the culture wars - those everyday battles for dominance between conflicting values.

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by Sean Rameswaram

Led by Sean Rameswaram, Today, Explained brings together Vox Media's team of explainers to break down the news into a 20 minute, daily podcast released every afternoon.

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by Robert Scheer

Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality.

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by Rachel Maddow

"The Rachel Maddow Show," which airs 9 p.m. ET weeknights on MSNBC, is a smart look at politics, pop culture, and all the day's top stories.

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The Commonwealth Club of California has been bringing fascinating speakers to their forum since 1903. Their podcast feed currently features many years of speaking events.

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