6 political podcasts to help you navigate US Politics and Presidential Elections

Nov 2020  RadioWorks Blog

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Politics can be overwhelming, but choosing the right podcast shouldn’t be. Whether you’re a politics buff or simply hoping to make sense of this year’s presidential race, the vast variety of podcasts today offers listeners a steady stream of stimulating political content. In light of what has been one of the most exhilarating US presidential elections, we’ve put together a helpful guide of the top political podcasts to help you navigate this space.

American Elections: Wicked Game

After all these years, America still has to endure weeks of aggravation as it chooses its president. And to prove it, Wondery’s ‘American Elections: Wicked Game’ explores the entire history of all presidential elections, from the unanimous and inevitable election of George Washington in 1789 to Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory in 2016. While this podcast has yet to reveal its take on this election, we can expect a wicked story about the Biden vs Trump race in the coming weeks.

The Daily

The Daily gives listeners the biggest stories of our time, in twenty-minute segments, five days a week. The latest episodes, as you can imagine, focus on this year’s political battle, inviting US voters from both sides to talk about their journey and experience throughout this election. A great choice for anyone looking for the people’s perspective.

Running Mate

Running Mate is HuffPost UK’s podcast series explaining the U.S. election for Brits and those wondering what on earth is going on in America. Speaking with reporters and commentators, HuffPost UK’s man in New York, Graeme Demianyk explores what is going on in American politics and society.

Brown Girls Guide to Politics

Hosted by A’shanti Gholar, this podcast is centred around the women changing the face of politics. Episodes include interviews with politicians, candidates, and influencers. A fitting podcast in light of Kamala Harris’ victory in making history as the first Black and South Asian woman on a major party presidential ticket.

Pod Save America

Four former aides to President Obama are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-nonsense conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. A must-listen for anyone who misses Barack.


BBC’s Americast, hosted by Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel, follow the US election, bringing you all the latest details from the American 2020 campaign trail.



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