Best News and Entertainment podcasts — Light news programs and morning shows (Updated December 2017; image)
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Slate's The Gist
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Slate's The Gist with Mike Pesca. A daily afternoon show about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight. Part of the Panoply Network.
 
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The Brilliant Idiots
Weekly
 
Charlamagne Tha God and Andrew Schulz are The Brilliant Idiots. Join them each week as they explore the issues of the day in a style that's often idiotic, sometimes brilliant and always hysterical.
 
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No Agenda
Weekly+
 
A show about politics with No Agenda, by Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak
 
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The Tony Kornheiser Show
Daily
 
"The Tony Kornheiser Show" (now available exclusively on-demand) is a topical, daily talk show that starts with sports and quickly moves into politics, current events, entertainment and, really, whatever happens to be on Tony’s mind that day. The format of the show—regular sit-in guests with familiar interviews and segments—highlights not only the unique perspective of Tony Kornheiser but also the expertise of his network of friends.Join one of the most recognizable and outspoken commentator ...
 
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Louder With Crowder
Weekly
 
Steven Crowder brings you news, entertainment and politics with the most politically incorrect show on the web. Guests, rants, sketches, your calls ... it's whatever.
 
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MSNBC Morning Joe
Daily
 
Hosted by Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist, the program features in-depth and informed discussions that help drive the day's political conversation. The show attracts a wide variety of guests, including top newsmakers, Washington insiders, journalists, and cultural influencers, representing a diverse set of voices and opinions that provide unparalleled insight and analysis around the day's biggest stories. Since its debut in 2007, the show has also covered major political e ...
 
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Up First
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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.
 
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Chris Evans - The Best Bits
Monthly
 
Catch up with the latest Breakfast fun with Chris Evans. Hear the best stories and the biggest guests, every week. From BBC Radio 2.
 
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The Sunday Edition from CBC Radio (Highlights)
 
CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition is a lively three-hour program of conversation, documentaries and music. Michael Enright, an accomplished journalist and broadcaster, is the host and tackles everything from politics to pop culture, in Canada and around the world.
 
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Diane Rehm: On My Mind
Weekly
 
Diane Rehm’s weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what’s going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.
 
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Roland Martin Reports Daily Podcast
 
Roland S. Martin is a nationally award-winning and multifaceted journalist. A nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate, Mr. Martin is the author of Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith, and Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America, and his newest book, “The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House as originally reported by Roland S. Martin.” Mr. Martin is a commentator for TV One Cable Network and host of “Washington Watch with Roland Ma ...
 
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Cox n' Crendor Show
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Podcast by Cox n' Crendor Show
 
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The New Statesman Podcast
Weekly
 
Join Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush for the weekly New Statesman podcast, covering Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump and everything in between. New episodes every Thursday.
 
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Trending
Rare
 
Trending - explaining the stories the world is sharing...
 
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Nightlife
Daily
 
Nightlife with Phil Clark and Sarah MacDonald has everything you need to get you through the night, seven nights a week.
 
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Morning Brew
Weekly
 
Weekday programme Morning Brew is a chat and music show. Hosted by Phil Whelan, guests include regular contributors and drop-ins, who span topics from earnest current affairs to cookery to the arts.Catch it live:Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1pm
 
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Uhh Yeah Dude
Weekly
 
A weekly roundup of America through the eyes of two American Americans.
 
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Ciquizza: The Fix podcast
Weekly
 
Do you like game shows? Do you like politics? Whatever, you will LOVE The Ciquizza anyway. Each week the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza puts two supposedly smart guests to the test with questions on news, politics, entertainment. The winner will be covered in glory. The loser will be subject to public shaming. For real.
 
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Stupidpeoplepod
Monthly+
 
We want to be a bit more woke so we learn a little about something each show. If we're wrong about anything please get in touch (on here or twitter @stupidpeoplepod) and correct us, that is why we're doing this show after all. thank you please
 
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The Vlad Couch
Weekly
 
DJ Vlad sits down on his couch each week with a slew of celebrity guests - such as Charlamagne, Lord Jamar and a host of others. Join him each week as he shares these entire interviews with you about current events and news in urban culture.For business questions contact:Evan Hollinsevan@vladtv.com(818) 927-1110
 
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Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
Monthly+
 
Emmy Award—winning producer, actor, and comedian Larry Wilmore is back on the air, hosting a podcast where he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond.
 
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Dave & Chuck the Freak Podcast
Daily
 
 
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It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
 
'It's been a minute' is another way of saying 'let's catch up.' Host Sam Sanders does just that every Friday with two guests in a conversation about the news, culture, and everything. Not just what happened each week, but how it felt. Plus, Tuesday deep dives — conversations with one guest, or on one topic. The world is complicated and people are, too — and sometimes you just need to talk it out.
 
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Crooked Conversations
Weekly
 
One side effect of our national addiction to Trump’s tweets and other news cycle garbage is that fascinating issues, brilliant books and important debates aren't getting the attention they deserve. With a rotating crew of your favorite Crooked Media hosts, contributors, and special guests, Crooked Conversations brings Pod Save America's no-b.s., conversational style to topics in politics, media, culture, sports, and technology that aren’t making headlines but still have a major impact on our ...
 
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The Morning Stream
Weekly+
 
The Morning Stream, Mon thru Thurs, every morning, with Scott Johnson and the Frogpants Network. News, culture, politices and talk each and every day!
 
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Any Questions? and Any Answers?
Weekly+
 
Any Questions? with Jonathan Dimbleby: topical debate in which guests from politics, business, science, arts and the media answer questions from members of the public. BBC Radio 4
 
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KQED’s Forum
Daily
 
KQED’s live call-in program presents balanced discussions of local, state, national, and world issues as well as in-depth interviews with leading figures in politics, science, entertainment, and the arts.
 
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Hack
Daily
 
Shoving the J into journalism, Hack covers current affairs, music, politics and culture with youth in mind. Get our half-hour radio program sent directly to you each weekday.
 
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The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart
 
The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart takes you behind the scenes with the writers, producers and correspondents who make the show. Everyone but Jon, really. New episodes every other week.
 
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VICE Meets
Monthly
 
Meeting the Most Significant Motherf*ckers on the Planet.
 
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Christopher Titus Podcast
Weekly
 
Comedian Christopher Titus along with Bombshell Rae, and the young "Fetus" take no prisoners as they try to make sense of out of the insanity behind today's headlines. Titus takes a smart, aggressive stance that is never unbiased, always unbalanced and unhinged. Check the itunes reviews.
 
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Anthony Cumia Best Of Podcast
Monthly+
 
Live and Uncensored | Streaming in HD Monday - Thursday 4-6PM EST
 
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Radio Atlantic
Weekly
 
A weekly show hosted by Jeffrey Goldberg (Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic), Matt Thompson (Executive Editor, The Atlantic), and Alex Wagner (Co-host, CBS This Morning: Saturday; Contributing Editor, The Atlantic). We're living in historic times. Who better than a 160-year-old magazine to help you make sense of them? Each week, The Atlantic's top editors sit down with leading voices to explore what's happening in the world, how things became the way they are, and where they're going next.
 
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Harry Shearer: Le Show
Weekly
 
A weekly, hour-long romp through the worlds of media, politics, sports and show business, leavened with an eclectic mix of mysterious music, hosted by Harry Shearer.
 
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Painkiller Already
Weekly+
 
Painkiller Already is a weekly gaming gone comedy podcast featuring: Woody, Kyle aka FPS Russia and Taylor.
 
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Free Beer and Hot Wings Free Clip of the Day Sample Podcast
 
Free Clip of the Day from the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show available at freebeerandhotwings.com. Problems with the download? Go to www.freebeerandhotwings.com/podcasthelp. To subscribe to the podcast, visit www.freebeerandhotwings.com/membership.
 
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Alonzo Bodden: Who's Paying Attention?
 
A weekly audio podcast giving you Alonzo Bodden's unique comedic take on what's going on in the world.
 
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The BOB & TOM Show Free Podcast
Weekly+
 
The BOB & TOM show is a hilarious blend of comedy, talk, news, and sports heard across the nation from 6 to 10 AM EST! Enjoy these free clips from the show! B&T VIPs can get the entire show via podcast! Visit www.BobAndTom.com to sign up!
 
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The World and Everything In It
Daily
 
A daily audio news magazine featuring reports, interviews, and analysis from WORLD's editorial team. WORLD is your source for news and views presented from a biblical worldview perspective.
 
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MPR News with Kerri Miller
Daily
 
In-depth conversations on news and culture, with host Kerri Miller.
 
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We The People with Jesse Ventura
 
"We The People" unleashes your favorite everyman Jesse "The Body" Ventura on the headlines sweeping the nation. The former Governor of Minnesota, wrestling star, actor and Navy SEAL engages various personalities from all walks of life, from politicians to comedians to pro-wrestlers, as well as his own vigilant viewers. After all, it's a podcast for the people by the Body.
 
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Doc Thompson
Daily
 
Heard on TheBlaze.com/radio every weekdays at 6a-9a ET
 
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Carl and Mike | Comedy | Commentary | Politics | Sex | Religion | Culture
 
What’s this podcast all about? Well everything important. And nothing in particular. In between all that, we solve world problems. Micromanage each other’s personal lives. Tell stories. Riff on social and cultural happenings. Predict the future. Mock ignorance wherever we find it. And generally rant, rave and question the things you’re not supposed to talk about in “polite circles” – especially politics, sex, and religion. After seven years of having coffee and great conversations every Frid ...
 
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Red Eye Radio
Daily
 
Red Eye Radio is the pre-eminent syndicated overnight radio show hosted by radio vets Gary McNamara and Eric Harley airing Monday through Friday, Midnight to 5am Central. Targeted at long haul truckers, Red Eye Radio has broadened its mission to include virtually everyone living and working non-traditional hours. The audience includes shift workers, travelers, truck drivers and others who embrace the new 24/7 lifestyle, with many restaurants, retailers and other business establishments open ...
 
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The Ignorance Equation
Weekly+
 
Speak Now: Consequences Later, The Ignorance Equation seeks to educate, to inform, to enlighten.
 
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Urban Christian News Network
Daily
 
A daily news podcast of the day's top stories with host, Daniella Whyte. Covering national, world, Christian, sports, and entertainment. Tune in every morning for the news you need to know for today.
 
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Cigarettes & Bad Decisions Podcast
Monthly+
 
Join Host Koffee Black, Hollow Tip, OG Backwards, and MrJackBrickhouse a.k.a Producer/Engineer as they dive into current news, sports, entertainment, politics, society, and pop culture as only they can!
 
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Highlights from Newstalk Breakfast
 
Newstalk Breakfast - every weekday morning from 7-9am, giving you the first bite at news, sport, business, tech and entertainment
 
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Word of Mouth
Monthly
 
Word of Mouth is a public radio show highlighting trends, surprising turns in pop culture, and news, science, and tech stories you aren't hearing about in the day's headlines. A daily podcast produced by New Hampshire Public Radio.
 
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Soundtrack of the Week
Weekly
 
News, pop culture and everything else that sucks.
 
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Free Beer and Hot Wings Free Clip of the Day Sample Podcast
 
Free Clip of the Day from the Free Beer and Hot Wings show from 12/14/17.By info@compassmedianetworks.com (compassmedianetworks.com).
 
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The Tony Kornheiser Show
 
Tony opens the show by talking about his debut performance in the Nutcracker (and how someone stole his scene!). Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports calls in to go around the NFL, James Carville calls in with his weekend picks, and Nigel gives the news. Then, during Old Guy Radio, "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd calls in with his NFL picks, and the ...…
 
The Morning Blaze Topics: Hour 1 Roy Moore finally accepted his loss with a video response... Elf on the shelf contest... Net Neutrality is a great example of free market... How will you vote for net neutrality? Hour 2 Kentucky lawmaker commits suicide after allegations of him messing around with a 14 year old started to spread... Maybe we shou ...…
 
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MSNBC Morning Joe
 
This morning, amidst their recent loss in Alabama, Republicans scramble to reclaim a stake in the crucial demographic that is the "youth vote." Simultaneously, House GOP representatives are questioning the validity and integrity of the Mueller investigation to the Justice Department.
 
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MSNBC Morning Joe
 
Democrat Doug Jones is declared the winner of the special Alabama Senate election, narrowing the GOP majority in the Senate to one. The Morning Joe panel break down this historic upset as President Trump ignites a "sexist" feud with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
 
The FBI's possible Trump insurance, Tavis Smiley's off PBS, House and Senate GOP reach deal on final tax bill, Hallmark Channel's Christmas movies coming under fire, fallout from Roy Moore loss
 
Freightliner Run Smart Hour - Star Wars opening could be a $440M weekend, review of the day's stories, audio of the day
 
We’re exploring the big question: where did we come from? We’re going back a couple of million years to take a look at the first evidence of the existence of homosapiens.
 
Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have agreed on a final tax package. The FCC votes on net neutrality rules. Plus, Tanzania honors UN peacekeepers killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
 
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas across the country today. We speak to Butler Arms owner Louise Huggard who hosted the cast and crew during filming.
 
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas across the country today. We speak to Butler Arms owner Louise Huggard who hosted the cast and crew during filming.
 
Sinn Féin's Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Fine Gael's Brian Hayes debate whether Ireland's decision to join PESCO will lead to a European Army and the loss of our neutrality.
 
2017 has been a HUGE year in global politics. We look at what's happened and what the biggest social trends of 2017 tells us about next year!
 
Today, WORLD Magazine senior editor Mindy Belz talks about the administration's recognition of Israel's capital and plans to place the embassy there. Plus: Kim Henderson explores the perennial popularity of the Nutcracker.
 
Episode 148 topics...1. Fake cowboys2. Roy Moore3. Mug shots when getting door kicked in are never good4. Get arrested with or without pants on5. Abe got scammed by chiropractor6. What happens to your soiled clothes when you get arrested7. Kick starter campaigns 8. Abe's new business ideas9. The food truck that is like an ice cream truck10. Aio ...…
 
On The Gist, Omarosa makes for the exits. In honor of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced today, we’re playing an excerpt from our live show last month, when we went over the ballot with Hit Parade host Chris Molanphy and Washington Post humorist Alexandra Petri. In the Spiel, reflecting on the Doug Jones win in Alabama. Learn mo ...…
 
#BlackVotesMatter: Doug Jones Wins Alabama’s Senate Race In Stunning Upset Black Voters Turned Out In Massive Numbers To Defeat Roy Moore And Elect Doug Jones Why Political Campaigns Must Engage, Energize & Mobilize Black Voters Ahead Of Election Day How The FCC’s Planned Rollback Of Net Neutrality Will Impact Your Internet Access Armstrong Wil ...…
 
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Soundtrack of the Week
 
0:00 - Thanksgiving Break Intro 20:45 - Sounds of the Week Al Franken's Resignation Newt Gingrich on Mueller's Resignation Fox News' false claim 51:05 - Main Story: Amazon's HQ2
 
Free Clip of the Day from the Free Beer and Hot Wings show from 12/13/17.By info@compassmedianetworks.com (compassmedianetworks.com).
 
In the latest episode of The BS Show, Bob Sansevere, comic Bryan Miller, Cold Omaha's Tom Schreier, the Pioneer Press' Kevin Cusick and Mary Chismar have lively discussions about Lt. Gov. Tina Smith replacing Al Franken in the Senate, Alabama's messy Senate race, being sexually harassed in the workplace, and the countdown of the 10 worst coache ...…
 
Oakland’s school board is set to vote Wednesday on a proposal to cut $9 million from the district budget. Oakland’s new school superintendent says the mid-year cuts are a result of years of financial mismanagement and overspending. Forum talks about how the cuts would affect Oakland’s already financially strapped schools, what caused the budget ...…
 
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The Brad and Britt Show
 
For all your Christmas gift needs, please shop at the Brad and Britt Amazon™ store: Shop.BradandBritt.com Roy Moore loses in Alabama, the fallout from the election and Omarosa exits the White House. Like us on facebook Follow us on twitterDonate to us via PayPal™ or Venmo™
 
After an intense campaign Alabama voters elected democrat Doug Jones in yesterday’s special election. This is the first time a democrat has been elected to statewide office in more than two decades and the win is being hailed by democrats as bell weather for 2018. We’ll get the latest from the ground in Alabama and dive into the political impli ...…
 
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The New Statesman Podcast
 
Stephen is joined by guest host Anoosh Chakelian (get well soon, Helen!) to discuss whether there is anything an MP can do these days to get the sack. They talk about the cases of Anne Marie Morris, Jared O'Mara and Damian Green, among others. Then, they address a listener question: what is a "meaningful" vote? You can subscribe to the podcast ...…
 
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Alonzo Bodden: Who's Paying Attention?
 
1- I’m wrong. Thank you, Alabama.2- They cry voter fraud because none of their disenfranchisement worked.3- Trump unfit to clean toilets. We knew it, but it's still nice to hear.4- Fear is down and so are gun prices.5- Viral video = cash. Hmmm...6- Happy Holidays, Ivanka.
 
The Morning Blaze Topics: Hour 1 Roy Moore lost the election last night... He also didn't know you could be sworn in on anything, but the bible... Alyssa Milano was in tears after Doug Jones' win... Have you looked at old pictures and noticed how much people have changed. Hour 2 Just like Bitcoin is on the rise, so are the fees to buying Bitcoi ...…
 
AL Senate election results, Jones won't take seat most likely until Jan, text messages from Peter Strzok
 
AL Senate election, media focus 24/7 will now be on President Trump's accusers, audio of the day
 
CJ says both this week's films nail it, and should be seen, especially Sean Baker's The Florida Project
 
We take a look at modern China and its place in the world and ask the question: what does China ultimately want? And is there cause for alarm?
 
Democrat Doug Jones beats Republican Roy Moore in Alabama's special election. Jones is the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama since 1992. Plus, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offers to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions.
 
Henry McKean visits Holland-on-Sea in England to ask why the voted in favour of Brexit.
 
Health Minister Simon Harris discusses new plans to give free GP cards to carers. He also discusses the decision of the 8th committee to allow vote on legalise abortion.
 
Independent Senator Ronan Mullen and Jan O'Sullivan debate the decision of the 8th Amendment committee to recommend vote allowing abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.
 
A conversation between Gabe Sherman, author of "The Loudest Voice In The Room," and Tommy Vietor of Pod Save America and Pod Save The World about the rise of Roger Ailes and how Fox News has influenced American politics.
 
We hear from people who've had a rough year and learnt from the experience.
 
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MPR News with Kerri Miller
 
Journalist and author Masha Gessen talked to MPR guest host Stephanie Curtis about her new book, "The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia." They took a deep look at the Russian mindset and the generational trauma that defines Russian politics and culture today.
 
Today, a conversation with Senator James Lankford about the Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation. Plus: Sarah Schweinsberg reports on the shifting views on cell phones in the classroom.
 
Alabama Voters Head To The Polls To Decide If Roy Moore Or Doug Jones Will Be Their Next Senator Alabama Senate Race: Will Greed And Power Win Over Morality Trump’s Sexual Harassment Accusers Speak Out, Demand A Congressional Investigation Chicago’s ‘Englewood Four’ Settles Wrongful Conviction Case For $31M 5 Injured In Monday Morning’s Attempt ...…
 
On The Gist, the #MeToo movement is only influential insofar as its targets can feel shame and enact accountability. In the interview, biographer Robert Dallek accounts for Franklin D. Roosevelt’s ruthless pragmatism. As president, FDR made the decision to round up 120,000 Japanese Americans to “strike resonant chords with most Americans,” and ...…
 
In the latest episode of Legal Bits, attorney Julie Finch interviews craft brewery attorney Jeff O'Brien, who represents the Minnesota-based Modist Brewing company that received a fun and clever cease-and-desist letter/scroll from Anheuser-Busch.
 
Free Clip of the Day from the Free Beer and Hot Wings show from 12/12/17.By info@compassmedianetworks.com (compassmedianetworks.com).
 
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The Morning Stream
 
Hey, yer here to serve ME! How much was that Uber ride again? Dress as Batman, be more productive. How many dismembered feet is too many? 2 sons-in-law for the price of 1! Making Things with Bill! Jury Duty and more on this episode of The Morning Stream.
 
When author Joyce Maynard met Jim, a successful Bay Area lawyer, they fell in love, got married, planted olive trees, and went on long bike rides. Then Jim was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and less than three years after their wedding, he died. Maynard joins us to talk about “The Best of Us: A Memoir,” a reflection on how she got through t ...…
 
Bob Sansevere, who has covered them both, points out that Vikings coach Mike Zimmer can't hold a verbal candle to former Vikes coach Jerry Burns. To prove it, The BS Show plays Zimmer audio as well as Burnsie raw uncensored audio. A fun show with attorney Jeff O'Brien, Greg Freeman, Dan Gerl and special guest Eric Thompson from The Daily Norsem ...…
 
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday morning after he collapsed at a Safeway Monday night. The 65 year old former civil rights attorney was the city’s first Asian American Mayor. Board of supervisors President London Breed is now acting mayor. We discuss the life and legacy of Mayor Lee. Guests: Scott Shafer, senior editor for KQED’s C ...…
 
Dave and Chuck the Freak talk about a vet that had to remove 21 pacifiers from a dogs stomach, a mom that pulled her kid out of school over concerns of a “relaxation room,” a 6 year old that made $11 Million on YouTube this year, a woman that threatened to kill everyone on an airplane after they made her stop smoking on the plane, a chick that ...…
 
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The Brad and Britt Show
 
Shop for all your Christmas gifts at the Brad and Britt Amazon™ store: Shop.BradandBritt.com Trump unleashes a disgusting sexist attack on Sen. Gillibrand (D-NY), freak show at Moore rally in AL, Roy Moore's wife is a big fan of the Jews Like us on facebook Follow us on twitter Donate to us via PayPal™ or Venmo™…
 
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