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This week in News & Politics

New episodes this week from top New & Politics podcasts

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    This week in News & Politics

    Oct 21 2020

  • BBC Minute / 21:30 GMT

    Drop into BBC Minute every half an hour, 24/7, for the biggest news, sport, technology, health, science, social media and business stories; all in 60 seconds

  • Today, Explained / Will Covid-19 cancel the holidays?

    Last Christmas, I gave you my health.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The NPR Politics Podcast / How Campaigns Work: Polling

    In an ongoing series congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell looks under the hood at campaigns. From how they raise money to what they do once they have it.This episode, Kelsey looks at polling. But not the kind you expect. Kelsey talks to two of the top pollsters on both sides of the aisle about who exactly they poll, what they ask them, and how the answers change how a campaign operates.This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid and congressional correspondent Kelsey SnellConnect:Subscr...more

  • Pod Save America / “Trump’s secret Chinese bank account.”

    Trump whines about the rules, moderator, and topics in advance of the final presidential debate. Democrats inch closer to a Senate majority. Dan and Jon discuss what you can do about tightening polls, and answer some of your questions. Then disinformation expert Jiore Craig talks to Dan about how to handle right-wing smears in the final weeks of this election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • The Last Word with Matt Cooper / Culture Club - Ailbhe Reddy

    This week's Culture Club inductee is singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy, whose new album Personal History is out now. She spoke to Matt about her favourite music, plays, TV shows, books, movies and podcasts. First Single Ever Bought: B*witched - C'est la Vie Favourite Album: Jeff Buckley - Grace Best Gig: Big Thief at Vicar Street, Wallis Bird at Whelan's Favourite Play/Musical: The Jungle, Chicago Favourite TV Shows: Friends, Patrick Melrose, The Plot Against America, The Affair, The Haunting of Hi...more

  • This Morning With Gordon Deal / This Morning with Gordon Deal October 21, 2020

    Justice Department hits Google with antitrust lawsuit, Trump and Biden trade shots as last debate approaches, and 94-year-old traveled more than 300 miles each way just so she could vote.

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / 30 Issues: Repealing (Or Expanding) Obamacare

    Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News and host of KHN's "What the Health" podcast, talks about the future of Obamacare under a potential Trump or Biden presidency.

  • Economist Radio / Babbage: Herd mentality

    As new waves of covid-19 sweep around the world, scientists are clashing over the concept of herd immunity. Host Kenneth Cukier asks scientists on both sides of the debate whether covid-19 should be left to spread freely among the young and healthy? Also, the Department of Justice's federal antitrust lawsuit against Google—we search what this means for big tech.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer  See aca...more

  • Nature Podcast / The science behind an 'uncrushable' beetle’s exoskeleton

    The structure of a beetle’s super-strong exoskeleton could open up new engineering applications, and efforts to address diversity and equality imbalances in academia.In this episode:01:17 Insights into an armoured insectThe diabolical ironclad beetle has an exoskeleton so strong, it can survive being run over by a car. Researchers have identified how the structure of the exoskeleton provides this strength, and show that mimicking it may lead to improved aerospace components.Research Article: Riv...more

  • Monocle 24: The Briefing / Wednesday 21 October

    Will fresh newspaper revelations harm Donald Trump’s re-election hopes? Plus: we ask whether England’s north-south divide will fuel calls for greater devolution, have the latest on political protests in Chile and hear Chiara Rimella’s take on the week’s cultural news.

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / American Mythology: The Presidency of Donald Trump (Part Six: The Looting of the Nation)

    Donald Trump has run the White House like his family business with one primary aim: to enrich his brand, his family and his cronies. In part six of American Mythology, we examine how Trump and the GOP — at times with help from the Democrats — have opened the gates to the federal feeding trough for corporate greed and unaccountability. Throughout the 2016 campaign Trump claimed that, unlike Hillary Clinton, he was not beholden to corporate or special interests and that he would uplift the working...more

  • KQED's Forum / As Voters Turn Out in Record Numbers, We Take Your Voting Questions

    More than 33 million Americans have already voted as of Tuesday — roughly 70% of total 2016 early voting. On Monday, the Supreme Court denied a request by Pennsylvania Republicans to shorten the deadlines for mail-in ballots in the state. We’ll get the national picture on voting from NPR’s Miles Parks and hear how voting systems are handling the record turnout. Then, president and founder of the nonpartisan California Voter Foundation Kim Alexander joins Forum to take your questions on vot...more

  • Pod Save the World / Rudy Giuliani's disinformation expo

    Tommy and Ben break down what we know about the connection between foreign disinformation and the latest allegations about Hunter Biden, Russia’s proposal to extend the New START treaty, Sudan getting taken off the state sponsored terrorism list, and a win for Evo Morales’ party in Bolivia. They also talk about the future of escalation between China and Taiwan, attacks on American diplomats, the White House sending officials to negotiate with the Assad regime in Syria, and a blowout electoral wi...more

  • MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) / MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) - 10-20-2020-223343

    Through her unique approach to storytelling, Rachel Maddow provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders. Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and dynamic, connecting the dots to make sense of complex issues. Maddow also conducts thoughtful interviews with individuals at the center of current news sto...more

  • Aspen Ideas to Go / An Insider's Perspective: Trump’s National Security Advisor

    From domestic election security and counterterrorism, to U.S. interests around the globe, the National Security Advisor provides solutions to the most critical challenges of our time. President Trump’s National Security Advisor, Ambassador Robert O’Brien, joins former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley. Theydiscuss critical issues including Washington’s response to China and Russia’s rising global influence, America’s future role in the Middle East and the growing North Korean nuclear thre...more

  • The Gist / Calling It: Julie Pace

    On the Gist, network news election branding. In the interview, Mike talks with Julie Pace, Washington Bureau Chief for the Associated Press, about the AP’s history in counting the vote since 1848, how they’ve traditionally declared winners, and an explanation on how they will be going above and beyond in 2020 in sharing the race calls that they are and aren’t making.In the spiel, local political television ads.Email us at thegist@slate.comPodcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelle...more

  • Stay Tuned with Preet / CAFE Insider 10/20: “October Surprise(s)?”

    In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the multitude of questions raised by the controversial New York Post article that sought to implicate Vice President Joe Biden in corruption related to a Ukrainian energy firm linked to Hunter Biden.   In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings; the terrorism charges in the foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer; the DOJ “unmask...more

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / Why Democrats and Republicans have different priorities on COVID relief

    Is time running out for economic stimulus before Election Day? The informal deadline set by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is passing Tuesday. She and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin held more talks about pandemic relief but did not yet reach agreement. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seems to oppose making a deal before the election. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • FiveThirtyEight Politics / The Most Competitive Races In 2020

    Micah Cohen and Sarah Frostenson key in on the most competitive races in the 2020 election. They are not actually in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, even though those states may be the most important for winning the election.