This week in News & Politics

New episodes this week from top New & Politics podcasts

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    This week in News & Politics

    Sep 15 2019

  • BBC Minute / 09:30 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

  • Curious City / Climate Change Is Already Impacting Lake Michigan — Here’s How

    Erratic water levels, disappearing beaches — climate change is already affecting Lake Michigan’s shoreline. Here’s what else we can expect.

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / Convicted of murder, but a police officer pulled the trigger

    In 2015, an Alabama police officer shot and killed a teenager burglarizing a home. While the officer was cleared, four other teens who were involved in the crime were all charged with their friend's murder. But how can that be? NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports on the little-known legal doctrine behind the case, called the felony murder rule.

  • Contra Krugman / Ep. 205 Is This Evidence of an Authoritarian Regime?

    Krugman argues that an undemocratic, authoritarian regime is being built in the United States, and cites Sharpiegate and Trump's treatment of the auto industry as prime examples. Show notes for Ep. 205

  • Real Time with Bill Maher / Overtime - Episode #507: Michael Moore, Bari Weiss, Krystal Ball, Michael Steele, Fernand Amandi

    Bill Maher and his guests answer viewer questions after the show. (Originally aired 9/13/19)

  • The Rachel Maddow Show / Bad news for Trump: Emoluments case against him is back on

    9:00 Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday, 9/17 9:01 Russia growing more bold with deadly retribution; spy hides in US 9:26 'We're worried about Russian defectors, because of Putin' 9:40 Russian revenge killing is not new but Putin's boldness may be 9:47 Trump makes mistake of making checkable claim on G7 sites 9:52 Bad news for Trump: Judge allows emoluments case against himLearn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) / MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) - 09-13-2019-222718

    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

  • The Gist / Do the Hustle

    On The Gist, questions the debate needed. In the interview, director Lorene Scafaria is here to talk with Mike about the new film Hustlers. They discuss recruiting Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, and Cardi B, the importance of Chopin, and filming at a strip club.   In the Spiel, the crazy things said during the debate.Want to see a special episode of The Gist live in New York? Get your tickets here!Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.Learn more about you...more

  • SBS Dutch - SBS Dutch / Dutch woman caught up in Queensland bushfires tells her story - Karin zat er middenin: de bosbranden in Queensland

    Karin Radburnd Wensveen is still out of breath after standing on her rooftop with a hose in her hand fending off the bush fire that was threatening to destroy her house.  - Karin Radburnd Wensveen hapt nog steeds naar adem nadat zij eerder deze week in een T-shirtje met een tuinslang in haar hand op het dak van haar huis de bosbranden in Queensland te lijf ging.  

  • Best of the Left - The best of progressive and liberal talk / #1305 How to Build an Empire (A History of American Expansion)

    Air Date: 9/13/2019 Today we take a look at the history and the process of the building of an American empire that currently spans the globe but allows as few people of color to vote as possible. Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991   EPISODE SPONSORS: | Clean Choice Energy SHOP AMAZON: Amazon USA | Amazon CA | Amazon UK  MEMBERSHIP ON PATREON (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) VOTE IN THE WEEKLY SHOW TOPICS POLL! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Daniel Immerwahr: Empire State...more

  • The Weeds / ABCDebate

    After Vox's Tara Golshan reviews the third Democratic debate, Matthew Yglesias explains how Joe Biden wins even when he loses.News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Subscribe to Today, ExplainedLearn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • The New Yorker Radio Hour / A Texas Republican Exits the House

    An exodus is under way in the House of Representatives: not even halfway into the congressional term, fifteen Republicans have announced that they will not run in 2020. One of the exiting members is Will Hurd, a former C.I.A. officer who was elected in 2014. His district in Texas includes nearly a third of the state’s border with Mexico. Although he is reluctant to criticize the G.O.P. directly, Hurd tells the Washington correspondent Susan B. Glasser that he thinks the President’s border policy...more

  • Today, Explained / ABCDebate

    After Vox's Tara Golshan reviews the third Democratic debate, Matthew Yglesias explains how Joe Biden wins even when he loses. (Transcript here.)

  • Ricochet Podcast / 464. Debate The Debate

    This week, Bolton bolts, we debate the debate with The Washington Post's Henry Olsen, kick around the culture with The Atlantic's Andrew Ferguson, we've got a new Long Poll question for you (but you have to be a Ricochet member to vote), Lileks awards the coveted Member Post of The Week, and some thoughts on the 18th anniversary of 9/11. Music from this week's show: My City of Ruins by Bruce Springsteen Sponsored by BetterHelp, Boll & Branch, Quip Join the conversation and comment on this po...more

  • The Last Word with Matt Cooper / The Last Word All-Ireland Football Final Replay Preview In Coppers

    Dublin and Kerry will face off yet again in the All-Ireland Football Final Replay tomorrow at Croke Park. As a result, The Last Word returned to Coppers on Wednesday night for another special preview event. We were joined by a panel of football stars representing both counties: Jack O'Shea, Kerry legend Senan Connell, former Dublin player Kevin Nolan, All-Ireland winner with Dublin in 2011 and 2013 Barry John Keane, All-Ireland winner with Kerry in 2014 They looked ahead to the game and gave t...more

  • Cato Daily Podcast / San Francisco Deems NRA a Terrorist Group

    Why take seriously San Francisco's declaration that the National Rifle Association is a domestic terror group? Walter Olson explains.

  • Amanpour / Amanpour: Mark McKinnon, David Axelrod, Rev. Irene Monroe and Azadeh Moaveni

    Mark McKinnon, the former Campaign Adviser to George W. Bush and John McCain, and David Axelrod, the former Chief Campaign Strategist for Barack Obama, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the latest Democratic Presidential debate. Our Michel Martin talks to Rev. Irene Monroe, a self described African American-Lesbian-Radical Feminist, about opening up her religious community to LGBTQ issues. Our Arwa Damon reports on the wives, widows and children of ISIS militants in refugee camps across Syria....more

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / Introducing: The #PlasticChallenge

    Judith Enck, founder of Beyond Plastics and former EPA Region 2 administrator, helps us sort through all the types of plastics in our lives, and understand exactly how they are making an impact on climate change. As we join other news outlets for #CoveringClimateNow the week of September 16, we’ll be talking to experts and our listeners about real solutions to climate change. And we’re challenging ourselves, our colleagues, and everybody to see, “How low can you go?” when it comes to single-use ...more

  • KQED’s Forum / How to Make Friends as an Adult

    We’ve all heard that friendship and community is important for our happiness and even our health. But many of us find it harder to make friends, and nurture friendships that we do have, as adults. Forum discusses ways to find new friends and how to forge deeper connections with people who are already in our lives.