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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

    Jan 24 2020

  • 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

  • With Friends Like These / The Ledge is Always There

    This week Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) joins Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) to talk about impeachment and our favorite Cover(up) girl Mitch McConnell. They begin by contrasting their political differences, and eventually get to where they agree, all through the lens of abortion. Afterwards, they cover our current political moment, despair, and panic regarding the impeachment process. Put in your earbuds, get under a blanket, and make a cup of tea: trust us, you’re gonna need it for this one.Thanks...more

  • The Weeds / The road to polarization

    Ezra Klein joins Matt to discuss his forthcoming book; Why We're Polarized.Guest: Ezra Klein, (@ezraklein) Co-founder and Editor-at-Large, VoxHost:Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, VoxMore to explore:Subscribe to Impeachment, Explained on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or your favorite podcast app to get stay updated on this story every week.About VoxVox is a news network that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving ...more

  • Steve Allen - A Little Bit Extra / We're going around

    A little bit extra, every weekday morning, from LBC's longest-serving presenter.

  • The Gist / The Monstrous Monotony of Mitch McConnell

    On the Gist, the how the senators are occupying themselves.In the interview, writer Will Self is here to talk with Mike about his new memoir Will. They discuss addiction, how Will accesses memory, and the difficulty of his name.In the spiel, Mitch’s monotone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The NPR Politics Podcast / A Few Republicans And The American Public: Democrats Target Their Impeachment Message

    On the second day of their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial, Democratic managers honed their case. They hope to persuade a narrow band of Republican senators to support the introduction of new evidence and witnesses.And some Republicans have begun to voice concerns about the White House legal team's approach to the trial. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said he wants the team to respond directly to claims made by the Democratic side.This episode: campaign correspondent ...more

  • Economist Radio / Editor’s Picks: January 23rd 2020

    A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Narendra Modi and the ruling BJP are sowing division in India. (10:06) Investors at home and abroad are piling into American government debt. (16:31) And, the similarities between Britain’s queen and Sir Alex Ferguson. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast....more

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / Trump poses 'continuing threat' to national interests, say House managers

    On their second day of arguments in President Trump's Senate trial, House managers focused on their first article of impeachment, abuse of power. They accused Trump of "extorting" Ukraine's government by withholding $400 million in critical military aid and a White House meeting until Ukraine delivered an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Nick Schifrin reports.

  • Today, Explained / Coronavirus

    A SARS-like virus has killed at least 17 people, quarantined millions in China, and made its way to the United States. Vox’s Julia Belluz explains what's known and what's next. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Can He Do That? / How Trump’s impeachment lawyers could undermine him in court

    Trump is fighting impeachment-related battles in both the Senate and the court system. His lawyers have conflicting strategies in each arena. The Post’s Ann Marimow explains why these cases matter for the future of presidential power.

  • Pod Save America / “Davos confessions.”

    Schiff makes the case against Trump, Trump confesses to obstruction and floats cuts to Medicare and Social Security in Davos, and Bernie gains momentum with less than two weeks until Iowa. Then Desmond Meade of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition talks to Dan about fighting the Republican effort to keep returning citizens from voting.

  • Political Gabfest / Nobody Likes Him

    David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss Trump on trial, the Democratic primary race, and Mohammed bin Salman’s hacking of Jeff Bezos.For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and John discuss what elements they would include if they crafted a new religion. Become a Slate Plus member here!You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. Tweet us your cocktail chatter using #cocktailchatter or post it to our Facebook page. (Messages may be quoted by nam...more

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / Items Lost on Subway? Dial 511

    Each year, thousands of items fall through subway grates or on the subway tracks. New York Times reporter, Sandra Garcia talks about her experience getting her AirPods back and how you can do the same.

  • Amanpour / Amanpour: Danny Weiss, Jonathan Burks, João Doria and Reginald Dwayne Betts

    Danny Weiss, former chief of staff to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Jonathan Burks, former chief of staff to House Speaker Paul Ryan, join Christiane Amanpour to give their impeachment analysis from both sides of the aisle. As Democrats and Republicans are lay out their opening arguments for and against the impeachment of President Trump they unpack why communication is not working between the two parties. João Doria, the Governor of São Paulo, speaks from the World Economic Forum in Davos whe...more

  • The Last Word with Matt Cooper / Remembering Monty Python Star Terry Jones

    Monty Python star Terry Jones passed away this week at the age of 77. He had been living with a rare form of dementia for several years. As well as being a writer and performer with the comedy group, Jones also directed their movies Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. Brian Lloyd and Dee Molumby joined us for The Last Word on Movies to pay tribute to Jones and his work with Monty Python. They also reviewed new release The Grudge. Listen to the interview in ful...more

  • KQED's Forum / Understanding Community Land Trusts

    The West Oakland home at the center of the Moms 4 Housing protest is set to be purchased from owner Wedgewood Properties by the Oakland Community Land Trust, an affordable housing nonprofit. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced the agreement Monday, adding that the Trust intends to fix it up for use by Moms 4 Housing. The agreement raises questions, though, about how exactly land trusts work. In this segment, we’ll discuss land trusts, how they’re funded and their role within the Bay...more

  • The New Yorker: Politics and More / Adam Schiff, Hakeem Jeffries, and the Framers Weigh In on Impeachment

    Last week, the Senate opened the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. With Republicans standing immovably by the President, the trial is expected to result in Trump’s acquittal. The Framers of the Constitution issued dire warnings about the spectre of “factionalism” and how it could endanger American democracy. Jelani Cobb joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the origins of partisanship in American politics and how it’s playing out in arguments about whether the President should be removed from offi...more

  • The Takeaway / House Managers Begin Their Case Against President Trump 2020-01-23

    House Managers Begin Their Case Against President Trump Each of the seven House managers will present different aspects of the case. Women are Leading Protests Against Controversial Citizenship Law in India In India, people are still protesting a law passed over a month ago that many see as discriminatory against Muslims because it grants citizenship based on religion. Glenn Greenwald Responds to Accusations of Cybercrimes by the Brazilian Government The Brazilian government alleges that Greenw...more

  • FT Money Show / The $1.6tn US student debt nightmare

    Student debt in the US is crippling millions of Americans. Last year the amount students owed came to a total of $1.6tn - that's 8 per cent of the country's national income. This week we hear from one of the 45m students paying back debts to the government. FT Money Show presenter Lucy Warwick-Ching talks to FT reporter Alice Kantor about why university is so expensive in the US compared to the UK and whether there is anything that can be done about it. For information regarding your data priva...more