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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

    Sep 18 2020

  • This Morning With Gordon Deal / This Morning with Gordon Deal September 18, 2020

    Hurricane Sally's rains wreak havoc on southeastern U.S. states, Judge blocks 'politically motivated' changes to U.S. Postal Service ahead of election, and 8-year-old opens 24-hour food pantry for his birthday.

  • BBC Minute / 13:00 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

  • FiveThirtyEight Politics / Model Talk: Democrats Are Slightly Favored To Win The Senate

    FiveThirtyEight has launched its 2020 Senate forecast model. In this episode of Model Talk, Nate Silver and Galen Druke discuss the odds the chamber will flip.

  • Economist Radio / Uneasy lies the head: Thailand’s under-fire king

    Thailand is bracing for a large anti-government protest, with some of the anger directed at the usually-revered monarchy. Some fear that the establishment’s patience will snap, with bloody results. Freemasonry has been one of the most contagious ideas of the modern age, spreading to every corner of the world. But the number of masons is shrinking. And in Britain, social distancing may have shut nightclubs. But many ravers don’t tech-no for an answer. For full access to print, digital and au...more

  • Stay Tuned with Preet / United Security Sample - Back In the USSR

    In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein explain the circumstances surrounding the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who recently awoke from a medically-induced coma.  In the full episode, Lisa and Ken continue their discussion about Navalny and the geopolitical implications of his poisoning, from potential U.S. sanctions to possible connections to the popular uprising in Belarus. To listen and get access to the full archi...more

  • The Brookings Cafeteria / Global China's energy and climate policies

    In this special edition of the Brookings Cafeteria Podcast, Lindsey Ford, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Foreign Policy, interviews two experts and authors of some of the latest papers in the Global China series: Samantha Gross is director of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at Brookings, and a fellow in Foreign Policy. Jeffrey Ball is a scholar-in-residence at Stanford University and a nonresident senior fellow in Foreign Policy. Also on this episode, Annelies Goger, a Rubenstein Fel...more

  • With Friends Like These / The Friend Zone

    Eva Hagberg thought she knew who she was: a smart, overachieving loner on her way to literary fame. Then her brain went boom (technical term), and she had to reevaluate her relationship to achievement, to herself, and to the people that loved her. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • POLITICO's Nerdcast / Was the TikTok face-off 'security theater'?

    After weeks of uncertainty following President Donald Trump's executive order on TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app that has stolen the hearts — if not the data — of millions of teens has found an American partner: Oracle. But will it make Americans' data any safer? POLITICO Magazine contributing editor Zachary Karabell and Scott Bland explore Trump's TikTok fight — and whether it's really a form of "national security theater." 

  • The Weeds / One Billion Americans

    In this crossover episode from the Ezra Klein Show - Ezra and Matt discuss the early days of blogging, Twitter, climate change, and Matt's case for having 1 billion Americans.Buy Matt's book! Hosts:Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, VoxEzra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large, VoxCredits:Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and ProducerThe Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network productionWant to support The Weeds? Please consider making a contribution to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcastsAbo...more

  • MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) / MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video) - 09-17-2020-222256

    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 / Fuel for a Cold War

    On the Gist, Trump deals in the Middle East.In the interview, we’ve got the second half of Mike’s conversation with Daniel Yergin, an energy expert who has advised the past four presidential administrations and author of The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations. He and Mike talk about the looming cold war with China, how our change in the global energy market affects that relationship, and what transitions to alternative energy sources could look like.In the spiel, medical atrociti...more

  • Political Gabfest / Giant Fires Everywhere

    Emily, John, David and Jamelle discuss the impacts and threats of wildfires and the climate crisis, apocalyptic election talk, and the four of them envision a new and improved post-pandemic work week.Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:Abrahm Lustgarten for The New York Times Magazine: “The Great Climate Migration”Galen Durke for FiveThirtyEight “The Challenges Of Holding An Election During A Pandemic”Jamelle Bouie for The New York Times: “Trump’s Perverse Campaign Strategy”...more

  • Trumpcast / Taxes, Trump, and Torment of GOP Donors

    Virginia Heffernan talks to producer Sally Herships and reporter Sarah Kleiner of The Heist, a new investigative podcast from the Center for Public Integrity covering a tax-centric political swindle and how power works in Trump’s presidency. Herships and Kleiner talk in-depth about the series, the benefits specific Republican donors have received, and what it’s like to try to track down Steve Mnuchin—or find out anything about him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • PBS NewsHour - Segments / As Wray warns of Russian election meddling, Trump makes false claims about vote by mail

    With about six weeks remaining until Election Day, the security of elections and mail-in ballots were part of an ongoing, contentious debate Thursday. President Trump kept up his continued, unfounded attacks on mail-in voting as a threat to the election, while FBI Director Christopher Wray testified that ongoing Russian disinformation campaigns are the real danger. William Brangham reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • The Press Box / How Big Ten Football Came Back. Plus, Obama White House Photographer Pete Souza.

    College football is back ... sort of. Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss the unusual return of college football, but more specifically the Big Ten (2:20). Then, Listener Mail, when they answer the question, “What’s your favorite word to try and jam into every one of your stories?” (24:20) Plus, Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan White House photographer Pete Souza joins to discuss his journey in the White House and his new documentary, “The Way I See It.” (38:00) Plus: the Overworked Twitter J...more

  • The Five / The Five 9-17-2020

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  • Today, Explained / ICE and involuntary hysterectomies

    A whistleblower complaint alleges immigrants being detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in Georgia have been subjected to involuntary procedures — including hysterectomies. Vox’s Nicole Narea explains.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Pod Save America / “Herd mentality.”

    Trump publicly rebukes his CDC Director for testifying that masks are effective and a vaccine might take awhile, he faces tough questions from undecided voters in a live town hall, and the results of our new Pollercoaster survey with Change Research show that infrequent and undecided voters are most persuaded by Joe Biden’s plans on the economy, health care, racial justice, climate, and education. Then communications guru Anat Shenker-Osorio talks to Dan about the most effective ways to talk to ...more

  • The NPR Politics Podcast / Bad News/Good News: Vaccine Access Months Away, But Masks Really Help

    The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Congress that a widely-available vaccine probably won't be available until well into 2021. But he did say that masks are perhaps even more useful in preventing the spread. That will prove especially true if people are reluctant to take the vaccine.This episode: White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, congressional reporter Claudia Grisales, and science correspondent Joe Palca.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the ...more

  • Can He Do That? / Is the federal government to blame for wildfires gone out of control?

    Reporter Seung Min Kim on how Trump’s refusal to acknowledge human-caused climate change affects the country’s wildfire management and response plans. Plus, environmental analysis professor Char Miller on who's really responsible for fire mitigation.