We are all trying our best to make sense of the current events in the world. If you’re tired of slanted headlines and just want to know the facts so you can make informed decisions, we’ve rounded up some podcasts that take an unbiased approach to reporting.
This podcast is all about curiosity, as the hosts ask deep questions and use investigative journalism to get the answers. A given episode might whirl listeners through science, legal history and into the home of someone halfway across the world. There’s a version for younger listeners, too, titled Radiolab for Kids.
Created by The Center for Investigative Reporting, Reveal is a nationally broadcast public radio show and investigative reporting podcast. In each weekly episode, Peabody Award-winning host Al Letson takes listeners across the country and the world, exposing wrongs and holding the powerful accountable.
We love the SmartHer mission statement that “life is too short to waste time filtering through headlines searching through the facts.” This podcast presents news in quick, easy-to-digest bites that cut right to the chase.
Today, Explained wastes no time delving into the news of the day. This podcast is a Monday to Friday news explainer co-hosted by Sean Rameswaram and Noel King. Every episode features the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.
From the creators of the widely popular Skimm newsletter, every Thursday evening, Skimm This breaks down the most complicated stories of the week and provides context on why they matter.
Perfect for busy mornings, NPR’s Up First presents the three biggest stories of the day with reporting and analysis from NPR — known to be non-biased — in 10 minutes. News junkies can tune in on Sundays to hear a longer explanation behind the headlines.
Sharon Says So
Hosted by Sharon McMahon, a former government and law teacher, this podcast exists to combat political misinformation. Using nonpartisan facts as her guide, Sharon takes a straightforward approach to cover daily headlines, breaking down national political coverage and biases and extracting only the facts.
This podcast challenges listeners to hear opposing views and try to understand where their arguments come from. Hosted by New York Times opinion columnists, you’ll get to hear about the big issues of the day from every possible angle.
Data is at the center of this political podcast, which looks at today’s biggest stories and long-term concerns through a data-driven lens focusing on numbers, data and verifiable information.
Topics range from the unemployment rate to the race for the presidency.
Left, Right & Center
Billed as a civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture, Left, Right & Center presents the week’s events and speaks to invited guests about other topics of interest, allowing them to talk without fear of rebuttal.
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