Matt’s Favorite Political Podcasts, Magazines, and Websites

Note: whenever possible, I’ve included the description of the podcast, magazine, or website from the official sites.

PODCASTS

  • Belabored – Podcast of Dissent magazine, which is a quarterly magazine of politics and ideas. Establishing itself as one of America’s leading intellectual journals in 1954, it has since published articles by Hannah Arendt, Norman Mailer, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Ellen Willis, Richard Wright, George Packer, and many others.
  • Reveal: The Center for Investigative Reporting – Founded in 1977 as the nation’s first nonprofit investigative journalism organization, The Center for Investigative Reporting is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Over those four decades, we have developed a reputation for being among the most innovative, credible and relevant media organizations in the country.
  • Cited – Cited is an award-winning documentary radio show about ideas that change the world, sometimes in troubling ways. Each week we tell stories about higher education and research; the birth, life and death of academic ideas; and expertise–who has it, what are they doing with it, and what are its limits?
  • The Diplomat – The Diplomat is the premier international current-affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Drugs and Stuff – The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation’s leading organization working to end the war on drugs. We focus on legalizing marijuana; criminal justice reform and ending draconian prison sentences for drugs; harm reduction policies that prevent overdoses and save lives; and we educate the public about drugs while dispelling popular myths and misinformation.
  • Have You Heard? – In 2016, I launched a podcast, Have You Heard, a monthly series that hands the mic to voices and perspectives that have largely been missing from the debate over the future of our public schools. Have You Heard recently wrapped up its inaugural season and has kicked off season 2.0: a talk-show on hot-button education issues with education scholar and all around smarty Jack Schneider.
  • Intercepted – At Intercepted, our commitment to exposing injustice and holding the powerful accountable couldn’t be any more urgent than it is right now.
  • The Dig + Behind the News – Jacobin’s two shows, which put out a number of episodes every week.
  • The Josh Marshall Show – Podcast of Talking Points Memo, hosted by Editor-In-Chief Josh Marshall
  • FreshEd with Will Brehm – FreshEd with Will Brehm is a weekly podcast that makes complex ideas in educational research easily understood.

MAGAZINES/WEBSITES

  • Bulletin of Atomic Scientists – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists engages science leaders, policy makers, and the interested public on the topics of nuclear weapons and disarmament, climate change, and emerging technologies. We do this through our award winning journal, iconic Doomsday Clock, public-access website, and regular set of convenings. With smart, vigorous prose, multimedia presentations, and information graphics, the Bulletin puts issues and events into context and provides fact-based debates and assessments. For more than 70 years, the Bulletin has bridged the technology divide between scientific research, foreign policy, and public engagement.
  • Catalyst – Discussion of capitalism is not off the table any longer. Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy launches with the aim of doing everything it can to promote and deepen this conversation. Our focus is, as our title suggests, to develop a theory and strategy with capitalism as its target — both in the North and in the Global South. It is an ambitious agenda, but this is a time for thinking big.
  • Current History – Current History enjoys a unique place among America’s most distinguished periodicals. The oldest US publication devoted exclusively to world affairs.
  • Dissent – Dissent is a quarterly magazine of politics and ideas. Establishing itself as one of America’s leading intellectual journals in 1954, it has since published articles by Hannah Arendt, Norman Mailer, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Ellen Willis, Richard Wright, George Packer, and many others. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We publish the very best in political argument, and take pride in cultivating the next generation of labor journalists, cultural critics, and political polemicists.
  • In These Times – In These Times, an independent, nonprofit magazine, is dedicated to advancing democracy and economic justice, informing movements for a more humane world, and providing an accessible forum for debate about the policies that shape our future.
  • The Intercept – The Intercept is an award-winning news organization that covers national security, politics, civil liberties, the environment, international affairs, technology, criminal justice, the media, and more. The Intercept gives its journalists the editorial freedom and legal support they need to pursue investigations that expose corruption and injustice wherever they find it and hold the powerful accountable.
  • Jacobin – Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. The print magazine is released quarterly and reaches over 30,000 subscribers, in addition to a web audience of 1,000,000 a month.
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