Best News Podcasts to Listen to in 2024 • Discoverology

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Go beyond the radio, the greatest news podcasts include concise daily reports, analysis, and in-depth explorations of current events and issues. Follow the podcasts below to stay up to date about what’s going on in the world.

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Serial

Serial

“Serial” began in 2014 as a spinoff of the public radio show “This American Life.” Their shows have reached many millions of listeners and have won nearly every major journalism award for audio, including the first-ever Peabody Award given to a podcast.

The Daily

The Daily

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists from The New York Times. Hosted by Michael Barbaro and Sabrina Tavernise. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

This American Life

This American Life

This American Life is a very popular weekly hour-long podcast produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media and hosted by Ira Glass. Primarily a journalistic non-fiction program, it has also featured essays, memoirs, field recordings, short fiction, and found footage.

1619

1619

In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed.

Crime Writers On…True Crime

Crime Writers On…True Crime

The original true crime review podcast that looks at other podcasts, TV, and pop culture. True crime authors and real-life couple Rebecca Lavoie and Kevin Flynn hold a pop-culture round table with noir novelist Toby Ball and journalist-turned-investigator Lara Bricker.

The Prince: Searching For Xi Jinping

The Prince: Searching For Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping is the most powerful person in the world. But the real story of China’s leader remains a mystery. In this eight-part series Sue-Lin Wong finds out how he rose to the top, and what it means for China—and the rest of the world—now that he has ripped up the rule book to stay in power, perhaps for the rest of his life.

The Rest Is Politics

The Rest Is Politics

Two men who’ve been at the heart of the political world – former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell and cabinet minister Rory Stewart – join forces from across the political divide. The Rest Is Politics lifts the lid on the secrets of Westminster.

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