30 Best Social Political Podcasts (Sociopolitical)
Social Political Podcasts
Here are 30 Best Social Political Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
Presented by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, this is a bipartisan podcast on energy and environmental politics in America. Political Climate goes beyond the echo chambers to bring you civil conversations, fierce debates, and insider perspectives, with hosts and guests from across the political spectrum. Join Democrat and Republican energy experts, Brandon Hurlbut and Shane Skelton, along with Greentech Media's Julia Pyper, as we explore how energy and environment policies get made.
Play⋅ 235⋅ 4.4K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 40 min ⋅ Apr 2018 Get Email Contact
2. The Weeds
In politics, you're often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That's where politics becomes policy - the stuff that shapes our lives. Every Tuesday and Friday, host Matthew Yglesias is joined by Vox reporters and editors, ProPublica's Dara Lind, and some of the leading minds in policy to dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare, immigration, housing, and everything else that matters.
Also in Political Podcasts, VOX Podcasts
Play⋅ 2.6M⋅ 1M ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 51 min Get Email Contact
Washington, District of Columbia, US
A podcast about the latest news in energy and environmental politics & policy with must-know stories and candid insights from POLITICO's ten-person energy team and journalists across our newsroom.
Also in Energy Podcasts, Politico Podcasts
Play⋅ 2M⋅ 4.6M ⋅1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 9 min ⋅ Oct 2019 Get Email Contact
London, England, UK
The Real Agenda Network podcast is for political change, offers a range of content that aims to inform, inspire & involve those who want a democratic, inclusive & fairer society that respects human rights & protects the planet. The focus is on fixing the fundamental problems of our time, primarily the extreme economic inequality & the unnecessary financial hardship suffered by millions every day by developing a political agenda that moves us from here to prosperity.
Play⋅ 98⋅ 2.3K ⋅7 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 30 min ⋅ Sep 2018 Get Email Contact
Baltimore, Maryland, US
Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson, and De'Ara Balenger. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.
Also in Social Justice Podcasts
Play⋅ 10.1K⋅ 37.7K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 79 min ⋅ Apr 2017 Get Email Contact
Hosted by award-winning journo, author, CNN Legal & Political Commentator, former Republican House Oversight Committee Counsel, and USATODAY, Daily Beast Opinion writer Sophia A. Nelson, this political podcast keeps it real, honest and raw, just as Nelson does on TV. Topics include are politics, race, gender, faith, and anything else the American people talk about every day.
Play⋅ 32.2K⋅ 83.4K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 31 min ⋅ Aug 2019 Get Email Contact
Oakland, California, US
Racism, toxic inequality, persistent poverty, climate change: these are big serious problems, and if you believe they require big audacious solutions, then this is the podcast for you. Hosted by Angela Glover Blackwell, Radical Imagination focuses on radical solutions to our society's most pressing problems. It features conversations with thinkers and changemakers from multiple fields working to deliver equity wins at scale. Tune in to Radical Imagination, for stories and solutions that are fueling change.
Play⋅ 7.3K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 23 min ⋅ Sep 2019 Get Email Contact
8. Into America
New York City, New York, US
This a show about everyday people, power politics and policy have in shaping our lives. As the nation faces a health crisis that is unprecedented in the modern era, host Trymaine Lee helps Americans share their stories. He holds policymakers to account. And he's joined by a team of NBC News journalists to make sense of this extraordinary moment in American life.
Play⋅ 60K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 39 min ⋅ Feb 2020 Get Email Contact
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
The Rush Limbaugh Show, the most-listened-to national talk show in America, features the 'Doctor of Democracy's' unprecedented combination of serious discussion of political, cultural, and social issues, along with satirical and biting humor, which parodies previously 'untouchable' personalities and topics. Limbaugh's passion inspires millions of Americans to be the best they can be and keeps the country on course to a bright future.
Also in Twin Cities News Talk Radio Station Podcasts, KFYR Radio Station Podcasts
Play⋅ 2.3M⋅ 363.4K ⋅4 episodes / day ⋅ Avg Length 40 min Get Email Contact
This show is based on Civil rights constitution provisions, political news, and an open show to the public.
Play 2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 9 min ⋅ Aug 2019 Get Email Contact
A podcast about advocacy for animal rights, for rights of people who are elderly, disabled (including those with mental illness), for G.L.B.T. (and their families) rights, & to inform about what's going on politically & economically locally, nationally, and worldwide.
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 12 min ⋅ Aug 2019 Get Email Contact
New York City, New York, US
Rob Johnson is not your average economist, and this is not your average economics podcast. Every week, Rob talks about economic and social issues with a guest who probably wasn't on your Econ 101 reading list, from musicians to activists to rebel economists.
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Play⋅ 282.2K⋅ 66.4K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 57 min ⋅ Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
No Jargon, the Scholars Strategy Network's weekly podcast, presents interviews with top university scholars on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the nation.
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Play⋅ 2.7K⋅ 8.1K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 32 min ⋅ Oct 2015 Get Email Contact
14. Native Calgarian
A podcast about everything in my life! Politics, Indigenous issues, social issues, LGBTQ2 and so much more.
Play⋅ 6.1K⋅ 9.6K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 70 min ⋅ Aug 2018 Get Email Contact
If you are interested in democracy, governance, poverty eradication, and climate change, this is your go-to podcast development. This podcast will enable you to examine development interventions critically. It will also help you better understand how 'promising' policies, programs, and practices can be deployed in a range of international contexts.
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Play⋅ 885⋅ 2.3K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 53 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact
A podcast where the host talks about politics and social issues from a conservative perspective. The main motto is 'conservatives deal with facts and reach conclusions, liberals have conclusions and sell them as facts.'
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Play⋅ 639⋅ 1.8K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 45 min ⋅ Jul 2019 Get Email Contact
Los Angeles, California, US
Throwing Shade is the political comedy podcast hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who deliver their fresh takes on pop culture, women's rights, and LGBT rights with hilarity and vulgarity.
Also in Political Comedy Podcasts, Women's Rights Podcasts
Play⋅ 6K⋅ 30.8K ⋅4 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 66 min ⋅ Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
Washington, District of Columbia, US
The changes needed to support living-wage jobs, to combat the climate crisis, to make medicines accessible for all, much of it won't be possible unless we overhaul our corporate-rigged trade system. Trade Expert Lori Wallach and Activist Ryan Harvey explore ways to make our progressive trade vision a reality. Rethink Trade is an initiative of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.
Play⋅ 45.7K⋅ 277 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 20 min ⋅ Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
Hi, I'm Ore. I decided to make a podcast because I'm tired of staying silent and acting like inequality doesn't exist. I want my voice heard. I want to talk about how discrimination is going to continue being an issue for the minority. I am speaking up for what I believe in.
Play⋅ 598 ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 18 min ⋅ Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
Seattle, Washington, US
The Electorette is a new podcast about politics, intersectionality, and feminism. The Electorette features interviews and conversations with the women leading the resistance. They are passionate about equality, voting rights, climate change, access to healthcare & reproductive rights, and all issues that make a healthy democracy.
Also in Intersectional Feminist Podcasts
Play⋅ 200⋅ 6K ⋅5 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 33 min ⋅ Aug 2017 Get Email Contact
21. Climate 2020
New York City, New York, US
Climate 2020 is a weekly podcast tackling the most compelling and important climate stories from the 2020 presidential election. This podcast is hosted by Years Of Living Dangerously award-winning documentary producer David Gelber and ClimateNexus Founding Director Jeff Nesbit.
Play⋅ 711 ⋅ Sep 2019 Get Email Contact
Riverside, California, US
Hosted by Alexander Scott, a Ph.D. student in Sociology at UC Riverside, our podcasts feature interviews with LAP issue editors, academics, & activists where participants discuss current research, political-economic issues, & social movements in Latin America. These conversations usually last 30 to 60 minutes and provide listeners with an insight into many topics and phenomena discussed in LAP issues and articles, as well as important information on ongoing political & economic issues in Latin America.
Play⋅ 10.1K⋅ 3.6K ⋅ Aug 2019 Get Email Contact
Identity Politics is a podcast that features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America. From pop culture to politics, each episode co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali invite guests to talk about issues impacting their lives as Muslims at the intersection of multiple identities.
Also in Muslim Podcasts, Racism Podcasts
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Effective Compassion is an investigation into American poverty-fighting. WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky joins journalist Anna Johansen to report on what's really working in the fight against poverty and how thinking biblically aids in the restoration of human dignity. Hosted by WORLD features editor Paul Butler, this seasonal program is made for people who want to elicit real change because they know true hope.
Play⋅ 114K⋅ 32.5K ⋅11 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 31 min ⋅ Dec 2019 Get Email Contact
25. Not Good Enough
A podcast proposing inadequate responses to inadequate responses. Hosted by a roving gang of Australian podcasters and broadcasting from the burning edge of the climate crisis.
Play⋅ 836 ⋅22 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 56 min ⋅ Jan 2020 Get Email Contact
New York City, New York, US
On Wonder Media Network's flagship show, Host Jenny Kaplan seeks to understand the state of gender representation in office and asks how Congress would change if it looked more like the people it represents. Last season, she spoke with women on the campaign trail. This time, she's talking to women serving in the House of Representatives.
Play⋅ 3.1K ⋅2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 32 min ⋅ Sep 2018 Get Email Contact
27. New Left Radio
New Left Radio is bringing news and commentary from behind the front lines of late-stage capitalism through a democratic socialist lens. At the root of our socialism is a profound commitment to democracy, as means and end. We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane international social order based both on democratic planning & market mechanisms to achieve equitable distribution of resources, meaningful work, a healthy environment, sustainable growth, gender, racial equality, and non-oppressive relationships.
Also in Canadian News Podcasts
Play⋅ 9.6K⋅ 7.2K ⋅30 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 38 min ⋅ Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
A podcast for people & planet including conversations that go deep on the environment, the climate crisis, and the solutions.
Play⋅ 71⋅ 103 ⋅5 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 50 min ⋅ May 2020 Get Email Contact
Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium
PRIDE podcast Hosted by LGBTQI-activist and researcher Rémy Bonny. Pride is a protest. It's time to bring our fight for LGBTQI equality to the internet.
Play⋅ 2.2K⋅ 7.7K ⋅ Apr 2020 Get Email Contact
30. Risky Talk
Cambridge, England, UK
How can we best communicate the risks and the evidence on the most pressing issues of the day from genetics and nutrition, to climate change and immigration? Listen to this podcast as host David Spiegelhalter is joined by the world's top experts to tackle urgent, practical challenges that affect us all.
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Play⋅ 2.4M⋅ 1.4K ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 44 min ⋅ Feb 2020 Get Email Contact