From the headlines: 5 podcasts about today’s top stories

News August 4, 2021

Sometimes, watching the news doesn’t give you the in-depth analysis you crave. Looking for conversations about what’s going on in the world today can be tricky, but luckily, there are a slew of news podcasts out there that can help you navigate that.

From coronavirus updates to the Olympics and everything in between, these 5 news podcasts cover the world of today – giving you the most recent headlines and conversations about what’s going on in the world.

Here are 5 news podcasts that are giving you the information you need with analysis to go with it:

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt: Our Shot

Listen to ‘In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt: Our Shot’

Andy Slavitt took listeners on a journey through the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, but now he’s back to the mic to talk about the aftermath of 2020’s wretched games. Joined each week by Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, Slavitt will talk about getting closure on coronavirus and the next steps towards a healthier future. Most recent episodes talk about vaccine boosters and those who are unvaccinated as well as the implications of those things.

Pod Save America

Listen to ‘Pod Save America’

Former Obama aides Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer, and Tommy Vietor sit down with journalists, politicians, activists and more for open and honest conversations about what’s going on in the world today, breaking down the week’s news and offering tangible advice on how to help. Recent episodes cover the Olympics, the Delta variant of the coronavirus, and more.

Start Here

Listen to ‘Start Here’

From ABC News comes “Start Here,” a podcast that delivers you the top news in under 20 minutes, hosted by Brad Mielke. The most recent episodes dive into the end of the eviction moratorium, how we can respond after the January 6th insurrection on the Capitol, and the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

The Argument

Listen to ‘The Argument’

Hosted by Jane Coaston, this New York Times podcast is all about open-minded debates and strongly held opinions. Should we be talking about politics at work? And speaking of work, what’s the best move: work from home or return to the office? Should we be trying to contact aliens? All of these questions and more are answered in this podcast.

Today, Explained

Today, Explained

Listen to ‘Today, Explained’

With all of the news circulating, it can be difficult to know what’s important and what you should read up on. That’s where “Today, Explained” comes in. Monday to Friday, this podcast delivers you the most important news, brought to you by Sean Rameswaram as well as other reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network. Rameswaram, in recent episodes, talks about the coronavirus outbreak in the small beach town of Provincetown, a spike in gun violence, and COVID at the Olympics.

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