300 episodes

The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.

NPR Politics Podcast NPR

    • News & Politics
    • 4.6, 12.9K Ratings

The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12.9K Ratings
12.9K Ratings
bahareh12idol ,

Informative with a side of bias

Overall I enjoy the podcast and I listen to every episode. I appreciate the hard working staff, thank you for your work! I love NPR and have always felt it’s one of the least bias news networks out there. Unfortunately, I don’t feel that way about this show. In general the show is left leaning and it’s very evident through the reporting. I am liberal and most of my friends/ family are liberals so I don’t have many people around me to give me a different perspective on world events (especially the republican/ right wing perspective). I look to journalists and news shows for that but more often than not news stations tend to pick a side and push those views on their audience. This show usually tells stories from a Democrat’s viewpoint (although it’s definitely not as bad CNN!!). We don’t help ourselves when we stay in bubbles and I really wish the staff for this show could recognize their bias and actively work to stop that bias from appearing in their reporting. There should be a little less personal opinion and a little more facts/ expert opinions.

Also, why does catering to the younger generation mean being less serious? I’m a millennial and I don’t appreciate the constant joking around and watering down information. When they were taking about Andrew Yang they kept making fun of the idea of “make America think harder” and repeatedly mentioned they don’t want to think harder! Not only was it rude towards Yang but also just insulting to the listeners. We can think harder. Your listeners are educated, please don’t feel like you have to simplify information so much.

Ben47031 ,

It’s fine

It’s okay as a brief American politics roundup. But it’s too biased. It’s called the npr politics podcast, but it’s very evident that all of the hosts are more left leaning. That’s okay, but then just call the pod something more appropriate like the npr politics podcast, left leaning edition (rolls off the tongue). Or feature more input from people who have differing opinions. But it feels disingenuous to call it a general politics pod but then come at every story from one perspective.

Also, the jokey / colloquial nature that all of the npr pods have these days is kind of annoying and insincere. It feels very obviously like npr did market research on what audiences respond to and “relatability” was high on the list so they told all of the host to be more breezy and friendly. But like Joey Tribbiani once said “you can’t say your breezy, that totally negates the breezy!”

MedStudent11431 ,

Listen Liberal

Domenico Montanaro, NPR's lead political editor and host of this podcast has an obvious affinity for the Neoliberal wing of the Democratic Party which is in full view on this podcast. The NPR Politics podcast gives the listener a window on the personal biases that seep into NPR’s political coverage (I suspect via Montanaro).
Ever wonder why your Progressive candidates get insufficient or even bad coverage from NPR. Stop wondering. It’s this guy.

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