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Every weekday, NPR's best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don't just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon.

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    • 4.6, 16.3K Ratings

Every weekday, NPR's best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don't just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16.3K Ratings

16.3K Ratings

my little dog ,

This episode really makes you think!

We must focus on governing the whole country after the election. People are starving and living on the streets. The earth is under attack, we as humans need to work together, we have very little time left. Podcast like this help refocus us on finding a solution, not pointing fingers

Daniel Casey Hopkins ,

Dives deep

In spoonfuls of truth!

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Misinformation?

I love this podcast. The reporting is great and it is presented in a casual and enjoyable manner. As usual, NPR has the highest standards. Which is why, ironically, in a recent episode on misinformation in the media, the reporter said we should be skeptical of sources of information, and in a series of examples mentioned a neighbor at a barbecue (true) and a Washington Post article (false!) There is NO equivalence! Part of the misinformation problem in fact comes from not appreciating the enormous effort reputable news organizations put into following journalistic standards, editing and verifying their facts! The editor is skeptical on the listener’s or reader’s behalf so that I can trust the reporting. The Washington Post is not a blog! That this comment came from the NPR reporter reporting about misinformation is surprising and contributes to the misinformation problem itself. Perhaps it’s the fault of the podcast format that is not prepared and edited in the same way as radio or written reporting, even from NPR. Humm....

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