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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, 16.2K 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
16.2K Ratings

16.2K Ratings

Tony Quintanilla ,

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....

TMennitt ,

Going to a daily is too much

I wish it was still a weekly round up with special podcasts for actual breaking news events.

NH9463847 ,

Come on with the Tiny Desk Concert

How is it like 7 months later and I can’t still subscribe to the podcast without getting Tiny Desk Concert podcasts.... and even when I download the podcast directly from the NPR politics site, it shows up in my feed as Tiny Desk Concert while the correct podcast plays. Content is good, tech is very bad...

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