With the midterm elections coming up, now is a good time to make sure you are staying informed on any and all issues relating to your rights, your choices, and the public sphere in general.
But if you don’t have time to scour through every news source, or if your morning drive into work is simply more conducive to podcast-listening than endless scrolling, we’ve got good news for you. Here are six political podcasts that will help you stay informed on everything—from the big to the nitty-gritty:
Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, this podcast from the NY Times is basically the news, delivered in a straightforward way. The reporters tackle big stories, and listening to these on your morning commute (they’re ready by 6 a.m.) will be sure to get you in shape to vote this November.
Unladylike bases its podcast on the idea that women who stick to the rules rarely make history. They tackle issues that fall under the wide umbrella of feminism in their weekly podcast. Their first episode “How to Pay for an Abortion” is particularly great.
This weekly podcast is under an hour long, and often discusses presidential goings-on as well as other national news. In thisepisode, they discuss what it means to be “electable.”
Call Your Girlfriend
This weekly podcast is fun and digestible, and features two long-distance best friends discussing politics, pop culture, and more. Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow discuss the midterms in this episode, but they also use their show and their strong female friendship to talk about topics that aren’t necessarily timely, like race.
NPR Politics Podcast
The NPR Politics Podcast reports on weekly and daily news through insightful conversations between super-informed reporters. This episode should convince you that they’re worth a listen: Midterm Update: Ayanna Pressley’s Upset Victory Shows Power Of Women Of Color.
On One With Angela Rye
Every week, Angela Rye discusses politics, race, and popular culture. She also often has great guests on, including Gabrielle Union, Jesse Williams, and Cory Booker. Definitely worth subscribing.