Haven’t got the time to read the paper or watch the news?
To all the news junkies who need to get their news fix every day (or every hour) but don’t get the break, I have both good and bad news for you.
The bad news – you’re right, we live in a busy world.
The good news – I’ve put together the perfect daily news podcasts for busy folks like you!
This is what’s great about podcasts, all you need to do is plug and play – as in plug in your earphones and play the damn thing!
Then you can carry on with your daily tasks, do your exercise, or drive whilst updating yourself with the current events.
There’s no need to be uninformed, so here they are.
"NPR News Now, folks, is a place where news and wit collide. This sprightly podcast, perfect for those craving compact news on the go, is like a truffle—small but packs a mighty punch with its five-minute update on global affairs. Now, who's it for you ask? Everyone, my friend! Why, it’s like a cup of coffee for the mind, serving fresh world events. Here, the charming hosts flip through stories of politics, science, culture, and more, quicker than pancakes on Sunday! One favorite dose of enlightenment is 'The Climate Change Conundrum'. Spoiler alert—the issue's hotter than a jalapeño! Tune into NPR News Now, and you’ll feel like you've spanned the globe in just five minutes."
Brace yourselves, news junkies! The Global News Podcast, brought to you by the ever reliable BBC World Service, is a veritable buffet of fascinating, current, quirky, and sometimes downright bizarre tidbits from every conceivable corner of this spinning blue planet. Brew your coffee and connect to the world as your hosts guide you through the labyrinth of global events, from political gaffes to environmental miracles. It's as fresh as the morning headlines and as invigorating as your first espresso. But don’t worry, you don’t need a degree in global politics to enjoy it. It’s the perfect audio companion for the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, and of course - you! Ready to dip your toes into this exhilarating global soup? Crack on, dear listener, adventure awaits!
Catch the crime-busting craze with Dateline NBC, the cool audio cousin of its TV counterpart. Got a thing for tantalizing twists, true crimes, and intrepid investigation? You're in the right place! Our host, the suave Lester Holt, doesn't just tell tales; he takes you on a thrilling tour through the darkest depths of humanity's mysteries. This isn't just storytelling, folks; it's a dive into the vortex of real-life dramas. Tune in, and you may just solve a murder before your morning coffee! Dateline NBC, making you the Sherlock Holmes of your subway commute. It's like Sudoku for your soul, but with real crimes. One of our most riveting episodes? Midnight in Manhattan. You'll never view the Big Apple in the same light - promise.
Hankering for a high-octane dose of world events and fascinating personalities? Kickass News, hosted by the mighty Ben Mathis, has got you covered. Mathis traded his flashy showbiz career for a metaphorical safari through the concrete jungle of politics and pop culture, conducting captivating interviews with heavy-hitting guests. From the shining stars of Hollywood to the power players of Capitol Hill - no interesting soul is safe from Mathis' intrepid curiosity. Each episode is like a sumptuous smorgasbord of facts splashed with a dash of irreverent charm. Ideal for anyone who likes their news served extra-kickass, it’s real, it’s raw, and it’s raring to help you understand the world better, one wisecrack at a time!
Don your savvy spectacles and tune in to WSJ What's News, a podcast that serves you the world, garnished with facts! This appetizing daily news portions, inspired by the Wall Street Journal, is like morning caffè latte for your curious mind. Bridging Wall Street and Main Street, this show's target audience is anyone who has an appetite for global news and financial updates, in easy-to-digest bite-sized courses. Hosted by no-nonsense news aficionados, they dissect complex events with stimulating wit, and serve it up fresh daily! Got a taste for facts, thrills, and Bob Woodward’s secret chicken recipe? Then you'll become a regular in this fascinating news bistro. Cut your teeth on WSJ What's News - with extra crunch!
"The Dropout? More like the 'drop-everything-you're-doing-and-listen,' am I right? In an epic saga of ambition gone awry, this podcast takes a hard look at Elizabeth Holmes and her billion-dollar start-up, Theranos. Rebecca Jarvis of ABC News takes you on a wild roller-coaster ride of deception, inflated promises, and serious turtlenecks. Targeting anyone who loves a good investigative narrative, techie enthusiasts, or anyone with an insatiable curiosity for start-up blunders. It offers an enticing blend of business, technology, and scandal, as it unravels an intrigue so gripping, it makes your morning commute feel like an episode of Sherlock. From boardroom battles to heartbreaking personal stories, prepare for in-depth interviews, unheard deposition tapes, and more. And remember, folks, it's all fun and games until someone falsifies a lab test!"
Meet "Bill O'Reilly's No Spin News and Analysis", a podcast hosted by the man himself, Mr. Bill O'Reilly. Ever wondered what it's like to have news analyzed with a no-frills, no-spin approach? Well, you're in the right ballpark! This podcast, unspooled with O'Reilly's astute insights and interesting guest features, promises an intellectual home-run for mature audiences seeking truth amidst the political smoke and mirrors. From political pundits to Joe the Plumber, this podcast takes no prisoners and no spin. The game is on, guys! Get ready to be a part of the discerning crowd, sifting fact from fiction with the help of good ol’ O'Reilly. Remember, in this arena, there are no rookies, just a wealth of wisdom waiting to be unpacked! Play ball!
'The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast - where data whisperer Nate Silver and his numerically enlightened cohorts serve up a delightful concoction of stats and sass. More whip-smart than an astrophysicist's pocket calculator, this politics podcast makes you feel sharper than a Capitol Hill intern's suit. Focused on data-driven news, poll analysis and election forecasting, this is Nerd Nirvana for politics junkies, math enthusiasts, and anyone else who loves numbers more than a vampire loves a neck vein. With episodes like 'The Gerrymandering Minefield' and 'Is there a "Biden Doctrine"', who needs comedy clubs? Dive in, folks, because in this podcast, numbers are the new black, hot-desking is the new Watergate, and data is definitely the new sexy!'
Delve into the juicy mystery of "The Thing About Pam," where common suburban life clashes with spine-tingling absurdity. Hosted by the effervescent Keith Morrison of Dateline NBC fame, this chronicle unravels the twisty true crime tale of love, deception, insurance money, & a suspiciously sprightly character named Pam. Ideal for lovers of chilling intrigue with a dash of sardonic wit, it's a tantalizing blender of 'Desperate Housewives' meets 'Criminal Minds'! Each episode unfolds fresh layers of Pam's oddities. If you thought your neighbors were eccentric, buckle in for a wild trip. From garden gnome thievery to murder, sweet ol' Pam's story will make your coffee clutch gossip pale in comparison. It's suburban life... but not as you know it!
Unzip your humour hoodies for "60 Minutes," the podcast that thinks it’s a Swiss watch! Your cheerful chaperone through the world's latest happenings, this podcast feasts on the meaty bones of an ever-changing world. Tune in to get a taste of incisive news reporting and exclusive interviews. Tick-tocking from politics to sports, technology to entertainment, it's got something for everyone. In fact, its audience is as diverse as a lightly-crazed squirrel's nut collection. Unconventional thinkers like Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia's founder, grace the microphone, making the world seem a bit less crazy. Honestly, this podcast could be called "480 Seconds of Pure Brilliance," but who's counting... except for the host? Make space in your life for 60 minutes of “60 Minutes” - it's time well spent!
Tune in to "Mobituaries with Mo Rocca" and prepare to take a quirky deep dive into the intriguing world of the deceased. Our fearless guide, Mo Rocca, a gentleman with an endless curiosity about the bizarre, takes an offbeat look at the lives of the famous and not-so-famous people and things of yesteryears that have shuffled off this mortal coil. Perfectly suited for fans possessing an eclectic interest in history or anyone in need of a new obsession, this podcast offers a wacky, yet wildly informative, stroll through the cemetery of historical figures and phenomena. Why wait for your own obituary to explore the fascinating stories of those who’ve gone before? Come, join Mo on some of their best (after)life adventures. Warning: Listening may provoke uncontrollable bouts of laughter and enlightenment!
Ready to dive into a whirlwind of current affairs with a cherry on top? Welcome to FOX News Hourly Update, a podcast that takes you on a journey through international headlines at breakneck speed, because who can keep up with the world nowadays anyway? With a colour commentary of the day's big enchiladas of news, politics, and business, you can trust you won't be left in the informational dust. Ideally suited for the punctual news aficionado who loves a bite-sized dose of drama and a dollop of wit. Whether you hanker for hard-hitting coverage or just need to sound smart at watercooler chat, ride shotgun with us through the world's frothy news ocean. Remember the episode when aliens didn't land? Still riveting. FOX News Hourly Update, bringing you globe-trotting reportage with a wink and a smile.
If you're longing to decode the world's mysteries over your morning brew, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is your cup of caffeine! Anchored by Mr. Holt (aka the Tom Hanks of journalism), this buzzing podcast curates the day's top news, while keeping an eye on your ever-ticking clock. Skip the snooze button, and wake up to a blend of hot topics, steamy interviews, and the raw, unsweetened truth. Ideal for busy bees, trivia junkies, or anyone craving a newsy jolt more invigorating than their espresso shot. So, strap in, grab your joe, and allow the sweet, velvety voice of Lester Holt to guide you through the labyrinth of news, one nightly adventure at a time. Perk up your mornings with NBC Nightly News!
Slate News Podcast serves up the world's sizzling headlines on a hot, digital platter, just for you. Your hosts, a gaggle of journalists with more passion than a political protest, have traded their pens for microphones. Why? To give you your daily dose of news with a side of shrewd opinion. Intended for any news junkie needing a fix―from baby boomers to blender-generation folk. Remember, kids: knowledge is power. The most lip-smacking episode? 'Pandemic Politics', a tantalising glimpse into the intertwining realms of global health and politics. So, buckle up and dive into the rabbit hole of current affairs with Slate News. Remember, it isn't eavesdropping if they want you to listen!
"Meet the Press" by NBC, your political nerd's paradise, is where gossip meets governance, and hosted by the astoundishly un-retirement-ready, Chuck Todd. Brimming with influential figures and seismic shake-ups from the political sphere, this podcast is to politics what oxygen is to lungs! Every episode, Chuck flexes his journalistic muscles, grilling guests harder than a Fourth of July BBQ, providing insights sharper than a double-edged sword. Designed for smarty-pants who can tell their filibusters from their gerrymanders. One standout episode? "The Future of the GOP". Is the party's future as unpredictable as a Midwestern weather forecast? Tune in to find out. NBC's "Meet the Press", ensuring your water cooler chat is never as dull as dishwater!
"WSJ Tech News Briefing is your daily dose of tech shenanigans served fresh from the high-brow geeks at the Wall Street Journal. Chasing the latest memes or tired of feeling technologically clueless in a room full of Elon Musks? No worries, listeners! This hardy team of Tech wizards decode the cryptic world of technology for the rest of us. The WSJ Tech crew keep you up to date with clever quips, battling bots and multi-billion dollar strategies from Silicon Valley. Tech rookies and gurus alike will appreciate the brief, yet substantial news bytes. One memorable episode, 'Is Your Toaster Spying On You?' takes a look at everyday tech and privacy. Truly an MIT party in your ears, minus the campus food!"
Feast your ears on a veritable smorgasbord of human nature with '20 20', a podcast dishing up real-life stories in bite-sized servings. Hosted by two people who decided ditching their day jobs was the best way to indulge their curiosity about the world and its inhabitants, they delve into incredible tales, gritty truths and astonishing realities. Perfect for those with an appetite for the extraordinary. Expect everything from tales of quiet heroes to outré phenomena. Try the caper 'Predictability of Uncertainty' where they explore why control freaks just chill. '20 20' wouldn't be a feast without a left-field dish like tackling why people argue over different ways to load a dishwasher! So sit down, tuck in and prepare for a feast of the unexpected.
"48 Hours", folks, is your suspenseful ticket into the nitty-gritty world of crime solving, hosted by the seasoned team at CBS News. Much like watching a detective series, but without the visuals - spooooky! This podcast peels back the curtain of true crime, showing us the aftermath of heinous acts and the relentless quest for justice. Bursting with heart-stopping mysteries, it satiates your inner Sherlock while munching midnight snacks. You want witnesses? Check. Forensic analysis? Check. Foot-chase through darkened alleyways? Use your imagination! A podcast that makes your average Tuesday feel like a thrilling whodunit novel, 48 Hours gifts crime-fanatics their daily dose of adrenaline. Best episode to start with? "FindJodi" provides all the chills you need. Brag about it at your next water-cooler rendezvous!
"World News Tonight with David Muir" is your exhilarating roller coaster ride through the day's top stories, brought to you by your charming guide, David Muir! This podcast is perfect for news junkies, busy professionals and knowledge seekers who crave a daily dose of global events. Dive into a world of politics, pop culture, weather phenomena, and quirky human interest stories wrapped up in one easy-to-digest package. David, donning his journalistic cape, jets off to every corner of the world, bringing you the revelations you never knew you needed. Smacked between the crisp sheets of high stakes international affairs and the frivolous pillow talk of viral cat videos, "World News Tonight" is a cozy bedtime story for curious adults. Buckle up for a globetrotting adventure that’s same same, yet so different!
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Grab a cup of joe and perk up those ears, folks! Presenting 'The Fox News Rundown'– your daily fix of news, views, and a sprinkle of controversy. Crafted for inquisitive minds hungry for strong coffee and stronger opinions, this podcast dives deep into the day's hottest stories. We're talking politics, pop culture, world affairs, and even a dash of conspiracy. Hosted by a motley crew of 'Fox & Friends' who have taken the 'run' out of 'rundown'. Don’t miss out on the episode 'The Unexpected Side of Cancel Culture'. It's not just another yadayada about Twitter storms! Tune in for great discourse, lively debates, and the occasional on-air fistfight (sorry, metaphorically speaking... usually). The Fox News Rundown – where news doesn't just get reported, it gets dissected.
Say 'good morning' to "This Week with George Stephanopoulos"! Imagine the most exciting and insightful weekend morning family breakfast, but make the family a bunch of heavyweight newsmakers and George is your cool, yet inquisitive uncle! Tackling the biggest political waves in the world's rowdiest democracy, George doesn't just report the news, he's got politicians spilling the tea! Ideal for the news-junkie, the policy wonk, or if you are aspiring to outshine Karen in the next neighborhood trivia! From nail-biting debates to enticing exclusives, there’s never a dull moment. Your favourite part? George’s powerhouse roundtable discussion – It’s like watching gladiators spar, only with snappy comebacks! So, tune in, folks. This Week with George Stephanopoulos, where a quiet news week, is pretty much an oxymoron!
Tech News Weekly, hosted by your favorite tech-geek duo, covers the week's top tech stories with a hilariously human touch. Targeted at everyone looking to decode the tech jargon, this podcast is a godsend for anyone teetering on the edge of "Technophobe" and "Tekkie". Come for the up-to-the-nano-second news, stay for the predicted apocalypse due to rogue AI (that’s us!). The hosts, apply their tractor beam of charm and knowledge, spanning from quantum physics to which console will inarguably win the next-gen war. One of their riveting episodes titled "The Wonderful Wacky World of Wifi" covers the excitement behind wireless routers (Really!). Take a byte, and you'll be hooked to Tech News Weekly! Trust us, we’re funny and we’re an AI.
Need a jolt of potent political discourse to your daily routine? Look no further than Face The Nation on the Radio. This peppy podcast, a branch of the fabled CBS News' 'Face the Nation' televised spectacle, is your gateway to the fast-paced world of American politics. With moderator Margaret Brennan piloting the ship, it exploits the vivacity of the US political landscape, presenting fiery debates, exclusive interviews, and deep analysis—practically a symphony for politics enthusiasts! This show targets voters who love their news served with a garnish of insider observations. Episodes like 'The Future of American Strategy in Afghanistan' are as thrilling as they sound. Earnestly, if current affairs were a cocktail, this podcast is the shaken-not-stirred martini you've been waiting for!
Be prepared to tune into 'Fox News Sunday Audio' - your new Sunday brunch companion. Hosted by the ever-dynamic Chris Wallace, this podcast brews up piping hot discussions on the politics and key news of the week. If you crave a well-balanced diet of national affairs and fair and balanced reporting, you've found your feast! Chris doesn't simply talk about the news - he grills it, sautés it and occasionally flambe’s it, featuring a variety of guests from the political world – politicians, pundits, even presidents! So, if you're a closet policy wonk who loves their politics served up a la mode, with a dash of wit, 'Fox News Sunday Audio' is your buffet ticket. Dig in and devour the detail!
Waking up early on a Sunday? Take an auditory stroll with CBS News Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley! No need for caffeine, Jane's energetic deep dive into current events, culture, and human interest stories will jolt you awake! Ideal for those who wouldn't dare miss the headlines, but also seek a broader perspective. Picture a morning chat around the table with your informed, compassionate, Pulitzer prize-winning aunt. From profiles of extraordinary folks or discoveries of exotic hidden gems, Jane covers it all. Most exciting episode so far? 'Transcending Tradition', which explores harnessing creativity in a post-pandemic world! Sunday morning news has never felt so invigorating or, dare we say, fun! Tune in and let Jane Pauley guide you through the baffling complexity of our world with grace and wit!
Ever wondered why the news matters and who decides? Tune in to "The News and Why It Matters" - a podcast that deciphers today's headlines with a dash of sass! Our charming host takes a deep dive into the muddle of information, peeling away the layers until the bitter truth pops out! Aiming at a curious audience yearning for a dollop of truth amid the news-flavoured confusion. Their news coverage - as diverse as your grandma's stew and way more digestible. One standout episode? "The Curious Case of Cucumber Controversies," where our news-ninja makes you laugh, think, and question everything you know about green veggies. If knowledge is power, prepare to get supercharged!