NPR Politics Podcast

NPR Politics Podcast

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

Episodes

First Trump Administration Press Briefing; Women's March  

This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Write the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

The Inauguration of Donald Trump  

@realDonaldTrump takes over @POTUS. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, White House reporter Tamara Keith, reporter Sarah McCammon, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Obama's Final Press Conference; Senate Hearings Continue  

This episode: host/White House reporter Tamara Keith, political reporter Asma Khalid, and congressional reporter Susan Davis. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Trump's Poll Numbers Low; Stress of Foreign Leaders High  

Plus the latest Senate hearings and a few listener questions. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, political reporter Danielle Kurtlzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Announcing a live show!  

Join us in Washington, DC on Friday, February 10th for a live taping of the podcast. Go to nprpresents.org for tickets and more.

Trump's Press Conference, Tillerson's Hearing  

Donald Trump's first press conference in 167 days — on the same day as his pick Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins his Senate Confirmation Hearing. This episode: host/congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Susan Davis, and editor/corrspondent. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Obama's Farewell, Russian Intel Reports, Senate Hearings  

Tuesday was a tsunami of political news. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 5  

Intelligence officials testify about Russian hacking on Capitol Hill, and the Obamacare showdown looms. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Susan Davis, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Quick Take: Congress Convenes, GOP Drops Ethics Plan  

After backlash on Tuesday — including from Donald Trump — House Republicans reversed themselves on a decision to take the teeth out of the Office of Congressional Ethics. This episode: host/White House reporter Tamara Keith, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Wednesday, December 28  

Israel and the UN Security Council, plus Donald Trump's talk of nuclear proliferation. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Wednesday, December 21  

In a week of violent news overseas, how the President and President-elect could contrast on foreign policy. Plus highlights from NPR's exit interview with President Obama. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Listener Mail: Monday, December 19  

Plus a look at the Electoral College vote. This episode: host/congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station and npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 15  

The latest on Russia's election tampering and Donald Trump's conflicts of interest. This episode: host/reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Donald Trump and Russia  

As news surfaces of a reported CIA assessment that Russia acted to help Donald Trump with the Presidency, the President-elect may nominate a Secretary of State with ties to Russia. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, editor/correspondent Ron Elving, and NPR national security correspondent Mary Louise Kelly.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 8  

President-elect Trump, on Twitter, picks winners and losers in business, plus his latest cabinet picks and the real-world fallout of fake news. This episode: host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and White House correspondent Scott Horsley. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Covering 2016 As A Muslim  

Reporter Asma Khalid reflects on covering the 2016 election as a Muslim woman. With host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, campaign reporter Sarah McCammon, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Live In Cambridge  

This episode was recorded in front of a live audience in Cambridge, Massachusetts in conjunction with the Harvard Institute of Politics' quadrennial campaign managers conference. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, host/White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign reporter Asma Khalid, and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Plus a special announcement about the future of the podcast. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Monday, November 28  

Catching up on post-Thanksgiving news, including Trump's false voter fraud allegations and his latest cabinet appointees, plus the death of Fidel Castro. This episode: host/campaign reporter Sam Sanders, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org.

Announcing a Live Show!  

We'll be recording the podcast live in Cambridge, MA on Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 PM. Join us! Go to nprpresents.org for tickets and information.

Weekly Roundup: Tuesday, November 22  

An early Thanksgiving-week roundup. Trump's business entanglements, latest cabinet appointments, and tips for talking politics during the holidays. This episode: host/campaign reporter Tamara Keith, reporter Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and editor/correspondent Ron Elving. More coverage at nprpolitics.org. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

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