The 3 Best Political Podcasts Right Now

Escapism feels like a dirty word in 2017. But these podcasts are the most fun way to stay current on the never-ending ride that is US politics.


Slate Political Gabfest

The original and still, probably, the best. John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz will keep you sane every week.


Pod Save America

Hosted by former Obama staffers Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor, and Daniel Pfieffer, it’s worth a listen for both the friends’ banter and their unparalleled political knowledge.


West Wing Weekly

Technically this is a show about a decades-old fictional administration. But it’s still relevant! A recent episode even featured an interview with Prime Minister Trudeau. (We guess if he’s taking advice from Jed Bartlett, we’re in good hands.)