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The NPR Politics Podcast

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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.

  1. 1.
    Joseph Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States01/20/2021
    26:38
  2. 2.
    The US Senate Has A Lot To Do01/19/2021
    14:36
  3. 3.
    What We Know About The Inauguration And Joe Biden's First Day01/18/2021
    14:37
  4. 4.
    What Were We Thinking? : Carlos Lozada On The Trump Era01/16/2021
    15:29
  5. 5.
    Interview: Kamala Harris on Capitol Riot, Stimulus Package01/15/2021
    16:28
  6. 6.
    Can Another $1.9 Trillion Rescue The Economy?01/15/2021
    14:47
  7. 7.
    Donald Trump Impeached On Charge Of Inciting Insurrection01/14/2021
    19:33
  8. 8.
    Trump's Second Impeachment Will Be Bipartisan01/13/2021
    13:58
  1. 9.
    Rioters Are Facing Consequences—Will Any Politicians?01/12/2021
    14:46
  2. 10.
    Trump Is Likely To Be Impeached Again01/11/2021
    14:31
  3. 11.
    Weekly Roundup: January 8th01/08/2021
    28:41
  4. 12.
    13 Days Before The End Of His Term, Talk Of Removing Trump From Office01/07/2021
    12:37
  5. 13.
    After Siege, 127 Republicans Back Failed Effort To Block Certification Of Biden's Win01/07/2021
    8:38
  6. 14.
    Pro-Trump Extremists Storm US Capitol, Delay Election Certification01/07/2021
    16:14
  7. 15.
    Dems Win At Least One GA Senate Seat. The Other Is Still Too Close To Call.01/06/2021
    12:43
  8. 16.
    Georgia's Runoff Ends. Doomed Electoral College Certification Fight Begins.01/05/2021
    14:54
  9. 17.
    Republicans Are Divided Over Trump's Effort To Overturn Election Loss01/04/2021
    14:23
  10. 18.
    Weekly Roundup: January 1st01/01/2021
    25:01
  11. 19.
    What Will The Courts Look Like Under Joe Biden?12/31/2020
    13:56
  12. 20.
    Exclusive Interview: Jake Sullivan, Biden's National Security Adviser12/30/2020
    16:04
  13. 21.
    What Will Climate And Health Policy Look Like Under Joe Biden?12/29/2020
    15:15
  14. 22.
    Republicans Flout Trump On COVID And Tech12/28/2020
    12:57
  15. 23.
    What Will Justice And Foreign Policy Look Like Under Joe Biden?12/25/2020
    30:11
  16. 24.
    What Will Tech Policy Look Like Under Joe Biden?12/24/2020
    15:00
  17. 25.
    Christmas Chaos: President Throws Relief Into Doubt12/23/2020
    14:51
  18. 26.
    Dominion Makes Voting Machines. Its Employees Have Been Forced Into Hiding.12/22/2020
    13:55
  19. 27.
    5,593 Pages: Congress Strikes Spending/COVID Deal12/21/2020
    14:57
  20. 28.
    Weekly Roundup: December 18th12/18/2020
    28:14
  21. 29.
    New Peril Of Local Office? Death Threats.12/17/2020
    14:38
  22. 30.
    Why People Don't Vote12/16/2020
    14:29
  23. 31.
    38 Days After Results Became Clear, Mitch McConnell Congratulates Biden12/15/2020
    13:54
  24. 32.
    Joe Biden Is Fed Up With Trump's Election Conspiracies12/15/2020
    13:17
  25. 33.
    Electoral College Convenes; COVID Vaccine Administered12/14/2020
    14:56
  26. 34.
    Weekly Roundup: December 11th12/11/2020
    30:35
  27. 35.
    Where Congress Stands On Coronavirus Relief Negotiations12/10/2020
    14:51
  28. 36.
    Most Americans Believe The Election Results—Some Don't.12/09/2020
    14:20
  29. 37.
    Democrats Are Skeptical Of Biden's Pentagon Pick12/08/2020
    15:26
  30. 38.
    Here's Who Will Lead Biden's COVID Response12/07/2020
    11:53
  31. 39.
    Weekly Roundup: December 4th12/04/2020
    26:37
  32. 40.
    Don't Expect Donald Trump To Retire12/03/2020
    14:59
  33. 41.
    Relief Will End If Congress Can't Pass A Deal12/02/2020
    14:16
  34. 42.
    Despite Conspiracy And Insinuation, The Electoral System Worked—This Time.12/01/2020
    15:24
  35. 43.
    Biden Picks Women And People Of Color For His Economics And Communications Teams11/30/2020
    14:56
  36. 44.
    Weekly Roundup: November 27th11/27/2020
    29:11
  37. 45.
    NPR's Throughline: The Shadows of the Constitution11/26/2020
    44:40
  38. 46.
    What Happens When Neither Party Gets To Celebrate The Election?11/25/2020
    16:03
  39. 47.
    Trump Relents, Paving Way For Biden Transition To Formally Begin11/24/2020
    14:48
  40. 48.
    Biden Taps Historic Nominees As He Begins To Fill His Cabinet11/23/2020
    14:42
  41. 49.
    Weekly Roundup: November 20th11/20/2020
    29:02
  42. 50.
    Joe Biden Won The Election—But He's Still Left Waiting In The Wings.11/19/2020
    14:55
  43. 51.
    Trump Doesn't Have To Win In Court To Erode Trust In Voting11/18/2020
    14:00
  44. 52.
    Democrats Riled By House Losses11/17/2020
    14:41
  45. 53.
    Obama Is Troubled More GOP Leaders Won't Acknowledge Biden's Win11/16/2020
    14:58
  46. 54.
    As Coronavirus Again Breaks Records, Dem Relief Bill Hopes Hinge On Georgia11/13/2020
    26:31
  47. 55.
    Why Did Republicans Rack Up Wins Despite Trump's Loss?11/12/2020
    14:37
  48. 56.
    Joe Biden Projects Calm As Trump And GOP Allies Spread Disinformation11/11/2020
    14:31
  49. 57.
    Supreme Court Hears Affordable Care Act Case; AG Breaks With DOJ Precedent11/10/2020
    13:14
  50. 58.
    Pfizer Releases Promising Vaccine News; Biden Announces COVID Taskforce11/09/2020
    14:22
  51. 59.
    After Election Victory, Joe Biden Addresses Nation11/08/2020
    14:15
  52. 60.
    Joe Biden Elected President : AP11/07/2020
    18:04
  53. 61.
    Yeah, They're Still Counting. No, There's Nothing Suspect About That.11/07/2020
    15:04
  54. 62.
    Biden Needs Arizona And Any Other State To Win The Presidency11/05/2020
    14:35
  55. 63.
    Biden Looks Strong After Wisconsin Win, But Both Candidates Still Have A Path11/04/2020
    12:04
  56. 64.
    Be Patient: Vote Counting Continues, Key States Remain Outstanding11/04/2020
    14:24
  57. 65.
    Here's What We'll Be Watching For On Election Night11/02/2020
    13:53
  58. 66.
    Pandemic, Economy, Character: Hear How The Candidates Make Their Case11/01/2020
    16:43
  59. 67.
    On The Ground In Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania And Wisconsin10/30/2020
    29:55
  60. 68.
    Here's How The Candidates Are Making Their Case To Black Voters10/29/2020
    14:35
  61. 69.
    New Coronavirus Cases At Record Levels; 75 Million Americans Have Voted.10/28/2020
    14:42
  62. 70.
    When Will Election Races Be Called? Here's The AP's Process10/27/2020
    16:02
  63. 71.
    Trump And Biden Are Both On The Trail, But Their Campaign Events Are Worlds Apart10/26/2020
    13:59
  64. 72.
    It's Been A Minute: How Latino Voter Outreach Still Falls Short10/25/2020
    26:57
  65. 73.
    Weekly Roundup: October 23rd10/23/2020
    28:40
  66. 74.
    Surprise: There Was A Lot Of Policy Talk At The Final Presidential Debate10/23/2020
    17:48
  67. 75.
    How Campaigns Work: Polling10/21/2020
    12:18
  68. 76.
    Trump's Popularity In South Carolina Boosts Lindsey Graham's Odds In SC10/20/2020
    14:19
  69. 77.
    Fifteen Days Out, Some GOP Lawmakers Are Distancing Themselves From Trump10/19/2020
    14:34
  70. 78.
    No Compromise From NPR: Does No-Compromising Really Work?10/18/2020
    44:04
  71. 79.
    Weekly Roundup: October 16th10/16/2020
    29:22
  72. 80.
    With Biden Up Double-Digits, Dems Eye North Carolina and Georgia Senate Seats10/15/2020
    15:27
  73. 81.
    Out Of Bed, On His Heels: Trump Campaigns In Florida And Georgia10/14/2020
    14:42
  74. 82.
    Barrett Says She Isn't 'A Pawn' — But Won't Commit To Recuse From An Election Case10/14/2020
    15:06
  75. 83.
    'Doubt It'll Change Any Minds': Senate Goes Through Partisan Motions For SCOTUS10/12/2020
    14:57
  76. 84.
    How Campaigns Work: Advertising10/11/2020
    13:35
  77. 85.
    As Senate GOP Demurs On Aid, Women Bear Brunt Of Economic Crisis10/09/2020
    26:37
  78. 86.
    "Violent Extremists" Planned To Kidnap Michigan Governor, Says DOJ10/08/2020
    14:45
  79. 87.
    Pence And Harris Go Head-To-Head Over The Pandemic, Taxes, And Healthcare10/08/2020
    17:27
  80. 88.
    Joe Biden Up In Post-Debate Polls10/06/2020
    14:57
  81. 89.
    As Trump's Care Moves To White House, Doctor Again Evades Key Questions10/05/2020
    14:00
  82. 90.
    Questions Persist About Trump's Health After Second Dissembling Briefing10/04/2020
    15:17
  83. 91.
    After Doctor Said Trump Doing Well, Source Familiar With His Health Said Otherwise10/03/2020
    11:44
  84. 92.
    Weekly Roundup: October 2nd 10/02/2020
    20:54
  85. 93.
    The President And First Lady Test Positive For Coronavirus10/02/2020
    6:59
  86. 94.
    Two Million Americans Have Already Voted10/01/2020
    14:31
  87. 95.
    Rail Force One: Biden Leads Whistle-Stop Tour After Debate09/30/2020
    14:43
  88. 96.
    Debate: Trump Refuses To Condemn White Supremacy, Biden Pitches Directly To Camera09/30/2020
    17:08
  89. 97.
    The NYT Says Trump Paid Little In Income Taxes; What Does That Mean For The Campaign?09/28/2020
    13:34
  90. 98.
    Amy Coney Barrett Nominated And Expected To Be Confirmed To Supreme Court09/27/2020
    14:23
  91. 99.
    Weekly Roundup: September 25th09/25/2020
    26:39
  92. 100.
    How Campaigns Work: Fundraising09/24/2020
    16:35
  93. 101.
    200,000 Americans Are Dead — And It Will Take More Than A Vaccine To Halt Pandemic09/23/2020
    13:41
  94. 102.
    It's Been Months Since Congress Last Passed Coronavirus Aid. Americans Are Struggling.09/22/2020
    14:46
  95. 103.
    Who Are The Women Under Consideration To Replace RBG?09/21/2020
    14:56
  96. 104.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Progressive Icon, Dead At 8709/19/2020
    18:45
  97. 105.
    Weekly Roundup: September 18th09/18/2020
    25:47
  98. 106.
    Bad News/Good News: Vaccine Access Months Away, But Masks Really Help09/17/2020
    14:54
  99. 107.
    Analysis: Biden Leads, But He's Still Short Of 270 Electoral Votes09/16/2020
    14:17
  100. 108.
    They Voted For Obama, Then Trump—Now What?09/15/2020
    14:48
  101. 109.
    Trump's Nevada Rally Violated State Covid Rules. He Held It Anyway.09/14/2020
    14:57
  102. 110.
    Weekly Roundup: September 11th09/11/2020
    27:43
  103. 111.
    Whistle-blower: Trump Officials Pushed Intel Staff To Downplay Russian Interference09/10/2020
    14:58
  104. 112.
    On Tape: President Trump Admits To Downplaying The Pandemic09/09/2020
    13:54
  105. 113.
    President Trump Pushes Unrealistic Vaccine Timeline In Effort To Win Votes09/08/2020
    14:15
  106. 114.
    Labor Day Is When Election Season Kicks Into High Gear. Here's Where Voters Are.09/07/2020
    14:18
  107. 115.
    Weekly Roundup: September 4th09/04/2020
    28:35
  108. 116.
    The Pandemic Is Slowing Nationally, But Still Severe09/03/2020
    14:28
  109. 117.
    Lawmakers On Both Sides Of The Aisle Contend With New Political Realities09/02/2020
    14:31
  110. 118.
    Trump Defends Man Accused Of Shooting Protesters, Visits Kenosha09/01/2020
    14:34
  111. 119.
    Joe Biden: 'Do I Look Like A Radical Socialist With A Soft Spot For Rioters?'08/31/2020
    14:55
  112. 120.
    Trump Is Following His 2016 Roadmap. Does It Matter That The Electorate Has Changed?08/28/2020
    28:24
  113. 121.
    'We're Here And They're Not': Amid Pandemic And Recession, Trump Touts Achievements08/28/2020
    14:50
  114. 122.
    Pence: Trump Won't Stay Silent When 'Our Heritage Is Demeaned Or Insulted'08/27/2020
    14:12
  115. 123.
    Trump Leverages Presidential Power To Juice Convention TV08/26/2020
    14:54
  116. 124.
    Trump, Or Else: Speakers Laud President As 'Bodyguard Of Western Civilization'08/25/2020
    14:23
  117. 125.
    What To Know About The Republican National Convention08/23/2020
    15:41
  118. 126.
    Weekly Roundup: August 21st08/21/2020
    26:55
  119. 127.
    'An Ally Of The Light': Joe Biden Pledges Return To Hope And Compassion08/21/2020
    14:53
  120. 128.
    Historic: Kamala Harris Accepts Vice Presidential Nomination08/20/2020
    14:46
  121. 129.
    One Upside For Virtual Convention? No Jeers For Controversial Speakers08/19/2020
    14:45
  122. 130.
    Not Too Far Left, But Left Enough: Kasich and Sanders Speak On DNC Night One08/18/2020
    14:08
  123. 131.
    The DNC Starts Tomorrow. Here's What To Watch For.08/16/2020
    15:16
  124. 132.
    Life Kit: How To Vote By Mail08/15/2020
    15:51
  125. 133.
    Weekly Roundup: August 14th08/14/2020
    29:59
  126. 134.
    Trump's Executive Actions Are Less Than Meets The Eye08/13/2020
    11:41
  127. 135.
    In First Campaign Event, Kamala Harris Prosecutes Trump08/13/2020
    13:14
  128. 136.
    Why Pick Kamala Harris For Vice President?08/11/2020
    15:35
  129. 137.
    Arizona Voters Discuss Coronavirus, Racial Justice, Election08/10/2020
    14:39
  130. 138.
    Weekly Roundup: August 7th08/07/2020
    29:02
  131. 139.
    Republicans Fear Democrats May Win Senate08/06/2020
    14:22
  132. 140.
    Different Approaches, Same Pain: Georgia And California Struggle To Curb Covid-1908/05/2020
    14:22
  133. 141.
    Trump's TikTok Trepidation Troubles Teens08/04/2020
    14:17
  134. 142.
    The 2020 Battleground Map—With 90 Days Left.08/03/2020
    14:43
  135. 143.
    Weekly Roundup: July 31st07/31/2020
    26:58
  136. 144.
    Trump Suggests Unprecedented Election Delay. Congress Isn't Interested.07/30/2020
    14:34
  137. 145.
    Who Will Joe Biden Pick As His Running Mate?07/29/2020
    14:56
  138. 146.
    Can The GOP Unite Behind Their Coronavirus Plan?07/28/2020
    12:55
  139. 147.
    There Are Fewer Than 100 Days Left Till Election Day. Here's The State Of The Race.07/27/2020
    14:45
  140. 148.
    Weekly Roundup: July 24th, 202007/24/2020
    27:43
  141. 149.
    After Crackdown In Portland, Trump And Barr Tout Federal Police07/23/2020
    13:18
  142. 150.
    Trump Wants To Change Who Counts When Dividing Up Seats In Congress07/22/2020
    13:40
  143. 151.
    Is The Suburban Swing To Biden A Political Realignment?07/21/2020
    13:44
  144. 152.
    Congress To Work On Pandemic Relief07/20/2020
    14:18
  145. 153.
    Weekly Roundup: July 17th07/17/2020
    25:05
  146. 154.
    GOP Hoped To Diversify. Then Came President Trump.07/16/2020
    14:31
  147. 155.
    Polls Show Biden Riding High. Democrats Are Still Worried.07/15/2020
    14:19
  148. 156.
    Trump Fights Fauci. Nearly 140,000 Americans Are Dead.07/14/2020
    14:30
  149. 157.
    Trump Uses His Office To Help A Friend07/13/2020
    14:12
  150. 158.
    Weekly Roundup: July 10th, 202007/10/2020
    25:11
  151. 159.
    Absolute Immunity? Presidents Don't Have It.07/09/2020
    13:48
  152. 160.
    Is It Safe For Kids To Return To School?07/08/2020
    14:14
  153. 161.
    Young People Drive Coronavirus Surge07/07/2020
    14:09
  154. 162.
    President Revives "American Carnage" Message07/06/2020
    14:08
  155. 163.
    How Black Americans Experience Patriotism07/03/2020
    15:21
  156. 164.
    US Added Jobs In June⁠—But Now The Pandemic Is Getting Worse07/02/2020
    14:54
  157. 165.
    Trump Remakes Federal Judiciary In His Image07/01/2020
    14:33
  158. 166.
    Trump's Disapproval Climbs Alongside US Coronavirus Cases06/30/2020
    14:57
  159. 167.
    Supreme Court Overturns Restrictions On Abortion Access06/29/2020
    14:59
  160. 168.
    Weekly Roundup: June 26th, 202006/26/2020
    26:41
  161. 169.
    Congress Probably Won't Agree On Police Reform06/25/2020
    14:03
  162. 170.
    U.S. Coronavirus Cases Holding Steady06/24/2020
    14:49
  163. 171.
    Who Will Kentucky Pick To Face Mitch McConnell?06/23/2020
    14:39
  164. 172.
    Trump Fires Lawyer Who Prosecuted His Allies06/22/2020
    14:08
  165. 173.
    Weekly Roundup: June 19th, 202006/19/2020
    23:00
  166. 174.
    In 5-4 Decision, Supreme Court Lets DACA Stand06/18/2020
    13:41
  167. 175.
    NPR Analysis: Biden Has Early Edge On 2020 Political Map06/17/2020
    14:55
  168. 176.
    What Trump's Policing Order Does (And Doesn't) Do06/16/2020
    12:12
  169. 177.
    Supreme Court: LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Is Illegal06/15/2020
    14:06
  170. 178.
    It's Been a Minute: 'Not Just Another Protest'06/14/2020
    41:48
  171. 179.
    The Ground Is Shifting In Trump's Culture War06/12/2020
    26:05
  172. 180.
    The End Of Police In Minneapolis06/11/2020
    13:36
  173. 181.
    "Is that what a black man's worth? Twenty dollars?"06/10/2020
    15:03
  174. 182.
    President Trump Denies Systemic Racism In Policing. Most Americans Disagree.06/09/2020
    14:22
  175. 183.
    Democrats Want To Reform, Not Defund, Police06/08/2020
    14:16
  176. 184.
    Weekly Roundup: June 5th, 202006/05/2020
    23:45
  177. 185.
    View from the Ground At Washington DC Protests; Misinformation Spreads Online06/04/2020
    14:49
  178. 186.
    Congress Searches For How To Respond To Calls From Protesters06/03/2020
    13:28
  179. 187.
    'He Thinks Division Helps Him': Biden Condemns Trump's Protest Response06/02/2020
    14:12
  180. 188.
    Trump Threatens To Deploy Military To States If They Don't Stop Violent Protests06/02/2020
    13:40
  181. 189.
    Trump Encourages Governors To 'Dominate' Protesters, Blames Democrats For Unrest06/01/2020
    15:04
  182. 190.
    Weekly Roundup: May 29th, 202005/29/2020
    26:04
  183. 191.
    The Death Of George Floyd Sparks Outrage From Both Sides Of The Aisle05/28/2020
    15:01
  184. 192.
    Twitter Adds Warning To Trump's Tweets As He Spreads Misinformation05/27/2020
    14:28
  185. 193.
    Trump Threatens To Move The Republican National Convention05/26/2020
    14:44
  186. 194.
    Republicans And Democrats Battle Over The Future Of Voting05/25/2020
    14:59
  187. 195.
    Weekly Roundup: May 22nd, 202005/22/2020
    25:11
  188. 196.
    Trump And Biden Wage An Uneven Virtual Campaign05/21/2020
    14:49
  189. 197.
    Democrats Think Prioritizing Health Care Will Give Them Wins In 202005/20/2020
    13:26
  190. 198.
    Senators Clash Over How Soon To Reopen The Economy05/19/2020
    13:51
  191. 199.
    Democrats Launch Probe Into Trump's Firing Of State Department Inspector General05/18/2020
    12:24
  192. 200.
    Weekly Roundup: May 15th, 202005/15/2020
    25:08

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