35 Best Political Science Podcasts

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Political Science Podcasts

Here are 35 Best Political Science Podcasts worth listening to in 2023

1. The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod Washington, District of Columbia, US
David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, and CNN bring you The Axe Files, a series of revealing int...erviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.more
34.8M 61.5M 19.4M 1 episode / week Avg Length 60 min
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2. Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center California, US
Left, Right & Center is KCRW's weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy, and pop culture. Josh Barro, representing the... Center, hosts a discussion of the week's news and issues with thought leaders on the Right and Left, and expert guests. In today's world, the lines between parties and ideologies seem distinct, but are they really? Hear how the other side thinks about the issues that matter most.more
211.1K 477.8K 166.9K 3 episodes / month Avg Length 51 min May 2020
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3. New Books in Political Science

New Books in Political Science US
Interviews with Political Scientists about their New Books. The New Books Network is a consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to ra...ising the level of public discourse via new mediamore
6.2K 3.6K 4 episodes / day Avg Length 53 min Jun 2020
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4. Pekingology

Pekingology Washington, District of Columbia, US
China has emerged as one of the 21st century's most consequential nations, making it more important than ever to understand how the country is go...verned. True to the name Pekingology, or the study of the political behavior of the People's Republic of China, this podcast aims to unpack the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party and implications these actions have within China and for U.S.-China relations. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, is joined by various experts to analyze the activities of the Chinese governing system.more
532.1K 401.3K 70.1K 2 episodes / month Avg Length 42 min
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5. Politics Theory Other

Politics Theory Other A podcast from Tribune magazine on radical politics, critical theory, and culture. Hosted by Alex Doherty.
2K 16.6K 1 episode / week Avg Length 34 min Apr 2018
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6. The Political Theory Review

The Political Theory Review The Political Theory Review holds Conversations with scholars on recent books in political theory and social and political philosophy.
1 episode / month Avg Length 75 min Apr 2017
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7. LSE IQ podcast

LSE IQ podcast London, England, UK
LSE IQ is a monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science in which we ask some of the smartest social scientists - and oth...er experts - to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society. #LSEIQmore
648.2K 131.4K 361.5K 1 episode / month Avg Length 33 min Apr 2017
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8. Transformation of European Politics Podcast

Transformation of European Politics Podcast Zurich, Switzerland
In this podcast series, I talk to other political scientists about one of their publications that can help us better understand the Transformation of ...European Politics in the past 20 years. We link these academic works to broader debates within political science but also try to show how they relate to current political developments.more
21.5K Aug 2020
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9. Political Theory 101

Political Theory 101 A podcast about political theory. Hosted by Political Theory 101.
2 episodes / month Avg Length 76 min Oct 2019
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10. UCL Political Science: Public Events

UCL Political Science: Public Events London, England, UK
Catch up with any event you have missed. The public event podcast series from UCL Political Science brings together the impressive range of policy mak...ers, leading thinkers, practitioners, and academics who speak at our events.more
241K 130.9K 195.1K 11 episodes / year Avg Length 71 min Feb 2020
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11. The Science of Politics

The Science of Politics Washington, District of Columbia, US
The Niskanen Center's The Science of Politics podcast features up-and-coming researchers delivering fresh insights on the big trends driving Ameri...can politics today. Get beyond punditry to a data-driven understanding of today's Washington with host and political scientist Matt Grossmann. Each 30-45-minute episode covers two new cutting-edge studies and interviews with two researchersmore
8K 29.9K 2 episodes / month Avg Length 59 min Oct 2017
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12. Hot Politics Lab

Hot Politics Lab The Hot Politics Lab is an interdisciplinary research group combining experiments, physiological measurement and automated text analysis to analyze th...e role of emotions, personality and language in politics. We analyze topics such as populism, persuasion and party strategies.We currently host one virtual meeting each Friday where we speak to one or more experts from political psychology to discuss all things related to our Lab topics, and make them available via this podcast.more
3.1K 2 episodes / month Avg Length 58 min Mar 2020
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13. UCL Uncovering Politics

UCL Uncovering Politics Bloomsbury, London, UK
The podcast of the School of Public Policy and the Department of Political Science at University College London. Through this podcast we plan to explo...re key themes of contemporary politics and spotlight some of the fantastic research that takes place within our department.more
4.2K 10.2K 2.7K 6 episodes / quarter Avg Length 36 min Oct 2020
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14. Agora Politics

Agora Politics Agora Politics is dedicated to making sense out of our outdated theories of politics. The show features long-form interviews with academics, entrepren...eurs, intellectuals, and luminaries of all types, who are tuning in to the zeitgeist and attempting to synthesize stories of the past, with knowledge of the present, and visions of the future.Support withBTC: bc1qnn3epv055judkqyxyknvzs0us2ayr902gm5x3n ETH: 0x36470C0012486Af1C8Ec877b707Ec7b72f0f338bmore
Feb 2020
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15. We Read Theory

We Read Theory Brooklyn, New York, US
Mark and Alex take turns explaining famous works of Leftist political theory to each other and to their audience in simple, understandable terms.
441 Dec 2019
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16. Can He Do That?

Can He Do That? Washington, District of Columbia, US
'Can He Do That?' is The Washington Post's politics podcast, exploring the powers and limitations of the American presidency, and what happens whe...n they're tested. Led by host Allison Michaels, each episode asks a new question about this extraordinary moment in American history and answers with insight into how our government works, how to understand ongoing events, and the implications when branches of government collide.more
5.3K 2 episodes / year Avg Length 23 min Jan 2017
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17. Ars Politica

Ars Politica A podcast on political life, culture, and Christian political theory that seeks to revitalize the Christian West and restore the strength, dignity, an...d self-respect of European civilization among its remnant.more
14.2K 1 episode / month Avg Length 72 min Sep 2020
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18. Politics on the Couch

Politics on the Couch Brighton, England, UK
Politics on the Couch looks at the way our minds respond to politics and the way politicians mess with our minds. In each episode award-winning politi...cal columnist Rafael Behr is joined by a distinguished expert drawn from the world of politics, psychology or philosophy. The show will appeal to any listener interested in taking a deep dive into how psychology drives everyone's political thought and behaviour.more
32 636 3 episodes / quarter Avg Length 56 min
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19. Pretty Fly for a Poli-Sci

Pretty Fly for a Poli-Sci Washington, District of Columbia, US
All things politics, culture, and political science.
Sep 2020
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20. The Bismarck's Center For Political Analysis

The Bismarck's Center For Political Analysis Hello, my name Aussm Von Bismarck, I have a degree in Political Science and History. I've worked in American politics and have a passion for helpi...ng others understand our complex process. Let's talk about how American politics works. I want to help my fellow citizens learn about our democracy so that way we can become better citizens and have a healthier democracy.more
Feb 2020
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21. Red Library | A Political Education Podcast for Today's Left

Red Library | A Political Education Podcast for Today's Left Austin, Texas, US
A podcast focused on creating engaging and accessible political education for today's Left. We read all those theory and politics books and teach ...them to you, the listener, so you don't have to. Then you take what you learn and put it into practice.more
355 860 Jan 2019
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22. Engagement Edge | The Science & Practice of Political Involvement

Engagement Edge | The Science & Practice of Political Involvement Keeping your advocates and PAC contributors engaged and motivated isn't easy. Join national PAC and grassroots influence expert, author, and consu...ltant, Amy Showalter, as she shares evidence-based best practices for improving your grassroots and PAC productivity and results.more
2 episodes / year Avg Length 8 min Aug 2019
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23. Ken Rudin's Political Junkie

Ken Rudin's Political Junkie Gaithersburg, Maryland, US
Essential political news, analysis and history with veteran political analyst Ken Rudin.
3.1K 2.5K 7 episodes / year Avg Length 45 min Oct 2019
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24. Oxford Political Review Podcast

Oxford Political Review Podcast Oxford, England, UK
Interview series by the team at the Oxford Political Review with guests ranging from political theorists, journalists, social scientists, politicians,... and more. The Oxford Political Review is an Oxford-based publication focusing on current affairs, political theory, and international relations.more
6.4K Sep 2019
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25. Smarter Politics

Smarter Politics Louisville, Colorado, US
Political campaigns and politics have become more crazy, confusing and polarizing than ever before. What are political candidates and campaigns really... thinking? Listen to an insightful and engaging discussion each week from the senior staff of Magellan Strategies. Each week veteran pollsters and campaign operatives David Flaherty, Courtney Gibbon and Ryan Winger talk about current events, politics, campaigns and how using voter data, technology and survey research leads to smarter politics.more
501 2K Sep 2016
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26. Social Media and Politics

Social Media and Politics Sweden
Social Media and Politics is a podcast bringing you innovative, first-hand insights into how social media is changing the political game. Subscribe fo...r interviews and analysis with politicians, academics, and leading digital strategists to get their take on how social media influences the ways we engage with politics and democracy.more
557 1.9K 2 episodes / month Avg Length 48 min Oct 2016
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27. The Politics Lab

The Politics Lab Politics isn't always black and white. Dr. Bill Muck and Dr. Phil Barker, professors of political science and longtime friends, talk through the w...eek's news and discuss how political science might help make sense of things. In The Politics Lab, we put politics under the microscopemore
81 217 15 1 episode / week Avg Length 61 min Jun 2020
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28. Not Another Politics Podcast

Not Another Politics Podcast Chicago, Illinois, US
With all the noise created by a 24/7 news cycle, it can be hard to really grasp what's going on in politics today. We provide a fresh perspective ...on the biggest political stories not through opinion and anecdotes, but rigorous scholarship, massive data sets and a deep knowledge of theory. Understand the political science beyond the headlines with Harris School of Public Policy Professors William Howell, Anthony Fowler and Wioletta Dziuda. Our show is part of the University of Chicago Podcast Network.more
3.4K 1 episode / month Avg Length 49 min Jun 2020
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29. Good in Theory | A Political Philosophy Podcast

Good in Theory | A Political Philosophy Podcast Good in Theory is a podcast about political philosophy and how it can help us understand the world today. Want to know what's in Plato's Repub...lic or Hobbes's Leviathan but don't want to read them? This is your pod. I explain my favorite books in political theory in enough detail that you'll feel like you read them yourself. Deep but not heavy. No experience needed.more
362 674 567 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 44 min May 2020
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30. Madness: the Podcast.

Madness: the Podcast. New York City, New York, US
Dr. Steven Reisner shares his perspectives on current events, society and politics through the lens of his extensive career as a psychoanalyst, activi...st, and educator.more
387 1.5K Oct 2019
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31. Mind of State

Mind of State Mind of State is a podcast where politics and psychology meet. Each episode features lively commentary on current events, policymakers, and the body p...olitic, and how we have arrived at this moment, as observed through both a political and psychological lens. We explore how 'mind' impacts 'state' and vice versa. Tune in, as co-hosts Betty Teng and Jonathan Kopp engage in nuanced conversation with experts from the worlds of politics and psychology as well as others from related fields who have studied the complex dynamics between individual/group psychology and political processesmore
167 236 125 Jan 2019
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32. Politics In Its Place

Politics In Its Place Canada
Our podcast focuses on American politics. Our original PIIP episodes tackle an issue/theme/topic in-depth. Our PIIP Lately episodes look at the latest... political news and opinion pieces. Each episode is a conversation between Ermin and Elvis. The brothers are both on the political right but have disagreements on many topics, especially on the role of the government/politics. Ermin has an Undergrad Honors degree in Psychology, and also attended Graduate school for Educational Psychology for two years before deciding to voluntarily withdraw. He enjoys talking politics and human behavior.more
157 Jun 2020
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33. Democrats On The Couch

Democrats On The Couch San Francisco, California, US
Democrats On the Couch brings sense and sanity to Democrats and their strategy. Host Michelle Deen, a family therapist turned political strategist, of...fers an outside-the-Beltway perspective--and solution--to D.C. dysfunction. Applying psychological insights to help Democrats take charge of the fate of our nation, Season 1 covers: 1) How to manage the pathological manipulations of Donald Trump and the Republican Party; and 2) How Democrats can get a handle on their own self-defeating behaviors that bring loss after loss in 'should've won' elections.more
Sep 2020
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Political Science Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering Political Science. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
New Books Network newbooksnetwork.com 126
KCRW kcrw.com 41
Amy Showalter podcasters.spotify.com 33
The Institute of Politics & CNN cnn.com 14
The Politics Lab thepoliticslab.com 9
Politics Theory Other soundcloud.com 9
Jeffrey Church podomatic.com 9
Steven Reisner madnesspodcast.com 9
Larchmont Productions shows.acast.com 8
Niskanen Center niskanencenter.org 8
Center for Strategic and International Studies csis.org 6
Political Theory 101 soundcloud.com 6
University of Chicago Podcast Network notanotherpoliticspodcast.libsyn.com 5
The Bismarck Center For Political Analysis podcasters.spotify.com 5
Michael Bossetta socialmediaandpolitics.org 3
Ken Rudin krpoliticaljunkie.com 2
Albert Weale, Emily McTernan ucl-uncovering-politics.simplecast.com 1
Chong-Ming Lim, Desiree Lim, Shuk Ying Chan, Emily ucl-uncovering-politics.simplecast.com 1
Julie Norman, Thomas Gift, Alan Renwick ucl-uncovering-politics.simplecast.com 1
Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides, Professor Ch podcasts.apple.com 1
Alan Renwick, Katerina Tertytchnaya ucl-uncovering-politics.simplecast.com 1
Alan Renwick, Emily McTernan ucl-uncovering-politics.simplecast.com 1
Agora Politics soundcloud.com 1
Michael Patrick Shiels spotlightmediastudios.com/network/michigans-big-show-starring-michael-patrick-shiels 6
Audacy omny.fm/shows/the-dana-parks-podcast 5
Jim Herlihy thesanfranciscoexperiencepodcast.com 4
Brown Journal Of World Affairs bjwa.brown.edu/global-visions-podcast 2
Claytemple Media anchor.fm/claytemple-media 2
Providence College Political Science Department podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-your-news-feed-understanding-contemporary-politics/id1434567088 2
Steve Cochran On The Big 89 omny.fm/shows/steve-cochran-on-the-big-89 2
The Ecpr ecpr.eu/Content.aspx?ID=939 2
620 Wtmj art19.com/shows/wtmj-conversations 1
Blacktalkradiobaby blacktalkradionetwork.com 1
Calvin Baldwin podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/southern-soul-live-stream/id1581183347 1
Dave And Dev Podcast anchor.fm/daveanddev 1
Denver's Talk Station 630 Khow spreaker.com/show/ross-kaminsky 1
Jacksonville's Morning News wokv.com/on-demand/morning-news-podcast 1
Ksl Newsradio kslnewsradio.com/category/podcast_results/?sid=2022&n=Jeff%20Caplan%27s%20Afternoon%20News 1
Marc Lynch soundcloud.com/pomeps-245027518 1
New Books Network cms.megaphone.fm/channel/NBN2998548382 1
Ourblackgaydiasporapodcast play.acast.com/s/our-black-gay-diaspora-podcast 1
Pi_podcastph anchor.fm/pi-podcastph 1
Audacy omny.fm/shows/chad-hartman 101
Marshall Poe newbooksnetwork.com/category/politics-society/genocide-studies 83
Georgia Public Broadcasting gpb.org/podcasts/political-rewind 68
Best Of News Talk 590 Wvlk Am omny.fm/shows/newstalk590wvlk?cloudflare-language=en-GB 52
Curiouscast curiouscast.ca/podcast/189/the-scott-thompson-show 39
News Radio 610 Wtvn (wtvn-am) iheart.com/podcast/76-brandon-boxer-73400390 26
Openstax Audiobook podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/openstax-audiobook 26
Justin Kempf democracyparadox.com/the-democracy-paradox-podcast 24
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