Slate’s Trumpcast: I’ve only discovered Trumpcast yesterday but since it’s a quiet week for me, I’ve listened to enough episodes by now to know that this is a must to listen to. It presents in depth interviews with thoughtful experts who can bring us up to speed on a variety of topics. (It comes with a warning of explicit language but so far I have not heard any…)
The FourFiftyOne is an explicit podcast of the resistance that has only produced two episodes so far – it’s brand new. Those two have been very helpful in both understanding what we need to do and what we’re up against. I’ve followed Summer Brennan on Twitter since the election and find her analyses invaluable in helping me come up to speed about the Russia connection. (I think it was through the second episode that I learned about Trumpcast…)
The Dig by Daniel Denvir is also a new podcast. It explores some of the issues we’re facing now in ways I am finding helpful when trying to come up to speed on issues that have been thrown into my field of attention, including immigration. (The sound quality of these first few episodes has been challenging and the amount of info I am getting despite of it makes it worth it. I do hope they’ll fix that soon!).
Our National Conversation about Conversations about Race, or short Show about Race, is a podcast I started listening to because I want to be better informed about racism. To me that’s an essential part of resisting. It, too, adds background information on issues that I paid far too little attention to pre-November-8-wake-up-call.
WhoWhatWhy is also a recent discovery of mine through their coverage of the Republican gerrymandering on steroids. A few things on their website raise my skeptical alarms, including their claim to uncover the truth (when there might not be such a thing in our messy world), however, the episodes I’ve listened to so far have been very interesting and seemed soundly based in reality.
The Bloomcast is another resistance podcast put out by civil rights lawyer Lisa Bloom (I don’t think it has a website). It is a little too markety, including self-promotion, for me although most episodes where very interesting. And I will continue to listen to it, just be forewarned 🙂
What Would A Feminist Do? is a podcast by Jessica Valenti via The Guardian. I just discovered it so I’ll add commentary after listening to the most recent episode but based on the little blurb it sounds very interesting!
Some other podcasts have had episodes I’ve found helpful – like this one from Point of Inquiry – but they don’t focus on topics important to resisters, at least not directly important to the resistance.
How do I listen to so much? Well, they come out once a week and I multitask – I lift weights, cook, or wash dishes, for example, while listening.
Are there any other podcasts that you’re finding important to listen to in these times? Please share in the comments their names and your reasons!