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13 Political Podcasts to Help You Keep Up With & Actually Understand the World Around You

From (mostly) marginalized voices.

If it feels like the entire world has gotten political overnight, that's because it has. But it can be hard to keep up with the news, let alone fully understand it. Here are 13 podcasts, primarily from women, POC, and LGBTQIA voices, to help you understand the world around you.

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Yesterday Was International Podcast Day. So Tell Me, What Are Your Favorite Podcasts?

Yesterday was International Podcast Day, so let's have a belated celebration of the form. Spread the word about your favorite podcasts - and not just your favorite geeky or feminist ones. (Though I definitely want to know about those!)

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Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson Is Hosting A Podcast About Modern Art

"While I love contemporary art, I have a TON of questions."

Abbi Jacobson of Broad City is partnering with the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to produce A Piece of Work, a 10-episode podcast on modern art.

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The Adventure Zone: The Best Fantasy Movie of the Last Ten Years Is a Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

 The McElroy brothers on The Adventure Zone: where it's been, and where it's going

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Review: S-Town, the Successor to Serial

Five out of five stars.

In S-Town, a Serial podcast hosted by Brian Reed, we return to Serial's more intimate style of nonfiction storytelling that was central to the show's first season.

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5 Podcasts You Need to Listen to Right Now

Here are 5 podcasts providing important, in depth, and sometimes even hilarious stories.

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Misty Knight’s Uninformed Afro Podcast Set to Give Comics’ Black Superheroines Their Due

When we talk about things like representation in comics, it's very easy to focus exclusively on what's not there. Equally important, however, is celebrating (and sometimes reminding ourselves!) of what is there and what has been there all along! Powerful black superheroines in comics are not new or news. Rather, they often don't get the coverage or conversation they deserve, despite their long, rich histories. Misty Knight's Uninformed Afro is looking to change that.

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Still Buffering Delivers Great Cross-Generational Sisterly Bonding

As if a McElroy-adjacent show wouldn't be quality.

Still Buffering sits at the PG-rated crossroads of infotainment and warmly delivered dad jokes (and dismay at same), setting an easygoing conversational pace that might just make you want to call up your own (found or blood) sibling.

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Wooden Overcoats Season 2 Premieres With a Seance Scam

Gotta drum up business somehow!

The critically-acclaimed 2015 podcast is back, still following the life of struggling funeral director Rudyard Funn. Ideally with fewer murders this time.

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Why Your Life Needs More of The Adventure Zone

In case you enjoyed Monster Factory; good, good goofs; or unexpected tidal waves of feeling.

Three idiots, nee adventurers, walk into a tavern and accept a quest that promises untold amounts of fortune, glory, and definitely not any betrayal or untimely death. It goes real bad. Thus begins The Adventure Zone, a comedy D&D podcast that thoroughly won the heart of this total tabletop newbie.

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Our Fair City: A Refreshing, Witty Take on Dystopia

Don't worry, when the world ends the private insurance companies will be there to...take charge.

Take care in navigating the tunnels, Policy, and remember to keep an eye out for MolePeople. These are the absolutely true and trustworthy records of Our Fair City's glorious history. Listen, and remember.

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Morph Club is the Best Kind of Animorphs Nostalgia

Let's do this!

Morph Club is the ideal nostalgia show: its hosts are familiar with the source material and love it dearly, bringing an enervating tone to the discussion; they let themselves be surprised by what’s aged well or what has new depth as an older reader, but aren’t blind or dismissive of what no longer or never worked.

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Interview: Kat Chow and Shereen Marisol Meraji of NPR’s Code Switch

I got to speak to Kat Chow and Shereen Marisol Meraji of Code Switch about how they put together their podcast, what goes on behind the scenes, and how Code Switch approaches stories in a new and fresh way.

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Finding Our Voices Through the Mic: The Importance of Podcasters of Color

Over the last five years, podcasting has slowly taken over the digital space. The medium has quickly become a fan favorite, merging storytelling, current events, and impromptu connectivity that content creators could only get before with video. Podcasts, in falling somewhere between old and new content creation, are changing the way that users can reshape media for themselves.

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The Walking Dead‘s Gale Anne Hurd to Adapt Popular Horror Podcast Lore for TV

If you're a fan of the popular true-horror podcast, Lore, get ready for some exciting news! The Walking Dead Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd and Ben Silverman of Propagate Content will be adapting it as an anthology series for television.

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Rose Buddies: Podcasters Take On The Bachelor Franchise

Griffin McElroy is part of the renowned McElroy brothers podcast producing machine. Rachel McElroy works in grants, previously at the United Way, now for Austin Community College. Together, they’re the hilarious spouse duo that recently began the podcast Rose Buddies, dedicated to critiquing ABC’s The Bachelor franchise.

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Things We Saw Today: Warner Bros. Releases Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Green Lantern Movie Logos

In addition to the huge drop of both the Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman trailers, Warner Bros. also shared the movie logos for each of the Justice League members.

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Welcome to Night Vale Recap: Episode 48 “Renovations”

Whose town is it anyway?

It’s still bleak times in Night Vale. Strex is in complete control and all of our heroes are either missing or captured. What can be done to stop them? Oddly enough, some pictures of kittens may be just what we need to save the day.

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Serial Season 2 Arrives Unannounced Like a Drake Album on a Thursday

Mail... Kimp?

Season 2 is focused on the case of Bowe Bergdahl, the former US Army Sergeant who deserted his post and was captured by the Taliban in 2009.

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This Podcast is the Best Mix of Serial and The X-Files

The thing about Limetown is that it's actually a fictional podcast—sort of in the vein of Welcome to Night Vale in that it's closer to an audio drama, but there's also that investigative aspect that sets it apart from other shows.

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