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Top 15 Democracy & Governance Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020

Top 15 Democracy & Governance Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020

1. The Argument

The Argument

New York City, New York, United States About Podcast The other side is dangerously wrong. They think you are too. But for democracy to work, we need to hear each other out. Each week New York Times Opinion columnists David Leonhardt, Michelle Goldberg and Ross Douthat explain the arguments from across the political spectrum. Their candid debates help you form your own opinion of the latest news, and learn how the other half thinks. Find the best ways to persuade in the modern search for common ground. Frequency 1 episode / week Since Oct 2018 Podcast nytimes.com/column/the-argument
Facebook fans 17M ⋅ Twitter followers 45.1M ⋅ Domain Authority 95 ⋅ Alexa Rank 97

2. Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!

New York, United States About Podcast Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award- journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. They provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Their programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and up the stories of ordinary people working to make a change in extraordinary times. Frequency 1 episode / day Since Apr 2017 Podcast open.spotify.com/show/3cN..
Facebook fans 1.3M ⋅ Twitter followers 714.3K ⋅ Instagram Followers 219.9K ⋅ Domain Authority 93 ⋅ Alexa Rank 70

3. Keeping Democracy Alive with Burt Cohen

Keeping Democracy Alive with Burt Cohen

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States About Podcast Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires informed participating citizens. On Keeping Democracy Alive, they delve into dynamics that both inhibit democracy and reinvigorate it. Looking into issues from domestic economic issues to foreign, labor, trade, and education policy to wealth gap, and internet issues. Frequency 1 episode / day Since Apr 2010 Podcast keepingdemocracyalive.com/po..
Facebook fans 862 ⋅ Twitter followers 74 ⋅ Social Engagement 78 ⋅ Domain Authority 27 ⋅ Alexa Rank 6M

4. This is Democracy

This is Democracy

Austin, Texas, United States About Podcast The future of democracy is uncertain, but we are committed to its urgent renewal today. This podcast will draw on historical knowledge to inspire a contemporary democratic renaissance. Their goal is to advance democratic change, one show at a time. Dr. Jeremi Suri, a renowned scholar of democracy, will host the podcast and moderate discussions. Frequency 4 / month Since Jul 2018 Podcast podcasts.la.utexas.edu/this-..
Twitter followers 4.3K ⋅ Domain Authority 93 ⋅ Alexa Rank 3.6K

5. Keen On Democracy

Keen On Democracy

California, United States About Podcast Join Andrew Keen as he travels around the globe investigating the contemporary crisis of democracy. Hear from the world’s most informed citizens about the rise of populism, authoritarian and illiberal democracy. Listen to Keen’s commentary on and solutions to this crisis of democracy. Frequency 2 episodes / month Since Jan 2019 Podcast ajkeen.libsyn.com
Twitter followers 23.4K ⋅ Domain Authority 9 ⋅ Alexa Rank 3.9K

6. Democracy Works

Democracy Works

State College, Pennsylvania, United States About Podcast Examining what it means to live in a democracy, ‘Democracy Works’ seeks to answer that question by examining a different aspect of democratic life each week from voting to criminal justice to the free press and everything in between. They interview experts who study democracy, as well as people who are out there doing the hard work of democracy day in and day out. Hosts Michael Berkman and Chris Beem, Jenna Spinelle aim to rise above partisan bickering and hot takes on the news to have informed, nonpartisan, thought-provoking discussions about issues related to democracy. Frequency 1 episode / week Since Mar 2018 Podcast democracyworkspodcast.com/ep..
Facebook fans 633 ⋅ Twitter followers 773 ⋅ Domain Authority 32

7. Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Maryland, United States About Podcast Active, engaged citizens, fighting for progressive values, help make our democracy stronger. In the Moving Forward podcast, you’ll hear about the contributions these engaged citizens make to address the challenges that face us. Host Kate Sanner interviews candidates, community leaders, community activists, and elected officials on a number of civic, political and social justice topics. Frequency 1 episode / month Since Sep 2018 Podcast moving-forward.libsyn.com/we..
Twitter followers 4.7K ⋅ Domain Authority 3 ⋅ Alexa Rank 4K

8. Democracy Forum

Democracy Forum

Maine, United States About Podcast Democracy Forum, with host Ann Luther, featuring topics in Maine’s participatory democracy, encouraging citizens to take an active role in government and politics. Frequency 1 episode / month Since Oct 2012 Podcast podchaser.com/podcasts/democ..
Facebook fans 7.1K ⋅ Twitter followers 1.8K ⋅ Instagram Followers 863 ⋅ Domain Authority 47 ⋅ Alexa Rank 99.2K

9. James Madison Center for Civic Engagement: Democracy Matters

James Madison Center for Civic Engagement: Democracy Matters

Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States About Podcast The James Madison Center for Civic Engagement launches new podcast, Democracy Matters, featuring interviews with academics, practitioners, students and community members exploring themes related to civic learning and democratic engagement in order to build a more just and inclusive democracy. Frequency 1 episode / month Since Jun 2019 Podcast open.spotify.com/show/1ix..
Facebook fans 154 ⋅ Twitter followers 521 ⋅ Instagram Followers 435 ⋅ Domain Authority 93 ⋅ Alexa Rank 70

10. How to Fix Democracy

How to Fix Democracy

Washington, District Of Columbia, United States About Podcast Since its origins, democracy has been a work in progress. Today, many question its resilience. How to Fix Democracy, a collaboration of the Bertelsmann Foundation and Humanity in Action explores practical solutions for how to address the increasing threats democracy faces. Host Andrew Keen interviews prominent international thinkers and practitioners of democracy. Their conversations are designed to provoke discussion and curiosity about the state and future of democracy across the globe. Frequency 3 episodes / quarter Since Jan 2019 Podcast howtofixdemocracy.libsyn.com
Facebook fans 808 ⋅ Twitter followers 3K ⋅ Domain Authority 13 ⋅ Alexa Rank 3.9K

11. Advocates for direct democracy

Advocates for direct democracy

Canada About Podcast Welcome to ‘Advocates for direct democracy’, giving sovereignty to the people promoting Direct democracy, a political system that lets people vote on important issues through referendums. Frequency 3 episodes / quarter Since Mar 2018 Podcast anchor.fm/AFDD
Facebook fans 13K ⋅ Twitter followers 131 ⋅ Domain Authority 74 ⋅ Alexa Rank 5.6K

12. Democracy That Delivers

Democracy That Delivers

Washington, District Of Columbia, United States About Podcast The Democracy That Delivers podcast is about democratic and economic development and the intersection between the two. Through their personal stories, guests share how their work is helping build stronger democratic institutions in countries all over the world and how they are tackling some of the major governance challenges that many countries face today. The weekly discussion covers a wide range of topics including entrepreneurship, governance, rule of law, and the role of the private sector in democratic processes. Frequency 1 episode / week Since Feb 2016 Podcast cipe.org/podcast
Facebook fans 11.1K ⋅ Twitter followers 7.2K ⋅ Domain Authority 56 ⋅ Alexa Rank 555.2K

13. Race and Democracy

Race and Democracy

Austin, Texas, United States About Podcast Dr. Peniel Joseph, Founding Director of the UT Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and Professor of History, discusses issues of race, democracy, public policy, and social justice with expert guests. ‘Race and Democracy’ questions who is America? Where have we been, where do we want to go, and how can we get there? Tune in to learn about American history, race and democracy, and the outlook for the future. Frequency 1 episode / month Since Oct 2018 Podcast podcasts.la.utexas.edu/racea..
Facebook fans 348 ⋅ Twitter followers 229 ⋅ Instagram Followers 123.9K ⋅ Domain Authority 93 ⋅ Alexa Rank 3.7K

14. Speak Out with Tim Wise

Speak Out with Tim Wise

Oakland, California, United States About Podcast Speak Out with Tim Wise is an informative and entertaining podcast aimed at promoting multiracial democracy and justice in dangerous times. The show features the biting, factual, and humorous commentary of its host, alongside dialogue with some of the nation’s leading scholars, artists, and activists, as well as grassroots community leaders whose voices are often ignored in the dominant media. Frequency 1 episode / quarter Since Sep 2017 Podcast podomatic.com/podcasts/speak..
Facebook fans 5.3K ⋅ Twitter followers 948 ⋅ Instagram Followers 8K ⋅ Domain Authority 83 ⋅ Alexa Rank 28K