Are you following the political convention this week? In the past, I've always watched the live coverage on TV, but this time I'm relying on podcasts to fill me in on what I've missed. Here are ten great shows I'll be following closely this week...
Political Junkie with Ken Rudin: Minnesota Public Radio's Ken Rudin has been covering political conventions since the early 1980s. This year's gathering in Cleveland might be the most dramatic one yet, he says.
Politics Inside Out from Marketplace: The brand new pop-up podcast from Marketplace brings us two weeks of daily commentary from the conventions, bridging the gap between insiders and outsiders in the political world.
The Stakes: MTV's politics team reports nightly from Cleveland this week on "the organizational clusterfuckery mixed with soul-crushing boredom mixed with rhetorical grave-robbing that is the Republican National Convention."
NPR Politics Podcast: NPR's political team brings us daily quick takes on the highs and lows from Cleveland this week, and from Philadelphia next week.
POLITICO's 2016 Nerdcast: Reporters Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokols, and Scott Bland answer tough listener questions about the presidential race and discuss the week's biggest news.
The Ezra Klein Show: The reporter and editor-in-chief of Vox interviews the most powerful folks in politics, including conservative intellectual Yuval Levin, who shares his thoughts on today's Republican Party in this week's upload.
FiveThirtyEight Elections: Led by host Jody Avrigan, the crew breaks down the "game-changing" news and predicts how the election will be impacted by it. This week they're reporting from Cleveland, and next week they'll be in Philadelphia.
No One Knows Anything: The show from BuzzFeed that's known for challenging the conventional political wisdom reports on the ground from the Republican convention this week.
Vox's The Weeds: Policy wonks Ezra Klein, Sarah Kliff, and Matthew Yglesias dive deep in this great show, and I've got my fingers crossed that they'll take a close look at the party platforms adopted this week and next week.
Fake The Nation: In this fantastic new Earwolf show, host and comedian Negin Farsad and her funniest friends break down the week's political news. I have a feeling I'll be checking in for some laughs at the end of this week.
PS — If I've missed any political podcasts that should be required listening this week, leave their names in the comments down below!