|Author:||Stephen J. Turnbull|
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Here are some podcasts I listen to, and recommend for students of social science and economics interested in practicing English. I use Apple Podcasts, but most of them are registered with several platforms.
This version will be updated irregularly.
Other podcasts I listen to. I don't include them in "recommended" for various reasons: some are quite long, others very specialized, others don't fit the theme of social and economic sciences.
The New Abnormal Hilarious attacks on Donald Trump, his Administration, the Republican Party, and Trumpist conservatives.
Rational Security US national security issues, mostly political or diplomatic, including intelligence agencies. Participants somewhat progressive but reasonably objective.
The Report A condensed audio version of the Mueller Report on Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential election from the Rational Security crew.
Arms Control Wonk Podcast Open source intelligence about armaments by Jeffrey Lewis.
The Diplomat: Asia Geopolitics Geopolitical diplomacy from Pakistan to Japan by Ankit Panda.
The Undiplomatic Podcast A very progressive foreign policy discussion. The host Van Jackson was a Korea specialist in the U.S. military. Generally an Asia-Pacific focus (his previous podcast was called Pacific Pundit).
Bombshell from War on the Rocks. Discussions of US national security and delicious drinks by all-female cast of former military and civilian intelligence officials. According to Van Jackson of Undiplomatic, Bombshell is the premier podcast of the War on the Rocks stable. He should know -- his old show Pacific Pundit was also produced by War on the Rocks.
Net Assessment from War on the Rocks. Basically War on the Rocks in debate format. I may be missing something, but the positions of the hosts all seem very set and not very thoughtful.
War on the Rocks Discussion of alcoholic beverages and military aspects of US national security. Also the sponsor of Bombshell and the former Pacific Pundit.
Russian Roulette Economy, society, and politics of Russia and the former Soviet Union.
Power Problems from the Cato Institute. International diplomacy.
The Asia Chess Board Grand diplomatic strategy in Asia and the Pacific.
The Bulwark American politics. The host is very conservative, and so are most (but not all!) of the guests.
The Cyberlaw Podcast Law and policy for information and communication technology. Very conservative host, but a wide range of interesting industry and government guests.
Darknet Diaries Stories about computer hacking, mostly.
Malicious Life More stories about computer hacking.
Deep State Radio American politics and national security. Mostly very progressive, but participants are well-informed.
#Fsck 'Em All Reform of the US criminal justice system, by a computer science major turned criminal defense lawyer.
Intelligence Matters Role of intelligence in US national security. Host is a former CIA Director.
The Lawfare Podcast Various discussions of (mostly) US legal issues.
LRC Presents All the President's Lawyers President Trump's legal troubles and those of the rascals surrounding him. (LRC is "Left, Right & Center," see previous entry. This one is much better, although I'm politically far to the left of Ken "Popehat" White.)
Left, Right & Center Politics with opinions from both conservative and progressive voices in each episode. Unfortunately the "Right" proponents all seem to think they need to defend the indefensible, namely Donald Trump. I don't listen to it any more unless there's a really interesting guest.
Make No Law Free speech law in the US, also by Popehat.
The National Security Law Podcast About US national security law and related legal cases.
Pod Save America from Crooked Media. Former Obama White House officials on US politics.
Pod Save the People from Crooked Media. Black activists discussing US politics.
Pod Save the World from Crooked Media. Former Obama White House officials on US diplomacy and world affairs.
Risky Biz News and industry interviews in information security.
Manzai rhythm! (That means the conversational pace will be familiar but there are no tsukkomi/boke roles.)
With Friends Like These from Crooked Media. Variety, often personal, with a very progressive female host.
These podcasts are listed here in case they ever start up again, but they haven't had episodes in many months.
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