The Full Guide To Leftist Podcasts

Daily and Weekly News

Democracy Now! | Amy Goodman, others | A leftist institution, daily news from an independent source.

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill | Jeremy Scahill | Investigative journalism from The Intercept.

Media Roots | Abby Martin | Leftist perspective on the news.

The Katie Halper Show | Katie Halper | Leftist news with lots of interviews and guests.

Benjamin Dixon Show | Benjamin Dixon | News and commentary from a progressive perspective.

District Sentinel Radio | Sam Sacks, Sam Knight | Daily political news for the left.

Dead Pundits Society | Adam P. | Discussions with some of the most interesting and knowledgeable folks on the socialist and broad left.

Jimmy Dore Show | Jimmy Dore | This is an irreverent and humorous take on todays headlines and hypocrites. This program skewers politicians as well as the corporate mouthpieces which are todays main stream "news media".

Majority Report | Sam Seder | Entertaining Daily Politics, Award Winning Long-Form Interviews and Irreverent, Independent Analysis. For more info see Majority.FM

Background Briefing with Ian Masters | Ian Masters | A radio program featuring international and national news, expert guests, policy makers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues.


Economic Update with Richard Wolff | Prof. Richard D. Wolff | The program explores complex economic issues and empowers listeners with information to analyze their own financial situation as well as the economy at large. By focusing on the economic dimensions of everyday life - wages, jobs, taxes, debts, and profits - the program explores alternative ways to organize markets and government policies.

Behind the News | Doug Henwood | Interview-based show with a focus on economics.

Who Makes Cents? | Betsy Beasley, David Stein | A monthly program devoted to bringing you quality, engaging stories that explain how capitalism has changed over time.

Next System Podcast | Adam Simpson | New movements models, and pathways toward a new system.

It's Our Money | Ellen Brown | Public banking and other stuff


Have You Heard? | Jennifer Berkshire, Jack Schneider | Explores education in the time of Trump, one hot-button topic at a time


Season of the Bitch | “A gaggle of leftist women” | Left talk without all the dudes. Lots of great discussions on lots of topics.


The Vegan Vanguard | Marine and Mexie | A bimonthly podcast about the intersection of leftist politics and veganism.

Health Care

Heavy Medical | Tim Faust, Sarah Jo | Healthcare discussion and heavy metal reviews.


Age of Napoleon | @trillburne | The Age of Napoleon is a history podcast about the life and career of Napoleon Bonaparte as well as the general context of Europe between the early eighteenth and early nineteenth century.

The Dollop | Dave Anthony, Gareth Reynolds | Comedians pick a subject from history and examine it, left-leaning.

Tides of History | Patrick Wyman | In this new series from Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.

In Our Time | Melvyn Bragg | History of ideas from the BBC.

Backstory | Brian Balogh, Ed Ayres, Peter Onuf, Nathan Connolly, Joanne Freeman | 3-4 Historians explore various perspectives on a single topic throughout American history, consulting other historians, journalists, or first hand sources with expertise in the topic.


Nostalgia Trap | David Parsons | Ongoing biographical interview series with prominent left academics, journalists, etc.

The Way with Anoa | Anoa Changa | Anoa covers news, politics, current events, and so much more. We even dabble with pop culture and comedy! A great mashup of everything going on in our world and more!

Unauthorized Disclosure | Rania Kalek, Kevin Gostozla | A show featuring diverse voices & discussion, where they vent about some of most enraging topics of the week

Michael Brooks Show | Michael Brooks | A weekly politics and culture analysis show with lots of interviews and guests.

This is Hell! | Chuck Mertz | This is Hell! is a weekly radio interview show broadcast without the virtue of money or the vice of political agenda.

Pineal Express | Julian Willard & Jim Mack | A Left leaning podcast with the goal of exploring collective action problems through a multi-disciplinary lens.

The Laura Flanders Show| Laura Flanders | On her weekly TV and radio program, author and journalist Laura Flanders interviews of forward-thinking people from the world of politics, business, culture and social movements. The Laura Flanders Show produces 28 minute episodes on a weekly schedule.

Better Off Red | Jen Roesch / Danny Katch | Jen Roesch and Danny Katch talk politics and protest with a range of guests to uncover the path to a better world from the wreckage of this dung heap. If the daily struggle with capitalism has you teetering on the edge of existential despair, then this is your indispensable dose of socialist wisdom and hope.

Left Out | Paul Sliker Michael Palmieri Dante Dallavalle | "Left Out creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists, and organizers on the Left." youtube playlist:

Black Agenda Report | Glen Ford, Nellie Bailey | A weekly magazine designed to both inform and critique the global movement.

Politically Reactive | W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu | Join Hari, Kamau and their guests every week as they discuss how to move forward, how to be an active part of the resistance, and how to stay joyful in the face of the unknown.

No Pods No Casters | @glvno @merrydevo & @benjaminhoffazz | Three vaguely leftist comedians make a bare minimum effort to be less dumb. By @glvno @merrydevo & @benjaminhoffazz

Internet Culture

Henry Kissinger is Pokemon Going to Die| ??? | We're a bunch of internet SJWs and this is a leftist politics podcast but instead of being problematic for punching down we're problematic for saying things that could INCORRECTLY be misconstrued as threats against politicians (which we cannot stress enough, it is not, it's just a fact).



Boonta Vista Socialist Club (Australia) | ??? | It's a comedy podcast about Australian and US politics mostly.


Dog Island (Eastern Canada) | @marquisdecod @cultureofdefeat | A podcast about politics, work and culture from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Alberta Advantage (Alberta) | ??? | Commentary and analysis on local and provincial politics from a left perspective.

Out of Left Field (British Columbia) | @realOOLF | A couple of socialists with a couple of beers! A left wing, socialist podcast centred on discussing Canadian politics and current events around the world.


Corner Späti | @leninkraft, @sternburgpapi, @ciarandold | Discussions of a deteriorating world all from the comfort of your local smoke-filled Spätkauf.


Reel Politik Podcast | @coplandresident, @thisgeordielass, @tomgotmarxed, @YSRice, @tomdissonance | Wot if Chapo but British.

Novara | Aaron Bastani, James Butler | Radio for a different politics with in-depth discussions on politics, economics and current affairs.


She’s in Russia | Olivia Capozzalo, Smith Freeman | Two best friends -- one in St. Petersburg and the other in Brooklyn -- call each other and talk about US-Russian politics and/or culture in an attempt to push back against the caricature and sensationalism that dominate the current discussion in mainstream Politics and Media.


Citations Needed | Adam Johnson, Nima Sharazi | A podcast about the intersection of media, PR and power.

Delete Your Account | Roqayah Chamseddine, Kumars Salehi | Discussion of various media happenings, both online and off.

The TARFU Report | Alex Pareene and Matt Taibi* | Each episode tackles the TARFU news of the week. The TARFU Report runs weekly and includes celebrity guests from the world of politics, journalism, comedy, and more.

COUNTERSPIN | | Examines media bias in weekly reports.


Prison Radio | Various | Records and broadcasts the voices of prisoners, centering their analyses and experiences in the movements against mass incarceration and state repression.

Military & Foreign Affairs

What a Hell of a Way to Die | @armystrang, @inthesedeserts, Adrian | Military, veterans and lefty politics

Moderate Rebels | Max Blumenthal, Ben Norton | Reports on America’s bellicose foreign policy and the deceptions deployed to sell it to the public. We also connect the dots to show how the state of perpetual war fuels dangerous right-wing politics back home.

Radio War Nerd | Gary Brecher, Mark Ames | Sampling the rich vein of weird and gory in todays’ wars. Presenting lots of ideas and above all bringing in new voices from parts of the world not often heard on the air. Free feed here

Marxist Theory

Revolutionary Left Radio | ??? | Discussing political philosophy, current events, activism, and the inevitable historical downfall of capitalism from a revolutionary leftist perspective.

Discourse Collective @mmalloyboy @geckofantasies @comrade_celery @RIPMarkusJ | The Discourse Collective is a group of podcasts that discusses in depth leftist theory, current events, and culture.

Marxism Today | ??? | A fresh look at everything from a Marxist perspective.

From Alpha to Omega | Tom O’Brien | Talk with in depth to experts from the fields of Political Economy, Politics, Science, Philosophy, Complexity, Mathematics, Music, and the Environment.

The Ex-Worker | ??? | A Podcast of Anarchist Ideas and Action For Everyone Who Dreams of a Life Off the Clock


Belabored | Sarah Jaffe, Michelle Chen | On labor and related movements by Dissent Magazine.

Politician and Political Groups

DSA Rose Radio | ??? | Discussion of campaigns, leaders, and more of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Bernie Sanders Podcast | Senator Bernie Sanders | Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with leading activists, journalists, policymakers, artists, visionaries and revolutionaries, talk about the resistance, the political revolution and moving forward on a progressive agenda.

We The Podcast | Representative Keith Ellison | From prison phone rates to the high cost of diapers, Congressman Keith Ellison looks at how the people outside of the billionaire and millionaire class engage the economy.

Ralph Nader Radio Hour | Ralph Nader | Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.

Redneck Revolt | ??? | Discussion of Redneck Revolt events and campaigns as well as firearms.

Pop Culture

Struggle Session | Jonathan Daniel Brown, Jack Allison, and Leslie Lee III | A podcast about pop culture from a leftist perspective wading into the reactionary hellhole of modern American media. Talk about video games, movies, TV, wrestling, comic books, music, anime, and all of your problematic faves.

No Cartridge | Trevor Strunk | Critical but casual approaches to current, past, and future video games six times a week.

Champagne Sharks | Ricky Rawls | A distinguished but vicious podcast about culture, politics, and race by Champagne Sharks.

Breakdances With Wolves | Gyasi Ross, Wesley ("Snipes Type") Roach and Minty LongEarth | A few Natives (indigenous people) with opinions and a platform discuss politics and pop culture

Michael and Us | Will Sloan and Luke Savage | A podcast about Michael Moore and agitprop cinema.

Two Thumbs Down | ??? | Three friends discuss film theory/television/video games and new media as a whole. Topics ranging from pop culture to politics with the occasional guest host and interview to keep things interesting.

Ballin Out Super | Alex Ptak, Katie Rose Leon and Jeremy Hammond | America's only good anime podcast. Comedians watch the new Dragon Ball series, Dragon Ball Super with guests -- many of whom have never seen a single episode of Dragon Ball

Leftist Film Analysis Podcast | Mike and Mitchell | Reviews and analysis of past and current films from the perspective of leftists.

Kino Lefter | Abdul Malik and Laura Kruse | A movie review podcast where we (allegedly) watch whatever movie is hot this week and break it down from a pointedly left perspective, looking at what it says about our culture, and a society, which is something we live in. We're an Anarcho Syndicalist and a Communist with organizing experience. Hosted by Abdul Malik and Laura Kruse on Treaty Six Land.

Publishing Houses and Magazines

Verso Books | Various | A variety of leftist topics with various authors and interviews.

Zero Books | Douglas Lain | A variety of leftist topics with various authors.

From The Baffler:

Whale Vomit | Sam Kriss, Amber Frost | An entertaining yet cutting state of the union delivered by writers Amber A’Lee Frost and Sam Kriss, hosted by The Baffler magazine. Seems to be on indefinite hiatus.

News From Nowhere | Corey Pein | No doubt the top podcast about politics, economics and culture by an American writer in rural East India.

From Jacobin:

The Dig | Daniel Denvir | Discusses politics, criminal justice, immigration and class conflict with smart people.

Stockton to Malone | Micah Uetricht, RL Stephens | Leftist stuff.


Humorless Queers | Kade Crockford, Alexis Goldstein | Wall street, mass surveillance, bank malfeasance, privacy violations, and unaccountable government actors...but in a way that doesn't make you want to die.


The Magnificast | ??? | A podcast about Leftist Politics and Christianity.

The Shondeh! | ??? | Irreverent takes on news, politics, and current events with a focus on the Jewish experience and creeping antisemitism


Edge of Sports | Dave Zirin | Leftist intersection of sports and politics.

Southpaw | Sam and Paul | It's Joe Rogan for the Left. It's MMA and other random topics from a Left (Southpaw) stance.


General Intellect Unit - Philosophy, politics and technology from an unapologetically leftist perspective.

TRASHFUTURE| Riley Quinn (@raaleh), Hussein Kesvani (@HKesvani), Milo Edwards (@milo_edwards) | TRASHFUTURE is a british comedy podcast about technology, consumerism, and the policy choices that explain why life oscillates between being parodic and intolerable.

US Regional

Streetfight (Midwest) | Brett Payne, Bryan Quimby | Anarcho-comedy radio show, also the origin of Chapo Trap House, f.

Red Star over Oklahoma | Adam Burnett and Carl Roberts | A weekly news podcast split between covering national/international news and Oklahoma news from a socialist perspective.

Trillbilly Worker’s Party (Appalachia) | Tarence Ray, “Auntie Bernice”, Tom Sexton | “Rehabilitated white trash” podcast out of Kentucky focusing on leftist politics in the south.

Left Coast (West Coast) | Josh Androsky, Sarah June | Focusing on the West coast.

AM950 KNTF (Minnesota) | Various | Progressive radio show out of Minnesota.

Kudzu Commune (Alabama) | ??? | Leftism in Alabama.