In the current political environment, voters are looking for alternative perspectives that challenge the two-sided narrative we get in the media. Nonpartisan and independent news can enable citizens to better understand the political world around them in a way the mainstream media is failing to do.
IVN has launched its own podcasts to provide people with an independent-minded perspective they cannot find anywhere else — a perspective that is committed to educating voters, not partisan attacks or providing an echo chamber for one party or the other.
Here are 6 alternative podcasts that do that as well:
Joe Rogan speaks on all areas of business, politics, and pleasure with a personal, informative, and unbiased podcast. He has guests like Larry Sharpe, who is a libertarian candidate nominee for governor in New York, and Nick Yarris, a man who spent 22 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. The diverse podcast provides listeners a new perspective on different sections of news.
2. The Weeds
The Weeds is a nonpartisan, honest podcast that focuses on national policies and how they can affect our daily lives. They dive deep into controversial topics that mainstream media does not cover. Host Matthew Yglesias is joined by Ezra Klein, Sarah Kliff, Dara Lind, and Jane Coaston to prove that the details of policy are important and educate listeners on national issues.
As explained in the podcast name, these episodes cover all aspects of the political spectrum. The host, Josh Barro, invites guests from the left and right side to discuss all areas of politics while he stays in the center. While providing all views of the political spectrum, he avoids bias and promotes civil conversation.
Host Scott Bland approaches politics from an insider perspective. Bland and his guests relay facts about how things are run, and the effect of controversial events in the White House behind closed doors from different angles. Currently, they focus on the new politics of the White House and inform listeners on how and why things are changing in America.
This podcast is a group of guys that talk current events and provide different perspectives by having a main speaker, a voice of reason, and a free thinker. The Fifth Column is a very casual, conversational podcast. They have recently focused on immigration, racism, and Trump, where they approach these issues in a different light than how they are presented in mainstream media.
This podcast also talks about a range of topics in politics and takes a Libertarian approach to political issues. In episode #145. “Death by Regulation,” Dr. Mary J Ruwart explains the unethical practices of the FDA, and how voters need to pay attention to laws and protect themselves from the authority that’s supposed to protect them.