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Podcasts to keep you up-to-date and informed ahead of the election

The 2024 U.S. presidential election is around the corner, and iHeart is here to support voters by providing the top political + news-focused podcasts to stay up to date with the latest election news.

2024 is already a busy political year (we’re still eight months from the election) and there’s a lot to digest.

Our variety of news and political-focused podcasts want to help listeners stay educated on the latest with the election and hot takes on current events, ahead of November.

The below podcasts offer a more convenient way to be well-informed on the latest in politics while on the go. Be sure to check them out!

  • Countdown with Keith Olbermann: A daily news and commentary program that has reordered the world of cable news. This week, he’ll provide an in-depth analysis of Thursday’s State Of The Union address and his thoughts on current events.


  • Fast Politics with Molly Jong-Fast: Join noted author & pundit Molly Jong-Fast for irreverent humor that cuts right to the heart of our politics today as she discusses the top political headlines with some of today’s best minds.


  • Laugh & Learn with Flame Monroe: Comedian Flame Monroe is on a mission to make everyone Laugh And Learn! Flame Monroe, a knowledgeable and expert comedian has the ability to find the good in all things with a clever way of making you laugh about it. From The Black Effect Podcast Network and Executive Produced by Tiffany Haddish, ‘Laugh & Learn’ Podcast allows Comedian Flame Monroe to deliver teachable moments, thought provoking perspectives and a satisfying dose of fun and intellect to listeners every week.


  • Native Land Pod: Angela Rye, Tiffany Cross, and Andrew Gillum guide us through the political landscape, wielding insights and unapologetic analysis, unraveling the threads that connect Black Americans and marginalized communities to a place they courageously call home. In each episode, the hosts embark on a journey of reflection, taking stock of the news of the week and the country's road to the polls.


  • Next Question with Katie Couric: On the latest season Katie brings that thoughtful, inquisitive, relatable style to a slew of new and intimate conversations with some of the most fascinating and innovative people in news, politics and pop culture.


  • Straight Shot No Chaser: Tezlyn Figaro examines controversial and thought-provoking topics with diverse guests to discuss politics, social consciousness, and culture. Through weekly conversations, Tezlyn invites guests to share their views and experiences, raw and unfiltered, to educate, uplift, and provide honest insight into the issues facing the Black community in America.


  • The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show: This show tackles the biggest stories in news, politics and current events with intelligence and humor. From the border crisis, to the madness of cancel culture and far-left missteps, the hosts guide listeners through the latest headlines and hot topics with fun and entertaining conversations and opinions.


  • The Daily Show: Ears Edition: Join The Daily Show News Team as they cover today's biggest headlines. The “Ears Edition” of The Daily Show features full episodes, extended content, exclusive interviews, and more.


  • The Glenn Beck Program: Glenn Beck's quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality have made this one of the most popular radio programs in America.


  • The Middle with Jeremy Hobson: A national call-in talk show focused on bringing the voices of Americans in the geographic and political middle into the national conversation.


  • The Sean Hannity Show: This show’s provocative, informed and passionate commentary on news and politics has amassed a dedicated following of millions of fans on more than 700 affiliates across the country. A leader in the talk radio format, Hannity attracts the biggest names in news and politics, while delivering in-depth coverage and compelling analysis of current events and breaking news.


  • Woke AF Daily: This show breaks down the political climate for the everyday American, not only explaining why we need to be aware of what's happening, but also providing the tools for people to take action in their own communities. Host Danielle works diligently to balance "rest and rage," exploring how to live in authentic wokeness while maintaining sanity and self-care. Previous guests include: Dr. Anthony Fauci and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.


  • Worst Year Ever: Listen as Hosts Robert, Katy, and Cody try to keep level heads covering the election while traveling the country, from the Iowa Caucus to gun shows and anti-vaccine conventions, finding out what Real America really wants and thinks during this, the worst year of our collective lives.