Podcasts That Go Beyond the Chatter, Built for the Public Servant

As a former public servant, I know finding podcasts that provide insights that both go beyond the political chatter and expose you to new ways of thought in the sector is a hard task. I believe this list of podcasts fixes that. From news organizations that are always the first to scoop and provide thoughtful insights (Daily Punch from Punchbowl News) to interviews with peers across different levels of government (Gov Love by Engaging Local Government Leaders), these podcasts are what I turn to in my career.

Special Briefing by the Volcker Alliance and Penn Institute of Urban Research

Brought to you by the Volcker Alliance and the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Urban Research, Special Briefing examines the fiscal conditions of cities, counties, and states since the arrival of COVID-19 and how they’re impacted by decisions from Washington. Perfect for the current student to stay up to date while hearing directly from those on the ground facing today’s issues.

The Daily Punch from Punchbowl News

Stay up to date with happenings on the Hill with the Daily Punch. Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman bring you inside Capitol Hill, the White House and Washington for an unfiltered look at the key players and stakes of all major issues of the day. People. Power. Politics.

Our American States from National Conference of State Legislatures

NCSL talks with the experts and drills down into the details of public policy relevant to those working in state legislatures. Tune in for discussions on everything from state education policy and criminal justice reform to redistricting and state budgets.

Gov Love by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)

GovLove is a podcast about the people, policies and profession of local government. From Mayors and City Managers to interns and everyone in between, we interview the people making a difference in their communities to learn about the great work being done at the local level.

The Business of Government Hour from IBM Center for The Business of Government

The Business of Government Hour features a conversation about management with a government executive who is changing the way government does business. Hear about how other public servants are approaching issues you may be facing in your role.



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