Podcast Playlist

These news podcasts will keep you up to date

From the opioid crisis to the far-right, there are a lot of stories to follow in the news. We have the podcasts that will keep you informed.
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 11: (AFP OUT) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks alongside U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on October 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

Lindsay's Pick of the Week

Each morning, The Daily from The New York Times delivers roughly 20 minutes of carefully crafted current affairs. Every episode features a deep dive into one or two big stories. It intertwines a conversation between the host and a journalist with archival sound, music, and interviews with news makers. Michael Barbaro conducts his interviews with a clear but measured empathy that makes the news so much more human.

What is most surprising about The Daily, is how The New York Times manages to divine which story will be top of mind. It gives the context you didn't know you needed and asks the questions you've been wondering about. By telling stories from the beginning, with great detail, confusing news items that seemed distant and irrelevant to you suddenly become tangible events you can understand.

Podcasts featured this week:

Listen to the full Canadian broadcast version of Podcast Playlist:

What shows do you turn to when you want to stay up to date? Send us an email, tweet us @PodcastPlaylist, or find us on Facebook.

For more great podcasts, check out CBC's podcast portal, subscribe in Apple Podcasts.