Playtimes Podcast Picks

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Whether you’re seeking daily news updates, a bit of humour, political commentaries or documentaries, we’ve got some recommendations for you.


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The Daily by The New York Times gives you a daily dose of news and sometimes features in-depth stories. Available 5 days a week and roughly 20 minutes each episode, it is a great commuting podcast.

Up First by NPR News gives you the top stories of the day in 10 minute episodes, each weekday.

Global News Podcast by BBC News is delivered twice a day during the week and daily at the weekends. Featuring top news stories from the BBC, this podcast will keep you in the loop.


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Politics and More by The New Yorker cover the latest in political news.

Lovett or Leave It is a fun and quirky take on what is happening in the world of politics according to the comedic geniuses from Wicked Media. They have several other podcasts starting with Pod Save America. Guaranteed to make you laugh.

Slow Burn by Slate isn’t so much about politics as it is about the individuals behind the headlines. They take some deep dives into Watergate and Bill Clinton’s history. It’s so well done you will be awaiting the next season.


TED Talks Daily, TED Radio and TED Health are some of the best uses of your time. You’ll learn something new, gain insight into interesting topics and hear from the world’s leading thinkers and doers.


If you have yet to subscribe to Serial, a number one podcast series, you are missing out on some thought-provoking and engrossing non-fiction.

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