The pace of political news will obviously only accelerate in the coming months and that’s led NPR to expand the NPR Politics Podcast to a daily show, publishing each afternoon through Election Day 2020. The show will run about 15 minutes and include a rundown of the day’s top political stories, interviews, quick analysis and some deep dives.
"Our audience has come to depend on ‘The NPR Politics Podcast’ for smart, fact-based analysis of important events as they happen," said Shirley Henry, NPR's chief Washington Editor. "And in this political moment, the reality is that those events are now coming every day. So our podcast will be there every day, too."
Depending on the story or the day, listeners will hear a rotating cast of familiar NPR Politics voices, including White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Asma Khalid, political correspondent Scott Detrow and congressional correspondent Susan Davis.
“The NPR Politics Podcast”launched in 2015 and marked its 500th episode this past May. According to Podtrac, it has become the largest audience for a podcast covering politics. It ranked No. 18 overall on Podtrac’s monthly ranker of most listened-to shows.