This morning I was listening to a podcast that takes the time to breakdown Donald Trump’s batshit crazy ideas, and examines how realistic they are in regards to upholding the Constitutional oath he took at his inauguration.
It was at that point that I realized, there are a lot of people who oppose this president, and feel that the stuff he is doing and saying may not only be wrong, but might even be illegal. But where can you find out about this stuff?
Here is a list of podcasts that I regularly follow that address exactly these kinds of concerns. Of course, there are many more sources out there, so if you feel something should be added to this list, please put it in the comments section.
Also, if you are going to jump in and start shouting “FAKE NEWS!” Please be prepared to back up your claims with credible and verifiable sources. “I read somewhere..” and “I heard…” don’t count.
What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law is a podcast that takes current questions about whether or not Donald Trump’s words and actions, are in fact, constitutional. The explanations are thoughtful, and entertaining. And best of all, they are from a constitutional scholar, not just some talking head.
Trump, Inc. | WNYC Studios is a podcast that is designed to be an open crowd-sourced investigation into Donald Trump’s businesses. Since Trump’s businesses are privately held, the only way to legally learn his business practices is to learn from those who he has interested with.
Stay Tuned with Preet | WNYC Studios is a podcast by former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara. Like the Trump ConLaw podcast above, the information is designed for lay people. It is thoughtful, entertaining, and most of all informative.
Embedded : NPR is not strictly a podcast about the Trump administration, but lately it has dedicated itself to digging deep into stories about the administration. Pulling together various threads and stories that make up an emerging picture of how Donald Trump’s family, his businesses, or even those who satellite around him, fit together into the confusing mosaic that he has purposely constructed, and hidden behind for decades.
Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate is a podcast about the Watergate scandal. It seems that it became necessary to start chronicling the finer details of what happened to the Nixon Administration for for those who may not have lived through it. In case, you know… it’s relevant to current events.
The Rachel Maddow Show is the podcast version of the nightly MSNBC show. I’m sure that by adding this to my list that anyone who subscribes to conspiracies that swirl around there being a “deep state”, or who feel that MSNBC is nothing more than the progressive alternative to Fox News, will automatically disregard anything said here (if they’ve even bothered to read this far down the page). However, Maddow’s show had gained a huge following since the election of Donald Trump. This is primarily because Maddow excels at pulling together all of the seemingly loose threads of every Trump story, into one coherent picture. But more than that, Maddow’s team has done so in a way that uses real live investigative, and journalistic practices that can be verified (rather that just pulling stuff out of their collective asses like Fox News has been known to do from time to time).
Fresh Air : NPR: I have added this podcast to this list because of the host regularly conducts interviews with public officials, writers, investigators, reporters, and anyone else who can help shed light on some very pertinent topics.