Had he lived in the 21st century, surely Shakespeare would have queried: “To podcast, or not to podcast, that is the question.” Certainly, Prince Hamlet could have followed up with, “Sir, what top 10 conservative podcasts to download in 2019?”
Herein lies the answer.
Politically minded folks get their news in all sorts of forms nowadays. From the standard newspaper through to online publications, from video and TV through to social media. One of the fastest growing platforms is that of the long-form podcast (an extra 34 million Americans this year!) And why, pray tell, would this be? It’s primarily because podcasts are extremely mobile and multi-task friendly – both of which play into our current culture.
Conservatives are constantly seeking out reliable news and cutting-edge analysis, which is why LibertyNation.com has conducted a survey to determine the Top 10 Conservative Podcasts to download in 2019. So, if you don’t currently podcast – start with one of these and you’ll be hooked for life. Drum roll, please!
Following on from our enormously popular Top 20 Conservative News Site poll, which saw more than 5,000 LN readers respond, we have put together the ultimate list of Conservative News Podcasts currently airing in 2019. LibertyNation.com has conducted an exhaustive survey of both our writers and readers in search of the best conservative podcasts among the thousands available**. The results were somewhat surprising and certainly fascinating. But before we get to the Liberty Nation Top 10, we have a few thoughts to pass on to you.
Unlike most such lists, ours is not based on which sites are the most popular or have recorded the greatest number of downloads, but the ones which offer the highest quality of thought, engagement, and presentation.
We asked three LibertyNation.com authors* to contribute to this list. As well, we conducted an open poll for readers visiting LN to offer their evaluations. Over 10,000 readers responded to our survey. Which podcasts do they listen to the most? Which do they find the best-presented, the most compelling, the most impactful on their thinking?
We believe the joint verdict of those who produce conservative news/analysis/commentary and those who consume it makes our list the go-to portal for the liberty-minded.
TOP 10 CONSERVATIVE PODCASTS
While not technically a conservative podcast, Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History is one of the most engaging explorations of history ever recorded. Carlin brings to life the events and people of the past in a way that no one else seems to manage. Prepare to be educated and entertained.
Dave Smith hosts one of the most popular podcasts in the country. Part of the Problem covers government, current affairs, and foreign policy all from a libertarian perspective.
# 8 The Uprising
Hosted by Liberty Nation’s own Scott D. Cosenza, The Uprising tackles the breaking and important news of the week in a lighthearted, engaging, and ofttimes heated program.
A liberty-minded podcast that covers economic topics, foreign policy, and history. The Tom Woods Show is a thoughtful discussion on issues that matter from a unique perspective.
# 6 The Rubin Report
While not primarily a podcast, The Rubin Report talk show is available as a downloadable podcast that covers politics and current affairs from a more libertarian perspective. Challenging debate positing honest talk without a partisan agenda.
Covering politics, culture, and everything in between, The Federalist Podcast is a smart exploration of the mind with some of the nation’s biggest journalists, authors, and thinkers. In-depth conversation at its best.
The former Mixed Martial Arts host and actor Joe Rogan hosts one of the world’s most popular podcasts of any genre. With marathon sessions, The Joe Rogan Experience has hosted guests from Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to Infowars’ Alex Jones.
# 3 No Agenda
Hosted by Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak, the No Agenda podcast is a real journey through the minds of the hosts. Often starting from wildly different topics, they cover everything from restaurants and counter-culture, all the way through to the burning political issues of our time.
Known for his sharp intellect and fierce debating skills, the eponymous host of The Ben Shapiro Show brings wit, wisdom, and his own unique perspective to the issues of the day. If you like hearing arguments destroyed and Shibboleths put out to pasture, this is the show for you.
The undisputed number one podcast for those who like their liberty in audio form is The Dan Bongino Show. This show topped the polls of both LN authors and LN readers, making it the go-to source for all that’s good in podcast entertainment. Bongino is a former NYPD cop, former Secret Service agent, and best-selling author; he brings together all of his experience to create one of the most engaging podcasts available today. Tackling hot issues and calling out the spin, prepare yourself for a no-holds-barred attack on hypocrisy and political machinations from both sides of the aisle.
Honorable Mentions for Up and Coming Podcasts:
American Conservative University Podcast – Debating lefties, humorous documentaries your thing? This podcast is gaining a solid following of young conservatives who love debate, fire, and fury.
The Rabbit Hole: Politics and Prose – History, myth, legend and modern politics, all rolled into one exciting podcast.
Prager U – Presenting the ideas that Made America Great.
We hope you enjoyed our Top 10 Conservative Podcasts to Download in 2019. Let us know what your favorite podcast is in the comments below. Also, if you enjoy any of the ones we recommend, let us know that, too.
* LibertyNation.com authors participating in this survey: Mark Angelides, Jeff Charles, and Scott D. Cosenza.
** While these podcasts are not all of a conservative nature, they are the podcasts that conservatives listen to for news and entertainment. Hat tip to No Agenda podcast.