It’s been a busy two weeks since Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, and two of the biggest focuses in the country have been on protests and the issues that inspired them. Trump’s “Not a Muslim Ban” immigration ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East sparked protests across the country at airports and city centers alike. The Women’s March on Washington is still heavy on everyone’s minds. So, wouldn’t it be great to listen to some intelligent people talk about those subjects?
Below is a list of four of the best podcasts of the week that focus on protests, rallies, marches, and everything in between. Some are funny and some are a little more straightforward, but all of them are insanely informative of the state of the country for the past two weeks. Hear from some of the people most affected by the new world order, and have a great time doing it.
4. “Bonus Episode! The 2 Dope Queens Go Marching” — 2 Dope Queens
Recorded the night after the Women’s March on Washington, this episode, hosted by the 2 Dope Queens Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, focuses on the Women’s March and features interviews with Ilana Glazer (Broad City), Michelle Buteau (Key and Peele), and Jena Friedman (The Daily Show).
3. “It’s Crackling Out There” — In the Thick
The tagline of In the Thick is: “Journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news.” Focusing on the intersection of race, identity, and politics, this week’s episode focuses on what else but the Muslim ban and threats to sanctuary cities in the U.S.
2. “Protest is the new brunch” — Pod Save America
Former aids to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — explore political topics every week, this time diving into the recent insurgence of protests after the inauguration of Donald Trump. It’s “cool” for people to protest right now, but how long will the “trend” last?
1. “Will President Trump’s immigration ban survive?” — Can He Do That?
For the past two weeks, one of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds has been: Can he do that? The Washington Post’s podcast aims to answer that question. This week, they focus on Trump’s new “Not a Muslim Ban” immigration ban, telling you whether or not something like this can last.