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WHAT PODCASTS DOES THE NATION PUBLISH?
The Nation has five podcasts:
On System Check, hosts Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren set about diagnosing and repairing our malfunctioning democracy. Dorian and Melissa talk with leaders you already know and changemakers you need to know, to figure out how we can work around, smash through, or re-create the systems that shape our lives. Listen now.
More Than Enough
Guaranteed Income, or Universal Basic Income, has caused a flurry of media coverage in the past year. But what is it, exactly? Listen as host Mia Birdsong meets with people who would be impacted by UBI the most. Join Birdsong for a frank discussion about how people’s lives—and our country and politics—would be transformed if people had basic needs like housing, food, education, adequately covered. Listen now:
Next Left features in-depth interviews with the progressive politicians and activists who will change our country for the better, hosted by John Nichols. If you believe politics are personal, this podcast’s for you. Listen now:
WHAT IS A PODCAST?
A podcast is a series of spoken, audio episodes, often focused on a particular topic or theme. You can subscribe to any specific podcast with an app on your phone and listen to episodes whenever you like: on your headphones, in the car, or through speakers. Think of a podcast as the next generation of talk radio, only you can listen at your convenience.
DO THEY COST MONEY?
At The Nation, all of our podcasts are free to listeners.
DO I NEED AN INTERNET CONNECTION TO LISTEN?
Nope. Once you find a podcast you like, you can download it when you have an internet connection, which saves it to your phone, tablet or computer. After it is downloaded, it lives on your device so that you can listen at any time, even without an internet connection.
HOW DO I LISTEN/SUBSCRIBE TO A PODCAST?
You can listen to a podcast through an audio player on a website, like this one. Or, you can download the podcast and save it on your device. If you choose to download, then you can listen to it any time, even without an internet connection. But we recommend subscribing to a podcast, which means the podcast will automatically download to your device every time a new episode is available. This way you’ll never miss an episode. To subscribe to The Nation’s Next Left podcast, follow the instructions below.
NEXT LEFT ON YOUR IPHONE OR IPAD
Open the purple preloaded app called “Podcasts.” Once you’re on the Next Left page, you can tap on the episode title to play it, and tap the “subscribe” button to have new episodes sent to your phone for free. Luckily, Next Left is available in all major podcast apps, including Stitcher, Spotify, Radio Public, or iHeartRadio. (If you prefer another player, use it to search for any of The Nation’s podcasts, including Next Left.)
NEXT LEFT ON YOUR ANDROID PHONE OR TABLET
You can listen and subscribe using Google Podcasts. And just as with Apple devices, if you prefer another podcast app, you can find us on Stitcher, Spotify, Radio Public, or iHeartRadio. (If you prefer another player, use it to search for any of The Nation’s podcasts, including Next Left.)
FROM A DESKTOP OR LAPTOP
Use the audio player on each podcast’s page. Click the “play” button on the audio player to begin. We will always post the latest episode on our site.
I LOVE The Nation’S PODCASTS! HOW CAN I SUPPORT THIS WORK?
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