Government 101

9 EpisodesProduced by Radiotopia

Podcasts to help you understand America's government and what's happening in politics right now, recommended by the team behind The Washington Post’s “Can He Do That?” podcast. For more audio, visit

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Where’s his office?

March 1st, 2017


Does the president have to live in the White House? How does the Secret Service protect him when he travels? Answers to those questions in this episode dealing with Trump’s frequent travel to Mar-a-Lago and his family’s …

The differences between orders, memos, & actions

March 1st, 2017


We could literally have recommended any episode of this great podcast, but this one on the question of executive orders is particularly informative. …

The changing nature of the American presidency

March 1st, 2017


The Presidential podcast examined the life and leadership of every U.S. president. In this episode, host Lily Cunningham reveals what she learned about what it takes to be good at the country’s top job.

Counting on this episode

March 1st, 2017


Stuff You Should Know isn’t usually a place to turn for politics and government, but we love what they do and were excited when they turned their …

Navigating being a minority in her party

March 1st, 2017


Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks to one of Trump’s most visible supporters during the campaign – Michigan campaign co-chair Lena Epstein – revealing why she supports him.

The work behind polling

March 1st, 2017


Working ran a whole series on jobs in the White House, which is worth checking out as well, but separately, a recent episode with a pollster …

On again, off again

March 1st, 2017


This McClatchy podcast looks at how politics plays out in battleground states, with insight from reporters around the country. This episode …

Ties and businesses

March 1st, 2017


Can Trump maintain his current business interests? Is he violating the Emoluments Clause? What is an emolument anyway? The Post examines the powers …

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