Audiobooks.com members can now enjoy access to a new section in the app that provides unlimited listening to news-related content.
Within the Audio News section, you’ll find updates from top news outlets like The New York Times, ABC News, Entertainment Weekly, and so many more, so you can stay up-to-date on major news stories!
Stay informed with our selection of recommended listens in News, Politics, Business, and more. Please note the Audio News feature can only be accessed on your phone or tablet in the Audiobooks.com app, and any links mentioned below will only work on mobile devices.
This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
NPR’s Up First is the news you need to start your day. The three biggest stories of the day, with reporting and analysis from NPR News — in 10 minutes. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET, with hosts Rachel Martin, Noel King, David Greene and Steve Inskeep. Now available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with hosts Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Scott Simon. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Today, Explained is your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news explainer hosted by Sean Rameswaram and featuring the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.
The NPR Politics Podcast
Every weekday, NPR’s best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don’t just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon.
The New Yorker: Politics and More
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker’s executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
The Politics of Everything
Produced by The New Republic and hosted by literary editor Laura Marsh and staff writer Alex Pareene, The Politics of Everything is a podcast about the intersection of culture, politics, and media.
WSJ What’s News
One of the original business news podcasts. Mirrored after the popular Wall Street Journal column. Get caught up on your commute Monday through Friday. Listen as our journalists cover top stories and share timely insights on business, the economy, markets, and politics.
FT News Briefing
A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning.
A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management.
SOCIETY & CULTURE
The Book Review
The world’s top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week’s top books, what we’re reading and what’s going on in the literary world.
New York Times critic Dwight Garner says “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop. For more of Slate’s culture podcasts, check out the Slate Culture feed.
As an editor and writer for Fast Company magazine, KC Ifeanyi covers some of the most creative minds in film, television, business and beyond. In this podcast, he unpacks the most frustrating parts of the creative process by talking to psychologists, scholars, and experts who are on the forefront of understanding creativity.
SCIENCE & TECH
Babbage from Economist Radio
Named after Charles Babbage, a 19th-century polymath and grandfather of computing, Babbage is a weekly podcast on science and technology. Host Kenneth Cukier talks to our correspondents about the innovations, discoveries and gadgetry making the news. Published every Wednesday on Economist Radio.
We talk with people who are shaping the future. A show about technology in business, research, and art.
Get WIRED is a new podcast about how the future is realized. Each week, we burrow down new rabbit holes to investigate the ways technology is changing our lives—from culture to business, science to design. Through hard-hitting reporting, intimate storytelling, and audio you won’t hear anywhere else, Get WIRED is the must-listen-to tech podcast that sets the agenda for the week. Hosted by WIRED Senior Writer Lauren Goode.
Wake up to the best sports story you’ll hear all day. Monday through Friday, host Pablo Torre brings you an inside look at the most interesting stories at ESPN, as told by the top reporters and insiders on the planet. The breaking news of SportsCenter. The deep dive storytelling of 30 for 30. Get the very best of ESPN. Daily.
Around the NFL
NFL.com’s “Around the NFL” crew (Gregg Rosenthal, Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler and Chris Wesseling) break down the latest football news, with a dash of mirth.
Sports Illustrated Media Podcast
Welcome to the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast with Jimmy Traina. This podcast, which will be published weekly, will focus on all things sports media via interviews and roundtable discussions. Occasionally, an athlete or celebrity will drop by for a chat as well.
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