10 best-of podcasts for the upcoming summer vacations

As you look ahead to the upcoming holiday weekends, be sure to spend some time with the best thoughts you have on news and other important stories, condensed and edited for your convenience. Each podcast looks at a different topic in an easy-to-understand format.

1. “The Five” with Jesse Watters

This is a 30-minute (and back to back) political show from on-air personality Jesse Watters. It is the only show of its kind on CNN.

2. “The View” with Sunny Hostin

Sunny Hostin started out as a prosecutor and has over 20 years of experience, dating back to the early 1990s. At 51, she is one of the youngest women on the panel.

3. “The Lead with Jake Tapper”

The daily program is hosted by Jake Tapper, a former investigative reporter who currently covers politics for CNN. Tapper has been with the network since 2001.

4. “Reza Aslan”

Aslan covers religion for the network. A fluent Arabic speaker, Aslan travels across the globe to cover various cultures and religions.

5. “Inside Politics” with Jake Tapper

Jake Tapper is the anchor of the primetime program, with guests including Michael Crowley, Bob Woodward, Peggy Noonan, David Ignatius, Reza Aslan, and Karoun Demirjian.

6. “Nevada Now” with Adam Kokesh

Nevada activist Adam Kokesh joined the show for the one-hour special, where he discusses the aftermath of the church shooting. He also discusses the sad circumstances of gun deaths in Nevada, and comments on newly introduced gun control legislation.

7. “John King is U.S. News & World Report”

John King hosts the one-hour program from Washington D.C. With a staff of 20, the show gives analysis of the important stories in the world and from the U.S.

8. “Know the Score” with Jessica Yellin

Jessica Yellin hosts “Know the Score,” which airs at 7 p.m.

9. “The Hunt with John Walsh”

A former Marine and former FBI agent, John Walsh hosts this 60-minute show and travels across the country to investigate stories of mystery and violence.

10. “This American Life”

Presented by Ari Melber, this show airs at 9 p.m.

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