I started listening to Slate’s Political Gabfest podcast maybe 6 months or so ago, and it was a quick favorite. The hosts are smart and funny and not afraid to disagree with each other. The Gabfest is usually posted weekly on Fridays, but they’re doing a daily short podcast during the government shutdown. I’ve gotten to the point where I really can’t stand listening to any not-really-news news about the shutdown, but I still enjoy the analysis and insight that I get from the Gabfest folks. Emily Bazelon is basically my hero. Listen on their website or download the podcast in iTunes.