Democracy Now! Audio

Reviews For Democracy Now! Audio

News for adults (not at a second grade level like most “news”). No ads, diverse and relevant interviews, this show is what journalism should be!
I used to listen to this show religiously every single day, and I knew that DN obviously swings left and I was ok with that. Then when I started adding more sources to my daily news intake, I noticed that they just leave out relevant facts altogether that don’t support their opinion. They tell us the crazy things Trump said to Kim Jong Un, but what did Kim write to Trump the day before? I guess they thought that part wasn’t important. They tell us how many Palestinians were killed this month by Israelis, but how many Israelis were killed this month in the conflict? I would genuinely like to know. You can’t persuade me your opinion is right if I can’t trust you to include all of the facts, and legitimate representations of opinions from the other side. It’s ok to have an opinion, but willingly omitting facts is not ok.
Listen everyday for the Truth. Other podcasts/news sources are fine but you better be listening to Democracy Now first and daily.
The major networks and legacy papers won’t present the stories that truly matter. Democracy Now! brings all the news together from across the world and gives voice to people who need their stories heard. Make the decision to listen to truly independent media and listen to Democracy Now! today.
Basically the only news I listen to and feel I can trust. I love the way they prioritize hearing people’s stories and perspectives directly from their mouths. Amy and Juan are all about passing the mic, not being talking heads. And although they are mostly US focused, they address worldly issues and often delve into topics I would otherwise know nothing about. Thank you for this show, it is a service to the world.
I’m about to pull this program from my list (again). If I wanted to listen to, mostly crappy, music I’d find an app to listen to music. I appreciate the news and commentary, particularly when it’s out of the echo chamber of bits I hear or read everywhere else, but these constant music interludes during the news and in the bumpers is getting on my nerves. Also, Amy keep something handy to keep your throat moist while you commentate so you’re not coughing and hacking or straining to speak throughout the show.
Worth listening to!
It somewhat pains me to write this review as originally there was a good degree of journalistic integrity associated with the main host Amy Goodman. A liitle background Democracy Now was not originally created by Amy Goodman but hosted by her and "stolen" from WBAI a NY based radio station that is part of the Pacifica broadcasting network. After much acrimony Amy Goodman took over the show and went independent. Through a bitter irony WBAI has to pay her for the broadcast rights and have accumulated substancial arrears as a result of this. To her great credit or shame Amy Goodman has not demanded that the debt be paid. The show is aired daily on WBAI and continues to accrue debt which if called in would seriously wound an organization that is hanging on by life support. Aside from my opinion that the show allows too much time to illegal immigration and transgender issues which one could argue is understandable since neither group receives adequate or fair coverage by the so called liberal MSM the greatest obscenity is the hideously biased coverage of the war in Syria. The coverage is lock step with the corporate right wing media and has repeatedly used reports from the White helmets who have been thoroughly discredited and are an Al-Queda front group. They were founded by an english mercenary and receive considerable funding from various NGO's. The constant Russia/gate bashing to the nasuating coverage of the latest Syrian chemical attack that from an editorial standpointat mirrors virtually what you would see reported on MSNBC or CNN have left me numb with disbelief. War and particularly wars of destabilization and or imperialist conquest are obscene and anyone with shred of humanity would never give legitimacy to these disasters. DN receives considerable funding from the Ford foundation a CIA backed charity that bestows it's largesse on pliable liberal left persons and organizations.Most everyone has their price and it's anyones guess as to what Amy Goodman's is.
The in depth coverage of issues is really excellent. Don’t have time for an hour of news? Subscribe to listen to the 10-15 minutes of headlines at the top of each hour. You won’t regret it.
Access to courageous and genuine journalism through Democracy Now is true journalistic oxygen in the age of Trumpism and continuing neoliberal rot that MSM outlets will never be able to offer with their current business model. Amy Goodman; you’re a rockstar and so are the hardworking people that support you.
I can’t imagine a day without Democracy Now! This is what the news is supposed to sound like. Fantastic reporting every single day!
DN is the most honest and best news source. I have been dedicated to DN for years. Keep up the great work!
I simply love Democracy Now! Small warning, this much reality in one place and real honest discussions and reporting of the real news in America can be a little hard to hear sometimes. Nonetheless, we all need to know what is going on so we can actively work to have the nation we want that values each member.
Always get my news from here, great perspective very relevant, and excellent interviews!
When I read the few conservative, nationalist critiques, the more telling. They wouldn’t know the difference between a socialist and a liberal. They have a Pavlovian reaction to both terms, but no handle on their meanings.
A greatly informative podcast covering the news of the day you may not be hearing from other sources. Amy Goodman is a tireless reporter.
Democracy Now! is far from flawless ; I do not believe Amy Goodman is so narcissistic she sees her program or herself as such. Nonetheless, when I began paying more attention to electoral politics and current events, DN! was foundational in how I came to observe the news. In fact, it is thanks to Amy's work I am no longer a wishy-washy Democrat with indifference to worldwide oppression (often caused or contributed to by the U.S.). Because of this, I will always feel a particular loyalty to her work (I donate every couple months) and continue to consume and defend it.
I listen to the live broadcast of Democracy Now when I can, otherwise, I listen to the podcast or re-listen when it is important. It has become one of my main sources of national and international news and events.
I greatly appreciate DN's mission to bring unfiltered, objective reporting to the airwaves. Amy Goodman helps challenge the defeated notion of disempowerment, that things can't change. I so greatly admire how this show elevates voices from around the world, particularly those from the margins.
Amy Goodman is a great journalist
I don't know how else to report a technical problem. I am getting duplicate entries of DN itself (not episodes) in my podcast list on my iPod. It doesn't happen with every new episode, but lately it's been every 2-3 episodes. I have to unsubscribe then delete DN to fix it. I hope you can fix it.
Your beginning music is very loud and overwhelming where I cannot here your opening review other than that great listen for working people who want the news
Let's put it this way, if everyone in america was getting is news from the headline of DN!, world peace would be achieved.
Wonderful podcast
I cant believe how bad the new version is. It now takes multiple clicks to play something it only took one click to play previously. It also is not immediately clear that you have already listened to an episode as before. Now you finish a episode and it does not show as played immediately. I am thinking of looking for another player unless apple fixes this soon
Y'all don't bury the lede the way far too many other news sources do. And I LOVE the interviewees you bring on the show!
I listen every morning for the facts before the spin is applied by the corporate entertainment news outlets on cable (CNN, Fox, MSNBC, etc). DN is reliable at providing headline news with historical context (as nothing truly happens in a vacuum). DN shoots very straight, with the details of news as it happens from the wars, domestic news, world news, proclaimations from the White House, laws from the Congress, etc. Amy, Jose, Nareem, etc do a wonderful job interviewing the often forgotten dissenting voices vital to a democracy like the anti-war, pro-labor, ethnic minority activists, world leaders, and nonpartisan independent investigative journalists like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Naomi Klein. I hope that other news outlets take notice to how DN enhances the mediascape as a well rounded aggregate for hard news.
Covers some under reported stories that the MSM ignores
This truly is the last of the independent journalism – they take no commercial sponsorships. All funding comes from listener donations. Yes, of course there is an agenda here as well, but it is not bought by corporate sponsorship. If nothing else, this gives you an honest perspective of one side of the story.
If you want to be informed about the world but are busy, Democracy Now provides a condensed version of majority news events and will introduce you to new perspectives, domestic and abroad.
It's an alright podcast, generally touches on a variety of topics including international issues. However, there is a MASSIVE amount of repetition throughout the episodes, as well as subpar reporting. They seem to fall for everyone of The Donald's stunts, which doesn't make it useful as an alternative to the "main stream" media. 3 stars because it's better then most, but that bars already set low... so... eh..

5/5

Well produced, thoughtful, timely, incisive
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Glad to have a source of news outside of the reach of corporations and corrupt politicians.
I'm always pleased with DemocracyNow's willingness to bring to light the issues that no one else will consider. They're one of the few outlets doing honest reporting, and I value what they do immensely.

5/5

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As an environmental scientist, this is the only news show I've found that really gives good context for environmental problems we face while giving a good primer in the politics surrounding these issues.
This is incredible, honest reporting on issues that face most people in the U.S. and the world. Dem Now does a good job bringing in people who are organizing themselves and those who are most directly impacted by climate change, corporate exploitation and state repression.
Amy Goodman and Democracy Now have been providing in-depth investigative journalism and news without the corporate influence for years and years, and I am so grateful they exist and continue to make such an excellent news show.
I keep up everyday
DN! reports on current events and allows me to follow what's going on around the world (not just in the US). It's a must-listen-to for people who are interested in social justice and who want to have a global view.
By far the best news source. Quality discussion on actual policy.
If you want actual news and not the drivel from MSM, listen to this everyday!
Eye-opening
I have been a listener since last April and I can't believe how amazing DemocracyNow is! I have done my best to spread the word to friends and family also.
It leans very left, pro working class, and that's a breath of fresh air.
Earns my vote for excellence in journalism.
Amy Goodman her friends are doing an indispensable public service by their high quality critical reporting on the multitude injustices administered by capital and the state.
Non corporate media. Democracy now is an hour a day (five days a week) of a progressive paradise. Most of the guests aren't rich off of their opinions-that tells you something. If I were to suggest just one podcast to my fellow humans, this would be it.