The Best Political Music Of 2018 In a year full of news, one line in the Aug. 23 episode of the NPR Politics Podcast spurred the most comments from our listeners. "You can't find good political music." Our listeners were right. There is good political music, so this year we're breaking down what makes a good political song & what were the best ones of 2018. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political reporter Miles Parks, political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben, and NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.
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The Best Political Music Of 2018

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The Best Political Music Of 2018

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The Best Political Music Of 2018

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In a year full of news, one line in the Aug. 23 episode of the NPR Politics Podcast spurred the most comments from our listeners.

"Here's what I kind of wanted to go on a mini rant on, OK? You can't find good political music."

That remark, from NPR's Tim Mak, sparked hundreds of listeners to send us their favorite political songs. And that gave us an idea.

On this episode of the NPR Politics Podcast, congressional reporter Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe and political reporter Miles Parks are joined by Pop Culture Happy Hour's Stephen Thompson for a discussion on what makes a good political song and why Childish Gambino's "This is America" is the best political song of 2018.

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Political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben also joins the podcast as the team discusses their favorite music of 2018.