Native Podcasts are a great way to connect with Native voices that don’t normally make it into the mainstream media. Natives have been a presence on the radio since around the time of Will Rogers in the 1930s, but podcasts bring a whole new level to the Native voices arena.
Today’s Native podcasts topics range from comic books to current events and a spectrum of conservative and progressive politics from an Indigenous perspective.
Many Native podcasts can be found on audio streaming and podcasts sites such as iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud and BlogTalkRadio. The following list is just a sampling of what is buzzing around the pod-sphere. After you listen and pick out your favorites, grab your elders’ phones (unless they are still on the flip phone) and show them how to download and listen!
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