Best Current Affairs podcasts — News analysis and documentaries (Updated July 2017; image)
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PBS NewsHour
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Analysis, background reports and updates from the PBS NewsHour putting today's news in context.
 
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The Documentary
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The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.
 
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60 Minutes
Weekly
 
60 Minutes
 
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Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
Weekly
 
Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
 
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FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
Monthly
 
America's premier investigative documentary series since 1983. We answer only to you.FRONTLINE presents audio versions of select full-length episodes for listening on the go. Want more full-length FRONTLINE Audiocasts? Please leave a review and let us know what you think.
 
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Correspondents Report - Full Program
 
Correspondents report from around the world.
 
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Reveal
Weekly
 
There’s More To The Story
 
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Al Jazeera World - Audio
Daily+
 
A series of one-hour documentaries showcasing films from across the Al Jazeera Network.
 
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Newsweek (Cantonese)
Weekly
 
Key events of the week reviewed in this Cantonese programme. In the special features, BBC correspondents, contributors and listeners present the world from different angles.
 
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Reason Podcast
Weekly+
 
Founded in 1968, Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Hosted by Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Matt Welch, and other Reason journalists, our podcast explores "free minds and free markets." It features provocative, in-depth interviews with authors, comedians, filmmakers, musicians, economists, scientists, business leaders, and elected officials. Keep up to date on the latest happenings in our increasingly libertarian world ...
 
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Weekend Roundup
Weekly
 
Our CBS News team in Washington wraps up the news of the week and goes deep into the major stories with CBS News correspondents. It's the end-of-week news magazine show you can take with you wherever you go.
 
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What's in the News
Daily
 
CBS Radio News Correspondents take a closer look at one of the day's stories.
 
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20/20
Weekly
 
ABC's 20/20 is the primetime news magazine program featuring newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports, exclusives, compelling features and medical mysteries.
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
 
Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.
 
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The Inquiry
Weekly
 
The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.
 
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Fault Lines - Audio
Daily+
 
Looking deeper into the US and its place in the world.
 
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The Compass
Monthly+
 
The Compass - exploring our world.
 
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BFM :: Bila Larut Malam
Weekly
 
BFM is a 24 hr independent radio station based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia focused on business news and current affairs. Core programs include business news, market reports from Malaysia and other regions and interviews with various business personalities.
 
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WorldLink | Deutsche Welle
Weekly
 
WorldLink connects global voices: People around the world tell their own stories and help us understand what political, economic, cultural developments mean for their lives. Listen to emotional stories that show the human element behind the headlines.
 
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Analysis
Monthly+
 
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics
 
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UNICEF Podcast
Rare
 
A new global radio service from UNICEF focusing on the health, education, equality and protection of children. Hosted by Blue Chevigny with UNICEF correspondents from around the globe.
 
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The Briefing Room
Monthly+
 
Series looking at important issues in the news. Presented by David Aaronovitch.
 
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Crossing Continents
Monthly+
 
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues
 
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World in Progress | Deutsche Welle
 
News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
 
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GroundTruth
Rare
 
Global reporting on the front lines of the planet's most urgent issues — from terrorism to global warming to income inequality. Veteran correspondent Charles Sennott partners with the next generation of reporters to tell stories that will change the way you see the world and the journalists who cover it.
 
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Witness - Audio
Daily+
 
Bringing world issues into focus with courageous and inspiring human stories.
 
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The Context
Weekly
 
The Context is a weekly podcast that discusses the context of current events. No opinion, just comprehensible, need-to-know context so you can speak intelligently about things that are happening in our world.
 
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101 East - Audio
Daily+
 
A weekly current affairs programme on the issues that unify and divide Asia.
 
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The Pulse MV
Monthly
 
Full show page: https://thepulsemv.wordpress.com/The Pulse is a podcast-style radio program geared towards an NPR audience. The goal of the show is to bring local perspectives to national news headlines, while also telling stories about people near and in Skagit county, Washington.My name is Denny Muia, I’m a freelance radio journalist currently living north of Seattle, Washington. I began my career in journalism because I enjoy listening to people’s stories. I tried my hand at print journal ...
 
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Podcast moderator Alex Goldmark speaks with Drs. Adefunke Ekine and Judith-Ann Walker â€" both scholars in the Echidna Global Scholars Program at the Brookings Institution â€" about their ideas to improve learning opportunities and outcomes for girls.
 
In this year-end episode of Beyond School Books, guests from the past year share their perspectives on peacebuilding.
 
On World Humanitarian Day, UNICEF speaks with 2 women who are giving back to their communities and changing the lives Africa's next generation.
 
Podcast moderator Shia Levitt talks to UNICEF Education Senior Adviser Changu Mannathoko and Director of Programs at Pratham Institute and co-chair of the Learning Metrics Task Force Rukmini Banerji about putting learning at the centre of education.
 
Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization that works to reach gender parity in the computing fields, speaks to podcast moderator Alex Goldmark about why girls should be key players in that sector.
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Denial and defense, the president’s son-in-law offered both today in the Russia investigation. He spoke privately for members of the U.S. Senate staff and briefly publicly for news cameras. Our coverage begins with John Yang. JOHN YANG: Outside the White House West Wing, Jared Kushner did something he rarely does: speak to report ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: President Trump directed new criticism at his own attorney over the Russia probe. In a tweet, he called Jeff Sessions “our beleaguered A.G.” and asked why he and others are not investigating Hillary Clinton. Last week, the president openly chastised Sessions for recusing himself in the Russia matter. A di ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: At the start of this week, the latest focus of the Russia investigations on Jared Kushner has exposed new details of the president son-in-law’s dealings with Moscow. We break down what we know and the key questions that remain with special correspondent Nick Schifrin. So, Nick, you have spent the day talking to a lot of people. W ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Now the latest on a human smuggling case in Texas that has left at least 10 people dead after they were packed into a sweltering tractor-trailer. And again to John Yang. JOHN YANG: The truck driver, James Bradley, was charged in federal court today with knowingly transporting people who are in the country illegally for money. Acc ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: But, first, we turn to Bangladesh and the plight of the Rohingya. They are an ethnic minority group seeking refuge there, many having been forced from their homes in neighboring Myanmar. But as special correspondent Tania Rashid found, they are hardly more welcome in Bangladesh. By the tens of thousands, they are stuck in a deadl ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Now to our series of conversations focusing on the road ahead for the Democratic Party. Today, Senate and House Democratic leaders left Washington for a stop in Berryville in Northwest Virginia, estimated population around 4,300. It was to roll out a new, more populist message focusing on economic issues. They said it’s what the ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: As I was starting to say, one clear challenge facing Democrats and Republicans, staying on message, when the president can so quickly stir up a new controversy. So, will a shakeup in the White House communications team change all that? Our Politics Monday duo is here to weigh in, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Tamara Ke ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: The battle to dislodge ISIS from its makeshift capital, Raqqa, in Syria is intensifying, as U.S.-backed militia press the offensive. But, for years, a group of citizen journalists have documented life inside the city. Their work started when the uprising began in 2011 against Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad. And it continues t ...…
 
In today's podcast, Reason's Brian Doherty Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Andrew Heaton discuss how Duke historian Nancy MacLean fundamentally misunderstands her subject matter; this year's Freedom Fest (an annual convention for libertarians in Las Vegas that just wrapped up); conservative-leaning libertarians vs. left-leaning libert ...…
 
Has the initial success of the minimum wage meant politicians have extended the policy to damaging levels? All the major political parties agree: the measure has been a success, and in the 2017 election all promised substantial rises in the rate by 2020. The Conservatives are aiming for a £9 national living wage by the end of the decade, and no ...…
 
CBS's Steve Kathan looks ahead to what's ahead for OJ Simpson, and a public that can't seem to get enough of his story. It's "What's in the News".
 
The unique properties of the Black Sea make it an archaeologist’s dream but an ecologist’s nightmare. Most of its water is almost devoid of life, so medieval shipwrecks are perfectly preserved. But wildlife is under threat. On his journey across the sea, presenter Tim Whewell dives under the waves to explore its layers of history – and layers o ...…
 
He may have been convicted - and later vindicated for corruption -- but Ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell tells Bill Whitaker that he believes his family did nothing illegal when they accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts. Anderson Cooper talks to Michael and Robert Meeropol. Their parents -- Julius and Ethel Rosenberg -- were con ...…
 
CHRISTOPHER LIVESAY: Venice is a world class wonder. A city built on more than 100 small islands, connected by a maze of bridges and canals. The largest is the Grand Canal with its famous Rialto Bridge. Over the centuries, Venice has stood the test of time, but today this island city is under siege like never before…from “rising” seas and a “fl ...…
 
HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: The White House said today President Trump supports the bill working its way through Congress to toughen sanctions on Russia for meddling in last year’s election and for its military aggression in Syria and Ukraine. The bill, which also contains new sanctions for Iran and North Korea, would limit t ...…
 
HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: The U.S. Justice Department, in partnership with European investigators, has shut down two of the world’s largest Websites on what is known as the Dark Web. The black market sites were allegedly purveyors of illegal drugs, guns, and hacking tools, according to federal charges announced on Thursday. ...…
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
 
Mishal Husain presents reports from Jersey as a childhood islander returns, from Birmingham's closing greyhound stadium, plus the reflections of an ex-children's television star.
 
Seventy years ago, India and Pakistan became independent nations - but at a cost. People and lands were partitioned, and a once shared heritage was broken apart. In part one, Kanishk Tharoor stretches back to stories of empire well before British rule, and looks at how narratives of conquest and loss still have a powerful hold over South Asians ...…
 
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Newsweek (Cantonese)
 
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HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: A new investigative series from “ProPublica” called “Bombs in Our Backward” looks at the disposal of military waste and how it’s affecting communities around the United States. yesterday, I spoke with the author of the series, Abrahm Lustgarten, from the NewsHour studios in Washington, D.C. Give us ...…
 
HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: Tomorrow, U.S. immigration officials are expected to begin four days of nationwide raids targeting teenagers suspected of belonging to gangs. The plan is outlined in a Department of Homeland Security documents seen by “Reuters”. Reporter Julia Edwards Ainsley broke the story and joins me now from W ...…
 
By Megan Thompson and Mori Rothman This is part of an ongoing series of reports called ‘Chasing the Dream,’ which reports on poverty and opportunity in America. MUSTAFA WILLIS: Yes, coming from the store, on the way to my grandmother’s house… MEGAN THOMPSON: One evening in 2010, Mustafa Willis was walking to visit his grandmother in Newark, New ...…
 
Fifty years ago, during a few short weeks in the summer of 1967, thousands of hippies descended on San Francisco. The small suburb of Haight-Ashbury became a Mecca for sexual freedom, freedom to experiment with mind blowing drugs, to debate social and economic utopias and freedom to listen to loud rock music. Marco Werman looks back at those he ...…
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
 
Gaza's power struggle: the city where mains electricity is available for two hours a day. Kate Adie introduces this and other reports from Italy, Alaska, Nigeria and the Black Sea.The UN has said that conditions in Gaza are becoming increasingly "unliveable". Education and healthcare are declining, and energy is becoming increasingly scarce. Yo ...…
 
The U.S. Navy spends tens of billions of dollars each year building and repairing ships. But how safe are the shipyards where that work is done? Reveal investigates how lax safety has been allowed to persist at shipyards that thrive on military contracts. This hour also will explore one of the newest warships in the Navy’s fleet and whether it’ ...…
 
On this week's edition of Correspondents Report: Papua New Guinea correspondent Eric Tlosek reports on the ongoing national election; Europe Correspondent James Glenday examines the latest media storm raging through London as a five- year-old and her father are slapped with a near $250 fine for having a lemonade stand without a permit; And our ...…
 
HARI SREENIVASAN: Moving and shaking today in the White House communications staff. Sean Spicer resigned as press secretary after just six months, saying the president needs a — quote — “clean slate.” But it was widely reported that he objected to the naming of Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. At a White Hous ...…
 
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer steps down, a Tennessee judge's offer for reduced jail time, "darknet" drug site taken down, and the auction of Apollo 11 moon dust. All that and more with CBS Radio News Correspondent Steve Dorsey in this week's edition of the CBS News Weekend Roundup.
 
"Conservatives and libertarians were always portrayed as the shrill and unhappy guys, and the left and liberals were always the people who are having fun," says Greg Gutfeld, host of Fox News' The Greg Gutfeld Show, co-host of The Five, former host of Red Eye, bestselling author, and Reason magazine intern reject."What you're seeing now is a lo ...…
 
Inside Europe is an award-winning weekly radio show with a focus on European topics.
 
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Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
 
Click on the links below to listen to reports from this week's edition of Inside Europe, DW's award-winning radio program with features from around the continent.
 
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Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
 
Is Angel Merkel on course for a fourth term as German chancellor - Calls for the EU to finally get tough on Turkey - Are inferior products being dumped on eastern Europeans - Putting a price on Jane Austen – Netanyahu drums up support in Hungary - The marching season in Northern Ireland - Is the mafia behind bushfires in Italy? - Less is more w ...…
 
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WorldLink | Deutsche Welle
 
How much do you know about art and culture in Bangladesh? We meet the Bulgarian Paganini of the guitar, hear words from the darkness in Venezuela’s most dangerous prisons and discover how music can be a final solace for the dying
 
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FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
 
With unique access, go inside an effort in Connecticut to change the way parole works and reduce the number of people returning to prison. In collaboration with The New York Times, the film follows four former prisoners as they navigate the challenges of their first year on parole.By frontline@pbs.org.
 
Are Tory divisions temporary or symptomatic of deeper problems? Parliament has broken up for the summer, and the last week has seen Conservative cabinet ministers engaging in open warfare. But are the divisions a temporary crisis, or are they symptomatic of deeper problems in the party? David Aaronovitch speaks to a range of experts and goes be ...…
 
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The Documentary
 
On the frontline with the female Kurdish fighters liberating Raqqa from the group that calls itself Islamic State and fighting for recognition of their own rights as women.
 
Donald Trump fires away at several targets as he marks six months in office. CBS's Steve Kathan has "What's in the News".
 
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The Documentary
 
Yogita Limaye investigates concerns, highlighted in a United Nations study, that vitally important reserves of sand are running out, with serious consequences for human society and the planet. Nearly everything we build in the modern world has a concrete foundation and you cannot make concrete without sand. But it takes thousands of years to fo ...…
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
 
People spotting, chance encounters, briefings in the pub - trying to decipher how Brexit negotiations are progressing. Kate Adie introduces this and other correspondents’ stories.In Brussels, Adam Fleming is following negotiations on Britain’s exit from the European Union, but finding out what is going on is not easy, he finds.In Uganda, Cather ...…
 
Every single second, 20,000 single-use drinking bottles are sold around the world. That is more than a million pieces of non-biodegradable rubbish produced every minute. And as demand grows in developing economies, so will the mountains of waste, with much of it ending up in the ocean. We learn how the invention of the plastic bottle spawned an ...…
 
Harrison is a supporter of Donald Trump and a dinner party is about to go spectacularly downhill. Meanwhile a pagan starts covering her tracks. This is the fourth and final episode of The Response: America’s Story, recorded on smartphones across the USA. We find out about people's lives during President Trump's first 100 days. This episode was ...…
 
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World in Progress | Deutsche Welle
 
A weekly look at globalization, education, economic development, human rights and more.
 
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World in Progress | Deutsche Welle
 
Press Freedom in the West Bank - India Media Divide - Ecuador's indigenous fear mining projects - Hair theft in South Africa
 
World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.
 
"The experiences I've had with psychedelic drugs, namely psilocybin, MDMA, and LSD, but particularly MDMA, have been personally transformative for me," says Mike Riggs, a reporter for Reason and the author of a blockbuster new story about how medical and psychiatric researchers are using psychedelics to help their patients. "Not frequent use, b ...…
 
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