Best Current Affairs podcasts — News analysis and documentaries (Updated September 2017; image)
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PBS NewsHour
Daily+
 
Analysis, background reports and updates from the PBS NewsHour putting today's news in context.
 
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The Documentary
Daily
 
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
Daily
 
The ABC's overseas reporters give their interpretation and analysis of the week's major events.
 
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Reveal
Weekly
 
There’s More To The Story
 
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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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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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The Compass
Monthly+
 
The Compass - exploring our world.
 
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Fault Lines - Audio
Daily+
 
Looking deeper into the US and its place in the world.
 
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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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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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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+
 
David Aaronovitch presents in-depth explainers on big issues in the news
 
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Crossing Continents
Monthly+
 
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues
 
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Global development - The Guardian
Monthly
 
Every month we’ll explore the key issues affecting billions of people across the developing world. Recent editions have looked at why 75 million of the world’s poorest children can’t access education, why El Niño has worsened the food shortages in Malawi and Zimbabwe and how big data offers new tools to help countries meet their development goals
 
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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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Uitzending gemist Reporter Radio
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Uitzending terugluisteren van Reporter Radio
 
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Arizona Senator John McCain made news a few months back -- but it was not for his stance on the republican healthcare bill. He was diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer. He talks to Lesley Stahl about his fight and getting back to the Senate floor. Mother Nature ravaged the southern U.S with three strong hurricanes. Houston, Florida, and ...…
 
UNICEF podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog speaks with UNICEF Ambassador and NBA player Pau Gasol about the importance of early education.
 
Youth delegates from the Children's Climate Forum outline the many issues their countries are facing in relation to climate change.
 
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.
 
Indonesia Communications Specialist Lely Djuhari discusses the earthquake in West Sumatra.
 
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke speaks with UNICEF’s Principal Adviser, Gender Rights and Civic Engagement, Dr. Anju Malhotra, on the role of education in ending child marriage and enabling girls to reach their full potential.
 
A youth from Monrovia, Liberia, wants to be an engineer but can’t afford the university fees.
 
Podcast moderator Femi Oke speaks with child development specialist Cassie Landers and Evelyn Margron, of Haitian Foundation Tipa Tipa, about integrating innovative playgrounds into Haitian schools.
 
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.
 
Peter Yel, 16, reports on high food prices in Southern Sudan.
 
Podcast moderator Rachel Bonham Carter talks to Grand Chief Edward John, Gabriele Papa and Krysta Williams about the right of indigenous peoples to education that is appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning.
 
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.
 
On World Humanitarian Day, UNICEF speaks with 2 women who are giving back to their communities and changing the lives Africa's next generation.
 
UNICEF Myanmar Chief of Child Protection Anne-Claire Dufay talks about helping children cope with life after the cyclone.
 
In this year-end episode of Beyond School Books, guests from the past year share their perspectives on peacebuilding.
 
MEGAN THOMPSON, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: For more about this weekend’s intersection of sports and politics, I’m joined from Washington by NPR contributor, “Washington Post” sports columnist, and University of Maryland professor, Kevin Blackistone. So, I first wanted to start out by asking you about President Trump’s motivations. I mean, in ...…
 
WILLIAM BRANGHAM, NEWSHOUR CORRESPONDENT: It’s early Saturday morning in Ocuilan, Mexico and Faustino Jimenez hopes he won’t be delivering more bad news. He’s an volunteer engineer, trained by the Mexican civil defense force. Hundreds of homes have been damaged or destroyed in this area. Jimenez’s job is to decide which ones can be saved and wh ...…
 
ALISON STEWART: At the Mississippi Book Festival last month, people waited patiently in 91 degree heat to have their books signed… ANGIE THOMAS: Do you want it personalized? ALISON STEWART: And to spend a moment… FAN: God bless you. Congratulations on everything. ANGIE THOMAS: Thank you. Thank you. ALISON STEWART: With 29-year-old Jackson, Miss ...…
 
It is Saturday morning in Pontianak in West Kalimantan in Indonesia, at a songbird competition. In every district across Indonesia you will find these, large and small. This passion for birdsong has swept the country since it was encouraged in the 1970s, by a government keen to build a new leisure activity for Indonesians. But what was once a s ...…
 
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Newsweek (Cantonese)
 
墨西哥連續地震,傷亡嚴重特朗普首次聯大發言招批評澳門選舉結果分析專題: 黑客技術很複雜嗎?專題: 《大富翁》真實的價值觀專題: 如何改造辦公室?BBC時事一周──BBC國際台粵語節目,重溫一周國際大事,兩岸三地消息,英國境況。主要專題環節包括:記者來鴻,大家談中國,環宇風情,科技天地。
 
HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: For more on the dire situation in Puerto Rico, I’m joined via Skype by Jessica Rios Viner, a reporter with the newspaper “El Nuevo Dia.” She’s in Guaynabo, 10 miles south of San Juan. What’s it been like for the past 24, 48 hours? You’re in a place that has power. Your newspaper offices, but just d ...…
 
HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: Almost all 18,000 police departments across the U.S. issue officers tasers, or stun guns, which are meant to be a non-lethal weapon to help police subdue suspects. But tasers have proved controversial partly because, when misused, they can result in death. In a five-part series of original reportin ...…
 
CHRISTOPHER LIVESAY: Pinneberg, a suburb of Hamburg in Northwestern Germany, is a “bellwether” town, having voted for the winning party in every German national election since 1953. CAMPAIGNING: Danke, danke. CHRISTOPHER LIVESAY: Michael von Abercron is a candidate for Pinneberg’s seat in Parliament for the Christian Democratic Union, the cente ...…
 
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The Documentary
 
The United States is the only country to sentence children to full life terms in prison. In many states, until recently, under-18s convicted of certain crimes were automatically locked up for life without the possibility of parole. But the US Supreme Court has now banned those mandatory sentences – and the approximately 2,000 Americans who were ...…
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
 
The rescue workers sifting through the rubble in Mexico and the African migrants that refuse to give up on their European dreams. Kate Adie introduces correspondents' stories. In Mexico City, Rajini Vaidyanathan joins the search for survivors following the earthquake earlier this week. Benjamin Zand follows the deadly migrant route through Nige ...…
 
A few weeks ago, Reveal host Al Letson jumped in to protect someone who was being attacked by counter-protesters in Berkeley, California. We found the man behind the attack. He says he’s a member of antifa and is taking the fight to white nationalists. We also interviewed rally organizers who are connected to right-wing extremists. In the after ...…
 
There are quite a number it seems, of so called micro-nations, which claim to be independent states but aren't recognised by governments. Hywel Griffiths reports.
 
The Authors XI cricket club was formed in London in the 1890s as a place where writers could gather, talk, play and drink. The team has had various incarnations since, the most recent when they were revived five years ago. Steve Cannane reports.
 
Yemen has been devastated by a multitude of tragedies, all of them man made. The war has left millions on the verge of famine and Yemen is now also in the middle of the largest ever cholera outbreak. Sophie McNeill reports.
 
Our South-East Asia correspondent returns to Manila, a place of risk and death, where everyday life is filled with chaos and cold blooded executions. Adam Harvey reports.
 
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Correspondents Report
 
On today's show: South-East Asia correspondent Adam Harvey returns to Manila; Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill speaks to doctors who have just returned from Yemen; BBC's Hywel Griffiths visits Sydney's micronation, the Principality of Wy; And our Europe correspondent Steve Cannane joins the Authors cricket club;…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Senator John McCain today dealt a serious blow to Republicans’ latest effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. In a statement, the Arizona Republican rejected a reform proposal by fellow GOP Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy. The move leaves his party’s leaders with diminishing hope of repealing President Obama’s signa ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: And in the day’s other news: Rescuers in and around Mexico City combed through mountains of debris, desperately searching for signs of life. The death toll from the 7.1-magnitude quake has now climbed to at least 293. More than half of those have been in the capital. We will take a closer look at the scope of the destruction late ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Hurricane Maria continued her march across the Caribbean, still as a powerful Category 3 storm. Puerto Rico is dealing with a dam failure in the western part of the island; 70,000 people are in the process of being evacuated. Damage estimates have already reached $45 billion for the Caribbean islands in the storm’s path. And all ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported earlier, the death toll in Tuesday’s earthquake in Mexico neared 300 today, as rain hampered rescue efforts in the capital, Mexico City. In a moment, William Brangham will have a look at how the city has sought to harden itself since the last big quake in 1985. But, first, William joins me again tonight from Mexico ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported earlier, Senator John McCain’s announcement that he will not vote for the Graham-Cassidy Republican health care bill tosses the fate of current Obamacare repeal efforts into serious doubt. We look at what all this could mean, and at a couple other issues, with Senator Tim Kaine, Democrat from Virginia, who was his ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: But let’s go right now to Shields and Brooks. That’s syndicated columnist Mark Shields, as you just saw, and New York Times columnist David Brooks. The only thing better than seeing you guys once is seeing you guys twice, three times. MARK SHIELDS, Syndicated Columnist: Just a great… (LAUGHTER) JUDY WOODRUFF: So, the health care ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Now a look at some must-reads for this fall. Jeffrey Brown has this special edition of the NewsHour Bookshelf. JEFFREY BROWN: And this time, we’re turning for recommendations to two authors with new or recent books. Louise Penny is the author of the popular murder mystery series featuring the Quebec chief inspector of police, Arm ...…
 
War of words between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, new republican-led efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, new research on climate change, recovery efforts for Mexico City following a devastating earthquake, the situation in Puerto Rico following the destruction of Hurricane Maria, and an Illinois math teacher stops s ...…
 
A teacher is being praised for stopping a student with a gun. CBS's Steve Kathan has "What's in the News".
 
Join us on the road: DW's Neil King and Gabriel Borrud explore what it takes to be German and how migrants and refugees are integrating into German society. We visit Neil's old school in Germany, attend Friday prayers at a mosque, talk Islamophobia with the AfD, and get to jam with a unique German-Turkish rock band.…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Grasping for a sliver of hope. A life-and-death drama played out today, two days after a 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City and the surrounding region. The death toll stood at 245, with more than 2,000 hurt. Our William Brangham is there, and filed this report. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: From dusk to dawn, and all through the day, they dug ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: And now to Hurricane Maria. The confirmed death toll across the Caribbean rose to 19 today, nearly all of them on the island of Dominica. Reports also began coming in of widespread damage on Puerto Rico, after it took an all-day pounding on Wednesday. John Yang has that story. JOHN YANG: Across Puerto Rico today, more rain. In so ...…
 
"The [Juggalos] have their own language, they have their own leaders, [and] they have their own ways of talking to each other," says Reason's Paul Detrick, who covered the group's march on Washington last weekend. "They exist in this strange world of their own."Who are the Juggalos? In a nutshell, they're fans of the rap duo Insane Clown Posse ...…
 
Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, says she wants to know why 400,000 Muslim Rohingyas have fled into Bangladesh. The UN says what's going on seems "a textbook case of ethnic cleansing". But why are the Rohingyas facing persecution in the first place and why aren't regional powers in Southeast Asia willing to do more to condemn it and ...…
 
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Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
 
Accusations of totalitarianism in Spain over Catalonia’s independence vote - The mosques behind jihadist cells in Barcelona - Flying high with NATO over Russian war games - Paying for a ticket with your hand in Sweden – Behind the mask in Minsk - Justice for rape victims in Bosnian war? - Ukrainian veterans head to the Invictus Games in Canada ...…
 
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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.
 
Panama’s idyllic islands are threatened by a rising sea, but one community has a plan. Could their efforts provide a model for other communities?
 
Scary moments at Yankee Stadium have triggered new talk about fan safety. CBS's Steve Kathan says it's "What's in the News".
 
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