Best Current Affairs podcasts — News analysis and documentaries (Updated January 2018; image)
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PBS NewsHour - Segments
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Select the specific PBS NewsHour updates, in-depth reports, interviews and analysis that match your interests. (Updated daily)
 
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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
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60 Minutes
 
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Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
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Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
 
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FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
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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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Reveal
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There’s More To The Story
 
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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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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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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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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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The Inquiry
Weekly
 
The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.
 
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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 Compass
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The Compass - exploring our world.
 
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Global development - The Guardian
 
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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Analysis
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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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The Briefing Room
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David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news
 
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WorldLink | Deutsche Welle
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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
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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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Crossing Continents
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Series focusing on foreign affairs issues
 
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FT Big Read
Weekly
 
An audio version of the best of the Financial Times's Big Reads — in-depth reporting from FT correspondents around the world. Listen to longform stories that explore and explain key themes in world news, science and business. Produced by Anna Dedhar.
 
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The FRONTLINE Dispatch
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From the PBS investigative series FRONTLINE - a new narrative podcast that expands the series’ tradition of tough, fair and deeply reported long-form journalism. Every episode will explore a different domestic or international story, told by producers and reporters around the globe. Produced at FRONTLINE’s headquarters at WGBH in Boston and powered by PRX. The FRONTLINE Dispatch is made possible by the Abrams Foundation Journalism Initiative.
 
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World in Progress | Deutsche Welle
 
News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
 
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The Breakthrough
Monthly
 
Latest Articles and Investigations from ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.
 
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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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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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The Pulse MV
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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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WorldLink | Deutsche Welle
 
On this week's show, a look inside the war-torn Central African Republic, the repatriation of Nigerian migrants enslaved in Libya and the healing power of song in Indonesia. Plus how chess has replaced alcohol addiction in an Indian village, and the anarchy of Germany's tipping culture.
 
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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.
 
Inside Europe is an award-winning weekly radio show with a focus on European topics.
 
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Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
 
The EU stands up to Washington over the Iran nuclear deal - Austrians protests against the far-right coaliltion - Could Puigdemont govern Catalonia in absentia? - Brittany keeps an eye on Catalonia - Turkish President threatens to “strangle” a new US-backed force in Syria - Homelessness in Berlin - An army of 'elves' fighting an information war ...…
 
A youth from Monrovia, Liberia, wants to be an engineer but can’t afford the university fees.
 
UNICEF podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog speaks with UNICEF Ambassador and NBA player Pau Gasol about the importance of early education.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Youth delegates from the Children's Climate Forum outline the many issues their countries are facing in relation to climate change.
 
In this year-end episode of Beyond School Books, guests from the past year share their perspectives on peacebuilding.
 
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.
 
UNICEF Myanmar Chief of Child Protection Anne-Claire Dufay talks about helping children cope with life after the cyclone.
 
Indonesia Communications Specialist Lely Djuhari discusses the earthquake in West Sumatra.
 
Peter Yel, 16, reports on high food prices in Southern Sudan.
 
On World Humanitarian Day, UNICEF speaks with 2 women who are giving back to their communities and changing the lives Africa's next generation.
 
In the bad old days before cable and the internet, TV shows didn't need to be good to be watched by millions. Even cornball programs such as My Mother the Car pulled audiences that dwarf today's blockbusters on streaming services such as Neftlix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. With niche marketing comes a massive increase in both the quantity and qual ...…
 
How does the Parole Board decide whether to release offenders on licence? Should it be more open, especially since the decision to release serial sex offender John Worboys?Nick Hardwick, the Chair of the Parole Board for England and Wales wants its workings to be more transparent in order to boost public confidence. And he thinks we can learn f ...…
 
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The Documentary
 
An investigation into one of the world’s biggest degree mills, a Pakistani company, that has sold over 200,000 bogus qualifications.IT company Axact has created hundreds of websites purporting to be online universities offering a range of academic qualifications from degrees to doctorates. However while a degree can cost just a few thousand dol ...…
 
For nearly two decades, Swedish health professionals have been treating asylum-seeking children who fall into a deeply listless state. They withdraw from the world, refuse to speak, walk and eat - most end up being tube-fed. They are known as, "the apathetic children" in Sweden. More recently this illness has been termed Resignation Syndrome. E ...…
 
The EU’s launched the ‘nuclear option’ against Poland, the first time it’s triggered the disciplinary measure in its history. They say recent changes to the legal system mean there is a serious threat to the rule of law and as a punishment, Poland could lose its voting rights in the European Union. The ruling party say this is an attack on Pola ...…
 
World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.
 
Puerto Rico, Barbuda and St.Martin were among the Caribbean islands worst hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria last fall. Reconstruction will take a long time, as correspondent Anne-Katrin Mellmann reports.
 
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The Documentary
 
Cathy FitzGerald invites you to discover new details in old masterpieces, using your phone, tablet or computer. In episode one, stroll along the highstreet of a market town in Regency England – as imagined in a one-of-a-kind patchwork bedcover, held in the collection of the V&A Museum. This needlework masterpiece features tiny applique scenes o ...…
 
After 2017 brought a string of hyper-active and destructive hurricanes in the so-called Atlantic Hurricane Season, it is said that Cuba is a world leader in both hurricane preparedness and recovery, as it has one of the lowest fatality rates. It has been a cornerstone of their government for decades – at the heart of the model is the promotion ...…
 
On today's Reason Podcast, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, Nick Gillespie, and Matt Welch discuss Chelsea Manning's candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat."Without her there is no Edward Snowden, there is no robust debate about FISA 702 and a wide variety of stuff," says Gillespie. "I don't agree with her at all on economic issues for the mos ...…
 
Through the chilling testimonies of two ex-gang members and one school teacher, Margarita Rodriguez of the BBC World Service explores how criminal gangs in Venezuela use children and teenagers as young as 10 years old to fight their wars. Some kids are attracted by what gangs offer them: security, friendships, respect, motorbikes, women, and guns.…
 
A U.S. scientist who has seen the North Korean nuclear program up close warns against underestimating the dictatorship's capabilities. David Martin has the story. Lara Logan speaks with the U.S. commander in Afghanistan and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani about America's longest war and the conditions in the country's capital. Portland, Oregon -- ...…
 
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Uitzending gemist Reporter Radio
 
- Onderzoeksjournalistiek over onderwerpen die voor iedereen relevant en herkenbaar zijn. Iedere zondag tussen 19:00 en 20:00 uur. Reacties, vragen en tips: reporterradio@kro-ncrv.nl of @reporterradio1Je kunt je ook abonneren op Reporter podcast, via itunes, stitcher of soundcloud
 
Professor John Oxford, one of the world’s leading virologists, looks at how the 1918-19 flu pandemic affected every corner of the world. Over 50 million people died in the three outbreaks which hit in 1918 and 1919. It is one of the most devastating pandemics in history and to this day scientists are still trying to pin point its origins in the ...…
 
This is an affectionate portrait of Elizabeth Gathoni Koinange - a woman who celebrated her 117th birthday last year. Her story, and that of her family, is told by Elizabeth's own great granddaughter Priscilla Ng'ethe. The joy of family life is captured when many generations come together.
 
Inside the rule of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
 
Why it's far too early to write Silvio Berlusconi's political obituary. Kate Adie introduces stories from correspondents around the world. With a general election in March, James Reynolds finds some familiar faces on the campaign trail in Italy but will the grey men triumph? In Tanzania, it's idle machines and empty buildings that greet Helen G ...…
 
Investigators dig up an unidentified murder victim, 45 years after she was buried, in an attempt to give her back her name. The exhumation leads to a series of unexpected revelations about who she was and why she may have been killed. Her case speaks to the complexity – and importance – of opening up cold cases. This Reveal story is one of thou ...…
 
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Weekend Roundup
 
The second week of 2018 was just as eventful as the first for President Trump. He faces criticism for using an expletive to describe Haiti, El Salvador, and some African nations. The search continues for those missing in the wake of the California mudslides. Plus -- a look at the latest gadgets and gizmos that were unveiled at the Consumer Elec ...…
 
"There are just millions of Iranians who don't want to live under a corrupt clerical fascist state," says Bloomberg View writer Eli Lake about the current protests in Iran. That may not mean Iran is fed up with theocracy, just that they've had it with corrupt theocracy—the current protests started over the price of eggs. Reason's Nick Gillespie ...…
 
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WorldLink | Deutsche Welle
 
That history is all around us, is… well, old news. As old as history itself, in fact. Arguably there are few places where that is closer to the truth than in contemporary Germany. But even here, there are some occasions when the past raises its head with an unexpected jolt, as columnist Tamsin Walker found out in the wilds of the countryside ou ...…
 
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WorldLink | Deutsche Welle
 
On this week's program: we take an in-depth look at Iran's new protest movement. Plus, we visit a trendy restaurant inside a Colombian prison that's giving inmates a sense of purpose and we meet the men who brought the German döner kebab to Vietnam.
 
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