Best Current Affairs podcasts — News analysis and documentaries (Updated November 2017; 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
Weekly
 
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
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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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
Weekly+
 
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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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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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
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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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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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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How Yemen's Civil War is starving its children. 60 Minutes tells the story of the worst sports tragedy in years. Immortality in space for "Johnny B. Goode"
 
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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
 
It's been almost eight years since our reporter Rachel Mealey packed up her family and moved from Sydney to Tokyo, and now she's preparing to say "Sayonara".
 
Manus Island is considered to be one of the friendliest places in PNG - unless you're a refugee or a journalist - but Liam Fox experienced a rare moment of synergy when local officials helped get him behind the gates at the Manus Island detention centre.
 
Sometimes it's hard to move on from reporting on terrible tragedies - Samantha Hawley describes a recent factory fire in Jakarta where more than 50 workers burned to death and survivors now languish in inadequate hospitals with horrific injuries.
 
Outdated custody laws in China that don't recognise shared custody are leading a surge in pre-divorce kidnappings - but one lawyer is hoping to change the system.
 
UNICEF Myanmar Chief of Child Protection Anne-Claire Dufay talks about helping children cope with life after the cyclone.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Peter Yel, 16, reports on high food prices in Southern Sudan.
 
In this year-end episode of Beyond School Books, guests from the past year share their perspectives on peacebuilding.
 
Indonesia Communications Specialist Lely Djuhari discusses the earthquake in West Sumatra.
 
Youth delegates from the Children's Climate Forum outline the many issues their countries are facing in relation to climate change.
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
 
Is this the end of the Mugabe era? Kate Adie introduces correspondents' stories from around the world. “Which version of reality would you like to read today?” Andrew Harding is asked as he’s offered a selection of newspapers in Zimbabwe. Gabriel Gatehouse has been reporting on conflict for more than a decade but the plight of the Rohingya in M ...…
 
On this episode of Reveal, we look at #Pizzagate. This story takes us into the world of right-wing Twitter trolls, pro-Trump political operatives and fake-news profiteers from St. Louis to Macedonia. Reveal unravels how this conspiracy theory spread and tries to answer one big question: How did America become a post-truth country? — To explore ...…
 
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Correspondents Report
 
On this week's Correspondents Report: Kidnapping on the rise in China due to outdated custody laws and rising divorce rates; Moving on from covering a tragedy in Jakarta; and the intricacies of reporting on Manus Island.
 
Sexual misconduct allegations against Senator Al. Franken, military tries to force out Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, President Trump reverses ban aimed at halting elephant hunting in Africa, Reverend Jesse Jackson is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and Ohio State University suspends fraternities amid hazing allegations. All that and mor ...…
 
As a candidate, President Donald Trump ran on a platform that called for the deportation of 11 million immigrants. In this, he was merely supercharging policies that had been put in place by his predecessors Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, all of whom targeted illegals among us in various ways and to varying degrees.In a powerfu ...…
 
A security firm uncovers an issue with Amazon's new Key delivery service. CBS's Steve Kathan has "What's in the News".
 
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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.
 
As the United States ramps up efforts to deport those without legal residency, we hear from those doing their best to stay under radar, and take you to El Salvador where countless deportees are already planning their journey back north. Plus, refugee women take on the German job market.
 
This short film was produced by the Glassbreaker Films team at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Glassbreaker Films is an all-female group of filmmakers working to promote gender parity in investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking. After a mass shooting, the media descends on the victims. They’re asked time and again what they s ...…
 
A historically tolerant, left-wing town in Tuscany elected a fire brand populist mayor. James Politi reports from Italy on the rapid rise of populism driven by a slowing economy and the arrival of refugees from the Middle East and Africa.
 
CBS's Steve Kathan has the story of a work by DaVinci that dazzled at a New York City auction. It's "What's in the News".
 
Mark Urban returns to Bosnia to examine the impact Serb General Ratko Mladic had on the lives of thousands of people.
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
 
Kenyan widows fighting sexual cleansing and talking to war criminals in the Balkans. Kate Adie introduces correspondents' stories from around the world. For some among the Luo tribe in Western Kenya, tradition dictates that widows must have repeated, unprotected sex with a stranger to rid themselves of evil spirits. Theopi Skarlatos meets the w ...…
 
For Omar Naré, mariachi is in his blood. His grandfather, a Mexican farm laborer, brought the music with him to California’s Central Valley, where he settled his family. Omar grew up hearing mariachi at family get-togethers and had a childhood career as a mariachi singer. After a hiatus and period of disillusionment with the music of his childh ...…
 
He’s pushed through reforms but some fear there is a darker desire driving the ruler. In one night, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman arrested over a dozen Princes and government ministers on corruption charges. To turn on his own royal family, he must be serious. But is corruption the Crown Prince’s real target or is this a power grab? There ar ...…
 
Peter White explores Berlin through the sounds of a city that is finding new and imaginative ways to mark its troubled past and plan for its fast expanding future. He is struck by how much it is still haunted by the past. He idles on street corners to absorb the voices around him and he is struck by a familiar lament: people worrying about how ...…
 
On November 3, Reason magazine Editor in Chief Katherine Mangu-Ward and I debated Vivek Chibber and Bhaskar Sunkara of Jacobin magazine in New York City. The proposition under discussion was "Is capitalism the best way to improve standards of living, ensure political and economic freedom, and provide opportunity? Could socialism do better?"The ...…
 
An increasing number of global cities are moving ahead on climate action, putting sustainable solutions in practice. The US city of Pittsburgh and the South African capital, Tshwane (Pretoria) are champions for innovations. Mayors Bill Peduto and Solly Msimanga discuss challenges and the sustainable future of their cities in this special editio ...…
 
World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.
 
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