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Best Current Affairs podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Current Affairs podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Download the latest documentaries Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
 
One big question about one big story from the news - and beyond - every weekday. Tina Daheley and Matthew Price search for answers that will change the way we see the world.
 
The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.
 
Front Burner is your essential daily news podcast, brought to you by CBC News & CBC Podcasts. Every weekday, award-winning investigative journalist Jayme Poisson takes you deep into the stories shapin ...
 
Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday
 
News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Today, Explained is your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news explainer hosted by Sean Rameswaram and featuring the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.
 
In today’s world, context is clarity. "Skimm This" breaks down the most important stories of the day and explains why they matter. All in 10 minutes. Every Monday through Friday. All at 5PM.
 
Surprising stories from unusual places. With ideas too big for a single episode, The Compass presents mini-series about the environment and politics, culture and society.
 
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.
 
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues
 
Get the biggest scoops and best storytelling on television from 60 Minutes - on your schedule. Now you can listen to the show in its entirety every week. 60 Minutes is the most successful broadcast in television history with more than 80 Emmys under its belt. 60 Minutes is also the only show to obtain interviews with every American president from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump.
 
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics.
 
David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news.
 
Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.
 
A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke. Winner of the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.
 
Chatting through the stories that matter. Hosted by Ben Zand and Linda Adey. Soundtracked by BBC Music Introducing.
 
Award-winning current affairs documentary series investigating major issues at home and abroad
 
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.
 
Background Briefing is daring narrative journalism: Australian investigations with impact. Our award-winning reporters forensically uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.
 
The Signal is the ABC's daily news podcast that helps cut through the noise to cover the biggest stories, explaining not only what is happening but why. It's an entertaining 15-minute show, perfect for the daily commute.
 
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.
 
The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.
 
Every Monday, the libertarian editors of the magazine of “Free Minds and Free Markets”—Matt Welch, Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Peter Suderman—discuss and debate the week’s biggest stories and what fresh hell awaits us all.
 
From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a story about Richard Spencer’s cotton farms or a man’s final days as a heroin addict.” Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. The show is hosted by Al Letson and partners with reporters and newsrooms ar ...
 
Each episode will go deep on a big story you’ll definitely want to hear more about. We’ll share with you our best investigations (think private prisons, electoral skullduggery, Dark Money, and Trump's Russia connections), and informative interviews with our reporters and newsmakers. We're hoping to make your week more informed with the stories that really matter, told by us, the folks you trust for smart, fearless reporting.
 
An ex-Al Qaeda jihadi turned MI6 spy and a former monk turned filmmaker, have been embedded at the heart of conflicts in the Middle East. Together Aimen Dean and Thomas Small unpack the realities of war, fundamentalism and their global implications through first-hand experience.
 
Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
 
Do you find the news cycle overwhelming? Depressing? Confusing? Boring? Endless? Then you need The Quicky. Mamamia's daily podcast that gets you up to speed on the top stories, then deep dives on one topic you want to know more about. It's the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day.
 
ABC's 20/20 is the primetime news magazine program featuring newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports, exclusives, compelling features and medical mysteries.
 
The podcast version of a documentary & interview series on war and inequality from the heart of Empire hosted by Abby Martin. Empire Files is donor-funded, independent and add free. Help keep us going by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/empirefiles. Follow: @EmpireFiles and @AbbyMartinLike: www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
 
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. (046510)
 
Delivering the Mueller Report, in audiobook-style format, without political commentary. Due to the wide public interest in the "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election," this project started with the belief that quality audio of the report should be available for anyone to hear -- and not hidden behind a paywall or require a subscription. For many of us, reading through the report page-by-page is too time consuming. This is the report, availabl ...
 
Get the biggest scoops and best storytelling on television from 60 Minutes - on your schedule. Now you can listen to the show in its entirety every week. 60 Minutes is the most successful broadcast in television history with more than 80 Emmys under its belt. 60 Minutes is also the only show to obtain interviews with every American president from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump.
 
The Sunday morning magazine programme with a fresh approach to the news and discussion about the big stories of the week. Presented by Paddy O'Connell.
 
Boy, politics really has gotten hideous, hasn’t it? And protests seem a lot more violent than they were a couple of years ago. Are things getting worse? Could the U.S.A be on the road to a second civil war? Robert Evans says ‘Yes!’ and by the time you’ve finished listening to ‘It Could Happen Here’, you will too.
 
Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany's international broadcaster and a trusted source for reliable news and information, providing content in 30 languages to audiences around the world via TV, radio and online.The flagship channel DW provides analysis and insights to viewers around the globe, reporting on important issues in English 24/7. Continuous news reports, special features and talk shows cover everything from business, science and politics to culture and sports, DW brings people closer to w ...
 
In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence. Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Cha ...
 
Onderzoeksjournalistiek over onderwerpen die voor iedereen relevant en herkenbaar zijn, op een toegankelijke manier.
 
News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
 
From Syria to Staten Island, a new generation of journalists are reporting on the ground, documenting the most important stories of their time. Hosted by Charles Sennott, founder of The GroundTruth Project, in partnership with WGBH News.
 
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.
 
The Russian campaign to meddle in the 2016 US Election was only part of President Vladimir Putin's big plan. Season 3 of Russia, If You're Listening looks at where the scheme to destroy western democracies began, the damage it's done, and where it might end.
 
'The Weekly Post' covers major stories from across the week from here at home and around the world.
 
Time-poor? Never get around to watching or reading the news? Aware you’re not quite as on top of what’s happening in the world as you should be? Well, The Daily News In Brief from SheerLuxe.com is the weekly podcast bringing you the scoop on the breaking news and current affairs you need to know. Subscribe, keep listening and stay informed. You can also get your daily dose of news sent straight to your inbox each morning by signing up to The Daily News In Brief newsletter here
 
Go behind the numbers of mass incarceration in America, in this 4-part series hosted by CNN's Van Jones. Hear from a range of voices, as Van and his guests explore what's behind the staggering number of individuals locked in the criminal justice system, and discuss solutions to what has become a national epidemic. And for more on the criminal justice system, check out "The Redemption Project with Van Jones," airing Sunday nights at 9 PM ET/PT, beginning April 28th on CNN and CNN.com/go, or v ...
 
The Hot Topics podcast from NB Medical brings you the latest in general practice current affairs, reviews the latest research relevant to primary care, explores interesting and important topics in-depth, and looks at cutting edge medicine.
 
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The creator of The Thick of It and Veep discusses why modern politics has moved beyond satire. And: Bryan Graham on Kobe Bryant. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocusBy The Guardian
 
President Trump's legal team has begun its defense in his Senate impeachment trial. The central argument: Trump did nothing wrong, and the summary of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shows no evidence of conditioning military aid on investigations. But John Bolton reportedly says that did occur. Amna Nawaz reports and Lisa Desja…
 
In our news wrap Monday, the Trump administration can deny permanent residence to immigrants who receive public benefits. The Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to let the new green card policy take effect while lawsuits against it continue. Also, an American military plane crashed in Ghazni province in eastern Afghanistan, an area largely controlled by th…
 
China's coronavirus outbreak continues, as concerns mount that the virus may be spreading faster than previously assessed. The Chinese city of Wuhan remains the epicenter of the outbreak, and its 11 million residents are currently living in a state of partial lockdown. William Brangham reports and talks to The New York Times' Christopher Buckley, a…
 
After months of delay, President Trump is preparing to reveal his plan for peace in the Middle East. The development comes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces corruption charges and Trump an impeachment trial. Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the plan's unusual level of detail, how Israelis are reacting to it and why Pale…
 
Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps marked the 75th anniversary of their liberation Monday, gathering at the rail depot where Jews from across Europe disembarked cattle trucks to be murdered in Nazi gas chambers. Polish President Andrzej Duda urged Holocaust remembrance at a time anti-Semitic attacks in Europe and the U.S. are on the ri…
 
As Iowa's Democratic caucuses approach, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' message seems to be resonating with voters, though he still faces concerns he is too liberal to defeat President Trump. Along with Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, he dashed to Iowa to campaign during a break from Trump's impeachment trial. Also there was Pete Buttigieg, …
 
NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including whether enough Senate Republicans will vote to hear witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Trump and how 2020 presidential candidates are polling and campaigning in Iowa as its Democratic caucuses approach.…
 
Fans across the country are mourning the loss of NBA great Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday in a helicopter crash along with eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter. Known on the court for being both fiercely competitive and spectacularly talented, Bryant was the rare athlete who managed to transcend sports. Jeffrey Brown reports on why he res…
 
The political polarization of America didn’t start with Donald Trump and it won’t end in 2020 either. Ezra Klein explains "Why We're Polarized." (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Vox
 
President Trump’s defense team is launching into day two of their opening arguments at the Senate impeachment trial. But leaked excerpts from former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s upcoming book are adding more pressure on senators to consider calling new witnesses. Meanwhile, Trump hosted two back-to-back meetings with Israel’s top two pol…
 
When you buy your trainers, do you want to make a political statement? Businesses want to attract consumers by advertising their commitment to liberal causes like diversity and tackling climate change. It is a phenomenon known as woke capitalism. But is it a welcome sign that multinationals are becoming socially responsible? Or is it just the lates…
 
Now that John Bolton's pick me! exertions have gotten so loud that even Republican senators are saying that they might consider issuing a subpoena to a materially relevant witness in the impeachment trial, some natural follow-up questions tumble forth, such as: Should the mustachioed former national security advisor be summoned to testify? Does his…
 
"How is that racist?" That's the question both those in the British media and many of us have asked after reports that Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex was the target of racist media reports. In this episode, we help you understand the subtle, entrenched and historical racism that's directed towards Meghan because if we're going to call it out, we hav…
 
In her new Netflix series The Goop Lab, Gwyneth Paltrow skates the fine line between wellness, pseudoscience and medicine. From orgasms and mushrooms, to ice baths and mediums, Gwyneth and the team tackle wellness methods that sit just outside the mainstream. While some of the scientific claims in the TV show stand up to closer scrutiny, many scien…
 
The number of human lives and homes lost in the fires is meticulously counted, but the toll on wildlife is more mysterious. Joan Reed from Sydney Wildlife Rescue couldn’t see any animals when she reached the firegrounds. None in the wild, not even any dead on the side of the road.Then people started arriving at her mobile clinic, bringing kangaroos…
 
Mon-Thurs: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Sarah Montague. Fri: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Mark Mardell.By BBC Radio 4
 
In Hubei province and increasingly across China, new-year celebrations are muted. Authorities are trying to contain the outbreak with an unprecedented lockdown. Homelessness is rising in the rich world, with Finland as a notable exception; we examine the merits of the country’s “housing first” policy. And how to identify someone by reading their he…
 
A helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and his daughter goes down in Southern California. A series of revelations challenge senators ahead of another impeachment trial day. And China goes hardcore on quarantines. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: htt…
 
The House impeachment managers have wrapped up their oral arguments. The president's legal team is getting started. The only question now, will key witnesses be able to testify? Guests: Dahlia Lithwick, covers the law and Washington for Slate. Jeremy Stahl, senior legal editor at Slate. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feed…
 
The coronavirus outbreak has come to Canada. A man in his 50s who’d recently been to Wuhan, China is Canada’s first “presumptive case,” and is being treated in a Toronto hospital. Today, on Front Burner, we speak to infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch to learn what’s happening in this country and around the world to combat the 2019-nCoV …
 
Ivor Perl and Susan Pollack were 12 and 13 when they were transported to Auschwitz. On the 75th anniversary of the concentration camp’s liberation, they tell their stories. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocusBy The Guardian
 
American students today are more comfortable than ever celebrating their identities in terms of race, class, sexual orientation or gender. But stereotypes continue nonetheless. NewsHour's Student Reporting Labs' new "No Labels Attached" series has asked high-schoolers across the country to share their thoughts on how preconceived notions affect the…
 
Philadelphia's Sigma Sound Studios recorded more than 200 gold and platinum records before closing its doors in 2003, eventually donating 7,000 tapes to Drexel University, including recordings by Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Gladys Knight and hundreds of other unknown artists. Christoper Booker reports on the search for hidden gems in one of the cit…
 
For some, 40-year-old vocalist Shemekia Copeland might seem out of step with a generation more in tune with hip-hop than the blues. But since her first Grammy nomination at the age of 21, Copeland has been working to push the blues into the 21st century while still respecting its traditions. Tom Casciato recently spoke with Copeland about her past,…
 
There's no new episode of The Quicky today due to the national public holiday so we thought we'd take the opportunity to introduce you to our Mamamia stable mate Tiddas 4 Tiddas. Host Marlee Silva, a proud Kamilaroi Dunghutti woman, sits down with her younger sister Keely to hash out their very different approaches to dealing with a day that divide…
 
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
 
News with Paddy O'Connell including a look ahead to Phase 2 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry plus a celebration of house plants as indoor gardeners prepare for the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time. Reviewing the Sunday news coverage - presenter and artist Anneka Rice, historian Sir Anthony Seldon and charity chief Laurie Lee.…
 
As the Senate impeachment trial continued on Saturday, President Trump's legal team laid out their case against removing him from office, contending the Democratic House managers left out crucial facts during this week's arguments. Jami Floyd, host and legal editor at WNYC New York Public Radio, and Ryan Goodman, co-editor-in-chief of Just Security…
 
The amount of wind energy in the United States has more than doubled since 2011. It's gotten a big boost from a federal incentive called the Production Tax Credit. But after nearly 30 years, the tax is set to begin phasing out. Karla Murthy reports from Texas as part of our series "Peril and Promise" on how the industry is approaching the end of in…
 
As new cases of coronavirus continue to spread in China and around the world, a growing number of patients in the United States have been identified as being infected with the virus. Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, a pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the inte…
 
People around the world on Saturday celebrated the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, marking the first day of the Year of the Rat, with many celebrations including the traditional "lion dance" to usher in good luck and fortune. In New York City, one young dancer shows how that age-old tradition is being reinvented.…
 
In 2011, Boronika Hothnyang was accused of fatally stabbing her best friend, William Awu, directly in the heart.But when police arrived at the scene of the crime, Boronika's apartment in Dandenong south-east of Melbourne, she was fast asleep. Six men who had earlier been drinking at her place each gave detectives a very different version of events.…
 
Joe Gray said he met Shin at Bible study and gave him a top job at his company. Gray said Shin then recommended he hire Chris Smith but before long, Gray noticed Shin lived beyond his means.By ABC News
 
The anti-nationalist protesters in Italy and the man they are trying to stop - Mark Lowen meets members of the Sardines as well the hard-line politician Matteo Salvini who is hoping to become Prime Minister.Kate Adie introduces this and other stories:In Cape Verde, Colin Freeman finds out why Europe’s drug problem is also a problem for the Atlantic…
 
How two well-respected New York art galleries sold more than $80 million in fake art. * *Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.By The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX
 
The House impeachment managers tasked with prosecuting the case for removal of President Trump are completing their opening arguments Friday. Meanwhile, an audio recording was released in which Trump allegedly urges the removal of former Amb. Marie Yovanovitch. Nick Schifrin reports and Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff to dis…
 
China is still struggling to contain its growing coronavirus outbreak, which has now killed at least 41 and infected 900 more. The virus has spread to seven countries, with a second case confirmed in the U.S. Hospitals in the Chinese city of Wuhan are overflowing, and officials have ordered a travel ban affecting 35 million residents. William Brang…
 
In our news wrap Friday, President Trump became the first sitting president to address the annual March for Life in Washington in person. He spoke to thousands of abortion opponents who flocked to the National Mall. Also, the Pentagon now says 34 U.S. troops suffered traumatic brain injuries when their Iraqi base was hit by Iranian missiles earlier…
 
Thursday, several executives at Insys Therapeutics were sentenced to prison for a bribery scheme that paid doctors to prescribe the company's lucrative and addictive painkiller. These sentences are a landmark moment in the push to hold drug makers accountable for their role in America's deadly opioid epidemic. William Brangham reports, in a collabo…
 
New York Times columnist David Brooks and The Washington Post's Karen Tumulty join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's political news, including how effective House impeachment managers are at making the case for President Trump's removal, the latest 2020 campaign dynamics in Iowa and the loss and legacy of NewsHour co-founder Jim Lehrer.…
 
As we continue to grieve the loss of our co-founder and former anchor, Jim Lehrer, we close with the voices of our staff, past and present, and NewsHour family. Jim touched so many lives and leaves an indelible imprint on our hearts -- and as this week's outpouring shows, on those of many of our viewers, too.…
 
House Democrats are wrapping up three days of opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. Before Trump’s defense lawyers take the mic on Saturday, we’ll take a look at how Democrats laid out the case, and whether it changed anyone’s minds. Then, President Trump became the first sitting president to speak at the March for L…
 
Did Mohammed Bin Salman hack Jeff Bezos? Recode’s Peter Kafka returns with an update and Kara Swisher explains Saudi Arabia's impunity in the tech world. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Vox
 
The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began this week in the Senate, while the rape trial against former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein resumed in in New York. The coronavirus has killed more than 20 people in China, and has made its way to the United States. And Sir Patrick Stewart leads the "CBS This Morning" crew to the next frontier…
 
“We must reject the perennial prophets of doom”. These were Donald Trump’s words at Davos earlier in the week, dismissing those who warn of the dangers of climate change. We know climate change is real, but Trump doesn’t seem to be listening to the experts who tell him this. It’s a tendency the author Michael Lewis noticed in Trump the day after he…
 
Mon-Thurs: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Sarah Montague. Fri: Analysis of news and current affairs, presented by Mark Mardell.By BBC Radio 4
 
In the heart of Hitler’s Nazi Germany, members of the Resistance worked tirelessly and at great risk to themselves to help those whose lives were threatened. Amongst them was Elisabeth Charlotte Gloeden – known as Liselotte or “Lilo” – who, along with her husband Erich, hid Jews in their home in Berlin, before arranging safe passage for them out of…
 
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