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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.
 
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 ...
 
A podcast about how the relationship between Australia and China came to the verge of collapse. Not long ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping was regularly having warm, friendly chats with Australia’s Prime Ministers. Now, he won’t even take our phone calls, trade is being blocked, and Australian politicians are talking about preparations for war. Season 5 of If You’re Listening is the fascinating story of why a rising superpower decided to make an example out of Australia.
 
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.
 
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 @AbbyMartin Like: www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
 
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.
 
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, Brooks and Capehart, 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.
 
An award-winning, original, investigative series made by the team behind the acclaimed PBS documentary show, FRONTLINE. From the long and deadly arm of 9/11, to a police shooting in West Virginia with a startling twist, to what life is really like for children living in a Kenyan refugee camp, each episode follows a different reporter through an investigation that sometimes is years in the making. The FRONTLINE Dispatch – because some stories are meant to be heard. Produced at FRONTLINE’s hea ...
 
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.
 
At the height of the Vietnam War, a government insider named Daniel Ellsberg leaked 7,000 pages of classified documents to American newspapers. The Pentagon Papers revealed that Americans had been lied to for decades about the war. Fifty years later, Ellsberg reveals his evolution from Cold Warrior to Whistleblower in the GroundTruth Podcast series The Whistleblower: Truth, Dissent and the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg. Based at GBH in Boston, the award-winning GroundTruth Podcast has covered gl ...
 
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Each week, Squiz Shortcuts gives you the backstory to the big news stories. In the usual Squiz tone, we'll keep it short and sharp, and opinion-free. If you're interested in the news but sometimes find there is a whole lot of assumed knowledge which makes it confusing and time-consuming to get across - Squiz Shortcuts is for you. The Squiz is your shortcut to being informed.
 
Welcome to The Tip Off- the podcast where we take you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Each episode we’ll be digging into an investigative scoop- hearing from the journalists behind the work as they tell us about the leads, the dead-ends and of course, the tip offs. There’ll be car chases, slammed doors, terrorist cells, meetings in dimly lit bars and cafes, wrangling with despotic regimes and much more. So if you’re curious about the fun, com ...
 
America is in crisis right now. A lot of people want to help, but have no idea where to start. In our new podcast, we’re going to dig deep into the reality of being Black and brown in America, and explore what you can do to help find a path forward. We’ll have tough conversations with activists, artists, and thinkers about our nation’s deep racial divide. As we look for meaningful and lasting solutions, there is a lot to learn and unlearn. These conversations are going to be challenging—even ...
 
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When an angry crowd of MAGA supporters were seen storming the Capitol Building on January 6th, the whole world was suddenly forced to reckon with the power of the QAnon conspiracy theory. Quickly though, after Trump lost the election, the QAnon reporting was dropped from the news cycle. Many presumed that QAnon was finished. After all, Q himself ha…
 
Abby Martin introduces the first installment of a new Empire Files series about the CIA explaining why the agency was created, and how it became the most nefarious criminal organization in the world, with CIA expert Douglas Valentine.Support our ad-free work and get EXCLUSIVE content by supporting us at https://www.patreon.com/empirefiles or donate…
 
The merest mention of future interest-rate rises from America’s central bank sent markets into a tizzy. We consider the merits and the effects of signalling early and often. Europe’s drug use dipped when the pandemic began, but soon rebounded; we examine the rising potency of the continent’s drugs and drug syndicates. And data reveal what makes wor…
 
America has gone soft on monopolies. A small number of businesses control an ever-increasing market share with only muted protests from the Federal Trade Commission, the supposed antitrust watchdog of the U.S. government. But that all might be about to change with Lina Khan’s appointment as FTC chair. Guest: Matt Stoller, director of research at th…
 
They've been booed and criticised but the England team insist they'll begin tonight's match by taking the knee. A former professional footballer tells us why it matters to the players so much. This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk…
 
For the last year, BBC journalist and passionate yoga teacher Ishleen Kaur has been investigating allegations of sexual and emotional abuse at the heart of an organisation she once called home. Fellow practitioners share with her their stories of cruelty, rape and even the sexual assault of a child - but she wasn't prepared for what she uncovered n…
 
In our news wrap Monday, incoming Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi ruled out a possible meeting with President Biden but called again for a return to the 2015 nuclear deal, and lifting of U.S. sanctions on Iran. New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to be the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics. A tropical storm moved into …
 
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a blow to the NCAA as the justices sided with former college athletes in a dispute over compensation. While the unanimous ruling was limited to education-related benefits, like postgraduate scholarships and paying for computers or tutoring, it could add to the momentum for greater compensation for college …
 
The U.S. military will soon complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of war. But the Afghan government is under constant attack from the Taliban and is struggling to hold onto its territory. This past weekend saw some of the militants' largest gains yet. Nick Schifrin and Scott Worden, director of Afghanistan and Central Asia at the …
 
Primary voting is underway for the next mayor of New York City. The winner will be tasked with a long list of challenges: reviving the city's economy, curbing rising rates of violent crime and police reform. Filling the needs of more than 8 million people in America's largest city is not an easy job, but it hasn't stopped more than a dozen Democrat…
 
NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including New York City's mayoral election, America's vaccine divide between states, and the progress on President Joe Biden's infrastructure package. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
COVID-19 has taken a disproportionate physical toll on people of color -- especially Black Americans, who are nearly three times as likely to be hospitalized and twice as likely to die from it than whites. Experts are now also warning of the longer-term mental health toll this last year has taken on those same communities and historical disparities…
 
Across Major League Baseball, batting averages are down, strikeouts are up, and suspicions are high. For decades, pitchers -- including some hall of famers -- have tried to get a better grip of the ball by using sticky substances. But the league says too many pitchers are doctoring the ball, and plans to crack down on those players. Amna Nawaz has …
 
After 20 years of waiting, there’s a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s. For some patients, it’s a glimmer of hope. For some scientists, it’s one of the FDA’s worst drug approval decisions ever. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices.…
 
Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie gather to discuss an unwarranted vape scare and the consequences of repealing the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). Hear their takes on this Monday's Reason Roundtable. Discussed in the show: 1:54: What to know about the AUMF repeal. 21:14: Vaping isn't related …
 
He's back. Barnaby Joyce. It's been over three years since Barnaby Joyce lost his place as Deputy PM and National Party Leader, after it was revealed he was having a child with his staffer, Vikki Campion. The couple have since had another child, and the MP has been angling to get back at the top job of his party in backroom discussions for some tim…
 
From humble beginnings in a tiny town whose name means "deep drainage ditch", electrical engineer Ren Zhengfei grew his company Huawei into a global technology giant, delivering competitive telecommunications equipment at low prices.But when Australia accused Huawei of being a security risk, a snowball began to roll which led to arrests, hostages b…
 
After three fairly noisy years on the backbench, Barnaby Joyce is back on top.He retook control of the National Party, the smaller sibling in the Coalition Government, when he beat the Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack in a leadership spill yesterday.So what does Barnaby's return mean for how Australia is run?Today on The Signal it's our seco…
 
The northern region of Tigray, consumed by war and facing famine, will not vote today. It is all a far cry from what Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed once promised. Italy has piles of cash and a new ministry to guide it through a green revolution; we examine its plans and its challenges. And a rare conservation success off Australia’s coast. For full acce…
 
Fears that an ultra-conservative faction would take control of the country’s largest organization of evangelicals did not come to fruition at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting this year. But it was only a narrow loss, and, like conservatives around the country, the group remains sharply divided. Guest: Bob Smietana, national reporter…
 
Federal Green Party Leader Annamie Paul made allegations of racism and sexism against some inside her own party after a tumultuous week that saw a potential challenge to her leadership and a Green MP leave to join the Liberals. With a possible federal election looming, CBC’s Rosemary Barton and David Thurton join us to explain what this all means f…
 
This week marks five years since Britain voted to leave the European union. Today we go back to the heart of Brexitland in Boston, Lincolnshire. This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guests: -Zoe Beaty, Freelanc…
 
On this week's "60 Minutes," Scott Pelley speaks with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and the prosecutorial team that convicted Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. Sharyn Alfonsi profiles the Oath Keepers, the group, which has become a central focus in the ongoing investigation of the January 6 attack on the Capitol. And Jon Wert…
 
We've been bringing you a series of short stories from the Indigenous community in Yellowknife, Canada exploring alcohol use, addiction, resilience and healing. The "Turning Points" project, from the Global Reporting Center, is a series produced, directed and authored by Indigenous people who wanted to share their stories. On this Father's Day, Wil…
 
Boyd Cordner is only 29. That's a young age to retire from the only job you've ever had, the job you love. Boyd was the captain of the Sydney City Roosters Rugby League team when he retired last week - terrified of what another knock to the head might do to his future. There's an increasing body of evidence that says knocks to the head while playin…
 
In the latest targeting of American troops in Iraq, an unexploded rocket landed close to a military base on Sunday. There were no serious damages. Today around 2,500 U.S. troops remain in the country as part of a multinational fight against ISIS. While it is the lowest U.S. military presence there in two decades, and ISIS has lost significant terri…
 
NSW authorities hope to crush Sydney's COVID outbreak using masks, social distancing and contact tracing.It's a plan that's worked well in the past, but is it really a match for the new, highly infectious Delta variant?And if it isn't, what needs to change?Today on The Signal, we ask how big a risk Delta might be to Australia's COVID strategy and, …
 
Kenneth Kaunda, the first President of Zambia was a unique African leader. He led the African continent’s fight against Apartheid, gaining a peaceful transition to power in his own country. He was influenced by reading Mahatma Gandhi yet ruled with ‘an iron fist in a velvet glove’. He loved to sing and play guitar, particularly to his wife of many …
 
Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans, and Pride Month celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. But while representation of both communities has grown in mainstream culture, it still lags behind for people who are members of both communities. In documentarian Jamal Jordan's new book, "Queer Love in Color," he hopes to show the …
 
More than 6,500 Black people were lynched in America between the end of the civil war in 1865 and 1950. These murders were carried out not only in the deep South, but in states like Maryland, which is now the first state in the nation to come to terms with its history of racial terror by starting a truth and reconciliation process. Special Correspo…
 
In the evening of 20 April 2010 disaster struck at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig when a blowout caused by a surge in methane gas from the oil well exploded engulfing the platform. For the next 87 days, BP engineers tried to staunch the flow of crude oil gushing out of the well on the ocean floor. An estimated 184 million gallons were spilt, 18 time…
 
The crackdown on dissent and reporting in Belarus goes on, and its authorities are keen to present their version of events to the world. At a recent press conference in Minsk, Jonah Fisher was presented with a dilemma when detained blogger and protester Roman Protasevich was brought out to speak to assembled journalists and diplomats.High in the Hi…
 
ABC News correspondents Mary Bruce and Rachel Scott host a special series shining a spotlight on what’s at stake in the policy debates playing out on the state and federal level. In their first episode, meet the Texas woman who says an honest mistake at the polls in 2016 could land her in prison. Meanwhile, lawmakers in her state are preparing to p…
 
Iran has voted for a new president and BBC Persian Service presenter, Rana Rahimpour, hears from different women in conversation on what life is like in the country. Three young women, including one 17-year-old, join Rana to discuss their fears, frustrations and hopes for the future. A pharmacist and doctor share their experiences in two hospitals …
 
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