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Best International podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
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Updated February 2020
Updated February 2020
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NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.
All the news from the European continent and beyond from an American perspective.
A daily news show from the publisher of The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. Hear from the country’s best reporters, covering the news as it affects Australia. This is news with narrative, every weekday.
Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues
We live in a confusing time, bombarded every day with news from around the world that can be hard to follow, or fully understand. Let Worldly be your guide. Every Thursday, senior writer Zack Beauchamp, senior foreign editor Jennifer Williams, and staff defense writer Alex Ward give you the history and context you need to make sense of the moment and navigate the world around you. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
From Brussels, Berlin, Paris and London — Europe’s premier political podcast.
A weekly podcast covering the build up to, breakout of and consequences of various conflicts in history.
The World Unpacked is a weekly foreign policy podcast, hosted by Jen Psaki, that breaks down the hottest global issues of today with experts, journalists, and policymakers who can explain what is happening, why it matters, and where we go from here. Tune in to get smart on foreign policy.
A weekly discussion of national security and foreign policy matters hosted by Shane Harris of the Washington Post and featuring Brookings scholars Tamara Cofman Wittes, Benjamin Wittes, and Susan Hennessey.
Our flagship daily news show, where hosts Neha Mathews and Shashank Bhargava talk to in-house experts about what is going on and why you need to care about it
This is Bombshell, a bi-weekly podcast coming to you from Washington insiders to dissect today’s foreign policy crises and tomorrow’s security challenges. We’ll talk military strategy, White House mayhem, and the best cocktails known to (wo)man. Brought to you by War on the Rocks.
A weekly discussion of the geopolitical implications of current events in the Asia-Pacific, hosted by Ankit Panda from The Diplomat, with regular guests.
The perfect way to start the day in Europe is with Monocle’s morning news programme. Join Monocle 24’s editors, presenters and guests as they set the agenda in international news and business. Winner Best News & Politics Radio Show in the 2015 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards.
Stratfor's podcast focused on geopolitics, world affairs, national security, economics and other underlying, global trends that drive the international system. As the world’s leading geopolitical intelligence platform, Stratfor brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment.
The Geopolitics & Empire Podcast conducts interviews with high-profile guests on geopolitics and international affairs seeking to gain insight from experts on both the left and the right as to the true nature of current events.
This week’s news and analysis from Russia introduced by our staff and guests.
This podcast dissects critical issues underpinning China’s emergence as a global power. Hosted by Bonnie S. Glaser director of the CSIS China Power Project.
From Haaretz – Israel's oldest daily newspaper – a weekly podcast in English on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World, hosted by Simon Spungin.
There's never been a better time to understand what's going on in Asia. That's why we talk to the people who know it best. The Asia In-Depth podcast brings you conversations with the world's leading experts and thought-leaders on the politics, economics, and culture of Asia — and beyond. Subscribe today.
The Irish Times' unrivalled foreign affairs coverage, now brought to you in weekly podcast form. Hosted by Chris Dooley with regular contributors Patrick Smyth, Denis Staunton, Lara Marlowe, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Scally, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.
A newslaundry podcast which gives you a quick summary of the important news of the day. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree
Presented by Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features expert guests and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.
Global perspective, human stories
Discussions over drinks with security, defense, and foreign policy insiders and experts. The original War on the Rocks podcast series.
A hard-hitting, factual podcast that seeks to undermine modern narratives with the use of evidence, facts and statistics.
Times of India brings the Latest News & Breaking News Headlines from India & around the World. Read Latest News Today on Sports, Business, Health & Fitness, Bollywood & Entertainment, Blogs & Opinions from leading columnists.
Journalists, policymakers, diplomats and scholars discuss under-reported news, trends and topics from around the world. Named by The Guardian as “One of 27 Podcasts to Make You Smarter” Global Dispatches is podcast about foreign policy and world affairs.
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
How the world looks through American eyes, and the myriad and unexpected ways that the world influences the United States.
WorldAffairs is a deep exploration of today's pressing global issues. In the age of the rehearsed soundbite and the talking point, each hour-long episode marries expert analysis with compelling conversation. Our hosts, former Senior National Security Council Director Jane Wales, and renowned journalists Ray Suarez and Markos Kounalakis, take listeners on a journey of what's happening in the world and why it matters to you. We want to hear from you! Please take part in a quick survey to tell ...
An in-depth look at the issues, culture and personalities shaping Canada today.
The news, explained. Join Sharon Brettkelly & Emile Donovan every weekday as they make sense of the big stories with the country’s best journalists and experts. Made possible by RNZ & NZ On Air.
The Explainer is a new weekly podcast from TheJournal.ie that takes a deeper look at one big news story you need to know about. What's the background? Why is this in the news? Get the facts behind the story from Ireland's biggest news website.
Weekly wrap of events of the week peppered with context, commentary and opinion by a superstar panel. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree
A daily Global News podcast released every afternoon just in time for your commute home. The world moves way too fast and it’s easy to fall behind the news cycle. Host Tamara Khandaker takes you beyond the headlines to reveal the full story, explore new angles, ask tough questions, and talk directly to the people most affected by the big stories.
A weekly preview of world events in the week ahead from the Council on Foreign Relations.
Up-to-date news and current affairs in Burmese covering domestic and international news stories. Our coverage aims to reflect diverse opinions and offers in-depth analysis.
BBC Burmese provides up-to-date news and current affairs in Burmese covering domestic and international news stories. 2015-2100 Burmese Time (1345-1430 GMT)
Quick, informative, fun. VOA’s International Edition brings the world together with U.S. perspectives. Experts, analysts, social media views and newsmakers themselves help tell today’s stories everyone wants to hear. Brighten your day with VOA’s International Edition.Broadcast ScheduleSun-Thu 2230, 2330 UTC/GMTMon-Fri 0130, 0330, 0430, 0530, 0630, 1230, 1330, 1430, 1700, 1900 UTC/GMTContact UsEemail@example.comPostal MailVoice of America330 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, DC 20237USA
China's National Heath Commission reported 889 newly confirmed cases in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total in mainland China to 75,465. The coronavirus has infected 234 people in two prisons outside the province at the center of the epidemic in China and South Korea reported 52 new confirmed cases of the virus on Friday. Plus: Afghan, intern…
In this episode of Daily Dose, Ayush Tiwari brings you stories from Tamil Nadu, Kashmir, Hyderabad, and more.By Newslaundry.com
There's growing international concern about the spread of the new coronavirus outside China -- as Iran, Italy and South Korea struggle to contain outbreaks. Iran has reported its fifth death from Covid- 19 and a total of nearly thirty cases. Two people have died in Italy.Also in the programme: South Sudan rivals Salvaa Kiir and Riek Machar agree un…
Hafta has gone behind the paywall. But since we love our listeners, here’s a sneak peek into this week’s episode.Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Anand Vardhan, and Mehraj D Lone of Newslaundry are joined by Shelly Walia, senior editor at the Quint, to discuss Donald Trump’s impending visit to India, AAP’s embrace of religiosity after winning the …
Dr. Robert Epstein discusses his groundbreaking work confirming President Eisenhower’s prophetic speech in his 1961 farewell address warning of the rise of a technological elite that could rule the government in an undetectable fashion, what some call friendly fascism, totalitarian democracy, technocracy, or unseen dictatorship. His research demons…
In this episode of NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Anand Vardhan, and Mehraj D Lone of Newslaundry are joined by Advaita Kala, novelist and commentator.They talk about the impending Delhi election and the nomination process. In a strange turn of events, Chief Minister Arvind Kerjriwal’s nomination almost didn’t happen because of a backl…
A nine-year civil war has brought immense suffering upon the Syrian people. But this has never been only a Syrian conflict. Aside from the fighting between Syria’s government and Syrian rebel groups, the war has drawn in Russia, Turkey, Iran and the US, among others. Earlier this week, Turkey and Russia failed to reach an agreement on a ceasefire i…
Advances in genomics were predicted to lead to a new era of personalised medicine, by utilising individual genetic information. Genomics is currently being employed to improve diagnosis of difficult to diagnose conditions. But will it realise its full potential? What are the ethical quandaries?
As profits plunge, HSBC says it will axe 35,000 jobs, and move back to its roots in Hong Kong and Shanghai. But is this wise, given the economic effect of the coronavirus outbreak? Also: the UK introduces an immigration points scheme to deter low-skilled workers; the Amazon CEO promises ten billion dollars to save the planet, and it's the end of th…
US - India relations are back in the spotlight as President Trump travels to the world’s largest democracy. The visit comes as India faces the slowest economic growth since 2009 and social unrest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, which has been pushing a Hindu nationalist agenda. Ray Suarez gets a debrief from Tanvi Madan, director…
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has made a pledge to dole out $10 billions worth of grants to help slow down climate change. Environmentalists tell us where the money should go. Also, an aid worker knows first hand the danger of landmines; American basketball fans say Slovenia superstar Luka Doncic is the game’s future; an update on why one American coup…
The head of the World Health Organisation is warning that the world is at a tipping point with respect to the coronavirus outbreak.By BBC Burmese Radio
The World Health Organization says the number of Covid-19 cases with no clear link to China is a concern. Also: US and Afghan Taliban start partial truce, and the buzz around brainy bees.By BBC World Service
Toronto has recently been deemed less affordable to live in than London or San Francisco. And as the average cost of rent in the city is expected to climb another 7 per cent this year and rental vacancy rates are the lowest they’ve been since 2002, many people are grappling with whether they can continue living here. Journalist and playwright Graha…
The head of the World Health Organisation is warning that the world is at a tipping point with respect to the coronavirus outbreak.Also in the programme: North Korean Defectors and how bee intelligence can help us in unpredictable ways.(Photo: A medical team checks on travellers at the Shalamjah border crossing in Iran. Credit: AFP)…
A seven-day "reduction in violence" period has begun in Afghanistan. It is the first tentative step toward a U.S.-Taliban peace agreement and ultimately drawing down American forces.By NPR
The group is due to fly back to the UK tonight and faces another fortnight in quarantineBy BBC Radio 4
The general election has come and gone - so why don't we have a government?The Dáil has sat for the first time, but party leaders were unable to gather enough votes to become Taoiseach, leading to Leo Varadkar's resignation. There's talk of a left-wing coalition let by Sinn Féin, but there's also talk of a grand coalition between Fianna Fáil and Fi…
Fleeing violence in Syria, families now forced to burn clothes to stay warm Escalating Burkina Faso violence brings wider Sahel displacement emergency into focus UN chief offers sympathy to German people after racist shootingBy Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
Questioning details and attempting to distort actual history – its chronology or statistics – are just a few examples of Holocaust or genocide denial. Often, that “leaves a window open ... creates oxygen in the room for extremism” and it is a signal of “prejudice, racist and antisemitic beliefs”. That’s the view of Sara Brown, Executive Director of…
This episode is hosted by Snigdha Sharma who brings you news from Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and the US.By Newslaundry.com
Coronovirus cases continue to rise. South Korea now has the largest cluster outside China. Jennifer Moon, Chief Anchor and Editor-in-Chief of Arirang TV in Seoul explains people continue to worry and are staying off the streets. In China itself, a 29 year old doctor died after contracting the virus. BBC Media Analyst Kerry Allen says health workers…
The country's army is on lockdown after several soldiers tested positive. After Hanau attacks, Germany boosts security amid far-right threat. Lesotho's Prime Minister fails to appear in court to face charges of murdering his estranged wife.By BBC World Service
China's prison system has been hit by the coronavirus.By BBC Burmese Radio
News wrap @ evening, 21 February 2020
The headlines this evening, from the Indian Express.By The Indian Express
No matter where in this country you live, there’s probably a local brewery not too far away. Since 2015, the number of craft breweries in Canada has more than tripled, and that figure will grow some more by the end of 2020. Meanwhile, overall beer drinking in Canada is declining and the big brewers are cutting their workforce. So what does this mea…
The perfect way to start the day in Europe is with Monocle’s morning news programme. Join Monocle 24’s editors, presenters and guests as they set the agenda in international news and business. Winner Best News & Politics Radio Show in the 2015 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards.By Monocle 24
News wrap @ morning, 21 February 2020
Would music created by robots move you just the same as a piece composed by your favourite song writer?Machines are already making art - paintings and songs.But does this music have the same quality as works created by humans?
Public Safety Minister BillBlair joins Matt to discuss when the RCMP will leave Wet'suwet'en territory in B.C., and the prospect of lifting the anti-pipeline blockades that have paralyzed much of Canada’s rail system. And the CBC's Rosemary Barton brings us the latest on the situation.
Nine people were shot dead at two shisha bars in Germany Wednesday night, in attacks which police are treating as domestic terrorism. Abdassamad el Yazidi — of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany — says his community doesn’t feel safe. And political scientist Marcel Dirsus says the attacks are just the latest in a series tied to the normaliza…
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos says he will spend $10 billion US of his fortune to help fight climate change. We’re asking David Callahan, editor of the website Inside Philanthropy, what sort of influence that kind of money brings — and when that is, and isn't, a problem.
More than 50 years after the assassination of civil rights activist Malcolm X, the Manhattan District Attorney's office says it will review the investigation into his killing. Ricky L. Jones, a scholar of Pan-African Studies, looks back at his legacy, and discusses the significance of this new inquiry.…
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Roger Stone, a veteran Republican operative and President Donald Trump's longtime confidant, to more than three years in prison for obstructing a congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The Stone sentencing set off speculation of when President Trump might grant Stone …
India is gearing up for US President Donald Trump's first ever visit to India on Monday, February 24th and it’s bound to be a spectacle. The Washington Post's India Bureau Chief Joanna Slater joins us to explain what the Trump administration hopes to get out of this visit. Next, Shubhajit Roy explains why India and US have not been able to come to …
We go inside the special summit on the EU budget as leaders battle over plans likely to be worth more than €1 trillion over seven years. Among those sharing their thoughts with us: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, Luxembo…
Roger Stone: 'Disgusted' judge jails Trump allyBy BBC Burmese Radio
In this episode of the Stratfor Pen and Sword Podcast, Stratfor Chief Security Officer and host, Fred Burton, speaks with Yudhijit Bhattacharje, author of The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell: A DYSLEXIC TRAITOR, AN UNBREAKABLE CODE, AND THE FBI’S HUNT FOR AMERICA’S STOLEN SECRETS. Bhattacharje discovered the details on a reporting trip to the FBI Lab, where…
President Trump's former adviser Roger Stone is sentenced to forty months in prison for lying to Congress; Angela Merkel leads condemnation of an attack by a far right extremist that left nine dead; A special bracelet designed to switch off any prying Alexa speakerBy BBC World Service
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German politicians have strongly condemned Wednesday's deadly far-right attack in the town of Hanau. Chancellor Merkel said racism and hatred were poisoning German society, and promised her government would do everything in its power to combat it. Also in the programme: President Trump's former adviser Roger Stone is sentenced to 40 months in priso…
An estimated six million Canadians will meet the criteria for substance use disorder in their lifetime. Elliot Hudson is one of them. Guest host Jane Gerster has been following Elliot in and out of jail for the last 18 months as he tries to sober up. Today, what one man’s struggle with addiction reveals about the downside to society’s love for feel…
German police say the gunman who murdered 10 people late on Wednesday at two hookah bars near Frankfurt might have been motivated by far-right and anti-immigrant views.By NPR
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, author of a new book about Hong Kong's recent protest movement, discusses the territory's perilous future with Jiayang Fan and Susan Jakes.By Asia Society
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the poison of racism in the country after a right wing extremist shot dead nine people of immigrant origin in the town of Hanau.By BBC Radio 4