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Best International News podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best International News podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
Updated February 2020
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What's been happening around the world and why it matters
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.
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This week’s news and analysis from Russia introduced by our staff and guests.
Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. Michel Martin hosts on the weekends.
Global perspective, human stories
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.
Charlamagne Tha God and Andrew Schulz are The Brilliant Idiots. Join them each week as they explore the issues of the day in a style that's often idiotic, sometimes brilliant and always hysterical.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A hard-hitting, factual podcast that seeks to undermine modern narratives with the use of evidence, facts and statistics.
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
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.
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.
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.
Discussions over drinks with security, defense, and foreign policy insiders and experts. The original War on the Rocks podcast series.
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.
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 study at the National Institutes of Health offers a window into some of science’s biggest mysteries, from the origins of pain to how consciousness works. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Vox
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
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…
This week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Ethiopia, just months before the planned partial opening of a controversial new dam project that Egypt says will harm tens-of-millions living along the River Nile. Construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia began in 2011 and is expected to start generating electricity within months. Bu…
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.…
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…
Australia's regional infrastructure problems are under scrutiny again after Victorian train derailment; Brisbane man who set his children and estranged wife on fire described as a 'monster'; And should we be locking them up women suspected of fighting for Islamic State or helping them?
The tragic train derailment that killed two people north of Melbourne yesterday is raising questions about the condition of regional railway lines.
The policeman leading the investigation into the murder of Brisbane woman Hannah Clarke and her three children has been stood down from the case.
Two people evacuated from a cruise ship off Japan to a camp near Darwin have tested positive for COVID-19, and will be transferred back to their home states.
The Australian Federal Police has confirmed that for the first time it's issued arrest warrants for Australian women suspected of fighting for Islamic State.
As evacuees who cleared a 14-day quarantine return home to their communities, a U.S. man talks of his experience in China and the transition home.By NPR
One in six children and one in eight adults are living below the poverty line in Australia, new research has found, and one academic says it's an unacceptable figure.
Intelligence officials reportedly briefed a House committee that Russia favors reelecting President Trump, angering him. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with The Washington Post's Ellen Nakashima.By NPR
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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Enter the Bloomberg! Exit the Bloomberg? (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Vox
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…
The coronavirus outbreak in China seems like an unusual event. But scientists have found that similar viruses have been quietly jumping from bats into humans for years.By NPR
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…
Mike Bloomberg follows up his uneven debate debut Thursday with an early-morning rally in Utah and three fresh endorsements from prominent House Democrats.By NPR
Steve Coogan plays a gazillionaire who throws himself a party that is the very picture of wretched excess in the satirical comedy Greed.By NPR
Journalist Jeff Sharlet's new book is a memoir told through images and stories of other people; it grew out of a series of Instagram posts about night shift workers he met and photographed.By NPR
Roger Stone, a longtime political operative and ally of President Donald Trump, was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 40 months in prison by Judge Amy Berman Jackson.By NPR
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren about surging back into national attention after an energetic performance during the debate on Wednesday night.By NPR
The coronavirus outbreak in China continues to have ripple effects on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Many multinational companies depend on China for both supplies and sales.By NPR
A bright pink houseplant called the pink congo philodendron is all the rage on Instagram, demanding high prices from buyers. Wired reporter Arielle Pardes says it's a scam targeting rare plant lovers.By NPR
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
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Emily Schultheis, an Institute of Current World Affairs fellow, about incoming acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, the current ambassador to Germany.By NPR
Latino voters who have already showed up to the Nevada caucus say they are focused on economic issues and proposals from Democratic candidates — not just what they say about immigration.By NPR