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Best International News podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best International News podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
With so much going on in the world, it’s difficult to keep up-to-date with the latest global developments/news, but this collection of international news podcasts will bring the stories to you. Covering everything from foreign affairs, global policies, international business news, international trade news, politics, economies, culture, commentary, discussions and analysis, these podcasts will certainly heighten your knowledge about noteworthy events in recent history.
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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
What's been happening around the world and why it matters
 
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.
 
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
 
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
 
All the news from the European continent and beyond from an American perspective.
 
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
 
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.
 
The stories you need to hear today, from Time.com. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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
 
Voice of America is an international news and broadcast organization serving Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Russia, the Middle East and Balkan countries
 
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.
 
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 discussion of the geopolitical implications of current events in the Asia-Pacific, hosted by Ankit Panda from The Diplomat, with regular guests.
 
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.
 
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.
 
​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 weekly podcast covering the build up to, breakout of and consequences of various conflicts in history.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
A hard-hitting, factual podcast that seeks to undermine modern narratives with the use of evidence, facts and statistics.
 
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.
 
Global perspective, human stories
 
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
 
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.
 
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.
 
An in-depth look at the issues, culture and personalities shaping Canada today.
 
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
 
The Real News Network Daily Podcast.Independent, Viewer Supported News Network. No Corporate Funds or Government Money, Just Uncompromising Journalism. Visit us @ www.TheRealNews.com
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Discussions over drinks with security, defense, and foreign policy insiders and experts. The original War on the Rocks podcast series.
 
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)
 
Please Explain - from The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, a weekly podcast that cuts through the noise to give you insight into the stories that drive the nation. Subscribe to The Age: https://subscribe.theage.com.au/ or The Herald: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/ Get in touch with the team: pleaseexplain@theage.com.au or pleaseexplain@smh.com.au
 
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British people in Chinese cities shut down by the Coronavirus, say they're unable to get out of the countryBy BBC Radio 4
 
In a terrible summer, the bushfire season still has months to run. The volunteers fighting the fires are exhausted and under-resourced. Rick Morton on whether we can meet the next bushfire crisis without radical changes. Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton. Background reading: The long, hot summer in The Saturday Paper The Sat…
 
Airdate January 26 2020: How does the world look at America's impeachment spectacle? Will China stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus? Will Trump's long-awaited plan actually bring peace to the Middle East? Fareed speaks to an all-star panel to answer these pressing questions. Then, from the World Economic Forum in Davos, exclusive interviews w…
 
On today’s show, host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz’s Allison Kaplan Sommer for a wide-ranging discussion, focusing on U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” and the two Israeli leaders who have been invited to meet him at the White House.By Haaretz
 
A new coronavirus that has spread to almost 2,000 people is infectious in its incubation period - before symptoms show - making it harder to contain, Chinese officials say.Also in the programme: Brexit day 50p coin unveiled by UK Chancellor; and is planting trees the solution to climate change?Picture: Security personnel wearing protective clothing…
 
The fight to control new coronavirus is entering a critical phase say the Chinese officerBy BBC Burmese Radio
 
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Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.By VOA
 
President Trump's lawyers have begun defending him at his impeachment trial, accusing Democrats of seeking to overturn the result of the 2016 election. Also: Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that the spread of a deadly new coronavirus is accelerating, and Brazil marks the first anniversary of the Brumadinho dam collapse.…
 
Donald Trump's legal team has opened the President's defence case in his impeachment trial in the US Senate. He is charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The White House lawyer, Pat Cipollone, said the Democrats had failed to make their case and Mr Trump would be proved innocent.Also in the programme: Rescuers continue to search f…
 
The President of China has said that the country faces a "grave situation" as further measures are taken to contain the spread of a new strain of coronavirus.By BBC Radio 4
 
China is marking the Lunar New Year, one of the most important dates in its calendar amid growing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. We hear from a Bangladeshi student quarantined in a university hostel in Wuhan. Also on the programme: We take a look at facial recognition technology that is coming to London; and to mark Holocaust Memorial Day …
 
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In this episode of Daily Dose, Ayush Tiwari brings you stories from Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Bengal, and more.By Newslaundry.com
 
Wuhan is now barring all non-essential vehicles from driving in the city.By BBC Burmese Radio
 
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 Advaita Kala, novelist and commentator, to talk about the impending Delhi election and how AAP has been mainstreamed into India’s political s…
 
As the US Democratic party takes steps towards choosing who will attempt to win the presidency, Andrew Mueller discusses the candidates’ strengths and weaknesses and asks if they are up to the job. Andrew is joined by Kara Voght, Asma Khalid, Jacob Parakilas, Olivia Nuzzi, Ryan Williams and Brian Klaas.…
 
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Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.By VOA
 
A coroner has said the death of a baby a week after an emergency delivery was wholly avoidable, and followed a series of errors by medical staff.By BBC Radio 4
 
Growing threat interrupts holiday plans as France confirms three people there are sick with coronavirus. Also in this edition: thousands of civilians flee a fresh front in Syria’s civil war, and one of England’s top football clubs tackles racism head on.By BBC World Service
 
Yuriko was just a 12 year-old growing up in Hiroshima, when the devastating mushroom cloud enveloped the city in the morning of 6 August 1945. Kathleen Burkinshaw’s novel The Last Cherry Blossom, tells Yuriko’s extraordinary survival story, a journey inspired by the life of the author’s mother, laying bare the importance of nuclear disarmament. For…
 
Although women make up half the global population, they are often disregarded in the increasingly important world of big data: from measuring economic growth, to disaster response and recovery, or key public transportation planning, award-winning author Caroline Criado-Perez said at the United Nations on Friday. Nahla Valji, the UN’s first Senior G…
 
The Chinese New Year has arrived but the celebrations this year are likely to be tinged with some anxiety about the spread of the new respiratory virus from the city of Wuhan which the authorities are trying to contain. Also on the programme: From no one harmed to traumatic brain injuries: the changing condition of the US soldiers caught up in an I…
 
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
 
It’s never been easier to store your digital data — services like Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive and physical hard drives have made it easy for us to keep endless amounts of data. Toronto-based writer Matthew Braga recently confronted our digital hoarding obsession in a piece in the Globe and Mail. On today’s show, Matt talks about how unruly our di…
 
258 million out of school 'unacceptable': UN General Assembly President UN assisting hundreds affected by intercommunal attack in Abyei UN refugee agency calls landmark climate asylum ruling a 'wake-up' callBy Dianne Penn/UN News
 
Last year, we brought you the story behind the Drogheda feud. This week, we take another look at the feud, in the wake of the shocking death of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods.The young teen's remains were found in a holdall in Coolock on Monday 13 January. Two days later more remains were found in a burning car in Ballybough.The shocking discovery a…
 
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China is extending travel controls - ahead of the Chinese New Year - as the number of people infected with a new respiratory virus continues to grow. Financial Times reporter Tom Hancock reports from Wuhan - where the virus was first diagnosed - on how medical officials are tackling the crisis. Also in the programme: Newshour's James Coomarasamy is…
 
In this episode of Daily Dose, Snigdha brings you the latest news from New Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, China, and Myanmar.By Newslaundry.com
 
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