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The Asset
The Asset is a deep dive into Trump's history with Russia, from his extensive business dealings with Russian oligarchs to his presidential campaign and the investigations that have sent some of his closest associates to prison. Hosted by Max Bergmann, a senior fellow and director of the Moscow Project at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and featuring expert guests, The Asset will put together the pieces of Trump’s relationship with Russia.
The Daily
This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
The Tim Pool Daily Show brings you breaking news from around the world and commentary on top news topics in The Culture War, Politics, And Global Conflict
Post Reports
Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered. Published weekdays by 5 p.m. Eastern time.
Anderson Cooper brings you highlights from CNN's premier nightly news program AC360.
On Point
Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
One question posed to a high-profile newsmaker, followed up with lively debate. Anne McElvoy hosts The Economist's chat show. Published every Friday on Economist Radio.
1A is home to the national conversation. Joshua Johnson hosts with great guests and frames the best debate in ways to make you think, share and engage.
In Intelligence Matters, former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell, speaks with top leaders of the U.S. intelligence community as they reflect on their life, career and the critical roles they play in shaping national security policies. (154991)As a central figure in the most significant U.S. counter-terror efforts of the past two decades and a former CIA intelligence analyst, Morell is uniquely skilled at taking industry leading knowledge to make connections that provide deep insight ...
Fresh Air
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
Get the latest in technology news for your weekday commute. Wall Street Journal reporters join Tanya Bustos to cover leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends and cyber issues. From San Francisco to New York to the hottest conferences, our journalists help you stay plugged in.
The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
The podcast of Comedian Joe Rogan..
The Real Story
Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.
Bloomberg Best
Bloomberg Best features the best stories of the day from Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Television, and over 150 Bloomberg News bureaus around the world. Hosted by June Grasso and Ed Baxter.
Beyond Today
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.
Three women unraveling the mysteries of the Mueller investigation each week as alt government employee and anonymous host, AG simplifies the absurd amount of Trump Russia news and wraps it up into tasty bites for human consumption. Mueller, She Wrote is committed to reporting facts and conjecture with just the right amount of snark. Come for the news, stay for the Fantasy Indictment Draft!
Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo gets after it with newsmakers in Washington and around the world through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and analysis of the latest breaking news.
PRI's The World
Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.
Matt Chorley and a selection of leading Times writers and columnists give their perspective on major national and international stories. If you like what you hear, then read more at
Margaret Brennan asks the biggest guests the smartest questions. Hear official Washington on the firing line, on your schedule. (154991)
One of the original business news podcasts. Mirrored after the popular Wall Street Journal column. Get caught up on your commute Monday through Friday. Listen as our journalists cover top stories and share timely insights on business, the economy, markets, and politics.
Best of Today
Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme
The biggest unreported stories of the week, discussed, digested and debated
America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.
Marketplace Tech
Hosted by Molly Wood, “Marketplace Tech” demystifies the digital economy. The daily show uncovers how tech influences our lives in unexpected ways and provides context for listeners who care about the impact of tech, business and the digital world.
Listen to highlights and extended interviews in the "Ears Edition" of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. From Comedy Central’s Podcast Network.
Listen to A Closer Look and more in the audio edition of Late Night with Seth Meyers, weeknights at 12:35/11:35c on NBC.
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
Take a trip around the world with CBC Radio's As It Happens. Hear from the people at the centre of the stories of the day — from the complex to the weird and wacky.
Spectator Radio
The Spectator magazine's flagship podcast featuring discussions and debates on the best features from the week's edition. Presented by Isabel Hardman.
Chris Plante, 9am to Noon Eastern, live from Washington, DC.
Sinica Podcast
A weekly discussion of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers, business people and anyone with something compelling to say about the country that's reshaping the world.A SupChina production, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn.
The World Tonight
In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and major breaking news from a global perspective
With unparalleled resources, World News Tonight with David Muir provides the latest information and analysis of major events from around the country and the world.
On Contact
Author and social critic Chris Hedges hosts a weekly interview show called ‘On Contact,’ which will air “dissident voices” currently missing from the mainstream media. Hedges interviews the black sheep of the establishment, leading discussions that can’t be heard anywhere else.
Sara A. Carter is an investigative reporter who is taking back the story. Each week, Carter will share her unique perspective as a mom, a wife to a wounded war hero, and a reporter who’s told stories from the darkest corners of the world. Join her as she takes you on a journey taking listeners inside exclusive stories and interviews you won’t hear anywhere else. This is where the story begins.
Africa Today
News and analysis from the BBC's Focus on Africa. The Africa Today podcast is published from Monday to Friday. It contains the day's top African stories.
Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to his regular panel along with novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers - and even a few politicians - and ask them what they think is going on... Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? As it unfolds, TALKING POLIT ...
Here & Now
NPR and WBUR's live midday news program
The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.
The Editors
What happened this week?
A talk show with a heart. Each week, Sam interviews people in the culture who deserve your attention. Plus weekly wraps of the news with other journalists. Join Sam as he makes sense of the world through conversation.
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.
FT News in Focus
News features and analysis from Financial Times reporters around the world. FT News in Focus is produced by Fiona Symon.
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.
The Gist
Slate's The Gist with Mike Pesca. A daily afternoon show about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight.
Journalist Mehdi Hasan is known around the world for his televised takedowns of presidents and prime ministers. In this new podcast from The Intercept, Mehdi unpacks a game-changing news event of the week while challenging the conventional wisdom. As a Brit, a Muslim and an immigrant based in Donald Trump's Washington D.C., Mehdi offers a provocative perspective on the ups and downs of American—and global—politics.
Six O'Clock News
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
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New Kavanaugh Battle; New Developments into the Saudi Oil Field Attack; Deadly Police Takedown BacklashBy ABC News.
Violence breaks out after thousands defy a police ban to march as unrest continues unabated. Also: Tunisia holds second free presidential election and why are thousands flocking to corgi cafes?By BBC World Service.
Police in Hong Kong have used water cannon and tear gas against protesters throwing petrol bombs and bricks on the fifteenth straight weekend of anti-government action.Also in the programme: The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran are meeting in Ankara on Monday, in their latest round of talks on Syria; Tunisia has held its second free president ...…
Tens of thousands of members of the United Auto Workers have voted to go on strike against General Motors. The action could shut down plants nationwide.By NPR.
Israel holds elections for the second time in six months on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fights to stay in power.By NPR.
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks to Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about his reaction to President Trump's proposed ban of flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine pods.By NPR.
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with two Liberty University students, Elizabeth Brooks and Sutton Roberts, about reports of inappropriate behavior involving the university's president, Jerry Falwell Jr.By NPR.
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with the president of Virginia Theological Seminary, Ian Markham, about the institution's new $1.7 million reparations fund.By NPR.
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with former gymnast and activist Rachael Denhollander about her new book What Is a Girl Worth?By NPR.
Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires talk about the formation of their new all-female supergroup, a gutsy move within a male-dominated genre.By NPR.
Democrats DEMAND Brett Kavanaugh Be Impeached Amid ANOTHER 30 year Old Allegation, It Will Never END. Nearly a year later and we are presented with another outrageous and uncorroborated claimed against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. This time a man named Max Stier claims at a party nearly 30 years ago that Brett Kavanaugh exposed himsel ...…
The Liberal Democrat conference has overwhelmingly voted to cancel Brexit if the party wins a majority at the next general election - without holding another referendumBy BBC Radio 4.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blames Iran for an attack on a Saudi Arabia oil facility. Meanwhile, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice weighs in on the Trump administration and the current state of the country. Plus -- Rep. Ilhan Omar in her FIRST one-on-one TV interview. Those stories and more on this week's "Face the Nation." Learn mo ...…
Iran has rejected US accusations that it was behind the drone attacks that have crippled oil production in Saudi Arabia.Also in the programme: Presidential elections in Tunisia; and Taliban have lifted a ban on International Red Cross humanitarian work in areas they control in Afghanistan.(Photo: Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif. Credit: AFP)…
Host Chris Hedges talks to Elizabeth Anderson, Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, about the tyranny of the corporate workplace from non-disclosure agreements to punitive, restrictive work conditions and censorship. Their discussion comes as California lawmakers pass landmark legislation challenging the business model of “gig-econo ...…
Houthi rebels claim responsibility for attacks which the UN fears may severely limit production. Also, African leaders attend the state funeral of Robert Mugabe, but few Zimbabweans turn out; and the solid gold toilet stolen from an English palace.By BBC World Service.
One of Africa's great liberation leaders was remembered today, as was one of its more brutal dictators. Robert Mugabe was both these things and more; for 37 years he led Zimbabwe. We reflect on his legacy on the day of his state funeral in Harare.Also in the programme: The US blames Iran over an attack on Saudi oil plants which Houthi rebels in ...…
Scores of counties across the U.S. have no local newspaper. Even some that do say they're not being well-served by them. Longmont, Colo., is looking at one possibility: newsrooms in libraries.By Rae Ellen Bichell.
The Democratic Party Has Become A Parody Of Itself, Pushing INSANE Versions Of Past Policy. Looking at several policy positions of many top 2020 Democrats you might conclude they have gone "far left." While this is true of many of the democrats policies, embracing woke social justice ideology and socialist government programs, the real issue is ...…
Two major Saudi oil facilities set ablaze in attack by Iranian-backed Houthi rebelsBy BBC Radio 4.
African leaders are gathered at the funeral of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe in the capital Harare.Also in the programme: Houthi rebels in Yemen say they carried out the drone attacks that set fire to two of Saudi Arabia's biggest oil facilities; and secret diary of 'Polish Anne Frank' Renia Spiegel to be published. (Photo: Soldiers ...…
Today on “The Daily,” we present Episode 4 of “1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at Black Americans were denied access to doctors and hospitals for decades. From the shadows of this exclusion, they pushed to create the nation’s first federal health ...…
With Joe Twyman, Director of Deltapoll, and Fraser Nelson. Presented by Katy Balls. Coffee House Shots is a series of podcasts on British politics from the Spectator's political team and special guests. Brought to you daily, click here to find more episodes that are not released on Spectator Radio.By The Spectator.
On The Gist, questions the debate needed. In the interview, director Lorene Scafaria is here to talk with Mike about the new film Hustlers. They discuss recruiting Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, and Cardi B, the importance of Chopin, and filming at a strip club. In the Spiel, the crazy things said during the debate. Want to see a special episode of The ...…
Chris goes one on one with Representative Jerry Nadler via KnitBy Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo.
Felicity Huffman Sentenced To 14 Days Behind Bars In College Admissions Scandal; Texas Rep Threatens Beto O'Rourke With AR-15; Texas State Rep. Threatens Beto O'Rourke; Biden Tries To Brush Aside Castro's Debate Attack As His Campaign Slams The "Cheap Shot" And "Low Blow"; Biden: It's Fair For Dem Rivals To Play The Age Card; Biden: "I Could Ha ...…
Felicity Huffman Sentenced; Democratic Showdown; Missing Mystery SolvedBy ABC News.
Stephen Kinzer's book, 'Poisoner in Chief,' exposes how CIA scientist Sidney Gottlieb worked in the 1950s and early '60s to develop mind control drugs and deadly toxins that could be used against enemies of the U.S. government. Gottlieb believed the key to mind control was LSD, and is credited with bringing the drug to the U.S. He also experime ...…
John Bolton is out as the president's national security adviser, California passed a bill requiring companies to treat independent contractors as employees, and the Supreme Court ruled to let a sharp restriction to the U.S. asylum system stand — for now. Around the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to annex parts of the W ...…
Sulphur hexafluoride, the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, is widely used in the electrical industry to prevent short circuits and accidents. Also: The missing people crisis in Nigeria after the decade-long insurgency of the Islamist group Boko Haram; and the rapper in Idlib creating art amid the chaos.…
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In-depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspectiveBy BBC Radio 4.
The White House has given the green light to oil and gas drilling in part of one of the US' biggest wildlife refuges in the Alaskan Arctic. The Trump administration says drilling will have a negligible environmental impact.Also in the programme: China exempts the United States from further tariffs on key agricultural imports; a new tropical sto ...…
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The Mexican-American singer spoke with Terry Gross in 2013 about her career and her Parkinson's diagnosis. The new documentary, 'The Sound of My Voice,' traces Ronstadt's career from the late '60s onward. Also, critic John Powers reviews the movie 'Hustlers,' starring Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu and Cardi B as high-end exotic dancers who get i ...…
P.M. Edition for September 13th: Congress expands its probe into big tech companies, demanding emails and other records. Reporters Ryan Tracy and Deepa Seetharaman have more on the increased scrutiny from Washington. Plus, Rebecca O'Brien explains the U.S. Justice's Departments investigation into sexual abuse within U.S. Olympic organizations. ...…
Today on The Editors, Rich, Michael, and Jim go in-depth on each candidate’s performance during last night’s democratic primary debate. Editors’ Picks: Rich: Timothy Sandefur’s piece in the new print issue. Jim: Charlie’s observation on Beto O’Rourke’s gun plan. MBD: Rich on Trump the ever-hopeful negotiator. Light Items: Rich: Terry Teachout’s ...…
Protests against gender violence in Johannesburg's financial district; Mugabe's nephew shares details of burial plans; Cameroonian women on being trafficked into the Middle EastBy BBC World Service.
Congress is back in session, but what are lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives prioritizing for the foreseeable future? Meanwhile, presidential campaigns are working hard to activate and engage youth voters, but how effective are their strategies? Plus, Sam and People Magazine's food editor dig into why one how-to video involvin ...…
Bill Maher On MSNBC SLAMS Far Left As "Cancer," Poll Shows Voters MORE Like Trump Than Democrats. In an interview with Joe Scarborough on MSNBC Bill Maher criticized democrats for pushing too far left and called the far left a "cancer" on progressivism. While the comments may be bombastic they certainly resonate with many people who are tired o ...…
Populism alone didn’t propel Donald Trump to the White House. The transformation of television played its part. A top TV critic makes the case. James Poniewozik joins David Folkenflik.By WBUR & NPR.
Bolton exits. Democrats debate. GOP notches up a win in N.C. The House moves on gun control. The roundtable is here. Seung Min Kim, Sahil Kapur and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.By WBUR & NPR.
Two Wisconsin brothers have been charged in a massive counterfeit vape cartridge operation. Authorities say they produced between 3,000 to 5,000 counterfeit THC cartridges with a team of 10 employees. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reporter Raquel Rutledge has the latest. And, Here & Now tech analyst Ben Brock Johnson joins us to discuss the carbon ...…
Aaron Blake shares his takeaways from the third Democratic debate. And Erin Cox describes the healing and reawakening of Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray.By The Washington Post.
Kavi and Shamil Thakrar are cousins, and they're also the co-founders of restaurant chain, Dishoom, inspired by the cafes of early 20th century Bombay. They join Lara and Livvy to celebrate the launch of their first cookbook, and chat Bombay street food, the risks of profit-maximising, and the great British curry house. Table Talk is a series o ...…
Teenager died of dairy allergy after failure to list burger ingredientsBy BBC Radio 4.
Mexico is pushing back against a new rule from the Trump administration that the Supreme Court allowed to proceed this week. The rule effectively bars most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S., unless they have already sought asylum in another country they passed through. Also, the Trump administration is celebrating the re ...…
On Friday, Chris recapped the big Democratic debate in Houston and broke down all the wacky things the candidates spewed.By WMAL.
Newfoundland and Labrador Minister Resigns, Ig Nobels, Frozen Poop Knives, Elizabeth May, India Compound, Pesticides Bird Study and more
Former president Robert Mugabe to be buried in National Heroes Acre monument in Harare. His family had wanted him to be buried in his home village. Also, thousands protest in Johannesburg at high levels of violence against women, and the Liverpool gardens that inspired a well-loved Beatles song are now open to the public.…
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