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Best Russia Current Affairs podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Russia Current Affairs podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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An ex-Al Qaeda jihadi turned MI6 spy and a former monk turned filmmaker, have been embedded at the heart of conflicts in the Middle East. Together Aimen Dean and Thomas Small unpack the realities of war, fundamentalism and their global implications through first-hand experience.
 
Delivering the Mueller Report, in audiobook-style format, without political commentary. Due to the wide public interest in the "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election," this project started with the belief that quality audio of the report should be available for anyone to hear -- and not hidden behind a paywall or require a subscription. For many of us, reading through the report page-by-page is too time consuming. This is the report, availabl ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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On this edition of Parallax Views, in light of the recent death of George Floyd and the intense protests against police brutality and racism that followed it we take a look back at the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. with author and historian Stuart Wexler. Stuart, is the co-author, alongside Stuart Wexler, of Killing King: Racial Terroris…
 
Not long after Antarctica recorded some its highest-ever temperatures, I joined a group of scientists studying how human activity is transforming the continent. It wasn’t what we saw that was most astonishing – but what we heard. By Jonathan Watts. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod…
 
What are the political repercussions of the military’s damning reports on long-term care homes? We ask our national affairs panel: CBC senior reporter on Parliament Hill Salimah Shivji, Queen's Park bureau chief for the Toronto Star Robert Benzie, and the Montreal Gazette’s Aaron Derfel.Then, the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in polic…
 
In this second half of our interview with Kishore Mahbubani, a former UN ambassador of Singapore, he talks to Kaiser about the perils of American exceptionalism, the poverty of strategic thinking in Washington, and the view of U.S.-China competition from the rest of the world. His latest book, Has China Won? The Chinese Challenge to American Primac…
 
With the coronavirus pandemic raising serious challenges for voting and other vital democratic functions, the threat from disinformation is becoming especially acute—not least in the United States ahead of the November election. Leading experts Karen Kornbluh and Spencer Boyer join Susan and Greg to describe the problem and what transatlantic allia…
 
What does the Meng Wanzhou decision mean for relations with China, and the two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, currently being held there? We talk to Rob Malley, who worked with Michael Kovrig, and ex-CSIS director Richard Fadden.Then, is U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election bid in trouble? David Frum thinks it might be. He expla…
 
For the next couple of months we will be raiding the Audio Long Reads archives and bringing you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. First up is Tom Lamont’s 2015 account of one London pub’s fight for survival: Across the country, pubs are being shuttered at an alarming rate – scooped up by developers and ra…
 
By the time you listen to this episode, COVID-19 will have likely killed more than 100,000 people in the United States—more Americans than the Revolutionary, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan Wars combined. Experts say the real tally is much higher. It's a devastating moment in a crisis that has already destroyed families, pushed nearly 40 million Ame…
 
Soldiers deployed to shore up staffing at Ontario long-term care homes have made shocking reports about the conditions they saw in five facilities, including cockroaches, reused syringes, and residents left in soiled diapers. After years of warning signs, is this finally the moment for change?Then, with the accelerated search for a COVID-19 vaccine…
 
On this edition of Parallax Views, since the outcome of the 2016 election the American media new cycle has often been all about, "Russia! Russia! Russia!" But what is Russia beyond the stereotypical American caricature of the sneaky nation that's been plotting against the U.S. since the Cold War? Sean Guillory of Sean's Russia Blog to provide a vie…
 
As Ontario revamps its COVID-19 testing plans, we discuss where provinces are going right — or wrong — and what they can learn from each other.Then, it's a very different lockdown if you don’t have a robust internet connection, as many rural Canadians don’t. We hear from people struggling to get online, as well as an advocate for greater access, an…
 
On Season 3 of Other People’s Problems, host Hillary McBride takes you where microphones rarely go, into her therapy office where her clients hurt, heal, and ultimately thrive. This is what people sound like when they talk with someone they trust about difficult childhoods, ongoing mental health struggles, and the sudden changes we’re all facing ri…
 
Ünver Rüstem on "Ottoman Baroque: The Architectural Refashioning of Eighteenth-Century Istanbul" (Princeton University Press). The book examines the adoption of Baroque and rococo styles in Istanbul mosques between 1740 and 1800, looking at how this fits into popular ideas of Ottoman decline and Western influence. Become a Turkey Book Talk member t…
 
On this edition of Parallax Views, A.M. Gittlitz of the Antifada podcast joins us to discuss his new book I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs, and Apocalypse Communism (Pluto Press, 2020). For the uninitiated Posadamism is most popularly known as a strange online meme of a nihilistic and ironic bent that references communism, nuclear war, dolphins, a…
 
Following his previous in-depth account of the early days of the outbreak, Edinburgh GP Gavin Francis reports on how he and his practice have dealt with the escalating crisis since lockdown. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpodBy The Guardian
 
A striking survey of doctors is the latest piece of evidence that Russia's official coronavirus numbers may not reflect reality. And five days after Kremlin-backed Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov was reportedly hospitalized in Moscow with a suspected COVID-19 infection, there's not much more clarity than there was last week. RFE/RL Moscow corresponde…
 
As COVID-19 spread around the world, so did questions about whether the World Health Organization could have done more to contain it, as well as accusations from U.S. President Donald Trump that the organization was under undue influence from China. Guest host Rosemary Barton puts those questions to Peter A. Singer, special adviser to the director …
 
As COVID-19 spread around the world, so did questions about whether the World Health Organization could have done more to contain it, as well as accusations from U.S. President Donald Trump that the organization was under undue influence from China. Guest host Rosemary Barton puts those questions to Peter A. Singer, special adviser to the director …
 
On this edition of Parallax Views, the tech world, as represented by Silicon Valley, is often portrayed as being full of visonary disruptors like Elon Musk and Peter Thiel who will, through the big-brained ingenuity, solve the greatest conundrums facing society in the 21st century. Software developer Wendy Liu went into the world of tech with rose-…
 
Low-paid women in US poultry factories are leading the struggle for fair conditions and basic safety. As Covid-19 rips through plants across the country, they have a fight on their hands. By Mya Frazier. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpodBy The Guardian
 
The economy is slowly reopening, but many childcare options aren’t — forcing some working moms to choose between work and taking care of the kids. If that choice falls on working moms, it’s bad news for the economy and could mean a “she-cession,” says economist Armine Yalnizyan.Then, meat processing plants have become COVID-19 epicentres, exposing …
 
In the first part of this two-part conversation, Kishore Mahbubani, a former UN ambassador of Singapore, returns to Sinica to chat with Kaiser about his latest book, Has China Won? The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy. It’s a bracing read, unsparing in its criticisms of Chinese and American strategic blunders, and its tough-love approach is su…
 
Never before have so many lost their jobs in such a short period of time. There are those who say a bounceback could be rapid too, but the workplace has probably changed forever. For better or for worse?Guests:Gulcin OzkanProfessor of Finance at KCLSteve CoulterResearcher at LSEAhu YildirmazHead Economist at ADPMark McDermott CEO of ScreencloudRoun…
 
The Guardian has launched a brand new podcast series, Forgotten stories of football, which is something like a football version of Audio Long Reads – some of the best tales from the beautiful game that you might not have heard before, written by some of the world’s leading sports journalists. In this episode, the second in the series: few had expec…
 
B.C.'s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, talks to Matt Galloway about the likelihood of a second wave of COVID-19, and how lessons learned so far will help Canadians to be ready.Then, we talk to a panel of experts about the progress being made in the search for a vaccine, and whether the public should temper expectations.Plus, police say…
 
What is actually happening in Saudi Arabia? A collapse in oil prices; Reports that the Kingdom, if not in debt, is running very close to the line. And what will it all mean to the wider region - indeed the wider world.​GUESTSDavid Des RochesProfessor at the National Defense University Nick ButlerVisiting Professor at King’s College London Jameel Ah…
 
On this edition of Parallax Views, Robin Syndey has been acting since her childhood and has appeared in all kinds of media including the Nickelodeon kids TV series Drake & Josh, the long running soap opera ER, and the National Lampoon comedy Cattle Call, but she is perhaps best known for having achieved the relatively elusive status of horror movie…
 
Every night, Americans across the country clap and make noise for the essential workers keeping our country afloat. But when the clapping ends, the deadly work continues, sometimes under deadly conditions. The pandemic has exacerbated the absence of essential workplace protections for these workers—in meat processing plants, supermarkets, and packi…
 
Federico’s Supper Club has been an institution in Vancouver for more than 20 years, but is among a number of Canadian restaurants that recently closed their doors forever. We discuss the challenges facing your favourite restaurants in the pandemic, and beyond.Then, our national affairs panel discusses Ottawa's decision to extend the Canada-U.S. bor…
 
What if you are sick or unwell? Not with Covid 19, but you are frightened that going to hospital could be worse than living for now with what you have. What are the hidden health costs caused by the coronavirus?Guests:Khaled SadekFamily Doctor Jacob LantHealthwatch EnglandHelen BulbeckDirector of Services at Brainstrust Alex MunsterCancer Centre Do…
 
Keep it open, and risk the spread of infection. Keep it closed, and risk further effects on the economy. When is the right time to reopen the Canada-U.S. border? Former acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Seth Harris and former Minister of Foreign Affairs John Manley join Matt Galloway to discuss.Then, what will international travel look like in the mon…
 
Who will get the vaccine first - and the bragging rights and profits that will undoubtedly go with the discovery? And will everyone benefit? That’s far from a certainty with international cooperation fragmented at best. In this Roundtable we’ll look at how to get the world together to beat the virus. Guests: Mario OttiglioGlobal Health ConsultantAm…
 
On this edition of Parallax Views, Lyta Gold, Amusements and Managing Editor of Current Affairs magazine, joins us to discuss her recent op-ed on the media reaction to Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden entitled "The Attacks on Tara Reade are Unbelievable Bullshit". Current Affairs was one of the early outlets to take Reade's…
 
As the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases declines, questions about the accuracy of the official tally persist. Meanwhile, is the COVID-19 crisis having any effect on the way the courts operate -- and are used by the executive branch? Irina Lagunina, the special projects director of RFE/RL's Russian Service, joins host Steve Gutterman to dis…
 
What are the prospects of a second wave in Canada? We start today looking to Germany and South Korea, where efforts to reopen are underway, and ask what Canada can learn from those countries.Then, whether you have a backyard, a community plot or a tiny balcony — you can get a little green in your life. We talk to garden lovers across the country ab…
 
Schools in northern Italy were the first in Europe to close. Since then, teachers, parents and kids across the country have all had to adapt to a new existence – and the results have surprised everyone. By Tobias Jones. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpodBy The Guardian
 
On this edition of Parallax Views, Douglas Valentine, author of the groundbreaking book The Phoenix Program, joins us in light of the republication of his book TDY to discuss covert operations, the CIA, the Vietnam War, and more. In this conversation, however, we take a more philosophical turn as Douglas and I attempt to answer the question "How di…
 
We talk to reporters in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario to hear about plans to re-open the provinces, and how COVID-19 has impacted their communities.Then, we ask three of Canada’s finest how they feel about the way the country has responded to COVID-19, and what we might be like after the pandemic passes. Matt Galloway is joined by Giller Prize-…
 
With parents and kids in lockdown, dance challenges on TikTok have become a family affair. Associate professor Shauna Pomerantz is studying creativity on the social media platform, with some help from her daughter/co-researcher, 11-year-old Miriam. They tell us about doing mom-daughter dances in lockdown — for science!Then, on a reserve just outsid…
 
When a vaccine is found that should be the end of it surely. Or not. The race is on, but even if scientists say they’ve found a vaccine, what if the virus mutates, what if inoculation only protects us for a while. What if the fact that it is a race, actually does more harm than good? Guests: Edward O'NeillVaccine Trial Volunteer Dr Alex Munster NHS…
 
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