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Time-poor? Never get around to watching or reading the news? Aware you’re not quite as on top of what’s happening in the world as you should be? Well, The Weekly News In Brief from SheerLuxe.com is the weekly podcast bringing you the scoop on the breaking news and current affairs you need to know. Subscribe, keep listening and stay informed. You can also get your daily dose of news sent straight to your inbox each morning by signing up to The Daily News In Brief newsletter here
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcasts every Tuesday and Friday. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.
 
The Sky News Daily gives you the story beyond the headline. Putting people at the heart of our storytelling with added insight and analysis from our team of specialist correspondents and expert guests, we shine a light on a topic of the day with clarity and authority. Published every weekday.
 
Starting in Australia and now in the UK, Token is a podcast about marginalised identities. But it's fun - we promise. We talk about race, gender, sexuality, culture, politics and whatever else makes you feel like a token in today's world. The only constants are fun, frank discussion and the freedom to politely ask awkward questions
 
Film/TV, Music, Sports and Life. It's the four things that keep me going. So when I sought out to reboot "What's Good?" after really enjoying it as a Student Radio Show, I wondered what it should be about. Simple. Those four things, through my eyes. So if you take an interest in one of those four things, along with the occasional interview with Friends of 5E, then this is your podcast.
 
Newsnet.scot's regular podcast is a popular feature of Scottish political debate. reflecting the views of the pro-independence audience, but also tackling UK and international issues. Chaired by former broadcaster Derek Bateman and guests, it aims to encourage discussion of politics without the confrontational tone favoured by today political programmes.
 
Welcome to NewzKidz! A new weekly podcast covering global news stories and current affairs, presented by Rose (age 8) and Zara (age 10). Tune in to hear us talk about what's important in our world today, what's making the news headlines, and why kids should care. You can discuss our stories with your friends, parents and teachers, and let us know what you think.
 
Open your mind to the world with New Zealand’s number one breakfast radio show. Without question, as New Zealand’s number one talk host, Mike Hosking sets the day’s agenda. The sharpest voice and mind in the business, Mike drives strong opinion, delivers the best talent, and always leaves you wanting more. The Mike Hosking Breakfast always cuts through and delivers the best daily on Newstalk ZB.
 
Summer-ized Sessions is a renowned event brand in London, which has been running hedonistic house music events for six consecutive years. From humble beginnings as a mix-CD, through weekly radio, to its current incarnation as one of the freshest, most decadent club nights in town, this is a brand that attracts some of the biggest names in Underground House, Tech-house, and Techno. Coming off the back of their first tour in 2019 - landing at premier spots across the UK such as Mint Warehouse ...
 
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Happy New Year! Rose and Zara are back from their winter break, with an update on the global pandemic, the latest lockdown in the UK, and progress in the global race for immunisation. They also report on the recent riots in Washington DC.By NewzKidz
 
Less than a week after announcing they would no longer fly into Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Emirates have made a sudden U-turn and announced they will resume passenger flights to the east coast of Australia. From Monday, flights will resume into Sydney, Melbourne from Tuesday and Brisbane will be back in action from Thursday. The airline’s anno…
 
It's the 66th annual NZ Grand Prix at Hampton Downs this weekend and they have a star studded lineup. Shane van Gisbergen, Andre Heimgartner, three time winner Kenny Smith and two time winner Dan Gaunt will all be out on the track in what has been called the strongest and most interesting lineup since the 80's. It's even brought legendary driver Gr…
 
First, Krishn Kaushik, who covers the I&B Ministry for the Indian Express (IE), talks about the controversy around the web series Tandav, what led the makers to delete two scenes from the show, and the implications this has for other OTT platforms. And next, Shubhajit Roy, IE’s Associate Editor, talks about the US-India ties and how they are likely…
 
Netball New Zealand has confirmed a four-match Constellation Cup series between the Silver Ferns and Australia Diamonds in March. The tournament was originally scheduled for last September before being postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The first two matches on March 2 and 3 will be played in Christchurch, before moving north to Tauranga for t…
 
This time next week, American Magic will be lining up in the Prada Cup semi-finals, just short of two weeks following their dramatic capsize on the Waitematā Harbour. 'Patriot' tipped over after tacking bearaway at 45kn on the penultimate leg of their race against Luna Rossa day three of the Prada Cup, with a rescue effort of more than three hours …
 
There are concerns that the vaccine rollout plan is not good enough for the aged care sector. Currently those in aged care and their nurses are only in the third group to receive the vaccine, only being bumped up to the first group if there is a major outbreak. Oceania Healthcare say the government should be prioritising the most vulnerable, especi…
 
Jacinda Ardern is picking out housing as a major theme for her second term in government. The Prime Minister has been discussing her agenda for the year, at Labour's first caucus meeting of the year in Nelson. Herald political reporter Jason Walls has been there. He told Kate Hawkesby Ardern has set the ball rolling on a series of announcements, ba…
 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is issuing a stern warning to promoters bringing in overseas performers without going through the proper MIQ steps – such as the case with The Wiggles. "Don't go out and put a poster up and sell tickets before you've guaranteed your MIQ place." She is also looking for a "practical solution" to the issue, which could po…
 
There is scepticism from a local economist at a suggestion New Zealand will be the first country in the pandemic era to put interests rates back up. The forecast comes from London-based research consultancy Capital Economics. Former Reserve Bank economist Michael Reddell believes this is a little too optimistic. He told Mike Hosking if there's a ch…
 
At the end of each week, Mike Hosking takes you through the big ticket items and lets you know what he makes of it all. Joe Biden. 8/10. "A level of normality has been restored. No, he's not the best the Democrats can produce, far less America, but he's more normal, less angry, and a damn sight more honest." Donald Trump. 4/10. "A sad, pathetic sor…
 
An astonishing opening play from the Prime Minister upon her return from holiday. "I will fix the housing crisis." Are you kidding me? You will do what? No one else has fixed it, because they can't. This is the year of delivery, not, 2.0. She comes to the “I will fix the housing crisis” headline with what? Kiwibuild? The government's credentials on…
 
Exam results in some Auckland schools have jumped - raising questions over whether bonus credits awarded because of the Covid-19 lockdowns were too generous. Mt Albert Grammar School headmaster Patrick Drumm said pass rates in all three levels of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) were "the best we've ever had". Auckland Sec…
 
With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that the nation's COVID-19 response is under new management and he's demanding progress to reduce infections and lift the siege Americans have endured for nearly a year. The 10 orders signed by Biden are aimed at jump starting his national COVID-19 strategy to increase vac…
 
When it comes to stuff we complain about, the list is long. And now the Commerce Commission has this week come up with some hard data on it. Air NZ topped the list of this country’s most complained about businesses last year. Which is not surprising given the year we had with the chaos brought on by Covid which saw the airline have to shunt people …
 
Can Joe Biden unite America? (01:05) Why is the UK's vaccine rollout its most important economic policy? (12:10) And how can re-enactments bring history to life? (22:15) With The Spectator's economics correspondent Kate Andrews; US editor Freddy Gray; political editor James Forsyth; Capital Economics chairman Roger Bootle; re-enactor Chris Brown an…
 
After one of the most hostile transfers of power ever witnessed in USA, Joseph Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the country. The pandemic meant that the usual crowd of citizens at the inauguration was rather restricted this year. The swearing in ceremony of Biden and Kamala Harris took place before a thinly-populated masked gathering of …
 
In a week where: Trump is impeached for the 2nd time. James Harden is traded to the Brooklyn Nets in the biggest NBA trade ever. Italy's largest organized crime trial in more than three decades begins, with prosecutors bringing charges against 355 members of the 'Ndrangheta crime network. More than 2 Million worldwide have now died from Corona. The…
 
There have been three new variants of COVID that have had a startling impact on the number of cases. They have been detected thousands of miles apart, one in Brazil, one in South Africa, and one in the UK. This came as no surprise to scientists. Since the virus was first detected, it has mutated approximately 4,000 times. However, if the virus keep…
 
Lisa Montgomery’s crime was an especially abominable murder: In 2004 in the small mid-West American town of Skidmore, she strangled an expectant mother, Bobbie Jo Stinnett. She then cut open her victim’s womb and kidnapped her baby, who survived the ordeal. Her lawyers argued that she was mentally ill at the time – as a consequence of appalling abu…
 
It has been called the world’s biggest protest. In November 2020, thousands of farmers marched to New Delhi to protest against new laws that the Indian government says will modernise farming. The farmers set up camp in and around the capital, blocking major highways. Over 50 days later they are still there, in spite of freezing temperatures. Even a…
 
First, Raakhi Jagga, who covers Malwa Punjab for the Indian Express (IE), gives us the latest updates on the farmers’ protests, the plan for the tractor rally on the Republic Day in Delhi, the role of women in these protests, and explains why farmers don’t trust committees. Next, Deeptiman Tiwary, who reports on government agencies for IE, talks ab…
 
It’s time to catch up with one of this country's most promising drivers. Soon to be 19-year-old Liam Lawson was racing in Formula 1 last year. Well 2021 has seen him move up the ranks, he's secured a gig with the Hitech GP Formula 2 team. That's the feeder team to the Red Bull F1 team. And his 2021 schedule gets even more packed, with him also comp…
 
A major part of being the President of the United States is the image you project, not just to your country, but to the world. Civility counts as much as policy, and this is where Donald Trump's reputation has been torn to shreds. He left Washington DC today refusing to meet the incoming leader, his wife refusing to meet the new First Lady, and ref…
 
It's not just Team New Zealand and the other America's Cup competitors rallying around American Magic - a local cafe community is also playing their part. The American Magic crew have adopted Johnny Wrays cafe as their local since being here, and after the crash the cafe made a nice gesture of delivering some free coffees. Well it caught the eye of…
 
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the start of a new U.K.-U.S. chapter on Wednesday under incoming U.S. President Joe Biden, even as his predecessor Theresa May accused Johnson of “abandoning” the U.K.’s moral leadership in the world during the tumultuous Trump era. May, who resigned in 2019 amid turmoil over Brexit, has been critical o…
 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is promising to fix New Zealand's housing crisis and has unveiled new details of her Government's state housing plan. The country's state house waiting list continues to balloon – nearly 22,500 people are now on the public housing waitlist. The Government this morning releases its Public Housing Plan, which identifies …
 
The official swearing-in ceremony for President Joe Biden have concluded, but more events are planned throughout the day. Biden and first lady Jill Biden departed the platform at the U.S. Capitol following a ceremony that included Biden taking the oath Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States. Vice President Kamala Harris also took her …
 
A former US ambassador to New Zealand hopes the Biden administration is the end of mis-truths. Joe Biden has just taken the oath of office on a sunny but chilly morning in Washington DC. Mark Gilbert, who was ambassador in the final years of Obama's presidency, says people began to believe the Trump administration's rhetoric. He told Mike Hosking t…
 
The first quarantine-free flight into New Zealand for 10 months is due at Auckland Airport later this morning. Air New Zealand flight NZ0941 is due to land just before 11am and it will be first time in since last April, its passengers can walk through the arrivals area directly into the arms of loved ones. While it is for now a one-way bubble, the …
 
The United States has a new president. Joe Biden has just taken the oath of office on a sunny but chilly morning in Washington DC. So the question is, will a Joe Biden presidency have a dramatic affect on New Zealand? Chair of the NZ - US Council Leon Grice told Mike Hosking he is hopeful a Biden administration will be great partners with New Zeala…
 
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte worked to solidify his majority in parliament Wednesday after narrowly winning a Senate confidence vote after a junior coalition ally yanked his support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Conte was expected to brief President Sergio Mattarella on his prospects to keep governing, though the timing was u…
 
U.S. stocks are rallying to records Wednesday on encouraging earnings reports and continued optimism that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling economy. The S&P 500 was 1.1% higher at 3,841 in midday trading, topping its record closing level of 3,824.68 set earlier this month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up…
 
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