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From the team that brought you the satirical TV news show China Uncensored comes a...well...less scripted look at China. Chris Chappell and his team are off the teleprompter and on the mic to interview China experts, or discuss the issues of the day. And frankly, anything else they feel like discussing.
 
Learning English is VOA’s multimedia source of news and information for millions of English learners worldwide. Learning English began as Special English, which Voice of America launched in 1959. Special English newscasts and features were a primary fixture of VOA’s international shortwave broadcasts for more than half a century. In 2014, our line of products was expanded to include more English teaching materials, and the service became known as Learning English.
 
China has emerged as one of the 21st century’s most consequential nations, making it more important than ever to understand how the country is governed. True to the name Pekingology, or the study of the political behavior of the People’s Republic of China, this podcast aims to unpack the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party and implications these actions have within China and for U.S.-China relations. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, is joined by various expert ...
 
A weekly conversation exploring China's economy and tech scene. Guests include a wide range of policy analysts, business professionals, journalists, and academics. Hosted by Jordan Schneider and published on Lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Gun control expert Cliff Schecter and LGBT advocate John Aravosis give you an unfiltered and humorous insider's look at the latest political news from a decidedly anti-Trump perspective. Please support the show, and listen to our full episodes, by subscribing at Patreon, thanks: https://www.patreon.com/UnPresidentedPodcast @CliffSchecter & John @Aravosis (Intro and outro musical credits: "Egmont Overture Finale" and "Summon the Rawk," by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)). ℗ 2020 Lucky Media G ...
 
Focusing on the defence industry, trends in military technology and the procurement programmes that get the kit into the hands of the warfighter.As well as a weekly news round-up of current events, Shephard Media’s team of international journalists and analysts take deep dives into defence issues, focusing on niche sectors of the market and look at where the trends are heading.If you work in the defence sector, have an interest in the development of defence technologies, or even if you are a ...
 
The Little Red Podcast: interviews and chat celebrating China beyond the Beijing beltway. Hosted by Graeme Smith, China studies academic at the Australian National University's Department of Pacific Affairs and Louisa Lim, former China correspondent for the BBC and NPR, now with the Centre for Advancing Journalism at Melbourne University. We are the 2018 winners of podcast of the year in the News & Current Affairs category of the Australian Podcast Awards. Follow us @limlouisa and @GraemeKSm ...
 
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 Razor’s Edge is an investing podcast that combines a prop trader’s viewpoint and deep-dive fundamental research to provide a unique take on the markets. The show is co-hosted by Akram’s Razor, a trader, tech enthusiast, meat lover, Marvel fanboy, battle tested activist short-seller and humble market servant, and by Daniel Shvartsman, a long-time editor and director for Seeking Alpha who has seen thousands of investing pitches and ideas, as well as how these ideas play out. The duo start ...
 
A podcast about how the relationship between Australia and China came to the verge of collapse. Not long ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping was regularly having warm, friendly chats with Australia’s Prime Ministers. Now, he won’t even take our phone calls, trade is being blocked, and Australian politicians are talking about preparations for war. Season 5 of If You’re Listening is the fascinating story of why a rising superpower decided to make an example out of Australia.
 
Tired of liberals and conservatives screaming partisan talking points? We were, and so we created The Politics Guys as a sane and civil alternative. Each week, a liberal and a conservative talk *to*, not at each other, in an attempt to better understand the week in politics & policy. We're not about scoring cheap partisan points or preaching to the ideological choir. We reject the notion that people who see the world differently are either stupid or evil. Our mission is to promote a shared, ...
 
The China Africa Project is a multimedia resource dedicated to exploring every aspect of China’s growing engagement with Africa. Through a combination of original content and curation of third-party material from across the Internet, the CAP’s objective is purely informational. None of the blog’s authors or producers have any vested interest in any Chinese or African position.
 
Fault Lines examines national security and foreign policy issues with expert perspectives from across the political spectrum. This motley crew will examine national security and foreign policy issues with perspectives from across the political spectrum, finding points of agreement and – often –disagreement along the way. Our regular cast of foreign policy experts includes Jodi Herman, Jamil Jaffer, Dana Stroul, and Lester Munson. Tune in to learn more about the issues dominating headlines an ...
 
“Round Table” is the premier discussion show that debates the hottest topics making headlines in China and around the world. As the most popular English language podcast from China, it covers everything from pressing social issues to the latest consumption trends. It not only keeps you informed, but goes deeper into the factors shaping the behavior of 1.4 billion people. Check it out to gain an insight into the minds of Chinese youth and feel the pulse of contemporary China.
 
Chinese and English Language podcast. A mixed couple (Tom & Ula) living in Taiwan, teach Chinese through the use of Chinglish (Chinese and English) on a variety of topics. Learn Chinese, study methods, Entertainment, news, life, business, hints and tricks to learning Mandarin. Hear a native speaking naturally and at natural pace but with the English translation so you can follow the context of the conversation. Enjoy.
 
TRUNEWS is a daily news and inspiration Godcast, founded by Rick Wiles. Rick Wiles is the father of “citizen reporting.” He pioneered alternative media long before the arrival of blogs and podcasts. TRUNEWS has an extremely loyal audience around the world. The program is 100% listener-supported. Guests include members of the US Congress, members of the European Parliament, members of the British Parliament, scientists, astronauts, climatologists, billionaires, investors, top-selling authors, ...
 
Learn Cantonese with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at CantoneseClass101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
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Wolf Tivy and Ash Milton discuss what defines elites and how to cultivate them. Could it be that we do, in fact, only have an upper middle class today? Other topics include why money doesn't grant elite status, the reason why privilege is necessary for founding new institutions, and where people should go to escape the social conditioning of the ra…
 
In blow to Biden's plan, FDA panel only backs booster for some; FDA panel rejects booster for all, supports for some; breaks with target set by Biden and top officials; Member: Proves committee recommendations are "independent"; FDA supports boosters for 65+, high risk: Capitol police warn of some threat tied to tomorrow's rally backing rioters, bu…
 
Canada, the apparently nicer, gentler country in North America, seldom makes it into the news in Britain, which is surprising, given the Queen is on their bank notes and there's a long colonial history. They appeared happy to be a little boring, content to get on with creating a prosperous society at ease with itself and the world (unlike their beh…
 
Lee Camp reports on a recent experiment in Iceland. The Nordic country decided to make a radical change to its national economy by trialing a four-day work week without reducing pay. Mainstream economists would assume that this would lead to decreased productivity and harm the economy. Iceland saw the opposite effect from the study, providing evide…
 
On this episode of Going Underground, we firstly speak to the former spokesperson for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. He discusses the 2011 intervention by NATO which ‘silenced the Libyan majority,’ why he is in Cairo to coordinate political operations with Libyan counterparts, British and US attempts to play with the UN mandate to give ultimate con…
 
New reports from the Financial Times and Cyberint have shown that cybercrime is on the rise on the encrypted messaging platform Telegram. Boom Bust’s Ben Swann brings us up to speed on the investigation and what it means for the service. Then we turn to the ongoing labor shortage in the United States as the restaurant industry continues to bear the…
 
They just won't stop making their insulting analogies between COVID deaths and those suffered in our wars and on 9/11. We'll show you more from the agenda driven media. The Taliban in America? The media is hysterical over the new abortion law in the state of Texas. Danielle D'Souza-Gill weighs in. Roger Stone is suing ABC over stories regarding the…
 
FDA advisers voted to recommend emergency use authorization of a booster dose of Pfizer's vaccine six months after full vaccination in people 65 and older and those at high risk of severe Covid-19. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells Anderson Cooper why the advisers didn’t recommend the booster for everyone 16 and older. Plus, …
 
On this week's show Trey is joined by Ken. The duo discuss COVID vaccine efficacy in light of last weeks show's disagreement between Kristin and Trey. The pair also talk AUKUS, the technology sharing agreement between the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. Finally, the two discuss the upcoming moderate Freedom to Vote Act and the excerpts from the upcom…
 
Today on TruNews, more revelations from the Bob Woodward book, this time detailing Trump’s disdain for son-in-law Jared Kushner’s allegiance to Israel, recalling recent memories of Jonathan Pollard saying every Jew should be a spy. More COVID news, as marathon runners are forced to mask up, while airlines turn planes around and call the cops on two…
 
Isa Soares is live from London. Here are the top business news stories today! China tensions - A day after us security deal, China asks to join regional trade pact. Italian job - workers face tough new rules on vaccines and Covid tests. Broadway is back! New York City's famous theater district reopens. It’s Friday, let’s make a move. To learn more …
 
Niels Jorgensen, survivor of 9/11 and ‘ground zero’ related cancer, discusses the legacy of 9/11 and the epidemic of first responders dying of 9/11 related illnesses and cancer, revealing that, ‘2 people a-day die’ are dying from 9/11 related illnesses. Jorgensen goes on to talk about the ‘warrior class’ of the War on Terror, describing the feeling…
 
As the Russian election gets underway Google and Apple have removed a tactical voting app. Opposition activists have accused the tech giants of bowing to pressure from the Kremlin, and we get reaction to the move from Leonid Volkov, who ran jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's campaign in 2018. Also in the programme, the BBC's Rebecca …
 
Say what you like about Pope Francis, but he's incapable of giving a boring in-flight interview. On Wednesday, coming back from Hungary and Slovakia, he was asked about the problem of pro-abortion Catholic politicians receiving Holy Communion. He immediately launched into a ferocious denunciation of abortion, describing it as homicide, saying there…
 
Today's show is an interview with Dixon Osburn, an old friend and colleague who was one of the key players in the repeal of the US military's ban on gay service members, the infamous "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Dixon has a new book out about the history of DADT, "Mission Possible: The Story of Repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell." Dixon and I talk …
 
How significant were the events of June 1989 in the broader span of recent Chinese history? How does the aftermath of the Beijing massacre help to explain events since then, including what is happening in Hong Kong today? How deep is the state-imposed amnesia about Tiananmen? What is the future of June Fourth Studies? Join authors Jeremy Brown and …
 
China has deftly managed its relations in the Middle East across sensitive sectarian and geopolitical landscapes but now that Beijing is moving to become more engaged in the region, it risks falling into many of the same pitfalls that have bedeviled other major powers.Nowhere is this more on display than in Israel where Beijing has enjoyed steadily…
 
What defines success? Australia’s founding fathers proudly dispossessed Aboriginal inhabitants in the name of nation building. Ben Wyatt argues success is now defined by including indigenous people. He was WA’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister when Rio Tinto destroyed the Juukan caves. Now a board member, the former politician explains how it was allowe…
 
This episode contains strong language. “Six,” a revisionist feminist British pop musical about the wives of King Henry VIII, was shaping up to be a substantial hit on Broadway after finding success in London. On its opening night, however, in March 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a shutdown of theater that would wind up lasting a year and a half.…
 
This week, we bring you The Weekly Defence Podcast from the floor of DSEI 2021 in London, to delve into topics such as the future of the UK exports market and combat engineering vehicles. Newsround [00:00] The Shephard news team unpicks some of the major stories from this week from across the air, land and sea domains. Show highlights include CAE e…
 
Few figures stand as prominently in Marxist theory and history as V.I. Lenin. The revolutionary who played a pivotal role in one of the most important events in world history has received reverence, damnation, and everything in between, but much of that response depends on deep misunderstandings of both what he thought and what he did. This misunde…
 
Liang Luo's book The Global White Snake (U Michigan Press, 2021) examines the Chinese White Snake legends and their extensive, multidirectional travels within Asia and across the globe. Such travels across linguistic and cultural boundaries have generated distinctive traditions as the White Snake has been reinvented in the Chinese, Japanese, Korean…
 
The scientists affiliated with the early Royal Society of London have long been regarded as forerunners of modern empiricism, rejecting the symbolic and moral goals of Renaissance natural history in favor of plainly representing the world as it really was. In Aesthetic Science, Alexander Wragge-Morley challenges this interpretation by arguing that …
 
Underlying every great city is a rich and vibrant culture that shapes the texture of life within. In The Speculative City: Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles (U Minnesota Press, 2021), Susanna Phillips Newbury teases out how art and Los Angeles shaped one another’s evolution. She compellingly articulates how together they transf…
 
The Derveni Papyrus is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Richard Janko, Gerald F. Else Distinguished University Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan. This wide-ranging conversation covers Prof. Janko’s research on the Derveni Papyrus, Europe’s oldest surviving manuscript from the 4th century …
 
Why are white evangelicals the most skeptical major religious group in America regarding climate change? Previous scholarship has pointed to cognitive factors such as conservative politics, anti-science attitudes, aversion to big government, and theology. Drawing on qualitative fieldwork, Robin Veldman's book The Gospel of Climate Skepticism: Why E…
 
Shameless Parenting: Everything You Need to Raise Shame-free Confident Kids & Heal Your Shame Too! (2021) is the 21st-century book parents have been asking for! It highlights the trickiest parts of each age (birth to 18) that tend to trigger shame and guides them on how-to provide emotionally for their children while helping them understand the sha…
 
Minna Salami's book Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone (Amistad/HarperCollins, 2021) is a collection of thought provoking essays that explore questions central to how we see ourselves, our history, and our world. -What does it mean to be oppressed? -What does it mean to be liberated? -Why do women choose to follow authority …
 
Oklahoma's Black towns aren't just places of the past - they maintain an enduring allure, and look toward the future, argues Karla Slocum in her new book, Black Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West (UNC Press, 2019). Dr. Slocum, the Thomas Willis Lambeth Chair of Public Policy and a professor of Anthropolo…
 
How important is Islam to Indonesia’s identity? How different is Salafism from a more mainstream Sunni Islam? Why is it popular with mostly young Indonesian Muslims? And what effect does it have on Indonesian identity and democracy? In this episode, Chris Chaplin joins Petra Desatova to discuss his new book Salafism and the State: Islamic Activism …
 
Tracing Mead’s career as an ethnographer, as the early voice of public anthropology, and as a public figure, this elegantly written biography links the professional and personal sides of her career. Paul Shankman's Margaret Mead (Berghahn Books, 2021) looks at Mead’s early career through the end of World War II, when she produced her most important…
 
Kristian Petersen’s new edited volume Muslims in the Movies: A Global Anthology (Ilex Foundation and Harvard University Press, 2021), introduces the subject of Muslims and film. The volume contains nineteen chapters that engage a range of film industries, including Hollywood and Bollywood, but also movies from the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, I…
 
Today I talked to Robert Kirk, the publisher of Princeton University Press's "Pedia" book series. Encyclopedic in nature and miniature in form, these books explore the wonders of the natural world, from A to Z. These brief compendiums cover wide ground in thoughtful, witty, and endlessly fascinating entries on the science, natural history, and cult…
 
Often seen as an outlier in science, Gaia has run a long and varied course since its formulation in the 1970s by atmospheric chemist James Lovelock and microbiologist Lynn Margulis. Gaian Systems: Lynn Margulis, Neocybernetics, and the End of the Anthropocene (U Minnesota Press, 2020) is a pioneering exploration of the dynamic and complex evolution…
 
Today's slide deck: https://bit.ly/2YW7DzC - Today we look at the wave sent out by the US dollar and US yields poking back higher on a strong US Retail Sales report for August, even if the move was modest and the 10-year benchmark remains rangebound. Also, the latest on freight shipping rates, natural gas, China's Evergrande contagion risk, impact …
 
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