Best Current Affairs podcasts — News analysis and documentaries (Updated July 2017; image)
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PBS NewsHour
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Analysis, background reports and updates from the PBS NewsHour putting today's news in context.
 
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The Documentary
Weekly+
 
The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.
 
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60 Minutes
Weekly
 
60 Minutes
 
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Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
Weekly
 
Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
 
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FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
Monthly
 
America's premier investigative documentary series since 1983. We answer only to you.FRONTLINE presents audio versions of select full-length episodes for listening on the go. Want more full-length FRONTLINE Audiocasts? Please leave a review and let us know what you think.
 
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Correspondents Report - Full Program
 
Correspondents report from around the world.
 
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Reveal
Weekly
 
There’s More To The Story
 
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Al Jazeera World - Audio
Daily+
 
A series of one-hour documentaries showcasing films from across the Al Jazeera Network.
 
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Newsweek (Cantonese)
Weekly
 
Key events of the week reviewed in this Cantonese programme. In the special features, BBC correspondents, contributors and listeners present the world from different angles.
 
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Reason Podcast
Weekly+
 
Founded in 1968, Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Hosted by Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Matt Welch, and other Reason journalists, our podcast explores "free minds and free markets." It features provocative, in-depth interviews with authors, comedians, filmmakers, musicians, economists, scientists, business leaders, and elected officials. Keep up to date on the latest happenings in our increasingly libertarian world ...
 
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Weekend Roundup
Weekly
 
Our CBS News team in Washington wraps up the news of the week and goes deep into the major stories with CBS News correspondents. It's the end-of-week news magazine show you can take with you wherever you go.
 
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What's in the News
Daily
 
CBS Radio News Correspondents take a closer look at one of the day's stories.
 
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20/20
Weekly
 
ABC's 20/20 is the primetime news magazine program featuring newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports, exclusives, compelling features and medical mysteries.
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Weekly+
 
Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.
 
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The Inquiry
Weekly
 
The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.
 
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Fault Lines - Audio
Daily+
 
Looking deeper into the US and its place in the world.
 
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The Compass
Monthly+
 
The Compass - exploring our world.
 
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BFM :: Bila Larut Malam
Weekly
 
BFM is a 24 hr independent radio station based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia focused on business news and current affairs. Core programs include business news, market reports from Malaysia and other regions and interviews with various business personalities.
 
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WorldLink | Deutsche Welle
Weekly
 
WorldLink connects global voices: People around the world tell their own stories and help us understand what political, economic, cultural developments mean for their lives. Listen to emotional stories that show the human element behind the headlines.
 
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Analysis
Monthly+
 
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics
 
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UNICEF Podcast
Rare
 
A new global radio service from UNICEF focusing on the health, education, equality and protection of children. Hosted by Blue Chevigny with UNICEF correspondents from around the globe.
 
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The Briefing Room
Monthly+
 
Series looking at important issues in the news. Presented by David Aaronovitch.
 
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Crossing Continents
Monthly+
 
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues
 
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World in Progress | Deutsche Welle
 
News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
 
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GroundTruth
Rare
 
Global reporting on the front lines of the planet's most urgent issues — from terrorism to global warming to income inequality. Veteran correspondent Charles Sennott partners with the next generation of reporters to tell stories that will change the way you see the world and the journalists who cover it.
 
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Witness - Audio
Daily+
 
Bringing world issues into focus with courageous and inspiring human stories.
 
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The Context
Weekly
 
The Context is a weekly podcast that discusses the context of current events. No opinion, just comprehensible, need-to-know context so you can speak intelligently about things that are happening in our world.
 
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101 East - Audio
Daily+
 
A weekly current affairs programme on the issues that unify and divide Asia.
 
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The Pulse MV
Monthly
 
Full show page: https://thepulsemv.wordpress.com/The Pulse is a podcast-style radio program geared towards an NPR audience. The goal of the show is to bring local perspectives to national news headlines, while also telling stories about people near and in Skagit county, Washington.My name is Denny Muia, I’m a freelance radio journalist currently living north of Seattle, Washington. I began my career in journalism because I enjoy listening to people’s stories. I tried my hand at print journal ...
 
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The U.S. Navy spends tens of billions of dollars each year building and repairing ships. But how safe are the shipyards where that work is done? Reveal investigates how lax safety has been allowed to persist at shipyards that thrive on military contracts. This hour also will explore one of the newest warships in the Navy’s fleet and whether it’ ...…
 
On this week's edition of Correspondents Report: Papua New Guinea correspondent Eric Tlosek reports on the ongoing national election; Europe Correspondent James Glenday examines the latest media storm raging through London as a five- year-old and her father are slapped with a near $250 fine for having a lemonade stand without a permit; And our ...…
 
Indonesia Communications Specialist Lely Djuhari discusses the earthquake in West Sumatra.
 
Peter Yel, 16, reports on high food prices in Southern Sudan.
 
On World Humanitarian Day, UNICEF speaks with 2 women who are giving back to their communities and changing the lives Africa's next generation.
 
UNICEF podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog speaks with UNICEF Ambassador and NBA player Pau Gasol about the importance of early education.
 
A youth from Monrovia, Liberia, wants to be an engineer but can’t afford the university fees.
 
Podcast moderator Alex Goldmark speaks with Drs. Adefunke Ekine and Judith-Ann Walker â€" both scholars in the Echidna Global Scholars Program at the Brookings Institution â€" about their ideas to improve learning opportunities and outcomes for girls.
 
Podcast moderator Femi Oke speaks with child development specialist Cassie Landers and Evelyn Margron, of Haitian Foundation Tipa Tipa, about integrating innovative playgrounds into Haitian schools.
 
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke speaks with UNICEF’s Principal Adviser, Gender Rights and Civic Engagement, Dr. Anju Malhotra, on the role of education in ending child marriage and enabling girls to reach their full potential.
 
In this year-end episode of Beyond School Books, guests from the past year share their perspectives on peacebuilding.
 
Podcast moderator Shia Levitt talks to UNICEF Education Senior Adviser Changu Mannathoko and Director of Programs at Pratham Institute and co-chair of the Learning Metrics Task Force Rukmini Banerji about putting learning at the centre of education.
 
Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization that works to reach gender parity in the computing fields, speaks to podcast moderator Alex Goldmark about why girls should be key players in that sector.
 
UNICEF Myanmar Chief of Child Protection Anne-Claire Dufay talks about helping children cope with life after the cyclone.
 
Youth delegates from the Children's Climate Forum outline the many issues their countries are facing in relation to climate change.
 
Podcast moderator Rachel Bonham Carter talks to Grand Chief Edward John, Gabriele Papa and Krysta Williams about the right of indigenous peoples to education that is appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning.
 
HARI SREENIVASAN: Moving and shaking today in the White House communications staff. Sean Spicer resigned as press secretary after just six months, saying the president needs a — quote — “clean slate.” But it was widely reported that he objected to the naming of Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. At a White Hous ...…
 
HARI SREENIVASAN: It was a tumultuous day in the Trump administration, with a major shakeup involving the public faces of the Trump presidency. All this came among new reports of conflict within Mr. Trump’s legal team, as they prepare to respond to the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. We break it down now with Rosalind Helderman ...…
 
HARI SREENIVASAN: From the White House to Capitol Hill. For seven months, congressional Republicans have taken a sharply partisan route on health care. They have made several attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which have failed. But why did Republicans go partisan in the first place? It’s part of a cultural shift in Congres ...…
 
HARI SREENIVASAN: But, first, the analysis of Shields and Brooks. That’s syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. It’s good. It looks like you’re paying attention. (LAUGHTER) MARK SHIELDS, Syndicated Columnist: Yes, Hari. HARI SREENIVASAN: All right. So, let’s start with health care. This week, we started wit ...…
 
HARI SREENIVASAN: Tonight, we begin a look back, over the next few weeks, at the unrest that hit cities across America in the summer of 1967. Detroit particularly captured the nation’s attention. Fifty years later, special correspondent Soledad O’Brien reports on what sparked it all and the scars that remain today. MAN: On July 23, 1967, Detroi ...…
 
HARI SREENIVASAN: Now we visit one of the most successful, prolific women in America, the creative force behind the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks and TV shows. William Brangham recently went to see Ina Garten at her home on Long Island, New York, and has this look at her life and career. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Can I have another bite? INA GARTEN, Best ...…
 
HARI SREENIVASAN: Finally tonight: With marijuana legal in some form in 26 states and the District of Columbia, many of our kids have questions about pot. RAND Corporation behavioral scientist Elizabeth D’Amico offers her humble opinion on how to answer their queries. ELIZABETH D’AMICO, RAND Corporation: Among family and friends, I’m regarded a ...…
 
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer steps down, a Tennessee judge's offer for reduced jail time, "darknet" drug site taken down, and the auction of Apollo 11 moon dust. All that and more with CBS Radio News Correspondent Steve Dorsey in this week's edition of the CBS News Weekend Roundup.
 
"Conservatives and libertarians were always portrayed as the shrill and unhappy guys, and the left and liberals were always the people who are having fun," says Greg Gutfeld, host of Fox News' The Greg Gutfeld Show, co-host of The Five, former host of Red Eye, bestselling author, and Reason magazine intern reject."What you're seeing now is a lo ...…
 
Inside Europe is an award-winning weekly radio show with a focus on European topics.
 
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Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
 
Click on the links below to listen to reports from this week's edition of Inside Europe, DW's award-winning radio program with features from around the continent.
 
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Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
 
Is Angel Merkel on course for a fourth term as German chancellor - Calls for the EU to finally get tough on Turkey - Are inferior products being dumped on eastern Europeans - Putting a price on Jane Austen – Netanyahu drums up support in Hungary - The marching season in Northern Ireland - Is the mafia behind bushfires in Italy? - Less is more w ...…
 
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WorldLink | Deutsche Welle
 
How much do you know about art and culture in Bangladesh? We meet the Bulgarian Paganini of the guitar, hear words from the darkness in Venezuela’s most dangerous prisons and discover how music can be a final solace for the dying
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: President Trump sounding off again. This time, as he observes the first half-year mark of his presidency, he’s vented some very public criticism of his attorney general and of other top Justice Department officials, past and present. John Yang begins our coverage. JEFF SESSIONS, U.S. Attorney General: Good morning. JOHN YANG: Att ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: Russia’s official RIA news agency reported the U.S. and Russia are talking about creating a cyber-security working group. President Trump had raised a similar idea during the G20 summit, but backed off under heavy criticism. This latest report comes amid multiple U.S. investigations of Russian meddling in ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Back to President Trump’s comments to The New York Times yesterday. The broadsides aimed at top officials from the Justice Department raise questions about the president’s relationship with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. We are joined by Walter Dellinger. He served in the Clinton administration as assistant attorney general and ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: A CIA program to aid Syrian rebels fighting the regime of Bashar al-Assad will soon be ended by the Trump administration. Hari Sreenivasan has that. HARI SREENIVASAN: It was a covert program, started in 2013 under President Obama, in the hopes of forcing Assad from power. The news that President Trump would end the operation was ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: We turn back to the Russia investigations and the issue at their core: that government’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. How Russian officials made it happen is the focus of at least three official probes in Washington, but information about what they did and didn’t do to our voting process and to our confidence in our electi ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: the fears around the development of artificial intelligence. Computer superintelligence is a long, long way from the stuff of sci-fi movies, but several high-profile leaders and thinkers have been worrying quite publicly about what they see as the risks to come. Our economics correspondent, Paul Solman, explores that. It’s p ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Now we turn to the grinding civil war in Yemen, which has also become a proxy conflict between neighboring Saudi Arabia and Iran. A two-and-a-half-year bombing campaign has killed thousands. Vast swathes of the country lie devastated. Compounding the horror, Yemen is on the brink of famine. There are critical shortages of aid and ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Now to another in our Brief But Spectacular series, where we ask people to describe their passions. Tonight, we hear from Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras. Her latest film is “Risk,” which looks at WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. LAURA POITRAS, Documentary Filmmaker: It’s a bit surprising that I do document ...…
 
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FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
 
With unique access, go inside an effort in Connecticut to change the way parole works and reduce the number of people returning to prison. In collaboration with The New York Times, the film follows four former prisoners as they navigate the challenges of their first year on parole.By frontline@pbs.org.
 
Donald Trump fires away at several targets as he marks six months in office. CBS's Steve Kathan has "What's in the News".
 
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The Documentary
 
Yogita Limaye investigates concerns, highlighted in a United Nations study, that vitally important reserves of sand are running out, with serious consequences for human society and the planet. Nearly everything we build in the modern world has a concrete foundation and you cannot make concrete without sand. But it takes thousands of years to fo ...…
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
 
People spotting, chance encounters, briefings in the pub - trying to decipher how Brexit negotiations are progressing. Kate Adie introduces this and other correspondents’ stories.In Brussels, Adam Fleming is following negotiations on Britain’s exit from the European Union, but finding out what is going on is not easy, he finds.In Uganda, Cather ...…
 
Are Tory divisions temporary or symptomatic of deeper problems? Parliament has broken up for the summer, and the last week has seen Conservative cabinet ministers engaging in open warfare. But are the divisions a temporary crisis, or are they symptomatic of deeper problems in the party? David Aaronovitch speaks to a range of experts and goes be ...…
 
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The Documentary
 
On the frontline with the female Kurdish fighters liberating Raqqa from the group that calls itself Islamic State and fighting for recognition of their own rights as women.
 
Every single second, 20,000 single-use drinking bottles are sold around the world. That is more than a million pieces of non-biodegradable rubbish produced every minute. And as demand grows in developing economies, so will the mountains of waste, with much of it ending up in the ocean. We learn how the invention of the plastic bottle spawned an ...…
 
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World in Progress | Deutsche Welle
 
A weekly look at globalization, education, economic development, human rights and more.
 
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World in Progress | Deutsche Welle
 
Press Freedom in the West Bank - India Media Divide - Ecuador's indigenous fear mining projects - Hair theft in South Africa
 
World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.
 
"The experiences I've had with psychedelic drugs, namely psilocybin, MDMA, and LSD, but particularly MDMA, have been personally transformative for me," says Mike Riggs, a reporter for Reason and the author of a blockbuster new story about how medical and psychiatric researchers are using psychedelics to help their patients. "Not frequent use, b ...…
 
A piece of lunar history is due to hit the auction block. CBS's Steve Kathan has "What's in the News".
 
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BFM :: Bila Larut Malam
 
Gastronomi Melayu mempunyai kaitan yang amat mendalam dengan aspek sejarah dan budayanya. Siapa sangka, geometri dan pantun memainkan peranan yang penting dalam mempengaruhi juadah-juadah tradisional kita. Ketupat juga ada ceritanya yang tersendiri, merangkumi seluruh sejarah Nusantara. Apakah cerita sebenar disebaliknya? Faisal Tehrani akan ko ...…
 
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