Best Current Affairs podcasts — News analysis and documentaries (Updated August 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
Daily
 
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
 
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
Daily
 
The ABC's overseas reporters give their interpretation and analysis of the week's major events.
 
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Reveal
Weekly
 
There’s More To The Story
 
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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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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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What's in the News
Weekly+
 
CBS Radio News Correspondents take a closer look at one of the day's stories.
 
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20/20
Monthly+
 
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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The Compass
Monthly+
 
The Compass - exploring our world.
 
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Fault Lines - Audio
Daily+
 
Looking deeper into the US and its place in the world.
 
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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
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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
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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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Uitzending gemist Reporter Radio
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A new breed of police camera is being tested out in one American city. CBS's Steve Kathan has "What's in the News".
 
UNICEF Myanmar Chief of Child Protection Anne-Claire Dufay talks about helping children cope with life after the cyclone.
 
A youth from Monrovia, Liberia, wants to be an engineer but can’t afford the university fees.
 
On World Humanitarian Day, UNICEF speaks with 2 women who are giving back to their communities and changing the lives Africa's next generation.
 
Peter Yel, 16, reports on high food prices in Southern Sudan.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog speaks with UNICEF Ambassador and NBA player Pau Gasol about the importance of early education.
 
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.
 
In this year-end episode of Beyond School Books, guests from the past year share their perspectives on peacebuilding.
 
Indonesia Communications Specialist Lely Djuhari discusses the earthquake in West Sumatra.
 
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.
 
Youth delegates from the Children's Climate Forum outline the many issues their countries are facing in relation to climate change.
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening and welcome to this special NewsHour. In just a moment, President Trump will address the nation, laying out what is said to be a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan. For all those solar eclipse fans, Nova’s “Eclipse over America” will begin immediately after our live coverage of the president’s speech for our Eas ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: People gathered across the country for a historic event today, a total eclipse of the sun in a 70 mile- wide band, crossing from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts. With special eyeglasses or homemade boxes, tens of millions looked to the sky to witness a sight not seen in most people’s lifetimes. Our science correspondent, Miles ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news here on Earth, Spanish police shot and killed the fugitive suspected of plowing a van through a crowd in Barcelona last week. They caught up with Younes Abouyaaqoub about 30 miles west of Barcelona. Police said the 22-year-old Moroccan was wearing a fake bomb belt when officers confronted him and opened fi ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Since inauguration day, the Trump administration has been deliberating over what to do about the war in Afghanistan. Tonight, the president will address the nation and reveal changes to that policy. The U.S. has almost 10,500 troops there now. More than 2,400 Americans have died and more than 17,600 have been wounded since the U. ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: The Navy’s top admiral has ordered a one-day, worldwide safety review after a destroyer collided with a civilian oil tanker ship east of Singapore. Ten U.S. sailors are missing and five are injured. Just two months ago, there was another deadly collision between a destroyer and a cargo ship near Japan. These are the latest in a s ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Now to the ripple effects inside the White House, after President Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville and the departure of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Here to break it all down, our politics Monday regulars, Amy Walter of the “Cook Political Report” and Tamara Keith of NPR. And welcome to both of you, politics Mond ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: A serious drought has swept southern Europe this summer. Some farmers in Italy and Spain are predicting the worst crop yields in 20 years. Agricultural damage and loss are expected to be in the billions. NewsHour special correspondent Christopher Livesay bring us this report from Italy. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) CHRISTOPHER LIVESAY: For ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Now, a look at a sexual revolution in ways you might not expect. Jeffrey Brown has this latest addition to the NewsHour bookshelf. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) JEFFREY BROWN: Suburbia, sex, satire and a touch of the supernatural, subjects Tom Perrotta has taken on in novels, and the films and TV shows adapted from them. Among them, the 1998 ...…
 
Trump is heading to a rally in Arizona tomorrow, and the whole reason for the trip might be to skewer libertarian-leaning Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona). "It's illustrative that [Flake] is the person that Trump is going after," says Nick Gillespie, "because he disagrees with Donald Trump about the aspects of Donald Trump that are absolutely the ...…
 
President Trump is set to chart the road ahead for the US in Afghanistan. CBS's Steve Kathan has "What's in the News".
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
 
Mishal Husain presents stories on modern pilgrimage, British Asians' Partition experiences, reviving an ancient festival in Cornwall, a special stonemason and a cow man's reprieve
 
A terrorist attack in Texas by two U.S. citizens shows how hard it is to prevent such an attack -- even when one of the terrorists is well-known to the FBI. Anderson Cooper reports. David Martin explains why autonomous drones are being called the biggest thing in military technology since the nuclear bomb. Plus -- Imagine you're 5 years old and ...…
 
The post Survivors recount atrocities of ISIS occupation in Mosul appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
 
HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: It was another turbulent week at the White House featuring a contentious press conference and a departure of senior strategist Steve Bannon. Bannon has promised to wage war at figures inside the White House and congressional Republicans from his Breitbart Website. And there’s also the collapse of s ...…
 
The post Remembering Jerry Lewis and Dick Gregory, pioneering comedians appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
 
HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: Defense Secretary James Mattis said today that a reduction in U.S. troops participating in joint military exercises with South Korea this week is not related to increased tensions with North Korea. More than 17,000 U.S. troops are expected to be a part of the Ulchi Freedom Guardian Drills that star ...…
 
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Uitzending gemist Reporter Radio
 
- Door klimaatveranderingen stijgt de zeespiegel, en tegelijkertijd daalt de bodem door ontginning. Het gevaar voor meer overstromingen stijgt. Reporter Radio: iedere zondag tussen 19:00 en 20:00 uur. Reacties, vragen en tips: reporterradio@kro-ncrv.nl of @reporterradio1NIEUW Reporter podcast: je kunt je abonneren via Soundcloud, Itunes en Stit ...…
 
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Newsweek (Cantonese)
 
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HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: Good evening and thanks for joining us. One week after the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia a self-described free speech rally today in Boston organized by conservative activists was eclipsed by thousands of counter-protesters. Hours before the rally in the Massachusetts ...…
 
Venezuela has some of the largest oil reserves in the world but incredibly, around four in five Venezuelans live in poverty. The BBC's South America correspondent, Katy Watson, went to cover the unfolding political and economic crisis in Venezuela and found a country divided.(Photo: Anti-government graffiit. Credit: Katy Watson/BBC)…
 
HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: The events in Charlottesville also prompted a response from the tech community that quickly took steps against hate speech. Companies like Google, Go Daddy and Cloudfare have decided to stop hosting or supporting white supremacists’ Websites. PayPal and Apple Pay have decided to stop allowing known ...…
 
CLARISSA LYNN: Does everyone have a pen or pencil? IVETTE FELICIANO: 7th grade science teacher Clarissa Lynn takes her class on a 15-minute walk from their school in Harlem to New York City’s East River. There, they pull up a cage filled with oysters from an an oyster restoration station. CLARISSA LYNN: Put it in… IVETTE FELICIANO: Observing th ...…
 
What happens when extremists come to small-town America? ABC News travels the U.S. and explores the divide between white nationalists and Antifa.
 
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WorldLink | Deutsche Welle
 
This week: drownings, warning shots and wars of words… what on earth is going on in the Mediterranean? We meet the refugees in Indonesia, creating a life in limbo. Plus, a musical journey connecting Syria, Australia, Hollywood and Berlin.
 
In the wake of the protests by neo-Nazis and white supremacists that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump has come under fire for not immediately and clearly condemning American racists. It’s not the first time. Trump and those close to him have often played down the threat of violence committed by white supremacis ...…
 
Racial tension is not new to America but the deadly violence in Charlottesville last weekend showed just how deeply divided the country is.
 
Last week, one of the men Eric Tlosek had met on Manus Island was found dead, in what police say appears to be suicide. The man was the fifth to die on Manus Island since Australia sent this cohort of asylum-seekers there in 2013.
 
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Correspondents Report
 
Death of an Iranian refugee on Manus Island, deadly violence and racial tension in the US, and drug addicts using a dangerous method to share highs.
 
Young drug addicts in South Africa are using a dangerous practice to share their high. It's nicknamed 'Bluetooth'. Addicts inject themselves with heroin, then draw their own blood back up the syringe and inject it into a friend. '
 
An attack in Barcelona, the latest developments from the White House, new breast cancer research, astronomer and author Andrew Fraknoi answers questions about the 2017 total solar eclipse, and new hope for Alzheimer's patients. All that and more with CBS News Correspondent Steve Dorsey in this week's CBS News The Weekend Roundup.…
 
CBS's Steve Kathan talks about the upcoming eclipse with famed scientist Michio Kaku. It's "What's in the News".
 
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Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
 
A night of terror and bloodshed in Barcelona - Is the honeymoon over for the new French President? - A deportation order in the Netherlands tests Dutch tolerance - Can the Brits survive without Big Ben? - The locals of Lisbon count the cost of living in a tourist hotspot - The appeal of popularism in Slovakia - Should Germans be paying more for ...…
 
What do the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, tell us about the strength of the far-right in America? What should the government do to combat domestic extremism? In this week's programme David Aaronovitch asks if there is a white nationalist revival in the United States and what that means for the country's politics. CONTRIBUTORS: J.M. Berge ...…
 
The violence in Charlottesville has reverberated loudly in places like Charleston, South Carolina, the scene of the racially motivated massacre two years ago. CBS's Steve Kathan has "What's in the News".
 
Inside Romania’s live, web-camming world – the engine of the online sex industry… Assignment explores the fastest growing sector of so-called, ‘adult’ entertainment.
 
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