Best Current Affairs podcasts — News analysis and documentaries (Updated June 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
 
Get the biggest scoops and best storytelling on television from 60 Minutes - on your schedule. Now you can listen to the show in its entirety every week. 60 Minutes is the most successful broadcast in television history with more than 80 Emmys under its belt. 60 Minutes is also the only show to obtain interviews with every American president from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump.
 
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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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UNICEF Podcast
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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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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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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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Uitzending gemist Reporter Radio
 
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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.
 
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.
 
Peter Yel, 16, reports on high food prices in Southern Sudan.
 
UNICEF Myanmar Chief of Child Protection Anne-Claire Dufay talks about helping children cope with life after the cyclone.
 
In Los Angeles Susan Marling speaks to Frank Gehry. The famous architect has been charged with creating a master plan for the improvement of the Los Angeles River. It is a tough job. Since the 1930s when the river was straightened and lined with concrete to mitigate flooding, the waterway has been a hidden, polluted channel that many Angelenos ...…
 
Youth delegates from the Children's Climate Forum outline the many issues their countries are facing in relation to climate change.
 
In this year-end episode of Beyond School Books, guests from the past year share their perspectives on peacebuilding.
 
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.
 
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.
 
On World Humanitarian Day, UNICEF speaks with 2 women who are giving back to their communities and changing the lives Africa's next generation.
 
Indonesia Communications Specialist Lely Djuhari discusses the earthquake in West Sumatra.
 
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.
 
A youth from Monrovia, Liberia, wants to be an engineer but can’t afford the university fees.
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: The United States Senate will not try to repeal and replace the Obamacare health care law until after the Fourth of July recess. Republican leaders gave up today on getting a vote this week. Our Lisa Desjardins begins our coverage. SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL, R-Ky., Majority Leader: Legislation of this complexity almost always takes lo ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: A new cyber-attack caused major disruptions across Europe and elsewhere. Ukraine was hit hard, where banks and the power grid were breached. Government computers also locked up, as so-called ransomware scrambled data until payment is made. Also affected, Russia’s state-run oil company was hit, along with ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: And back to the battle over health care. I spoke a short time ago with Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, one of the key votes that could determine the future of the GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Senator Paul, thank you very much for joining us. Is there any doubt in your mind, if the vote had gone ahead toda ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: The White House today reinforced a stark warning to the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad against using chemical weapons. Last night, the administration announced that the U.S. had detected — quote — “potential preparations” by the regime to use the banned weapons, again. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner re ...…
 
Watch Part 1 of our conversation with Warren Buffett JUDY WOODRUFF: Now to the second part of my conversation with billionaire Warren Buffett. I spoke with him last week in Omaha last week at the Nebraska Furniture Mart, the largest furniture store in America. It is just one small piece of a huge portfolio of investments owned by his company, B ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: a sexual assault scandal that has rocked Baylor University, and ignited questions over whether the university ignored the complaints of victims. The school confirmed in recent days that it is also the subject of an ongoing NCAA investigation. That’s the focus of our weekly segment Making the Grade. John Yang has the latest. ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: China is leading a trillion-dollar project to build a 21st century version of the Silk Road, the trading routes that once spanned Asia. And it is on that original Silk Road, in Central Asia, where we again catch up with Paul Salopek. He is on his Out of Eden walk. It’s an around-the-world reporting project that began four years a ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: Nashville has long been considered the beating heart of the country music world, but the new album “The Nashville Sound” by Jason Isbell is infusing the genre with rock, folk and blues. The Grammy Award winner has turned heads with his lyrics, which this time around address topics like poverty, race, and love. Jeffrey Brown recen ...…
 
Deadly bear attacks are making news in Alaska. CBS's Steve Kathan has "What's in the News".
 
Deadly bear attacks are making news in Alaska. CBS's Steve Kathan has "What's in the News".
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
 
Mishal Husain presents four dispatches, including Annalena McAfee on a Cotswold utopia, Ed Smith on leadership in cricket and John Ashton on the diabetes he, like his father, has.
 
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The Documentary
 
They post-1997 generation are young and have only known Hong Kong as part of China. But under ‘one country, two systems’ these millennial Hong Kongers stand apart from their mainland equivalent. So how do they see themselves and the unique territory where they live?
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: This final day of the Supreme Court term has revived a controversial item on President Trump’s agenda: his travel ban. The justices announced that they will hear arguments this fall on the constitutionality of the ban. In the meantime, they reinstated a limited version of the order, affecting travelers from six mostly-Muslim coun ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: And in the day’s other news: The Supreme Court also announced that it will decide a case pitting gay rights against religion. At issue is whether a Denver baker acted legally when he refused to sell a same-sex couple a wedding cake. He cited his religious beliefs. In another case, the justices ruled 7-2 that a church-run school i ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: It was a big day in the fight over health care reform in the United States and the Senate’s push to replace Obamacare. John Yang digs in to the details. JOHN YANG: Late today, the Congressional Budget Office issued its analysis of the Senate health care bill. It found that, by 2026, 22 million more Americans would be uninsured th ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: As we have heard, a number of patient groups and major players in the health care industry have opposed the Senate bill. Every major hospital group has criticized it. They say they are especially worried about deep reductions in Medicaid spending for the poor and those with disabilities, changes that include new limits like spend ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: a unique look at the victims of war in Syria. In 2015, Canada began that country’s largest refugee resettlement program since the Vietnam War. Over the last year-and-a-half, 45,000 Syrian refugees have made Canada their home, more than double those admitted in the U.S. Now a group of comic book artists are documenting ...…
 
Watch Part 2 of our conversation with Warren Buffett JUDY WOODRUFF: Next, to part one of my interview with Warren Buffett. He’s one of the shrewdest and most successful investors in the world, earning the nickname the Oracle of Omaha. I traveled to Nebraska last week for this wide-ranging conversation. And a note: Buffett is CBO of Berkshire Ha ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: We turn back now to the Supreme Court’s decision to take up the Trump administration’s travel ban and the ongoing fight over the health care replacement bill. For all that, it’s time for politics Monday with Tamara Keith of NPR and Stu Rothenberg, senior editor at Inside Elections. And welcome to both of you. So, Tam, I’m going t ...…
 
Peter Suderman joins Nick Gillespie and Katherine Mangu-Ward in a discussion moderated by Andrew Heaton. In addition to making sense of the unimaginative Republican bill and suggesting more radical reforms in place of it, they discuss a new CATO piece about the true number of libertarians in America; the cultural impact of Harry Potter two deca ...…
 
A controversy's erupted after a jury verdict in a deadly meningitis case. CBS's Steve Kathan has "What's in the News".
 
Artificial intelligence is having a major impact on the medical industry. Charlie Rose reports. Baseball season is now in full swing -- Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated meet's Japan's Babe Ruth. Those stories on this week's "60 Minutes."
 
Union membership is in decline whilst structural changes in the economy - including the rise of the so-called gig economy - are putting downward pressure on wages, and creating fertile conditions for exploitation by unscrupulous employers. So who is going to ensure that workers get a fair deal? Sonia Sodha, chief leader writer for the Observer, ...…
 
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Uitzending gemist Reporter Radio
 
- Deze week onderzoeksjournalistiek voor en door middelbare scholieren. De profielwerkstukken over declaraties in de zorg en de relatie tussen kauwen en concentratie, door 4 eindexamenleerlingen van het Sint-Jans Lyceum in Den Bosch. Reporter Radio iedere zondag tussen 19:00 en 20:00 uur. Reacties, vragen en tips: reporterradio@kro-ncrv.nl of @ ...…
 
When a schizophrenic veteran armed with a gun and a bomb takes hostages at a public library in Salt Lake City, he doesn't realize one of the captives is a law enforcement professional, which ultimately leads to his undoing.
 
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Newsweek (Cantonese)
 
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John Simpson visits Hong Kong 20 years after reunification with China to find out how much has changed. On 1 July 1997, after 150 years of British rule, Hong Kong rejoined China under the “one country two systems” formula whereby the territory would continue to enjoy much of its autonomy. Twenty years on, Hong Kong continues to prosper but amid ...…
 
The case of 22-year-old college student Otto Warmbier is under investigation, starting from his arrest in North Korea to his death after returning to the United States.
 
President Donald Trump has used the threat of foreign-born terrorists to justify his travel ban – but since 9/11, nearly every terrorist attack in the United States has come from within. On this episode of Reveal, we investigate which domestic terror episodes get tracked and why. To explore more reporting, visit revealnews.org or find us on fb. ...…
 
On this week's edition of Correspondents Report: Eliza Harvey tells her side of the story after husband Adam Harvey was struck in the neck by a stray bullet in the Philippines. What was it like for her to be told that Adam had been shot? And Professor Richard Lachmann from the University of Albany shares his thoughts on the western media covera ...…
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
 
Tight-fitting briefs in Mongolia, matching Donald Trump t-shirts in Iowa, NATO camouflage and some cut-off jeans in Romania. Kate Adie introduces correspondents’ stories.In Romania, Emily Unia watches NATO put on a show of force; 4,000 troops, drawn from nine different countries, backed by helicopters and armoured vehicles – serious stuff, or s ...…
 
"There's a huge story to be told," says Anthony Lappé, "about the actual extent of the U.S. government's involvement in drug trafficking."And that's exactly the story Lappé and his co-producers Julian Hobbs and Elli Hakami tell in a mesmerizing four-part series that debuted this week on cable TV's History Channel. Through dramatic recreations a ...…
 
Senate healthcare bill, the ACLU v. the DOJ, Jared Kushner and his goal for Palestine and Israel, women and the conversation about heart disease, and "food pharmacies." All that and more in this week's edition of the CBS News Weekend Roundup with Sam Litzinger.
 
CBS's Steve Kathan looks at a coal company's lawsuit against HBO's John Oliver in today's edition of "What's in the News".
 
On this week's show: a leading White House correspondent on the intersection between the media and Trump. The common denominator between a Zimbabwean satirist and a resilient investigative reporter in the Arab world. How big is the problem of anti-Semitism in Europe? Jumping the color line in Apartheid South Africa. And why Germans love garden ...…
 
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