Best Current Affairs podcasts — News analysis and documentaries (Updated February 2018; image)
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PBS NewsHour - Segments
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Select the specific PBS NewsHour updates, in-depth reports, interviews and analysis that match your interests. (Updated daily)
 
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The Documentary
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The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.
 
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60 Minutes
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60 Minutes
 
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Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
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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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Reveal
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There’s More To The Story
 
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Correspondents Report
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The ABC's overseas reporters give their interpretation and analysis of the week's major events.
 
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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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20/20
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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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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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The Inquiry
Weekly
 
The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world.
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
 
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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Global development - The Guardian
 
Every month we’ll explore the key issues affecting billions of people across the developing world. Recent editions have looked at why 75 million of the world’s poorest children can’t access education, why El Niño has worsened the food shortages in Malawi and Zimbabwe and how big data offers new tools to help countries meet their development goals
 
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The Compass
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The Compass - exploring our world.
 
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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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The Briefing Room
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David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news
 
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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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FT Big Read
Weekly
 
An audio version of the best of the Financial Times's Big Reads — in-depth reporting from FT correspondents around the world. Listen to longform stories that explore and explain key themes in world news, science and business. Produced by Anna Dedhar.
 
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Crossing Continents
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Series focusing on foreign affairs issues
 
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The FRONTLINE Dispatch
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From the PBS investigative series FRONTLINE - a new narrative podcast that expands the series’ tradition of tough, fair and deeply reported long-form journalism. Every episode will explore a different domestic or international story, told by producers and reporters around the globe. Produced at FRONTLINE’s headquarters at WGBH in Boston and powered by PRX. The FRONTLINE Dispatch is made possible by the Abrams Foundation Journalism Initiative.
 
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World in Progress | Deutsche Welle
 
News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
 
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The Breakthrough
Monthly
 
Latest Articles and Investigations from ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.
 
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File on 4
Monthly+
 
Award-winning current affairs documentary series investigating major issues at home and abroad
 
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Background Briefing - ABC RN
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Background Briefing is Australia’s leading audio investigations program. Our award-winning team of reporters spend weeks doing forensic research to uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.
 
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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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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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The Pulse MV
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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
 
Uitzending terugluisteren van Reporter Radio
 
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Since 2014, more than 250,000 unaccompanied minors have made a dangerous journey to the U.S. from Central America, with 40 percent coming from El Salvador, where jobs are scarce and gangs are rampant. One program, funded by U.S. government aid…
 
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Uitzending gemist Reporter Radio
 
- Onderzoeksjournalistiek over onderwerpen die voor iedereen relevant en herkenbaar zijn. Iedere zondag tussen 19:00 en 20:00 uur. Reacties, vragen en tips: reporterradio@kro-ncrv.nl of @reporterradio1Je kunt je ook abonneren op Reporter podcast, via itunes, stitcher of soundcloud
 
UNICEF Myanmar Chief of Child Protection Anne-Claire Dufay talks about helping children cope with life after the cyclone.
 
On World Humanitarian Day, UNICEF speaks with 2 women who are giving back to their communities and changing the lives Africa's next generation.
 
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.
 
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.
 
A youth from Monrovia, Liberia, wants to be an engineer but can’t afford the university fees.
 
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.
 
UNICEF podcast moderator Kathryn Herzog speaks with UNICEF Ambassador and NBA player Pau Gasol about the importance of early education.
 
Indonesia Communications Specialist Lely Djuhari discusses the earthquake in West Sumatra.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Youth delegates from the Children's Climate Forum outline the many issues their countries are facing in relation to climate change.
 
Peter Yel, 16, reports on high food prices in Southern Sudan.
 
Three years ago Marcus Rappel murdered 28-year-old Tara Costigan with an axe.The murder continues to confront our definition of domestic violence because despite a pattern of verbal aggressions, Rappel had never previously physically abused Costigan, the mother of his child. Canberra journalists Elizabeth Byrne and Susan McDonald investigate ho ...…
 
Man recalls last hours before son, wife were shot and killed; Dad survives son's murder plot that killed mom and brother
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
 
A Gambian spymaster, a Czechoslovak secret agent and a South African ghost called Sam. Correspondents share wit, analysis, and tales of strange encounters. Introduced by Kate Adie.Gambia’s intelligence agency has a new name and its boss is busy rebranding it – but beyond repainting the torture chamber, what does that mean, wonders Colin Freeman ...…
 
Chicago is experiencing a reversal of the great migration that propelled African Americans northward in search of opportunity in the first half of the 20th century. Since 2000, a quarter-million black Chicagoans have moved away. The reasons include decades of bad policy and broken promises on affordable housing, education and public safety. On ...…
 
South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking the reins of the nation, after almost a decade of turmoil under his predecessor, Jacob Zuma.
 
China will be the host the next Winter Olympics in 2022. Already in the midst of a ski boom, China is positioning itself as the world's next ski destination.
 
There are few places in the world as chilling as the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. But what's it like to have such an infamous place next to your hometown?
 
The Syrian city of Raqqa was the focus of world attention for several years but since a US led coalition and local militias bombed and fought IS out, Raqqa has faded from the headlines.
 
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Correspondents Report
 
On today’s show: Civilians in Raqqa struggling to rebuild the city and their lives; What it’s like to live next to the Auschwitz concentration camp; International ski culture hitting the slopes in China; And South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa takes the reins of the nation.
 
CBS News Correspondent Mola Lenghi reports on school shooting survivors and parents talking to President Trump, amid calls for more gun control. Correspondent Bill Rehkopf reports on President Trump's push to arm teachers. Correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reports on a deputy who allegedly didn't intervene in the attack. Steve reports on the FBI's ...…
 
Mark Janus is a "child-support specialist" who works for the state of Illinois to ensure that minors are taken care of when it comes to divorce and guardianship. He's also at the center of a Supreme Court case that may end the ability of public-sector unions to collect dues even from workers who are not members and don't want to be represented ...…
 
The dispute between Europe's media barons Silvio Berlusconi and Vincent Bolloré sees their groups Mediaset and Vivendi battle it out in court next week just days before Italy's crucial election. Rachel Sanderson and Harriet Agnew trace the story of how their business relations soured.
 
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WorldLink | Deutsche Welle
 
On this week's show, meet a homeless man in California fighting for his way of life, hear an astounding story of poverty from the United Kingdom and find out how hard it is to find genuine acts of kindness in Berlin. Plus, hear a story of hope from the Zaatari refugee camp, meet two al-Shabaab defectors who are speaking out and learn how Hondur ...…
 
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Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
 
On today's programme: Immigration and the Italian elections – President Erdogan’s plan to send home Syrian refugees – The end of a maritime era for St Helena – Tackling the rise in anti-Semitism – An increase in support for Germany’s AfD – Corruption scandals plague the Spanish government – Corruption in Hungary – And scarves for the homeless a ...…
 
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The Briefing Room
 
Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel appointed to investigate possible Russian links to the Trump campaign in 2016, last week issued formal charges against three companies and thirteen named individuals. They are all Russian. The 37-page indictment provides a wealth of detail on the scale and ambition of the operation, in which ordinary American ...…
 
A well-known blogger and activist jailed for a peaceful protest, a young man imprisoned and tortured for wearing the wrong T- shirt, a young woman abducted by masked police, and now among more than a thousand people who have been forcibly disappeared – these are just some of the alarming stories from the new Egypt.Orla Guerin has spent the last ...…
 
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From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
 
Many Haitians see Oxfam’s actions as the latest part of a much bigger problem. Kate Adie introduces stories, wit and analysis from correspondents around the world. “Being poor, we’re a market for the NGOs” one Port-au-Prince resident tells Will Grant, “but it’s time to admit that we cannot develop our country with international aid.” Ahead of e ...…
 
Women earn less than men in every country in the world. Women are now more educated than ever before. But, on average, they don't take home the same in their pay packets. And laws against discrimination in the workplace haven't been enough to close the gap. This inequality in wages has proven difficult to shift. Governments, employers and union ...…
 
"The whole premise of the war on drugs is that if you focus on the supply side, you'll solve all of the U.S.'s problems with problematic drug use," says Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. But "no matter how much money you put into fighting organized crime, there are always going to be new leaders ...…
 
This week, we'll take a look at a deadly conflict over resources in Nigeria that's pitted farmers against herdsmen. We'll talk about press freedom with Reuters' Myanmar Bureau Chief — his two reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in prison for over two months now. And: How a sex scandal is turning the aid sector upside down.…
 
Fi Glover, Martha Lane Fox and Henrietta Moore are on the hunt for solutions to the world’s problems. Their aim is to create the perfect country made up of the best global policies that actually work. In this episode, the panel hear the voices, opinions and criticisms of the World Service audience. Together, they debate how the perfect country ...…
 
Can the NHS afford to run and replace its ageing hospitals? Many hospitals are crumbling and have huge backlogs of required maintenance work. It affects patients - sometimes life-saving operations are being cancelled due to lack of capacity - or practical problems such as leaks or faulty air conditioning.Money from capital budgets has been used ...…
 
When mass shootings take place, libertarians at Reason and elsewhere usually respond by pointing out that gun violence is declining even as the number of weapons in circulation is climbing; that mass shootings are not increasing in number; and that most proposed solutions either won't work and raise serious civil-liberties concerns. These point ...…
 
"Life is poker, not chess," says Annie Duke, a former professional poker player and the author of a new book, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts. Chess is a game of skill with "very little luck involved," while in poker good decisions and good outcomes often don't go together.Duke cites Seattle Seahawks ...…
 
Japan has the fastest ageing society in the world with more than a quarter of its population over the age of 65. It currently has 66,000 centenarians, more than any other country. Toshiko Katayose and Aki Maruyama Leggett explore some of the innovative ways in which Japanese people are adapting to living longer.For over 20 years Toshiko Katayos ...…
 
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