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Best Current Affairs Podcasts We Could Find
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Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Brooks and Capehart, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app. ...
 
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 Joe Biden.
 
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Reveal

The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX

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Reveal’s investigations will inspire, infuriate and inform you. Host Al Letson and an award-winning team of reporters deliver gripping stories about caregivers, advocates for the unhoused, immigrant families, warehouse workers and formerly incarcerated people, fighting to hold the powerful accountable. The New Yorker described Reveal as “a knockout … a pleasure to listen to, even as we seethe.” A winner of multiple Peabody, duPont, Emmy and Murrow awards, Reveal is produced by the nation’s f ...
 
News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Today, Explained is your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news explainer co-hosted by Sean Rameswaram and Noel King. Every episode features the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.
 
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Caliphate

The New York Times

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In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence. Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Cha ...
 
ABC News Daily is the podcast that helps you understand the issues affecting your world. Every episode, host Samantha Hawley walks through one story with the help of an ABC colleague or expert in under 15 minutes. When you want coverage you can trust, listen to ABC News Daily.
 
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FT Big Read

Financial Times

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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.
 
A jaunty walk through the burning ruins of the old world, the one we all live in now, and a guide to avoiding the worst pitfalls along the road to a better world. It Could Happen Here season 1 ended with the possibility of a second civil war. It Could Happen Here Daily with Robert Evans, accepts collapse as a given, and tries to provide a roadmap to survival.
 
An award-winning, original, investigative series made by the team behind the acclaimed PBS documentary show, FRONTLINE. From the long and deadly arm of 9/11, to a police shooting in West Virginia with a startling twist, to what life is really like for children living in a Kenyan refugee camp, each episode follows a different reporter through an investigation that sometimes is years in the making. The FRONTLINE Dispatch – because some stories are meant to be heard. Produced at FRONTLINE’s hea ...
 
The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.
 
Welcome to The Tip Off- the podcast where we take you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Each episode we’ll be digging into an investigative scoop- hearing from the journalists behind the work as they tell us about the leads, the dead-ends and of course, the tip offs. There’ll be car chases, slammed doors, terrorist cells, meetings in dimly lit bars and cafes, wrangling with despotic regimes and much more. So if you’re curious about the fun, com ...
 
Each episode will go deep on a big story you’ll definitely want to hear more about. We’ll share with you our best investigations (think private prisons, electoral skullduggery, Dark Money, and Trump's Russia connections), and informative interviews with our reporters and newsmakers. We're hoping to make your week more informed with the stories that really matter, told by us, the folks you trust for smart, fearless reporting.
 
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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GroundTruth

The GroundTruth Project

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At the height of the Vietnam War, a government insider named Daniel Ellsberg leaked 7,000 pages of classified documents to American newspapers. The Pentagon Papers revealed that Americans had been lied to for decades about the war. Fifty years later, Ellsberg reveals his evolution from Cold Warrior to Whistleblower in the GroundTruth Podcast series The Whistleblower: Truth, Dissent and the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg. Based at GBH in Boston, the award-winning GroundTruth Podcast has covered gl ...
 
The Guardian Long Read - audio versions of our regular long reads published online and in the newspaper Monday through Friday. The long reads are long form articles on a wide variety of topics from global politics to the big cultural debates of our time. For the print version go to - http://www.theguardian.com/news/series/the-long-read
 
The podcast version of a documentary & interview series on war and inequality from the heart of Empire hosted by Abby Martin. Empire Files is donor-funded, independent and add free. Help keep us going by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/empirefiles. Follow: @EmpireFiles and @AbbyMartin Like: www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
 
An ex-Al Qaeda jihadi turned MI6 spy and a former monk turned filmmaker, have been embedded at the heart of conflicts in the Middle East. Together Aimen Dean and Thomas Small unpack the realities of war, fundamentalism and their global implications through first-hand experience.
 
The Slow Newscast from Tortoise takes news slowly. We investigate, we report, and every week we try to focus on the stories that really matter in the UK and around the world. Tortoise is a news start-up devoted to slow journalism. If you want more slow and considered journalism, you can become a member of Tortoise and get access to more of our stories, contribute to our journalism and join us at events in our newsroom, in person and online. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/friend and use the cod ...
 
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Writer and parent Joanna Schroeder wrote a guide for parents about what to look out for and how to intervene. This episode was produced by Avishay Artsy, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Mounsey, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financi…
 
After 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II is the world’s most high profile global figure and a unique exemplar of diplomacy and soft power. Much of her role takes place behind the scenes. She came to the throne in 1952 at a time of crisis and as the British Empire disintegrated in the aftermath of World War Two. The Queen’s role as constitut…
 
After 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II is the world’s most high profile global figure and a unique exemplar of diplomacy and soft power. Much of her role takes place behind the scenes. She came to the throne in 1952 at a time of crisis and as the British Empire disintegrated in the aftermath of World War Two. The Queen’s role as constitut…
 
POLLS SUGGEST // Polls suggest the country might get its first-ever leftist leader. Whatever the outcome, a fresh outbreak of violent protest may await. Africa’s increasingly crippling fuel shortages can be blamed on more than just higher prices. And reflecting on the life of Lawrence MacEwen, laird of a tiny Scottish island whose austere simplicit…
 
Since the war broke out in Ukraine, Americans across the country are joining together to rally around Ukrainian nationalism and identity. At the same time, many Russian Americans – horrified by what they see their home country doing to its neighboring Ukraine – are having to confront questions of their own identity. Do I keep speaking my native lan…
 
The gun debate in America is cycling through its usual motions in the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo, N.Y., and Uvalde, Texas. Today on Front Burner, a look at the state of the U.S. government, and its unwillingness or inability to confront the large problems facing the country, from gun violence to climate change to income inequality.Canadian w…
 
Welcome to The Quicky, getting you up to speed daily. The Quicky drops an episode every morning with a deep dive and the news headlines, and we’ll be bringing you the afternoon news as well. Every weekday Siobhán Moran-McFarlane will be in your ears telling you the headlines you need to know, to make your commute home that little easier. And yes, C…
 
In the week that the Government announced a major review into England's council-run children's services, a Times investigation has found scores of inexperienced owners in the sector - including those with criminal convictions. With young people at risk, and big money to be made, what needs to change? This podcast was brought to you thanks to the su…
 
There were growing concerns Thursday about how police responded to the deadly elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas that left 21 people dead, 19 of them children. Police indicated the school doors may have been unlocked when the gunman entered and that he managed to stay inside for an hour before he was killed. Amna Nawaz reports from Uvalde.…
 
The attack at the Uvalde, Texas elementary school has once again raised questions about how to prevent the next tragedy. A bipartisan group of lawmakers met on Thursday in Washington to discuss what, if any, potential solutions could earn 60-votes in the Senate. Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, joins Judy Woodruff …
 
The horror of what happened in Texas is leaving yet more families, friends and community members grieving and reeling over the loss of loved ones. It is an experience that many survivors and families know all too well from previous attacks at Sandy Hook, Aurora, Parkland, Columbine and too many others to count. John Yang talks about that with Aalay…
 
The massacre in Uvalde is again driving heated debate about the millions of guns owned by Americans, and how some clearly disturbed people can get those weapons and wreak havoc in an instant. Mark Follman, an editor at Mother Jones and author of "Trigger points," and Marisa Randazzo, executive director of threat assessment at the security firm, Ont…
 
In our news wrap Thursday, Russia insisted that Ukraine accept its demands on land as Russian fire pounded eastern Ukraine, the Biden administration called for a bloc of nations confronting Russian aggression to join in challenging China, China's top diplomat tours eight Pacific island nations, ousted Pakistan prime minister demands new election, a…
 
China and Russia on Thursday blocked a U.S. attempt in the United Nations Security Council to punish North Korea for testing missiles that are banned by previous resolutions by the council. North Korea's tests this week of ballistic missiles, including one that Pyongyang says can reach the east coast of the U.S., coincide with its first major outbr…
 
The biggest international prize in architecture will be awarded Friday in London to an architect known for his work on buildings that address social needs, particularly in African countries. This year's prize also made history, as Francis Kéré became the first African and first Black architect to receive the honor. Jeffrey Brown has the story for o…
 
This is a fragile moment for the U.S. economy. Many people are feeling the steep rise of the cost of gas and groceries, and some are having to decide whether to buy food or fill up their tanks. Food banks and local non-profits are seeing more people than ever. And experts worry that the Federal Reserve's efforts to combat inflation by raising inter…
 
It's been nearly three years since WAG Coleen Rooney kicked off what has been dubbed the 'Wagatha Christie' scandal, after she set a trap for and then outed fellow WAG Rebekah Vardy for allegedly selling fake stories about her to the British tabloids. Now the case is in the High Court after Rebekah claimed Coleen had defamed her, but no matter what…
 
Australia has taken a reputational hit on the international stage in recent years, mainly due to a stance on climate change that has lagged behind most other developed nations. Now, it's up to Anthony Albanese to fix it, and to take on China as it seeks to push its way into the affairs of Pacific nations. Today, ABC TV Insiders host David Speers on…
 
A long-awaited inquiry into lockdown gatherings on Boris Johnson’s watch reveals lurid details of brash bashes. Yet the prime minister will be able, once again, to brush off the controversy. We ask why Switzerland is such a powerhouse in business and finance despite its modest resources. And how Russia’s war propaganda is winning over plenty of Twi…
 
Reports have emerged of terrible atrocities committed against civilians in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine. Some people have tried to escape, braving bullets and artillery fire in order to reach government-controlled areas. Among those helping them are volunteers carrying out rescue missions by driving into Russian held territory to pick up those…
 
Reports have emerged of terrible atrocities committed against civilians in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine. Some people have tried to escape, braving bullets and artillery fire in order to reach government-controlled areas. Among those helping them are volunteers carrying out rescue missions by driving into Russian held territory to pick up those…
 
Senegal in West Africa recently introduced much tougher sentences for rape. Until 2019 it was deemed a misdemeanour rather than a serious crime and anyone convicted was often released after a few years, or even a few months. Myriam Francois meets rape survivors and both female and male campaigners to see if the new law is changing the lives of wome…
 
Senegal in West Africa recently introduced much tougher sentences for rape. Until 2019 it was deemed a misdemeanour rather than a serious crime and anyone convicted was often released after a few years, or even a few months. Myriam Francois meets rape survivors and both female and male campaigners to see if the new law is changing the lives of wome…
 
The Covid-19 pandemic forced countries all over the world to close entire industries and force the majority of people to stay in their own homes where possible, only leaving for the bare essentials. Following the arrival of a vaccine economies began to open back up, however, restarting the behemoth-like supply chains was not as simple as first hope…
 
Welcome to The Quicky, getting you up to speed daily. The Quicky drops an episode every morning with a deep dive and the news headlines, and we’ll be bringing you the afternoon news as well. Every weekday Siobhán Moran-McFarlane will be in your ears telling you the headlines you need to know, to make your commute home that little easier. And yes, C…
 
The school shooting in Uvalde, Texas was the deadliest since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut nearly a decade ago. Today, we’re re-airing an interview with a parent who lost her child at Sandy Hook and went on to channel her grief into activism. In February, she and a group of other Sandy Hook families announced …
 
Listen to this full 2hr episode of DOSED with Abby Martin for free on:Apple: https://tinyurl.com/bdh5wkekSpotify: https://tinyurl.com/mtseyteeGoogle: https://tinyurl.com/ctsucpndCallin: https://tinyurl.com/mv3z28rwDaniele Bolelli is host of two podcasts: The Drunken Taoist (https://tinyurl.com/54zxksah) and History On Fire (https://tinyurl.com/yv75…
 
On Tuesday, an 18-year-old shooter barricaded himself in an elementary school classroom in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two teachers. This, nearly 10 years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. In the years between the shootings, no meaningful national legislation on gun control has passed in the United…
 
As the long-awaited report into lockdown-breaking parties at Downing Street is published, we dissect the key points. This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guest: Charlotte Ivers, political correspondent, Times R…
 
Investigators looked for a motive Wednesday in the elementary school shooting that killed 21 people, including 19 children, in Uvalde, Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott said the gunman had shared messages about his intentions on Facebook shortly before the attack, while calls grew in Washington and elsewhere for changing gun laws. In Uvalde, the community gr…
 
A day after a massacre at a Texas elementary school took the lives of 19 children and two teachers, the shooting in Texas has renewed calls for more gun regulations as Congress remains gridlocked on the issue. Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy represents Connecticut, where the deadliest elementary school shooting in American history happened in 2012. He…
 
Many prior efforts to pass new gun laws have hit a wall in the U.S. Senate and in some state legislatures. The National Rifle Association, or the NRA, has been a major part of those debates, particularly at the federal level. Mike Spies, a senior writer at The Trace who covers the NRA, joins John Yang to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - http…
 
News Wrap: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf acknowledged failings by his agency in the baby formula shortage, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he would not trade land for peace with Russia, the U.S. and allies South Korea and Japan condemn North Korea for firing missiles into the sea, and West Virginia reached …
 
Wednesday marks the second anniversary of George Floyd's murder at the hands of police in Minneapolis. His death touched off protests and a global movement for racial justice. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on a new book, "His Name Is George Floyd," which examines Floyd's life and America's ongoing struggle with systemic racism. PBS NewsHour is support…
 
Two years after George Floyd's death, President Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order aimed at overhauling policing practices. Among other actions, it revises use-of-force policies for federal law enforcement agencies and creates a national registry of officer misconduct. Christy Lopez, of the Georgetown University Law Center, joins Geoff Be…
 
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