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Best International News podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best International News podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
What's been happening around the world and why it matters
 
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions.
 
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
 
Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.
 
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
 
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
 
All the news from the European continent and beyond from an American perspective.
 
“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday.
 
Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues
 
From Brussels, Berlin, Paris and London — Europe’s premier political podcast.
 
The stories you need to hear today, from Time.com. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
We live in a confusing time, bombarded every day with news from around the world that can be hard to follow, or fully understand. Let Worldly be your guide. Every Thursday, senior writer Zack Beauchamp, senior foreign editor Jennifer Williams, and staff defense writer Alex Ward give you the history and context you need to make sense of the moment and navigate the world around you. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
Our flagship daily news show, where hosts Neha Mathews and Shashank Bhargava talk to in-house experts about what is going on and why you need to care about it
 
Voice of America is an international news and broadcast organization serving Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Russia, the Middle East and Balkan countries
 
News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more. Produced by Vox and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
The perfect way to start the day in Europe is with Monocle’s morning news programme. Join Monocle 24’s editors, presenters and guests as they set the agenda in international news and business. Winner Best News & Politics Radio Show in the 2015 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards.
 
A weekly discussion of national security and foreign policy matters hosted by Shane Harris of the Washington Post and featuring Brookings scholars Tamara Cofman Wittes, Benjamin Wittes, and Susan Hennessey.
 
A daily news show from the publisher of The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. Hear from the country’s best reporters, covering the news as it affects Australia. This is news with narrative, every weekday.
 
Times of India brings the Latest News & Breaking News Headlines from India & around the World. Read Latest News Today on Sports, Business, Health & Fitness, Bollywood & Entertainment, Blogs & Opinions from leading columnists.
 
A weekly podcast covering the build up to, breakout of and consequences of various conflicts in history.
 
​Presented by ​Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.
 
This podcast dissects critical issues underpinning China’s emergence as a global power. Hosted by Bonnie S. Glaser director of the CSIS China Power Project.
 
The Irish Times' unrivalled foreign affairs coverage, now brought to you in weekly podcast form. Hosted by Chris Dooley with regular contributors Patrick Smyth, Denis Staunton, Lara Marlowe, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Scally, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.
 
From Haaretz – Israel's oldest daily newspaper – a weekly podcast in English on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World, hosted by Simon Spungin.
 
A hard-hitting, factual podcast that seeks to undermine modern narratives with the use of evidence, facts and statistics.
 
A newslaundry podcast which gives you a quick summary of the important news of the day. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree
 
Weekly wrap of events of the week peppered with context, commentary and opinion by a superstar panel. Click here to support Newslaundry: http://bit.ly/paytokeepnewsfree
 
There's never been a better time to understand what's going on in Asia. That's why we talk to the people who know it best. The Asia In-Depth podcast brings you conversations with the world's leading experts and thought-leaders on the politics, economics, and culture of Asia — and beyond. Subscribe today.
 
Global perspective, human stories
 
The Explainer is a new weekly podcast from TheJournal.ie that takes a deeper look at one big news story you need to know about. What's the background? Why is this in the news? Get the facts behind the story from Ireland's biggest news website.
 
This is Bombshell, a bi-weekly podcast coming to you from Washington insiders to dissect today’s foreign policy crises and tomorrow’s security challenges. We’ll talk military strategy, White House mayhem, and the best cocktails known to (wo)man. Brought to you by War on the Rocks.
 
The World Unpacked is a weekly foreign policy podcast, hosted by Jen Psaki, that breaks down the hottest global issues of today with experts, journalists, and policymakers who can explain what is happening, why it matters, and where we go from here. Tune in to get smart on foreign policy.
 
An in-depth look at the issues, culture and personalities shaping Canada today.
 
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
 
A weekly discussion of the geopolitical implications of current events in the Asia-Pacific, hosted by Ankit Panda from The Diplomat, with regular guests.
 
A daily Global News podcast released every afternoon just in time for your commute home. The world moves way too fast and it’s easy to fall behind the news cycle. Host Tamara Khandaker takes you beyond the headlines to reveal the full story, explore new angles, ask tough questions, and talk directly to the people most affected by the big stories.
 
Up-to-date news and current affairs in Burmese covering domestic and international news stories. Our coverage aims to reflect diverse opinions and offers in-depth analysis.
 
Journalists, policymakers, diplomats and scholars discuss under-reported news, trends and topics from around the world. Named by The Guardian as “One of 27 Podcasts to Make You Smarter” Global Dispatches is podcast about foreign policy and world affairs.
 
The Geopolitics & Empire Podcast conducts interviews with high-profile guests on geopolitics and international affairs seeking to gain insight from experts on both the left and the right as to the true nature of current events.
 
BBC Burmese provides up-to-date news and current affairs in Burmese covering domestic and international news stories. 2015-2100 Burmese Time (1345-1430 GMT)
 
How the world looks through American eyes, and the myriad and unexpected ways that the world influences the United States.
 
Please Explain - from The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, a weekly podcast that cuts through the noise to give you insight into the stories that drive the nation. Subscribe to The Age: https://subscribe.theage.com.au/ or The Herald: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/ Get in touch with the team: pleaseexplain@theage.com.au or pleaseexplain@smh.com.au
 
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President Trump's impeachment trial begins with legal arguments over whether witnesses can be called.By BBC Radio 4
 
China confirms coronavirus transmission between humans Lebanon: UN rights office calls for de-escalation of protest violence Game-changing tool on hungerBy Liz Scaffidi, UN News
 
Dr. Johan Galtung discusses his view of the future of the world and U.S. empire. He believes we’re moving into a peaceful multipolar world composed of regional civilizations, but not quite attaining “one world”. He sees Islam returning with a vengeance and the U.S. possibly splitting or dividing into two parts. *Support/Donate to Geopolitics & […]…
 
President Trump attacks activists at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, with Greta Thunberg in the audience. Also: there's a warning against a cover-up as China virus cases jump, and what did a man and two dogs find on a beach?By BBC World Service
 
In this episode of Daily Dose, Snigdha Sharma brings you the latest updates from New Delhi, Tamil Nadu, and China.By Newslaundry.com
 
Washington correspondent Suzanne Lynch on what to watch out for as the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump begins. And Dan McLaughlin is back in Kiev to find out how the involvement of Ukraine in the scandals surrounding Trump is affecting the troubled nation's relationship with the US, Russia and Europe.…
 
Included in this SpokenEdition: 1) Greta Thunberg Joins Youth Activists on TIME Panel at Davos to Say ‘Pretty Much Nothing’ Has Been Done on Climate Change 2) ‘A Defining Moment.’ An Indian State’s Decision to Challenge the Country’s Controversial Citizenship Law Signals a Growing Divide 3) The Titanic Wreck Will Now Be Protected Under a ‘Momentous…
 
We're in Washington D.C as the impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is set to begin. The trial could lead to President Trump being removed from office, although that is unlikely. Mr Trump faces charges of abusing his office by pressing Ukraine to investigate a political rival and obstructing Congress. It is the third time in history an Am…
 
Davos: Trump decries climate 'prophets of doom' with Thunberg in audienceBy BBC Burmese Radio
 
The headlines this evening, from the Indian Express.By The Indian Express
 
Sally Armstrong argues the future depends on equality for women and girls. In her second CBC Massey Lecture, she discusses sex: the history of sex, sex for procreation, sex for pleasure, sex for business. Monogamy maybe the norm, but evolutionary biology suggests, in earlier times, things were more freewheeling. Over time, however, we’ve seen men e…
 
Every day this week, thousands of Ontario students will be out of school. Rotating one-day strikes will hit every school board in the province in the biggest escalation yet of a labour war that’s been raging for almost six months. At issue? Class size, salaries, mandatory E-Learning, and other issues on which the teachers and the provincial governm…
 
The extradition hearing for Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou begins and Xi Jinping returns from Myanmar – will China step up as a diplomatic leader? Plus: a word on Davos with Tyler Brûlé, Emilia-Romagna’s election and art fairs.By Monocle 24
 
Back in the fall of 2017, during the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, President Xi Jinping took the podium at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People to claim that one-party autocracy offered an option for “countries that want to speed up their development while preserving their independence.” In the years since, China’s belief in …
 
Canadian mathematician John Mighton says anyone can be good with numbers — and if we got over our fear of it, we could build a better world.
 
Clearview AI’s facial recognition technology lets you upload a picture of someone’s face, and find other images of them online, leading to their name or home address. New York Times reporter Kashmir Hill says it could be “the end of public anonymity.”
 
The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 6, should Canadians be concerned?
 
Jagat Prakash Nadda took over as the national president of BJP on Monday. Elected unopposed, he took the reins from Amit Shah, who had been party president for five and a half years. In the first segment, Liz Mathew discusses Nadda’s background, how he entered politics and what challenges lie before him in this position. Next, Sreenivas Janyala det…
 
Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.By VOA
 
Sri Lankan president said that twenty thousand people missing in 2009 civil war are dead.By BBC Burmese Radio
 
Gotabaya Rajapaksa announces the deaths of thousands who disappeared in the civil war. Also: the stand-off between Central American migrants and Mexican border forces, and the two men on opposite sides of the world who tried to make an Earth Sandwich.By BBC World Service
 
On Day 2 of Davos Confidential, we preview Donald Trump's much-anticipated speech at the World Economic Forum. Who's considered the most "controversial" among this high-powered crowd? POLITICO's Rym Momtaz, Stephen Brown and Florian Eder debate this question, as well as the impact of the climate movement on businesses.POLITICO's Ryan Heath also dis…
 
The impeachment trial against U.S. President Donald Trump is beginning this week in the Senate. Global’s Washington bureau chief Jackson Proskow breaks down who the key players are and what we can expect during the proceeding that could go on for weeks.By Curiouscast
 
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A court in Canada is hearing the extradition case of the Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who is facing charges in the United States of fraud and violating American sanctions on Iran.Also in the programme: Further protests and deaths in Iraq while the US embassy in Baghdad comes under attack from Katyusha rockets.(Photo: Huawei Chief Financial Office…
 
Lord Hall is to step down as head of the BBC in the summer after seven years in the role.By BBC Radio 4
 
WHO-backed study outlines benefits of quitting smoking prior to surgery UNESCO laments impunity for journalist killings Top humanitarian officials urges continued support for occupied Palestinian territoryBy Dianne Penn/UN News
 
State media in China has been urging people not to panic as the new respiratory virus spreads across the country. The long-awaited extradition hearing in Canada of the senior Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou. Africa's richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, tells the BBC she's the victim of a politically motivated witch-hunt by the Angolan government.…
 
State media in China has urged people not to panic after a new coronavirus spread to Beijing and Shanghai. The number of people infected tripled over the weekend. Also in the program: Africa's richest woman responds to allegations that she made her fortune by exploiting her own country; and the first ever summit between the UK and Africa is held in…
 
This episode is hosted by Meghnad S who brings you stories from Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi, Davos and more.By Newslaundry.com
 
New China virus: Cases triple as infection spreads to Beijing and ShanghaiBy BBC Burmese Radio
 
Included in this SpokenEdition: 1) Was Martin Luther King Jr. a Republican or a Democrat? The Answer Is Complicated 2) Awkwafina Takes the Asian-American Entertainment Renaissance to New Heights in Nora From Queens 3) ‘I’ve Seen Everything.’ Author Isabel Allende on Why She Doesn’t Fear Death and the Inspiration for Her New Novel 4) The Complicated…
 
The headlines this evening, from the Indian Express.By The Indian Express
 
The 2019 CBC Massey Lectures examine the history of the struggle for gender equality. Lecturer, Sally Armstrong argues all of humanity benefits when women get an education. When they get better healthcare, everyone lives longer. She says a fundamental shift is taking place and “equality is closer than ever before”.…
 
It’s disturbing and infuriating. Major fossil fuel companies are alleged to have known about the science of climate change for decades. One of them–Imperial Oil, the Canadian subsidiary of ExxonMobil–did its own research in the 1960s. But instead of changing its business model, the company ignored the findings and even spent money to promote misinf…
 
On the eve of Trump's impeachment, we look at what might lie ahead. Also: how Hong Kong's protests are affecting its cultural life, a dispatch from Davos and “flight-shaming” in Sweden. Plus, Paris Men's Fashion Week.By Monocle 24
 
We talk to Newfoundlanders dealing with the aftermath of #Snowmaggedon2020, where about 90 cm of snow has fallen since Friday.
 
We discuss the extradition hearing for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou that starts Monday in Vancouver, as two Canadians remain in a Chinese prison under harsh conditions.
 
We ask why Canada should trust Huawei to build our 5G network, the next big step in our internet infrastructure. Alykhan Velshi, vice president of corporate affairs for Huawei Canada, says there’s nothing to worry about, but China expert Margaret McCuaig-Johnston isn’t so sure.
 
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