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This American Life
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This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
 
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The Moth
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Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For informa ...
 
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Radio Diaries
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First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
 
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The Intelligence
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Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.
 
The Kitchen Sisters Present… Stories from the b-side of history. Lost recordings, hidden worlds, people possessed by a sound, a vision, a mission. The episodes tell deeply layered stories, lush with interviews, field recordings and music. From powerhouse producers The Kitchen Sisters (Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost & Found Sound, Fugitive Waves and coming soon… The Keepers). "The Kitchen Sisters have done some of best radio stories ever broadcast ...
 
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LeVar Burton Reads
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The best short fiction, handpicked by the world’s greatest storyteller. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Roots, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath... Listen to ad-free episodes one week early, plus exclusive bonus episodes, on ...
 
“Make your statement, face your fear.” A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back… New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.
 
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King Falls AM
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King Falls AM centers on a lonely little mountain town's late-night AM talk radio show and its paranormal, peculiar happenings and inhabitants.New shows available the 1st and 15th of every month! Be sure to start from Sammy's first show (May 1st, 2015) to stay up to date with all your King Falls favorites.
 
The Art of War is a 6th Century BC Chinese treatise on war and military strategy known for its timeless examples of strategy and planning. There is intense interest in this ancient work since it teaches how to be victorious in conflict and that the final victory ultimately is to see war as an effort to win minds and hearts rather than a mere acquisition of territory and wealth. The Art of War by Sun Tzu is a two thousand year old work, reputedly authored by a famous military general and stra ...
 
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War And Conquest
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Dive deep into history and learn the stories too violent and crazy for the textbooks and documentaries. Sarcasm throughout but still as grounded to reality as possible. Battles, sieges, politics, and good old fashioned murder. Series are episodic, start at lowest decimal to get story in right order
 
Welcome to the world of Liberty – serialized sci-fi tales told audio drama podcasts. For centuries the colony of Atrius has been cut off from humanity and endured generations of civil war. What remains is a gleaming city and beyond its walls, a lawless expanse known as the Fringe.
 
A biweekly podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.
 
Extraterrestrial invasion, the earth taken over by omniscient intelligences from Mars, the whole of humanity under siege and a nameless narrator who seems to be the lone survivor of the complete devastation of human civilization – scenes from a Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster? Far from it! The War of the Worlds by HG Wells was written more than a century ago and went on to become an iconic work in the science fiction genre, spawning a whole new genre of literature featuring alien invaders. It w ...
 
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Myths and Legends
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Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was ...
 
World War II Chronicles is a weekly look back to 'This Week in World War II, 75 Years Ago.' Originally produced in coordination with the National Archives to mark the 50th anniversary of the war, World War II Chronicles features original newsreel reports and archival footage to tell the story as it happened, week by week. Hosted by famed World War II newsreel anchor Ed Herlihy, World War II Chronicles is produced by the American Veterans Center.
 
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I, Survivor
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Women get assaulted. Women get attacked. Women get harassed, manipulated, intimidated, but women are survivors. Time and time again, she persists, even against all odds. Hosts Jenna Brister and Wagatwe Wanjuki share their stories, and those of the men and women who fought back, who won, and who live rising above the trauma of their experiences.
 
These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.
 
Small businesses are the soul of America. This is where they tell their stories. Small Business War Stories is a weekly show recorded in person with small business owners. We discuss different topics and get the triumphs, struggles, and funny stories from our guests' everyday lives. Hosted by Pablo Fuentes, an entrepreneur and musician based in Austin, Texas.
 
Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace chronicles the lives of five Russian aristocratic families during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Many considered this book to be the best Russian work of literature of all time and it is massive in scale. The book is divided in four volumes and the chapters don't just contain the narrative of the plot to the novel but philosophical discussions as well. This may be intimidating to average book readers but they shouldn't be discouraged to try reading War and Peace. ...
 
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Futility Closet
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Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.
 
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War News Radio
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War News Radio fills the gaps in the media's coverage of the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond by providing balanced and in-depth reporting, historical perspective, and personal stories.
 
Trojan War: The Podcast is a serialized telling of the stories that together comprise the epic story of the Trojan War. From The Judgement of Paris through The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships to Achilles’ Heel and Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts, this epic story has it all! Each podcast episode features one self-contained episode in the overall story arc, followed by about fifteen minutes of conversation and commentary on the compelling and provocative contemporary ideas that emerge from ...
 
Here are tales of love and war, modesty and frivolity, laughter and tears. Louisa May Alcott wrote many, many short stories. This collection shares but 7 of them.
 
(Order of stories changed to match how they originally aired each day, with stories from previous 6 programs included afterwards. See http://kevin.micke.com/ for details.)Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts David Greene, Steve Inskeep, Noel King and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.
 
CWTR is a weekly, hour long, intenet-based talk radio show hosted by Gerry Prokopowicz of East Carolina University. Each week, Gerry interviews leading historians, authors, enthusiasts, etc. on all things Civil War related.
 
Luke Burrage reads a science fiction novel and reviews it when he's done. Then he reads another.
 
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Arc Stories
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Arc Stories is simply stories. Imagine you're finishing dinner. Maybe you’re at a party, maybe it’s your family’s Sunday supper. You push back from the table while coffee is poured. You congregate out on the front porch because it’s cool enough now. Maybe the first sign of what’s to come is a laugh-tinged “You will never believe what happened to me at work...” Or a wistful “Do y’all remember that time...” But it always comes. Here, in our little corner of the country, they always come. The S ...
 
The infamous U boats deployed by Germany in the two World Wars have spawned several works of fiction and non-fiction. These deadly vessels were not just efficient and lethal killing machines, but they were also used very effectively in economic blockades. They were positioned primarily to obstruct the conveyance of fuel, food and other essential supplies which the enemy needed to sustain the war effort. In the Diary of a U Boat Commander, the author, Stephen King-Hall draws upon his vast per ...
 
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Outlook
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Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
 
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The War on Cars
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The War on Cars brings you news and commentary on the latest developments in the worldwide fight to undo a century's worth of damage wrought by the automobile and to make cities better. Hosted by Doug Gordon, Sarah Goodyear and Aaron Naparstek and produced by Curtis Fox. Music by Nathaniel Goodyear.
 
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NPR130503 : NPR
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This news feed contains stories that meet any of the following criteria: (1) Stories aired on "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!". (2) Stories from the "Science" topic. (3) Stories from the "Economy" topic. (4) Stories from "World Story of the Day".
 
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The Daily
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This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
 
Where History Comes Alive! A fast-paced, well-researched weekly podcast covering a wide range of historical events, persons, places, legends, and mysteries, hosted by Jon Hagadorn. 1001 Heroes Podcast is a proud part of the 1001 Stories Podcast Network, which includes 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales Podcast, 1001 Radio Days, and 1001 Stories For the Road Podcast. The network enjoyed over 5 million listens in the past year from a worldwide audience. Alexa users say "Alexa, play the podcast ...
 
The latest stories from PRI
 
Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often sprinkled with subtle cynical comments on human behaviour. Nothing is known of his death, as he went missing while an observer with Pancho Villa’s army in 1913/14. (Summaries by Peter Yearsley)The Ways of Ghosts: Stories of encounters with the ghosts of the dead and dying. The spirits of the dead reach out to the living, to pass on a message or to pursue ...
 
Welcome to the world of Liberty – serialized sci-fi tales told audio drama podcasts. For centuries the colony of Atrius has been cut off from humanity and endured generations of civil war. What remains is a gleaming city and beyond its walls, a lawless expanse known as the Fringe.
 
Henry Beam Piper’s book “Five Sci-Fi Short Stories“ is a collection of: The Answer, Temple Trouble, Flight From Tomorrow, Police Operation and Graveyard of Dreams. “The Answer” is about two nuclear scientists who have successfully made a very powerful weapon and are planning to drop it from space on un-expecting earthlings. The story is set in 1984, many years after a supposed nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union had ended. The stories "Temple Trouble" and "Police Operation" deal ...
 
On the Stories Podcast, we perform a new story for your children every week. The stories range from retellings of fairy tales like Snow White to classic stories like Peter Rabbit and even completely original works. Everything is G rated and safe for all ages. The perfect kids podcast for imaginative families. Whether you’re driving with your children or just want to limit your kids’ screen time, Stories Podcast delivers entertainment that kids and parents alike will love.
 
RN Breakfast daily stories separated out for easy listening. RN Breakfast is the program informed Australians wake up to.
 
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Inside Politics
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John King and his panel of well-sourced reporters bring you their latest scoops on the most important political stories of the day. A reporter with three decades of experience covering the White House, Congress and the campaign trail, King has interviewed presidents, politicians and voters. He explains what political stories matter, and why they matter to you.
 
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Israel Story
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Israel Story is an award-winning podcast that tells true stories you won't hear on the news. Hosted by Mishy Harman, the bi-weekly show brings you extraordinary tales about ordinary Israelis. The show is distributed by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, and produced in partnership with Tablet Magazine. For Hebrew episodes, see סיפור ישראלי.
 
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.
 
The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends
 
(Order of stories changed to match how they originally aired each day, with stories from previous 6 programs included afterwards. See http://kevin.micke.com/ for details.)Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. Michel Martin hosts on the weekends.
 
Rilla of Ingleside is the eighth book in the Anne of Green Gables series and focuses on the inspiring journey of Rilla Blythe, the youngest daughter of Anne and Gilbert, as she transforms from a carefree young girl into an enduring young woman swept into the chaos of war. Written from a female perspective, Montgomery accurately depicts a time in history, as she provides a contemporaneous account of the war and serves up the most emotional book in the series. Set during the First World War, t ...
 
World War I was one of the most savage and brutal wars in human history. There were millions of deaths and the tragedy was compounded by the fact that these were all young men in the flower of youth. Both sides suffered heavy losses and this war is also notable for being one in which many new and terrible weapons were introduced by both to slaughter each other. Gallipoli Diary by John Graham Gillam is one of the many personal narratives written by survivors of this bloody conflict. Published ...
 
This is the podcast of WAR ROOM, the official online journal of the U.S. Army War College. Join us for provocative discussions about U.S. national security and defense, featuring prominent national security and military professionals.
 
A divinely beautiful woman who becomes the cause of a terrible war in which the gods themselves take sides. Valor and villainy, sacrifices and betrayals, triumphs and tragedies play their part in this three thousand year old saga. The Iliad throws us right into the thick of battle. It opens when the Trojan War has already been raging for nine long years. An uneasy truce has been declared between the Trojans and the Greeks (Achaeans as they're called in The Iliad.) In the Greek camp, Agamemno ...
 
A wandering king who's a war-hero doomed to roam the earth by a vengeful God, a plethora of fantastic experiences, a wife battling the invasion of suitors who wish to replace her missing husband, a son in search of his father - the Odyssey is a rich tapestry of incredible experiences and unforgettable characters. A must-read classic for anyone who wants to understand the fundamentals of Western mythology, it is a sequel to the Illiad which recounts the magnificent saga of the Trojan War. The ...
 
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As US President Donald Trump ponders pardoning convicted war criminals, US veterans react.By ABC Radio National.
 
US President Donald Trump has requested the preparation of paperwork needed for the possible pardons of several US military members accused of or convicted of war crimes.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sun Tzu.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Homer.
 
Theresa May says MPs will get a vote on whether to hold another referendum on Brexit if they back her bill. Also: US says Iranian threats 'put on hold', and the mating antics of the Bonobo.By BBC World Service.
 
Zapiro has spent more than two decades drawing the scandals and peccadillos of Jacob Zuma — and been sued along the way.
 
As Labor studies the reasons for its election defeat, some are asking if religion was a sleeper issue that contributed to the Coalition's victory.By ABC Radio National.
 
Mark left his seaside home of Point Lonsdale for the wilds of Nova Scotia in Canada, where the plight of a small, long neglected First Nations community has inspired a short film and debut solo single.By ABC Radio National.
 
RBA Governor Philip Lowe indicated that without a cut in interest rates, unemployment across the country is unlikely to fall, inflation will remain low, and workers would fail to enjoy sizeable wage increases.By ABC Radio National.
 
There's no end in sight to the severe drought gripping parts of New South Wales with unseasonably high temperatures and a forecast dry winter.By ABC Radio National.
 
The AMA is calling for the newly elected Coalition Government to have a "robust discussion and vision" around Australia's health care system.By ABC Radio National.
 
Representative Tulsi Gabbard is running as a Democratic candidate for president. At a recent town hall meeting in Exeter, New Hampshire, Congresswoman Gabbard spoke about the importance of addressing climate change and shifting money from military spending to urgent domestic needs.
 
The Salvation Army found a quarter of people accessing their services are paying more than 70 per cent of their income towards their rent.By ABC Radio National.
 
Ten's Political Editor, Professor of Politics at Griffith University and the University of Western Australia, Peter Van Onselen joins RN Breakfast to discuss the latest developments in federal politics.By ABC Radio National.
 
"I think I'd get a majority of the vote in the Labor Caucus."By ABC Radio National.
 
ABC sports presenter Andre Leslie joins RN Breakfast to bring you news from the world of sport.By ABC Radio National.
 
"There is usually, in the making of peace, some trade off between justice and peace. But in individual cases we would prefer that people are held accountable for their actions against the laws of war."By ABC Radio National.
 
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has offered a second Brexit referendum if members of parliament support her new deal for Britain's departure from the European Union.By ABC Radio National.
 
Its numbers have crashed by an estimated 40 per cent in the last decade and conservationists are warning climate change could drive it to extinction along Australia's Great Dividing Range in the next 60 years.By ABC Radio National.
 
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with ACLU of Texas staff attorney Rochelle Garza about a complaint the organization filed regarding the treatment of migrants in border detention facilities.By NPR.
 
Immigration officials have been under fire for months as five children have died after being apprehended crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Officials say they need more resources to address the influx.By NPR.
 
Coordinated protests in response to a raft of new state laws restricting abortion took place across the U.S. on Tuesday.By NPR.
 
A new generation of family physicians wants a work-life balance. But practicing in a small town is a 24/7 job, which is worsening the ongoing doctor shortage in rural America.By NPR.
 
Researchers wanted to know if CBD can help people who are former opioid users resist relapse. Their double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial suggests CBD can help reduce stress and cravings.By NPR.
 
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with the Financial Times reporter Valerie Hopkins about the political crisis in Austria and the fate of the far right there.By NPR.
 
It's not just Sri Lanka. ISIS has recruited local Muslims in South India too. Experts say the Indian Ocean region could be the next front for global jihad.By NPR.
 
Midwest Farmers are still cleaning up from record floods in March. The work may delay or even prevent planting for some, which will have ripple effects throughout the U.S. agriculture sector.By Allison Mollenkamp.
 
This is hardly what Americans envision when they drop off glitchy laptops or broken printers at their local recycling drop-off center. Yet, what fuels these Southeast Asian scrapyards is junk from afar — typically more affluent places such as Europe, Australia and the US.
 
Nike, Adidas and other shoe brands told President Trump that proposed tariffs China imports would have a "catastrophic" effect on Americans. This is the latest in the escalating trade war with China.By NPR.
 
Escalating trade wars and volatile markets cause some investors to make hasty decisions that can lead to financially damaging decisions. But there are ways to ride out stock market storms.By NPR.
 
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., about Tuesday's briefing from Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on threats from Iran.By NPR.
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan gave closed briefings on Tuesday to the full House and Senate on the situation with Iran.By NPR.
 
New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control.By NPR.
 
Business leaders worry that tough laws against undocumented workers will discourage legal immigrants from coming to the state to work. Iowa's low jobless rate has left businesses struggling to hire.By NPR.
 
A Nepalese mountain climber has broken the record for ascents of Mount Everest. Kami Rita Sherpa, 49, has made it to the top 24 times.By NPR.
 
President Trump's efforts to block congressional oversight into his administration and special counsel Robert Mueller's report is ratcheting up impeachment talk among House Democrats.By NPR.
 
In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, presidential hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg answers questions about everything from trade and the use of military force to love and marriage.By NPR.
 
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with OutVox crisis expert Tony Keller about Boeing's long, expensive path to rebuilding consumer trust.By NPR.
 
More than 1 million public school students experienced homelessness in the 2016-2017 school year. Those students are less likely to finish high school, but one Illinois teenager beat the odds.By Lee Gaines.
 
In 2014, Rashema Melson was a homeless high school senior who was awarded a full scholarship to college. Now, she is a graduate of Georgetown University who hopes to return to help her community.By NPR.
 
In this hour, a writer is sent on an assignment to locate poisonous snakes; two child refugees arrive in America; and a hippie kid seeks the approval of his father. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Dan Kennedy, Tom Bodett, Dory Bonner…
 
Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiatrist. What he did not count on, was what happened in his life over the next twenty-nine years. T ...…
 
With overdoses becoming an increasing problem in the US, its more important than ever to understand how our brains react to drugs. Judith Grisel, a former drug addict turned neuroscientist, explains how our brains become addicted to drugs and shares her story.
 
Five Catalan separatist leaders - on trial for rebellion - have taken seats in parliament. All face prosecution for their role in organising unauthorised referendum and unilaterally declaring independence for Catalonia in 2017.Also, trial begins in Germany of suspected leaders of huge sex-trafficking gang, and tributes paid to three-time Formul ...…
 
Hamza and Waad al-Khateab lived in Aleppo through some of the most intense moments of the Syrian war. Hamza was a doctor and Waad a citizen journalist. Through the siege and bombardments they fell in love. So, how do you start a family in a warzone? Jo Fidgen hears their story. Waad has made a documentary about their life in Aleppo called For S ...…
 
The strict anti-abortion bills cropping up in multiple American states aren’t expected to become the law of the land—but proponents want them to chip away at Roe v Wade, which is. Attacks on albinos have risen ahead of Malawi’s presidential election; we discuss the superstitions driving the violence. And, why young Americans are having so littl ...…
 
India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has governed as a right-wing populist whose nationalist message has often pitted Hindus against Muslims. We look at what Mr. Modi’s likely re-election this week tells us about the country’s political future. Guest: Jeffrey Gettleman, the South Asia bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information ...…
 
A fifth migrant minor dies in U.S. custody. The White House eases a ban on Chinese company Huawei. And the U.S. tracks deals with Iran after it reimposed secondary sanctions against the country.By NPR.
 
For years after the Great Recession, employers were reluctant to boost wages. Now a tight labor market is giving workers the leverage they need to demand a larger slice of the nation's economic pie.By NPR.
 
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