Best World podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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As Canada's most trusted audio newscast, THE WORLD THIS HOUR brings you a Canadian perspective on what's happening here, and around the world right now... wherever and whenever you want it. Every hour, every day, we are there with the best of CBC journalism, so you can hear and feel the world change, and know why it matters to you.
Complete coverage of the day's news from the nation's longest-running news broadcast. (154991)
The complete broadcast of ABC World News Tonight, brought to you by David Muir and the ABC News team. Listen for the latest information and analysis of major news events from around the country and the world.
World Spirituality
Our planet is becoming a global village, yet enormous differences remain in culture and spiritual tradition-differences that lead to misunderstanding, hatred, and war. Exploring the unity within all cultures and faith traditions, Rev. Paul John Roach, a lifelong student and practitioner of many world spiritual teachings, guides us through the variety and differences, to the unity and common values shared by all the great religions. Come journey planet Earth's spiritual landscape with insight ...
Al Jazeera World
A weekly showcase of one-hour documentary films from across the Al Jazeera Network.
This is the latest news in English from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to
Comedian Greg Proops is smarter than you.
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
“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. His new show “Pod Save the World” will bring you behind the scenes into White House Situation Room meetings and secret negotiations through a series of conversations with people who were there.
Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.
It's the history of our world from the Big Bang to the Modern Age! Well...eventually at least. Every episode has FINALLY been remastered, touched up, and had the numbering fixed. TPHOOW is back in action!
World Football
Football's biggest stories of the week on the BBC.
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, Simon Carswell, Lara Marlowe, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Scally, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.
Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made
A show about clinical depression...with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they’ve dealt with ...
FT World Weekly
Each week, we focus on one of the major international stories making headlines, drawing upon the Financial Times's team of foreign correspondents and analysts to make sense of world events. Presented by Gideon Rachman and produced by Hannah Murphy.
Convert to Raid has the latest news from World of Warcraft and other games from Blizzard Entertainment. From noob to pro, our players keep you in the loop on all the latest additions and changes that affect you most!
A wrap-up of world and national events from a team of national reporters and foreign correspondents, hosted by Bernie Macnamee and Alison Smith.
Wow in the World
Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.
Phil Hendrie's historic improvisational genius goes to work everyday in this divinely hilarious satire of the modern media. And that's only part of what's really going on here. Get a hold of this top shelf entertainment from one of the acknowledged masters of comedy and social satire.
Expert answers to your questions in World Football: The Phone-in from BBC Radio 5 live's Up All Night programme.
Monthly podcast from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
What's been happening around the world and why it matters
Physics is full of captivating stories, from ongoing endeavours to explain the cosmos to ingenious innovations that shape the world around us. In the Physics World Stories podcast, Andrew Glester talks to the people behind some of the most intriguing and inspiring scientific stories. Listen to the podcast to hear from a diverse mix of scientists, engineers, artists and other commentators. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World website. If you enjoy what ...
A sailing memoir written by seaman and adventurer Joshua Slocum, who was the first person to sail around the world alone, documents his epic solo circumnavigation. An international best-seller, the book became a great influence and inspiration to travelers from each corner of the globe. Additionally, Slocum is an example that through determination, courage and hard work any dream can easily become a reality. Written in a modern and conversational tone, the autobiographical account begins wit ...
The Ancient World
LATEST SERIES - BLOODLINE (tracing the generations from Cleopatra to Zenobia)
Japan's only public broadcaster NHK provides this reliable Japanese language course with free podcast. You can easily start learning basic grammar and vocabulary by listening to the story of Anna, who studies Japanese at a university in Tokyo.
The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC
World Update Daily Commute is no longer available to download but you can hear the best of World Update and all our BBC World Service news coverage in our Global News Podcast.
WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians
Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast about early American history. It is a show for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. Each episode features a conversation with an historian who helps us shed light on important people and events in early American history.
The World in Words
The World in Words is a podcast about languages and the people who speak them. What happens to the brain on bilingualism? Does it matter that so many languages are dying out? Should we fear the rise of global English? Is the United States losing its linguistic cohesion? Why are Chinese tech words so inventive? Why does Icelandic have so many cool swearwords? Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki bring you stories from the world’s linguistic frontlines. Also at
Late breaking world news from every corner of the globe at Reuters, your online source for international news coverage. 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
In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and major breaking news from a global perspective
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China and the US announced new tariffs on each other: Chinese tech entrepreneur Jack Ma is forecasting big trouble. Also in this edition: Germany's spy chief is kicked upstairs; Algeria purges its top brass; the ship that's opened a new trade route through the ice; and what's at stake with the battle over the US Supreme Court nomination.(Pictur ...…
Legendinho Tim Vickery and Springboca Junior Mark Gleeson join Dotun to talk football in South America and Africa.
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joshua Slocum.
Did Deputy AG Rosenstein suggest secretly recording the President?; Trump shifts tone on Kavanaugh's accuser; New developments against well known surgeon accused of raping women.
Chris Low from FTN Financial in New York explains how the Dow Jones hit a new record
PM accuses European Union of rejecting Chequers without offering an alternative.President Trump tries to discredit woman who accused Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault. German spy crisis threatens to derail the country's coalition government. And the Swiss prepare to vote on 2 referendums - about food.…
Healthcare and recovery in Puerto Rico: We look into the long-term effects from Hurricane Maria on the health of some people on the island. Also, Southeast Asia's organized crime underworld. And, planting Lebanese cedar trees in the US in places named Lebanon.By (PRI's The World).
India is the world's biggest consumer of palm oil, a crop which threatens the country's water supply and is linked to deforestation. But the government faces little opposition to expand plantations.
It's another day, cleaning up a few messes. Dr Sadler doesn't have a small penis, Chris Norton really makes movies plus Dr. Ed Elcott and OverLord Hot Stuff Watson. Phil interviews a real person, the great Mo Collins from Fear the Walking Dead. They talk about Mo's life on and around the set of one of the great shows in television history and M ...…
South Africa's President Ramaphosa has unveiled an economic stimulus programme. Our reporter in Johannesburg tells us whether the proposals are likely to lift the country's economy out of recession. Also in the programme, Amazon has launched a range of new Alexa voice-activated devices, including a microwave oven. Chris Yiu is senior policy fel ...…
But he's back! Former Journey lead singer Steve Perry is about to release his first new album in over two decades. Perry talks about why he left Journey in 1987 at the height of their fame, and the difficult personal period that followed shortly after, during which he couldn't listen to music. He also shares the story of his life-changing relat ...…
Negotiating testimony from Brett Kavanaugh's accuser. Questions about what President Trump's former lawyer is telling the special counsel. Recovering from Hurricane Florence with no insurance. CBS News Correspondent Steve Kathan has today's World News Roundup.
Kavanaugh's Accuser Prepared to Testify; Deadly Workplace Rampage; Michael Cohen Talks to Mueller's Team
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joshua Slocum.
China is reportedly planning to cut tariffs on imports from 'most of its trading partners.' The move would make many foreign-made goods cheaper for Chinese consumers just as products from America get more expensive in the two countries' ongoing trade war. Matt Gold, a professor of international trade law at Fordham University, gives us his take ...…
In his new book, The Impostor, Javier Cercas unravels the lies that created the life of Enric Marco — a man who for years portrayed himself as a Holocaust survivor and Spanish Civil War hero.
Theresa May insists her Chequers plan is the only credible option for Brexit - despite being told by EU leaders it will not work. Also in the programme: in a visit to the front line in eastern Ukraine, the UK Defence Secretary calls for military support against the Russian-backed forces:. And: the Oxford English Dictionary tries to get to grips ...…
Is Puerto Rico any better prepared for a storm than it was last September when Hurricane Maria hit? And, why the rest of the globe is paying attention to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the sexual assault allegations against him. Plus, we hear from the frontman for the Northern Irish rock band Snow Patrol about his struggles with depr ...…
Life stories from the former Liverpool and Zimbabwe goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar.(Photo by David Cannon/Allsport/Getty Images)
Dr Jim Sadler and Chris Norton discuss Trump's d*** and whether or not it's a diplomatic liability. Don Berman gets shit-housed and eats out of his cats dish. The BSP Classic Show is from July 2003. Austin Amarka is a cabinetmaker who removes pornography when he sees it. Vernon Dozier has been tormented by his kids summer camp songs.Sign up for ...…
Weeks before Brazil's presidential election, voters appear to be gravitating to opposite ends of the political spectrum, with a right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro going head to head with the Workers' party candidate Fernando Haddad. Daniel Dombey discusses what this means for Brazil and the region with Joe Leahy and Jonathan Wheatley…
The European Council president has expressed scepticism about Theresa May's Brexit plan.
Republicans and Democrats argue over the need to reopen the FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. PA shooting spree. Ticketmaster accused of encouraging scalping. CBS News Correspondent Steve Kathan has today's World News Roundup.
Kavanaugh Accuser's Pressure to Testify; PA Courthouse Shooting; DC Jogger Murder Manhunt
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joshua Slocum.
Big tech firms like Facebook will move into communication services, says Peter Jankowskis of Oakbrook Investments
Prime Minister gets 10 minutes to present Chequers plan to other leaders. The man who masterminded Italy's new hardline approach to migration. North Korea agrees to dismantle missile testing site under international supervision. and why Australia DOES have a class system.
A massive earthquake in Mexico killed hundreds and displaced thousands a year ago today. A new report says corruption is behind much of the destruction.
In another dispatch from the Fortress of Proopitude, Greg remarks on Rick Gates, Roy Moore and Rachid Taha.By (Greg Proops).
Are you pro-tariffs or for free trade? We hear from two perspectives on President Donald Trump's trade policies. Plus, an update on one of Detroit's most iconic urban ruins, which was bought by a Spanish developer. And, a report from Mexico City one year since a major earthquake hit the city.By (PRI's The World).
Don Berman, of Channel 19 news, gets a Twitter account and will announce that he is hobby back to rehab for alcohol and Vidodin abuse. Plus Frank Grey's Law Report number 2!The BSP Classic Show is from June 2004. Dean Wheeler lost his Christian faith out of fear of Al Qaieda, Vernon Dozier became an "Honorary Girl" at his daughter's slumber par ...…
The chief executive of Danske Bank has quit amid a money-laundering scandal. Michael Barret is editor of the Danish news website 'The Local', and tells us why Thomas Borgen had to go. Also in the programme, with a trade war between China and the US escalating, our regular economic commentator, Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson Institute discusses whe ...…
Brett Kavanaugh's accuser does not plan to testify on Monday. Watching rivers rise in the Carolinas. New agreements between North and South Korea. CBS News Correspondent Steve Kathan has today's World News Roundup.
After the incredible success of Bridges' 2015 debut album Coming Home, people were eager to label him "the new Sam Cooke". On his 2018 follow-up Good Thing, Bridges is breaking free of that label and proving he can't be put in a musical box. On the album's last song "Georgia to Texas" Bridges chronicles some of his origin story. He grew up in F ...…
Tommy (with an assist from Jon Favreau) talks with former Secretary of State John Kerry about Iran, Israel, Trump's attacks and what he learned from the 2004 presidential campaign about how to respond to fake news.
Kavanaugh Confirmation Showdown; Deadly Flooding Emergency; Serial Rape Investigation
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Joshua Slocum.
Tesla says it is cooperating with the US Department of Justice following boss Elon Musk's tweets about de-listing. We hear from Dominic Rushie, US business editor for the Guardian.After America ratcheted up the tension in its trade war with China on Monday, Beijing has hit back. We get analysis from Marc Busch, an expert on international trade ...…
Cap on highly skilled workers moving to Britain "should be scrapped". Michel Barnier talks of "new improved proposal" from EU to avoid hard border in Ireland.Imran Khan to offer Pakistani citizenship to Afghan refugees. and we report on the internal battles between Republicans in Texas ahead of the mid-term elections.…
Russia blamed Israel after Syria downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, killing 15 people. Israel expressed condolences for those killed but in turn blamed Iran and Hezbollah guerrillas.
The Trump administration plans to cap the number of refugees admitted to the US. Meanwhile, the city of Detroit is laying out the welcome mat for immigrants — including refugees — so they can help support the city’s economic revival. Plus, what’s happened to one of China’s most popular movie actresses.…
Paul and Wendy continue their journey through the U.K. and welcome Maggy Whitehouse to the show. Maggy is an author, minister, stand-up comedienne, and broadcaster living from Unity consciousness. Maggy shares her views on current events and how to stay strong in a divided world.
Phil brings Larry Grover, Steve Bosell and Art Griego back because there was something screwy about their last appearance on the show. And Dr Ron Tarner talks climate change.The BSP Classic Hour is from May 2005. David G Hall, station manager, says Watergate informant Deep Throat was gay and in porn movies.Sign up for a backstage pass and enjoy ...…
BMW, Daimler and the VW group face an EU collusion probe around emissions control systems. Ricardo Cardoso is spokesman for competition policy at the European Commission, and tells us why suspicions arose around possible collusion. Also in the programme, we ask whether Italy's governing Five Star Movement's pledge to bring in a universal basic ...…
First: Historical sexual assault allegations against President Trump’s supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have complicated what had appeared to be a smooth confirmation process. Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of a 1982 sexual assault, will give their sides of the story when they testify in the Senate next Monday. ...…
As the summer draws to a close in the northern hemisphere, Andrew Glester looks back on two festivals he attended this year – the Blue Dot Festival in Cheshire and Green Man Festival in Wales. Glester meets a range of people involved in communicating science to festival audiences, often in surprising and innovative ways. He wants to know what m ...…
Capitol Hill testimony set for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser. Rivers continue to rise in North Carolina. New tariffs on many things you buy from China. CBS News Correspondent Steve Kathan has today's World News Roundup.
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